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April 17th, 2011

Debbie Belt, 29, of Anderson was arrested this evening after leading Anderson Police officers on a chase from Anderson to Palo Cedro at speeds over 100 mph, police said.
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We will have weak storm systems move across Northern California about every 3 days. The first of these systems will bring rain to the area Monday (April 18th). Tuesday and most of Wednesday will be sunny, with daytime temperatures Tuesday reaching the upper 60s and lower 70s. The next weak storm will move into the area late
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On Sunday, April 3, we flew from London to Amsterdam. We'd rented two apartments in the same building - Gary and I had stayed there 2 years ago and found the place quite satisfactory as well as (for A'dam) bargain-priced. It was nice having our own kitchen, too.
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I like lentils but when I cook them, I'm always surprised at how boring they usually are and I can't ever seem to make them taste really good. Then I made this, from Aarti Sequiera on Food Network, and they are really delicious. This is a keeper.Mum's Everyday Red Lentils•1 cup masoor dal red lenti
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No, not the Cascade Theatre, not Old City Hall, not the Shasta College Health Sciences Building. It's the Thunderbird Lodge. So proclaims an ad in a free tourist-oriented "101 things to do" in the north state publication I picked up...
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The second full day in London was Saturday, which is the peak day for Portobello Road Market. We all love shopping for second-hand things, so after breakfast we headed over there. If you saw "Notting Hill" you know about the Travel Bookshop (still there), though th
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The design and planning of Shasta County and Redding revolves completely around the automobile. Here’s a documentary you can view for free online that examines the implications of this design emphasis for our future in a world where oil will inevitably be increasingly scarce and expensive. Well worth your attention
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Hey look, this one comes with an in-law unit:Alright, so we’re kidding about that. Un
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Way back in 1863 the Shasta County Board of Supervisors approved the use of chain gangs. All county jail prisoners incarcerated for over 30 days were forced to participate. Balls and chains were used on certain prisoners at the discretion...
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Fire crews responded to a reported residential structure fire in Palo Cedro around 9 a.m. today, but found out the blaze was from a burn pile upon arriving, dispatchers said.
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My former Record Searchlight colleague's "new grass" string band, Muletown, is much in demand hereabouts (see photos of yesterday's gig at the Whiskeytown NEED Camp). A just-recorded CD goes on sale at month end. My favorite: the haunting "Storm...
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There's a 70 percent chance of precipitation today in Redding, mainly after 11 a.m. The high should be around 69 degrees. Southwest winds may also pick up to 10 to 13 mph, with gusts of up to 20 mph. Prepare for the chance of more rain Monday, with a 50 percent chance of precipitation and a high of 65 degrees. By Tuesday, f
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Gold miners, bespattered with tallow, from the Midas Mine at Harrison Gulch, around the turn of the century. Of special interest are the candles and holders carried by the miners, as well as their lunch buckets. Click on the image to enlarge it. Photo courtesy of Shasta Historical Society The Shasta Historical Society libra
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I call it dirt, Fran calls it dirt, Mom called it dirt and so did Dad. To sum it up, I've been to school and studied sand, rocks, faults and soil. But here in Redding, when I'm standing in my yard with a shovel in my hand and my boots firmly planted on the red earth right beneath me, I call it dirt.
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I've really been enjoying Anna Moseley's column in Saturday's Home & Garden section of the Searchlight. Anna also has a fantastic blog on house and home keeping tips at askannamoseley.com. She's currently leading a two-week spring cleaning challenge that I am in the midst of. I love a clean house, and I love a challenge
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Horizon Air closes its desk at the Redding Airport today, ending Redding's daily commercial airline flights to Los Angeles International Airport and Arcata/Eureka Airport.
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Dear Straight Talk: Maybe I shouldn't meddle, but my son is an awkward, shy teenager and my brother's kids are popular. At a recent reunion, a lively conversation ensued about Facebook friends and I noticed my son looked painfully depressed.
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They say that education begins in the home, and many families in the Redding area strongly believe it should stay there. Home schooling is a rapidly growing movement in which parents assume the responsibility of educating their children privately, at home. "Home schooling is about parents wishing to have more control over t
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Richard and Carolyn Taylor of Redding celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 15. They were married on April 15, 1961, in San Francisco. They have two daughters: Jeanine and Jacqueline.
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Ray and Jean Littleton of Redding celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary March 26, 2011, at a quiet dinner surrounded by their family. The Littletons were married March 25, 1961 in Anderson. They are longtime residents of the north state, having graduated from Enterprise and Anderson high schools respectively. Ray enjo
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James and Mavis Brock of Redding celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary March 31, 2011, at a family dinner at Kobe's Restaurant hosted by their daughters, Carolyn and Shirley. James Brock and Mavis Stacker were married in Brownfield, Texas, on March 31, 1946, after a whirlwind courtship of three weeks. Although both of
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Recently I was talking with someone about paring down. I mentioned to her that I had a large bag of yarn I was getting ready to give to a friend. No longer able to sit hunched over a knitting project the way I once did, I want someone else to enjoy the many colorful skeins I've accumulated.
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California’s inmate conservation camps are widely viewed by local officials and inmate-rehabilitation experts as a bright spot in a chronically overcrowded and unsafe prison system
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If an escape-prone suspected white supremacist who had twice been shot by police could get assigned to one of the state’s 41 minimum-security inmate fire camp, who else is in there?
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Prison officials say even though Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget plan will transfer the custody of thousands of the state prison system’s lowest-risk inmates back to counties doesn’t necessarily mean the state’s fire camps will close.
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Today is Palm Sunday, which begins the holiest eight days of the Christian year.Today marks the triumphant arrival of Jesus of Nazareth into Jerusalem, where he will be put to death and then is seen alive on Easter Sunday.This is a period of deep reflection for those of us who are Christians — a time to consider who w
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Real economic development is the No. 1 thing that would improve life in our community.
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Dear Imam Salahuddin: The comment attributed to you in the April 9 "Voices of Faith" column — "We can see the Jewish people overseas being the same type of people that they accuse the Nazi's of being" — caught my eye.
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Retail district would end feud
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It's hard to tell if the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is lying to the public or to itself about the inmates at state fire camps. Either way, it's scary.
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It was well over a decade ago that an avid fly-fisherman named Tom Chandler moved to the wilds of Siskiyou County. He had been living in the Silicon Valley, where he was a self-employed marketing writer.
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Years ago, fly fishing around Red Bluff, Redding and Chico was not as popular as it is today. During earlier years, it was more popular over in the Eureka and coastal areas down to the San Francisco Bay Area. And then it was more or less concentrated to special areas. Most of the fly-tiers and anglers would drive through Re
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Long thought of as the epitome of the lame gift idea, hikers, backpackers and trail runners know the value of a good pair of socks. In fact, the more time you spend on your feet, the more you appreciate socks that will keep your feet comfortable, dry and blister-free. Here are a few of my favorites so far.
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Dear Babe: I have two 2004 Red Sox items signed by the entire team. One is a 2004 Shadow box with base (not game used), team action photo and World Series pins — one that has both team logos and says "Red Sox Sweep" and a second for Manny Ramirez that shows the back of his jersey and says "MVP."
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The latest chapter in the saga of the North Valley Co-op makes it clear that a member-backed grocery store selling local fruits and vegetables won't be opening anytime soon.
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Earth Day, created in 1970 by a U.S. senator galvanized by a horrific oil spill off California's coast, has grown into a global celebration.
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Buying a business that is already up and running can be a wiser choice for an entrepreneur than starting from scratch. Retail and office space may be cheaper, and suppliers may be a little more generous on terms.
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Redding may buy more than a half-century's worth of affordability for a pair of Buckeye Terrace apartments.
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Officials, groups laud her 60 yearsof activism
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Q: Monty, My daughter is a teenager, and like most she needs to move out while she still knows everything. She voices her opinion about "having" to wear a seat belt each time we get in the car, and her "opinion" can go on and on for hours! My husband and I enjoy reading your articles (and
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I find that most beneficiaries are unfamiliar with their options once they have inherited annuities, life insurance or IRA and other various retirement accounts. Most people are usually very careful to make sure that their beneficiary designations are up to date, but are themselves unsure what happens to their account once
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The Shasta College softball team bounced Saturday back in a big way from a heartbreaking loss.
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RED BLUFF — There is one more rodeo performance to go, but Cody DeMoss already is a winner in town.
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I am a Nerd Chick, but first and foremost I define myself by one word: Mommy. As a parent of young children, I can't help but see the world through their eyes. My son celebrates the drive to the park, exclaiming "Look at all the TREES, Mommy! Mommy, there are TEN trees!"
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In 1911: The Sacramento Valley West Side Electric Railway Co. was the name adopted for the corporation that was to build an electric railroad from Woodland, through Willows and Red Bluff to Redding, possibly to Kennett. Victor E. Warrens, the Kennett hustler, addressed the meeting saying, "We at Kennett want the propose
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Products offered: Baby items, handmade products from local Redding artisans, new and used.
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The Record Searchlight won five first-place and three second-place awards at this year's California Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspapers Awards.
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Two accused of stealing money jar
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Jackson Ballou took a different approach than most of the more than 50 kids at Saturday's Redding Active 20-30 Club Big Race.
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Police tonight are looking into the death of a man who was found on the banks of the Sacramento River in Redding.
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Two people were arrested Saturday on suspicion of stealing money from a fundraising jar at a Cottonwood coffee shop.
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Officers arrested suspects today who'd allegedly stolen a community donation jar from a Cottonwood coffee shop. The donations were to help a North State 3-year-old boy who's recovering from a gunshot wound to the head.  
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NEWS RELEASE DATE/TIME: 04/16/11 @ 1544 Hours CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Steve Grashoff CASE # 11-11408 BY: Sergeant Steve Grashoff CRIME/INCIDENT: LOCATION: 20633 Gas Point Road, Cottonwood, Ca. VICTIM(S): Elegant Bean Coffee Shop SUSPECTS(S): 1- Davis, Michael Reid DOB- 02/02/84 - 27 years 459PC Burglary 2- Davis, Ashley A
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A man escaped injury this afternoon after his car caught fire in the intersection of Lake Boulevard and Market Street in Redding.
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Let me second Steve Greenhut's fine column: [W]hile it's unrealistic to expect average voters to get a visit with their governor, they should have a chance to meet with their state representative. Unfortunately, California's residents have only a slim chance...
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A lovely deep blue acrylic bathtub is not something you see every day, but here is one. Thi
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Interesting chart, forwarded by Bruce Ross. Ah, If only we could eat flat-screen TVs!...
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Watch the guy in the middle get literally blasted by the jetwash last night. This is a video I took at the Kool April Drags event at the Redding Dragstrip. Interesting to see the car nearest the camera pulling up to the line with it’s brakes on, and yet still moving forward. Watch the middle guy’s ha
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Sims is one of my favorite places. There is a ton of history there. Yesterday's mystery photo was the rock stairway leading to nowhere in the forest. At the end of that stairway once stood the Administration building for the...
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Northstate Public Radio (91.7 fm KCHO in Chico, 88.9 fm KFPR in Redding) is in the midst of its Spring Membership Drive this week. Regular programming of In a North State Garden will resume on April 23rd. If you value what Northstate Public Radio provides to you - from the local to the national to [...]
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Small amounts of rain may hit the Redding area during the next few days.
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Politicians are famous for talking out of both sides of their mouths. Then there's Congressman Dennis Kucinich. Check out his act here. It leaves his interlocutor all but speechless....
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Several years ago when we had baby chicks, we cobbled together some plywood bins and called it a chicken house. Amazingly, the chickens thrived - produced many years of eggs, though their offerings were not always easy to find. We are older and wiser, now, and one of us has obsessive-compulsive tendencies whe
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You all remember the couple dancing down the aidle to "Forever." Here's a video T-Mobile did to "honor" Andrew and Kate.The gal playing Camilla looks JUST like her.
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Thank you, dispatchers, for answering millions of phone calls to keep our community safe.In the last year you answered millions of 911 calls, non-emergency calls, requests from nearby agencies. You took walk-up reports and requests for information. You handled requests and radio traffic from officers. You are th
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A sloshy yard in spring can come back to bite you.
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Judith Larner Lowry, in "The Landscaping Ideas of Jays: A Natural History of the Backyard Restoration Garden" (280 pages, U. of California Press, 2007) dreams of creating, out of age-old materials and ideas, a new California.
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This has been a long, cold winter and now that the sun has returned it's time to clean up the fireplace and tell it "see you next year!"
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Question:The leaf ends of my ornamental plants often turn brown. Why?
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The average citizen might naively think that low-income housing programs exist to help those with low incomes.
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This $4-a-gallon gasoline is getting old. No, maybe I should say it's making me feel old.
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Law is great, but who pays?
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RED BLUFF — At age 90, the Red Bluff Round-Up was ushered in with fireworks and a fighter jet flyover.
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COTTONWOOD — A smaller field of teams might have been at the 2011 Eagle Classic Relays at West Valley High School on Friday, but the West Valley track and field teams didn't seem to mind.
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COTTONWOOD — Perhaps the best news for the Foothill baseball team is that its top hitters will all return for another season.
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Prep softball
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Maybe there are occasions when the coaches know best.
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The losses to Siskiyous seem to get more excruciating with each passing year.
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California commercial beekeepers are contemplating whether they should pay as much as a $1 per hive to fund research into honeybee health.
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The ground shook and the roar from about 1,800 cars split the air on Hilltop Drive as drivers in Friday's Kool April Nites cruise showed off their wheels.
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The ground shook and the roar from about 1,800 cars split the air on Hilltop Drive as drivers in Friday's Kool April Nites cruise showed off their wheels.
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ROUND MOUNTAIN — It's been five years since Staci Wadley shelled out $250 of her own money for a study to learn if it was remotely feasible to get a community radio station on the air.
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Lopey givesown salary to department
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Here is a partial list of this weekend's Red Bluff Rodeo events.
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Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey says he's keeping one of the promises he made during his campaign for office.
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Here is a partial list of this weekend's Red Bluff Round-Up events.
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Measures could help fill $3 million hole
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Officials ponder library entrance policy
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Shasta County unemployment rates get worse
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Reward increased in home invasion
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Redding likely will plug a $3 million hole in its general fund budget by temporarily shuttering the Convention Center and closing City Hall at least two work days each month.
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edding is poised to approve a policy allowing limited leafleting at the main library entrance despite lawsuit threats.
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As I recall, it was the newly inaugurated President Obama's Justice Department that sent down memos downplaying the odds of prosecuting medical-marijuana cases under federal law that led to the explosion of openly operating co-ops and such in Northern California...
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Roy Hutchings, Oak Run
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Possible rain in the forecast for Saturday has caused a local pilot group to cancel its free flying day for youngsters.
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Makes me want to head up there again this weekend (with a picnic lunch), before the weather heats up....
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When good invoicing goes bad! No invoices were harmed in the making of this video.
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Duane Lyon is our winner. Congratulations Duane. Darn, I just can't stump you people. Those steps led up to what was the administration building for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). They are located inside the Sims Campground at Sims beside...
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At least three custom race cars were destroyed Thursday morning in a million-dollar fire. Redding fire crews were called to 845 Remor Street at 9:40am Thursday on reports of heavy smoke coming from Tech 2 MotorSports. Damage is estimated at a half-million
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God, do I love England. Always have. Love the different accents, the exceedingly dry sense of humor, the history so ancient and diverse that it's hard for an American to abosrb. I love the place names: the Vale of Evesham, Stow-on-the-Wold, Tunbridge Wells, Chertsey, Bexleyheath, Virginia Water; tube stations with names lik
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Yeah, it’s fun to watch the custom cars go around in the parade, but then come on out to the dragstrip for some action! I took these shots in 2010.
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No injuries were reported this afternoon in a rollover wreck on Highway 299 near Buckhorn Summit.
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The reward for information on an April 7 home invasion and sexual assault in Mount Shasta has increased to $10,650, the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department reported today.
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A 20-year-old Alameda man suffered moderate injuries when his vehicle went off the road this morning on Highway 299 near Buckhorn Summit west of Redding, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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A Cottonwood western clothing store is donating all its proceeds from today and Saturday to an Anderson family whose young son remains in a Sacramento hospital following an accidental shooting in February.
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Despite the housing bust and the foreclosure mess, a  recent study by Pew Research Center revealed 81% of Americans still believe homeownership is the best long-term investment. That figure is down only slightly from the 84% of respondents who strongly or somewhat agreed to the same question in 1991.  2142 adults were
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Shasta County’s unemployment rate went up in March to 17.1 percent, the state Employment Development Department reported today.
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Reading the story about the city's plans to "temporarily" shutter the Convention Center...I wouldn't be surprised if the McConnell Foundation steps forward and offers to buy the structure and surrounding land at a seemingly generous price and then has the...
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What was once located at the end of the stairs in the trees? Also, where is this place located? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest. If you're the first person to give the correct answer, you'll win a...
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing: Open Night skiing: Closed Temperature: 34 degrees. Skies: Cloudy Wind: Light Visibility: Limited Depth: 60 inches at base, 156 inches at top New snow overnight: None New snow during the past 24 hours: 1 inch Snow surface: Fresh powder on top of machine groomed Trails: 32 open, 2
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This Russian guy takes out a broken XBOX with some gats.
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We don’t see many off the grid properties here. Possibly because they are difficult to finance in the first place, so it would make sense that we would not see
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That's right, the whole damn movie. Right here on The Tension.
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Bunny is thinking about the impact of Frida Kahlo’s art. I am working and fake-biking my butt off yet pause, here,  for a moment to drop hot thoughts and nods. Big Nod to Conan and Team Coco for posting Queens of the Stone Age performance. To Etsian mugze for these yummy looking bacon caramels. Naughty! [...]
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Amid all the recent budget cuts it seems that the Redding city council will discuss the possibility of closing the Redding Convention Center. This might not be such a bad idea. The convention center is not an essential part of our culture here in the north state. Perhaps it should be used solely for major [...]
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We got home very late on Wednesday night. My bags are unpacked if not actually put away. Everything survived the flight home, though a bottle of syrup oozed and a bottle of gin leaked slightly, but no permanent damage was done. I have laundry to the ceiling and a stack of unread mail.I'm up at this ungodly hour
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There is better than a 50 percent chance of showers today in Redding. That means fans and classic cars could get wet for this evening's Kool April Nites cruise, which gets underway at 6:30 p.m. But any rain that falls won't amount to much, according to the National Weather Service. Between one-tenth and a quarter inch is po
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Redding will likely plug a $3 million hole in its general fund budget by temporarily shuttering the Convention Center and closing City Hall at least two work days each month.
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What: David Jacobs-Strain with Bob Beach Perform at Mamma Llama Coffeehouse in Weaverville When: Saturday (April 16), 8 p.m. Where: Mamma Llama Coffeehouse, 490 Main Street, Weaverville David Jacobs-Strain is a slide guitarist and modern roots singer-songwriter whose ...
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Improvements continue at Clear Creek Greenway, the trail system and recreation area located between Redding and Igo. The Bureau of Land Management recently installed a number of signs to guide people to trailheads and parking areas located along Clear Creek and Cloverdale roads. The BLM is also finishing up work on a new pa
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... I'm embarrassed to say that the mountain lion was literally right under our noses for about a week before we noticed. We have a south-facing deck that is about 12 feet off the ground that overlooks Cow Creek in Whitmore. I'd been on that deck daily, leaning up against the railing, enjoying the view with my morning coffe
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It would be premature to make too much of the National Marine Fisheries Service's review of whether the Klamath and Trinity rivers' chinook salmon deserve protection under the Endangered Species Act. Still, anyone who cares about the north state's economy has to hope the answer, at the end of the federal review,
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The most serious charge against Rep. Paul Ryan's budget is not the risible claim, made most prominently by President Obama in his George Washington University address, that it would "sacrifice the America we believe in." The serious charge is that the Ryan plan fails by its own standards: Because it only cuts sp
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The Rep. Herger we don't know
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Shasta County Historical Society seeks volunteers.
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Shasta College teacher produces, mentors and plays in Americana band.
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History has it that President John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe spent two days in a cabin in Castella.
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This spring's preps sport season is making out to be one full of milestones.
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The Shasta High School boys tennis team remained perfect on the season with a 7-2 home victory over rival Enterprise on Thursday.
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Team taps low scores to move u
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A donation box containing about $150 raised for a three-year-old boy who shot himself has been stolen from a cafe in Cottonwood.
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What: Northeastern California Small Business Development Center announces Marketing 101: "Jump Start Your Business" When: Monday (April 18), 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Where: Small Business Development Center, 2990 Innsbruck Dr., Redding (across from the Builders Exchange) Cost: $25 Marketing a small business doesn't need to be expen
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Residents of Churn Creek Bottom and their supporters gathered Thursday morning at the Shasta County elections office to file an initiative they hope is the first step toward saving their rural land from commercial development.
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A homeless man who pleaded guilty last month to one count of felony animal cruelty for kicking a 3-month-old puppy and breaking its leg was sentenced Thursday to six months in jail.
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A homeless man who pleaded guilty last month to one count of felony animal cruelty for kicking a 3-month-old puppy and breaking its leg was sentenced Thursday to six months in jail.
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Residents of Churn Creek Bottom and their supporters gathered Thursday morning at the Shasta County elections office to file an initiative they hope is the first step toward saving their rural land from commercial development.
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9 pounds of heroin found in traffic sto
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9 pounds of heroin found in traffic sto
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School solar panel damage reported
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School solar panel damage reported
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Here is a partial list of this week's Red Bluff Round-Up events.
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Here is a partial list of this week's Red Bluff Round-Up events.
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A two-alarm fire Thursday morning caused $1 million in damage to a Redding shop that customizes imported sports cars.
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A two-alarm fire Thursday morning caused $1 million in damage to a Redding shop that customizes imported sports cars.
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What: Celtic/world musician and spoken word performer Seabury Gould When: Saturday (April 16), 8 - 10 p.m. Where: Bohemian Art Loft, 3304B Bechelli Lane, Redding Cost: $10; students $5 Touring Celtic folksinger, storyteller, and world musician Seabury Gould will perform everything from Irish/Celtic traditional music and fol
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Public officials, engineers, contractors and even a few disinterested citizens celebrated the completion of the Cypress Avenue bridge in Redding on Thursday afternoon. Although the bridge opened to automobile, bicycle and pedestrian traffic about two months ago, Redding delayed the ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony whi
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With the enduring economic crunch, one hears a lot -- heck, I've written my share -- about public employees' pay and benefits. And a letter-writer sent in a complaint that he's taxed enough, whatever Gov. Brown might think, and doesn't...
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In a response to today's editorial on Shasta County's redistricting, commenter "Armstrong" -- who shares my interest in the subject if not my opinions -- begs to differ: This editorial is lame. As long as Supervisorial Districts are based on...
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A compromise starts with cuts
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Rick Hartley, Shingletown
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Chinook listing would be new blow to region
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SACRAMENTO — A federal grand jury returned today a two-count indictment charging Michael Brian Taylor, 54, of Chico, with bank robbery for robbing an Umpqua Bank in Los Molinos on March 2 and a U.S. Bank in Colusa on March 8, a spokesman with the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
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Two weeks ago, the Shasta County sheriff’s department and Cal-Met seized nine pounds of heroin during a traffic stop, according to a federal indictment announced Thursday by the U.S. Attorney’s office. A Department of Justice press release says that on March 31st, a vehicle was stopped for speeding on interst
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Siskiyou County deputies arrested a 34-year-old Montague woman Wednesday after she allegedly attacked her boyfriend with a knife.
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people would be added to the lengthy list of social and ethnic groups that public schools must include in social studies lessons under a landmark bill passed Thursday by the California Senate.
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The season is upon us for yard sales, sidewalk sales and garage sales, plus all manner of shows to uncover and rediscover shabby chic, rustic, artisan-made and handcrafted goods.  North State treasure hunters have the new Burlap Harlots Show in Anderson, Springpalooza in Palo Cedro and the Lewiston Peddlers' Faire to
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Urgent news from south of the border! If this is indeed an actual product they are serving at Taco Bell I am going to have to stock up. These sound flipping delicious.
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1. Kool April Nites Car Show Today through April 17 at the Redding Convention Center. Foothill High School Jazz Bands will perform April 13 and host a tri-tip/jazz dinner in the mega-tent; tickets are $6. Go to www.koolaprilnites.com.
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Southern California native Jody Smith followed in her parents’ footsteps when she started collecting antiques and vintage finds. Smith, her husband and two young children came to Redding six years ago to be near her family in Weaverville, and it is here that her collecting morphed into “The Smith Hotel,” Jody’s worl
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Sim, my 13-year-old daughter, has been frequenting Japanese restaurants since before she could walk, but the most fun she’s had was at Yama Sushi last week, plucking colorful delicacies from the parade of wooden boats that float around the huge, oval sushi bar.
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Central Valley High School in Shasta Lake was briefly locked down this morning as Shasta County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the report of a suicidal man with a gun at a nearby home.
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Have you heard about the brouhaha in Reno? Once exclusive to the "Biggest Little City in the World", the annual Hot August Nights car show is hitting the road this year. And the good folks in Reno are none too impressed. Organizers of Hot August Nights, the inspiration for Kool April Nites and oth
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>It’s rodeo week in Red Bluff and, fittingly, many will make their way to the Round Up Saloon in the downtown area to celebrate the arrival of professional cowboys and cowgirls lured to town by the 90th celebration of the Red Bluff Round Up.
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Got art? Then the Bohemian Art Loft has got you covered.
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing: Open Night skiing: Closed Temperature: 30 degrees. Skies: Cloudy Wind: Light Visibility: Limited Depth: 60 inches at base, 156 inches at top New snow overnight: None New snow during the past 24 hours: 1 inch Snow surface: Fresh powder on top of machine groomed Trails: 32 open, 2
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So the homeless man that badly beat a puppy in Anderson recently got a measly 6 month prison sentence. Personally I don’t think 6 months is nearly enough especially when he will have place to sleep and 3 meals a day.
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The number of bank or government owned homes for sale has fallen under 200 for the first time in a long time. Meanwhile, Pending sales are up. People are buying, and
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Enterprise Starship already proved it’s among the best in the west. Now the preeminent north state show choir has set its sights on being voted best in the country.
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A homeless man who pleaded guilty last month to one count of felony animal cruelty for kicking a 3-month-old puppy and breaking its leg was sentenced this morning to six months in jail.
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Did you know that the Redding Tea Party runs a radio show -- We the People Radio -- on KCNR 1460 on Sunday mornings? Did you know that this week's guest is Rabbi Nachum Shifren, "the Surfing Rabbi"? Well, now...
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I was about to say something nice about Rep. Wally Herger for actually doing something useful -- exploring ways to simplify the federal tax code -- and then I got toward the end of this Bloomberg report and realize I...
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A solar panel worth $1,000 at Evergreen Middle School in Cottonwood has been broken, perhaps by someone throwing a rock or other hard object, the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning.
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A two-alarm fire this morning caused a $1 million in damage to a Redding business that customizes import sports cars.
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It was built in 1919 at 2323 Placer Street, Redding, on the top of Placer Street hill. Officially, it was the Dozier Sanitarium, but was popularly known as the Dozier Hospital. The hospital was named for its founders and operators,...
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What: Downtown's 12th Annual Downtown Park-n-Shine, part of Kool April Nights When: TODAY, April 14, 8 a.m. Registration, 11 a.m. judging, 3 p.m. awards Where: Market Street Promenade Hot cars and a very cool backdrop is what downtown offers for the 12th Annual Downtown Park-n-Shine ...
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Kristen Ayres (13) wins the Talent Showcase!
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Wow normally I would rip this idiot a new one verbally but this is just plain sad. If I were in charge of a religious extremist militant group I would use an artist with an intimidating voice to convey feelings of death, anger, and destruction to infidels. This rap could easily double as a soothing [...]
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are evident, illusion and tragic. Something fun. Dad’s Wrinkling TimeMy father is a “tinkerer.”Mother’s convinced he’s some sort of mad scientist, mad being the evident word she’s concerne
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This guy has made quite a few popular videos recently including one where he turns his broken xbox into swiss cheese but this video had the added benefit of explosions. Follow me: http://twitter.com/#!/thefpshow Guns Here: http://www.tacticalgunsandgear.com Tannerite: http://www.jkmshells.com/
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That airbus tosses the other plane around as if it were a toy.
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As festivities for the annual Kool April Nites car show heats up, the weather for Redding and the surrounding Northern Sacramento Valley is cooling down. Forecasters expect highs in the upper 50s and mid 60s today under mostly cloudy skies before another system moves into the area tonight. Car enthusiasts could get wet for
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In part one, we discussed altering pants for weight loss. I hope you were able to use the information to extend your pant wardrobe until you finish losing the weight you want. Simple shirts and blouses can be altered easily, too, for a small weight loss. Try on the shirt and have ...
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What: WIC Celebrates Week of the Young Child With a Baby Wearing Fashion Show When: Saturday (April 16), 9:45 -11:30 a.m. Where: Mt. Shasta Mall, Macy’s Court The Shasta County’s Health & Human Services and WIC (a health and nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children) in conjunction with First 5 Shasta, wil
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What: Shasta College Sponsors Hands Across California When: Sunday (April 17), 2 - 2:30 p.m. Where: Shasta College’s Health Sciences & University Center, at Tehama and Market streets On April 17, 2011, Californians across the state will join hands to demonstrate their support for the nation’s largest higher educati
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The hundreds of bankers boxes piled nearly to the ceiling on the stage of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s “The Language Archive” represent the enormity and uniqueness of human communication. Inside the boxes, we’re led to assume, are the results of painstaking efforts to record and chronicle disappearing language
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Nerds co-0founder named guest of tech group
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As part of the larger National Park Week celebration, the 5th annual Waterfall Week celebration begins on Saturday (April 16) at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and continues through April 24. This special event is also designated as a fee-free period throughout the National Park Service to encourage visitors to experi
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Despite high costs at the gas pump, the 22nd annual Kool April Nites car show will likely see more participants this year than in the last few years.
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Dedication to their hobby trumps pumps
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Nerds co-founder named guest of tech group
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The Shasta Technology Association’s next brown bag luncheon is from noon to 1 p.m. April 22 at the Redding Civic Center Caldwell Park Room.
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.... and sick. I was blowing my nose and coughing generously all through the flight, which must have delighted the young Indian man who got stuck next to me. Perhaps that is why he seemed to suddenly jerk around and give me an elbow in the ribs at frequent intervals. It didn't do him any good. When I got off the
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Welcome to McConnellville
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I'm no sports nut but I've spent enough time at kids' soccer games to understand that it's impossible to score if you're playing on the wrong side of the field.
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AARP not lobbying for its members
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As the state and the counties launch efforts to remap political districts to match the latest census, one key principle guiding them is not to needlessly split cities or other "communities of interest." Apparently nobody ever mentioned that notion to past drafters of Shasta County's Board of Supervisors district
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World champ Trevor Brazile will compete
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Six fighters from the area on docket for Cage Fights III
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The Foothill High baseball team picked up a 7-1 Eastern Athletic League home win over Paradise on Wednesday.
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A Redding man faces drug charges in Arizona after he and an Auburn man were caught carrying more than 100 pounds of marijuana in a small plane during a fuel stop in a remote mountain town, federal agents say.
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Tehama County searchers Tuesday evening found the body of a homeless man who drowned in an apparent attempt to save his puppy.
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A Sacramento area man who owns property in Shasta County said he was trying to collect rent money from two Igo-Ono-area tenants when he allegedly kidnapped them at gunpoint earlier this month, says a Shasta County sheriff's report.
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As the weather gets warmer, the trash pile gets higher.
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An Anderson couple whose company manufactures storage bins used by natural gas and oil extractors has purchased the former Fintech Precast plant on Clear Creek Road in Redding.
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Redding will take another step toward acquisition of Costco's Dana Drive store Monday when the City Council meets to consider approving use of redevelopment money for the project.
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Had it been included, Redding would have had one of the highest foreclosure rates in the United States in the first quarter of 2011.
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Transfer station is accepting more plastic recyclables
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Shasta High School has been named a California Distinguished School by the California Department of Education.
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What: Songbird & Scallywag in concert at Bohemian Art Loft When: Friday (April 15), 8 - 10 p.m. Where: The Bohemian Art Loft, 3304B Bechelli Lane Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door, students $10 Peter Berkow’s “jazzy/folky, hauntingly melodic Americana” trio with special guest, nationally renowned Joe Craven. F
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Though government is rightly controlled by whatever mob happens to be ascendant at present, the whole institution only works if the public's business is conducted in public. So writes Hank Sims, in reporting the political details of an entertaining Public...
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My city utility bill this month contained a notice headlined "Why REU trims trees and ways you can help." Those guys don't mess around (see photos). Late last month an REU crew made short work of a neighbor's nearly 60-year-old...
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Shasta Blood Center is in need of B- and O- blood.
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How many of us take hearing for granted? It's similar to picking up a glass and taking a drink; we take it for granted that we can do such a task and it will be obvious if we can't.
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Friday is the deadline for Health Care Heroes nominations.
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Four out of five child safety seats are used incorrectly.
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The topic of aging skin is usually addressed only when someone is trying to sell you something. Talk of the natural changes that occur in our largest organ often get drowned out in this age of Botox and lasers.
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The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) will host its 2nd Annual Spring Craft Fair at the Lake California Club House on Saturday, April 16th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Located at 22431 Rio Alto Drive in Lake California. Open to the public. More information, contact 528-4240.
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Etna's 64th May 1st Rodeo. Open to the world. Where you can find small town family fun.
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The American Red Cross of Northeastern California is hosting the 2nd Annual Golf Tournament at Gold Hills Country Club on April 29, 2011. This event is a great opportunity for you and/or your business to give back to our community by support your local Red Cross chapter’s Disaster Fund! And, you get to have fun at the s
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A News Cafe has Kool April Nights covered: Click here for the list of KAN events. Worried about weather? Check out the Kool April outlook. And witness the beautiful transformation of an old classic in a feature story and slide show, here.
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So argues this Berkeley energy analyst. From the Business Times of San Francisco: People growing marijuana indoors use 1 percent of the U.S. electricity supply, and they create 17 million metric tons of carbon dioxide every year (not counting the...
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JoDee Rinker was nominated by the Association of Planned Parenthood Leaders in Education (APPLE) for a national award for her outstanding work as a Senior Health Educator at Planned Parenthood Shasta Pacific’s Redding Health Center.
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Splitting city is the fair roadon county ma
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Bill Dascomb, Redding
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Can't anyone play this game?
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Steven Morris, Redding
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List of support groups in the North State.
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Tehama County searchers Tuesday evening found the body of a homeless man who drowned in an apparent attempt to save his puppy.
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The body of man who was swept into the Sacramento River in Red Bluff last month after searching for his dogs has been found about one mile south of the Antelope Blvd. Bridge. 36-year-old Phillip Rice entered the river on March 23rd in search of his dogs. Authorities launched a Sheriff’s boat and a C-H-P helicopter.
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Accident reports are now available online thanks to an agreement between Red Bluff Police and policereports.us. The new system went live on March 1st, and allows residents to access accident reports from the comfort of their home. Budget cuts have reduced the Department’s records staff from five specialists down to
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A $10,000 reward is now being offered for information on an April 7 home invasion and sexual assault that took place in Mount Shasta.
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A Sacramento area man who owns property in Shasta County may have gone to extreme lengths earlier this month to collect rental money from two of his Igo area tenants, a Shasta County sheriff’s report shows.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Barry Bonds was convicted of obstruction of justice today but a jury failed to reach a verdict on three other counts that the home run king lied to a grand jury when he denied knowingly using steroids and human growth hormone.
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Murphy’s law for meteorology: The more important the event, the more complicated the weather pattern will be. It had been looking like Friday and Saturday would be partly cloudy with showers in the far north end of the state near the Oregon border. However, this morning’s satellite picture, shown here, shows a large are
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Today’s preliminary hearing for a Jacob Daniel Berlinghoff whose 15-year-old daughter is accusing him of fondling her three years ago was postponed until April 28 after his criminal defense attorney said he only this morning received a report from the district attorney’s office containing “highly exculpatory” eviden
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing: Open Night skiing: Closed Temperature: 30 degrees. Skies: Cloudy Wind: Light Visibility: Limited Depth: 60 inches at base, 156 inches at top New snow overnight: None New snow during the past 24 hours: None Snow surface: Fresh powder on top of machine groomed Trails: 32 open, 19
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SHASTA LAKE — The Falcons now have the upper hand in the Northern Athletic League. Matt Montes scored the game-winning run on Dayton Koch’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Central Valley High baseball team to a doubleheader sweep over Yreka, 6-2 and 9-8, at Wynne Price Field on Tuesday.
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Longtime Redding resident Barbara Cross e-mails this response to F.M. Brunemeir's musings in my latest Saturday column: My memories conflict somewhat with Dr. Brunemeir's. I remember moving to Redding in 1968 and the local headlines in the Redding Record Searchligh...
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Sorry to see (photos below) that vandals had already taken a crack at the sign heralding the new Middle Creek bike and walking trail. The same perps (boys on bicycles) are suspected of damaging structures at the nearby Shasta-Middle Creek...
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Yesterday a friend of mine was out running some errands and decided to stop at Pet Smart to pick up some stuff for her dogs. Now let’s keep in mind that the high temperature for 4/12/2011 in Redding,Ca was a blistering 68 degrees.When she got to the store she did as she always does and [...]
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It's located in the Sacramento River Canyon 7.8 miles south of Castella. The marker was placed in 1931 by the Shasta Historical Society and Fannie and May Southern, daughters of Simeon Fisher Southern, to honor their father who was the...
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So argues an analyst critical of Fed policy. From a CNBC story on him and his popular web site and newsletter: After former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker was appointed in 1979, the consumer price index surged into the double...
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"Whose skin are you in?" the activists ask in this YouTube video posted by Meggan Anderson....
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It’s great to see the custom cars come from all over on display at Kool April Nites this week. And it’s always a blast to attend the parade on Friday evening, as the cars slowly drive by. But to fully experience the power of these machines full on, you should make plans to spend some time at the
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That crack in the street seems to run alarmingly toward the front door of this bank owned home, which is in turn tilted to the right, as though perched on a fault line. But perhaps that’s just an illusion created by the photographers c
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Classic cars and hot rods in town for this week's Kool April Nites won't be the only thing rumbling through Redding today. The National Weather Service is forecasting showers with thunderstorms expected after 11 a.m. Some storms, according to forecasters, could produce small hail. Winds will be between 3 and 9 miles per hou
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A couple of burglars were caught on video early Monday morning in Trinity County. At around 2:30am Monday, two masked men broke into the Dairy Store in Hayfork. They stole cigarettes and other tobacco products, and a small amount of cash. Although they w
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Sometimes, even the best of friends can find ways to surprise each other. Lee Gitchel and Paul Williams, both of Anderson, are good examples. They’ve been buddies for years, with their friendship dating back to the ’60s when they worked together at John Geer Chevrolet in Redding. That still didn’t prepare Williams fo
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The price to fill up in Redding keeps going up.
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Chinook salmon in the Klamath and Trinity rivers could be listed as threatened or endangered by federal fishery managers.
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St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Kyle Lohse, who graduated from Hamilton High School, picked up a win over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday, raising his career record to 89-99 in the Major Leagues.
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Clarence Letner, 7, of Redding, tries to save his ice cream from melting Tuesday during a show and shine at Kuebler’s Furniture in Redding. Kool April Nites events continue today, with registration starting this morning at the Redding Convention Center.
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The Red Hawks were hoping for a sweep. By the end of the day Tuesday, they were happy with a split.
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Molly McWilliams tossed a no-hitter and struck out 11 as the West Valley High School softball team edged out Orland 1-0 on Tuesday.
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RED BLUFF — A 19-year-old Los Molinos man has been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in connection with a 2009 home invasion robbery, prosecutors announced Tuesday.
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A plea bargain offer of a three-year prison sentence with the potential for three more years was rejected Tuesday by a Redding man whose 15-year-old daughter went missing for a month late last year and who is now accusing of having fondled her.
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Nicole French was excited when crews began repainting a vacant building just around the block from Verde Vale Elementary School near Anderson, where she works as an after-school aid.
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A Redding man accused of attacking his sister with a chain saw Saturday told police officers he was only "tuning" it up inside their residence and denied threatening her with it, a police report says.
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In 1911: William Coyne, manager of Terry's Lumber Yard in Redding, had word by telephone from Robert Roycroft, Terry's manager at Bella Vista, that Terry had wired that he expected to meet bank Superintendent Williams and effect a settlement, in part at least, of his $205,000 indebtedness to the Bank of Shasta Count
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Two men who broke into a home outside Mount Shasta last week sexually assaulted their victim before stealing cash and coins, a Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman said Tuesday.
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More than 100 people gathered at the Market Street Promenade on Tuesday to increase awareness about sexual violence.
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3.99 ARCO 2010 Churn Creek
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SHASTA LAKE — The Falcons now have the upper hand in the Northern Athletic League.
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I love to grill but I would like to cook healthier cuts. Can you help? Grilling is one of the lightest ways to cook, but to keep it that way, you want to pick leaner meats. First off, here are the cuts you should be looking for:
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Since everybody else seems to be coming up with plans on how to cope with the skyrocketing national debt, let me try my hand at it too.
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A promise is a promise
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Board delays, then fines me
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Technology's amazing. The kidlet can watch Thomas the Train on Netflix while I surf public comments on the Redistricting Commission's website. There aren't a lot yet specifically from the northern region, but I see a few from the Coast: From...
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Remember the much-reported tanker trucks that ferried young salmon from the Coleman Fish Hatchery near Anderson down to the Bay? Turns out they worked remarkably well, reports the East Bay Express --- though the story adds a big caveat. [S]ome...
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So Bruce Cain, of UC Berkeley, tells Politico for this story about how this year's redistricting and new primary system will affect the state's long-static congressional delegation. An interesting snippet: Dave Gilliard, a Sacramento-based GOP consultant who works for several...
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A Redding man accused of attacking his sister with a chain saw told police officers he was only “tuning” it up inside their residence and denied threatening her with it, an investigative police report shows.
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Trinity County deputies are looking for two people who burglarized the Dairy Store in Hayfork.
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To judge from some of the comments on today's editorial, a brief moment of enlightenment has lapsed and I'm once again a Tea Party hack in thrall to Doug LaMalfa and Wally Herger. Oy. To fans of the concept of...
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The gloomiest man in California, Victor Davis Hanson, gets a little repetitive sometimes, but his latest column does show his occasional flair for wordsmithing: I could go on, but right here, I fear, is a recipe for an energy hungry,...
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The Redding man accused of inappropriately touching a minor in 2008 was back in court Wednesday. On Tuesday, 33 year old Jacob Berlinghoff rejected a plea deal that would have sent him to prison for 3 years with the possibility of 3 more years. At Wednesday’s preliminary hearing, Berlinghoff was given another exten
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A San Francisco man arrested Saturday after he allegedly tried to stab an Amtrak bus driver at the Redding Area Bus Authority station and steal his bus has pleaded not guilty to attempted carjacking and other charges.
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Sometimes we’re flippant here. We try to find a good deal every day, but some days th
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What: Central Valley High School Annual Spaghetti and Jazz Evening When: Wednesday (April 13) Dinner 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Music 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Where: Central Valley High School, Talon Hall on the school campus Cost: $5 per person or $10 for a family of 4, tickets at the door. Includes spaghetti, salad, [...]
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A Redding man was sentenced today in Shasta County Superior Court to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to possessing chemicals needed to manufacture methamphetamine and to having a prior conviction for transporting meth, prosecutors said.
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A plea bargain offer that called for a three-year prison sentence with the potential for three more years was rejected today by a Redding man whose 15-year-old daughter went missing for a month late last year and who is now accusing him of having fondled her three years ago.
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RED BLUFF — A 19 year-old Los Molinos man has been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in connection with a 2009 home invasion robbery, prosecutors announced today.
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The Fishing Report — April 15, 2011
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A Redding man caught in February with all the makings of a meth lab in his trunk has pled guilty, and has already been sentenced. 47-year-old Jeffrey Longmire was stopped by Redding Police on Lake Boulevard on February 15th. In the trunk of Longmire’s car, officers found jugs of distilled water, hydrogen peroxide,
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A home in the Pine Grove area was damaged Tuesday morning by a fire that’s being called “suspicious”. Crews from Shasta Lake Fire Protection District were called out to an Elizabeth Avenue triplex at around 6am. The fire is believed to have started under the floor, and moved up a wall into the attic. Fi
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The reward for information leading to the arrest of the two men wanted in connection to a home invasion robbery that occurred in the Mount Shasta area last week has been increased to $10,000. On Thursday between 7 and 10 A-M, two men broke into the home in the 6000 block of North Old Stage Road. The suspects assaulted th
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The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was one of the most successful New Deal programs of the Great Depression created by President Franklin Roosevelt. Its purpose was to give wages to unemployed young men. Between 1933 and 1941, more than 3,000,000...
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing: Open Night skiing: Closed Temperature: 32 degrees. Skies: Partly cloudy Wind: Light Visibility: Limited Depth: 60 inches at base, 156 inches at top New snow overnight: None New snow during the past 24 hours: None Snow surface: Fresh powder on top of machine groomed Trails: 32 op
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Looking over DarcyArts sales over the last year was a real reminder of the amount of work I single-handedly managed. A bit of self-congratulation is definitely in order. Bravo, Constance! you kicked ass. 110 items. It seemed to me that I did little else and now I can see why. Here is what I created [...]
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My front page story today talked about the economic engine that is Kool April Nites. The annual showcase of chrome and horsepower also is an opportunity to show off some of the area's attractions like the Sundial Bridge, Shasta Dam, the La
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The deficit disaster, in a nutshell. From a recent WaPo column by Robert Samuelson: ...Public opinion is hopelessly muddled. Polls by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago consistently show Americans want more spending for education (74...
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"A gallon of regular unleaded in the Redding area hit a record average of $3.87 a gallon Tuesday -- nearly 30 cents more than a month ago, AAA reported." That was the opening graph of my April 23, 2008, story about the unprece
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Investigators think the two men who broke into a home outside Mount Shasta last week sexually assaulted their victim before stealing cash and coins, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department said today.
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Crews quickly distinguished an attic fire this morning at an apartment complex on Elizabeth Avenue in Shasta Lake. The fire, which was contained to one wall and portions of the attic, was first reported just after 6 a.m. No further information is available at this time.
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Look for mostly sunny skies today as Kool April Nites festivities continue leading up to Friday's cruise and Saturday's big show at the Redding Convention Center. The National Weather Service calls for a high of 67 today in Redding with calm winds. But there is a 70 percent chance of rain for Wednesday. Highs Wednesday are
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What: NEED Camp/Whiskeytown Environmental School 40th Anniversary/Open-house When: Saturday (April 16), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at NEED Camp/Whiskeytown Environmental School Directions: Highway 299 West. Left at the Whiskeytown Visitor Center onto J. F. Kennedy Memorial Road. Before the dam, turn left on Paige Bar Road. Parking
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What: World Music with Dr. Ron Kean & the College Choirs When: Thursday (April 14), 7:30 p.m. Where: Shasta College Theatre Cost: $7 general admission and $5 for students and seniors The Shasta College Arts, Communications, and Social Sciences Division announces the “World Music with Dr. Ron Kean Concert” on Thursda
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Each year, Mercy Medical Center Redding awards six scholarships to local high school seniors who will be entering college in the fall and majoring in a health care related field. This program allows Mercy an opportunity to invest in the youth of our community to help make the future a healthier place. Details of the [...]
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Doni: First, I want to thank you, Michele Burton and Michael Barr, for teaching line dancing in Redding every Monday night at the Senior Center through the Redding Recreation Department. That class is, hands down, one of the most fun things I do. That's not to say your classes are at all easy, or that they're not frustra
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McConnell gets what it wants
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Few documents have ever been more misleading than a 116-page U.S. Chamber of Commerce report this spring on how state employment laws affect job growth, a study that can be read as a direct attack on California and its employment laws.
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Shared interests, political theories and a vague sense that we're due for change are nice, but when it comes to practical politics, sometimes you've got to focus on the concrete — literally. You've got to look at the roads.
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I can't say it was a spur-of-the-moment decision. It was almost 30 years in the making. Yesterday, after months of talking about it, my husband and I decided to break down and buy a Blu-Ray player to replace our old DVD system.
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The Patriots' bats have been hot all season.
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The Liberty Christian softball team notched its first Tri-Cities League victory Monday, beating Mercy 19-13 at home.
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The Shasta County district attorney's office has dismissed a 2007 criminal case against a Redding man in which he claimed jail personnel taped at least one, and possibly more, confidential telephone calls that he made from jail to his attorney.
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A practice that stretches all the way back to the days of Moses has come to the north state, courtesy of the Shasta County Food Group Coalition.
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Few community events in the north state pack the economic punch of the Kool April Nites car show.
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In 1911: That extensive damage was done to fruit in this section by the cold snap was certain. James F. Bedford, the merchant, said, "A good deal of damage has been done to prunes and peaches. I think that pears escaped. The exact extent of the damage cannot be determined for two or three days. At a rough guess, however
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A 17-year-old Palo Cedro boy found safe Friday after being missing since April 4 was not abducted or the victim of foul play, a Shasta County sheriff's sergeant said Monday.
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New rules that change the way lenders are compensated in mortgage transactions won court approval last week.
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Members of the Redding community are taking back the night for the 16th time.
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Although his creation is as big as a billboard, Ben George isn't trying to sell shoes or skateboards.
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A motorist reportedly left the scene of a vehicle vs. bicycle collision on Lake Boulevard this evening.
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Since 1971, more than 70,000 students have increased their knowledge of environmental science after going through the weeklong camping experience at the Whiskeytown Environmental School in the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the school will host a free barbecue with live music a
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See who was at what recent event.
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We published this Sacramento Bee story in the paper R-S this morning. Was I the only one to think basing grades on standardized test scores is not only appropriate but an excellent idea? [T]wo recent attempts on local campuses left...
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Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal -- currently in limbo, as all of the Republicans but one voted against it -- to phase out redevelopment agencies in California brought intense lobbying from cities that want to hold onto a cash cow. But...
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Q. The Jewish celebration of Passover begins April 19. Does God favor some people over others? Why do some people seem to have an easier life than others? This is the same issue that is explored in the entire book of Job. I prefer to think that God blesses everyone that he creates, with no exceptions. Yet our many faith tra
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Ty Capell, Redding
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Mississippi is our model? No thanks
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Coast and inland counties: They'remountains apart
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Two Siskiyou County men were arrested Saturday after they were caught cutting wires and prowling outside of the McCloud River Inn, deputies said.
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Last year, there was a movement down in Chico to lure the Tour of California -- "The greatest bicycle race in North America" -- up north for a Butte County leg. Best as I can tell, that effort fizzled, and...
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My talented former colleague Alex Breitler, now writing for the Stockton Record, has a fascinating piece today about the unintended consequences of restoring natural habitat. Restoring tidal wetlands that once dominated the Delta may be a cure for the ailing...
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I'm not quite old enough to recall the gas wars that Marc Beauchamp reminisced about in a recent blog post and in his column coming this Saturday. Even so, I have my own memory of discount fill-ups. But back in...
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A man is behind bars after reportedly attacking his sister with a chain saw. Officers were called to 5460 Cedars Road in Redding around 1:30 Saturday afternoon after receiving reports of a man chasing his sister with a chain saw. 47-year-old Kelly Mellott and his sister were arguing when Mellott reportedly threatened the
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A San Francisco man has been arrested on suspicion of hijacking an Amtrak bus in Redding. Police say 43-year-old Robert Fender was inside the bus at the Redding bus terminal around 7 o’clock Saturday night when he threatened the 58-year-old driver with a knife and vowed to take over the vehicle. It’s not clea
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A man who reportedly came to the aid of several women being assaulted by a drunk man was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. Deputies were called to 2396 Monrovia Street in Red Bluff around 1:15 Saturday afternoon due to a fight in progress. When they arrived on scene, they found 31-year-old Russell Eleck bleeding
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A man suspected of recent gas thefts was taken into custody on drug-related charges. Tehama County Sheriff’s Deputies on patrol in the area of Antelope Boulevard and Damon Avenue observed a pickup pull in behind Sunshine Gas Station around 3:45 Friday morning. The business, which was closed at the time, had been th
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A 31-year-old Corning man has been sent to prison for stealing and dealing in stolen goods. Steven Council, also known as Steven Stamper, was arrested in December. Someone had reported their taillights stolen, and Council apparently purchased them knowing they were stolen. Council also was charged with stealing two vehic
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Deputies arrested a Cottonwood man after they found evidence associated with recent gas thefts from a gas station in Red Bluff was found in the bed of his truck.
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Siskiyou County deputies and detectives are still searching this week for a pair of men suspected of burglary, theft and assault when they invaded a Mount Shasta home Thursday morning.
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Ski Report: Mt. Shasta Ski Park — 5:15 a.m. April 11, 2011
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We know how hard it can be to take really lovely marketing images of a home for sale. Of course, it helps if you have a nice home to shoot, and this one is certainly all that. But these images are exceptional, and so we thought we’d bring them to your attention. There are more views of this
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We were struck by the similarity between this photo and the Sundial Bridge. The mast, the cables, the uh, glass. Well aside from that similarity, we’re sharon this one with you today because it seems to offer a lot for the money. Lo
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A Red Bluff man was hit several times in the head with a baseball bat after a fight broke out over the weekend at a Monrovia Street home.
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There is a report of five longhorn bulls in the roadway this morning at Live Oak and Wilder roads in Tehama County.
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A friend, a teacher at Shasta High, told me this story about a colleague at Enterprise who caught a student texting in class (verboten activity). Said student was sitting at their desk in obvious texting mode -- hands in lap,...
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From the Oroville paper: The pompiers will continue onto Redding today for more demonstrations, including the Redding Smoke jumpers, and then to Vacaville for some rest before they leave for France Tuesday. ...(Earlier, in Butte County) Cal Fire officers from...
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The city of Elk Grove is using the Sundial Bridge as a way to sell its plans for a controversial civic center. Excerpt from a SacBee article: "Before the turn of the decade, Elk Grove set out to create a...
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There will be a chance of showers today in the north state before it becomes partly cloudy tonight. The National Weather Service calls for a 40 percent chance of showers with a high of 64 in Redding. Tonight the clouds will break up and the overnight low is expected to be 42. Tuesday is looking nice with mostly sunny skies
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Does it seem like there are car shows and cruising hot rods all over the Redding area? It should, because this is Kool April Nites week. About 1,800 cars are expected for the event, which includes a cruise this Friday evening, April 15, and the official car show the next day. I love the car [...]
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As a young college graduate, Jonathan Sebat pursued music, playing drums in a Portland-based indie rock band. Today, the 38-year-old Shasta High School graduate is on the cutting-edge of genetic research, called “one of, if not the most promising molecular geneticist in the country,” by one of his colleagues. “It woul
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I thought back on how a very powerful elected representative from Kansas rationalized the taking of human life being compared to the killing of pigs. He later called his statement “a joke” during formal testimony before an Appropriations Committee hearing. It knocked me back to a time when my own mother was abused b
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PG&E running a 'smart' scam
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What will further budget cuts to higher education in California mean? No summer drama production or swimming classes? Or shuttered campuses and $25,000 UC tuition?
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Pain-at-the-pump is a malady now afflicting most Americans. We search for gasoline that is under $4 a gallon. This pain is only a part of the distress caused by rising fuel prices. Rising crude oil prices raise the costs of gasoline, diesel, heating oil and aviation fuel. This raises transportation costs for all commodities
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Plans to establish a local food cooperative that would operate a grocery store in downtown Redding have taken another turn.
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Jovon Cunningham of Enterprise High School finished first in the boys triple jump at the Arcadia Invitational on Saturday.
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For the past month 17-year-old Tiffany Senter from Shasta Lake has been waiting for a phone call that will change her life.
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A vehicle has overturned on Highway 299 east of Redding and is blocking the westbound lane, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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Redding weather outlook for April 11 - 17 Monday a very weak storm system will move through Redding with a few clouds and maybe a light shower. Tuesday will be sunny with a few clouds and daytime temperatures in the upper 60s. Wednesday through Sunday (April 17) we are caught between a strong low pressure area in the Gulf
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A person fired several shots from a pistol into the air this afternoon near the intersection of Glenwood Drive and Lake Boulevard in the Buckeye area, dispatchers said.
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A gray sedan went over an embankment and into a ditch near the intersection of Hilltop Drive and East Palisades Avenue in Redding shortly after 4 p.m. today, dispatchers said.
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The barn in the photo was originally located at Viola on the Upper Armstrong Ranch. It's now located at the Lower Armstrong Ranch, where the photo was taken. Thomas Benton Armstrong established the Armstrong Ranch in the 1890s. The Upper...
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Here’s a bank owned factory/warehouse that once served as a thriving shampoo manufacturer. Lottsa money in suds apparently. Could be that again. Could be a̷
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A San Francisco man was arrested last night after he tried to stab a bus driver at the Redding Area Bus Authority station, police said.
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This lovely example of Mission Style Architecture is the Sacred Heart Church in Anderson California, a few miles south of Redding. The Sacred Heart Parish also operates a school of the same name at this site. A Catholic group,
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Today's high should be around 66 degrees in the Redding area, with partly sunny skies and a low of 47 degrees tonight. Expect a 20 percent chance of showers beginning tonight, and more the possibility of more rain Monday, By Tuesday, skies should be partly sunny again, with a high of about 66 degrees.
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Fifth Sunday of Lent (A)John 11:1-45 Have you ever wondered why God allows us to suffer? The Gospel today can help us understand why we experience pain, hurt, anxiety, discomfort, and e
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From listening to the incessant drumbeats of doom from the media, I would think we are all about to turn green and glow in the dark. The incredible ability of sensationalism to create advertising dollars is on full display when discussing the Japanese nuclear reactors. And it's so easy to frighten our science-illiterate
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It's primarily a group of conservatives pushing the concept of a city charter for Redding, fueled by frustration with City Hall in general and, for a few, City Manager Kurt Starman and City Attorney Rick Duvernay in particular.
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The pension monster is so bloated and overgrown it's destroying the city, slashing public safety and sucking taxpayers dry.
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Roundabout is wrong priority
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Caitlin Parker and James O'Brien, both of Cottonwood, are engaged to be married July 16, 2011, at the home of Kayle Spoon. The bride-elect is the daughter of Brian and Colleen Williams of Cottonwood. She graduated from West Valley High School in 2003. She is employed at Safeway Pharmacy as a pharmacy tech in Anderson. Her
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There's big water coming out of Shasta Dam. Even as I write this column, the spillway is host to three gushing plumes cascading around the clock with roaring thunder. This amounts to quite a sight indeed, to say nothing of the sound that rumbles through the canyon south of the dam.
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Fran Baker and Chris Teeples, both of Redding, are engaged to be married Aug. 13, 2011, at the The Parish Church of St. Wulfram's in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England. The bride-elect is the daughter of Philip and Cathrine Baker Grantham, Lincolnshire, England. She graduated from Walton Girls High in 1999. She studied at La
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Horizon Air departs Redding Airport (RDD) on April 17, and with it go daily commercial airline flights to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and to Arcata/Eureka Airport (ACV).
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It is a glorious season in parenting when you can take a nap while your kids entertain themselves. This past Sunday afternoon Jonah was reading and Payton and Davey were quietly decorating his bunk bed, a favorite pastime of both children. It was a perfect opportunity to indulge in an afternoon nap.
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Dr. James and Dolores Crume of Redding celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on March 30, 2011, at a lunch at the home of Dr. Brian and Doreen Crume in Redding. The Crumes were married March 30, 1951, in Los Angeles. James Crume retired from his chiropractic practice in 1991 after 35 years. Dolores Crume worked in her
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Emily Lord and Benjamen Batini, both of McKinleyville, are engaged to be married Oct. 22, 2011, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Anderson. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mary Lord of Anderson and John Lord of Paradise. She is attending Humboldt State University to obtain a degree in kinesiology. She is a 2005 graduat
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April 10 through 16 is National Library Week.
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Sarah Holcomb and Paul Perry, both of Spartanburg, S.C., are engaged to be married on May 28, 2011, in Sonoma. The bride-elect is the daughter of Sam and Elaine Holcomb. She attended Shasta High School and went on to graduate from San Diego State and receive a master's degree in school psychology. She works as a school psy
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A trust is created when a person (the trustor or grantor) transfers to another person or corporation (the trustee) a property interest to be held for the benefit of themselves or others (the beneficiaries).
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More of us are using reusable shopping bags. Most retailers offer shoppers a variety of colorful cloth bags to purchase and use.
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You started that DIY project only to realize that you may be in over your head. When you find yourself in the position of needing a contractor, how do you go about finding one? If you're like us, you probably start with family or friends, but where do you turn if they don't have a referral?
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Brooks-Range is a company known for making mountaineering gear focusing on safety and survival in the backcountry. Made by mountaineers for mountaineers, Brooks-Range gear was generally characterized by its no-frills attitude -- its focus was to keep you safe in the backcountry, period. Now the company is expanding that foc
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March 2011 births
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Q: I am looking for some information on the seriousness of the apparent increase in mountain lion attacks in the news lately. There have been several incidents of bears attacking humans, and we have a bear season. I'm wondering whether it might not be time to reconsider having a mountain lion season? I understand that more
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Unlike the South Fork of the Trinity River, the main stem of the river flows almost twice as far and contains more water flows. In addition, the main Trinity free flowing wild status was interrupted by two dams -- Trinity Dam and Lewiston Dam.
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For years we have been representing clients in Redding CA who are at risk of losing their home. A common question from distressed property owners is "What is a Hardship Letter"? If you are a homeowner looking for your home loan to be modified, one of your initial steps is the writing of a hardship letter. Thi
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Government shutdown averted - now what? Click here for the L.A. Times Story about it.
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Redding police arrested a 47-year-old man around 1:30 p.m. Saturday after he chased his sister with a chain saw in a home on Cedars Road.
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Beautifully renovated home in West Redding! Spectacular views of Mt. Shasta, Cascade range, city lights and sundial bridge. Located just minutes from Whiskeytown Lake, it's like being on vacation! House features a very funcational floor plan, modern kitchen with solid granite countertops, spacious living and fami
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Charles Caminetti, standing in the entrance to Caminetti’s Groceteria at 1510 Market Street, according to the 1938 Redding Business Directory. 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 infor
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The John Frank Invitational prep track and field meet was minus a few key north state athletic standouts.
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Red Bluff wins the Lassen softball tournament, while senior Emily McEnaney becomes the Northern Section all-time softball home run queen.
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Simpson piles up the hits in sweep of Menlo
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Some want stronger voice in north state
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Show and shines are scheduled this week around Redding as part of the Kool April Nites festivities.
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Q: I was taught the old-school way: Never change lanes in an intersection, and never cross a solid white line. I commute from Redding to Chico every weekday.
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On a recent weekday afternoon, Kerry Jarvis walked into a model home in west Redding and experienced a kind of sticker shock.
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Kimberly Boney is putting family before business.
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Redding police school resource Officer Eddy Gilmette's show car isn't a classic by any means. And it still needs some work. Right now the 2006 Crown Victoria has no doors, it's about three shades of Bondo and primer and its interior is pretty much gutted, at least for the time being.
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With the economy still running on fumes, greater Redding gets a boost this week with the annual Kool April Nites car show.
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Randy Yates found a way to avoid blisters on his feet while wearing high heels.
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The Banff Film Festival World Tour is making a stop at the Cascade Theatre just in time to kick off the spring outdoors season.
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Redding residents no longer need to stockpile spent household batteries, waiting to take them to the transfer station, says the city's solid waste manager.
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A motorcyclist was injured when he was struck by an SUV Saturday afternoon on Interstate 5.
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Caitlin Parker and James O'Brien
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There's big water coming out of Shasta Dam. Even as I write this column, the spillway is host to three gushing plumes cascading around the clock with roaring thunder. This amounts to quite a sight indeed, to say nothing of the sound that rumbles through the canyon south of the dam.
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Fran Bakerand Chris Teeples
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Horizon Air departs Redding Airport (RDD) on April 17, and with it go daily commercial airline flights to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and to Arcata/Eureka Airport (ACV).
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It is a glorious season in parenting when you can take a nap while your kids entertain themselves. This past Sunday afternoon Jonah was reading and Payton and Davey were quietly decorating his bunk bed, a favorite pastime of both children. It was a perfect opportunity to indulge in an afternoon nap.
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Dr. James and Dolores Crume
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Emily Lord and Benjamen Batini
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April 10 through 16 is National Library Week.
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Sarah Holcomb and Paul Perry
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Dear Straight Talk: My sister and I have to share a room because we get along. Our younger brothers get their own rooms because they constantly fight. We feel that this is unfair.
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Years ago in 1962, Marilyn Monroe and President John F. Kennedy met secretly for at least two days, possibly three, in an absolutely darling stone cabin (similar to the one in the photo) beside the Sacramento River at Castella. This...
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Yesterday's mystery photo was a picture worth a thousand words. It shows in detail what happens at the end of the flume. The flume started 32 miles away from the mill at the top of Hatchet Mountain near Burney where...
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Expect mostly sunny skies today with a high near 66 degrees and wind between 3 mph and 6 mph.
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The Shasta College softball team split with College of the Siskiyous in Weed on Friday.
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It's a well-worn conservative retort to calls for higher taxes: If you're so keen to pay more, feel free to mail your check.
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A recent column elicited a thoughtful hand-written letter from someone I've known since childhood. The now-retired Redding eye doctor wrote:
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It's time for more scrutiny of AARP
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In 1911: Mrs. A.M. Boyer of Ono, who came to Snow Creek (Inwood) to visit her great-grandson, Beryl Smith, and incidentally other relatives, was the guest of honor at her 65th birthday party dinner. The dinner was served at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.D. Aldridge.
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St. Elizabeth named Top 100 hospital. For the fifth straight year, St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff has been selected for the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Benchmark for Success Award.
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A Palo Cedro boy missing since Monday was found safe and healthy Friday afternoon in the Burney area.
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unction Elementary School in Palo Cedro is holding a parent night on Tuesday to provide information about a new pre-kindergarten program at the school.
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Errors cost Cougars a win vs. Shasta
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Greg Barnette/Record Searchlight
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Pitching, offense begin to hit stride
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Last weekend, eight students from the Shasta Union High School District in Redding competed in the ninth annual California ProStart Competition sponsored by the California Restaurant Association Educational Foundation at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona. With a culinary team and a management team, the local
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A three-alarm fire that destroyed part of an abandoned Redding car dealership Thursday was caused by a person or persons, a fire official said Friday morning.
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The five actors sit in the dressing room, applying makeup to color their skin for the harsh, bright stage lights. Each one says a single number in turn, rehearsing a skit for the play they're about to perform.
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The government shutdown averted Friday would have closed national parks across the country and area residents wouldn't have access to three popular local spots as a result.
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Thursday's three-alarm downtown Redding blaze was the first major test for city firefighters since the officials closed a station and cut a dozen department jobs a few months ago.
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The government shutdown averted Friday would have closed national parks across the country and area residents wouldn't have access to three popular local spots as a result.
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A Shasta Lake woman awaiting trial since 2005 after being arrested on suspicion of embezzling about $350,000 from the estate of her mother will have to wait a little bit longer.
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Perilously close to a government shutdown, congressional leaders reached agreement with the White House late Friday night on a deal to cut tens of billions of dollars in federal spending and avert the closure
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A daylong public hearing this week wasn't enough to end an ongoing dispute between Siskiyou County and a Mount Shasta man whose gravel operation may have gone beyond his permit.
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In 1911: Mrs. A.M. Boyer of Ono, who came to Snow Creek (Inwood) to visit her great-grandson, Beryl Smith, and incidentally other relatives, was the guest of honor at her 65th birthday party dinner. The dinner was served at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.D. Aldridge.
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St. Elizabeth namedTop 100 hospital
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Q: In a recent article, AOL recommended removing your front license plate to avoid receiving a traffic ticket. The article claims a radar gun needs the flat surface of the front plate to get a reading of the speed of your car. I also heard that if you don't have a front plate, you cannot be given a ticket at a red light cam
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'I still love Redding, a great place '
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James W. Gibson, Redding
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San Diego's fight is ours too
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Great game everyone! Thought I might outsmart you, but as usual, you got me. The second person to guess is our winner. "djimoulidine" guessed it correctly at 9:11 am as Bella Vista and Meyer Road. Congratulations djimoulidine! Thank you...
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I so lifted this picture from the internet and cannot find where now... I have found that there is a determin
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The 3-alarm fire that raged in downtown Redding Thursday was started by someone, according to Redding Fire Department Investigators. The intense blaze destroyed an empty commercial building at Pine Street and East Street that previously was
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Upcoming north state garden events include a plant sale, seed exchange and flower show.
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Shasta College/UC Master Gardeners offer tips for reviving soil in raised beds.
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A yard with a mix of flowering plants should bring in plenty of bees and other pollinators.
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Ask Anna columnist Anna Moseley offers strategies for cleaning washing machines.
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Dan Fehr turned his traditional yard in a traditional Redding neighborhood into one feature California native plants. The landscape features plants in many different forms, textures and colors and takes little work or water.
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Valadao, a dairy farmer whose parents were Portuguese immigrants, said that even though he speaks Portuguese and some Spanish, the response from some Latino voters after learning he was a Republican was: "Get off my property." That's Assemblyman David G....
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Last night watching "For All Mankind," the 1989 documentary on the Apollo program, learned that a tape recording of our own Merle Haggard's "Someday We'll All Look Back" traveled to and from the moon in the early Seventies. A link...
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Kool April Drags are scheduled for next weekend, but Street Legal racers will kick off the 2011 season this Saturday April 9 at 6 pm with a special “General Motors versus Ford” event. Musclecar racers get their street race on in a safe-to-speed, pedal-to-the-metal blowout!
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What: Southern Oregon University Jazz Ensemble Concert at Simpson University When: Sunday (April 10), 4:30 p.m. Where: Simpson University gym Simpson University is delighted to host the Southern Oregon University Jazz Ensemble in a concert, this Sunday, April 10th at 4:30 PM in the Simpson University gym. This FREE concert
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Everyone knows duct tape will fix anything, but this may be the first time we’ve seen i
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Name the town AND the road beside which this lumber is being stacked Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest. If you're the first person to give the correct answers, you'll win a $10 gift certificate from River City...
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing: Open Night skiing: Closed Temperature: 15 degrees. Skies: Partly cloudy Wind: Light Visibility: Good Depth: 82 inches at base, 198 inches at top New snow overnight: None New snow during the past 24 hours: None Snow surface: Fresh powder on top of machine groomed Trails: 32 open,
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For years we have seen abuse after abuse in regard to the performances at Mass. In an effort to allegedly make the Mass more appealing to the Youth we have often lost all holiness to the sacrifice. I sure hope this sort of thing isn't happening in your parish......
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A three-alarm fire that destroyed part of an abandoned Redding car dealership Thursday was caused by a person or persons, a fire official said this morning.
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Sunshine should warm up the north state today after Thursday ended with a chill. The sun should push the high temperature in Redding to 62 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. More sun Saturday is expected to bring a high of 67. While clouds will obscure the sky and bring a chance of rain
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The Kool April Nites Cruise is this Friday, April 15, 2011, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The sponsored cruise is only open to registered participants. Participants must display their issued placard to be on the closed route. The Redding Police Department will begin closing the cruise route to all other traffic at approxim
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The most expensive home in the Shasta MLS today seems to be this big mansion in Cottonwood. Built in 2004, it’s listed as a 5645 sqft 9/7 on about 717 acres. Nine bedrooms needs seven bathrooms, one supposes. The kitchen looks big. Re
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The Kool April Nites car show extravaganza begins this Saturday, April 9, and continues with car shows, concerts and other events every day through April 17. The two biggest events are the cruise, scheduled for Friday evening, April 15, and the April 16 car display at the Redding Convention Center, which serves as the Kool
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A quick update. We're (mostly) safe and sound. Three nice days in England, an overnight trip to Paris where we had a brush with crime (Sue's wallet was pickpocketed out of her purse and lemme tell you, nobody ever better say anything bad to me about the French because they were incredibly helpful and kind), and now to Amste
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Nobody was arrested for DUI at a checkpoint held Thursday in Redding, although seven drivers were cited for driving on a suspended license or not having a license.
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A gang of robbers dressed in cowboy duds will hold up downtown businesses Saturday morning, making off with a gold brick from each one.
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Like a movie tourist stuck in a European traffic circle, Redding drivers will probably spend far too long going round and round and round about the virtues and vices of Shasta View Drive's roundabouts.
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City cuts haven't ruined Redding
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In 1983, the British Labor Party under the hard-left Michael Foot issued a 700-page manifesto so radical that one colleague called it "the longest suicide note in history." House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan has just released a recklessly bold, 73-page, 10-year budget plan. At 37 footnotes, it might be the mo
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The mysterious disappearance of a Shasta County boy has law enforcement officials from at least two states on the lookout for him.
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A Palo Cedro boy missing since Monday was found safe and healthy this afternoon in the Burney area.
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Ten budding north state entrepreneurs pitched their product ideas — everything from a top-secret pickle recipe to a sign language summer camp — to a panel of judges Thursday at the Shasta College Theater.
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In 1911: There was a perceptible quieting in Redding's overstimulated banking panic. The Bank of Northern California reopened its doors and met all depositors' demands. One hundred and thirty thousand dollars in gold came by express and was transferred under guard to the bank to meet all of its immediate needs. The
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Ex-Dunsmuir Mayor Peter Arth is looking to prevent two City Council members from making decisions on city water and sewer issues.
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A three-alarm fire Thursday morning gutted part of an abandoned Redding car dealership, shut down a busy downtown street and injured a firefighter.
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A 2003 Anderson High School graduate was killed Saturday in a two-car traffic accident near Mildenhall, Suffolk, England, his father confirmed Thursday.
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For things like ripe black cherries and alpaca fur products, people head to farmers markets, but they also learn a few things about snatching a bargain and supporting local suppliers.
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Though intense winds tried to whisk desserts away Wednesday night, Mountain View Middle School fifth-grader Shalene Cobb, 11, and her friends managed to raise $200 at the hourlong Open House bake sale for the children and families affected by the March 11 earthquake in Japan.
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Committee members charged with exploring the pros and cons of a city charter disagreed Thursday whether a so-called strong mayor or an elected city attorney would be good for Redding.
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Changes by college aim to follow Title IX
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Title IX strikes again. The federal law that provides gender equity among the nation's athletic programs is at work making sure schools are in compliance.
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The Eagles swept the Cubs across the board in a Northern Athletic League boys tennis match Thursday.
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Committee members charged with exploring the pros and cons of a city charter disagreed Thursday whether a so-called strong mayor or an elected city attorney would be good for Redding.
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The Shasta Regional Community Foundation will be hosting a webinar with program staff for nonprofit organizations in Shasta, Siskiyou, Trinity and Modoc counties.
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Fish, mainly salmon, steelhead and trout, were one of the most important food sources for the Indian people who lived here before the gold rush. When the gold eush erupted in 1849, thousands of unruly gold miners arrived here from all over the world to seek their fortune.
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The Dance Project will perform its final production, "The Sound of Music," the next two weekends in Redding.
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Controversy and planned chaos will be the main themes at the Redding Convention Center Saturday night as the Extreme Midget Wrestling Federation comes to town to battle in front of a nearly sold-out crowd.
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Gerber, CA – Pacific Sun Gourmet proudly announces that four of its gourmet California extra virgin olive oils were awarded Gold Medals by the judges of the 2011 Yolo County Fair.
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Baxter Black will perform at Red Bluff Round Up on Monday
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Golden Umbrella is looking for volunteers to visit housebound seniors foster grandparents to visit schools.
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A “Nine & Wine” Scramble Golf Tournament, open to all women golfers in the North State Super Region, is set for this Sunday, April 10 at 3:30 p.m. at Sevillano Links Golf Course (at Rolling Hills Casino) in Corning, CA. It will be followed by a wine & cheese reception ideal for networking.
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Silver Angel , Best Male Group and Best Album Awards given to King's Heralds by "Excellence in Media" coming to Redding. Heads of State, Kings, Presidents, Governors, Ambassadors and other dignitaries have been blessed by the King's Heralds.
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Roundabouts rightly earna green light
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Fred Hogan, Redding
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A bold, far-sighted suicide note
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... how'd you like to navigate a "double crossover diamond"? It sounds like a slick bridge trick, and in fact it is -- involving cars, not cards. Check out the schematics and try to imagine the heartache bellyaching (thanks,...
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The mysterious disappearance of a Shasta County boy has law enforcement officials from at least two states on the lookout for him.
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Tasting local wines, nibbling artisan cheese and listening to two local bands is all you need to do this weekend to help 90 kids have an outdoor education and adventure this summer. So 'Get Outta Town' for a drive to Trinity County and take in the 4th annual Hayfork Wine and Cheese Gala to benefit [...]
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A 2003 Anderson High School graduate was killed Saturday in a two-car traffic accident near Mildenhall, Suffolk, England, his father confirmed today.
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A scam of particular cruelty has again been rearing its ugly head to manipulate the affections of grandparents in Shasta County in order to steal their money, according to the sheriff’s department. This scam has been pulled on various elderly residents of northern California, with some significant financial losses
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The Shasta Growers Association Farmers’ Market opens Saturday, April 9, on Cypress Avenue next to Redding City Hall. The always-popular outdoor market is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to noon every Saturday through mid-December. The selection of fruits and vegetables will probably be rather slim this Saturday, because our long
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Traffic is congested on Pine Street just north of Cypress Avenue, where a structure fire broke out at a car dealership at 2165 Pine Street, a Redding police dispatcher said. The fire was reported at 9:48 a.m. today.
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In response to a post yesterday, a local engineer --- not affiliated with the city of Redding but deeply versed in these issues --- offers some thoughts about why substantial hook-up fees are fair (and waiving them might violate the...
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1. Family Fun Fest and Kids’ Fishing Day 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Anderson River Park, 2800 Rupert Road, Anderson. Features stage performances throughout the day, a petting zoo, booths, and activities. Free fishing for youth up to 15 years old. Some bait and gear available. Admission is free.
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Artist Dean Williams was living in the Los Angeles suburbs until his late 20s, had the opportunity to get out and took it. He lived up in a mountain community northeast of Redding for a few years and eventually came down the mountain. He went from overcrowded mega-city to rural solitude and found Redding to be a happy mediu
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Notwithstanding my recent musings, including today's editorial, about horizontal districts that spanned the far north state, commenter "John Galt" makes a very fair point about the practicalities on today's news story about the upcoming Citizens Redistricting Commission meeting. I-5 connectivity-...
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“Nowadays with restaurants you’ve got to have a theme,” says Lumberjacks Restaurant owner Jeff Garrett. He should know.
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When it comes to a well-rounded offering of fun and happenings, it seems like Johnny’s Cathouse is faring pretty darn well. And it’s not slowing down any time soon.
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You know the songs. And the members of the von Trapp family are like old friends. Wouldn’t it be lovely to revisit all that – and feel the joy of “The Sound of Music” once more?
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Opinions differ about whether this bill would reform California's civil grand juries or neuter them (as the Sacramento Bee argues in an editorial today, uncharacteristically supporting more secrecy in one arm of government). It's an interesting concept, though, to bring...
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A three-alarm fire this morning gutted part of an abandoned Redding car dealership, shut down a busy downtown street and injured a firefighter.
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The week is flying by. The dolls will be finished by Monday but there are so many details to attend to before then. All the slow, focused work is making me a little skittish. This is not news. I should change my name to Fretta. The clothing phase of Soft Girl doll creation is making me [...]
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Sitting here with a slamming head / face ache after spending five hours in the dentist chair. Good times. Make sure ya'll don't miss those. (By the way I have an absolutely awesome dentist if anyone needs a good one....
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It's not the same anymore. To give you a bird's eye view of its former glory days, the following excerpted information is taken from a 1904 newspaper article found by fellow historian Jo Geissner: The Balls Ferry property, including the...
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing: Open Night skiing: Closed Temperature: 22 degrees. Skies: Cloudy Wind: Light Visibility: Limited Depth: 82 inches at base, 198 inches at top New snow overnight: None New snow during the past 24 hours: None Snow surface: Fresh powder on top of machine groomed Trails: 32 open, 19
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Nearly $2,000 worth of tools, ammunition and other items were reported stolen from a vehicle Wednesday that was parked on Coyote Canyon Drive in Red Bluff, Tehama County sheriff’s deputies reported today.
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The real face of the foreclosure crisis is reflected among the hundreds of daily eviction dramas played out on a one to one street level, when the knock at the door comes and you are told to get out. Here’s one drama that made the local news in Rochester: Here’s
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The owner of this company has a pet peeve went it comes to truck drivers leaving the trailer locks dangling instead of locked thus keeping the road grime out of the locks. dangle_0001
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There once was a man from Nantucket Who kept all his gold in a bucket… We’ll let you finish the
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A cold front should drop into Northern California today and bring with it isolated and scattered showers, as well as thunder and possible hail, to Redding and the surrounding area. Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say the unsettled weather activity should come after 11 a.m.. Today’s high tempera
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What: Shasta County’s Plant a Row for the Hungry Kick-off When: Apr 9, 9 a.m. Where: Redding Certified Farmers’ Market, 777 Cypress Ave., Redding Shasta County’s Plant a Row for the Hungry campaign kicks off Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 9 a.m. at the Redding Certified Farmers’ Market, 777 Cypress Ave. in Redding. The
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What: Gallery833 Features the Art of Mark Stinson When: Saturday (April 9), 6 - 9 p.m. (during ArtHop) Where: Gallery833, 833 Mistletoe Lane Gallery833 is proud to feature the work of Mark Stinson as its featured artist of the month for 2nd Saturday ArtHop. Please join us for wine, cheese, snacks, soft drinks and fine [...]
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If you could draw a line around the north state — the state of Jefferson, Upstate California, call it what you will — who would you include? Who are our regional neighbors? The ones who share our lifestyles, our problems and our common interests?
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At fancy Washington dinner parties decades ago, it was the custom for men and women to part ways after the meal. The men stayed at the table for brandy, cigars and Serious Talk; the women, as Katharine Graham recounted in her autobiography, retreated "to powder their noses and gossip."
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County ignores residents' will
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An 18-year-old woman suffered a head injury Wednesday night after she ran across Orange Avenue in Redding and was hit by a car.
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An 18-year-old woman suffered a head injury Wednesday night after she ran across Orange Avenue in Redding and was hit by a car.
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Red Bluff softball pitcher Megan McColpin threw a perfect game Wednesday as the Spartans defeated Las Plumas 4-0.
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RED BLUFF – The Spartans are leaving no doubt they have what it takes to make another run at a Northern Section title.
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Motorists and bicyclists will be negotiating a roundabout at a busy east Redding intersection by autumn.
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RED BLUFF — Efforts to attract people downtown loped along this week as the City Council approved road closures for two rodeo-related events — a carnival and street dance.
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Three Redding residents and a pet dog were injured Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 273 near Branstetter Lane in Redding.
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Shasta County sheriff's deputies are searching for a 17-year-old Palo Cedro boy who has been missing since Monday.
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With further state budget cuts looming, Shasta College has chopped nearly half of the number of summer school course offerings.
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As she swung the girls' bathroom door open, Kassie Fuchs, 16, emerged wearing a long prom dress with overlapping shades of purple to show her mother and younger brother. Then her sister, Jade Milligan, 18, came out in a halter black dress with vertical silver beading on the chest. They twirled around, made sure everything s
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hef Jeff is returning to the kitchen.
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In 1911: Officers interrupted an attempted jailbreak as two men tried to free their pals by unscrewing the hinges and locks of the Kennett jail. The two prisoners had been caught with clothing and jewelry stolen from the Commercial Hotel.
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The Institute of Technology in Redding, a privately owned vocational school, has earned the designation of 2010 "Campus of the Year" for the Brightstar Education Group family of schools.
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Shasta County residents will have a chance to weigh in on state- and county-level redistricting at two public meetings in the next week.
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Officials with Pacheco Union School District in Anderson have had to cut back office hours after someone threw a "football-sized" rock at the district office window.
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The Shasta Lake City Council is looking to other California cities to see if an ordinance promoting transparency and openness in local government is worthwhile.
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One of the most ambitious recreation trail projects in Redding history is moving forward between Placer Road and the southeastern corner of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. The Bureau of Land Management is planning a trail system of about 20.2 miles that would connect to existing trails at the BLM’s Swasey Recreation
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BloodSource announced this week it is in need of O- and A- donors. Shasta Blood Center is in need of A-, B- and O- blood.
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Experimenting with diet after diet and running out of time to make use of gym memberships, Kim Lozano of Redding said she wanted to get her weight under control "probably about 90 pounds ago."
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California law requires that anyone under 18 must wear a helmet when riding a bicycle, skateboard, scooter or skates. However, people of all ages should wear a helmet.
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Do you need another reason to start to exercise? Perhaps the latest findings will be just the incentive you need to get off the couch.
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A 23-year-old man suffered minor injuries this evening after a car pulled out in front of his bike near Cypress Avenue and Churn Creek Road in Redding.
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The excellent editorial cartoon in today's paper (click on the link following) illustrates better than anything that the hyperbolic budget debate going on in DC is really focused on the margins. 0406_loc_rs_rsoptoon[1].tif...
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In a dispatch about a delegation led by Assemblyman Dan Logue heading to Texas to see why its economy is growing and California's is not, Katy Grimes includes an interesting list of travelers: Scheduled for the trip is Lt. Gov....
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Quote of the day? "Sometimes I think adults might not think that kids today have manners and respect. I saw nothing like that at my day at Anderson High. All of the students were respectful." Redding Rancheria CEO Tracy Edwards...
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YREKA - A 47-year-old Siskiyou County man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of elder abuse after he allegedly pushed his 82-year-old mother down and dumped a bottle of water on her, sheriff's deputies said today.
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Redding police will hold a drunk driving and driver’s license checkpoint somewhere in the city Thursday.
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Shasta County sheriff's deputies searched, and later found, a long-haired shirtless man wearing camouflage pants in the Happy Valley area after he ran away from them when his pickup got stuck in a ditch.
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But an e-mail saying otherwise is still making the rounds. From the fourth or fifth independent source, I today received a copy of this column from the SoCal radio host -- "A Speech Every American High School Principal Should Give"...
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Shasta County sheriff's deputies are searching for a 17-year-old Palo Cedro boy who has been missing since Monday.
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Here's a peek at "The Sound of Music," which continues its run of April shows on Friday (see showtime dates below). The production is The Dance Project's last, founder James Santos has said. Read more about that news here. Photographs by Michael Burke "The Sound of Music" will be performed at the Cascade Theatre in Redd
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After much chewing over the question of what, if anything, to do about impact fees at last night's meeting, the City Council decided on rolling back a January inflation increase and otherwise not doing much in the short term ---...
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... if you want to understand some of the frustration related to AB 109, the public safety "realignment," check out the legislative history. Introduced roughly in its current form on March 14, it was then passed by the Assembly...
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Three people were injured this afternoon in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 273 near Branstetter Lane
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Fresh vegetables galore, with pasta and on the side egg foo young which is an egg dish. The recipe for the Egg Foo Young, came from Betty Crocker, it is not mine, but it complements the stir fry perfectly. Ingredients 1/2 package spaghetti Any vegetables you like. I use: Carrots, garlic, green onion, red bell pepper, aspara
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It was years in the making, but the 2011 Shasta County Road Atlas is hot off the press and available for purchase. Not only does it cover Shasta County, but portions of Trinity and Tehama Counties. The map book consists of more than 70 pages of glossy maps and indexes in a spiral binding. The maps sell for $20.
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Hi everyone! I'm back. A little wobbly, but back. And almost ready to pick up where I left off. I was in the hospital for six days and came home Saturday. I have been out of commission I believe about...
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Main Dish Cook/prep time: 15 Minutes Difficulty: Easy Servings: Will feed a dozen hungry folks A Gooey Cheesy garlicky goodness slathered thickly on freshly baked french bread...then nicely browned under the broiler. This stuff could be a meal in itself! However, it is a great addition to anything! We usually eat it with BB
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GERBER – Tehama County sheriff’s deputies are investigating today the theft of 239 gallons of gasoline stolen from a gas pump at the maintenance yard of the El Camino Irrigation District.
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It's widely expected that severe state budget cuts will force the closure of some state parks. But which ones? Lots of people would like to know the answer --- and there's even a list, reports the Mercury-News. But don't ask...
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A Redding woman was sentenced this morning to six months in Shasta County jail and placed on formal probation for three years in connection with a Nov. 21 traffic accident that nearly killed an 18-year-old Anderson pedestrian.
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It's a funny thing, these rivers. They've been known to flow into the sea. The Bee has an enjoyably skeptical editorial today about the "water buffaloes" -- including at least columnist on its own staff -- who see a river...
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Shasta High School students, Shasta Senior Nutrition Programs (SSNP), and the AARP are hosting a fundraiser titled “The Really Senior Prom” for senior citizens throughout Shasta County. “The Really Senior Prom” will take place on Friday, April 8, 2011 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at SSNP, located at 100 Mercy Oaks Drive in
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How can I make sure my Easter eggs are safe to eat after the hunt? You don't have to give up your annual post-hunt egg salad or deviled eggs -- just make sure you treat them with caution.
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing: Open Night skiing: Closed Temperature: 26 degrees. Skies: Partly cloudy Wind: Light Visibility: Good Depth: 82 inches at base, 198 inches at top New snow overnight: None New snow during the past 24 hours: None Snow surface: Fresh powder on top of machine groomed Trails: 32 open,
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What: Finnish-American Folk Band Kaivamato When: Monday (April 11) at 7:30 p.m. Where: Bohemian Art Loft, 3304-B Bechelli Lane, Redding, CA 96002. (530-229-7818) Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for students Minneapolis, MN – Violinist Sara Pajunen and multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Rundman have teamed up to form a new folk mu
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It was the shoes that gave away a Tehama County burglar.
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A Tehama County woman has been sentenced to six years in prison after she stabbed another person in the stomach for refusing to let her borrow some items, prosecutors announced Tuesday.
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BELLA VISTA - A fire caused an estimated $25,000 in damage to a single-wide mobile home Tuesday night, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said this morning.
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are adamant, fabricate and peculiar. This is a re-working of an older piece. The FareShe puts up a hurried, manicured hand up on the corner of Fifth and 55th, near the St. Regis.I edge my Yellow Cab over. It’s 10 past midnight. “Pier
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Mostly sunny skies with a high temperature near 62 degrees are in Redding’s weather forecast today, but showers and possible thunder and hail are predicted for Thursday, forecasters with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. It may also be a bit breezy today with gusts up to 23 mph. There’s a 40 percent chance
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What: 5th Annual FurBall Fundraiser When: May 7, 5:30 p.m. Donate items for the auction by April 18 and/or purchase your tickets early; organizers say this event sells out fast. Where: Win River Casino Event Center The 5th Annual FurBall Fundraiser will begin with Yappy Hour at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy beverages, music and friends
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Here's the continuation from my last column on swinging, which covered the who, why and how of partner swapping. I am using two terms interchangeably: 'swinging' and 'lifestyle.' In the '50s, it was commonly called 'wife swapping.' These terms can include swapping of partners, threesomes, bisexual play, fetish exploration
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A 66-year-old Cottonwood man was arrested Tuesday after the California Highway Patrol said he rammed another man's truck twice on Interstate 5 and yelled death threats out the window.
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The Northern Section football playoff committee met March 23 and put together its latest proposal for next year's playoffs, including a change in how teams are grouped into divisions.
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The Foothill High School baseball team defeated Shasta High 14-4 on Tuesday behind the pitching of Brandon Erickson.
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As the prep girls soccer season is playing out, there is little room for error atop the Eastern Athletic League standings.
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When someone gives you a check and the bank informs you that there are insufficient funds, who do you get mad at? In your own life, you get mad at the guy who gave you a check that bounced, not at the bank. But, in politics, you get mad at whoever tells you that there is no money.
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California needs new jobs, and our state government finally figured how out to create some.
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Stepp family has suffered enough
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RED BLUFF — The former office manager of a Red Bluff logging company who was arrested last year on suspicion of embezzling more than $2 million from her employer was sentenced Tuesday by a Tehama County Superior Court judge to three years in state prison.
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Jeff England can't fit all his eggs in one basket.
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Fresh from Tennessee, 13 pack mules will soon haul trail and fire gear deep into the north state wilderness.
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Two years after suffering its worst year for building in more than a generation, Redding is off to another historically slow start.
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In 1911: W.H. Roberts, president of the Midas Mining Co. at Knob, arrived in here from Yreka, where he had been for a week on business. Mr. Roberts said Midas was working a full crew of men and the business prospects were looking fine in western Shasta County.
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RED BLUFF — With the expiration of a temporary ban on medical marijuana dispensaries looming, Tehama County supervisors will look at two options: a permanent prohibition and a set of stringent regulations.
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Red Bluff's St. Elizabeth's Hospice Second Hand Store found a solution to a problem a lot of thrift stores face: what to do with the items that can't be sold because of stains, tears, holes or defects.
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The former manager of the Shasta Community Services District is still managing to get paid for his work there.
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A financial expert has been appointed to help the Pacheco Elementary School District in Anderson avoid becoming insolvent and being taken over by the state.
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Redding will freeze building and impact fees for a year or two to take some pressure off the recession-hammered construction trades.
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SACRAMENTO — A 6-year-old Red Bluff girl remained in critical condition Tuesday at U.C. Davis Medical Center after she was injured in a Saturday traffic wreck involving four vehicles.
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J.C. Penney in the Mt. Shasta Mall is donating 16 prom dresses to the YMCA.
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Private firms may one day operate the city’s sewer and water treatment plants, manage its information technology and run its building and planning departments.
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In a move not meant as a performance review for its current broker, Redding will seek a new firm to sell Stillwater Business Park.
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Redding will freeze building and impact fees for a year or two to take some pressure off the recession-hammered construction trades.
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This Baby Boomer does. Check out these prices. Long ago and far, far away from four-buck-a-gallon gas. Could be mistaken but I seem to remember paying about two bits a gallon at the self-serve place on Athens Avenue circa 1969....
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Jeff England can’t fit all his eggs in one basket.
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As I write this, it is April 5, 2011. In the past 72 hours three Police Officers have been gunned down in the line of duty, two fatally shot in the face, one critically injured, and a K-9 stabbed to death.
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Revenge
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Bringing Home Association Cup -- Talented Team Proves Unstoppable
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Tickets Now on Sale for April 15-16 Performances!
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Taking in all the vintage cars at the Convention Center, of course. And talking to their proud owners. This just-uploaded "teaser" video looks like it was shot last year, on a picture-perfect day. Definition of "nostalgia."...
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If happy chickens lay bigger eggs, then Jeff England has some of the happiest chickens on earth. England, of Douglas City, owns more than 400 chickens and has gathered more than his share of noteworthy eggs in his career. But he says an egg laid this week by one of his Ameraucana chickens at Deerlick Springs Eggs may
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It's a common conservative retort to liberals: If you think we need to pay more taxes, feel free to mail your check first. Well now a clique of GOP lawmakers in Sacramento, Sen. Doug LaMalfa included, want to write that...
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Wonder what the opponents of the city charter effort have to say? Conveniently enough, it's all in one place on this new website, ReddingCharterWatch.org....
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The governor signed it. The assemblyman is not happy. "Governor Brown signed AB 109 after sunset yesterday the so-called Public Safety bill, which is everything but that. It was appropriate that he chose to sign this abominable legislation as dark...
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California is just getting started in earnest with its decennial political redistricting process --- with a public meeting Saturday afternoon at Shasta College --- but if you want to see the kind of trouble these maps make, you can get...
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Now, alongside the breathtaking news about large scale bank forgery portrayed on 60 Minutes last Sunday, comes this story of a money laundering big bank. Click on the image
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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 ROGUE RIVER, Lower, Ore. — Spring kings are in the river, but high river flows have given them a lot of room to move, so anglers are finding it tough. Even so, plunkers have seeing some good days,
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Some of us would be lost without our sticky notes, but some locals up in Shasta Lake are calling for a boycott of 3M products over its proposed quarry at "Moody Flats" north of the city. Not surprising that opposition...
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Firefighters quickly snuffed a half-acre wildfire this morning along Highway 299 west of Redding.
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A 9-year-old McCloud boy has been placed into protective custody and three adults arrested on suspicion of child endangerment after he was found living in squalid conditions with easy access to marijuana, Siskiyou County sheriff's officials say.
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SACRAMENTO - A 6-year-old Red Bluff girl remains in critical condition today at U.C. Davis Medical Center after she was injured in a Saturday traffic wreck involving four vehicles.
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A big reason why America's got a weight problem? Advert on the rear of a southbound Raley's truck I followed for a spell on I-5 yesterday: "Let's stay in for dinner."...
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Three people were arrested Saturday in McCloud on child endangerment charges. Siskiyou County Sheriffs Deputies were called to conduct a welfare check on a nine-year-old boy that was living in McCloud. A deputy and a US Forest Service officer went to the home, and had to walk about 200 feet in 8 to 10 feet of snow to acc
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing: Open Night skiing: Closed Temperature: 32 degrees. Skies: Cloudy Wind: Light Visibility: Limited Depth: 90 inches at base, 208 inches at top New snow overnight: None New snow during the past 24 hours: None Snow surface: Fresh powder on top of machine groomed Trails: 32 open, 19
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Today’s FDotD is in Carriage Glen, a neighborhood we like very much. There are currently
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Isolated morning showers are in today’s weather forecast for Redding and the surrounding area with mostly sunny skies predicted for the remainder of the day, forecasters with the National Weather Service in Sacramento are reporting. Today’s high temperature should be near 70 degrees, while the low should be around 42 de
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Performance and visual artist Dean Williams escaped L.A. for the mountains outside of Redding while in his late 20s. He eventually came down the mountain, where he's been involved in the area's theater and performance groups: Riverfront Playhouse, Westside Performing Arts, Shasta College theatre, Keyhole Mystery Theatre and
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Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant, aNewsCafe.com and HawkMan Studios invite you to the ArtHop After-Party featuring live music by John Brodeur New York musician John Brodeur has made a reputation as a talented recording artist, composer of first-class alternative pop songs, and a restless multi-instrumentalist. On April 5,
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More and more it’s looking like the correct decision is this: Avoid talking on a cell phone and driving at the same time. Texting and driving? You’re literally playing with your life -- and the lives of others. You’d think the numbers alone would be enough to discourage us from these types of behaviors: In [...]
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It's hard to fault Redding home builders for seeking a freeze on impact fees.
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AARP's interest is more money
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For years, Democrats have called California Republicans the "Party of No" because almost all they ever did was say "no, no, no" to Democratic budget plans and even those of former GOP Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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A Redding police officer was justified in using lethal force in a March 7 "life and death" confrontation that ended with a Redding man dead from a gunshot to the head, Shasta County's sheriff and district attorney said Monday.
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A late March round of wintry storms loaded the north state's mountains with snow — 166 percent of the average expected at the beginning of April.
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BELLA VISTA —Dry Creek Station is almost back.
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Cubs, looking sharp early on, blank Foothill
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In 1911: Only two men and a dog saw Theodore Roosevelt upon his arrival in Redding, although the local, to which his private car was attached, stopped at the depot five minutes. The two were City Marshal Seng and Paul Davis. The former president appeared to be in a genial mood and had any kind of a crowd greeted him, he wou
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A Redding man suspected of threatening a motel manager and trying to stab another person was arrested this afternoon, Redding police said.
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Tickets are on sale for the Kool April Nites Show & Shine Mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 14 at Crown Motors at 555 Cypress Ave.
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An attorney for the great-grandfather of a 3-year-old boy who shot himself entered a plea of not guilty for his client Monday.
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Four men, including a father and son, were arrested Monday during a two-hour standoff with Redding police outside a Shasta View Drive duplex.
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A Redding man accused of trying to kill his wife in a fire ignited with a burning Valentine's Day teddy bear pleaded not guilty to attempted murder Monday in Shasta County Superior Court.
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The Foothill High School baseball team knocked off South Medford 8-3 at home on Monday.
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Bethel Church has dropped its bid to lease the Redding Convention Center.
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Redding may search out a new broker to sell Stillwater Business Park to potential employers.
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A long time ago, I was friends with a young woman I'll call Becky. She was 18, I was 21. We had little in common except for the fact that we were both newly married and looking forward to a lifetime of happily ever after.
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Two of Anderson's advocates for child-friendly snacks will take their message to Washington, D.C., this week.
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See who was at what recent event.
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Are the words "Christian" and "Conservative" synonymous?
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Fearless living expert and certified life coach Mark E. Gibson will conduct a two-session highly interactive workshop next week in Mount Shasta where people can learn how to quickly wipe out their fear of rejection, disapproval, and failure so that they can boldly step forward and achieve greater honesty, self-confidence, a
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A's Little League Pitcher Throws No Hitter
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A Redding man suspected of threatening a motel manager and trying to stab another person was arrested this afternoon, Redding police said.
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A Sacramento area man is being accused of allegedly pulling a gun on a Trinity Alps Preserve couple and forcing them to accompany him to a number of banking institutions in Redding where they withdrew money for him, a spokesman for the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office said.
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RED BLUFF - An Idaho Falls man received major injuries today when he lost control of his motorcycle and was ejected from it, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol in Red Bluff said.
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City officials reopened Park Marina Drive in Redding today after more than two weeks of closures due to high-water levels on the Sacramento River.
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That's how economist Bill Watkins describes California's economy. [E]ven if California did see 96,000 new jobs in February, that pace is unlikely to be maintained. California's economy is just too burdened by the State's DURT: Delay, Uncertainty, Regulation, and Taxes....
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I can't help it!  Even though I still don't have any "official" place for things to dry I had to paint SOMETHING!!  HaHaHA!  I only put down a couple of colors...it won't take much for that layer to d
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Four men were arrested this afternoon after a two-hour standoff with Redding police at a duplex on Shasta View Drive, police said today.
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The wildflowers are blooming, the songbirds are singing and nesting, the snow-covered peaks are glistening in the sun, you can hardly steer a garden cart around the jammed nursery, the cold wind is blowing, and the allergy medicine display at the drug store has become prominent. Yes, it must be April in Shasta County. It
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A six-year-old girl is hospitalized at U-C Davis Medical Center with major injuries following a four vehicle crash on Highway 99. Around 12:45 Saturday afternoon, 24-year-old Jerod Gilbert was headed northbound on Highway 99 when he slowed to make a left turn onto Patterson Road. 31-year-old Pablo Vasquez was in a vehicl
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A five-year-old boy walked away with only scrapes and bruises after being hit by a car. Red Bluff Police were called to Luther road near South Jackson Street around 10:30 Friday night. 32-year-old Adam Winders was driving westbound on Luther Road when a little boy ran into the street in front of him. Winders was unable t
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Five people floating down the Sacramento River on an inner-tube Sunday ran into trouble when the tube went flat. Shortly before Nine O’clock Sunday night, a host at the Woodson Bridge Campground in Corning heard someone calling for help, and called the Tehama County Sheriff’s Department. They, in turn, called
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A Red Bluff man was caught trying to eat evidence after running from Officers. The Red Bluff Police Department received a report of a theft at the Valero Gas Station on Sutter Street around 11 O’clock Saturday night. The cashier told Officers that a white man wearing a blue jacket walked in, selected some hot food
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Close to seven pounds of processed marijuana was found in the trunk of a vehicle stopped on a bridge in Tehama County. An Officer on patrol observed a sedan with Washington plates stopped in the middle of Antelope Boulevard on the Sacramento River Bridge just after One O’clock Sunday morning. The Officer contacted
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Q. Did God allow the Holocaust to happen? Why didn’t God intervene? God did not allow the Holocaust to happen, humans did. Humans caused it, perpetrated it, endured it, and died because of it. The Holocaust refutes the idea that prayer will get God to intercede in times of human crisis. That premise does not devalue praye
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A Redding police officer was justified in using lethal force in a March 7 confrontation with a Redding man that left him dead from a gunshot to the head, law enforcement officials and Shasta Count’s District Attorney said today in a news conference.
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FICO released an analysis of credit score damage caused by short sale, deed in lieu of foreclosure and foreclosure. The bottom line is all three alternatives result in no significant difference in credit score impact. However, the better your credit score was before the delinquencies, the longer it will take for your cre
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing: Open Night skiing: Closed Temperature: 30 degrees. Skies: Clear Wind: Light Visibility: Unlimited Depth: 94 inches at base, 210 inches at top New snow overnight: None New snow during the past 24 hours: None Snow surface: Fresh powder on top of machine groomed Trails: 32 open, 19
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Two men had to be rescued from an island near the Woodson Bridge Recreation Area campground Sunday night after the raft they were floating in deflated and sank.
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Craig Padilla recently uploaded a video made at his benefit concert performed at the State Theatre in Red Bluff f
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A 30-year-old Tehama County woman was arrested early Sunday morning after sheriff’s deputies allegedly found her to be in the possession of crystal methamphetamine and a small amount of marijuana following a traffic stop, it was announced this morning.
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While out running errands recently I tuned in to an FM station with the mild title of BOB FM. I’d seen a commercial on my television. The mission statement was intriguing. “BOB plays anything.” I was please with their initial plays which included Queen. The magnificent Freddie Mercury was in full good voi
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Over the course of publishing this FDotD blog for the last two and a half years, we have become somewhat inured to the foreclosure mess. Daily, we see poor judgement displayed by bank/sellers, and government agencies, as they go about disposing of foreclosed homes. But yesterday’s 60 Minutes expose of pervas
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Mostly sunny skies and a high temperature near 78 degrees are in Redding’s forecast for today. But forecasters with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say there’s a 20 percent chance of showers after 11 p.m. and a 40 percent chance of showers on Tuesday. Still, partly sunny skies are forecast for most of Tuesday
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What: Shasta Youth Entrepreneurship Competition at Shasta College When: Thursday (April 7), 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Where: Shasta College Theatre The public is invited to cheer on six talented local young people as they compete in the Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YEP) Competition, on April 7, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:3
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Doni: I'm pleased to host this Dish that features Jim Gore and Joe Domke, aNewsCafe.com's tech team. Well, really, the team is made up of just two people, but they do as much as a whole team. Back story: I've been friends with Darcie and Jim Gore since their kids - Jeff and Laura - and my [...]
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Redding Weather Almanac April 4: Normal maximum temperature, 69 degrees. Record high for this date, 93 degrees in 1961 Normal minimum temperature,  44 degrees. Record minimum for this date, 32 degrees in 1901 April 10: Normal maximum temperature, 70 degrees. Record high for this date, 94 degrees in 1951 Normal minimum t
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As Shasta County’s Northern Hispanic Latino Coalition prepared a celebration to honor  César Chávez, the man associated with peaceful and successful campaigns against racism, bigotry and exploitation of human beings, several recent events of apparently dehumanizing character seemed to enshroud the festivities of our
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You can't have a game when only one team wants to play.
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Whether you're managing the federal government's $3.5 trillion a year budget or just trying to avoid an overdraft fee down at the credit union, one absolutely vital step is to gather information — as much as possible — about precisely where every dollar goes.
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As Congress debated the Democrat health care overhaul legislation last year, the ardent support of the senior advocacy organization AARP, which was key to its passage, raised a massive red flag with many people, including many AARP members. After all, in addition to failing to address skyrocketing health care costs, ObamaCa
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In 1911: The mail stage between Weaverville and Redding started to make the trip in one day. Weaverville residents would receive their mail in the evening instead of at 10 o'clock on the second day out of Redding.
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Anderson ended up playing three games after an Arcata tournament was canceled this past weekend.
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Redding officials have identified four city services for potential outsourcing.
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The Redding Peace Officers' Association web site helpfully links here to a lengthy story on Shelby Allen in the April issue of Good Housekeeping magazine....
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Glad you asked. A hearing had been scheduled tomorrow, but attorney Michael Colantuono, who's assisting with the city's defense, tweets that the judge has recused and the proceedings will be delayed. Steven Baker would have been the judge in the...
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George Will's latest column is a must-read. The gist: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit is considering whether St. Louis can regulate what Roos can say concerning what the government has done to him....
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The Kearns Clan and others met in Lincoln, CA. on April 2, 2011 for a spectacular 45 mile bike ride through rolling hills, country roads, and beautiful scenery. The group had a blast while climbing over 2 thousand feet and then soaring at speeds of 40 miles per hour down the curving country roads.
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Responding to Friday's editorial, "Diana_Krall_Fan" suggests that recent musing about what our legislative and congressional districts might look like post-redistricting has an ulterior motive: With the pieces in the editor's blog about redistricting, it appears he is considering a run...
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3 rather evident utility enclosures define the curb appeal of this bank owned home in Anderson in the main marketing image. It might be hard to find an angle to photograph around them. We envision them painted up to resemble 3 Star Wars droid
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Two Washington men were arrested early this morning after a Red Bluff police officer found 6.8 pounds of processed marijuana in the car they were driving, police said.
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Shasta transit buses parked in front of a train at the Redding Depot in the 1920s. 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, call 530.243.3720 or click here to visit the Shasta Hi
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A 21-year-old Red Bluff man was arrested late last night after a Valero employee said he stole hot food from the gas station on Sutter Street in Red Bluff.
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Expect another sunny, pleasant day today in the Redding area. Temperatures are expected to reach 69 degrees, and drop down to about 46 degrees tonight. Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Sacramento predict more warmth for tomorrow, with sunshine and a high of 76 degrees. There's a chance for showers every day
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The goal is to get these girls’ heads attached. First there is the matter of stitching some comely costumes — red and pink dresses and little tutus. That is going on this weekend at DarcyArts work space. Once the bodies are clothed the heads are carefully and securely sewn on. Soon we’ll have four girls [.
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At a recent fundraiser for the Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama 2012, I spoke with Sheriff Joe Arpaio from Maricopa County, Ariz. Arpaio is called "America's Toughest Sheriff" because of his unyielding stance in dealing with illegal aliens and other criminals. People tend to love him or hate him, but it cannot be
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"Wait until you have kids of your own," one of my parents' frequent refrains during my tumultuous teen years has now come back to haunt me. At the time I couldn't comprehend the frustration they felt at the gap in understanding between us.
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Mary Thomas and Coupar Thomas, both of Anderson, are engaged to be married May 19, 2012, in Redding. The bride-elect is the daughter of Michael and Janice Thomas of Redding and Pamela Knowles of Redding. She was born and raised in Redding. She works as a personnel coordinator for Maxim Healthcare Services. Her fiance is t
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This week I had a two readers with plans to visit Hawaii's Big Island ask if I've heard anything about the post-tsunami situation there. Coincidentally a friend of mine returned to Redding from the Big Island the day before the tsunami. She called friends who owned a bed and breakfast there to make sure they were safe. They
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Breaking free of winter this year has been a wild ride. We've had some memorable downpours in the past few days that make the recent emergence of spring weather more than a little welcome.
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George and Loretta Humphries of Redding celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at Olive Garden with their family. They were married Dec. 27, 1960, in Havertown, Pa. They moved to Southern California in 1962, where they owned a Straw Hat Pizza in La Mirada. They moved to Bayside in 1975 where they owned a Straw Hat Pizz
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Michelle Barr of Chula Vista and Kelly Vines of Redding are engaged to be married at Farmhouse Inn in Julian on May 7, 2011. The bride-elect is the daughter of Dan and Barbara Barr of San Diego. She attends Southwestern College. Her fiance is the son of Roger and Sylvia Vines of Redding. He graduated from Shasta High Scho
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Dear Straight Talk: My stepsister and I are both seniors and have applied to colleges. We share a room during visitations and where she has always been interested in a close relationship, her company is something I tolerate rather than enjoy. When she realized my college of choice, it became hers, too. Chances are good that
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Payton has a very dear friend Hannah. They were born one month apart and have simply been in each other's lives ever since. Through play dates, Sunday school classes, and joined family camping trips, these two have forged a friendship that has stood the test of time and distance.
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Dan and Barbara Piro of Redding celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on March 30, 2011, with a dinner hosted by their children at the home of Ernest and Linda Long. The Piros were married March 30, 1951 at St. Joseph's Church in La Puente. Dan and Barbara have lived in Redding for 40 years. Dan retired from Union Oil
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Success, it's been said, has many fathers, while failure is an unwanted orphan.
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It's a surprise that Jerry Brown isn't finding more common ground with conservatives in the Legislature. In some ways, he's governing like one.
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At Tuesday's Redding City Council meeting, Jerry Wagar, president of Ochoa and Shehan Builders, and I will present a proposal to eliminate the annual inflationary increases being applied to building and development impact fees. Why? Let me explain.
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Charter is simply a grab for power
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Red Hawks 1-1 in conference
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Dear Babe: I have two 2001 silver dollar commemorative coins. One is Dale Earnhardt Sr. and the other is Dale Earnhardt Jr. These are in mint condition. The Amazing Mint coins are 99 percent silver.— Bill Solus, WeedMore often than not silver coins end up being worth whatever silver is at. I'd say that's going
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Junior Volleyball camp for first through third-graders
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Simpson ups record to 6-16 on the season
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The Trinity River system is quite massive and covers a great deal of the watershed system of the Klamath Basin. The South Fork of the Trinity River system is the largest of the tributaries. If one was to get on a high bluff around Cottonwood and look off in the far western distance, you can see where this river might begin.
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It's billed as "the world's toughest mountain bike race," 2,700 miles of snow-covered passes, nearly 40 miles of elevation gain in a course that stretches from Canada to Mexico along the Continental Divide.
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Road ID is one of those products that you hope you never need, but if you ever need it, you're darn glad that you've got it with you. It's a little thing, but it can make a huge difference. Basically, the Road ID is a bracelet (they have other versions that go around your ankle or tie onto your shoe) that commun
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In case there were still a few doubters, the Hornets still have a strong boys track and field team.
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New rules that would change the way lenders are compensated have the mortgage brokers worried about their bottom line and predicting that the already beat-up housing market may suffer another blow.
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A 5-year-old boy suffered minor injuries Friday night when he was hit by a car in Red Bluff.
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Q: I am a member of the Patriot Guard Riders. We, along with the Missing in America Project, escort fallen veterans to their final resting place, be it at the Northern California Veteran Cemetery or elsewhere.
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Everyone likes a good bargain and the Internet is making it easier to find them. There are all sorts of websites that let you swap products, offer free shipping and that let you buy or sell things you want to get rid of.
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The three primary concerns/goal for most Americans are the purchase of a home; the education of their children; and retirement.
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In 1911: L.F. Bassett, voluntary weather observer, furnished the following interesting data of weather conditions for March: monthly mean temperature 57.1; highest temperature 85: lowest temperature 37; rainfall 7.03 inches.
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Diabetics and their supporters gathered Saturday in the Market Street Promenade in downtown Redding to share information.
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Unemployed people, breast-feeding mothers and new homebuyers may all find different and new deductions on their taxes this year.
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Allen Albaugh is a third generation Fall River Valley rancher and grower. At 62, he's "given up any idea of getting rich from farming.
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About 300 people saddled up and rode for cancer research Saturday at the Tehama District Fair grounds in Red Bluff.
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Mike Tomlinson has been smokin' since he relocated his popular barbecue restaurant.
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Builders say cutting any cost would hel
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Spring is officially here (despite recent weather indications to the contrary) and we all know the drill. It's time for some spring cleaning. As you're polishing your faucets to glimmer like a disco ball, you realize that the tarnish just isn't lifting like it used to. Maybe it's time to replace it, but do y
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Two people are trapped in a car that flipped upside down and landed in a creek alongside Millville Plains Road between Highway 44 and Dersch Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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A double-wide mobile home burned to the ground this afternoon on Lazy J Lane north of Redding.
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Wilson! Who can forget Tom Hanks plaintive cry after losing his companion at sea, a volleyball. Cast Away is one of those truly great films that stays with you long after the story ends. Th
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A 5-year-old boy suffered minor injuries Friday night when he was hit by a car in Red Bluff.
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he Redding area may see scattered showers today before 11 a.m. but after that expect a partly sunny day.
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Channel 12 reports on a Gallup survey. Excerpt: Two major north state cities placed near the bottom of a recent Gallup Poll. Based on citizen surveys from 2010, Redding ranks as one of the top ten saddest cities in America....
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In much of the North State, several weeks of rain or snow gave way to SUNSHINE for the closing days of March and the opening days of April and it could not have been more welcome. I was assured by the powers that be (in this case, weather forecasters) that March would go out like [...]
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Looking at this hypothetical map of a State of Jefferson congressional district, commenter "miquel95929" complained that Butte County is "done being divided" and suggested an alternative. Now, the fact is Butte County has the largest population north of Sacramento, and...
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In austere times, what government at every level needs is the flexibility to try new ways to serve the public while conserving tax dollars.
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Response is sign of cooperation
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Regular readers of this column know I've never been a fan of Stillwater Business Park. But the park — at least a $30 million chunk of it — is now a reality and like any taxpayer or resident of Redding I'm hoping it'll deliver on at least some of the promises its boosters made.
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PV hands Cougars their 1st home loss
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Shasta gives up 4-run lead in 8-4 defeat
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West Valley High School wrestler Austin Lobsinger captured fourth place among juniors in the 215-pound weight class at the 22nd annual National Wrestling Championships in Virginia Beach, Va., on Friday.
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These should be good times for the NCAA.
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This past January, California implemented a federal law mandating light bulbs must be more energy efficient, knocking the classic 100-watt incandescent light bulb off store shelves. Though the state has already adopted the legislation, national Republican lawmakers have drafted a bill calling for the repeal of one of the na
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In the spirit of César Chávez Day, 60 AmeriCorps volunteers and friends spent their Friday plucking hardened weeds, mowing unruly grass, and neatening the vegetation at the People of Progress Garden on Court Street and at the Shasta College Community Teaching Garden, both in Redding.
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Police and fire investigators arrested a Redding man Thursday on suspicion of arson and attempted murder, saying he tried to kill his wife by setting their home on fire in January.
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Palo Cedro wreck injures two teens
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Redding could face up to $3 million of additional budget cuts this year and next.
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One-time Shasta Lake Mayor Gracious Palmer is looking for more openness in local government affairs and on Tuesday she might get her way.
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Rep. Wally Herger, R-Chico, examined what he called "shocking details" about AARP and questioned its chief executive officer, Barry Rand, at a House subcommittee hearing Friday.
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Troy Patton, right, a member of the Backcountry Horsemen of California from Long Beach, demonstrates a box hitch Friday during the group's 2011 Rendezvous at the Tehama District Fair grounds in Red Bluff. The event goes on through Sunday and is free to the public. It features members of the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare
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A Redding man was sentenced Friday to six years in prison after he pleaded guilty in January to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated in connection with the September death of a Redding woman.
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Three years after retaining Cushman & Wakefield's John Troughton, city staff want to consider someone new. Troughton & Co. earned a $111,000 commission on the "free" lot given/sold to Southern Aluminum Finishing, so far the park's only tenant. Here's the...
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Here's a fascinating bit of weekend reading about former California State Controller Steve Westly, a Democratic power-player: One of President Barack Obama's most prolific fundraisers, Westly was among guests at January's state dinner for the president of China. A month...
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Maybe Sir Trotsky Littlefiend failed the screen test -- which is a requirement for being First Pet, as Jerry Brown's dog is a serious (sort of) political player....
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One of the more unusual photos we’ve come across in presenting to you our Foreclosure Deal of the Day for the last 2.5 years. April Fools prank? No, probably not, since this one was listed a couple days before today. As the single suppl
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A young man may have taken a backward dive off the Court Street Bridge in Redding this afternoon.
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A Redding man was sentenced this morning in Shasta County Superior Court to six years in prison after he pleaded guilty in January to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated in connection with the September death of a Redding woman.
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Bill requiring contract vote is senseless hurdle
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What's the commission on 'free' Stillwater lot?
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Mike Witesman, Redding
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I too saw the much-discussed WSJ article about government jobs eclipsing those "making stuff" that Marc highlights here. Leaving aside the quibbling over who's a taker and who's a maker, the story is really about the ebb of manufacturing employment...
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The first quarter of 2011 is in the books! The Redding residential home market has been very stable thus far in 2011. 1242 homes were available for sale in early January.  Today, the number of active listings stands at 1260 today compared to 1424 a year ago . Spring usually brings a spike in the number of homes listed
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The long-term forces behind the hollowing out of our industrial base and the rise of the service sector are complex, of course, but Stephen Moore marshals some sobering stats in a Wall Street Journal piece. If you want to understand...
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Farm Dreams columnist Casey Schurig maps out a plan for north state gardeners to put into play this month.
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For an activity that's so good for body and soul, gardening can be rather hard on a person. Here are a few ways to avoid aches, pains and injuries this gardening season.
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Frustrated with having to do lots of touch-up work on a painting project? Ask Anna columnist Anna Moseley offers a strategy for painting perfect lines.
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Upcoming events include Shasta College's Spring Plant Sale and Cottonwood Garden Club's garden tour.
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Shasta College/UC Master Gardeners offer a few ideas for protecting the garden from gophers, moles, deer, birds and some bugs.
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Police and fire investigators arrested a Redding man Thursday on suspicion of arson and attempted murder, saying he tried to kill his wife by setting their home on fire in January.
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A correspondent who does a lot of work with the homeless in Redding sends this wonderful scoop from my old colleague Tim Hearden, published in the Capital Press. The 4-Hers got a $2,000 service learning grant with the idea of...
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The California Water Blog relays some big news: In an effort to expand habitat for native species and end problematic wastewater discharges into the Delta, two legislators from Southern California have proposed legislation that would require all residents of the...
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Two teenage boys were arrested early this morning on suspicion of theft and possession of stolen property.
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A few steps from the sculpture that so offends the sensibilities of my friend is perhaps my favorite public art work (see snapshot) -- a bronze statue of one of Redding's foremost founders, sitting on a bench in Caldwell...
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing: Open Night skiing: Closed Temperature: 35 degrees. Skies: Clear Wind: Light Visibility: Unlimited Depth: 98 inches at base, 216 inches at top New snow overnight: None New snow during the past 24 hours: None Snow surface: Fresh powder on top of machine groomed Trails: 32 open, 23
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The Chronicle reports on a poll commissioned by a teachers' union that finds strong support for new taxes --- but those are taxes that most of us won't pay. With negotiations over how to solve California's $26.6 billion state budget...
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Most of our readers are familiar with the tragic story of Shelby Allen, who died from alcohol poisoning after drinking at a friend's house. The story of what happened and how her family has turned the loss of their beloved daughter into a crusade to save other teens was published in the April 2011 edition of Good Housekeepi
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We have a governmental structure that diffuses authority so broadly that it requires virtual unanimity on any major issue. And it collides with a California that's become so diverse and complex that it lacks consensus, much less unanimity, on any...
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police believe many baseball fans witnessed the beating of a San Francisco Giants fan that left him critically injured after the opening day game at Dodger Stadium and they're asking Friday for their help in identifying the attackers.
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From the council agenda: Request from Mary Machado and Jerry Wagar to eliminate the annual Construction Cost Index adjustment to building and development impact fees [L-010-045] Details here. On the consent calendar (why there?): Authorize Mayor to execute a Letter...
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A Red Bluff man was rescued from thick brush in the chilly water of the Sacramento River in Red Bluff early Thursday after abandoning his boat the night before.
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Two people suffered moderated injuries in a wreck this morning in Palo Cedro.
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Incoming clouds may bring a reminder of recent wet weeks in the north state. Tonight and Saturday will likely be mostly cloudy, according to the National Weather Service. There's a 30 percent chance of showers tonight after 11 p.m. and a 40 percent chance of showers Saturday. Tonight's low should be 51 degrees and Saturday
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At the time of this writing, The Dude was getting ready to jump in the car, gas up and head with his amazing girlfriend down to catch Lady Gaga perform in Sacramento. I’m not going to lie – The Dude is goo-goo for Gaga. He’s also goo-goo for his compatriots’ questions, dilemmas, ponderings and relationship [...]
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What: Opening Reception for "Pop Culture! A Celebration of Iconic and Absurd American Obsessions" When: Today (April 1), 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Where: Liberty Arts, 108 W. Miner Street, Yreka, CA 96097.  530.842.0222 Liberty Arts shines a white-hot spotlight on the bona-fide phenomena of Pop Culture. The gallery invites you to j
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Plans are afoot to build a second deck on the iconic Sundial Bridge across the Sacramento River in Redding. According to city of Redding officials, a second deck is needed to separate slow-moving strollers, casual dog-walkers and gawkers who clog the span from the cyclists, runners, in-line skaters and power walkers who on
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Seeing last night's post about what new Assembly/Senate districts might look like, Silas Lyons wondered what a district might look like that managed to bury conservative Shasta County in a sea of liberals. Impossible, you say? Guess again. The dark...
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WV's 2 top players net team 2nd place
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by Chitra Divakaruni When Americanized Uma heads to the Indian Consulate to get a visa to visit her parents, she is trapped in the basement with a wide variety of other visa-seekers by an earthquake. To dispel the stress of waiting to be rescued, she suggests that they all share “one amazing thing” a
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by Fred Chappel As his grandmother lies dying, 11-year-old Jess remembers her through stories of the women she surrounded herself with. Jess becomes the hinge that connects his grandmother to the life she is leaving and the strong, quirky and loving mountain women who helped to shape the greater communi
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by Lisa Lipkin Create a family “oral tradition” with this hands on guide for kids ages 3-10. Integrating storytelling into the routine can create teaching moments for ev­erything from family history, ethics and sense of identity. Storytelling benefi ts children by building literacy skills and engagin
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by Diana Abu-Jaber In this humorous homage to her fa­ther, Abu-Jaber takes us on a humor­ous journey through her childhood and search for self-identity. Food became an important connection between the two worlds she inhab­ited – the shores of Lake Ontario and the desert tents of Jordan. A memoir that
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As chairman of the House Ways and Means subcommittee on health, Rep. Wally Herger holds a vital leadership post from which he could fight to tame the bankrupting costs of federal health care spending — especially Medicare, the insurance program for Americans over 65 whose costs will soar in coming decades as the baby
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"Many of the members of Congress of both parties who have gone to Syria in recent months have said they believe he's a reformer,— Hillary Clinton said of Bashar al-Assad. Few things said by this administration in its two years can match this one for moral bankruptcy and strategic incomprehensibility.
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North state suction-dredging miners aren't happy about proposed Department of Fish and Game regulations.
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Redding police, including a SWAT team, failed Thursday to find a wanted Anderson man they believed to be inside a residence at a Lake Boulevard mobile home park.
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ANDERSON — The West Valley boys golf team may have the best one-two punch for the top golfers in the Northern Athletic League.
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After a straight week of rain, I don't think anyone was more excited than I was to get back outside and see some of our local spring prep stars in action.
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The Foothill High girls soccer team picked up another home win by topping Red Bluff 2-0 on Thursday.
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Why is country in poor shape?
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Syria's Assad is no 'reformer'
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Herger's AARP crusade stinksof retribution
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Shasta County residents are more likely to breathe clean air, get preventive health screenings and graduate from high school than people statewide, but they’re also more likely to smoke, live in poverty and lack access to healthy foods, according to a comprehensive health report released this week. The second annual Count
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With all the pennants, buttons and bumper stickers, Erin Dervin's office looks as if a Giants memorabilia store exploded inside.
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After listening to north state author Al Rocca talk to his class this week, Bryan Ramos said he learned that a book can be disgusting.
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March would have made an impressive January.
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Nov. 28 trial date set in child molestation case
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When Larry Nagy and his family started looking for a home to buy, a vacant lot next to his mother's property in Shasta Lake came on the market.
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A new report by Rep. Wally Herger accuses the AARP of supporting health care reform because the organization would profit from the legislation at its clients' expense, a claim AARP flatly denies.
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RED BLUFF —City and county elected officials will meet Monday to discuss how Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to shift responsibility for some state prisoners and parolees might affect local agencies.
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In a departure, no moving pictures, but pictures nonetheless.Thursday night I attended a pinup photographers Meetup in the Bowery, where we were tasked with shooting Burlesque. The lovely Lily Stitches, Martina Markota and Miss Em were the performers.I shot 363 frames between two cameras and ended up editing the following 1
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Around in the Studio that is!  I have about 4 Canvases that are just itching for a start!  I lost my drying rack over the Winter, so now I am going to have to wing it until I can go get me another!  Plus, coming soon is the Pecha Kucha Night! &
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Whiskeytown National Recreation Area seeks kayak tour assistants and visitor center information specialists.
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An export market for a long-suffering industry? An almost-unalloyed good, but the North Coast Journal reports that a log-export boom has interesting side-effects on the local economy. The explosion in forest products exports, which began a few years ago in...
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What: 4th Annual Westside Performing Arts Company (WPAC) Spring Theatre Academy Registration When: April 25 through April 29, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Pre-registration takes place April 20. Where: WPAC studio, 1666 E. Cypress Ave, Redding Who should participate? Our Spring Academy is open to ages 7 to 18 years of age. If you ar
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These jet skiers were having a grand time jumping the diversion dam in Caldwell Park this afternoon, watched by a rapt if disbelieving crowd. Looks crazy fun. Extreme sports, Redding style. The river is almost at flood stage -- it's...
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Sen. LaMalfa feels your pain. His Senate Bill 333 would raise the speed limit for big rigs and trailer-towing trucks and cars to 5 mph under the regular speed limit. I believe it's now as much as 15 mph slower...
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A Mexican man wanted for attempted murder following a 2008 stabbing in Red Bluff was arrested this month while trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border between Mexicali and Calexico.
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Details here at this baseball blog. While the item's a bit stale, my correspondent noted that today, after all, is Opening Day.......
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I certainly share Bruce's enthusiasm for city-wide high-speed broadband Internet service, like what Google's planning for Kansas City, Kansas. But is REU the right choice to provide it? Its costs are high (consider its unionized workforce with enviable pay, pensions...
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A big rig drove down a steep embankment off Highway 299 this morning near Round Mountain.
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The first-dog reject when Mrs. Brown decided "Sutter" would be more appropriate for the governor? I don't know, but this snippet of video on the governor's YouTube channel is strange and hilarious....
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I was not surprised to see an e-mail alert from the Redding Tea Party chapter promoting a a rally in favor of Assembly Bill 26, a measure by Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks -- no, really) that would replicate some...
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1. “A Bench in the Sun” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights and 2 p.m. Sundays through April 16 at Riverfront Playhouse, 1620 E. Cypress Ave., Redding. Comedy directed by Leon Compton and Norm Overbay. Opening and closing night, $22; regular evenings, $17; matinees, $15. Tickets available at the door or in advanc
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As incongruous as it may seem, Southern California beach girl and University of California at Berkeley graduate Sue Rosoff made her name in photography documenting the sport and culture of professional rodeo. What started as a master’s thesis turned into a collaboration with Growney Brothers Rodeo Company that named, prom
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Think Thai food is all hot and spicy? Consider a visit to Nipa’s Thai Cuisine on Churn Creek Road.
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There have been a good number of businesses to come into town the past couple years – some have made it, many have not. While the entrepreneurial spirit introduces a good deal of new businesses, personalities and such to the area, there is something to be said about those establishments with a longstanding track record.
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It’s not often that top-notch musical entertainment is offered for free, but that’s the only way the four components of the United States Army Field Band will perform. As musical ambassadors of the U.S. Army, they say it’s their duty to share their talents.
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A 73-year-old Tehama County man facing federal child molestation charges has a Nov. 28 trial date.
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I received an email from a client I sold a house to recently alerting me of an interesting call he received from his lender. A representative of the lender visited and read comments on his Facebook page about trials and tribulations he encountered while revamping a rental property he owns here in the north state after
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This Mercury News story strikes a rather overheated tone, but the consequence of the breakdown in budget talks will, I reckon, be serious. The state is facing the threat of a damaged credit rating and even more cuts to the...
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As I’ve skipped  merrily through as many art projects as I could get together mini embroidery hoop silk screens are one of my favorite. You get to use Mod Podge, cheap gauzy, thrift store curtain material and any size embroidery hoop you want/need. Here is the set up. See the weave on the old curtain [...]
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing: Open Night skiing: Closed Temperature: 35 degrees. Skies: Clear Wind: Light Visibility: Unlimited Depth: 98 inches at base, 216 inches at top New snow overnight: None New snow during the past 24 hours: None Snow surface: Fresh powder on top of machine groomed Trails: 32 open, 21
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Recreational boating is back on along the Sacramento River through Redding.
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That would be the Shasta Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center! 11th ANNUAL RUN 4 THE WILD FUND RAISER - 2011 They are located just on the backside (?sorta) of Anderson River Park and this Saturday, April 2, starting at 10 a.m., they are having their Annual "Open House & Baby Shower"! It is FR
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Here’s an irritated real estate agent using YouTube to get her point across. She sold a house though a Short Sale with Bank of America. Meanwhile another department of the bank kept chugging along and was prepared to secure (lock down) the house pre-foreclosure. If the new owners of the home hadn’t been home,
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Oops. Writer error. It seems we received a complaint about our edgy humor on this post, so it has been removed. Sorry! We don’t post here to make enemies. Many people tell us they like our odd attempts at finding humor mixed in the wre
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It’s true, I often create my own mayhem.It’s part title of my blog and it’s printed on my business cards. I can get into the most amazing situations. Probably not by accident. It's how my
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Now this is spring – sunshine and 85 degrees. A hefty dose of sun and calm winds today should boost the high past 80, according to the National Weather Service. Friday should be equally sunny although a little less warm, with a high of 82 expected. Late Friday clouds are expected to gather and there's a
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What: Opening Party for New Exhibits at Red Bluff Art Gallery, featuring Juli Ryan's Magical Art and the Annual Abstract Exhibit When: Friday (April 1), 5 to 8 p.m. Where: Red Bluff Art Gallery This Friday, the First Friday Art Event kicks off with a new show by Juli Ryan called "Fantasy Works," full of [...]
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What: Habitat for Humanity Shasta Cascade's Open House and Art Show When: Sunday (April 3), 1 to 4 p.m. Where: 3172 West Street, City of Shasta Lake (Exit Oasis, go north on Cascade, left on Crystal) Tour the new Habitat for Humanity Home in Shasta Lake, bid in a silent art auction and enjoy refreshments in an [...]
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Calling all lovers of broncos, colts, fillies and foals! If you have 400 square feet of outdoor, sheltered and fenced land to spare, you can be the proud parent of a wild horse or burro from the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Program. Over 400 horses and burros are adopted each [...]
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With a continuously growing line near her station, Elizzabeth Gash of Shear-N-Dipity hair salon in Red Bluff used her specialized scissors to slash several inches from a woman’s lengthy mane.
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So, besides our congressional districts, the Citizens Redistricting Commission will also be drawing new districts for the state Assembly and Senate. Again, these districts traditionally follow north-south corridors, but there's nothing written in the state constitution requiring that. As it...
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The Central Valley baseball team knocked off Anderson 10-6 at Volonte Park on Wednesday.
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What do we need Google for anyway?
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Military-industrial complex is at work
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In his speech Monday night to a public thoroughly, and understandably, befuddled about U.S. policy in Libya, President Obama began to fill in some important blanks. The White House would dispute this assessment, but Obama's remarks came unfortunately late. Rallying the public behind "kinetic military action," my
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Red Bluff still at the top with win over Shasta
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Team shows potential to repeat as section champs
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The Central Valley baseball team knocked off Anderson 10-6 at Volonte Park on Wednesday.
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The Redding Swim Team (RAD) and Sun Oaks Aquatics of Redding (SOAR) are both sending swimmers to compete in the Far Western Swimming Championships that begin today in Morgan Hill.
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An October 2009 bicycle wreck at Clover Creek Preserve has spawned a lawsuit against the city of Redding, its Redevelopment Agency and Innovations Housing, the affordable home developer once known as Habitat for Humanity.
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In another cost-cutting move, Turtle Bay Exploration Park has eliminated its chief financial officer position.
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RABA has dollars in hand to move ahead with a long-planned property purchase needed to expand its downtown Redding bus terminal.
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Sheriff seeks clues in Siskiyou cases
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An Anderson man escaped his rental home early Wednesday morning as flames swept through the building.
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North state continues to be at or near the bottom of a list of the state's healthiest counties.
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Grand Oaks kids honored for exercising.
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A 2009 roller coaster accident that nearly severed the leg of a Weaverville boy at a Southern California theme park would likely have been prevented if the company had actually inspected the ride's fraying cables, state investigators say.
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Redding never exactly went gaga for Google.
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Say, the California Redistrcicting Commission is holding a statewide blitz of public hearings starting next month -- and starting, of all places, in Redding. Part of the reason for spending a couple of months roaming the state is to elicit...
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One of the recurring themes when Redding Electric Utility officials explain recent years' rate increases is that the recent dry spell -- combined with a less generous contract from the Bureau of Reclamation -- has meant less cheap hydroelectric power...
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Check your route carefully. Highway 101 is quite buried in southern Humboldt County. Details and a scary photo here....
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Gary Rossman, Redding
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Obama fills in the blanks
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Google is not the only route to a fiber city
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You may need complex carbs
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If something should happen to you, would your loved ones know what to do? We are writing about this topic from the standpoint of handling your personal affairs, rather than the complexities of emotions and grieving that we covered in a previous column. We also assume that you have an estate plan or will and have authorized
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This spring, the Cardiac Rehabilitation Center at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding will celebrate 30 years of assisting patients recover from heart procedures and adapt to healthier lifestyles in the north state.
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BloodSource announced this week is in need of O- and O+ donors.
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A Redding chiropractor pleaded guilty today to one felony count of lewd and lascivious conduct with a 10-year-old girl in exchange for having the case against him dismissed once he successfully completes an extensive sex offender counseling and treatment program.
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The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate two suspected cold case homicides and is asking for the public’s help.
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"...Will Redding's ugliest public sculpture be (hopefully) swept away by the flooding Sacramento River?" texted a river-walking friend who attached this just-snapped picture of a piece of art at Caldwell Park....
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What a beautiful week we are having this week!! So happy to see the sun again. Spring is always a refreshing break after the winter storms and before the summer heat. It's also a very popular time for senior portraits! If you haven't had your senior portraits taken yet, make sure you call soon to book those perfect spring s
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Firefighters extinguished a fire today at the Siskiyou Forest Products mill on Highway 273 in Anderson.
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Redding city councilors recently relaxed rules governing the construction of second units within the city limits. Realtors have successfully lobbied the state legislature to require planning agencies adopt rules detailing the requirements for property owners who would like to add a second home for a caregiver or family
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An Anderson man escaped his rental home early this morning as a fire destroyed the house.
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing: Open Night skiing: Closed Temperature: 25 degrees. Skies: Foggy Wind: Light Visibility: Limited Depth: 102 inches at base, 223 inches at top New snow overnight: None New snow during the past 24 hours: None Snow surface: Fresh powder on top of machine groomed Trails: 32 open, 19
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are loud, persuasive and riches. Teacher’s Pet“Scotch bonnet. Persuasive. Trombone. Haberdashery.”Mason Locke tumbled the words across his tongue, pitched them to the roof of his mouth an
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From her bed on the 11th floor of an apartment building in Cairo, Egypt, not far from Tahrir Square, Redding’s Ann Muir listened to the sounds of gunfire and explosions below. It was a late January evening in this city of nearly 20 million, located in the ancient cornerstone of human civilization. Muir was significantly [
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OOOOOH ! the "Record Searchlight" is getting hard hitting now, thank God because we all know how important it is to save our "trees" from the court.Are.our "trees" are being taken from good parents and given to abusive ones ?Are Judges, mediators, attorneys and therapists  committing illegal acts and conspi
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Sunny skies are expected the rest of the workweek in the north state. The sun should push today's high to 79 degrees in Redding, according to the National Weather Service. Winds should be out of the north or northwest at 5 to 15 mph, with gust up to 23 mph. Thursday and Friday should also be sunny, accord
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Work is humming along here in the DarcyArts studio. In fact I’ve got work lined up for the next six weeks. I know my lovely buyers are patient and good tempered. It is my impatience that constantly nips at my heels. I was born that way. Time is so fluid, sometimes speedy, fleeting, sometimes as [...]
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This website is meant for Realtors, but may be of interest to viewers looking for more accurate information about Short Sales. There are a lot of scams going around, and we’ve heard some instances where inappropriate legal advice is being offered to troubled mortgagees. Go to
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Consider what’s good about this one before dwelling on the challenges. 1. Shasta Lake City utilities and sewer. Cheaper electricity, and no septic system
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The sign says Dry Creek. It’s not. In a few more days, if the sun come
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Why are you looking at a video screen right now? Have you not noticed that very bright light in the sky? It’s called the sun, and you should be enjoying it after suffering through weeks of dreary rain and snow. Get outside right now and come back to the Take-Out Window after sunset. I’ll wait [...]
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It is all but certain that the Kings basketball team will move from Sacramento to Anaheim, where the Kings will rebrand themselves as the Royals. Considering how awful the Kings have been during their stay in Sacramento – 8 winning seasons in 26 years – rebranding is in order. Getting some decent players and a [...]
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I always seem to have leftovers after a holiday, and I'm hosting an Easter dinner for my family and friends this year. Any ideas? Instead of tossing those holiday leftovers to avoid more overindulging, use them to your advantage. Here are some practical tips and recipes to help you reduce food waste and space out
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Gov. Jerry Brown won office on a pledge that he wouldn't raise taxes without voter approval — a promise he's more or less kept so far even as Republican lawmakers have withheld a few votes needed to put tax extensions on the ballot in June. But will Brown insist the voters have a say on the $2.4 billion renewa
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Great-grandfather already suffering
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The latest published data from the 2010 census show how people are moving from place to place within the United States. In general, people are voting with their feet against places where the liberal, welfare-state policies favored by the intelligentsia are most deeply entrenched.
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The NY Times' economics columnist David Leonhardt helps explain why, seemingly rising prices notwithstanding, we're not really seeing what economists understand as inflation: There is also reason to think that inflation will fall in coming months. Rising oil prices alone...
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Emily Arnold struck out 14 and tossed a five-inning perfect game as the Hayfork softball team beat Mercy 13-0 on Tuesday.
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The Double Pump Northern Section All-Star boys basketball game went down to the wire Sunday at Pleasant Valley High School in Chico with Corning's Cameron Nye coming up with the winning shot in the final 10 seconds for a 99-97 North win.
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Shasta pitchers combine to throw 6-inning no-hitter
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For some teams, there can be one opponent that is hard to figure out.
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You finally got with the program. You’re watching what you eat and joined a gym. The scale is slowly going down until suddenly, you put on your favorite work outfit and it’s sagging. Or worse, your coworkers comment on the loose butt or sagging shoulders. Generally speaking, losing 10 to 15 pounds can result in droppin
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A Redding Electric Utility lineman who resigned two months after being arrested on suspicion of driving a city-owned truck while intoxicated said he feels remorse and has stopped drinking.
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An outspoken longtime Redding attorney has won his biggest individual civil court case verdict in his more than 40-year career.
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A 57-year-old former Red Bluff woman was arrested Friday on federal bank fraud charges.
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An attorney representing the Department of Fish and Game says a San Francisco judge has ordered wardens to overstep their authority by beefing up enforcement of already controversial agricultural irrigation permits in Siskiyou County.
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Local kayakers have been out in force riding the high waters on the Sacramento River.
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Shasta County Secret Witness is asking for information leading to the arrest of Jacinto Jose Valdovino.
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Singaporean chef/cooking teacher Vanessa Frida speaks warmly of Thai sweet chili sauce and its all-around usefulness. M. de Joie had heard of it but wasn't really sure what it was -- there are many products labeled chili sauce or chili paste that don't taste at all like what a Californian might think. But Vanessa Frida [...
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What: Muletown When: 8 p.m. Friday Where: the Post Office Saloon in downtown Redding Join Muletown at 8 p.m. Friday as the band pours out some Klamath Mountain soul music to celebrate a break in the rain. They'll also be toasting cool-gal Marcia Ames's birthday. And, if you get a moment, Muletown is streaming all 12 son
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A Cottonwood man arrested last week on suspicion of animal cruelty to 13 pit bulls and illegal possession of methadone lived in absolute squalor with dog feces and cigarette butts littering one of his bedrooms, a Redding police report said.
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What: SBDC offers workshop: Social Media … for Small Business? When: April 7, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Where: Center for Economic and Workforce Development, 2990 Innsbruck Dr., Redding. The Shasta College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers a new business workshop: Social Media … for Small Business? This workshop
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Grand Oaks Elementary will be awarded a $1,000 check from CVS/pharmacy Thursday for promoting physical activity among students.
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So, what's cooking in your kitchen lately? Have you recently created a family favorite dish? Have you made an otherwise generic recipe your own by adding a blend of secret ingredients? Have a long-appreciated family recipe handed down from generation to generation? Enter it into the Record Searchlight's Last Recipe Standing
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A free e-waste event and appliance collection event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Redding.
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Star of Hitchcock classics "Strangers on a Train" and "Rope". Dead in New York City at 85. Trailer for the 1951 thriller in which Granger plays a tennis star who meets the wrong man on a train:...
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It's no secret that jobs is not what draws people to Redding, California, in fact our city has reported a high level of unemployment, as high as 15% in recent months. We are frequently asked, "what is about Redding that people like?" and "what draws them to the area?" They say a picture is worth a thousand words
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It’s more than just a “Demo Day” at Sevillano Links this Sat. April 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open to all golfers, their family and friends, this large Demo Day provides a chance to test new equipment, club fitting services, FREE putting clinics with PGA and LPGA Club Pros, a long drive contest & putting contest to
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The Chamber Singers and String Ensemble of Weimar College, a small Christian school east of Sacramento, will present a vesper concert at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2828 Eureka Way, in Redding, Friday, April 8 at 7 p.m. The groups are under the direction of Dr. Rodney Abriol.
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.....It's only a day away.Yaz seems to be a bit better today, though subdued and not anxious to go back outside and meet his nemesis, and that's fine with me. He's eating heartily.We leave very early tomorrow and drive to San Francisco - well, to El Cerrito, actually, where we park the car and take B
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A fight on Masonic Avenue off of Lake Boulevard is no longer keeping RABA buses from leaving the transfer station there, according to a reporter at the scene.
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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 LAKE SHASTA — The bass bite showed signs of improving since they are getting ready to spawn. While it’s still been a hit and miss deal, the swimbait bite has been very good. Bass have been suspen
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A Redding woman who ought to have known better has admitted to defrauding the California “In Home Support Services” Program. 40-year-old Ethel Joan Webb is actually one of the nine members of the In Home Support Services Advisory Committee. On Friday, Webb entered a guilty plea to filing false claims with the
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A 57 year old Red Bluff woman was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury for bank fraud. Laura Vannoy was arrested Friday, after a Federal Grand Jury returned a ten-count indictment charging her with bank fraud. The indictment alleges that over a five year period Vannoy stole checks made out to others and deposited them into h
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Rangers at Patrick’s Point State Park in Humboldt County are looking for whoever stole 230 feet of redwood railings.
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Love or hate California's clean-energy push, the Legislature is devoted to it. The Assembly today easily passed a bill raising the renewable-energy goal from 20 percent to 33 percent, by 2020. Jerry Brown, a strong supporter of renewables, will all...
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I love amazing weather phenomenon and this is definitely one I’d like to witness someday. However I have to admit it is very eerie how quickly darkness falls once you’ve been enveloped by one of these sand storms. At approximately 5.30 PM (GMT +3) a dust storm swept through Kuwait turning the setting evening s
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A Redding woman has pleaded guilty to defrauding In Home Supportive Services and is due to be sentenced on May 10, the Shasta County district attorney’s office announced today.
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I didn't know the term, but this poster explains --- and promotes what seems like a cool event for local artists and crafters....
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Q. How does your faith view organ transplants from the perspective of the donor and the recipient? Is it a gift from God? ...desecration of the body? I feel that it would be difficult at best for us to desecrate a body that will inevitability turn to dust anyway. God has given man the knowledge and ability to extend someone
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Never mind the date. This survey is serious business. On April 1, 2011, U.S. Census Bureau employees will begin the first wave of data collection for the National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation from about 53,000 households across...
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A 57-year-old former Red Bluff woman was arrested Friday on federal bank fraud charges.
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Gorgeous video of the Aurora Borealis from Norway. Well worth your 2 minutes if you haven’t seen it. Having done some minimal time lapse photography myself, it becomes even more impressive. Every short bit of imagery took an entire evening (in snow) to shoot, This year, old Sol is quite active, so the charged parti
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All real estate is local, so take this news with a dose of blood pressure medication, and no salt. As of January, home prices in 19 of the 20 the major metropolitan areas are in decline, still. Just Washington DC saw an increase. It’s good to be the seat of government, I guess. More at the link below, if you’
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What: A call to artists to participate in the Burlap Harlot Show When: Saturday, May 7 Where: Shasta District Fair Grounds, Anderson Vendor deadline: April 15 The Burlap Harlot Show is an Artisan Faire featuring local artists, food, and music in a fun environment for our community. Its organizers invite you to join in th
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What’s stuck on the chimney here? We presume it isn’t Santa. And how about that
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Helmet-cam video via a Seattle TV station....
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Last night President Obama gave an address to the world explaining his justification for taking military action in Libya. Obama has seen a lot of opposition from right wing and left wing leaders alike. Many political leaders are upset with the path Obama took to gain approval for the no fly zone over Libyan airspace. [...]
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing: Open Night skiing: Closed Temperature: 25 degrees. Skies: Clear Wind: Light Visibility: Unlimited Depth: 102 inches at base, 223 inches at top New snow overnight: None New snow during the past 24 hours: None Snow surface: Fresh powder on top of machine groomed Trails: 32 open, 2
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Contra Marc's takeaway from this excellent Wall Street Journal piece about the volatility of our state's tax system and one lonesome voice of sanity in managing it, I'd suggest that California does not soak the rich. California does indeed have...
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Spring sessions are under way! Now that the weather is clearning, our schedule is getting tight again. Flowers are getting ready to bloom, everything is green, soon we will see those beautiful poppies all over the place. If you are looking to do a spring session now is the time to book! Call today 223-5456 or click on the l
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Tehama County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for the thief or thieves who stole a solar panel from a Cottonwood home.
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After a sunny Monday that ended a nearly two-week string of soggy days in the north state, rain may return today. There's a 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 11 a.m. today, according to the National Weather Service. It should be mostly cloudy with a high of 63 degrees. The clouds are expected to cle
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Dozens of people gathered beneath the shade and softly sloping branches of a gargantuan deodar cedar Monday afternoon. They were there  to sign petitions and show support for the downtown heritage grove and its nearby historic bungalow at Yuba and Oregon streets. That site is slated for the construction of a new cour
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Police searched the hillsides off North Market Street for several hours Monday night but were unable to find a man wanted in connection with a residential burglary earlier this month.
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Even if she did plead no contest Monday to voluntary manslaughter in her husband's 1992 slaying, Kristi Lyn Lunbery says she did not kill her husband with a close-range rifle shot through the head in April 1992 as he was sleeping in their Burney home.
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Council needs to get cutting
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Retirees and other Social Security recipients must be wondering whom the government is trying to kid.
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Whom do they represent?
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Once again, a logical solution to California's estimated $25 billion budget quandary stares the state in the face. All the money that would be needed to keep all services going, pay all state employees and meet pension obligations now sits in government hands.
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It's clear that if the Hornets are going to make a run at a boys tennis Eastern Athletic League championship, they will have to go through defending EAL champs Shasta to get there.
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The Knights aren't in any position to lose any more home games this season.
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The Knights were supposed to be more of a small-ball team this season. The type that steals bases, bunts runners over and generally manufacture runs.
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The Enterprise High boys golf team took fifth place out of 18 teams in the Pleasant Valley Invitational at Bidwell Park Golf Club on Monday.
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About 100 people turned out on a sunny Monday for a midday vigil honoring a stand of thick-trunked evergreens in downtown Redding.
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A Redding Electric Utility lineman arrested in January on suspicion of driving a city-owned truck while intoxicated quit before disciplinary proceedings against him were completed.
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With record snow dumping on the area, the Mt. Shasta Ski Park is extending its 25th anniversary season.
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An April 13 preliminary hearing was scheduled Monday in Shasta County Superior Court for a Redding man whose 15-year-old daughter went missing for a month late last year and is now accusing him of having fondled her three years ago.
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In 1911: Thomas McCoy, miner, age 25, fell 40 feet down a chute in the Mammoth Mine. No bones were broken, but he suffered a severe concussion. He was in the Mammoth Copper Co.'s hospital. Dr. Sandholdt said McCoy probably would recover, although his injuries were more severe than those of Otto Shepherd, who was knocked
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Brian Burroughs has returned to Shasta County to open his own restaurant.
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While environmental activists took to downtown Redding Monday over worries that a new courthouse would destroy trees in the area, Shasta County is readying tests of the site for other environmental hazards.
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Competing against 22 teams from around California, Riley McBroome said he didn't think his team had a shot at the Odyssey of the Mind competition.
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Great Harvest Bread Co. in Redding will donate $1 to the Haven Humane Society for every honey bunny sold during the Easter season.
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Police find a camera in bathroom
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Police are searching the hillside area off North Market Street for a suspect who ran from police.
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About 15 minutes ago there was a big cat squabble knock-down-drag-out under my house. I went out and untangled the hose to shoot water under there to prise the participants out, but it wasn't necessary. Yaz came stumbling out, looking a bit dazed. I advised him to come in the house, which he did. Presently I saw one of the
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From the Wall Street Journal: Nearly half of California's income taxes before the recession came from the top 1% of earners: households that took in more than $490,000 a year. High earners, it turns out, have especially volatile incomes--their earnings...
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Simpson University will hold its annual athletic fundraising golf tournament at Tierra Oaks Club on Friday, May 6.
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Jan Dinkel, Simpson University’s director of nursing, was honored with the Women of Achievement for Community Service award by the Redding Chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW).
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All are invited to join in these evenings of music and fun at St. Joseph School.
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Join the Bostonian Tea Party on April 18 for A Celebration of America at the Sundial Bridge.
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It turned out to be another impressive victory for the McCallum family! Heather McCallum earned first place in the Rotary Club of Redding’s four-way speech contest earlier this week. Her sister, Kathryn, won top honors in the same competition last year.
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Twelve days of shear bliss and beauty in the Western Caribbean
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Kenneth Jones, Redding
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Cost of living is flat? Only in official reports
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Stan Little, Old Station
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Special districts sit on rich nest eggs
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See who was at what local event.
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I used to think that being a grandparent would be the easiest job ever. If you could survive being a parent with firsthand experience, surely you'd remember enough to wing it the second time around.
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I wish I could take credit for this picture but I can’t. I just thought I would share this with my fellow Star Wars fans. You have to admit this is a pretty cool costume.
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I have been Combing the Internet trying to find a Real discussion, having to do with the "Actual' Use of Medical Marijuana!  I seem to be able to find a plethora of sites with idiotic bantering of/about "Yeah Man...My Bud Rocks DUDE!", and even the occasional brain picker concerning the neurotransmitter receptors, 
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Two Hornbrook men were arrested Saturday on suspicion of probation violations, including drug and an assault weapon possession.
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Northstate Realtors need to know a lot about water wells. Outside of our local cities, or the unincorporated areas served by local water districts, a homeowner’s only choice is to rely on groundwater. Modern well systems are not extremely complex electromechanical devices, but like so many things in the world of re
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Discipline I don’t know about you, but I have often found myself to be the master of setting goals and then caving in due to a lack of discipline. I can’t help but think th
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing: Open Night skiing: Open Temperature: 18 degrees. Skies: Clear Wind: Light Visibility: Unlimited Depth: 102 inches at base, 261 inches at top New snow overnight: No New snow during the past 24 hours: 7” Snow surface: Fresh powder on top of machine groomed Trails: 32 open, 19 gr
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Spotted in Tehama County yesterday. Or bigger protests around the White House (see this indie report) over this Libya incursion (to use a Nixonian word)....
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A house fire in Redding caused an estimated 150-Thousand Dollars in damage. Crews were called to 1379 Willis Street around 5:30 Saturday morning. When they arrived, Firefighters found smoke and fire coming from the residence. An aggressive attack kept the fire from spreading to a second home on the property. The main hou
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The Tehama County Sheriff’s Office hopes to corral a thief as they investigate a theft from a ranch in the northern part of the county. An employee at the Copper Ranch on Jelly’s Ferry Road reported that sometime between 6 o’clock Saturday night and 8 o’clock Sunday morning, somebody cut a fence t
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Police are looking for someone who broke into a Red Bluff gas station and stole cigarettes. Officers were called to the U-S-A gas station on Antelope Boulevard around 1:30 Sunday morning after a witness reported seeing someone leaving the gas station through a broken glass door. The suspect shattered the front door, stol
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A 73-year-old woman was hit and killed by an alleged drunk driver while riding her bike in Red Bluff. Police received a report of a hit-and-run collision at Red Bluff City Park around 5:30 Saturday evening. The suspect vehicle was described as a dark-colored Dodge pickup. Shortly after the first crash, dispatch received
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Water regulators will dump more water from Lake Shasta into the Sacramento River starting late today, prompting the sheriff to close the waterway to recreational boating.
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An April 13 preliminary hearing was scheduled today in Shasta County Superior Court for a Redding man whose 15-year-old daughter went missing for a month late last year and is now accusing him of having fondled her three years ago.
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Kristi Lyn Lunbery says she did not kill her husband with a close range rifle shot through the head in April 1992 as he was sleeping in their Burney home.
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Tehama Sheriff’s deputies are looking for whoever stole $4,000 worth of fencing material from a ranch on Jelly’s Ferry Road over the weekend.
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It's Tax Day, of course....and what an appropos day to open (in selected cities, and probably not Redding) the long-awaited movie "Atlas Shrugged Part I." Click here for details....
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Well this will be an interesting congressional hearing: The Republican chairmen of the House Ways and Means Health and Oversight subcommittees have trained their sites on AARP, the nation's largest advocacy group for older Americans. Health Subcommittee Chairman Wally Herger,...
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Dorie Rhoads and Mike Birondo, both of Redding, are engaged to be married June 18, 2011, at the Lake Front Wedding Chapel in Lake Tahoe. Dorie and her two children, Hannah and Mason, along with Mike and his three children, Hailee, Carson and Ashlee, will be joined together as one family.
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Julia Pryor of Redding and Erik Baldwin of Palo Cedro are engaged to be married July 3, 2011, at a private residence in Palo Cedro. The bride-elect is the daughter of Don and Teresa Pryor of Anderson. She was born in New Mexico and moved with her family to California to complete her high school years at Anderson High. Upon
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Kelly Knight and Neal Kinder and engaged to be married Sept. 10, 2011, at the Senior Citizens Hall in Redding. The bride-elect is the daughter of Phil and Kathy Rowe of Redding; and Rick Talbot of Redding. She is attending nursing school and is scheduled to graduate in August. Her fiance is the son of Karen and Ken Kinder
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Kristy King and Matthew Ivey are engaged to be married June 25, 2011, at the Lake Natoma Inn in Folsom. The bride-elect is the daughter of Judy King of Santa Rosa and the late Felix King. She is a 2003 graduate of Anderson High School. She is currently a full-time student at American River College. Her fiance is the son o
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Retta Kay and Nicolas Burkett, both of Anderson, are engaged to be married May 15, 2011, at the TBS Ranch in Palo Cedro. The bride-elect is the daughter of Billy and Rebecca Kay of Anderson. She is a 2004 graduate of West Valley High School and a 2009 graduate of Simpson University with a bachelor's degree in business admi
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Valerie Perez and Thomas Hartley, both of Anderson, are engaged to be married Sept. 17, 2011, at the Riverview Country Club in Redding. The bride-elect is the daughter of Dawn Smith of Redding and Ernesto Perez of Salinas. She graduated from Central Valley High School in 2000. She is a caseworker at Youth and Family in And
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Maybe so. Here's Secrecy News: The U.S. intelligence community will prepare a National Intelligence Estimate on the implications of the continuing decline in U.S. manufacturing capacity, said Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) citing recent news reports. "Last month Forbes reported that...
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The conservative website FlashReport posts a tweet calling the Legislature's Republicans off-message for seeking, as part of their "term sheet," the restoration of state funding for fairs. The highest priority in the world? Maybe not, but the fairs that are...
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Scott and Thelma Dowell
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Stacy Bogdan and Shayne Hale, both of Redding, were married Jan. 21, 2011, in Sacramento. The ceremony was followed with a reception at Embassy Suites. The bride has two sons, Justin and Ryan. She works for Shasta County Office of Education and is pursuing her bachelor's degree with University of Phoenix. The groom has a
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Haley Ford of Palo Cedro and John Carter of Chico are engaged to be married June 18, 2011, at the TBS Ranch in Palo Cedro. The bride-elect is the daughter of David and Kathy Ford of Palo Cedro. She graduated from Foothill High School in 2003. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in liberal studies from CSU Chico in 2007.
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After about a four-day interruption brought by snow storms, KRCR News Channel 7 today is back on the airwaves around the north state.
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In a really Good Way!  The First of this budding Venture..."The Burlap Harlot Show" at the Anderson Fairgrounds May 7th, is promising to be a really Spectacular Event!  Everyone Needs To Get Out There...This is a Perfect Example "Buy Local & B
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I was on vacation last week, staring out the window and sulking over the rain. But while I was out a correspondent relayed this spreadsheet detailing Lake Shasta's water levels and flood-stopping capacity at a few recent moments --- and...
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Lorie Lynn Designs: The Burlap Harlot Show
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Alright I don’t really care how the bar owner tries to spin this it is never alright to place cameras in the bathroom of your business even if you are trying to curtail vandalism of your property. This is truly disgusting and I hope they throw the book at this guy. If you want to [...]
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With nearly 22 feet of snow at the top, Mt. Shasta Ski Park is extending its season to Easter weekend. The park, which is celebrating its 25th season, was originally slated to close April 17. Now the park will close April 17, then reopen April 22-24, spokesman Jim Mullins said this morning.
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Last week brought a first candle for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the much-maligned and much-celebrated health reform law.
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Nordli Ransom, Redding
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The storms of life go dancing
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State's words
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Homeland heroes go without a home
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Those who would cut Social Security benefits continue their crusade to misinform the American public. The most baseless claim making the rounds are that the Social Security Trust Fund is nothing more than a file cabinet full of IOUs, with no value; just an accounting gimmick.
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Finding fitness in the age of technology
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Put guns away safely
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Hope cracks through
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A kayaker (click here) takes a breather while holding on to a picnic table on the flooded Sacramento River Trail. "RMullis" e-mailed the photo and description to CNN's reader-submitted iReport section....
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No injuries were reported this morning in a head-on collision between two vehicles on Placer Road near Igo.
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Trinity Center is located at the tip of Trinity Lake. It’s a small resor
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After nearly two weeks of wintry storms and cloudy skies, the sun will shine today on Redding again. Today should be mostly sunny, with a high near 62 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Winds should be out of the north or northwest at 5 mph. The rain hasn't completely gone away though. Th
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What: “Salt Shockers - Be Informed, Be Healthy,” a talk on how sodium affects your health, increases blood pressure and risk for heart disease -- and what you can do about it. When: Wednesday (March 30), 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Where: Redding Public Library Cost: Free The U.S. diet is high in salt and many don’t [...]
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The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, announces that Shasta Land Trust has been awarded accredited status. Less than eight percent of the 1,700 land trusts in the United States have achieved this level of accomplishment and recognition. “Accredited land trusts meet nat
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Editor's note: On Saturday, North State residents Laura Gore, Joy Garcia, Abby Webb and Melissa Buciak joined thousands of others around the country in this year's 'Fight For Air Climb' to raise money for the American Lung Association. Their goal: to climb all 1,197 stairs to the top of the Bank of America Building in Sa
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A Red Bluff woman was killed after a man suspected of drunken driving struck her while she was riding her bicycle in downtown Red Bluff.
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In 1911: The Mammoth Copper Co. commenced to drive a new adit tunnel at the mine. The tunnel will be approximately half a mile in length, 2,200 feet. The new tunnel will be 7 by 9 feet.
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The Sacramento River crested its banks Sunday, flooding parts of the area beneath the walkway at the Sundial Bridge in Redding. Flooding was reported in downtown Redding and near Churn Creek Road as heavy rains fell over parts of town. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said releases from Keswick Dam upstream of Redding were at
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With signs of protest in one hand and umbrellas in the other, north state peace advocates braved Sunday's downpour in Redding to take their annual stand against war.
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Members of the Northern Hispanic Latino Coalition and others set to the streets of Anderson on Sunday afternoon to honor the late civil rights activist Cesar Chavez, chanting "Si se puede!" — "Yes, we can!"
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I hate to see news headlines like this. To make matters worse this involved another complete moron who decided to drive drunk! I can’t stand cowards that drink and get behind the wheel of a car. It also peeves me that all too often when we hear about these drunk drivers involved in accidents they [...]
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In this video from 1992 Whoopi Goldberg admits that she was stoned when she accepted her Oscar for her performance in the movie Ghost.
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It looks like March will go out like a lamb and we will finally get some spring-like weather. Monday will be sunny with a few clouds and temperatures in the low- to mid-60s. There will be a few more clouds Tuesday from the trailing end of a storm that is moving into the Pacific Northwest. High pressure will be along the wes
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A Red Bluff woman was killed after a man suspected of drunken driving struck her while she was riding her bicycle in downtown Red Bluff.
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I just love a good ad. Besides potentially causing fires a clogged dryer vent may back carbon monoxide into your breathing space - with gas dryers. When we clean a dryer we are installing the LintAlert which tells you when the system is getting clogged. You don't have to wait until it takes two or three cycles to dry and a
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Firefighters have been called to reported flooding this afternoon at an apartment complex off Churn Creek Road in Redding.
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On the corner of Swasey and Hwy 299 there is an upcoming Fannie Mae foreclosure property coming soon.
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Ordinary I often think about life, especially life as a catholic man in this modern world. I have come to believe that there are some exceptional people in the world, but for
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The original Armstrong Ranch was established by Thomas Benton Armstrong who arrived in Shasta County in the 1860s and soon became a large landowner and stockraiser in the Viola, Manton, Ash Creek and Balls Ferry areas. In 1890 he purchased...
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We took in some local theater at Riverfront. They had some awesome finger food before the show served up by Jewel’s Catering. And dessert at intermission. Excellent wine pours by longtime thespian Jet Thomas.
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Last night Gary and I went to dinner at Priya, a fabulous Indian restaurant. We went to stand in line at buffet and got behind a group of about 8 or 10 people who had come in together. There were two women who held up the entire line by having to have an erudite discussion about each item in the buffet, its hist
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These amazing little ceramic pieces were apparently all made in Palo Cedro by a talented artist and loving mother. Here's the description accompanying this recently posted YouTube video: "...I spent today feeling close to my Mom:-) This brings me...
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Red Bluff police officers are looking for a person they say broke a glass door at an Antelope Boulevard gas station early this morning and made off with several cartons of cigarettes.
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Today should be around 53 degrees and rainy in Redding. Forecasters predict an 80 percent chance of precipitation, mainly after 11 a.m. But prepare for a sunny week starting Monday. Forecasters predict sunshine every day this week, with temperatures in the 60s and 70s, and Thursday could get up to 78 degrees.
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Doni: Welcome, Phil, to Doni's Dish. I'm pleased to feature you, anewscafe.com's intrepid cartoonist,  as my second Dish partner. This means you're off the hook for a cartoon today. You're welcome. Phil: Did you say anewscafe.com's insipid cartoonist? I'm not arguing, just want to make sure the ol' tin foil hat is working
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Spending my Saturday night at the showboat long in redding singing Neil diamond karaoke. Diamonds in the rough.
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Angela Emmen of Happy Valley photographed this turkey vulture enjoying a salmon Feb. 8 at Battle Creek Wildlife Area.
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Shasta County firefighters spent most of Saturday battling small blazes at an abandoned home on Star Drive in south Redding.
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A fire early Sunday morning in downtown Redding caused $150,000 damage to a home on Willis Street.
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In 1911: Deposits to the Bank of Shasta County fell off $382,000 in a year, forcing the bank to close its doors. A plan was under consideration to reorganize the bank. Despite the failure of the bank, the people and the businessmen of Shasta County still had a warm corner in their hearts for the pioneer financial institutio
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Runners who like to split time between pavement and dirt can now do so with just one pair of shoes.
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A program to help people cope with chronic illness is facing a time crunch of sorts.
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Receipts: 326; March 18: 341. Compared with previous sale: Slaughter cows and bulls steady. Few stockers, but good market. Off lots and singles $7-$15 less than top offerings.
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Dear Babe: I played on the 1948 American Legion team in Kalamazoo, Mich. We won the state championship and were given the choice of a large trophy or an autographed miniature baseball signed by Babe Ruth on his deathbed. The team obviously picked the baseball. Up until now I have always believed the signature to be authenti
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The Mount Shasta region seems to breed more than its share of larger-than-life characters. Among them, by anyone's measure, is Byron Cross, 66, a native of Weed who lives in Mount Shasta.
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I love my smartphone. As a self-proclaimed Nerd Chick, I should probably be ashamed by how reluctant I was to jump on the smartphone bandwagon, but once my old flip-phone finally dialed its last digit I took the leap and will never look back.
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Is Stillwater Business Park really shovel ready?
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The long-vacant Red Bluff Ford dealership likely won't be turned into a combination ice rink and entertainment venue, despite a Red Bluff businessman's efforts to bring one to the north state.
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More than 100 people came to the Redding Veteran's Memorial Hall on Yuba Street downtown Saturday to welcome home Vietnam veterans.
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The Redding area might see the sun starting Monday, but rain continued Friday and Saturday. More rain is expected today.
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As I write these lines, the clouds keep coming along with the wind and the rain.
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Q: Regarding the Feb. 12 article about the guy following the driver for 40 miles, wouldn't the complainer have been better off to write down the license plate number and call the CHP's nonemergency line and request the CHP send a warning letter to the registered owner for driving dangerously? Then the complainer cou
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RED BLUFF — The Tehama County agency that handles stray dogs and cats has reported its lowest-ever euthanasia rate for canines.
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The estate planning process can get bogged down if you are not prepared to consider key issues before meeting with an attorney.
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Financial literacy is an important issue, particularly in today's economy. This year, the Redding Library will participate in the American Library Association's Money Smart Week30 p.m. in the Community Room.
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If you're in the construction industry, you've heard of Tyvek, DuPont's water-resistant polyethylene material that's used to wrap a house to prevent water or excess moisture from entering. It's also used to cover boats, cars and campers and for all sorts of packaging — medical, industrial and elect
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Despite the poor economy, north state parents continue to sign up their children in sports in growing numbers.
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Used to be journalism was a craft, dominated by people named Breslin, Woodward & Bernstein, Pyle, Hirsh, Bly, Bourke-White, Twain and Hemingway.They wrote gritty, dark truths. They took pictures that
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Fancy Little Things is an inspiring Blog founded by my friend
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Normally I do not pack for a trip too far in advance because then I can't ever remember if I packed certain things. "Did I pack that? I better check" - and in five minutes the contents of my bag is strewn all over the house while I search for the forgotten thing which, it turns out, I did pack.But somehow
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The Department of Transportation is no longer screening all vehicles for chains about 10 miles north of Redding at Fawndale Road.
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Geraldine Ferraro, who in 1984 became the first woman to run for vice president on a major party ticket, only to lose in a landslide, died Saturday. She was 75.
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Renowned American wildflower and native plant advocate Lady Bird Johnson, founder of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in central Texas, once wrote: "Wherever I go in America, I like it when the land speaks its own language in its own regional accent." But of course in order to hear this language, we need to [...]
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…became the Buckeye Pioneer Cemetery. A rainy day seems appropriate for a few images. There’s only this one marker. The names date
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Trashcan Trifecta! Other photographers might have rolled the wheeled bins out of the shot. Nope. Got all 3 for you. They offer a sense of scale for these 2 diminutiv
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The Redding area might see the sun on Monday but rain continues today with the possibility of thunderstorms after 11 a.m.
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Lani Kitkowski of the local chapter of "The California Protective Parents Association" and Kathleen Russell of "The Center for Judicial Excellence" along with an anonymous parent of a court abducted child, were interviewed Friday Morning on KQM's "First Call" Morning show with Steve Gibson and Ray Roberts.It was great
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A fire this morning in downtown Redding caused $150,000 damage to a home on Willis Street.
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A string of storm cells moving over the north state Friday produced drenching cloudbursts and mighty thunderclaps.
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Shasta County's job picture in February remained relatively unchanged from the previous month, the state reported Friday.
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For two families seeking respite in Redding from the crisis in Japan, the toughest part right now just may be the haunting uncertainty.
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The Wolves are flexing their offensive muscles this season.
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The deluge came later this season, but weather always seems to put a damper on the north state's spring season.
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Downtown Redding is going strong, according to the more than a hundred business owners and community members who filled the Cascade Theatre on Friday for the State of Downtown celebration.
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"So what do you think of Redding's past and future?" That's how a correspondent concluded a recent e-mail. My answer: Sad to say, I'm acutely and chronically pessimistic about Redding's future.
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Patricia Lee Root, Anderson
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After an embarrassing four days of squabbling — the participants preferred to call it "grueling negotiations" — NATO has agreed to take over command of enforcing the no-fly zone over Libya.
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Barbara Nidever is worried about what she sees and bothered by the smell of the 17 horses in a pasture across Radio Lane from her home.
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The theater troupe responsible for the popular annual show "A Cascade Christmas" in Redding is closing after seven years, but Cascade Theatre management says the revue will go on, with plans to coordinate a show for 2011.
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Started 15 years ago to help Siskiyou County expand its specialty food industry, a shared-use kitchen that also provides product design and development consulting has expanded.
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This is an awesome star wars slot machine at win river casino in Redding,Ca. The only problem is that it doesn’t pay out unless you are with the rebel force. My Boba Fett watch didn’t help.
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Several years ago, Gail Locke, Tehama County Continuum of Care chair, attended a workshop in Sacramento on how to better serve the homeless in her community. She learned Sacramento and San Francisco were following a national program called Project Homeless Connect, in which services including medical services, bicycle repai
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Dining at Nipa's Thai Cuisine on Churn Creek Road tonight brought back memories of banjo and piano players, Dixieland jazz, straw hats, "Ye Public House," etc. As I remember, this 1968 picture of the Shakey's pizza store in Sioux City,...
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Four students vie in spelling contests
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Looking for work? Well, if you're a registered nurse, the opportunities in Shasta County were plentiful in February. That's according to the state Employment Development Department, which started tracking job listings for California counties last month. The numbers show that there were 92 want ads
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The following poem is by Rebecca Sulages, the wife of a Montana State Trooper. As the nationwide assault on Law Enforcerment continues at a record pace, the pain in this poem is felt all too often.Left Behind
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Wet roadways and stormy weather this evening caused a four-car wreck on Highway 44 east of Shasta View Drive in Redding, area dispatchers are reporting.
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Remarkable video, from both in and out of the water. Makes me want to take a trip to The Fly Shop....
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It runs just 86 pages and will be on exhibit at the Smithsonian this fall. From the Wall Street Journal: In 1820, after retiring from public life, Jefferson produced a second scripture by subtraction--the book that is now being...
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Our winner is Ron who guessed it correctly at 12:25. It is the Jet Center at the Redding Airport. Congratulations Ron! And thank you everyone for playing. Good game today. And a big thank you to River City Java who...
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In about 1884, an enterprising man named Samuel Thomas Alexander moved from Hawaii to Oakland, then traveled north seeking new investments for his own agricultural empire after having already established one in Hawaii with his partner Henry Perrine Baldwin. From a young age, Alexander had many ideas he wasn’t afraid to tr
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As you can see in this picture this storm trooper thinks he is sneaking up on two Jedi.
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Recent storms have dumped so much snow in the mountains across Northern California that high voltage power lines are now a hazard.
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Starting fresh is one of the joys of having a backyard vegetable garden. Organic Gardening magazine trialed some 60 varieties of plants last year to help gardeners determine what new plants they may want to try.
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Ask Anna columnist Anna Moseley provides tips for hanging photographs and framed artwork.
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Shasta College/UC Master Gardeners offer hints for pruning hydrangeas.
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Jim and Debby Wiegand welcome nesting bluebirds to their Redding yard each year. The birds gobble up insects in the garden and are fun to watch. They encourage others to put up nesting boxes for Western bluebirds.
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A band of moderate to heavy rain is moving through the Redding area after pounding the south side of town and Anderson earlier this afternoon.
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This girl is awesome. This is by far the best song ever. Thank God it’s Friday.
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Sacramento River flows will double by this evening as water regulators open the Keswick Dam sluice ways again to control buoyant Lake Shasta levels.
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Released - Easter 2011 Watch the Promo!
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I have to say it...okay, so, I know she does not use a computer, but I have to say it anyway... maybe it will help someone else? :) I went over to a friends house, she has children, a decent home and a couple
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This guy needs to chill and take his meds.
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Does this guy look like a homosexual to you?
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A tree fell onto a power line near Igo early today, causing a nearly nine-hour outage for 51 Pacific Gas and Electric Co. customers.
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What is this building and where is it located? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest. If you're the first person to give the correct answer, you'll win a $10 gift certificate from River City Java and an award...
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Winter will end … I know, according to the sun and calendar, spring started at 4:21 pm last Sunday, but after standing up 4 or 5 of my wife’s plants that just blew over for the fourth time in the last week, even I was beginning to wonder if this winter weather pattern would ever [...]
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Sitting here in our carport/nursery, my fingers are stiff from the cold. The propane heater is going, trying desperately to supply enough heat to keep the babies warm and us from freezing. The snow blew sideways and the wind screamed...
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If ever you wanted to listed to some great 80s power-pop, look no further than Chicago's own Material Issue.Formed in 1985 by Jim Ellison, the band lasted until 1995, when Ellison took his own life shortly after his 32nd birthday.Most of the band's songs
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The quality and quantity of good foreclosure homes seems to be trending downward lately. A few months back, we had over 270 REO homes listed in our MLS. Today that nu
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Chain restrictions have been lifted on Interstate 5 but remain over portions of Highway 44 and 89.
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The early spring barrage of wintry weather will continue today in the far northern Sacramento Valley with gusty winds, unseasonably cool temperatures and occasional showers. Heavy snow will continue in the mountains above 3,000 feet. Shower chances across the valley floor are 60 percent today, according t
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What: Cesar Chavez Day & Latino Graduate Scholarship Awards When: Sunday, (March 27), 1 p.m. Where: Anderson City Hall Join us to celebrate Cesar Chavez Day and the ninth annual Latino Graduate Scholarship Awards. At 1 p.m., a memorial march in remembrance of Cesar Chavez begins at Anderson City Hall, followed by a tri
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As you may recall, I am working my way through Larousse Gastronomique with A News Cafe, rather slowly, I admit. My family has just moved into a new home, and amusingly enough, I am now baking in what I lovingly call my 'Easy Bake Oven.' Now that the Charroins are settled and back to somewhat [...]
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During the early days of Shasta County, the pioneers found ways to entertain themselves with some gruesome and bloody activities. One such activity were bear and bull fights.
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Haven Humane Society needs volunteers to work with animals and in the office.
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Last week, I dished out the top softball players to keep an eye on this season.
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Area teams were shut out of Northern Section prep girls basketball titles this season, but individual honors were awarded to some of its standouts.
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All season long, the Eastern Athletic League North put arguably the most talent on the court at one time in the Northern Section.
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President Obama is proud of how he put together the Libyan operation. A model of international cooperation. All the necessary paperwork. Arab League backing. A Security Council resolution. (Everything but a resolution from the Congress of the United States, a minor inconvenience for a citizen of the world.) It's war as
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The Fifth Amendment to the Constitution guarantees certain fundamental American rights — due process, and protection against double jeopardy and self-incrimination.
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Debra Anderson, Redding
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Young entrepreneurspitch for $2,500
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Man looking for dogdisappears in river
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Redding police arrested a Cottonwood man after finding 13 emaciated pit bulls and a dead puppy at his home.
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As news of U.S. military involvement in Libya dominates the national debate, a north state coalition of peace activists plans to make its annual stand against war.
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Shasta County fifth- and seventh-graders slipped backward slightly in statewide physical fitness testing, according to state test results released Thursday.
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Police reports and other documents filed in the case related to a 3-year-old boy who shot himself at his great-grandfather's home paint a picture of a normal Sunday that quickly turned to tragedy.
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Though Cesar Chavez Day isn't until Thursday, the Northern Hispanic Latino Coalition will celebrate the late civil rights leader's life and accomplishments Sunday in Anderson.
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Another round of wintry weather hit the north state Thursday, soaking Redding with rain, covering the mountains with snow and slapping the whole area with high winds.
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Emotions ran high Thursday night at the Redding City Charter Exploration Committee as most who spoke during the public comment phase blasted the idea of removing the prevailing wage.
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After two hours of deliberation, jurors Thursday convicted a 49-year-old Bella Vista man of first-degree murder in connection with the stabbing of his girlfriend last summer.
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are dual, identical and volley. Here, in 100 words, is my response: Keep your distanceThe black jeans, the polished-black Doc Martens, the Misfits T-shirt (black, of course) are a cloak.A way to plow throug
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Every time I am about to go on vacation, I get these feelings of deep remorse and regret and a strong feeling that I shouldn't go. I shouldn't spend the money, I shouldn't be away so long, etc. Note: supermatt41
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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton welcomed NATO’s decision to enforce the no-fly zone over Libya, although it will not take total control of the military operations against Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi. Clinton described NATO as “well-suited to coordinating this international effort.” She also announc
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Jurors today convicted a 49-year-old Bella Vista man of first-degree murder in connection with the stabbing of his girlfriend last summer.
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A wreck that blocked traffic this afternoon on southbound Interstate 5 just north of the Churn Creek Road exit has been cleared from the road, dispatchers are reporting.
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The Whiskeytown Chaser endurance ride is scheduled to return on April 9 with new event organizers and courses. The long-distance equestrian event has evolved a great deal over the past two decades. It has earned a reputation as a great early season training ride for the prestigious Tevis Cup 100-mile ride over the Sierra N
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Dance Project founder James Santos, whose dynamic dance and musical shows have become a huge hit in Redding, announced Thursday that he’s ending the Dance Project following April’s run of “The Sound of Music” at the Cascade Theatre. In October, Santos took a job as an assistant artistic director with one of Cirque d
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Two Tehama County men are going to prison for a burglary that became an arson. Trevor Hill was arrested in September, and then bailed out but had to be returned on a warrant after forfeiting his $35,000 bail bond. Richard Guttridge was arrested in late October for the same case and both men were to be tried together befo
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A bank robbery suspect who led police on a high speed pursuit made a court appearance Tuesday. 35-year-old Jason Christman of Stayton, Oregon, reportedly walked into the Rabobank on Hilltop Drive around 9:30, and gave the teller a note demanding money. The teller handed him an undisclosed amount of cash, and Christman le
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Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko has lifted a boating ban on the Sacramento River imposed Monday due to high water flows.
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Amid swirling storm winds this morning the second eaglet in the Turtle Bay bald eagle nest broke from its shell.
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A 25-year-old Mount Shasta man was killed Wednesday night after jumping off the roof of the Mt. Shasta Apartments, police said.
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A storm this morning knocked out power to about 1,000 homes and businesses in Shasta County.
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p>Strong gusty winds have knocked down trees and power lines in isolated spots around Shasta County.
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Sure feels like it. Stay safe and dry today, make some tea and play "Storm of the Decade" by local string band Muletown. Click here, go the audio player at the bottom of the page and use the arrows...
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Ice and high winds atop Shasta Bally this morning weakened the broadcast signal from the KRCR News Channel 7 antenna.
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The year was 1908. Hobo Gulch, also known as Hobo Gully, was located about one block north of Cottonwood's VFW Hall on the west side of the railroad tracks. It was a well-known stopping over and camping place for the...
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1. Karen Savoca with Pete Heitzman 8 p.m. Friday at Bernie’s Guitar, 3086 Bechelli Lane, Redding. Acoustic soul repertoire. Tickets are $15. Go to www.oaksongs.org. Call 223-2040.
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Artist Kim Stokely started painting at the suggestion of a teacher who recommended that she paint her dreams. Stokely has vivid dreams with strong images and hadn’t painted much in her life. She appreciated this idea, because no one would have any expectation of how the images should look. These early paintings opened a c
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Busy man, Gregory McChristian, executive chef of the Woodside Grill in Anderson, one of my favorite north state restaurants.
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Burt is a crusty former accountant who tends toward sloppiness; Harold enters into retirement with a string of failed businesses and marriages in tow. After a 42-year separation, the two “friends” reunite at a retirement home.
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Conditions at Mt. Shasta Ski Park Day skiing: Open Night skiing: Open Temperature: 25 degrees. Skies: Snowing Wind: Light Visibility: Good Depth: 100 inches at base, 204 inches at top New snow overnight: 6” New snow during the past 24 hours: 12” Snow surface: Fresh powder on top of machine groomed Trails: 32 open, 19 gr
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Authorities today have not resumed searching for a man who disappeared Wednesday into the flooded East Sand Slough in Red Bluff looking for his dog.
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Chain restrictions continue on mountain roads north and east of Redding this afternoon.
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This 1996 home is about 1419 sqft. It’s in a nice area in east Redding, not far from
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Redding police arrested two men and a woman early this morning after a man reported the trio had assaulted and robbed him.
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