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July 4th, 2011

A 35-year-old male was bitten by a rattlesnake this evening at Turtle Bay Exploration Park's arboretum, dispatchers said.
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The LA Times surveys cities around the state here. At 69 cents per capita, Redding is pretty far down the list. The ritzy desert enclave of Indian Wells (pop. 5,000) pays an average of $19, 641 a year per councilor...
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Q. On what information does your faith tradition base its belief in the afterlife? The only source is the holy word of God, the Bible. Believe it or not there are a few things God can’t do. He can’t sin, nor does he lie. Jesus, during his ministry, spoke about coming from the father in heaven; going to a place we could
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A blaze in the canyon off North Market Street south of Lake Boulevard has burned through more than 8 acres, according to fire officials.
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Drunk Drivers just don’t seem to be getting the message. The long Independence Day Weekend saw an increase over last year in D-U-I Arrests in Northern California. Shasta County’s “Avoid The Six” Multi-Agency Drunk Driving Campaign resulted in 27 D-U-I Arrests between Friday and 6 O’clock Tue
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A scuffle broke out between Tourists and a Transient Saturday evening at an East Redding Shopping Center. The Althof Family from Medford, Oregon was in front of the 99-Cent Store on Hilltop Drive when 15-year-old Ashley Althof was confronted by 21-year-old Christopher Anderson, who reportedly spit on the girl. Her mother
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Two men suffered burns after a Houseboat caught fire at a Shasta Lake Marina. Shortly before 11:30 Saturday morning, 87-year-old Richard Fry of San Francisco was on his docked Houseboat using a 12-volt pump to siphon water out of his gas tank and into a 5 gallon bucket. Something ignited the vapors, and soon the entire r
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A Burney woman is in Jail after allegedly concocting a plan to kill her estranged husband and then herself. Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputies learned of the alleged plan Friday afternoon just before 2, when they were called to the Garden Lane home of 75-year-old Shirley Lasater, where she was waiting with her two so
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A home in Rancho Tehama was destroyed by fire Sunday morning. Cal-Fire was called to a home on Rancho Tehama Road shortly after 5AM. Firefighters managed to keep the flames from spreading to the surrounding vegetation, but damage to the structure and contents is estimated at 100-Thousand Dollars. The resident of the home
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A Bella Vista Restaurant freshly re-opened from being destroyed by fire had a scare over the weekend. Saturday afternoon, Fire Crews were called to Dry Creek Station on reports of a possible kitchen fire. It apparently wasn’t a fire, but the sprinkler system in the attic had been set to activate at an ambient air t
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Happy Independence Day to all! Ran into this amusing ad today on Craigslist.
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A quarter- to half-acre vegetation fire was moving uphill on Market Street near the intersection of Benton Drive in Redding this morning, dispatchers said.
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Shasta and Tehama counties’ anti-DUI campaigns have netted 30 arrests so far this holiday weekend, an increase from 2010.
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It's going to be a hot Independence Day in Redding. Forecasters predict a high of 105 degrees with sunny skies, and a low of 71 degrees tonight. Triple-digit temperatures are expected until at least Friday, when forecasters predict a slight drop down to 99 degrees.
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This one sold in 2004 for $475K, when it was described in all caps as an “EXCELLENT VALUE.” Just think how much the value proposition has improved, now that you can buy it for $125K less. Representing th
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On Saturday and Sunday (July 9 and 10), internationally known artist Jen Sheng Song, will exhibit watercolors, oils, and other fine art media for sale at the Mt. Lassen Art Center in Viola. On July 11, Song will make a presentation on his painting at the North Valley Art League in Redding.
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ANDERSON — Pete Smith III finally had enough to hold off Dale Stelt.
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North state residents got a head start on celebrating Independence Day on Sunday at the annual Anderson Explodes! fireworks show at the Shasta District Fair grounds in Anderson. Hundreds braved the heat by turning out early to enjoy food, refreshments and entertainment by RetroFit and the Air National Guard Band of the Wes
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Suitably in time for July 4, the United States' early history edged into the public spotlight, although in a comic way.
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Evolution strikes again. It struck in the form of an outbreak of diarrhea and kidney failure starting in Germany in late May and spreading through 12 European countries.
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New immigrants to the United States seeking naturalization as citizens must, among other requirements, pass a test of their knowledge of U.S. law, politics, history and geography. From a master list of 100, each test includes 10 civics questions. Applicants must answer six correctly to pass. Would you make the cut?
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Even as local gas stations, minimarts and liquor stores keep a steady business in CalFresh sales, Shasta County public health officials say local CalFresh recipients have shown a growing interest in buying fresh, locally grown produce.
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In May alone, Shasta County residents spent at least $180,000 in CalFresh funds at businesses known more for selling junk food, lottery tickets, cigarettes and beer than they are for their selections of fresh produce and healthy snacks.
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What started as a confrontation outside a Redding store Saturday turned into a fight between two men and the arrest of a 21-year-old transient for trying to strike the other man with pieces of wood with large nails attached, police said.
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A stolen pickup was returned to its owner and a 28-year-old Cottonwood woman was arrested Saturday on suspicion of stealing it.
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Weather Discussion: A strong high pressure area is over the western U.S. and we will start the week off hot. The Redding high temperature on the 4th of July will be 100 to 104. Tuesday will the hottest day of the week, with the high temperature 103 to 107. The high pressure area will begin [...]
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On Saturday, July 2, 2011, at 6:59 p.m., Officer Chris Mills was patrolling in the area of Twin View Blvd. and Mountain View Drive when he observed a stolen vehicle that had been reported to him earlier in the day. A woman was sitting in the driver’s seat of the white Ford F150 pickup. Officer [...]
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On Saturday, 07-02-11, at 1125 hours (11:25 a.m.), deputies were dispatched to a houseboat fire at Holiday Harbor Resort. When deputies arrived on scene, the rear area of a houseboat was fully involved with fire. There were numerous Holiday Harbor Resort employees on the houseboat fighting the fire with fire extinguishers.
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On June 25th 2011, Mr. Jesrani was installed as the President of The Active 20-30 Club of Redding.  The Active 20-30 Club is a National Service Organization, with young professionals who serve the special needs of children in their local communities.  As you have seen on other blog posts on this page, Mr. Jesra
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A kitchen fire caused $100,000 in damage to a Rancho Tehama home early this morning, officials said.
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That night I not only saw my Father for the first time as a person. I saw the golden hills and the live-oaks as clearly as I have ever seen them since; and I saw the dimples in my little sister's fat hands in a way that still moves me because of that first time; and I saw food as something beautiful to be shared with peo
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Or someone forwarded this letter to the editor to the Redding Colt .45s prez/manager. At last night's game the raunchy music that so offended Ms. Woodward of Chico was thankfully replaced with more family-friendly tunes. The biggest hit, judging by...
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Four Bedroom homes are always in demand. This one packs 4 bedrooms into a small space, but on a good sized lot. Its a 1955 built 4/2 of about 1089 sqft, and the lot is about 65 x 130, so that’s nice. On to
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On Saturday, July 2, 2011, at 6:12 p.m., the Redding Police Department received several 911 calls from the K-Mart parking lot regarding a confrontation. Officers found two men struggling with each other on the ground, on Maraglia St., next to Parsons Junior High School. The investigation determined that a family visiting Re
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Forecasters predict a hot and sunny Independence Day weekend in Redding, with a high of 102 slated for today and a low of 71 degrees tonight. For tomorrow, expect a high of 103 degrees and a low of 74 degrees. Tuesday's high should be 104 degrees, but by Thursday, temperatures are expected to drop back down to 98 degrees.
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I've had some pretty memorable 4th of July moments. There was the meaningful Bicentennial Celebration of 1976. I was 9, and people were handing out two dollar bills all over the place. Then there was the coolest 4th of July ... the time I watched the Redding fireworks in typical 110-degree heat from a lounge [...]
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Students entering 7th through 12th grade this fall who have not yet had a Tdap booster shot may receive the shot at Public Health’s upcoming appointment-only clinics. AB354 is a new law requiring all students entering 7th through 12th grade to have this booster shot before school enrollment in fall of 2011. To help parent
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The Shasta County Trojans won two games Saturday, giving them the No. 1 seed going into today's Fourth of July Firecracker Baseball Tournament at Mather Field in Sacramento.
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Sure the food is good, but it's the beer that Dunsmuir Brewery Works customers are buzzing about.
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Long before I had any idea I'd spend my career in a business that depends on the First Amendment, I had been taught to revere those 45 words.
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Shasta County's conservative residents tend to be skeptical about global warming and especially the liberal Legislature's drive to reduce California's "carbon footprint."
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Tomorrow is Independence Day and Americans from "sea to shining sea" will be decked out in all kinds of patriotic gear. Flags will blaze on everything from storefronts and car antennas to infant "onesies" and tattoos.
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Warning: This may seem harsh and somewhat Republican of me.
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For all you out there who say the only reason people are quick to judge Patrick Jones is because he is a member of the City Council and it's the only reason that people are pushing the issue, how quickly we forget we live in fire-prone Shasta County.
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Linda Meeks' letter "Smokers mar Shasta fair" (June 24) gave the impetus to draw attention to the newly opened East Street Senior Apartments in Redding.
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Is legalized gay marriage inevitable? Supporters hail New York's new law authorizing gay marriage as a turning point in the national debate. Even President Obama, a gay marriage opponent, has suggested his views on the topic are "evolving."
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This letter is addressed to Leanna Scotti, who wrote the other day about not being able to afford some vet bills.
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The Record Searchlight reports that since late last year, Shasta County, Redding, Anderson and Shasta Lake have been working on a Climate Action Plan with key industry representatives, including Lehigh Cement, the Shasta Builders' Exchange, the Shasta County Cattlemen's Association and Sierra Pacific Industries. Is
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Donna McGill, Redding
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Jodi Couch and Shayne Byrns, both of Redding, are engaged to be married Aug. 13, 2011, at the Old Shasta Schoolhouse in Shasta.
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I've seen lots of Fourth of July fireworks. That's because I've seen lots of candles on my birthday cakes as well, but we won't go there at this time. As for the fireworks and festivities, this is a holiday rife with memories.
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Dear Straight Talk: Please help. I am 17. My girlfriend, "Tina," is 15. Her mom is really strict and thinks I just want to take advantage of Tina (which I don't). Last night, while I was home sleeping, Tina ran away to a friend's house and her mom called the cops thinking I had taken her. Though I had nothing to do with it,
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I had the most delightful encounter at Trader Joe's this week. I was stopping by for just a few quick items, and my bill came to $18.06. I had the $18, but only a quarter and penny for the $.06. The cashier asked if I had a nickel instead of the quarter just to make sure.
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Katie Kuschell and Michael Lee, both of Bismarck, N.D., were married June 11, 2011, at the Wedding Bells Chapel in Las Vegas. The ceremony was followed by a reception at the Border Grill at Mandalay Bay. Jeff Klute officiated. The bride is the daughter of Catherine and Joseph Kuschell of Redding. She is a 2001 graduate of
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Summer fun means days at the beach, playing in the lake and outdoor fun. And as much as some of us love going barefoot, it's important to have go-anywhere, comfortable, stylish footwear.
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Mark Elton opened the Cozy Hearth and Spa after working in a similar shot for several years.
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That lounge chair next to the pool is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the latest summer romance on your e-reader or take out some Angry Birds' pigs on your iPad.
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Schools across the country are adopting green policies to reduce their carbon footprints. The Marinello Schools of Beauty campus in Redding is one cosmetology school recycling a main source of its hands-on instruction.
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Dear Babe: I have a Chris Long autographed rookie card from 2008 Upper Deck Masterpieces. It is a Stroke of Genius card (SOG17). I also have a Terrell Owens Masterpieces card that is numbered 1 of 25. I got these out of a box that my parents gave me as a birthday present.— Noah Lewis, NorcoYour parents know how to tak
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The state’s plan to transfer thousands of inmates to county custody could lead prison officials to place even more violent prisoners in California’s 41 minimum-security fire camps, a firefighter’s union leader says.
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Though it’s been nearly five years since her son, a San Francisco police officer, was shot and killed by an inmate who escaped from a fire camp in Humboldt County, Sandy Tuvera still struggles to talk about her loss.
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Time was if you're weren't into Lycra or neon you were stuck with cotton if you wanted to ride your bike around town. It's no big deal if you're a hard-core roadie, but if you just want to get to the Alehouse Pub without spending gas money, you'd either be sporting day-glow Lycra or a sweat-soaked T-shir
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FAMILY/GROUP-GUIDED RAFTING TRIPS
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ANDERSON — Avery Skaggs, 7, spent most of Saturday fishing at Lake California with her grandfather John Nau of Cottonwood.
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Q: Growing up, the only marshals I ever heard of were Marshal Dillon of "Gunsmoke" and Marshal Micah Torrance in the "Rifleman." I never really understood what the difference was between them and let's say Sheriff Roy Caffee from "Bonanza."
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Courtesy of Mercy Medical Center, Redding
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The recently approved state budget hangs a question mark over Redding's plans to buy the Dana Drive Costco store with redevelopment dollars.
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In 1911: John N. Gregg, William Welsh and W.P. Mulburn, trustees of the city of Kennett, asked the county Board of Supervisors to take over the new Eastside Road and establish a free ferry at Kennett. The road was constructed by private subscription for nearly $9,000. Some $3,500 was still owed to James Sallee. They were as
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Clam Beach is nestled between Trinidad and McKinleyville on the coast. It's a favorite place for beachcombing, fishing, horseback riding, kite flying and clamming.
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A Davis nonprofit that advocates and promotes homegrown food cooperatives wants to help a group bring a "locavore" to Shasta County.
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Q: We were fishing Hot Creek in Mono County last weekend, and my friend caught a rainbow trout that looked unhealthy. We thought it might have whirling disease. Have fish with this disease been found in Hot Creek before? Assuming this was a case of whirling disease, what should we have done? We never keep fish and Hot Creek
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A 63-year-old former Mount Shasta man who was convicted of shooting into the Mount Shasta Police Department in 1988 was arrested Thursday in Oregon, 21 years after he failed to appear in court for sentencing.
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A former Anderson High School cheerleader remained in critical condition Saturday afternoon at an Oregon hospital following a Tuesday morning head-on traffic collision on Highway 97 near Klamath Falls.
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Two area businesses will bring about 50 jobs and retain more than 100 more in Shasta and Trinity counties thanks to $500,000 in grants from the U.S. Forest Service.
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ROUND MOUNTAIN — This eastern Shasta County hamlet's first community radio station is on the air.
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The calendar might tell us that June marks the beginning of summer, but for me the seat of summer is truly in July. Dry heat has returned and no matter how busy the calendar tells me I am, time does seem to slow – to protract and stretch out luxuriously. From June to July my [...]
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I have just gotten home from a 2-1/2 hour grocery shopping expedition on the first day of a 3-day summer holiday weekend, and a rather hot day at that. It was jammed in every store I went to.At the risk of sounding judgmental, elitist, and prettier-than-thou, I will offer this piece of advice anyway to other sho
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A 63-year-old former Mount Shasta man who was convicted of shooting into the Mount Shasta Police Department in 1988 was arrested Thursday in Oregon, 21 years after he failed to appear in court for sentencing.
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The photo was the brick house of James Holt, co-owner of the Holt and Gregg Co. Brick Manufacturing Plant and also the Holt and Gregg Limestone Quarry at Kennett. When the house was built circa 1890 at 1440 West Street...
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Hi all, Honey Bandit finally has his "BAND". He has his own little "family", made up of the two minis and Suri. It is wonderful to see the four of them playing together and watch the interaction as they...
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An 87-year-old man and a 44-year-old man were burned today in a houseboat fire on the dock at Holiday Harbor Resort on Lake Shasta.
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That would be the Paul Collins Beat, the "power pop" band of the early Eighties. A back-in-the-day clip from American Bandstand (the fellow on bass is Redding's own Steve Huff). Collins et al play at Maxwell's Downtown Eatery Thursday....
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I have always loved music, rock n roll, anything really interesting, sincere, sexy music and a deep appreciation for those who make it. What I do not like are the regular innovations that give industries new material to pedal. Planned obsolescence –>Yuck. What was wrong with vinyl? There is nothing like the sound
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Ah, the bubble years. What were we drinking? Back then, we listed a
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Drunken driving arrests in Shasta and Tehama counties are up this year for the July 4 weekend, a spokesman for the anti-drunk driving campaigns in both counties said.
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The Redding area will definitely feel the heat this weekend and into next week.
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The complaint is nearly as old as Shasta County (Established 1850) itself: Redding-based officials largely ignore the remote mountain areas, scarcely even visiting, let alone understanding residents' needs.
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In the debate over Bethel Church's offer to lease the Redding Convention Center from our cash-strapped city, this factoid continues to impress me (from Scott Mobley's recent story):
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I'm extremely surprised that I am not seeing any articles in the Record Searchlight about the recent sales tax law that was passed in California. Because of that law, Amazon.com has pulled its affiliates programs to all California residents.
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It's officially summer, and yet Iowa is predicting an early winter.
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If we raise the debt ceiling, we can spend more with the extra money that we will be able to borrow. Of course, we will have to pay more interest on the new debt while still paying interest on the old debt.
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BURNEY — Burney Basin Days, which celebrates the region's history and its future with a host of events and activities, reaches its zenith today with a downtown parade and a fireworks show.
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In 1911: Miss Flora Lonquist, a sophomore at Shasta High School, and her sister Miss Edith Lonquist were seriously injured while driving near their home in Burney Valley. The horses bolted and ran for some distance until they struck a rock pile, where the buggy overturned and the girls were thrown out. Miss Flora fractured
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Federal prosecutors have tightened their stance on states' medical marijuana laws, saying lax enforcement has created an environment where "large-scale, privately operated industrial marijuana cultivation centers" are booming businesses worth millions of dollars.
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A former Anderson High School cheerleader is still fighting for her life today at an Oregon hospital after a Tuesday morning head-on traffic accident on Highway 97 near Klamath Falls.
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A 56-year-old Calabasas woman died Tuesday night on Mt. Shasta after she and her climbing partner became lost during a snowstorm.
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One day after California Gov. Jerry Brown signed this year's budget, state Republican elected officials met with the owner of a Redding car dealership to "celebrate the return of local taxes" with a press conference.
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Police Friday were looking for a woman and two men suspected of robbing an Oregon man who was zapped with a stun gun and nearly shot with a gun.
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As triple-digit temperatures dry out the north state for the July Fourth weekend, local fire officials are reminding everyone of local fireworks laws.
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Though it was her 105th birthday Friday, Pauline Sanders said she didn't feel any different about the day than she did last year.
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Only 44 days until the start of a new school year, not to mention a new athletic season.
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The Redding Colt .45s defeated the Auburn Mudcats 10-3 on Friday in the first game of a three-game series at Tiger Field in Redding.
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Waste Management of Sacramento reminds readers to be "safe and green" during barbecues, especially during the July Fourth weekend. Summer activities pose challenges to home safety, trash disposal and recycling efforts, a Waste Management spokesperson said.
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On 6-30-11 Shasta County Sheriff’s Detectives, Redding Police Investigators and State Parole Investigators conducted a search of the residence of Daniel Hannah, where numerous items of stolen property were found related to a residential burglary reported on 6-19-11. The victim reported approximately $100,000 in silver co
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Shasta County deputies on Firday arrested a 75-year-old Burney woman who they say kidnapped her estranged husband.
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The Shasta County Board of Supervisors made the right call last week when opening the legal door to explore a contract with Haven Humane to serve as the county animal shelter.
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The media have recently been so preoccupied with a congressman's photograph of himself in his underwear that there has been scant attention paid to the fact that Iran continues advancing toward creating a nuclear bomb, and nobody is doing anything that is likely to stop them.
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Robert Frank, Redding
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Melissa Ramos and Brian Granfors
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Tomorrow, the United States celebrates its 235th birthday. Most U.S. towns will host some sort of celebration, but patriotic experiences are available year-round. Any destination can offer a patriotic experience. I learned this when my husband and I went to Sacramento so he could take his citizenship oath.
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Laurie King has two series: the Russell-Holmes one and a second about Kate Martinelli, a San Francisco police woman. King also has several "stand alone" novels, always involving suspense and human relationships. She also knows her readers have some sophistication, so doesn't spell out, for example, who Dadists o
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Jessica Swendiman and Spencer Naake
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Shannon Murphy and Jason Green
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The Cozy Hearth & Spa
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That lounge chair next to the pool is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the latest summer romance on your e-reader or take out some Angry Birds' pigs on your iPad.
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Schools across the country are adopting green policies to reduce their carbon footprints. The Marinello Schools of Beauty campus in Redding is one cosmetology school recycling a main source of its hands-on instruction.
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While many people own deferred annuities of one sort or another, few seem to take the time to understand how they actually work.
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The divisive campaign for a city charter to bring “home rule” to Redding is officially dead.
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Is legalized gay marriage inevitable? Supporters hail New York's new law authorizing gay marriage as a turning point in the national debate. Even President Obama, a gay marriage opponent, has suggested his views on the topic are "evolving."
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Shasta County's conservative residents tend to be skeptical about global warming and especially the liberal Legislature's drive to reduce California's "carbon footprint."
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Warning: This may seem harsh and somewhat Republican of me.
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Marie Claypool, Redding
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P.K. Mitchell, Redding
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Virginia Phelps, Palo Cedro
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Gail Hansen, Shingletown
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Tomorrow is Independence Day and Americans from "sea to shining sea" will be decked out in all kinds of patriotic gear. Flags will blaze on everything from storefronts and car antennas to infant "onesies" and tattoos.
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Long before I had any idea I'd spend my career in a business that depends on the First Amendment, I had been taught to revere those 45 words.
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One day after California Gov. Jerry Brown signed this year’s budget, state Republican elected officials met with the owner of a Redding car dealership to “celebrate the return of local taxes” with a press conference.
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A former Anderson High School cheerleader is fighting for her life today at an Oregon hospital following a horrific Tuesday morning head-on traffic accident on Highway 97 near Klamath Falls.
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One shot was fired and "some type of stun gun" was used in an armed robbery that took place this morning (July 1) in a hotel room at the Vagabond Inn in Redding, Redding Police Cpl. Bart Langley said. No one was hurt when the robbery took place about 6:30 a.m. in room 226 of [...]
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Vegetable gardens should be irrigated so that water soaks in to a depth of at least 18 inches with each watering. If you only keep the surface of the soil moist, most of the water evaporates to the air. Source: California Master Gardener Handbook
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Our mystery photo was the home of James Holt. "toe2toe" is our winner who guessed it correctly at 9:04 a.m. This house is across the street from Judge Eaton's house. toe2toe wins a $10 gift certificate to use as she...
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The late Jack Maraglia turned the shell of his home burned in the 1999 Jones Fire into a brick grotto with Old World charm. It took him eight years to make the three outdoor rooms, courtyard and garden areas.
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Masanobu Fukuoka, author of "The One-Straw Revolution," was inspired by nature and his ideas continue to inspire farmers and gardeners.
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Farm Dreams columnist Casey Schurig shares his lastest Redding gardening adventures, including saving chickens from raccoons and fighting weeds.
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Can I plant vegetable seeds directly in my garden plot? When is the best time to plant?
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Ask Anna columnist Anna Moseley offers a strategy that keeps children's rooms tidy and helps them learn to read.
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Master gardener class planned; flower photo workshop set
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The California Taxpayers' Association's always-readable weekly report has a truly strange item for the fattening "Business Leaves California" file: Orange County Loses More Manufacturing Jobs. MVM Technologies, a manufacturer based in San Clemente, announced that it is moving to Washington,...
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The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Eradication Team has been busy for the past week, destroying over 80-Thousand Plants and making three arrests. The team was assisted by Redding Police as well as State and Federal Agents in the raids, which hit every corner of the County, with one in the Lakehead area, o
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A Redding man was arrested Thursday on Burglary Charges after a Search Warrant was served at his home. Last Saturday, a man ran from C-H-P Officers off Highway 44 in Redding. Afterward, Redding Police found a backpack containing Gold Coins, a one ounce Platinum Bar, and Thousands of Dollars in Cash. There were also three
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The balanced State Budget passed by Legislators this week does as promised: It features at least one thing for everybody to hate. The pain may or may not be fairly distributed, but one particular item has angered Veteran’s Groups. The opening of the State-run Veterans Home on Knighton Road will be delayed by an ent
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Without any prior notice, the Redding Police Department conducted a Sobriety Checkpoint Thursday night. Over 500 vehicles passed through the Checkpoint on Lake Boulevard. 27 drivers were detained and four were given field sobriety tests. Three drunk driving arrests were made. Eight drivers were cited for having Suspended
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Some Northern California businesses will be receiving grants through the U.S. Forest Service for renewable energy projects. Officials say the grants support wood-to-energy projects that require engineering services and will help expand regional economies and create new jobs. Kiara Solar will get 250-Thousand Dollars to r
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A 56-year-old Calabasas woman died Tuesday night on Mt. Shasta after she and her climbing partner became lost during a snow storm.
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Who was this house built for in approximately 1890? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest! If you're the first person to post the correct answer, you'll win a $10 gift certificate from River City Java and an award...
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Reason Magazine, citing a new Justice Department memo, sees a backlash coming: The Department of Justice sent out a memo Wednesday instructing the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration and leading officials in the U.S. Attorneys Office to treat medical...
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It's not just Dan Logue trying to draft Rick Perry. FlashReport notes that both Sen. Doug LaMalfa and Assemblyman Jim Nielsen are trying to lure the Texas governor into the presidential race, signing a letter saying he's the man America...
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At last night's California Republican Party town hall, the two local speakers after state paty Chairman Tom Del Becarro opened the forum, as the R-S' Sean Longoria reports, were Redding Mayor Missy McArthur and Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko, both...
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The Bee's editorialists notice that strange provision in the budget bill related to school financing that I blogged about earlier this week, elaborating on just how bad an idea it is and adding importation historical perspective: And even worse, the...
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Smaller legislative districts, that is, which we could get by merging the state Assembly and Senate into one house and enlarging it. Dan Walters makes the case in today's column. Get it on the ballot. I'll vote for it. Or...
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This is an awesome video for all of the spider lovers out there including myself.
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Multi family foreclosures are somewhat rare, and sell quickly. We like residential income properties of 1-4
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Police this morning are responding to the report of a robbery at a Redding motel, during which an Oregon man said he was threatened with a gun.
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Long sunny days in Redding should bring high temperatures over 100 degrees through the weekend and deep into next week. Today's high should be a couple degrees short of triple digits at 98, according to the National Weather Service, but the high temperatures will then start increasing. Saturday should be 101, Sunday 102 an
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The dog days of summer running and riding season commences on Monday, July 4 with the Mountain Runners’ 32nd annual run and walk, a huge celebration that attracts more than 4,000 participants each year to the town of Mount Shasta. While the 5-mile run is the headline race, the majority of participants take part in [...]
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People keep saying it is going to be late in the season before hikers can get into the high country this year. Too much snow. Not being the type to take other folks’ speculations as truth, I decided to see just how high I could get before being stopped by the snow. To the Trinity [...]
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If you buy a car or a can of soda today, feel free to enjoy the 1-percent discount thanks to the expiration of a temporary sales-tax surcharge Californians have paid since 2009.
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"The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons." — Emerson
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How much lower can it get? Violent video games, porn and horror movies, hate speech, disturbance of veterans' funerals — all condoned by our highest courts under the disguise of free speech.
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As the economy is circling the drain, Obama is all about campaigning.
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"No increase in taxes, in any manner," sayeth Republicans as guided by Grover Norquist.
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I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for the response and outpouring of support and friendship provided to me at the fund-raising event at Bella Vista Fire Department.
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It is not quite the halfway mark of the summer for most schools in the Northern Section so I'd like to reflect on the 2010-11 school year.
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The Redding Colt .45s picked up another home win against the RBI Black Sox, winning 10-4 at Tiger Field on Thursday.
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The Redding Police Department conducted a DUI and driver's license checkpoint on Lake Boulevard on Thursday, June 30, 2011. A total of 507 vehicles passed through the checkpoint; 499 vehicles were screened by officers and 27 drivers were stopped for further investigation, either at the checkpoint or by officers patrolling n
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Redding police arrested three drivers Thursday on suspicion of driving under the influence at a checkpoint on Lake Boulevard.
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In 1911: A quarter-mile tunnel had been dug in the Big Bend of the Pit River as a starter on the biggest power development ever undertaken in the state or even in the West. The Mt. Shasta Power Co. had undertaken to dig a tunnel that would be only 150 feet less than seven miles in length and would convey enough water to gen
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RED BLUFF — The Tehama County grand jury wants the state Legislature to examine residency requirements for political candidates, presumably after investigating a complaint challenging Assemblyman Jim Nielsen's assertion his home is in Gerber.
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Here's a look at what's open and closed Monday in observance of the Fourth of July.
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Robbery suspect mulls plea deal
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North state Congressman Wally Herger visited six hand-picked Redding businesses Thursday morning, asking each what needs to be done to turn the economy around while focusing on Republicans' efforts to rein in spending.
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Summer heat has been a bit of a tease this year.
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U.S. Forest Service pack mules are going to be pastured this winter next to an east Redding neighborhood on land owned by the McConnell Foundation.
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On the same day Gov. Jerry Brown signed the hotly contested California budget into law, the state's Republican Party chair visited Redding to spread his party's message.
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A plan to charge a yearly fire protection fee in unincorporated parts of the county likely would affect around 23,000 Shasta County households, though the county already pays millions each year to contract with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection for fire services.
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Starting June 21 and ending June 30, 2011, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Eradication Team conducted marijuana eradication operations throughout Shasta County. During the operations, a total of 82,704 marijuana plants were eradicated, 3 arrests were made and 3 weapons were seized. The weapons were an SKS a
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A few days before all the patriotic pyrotechnic madness that is the 4th of July in Redding, Anderson and elsewhere, get outta town to see Mother Nature's fireworks - the night sky above Lava Beds National Monument. Learn why Lava Beds is touted as one of the best places to view the astrological world around [...]
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Glenn and Tehama counties as primary natural disaster areas due to losses to the 2011 olive crop caused by unseasonably warm weather followed by freezing temperatures that occurred from Nov. 23, 2010, through March 1, 2011.
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That's too fancy a title, but the line went through my head. I've never seen the film but I like the wording. It could be used for so many things.Normally by this time in summer I'd be hip-deep in blackberries, but the long rainy spring slowed their reipening down. Yesterday I saw a couple of ripe ones. Soon I h
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A Redding man was arrested today in connection with the theft of $100,000 worth of gold and silver coins, a 1-ounce platinum bar, cash, firearms and other items from a Shingletown residence.
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Oh, now that just sounds awful, doesn't it? Like Mom is trying to sneak green vegetables into an otherwise enjoyable food? But these don't pretend to be buttermilk pancakes. These make a great vegetable dish or a snack, and they're excellent hot, warm, or cold. I found the original recipe in Elena Zelayeta's "Se
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Big Wheels Restaurant no longer exists. It was located a few miles east of downtown Shingletown on the north side of the road at 32776 Highway 44. The big wheels steam tractor, on which this story is based, once stood in front of the restaurant.
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Shasta Public Libraries, Redding branch seeks volunteers to help with various duties.
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Agents from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Eradication Team arrested three people and destroyed more than 80,000 marijuana plants at illegal grow sites across the county in a series of operations during the past 10 days.
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Internationally-renowned soul-bluesman Johnny Rawls is playing a two-night stand at Raymond's in Anderson this weekend, Friday and Saturday (July 1 and 2). He'll be backed up by locals Ron Adams on drums, Patrick Sullivan on bass and Derral Campbell on tenor sax...
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The Redding man charged in a home invasion robbery in which he allegedly bound a neighbor with electrical cords around her throat and legs after beating her is mulling over a plea bargain offer that would require him to serve a six-year prison sentence.
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Diving into the controversy over suction-dredge mining and its effects on the fish in Northern California's rivers, Gov. Jerry Brown used a line-item veto to stop the Legislature from de-funding the suction-dredge permit program, according to a list of line-item...
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The California G-O-P will be hosting a Town Hall style meeting Thursday night in Redding. The “California Speaks Out” Tour will feature several Politicians including State Senator Doug Lamalfa, Redding Mayor Missy McArthur, and Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko. It’s hosted by California Republican Part
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A Red Bluff man apparently does not want to tell Police who beat him up and inflicted a severe head injury. At about 2 O’clock Wednesday afternoon, Red Bluff Police were called to Saint Elizabeth Hospital because 22-year-old Christopher Scott was hanging around the Emergency Room entrance acting strangely. He had a
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Shasta County Law Enforcement got an early start on this weekend’s D-U-I Campaign by conducting a series of Probation Compliance Checks at the homes of drunk driving offenders. One condition of Probation is a ban on the possession of alcohol, even at home. Between 5 O’clock and 10 O’clock Wednesday nigh
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A 21-year-old Redding man turned himself in to police Wednesday. Joshua Camblin had a Felony Arrest Warrant charging him with 60 Counts of Vandalism. He was wanted in connection to a series of Tire slashings that occurred on June 1st in the Starview Estates Neighborhood. In early June, Officers interviewed 18 different V
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The Redding City Hall will be closed Friday as a cost saving measure. Friday marks the first of several furlough dates that will force the closure of City Hall over the next two years. Employees who work at City Hall and the Recreation Center on Parkview Avenue will be furloughed, saving the City about $900,000. The clos
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Food donations to the Good News Rescue Mission are down nearly 40 percent putting the Mission’s Emergency Food Giveaway at risk. Each Friday, the Mission hosts a food giveaway, where up to 250 needy families have lined up to receive emergency groceries. Due to a decline in donations, Mission Staff and Volunteers ha
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1. Marketfest 5 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 11 at Library Park, 1552 Placer St., Redding. Features live music; and information, craft, beer and food booths. Tonight: Adam Burns Band. Go to www.vivadowntownredding.org/about.html
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Artist Mike Karns creates visual and textural layering on large canvases. His paintings create environments with graphic and abstract undertones. The techniques he has developed revolve around sand, sawdust and trowels. Each dynamic piece has a different effect on each viewer. Karns will show his textural canvases in July f
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Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye June 30, 2011Administrative Office of the Courts455 Golden gate AvenueSan Francisco, Ca.94102-3660Dear Chief justice,I am writing to you as a concerned citizen that has witnessed many inequities in the family law syste
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My 13-year-old daughter loves Damburger, and lunching there last week, she hit on why it’s been a Redding-area landmark for even longer (73 years) than its famous namesake, Shasta Dam.
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As the new drive-through brewhouse in Cottonwood, Cowgirl Coffee is not just named and decorated to match the western feel of the historic downtown. It's actually owned and operated by a real cowgirl.
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Whether you prefer a tight-knit gathering or an extravaganza with tens of thousands of your friends and neighbors, there’s a Fourth of July celebration designed just for you.
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Buffy once lived approximately one mile south of Gover's Ranch on Gover Road in Anderson. She was given to Mrs. Yvonne Fillmore sometime in the 1980s who kept her in a field beside her home. Mrs. Fillmore was the grandmother...
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It is warmer, according to new NOAA weather data. Science Daily has the hot news: ScienceDaily (June 29, 2011) -- According to the 1981-2010 normals to be released by NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) on July 1, temperatures across...
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From a rolled-up Record Searchlight dated Dec. 31, 1959, a high school classmate discovered last week in a cupboard of her late mother's home: Headline: "Union rolls are up from 5,000 to 10,000 members" "For organized labor in the northern...
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Take in a Redding Colt. 45s game at Tiger Field. Not a bad seat in the house (see this snap from last week). The .45s are playing the Auburn Mudcats this Friday and Saturday evening, starting at 7 p.m....
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AOC Employee Alleges “Waste and Abuse”Posted on June 15, 2010 by AOCWatcher16 Comments SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – Millions of tax dollars are being wasted on court construction and maintenance projects, an employee of the administrative arm of California’s judicial branch claims i
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Police are investigating how a Red Bluff man ended up with life-threatening injuries after being severely beaten.
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are bump, knuckle and transfix. Busy, busy, busy this week, so I tapped out a drabble, 100 words, no more, no less.GazeThe dress is tight, neon blue, expensive.The cane is medical surplus, gray alumin
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Beside the "Family Court Crisis" documentary that the "CPPA" Shasta County sponsored here last May, there are a couple of other documentaries on the same subject.The first link is to a documentary called "Small Justice: Little Justice in America's Family Courts".The second link is a trailer to a new film called
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After two days of cool and wet weather, the north state gets back into summer today. Look for highs around 90 degrees in Redding as the area starts to heat up in preparation of the holiday weekend. Temperatures will drop to the low 60s overnight, according to the National Weather Service. By Friday, the Redding area will be
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If you head west tonight or this weekend to see "Mary Jane: The Musical" – which I heartily recommend – be sure to dress warm. Not just for the coastal fog but also for the miasma of pot smoke that permeates Dell’Arte’s outdoor amphitheater in Blue Lake, near Arcata. That aroma may strike you as [...]
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Catalyst-Redding Young Professionals announces its July Indie Element event will be held outdoors at the Turtle Bay Exploration Park on Wednesday, July 6, from 7-10 p.m. Channel your inner child at this 21+ only event, featuring music and a special after-hours entrance into the Parrot Playhouse, Turtle Bay’s new lorikeet
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What: Fever & Third Seven in concert When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday (June 30); Friday (July 1), at 8 p.m. Where: The Bohemian Art Loft, 3304B Bechelli Lane, Redding, CA 96002 Cost: $10 Thursday: Jazz/classical septet Fever in concert, featuring Dick Turner and his impertinent scorings. $10 per person, $5 students. Refreshment
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Former Gov. Gray Davis once pithily summed up the advice he gave to his successor, Arnold Schwarzenegger: A California governor needs "a strong economy and rain in the north."
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Hillary Rodham Clinton, addressing a gay-pride celebration at the State Department this week, was in spirits as festive as her robin's-egg blue pantsuit.
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Yesterday, we found one of our beloved pets limping, after he'd been missing for three weeks. At the vet, we were expecting a broken leg. We were not expecting a bullet. I won't describe the X-ray except to say that there was not enough of a hip or femur left to avoid amputation. Our cat will be fine and will get us
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Regarding the letter by Susan Araiza-Boys on June 26, "Abortion protest is simply obscene": My dear Susan, as a grandmother you do not want your granddaughter to see the horror of precious souls being destroyed. Should you hide that there have been over 50 million souls — now 150 per hour — not to mentio
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When Hayden Pitt grew tired of listening to the doubters about the Central Valley High School baseball program and how the Falcons couldn't three-peat as Northern Section champions, he made it his personal mission to prove them wrong.
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When Bob Anderson took over the Central Valley High School baseball program in 2001, he brought with him a history of winning to a struggling program.
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The East Redding Little League All-Stars advanced to the semifinals in the 12-year-old winners bracket with a 9-5 win over Corning on Wednesday at Caldwell Park.
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ANDERSON — Auto racing at Shasta Raceway Park sometimes can generate fireworks on the track.
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If you're golfing at Gold Hills Golf Course on Saturday and you see a balding, grey-bearded man sitting at a table on one of the par-3 tees, don't fret.
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In 1911: James Pearson, the young Harrison Gulch miner, who attempted suicide by drinking a 2-ounce vial of chloroform, was pronounced out of danger. The fact that the dose was exceedingly large is what saved him. Pearson, who was in love with a young lady of Harrison Gulch, left a pitiful note for her, stating that he love
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A long-simmering dispute over access to a graveyard has finally spilled over to the Shasta County Superior Court.
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The weather should be hot and campgrounds likely will be full this Fourth of July weekend in the north state.
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RED BLUFF — Those looking to get medical marijuana from a dispensary in Tehama County will have to look elsewhere.
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A California Highway Patrol patrol car was involved in a single-vehicle rollover accident late Tuesday night on Interstate 5 near Turntable Bay Road.
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Facing the possible shutdown of a program it helped create, the Youth Violence Prevention Council is taking over the Shasta Family YMCA's PlusOne Mentors program.
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A Santa Rosa man who has been in Shasta County jail for more than two years as he awaits trial in connection with operating an extensive Ponzi scheme was released from custody Wednesday after his family posted his $100,000 bail.
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Several dozen fishing rods and reels of various sizes and colors sat propped up against a faded blue pickup parked on Bill Howard's lawn in Cottonwood on Wednesday.
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A recent study at the University of Massachusetts published in the journal of Psychology of Religion and Spirituality reported that more people are praying for their health. Almost half of all Americans pray for their health. This is an increase from a previous survey in 2002 which found that 43 percent of all Americans sai
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Stop smoking in one visit? So Anderson hypnotherapist Marge Perry of Inspire Hypnosis told me when I spoke with her a few weeks back on my radio show about her smoking cessation program. I was surprised it could take just one visit to kick such an addictive habit.
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Shasta Blood Center is in need of A- and O- blood.
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If you have travel plans to go outside of the United States, you may need to have your immunizations updated. Protect yourself and family members by making an appointment at least three months in advance by meeting with a travel nurse.
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The Tire Depot has opened in Redding.
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If you buy a car or a can of soda Friday, feel free to enjoy the 1 percent discount thanks to the expiration of a temporary sales-tax surcharge Californians have paid since 2009. But if you live in Shingletown or...
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Today was a very beautiful day. The last of the stormy rainy weather left its imprints. The earth was soaked and the sweet odor of vegetation filled the morning air. After a few quick errands, the Frank and Connie tag team shambled back to the shack and to our respective projects. Frank is making some [...]
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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is honoring four City of Redding employees, two firefighters and two maintenance workers, for their rescue of a kitten found earlier this month stuck in a rusty pipe.
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Anderson truly does explode with music, food, auto racing and, finally, fireworks for Anderson Explodes, the annual community festival on July 3 at the Shasta District Fairgrounds. The fairgrounds gates open at 4 p.m. on Sunday, the 4-H and FFA start serving a barbecue dinner (that I never miss) around 5 p.m., and the Calif
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A 21-year-old Redding man wanted on suspicion of 60 counts of vandalism, including about 18 alleged tire-slashing victims in the Starview Estates area, turned himself in today, Redding Police Sgt. Mike Wood said. On June 1, Redding Police Officers responded to the Starview Estates area of Redding after receiving numerous co
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A Redding man wanted for allegedly slashing tires in the Starview Estates neighborhood earlier this month turned himself into police today.
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By my count, 22,500 Shasta County homeowners will owe the new $150 annual fire fee. Are you one of them? Check out Cal Fire's map of the State Responsibility Area within the county here. Other counties' maps are here. This...
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A California Highway Patrol Officer flipped his Cruiser onto its roof on Interstate Five Tuesday night. A few minutes before Midnight, Officer Ryan Nailor was on northbound I-5 north of Turntable Bay when he lost control on the wet asphalt. the Ford Crown Victoria Interceptor crossed over the fast lane and struck the roc
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An abandoned house was destroyed by fire in the City of Shasta Lake Tuesday night. Firefighters from Shasta Lake Fire Protection District had help from Cal-Fire and Mountain Gate as they responded at about 9:30 Tuesday night to the house in the 19-Hundred block of Parallel Street. When they arrived, the 12-Hundred square
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So claims a former assistant at the time of the musician's murder in 1980. Here's the story in the Toronto Sun. On the other hand former assistants of celebs have a record of saying tabloid-headline-grabbing things. In any event, Reagan...
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...in the early 1850s for making shingles and for the many shingle making camps in the area. It was first known as Shingle Camp and its first location was beside Shingle Creek. James King and Thomas Asbury were possibly the...
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It's just a game, but Pat Buchanan's take on the U.S.-Mexico soccer match last weekend -- in particular, the fans' reaction -- touches a nerve: According to Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times, when the U.S. team took the...
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The Bee explores the weeds in the budget bills passed yesterday and discovers strange things: AB 114 suspends district powers to issue layoffs between now and August and requires districts to ignore the possibility of mid-year cuts for revenue projection...
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A Platina man arrested in May after he was accused of fatally shooting a Redding man's dog in March pleaded no contest today in Shasta County Superior Court to cruelty to animals.
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First Redding Mayor Missy McArthur saw her own dog attacked by a neighbor's pit bull. Now comes news of another mayor -- Los Gatos' Joe Pirzynski -- intervening in a dog fight. From the Mercury-News in San Jose: The mayor...
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A 20-year-old man was injured this morning after the sedan he was riding in collided with another vehicle near Shasta View Drive and Viking Way in Redding this morning.
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If you are looking for a terrific deal on a place to live with great privacy, this is it. It’s located in the Quail Ridge Ranches neighborhood, off a paved road. Behind the gate, and out of sight, up the long gravel driveway, is t
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This is the least expensive home for sale in the Shasta MLS. When officials “Red Tag” a property, they are identifying it as uninhabitable in its current state. Thus, there are no utilities to
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The springlike weather hangs around for one more day in the north state. An unseasonably cool system will pass over the area today bringing showers and a few thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service. Most of the moisture is expected to fall before 11 a.m.
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Once upon a time there was a summer theater program at a quaint community college. This theater had the biggest, best equipped stage in the kingdom. The directors had great plans to produce a magical summer musical and bring happiness to the community and revenue to the college. Many new students were drawn to this [...]
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Trees and their place in mythology are a subject dear to my youthful heart. The summer heat has many people fleeing to higher ground on the weekends where conifers (cone-bearing trees) grow and I thought it would be nice to share with you some of the roles they have played in ancient cultures. An ancient [...]
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The Fourth of July weekend is one of the busiest weekends and days of the year at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. Most popular park areas will fill up quickly with park visitors and parking will be limited. The Brandy Creek Beach is a very popular area. The beach will have lifeguards on duty from 10 [...]
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A California Highway Patrol patrol car was involved in a single-vehicle rollover accident late Tuesday night on Interstate 5 near Turntable Bay Road, according to dispatch reports.
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As federal court rulings forced the replacement of the Red Bluff Diversion Dam with a screened pump that will be friendlier to the Sacramento River's salmon, steelhead and sturgeon, the loss of Lake Red Bluff was a bitter blow to the Tehama County city.
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The Fourth of July may be just a holiday for fireworks to some people. But it was a momentous day for the history of this country and the history of the world.
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Heather Waldrop, Redding
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I'm looking for cool drinks to serve at a Fourth of July party. Any ideas?  Turn summer drinks into firecrackers by coating the glass rims with Pop Rocks. Just dampen with lemon juice, then dip the rims in the candies on a plate...
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Cost of "securing" the border: $90 billion over 10 years.
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In the recent cartoon of President Obama in the phone booth, the cartoonist forgot to draw in all of the GOP holding the door shut.
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We totaled the truck on Highway 299 on the first breath of summer the morning of June 21. There are several to thank.
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Republicans are doing their best to make government "the problem."
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Cheridan Hawkins wasn't happy about landing on the All-Record Searchlight second-team squad last year.
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The 2011 prep softball season saw several records rewritten, both on the single-season level as well as career.
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The eastern Shasta County community of McArthur will more than double in size this weekend as former Bulldogs from all over the U.S. are expected to return to Fall River High School for its 100-year anniversary.
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A 60-year-old Arizona man suffered major injuries Tuesday after wrecking his motorcycle on Highway 299 in Trinity County, a California Highway Patrol officer said.
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Bank of Commerce Mortgage, a subsidiary of Redding-based Bank of Commerce Holdings, has opened a new branch in Visalia. The branch is being managed by Sandy Wheeler, a 28-year veteran in the industry.
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Firefighters are responding tonight to a reported structure fire in Shasta Lake.
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The thought of turning on the stove, and keeping it blazing for an hour or more, is almost too much to bear in hot weather. And stirring a pot of roiling anything? No, thanks.
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Do you remember long ago when the world was new? When every morning was a beginning, and every evening was a promise of the mysteries and miracles waiting to unfold?
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A hotel proposed for north Redding will go forward with a large billboard in the background.
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I don't think I've ever heard Kennedy's famous "Ask not ... " inaugural speech described quite the way David Brooks does in today's column: In 1961, John F. Kennedy gave an Inaugural Address that did enormous damage to the country....
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What an amazing wedding we had a few weeks ago with Nick and Ourhay. They were married in Orangevale and had their reception at the Double Tree Inn in Sacramento. Perfectly beautiful in every way, except for the pouring rain, but we worked around it :). We will be posting their pics soon so keep your eyes out! Congrats guys
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Polly Pockets are insane toys. For those of you who don't have girls or who never had sisters, let me give you a crash course. Polly Pockets are like miniature Barbie Dolls. They come with their own little cars and houses and clothes. Except, because they're only 3 inches tall, their clothes -- all made of this
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As federal court rulings forced the replacement of the Red Bluff Diversion Dam with a screened pump that will be friendlier to the Sacramento River's salmon, steelhead and sturgeon, the loss of Lake Red Bluff was a bitter blow to the Tehama County city.
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The Fourth of July may be just a holiday for fireworks to some people. But it was a momentous day for the history of this country and the history of the world.
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Joyce Dolan, Redding
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Heather Waldrop, Redding
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Genell and Greg Fitch, Kneeland
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A balanced budget expected to be adopted by state legislators tonight will delay the opening of the long-awaited veterans home in Redding.
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Alex Landi, Mount Shasta
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Joan Manning, Shasta Lake
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Come spring, that could be the case for parents of children in school. The Bee reports the details of what cuts will supposedly be automatically triggered (I'll believe it when I see it, but that's what the legislation's supposed to...
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Redding residents are reminded that City Hall will be closed to the public every other Friday, beginning this Friday (July 1). Employees who work at City Hall and the Recreation Center on Parkview Avenue will be furloughed, saving the City approximately $900,000. The closures will affect all departments within City Hall, in
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The Shasta County Grand Jury says there are indeed inmates with violent criminal pasts being placed at a local fire camp.
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This guy has some mad skills check it out!
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES TRINITY RIVER, Douglas City — A 15.2-pound German brown trout was caught by Scott Brice of Orange County somewhere between the Steel Bridge and Indian Creek, probably on nightcrawlers, since he had bought some earlier that day. Other browns from 1
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Here are a couple of insane tornado videos I stumbled upon. In of the videos you can actually see the house leave the ground and get sucked into the tornado. Video #1: Video #2:
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The West Redding Little League 9-10 All-Stars topped Shasta Dam 9-7 in Yreka on Monday.
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OK, we can all agree that Facebook is a major time suck, yes? Yes. That doesn't mean that we aren't on there, but it's still a time suck.I've learned how to get around Mafia Wars, Farmville, and Poker - all those games about which I do not care one teeny bit (I know many of you do, but I've X'd them off m
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A Redding man involved in a fight with his roommate apparently shot himself as Police arrived. Just after Midnight Tuesday morning, Officers were called to Reservoir Avenue on a report of a man with a gun. An unidentified 57-year-old man was in an argument with 54-year-old Debbie Lestenkof-Vankures. He apparently had bee
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A 60-year-old Arizona man suffered major injuries this afternoon after wrecking his motorcycle on Highway 299 in Trinity County, a California Highway Patrol officer said.
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Three Palo Cedro residents escaped injury in a crash in Trinity County. 41-year-old Robin Timmons was driving a 2006 Hyundai with 11-year-old Paige Timmons and 5-year-old Houston Timmons as passengers. Just before Nine O’clock Monday morning, they were westbound on Highway 299 west of Little Browns Creek Road when
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A man drove a stolen truck to a Court Date, then was later chased by Officers, according to Redding Police. 32-year-old Noel Holloway of Anderson reportedly broke into a storage building on Eastside Road at 11 O’clock Monday morning and stole a Dodge Ram 3500 Quad Cab One-Ton Dually Pickup Truck, which he drove to
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An alleged flasher was taken into custody by Redding Police Monday afternoon. Shortly after 4 O’clock, Officers were called to the Diestelhorst Bridge. 43-year-old Teresa Byrd reported that she was at a RABA Bus Stop when a man approached wearing only boxer shorts. She says he dropped his shorts and exposed his but
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An alleged thief was caught Monday in the Mercy Medical Center parking lot with 32 car keys. 25-year-old John Beard was taken into custody on three Felony Warrants and Four Misdemeanor Warrants. He was searched upon his arrest, at which time the keys were found. Beard also reportedly had a lock pick, a police scanner, a
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Fire scorched 35 acres in Anderson Monday afternoon. The fire, which was apparently caused by a vehicle’s hot exhaust pipe in the dry weeds, broke out at about 4:45 off of Industry Road near the Wheelabrator Plant. A full Wildland Response was sent by Cal-Fire, including an Air Tanker. Significant help was provided
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A pair of wrecks this afternoon blocked traffic on Interstate 5 north the Redding.
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A woman received minor injuries after her vehicle collided with a flatbed truck that crossed the center line on Highway 299 West near Buckhorn Summit this afternoon.
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Today is the wettest June 28th on record in Redding, preliminary rainfall figures show.
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Most everyone remembers the wooden big wheels standing in front of the Big Wheels Restaurant that no longer exists in Shingletown. Before the wooden big wheels, a huge 18-ton steam tractor graced the front yard of the restaurant (see photo)....
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Here is a great Senior from West Valley High. We did a bunch of photos with his bike and truck, cool car and his Letterman's Jacket. What things are special to you?? Call us today to talk about options! 530.223.5456
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I for one would love to see the Cheese Steak SHop open up an establishment here in Redding, Ca but I am not entirely sure it would do well here. What do you Reddingites think? Should the Cheese Steak Shop open a shop here in Redding, Ca?
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A 54-year-old Arizona man was killed Monday in Trinity County when his Harley Davidson three-wheel motorcycle skidded off Highway 36 and hit a tree.
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A woman was injured this morning when her minivan overturned on northbound Interstate 5 in Anderson near the Shasta Outlets, according to dispatch reports.
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He’s always got your back! He’s one bad Boston.
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Wow this has to be a little humiliating. This is why people need to know their limits when it comes to drinking.
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This July, master ceramic potter and college instructor Paul Rideout (Palul) will lead a two-week pottery class introducing students to the use of clay and its history. Beginner to experienced students will be shown methods of creating hand-built art and/or functional pieces with clay. Classes meet from 8:30-11:30 a.m., fo
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I am willing to bet there was alcohol involved. That is the only way these idiot could think testing a taser would be a grand idea.
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More footage from the Japanese Tsunami.
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Half off on this standard issue big fine house on 17 acres in the hills. According to the listing, it
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The calendar says summer but the weather today will be very much springlike. A low pressure system will move through the northern Sacramento Valley bringing up to a half inch of rain in some areas and cool temperatures. National Weather Service forecasters expect snow levels around 8,500 to 9,000 feet by later tonight and W
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America is connected by coffee shops. Yeah, you get to them via freeways and highways, but that’s just a means to an end. They’re everywhere and we use them as markers – “Can you hold it until we get to the Raccoon Spit exit? There’s probably a coffee shop there.” In lonely-night-driving songs, illicit rendezvou
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The City of Redding may soon become the proud gathering place of the largest veterans military museum on the entire West Coast. Artifacts dating from the Revolutionary War and all of our U.S. wars up to the present will be on display at the Northern California Veterans Museum and Heritage Center about a block from [...]
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Nor-Cal Think Pink is looking for photos for its 2011-2012 calendar. The group welcomes all entries of pink-themed photos. Winners will be selected by Nor-Cal Think Pink Board Members to be in included in the calendar, which will be distributed to 40,000 women in the North State on Think Pink Day, 2011, as part of [...]
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A Redding man suspected of burglarizing cars was arrested Monday after police found 32 car keys in his pocket.
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For a decade if not longer, everyone who's cared to look has agreed that Shasta County's antiquated animal shelter on Radio Lane needs replacement.
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If there's one thing that quickly became clear in the wake of state Controller John Chiang's decision to withhold the pay of California legislators because of their failure to produce a balanced budget by June 15, it was the shallow feeling those officials really hold for values they consistently proclaim while runn
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The Churn Creek Bottomers need a better hook. "Prime agricultural land" is not going to sway the politicians. When it comes to urban sprawl and politics, agriculture always loses. Also remember there needs to be a willing "land seller" as well as "land developer."
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I am writing to you in regard to Craigslist. It is a valuable tool and has helped me both sell and buy things. Unfortunately, I believe that some folks use this as a tool to lure prey out for robbery or even worse things.
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A 44-year-old Redding man was arrested Monday after exposing himself in public, police said.
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An Anderson man who went to Shasta County Superior Court on Monday for an appearance on a stolen vehicle charge was arrested later in the day for driving a stolen pickup, police said.
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Booking fees at the Shasta County jail may cost the Redding and Anderson police departments four times what they're currently paying if Shasta County supervisors OK a fee increase at today's meeting.
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RED BLUFF - A Red Bluff man was arrested Monday on suspicion of possession of stolen property, burglary and other charges after he was found with the keys to a car that was reported stolen out of Greenville, police said.
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A Red Bluff man who went to the Red Bluff Police Department Monday to have a ticket signed off by officers bolted after it was discovered he had a warrant out for his arrest, police said.
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These desperados booked into the Shasta Jail in the late 19th Century look positively dapper compared to some of the tattooed shirtless "shags" (shaved head and goatee) whose mugs appear on the Shasta County Jail web site these days....
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A proposed subdivision that has sparked concerns among southeast Redding neighbors is poised for Planning Commission approval today.
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1 to 2 inches of rain may hit Redding today
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Seminar tries to prevent heat illness
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Denny's '91-'92 baseball sets are no grand slams.
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A 27-year-old Redding man is charged with drugging a woman's fruit smoothie so he could try to sexually assault her.
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Economic division unites under on roof
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Ex-Mountain Gate chief pleads no contest
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For the fifth time in the last two years it appears thieves have stolen from north state veterans groups, said a volunteer at the Northern California Veterans Museum and Heritage Center in Redding.
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This year's Shasta County Grand Jury found that guards at the Shasta County jail were putting inmates out in the cold, questioned whether the Anderson Police Department had enough training to properly screen recruits and alleged that a problem-prone community service district had showed favoritism in hiring a manager.
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RED BLUFF - A 19-year-old Washington man was arrested this afternoon following a chase that saw him hit a patrol car twice to avoid capture and also hitting another vehicle after blowing through a stop sign, police said.
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Color me genuinely confused by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision today striking down a key provision of Arizona's public-financing scheme for state elections. The heart of the law is that public financing is voluntary and subjects the candidate to a...
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The former manager of the Mountain Gate Community Services District accused of voter and registration fraud will no longer go to trial after changing his plea to no contest today in Shasta County Superior Court.
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A 27-year-old Redding man is charged with drugging a woman’s fruit smoothie so he could to try to sexually assault her.
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A 40-acre grass fire this evening caused fire crews to close a road in Anderson. But the blaze was contained around 6 p.m.
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We have been working hard to update our studio these past few weeks. New floors, paints, and backgrounds. Our new sign is on it’s way so we updated our blog to match and will soon be updating our main site as well. Hope you like it
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A large office building on Hemsted Drive in Redding was evacuated Monday morning after someone smelled smoke. At around 9:30, smoke began creeping into the Interwest Insurance Offices from an unknown source. Redding Fire Department arrived and evacuated everybody from 310 Hemsted Drive as they investigated. It turned out
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Redding Police are seeking suspects from a large fight in West Redding Sunday afternoon. 33-year-old Mandi Parker told Officers that a group of eight Asian males came to her apartment at 2825 West Street. She says they opened the unlocked front door to confront her, saying her children had been throwing rocks at their ch
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A 74-year-old man was injured after losing control of his vehicle on Interstate Five in Southern Siskiyou County Sunday night. Alan Raven of Fairfax was driving a Ford Escape, with 67-year-old Christina Raven and 9-year-old Faith Harvey as passengers. They were southbound just south of Gibson Road at around 10PM when Rav
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A man from San Pablo was severely injured in a Boating Accident on Shasta Lake over the weekend. Saturday afternoon at around 3 O’clock, 30-year-old Daniel Artiga was getting onto an Innertube that was tied to the back of a boat at the end of the Sugarloaf Inlet on the Sacramento River Arm of the Lake. The tube was
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A Corning man has been sentenced for fighting with Police. Miguel Angel Hernandez has a lengthy list of prior Convictions in Tehama County, mostly Traffic Violations but also Drugs, dating back to 2001. In late February, Officers located Hernandez and attempted to take him into custody on a Federal Warrant. He did not co
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A North Redding woman was rescued from suicide by her children Saturday Evening. At around 7PM, Police were called to a home on Balsawood Drive. A 16-year-old girl and 10-year-old boy believed their mother was trying to kill herself by turning on the gas from the kitchen stove and oven. The children repeatedly tried to g
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Keswick Thelma and South Park -Click to enlargeNo really, there is a town named South Park around here. Here’s a map. We’ve mentioned this here before. Based on real estate maps, somebody
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Q. Do you think that God favors the United States? About eight hundred years ago, the great Sufi poet Hafiz wrote: “Dear ones, beware of the tiny gods frightened men create to bring an anesthetic relief to their sad days.” Assuming that a deity “favors” one country over another is a man-made concept to justify man
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The Shasta County animal shelter's fans are working to spread the word about an online petition seeking signatures asking the Board of Supervisors not to close the shelter. To my surprise, at last check it already has 240 signatures. But...
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It comes from Joe Matthews: You know the last time a majority of Californians told pollsters they were satisfied with the job the legislature was doing? The month BEFORE voters approved term limits in 1990....
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The Shasta County Grand Jury report looks into Shasta County jail, Anderson Police Department, Sugar Pine Conservation Camp, other local agencies.
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Keswick was established in 1896 at the beginning of the great copper mining boom of Shasta County. It is named for Lord William Keswick of London, president of the Mountain Copper Company, owner of the Iron Mountain Mine. Shasta County's...
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As of July 1, 2011, all existing single-family dwelling units must have installed a carbon monoxide detector.  This bill deals with existing housing. (New construction standards are set by state agencies.) It covers every "dwelling unit intended for human occupancy" which means single-family housing, fac
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A Redding transient arrested Sunday on suspicion of possessing drugs and stolen property is the suspect in 10 car burglaries, police said today.
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This Pervious concrete is, basically, just concrete that allows water to flow through it. This has some benefits and detriments for urban environments, as explained on NPR’s Science Friday. Frankly, though, it’s kind of pleasant to just sit back and watch this patch of pervious concrete absorb 1500 gallons in fi
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Is it just me or does this city have some of the strangest weather? I am not sure what I should even wear this week. I might wear a snuggie with shorts one sandal and one shoe. That should just about cover it. Do you enjoy the Redding heat every summer?
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A preexisting medical condition caused a Fairfax man to crash the sports utility vehicle he was driving Sunday on Interstate 5 north of Redding, leaving him with critical injuries.
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A lot of people, including Yours Truly, complain about the tone and tenor of online comments. Well, finally, someone's doing something about it. In recent days I've received dozens of comments (on random older blogs I've posted) that were mindlessly...
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Another 2 on 1. This REO home has a small detached guest home, in addition to the quite lar
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Retired and working out of the "Assigned Judges Program", which are only supposed to be 30 to 90 day assignments; Judge halpin has sat on our bench for 14 years.Because he is a "temporary" and retired judge the "Council on Judicial Performance" has no jurisdiction over him, so he is free to run amok and he does in Dep
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After twenty days of dry weather, rain could fall on Redding tonight and will likely pour Tuesday. Today should be sunny and warm, with a high near 93 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Clouds should start moving into the north state tonight, bringing a 50 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms. The rain
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I was recently in the downtown of a major American city on a major American holiday the day after the city’s biggest annual event. Thousands of people were walking around downtown on a warm, breezy day. And nearly every attraction for visitors was closed. The city was Indianapolis, the holiday was Memorial Day and the [..
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What: Mossbrae Music Festival When: Saturday, July 23, 2011, 4 p.m. Where: Dunsmuir City Park Botanical Gardens (directions) Cost: $30 through July 20, $40 thereafter Mark your calendars. The Dunsmuir Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with AV Productions will present an exceptional musical lineup this summer for The Sixth
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For close to a century, visitors from around the world have participated in the rich tradition of attending ranger-led programs. Millions of visitors, whether seeking a greater awareness of nature, learning about our cultural history, or just looking for fun and exciting outdoor activities, have deepened their appreciation
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According to the National High School Center, a research group, the United States has 18,435 high schools. That means hitting 163 on a credible list of "best high schools," as Redding's University Preparatory School did in recent Newsweek rankings, puts it in the top 1 percent with room to spare in case the kids
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The June 13 "Speak Your Piece" "Water quality suffers as Congress dithers" ignores the facts on the ground and in the water to make several alarming claims of governmental malfeasance and corporate indifference. Fortunately, the dire picture painted by the authors does not exist. In fact, to make their point
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Bob Williams (column, last Monday) was spot on when he pointed out the GOP's dilemma of whether to help improve the economy, or make it worse, then blame it on the president to help their election prospects.
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George Washington was a terrorist! Indeed, so were Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, John Adams and all the signatories to the Declaration of Independence.
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This little place is great. Awesome service and epic sandwhiches. I drive from Redding to Chico just to eat here. If you are ever in Chico, Ca check this place out.What do you think of the Cheese Steak Shop in Chico, Ca?
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CRIME/INCIDENT: Boating Accident with injury LOCATION: End of Sugarloaf Inlet, Sacramento arm, Lake Shasta VICTIM: Daniel Artiga, 30 years old, of San Pablo, CA. DRIVER: John Thomas Larricq, 31 years old, of Burlingame, CA. SYNOPSIS: On Saturday, 06-25-11, at 1500 hours, John Thomas Larricq was operating a ski boat in the S
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A Redding man suffered cuts and bruises to his face and elbows after police said he was attacked by eight men at an apartment on West Street this evening.
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What: Annual Kick-off Breakfast for the American Cancer Society's "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" Walk When: 7:30 a.m. Tuesday (June 28) Where: The Atrium (south end the Downtown Promenade), Redding Whether you've joined us before or this is your first time, every step you'll take at Making Strides Against Breast Can
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The Redding Swim Team has enjoyed a good run of strong boys swimmers in recent years.
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Most of the swimming pools for miles around the north state are of the 25-yard variety.
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Man recovering after boat accident
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Weather Discussion: We will ride a weather roller coaster this week. Monday (June 27) will start off sunny with afternoon temperatures once again in the lower 90s. A low pressure area will be dropping south from the Gulf of Alaska and will be nearing the coast Monday afternoon. Clouds will begin to increase late Monday [...
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An odd year so far, weather-wise. It seemed like the rain would never stop, and then when it did it was suddenly the first day of summer and it got hot fast. Not horribly searingly broiling like it can, but still: really pretty hot.A guy Gary knows who has been working on bridge constuction on a freeway said fiv
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Saying they feel ignored by Shasta County, residents of Fall River Mills are forming a group to advise county supervisors on the rural community's needs.
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Ten employees at three Redding bars were cited Friday night in a sting operation for allegedly violating security guard license requirements.
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Ten employees at three Redding bars were cited Friday night in a sting operation for allegedly violating security-guard license requirements.
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A man may have suffered a minor stab wound to his arm this afternoon after getting into a fight with his wife at a Mountain Gate mobile home park.
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Who spent his Saturday working for the Yankee Dollar.
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A 30-year-old San Pablo man was in fair condition at a Redding hospital today after his leg was badly cut by a boat’s propeller on the Sacramento River arm of Lake Shasta.
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Woke up today to a disconcerting message in my inbox from my daughter and colleague, Erin. Something cryptic and sexual, blah blah, with a link. Uh oh. Probably, you’ve seen these types of messages. Somebody has you in their list of email contacts, and you get an unexpected and inappropriate email &#
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2 homes on 1 parcel is always an attractive proposition. Still, it seems hard to believe that this might command a half million dollars, even in the bubble days. But it did. And here we are. This 1984 built home is a 4/2 of about 2,643 sqft
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Bella Vista is a Spanish name meaning beautiful view. The original town was located at the end of what is now Myer Road on what was the Gipson Ranch. Shasta Lumber Company purchased the ranch in 1887, built a large...
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Sunday is going to be warm in Redding, but forecasters expect it to cool off and possibly get damp by mid week. The National Weather Service says today will be sunny with a high near 94 degrees. It should cool down to 64 degrees by tonight. Expect nearly identical conditions on Monday. Forecasters say it should get cloud
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Here are a couple of links to an activist blogger that has picked up the story about our assigned Judge "Teflon" Jack Halpin and others.This person has done some research and come up with some scary facts about our corrupt California  court system as a whole but Shasta County is apparently, right n
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Like a rash, the urge to micromanage things can be useful: It tells you something else is wrong.
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Just when you thought the Redding School District's reputation for mismanagement couldn't grow any worse, it surprises everyone in town and tops itself.
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The rush and roar of snowmelt, cascading over rocks and winter debris, rising with chilling shock to swiftly catch the unwary. June seems an odd time of year for our surrounding hills to release their hold of winter. Recent weather patterns contributed to the sight and with it went a skeletal reminder portraying how the lan
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Recently I found out that the City Council is considering closing the Redding Convention Center, or leasing its operation to Bethel Church. I went to the last council meeting on Wednesday — I couldn't stay for the vote — and was appalled at the way the city jumped at the church's offer. I spoke myself, b
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If you have a little time to do a little reading, I've just finished a little book that will tickle your sense of humor. Thank goodness a friend loaned me his signed copy. But if you don't have a friend willing to share, you can trust me when I say it is worth the price of purchase. After only 259 pages, you will be sorry w
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It's finally that time of year again when we need to water our lawn. We were grateful for the long, wet spring this year that kept our watering needs to a minimum. It also kept our great "how much to water the lawn" debate at bay. But with summer finally here, it's time for Travis and me to settle into our perspective corne
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Disney's annual ImagiNations competition came to an end with a Redding native taking home the third-place prize for an original model of an attraction following in the footsteps of the company's fantastical themes.
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Kyla Woolf and Aaron Halter, both of Chicago, are engaged to be married July 30, 2011, at the Red Lion Hotel in Redding. The bride-elect is the daughter of Andy Walker and Kellee Cropley-Walker of Redding; and David Woolf of Sacramento. She is a 2008 graduate of Shasta College and a 2010 graduate of Sacramento City College
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Ron and Colleen Thoensen of Redding celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 18, 2011. A family reunion in Cancun, Mexico, is planned in November. The Thoensens were married June 18, 1961, in Santa Monica. In 1974 they decided to move to Redding to raise their three children: Collette (Hofer), of Durham; Ronald, Jr.
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Jackie Kinney and Mathew Kiser, both of Lacy, Wash., are engaged to be married July 2, 2011, at Mike and Diane Nilson's home in Lyle, Wash. The bride-elect is the daughter of Cathy and Terry Kinney of Redding. She is in the U.S. Army and just completed a one-year tour in Iraq. Her fiance is the son of Michael and Diane Ni
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Lisa Buwalda and Michael Tullis, both of Redding, were married June 12, 2011, at the Shasta Senior Citizens Hall in Redding. The ceremony was followed by a reception at the hall. Robert Wallenberg officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mike Buwalda of Mount Shasta; and June Johnson of Redding. She graduated from Foothil
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Whitney Peters of Redding and Joseph Hinton of Anderson are engaged to be married July 23, 2011, at the Elks Lodge in Redding. The bride-elect is the daughter of Connie Peters of Redding and Pete Peters of Palo Cedro. She is a Starbucks employee in Chico and is attending Butte College in the respiratory therapy program. H
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Jade Skow and Matthew Mitchell, both of Cottonwood, were married May 28, 2011, at the Lake California Clubhouse in Cottonwood. The Rev. Layne Russell officiated. The bride is the daughter of Tina Bilan Skow of Anderson; and Craig Skow of Gilroy. She graduated from Chico State University with a bachelor of science degree i
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Living in an area perfectly suited to outdoors recreation, I sometimes forget there are other places to camp, fish and hike besides the West Coast.
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Walt and Lorraine Norton of Cottonwood celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on June 22, 2011, at the home of their son with a pool party. They were married on June 22, 1946, in Reno, Nev. They raised their children in Red Bluff, where they operated a peach ranch until moving to Cottonwood in 1963. There they had an e
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On Wednesday, Thomas Sowell's column repeated the same old mantra about Social Security. He says "the money is not there anymore." This is a prime example of repeating a lie often enough that it becomes the truth.
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It has come to our attention that a large scale commercial development is being proposed in the area of Interstate 5 and Knighton Road. It is said to take in nearly 100 acres of prime agricultural land.
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I held off as long as I could before writing this knowing that my opinion was not going to have much of an impact on the movers and shakers who insist on pushing their agendas, for their own financial gain, on an unsuspecting city of Redding and Shasta County. But, now, I can wait no longer.
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Why in the world would the Citizens Redistricting Commission remove the ranching community of Scott Valley to the coastal district? This is a travesty of representation.
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Quick quiz: What two things does John Chiang have in common with Alan Cranston, Houston Flournoy, Gray Davis and Steve Westly?
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Jenn Cox has suffered from major depression and post-traumatic stress disorder for 25 years.
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The Redding Rattlers did a Humboldt sweep at the Bobby Goss American Legion tournament in Eureka on Saturday.
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RED BLUFF — Hundreds of people lined the west bank of the Sacramento River at Red Bluff City Park on Saturday to witness wakeboarding, barefoot water skiing, kite boarding and helicopter stunts.
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COTTONWOOD — Shasta County Supervisor Les Baugh had a message Saturday after spending nearly 24 hours sitting on the roof of the Cottonwood Community Center for a fundraiser.
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Divorce remains one of the leading causes of bankruptcy in America today. I suspect the rate of divorce has declined somewhat due to the current economic conditions in that job losses and declining home values have made it even more difficult to end a marriage. The economy could also contribute to the frustration and diffic
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I'm sure state park employees are one big family.
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The Shasta Recreation Co. is reducing campsite fees by half at four Shasta Trinity National Forest campgrounds starting in August through the end of the camping season.
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So a couple of weeks ago, I'm in for my annual physical and my physician, who shall remain nameless, has several ideas for columns that I can write.
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What three local businesses in town would you miss if they closed their doors? The little boutique downtown, where the owner always gave you special deals? Or the auto shop that let you make payments for your car that's seen better days? Maybe it's that mom and pop cafe that has those delicious pies you love.
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Products / services offered: Buy sell and trade all children's merchandise.
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One afternoon I got a call from an old friend who was passing through town. We'd been in touch by phone and email but it'd been more than a year since we'd seen each other. Delighted by her unexpected arrival, I invited her over for an afternoon walk and a chat over tea on the back patio.
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The legal arguments in a lawsuit filed by a former mayor of Dunsmuiragainst the city and four council members are insufficient, a Siskiyou County Superior Court judge said last week.
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In 1911: The Southern Pacific depot at Keswick was broken into by unknown thieves who pried up a window. They were amateurs. They made no attempt to open the safe, but ransacked the money drawer and the post office department. All they got was 50 cents in pennies and two cigars left on the table.
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Ahhh, summer. As the sun rises, you spring from bed to make the kids a healthy breakfast before setting up the day's roster of educational games and activities.
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Contact Secret Witness of Shasta County: 243-2319 (anonymous)
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Q: What is the definition of a boat or vessel? I ask because I am altering an old waterski kneeboard into a specialized abalone diving rig with a small anchor so I can accurately place my board closer to abalone. It's a smaller version of a surfboard. It has no sails, rudders, oars or motor but does have an anchor. The
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Shasta County may be one step closer to having a toll-free number residents can call for referrals to all kinds of community resources after supervisors consider the 211 system at Tuesday's board meeting.
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The past couple of years, the local swim teams have been on the rise.
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Although a county-run mental hospital still isn't an option, a private facility may be in the works for Shasta County.
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Redding firefighters quickly contained a small fire early Saturday at an unoccupied town house off Hilltop Drive.
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Don't have a fishing license but have an urge to fish? Then Saturday is your day to grab your fishing pole, bait and head out to the nearest fishing spot.
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For this week, anyway:...
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That would be the need to take junkets to European capitals and other exotic locales during recess from all the heavy lifting of governing. Excerpt from Al Kamen's wonderful "In the Loop" column in the WashPost: Hurry! Hurry! Time is...
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Dr. Gilliland was a physician and surgeon who arrived in Cottonwood in 1895. Soon after arriving, he purchased the Hatch residence located at the southeast corner of Main and High Streets. In addition to living in the house, he practiced...
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“For all our grumbling about wasteful and purposeless government spending, I look at this project and think to myself: ‘Now this is money well spent,’” said Emily Alma, co-owner since 1987 of Riparia, an organic 12-acre farm in southwest Chico. She was referring to her farms’ partnering with the Natural Resource C
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That's how an expert review of the Klamath Dam removal describes the project, if I can paraphrase this L.A. Times report. A $1.4-billion project to remove four hydroelectric dams and restore habitat to return Chinook salmon to the upper reaches...
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The garden is growing so swiftly. After the late season rainy days all this sun is call forth the green. I snapped a few shots of the planter boxes and their veggie swag. I’m doing the lazy version of a morning watering. I’ve placed the sprayer onto a couple of pieces of bamboo. At that [...]
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More like how few. Recent headlines about how the impending lowering of Conforming Loan limits will have an impact on the already bruised California housing market may be sensational, but will have little impact locally. Here’s an example.
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Expect a slightly cooler day today leading into a possibility of showers and thunderstorms by Monday night.
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Blossom Park
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As promised, some snaps of the garden described in today's Record Searchlight column....
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Redding firefighters quickly contained a small fire early this morning at an unoccupied town house off Hilltop Drive.
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The Redding Colt .45s opened up their three-game road series with a 10-7 win over the Humboldt Crabs in Arcata on Friday.
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At a local youth soccer camp in Redding this week, one of the young campers asked the usual question of who was leading the latest game.
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As they already may be saying in Sacramento, it is Jimmer Time.
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An election isn't much to ask.
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The imminent summer spike in my water bill puts me in mind of a recent chat with Guenn Johnsen-Gentry, a west Redding neighbor, who proudly showed me some of the diverse bounty from the garden she and husband, Shasta College art instructor David Gentry, cultivate around their attractive Walnut Avenue home.
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If Gov. Jerry Brown is forced to make an all-cuts budget, I hope he does that solely to Republican-occupied districts.
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In his Sunday column, "Didn't See That One Coming," Monty Hight quoted two sections of the California Vehicle Code.
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Have you noticed the painted red circles around the potholes in our county roads?
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Moldering mountains of yard waste sat at Redding's transfer station, wafting methane and a rich aroma of decay into the atmosphere.
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The Shasta County Animal Shelter might begin sending animals to other agencies in an effort to cut costs and simplify services.
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Trial for a Redding woman accused of fatally stomping her neighbor's dog was postponed to Sept. 7 Friday in Shasta County Superior Court.
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A Redding man who potentially faced life in prison after being charged with molesting his stepdaughter said Friday his nightmare has ended.
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In 1911: A grand ball was to be given at the Tower House on the open platform. Good music and everybody was invited. Dancing, including supper, was to cost $1.50.
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An 18-year-old Redding man who died in a head-on collision with a pickup on Buenaventura Boulevard late last month had a blood alcohol content of five times the state's legal limit for adults.
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Molly, the pit bull that killed Redding Mayor Missy McArthur's toy fox terrier, and Bailey, another dog from the same household, have been sentenced to death.
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The Redding man charged in a home invasion robbery in which he allegedly bound a neighbor with electrical cords around her throat and legs after beating her was looking for $20,000 he believed she had stashed inside her trailer closet, said a Redding police report.
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Honorary Cottonwood Mayor Mary O'Keeffe and Shasta County Supervisor Les Baugh celebrate the start of their 24 hours on the roof of the Cottonwood Community Center on Friday.
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What: Guitar Master Class When: Saturday, July 9 at 3:30 p.m. Where: The Traveling Bohemians Gallery, 3304 Bechelli Lane, Redding, CA 96002 Cost: $10 Somewhere in the greater Nashville area resides the veteran master of the acoustic guitar and banjo known locally (on this planet) as Tom Smith. Yeah. everybody around here pl
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The Internal Revenue Service will increase the optional standard mileage rates on July 1.
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Should the Shasta County Regional Transportation Planning Agency, now housed and staffed by county employees but technically independent, be spun off on its own? A staff report on the subject warns of potential conflicts, as the RTPA's executive director can...
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Jefferson Public Radio's listeners in Redding might have noticed outages the past few days. The station explains: Earlier this week, two transmission sites were malfunctioning in JPR's northern California listening area. Bradley Mountain, outside Dunsmuir, had some external wiring compromised...
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An election isn't much to ask.
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The imminent summer spike in my water bill puts me in mind of a recent chat with Guenn Johnsen-Gentry, a west Redding neighbor, who proudly showed me some of the diverse bounty from the garden she and husband, Shasta College art instructor David Gentry, cultivate around their attractive Walnut Avenue home.
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Roy Hutchings, Oak Run
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In his Sunday column, "Didn't See That One Coming," Monty Hight quoted two sections of the California Vehicle Code.1. Vehicle Code Section 212.11. This code is on blocking or parking on a bike way.
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Dirt is the foundation for a healthy planet. Research soil scientist Robert Powers explains why soil matters.
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A new brodiaea species in Redding is named after the late Gary Matson, who first spotted it in 1993.
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Ask Anna columnist Anna Moseley offers strategies for a grungy plastic shower curtain.
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Can you recommend hardy shrubs and trees that can be grown successfully in Redding?
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"icantomatoes" is our winner. Congratulations! This historic house is located at the corner of Main and High Street in downtown Cottonwood. A big thank you goes to RIver City Java who provides all our winners with a $10 gift certificate...
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Interesting announcement from a meeting of the California Cattlemen's Association board: Rohnert Park, Calif. - This week at the annual Midyear Meeting of the California Cattlemen's Association, the CCA Board of Directors, comprised of ranchers throughout the state, voted to...
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Kalesen came to us from the Class of 2011. We shot his senior portraits earlier in the year and he wanted to do some cool sports and modeling photos at the end. So we took him out last night and did some cool sunset stuff with his girlfriend. We can photograph pretty much any style, anywhere, what look do you want for your
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Well we are in full swing with senior portraits from the Class of 2012! Here is one of our June Seniors. Sierra from Central Valley High. To  see more from her session VISIT US ON FACEBOOK HERE. Have you booked your session yet? JUNE AND JULY IS 1
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Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Detectives have charged a man for a murder committed 22 years ago. 19-year-old Kimberly Kantonen was pregnant when she disappeared on March 8th of 1989. She had last been seen at the Hornbrook home of Arnold Aggas Senior. The 66-year-old man was already in Custody when murder charges were
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A 21-year-old Redding man was arrested after he reportedly brought a knife into the Redding Library Wednesday afternoon. Redding Police were called just before 2PM to the Library, and found Joseph Greydanus with a large combat style knife. He initially refused to identify himself, and was uncooperative with Officers. He
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An 18-year-old Redding man killed in a head-on crash on Buenaventura Boulevard last month was very drunk at the time, according to a Toxicology Report. At around 6PM on May 27th, Coen Howell was westbound when, about a quarter-mile west of Canyon Creek Road, his 1998 Honda Civic apparently crossed over the centerline int
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A Redding man pled guilty Thursday to several charges stemming from an incident last year in Caldwell Park. Christopher Chilton threatened and assaulted numerous people in the park on Christmas Eve, including a pregnant woman and a mentally disabled woman. When a good samaritan stepped in, Chilton threatened to kill the
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The City of Redding has set up a Memorial Fund in remembrance of a City Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator who died last week after an explosion at the Clear Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. Those wishing to donate to the Fred Crumb Memorial can do so at any U.S. Bank Branch. Family and friends are seeking help for a p
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Cal-Trans has announced 825 Million Dollars of funding for 92 Projects Statewide, including several in Northern California. 276-Thousand Dollars will go toward building a Cottonwood Bike Path from Main Street and Lake Drive to Del Mar Boulevard in Lake California. 40-Thousand Dollars will be spent in Lewiston for a one-m
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In the debate over Bethel Church's offer to lease the Redding Convention Center this factoid continues to impress me (from Scott Mobley's story earlier this week): Bethel started discussions about a convention center lease in February as a solution to...
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This guy just kept going and going. Do’t hold back tell us how you really feel. I guess he is just telling it like it is. Do you think this pilot should have been fired for what he said?
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World Net Daily covers the library kerfuffle under the heading "Your Government at Work": Just in time for the Independence Day holiday, a judge in California has intervened to allow members of the tea party there to hand out copies...
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Where is this house located (street and town)? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest. In the spirit of Cottonwood's "Raise the Roof" fundraiser, this week's mystery photo is the roof of a historic house. If you're the first...
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A Redding woman accused of fatally stomping her neighbor's dog saw her upcoming trial postponed today in Shasta County Superior Court.
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Don't let an arbitrary date make you feel that it's too late to plant. Many summer producers will grow even more quickly from seed planted in early summer when the soil is warm and teeming with life. You'll be surprised how fast seeds will come up and explode with growth. So don't hesitate to plant seeds for beans, summer s
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An 18-year-old Redding man who died in a head-on collision with a pickup on Buenaventura Boulevard late last month had a blood alcohol content more than four times the state’s legal limit.
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New Census figures released this week for the state of California will provide weeks of digging opportunities for data-junkies. One tidbit that popped for me: The housing boom and crash more or less spanned the years from 2000 to 2010,...
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The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is investigating a 2-acre grass and brush fire sparked June 12 on property owned by Redding City Councilman Patrick Jones.
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The first time I physically encountered Candy Jenkins was the year my mom died. I had seen her here and there around Shingletown and in passing, as I hung out with her niece, Stacey. But shy as I was, it was never more than just a casual glance, or a mumbled hello.Then came that day in October 1983, when I
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I need some help. We ask our customers for testimonials at the end of each job. Not only do we really want to know how well you think we serve you but we need a way to get that information to potential new customers.The problem is -1.) If we stand and ask you the survey questions while at your hom
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This looks so alien to my Redding eyes. Like so many daredevils. Here’s a brief video I felt compelled to watch multiple times. Turns out this YouTuber has posted similar videos made in snow and rain too, though presumably not in 100 degree sun. Still, I just watched it again. And I keep looking for fa
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This one looks r
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Sun should shine through the weekend and into next week in the north state. Today should be sunny with a high of 93 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Similar forecasts repeat for Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Lows during the stretch should be near 60. The next change in weather is expected Tuesday, which
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Go to [www.blindbulldog.com] and click on the link in the top right corner "govabuse.com" you can register there for the protest and we will hold it here at our court house.Contact this blogger or the "California Protective Parents Association"  in Shasta County at
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“The Whale,” a 13-year-old yellow Ogon carp, lives peacefully in an aquatic sanctuary in Renee and Gary Ottsman’s Redding backyard. He’s the oldest of 15 fish that share the landscaped, precision-filtered pond that Renee and Gary excavated two years ago, a project that propelled them from water gardeners to koi-keep
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Fred Crumb, a city of Redding wastewater treatment plant operator, died on June 16, the day after a 4,500-gallon, pressurized water tank exploded while he was next to it at the Clear Creek wastewater treatment plant in south Redding. Now, friends and family members are seeking help with a backyard landscaping project that F
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Dude, My girlfriend wants to do it in public. She’s in her early 20s and totally turned on by the possibility of getting caught and thinks it’s exciting. I’m in my 30s and think getting caught would be ...
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Would a proposed Code of Conduct for the Shasta Lake City Council have unconstitutionally trampled on councilors' right to speak their mind? It's an intriguing question, but one that will remain hypothetical.
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Is the Libya war legal? Under the 1973 War Powers Resolution, it is not. President Obama has exceeded the 90-day period to receive retroactive authorization from Congress.
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As we entered the Shasta District Fair this year, I was looking for "No Smoking" signs. Immediately to our left was administration with a nice covered patio and large ashtrays on the tables. Further up the main entrance to our right at the entertainment area and in front of the exhibit buildings doors were red-paint
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Your firewood/invasive pests editorial and The Associated Press' nuclear reactor safety story (Monday) had a common theme for me. Ignorance, inattention and willful disregard of consequences can lead to catastrophe for other species and, sometimes, our own.
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The quest for an international title by local Little League All-Stars begins Saturday.
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Tim Nelson's hopes of getting back to the world track and field championships likely ended with a fifth-place finish in the men's 10,000-meter race at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., on Thursday.
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Having the only Olympic-sized swimming pool for miles around usually means local swim meets don't have to worry about attracting competition.
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The East Redding Little League minors' Cardinals had a strong finish to their year, going 3-0 to win the District 1 Tournament of Champions on June 14.
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The Redding Colt .45s used an eight-run sixth inning to blow past the Nevada Bighorns 14-4 and complete a two-game sweep at Tiger Field on Thursday.
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A group of Redding Electric Utility ratepayers suing over a recent rate hike has offered to drop the suit if the city puts the matter before voters before September ends.
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A Redding law firm representing a Millville woman who claims she was raped by an Anderson police officer last year while he was taking her to jail has filed a $10 million federal lawsuit against the city of Anderson and its police department.
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Climbing season on Mt. Shasta again has been shifted deeper into summer following the second long-lasting winter in the north state in row.
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With a budget deal mired in limbo, the statewide sales and use tax is scheduled to drop 1 percent on July 1.
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While the full trail to the top of Lassen Peak will be closed for most of the summer, a large snowpack is keeping it open for determined climbers.
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The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is investigating a 2-acre grass and brush fire sparked June 12 on property owned by Redding City Councilman Patrick Jones.
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Music and dancing, mini golf, bowling, a fun run, arts and crafts, food and a dazzling water ski and helicopter show await attendees to this weekend's River Park Festival in Red Bluff.
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Three months after the Pacheco Elementary School District became the first district in the county to have a fiscal adviser appointed to help in financial matters, officials believe they have a budget that will pass muster.
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Cheri Davis of Redding dances to the music of Terry Evans on Thursday evening during MarketFest at Library Park in downtown Redding. Coming up Thursday at the next MarketFest is a free community concert by the Adam Burns Band, which plays music that combines rock, ska and eastern European influences.
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Co-workers and friends are planning a fundraising dinner Saturday for California Highway Patrol officer Jack Polen, who has colon cancer.
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Siskiyou County sheriff's deputies arrested a Hornbrook man Thursday in connection with a 22-year-old cold-case murder.
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In 1911: When it became known that Judge Morrow had ordered the smelter to shut down indefinitely, and that the Balaklala mine had laid off 200 men, insurance companies took action. The agents in Redding carrying policies in Coram received notice from nearly all their companies to give the usual five days' notice of can
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This is another dish I made for Saturday night. I added some marinated artichoke hearts and olives to it, but I don't think I would do that again because they seemed to dilute the delicious lemon-caper dressing. This is from Pure Flavor: 125 Fresh All-American Recipes from the Pacific Northwest by Kurt Beecher Dammei
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Scott Jones has purchased Mandina's Custom Cabinets in Redding.
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Siskiyou County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Hornbrook man today in connection with a 22-year-old cold-case murder.
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On Wednesday, 06/22/11 at 1915 hours, Burney Deputies received information that Steven Bautista was hiding at a residence off Oak St. Deputies responded and surrounded the residence. Moments later Bautista fled out the back of the residence and was met by Shasta County Sheriff Deputies and their K-9 dog, “Chase.” Baut
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This morning was dedicated to laying in supplies. The frequency with which this must be done is mind boggling. I went out early in order to avoid the heat. Target and Trader Joe’s had pretty much everything we needed including a new garden hose. I was done with the bulk of the task in just [...]
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Check out a green film series, learn how to cook light Italian dishes and head to the River Park Festival in Red Bluff this weekend.
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Turtle Bay Exploration Park seeks volunteers to help with animal care, in the gardens, with special events and in the gift store.
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Every one of the names in our county has a story behind it. Most are pretty interesting. This is the story of our more colorful names and a brief description of how and why their names were chosen.
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A Redding man arrested last year after he reportedly assaulted and threatened with a knife at least five people, including a pregnant woman and a mentally disabled woman, at Caldwell Park was sentenced today to 10 years in prison.
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Redding police officers arrested a 21-year-old man Wednesday who they say brought a knife into the Redding Library.
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Want a sure way to beat the heat this weekend? Head out to the coast for a day on the sand. In fact, sand is the theme this Saturday (June 25), when the Friends of the Dunes hosts the 16th Annual Sand Sculpture Festival. Come out to view the inventive sand creations or get a [...]
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Stay clear of local family law attorneys, hire out of town attorneys and drive these parasites out of business.
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From an announcement from the congressman's office: Washington, D.C. - Congressman Wally Herger (R-CA) and Congressman Joseph Crowley (D-NY) introduced a bipartisan bill today, known as the Ethanol Subsidy Repeal Act, to immediately repeal the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit...
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1. Marketfest 5 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 11 at Library Park, 1552 Placer St., Redding. Features live music; and information, craft, beer and food booths. Tonight: Terry Evans. Go to www.vivadowntownredding.org/about.html
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When this early settlement existed, it must have been a wild and woolly place. It was located far off the beaten track 2½ miles above Ingot beside Silver Creek. When someone discovered a mineral ledge beside the creek, it didn't...
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Artist Penelope Joy always loved art but never felt she had any natural talent. Viewing self-taught artists and primitive art gave her permission to try painting just a few years ago. The colors of ethnic art – especially the Alebrijes, the brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures of Oaxaca, M
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A tip of the hat to Brian Garcia, co-owner of Grilla Bites, the natural/organic restaurant in downtown Redding, for expanding our culinary options by allowing Gulalai “Gulee” Shahban a chance to serve up some specialties from her native Afghanistan.
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There were no injuries reported this morning in a motorcycle crash on Highway 299 near Buckhorn Summit.
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For those who tend to frequent the same spot when they go out for a cocktail, it sometimes happens that the same old bar brings the same old experience. That’s not always a bad thing – routine and expectedness often provide a level of comfort patrons seek. But if you’re looking to change up the environment, check out
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When he was younger, Brian Regan would talk about the challenges of growing up. Now that he’s grown up, he finds himself talking about the challenges of being an adult.
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All of Redding must be surprised that the school librarian accused of pilfering school and parent-club property is, after a one-year leave of absence, returning to work --- and even worse that another librarian is being laid off to make...
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I had the same reaction last evening while attending a Redding Colt .45's baseball game at Tiger Field with my 13-year-old daughter. Cadaret's president of the team. Here are some suggestions for better music: Dire Straits "Walk of Life." A...
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If only… I would love to play Call of Duty this way. I wish I had skills like this but the best I’ve done is change the message screen on a stupid gas pump screen.
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Once a week, our office piles into cars and goes out looking at newly listed homes for sale. We liked this one on West Street a lot. Watch in HD. Its listed by Diana Ward from the Westside Coldwell Banker Office. If you’re interested in buying or learning more, call or text us. Call or Te
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A Redding Librarian accused of embezzling money and supplies from Sycamore parent’s club will return to her job when school is back in session. Due to the rules in place for seniority and the nature of the crime the state is unable to fire Wanell Stolz from her position. Not only have the rules prevented
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Equestrian property in Palo Cedro was among the hottest real estate around here during the bubble years. Prior listings of this big home on 5.2 acres say that it has a large barn and riding arena, along with Cow Creek frontage. Sounds nice.
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Who do you think sells the best burger in Redding, Ca? Take the poll below. I thought this warranted a re post. I thought this would be a landslide vote in favor of In N Out.
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are gag, maintain and omit.Suspended in Her Animation
Pinky out, he swirled the wooden stir-stick through the venti paper cup of coffee, where he had deposited two shakes of cinnamon, one of nutmeg, a healthy dollop of half-and-half and two packets of Sugar i
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The $80,000 luxury motor was riddled with more than 10,000 bullets after 140 weapons enthusiasts were done with it. Its owner decided to make the generous gift after getting fed up with his silver 911′s constant engine problems. He donated it to group Comm2A in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, where it was parked in the
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After three days with temperatures above 100 degrees, the first hot spell this year, today's expected high of 92 just might feel cool. There's still plenty of sun in the forecast through Wednesday, but the daily highs should be near 93, according to the National Weather Service. Monday hit 100, Tuesday 103 and We
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If you could hire a professional to do a job for you or do it yourself, which would you choose? It probably depends on the situation. Are we talking wisdom teeth extraction, lawn maintenance or travel arrangements? Of course you visit an oral surgeon to remove your wisdom teeth. Lawn care might be your favorite [...]
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Artists, you're invited to join Redding's 2nd Saturday ArtHop for its 3rd Year. ArtHop is a popular, growing monthly arts event. We are currently seeking artists for July and August 2011. Summer ArtHop events are well attended; we've added new venues and they are filling up fast. Contact us ASAP if you would like to [...]
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A Melo Place offers kids, 'tweens and teens art workshops on weekdays beginning June 27, including puppetry for kids, drawing, collage, papier mache sculptures and masks, storytelling with photos, photography, jewelry design and creating art with natural materials.
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We all want the government to protect our favorite program from spending cuts. Few of us offer to reach into our own pockets to pay more to preserve services.
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If George W. Bush had ignored the views of his Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel to avoid complying with the War Powers Resolution, Democrats would be going berserk. Barack Obama, I suspect, would be going berserk.
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My husband and I drove to Redding from Chico Saturday night to watch the Pirates/Colt .45s game. We are housing a Pirates player and had not yet had the opportunity to see him play. It was not only a disappointing experience, but a disturbing one.
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I recently had to give my pet emergency care. Luckily his old master loved him enough to pay for his hospital stay, or he would've been given away. You see, according to the veterinary clinic he was taken to, if you cannot pay for services rendered to your pet, the clinic has 10 days to find him a home. He would not be
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What: Public Workshop for Anderson’s Pedestrian Accessibility and Safety Master Plan When: Wednesday (June 29), from 5:30 - 7 p.m. Where: Anderson City Hall Community Room, 1887 Howard Street, Anderson, CA 96007 We want your input. The focus of this meeting will be to present the existing facilities inventory and then, th
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The Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency and the Suicide Prevention Workgroup are pleased to present four free trainings through the “Connect Project,” a national guide to prevent suicide designed specifically for rural communities.
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The East Redding Little League Majors' Padres capped a sensational season with three wins to claim the title of District 1 Tournament of Champions at the Shasta Dam Area Little League ballpark on June 14.
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It's undisputed that Lennart Christian Schauman threw the punch inside a Redding nightclub that killed 31-year-old Adam Martinez in 2009.
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The Redding Diamondbacks bounced back from an 8-0 deficit to secure a 10-9 victory over the Redding River Rats on Wednesday.
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A Redding School District librarian facing trial on embezzlement and grand theft charges will be returning to her former job when school starts in August.
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Shasta Lake City Council members this week abandoned plans to review a code of conduct after a Redding attorney said the code was unconstitutional and would leave the city open to lawsuits.
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The Redding City Council voted unanimously Wednesday afternoon to give the civic auditorium a six-week reprieve while supporters come up with ways to make the operation financially viable.
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The Shasta Union High School District and its teachers union have agreed to a one-time 2 percent raise for its teachers.
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A 63-year-old woman found dead in a mobile home in Red Bluff on Monday was strangled, the Tehama County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday.
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In 1911: Seven women passed a teachers' exam and earned certificates to teach in any grammar school in the county. The women were Bertha Felch, Burney; Hazel Conroy, Bella Vista; Norma Cravens, Anderson; Anna Tillman, Shasta; Mabel McLaggan and Gertrude Loftus, Castella; and Fay Rannells, Corning.
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Cottonwood Community Library volunteer Renee Ashe pointed to the baseball-size orb, white with a pale purple top, and asked the children crowded around her, "What's this?"
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A Redding man got a reception Wednesday that was much better than the one he received at Utah Beach 67 years ago.
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I saw Anne Burrell do this on her show on the Food Network, and it looked just amazing (my apologies to vegetarians). I'd been thinking of making tri-tip for dinner Saturday night but with beef costing what it does and pork costing half that, I went with pork.Anne's original recipe with barbecue seasonings is
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Another stolen recipe, this from From Market to Kitchen by Perla Meyers. I remember my mother and I made this a lot back in the 1980s. Then I forgot about it until recently, when I was looking for a different way to make eggplant other than just frying it, roasting it for baba ganoush, or eggplant Parmigiana (
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This is stolen from the late and brilliant Sheila Lukins' All Around the World Cookbook. She was one-half of the team that created The Silver Palate series of cookbooks, and the one who developed the recipes. I've never made any of her receipes that was a failure. I made this for last Saturday's dinner and brought th
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Adults only! Beautiful girl!
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Shasta County deputies this evening arrested a 29-year-old Burney man they say assaulted his girlfriend last week.
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DirecTV has started to offer local high-definition programming to customers in the Chico-Redding area, the company announced Wednesday.
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Note: This first appeared in A News Cafe as a considerably abridged two-part series. Here is the full-length version. It was not very long ago that celiac disease was virtually unknown. In the US, approximately 1 out of 133 people have it (source: Celiac Disease Foundation). In Italy, land of
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We are surrounded by wonderful hiking trails and paths in the north state. With the weather finally warming up, you might go for a walk or hike and unknowingly find an unwanted guest upon your return home.
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"Since March, I have lost 26 pounds," said Jim Riemer, 62 of Redding, who participated in a recent weight-loss competition at Goa Wellness in Redding and had lost the most weight of all the participants. "I was inspired to join the program at Goa to place myself in a program where I had to attend and would be held accountab
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Shasta Blood Center is in need of A- and O- blood. BloodSource also is in need of B+ and O- donors. Platelet donors are needed currently as well.
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As operators of a memory care center, we often hear interesting ideas about how people get Alzheimer's disease and the latest cures that really and truly work. Many of these ideas are nothing more than myths, and unfortunately there remains no cure for Alzheimer's. We thought that this would be a good opportunity to enlight
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A former Shasta Lake and Palo Cedro man was acquitted today by a Shasta County Superior Court jury of 37 felony counts of lewd or lascivious conduct with a child under the age of 14.
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The Redding City Council voted unanimously this afternoon to give the civic auditorium a six-week reprieve while supporters come up with ways to make the operation financially viable.
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A Redding School District librarian facing trial on embezzlement and grand theft charges will be returning to her former job when school starts in August.
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A Redding man arrested on Monday after allegedly attacking his neighbor and burglarizing her home pleaded not guilty today during his arraignment in Shasta County Superior Court.
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Two weeks ago, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the creation of a "White House Rural Council" with the stated goal of boosting economic opportunities in rural areas -- which, if the north state is any way to judge, could...
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A 63-year-old woman found dead in a mobile home in Red Bluff on Monday was strangled, the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office said today.
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A fire burned about an eighth of an acre of freshly cut grass this afternoon in Redding's Enterprise neighborhood.
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  The Redding City Council approved a new 4-year Contract for Police Officers at Tuesday night’s meeting. Some details include a 2-percent raise in two years, and Members would have to pay the full nine-percent contribution to their Retirement Fund. A Staff Report says the new Contract will
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The C-H-P is seeking a man with a pickup truck and a cowboy hat. Although he’s not necessarily a suspect, he is a person of interest in a Cottonwood hit-and-run that occurred June Ninth. On that day at 11:20 AM, 66-year-old Charles Park was riding his bicycle eastbound on Gas Point Road west of Park Drive. Somethin
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A suspicious death investigation at a trailer park south of Red Bluff is now a homicide investigation. Monday morning, a concerned citizen called Tehama County Sheriff’s Deputies to the Rio Vista Mobile Home Park on Case Grande Drive because a couple who lived there hadn’t been seen for several days. A Deputy
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A Vegetation Fire alongside Interstate Five just north of Anderson quickly gobbled up the thick dry carpet of grass at the edge of the Freeway Tuesday. The fire broke out shortly after Eleven A-M on the west side of I-5 next to the Sacramento River R-V Park at the end of Riverland Drive. Cal-Fire had the blaze contained
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A Tehama County man convicted of Burglary last year has blown his Probation, ensuring a trip to Prison. Chase Reifert was arrested last May. He pled guilty to First Degree Burglary in November as part of a Plea Deal. He was given a Prison Sentence, but it was suspended on the condition that he meet the requirements of hi
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A Hornbrook man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of sex crimes in 2007.
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Traffic on Interstate 5 is being slowed by a rollover in the center divide just south of the Oasis Road exit in north Redding.
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Emergency crews this morning are responding to a reported rollover traffic collision on southbound Interstate 5 south of the Oasis interchange.
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At last night's City Council meeting, Walt McNeill, the attorney for the plaintiffs in the case against REU's "PILOT" fee, used the open time on the agenda to publicly offer the council a settlement on the case. The bottom line...
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Shasta County was home to quite a few toll roads many years ago. One was the Lower Soda Springs and Pit River Toll Road located in the Sacramento River Canyon. It was built, owned and maintained by Elias Stone and...
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After a 11/2-hour preliminary hearing this morning a Shasta County Superior Court judge ordered Lennart Christian Schauman to trial for throwing the punch that killed Adam Martinez two years ago.
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The California Highway Patrol is looking for a pickup that officers say was possibly involved in a hit-and-run hitting of a bicyclist earlier this month in Cottonwood.
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I know it must seem redundant to the point of monotony to keep seeing posts on this blog continuously explaining and decrying the problems in family court, which is entirely too bad.  I will continue because the only response to theses posts, from the citizenry here in Shasta county, that would be&n
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5 Guys Burgers and Fries is coming to Redding, California. Well this should be interesting. I will definitely have to try this place out when it opens but I am highly skeptical. I doubt that this restaurant could beat In N Out in terms of service and quality but I will keep an open mind.
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A two-vehicle traffic collision on the northbound offramp of Interstate 5 and Twin View Boulevard slowed traffic this morning in north Redding for a half hour.
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Alright if there is one thing I truly loathe in this world it’s thieving little bastards! This man’s studio along with his lifetime collection of vintage one of kind guitars and equipment was stolen on June 5. Be sure to spread the word I would love to see this guy get at least some of
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Big changes are in store for the mortgage market. They have to be. One of the ideas getting more notice is that a big cause of the real estate bubble explosion was the easy availability of home loans requiring nothing, or little downpayment. It’s a quick choice to walk away from an underwater home with no money at
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A third day of triple-digit heat in a row is expected today in Redding. The high temperature today should reach 101 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Monday was the first triple-digit day of the year, with a high of 100, and Tuesday's high hit 103. While the string of sunny days will continue through the w
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It took Femme de Joie a long time to catch on to Burrito Bandito. For one thing, she didn’t have much reason to go out to Airport Road in Redding, where they started at the original location. For another, she didn’t really relish the thought of driving all the way out there to be caught [...]
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A vocal jazz and show choir camp for students ages 12 to 18 will rock the College of the Siskiyous campus this summer. “They sing, they dance, they bond, and they put on a show at the end of the week that wows audiences year after year,” said Elaine Schaefer, camp director.
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What: Junior Lifeguard Program When: Mondays and Wednesdays, June 27-Aug 2, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Brandy Creek Beach, Whiskeytown Whiskeytown is offering Junior Lifeguard and Waterfront Lifeguard training programs on Mondays and Wednesdays from June 27 to August 2, 2011. The training will run from 10:30 am to 1 pm at
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Out little town of Cottonwood is pulling together this weekend. The mission? Raise $14,000 to fix the weather-damaged roof on the Community Center. The building is dear to my heart -- it's where my kids first learned to dance - and they ALL live to dance now. Cottonwood is dear to my heart because we fell in love with
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The Fall River Mills airport likely will be upgraded by the end of summer after Shasta County supervisors Tuesday approved plans for a new beacon, security lighting and other improvements.
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After last year's bitter political feud between the city of Redding's unions and a council majority outspoken about the need to cut costly benefits, it's a modest miracle that the council and the Redding Peace Officers' Association managed to quietly agree on a negotiated contract.
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One of my earliest memories of revulsion against war came from seeing a photograph from the First World War when I was a teenager. It was nothing gory. Just a picture of a military officer, in an impressive uniform, talking to a puzzled and forlorn-looking old peasant woman with a cloth wrapped around her head.
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Organic foods are often expensive. Which foods do I need to buy organically?  Last year we introduced the Environmental Working Group's Shoppers Guide to Pesticides, the list of most- and least-contaminated produce items to help you decide where to spend your organic-food budget. The group continues to
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Regarding Oakley Howell's June 16 letter: Wow! The unmitigated gall of this man.
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Most Americans willingly pay taxes for public roads, schools and services we may never personally use. We also pay for the drug war, prisons, nuclear weapons and endless wars. Most of us believe that, like it or not, everyone should pay his fair share of the cost.
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Saturday's front-page story "Services on borrowed time?" is designed to denigrate Gov. Jerry Brown.
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Redding police will work with curtailed benefits and a west side fire station will stay empty for now.
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A Shasta County Superior Court judge is expected to decide today whether a Redding man should stand trial in the controversial death of another man in 2009 after he punched him at a nightclub.
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The Redding City Council will start scrutinizing office remodels and other small public works projects.
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The same fast-food franchise that grabbed headlines two years ago after President Obama made a surprise lunch visit is coming to Redding.
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Three linemen on contract with the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. were injured Monday in Trinity County when an insulator fell, causing power lines to arc and spark three wildfires that charred about 30 acres.
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Eventually, Tim Nelson sees himself as a marathon runner.
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In 1911: Charles E. Overmeyer, 75, who came to Shasta County in 1853, died at his home in Montgomery Creek. He originally settled in French Gulch and mined there for several years.
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Andreas Fuhrmann/Record Searchlight
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Police say suspect hit woman in head
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Houses under $150,000 sold quickly
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Gary Thomas Armitage appears to be homeward bound after his $3 million bail was reduced to $100,000 Tuesday.
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The Redding Colt .45s dropped a nonconference contest to the Yuba City Gold Sox 7-6 in 11 innings at Tiger Field on Tuesday.
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A Redding family has dropped its civil suit against the Anderson Cottonwood Irrigation District after alleging the district's canal ruptured twice in 2009, flooding their property and home.
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My word for 2011 is "FORGE" (see New Year's blog post) and when I picked that word, I made a few promises to myself. One thing I vowed to do was participate in more Open Mic events. Sharing songs in a casual setting is perfect for network
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The Redding City Council will start scrutinizing office remodels and other small public works projects.
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From the LA Times: Call it sticker shock. Deborah Jourdan just can't stomach the menu at California Pizza Kitchen anymore. But the problem is not the price or the food. It's the calories. "I looked at the menu, and it...
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The Edelweiss Club will serve up German food and festivities at its Biergartenfest this Saturday from 4 to 10 p.m.
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A peculiar but beautiful march through the Jerusalem, the wedding processional of Tom Meyer and Sarah Oakes will be remembered all over the world in stories of world travelers who saw them that day in the Holy City. Tourists and locals alike paused upon sighting them and snapped pictures or commented to their fellow passers
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Wish it could've gotten banner headline treatment but it had stiff competition today from our city attorney's ignominious drubbing in court and Bethel's bid to run our Convention Center. Still, the fact that Redding is home to one of the...
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The Business & Entrepreneurship Center at Shasta College will host a marketing workshop July 11 in Redding.
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One of those pesky library activists emails a photo:...
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Democrats have been trying to tar budget-cutting Republicans as taking a page from Herbert Hoover amid the past few years' economic crunch, but this statement from Richard Viguere knocking the presidential candidacy of former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman is the...
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Former Bee editorial writer Mark Paul breaks down why, Prop. 25 aside, it's still impossible to pass a state budget: Under California's system of minority rule on most matters fiscal, it takes a two-thirds vote to raise any tax or...
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A wreck on Highway 299 just east of Buckhorn Summit blocked traffic for more than two hours today, prompting California Highway Patrol officers to set up a one-way traffic control.
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That's the takeaway of the blogger at "On the Public Record" (who is, um, "a low-level civil servant who reads reports," but one often worth reading when it comes to California water issues), in response to Saturday's editorial about Rep....
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Gary Thomas Armitage appears to be homeward bound. The 61-year-old Armitage, who has been in Shasta County for more than two years in connection with the operation of an elaborate Ponzi scheme, saw today his $3 million bail reduced to $100,000, despite the objection of a state attorney general’s office prosecutor.
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While driving around the area I occasionally see livestock, usually cattle, on the highway. I have been told that if I were to hit one of these animals I would be liable for reimbursing the owner for its value. Could you please discuss the law and practice of this? If true, it seems unfair to the driver, especially when con
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In 2007, during the last Women's World Cup, Megan Rapinoe's dreams of playing for the United States in the premier women's soccer event sat on the shelf.
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The sun is grilling the landscape here in the far northern part of California. It has seemed cool over the last few years, or cooler than those that included unbroken stretches — once over a month — of 100 plus degree days. I don’t know if temperatures will reach 106 today but I’m very glad [...]
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Both the calendar and the thermometer tell us that summer has officially arrived in Superior California. The sweltering conditions can make outdoor activity uncomfortable and potentially hazardous, but you don’t have to fall back on the lame “it’s too hot to exercise” excuse. I’m not a doctor, a coach or even a pa
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Yes this photo is real and yes there is a man attached to the parachute.
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Now here's a twist from the state controller's office: Chiang Finds Budget Did Not Balance On Paper SACRAMENTO - State Controller John Chiang today announced that his analysis of the State budget vetoed last week shows the spending plan was...
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A 13-year-old boy suffered minor injuries today after he was hit by a car on Hilltop Drive in Redding while riding his bike, officers said.
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A series of fires was sparked Monday afternoon by a Contracted Power Company working in the Junction City Area, according to the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office. Three members of the Electrical Crew were injured. The significant fire was in the Canyon Creek Area of Junction City. The Trinity County Sheriffs Office
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The value of Agricultural Products produced in Shasta County in 2010 increased to just under 70-point-7 Million Dollars, an increase of 2-point-2 percent when compared to 2009. Livestock production rose by nearly 2-point-7 Million Dollars, and Timber Production rose by over 9.6 Million Dollars. To view the full report lo
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Redding Fire and Cal-Fire will be conducting several test burns in the area of Benton Airpark Tuesday. The test burns of about 50 by 50 feet are part of a Fire Investigation Class. Firefighters are anticipating very little smoke associated with the burns, which will only be conducted if the weather permits.
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A home invasion robbery suspect has been captured, and Redding Police say he’s a neighbor of the victim. At about 5:45 Monday morning, 58-year-old Mary Johnson awoke to find that a man had gotten into her Twin View Boulevard home. The suspect demanded money from her, and when she said she had no money, he beat her
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES FORT BRAGG — Salmon action on the rise, with Monday’s efforts producing limits for private boaters, and some big fish caught including a 36-pounder caught on a boat out of Albion. Crab and rockfish combos on the Telstar found near limits of rock
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And did Rick Duvernay compare the two, as some commenters allege on today's editorial? No. Duvernay's argument was that if the court, or the city, or the law itself (if it can speak for itself) deems the library's entrance to...
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The Fall River Mills airport likely will be upgraded by the end of summer after Shasta County supervisors approved plans for a new beacon, security lighting and other improvements on Tuesday.
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Poverty Flat was located on the bluff above the Sacramento River in the general area of today's Riverside Drive. It became a pasturing place for Shasta's pack mules and horses in the 1850s and was considered not good for anything...
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This final Shuttle mission is set to launch July 8. Mission countdown rehearsal and related training is underway. You can follow along at your NASA website. The end of an era approaches.
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Here’s a cute home. It seems to have been nicely remodeled since it sold for $172k back in the bubble years. It looks like it would have been on the outskirts of town
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Fire crews are responding this morning to the report of a grass fire along Interstate near Anderson.
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The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office is warning county residents of a phone scam.
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A Shasta County Superior Court judge is expected Wednesday to decide whether a Redding man should stand trial in the controversial death of another man in 2009 after he punched him at a nightclub.
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A Red Bluff man and woman were found dead in a mobile home Monday in what the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office is calling suspicious deaths.
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I’m not quite sure what he was trying to accomplish here but I would have to say he succeeded.
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A Redding man was arrested Monday on suspicion of attempted murder and robbery for an attack on his neighbor, police said.
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Downtown Redding used to be a fair-to-middling food wasteland with little but fast food offerings, while chain restaurants sprouted like weeds in Enterprise and induced Westside residents to venture across the river in search of dinner. But a few brave folks have taken the bull by the teeth (to mix several metaphors) and fo
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Wait for it. Wait for it. BAM! She never saw it coming.Soccer ball right to the back of the head.
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The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the City of Redding Fire Department plan to light several small fires today near Benton Airpark.
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The high temperature in Redding hit 100 degrees Monday for the first time this year. Today's high is expected to beat it by two degrees at 102, and Wednesday should also have a high of a 100, according to the National Weather Service. Lows today and Wednesday should be near 70. Relatively cooler weather,
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What: "Black & White" Art Opening When: Friday, June 24, 5-7 p.m. Where: Liberty Arts, 108 W. Miner Street, Yreka, CA 96097 Liberty Arts is proud to announce the opening reception of "Black & White," a group art exhibition demonstrating mastery of value and curated by local artist Eloise Larson. Eloise brings a full
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What: "Zero Limits" Book Study Group When: Wednesdays, June 22-July 27 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Where: Unity in Redding, 1852 Buenaventura Blvd #6 Facilitated by Chaplain Peggy McGuire, Unity in Redding will host a six week-long Wednesday study group for the book, "Zero Limits: The Secret Hawaiian System for Health, Wealth and M
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My little sister was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year. It's been a tough couple of months for her, beginning with the mammogram, then the bad news, a double mastectomy, issues with poor circulation due to a low heart rate that brought on another surgery, and now chemotherapy. Last week she got the cutest [...]
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First come the pocket-size copies of the Constitution. Then come hordes of transients who will flop in the Redding library's doorway and scare away mothers who just want to take the toddler to storytime.
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At almost every chance they get, prominent Republican politicians spew a line of anti-illegal immigrant rhetoric they insist is true, even when most of their claims are unproven.
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President John Adams has been proven wrong when he declared, "We are a nation of laws, not of men." With the ascendancy of the imperial judiciary in recent decade, decisions are increasingly dictated by men, not directed by law.
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To all the people who support a lawsuit against Redding Electric Utility: Pacific Gas and Electric would love to take over Redding's customers and you then can bank on a couple of days every year without electricity as some of my friends do. (A generator is their lifeline.)
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See who was at what recent event in the north state.
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On June 30 and July 1, the Cascade Theatre will host an encore of last year's "Homeland," a patriotism-inspired show featuring groups of singers and instrumentalists from the First Church of the Nazarene, Neighborhood Church, and Community Baptist of Red Bluff and Redding Christian Fellowship.
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Based on the crowd waiting to board, the flight from Las Vegas to Monterey would be full, as it often is whenever I visit my children and grandchild.
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Police were looking Monday for a man suspected of assaulting and robbing a 58-year-old woman early that morning in her north Redding home.
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In 1911: Superior Court Judge Head granted the petition from the state Superintendent of Banks accepting J.E. Terry's $100,000 as payment in full for the $220,078.25 debt owed to the Bank of Shasta County.
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A Shasta Lake man accused of shining a laser beam at a California Highway Patrol helicopter last year that temporarily blinded its pilot pleaded no contest Monday to two misdemeanors, was sentenced to time-served and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service.
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Rules dictating where and when pamphleteers can hand out information in front of the Redding Library are unconstitutional, a Shasta County judge affirmed Monday.
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Charles David Berlinghoff apparently had a lot to say Monday to a retired Shasta County Superior Court judge.
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Want to send a letter or package to Canada through the U.S. Postal Service?
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Bethel Church has formalized its proposal to lease the Redding Convention Center.
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A Redding man was killed Sunday night when a backhoe he was operating tipped over and fell on him, police said.
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Firefighters battled three fires in Trinity County on Monday.
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For the second time, University Preparatory School in Redding is listed among the top 500 high schools in America by Newsweek magazine.
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The Marigold Antique and Collectibles Mall will host an open house from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday to introduce new dealers Richard Bremer, Sina Boyd and Kimberlee Pruitt.
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In an effort to boost safety and possibly draw in more traffic, Shasta County is planning $685,000 in additional upgrades to the Fall River Mills airport.
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Citing an ongoing investigation and the possibility of a lawsuit, Trinity County sheriff's investigators remain reluctant to release many new details in the March stabbings of four people in Kettenpom.
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$150,000 to help expand Subaru outlet
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Sherven Square, that block of Market Street between Tehama and Shasta, boasts a surprising number of restaurants within a short walking distance: Sandwichery, Grilla Bites, Fasolini’s Pizza, Los Gordos, La Cabana, Kobe’s, Maxwell’s, Fatboy’s BBQ. Last fall, Village Deli opened its doors too, right across the street
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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 know
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"Now, tequila may be the favored beverage of outlaws but that doesn't mean it gives them preferential treatment. In fact, tequila probably has betrayed as many outlaws as has the central nervous system and dissatisfied wives. Tequila, scorpion honey, harsh dew of the doglands, essence of Aztec, crema de cacti; tequila, oily
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Redding Subaru will build a new dealership with taxpayer help on sewer lines, water mains, storm drains and sidewalks.
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Via Barry Ritholtz comes this wonderful blast from the past headlined "The Housing Bears Are Wrong Again." Homebuilders led the stock parade this week with a fantastic 11 percent gain. This is a group that hedge funds and bubbleheads love...
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Witness a series of paintings inspired by the beautiful setting of Mt. Shasta and the quaint town of McCloud. Janice's love for the mountains and wildlife are expressed in the great detail and vibrant realism portrayed in her work.
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University Preparatory School in Redding has been listed among the top 500 high schools in America by Newsweek magazine.
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Turns out there’s a quite a range between the most expensive home market and the least. You can check out where Redding sits at the CB website. Well worth a look. The numbers I ran show a 4 bedroom home selling for $150K in Redding would be $550K in Cupertino. And
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The last and largest of three fires that burned today in Trinity County has been contained, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said this evening.
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A California Highway Patrol helicopter rescued a climber off Mt. Shasta this afternoon after the man was injured in a fall.
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A Redding man died while working with a Backhoe on his family’s property. 25-year-old Joshua Tait Cox was excavating dirt on the property in the 900 block of Canyon Creek Road Sunday. The Backhoe Tractor was on a pile of loose dirt, which collapsed under the weight of the machine, causing the Tractor to tip over. C
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The Redding City Council will discuss a potential cost-saving Volunteer Firefighter Program after a similar Program was already eliminated Two years ago as a cost-saving measure. The Council had hoped to open Fire Station Number Two with the use of Volunteers, but at Tuesday night’s meeting, Staff will report that
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Negotiators for the City of Redding and the Redding Police Officers’ Union have apparently drafted a Contract that’s agreeable to both sides. Some details of the Four-year Contract include a 2-percent raise in two years. Also, members would have to pay the full nine-percent contribution to their Retirement Fu
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A City of Redding Garbage Truck driver made a quick decision early Monday morning that made a big mess, but might also have saved the truck. The driver was working the Pleasant Street Neighborhood in West Redding when he noticed his load was on fire. To avoid dumping his half-full truck in the middle of the street, the d
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The City of Redding is being asked to provide 150-Thousand Dollars worth of improvements to accommodate a car dealer. Following the closure last year of Shasta Nissan/Subaru, a new firm picked up the franchise and opened Redding Subaru across the street at the site of a former used car lot. The company plans to demolish
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A major traffic backup was reported after a big rig crashed north of Red Bluff Saturday afternoon. The tractor-trailer crashed in the wide center divide area off northbound Interstate Five a little north of the Red Bluff Rest Area. The wreck was not blocking the freeway, but vehicles backed up for miles. About 30 gallons
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This year has been quite unusual and has drastically altered fishing environments all over the West, not to mention of course most of the remainder of the country. As I write this rivers are flooding everywhere. It's quite simple; Snow melts, water goes up. With so much snowpack many rivers may not be ready and fishable
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Dear Babe: I have two uncut sheets from Star; they are both from 1986. On one there is a Michael Jordan card No. 117 and 10 other Michael Jordan cards. I am told that this is from his second season, not his rookie season? There are several other cards in this set including "Best of the New."— Sean Bruce, Canyo
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I've been getting a lot of questions about iPhone cases lately, and most of them are regarding a common problem: flimsy latex cases keep phones slim, but God help you if your phone falls out of your pack, while big, tough plastic cases are bombproof, but don't easily fit in a pocket.
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Q: I have a couple of questions that I'm hoping you can answer. First, what is the best method for keeping Dungeness crab alive and in the best cooking condition for hours, or even three or four days? Secondly, when less than 50 percent of the crabs quit moving, are they still edible? If so, is there a time frame for th
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In late September of 2006 I injured myself while doing work on a truck!  To make the longest story brief, I am too short and too round to reach into the engine compartment, so, I went in and retrieved a chair from the dining room.  Almost every time I applied heavy torque to the wr
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Voices of Faith — June 25, 2011 Q. Some holiday traditions are based on other religious or secular traditions or beliefs; Christmas trees, the Easter Bunny, Halloween pumpkins, etc. Do you believe these dilute the meaning of their associated holidays?
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I went to check out a plugged dryer vent. There was a squirrel in it. It had had babies.This is not my favorite kind of job. I've seen lizards, snakes, rodents in the vents... ugghh!It's easy to prevent this with a screen guard over the vent termination. Or, you can make sure the flap works correctly
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Rules dictating where and when pamphleteers can hand out information in front of the Redding Library are unconstitutional, a Shasta County judge affirmed today.
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A two-car wreck near the stoplight on the northbound Interstate 5 offramp at Shasta Dam Boulevard is blocking both lanes.
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There are a couple of issues with Carbon Monoxide. 1. It frys your brain. 2. It can kill you.There are many ways to get CO into your home and, from there, into your lungs. Here are a few common sources:Leave a car running in your attached garage.Your fireplace or wood stove smokes.You use a gas
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Two cars got into a crash this morning near the intersection of Court and Gold streets in Redding, dispatchers said, and one of them is blocking the southbound lane of Court Street.
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Every name has a story. Most are pretty interesting and many earned their names. For instance, Bullskin. It was named for bullskin (oxen) hides hung out to dry. Whiskeytown earned its name for a barrel of whiskey that fell off...
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A Red Bluff man was arrested late Sunday night on suspicion of felony methamphetamine possession when deputies said they found drugs in his vehicle.
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A man was found naked, sitting this morning on the steps of a Redding church's sanctuary.
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Things have gotten so bad here in Redding,Ca that I fear for my life just going out in my front yard. I am afraid that soon the gang violence and drive by shootings will overwhelm our community.
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I was bringing home a used utility trailer I just bought in Cottonwood. I had barely gotten onto I-5 when a driver in the left lane slowed inexplicably. The passenger window rolled down, and I could barely make out a shouted “flat tire!” Oh.
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Police are looking for a man suspected of assaulting and robbing a 58-year-old woman early this morning in her north Redding home.
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Here’s an unusual design home for Shasta Lake City, with the main house above the garage. There are actually several similar homes in a row across from rare po
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Firefighters quickly extinguished a trash fire reported in a dump truck near Benton Air Park.
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This week should start with a string of three hot days in the north state. Today, Tuesday and Wednesday should have high temperatures around 100 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Today should be sunny and hot, with a high of 99 degrees. The skies should stay clear Tuesday and Wednesday, with highs of 103
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What: Redding 2011 Green Film Series, featuring "The Greenhorns" and "The Story of Bottled Water." When: Friday, June 24, 7-9 p.m. Where: First United Methodist Church, 1825 East Street, Redding, CA 96001 Cost: Free! Introducing the opening of the 2011 Redding Green Film Series! The first of several family-friendly film eve
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What: A presentation on the McConnell Foundation: Its History and Role in the Community When: Wednesday, June 22nd at 6:30 p.m. Where: Millville Grange Hall, 22037 Old 44 Drive, Palo Cedro, CA 96073 Shannon Phillips, Programs Services Director and Vice President of Operations for the McConnell Foundation, will give a presen
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From 1982 to 1999, the building at 2151 Market Street in downtown Redding was home to some recognizable names in the local restaurant scene: River City Bar and Grill, Tubby and Ann’s, and Kellie J’s. When Tom VonderHaar opened Eddy’s Grill last month, in the same location as these local culinary luminaries, he thought
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"Kids Need Art" 3-day workshops will be held at the Siskiyou Art Bus, which will be parked outside the Shasta Base Camp's new location on 308 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd in downtown Mount Shasta.
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As if the real or feared threats to California's forests — wildfire, drought, suburban sprawl, bark beetles, global warming, clear-cutting, reckless off-roading — weren't enough to deal with, U.S. Forest Service researchers have discovered a new peril.
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President Barack Obama is a strong candidate for re-election as a result of the natural advantages of incumbency, winding down two wars, and arresting the economic free-fall he inherited. Republican potential candidates for the presidency warily held off on declaring their candidacy longer than usual in the run-up to the pa
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On behalf of the Shasta County Grand Jurors' Association, I extend to the following our heartfelt thanks for the support they have provided to the efforts to recruit volunteers for the 2011-12 grand jury:
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The Republicans are funny.
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A June 11 article in the Record Searchlight stated that Internet hackers stole the names, account numbers and email addresses of 200,000 of Citibank's approximately 21 million credit card holders in North America.
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The Redding Colt .45s completed a three-game home sweep of the NorCal Pirates with a 10-7 victory at Tiger Field on Sunday.
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1911: The Balaklala smelter at Coram must shut within 35 days, according to Judge Morrow on application of the Shasta County Farmers' Protective Association. The decree is not absolute. If the Cottrell smelting process is perfected, the smelter may resume operations.
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After more than two months of waiting, Matt Farley has a bone marrow match and is set to undergo a bone-marrow transplant early next month.
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While attendance results weren't available Sunday, the fair's last day, a Shasta District Fair official said turnout was expected to be about what they had projected.
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A Redding man was killed Monday night when a backhoe tipped over and fell on him, police said.
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Weather Discussion: A strong high-pressure ridge will move over the western U.S. and we will start the week off with the hottest weather so far this year. Redding should be near 100 on Monday (June 20th) and 100 to 105 on Tuesday. The high-pressure area will begin to weaken Wednesday and this will allow temperatures [...]
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The table.THREE MINUTES before guests started arriving, Coquette walked into the living room clutching a lot of tall grass and one live baby rabbit in her lips. I snatched the rabbit away and took it to the bushes, where I set it down. It looked
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Fire crews are responding to a reported vegetation fire in the 39000 block of Crane Road in Cassel this afternoon.
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This one was listed in ’06 as a 2200 sqft 3/2.25 built in 1980, and it came with a pool table and a jet ski. Presumably those items are vanished along with the imaginary equity the home apparently didn’t have. No worries. We boug
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Chances are, yes - at least in eastern Shasta County where a hallowed buffalo ground known as "fossil field" exists. It is located somewhere south of McArthur and is the place where the largest buffalo fossil on this continent was...
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It's been over 100 years since Christian Lemm lived in Shasta County. He arrived here in 1885 and purchased a 1,145 acre ranch on North Cow Creek which he enlarged to 6,000 acres by the time World War I began....
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Happy Father's Day to all fathers from RPOA! A special thank you to all the dads who are working today to protect our community, instead of spending this special day with their families.This Father’s Day,
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"The Old Man Is My Hero" was produced by the talented Bill and Lisa Collins, with contributions of photos from friends and fans of their weekly live radio dramas on KCNR1460. Tune in Sundays at 4 p.m. for their "New...
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Today's high is expected to be 92 degrees in the Redding area, and winds could gust up to 23 mph. Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Sacramento predict sunny skies for the day, and temperatures should drop to about 65 degrees tonight. Tomorrow's high should be 99 degrees, while Tuesday, the first day of summer
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Despite what our cartoonist thinks, horse herpes is a serious matter. Phil Fountain is a cartoonist, writer and occasional bed-wetter based in the far reaches of Northern Californey. A News Cafe, founded in Shasta County by Redding, CA journalist Doni Greenberg, is the place for people craving local Northern California news
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Recently, I was fortunate to visit the private Chico labyrinth that Marilyn Jennings, labyrinth- and peace-advocate, built and uses in her therapeutic work. As the driving energy behind the soon-to-be constructed public Chico Community Labyrinth, she reminded me that we are now in the final months of being able to participa
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Happy Father's Day Dad! I am eternally thankful for all you sacrificed for us and for teaching us the Faith..... You are forever my hero and I only hope I can be 1/2 the man that you were
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Faced with a lawsuit alleging it overcharges electric ratepayers by millions of dollars each year, the city of Redding is fighting both in front of a Shasta County judge and in the court of public opinion.
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We've all been there. With the best of intentions, we do something and then discover our actions were a bad idea. It takes courage, maturity and humility to admit one's mistakes and try to correct the situation.
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As a construction-company owner in Redding, I was privileged to speak on behalf of Redding Electric Utility this spring at the Affordable Comfort Institute's national conference in San Francisco. I was accepted, along with key account managers at REU, to introduce Redding's exemplary Home Performance (HP) program, w
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The bedrock goal of any public elementary and high school system should be awarding high school diplomas to as many youngsters as possible.
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When President Barack Obama took office in 2009, his administration backed an effort to require businesses to provide paid sick leave to their employees. The legislation didn't go anywhere at the federal level, but it's picking up steam at the state and municipal rungs.
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I wonder how many of your readers were around when the California Legislature passed legislation to remove the PUC from control of electric rates. This was done anticipating that competition among the electric suppliers would lower rates. Redding Electric Utility immediately increased its rates to build and maintain reserve
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There is no one who would defend the activities of Rep. Anthony Weiner. Although not illegal, they are disgusting. It is rather sad that a lawmaker who was obviously liked and respected by his constituents has disgraced himself so publicly. Even worse is that he lied over and over to the American public.
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To Oakley Howell (letter, Thursday): There is no way to measure the disgust or indignation I feel for the sentiments expressed in your letter "Punish the achievers?&#34
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I am reminded of the snail darter episode in Tennessee years ago, when unscientific data was used to kill the Tellico Dam project without just cause. The snail darter, with further study, was found to be living outside of the dam project in various streams.
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Mothering was a very busy and intense time for me when Payton was 5, Jonah 3, and Davey 1. I had long, full days with my three that all looked much the same: feeding eternally hungry kids, changing diapers, potty training, and picking up the house only to have it destroyed again in minutes.
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Before he built homes, Redding's Jeb Allen was a champion Top Fuel drag racer, competing against and beating greats such as Shirley Muldowney and Gerry Beck.
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Quality Glass & Windows.
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The Shasta District Fair comes to an end today, but a tough competition took place before the fair officially opened.
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The Fourth of July is a great time to gather your friends and family for food, fireworks, and festivities. Of course, Nerd Chicks are always looking for ways to add some sparkle to any get-together, and your backyard barbecue is no exception. Pick up one or two of these cool tech gadgets for your upcoming party and your ba
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It's Father's Day, and you're looking for a last minute gift for Dad. Why not give him something to keep him looking his best on long trips? Here are a some gift ideas to keep frequent flying dads looking their best.
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Dear Straight Talk: My stepdaughter is 17, intelligent, popular and attractive. She attended prom last month with a lot of friends, which is how she always goes out. I am looking for the day when a young man comes to the door to meet me and ask her out formally. I talked to another dad and he has the same complaint.
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For much of the recent past, retirees have relied upon a number of potential sources to provide the steady income needed to maintain a desired standard of living.
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Christine Campbell and Gabe Newell, both of San Francisco, are engaged to be married July 29, 2011, at Lake Almanor. The bride-elect is the daughter of Michelle and Jack Campbell of Chester, N.J. She is a graduate of West Central Morris High School in New Jersey and Northeastern University, Boston, Mass. with a degree in m
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Editor's note: The Record Searchlight introduces a new column today, Perfectly Polished by north state etiquette expert Irma Vorbeck. It will appear the third Sunday of each month in the Family section.
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John Sandford's latest Virgil Flowers novel, "Bad Blood," is a disturbing story. Most cop, detective and war stories are distressing because they deal with human violations of society's law. But this well-written, tension-filled novel deals with violations of trusting young children, resulting in sexual abuse of those chil
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Ray Alvarez sees bison as important nutritionally, economically and culturally to the Pit River Tribe of Northern California. He is part of the InterTribal Bison Cooperative’s effort to bring buffalo to American Indian tribal lands.
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Frank Grossmann, 45, of Anderson comes to the Shasta District Fair for one reason above all others — the food.
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The Fourth of July is a great time to gather your friends and family for food, fireworks, and festivities. Of course, Nerd Chicks are always looking for ways to add some sparkle to any get-together, and your backyard barbecue is no exception. Pick up one or two of these cool tech gadgets for your upcoming party and your ba
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For the past year, I have been riding my bicycle as part of what I hope is a way to lose all my newfound retirement weight. I have always been an advocate for bicyclists and have written a few columns addressing the do's and don'ts for bicyclists and motorists.
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Before he built homes, Redding's Jeb Allen was a champion Top Fuel drag racer, competing against and beating greats such as Shirley Muldowney and Gerry Beck.
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The Shasta District Fair comes to an end today, but a tough competition took place before the fair officially opened.
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Products / services offered: A residential and commercial glass company.
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Redding police officers arrested a 25-year-old Redding woman early Saturday after she allegedly hit another woman with her car in front of Bert & Ernie's bar.
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In its second year, the Redding Green Film Series begins again with a focus on food.
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Redding's graffiti problem is less noticeable today thanks to a group of 18 foreign exchange students who spent half of Saturday painting.
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For much of the recent past, retirees have relied upon a number of potential sources to provide the steady income needed to maintain a desired standard of living.
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Even though city staffers say it would be impractical and expensive to reopen a closed fire station with volunteer firefighters, the Redding city councilman who first pitched the proposal isn't give up on his idea.
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Redding's rank-and-file police officers will pay more for their pensions and accept less generous health insurance benefits under a four-year contract up for City Council consideration Tuesday.
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In 1911: Fred Varney concluded a sale of his 11-foot ledge on the mountain east of Whiskey Creek to Thomas E. Reese. This mine was favorably situated at an altitude of about 2,000 feet and was pretty well opened, showing a ledge of solid quartz at least 11 feet wide, all of which was sufficient value to pay for extracting a
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The California High School Rodeo Association state finals wrapped up Friday evening in Bishop with a few local prep rodeo hands earning state titles.
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Garen Wimer is driving a red Ford pickup with a border collie named Pistol in back and towing a flatbed trailer with hay. He slowly makes his way along a ridge west of Red Bluff, scanning the foothills as he goes. Wimer is looking for buffalo.
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One day...on Facebook... she wrote: "Hi Chris and Maria, its Michelle. My husband and I were just pre approved for a home loan. We were hoping you would be our realtors. I left you a voicemail. We are hoping you have time next friday to show some houses?" ...and two months later... &nb
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A jacknifed big rig has slowed northbound Interstate 5 traffic north of Red Bluff, the California Highway Patrol is reporting.
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In a few hours I will have some guests over for the annual Summer Solstice dinner. I've been cooking all morning and right now I'm in good shape. I hope to get a brief nap in this afternoon. The menu:fresh cherrieschicken-mango sausage bitesolivesPulled pork with Middle Eastern spic
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On Thursday, June 16, Burney Deputies responded to a call of an assault victim. Upon arrival, deputies learned that the victim had been assaulted by her boyfriend, Steven Bautista. The victim stated that during the assault Bautista had choked her to the point where she passed out. She was also kicked in the ribs over ten t
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They were were made up of soldiers of the California State Militia and civilian volunteers. And they were called ruthless, efficient Indian killers. The number of guard members varies - one account mentions 25, while another mentions 90. General William...
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Astute regular commenter Emil Shue is far too smart a person to mindlessly parrot the latest party talking point, as he did in response to this Thursday post, but hey, we all have our lapses, and Emil is far, far...
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Redding police officers arrested a 25-year-old Redding woman early this morning after she allegedly hit another woman with her car in front Bert and Ernie’s bar.
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Could be a palace. Could be an exclusive resort, where the wealthiest 1% gather in understated luxury behind closed gates and armed guards to party like it’s 2099. Could be a gate between dimensions of space and time that separate us a
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This morning I will amuse myself by posting more photographs of things I find interesting. I feel tormented by some olderly annoyance like bursitis but it will only slow me down. It will not put much of a dent in my need to be active. Mushrooms are one of my favorite things. I like to eat [...]
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Triple-digit temperatures could hit the Redding area as early as Monday, but in the meantime expect another warm and sunny day.
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It's a political event rarer than a green-sturgeon sighting: Rep. Wally Herger this week lined up with his usual nemeses at the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council and other environmental groups and against a farm-friendly water bill promoted by some of his fellow House Republicans from California.
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A friend who regularly peruses the online classifieds on Craigslist thinks he's noticed a trend. He emailed me the following ad along with links to eight similar posts that appeared recently. In his email my friend wrote: "The number of folks from outside the area looking to move to our town who desire (Prop) 215-fr
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Well, it was no surprise to me that the Shasta County Planning Commission voted to move forward with the shopping center endeavor. Three quarters of the areas residents disapprove, yet three-fifths of the commission voted approval. To my math-challenged brain this means that one of the "for" votes should have been &
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If everyone, including news media and government agencies, used the phrase "the taxpayers" instead of "the government" when referring to handouts, those receiving the money might understand it's not from Obama's stash.
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Let's request a Mulligan or a do-over or whatever you want to call it. I am so tired of the political environment so entrenched in this country. It saddens me that we cannot find common ground or "across the aisle" commonality on anything! My frustration is with all levels of government — from Washington t
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Would Republicans have considered Rep. David Vitter (R-La.) more of a "distraction" if he had twittered the mirror on the ceiling?
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Three people were stung Friday night in a Redding police sting designed to combat the sales of alcohol to minors.
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The past year for college athletics hasn't been a fun one for the NCAA with all sorts of scandals.
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The Redding Colt .45s opened up their three-game home series against the Nor Cal Pirates in style.
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Three people were stung Friday night in a sting operation designed to combat the sales of alcohol to minors, Redding police said.
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For the third time this year, the Pacheco Union School District office has been targeted by criminals.
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71-year-old womankilled in Friday crash
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Shasta County's unemployment rate in May fell for the second straight month, but fewer people were working compared with a year ago as the area's labor force shrunk.
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A cool, wet spring will likely produce a slow start for the fire season in the north state.
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Family was always a top priority for Fred Crumb.
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Summer auction starts Thursday
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A proposal to spend more than $50,000 to remodel a recently-opened Redding Electric Utility office has prompted the City Council to ask for quarterly reports on small public projects that have gone out to bid.
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Betty Barraza, 79, pushed her walker through the crowded lunch room of Golden Umbrella's Adult Day Health Care center in Redding on a recent Wednesday.
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It's a bit of historical trivia oft-repeated the past few days -- including by Jerry Brown himself -- that the governor's veto of the California budget is actually the first in the modern history of the state. True but totally...
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Two unattended kids playing with a lighter started a half-acre grass fire that also burned 100 feet of fencing this afternoon in Redding, a spokesman with the Redding Fire Department said.
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It's the Midas Mine at Harrison Gulch. Our winner is toe2toe who was the 2nd guesser at 9:19 a.m. Congratulations toe2toe! Thank you everyone for playing. And a big thank you to River City Java for providing us with our...
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For some fifty years I've glimpsed these ships from afar whilst traveling between Redding and the Bay Area. This intrepid photographer offers a closer look at this vanishing mothballed fleet. Fascinating site. Click here. (ht/bw)...
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Items that should not be put in the compost pile include meat and bones, dairy products, large amounts of wood chips or sawdust, pet manure, herbicide-treated grass clippings, perennial and seed-bearing weeds, diseased plants and anything metallic or plastic. Source: National Garden Bureau
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One person is apparently dead following a crash east of Redding late Friday morning. The head-on collision between a White Ford Ranger and a Gray Minivan was reported by the C-H-P at 11:17. It occurred on Highway 299 just west of the Pit One Grade. At least one patient was being airlifted from the scene with major injuri
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A Lincoln Town car wrapped around an Oak Tree in Cottonwood Thursday morning in a high speed crash that killed the driver. Just before Eleven A-M, the car came off the southbound I-5 exit onto Main Street in Cottonwood and the driver could not regain control. The car went into a wide drainage ditch and then went airborne
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A Redding Man has died from his injuries after an explosion at the Clear Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant Wednesday afternoon. 54-year-old Fred Crumb was doing routine maintenance at the Plant when a pressurized water tank exploded next to him. The cause of the explosion is under investigation. Crumb was apparently take
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The number of Jobs in Shasta County increased by 300 during the month of May, which had an unemployment rate of 14-point-7 percent. The Statewide rate dropped to 11-point-7 percent in May, but the number of jobs in the State is down too. California’s jobless rate fell for the fifth month in a row, even though the S
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A 52-year-old Round Mountain man, who was shot in the chest by a Sheriff’s Deputy after he reportedly fired an arrow at Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputies in May, will be charged with Domestic Violence and Attempted Murder of a Peace Officer. Deputies and C-H-P Officers were responding to a location on Highway
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A Red Bluff woman has been arrested after leaving her infant unattended in a vehicle while she was grocery shopping. Red Bluff Police were called at 6:13 Thursday night to Raley’s on South Main Street. A Mercury Van had been left running in the parking lot with a six month old baby inside strapped into a car seat.
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Wendy Baskette Little and Frank Little have a pond filled with koi in their Redding backyard. The pond is one of seven to be featured on Shasta Koi & Water Garden Club's 2011 Pond Tour.
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Ask Anna columnist Anna Moseley has a few suggestions for quick summer meals with fresh ingredients.
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How do I control foxtail grasses on my property? Last year I took my dog to the vet three times for removal of seeds caught in her ears and nose.
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The Shasta County coroner's office has identified the woman killed in a two-car, head-on wreck on Highway 299 in the Burney area as 71-year-old Norma Jean Richberger.
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Shasta County’s unemployment rate in May fell for the second straight month to 14.7 percent, the state reported today. The area added 200 private-sector and 100 government jobs last month. Shasta County’s jobless rate was down from a revised 15.5 percent in April. Unemployment also was 15.5 percent in May 2010.
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Tehama County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Red Bluff man Thursday afternoon after he reportedly shot at another man with a hand gun as they drove on Paskenta Road.
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Enjoy these images from the Shasta District Fair 2011, which continues through Sunday at the fairgrounds in Anderson. Read more about the fair in Paul Shigley's story, here. Alan Ernesto Phillips is a proud son of Shasta County, a proud father of two daughters, and a local musician. He is a parenting educator, chemical-depe
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Crawdad Festival June 17, 18, & 19 2011 FREE $5 off coupon towards unlimited ride wristbands with paid $5 admission.
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Great Bands at the Crawdad Festival
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Vehicle crashes through fence, lands in empty canal.
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Clarridges Plan Stellar Musical Lineup for 7th annual String Summit at College of the Siskiyous~All-Star Concert Features Darol Anger, Bruce Molsky, Tony Trischka, Roger Tallroth, Brittany Haas, Jeremy Kittel, Nic Gareiss, Billy Contreras, The Bee Eaters and literally dozens more.
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West Redding Little League A's finish season with an amazing 17-2 record!
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We've criticized the Legislature's move to essentially ban suction dredging, nominally for budget reasons, but UC Davis professor Peter Moyle's piece on how the practice affects fisheries --- sometimes for the good, but mostly not -- is well worth a...
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Red Bluff police arrested a woman early Thursday evening after witnesses said she'd left a baby alone in a van in the Raley's parking lot on South Main Street.
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What was the name of this gold mine and where was 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...
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So it appears. Here's a (slightly out of focus) snap, taken Thursday evening, of the overflow crowd at his new Spoon Me yogurt shop in Cascade Square at the corner of Placer and California. Also a shot of the crowd...
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Times must be tough indeed for new home builders. Well no point in dwelling on it. Blow them out and move on. Here are 4 spanking new homes being sharply reduced to the bone, from the builder boys (and girls) at Palomar. Big drops by any standard. Jeb Allen always seems to keep a crew working even if he isn’t makin
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A Los Molinos man was jailed Thursday after he reportedly threatened to kill a woman and run her over.
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Next time someone asks why we should make a priority of some obscure threatened species --- some bug, even --- over human needs, you could do worse than point them to former state Agriculture Secretary A.G. Kawamura's piece today on...
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The gusty northerly winds that buffeted the northern Sacramento Valley on Thursday should not blow so hard today. The National Weather Service predicts wind speeds 3 mph to 6 mph, or about a tenth of Thursday's peak gusts. Top afternoon temperatures will inch up a few degrees to 92 degrees today. The aver
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Master Guitarist Gordon Rowland will lead a Flamenco workshop Tuesday, June 21 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Redding's Old City Hall. Nylon stringed guitars are best for these techniques, but steel stringed instruments will do. Some traditional easy chords are used. Rowland will concentrate on the rumba
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Father’s Day is this coming Sunday, June 19, which means the annual Aviation Day returns to Benton Airfield in Redding. Aviation Day starts with a hearty breakfast of ham, eggs and pancakes from 7 to 11 a.m., which costs $7 for adults and $5 for kids 5 t o 12 and which usually attracts 700 [...]
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What is the law regarding turning around and avoiding drunk driving checkpoints? I understand that drivers don't have to go through the checkpoints but local police will pull them over, even though no crime has been committed. Can you comment on this? You are correct, in that as a driver of a motor vehicle you [...]
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Dog owners within the City of Redding should soon see reminders in their mailbox that dog licenses are nearing the time for renewal. California law requires all dogs to be vaccinated against rabies and licensed at 4 months of age. In the City of Redding, licenses must be renewed by July 1 and are valid [...]
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The tiny river town of Isleton was home to the state’s largest crawdad festival until last year, when it outgrew its original riverfront home and migrated to the North State. Now, North State residents can feast on crawdads, crayfish, mud bugs - little lobster-like river-dwelling creatures, each Father’s Day at the Te
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Shasta County deputies were looking Thursday for a 29-year-old Burney man they say assaulted his girlfriend and tried to run her over.
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Gov. Jerry Brown's nearly instant veto Thursday of the budget that the Legislature's Democrats had passed just the day before brought the pro-forma complaints from frustrated lawmakers, but the governor did the right thing in bouncing back the dog of a budget.
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"Shovel-ready was not as shovel-ready as we expected," observed President Obama this week, enjoying a nice chuckle about the unhappy fate of his near-$1 trillion stimulus. To be sure, Obama has also been promoting a less amusing remedy for anemic growth and high unemployment: exports. In this year's State of the
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Regarding the scoping meeting presented by Mark Felz of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday, I felt he did a good job of explaining the proposed use of fees dedicated to the agency's mission of preserving our national fish and wildlife.
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'Mallard' inhabits a fantasy world
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The Redding Colt .45s cruised to an 11-4 road win over the Fresno Cardinals on Wednesday.
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This week marks my first full year as the preps reporter here at the Record Searchlight and I didn't think time could go by so quickly.
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MCCLOUD — It's not every day a record falls.
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Three Washington travelers arrested in Mount Shasta are jailed on suspicion of a slew of theft, drugs or weapons charges after deputies responded to complaints the trio was going door to door asking for fuel.
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A Redding man who has been behind bars for more than two years after he and his co-defendant were arrested on suspicion of swindling scores of investors out of about $250 million has been released from Shasta County jail.
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As the 47-year-old Lake Red Bluff was filled for the last time this week, city officials are still looking for an alternative to replace what was their premier recreational attraction.
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Shasta County deputies are looking for a 29-year-old Burney man they say assaulted his girlfriend and tried to run her over.
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Redding will lose its top planner to retirement today.
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The city of Redding and the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration have launched twin investigations into a water tank explosion Wednesday that killed a sewage treatment plant operator.
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It didn't take police long to track down a Redding couple suspected of stealing a car from a pizza delivery driver at gunpoint late Wednesday night.
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District attorney says shooting was justified
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Realtors awardscholarships
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2011 Crawdad Festival, "True West," and an air show are on tap this Father's Day weekend.
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Shasta Roots and Shoots and Prevent Blindness Northern California seek volunteers.
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The history of steamboats plying the waters of the Sacramento River in Shasta County, also known as steamships, begins with Major Pierson B. Reading, the area's first permanent white settler. Major Reading had a great desire almost from the time he first moved here to bring steamboats all the way up the Sacramento River int
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So concludes UCLA polysci prof Tim Groseclose in a new book, "Left Turn." And, stop the presses, he finds the online DrudgeReport "the most fair." From USNews: "According to my analysis, the Drudge Report is approximately the most fair, balanced,...
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Having the right attorney on your side is invaluable.  As I say on my website “Trying to handle a legal issue without a lawyer is like playing chess with just the pawn. You'll be over-matched and have limited moves in which to achieve your goals.”  Here is a prime example of how a good lawyer helped a coupl
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I tweaked Assemblyman Jim Nielsen a bit for what looked like a legislative stunt in March, giving a speech critical of redevelopment agencies then ducking out of the room before it was time to vote on a bill to phase...
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"On this island, a part of the original Briesgau Grant, both Capt. Sutter and S. J. Hensley had trouble with the Indians in 1845. Each has been credited with naming the island, but Dr. John E. Stockton suggested that it...
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Despite the straightforward and well-publicized fact that the city of Redding's tax revenues have tanked during the economic collapse -- and that the Convention Center requires expensive subsidies to operate -- there is a running rumor that the city's plans...
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A Shasta County sheriff’s sergeant was justified in the May 15 shooting a Round Mountain man who had allegedly threatened officers with a bow and arrow, the district attorney’s office said today.
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An Elderly man from Anderson did not recall launching his Coupe Deville into a Canal alongside Churn Creek Road. Shortly before Noon Wednesday, 87-year-old Jay Osmar Gibbons was northbound in his 1979 Cadillac when he left the roadway across the street from the Shasta Center, and landed about seven feet down in the botto
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A fire destroyed a home just east of Shasta College Wednesday afternoon. Fire crews were called to Blue Mountain Road, off of East Still Water Lane to find a single family home fully involved. Crews had trouble accessing the fire due to live power lines on the ground. The Homeowner and his family were not home at the tim
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A young child was injured in a broadside collision on Buenaventura Boulevard Wednesday. Just after Noon, 34-year-old Karly Stonkey of Anderson had several children riding in her Dodge Caravan as she made a left turn toward a business about a quarter-mile from Westside Road. She didn’t see a Dodge Ram Pickup driven
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Good news for Opponents of the Redding Library Outdoor Public Forum Policy. A tentative ruling issued Wednesday sides with the arguments presented by the A-C-L-U and the Tea Party. The restrictive policy was adopted by the Library Board of Trustees on April 18th. On May 4th, a temporary restraining order forbade enforcem
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A Pizza Delivery Driver was robbed and carjacked at gunpoint in East Redding Wednesday night, according to Police. Shortly before Midnight, 27-year-old Jesse Meier was making a Domino’s Pizza Delivery to a home on Fairway Avenue when a man pointed a handgun at him and demanded all his belongings. The suspect and a
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I wouldn't go as far as some commenters have in suggesting Duvernay tender his resignation over the library speech rules fiasco. But I do hope our city counselors take a copy of Judge Monica Marlowe's dissection of Duvernay's work the...
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Apparently a surly pessimism is the defining trait of rural Northern California from the Pacific to the Black Rock Desert. The North Coast Journal reports on an attempt in Humboldt County to lift its economy. The first step? If we...
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It comes from Time's Fareed Zakaria: "Conservatism is true." That's what George Will told me when I interviewed him as an eager student many years ago. His formulation might have been a touch arrogant, but Will's basic point was intelligent....
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One man died and another man suffered major injuries this morning after their car hit a tree in downtown Cottonwood.
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1. Marketfest 5 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 11 at Library Park, 1552 Placer St., Redding. Features live music and information, craft, beer and food booths. Tonight: Wooster. Go to http://www.vivadowntownredding.org/about.html
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Debi Hammond has been a freelance artist since 1983. She quit her full-time job in June 2010 to step on her artistic path fully and completely. Hammond is an art instructor and the master of fun behind "Creating Happy," a line of colorful, whimsical and inspirational work.
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A Los Molinos man is accused of trying to run over a Los Molinos woman Wednesday afternoon and ramming his car into hers.
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Coffee, so my health-conscious friends tell me, is one of the most heavily sprayed crops – not good for the folks doing the spraying or, arguably, coffee-loving consumers. You can find organic coffee at most supermarkets these days, but it’s still rare at north state restaurants and cafes.
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It’s been quite a while since your correspondent last checked in at Palomino Room in Red Bluff, and a recent 30-minute venture down I-5 proved a worthwhile trip.
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Three Washington travelers were arrested in Mount Shasta on Tuesday on suspicion of a slew of theft, drugs or weapons charges after deputies responded to complaints the trio was going door to door asking for fuel.
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Family dynamics, anger, laughs and a sibling rivalry ratcheted up to the level of an extreme cage match all come into play in Sam Shepard’s “True West,” which opens tonight at The Bohemian Art Loft in east Redding.
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Love this video. With Father’s Day coming soon, I thought I’d post it in the unlikely case you haven’t already seen it. What the heck, watch it again. It’s the Dad life. Dedicated especially to a few dads here in town. Silas, Bruce, and David, who may feel I’ve been picking on t
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These pictures were taken  in an old graveyard in Sebastopol.
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Garbage can? Check. Home tilted at crazy angle? Check. Blurred kitchen shot with cabinet do
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Gusty north winds that began blowing shortly after midnight will continue through tonight, bringing sharp visibilities and rather warm afternoon temperatures. The National Weather Service forecasts wind gusts up to 23 mph in the Redding area today. Gusts have already hit 28 mph this morning. Afternoon tem
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This is the month when all the training and rehearsal of the area's dance companies comes to fruition and explodes onto stages like wild blossoms. This past weekend saw the major dance revues from Redding Dance Centre and Modern Gypsy. This weekend continues the exposition of dance with three more large dance shows I'd lik
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What: Documentary Film Screening: "From the Quarters to Lincoln Heights" When: Saturday, June 18, 7 p.m. Where: Siskiyou County Museum, 910 S. Main Street, Yreka, CA 96097 Cost: $5 Yreka's Liberty Arts gallery is pleased to present a screening of "From the Quarters to Lincoln Heights," a documentary film by Mark Oliver of
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Police early this morning arrested a man and a woman suspected of stealing a car from a pizza delivery driver at gunpoint late Wednesday night.
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In a better world, we wouldn't need to turn to the courts to lay out the bleeding obvious in exhaustive detail.
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The arc of modern scandal is depressingly familiar. Transgression followed by exposure, perhaps accompanied by a fleeting detour into denial. Then tearful confession and, finally, the inevitable journey to rehab.
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It's very interesting and a bit scary these days how many "unusual" people with "unusual" ideas have gained powerful, even extraordinary, access to our halls of power in the Obama administration.
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It is time to get personally involved in your local politics and do your research on the hot topics that will affect you now and in the future.
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There is a new expression that I have been hearing lately: "Punish the achievers." This means taxing the rich.
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To Tommy Emmanuel: Three hundred or so of the luckiest people in Northern California saw you perform at the David Marr Theatre on Saturday.
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It will take our next assemblyman six hours and 28 minutes to drive from his constituents in Yreka to his constituents in South Lake Tahoe, staying mostly within the district: A little less if he goes through Reno.
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The Redding Colt .45s split a road doubleheader against the Fresno Cardinals on Tuesday, winning the first game 10-2 and then losing the second 8-7.
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In any team's inaugural season, a realistic goal is just to be able to compete.
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While the local economy may still be down, Shasta County's total livestock and crop values increased by more than $1.5 million in 2010.
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Shasta County's recession-ravaged retail economy continued a wobbly recovery this winter, recently released sales tax figures show.
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Today
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City restrictions on pamphleteering around the Redding Municipal Library are likely unconstitutional, a Shasta County judge ruled Wednesday in a tentative decision.
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Redding firefighters helped rescue a kitten Wednesday morning after it was found stuck in a rusty pipe.
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Search and rescue personnel were sent Wednesday to a stretch of the Sacramento River north of the Cypress Bridge after reports of an overturned canoe.
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A stand off with Redding police that began after a woman allegedly jabbed a Washington man in the chest with a pair of scissors ended peacefully Wednesday afternoon almost three hours after it began.
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A Round Mountain man who was shot and nearly killed last month by a Shasta County sheriff's sergeant after he reportedly fired an arrow at two deputies is now fighting attempted murder charges.
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A fire destroyed a house Wednesday east of Redding, taking down power lines and causing a small propane tank to explode.
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Two straight months of rising foreclosure activity in Shasta County came to a crashing halt in May.
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NBA executive headlines lunch
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I have no idea if Shasta County will sort out the various problems that dog potential development at Knighton Road, but at a talk this morning given by Mary Machado, I got a good look at a reason the location...
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It's been noted before in this space that strip malls can be an unlikely place to find good food. The many vacancies and low rent in Redding make them ideal for small family-run restaurants. Yuet Bistro is one such place.Yuet Bistro's interior is a bit more elegant and stylish than you'd expect given it's next t
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Note: this was originally written and posted last winter. Not so appropriate for June, but still, a bowl of soup might be just what the doctor ordered.Before the sunny streak, this winter had been very much like the Shasta County winters Femme de Joie remembers from her childhood, when she had to walk fiv
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After promising to file a new post on Mondays and Wednesdays, I promptly missed my first deadline due to a painful case of gout in my left big toe. “Why would this affect my writing?” one may wonder. “Do I type with my toes?” No, but I have followed common sense advice and have kept my foot
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The senator's office emails his reaction to the Legislature's passage of the state budget: "Another sham budget was foisted upon the people of California, this time by a simple majority vote," said Senator LaMalfa. "Make no mistake, this budget increases...
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A Round Mountain man who was shot and nearly killed last month by a Shasta County sheriff’s sergeant after he reportedly fired an arrow at two deputies and was getting ready to fire another is now fighting attempted murder charges.
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Finally, the long winter is over and now the outdoor fun begins. Protect your skin today and every day. Strong UVA (ultraviolet) and UVB rays from the sun can damage your skin and the vast majority of skin cancers, including melanoma, which is increasing in Shasta County, are caused by overexposure to UV radiation, so you s
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Shasta Blood Center is in need of A-, AB+ and O- blood.
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Parents need to engage in regular physical activity, not only for their own health but for their children's benefit. Children learn by example, so let your children know that you enjoy being active because it's an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Being active helps you get stronger and gives you more energy, w
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Have you noticed that your phone bill contains charges in addition to your monthly service plan and long distance phone calls? One of the charges is for the CA Relay Service and Communications Devices Fund. The money you pay provides funds to the Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program that operates under a state manda
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The trophy business is doing really well these days. It seems as if young athletes on every team are getting them. Nearly every team my kids played on when they were small gave trophies to every kid on their team.
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Redding firefighters helped rescue a kitten this morning after it was found stuck in a rusty pipe.
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Here's a copy of the school lunch schedule from Old Shasta Elementary in about 1975. Not bad really. Just plain ol' food. Not much fake stuff. No weird drinks that add 600 empty calories....
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Search and rescue personnel were sent this afternoon to a stretch of the Sacramento River north of the Cypress Bridge after reports of an overturned canoe, but it turns out the boaters were just fine.
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Ranger-led programs begin June 18, 2011 and are offered through Labor Day weekend. Some programs, such as the Kayak Tours may be o
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It comes from our state senator's Facebook feed: Triple flip sales tax reduced to a single flip resulting in a 1/4% sales tax increase with only a majority vote [just like last bill on car tax] Lets throw in a...
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For those who've been keeping score at home, Rep. Wally Herger today came out against HR 1837, the San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act. Critics said it could have also been called the North State Water Unreliability Act, and they...
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A stand-off with Redding police that began after a woman allegedly jabbed a Washington state man in the chest with a pair of scissors ended peacefully this afternoon almost three hours after it began.
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Perhaps one of the two Turtle Bay bald eaglets knew why about 50 people gathered this morning near its nest.
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An operator at the Clear Creek sewage treatment plant was in critical condition this evening after being seriously injured this afternoon when a water tank exploded.
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The Trinity Players in Weaverville celebrate 50 years of theater and the 5th anniversary of Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center with the reprise of its first play, THE DRUNKARD
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If you do regular business at City Hall, you might want to save a copy of this newly posted calendar of closures -- every other Friday at least through the end of the year, starting July 1....
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City restrictions on pamphleteering around the Redding Municipal Library are likely unconstitutional, a Shasta County judge decided today in a tentative ruling.
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A fire at a house east of Redding took down power lines and apparently caused an explosion of a small propane tank early this afternoon.
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Have you ever been in a situation where you were surrounded by people who think differently than you do?  It can be very uncomfortable. As they share their beliefs you have two op
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It's located way out there in west Cottonwood in the Bald Hills. It was named for B. C. Duncan who settled there in 1854. It's an important place because the first known verbal Indian treaty was made near Duncan Fork...
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Fire crews quickly snuffed a small fire today in a sawdust pile in a field west of Redding.
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Oh How I Love The FAIR!!  I will be there, out and about looking at all the wonderful wares!  I am soooo Happy to live so close, it feels Extra Special That Way, like I'm out visiting with my Neighbors!  :)
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The following is an email from Laura Dean-Mooney:Dear Reader,I wanted to be among the first to wish you and your family a happy Father’s Day. Supporters of Mothers Against Drunk Dr
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All that Facebook money has to go somewhere -- and it's going into Palo Alto real estate, Bloomberg reports. A surge in wealth from technology stock sales and initial public offerings is spilling into the Silicon Valley real estate market...
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Thank you to all the Guns 'N' Hoses that came out and walked during the Relay For Life at Shasta College last weekend.If you have never had the opportunity to participate in this event, mark it on your calendar for next year. There
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Redding police closed a section of Market Street at Pine Street in downtown Redding earlier today while crews clean up spilled roofing material.
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A Tracy woman reported four life jackets, two eight-inch speakers, a gray cover and a windshield stolen from a boat perched on a trailer parked on Minch Road in Red Bluff.
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The headline screams bad news. Yet it could have just as easily read “Redding homes become more affordable.” Both ways of looking at the story are equally valid. Maybe it’s simply a question of glass half full or half e
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are grip, prefer and thread. Executive Washroom“Jesus, Stafford, get a fucking grip.”It came out like a plea, or maybe a prayer. High and tinny. And it echoed. Get a grip. Loud and clear.
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Love the granite. It sold for $340K when new, and it looks to be in pretty good shape for a
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The far northern Sacramento Valley is in for another rather warm day today -- though not nearly as warm as it could be at this time of year. Afternoon temperatures across the valley floor should top out around 95 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The average high temperature in Redding on this d
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EDITOR'S NOTE: The organizers have canceled this event, with tentative plans to reschedule this fall. What: Shasta Hasta Shine Talent Competition When: Saturday, June 18 at 7 p.m. Where: 2613 Bechelli Lane, Redding, CA 96002 (formerly the site of a large nightclub, H2O) Tickets: $15-$20 (available here) Ever want to be a
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If the authorities on social graces, Emily Post and Miss Manners (Judith Martin), define manners and etiquette as: -- “a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter which fork you use.” -- “a little social contract we make that we will restrain some of o
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Last fall, Proposition 25's promoters promised voters that their measure would end legislative gridlock by allowing the Legislature to pass a budget with a simple majority vote. The need to round up a handful of the minority (for now) Republicans would no longer hobble the majority Democrats.
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The Republicans' confused assortment of announced presidential candidates — as well as unannounced candidates and distant possibilities of candidates — seems to be clarifying somewhat. The withdrawal of Donald Trump and Mike Huckabee, as well as the withdrawal of much of Newt Gingrich's staff, seems like
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My husband and I put on a tailgate for 10 to 15 friends for each of the football games we attend, each with a different theme. We've used up all our ideas this year and would like some advice for next fall when the season starts up again. Grilling is great for game time, and though we love wings, burgers and the
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It seems we have gone through the looking glass in the evaluation of the Hawkins/Knighton Road retail project. Now we're debating whether Redding is over- or under-retailed? How do we determine this? Is this part of the Californai Environmental Quality Act analysis? As absurd as that process is, it would not surprise me
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Over the past two club seasons, the North Valley United Under-16 girls soccer team has won nearly 90 percent of its games and claimed victory in a tournament in Austria. Yet that may be nothing compared to what the United face this weekend when the team competes in the National Cup X Modesto Regional at the Turlock Sports C
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The Redding Diamondbacks, a U17 American Legion baseball team, won both games of a doubleheader against the Anderson Bucks — 12-2 in five innings and then 9-0 at Shasta High School on Tuesday.
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After achieving all of the previous goals he set out to do at Vanderbilt University, Aaron Westlake has one more: help the Commodores win the NCAA baseball title.
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The Maxwell Panthers finished No. 1 in the final Cal-Hi Sports Division V state baseball rankings this week and a pair of Maxwell players, Steven Perry and Tyler Wells, can also be found in Sports Illustrated's feature Faces in the Crowd, which hits newsstands today.
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Knauf Insulation, which has a plant in Shasta Lake, is curtailing its operation in Lanett, Ala., the company announced Tuesday.
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Former Record Searchlight vice president and general manager Tim Stautberg Tuesday was named to head the newspaper division for the E.W. Scripps Co., which owns the paper.
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Martial arts demonstrations, a hypnotist, a stilt walker and local entertainment will the join the usual fare today to open the Shasta District Fair.
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School's out, and children have gone home for the summer. But as students head for the nearest water source, 130 Shasta County teachers and administrators are hitting the books this week.
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When Tehama County planner Bob Halpin first saw the rangeland between Redding and Red Bluff that federal fish and wildlife managers planned to target for conservation easements, he saw a problem.
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A small technology company in Shasta County that makes laser maze games for amusement-based businesses has gone global.
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Check another milestone off the list for Jon Porter, the former Redding man who became paralyzed from the chest down while taking an English test at Enterprise High School.
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Gas prices fallas demand drops
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Teens arrested inburglary attempt
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A Redding man who was arrested in April after he assaulted a motel manager and tried to stab another man with a knife was sentenced Tuesday to nearly 30 years in prison, a Shasta County deputy district attorney said.
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A 46-year-old Anderson woman was charged on Tuesday with embezzling $14,000 from the small water company where she was hired as a bookkeeper.
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Me (doing laundry): you could learn to do this, you know.Cat:Me: You could earn some pocket money.Cat:Me: Of course, you don’t have any pockets to keep it in.Cat: Me: I’d pay you a nickel per sock. That’s big money for a cat.Cat:
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On June 13th 2011 at about three o clock I received a voicemail from an automated messaging system that told me someone was using my check card and that my identity was at risk. It asked for the last four digits of my credit card in order to proceed to an agent so I entered them. I soon was able to speak with a women who so
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Lookin Cool for School sends low-income kids back to school with new school clothes so they can start the school year with dignity and self esteem.
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The Siskiyou Arts Council is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of paintings by Kim Solga from July 1 through 11. This exhibition at the SAC Gallery, 418 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd. in Mount Shasta, will feature "wilderness watercolors" created on location in remote settings in the western US, Mexico and New Zealand.
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Simpson University, in partnership with Northwest Basketball Camps (NBC), will be offering three overnight summer youth camps this summer on the Simpson campus.
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Palo Cedro Experimental Farm and Research Station thanks Matt Ivey with Adventure Recreation, LLC for sharing their rock climbing wall on the first day of adventure day camp!
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Two new community health clinics that recently celebrated their grand openings are now accepting Medi-Cal, Denti-Cal and California Healthy Families Program. Certified Application Assistants are available to help patients enroll in health care services.
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Derik Knak, a 13-year-old seventh-grader at the University Preparatory School, was awarded a Gold Medal with the coveted Command Performance designation at the California Association of Music Educators (CMEA) State Solo / Ensemble Festival, held at California State University - Sacramento on May 14, 2011.
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Afterschool Students Trek to the Capitol and meet with Legislators to discuss continued support of Project SHARE, Shasta County Office of Education's afterschool program.
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Redding's Marco Grifantini travels the world with his Italian professional baseball team and Italian national team. His best advice when playing in a foreign country. . . do as the natives do!
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This is a multiple0day workshop that runs from 5 p.m. July 8, through noon July 10. The group will travel from Redding to Big Flat, CA.
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"Thank you for not taking out the little dogleg where I live." So Supervisor Glenn Hawes told County Clerk Cathy Darling and the redistricting advisory committee after Darling outlined the various ways the committee worked to rationalize the various strange...
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"I want to target the pot market. There's no good reason we haven't." So the CEO of Scotts Miracle-Gro, Jim Hagedorn, tells the Wall Street Journal. I'm not surprised garden-supply manufacturers think it. I'm a bit taken aback that they'll...
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A Modoc County fire has been fully contained. The “Cougar Fire” started Wednesday on the Modoc National Forest near Cougar Butte, located about two miles south of the Lava Beds National Monument in an area known as “Gasoline Alley”. Investigators say the 18-Hundred acre fire was human-caused, thou
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A Jury Trial is set for late September for one of three teenagers accused of beating a homeless man to death in Redding. 20-year-old Albert Sanchez will be tried all by himself after his two co-defendants, 17-year-old John Thompson Junior and 18-year-old Jared Voss, accepted Plea Deals on January 7th. Both were to be tri
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A couple of Million Dollars would sure come in handy as the City of Redding opens a Budget Workshop next week. In April, the Council was given a four-part balance plan, including furlough days that will result in the periodic closure of City Hall. Also, most Employees have agreed to pay for at least some of their retirem
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The Shasta District Fair gets underway Wednesay at the Fairgrounds in Anderson. Wednesday is Kid’s Day, with free admission for those 12 and under. The Shasta Taiko Drummers perform at the grandstand at 8pm. Friday night’s Headliner is the Charlie Daniels Band. That’s in addition to a wide variety of da
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Two Red Bluff teenagers are accused of trying to break into the same house twice in the same night. Shortly after Midnight Tuesday morning, Carmel Growney was awakened by the sound of glass breaking to the rear of her house in the 25-hundred block of Cimarron Drive in Red Bluff. She called Red Bluff Police, who responded
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A Tehama County man has been sentenced for a Burglary committed in March. Brook Bonner has prior convictions, including for Drug Possession and Burglary. He was on Parole for a Burglary Conviction when he forced open the garage door of a Red Bluff Business in March, stealing several items. Red Bluff Police reviewed surve
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A wanted Redding man who was finally arrested in April after he assaulted a motel manager and tried to stab another man with a knife was sentenced today to nearly 30 years in prison, a Shasta County deputy district attorney said.
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Will meet tonight 7:00 PM at the "Neighborhood Church", 777 Loma Vista off of South Bechelli."Come together and watch em quake."
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Horse, photographed by Erin MurphyWay back in the ’90s, Chico DJ Ron Dare came to Dancing Astronaut Studio in Redding for a night of jamming. Craig Padilla laid down this track, while Ron and
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WILLOWS - A former teacher’s aide at Shasta High School who’s accused of having sexual relations with an Orland High School wrestler and sending sexually explicit text messages to at least one other teenager is due to begin standing trial on Nov. 21, electronic Glenn County Superior Court records show.
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Former Record Searchlight vice president and general manager Tim Stautberg has been named to head the newspaper division for the E.W. Scripps Co., which owns the paper.
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Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which took place on June 14, 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. Many years later on May 30, 1916, Flag...
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Just the property, not the dealership. Probably you’ve seen it from I-5, looking forlorn and empty. Once the bustling dealership that set the tone for ne
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An Aug. 9 trial date has been scheduled for a Redding man accused of shooting at his wife with a .22-caliber rifle after she wouldn't cook him dinner.
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Red Bluff police early this morning arrested two 16-year-old boys caught in a burglary attempt.
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Shasta Association of Realtors awarded eleven scholarships to local students at a dinner held on June 1st at the Riverview Country Club. Certificates for scholastic achievements were presented to the following al
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The northern Sacramento Valley will roast in near-triple-digit heat this afternoon, the year's hottest so far by far. Temperatures across the valley floor will max out around 98 degrees. The average high temperature in Redding on this date is 90 degrees. Winds will blow out of the northwest at 3 mph to 8
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What: Murder Mystery Dinner When: Friday and Saturday (June 17-18). Where: Red Bluff Elks Lodge Cost: $60 A fun-filled Roaring 20's "Who Dun It?" murder mystery dinner will be held June 17 and 18 at The Elks Lodge, 355 Gilmore Road in Red Bluff. A fundraiser for the Destination Tehama County Branding Project, the evening
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The Shasta District Fair is scheduled to begin its annual five-day run at 11 a.m. this Wednesday, June 15, at the fairgrounds in Anderson, and it is not too late to buy advance tickets at a discount. Single-day admission tickets are on sale for a $2 discount ($5 for adults and $3 for kids 6 [...]
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This month, I went to the most amazing graduation I have ever seen. I am a seasoned graduation goer. I played "Pomp and Circumstance" in the school band year after year, starting in the 4th grade. The only ones I missed were the ones where I was a graduate – you can’t march and play the [...]
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One person's good-government reform is another's disaster.
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Millions of Americans believed all through his presidency that George W. Bush never deserved to hold that office — regardless of what the U.S. Supreme Court ruled and no matter who got a few hundred votes more or less in Florida. That was because Democrat Al Gore won more actual votes in the 2000 election than Bush, e
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This is in response to Timothy J. Duffy's June 3 letter, "Path to staying out of prison."
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To the person who hit a bicyclist on Gas Point Road at noon Thursday and left his shattered body, I am going to give you some background on this man.
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Redding police arrested two men after a fight at Bert & Ernie's early Monday morning hospitalized one man and left another with a bloody face and a missing tooth.
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Woman says group kicked, punched man
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To speed up plans for an upgraded water system that would give residents of a Jones Valley neighborhood clean drinking water, Shasta County supervisors today will consider letting the county's Public Works director move forward with a state funding agreement.
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Parent company Perkins & Marie Callender's Inc. closed 13 Marie Callender's restaurants in California on Sunday, a day before the company announced it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
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An Aug. 9 trial date was confirmed Monday in Shasta County Superior Court for a Redding School District librarian accused of embezzling and stealing from a school parent club.
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1911: The heart of W.L. Masterson, the Idaho and Washington farmer, who came to Redding to bring to justice his erring wife and the man she ran away with, has been touched by the tears and entreaties of the woman. He desires to reinstate her in his favor that she may return with him to Clarkstown and once more preside over
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Someone broke into a vacant Lake California home and made off with about $800 of home appliances.
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The Redding Colt .45s beat the Southern Oregon RiverDawgs 7-1 on Sunday to complete a three-game road sweep in Medford, Ore.
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It was a busy weekend for search and rescue teams in Siskiyou County who had to track down five lost or injured people on Mt. Shasta and a sixth man who got stuck while driving on an isolated, snowy forest road.
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Home values in Shasta County keep falling at a stubbornly steady rate.
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Kellen McNames, 3, and his mom, Lea, cool off Monday at Water Works Park in Redding. The park had about 1,000 visitors Monday, most with season passes. High temperatures on Monday reached 95. Today’s high is expected to reach 93, with temperatures in the high 80s to low 90s through the rest of the week, according to the
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A new state requirement for certain single-family homes to be equipped with carbon monoxide detectors goes into effect July 1.
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Going on a road trip this summer? Planning to throw some of your own firewood already stacked in the yard into the back of the truck? Think twice, advises the U.S. Forest Service. VALLEJO, Calif., June 13, 2011 - An...
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Different analysts come up with different numbers, but the Public Policy Institute of California's chart below says all you need to know about the virtues of independent redistricting. Critics say that our Legislature is bound to be polarized, thanks to...
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It took a while to find it, the right box with the right stuff. Now that I've found it, I don't want to put it away.
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See who was at what recent event.
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Ron Epperson and his wife, Theresa, have carved out a life of hard-won independence on 20 acres off Big Bend Road east of I-5. They grow their own food, make their own bread, and get all their hot water by heating it on a woodstove.
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The president quips about "shovel-ready jobs."...
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES CASSEL FOREBAY — Rim Rock Ranch reported excellent fishing. There are some very large trout in this section, but the average catch is usually pansized, from 12 to 14 inches. Salmon eggs and floating baits have been working the best but lure fisher
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A couple of Arrests have been made in the ongoing investigation into a series of Burney-Area residential burglaries. Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputies have heard numerous burglary reports in the Burney Area over the past month. Their investigation has focused on searching the homes of people known to be on Probation
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A potential disaster was averted in the City of Shasta Lake over the weekend. According to the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, at about 4:30 Saturday afternoon, 31-year-old Beth Horisk crashed her car into a residence on Shasta Street, and ruptured the natural gas line to the home. Through an automated telephone no
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Two Jones Valley men were seriously beaten and two other men were arrested following a bar fight in East Redding early Monday morning. At about one A-M, Redding Police were called to Bert and Ernie’s on Industrial Street. They arrived to find 53-year-old Gregory Creveling on the sidewalk, unconscious and bleeding s
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A South Redding Convenience Sore Clerk grabbed a mop and fended off a robber armed with a knife and a baseball bat, according to Redding Police. A 5AM Sunday morning, 31-year-old Andrew Canfield was working at the Circle-K store in Westwood Manor when a man came in wearing a ski mask, brandishing a small baseball bat and
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A woman making a business deposit at a Downtown Redding Bank Sunday afternoon was robbed at gunpoint. At 4 O’clock, 29-year old Kristy Pederson was about to make an after-hours deposit at the Umpqua Bank on Pine Street when she was approached by a man wearing a black ski mask. He pointed a gun at her and she handed
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It was a busy weekend for search and rescue teams in Siskiyou County who had to track down five lost or injured people on Mt. Shasta and a sixth man who got stuck while driving on an isolated, snowy forest road.
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Interesting data point in this Bloomberg story about the pay of California's city managers: Almost four in 10 city managers in California were paid more than the state's chief executive in 2009, according to payroll data. The top 10 shared...
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If the county Board of Supervisors approves a proposed impact fee for the Anderson Fire Protection District at tomorrow morning's meeting, that would be increase in the fee for commercial and industrial buildings --- a jump from 5 cents per...
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I cannot stop laughing about this AP story, which the R-S published in the Sunday paper. My personal favorite paragraph: When things first got under way, Painter and three others were growing about two dozen plants with names like Super...
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Skip Murphy posts it on his Foreclosure Deal of the Day....
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I know, that sounds pretty over-the-top, doesn't it? We saw the Neelys make this on their Food Network show. I wasn't sure how this would work on chicken - it sounded like it would be better suited for venison or pork or duck. But it works, though I do think it would be excellent on gamy meat as well.I had to tw
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The first fair was held at Major's Hotel in downtown Redding in 1887. It lasted four days. Items of interest were mineral displays, livestock and agricultural exhibits, floral exhibits, home craft displays, horse races, and an open-air ball. Years later...
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Despite all the press regarding foreclosures and their negative impact on the real estate market, Redding seems to be bucking the trends. Inventory of homes available for sale today is 1261 compared to 1575 last year at this time. That equates to roughly 20% less homes for sale, which could be the first sign of price s
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Q. Are the design and order of the universe evidence of God? They is evidence of a loving and personal God. Science has discovered more than two hundred factors that are necessary for life as we know it, and fine tuned beyond what can be accorded to chance. The odds against these factors — ranging from the shape of earth
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MUSCLECAR MANIA & CLASH OF THE IMPORTS!! Trophies to be presented for those two classes. Next Race: Street Legal July 9 “Run what you brung.”
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It had been a while. I really needed to take part of a day, in this case, a few very early morning hours, and get myself to the sea. Last week on my son, Brian’s big day — graduation from law school — I managed to get myself from the Santa Rosa foothills to Highway [...]
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Someone broke into a vacant Lake California home and made off with about a $800 worth of home appliances.
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An Etna man was killed early Saturday in a solo wreck south of Fort Jones.
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“Watch out for more real estate scams….coming north.. Con artists sending letters to homeowners stating that they need to send their mortgage payments to a fictitious company that has been assigned your mortgage. B
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Couch surfing in style, even after the arrival of the foreclosure photographer, this image “embodies” the lifestyle we have come to associate with
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Sixty seconds and a cloud of words. That's OneWord, a writers' prompt that has helped me focus my writing.Today's word? "Beloved."He offered a toast to his beloved, but she sat there, silent. He raised his glass again, a vintage Bordeaux, and still she did not respond. He hung his head. His clo
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Redding police arrested two men after a fight at Bert & Ernie’s early this morning hospitalized one victim and left another with a bloody face and a missing tooth.
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The far northern Sacramento Valley is in for its hottest week of the year so far -- which admittedly is not saying much. Redding should top out at 89 degrees this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. The average high temperature in Redding on this date is 90 degrees. Winds will blow out o
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Doni: Hi, Kimberly! Wow. You've been at the helm of aNewsCafe.com as managing editor for about one and a half years, and I think this is the first time readers have gotten to meet you up close. I'm really happy you agreed to this, especially because of how busy you are, what with chasing around a toddler and [...]
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What: Free Breast Cancer Screening for Women 40+ When: Thursday, July 28 (Registration deadline: June 24) Where: Mercy Medical Center, 2175 Rosaline Ave Cost: Free for qualifying women Early detection is critical in treating breast cancer.  The Mercy Regional Cancer Center will host a free breast cancer screening for quali
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What: Third Saturday Improv When: Saturday, June 18, 7:30 p.m. Where: Old City Hall: 1313 Market St, Redding Cost: $5 Started in 1998, the members of Redding Improv Players have been performing on the third Saturdays of every month (except December) at Old City Hall for over 10 years. R.I.P. shows are PG-13 and 100% [...]
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Jefferson Public Radio and the Cascade Theatre have finished booking more than 30 events for the next year and have announced the entire lineup for the 2011-12 Performance Series. This year’s star-studded roster is shaping up to be the best yet since the theater’s restoration seven years ago, offering a cornucopia of G
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California’s grasslands, oak savannahs and low elevation foothills are often overlooked. These lands don’t provide the prime agricultural conditions that valley floors do, and they don’t offer the scenic vistas found at higher elevations. But in one way, these areas are exceedingly rare: They provide ground on which e
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Isaac Sanchez wasn't going to let his chance at a tournament win slip away.
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The Redding Colt .45s pulled out a 4-3 win in 19 innings to complete the sweep of the Southern Oregon RiverDawgs in Medford, Ore., on Sunday.
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The Klamath River will soon flow with warm water and toxic green algae, as it does every summer. Klamath River dam operator PacifiCorp has continually violated water-quality standards on the river, while reaping profits from its antiquated hydropower dams that block over 300 miles of native salmon habitat. Every year noxiou
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Removal of four Klamath River dams as proposed in the Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement and and the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement likely will result in undesirable and unintended consequences that collectively add up to negative cost-benefit outcomes using scientific, engineering, economic, and Native America
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California's forested mountains and the rivers that flow out of them win the most attention as environmental gems. The lowly foothills, comparably speaking, get no respect at all.
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When a man wearing a ski mask walked into the convenience store where Andy Canfield works early Sunday morning, the south Redding Circle K clerk didn't realize he was being robbed.
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1911: Harrison Gulch is to have a five-hour automobile service with Redding beginning July 1. A seven-passenger, 60-horsepower Locomobile and a five-passenger, 40-horsepower Packard have been ordered by James Wright, the proprietor of Redding's extensive garage and repair plant on Market Street.
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Since he began painting at 12 years old, Kevin Yearwood thought of it as nothing more than a hobby. But in 1984 a motorcycle wreck that left him a semi-quadriplegic transformed it into his passion, he said.
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Police were looking Monday for a man who robbed a woman at gunpoint at a downtown Redding bank.
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Redding teen brothers Bradley and Tyler Cervania have fast feet.
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A Shasta County judge has rejected Redding's request to toss a lawsuit challenging transfers from the city's electric utility to the general fund.
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The California Highway Patrol is reporting a possibly fatal traffic collision on Indian Valley Road west of Hayfork.
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An Arcata woman was killed late Sunday evening in an ATV wreck near on U.S. Forest Service land west of Hayfork.
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Weather Discussion: Those of you who follow my daily weather blog know that all spring I have talked about how strong the jetstream (storm track) has been in the Gulf of Alaska. Well, it has finally weakened and the high pressure is now along the California Coast, but it hasn’t gone away. Normally, about this time
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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's tree lawsuit finally came to an end on Wednesday, settling a years-long battle between the eccentric multi-millionaire and his downhill neighbors who have allowed their trees to block his view. Larry Ellison's tree lawsuit began when his new downhill neighbors allowed their monstrous trees to
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Police searched this afternoon for a man who robbed a woman at gunpoint at a downtown Redding bank.
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We like to see the whole family get into fighting shape. So the owner Red Bluff's Psycho Fitness and MMA told the R-S for a Business Spotlight item in Sunday's paper. And when Avery Vilche says "fighting shape," she means...
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A Modoc County forest fire that caused Redding's skies to get smoky last week is nearly contained.
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Three adults and a toddler were inside an SUV that overturned on Interstate 5 in Redding today. The wreck slowed the northbound lanes leading to a second collision a few minutes later because a driver didn't react in time to the slowing traffic, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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Back in 1879, a group of Redding civic leaders decided to establish a cemetery for their growing community. Under the direction of Chauncey C. Bush, Redding's founding father, the Masonic and Oddfellows' lodges combined efforts and formed the Redding Cemetery...
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We like multifamily investment property. Buy these investment grade assets using dirt cheap
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A reader asked me last week where Rep. Wally Herger stood on HR 1837, water bill about which the Sacramento Bee editorializes this morning. It's a Republican-sponsored bill but, as the Bee and others have noted, it would undermine Northern...
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Pentecost SundayYear A – Catholic Relationships Today is the celebration of Pentecost, the beginning of our church. In preparing for this homily I began to think: What does the word “church” actually mean? What really is the purpose of a church?
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When a man wearing a ski mask walked into the convenience store where Andy Canfield works early Sunday morning, the south Redding Circle K clerk didn’t realize he was being robbed.
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The National Weather Service issued an alert today for swimmers, boaters and anglers to be mindful of fast, cold water.
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Please click the image to see Phil's cartoon. Editor's note: We've launched our redesign of A News Cafe today, and we hope you enjoy the fresh new look and features. Please excuse any unforseen glitches as we tidy up, and watch for a special Doni's Dish discussion of the changes on Monday. As for our cartooni
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Daughter June and Ernie were married last August in Las Vegas, a city that never sleeps. Because their wedding was less than a year ago, June's recent birthday was the first one to take place since those wedding bells confirmed their love to be more than a passing fancy.
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Among the many worthwhile questions raised by an Idaho company's plan to build a retail power center at Knighton Road is this: Can there realistically be a future for Redding and Anderson as physically separate cities?
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In California political circles, Friday's release of draft maps of the next decade's districts for the California Assembly and Senate and U.S. House of Representatives was like a hurricane making landfall.
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I can't help but shake the notion that we are being governed by Narcissists. Not on the local level. But it seems the higher up you go in government the fewer neurons you have. Oh, I know there are exceptions, with lots of senators and congressman smarter and less self-absorbed than I. I think my problem is I read the n
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The Redding City Council and staff are trying to find alternative funding to keep the doors of the Redding Convention Center open. Unfortunately, alternative funding ideas have been limited and will result in closing the doors of the Convention Center to our community.
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Alright, Mr. Editor Lyons, let's drown out the negativity. This is a larger list than I have previously compiled about why I like Redding. The list contains things in Redding and things accessible in a reasonable time from Redding.
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I am writing in reply to a letter last week in which the writer doubt that California is unfriendly to business.
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Why are we housing illegal immigrants in our prisons?
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Sarah Palin is a classy woman who has broad experience as an executive in government, is an outstanding wife and mother, has a complete love and devotion for this country, and knows how to end the current attempted destruction of our American values and principles.
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In reality, love can and should discriminate between better and worse, good and evil, virtue and vice.
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Here is my response to Greg Beale ("Speak Your Piece," Thursday):
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Does the California Legislature's budget committee honestly believe that shutting down dredging by placing a five-year moratorium on it is in the best interest of California?
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We find it reprehensible that you use the front page of your publication Monday to publish huge pictures of a minority of the population proudly displaying the fact that they engage in practices contrary to both God and man.
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Kudos to District Attorney Stephen Carlton for finally bringing justice for Adam Martinez. What ever is the outcome, at least Adam had his story told in court. Now let's see how far Mr. Carlton is really willing to go.
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I am mortified to read in the June 2 newspaper that our state legislators have found it in the people's best interest to pay for illegal aliens to go to college.
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Glenn and Nancy Schaefer of Redding celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 5, 2011, with a reception at Simpson University hosted by their three children. The Shaefers were married June 3, 1961, in New York while attending Nyack College. In the years that followed, Glenn and Nancy moved to St. Paul, Minnesota; K
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Kelly Ann Russell of Provo, Utah, and Perry Blazian of Redding are engaged to be married June 24, 2011, at the LDS Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah. The bride-elect is the daughter of Craig and Jolyn Russell of New Jersey. She works at the Museum of Art at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. She attends BYU, majoring in
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Kimberly Vanderpol and Melvin Riffel are engaged to be marred July 23, 2011, at St. Joseph Church in Redding. The bride-elect is the daughter of Bob and Teri Vanderpol of Redding. She graduated from Shasta High School in 2007 and from Chico State University in 2011. She earned a B.S. in business administration with options
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Megan McLearn and Daniel Metz, both of Redding, were married Feb. 12, 2011, at All Saints Episcopal Church in Redding, followed by a reception at the Senior Citizens Hall. Marc Metz, father of the groom, officiated. The bride is the daughter of Dan and Colleen McLearn of Happy Valley. She graduated from West Valley High S
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Dear Straight Talk: My daughter is a junior in college. She'll be coming home shortly with her boyfriend who we have not yet met. They do not live together but I'm pretty sure they spend the night with each other frequently. I would like to know what other parents do when their (older) kids visit and bring a significant ot
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Dear Babe: There is a lot of discussion on some hobby boards about an autographed insert in the 1993 Bicycle Aces playing cards. A friend has an original display that states that one deck in the display has an autographed card of Greg Maddux, Terry Pendleton, Cal Ripken Jr. or Fred McGriff. Of course this begs the question
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Sharon Russell loves animals and she loves to drive.
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Ask to see the manager and you might get Stormy first.
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The federal government is looking to keep the rangeland between Redding and Red Bluff open for cattle and wildlife and closed for development as part of an effort to protect similar foothills around the state.
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One by one, the pro golfers' hopes for a low round dissipated on Riverview's back nine.
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The Redding Rattlers, an under-19 American Legion baseball team, split their doubleheader on Saturday.
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"Everybody has something to trade." That's the idea behind the Mount Shasta Trader's Co-op, according to organizer Leslie Ellorin.
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Marines are known for being a determined bunch.
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Shasta Lake firefighters ended an explosion risk Saturday afternoon after a truck crashed into a mobile home and ruptured a natural gas line.
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Q: Could you tell me the law in regard to a vehicle traveling along Interstate 5 and going past a patrol car with lights on and off the side of the road on the shoulder? Any different law with a single vehicle or one pulling a trailer?
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A sea of purple overtook the Shasta College track Saturday morning for the start of Redding's 14th Annual Relay for Life.
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Births — May, 2011
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You may be surprised to learn this column's now almost 3 years old! So many amazing green innovations have occurred during that time, I thought it would be fun to look back and see how green trends have developed.
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In the early days, America's pristine waters once supported plentiful and strong populations of fish. These national natural treasures, especially trout and salmon, appeared to be abundant without end.
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Q: I saw an abalone pearl for sale on Craig's List. Is this legal? I always thought no part of the abalone can be bought, sold, traded or bartered when taken under a California sportfishing license. What does the Department of Fish and Game and California law say regarding abalone pearls? My understanding is the pearl i
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Early in the 1980s, a couple of climbers in the Yosemite Valley decided to stretch a line of webbing a few feet off the ground between two anchors and walk across it, tightrope style.
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Your smartphone may do a good job of keeping you up-to-date in the city, but it also can go to great lengths to help you enjoy your time in the great outdoors. Regardless of what your plans are this summer, chances are that there's an app out there that'll help you plan it, record it and even find your way back home
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In 1911: Mr. and Mrs. George F. Flora and Miss Lela Forschler came in from Igo and left on the evening train for Kennett, where they were going to spend the next day with relatives and friends. A.R. Harrison, shift boss at the Quartz Hill mine in Old Diggings, came to Redding and spent the evening with friends. Attorney W.D
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In a world where your swamp cooler just isn't enough ...
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Services offered: Mixed martial arts instruction, fitness and conditioning class, caveman style workout.
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The concept of structuring a financial plan may be a new concept to most people. I find that many individuals feel that their estates are too small or that a financial plan is too complicated. Their option is often to leave things to chance.
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For years, the economic development mantra from consultants nationally and locally is Shasta County depends too much on retail and service jobs.
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