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October 12th, 2011

Hello to my peeps.I've just checking in. I've been reading but not commenting because... well, just because it's been that kind of week. But you know who you are and I'm checking in with all of you to make sure you're doing OK - and I know that for some of you, it's been horrible. Blessings and the best to you.
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Pre-diabetes is a condition in which individuals have higher-than-normal glucose levels but not high enough to be classified as diabetes. People with pre-diabetes have an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, heart attack and stroke, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC also estimate
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They are currently many myths, misconceptions and theories surrounding type 2 diabetes, the most common form of diabetes in the U.S. One dangerous myth regarding type 2 diabetes is the belief that diabetics should put off taking insulin as long as possible.
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Some teens are abusing prescription and over-the-counter drugs to get high. These include painkillers, such as those prescribed after surgery; depressants, such as sleeping pills or anti-anxiety drugs; and stimulants, similar to those prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Some teens are also abusing over-
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Shasta Blood Center is in need of AB- and O- blood. BloodSource is in need of A- and O- blood.
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If you get yourself one thing, is that enough or are you compelled to get another and another? Collectors find the need to expand their cache of things and frankly don't understand why someone would be satisfied with having just one thing.
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As P.T. Barnum said: "There is a sucker born every minute." Perhaps nothing speaks better to the validity of this than the multibillion-dollar industry for hair loss.
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Web surfers know TED. Those inspiring and entertaining lectures. Now the call has gone out for "practical visionaries" right here in River City. Learn more on The Promenade downtown at dusk on Friday. Our own TED event is scheduled for...
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In Congress, one often hears reference to this or that said of the "aisle." At today's "State of the City" lunch up in Shasta Lake, the aisle was as wide as the John Beaudet Community Center. At a table at...
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Redding police are a looking for a green Honda involved in a hit and run Wednesday afternoon.
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Gosh, now this talk by the U.S. attorneys about a federal crackdown Prop. 215 abusers is starting to feel personal. From California Watch: U.S. Attorney Laura E. Duffy, whose district includes Imperial and San Diego counties, said marijuana advertising is...
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-from press release A News Cafe, founded in Shasta County by Redding, CA journalist Doni Greenberg, is the place for people craving local Northern California news, commentary, food, arts and entertainment. Views and opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of anewscafe.com.
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With advanced equipment and specialized wound care, the Mercy Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center opened three years ago to address a growing health problem affecting 6.5 million patients in the U.S. Every six minutes across the nation, an amputation is performed on someone with diabetes who developed a chronic non
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Two north state legislators announced today they are jointly authoring a bill that’s designed to close a loophole in the law that prompted a plea bargain offer to a former Anderson police officer accused of rape.
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This Saturday, October 15th starting at noon local members of OCCUPY REDDING will protest what they see as the greedy actions of JP Morgan Chase Corporation who they feel have over-charged and wrongfully foreclosed on thousands of active duty service men & women. They feel this is a crime near treason and should not go
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Human remains found in July in the Happy Camp area of Siskiyou County have been identified as a 63-year-old La Mesa woman and her 41-year-old son, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office announced today.
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Wow. This is scary. I have no idea how the 911 dispatcher was able to keep the family calm during such a traumatic experience. This is why corn mazes should be outlawed!
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What happened Sunday night in Cairo, Egypt, is confusing, to say the least, to most of the world, as well as those here in Egypt. But my husband put it in plain words when he said to me, "If you are walking down the street and someone comes up and takes your cell phone from your hand and keeps going, what will you do?"
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I had the pleasure of attending the State of the City luncheon for Shasta Lake City today. Mayor Rod Lindsay addressed the attendees, and later offered a presentation about the good things happening in
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From the September 2011 "Miners Gazette," the Behrens-Eaton Museum Newsletter, just received by mail (emphasis in the original): "About the House It's not good news! The city has decided we need a new round of architects, engineers and draftsmen, plus...
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It was known as the hot-ashes mountain by the local Wintu Indian people and called either Tlutum-puyal or Thlurum-puyak. The Indians believed the mountain was the home of witches who could turn themselves into either animals or people as they...
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The planned closures of two ramps at the Interstate 5 and Highway 44 interchange in Redding have been canceled due to inclement weather, the state Department of Transportation announced today.
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Federal law guarantees open access to the courts and permits self representation in lawsuits, including bankruptcy proceedings. However, the most important question is not “can you,” but “should you” represent yourself in a bankruptcy case.Proceeding pro se (Latin meaning “for himself”) in a bankr
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Jim Nielsen is getting a bit repetitive, but that can be the key to persuasion. From his Op-Ed in today's Bee on the prison realignment: [T]his is dumping permanently what are now rightly state responsibilities and mandates on local government...
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Well here's an interesting email from the Shasta County supervisor that went out last night: Friends & Family: Please join Susie and me for a special announcement regarding my potential candidacy for the California State Senate. We are grateful for...
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A 27-year-old Redding man accused of attempted murder for allegedly twice running down a man in downtown Redding and driving away last year was sentenced this morning in Shasta County Superior Court to five years in prison after pleading no contest to a lesser charge.
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Check it out Star Wars Fans now you can teach your little ones the way of the force while also teaching them the letters of the alphabet. Very Cool.
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If you love DailyDump.net or at least like us a little please like us on Facebook and spread the word. Join the countless dozens that have already liked us on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/DailyDumpDotNet
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I am enjoying this weather so much. Cool, rainy, then warmer and sunny. We are in the mild zone, now, that it is October. It could be hot at this time of year but it is not. Thanks, weather. The green things are still growing. They might be a little ragged at the edges but [...]
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Oct 29 Street Legal Racing at 6pm ~ Last Race of the 2011 season!! Thanks for your support of the Redding Dragstrip in 2011. Start getting ready for an even more exciting 2012 season!!! 2011 Final Points Posted Race your r
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To celebrate our 400th post on DailyDump.net we bring you the explosion montage!
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The Ventura County Star's Timm Herdt works really hard this morning to stretch a word well beyond its meaning: If, as critics of Medicare-style universal health insurance assert, such a system constitutes "socialized medicine," it must also be acknowledged that...
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Shasta County Public Health is offering a drive-thru clinic today in Anderson for those wanting flu, pneumonia or whooping cough shots.
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The listing says this interesting looking home was built in 1972. It has more of a resemblance to Redding homes of 1872, so that’s interesting. It also says its a 4/1 of a
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E-mail from Doug Bennett, the man behind Citizens for Responsible Government: Hi All- The nice folks at KKRN have given me an opportunity to have a radio show. It will be a call-in talk show to be on Saturday mornings...
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The north state will bask under bright October skies today. The National Weather Service forecasts a high temperature of 83 in Redding. The overnight low will drop to 56 under clear skies. Thursday should be a carbon copy of today with highs in the low to mid-80s.
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Occupy Wall Street? They’re No Tea Partiers FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C.– Today, Jenny Beth Martin and Mark Meckler, co-founders of the Tea Party Patriots, the nation’s largest tea party organization, contrasted the tea party movement with the “Occupy Wall Street” protests in New York and other citie
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Fall is in full swing and many trees throughout our region have been showing off their festive colors for a number of weeks now. Although children as young as five know why the sky is blue, many adults don’t understand how it is that a deep green leaf just a week ago can turn a [...]
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Soroptimist International of Redding is holding its 14th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon on Tuesday, October 18th at the Redding Convention Center. Doors open at 11 a.m. and lunch service starts at Noon. This year’s luncheon will feature critically acclaimed author, comedienne and speaker, Diana Jordan. Keynote sp
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Police chased down and arrested a Redding man Tuesday evening after he broke into a woman's home while she was taking a shower.
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A Redding man was arrested Monday on suspicion of abusing his 80-year-old mother.
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The Redding City Council just handed over the Convention Center's keys to a subsidiary of Bethel Church for the next decade. It might seem like a strange time to start thinking about the future of the Civic and its surrounding grounds.
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Among those who have been disappointed by President Barack Obama, none is likely to end up so painfully disappointed as those who saw his election as being, in itself and in its consequences, a movement toward a "post-racial society."
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Can a chocolate spread actually be a healthy breakfast food? Clever marketing has attempted to convince consumers that chocolate-hazelnut spreads, such as Nutella, make a nutritious breakfast. Can this chocolaty delight be a healthy part of any meal?
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I don't know where Barbara Riddle (letter, Friday) gets her information from, but it is largely false.
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If politicians don't understand criticisms of their out-of-touchness, consider this.
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You can't help but wonder if those who trash the Tea Party realize that these patriots are our last hope to keep our country free.
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This is in response to Sunday's editorial, "Feds can't get their story straight on pot":
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The Mercy High volleyball team picked up a three-set road sweep against Tri-Cities League foe Maxwell 25-17, 25-18, 25-18 on Tuesday.
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The audience at Tuesday night's community forum at the Martin Luther King Jr. Multicultural Center didn't go easy on Shasta County District Attorney Steve Carlton.
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It's going to take a lot to knock off the Panthers.
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Football playoff points won't be released in the Northern Section for at least two more weeks, but there is already some separation between the teams that are playoff bound and the teams that will stay home in at least two of the four enrollment divisions.
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In 1911: Jason Hayes, guilty of petit larceny, was sentenced to 30 days in jail after stealing two gum coats worth $80. He was pursued down California Street to Wildwood park addition, and there being winded, was arrested by the fleet footed deputy.
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There are two new top teams in the latest edition of the Northern Section Prep Football Media Poll that was released Tuesday.
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About 350 schoolchildren participated in the Volcano League's championship cross country races on Tuesday.
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The Pacheco School district has released an investigation into a burglary that happened earlier this year.
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Redding's Orchard Nutrition Center hosted the second annual Organic Valley Generation Organics: "Who's Your Farmer" bus tour Monday.
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PALO CEDRO — Biologists interested in counting the number of fish barriers on Cow Creek and its tributaries got an earful of skepticism Tuesday night.
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The Rocky Point school board voted unanimously Tuesday to accept a set of contracts between its charter school and its parent district on sharing costs and facilities — but with a few minor stipulations.
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The Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency will hold a pair of three-day training sessions in November and December for community service providers who want to learn the art of motivational interviewing.
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Commercial Meat Co., a Los Angeles, Calif., establishment is recalling approximately 377,775 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The following ground beef products are subject to recall
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Is it some kind of record that there are three -- yes, three -- Republicans who are challenging the north state's longtime incumbent Rep. Wally Herger in next year's primary? For those keeping score at home, Gregory Cheadle announced his...
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Riffing on recent revelations about waste at the independent agency that runs the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, Rick Cole, the city manager of Ventura, writes a great essay about the thicket of unaccountable special districts and agencies that run many basic...
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Some 75 people gathered in front of two downtown Redding banks Tuesday to say they've had enough of corporations controlling the country.
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Some 75 people gathered in front of two downtown Redding banks today to say they’ve had enough of corporations controlling the country.
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES TRINITY RIVER, Douglas City — Salmon fishing was very good around Del Loma, and, while many fish were dark, quite a few bright Chinooks were showing up daily. Steelhead fishing was improving, too. TRINITY RIVER, Willow Creek — Fishing below Will
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In this video you can see self-proclaimed super hero phoenix Jones of Seattle, Wa take on multiple villains and he ends up getting arrested for assault… Just a heads up “Kick Ass” was a movie nothing more. Perhaps they should have displayed the Jackass Movie disclaimer for Kick Ass as well.
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I love how original this prank is. Someone put a lot of thought into this one.
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Just wait until next year.
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It's a very cute white house located on Second Street in Shasta. It was built in 1855 for the Henry Blumb family. Henry was the owner/operator of the Blumb Bakery on Main Street in Shasta until 1918. A replica of...
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RED BLUFF - A 16-year-old boy was arrested today in connection with a two-month rash of vandalism and graffiti taggings, it was announced by Red Bluff police.
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A Redding man sought by law enforcement since August in connection with an attempted robbery in Shasta Lake that saw a man stabbed in the back was arrested Monday in Las Vegas, sheriff’s deputies announced this morning.
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A search for a missing hunter in rugged terrain in Trinity County has entered its third day. Joe Quen Sr., 66, was reported missing around 8:30 p.m. Saturday night by family members, who called the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office reporting that Quen was overdue.
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Home sales in the Greater Redding area have picked up significantly year-over-year from 2010. As of today, 1844 homes have closed escrow in the area served by the Shasta Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service. Last year at this time, 1582 homes sold and closed. This represents a 16% increase in sales act
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Evan van der Spuy is a South African mountain biker who rides for Team Jeep South Africa. During a recent race at the Albert Falls Dam and Game Reserve in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa, Spuy had an only-in-South-Africa type of encounter when he was laid out by a Red Hartebeest running in full [...]
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Expect a drizzly morning today before the sun breaks through this afternoon. The National Weather Service forecasts drizzle before 11 a.m. today in Redding. Otherwise it will be mostly sunny this afternoon with highs in the low to mid-70s. Afternoon highs could reach the mid-80s later this week.
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The Redding Police Department began investigating an elder abuse report on Sunday, October 9, 2011, which occurred at a residence in the 500 block of Hartnell Avenue. The investigation determined Kenneth Saunders, 51 years of Redding, had been physically abusing his 80 year-old mother for several weeks. The physical abuse i
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Jefferson Public Radio & the Cascade Theatre will thank the community for its generosity and give the public an opportunity to experience the amazing color of the theatre’s new state-of-the-art digital HD projector in two separate free events on Sunday, October 16th at 2 and 6pm. Theatre doors will open at 1pm for a 2
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It’s flu season, and flu vaccine is recommended for everyone ages 6 months and older. Visit your health care provider or one of the many retail locations that offer the vaccine, including drug stores and grocery stores. Shasta County Public Health is also offering clinics where people can get flu vaccine (shots or nasal s
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An evening of mystery and entertainment awaits you at Redding Theatre Company's Fifth Annual Masquerade Ball, Friday October 14, 6 - 10PM, at TBS Ranch, 8310 Maynard Rd., Palo Cedro. Join us for this special Halloween event and enjoy delicious hor d'oeuvres and desserts and great performances by Redding Theatre Company, Red
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Seventy rice farmers in Glenn and Colusa County have signed contracts to participate in a $2.68 million pilot project with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to modify their rice fields and production practices to benefit shorebirds and waterfowl. In the Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative (MBHI), rice far
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Every year in California firefighters respond to residential structure fires that take lives and inflict millions of dollars in damage. From Oct. 9-15, 2011 CAL FIRE is teaming with the National Fire Prevention Association for Fire Prevention Week to educate Californians on the simple steps they can take to help protect the
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The findings of a new U.S. Forest Service study indicate that wood should factor as a primary building material in green building, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today. The authors of Science Supporting the Economic and Environmental Benefits of Using Wood and Wood Products in Green Building Construction review
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Sometimes scare tactics work.
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While many of its roads and bridges and hospitals remain potholed or potential hazards whenever the next major earthquake strikes, California and its enablers in the federal government nevertheless remain determined to pour billions of dollars into two types of large infrastructure projects: high-speed rail and large-scale
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Does anyone else see the issue here? Illegal immigrants are now allowed to receive state financial aid to go to college. Yes, that's right. We are a state in debt. We have no money for our schools. Colleges are raising tuition and cutting back classes making it almost impossible to get in, let alone pay for. Now we will
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Dolores Lucero has now stated twice on the dais that she "only owes those who voted for me any explanation" (Dec. 21, 2010), "not the people who didn't voted for me" (Oct. 4)
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Thomas Spear (letter, Oct. 3) thinks more taxes will help save the veterans home, police, fire department, and other necessary elements of government. We passed a quarter-percent sales tax to give us better police and a 1 percent tax for emergency relief. Where has that money gone?
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Barbara Riddle (letter, Oct 7) asserts that President George W. Bush created 8 million jobs. This is incorrect.
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The waiting room was packed with people doing what we all do in waiting rooms: waiting. Some read. Some played with cellphones. Some engaged in not-so-private conversations the rest of us pretended not to hear. Usually, when I wait, I read. But I forgot to bring a book. So instead of reading, I watched.
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According to Dr. Justin "Bill" Howland's new book "A History of Orthopedics," for more than 150 years, our county lacked higher education dedicated to medicine. In fact, anyone who felt qualified could legally practice medicine. This is just one tidbit Howland offers in chapters that track the birth and advancements in orth
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See who was at what recent local event.
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Prep volleyball and boys soccer have a couple big matchups this week that can have a major influence on league titles and playoff seeding.
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Shasta College wrestler Logan Paul Eickhoff won the 2011 Modesto Invitational Wrestling Tournament on Saturday.
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A Redding man was arrested Monday on suspicion of abusing his 80-year-old mother.
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A Redding man was arrested Monday on suspicion of abusing his 80-year-old mother.
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A Redding man is pushing for more pension reform at City Hall.
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A Redding man is pushing for more pension reform at City Hall.
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Residential and commercial remodeling are driving construction activity in Redding in 2011.
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A soggy early October storm sneaked in to soak the north state Monday, wrecking at least one high-profile outdoor event.
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Bullet holes pockmark a stark and solemn monument honoring Vietnam War veterans that's being planned for the Northern California Veterans Cemetery in Igo.
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Youngsters between 8 and 17 will once again be able to get behind the controls of an airplane for a free flight Saturday in Redding.
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In the first local discussion after recent federal crackdowns on medical cannabis in California, Shasta County planning commissioners will consider recommending county supervisors ban dispensaries and update regulations on cultivation in unincorporated parts of the county at Thursday's meeting.
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Despite the rain Monday, about 20 parents came to the Redding Library to give their toddlers a chance to meet, play and listen as the Shasta County clerk read to them.
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In 1911: Almost the last official step in the turning over of the Bank of Shasta County assets to Redding National Bank were near. A dividend of 75 percent was to be paid to the depositors of the Shasta County Bank before long, said the superintendent of banks.
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The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. has made its AARP-branded auto insurance program available through United Valley Insurance in Redding.
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This would be a bit nerve racking to say the least.
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Christine Peterson of the Shasta EDC flags a survey that runs counter to the usual tide: Area Development magazine has ranked California as one of the top 10 best states to do business. The rankings are based on a nationwide...
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Firefighters are being dispatched this evening to a reported mobile fire on Happy Valley Road.
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If memory serves, that was the catchphrase that Bill Waisgerber --- whose obituary ran in Sunday's newspaper -- had printed on the personal stationary on which he used to write frequent letters to the editor. (Few are currently on Redding.com,...
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When a parent, spouse or loved one dies and he or she owned a home, there’s a lot for the survivors to do in addition to the very real and painful process of mourning.  I have been through this with …
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Marion Schmitz, Redding
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Siskiyou County rancher Jeff Fowle writes about a striking proposed regulation that he says would cripple family-run farms: The proposed regulations would make it illegal to allow a child under the age of 16 to do all of the following:...
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Rescue personnel were sent this afternoon to a reported rollover accident on eastbound Highway 44 west of Interstate 5.
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Last week the Redding City Council OK'd a lease with Bethel Church that will likely leave Bethel's School of Supernatural Ministry and a Bethel-controlled management company's promoters running the Convention Center for the next decade. But what happens after that?...
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Listen up fellow Star Wars fans. Apparently there’s a group of people here locally in Redding,Ca that have not only made a name for themselves because of their wicked cool Star Wars costumes but they are in the process of building an epic Stormtrooper Ranch. I have to say theses guys are awesome I’ve seen [...]
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Awesome explosion! Doesn’t look like anyone got hurt.
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Is our own Rep. Wally Herger among the GOP members of Congress who want to stop the construction of the high-speed rail line in California? Or at least to stop federal funding for it? Why yes he is, according to...
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What's a city manager's services worth to an individual resident? A dollar a year? Ten bucks? One hundred? I have no idea what the right answer might be, but this video on the newly created ShastaLakeRecall YouTube channel (which, judging...
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Democrats routinely blame Republican legislators for declining to raise taxes, but I'm not sure it helps their cause if the same Democrats turn around and renege on past deals made to win budget votes. From the Bee's report on Gov....
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Shasta Lake City Councilwoman Dolores Lucero is going door to door as she fights against those seeking to recall her from office.
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He is a north stater and has the best video on the site. Please take the time to watch and vote for him.
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Prayers for peace and justice are needed more than ever. Unlocking action requires first admitting our shortcomings while at the same time inspiring others to join in creating a better world for tomorrow.
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Studies show that there is a correlation between domestic violence and bullying. Children who witness domestic violence are at a much higher risk of becoming both bullies and victims of bullying. Conversely, those children who bully or are victims of bullying end up learning social norms in relationships that can look a lot
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The plight of Lani Kitkowski is well known to the readers of this blog.For those who may not be familiar with it, Ms. Kitkowski is a woman who has been victimized as well as her daughter, by this family court system, law enforcement, Victim Witness and various private practice therapists and attorneys.A survivor
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List of support groups in the North State.
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Hi ya'll, Hope all is well, or as well as it can be with all the roundups. Was just noticing how much Honey Bandit has grown and figured ya'll might like to see the pix. Yesterday, watching DaBubbles and Pete...
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Thanks to 90-year-old Maxine Bidwell Summers, I have a little more interesting information on the Oddfellows Hall in Fall River Mills. It is the second Oddfellows Hall. The first was destroyed by fire; this building was built in the same...
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Q. Is your congregation having to raise fees or cut programs in order to balance your budget? Our parish, like many others, is struggling to stay economically stable. Recently we had to announce that we would be closing our Catholic school after nearly 50 years of operation. We also had to borrow from our diocese to fund so
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“Stunning private ranch estate on 717.36 acres! Over 5644 sq. ft. in the main home and another 3800+ sq. ft. in the TWO guest homes. 5 bedrooms, 5 baths in the main hous
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The work week will get a wet start as rain is expected to fall most of the day. The National Weather Service forecasts an 80 percent chance of rain with highs in Redding today in the high 60s. Showers remain likely tonight before 11 o'clock before the skies turn mostly cloudy. Expect mostly sunny skies Tuesday with a high t
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The folks at the Community Teaching Garden have done it. They transformed the training ground for heavy equipment operators at Shasta College into a beautifully productive garden within two years. From hard packed clay into dark organic soil, it took lots of digging and cover-cropping. There’s more soil building to be don
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Greed I tell ya! That is all it is. These folks from the Hawkins Companies, out of Idaho, wanting to make money on that darned proposed mall, what are they thinking? Being from Idaho, they probably belong to some militia! Where do they get off trying to invest $130 million in our community?
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The rationale is to leave Afghanistan when it has a stable government.
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So what if some serious offenders have to do time in county jails?
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Rooms on the Grounds at the University of Virginia are small — 13' by 13' — furnished with only a sink, and with the bathrooms and showers accessible only by going outside. And they are set in the middle of the campus among where crowds of tourists — "Mr. Jefferson's University" is a ma
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I am responding to the call for action in Peter Elridge's letter of Oct. 2 regarding the red light camera at Lake Blvd. and Highway 273 where 82l drivers were ticketed for $459 each.
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David Perreault can find much better examples of meanness in George Bush (either one), Dick Cheney, Rick Perry, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell and Eric Cantor — all mainstream Republicans.
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There's a lot of talk about businesses creating jobs and all types of breaks for small businesses. This all sounds good until you look at what they consider a small business. The word "small" is the key. A hedge fund manager who moves billions but has a small number of employees is considered a small business. T
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A Redding woman was arrested Sunday after police said she fled from police and crashed her car into a pair of vehicles parked outside a downtown Redding restaurant.
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1911: Jason Hayes, guilty of petit larceny, was doing thirty days in the county "can" after stealing two gum coats of $80 value. He was pursued down California Street to Wildwood park addition, and there being witnded, was arrested by the fleet footed deputy.
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Mason Roberts stands over his snare drum in the Anderson High School band room, methodically pounding it with the beat.
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Redding police say a 21-year-old man was arrested Sunday for selling marijuana after police found "pay and owe" sheets at his home.
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A Trinity County supervisor has apologized to a local prosecutor after she blasted him via email for not caring about her constituents who had incorrectly told her he was offering reduced charges to a pair of Fortuna men accused of trespassing and shooting deer on a Ruth ranch last fall.
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A Redding woman was arrested this evening after police said she fled from police and crashed her car into a pair of vehicles parked outside a downtown Redding restaurant.
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In a football rivalry game, the Liberty Christian Patriots defeated the Redding Christian Lions by a score of 70-26 on Saturday evening.
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On October 9, 2011 at about 10:02 A.M. officers from the Redding Police Department responded to a report that Jarrett Case Westler, 21 years of age, of Redding, was illegally cultivating marijuana at a residence on Dee Court in Redding. Westler was found to be on probation and to have an outstanding Shasta County Superior [
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Redding dermatologist Craig Kraffert approvingly forwards this AP article: California girls who dream about the sun-kissed skin glorified in song by Katy Perry will have to wait until they turn 18 before they can get the effect from tanning beds...
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Redding police say a 21-year-old man who was growing and selling marijuana claimed to be a "caretaker" for a medical pot patient, though he had "pay and owe" sheets at his home.
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Powerful defense by the Butte College football team led the Roadrunners to a 48-0 shutout of the Shasta College Knights on Saturday night at Shasta's Memorial Stadium.
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City of Redding Mayor Missy McArthur’s State of the City speech will be broadcast on Redding Community Access Channel 11 at 8 p.m. Monday, October 10. The address, entitled “Building Bridges to Prosperity,” was the highlight of the 24th Annual State of the City Luncheon held September 26. The luncheon also featured a
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I wish there was a quicker way for humans to absorb knowledge. Something like plugging in your brain into a main source and choosing material to add to your lineup of knowledge, like adding songs on your iPod. I want to know everything about mushrooms. I tuned into a radio show last week and heard [...]
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I wish there was a quicker way for humans to absorb knowledge. Something like plugging in your brain into a main source and choosing material to add to your lineup of knowledge, like adding songs on your iPod. I want to know everything about mushrooms. I tuned into a radio show last week and heard [...]
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Happy Birthday, John. How we miss you. We need you now.And Paul... this is the third time you've broken my heart.
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This is a news story by KRCR from October 7, 2011. Chief Hansen is correct in the fact there is at least one officer working overtime on every shift. The reality is that there is more often than not, more than one officer working overtime every shift. The only real solution to this problem is hiring more officers; however,
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The Priest and His Ass Donkey A priest, who wanted to raise money for his church, was told there was a fortune in horse racing, and so he decided to buy a horse and enter it in some races. However, at the loca
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Today should be sunny and warm in the Redding area, though forecasters are predicting cooler temperatures and a strong chance of rain tomorrow. The high temperature today should be 78 degrees, and skies will be mostly sunny. Tonight, expect the low temperature to drop to 53 degrees. On Monday, forecasters at the National
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A live/silent auction and dinner will be held in honor of Tiffany Senter, a Redding-area child who needs a Double Lung transplant. The event is being sponsored by Win-River, Team Tiff and Nerds On Call for October 14th, with doors opening at 6 pm in the Win River-Eagle Room. Besides the live auction, there will [...]
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Liberty Arts Gallery wants to see your fears expressed through art. Submit your best skin-crawling, spine-tingling, blood-curdling, heart-pounding, scream-inducing work for our upcoming “FEAR!” exhibition. Curator Statement: Fear can be a vital response to physical and emotional danger—if we didn’t feel it, we would
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Members of the North State's American Dream Council and Citizens for Democracy are organizing a demonstration at Redding Bank of America. The event will start at Bank of America and continue to other banks in the immediate area. Demonstrators will ask "Where are the Jobs?" and "Why haven't any of the crooks on Wall St. bee
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Plan now to attend an informative seminar with local medical professionals who will discuss the shared symptoms of headache, migraine and stroke. Speakers include: Richard Karem, MD, Stroke Director, Mercy Medical Center Redding Siobhan Dekker, RN, FNP, CNRN Deborah Wedick RN, CNRN, Stroke Coordinator, Mercy Medical Center
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On Tuesday October 11, 2011 Shasta Women’s Refuge and the First United Methodist Church will sponsor a community forum regarding bullying. This event will give parents, teachers, school staff, and service providers an opportunity to learn about why bullying happens and how to deal with it in a safe manner. Panelists will
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The financial saga of the Gaia Hotel in Anderson continues. hree weeks after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, parent company Atman Hospitality Group is battling its largest creditor, Far East National Bank, to keep the Gaia open. The 122-room hotel on the Sacramento River near the Riverside Avenue/Interstate 5 i
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Employees of state and local governments often supplement their retirement benefits by deferring a portion of their future income (and taxation) through an employer-sponsored deferred compensation program, or 457 plan. While these "deferred comp" plans provide a convenient savings solution, eligible government employees nee
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Jessica Parker and Brent Foley, both of Anderson, are engaged to be married Oct. 22, 2011, at the Ponderosa Ridge Ranch in Anderson. The bride-elect is the daughter of Jim and Tanya Williams of Anderson; Scott Parker of Shasta Lake; and Leslie Parker of Redding. Her fiance is the son of Tracy Hylen of Grants Pass, Ore.; a
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After last week's discussion of types of cyberbullying and the ways our kids are at risk, you may have been left thinking, "OK, now that we're sufficiently concerned, what's a parent to do?" Never fear, this week we're exploring ways to reduce the risk that your child will become a victim of cyberbullying.
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Riverfront Playhouse presentations persist in touching my heart with envy. Born a quiet kid, I've always been held in awe by people who make artistic noise by shouting near at hand. But the truth must not be stifled; every time I've been a member of their audience has been a time of joy.
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This year is the fifth annual Reverse Trick-or-Treating on Halloween. Trick-or-treaters around the country will be handing out fair trade chocolate to over 100,000 adults who normally would be handing goodies to them.
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Do you remember Rudy Ruettiger? He's the little guy who wanted to play football for Notre Dame so badly that he practiced with the team for years without getting the chance to play even one down. Then, in the final home game of his senior year, the coach put him in. Rudy's football career consisted of exactly two plays, and
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Who knows how family traditions ever really get started? As parents we can be intentional in establishing them, but sometimes the very best ones just happen on their own. You experience a silly activity or event together as a family, the kids ask for it again, you agree, they ask again, you agree and voila... a new traditio
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Dear Straight Talk: I still have the photo. I'm at my best friend's house and her mom and stepdad are serving us whiskey and Coke. I am 15. It was my first alcohol. From that point on, drinking, driving, partying, that's what weekends were for. Typical high school stuff? Not really. My parents didn't drink at all.
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For those of you who enjoy/devour Martin Cruz Smith's novels with Russian policeman Arkady Renko, his latest, "Three Stations," is most welcome.
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I cringe when I click the submit button. It happens every time I go online and find a great price for a flight. Hooked into looking deeper, I examine the deal, put in my dates of travel, select my departure and return times, and click submit. My computer meditates, then a ticket of substantially higher price pops up. Bait a
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Madelyn Simmons and Chris Woodman, both of Weaverville, were married May 7, 2011, at Butler Ranch in Weaverville. Ryan Wynia officiated. The bride is the daughter of Bubba and Joanne Simmons of Weaverville. She works in special operations at Trinity Lumber & Building Supply. She graduated with bachelor's degree in lib
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Merlin and Dorothy Breedlove of Redding celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Oct. 2, 2011, at a party with family at their son Richard Breedlove's home in Redding. The couple were married Oct. 2, 1941, in Payette, Idaho. Merlin and Dorothy moved to Redding in 1954 and Merlin went to work for Larry Zipfel Construction
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If officials in the Obama administration had set out with a goal two and a half years ago of causing local communities as much headache as possible with their policy on medical marijuana enforcement, it's hard to imagine they could have done a better job.
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In one of my earliest memories, I sat on a slate blue chair in my great-grandfather's living room, leaning against his wool plaid shirt, as he read "The Fire Cat."
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Sue McMichael, Redding
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Janet Wright, Redding
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Rudy Anberg, Redding
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Lowell E. Antell, Redding
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The north state can't wait for someone else to rescue its economy — that has to start right here.
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Dolores Lucero, Shasta Lake
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Richard Wilkinson, Redding
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California Gov. Jerry Brown assembled a phalanx of local politicians and cops the other day to assure the public that the "realignment" of some criminal-justice, health and social-service functions to counties will not endanger anyone.
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Russ Wade, Redding
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A 46-year-old Bella Vista man was arrested early Saturday after Shasta County deputies said he threatened to kill his mother.
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Some 100 people turned out Saturday near the Sundial Bridge for an Occupy Redding rally to demonstrate against corporate greed.
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ANDERSON — A well-known and long-standing eatery served its final burgers and shakes Saturday.
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The Sacramento Bee reports the Assembly routinely underreports the amount of money used to run legislators’ personal offices and over-reports the operating costs of committees that do the brunt of the policy work in the house.
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Redding could face its own 10-day "Carmageddon" starting next weekend as road crews shut down part of its busiest freeway interchange.
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ANDERSON — Food, drinks, music and politics were on hand Saturday afternoon for the Shasta County Republican Party's Politics in the Park 2011.
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Dear Babe: My dad has been cleaning out some memorabilia from his basement and found a 1957 True Magazine Baseball Yearbook with Mickey Mantle on the cover. It is signed by Mantle.
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There certainly was a level of mystique and passion on both the football field and the stands surrounding Bill Johnson Community Stadium on Friday when Enterprise and Foothill squared off as unbeatens for the first time ever.
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RED BLUFF — Tehama County officials are losing confidence a proposed $72.3 million courthouse project will move forward anytime soon.
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The National Park Service has proposed making Lake Shasta Caverns a National Natural Landmark.
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Births — September, 2011
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The Shasta High School boys cross country team finished in second place Saturday at the Ashland State of Jefferson meet in Oregon.
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The Redding Missfits Adrenaline U14 girls soccer team traveled to the Benicia Fall Classic on Sept. 24-25 and took its third first-place trophy of the year.
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Last week I attended the Merle Haggard-Kris Kristofferson concert. During their time on stage, Merle sang Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues." In the song, as many of you are probably well aware, is the verse "But I shot a man in Reno, Just to watch him die."
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Volunteers from around the north state will spend 10 minutes Monday to read stories to rooms full of children across Shasta County.
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Even with the rain of the past few days, the ornamental grasses in the garden are lovely this time of year - stately and painted in warm, light catching hues. The McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens at Turtle Bay in Redding is hosting a class on the planting and care of ornamental grasses in the [...]
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BASKETBALL OPEN GYM
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Harold Jones, owner of Sugarloaf Cottages Resort, and Dave Dulon, owner of Basshole Bar and Grill, will hold their 11th annual trout fishing derby on Saturday and Sunday.
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Q: A friend of ours received a $290 fine for not filling in his lobster report card correctly last year. What is the purpose of the report cards? If the fine print is so important, why isn't it listed first?
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This time of the year most everyone automatically thinks of the ranch as the Nash Ranch pumpkin patch. Way back in 1861, the land on which this ranch is located became the Dryden Ranch. 1861 was a time when there...
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Some years ago I decided to do something with all those recipes clipped out of newspapers and stuck in a drawer. I got some large photograph albums, the kind with sturdy paper inside which you glue photos and whatnot to, and spent weeks gluing recipes on the pages. Looking back now I should have probably organized them a li
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Not much to say because I have very little history on the Fall River Mills IOOF building. It's an old building, that's for sure, and still stands proudly in downtown Fall River Mills currently serving as the location of...
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Buy with no money down? Homes in Anderson often qualify for the attractive USDA loan. Plug the price into the handy payment calculator to the right for 30 years at 4%. You may b
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Shasta County sheriff’s deputies said they arrested a 46-year-old Bella Vista man early today who reportedly threatened to kill his mother.
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Redding will warm up a bit during the next week but rain could hit on Monday.
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Three area organizations will unveil and dedicate twin bronze 18-by-24 inch markers during a presentation today, October 8, at 11 a.m. The Rotary Club of Redding, Shasta Historical Society and the Ancient and Honorable Order of E. Clampus Vitus have collaborated to commemorate the entrepreneurial excellence and longevity of
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PALO CEDRO —The Hornets have found a way to pull out close games on the road all season.
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COTTONWOOD — West Valley High running back Austin Clark ran into a hoard of white jerseys for much of the first half Friday night at The Pasture.
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CHICO — The Shasta High School football team scored 28 unanswered points in the second half of Friday night's game against Pleasant Valley, running away with a 42-14 victory for the Wolves at Asgard Yard.
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A stagnant Central Valley offense opened the door for an upstart Yreka football team that upset the Falcons 21-6 at Ron Hale Memorial Stadium on Friday.
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The Shasta High School football team scored three touchdowns in the third quarter against Pleasant Valley on Friday night in Chico for a convincing 42-14 victory for the Wolves.
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The Knights can shake off the jitters now that they've gotten their first win, which sometimes can be the hardest one.
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A panel of state lawmakers and Shasta County elected officials got an earful from local businesses Friday.
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It's been a part of Anderson's business landscape for nearly 60 years, feeding generations of north state residents.
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It's been nearly two years since a Cottonwood-area woman was arrested in December 2009 on suspicion of attempted murder for allegedly beating a 7-year-old boy nearly to death.
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The Shasta County Interagecy Narcotics Task Force arrested four people Thursday after raiding a home on Stubbs Road.
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Big Bike Weekend returned to Redding this week, and for the first time since the event started in 2000, spectators will be able to get in for free.
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Federal prosecutors came down hard on commercial medical marijuana dispensaries on Friday, calling California's massive pot industry a "pervasive, for-profit" enterprise that's making millions in cash selling a federally illegal drug under the guise of medicine.
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Columbus Day Closures
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Oak Tree Furniture on Bechelli Lane in Redding is partnering with Pets Without Partners for a fundraiser Oct. 22.
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John Diaz was moved to tears Friday as he met much of his family face to face for the first time.
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In 1911: Three-fourths of Shasta County, women wanted to vote. Results of the Searchlight's straw vote were in. Of the 240 ballots sent in, 181 favored the ballot for women and 59 were against. The ratio was four to one in favor of women voting.
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The Redding civil attorney representing a Millville woman who sued the Anderson Police Department alleging she was raped by an on-duty officer says he will get that ex-officer and his former partner to testify under oath, although the pair's bankruptcy filings are complicating whether they'll actually be named as de
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Red Bluff police are looking for a man driving a white van that’s been parked outside Vista Middle School several days in a row.
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I'm sorry I can't vouch for the food because I haven't eaten there yet. But I can vouch for the grand opening entertainment. It's none other than Shasta County's very own Pat Karch and his world famous Old School Yard...
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SACRAMENTO – A federal grand jury has indicted 14 people for their roles in what federal prosecutors called a large-scale marijuana cultivation operation in the Redding area.
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Shasta County law enforcement agencies performed a sex-offender sweep today, arresting six people for allegedly violating the terms of their probation and parole.
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Misty Thames, Redding
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Diane E. Hawthorne, Shingletown
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I've never written about this before, but if it helps even one person maybe it's worth the risk of over-sharing.
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What do you think of the federal government's decision to crack down on medical marijuana?
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Randall R. Smith, Redding
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Steve Jobs embodied a myth that is almost unique to America.
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Congratulations to "jrandba" who guessed it correctly at 1:08 p.m. as being located in Fall River Mills! Thank you everyone else for playing. Whew, I was worried this contest would be like last week's contest - long and drawn out,...
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Tehama County deputies said they arrested a 19-year-old Red Bluff man Thursday after he reportedly threatened two people with a loaded shotgun.
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Wall Street protests come to Main Street. According to this Facebook post, there's a rally at the Sundial Bridge Saturday afternoon....
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Federal prosecutors came down hard on commercial medical marijuana dispensaries on Friday, calling the state’s massive pot industry a “pervasive, for-profit” enterprise that’s making millions in cash selling a federally illegal drug under the guise of medicine.
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From Ryan Sabalow's story this morning: Jess Brewer, the owner of two Trusted Friends collectives in Redding, said if the federal government starts a crackdown on legitimate medical-marijuana centers it's going to hurt one of the only sectors in the...
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In what town was this combination IOOF Hall/grocery store located? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest. If you're the first person to give the correct answer, you'll win a $10 gift certificate from River City Java plus an...
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At least two vehicles and a motorhome crashed this morning on Lake Boulevard near the onramp to northbound Interstate 5 in Redding.
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Here’s an attractively pri
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“Our desire for independence has made us dependent. On automobiles. On cheap energy. On transfer payments between governments. On debt. Our expectation of plenty, and our expectation to pay only a portion of the full cost of growth, has led to a scarcity of resources. Our approach to land use now constrains
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Makinna Clevenger will be racing a 1700 hp, 200+ mph car at the Redding Dragstrip this weekend for the Fall Classic race, which starts today and runs through Sunday. This is
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The weather will be sunny and in the high 70s until Wednesday, when it reaches the mid 80s. Today, temperatures will climb to 79 degrees before dropping to 48 degrees overnight. Saturday's high will be 80, with a low of 49. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday are all set to be in the high 70s during sunny days and low 50s
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My Twitter and Facebook streams were heavy this week with the passing of Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, Inc.Not surprising, since I worked at the Fifth Avenue Apple store in NYC for 10 months.Along with collecting friends, you get a sense of what the company - and Jobs - are (were) all about: thinking in a way
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Most people are afraid of flying. When I was young I was never afraid of flying. It was so exciting; the sound of the engines, the rush of the night as you sped to the morning -feeling like you were fast forwarding through time. Then as I grew older and started watching the news and listening to people talk, I came to the r
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If Shasta State Historic Park closes, all or part of its historic collection could be moved and stored in the Sacramento area.
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The prep football season is past the halfway mark and most squads are kicking off league play today.
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The Enterprise and Foothill football teams have never been undefeated at the same time this late in the season.
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The West Valley High volleyball team swept Yreka in three sets 25-19, 25-17, 25-14 on Thursday.
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PALO CEDRO — It may have taken almost five hours and a mid-match move to Sun Oaks Tennis & Fitness to play under the lights, but the Cougars took down their rival for the second time this season.
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Mike Frank moved from Santa Barbara to Redding two years ago, intending to retire.
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North state medical marijuana shops are waiting for a morning news conference in Sacramento today to learn how federal prosecutors will follow through on a statewide pot dispensary crackdown launched Thursday.
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After growing up together in rural Shasta County, two local farmers who run the area's rival pumpkin patches say they don't let the Halloween season come between them.
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A mountain lion killed last week in Mount Shasta will not be tested for rabies because it did not show symptoms of having the disease, state Department of Fish and Game officials said.
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A Redding police officer arrived four hours early for his 6 a.m. shift looking dazed and "acting strangely" on the morning that led to his citation for misdemeanor driving under the influence, say police and California Highway Patrol reports released Thursday.
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J.F. Shea Construction Inc. has sued Redding over the Rancho Road sewer pipe boondoggle that pushed Stillwater Business Park construction eight months behind schedule.
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Faced with shutdowns by July of next year, California State Parks officials are working with north state nonprofit groups to find a way to keep the parks open.
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Redding police officers arrested a Redding man early Thursday after they said he left his wallet at a crime scene.
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In 1911:One hundred and seventy of the citizens of district No. 3 in Shasta County wanted an election on the wet and dry liquor question in their respective district.
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The Assembly Republican Working Group on Economic Recovery and Job Creation will hold a hearing at 10 a.m. today in the Shasta County Board of Supervisors Chambers in Redding.
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Rather than set a meeting to discuss its ongoing disagreement with an intermountain community services district over expansion plans, the Shasta Local Agency Formation Commission's board told the district Thursday to submit a proposal for growth that it will comment on later.
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It seems as if we only just got the telemarketer nuisance under control, unsolicited calls from insistent salespeople peddling magazine subscriptions, time shares, can't-miss investment opportunities, mortgage refinancing and a whole cornucopia of sucker deals. Since the telemarketers wanted to call when most people wou
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Art McBride, Redding
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Barbara Riddle, Redding
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"We don't allow faster-than-light neutrinos in here," says the bartender.
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Mountain Home, Mountain House and Mountain House hotel were all located in Shasta County back in the 1800s and none was connected to the others in any way except for the fact they were all well-known popular hotels and/or stopping places. They are also a researcher's nightmare. None exists today.
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Deputies with the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Marijuana Eradication Team seized more marijuana Tuesday after raiding illegal gardens a day earlier.
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Pretty lights, baby. In the mornings, especially in the cool months, I like to light the candles in my fireplace. I think of myself being “A spark from the one divine fire” I think of all those I know as being a spark here in this world. Lighting the candles is all about gratitude and [...]
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Sad news. Some of the best milkshakes and malts I've ever had. Here's a link to a photo. From the Anderson Valley Post: It's been an icon to Anderson for more years than a lot of residents can remember. On...
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Yes, it was. And it might possibly have been the very first race track established in northern California. It was owned and operated by T. J. Stump in 1852 near a place called Hogtown (yes, Hogtown) located approximately 1.5 miles...
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I received the following email from friend and co-owner/publisher Sharon Cornelius of the East Valley Times newspaper. With her permission, I'm printing her email here: I'd like to help by publicizing any effort to save the Dobrowsky House and the...
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The last time I felt a sense of accomplishment tying a bow I was in kindergarten. From there, bows went on to become less about function (keeping shoes on) and more about showmanship (accenting gifts, wreaths). I never quite got decorative bows.
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Help your garden in the off-season with a cover crop. Cover crops planted in the fall grow through the winter, then are cut and worked into the soil in the spring. Cover crops reduce erosion, protect soil from pounding rain and hail and suppress weeds. Leaves and stems add organic matter when tilled into the garden soil. Th
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Ask Anna columnist Anna Moseley offers instructions for four elegant pumpkin decorations. Each is easy to make.
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When should I fertilize my lawn?
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Fueled by mushroom compost, a backyard garden grows into a tangled mix of vegetation. It looked weird, but the production was good. Not to be missed were the Ananas Noir tomatoes.
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1. Big Bike Weekend Friday through Sunday at venues on Hilltop Drive. Event features exhibits, vendors, live music, fashion show, arm wresting contest and tattoo contest. Go to www.bigbikeweekend.com
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Artist Judi Forney has been painting for more than 40 years but kept her day job as an accountant to support her expensive art "habit." Her paintings have been shown throughout the San Francisco Bay area, in many group and solo shows. Since her retirement, painting has evolved into a passion and her work has changed from pu
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In a building originally erected in 1852, in a small town west of Redding, in the green hills of the Trinities, the New York Saloon offers a glimpse into the town’s culture.
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With the weather cooling down, the Oaksong Music Society is moving indoors for the fall and winter. Musically, however, things are starting to heat up.
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The chicken marsala was delicious, the side vegetables cooked perfectly, and the poached pear dessert nearly sent me into orbit, but the highlight of my dinner last Thursday at the newly reopened Igo Inn was meeting the new owners, Barry Marris and Tanja Eisenhardt, a laid-back, down-to-earth couple from rural Sonoma Co
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Redding Councilwoman Francie Sullivan (given her quote above) is obviously impressed by real estate broker John Troughton, who's been trying to sell Stillwater for the past four years. But "Energizer Bunny?" Really? I found him phlegmatic and self-absorbed when I...
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Redding Police officers arrested a Redding man after, they say, he left his wallet at the crime scene. "It doesn't happen often," Corporal Bart Langley said. "We sure like it when they do it."
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With the help of a police dog, officers arrested a man who, they say, drove through two fences and hit a utility pole while intoxicated early Thursday morning.
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One of Redding’s oldest neighborhoods, Freebridge was named after the first free crossing of the Sacramento River available to the residents. The city grew around this are
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A car collided with a street light pole, knocking it down onto the east bound lanes of Cypress Ave. between Chase and the Calfire station shortly before 7 a.m., dispatchers said.
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A power line is bent in the city of Shasta Lake, creating a hazardous condition and knocking out power to some residents.
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are eject, impact and render.Another Thursday Night in the ‘BurbsShe heard the impact before she felt it, which seemed odd to her, since what she really expected was something close to synchronicity. This was j
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Redding will keep the cool temperatures for one more day, as scattered showers appear throughout Thursday. Thursday's high is 63, with partly sunny skies and a 20 percent chance for rain amounting to less than a tenth of an inch. At night, it will dip down to 42 degrees. Then, the sun will come out, as te
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Officers are responding to reports of an overturned vehicle that's partially blocking the North-bound Interstate 5, just south of Deschutes road in the center lane.
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On October 5th, 2011 at approximately 6:59 P.M., officers from the Redding Police Department responded to a residence on Garden Avenue in regards to a robbery and stabbing that had just occurred. Officers arrived and contacted the victim who said he had interrupted someone trying to steal marijuana from his medicinal mariju
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On October 5, 2011 at about 2:00 P.M. Redding Police Department officers responded to a three-vehicle traffic collision at the intersection of Highway 273 and Kenyon Drive. Based on a witness statement and physical evidence at the scene it was determined that a Chevy Suburban, driven by Ernak Altankov, 28 years of Redding,
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Whistling is not as easy as Lauren Bacall makes it out to be in To Have and Have Not. "You just put your lips together and blow," she says. Psssssh. Anyone who knows me, really knows me, knows that I can't whistle worth a crap. Well, I should clarify that. I can whistle. I can't [...]
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The Yreka High boys and girls cross country teams both won in the Northern Athletic League Center Meet at West Valley High School on Wednesday.
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A wet and patriotic parade of motorcyclists Wednesday escorted a traveling exhibit that pays tribute to American servicemen and women who have died in action to the Redding Civic Auditorium where it opens to the public today as part of Big Bike Weekend.
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In 1911: Four carloads of steers, totaling 115 head, were weighed and shipped from the Anderson yards to a Portland cattle buyer. The consideration of sale was understood to have been 10 cents per pound. This was a fancy price and showed to what extent foreign purchasers were willing to go to obtain stock for their markets.
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When Alexandria Gonzales stepped out of the driver's seat at Central Valley High School, she had just one thing to say.
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Meetings between the Fall River Valley Community Services District and Shasta County's Local Agency Formation Commission have become so heated that LAFCO's executive board called for the latest meeting to be held in Redding today.
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The prep football season will be in full swing when league play starts Friday and the season hits its seventh week of action.
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Redding will keep its Stillwater Business Park real estate broker on the job at least another year.
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When Jessica Morris was young, she and her cousins would cross Interstate 5 by crouching down and walking through a long culvert under the freeway. They'd use it to go to a mobile home park for trick-or-treating. Relatives and friends would use it to cross under the busy thoroughfare to go to the store.
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Redding officials say they have no intention of shutting down the fledgling Northern California Veterans Museum and Heritage Center for a zoning violation despite a threatening letter from the city's building and code enforcement division.
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A 28-year-old Redding man apparently driving under the influence of drugs caused a three-vehicle wreck Wednesday on Highway 273 at Kenyon Drive that sent five people to the hospital, police said.
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Fans of mixed martial arts are going to get the best show that Rogue Fights has presented in the Redding area so far when Five Knuckle Showdown premieres at Win-River Casino at 7:30 p.m. Saturday
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California's public health department has dropped findings that Prime Healthcare Services, the hospital chain that owns Shasta Regional Medical Center, was keeping inaccurate or incomplete medical records in the treatment of bloodstream infections.
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Lundberg Family Farms, the nation's leading producer of organic rice and rice products, is a 2011 recipient of the Responsible Packaging Award.
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Redding police tonight are looking for a man who tried to steal medical marijuana plants from a home on Garden Avenue.
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Congrats to Tony D'Souza. Good for him; maybe not so good for us. Here's the deal, via Deadline Hollywood....
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We're not speaking literally here. My grandmother may not ever have heard of Julia Child, or if she did, she likely dismissed her as a fancy-pants likker-drinking heathenette from France. And I'm positive Julia Child never heard of my grandmother.If you've read The Julie/Julia Project you know that it op
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You can say that Steve Jobs has had an impact on my life. I bought my first Mac in 1984; I've never personally owned anyth
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The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for a storm that's unleashing large hail and heavy rain on parts of Chico.
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Stephanie Thompson, Anderson
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Shasta Blood Center is in need of AB-, A- and O- blood.
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Clifton Seago, Shasta Lake
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Even now, with the healing distance of two decades, the subject of Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas retains its power to provoke and divide.
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If you are reading this, feel fortunate you have the ability to do so. Every 70 seconds someone develops Alzheimer's disease. By the time you have finished reading this article, about five people in America have developed Alzheimer's.
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Timothy J. Duffy, Redding
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It sounds like the classic grinding of the wheels of government — where it sometimes seems there's nothing that can't benefit from just one more study, one more report.
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Steve Jobs, the Apple founder and former CEO who invented and masterfully marketed ever-sleeker gadgets that transformed everyday technology, from the personal computer to the iPod and iPhone, has died. He was 56.
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A Cottonwood man serving in the U.S. Army is undoubtedly hoping to leave his fellow soldiers in the dust.
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To pay for the new $1 billion terminal (and its $6 million in "public" art), opening this week. Southwest's per-passenger fees will triple, to near twenty bucks a head. USA Today has the scoop here. Heck, with an airport like...
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A 28-year-old Redding man apparently driving under the influence of drugs caused a three-vehicle wreck this afternoon on Highway 273 at Kenyon Drive that sent five to the hospital, police said.
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It's been awhile since we've had some news on the historic Dobrowsky house located on the corner of Yuba and Oregon Streets in downtown Redding (it's located kitty-corner across the intersection from the downtown Redding Post Office). As of recent,...
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The rehabilitative work on the Diestelhorst Bridge scheduled to begin this month has been postponed until sometime in the spring, according to City of Redding's Public Works Director Brian Crane. The look of the bridge will not change; the preservation...
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A fire was reported at 4004 Victor Ave. a little after 10 a.m. in the Arizona area. Firefighters responded and said it was on the creek bottom.
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A rock slide is blocking west bound SR 299 at the 30th mile marker, dispatchers said just before 10 a.m.
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This interesting listing turned up in the MLS yesterday. We like the address: shot gun. In contrast to the last post about
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This decision is the result of a challenge to the DSS's right to terminate "parental rights".Read it print it, show it to your attorney or file appeal based on this.
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A light rain will arrive in Redding, dropping less than a tenth of an inch of precipitation on the area, as Wednesday's high dips down to 58 degrees. The National Weather Service said it's possible that a thunderstorm could roll in during the day or evening, dropping much more rain on the area. The night will ha
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On a hot July day Femme de Joie and Amice del Signore took Highway 99 toward Chico, blithely ignoring the "expect 20 minute delays" signs. After what seemed like two weeks in a hot oven, they popped up in Los Molinos - irritable, sweaty, and hungry. It was 1:00 pm and Chico was still at [...]
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28th Sunday Ordinary Time Isaiah 25:6-10; Philippians 4:12-14,19-20; Matthew 22:1-14 Eating at meals was important to Jesus… not just eating food, but also sharing one of the most important things we do in life with others. He ate with others in their homes, not in fast-food
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What is the Mediterranean Diet? The Mediterranean Diet is often considered one of the world's healthiest. Salmon, olive oil, red wine and almonds top the list of must-eat foods in this cuisine.
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Tehama County deputies said they arrested a 20-year-old Bridgeville man Monday after finding more than a half-pound of marijuana in his car during a traffic stop.
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The Wolves are making a strong case for their first league title since 1999.
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The fall season is crossing its halfway point as the prep volleyball finals are about six weeks away.
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The U-Prep Panthers swept Maxwell in volleyball on Tuesday 25-6, 25-19, 25-14.
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There was hardly any change when the 2011 Northern Section Prep Football Media Poll was released Tuesday.
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The California Interscholastic Federation will implement a new state football playoff system next year that will include a play-in game for each division in both the north and the south leading up to the final bowl games set for the third week in December.
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Redding made it official Tuesday evening — a Bethel Church-affiliated nonprofit will run the civic auditorium for at least the next five years and perhaps as long as a decade.
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Rather than place the issue directly on a June ballot, Shasta County supervisors Tuesday ordered a quick study of expected effects of a hotly contested shopping center they recently approved in Churn Creek Bottom.
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Jacob Nelson's voice could be worth $25,000.
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RED BLUFF — About to enter its third year, the marijuana case against two Red Bluff men was prolonged once more Tuesday, this time pending the decision of a state appellate court.
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Rain that fell in the late afternoon and evening Tuesday contributed to at least five traffic wrecks in Shasta County.
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In 1911: A. Bordiginaro and G. Zeraski, Italians of Lamoine, who were arrested the week before by J.S. White, deputy fish and game warden, for killing pigeons without a license, pleaded guilty before Justice of the Peace Harry Donnelly and were fined $25 each. There had been many violations of the law requiring a hunting li
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Shasta County Supervisor Glenn Hawes on Tuesday afternoon withdrew his application to graze cattle at Stillwater Business Park.
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Increases in expenses hit double digits
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As part of a nationwide effort to encourage the public to buy and burn firewood locally, CAL FIRE and the California Firewood Task Force kicked off a public outreach campaign in September to inform campers, wood cutters, arborists, and the general public about the risks of long-distance movement of firewood. “Firewood can
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Shasta County Supervisor Glenn Hawes this afternoon withdrew his application to graze cattle at Stillwater Business Park.
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Last week we took off and went on our anniversary trip to San Francisco. First stop was Calistoga, at the northern end of the Napa Valley. We took the scenic route through Winters, which is a very charming little town, and then via Lake Berryessa and up the valley to Calistoga. It was surprisingly HOT tha
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Redding made it official this evening – a Bethel Church-affiliated nonprofit will run the civic auditorium for at least the next five years and perhaps as long as a decade.
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Lassen Volcanic National Park plans to hand ignite burn piles starting the week of October 3rd continuing through October 17th. These piles have been constructed in association with hazardous fuels reduction projects throughout the park. Weather forecasts for the majority of the pile locations are calling for snow later in
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Rhonda Hull, Shingletown
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Sandra Jarosz, Redding
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Timothy J. Duffy, Redding
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If there was ever any doubt that the Democrats take the black vote for granted, that doubt should have been put to rest when Barack Obama told the Congressional Black Caucus, "Stop whining!"
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Drones — remote-controlled, pilotless aircraft — have become, to use that overworked phrase, a game-changer in fighting terrorists.
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Two teenagers were taken to Mercy Medical Center in Redding after they were hit by an SUV at about 4:30 p.m. while walking on Hartnell Avenue near the Churn Creek Road intersection.
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Deputies with the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Marijuana Eradication Team raided four illegal pot gardens Monday and destroyed about 11,000 plants, a sheriff’s spokesperson said today.
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The Shasta County District Attorney’s Office has filed a misdemeanor drunken-driving charge against a Redding police officer accused of driving a city vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.
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A recent article in Forbes has shed light on a fact that estate planners have always known: There is far more to creating a good estate plan than just drafting the documents. In fact, according to the article, there is a fine art
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WEAVERVILLE -- A Trinity County judge ordered a McKinleyville woman to stand trial on charges she drowned her 2 1/2-year-old daughter in the Trinity River this spring.
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A 4-year-old playing with a lighter accidentally started a fire that destroyed an apartment and damaged the Ace Hardware store in Shasta Lake last week, said Adrian Rogers, chief of the Shasta Lake Fire Protection District.
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES TRINITY RIVER, Douglas City — Salmon fishing improved around Del Loma with brighter fish moving in, but around Junction City it was still a mix of older and newer fish — although the fresh arrivals are increasing every day. More steelhead are sh
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Why? Because Fort Reading stood 200 yards north of the ranchhouse. The ranch was established in 1863 by William Hawes who also used it as a stopping place for the travelers coming and going (mostly coming) on the nearby Nobles...
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Tehama County deputies said they arrested a 20-year-old Bridgeville man Monday after finding more than a half pound of marijuana is his car during a traffic stop.
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Northern Sacramento Valley residents can expect gusty winds later this afternoon and tonight as the season's first strong Pacific storm churns ashore.
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A Redding woman reported being held at gun point and having her wallet stolen at around 3 a.m. today.
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A vehicle hit a telephone pole shortly before 10 a.m. today, nearly breaking it in half, dispatchers said.
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I am so psyched about the corn maze this year it’s is something I look forward to every year. Hawes Farms is even holding an Oktoberfest this weekend.
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Yet another potential spokesperson for Windex.
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On Monday, October 3, 2011, at 5:46 p.m., the Redding Police Department received multiple reports of a rollover collision on Eastside Road, south of South Bonnyview Road. Officers found a white Toyota pickup on its roof in the ditch along the west side of the roadway. The pickup had suffered major damage. The investigation
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Tuesday temperatures will rise to 64 degrees as showers move in during the evening and stay through the night. The National Weather Service is reporting that Redding residents can expect a low of 51 today, mostly cloudy skies and a 20 percent chance of showers during the day. The night will bring between three-qu
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As sunlight washed over Redding's first day of October, more than 200 volunteers, 20 chainsaws and five industrial chippers converged upon a jungle-like parcel of land previously "hidden" in the city's core. Their mission: uncover and correct a half-century of overgrowth and neglect during the 6th Annual Community Cree
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What to do with all that produce you grew? This workshop will cover effective and low-cost methods for drying and preparing food for long-term storage. Also, learn effective long-term storage of vegetables, fruit, nuts, and grains. Presenter is a local bio-dynamic farmer who has farmed for over 30 years. Presenter: Ron Eppe
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Lorenz Hotel seniors who scoot around town in power chairs are venturing onto Redding's streets with a little more confidence these days.
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YREKA — A Siskiyou County jury Monday convicted a Montague man charged with molesting two boys, one who is now 18 and lives in Shasta Lake.
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Running a small business has never been easy.
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In 1911: The board of city trustees Monday evening ordered the Southern Pacific Co., the Northern California Power Co. and Dr. Sherman T. White to put in cement sidewalks, curbs and gutters on their property on the north side of Yuba Street, in accordance with the city of Redding ordinance.
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A fire in south Redding caused about $75,000 in damages Monday night, according to the Redding Fire Department.
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Several cars wrecked Monday as the National Weather Service warned drivers to be cautious because the rain is leaving roads coated with a slick mixture of accumulated oil and water.
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A potentially deadly feline virus has put Haven Humane Society's cat adoptions on hold and resulted in the deaths of around six cats at the Redding shelter.
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Under a bill Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Sunday, adults can now be held civilly liable for knowingly providing alcohol to teens who get hurt or killed or injure someone else.
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An Oct. 21 hearing was set Monday for north state Assemblyman Jim Nielsen to argue in support of his request for a permanent restraining order against Rancho Tehama community activist Don Bird.
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A grant of $10,933 from the Walmart Foundation and the Meals on Wheels Association of America has been made to the Shasta Senior Nutrition Programs.
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A 52-year-old Anderson man was arrested Monday night after losing control of his truck on a slippery wet road in south Redding, police said.
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Another full week of can't-miss prep sports action is set for the next few days.
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The Liberty Christian volleyball team swept Maxwell in three sets 25-22, 25-19, 25-17 on Monday.
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The Bureau of Land Management’s Redding Field Office will conduct several prescribed burning projects this fall and winter to improve landscape health and remove brush piles remaining from vegetation improvement projects completed earlier. Burns are planned to begin in late October and will continue through November on da
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A fire in south Redding caused about $75,000 in damage this evening, according to the Redding Fire Department.
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SCENE! CUTLINES — Oct. 4, 2011
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YREKA — A Siskiyou County jury today convicted a Montague man charged with molesting two boys, one who is now 18 and lives in Shasta Lake.
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Dennis Freeman, who ran the library at the College of the Siskiyous for nearly 30 years, retired in August. But his active interest in the history of his home region and its iconic mountain will continue.
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First, you make a sauce.
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Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant, aNewsCafe.com and HawkMan Studios invite you to the ArtHop After-Party featuring live music by The West Edge The West Edge" members have a long history of playing music in the San Francisco Bay Area and Shasta County. They deny responsibility for inspiring any uninhibited gyrating, grindin
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"When I connect with the magic of the universe everything flows with inspiration and guidance. My paintings frequently reflect a lonely quality which I feel represents each souls individual journey through life. The style of my paintings border between surreal and romantic but they always represent my unique perspective. Jo
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A 37-year-old man and an 86-year-old man, both from Kern County, are the the first to die from West Nile virus this year, California Department of Public Health officials announced today
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There is a venerable proverb that says one should speak nothing but good of the dead. In the case of assassinated radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, that would tax all but the most saintly among us.
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No slogan is more popular among conservative politicians in California, nationally and internationally than "no new taxes." Almost no Republican gets anywhere without signing a pledge never to approve new levies of any kind for any reason. Violating the pledge is political death.
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Dave Dinelli, Bella Vista
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An Oct. 21 hearing was set today for north state Assemblyman Jim Nielsen to argue in support of his request for a permanent restraining order against Rancho Tehama community activist Don Bird.
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Click the Photo to see the full size version! Holiday portraits from October 15th to December 15th, 2011. BOOK ONLINE HERE!
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Q. Should partisan politics and religion ever mix? Should religious organizations host speakers from a certain political party? It is erroneous to think you can separate a man’s religion from the way he governs, for his value system is initiated from his beliefs. A Christian will not endorse policies that promote abortion
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The National University Redding Campus is starting a new onsite BA Psychology program. Courses are schedueld to start on Monday, Oct. 24.
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The Forest Service reopened the Ruth Fire area Monday, after the blaze burned through 1,460 acres.
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You've been out of work for months. You've filled out oodles of applications but have actually interviewed for a scant few jobs. Ever thought of suing because you can't get hired? Accordi
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Used to be Starbucks would ask if you wanted room for cream in that morning cup of coffee. Now the world's largest coffee chain is asking customers to help stimulate the economy. The Associated Press reports the Seattle-based chain, starting Nov. 1, will ask customers to donate at least $5 to contribute t
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Adults can now be held civilly liable for knowingly providing alcohol to teens who get hurt or killed or injure someone else, under a bill Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Sunday.
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This History Mystery Photo Contest wins the prize for taking the longest time to be guessed. But finally, after three days, B. L. Castro came through with the correct answer. It is the well/pump house on Cline Gulch Road in...
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Alana Burke could not have picked a less appropriate person to comment on the justification, or lack there of, of DA Carlton's decision to plea bargain with former Anderson Police officer and rape suspect "Bryan Robert Benson."While I agree that Carlton's decision  does not seem to make any sense, Former DA
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Fall Classic Racing includes Summit Super Series Points racing Season Finale! Friday Oct 7-Gates open at 1pm. Test & Tune – 2 to 7 pm Then, Saturday Oct 8, our 3rd ANNUAL FALL CLASSIC & BBQ RACE Your ticket to the Sat BBQ is a side dish to feed 8 – 10 people !!!!! Tri ti
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This is very cool I wish Redding,Ca had something of this sort to explore. UNDERCITY from Andrew Wonder on Vimeo.
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This guy tries to take a flaming shot and ends up burning his mouth his table and his friend’s crotch in the process. Bravo. This is why alcohol and flames do not mix.
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A green Honda Accord flipped over on Southbound I-5 onto the shoulder while another silver Jeep Cherokee spun out at around 8:26 this morning, with one person taken to the hospital.
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The Shasta College football team beat Feather River 20-18 Saturday night, holding on for its first win of the season.
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Were they the same place or two separate places? How about Mountain Home, Mountain House, and the Mountain House Hotel and Stage Stop? Yes, they were all separate places. And they all caused me headaches at times trying to make...
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If only this were true.
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A woman from McKinnleyville is facing charges that she illegally possessed and transported marijuana for sale after, officers said, they found four pounds of marijuana and an expired medical recommendation in her car.
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Tehama County Sheriffs arrested a man on charges of possession of marijuana and methamphetamine, saying he led them on two chases while riding a quad runner.
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Expect a day full of clouds, rain and temperatures ranging between low 50s to low 60s, forecasters are saying. With a high of 63, Redding will see between a quarter and a half inch of rain today, with up to another inch in the evening. Tuesday and Wednesday will mimic today, with highs in the low 60s, low
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Join national performing, recording artist Kathy Zavada and Rev. Lynn E. Fritz, Ordained Minister, Affiliate, International Centers for Spiritual and Karuk Tribal Descendant for an evening of sacred ritual, uplifting music and inspirational reflections in recognition of the purpose and value of building an interfaith commun
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One of the great events here in France is the vendange or annual grape harvest. Almost every town hosts some sort of fête to celebrate the event. I’ve always wanted to witness a harvest, especially in Burgundy where some of my favorite wines are born and raised. This year I got my chance. It was [...]
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Thirteen Shasta County schools will be joining schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 5, 2011. Local elected officials and principals will be leading students walking to school that day. This event kicks off year round contests to encourage children to walk or ride
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The bounty of Butte County specialty farms and wineries is the focus of the sixth annual Sierra Oro Farm Trail Passport Weekend, a self-guided tour that includes exclusive wine tasting at 11 wineries and farm-fresh food sampling at 17 farms throughout Columbus Day weekend, October 8 and 9, 2011. “Passport Weekend is uniqu
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No doubt some Redding residents will never be able to comfortably digest the city's impending deal to lease the Convention Center to a Bethel Church subsidiary and the public auditorium's transformation into an all but full-time ministry school.
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Last Monday's column by Bob Williams works way too hard trying to come up with examples of meanness in our society.
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Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry said on Sept. 7 that "it is a Ponzi scheme to tell our kids that are 25 or 30 years old today, you're paying into a program that's going to be there."
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We live in the insane asylum of politics. There is no truth anymore. Or, truth is anything anyone wants to say is truth. Particularly, if it's spoken by the 24/7 right-wing pundits on KQMS. But don't worry, if you live without radio, there's always John Cleckner, clickety-clack, to pick up the slack (letter, Sun
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I recently made a call to a local specialist's office that was recommended to me by my doctor. When I made the call, the receptionist answered after a few rings with "I'm with other patients. I'll be with you in a minute." With that, I was placed on hold. No questioning if I wanted to be placed on hold,
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SHASTA LAKE — Low voter turnouts in the city's last two council elections could mean trouble for the recall effort against Councilwoman Dolores Lucero.
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In 1911: Labeled and tagged like a piece of baggage, the brand of her feeble mind sewed to her clothes, Mrs. Kate Widder, 37 years old, mother of five children, was taken to Los Angeles three days ago by P.W. Loftus, special railroad police of the Southern Pacific railway, where she was held for examination. Mrs. Widder was
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A recent surge of graffiti that's literally left its mark on the city of Red Bluff has the police department asking residents to be vigilant in reporting the crime.
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All the buzz surrounding a new television show about Pan Am stewardesses has Cherri Dooley looking back.
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On- and offramps between Interstate 5 and Highway 44 will be closed for 10 days starting at 10 p.m. Oct. 14.
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A recent surge of graffiti that’s literally left its mark on the city of Red Bluff has the police department asking residents to be vigilant in reporting the crime.
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New news concerning depositions of out of state witnesses.  Mr. Jesrani is an experienced litigator who has conducted numerous depositions for individuals, corporations, and other entities.  Please see this article from law.com concerning a recent ruling by the California Supreme Court.Trial courts
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Join Mercy Medical Center Redding’s Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center and the Mercy Heart Center for classes designed to provide a comprehensive overview of diabetes. These classes are for diabetics, their families and other interested individuals. A range of topics will be discussed during the sessions includi
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I loved Trinidad Pier. But it was old, wobbly, and becoming very dangerous. A few times when I walked out on it, I could feel it gently moving and swaying, and you can bet I was ready to run...
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There’s a Home Show at Redding’s Convention Center. This weekend. Admission is free. Erin and I used to have a booth at a local Home Show twice a year, so we saw a lot of old friends and vendors we knew.
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The Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have released the Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Coleman Barrier Weir Site Modifications Project. The Coleman National Fish Hatchery complex, on Battle Creek near Anderson, Calif., includes a fish barrier weir and fish la
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Today will be the last day of sunshine for the Redding area until Friday, forecasters are saying.
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On Saturday, October 1st, Healthy Shasta announced the three Action Heroes selected for 2011 at Healthy Shasta’s annual Walk This Way at Turtle Bay event. Each Action Hero is being honored for their efforts in making healthy eating and physical activity choices easier for others. The 2011 Action Heroes are: Friends of the
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Q: Who can present a PKN-Redding slide show (Oct 7th)? A: Anyone with an idea, passion, skill, interest, sense of humor, invention, quirky personality, or story. Q. What topics have been included in the PKN-Redding presentations so far? A. PKN-Redding presentation have included such topics as: adopted wild horses cartooning
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Program Summary: The Soroptimist Ruby Award: For Women Helping Women (formerly the Soroptimist Making a Difference for Women Award), honors ordinary women, who through their professional or personal activities, make extraordinary efforts to improve the lives of women and girls. These women’s efforts help promote issues th
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Whiskeytown National Recreation Area invites children and their parents or guardians to join park rangers for a pleasant hike to Whiskeytown Falls on Saturday, October 8, 2011. The hike will celebrate the wonderful summer experience, which is drawing toward a season’s closure. The “Children’s End of Summer Hike” pro
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I finally had my nasal / sinus surgery on Friday and I am recuperating. 4 long months of struggle and now I hope all is repaired. The surgeon straightened my nasal septum, repaired some holes in the walls o
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This is a tale of natural selection.
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Bill Dawson began working for the Record Searchlight when few could imagine the end of "hot type" letters cast into molten lead, and celebrated his retirement last week by removing a Blackberry from his belt clip.
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Campus protests last week in Berkeley have drawn new attention to the question of minority enrollment at the state's prestige universities, but you know who's really under-represented at the University of California? Students from the rural north state.
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In June 2010, Anderson police officer Bryan Robert Benson was accused of raping a young woman he was ostensibly escorting directly to jail on a misdemeanor charge. She alleged he raped her before they arrived. Benson was arrested and the Shasta County district attorney at the time, Jerry Benito, charged him with felony acts
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Impossible for most of us, but it is easy to earn a half of a million dollars a year in Redding. Well, "earn" might be the wrong word, but almost a half million dollars is being siphoned out of our community each year by an Australian company headquartered in Arizona, and all in the name of public safety. Or at leas
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Warren Buffett may be excellent at betting on the stock market, but he has no idea about what and how taxes are paid in this country. He takes a minimal salary at his company precisely because he can pay fewer taxes by taking and paying for the gains he makes playing the market.
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Re: "No guns for pot users" (Thursday): There's a bit of a disconnect in this article.
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I just read in the Record Searchlight that the county will be dropping the insurance for the home health care workers, who make only $9.20 an hour. Odds are most of them will quit as most work very hard for the $9.20 an hour mainly for the health insurance.
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Lauren Forcella's column for youth Sunday addressed the stress resulting from the intense pressure to achieve, achieve, etc., beyond normal expectations in order to get into the desired elite university.
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Beth Thompson, Redding
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I am a descendent of a Northern California pioneer family going back more than 148 years. My family decided to get involved in Northern California politics serving as city councilman, mayor and county supervisor, and my father served on the State Executive Board for many years. They helped make Northern California what it i
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Why is the city of Redding allowing one of its great assets turn into a slime-covered eyesore?
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Re: "21 years for robber, shooting" (Wednesday): I am disappointed by your coverage of Tuesday's sentencing of Jovanni Bergara.
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People pack a lot of strange things in their luggage. Whatever we pack, we want to keep it safe in our luggage, and our luggage closed securely. Locks can help, but only if they're the right kind of locks.
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My daughter Payton has been begging me to help update her room this last year. The fairy theme we decorated with originally is not really her anymore. She is 10 now after all. I finally gave in and we set a weekend aside to paint and makeover her room. My husband Travis and our two sons, Jonah and Davey, would take an overn
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Dear Straight Talk: I had sex with my stepsister last weekend when we were home alone on a visitation at my dad's. She's 17 and I'm 16. She seduced me and was well prepared, supplying me with a condom. It's the first time I had sex, but instead of feeling good about it, I feel guilty and ashamed. Even though she seduced me,
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In my last column I wrote about how hormonal change affects women at midlife and one of my friends quipped, "Let's hear and read about hormonal change in men!"
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Jennifer Wacker and Nicholas Bartolo, both of Redding, were married on Sept. 3, 2011, at the home of the brides's parents in Redding. The bride's parents are Douglas and Jane Wacker of Redding. She graduated from Shasta High School in 2003. She is a stay-at-home mother of three children. The groom is the son of Mark and J
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This fall, Turtle Bay Exploration Park seeks to dispel the myths and misconceptions surrounding bats in its "Masters of the Night: the True Story of Bats" exhibit on display now through Jan. 8
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At the end of the 1950s, when I was caught up in youthful evolution, popping pimples while shuffling along from a high school kid to what my elders referred to as a blossoming young man, the whole world revolved on wheels. Honestly, if you were a guy and didn't have a 1955, '56, or '57 Chevy, you most certainly wanted one i
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Dear Babe: I have a program from "A Salute to ... John Wooden" on Nov. 27, 1965. It is autographed by John Wooden and personalized. Is its value diminished by being personalized as opposed to being merely autographed?— Chris Rice, Rex, Ga.I'm not familiar with the piece itself, but let's say that its w
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Preseason is nearly over as most teams head into their respective league play on Friday.
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Vaune Dillmann launched The Mt. Shasta Brewing Co. in 2003 with a single brew distributed in kegs: Weed Golden Ale. Within two years the company was distributing bottles of its brews along the West Coast. Today, its microbrews — made with Mt. Shasta spring water — are known around the world.
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Barry Marris says operating a successful restaurant is a lot about location.
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Q:I would greatly appreciate it if you would address the new roundabout at the corner of Old Alturas and Shasta View.
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In 1911: Pauline Lewis, one of the best known women of Redding's tenderloin, fired three shots at herself Saturday evening with suicidal intent, not one of them entering her body because her aim was poor.
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Although they didn't break any world records, some 200 adults and children spent part of their Saturday afternoon getting fit while dancing as part of Extreme Health Weekend.
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A wildfire on Saturday scorched 16 acres of forest land off Highway 96 about two miles south of the Collier Rest Area in Siskiyou County.
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WEED — It doesn't happen very often, but every once in a while someone will walk into the Weed Chamber of Commerce and ask the woman at the front desk for a drug no one in the city can sell legally, although its nickname is plastered on billboards along Interstate 5 advertising T-shirts and welcoming visitors to t
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Shasta County Supervisor Glenn Hawes will likely soon graze his cattle at Stillwater Business Park to help preserve its wetlands.
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Redding is poised to take another step toward handing over convention center management to a nonprofit formed by Bethel Church.
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The Shasta College Knights women's soccer team lost 1-0 to Taft College on the road Saturday.
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Won't be taking any long shots this opening day. All I have to show for my bruised shoulder this morning is a paper target with a tight group of bullet holes about 2 inches to the right of the bull's-eye.
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PUNT, PASS AND KICK WINNERS ANNOUNCED
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They come here for the wide open spaces they can't find at home. They come from Germany, England and Japan to hike and fish or go on a spiritual pilgrimage.
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Q: If I purchase a one-day fishing license for a day of deep sea fishing, shouldn't it entitle me to catch my own fish? I ask because while fishing on a party fishing boat recently, some people got their limits early but kept fishing, and some of us were never able to get our limits. The captain knew some people kept fi
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The State Department of Fish and Game has unveiled a new mobile website for marine protected areas.
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Catalyst-Redding Young Professionals announces its upcoming Indie Element, an Oktoberfest-themed birthday bash to be held outdoors at Turtle Bay Exploration Park’s Paul Bunyan’s Forest Camp, Wednesday, October 5 from 7-10 pm. Celebrate The Indie Element’s first birthday with an all-out crescendo of independent culture
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This is a tale of natural selection.
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Having a green lifestyle doesn't have to be difficult or expensive. This recurring theme is evident throughout Shel Horowitz's e-book: "Painless Green: 111 Tips to Help the Environment, Lower Your Carbon Footprint, Cut Your Budget, and Improve Your Quality of Life — With No Negative Impact on Your Lifestyl
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Autumn's arrival for me is accompanied by a renewed sense of community. Perhaps it is the return of regular school schedules, and the return of regular monthly meetings for garden clubs and organizations. Perhaps it is the primal sense of oncoming winter and a need to come together and prepare. Perhaps it's the anticipation
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On September 29, 2011 at approximately 8:30 PM, Redding Police responded to the Raley’s Market on Lake Boulevard for an armed robbery. The victim, 18 years of Redding, told police that he was robbed of his wallet while in the parking lot of the market. The victim stated that the suspect pointed a handgun at [...]
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Shasta County sheriff’s deputies said they arrested a 19-year-old man early today who reportedly stabbed another man at a party in Palo Cedro.
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Redding will finally see fall weather as a cooling trend starts today and rain is expected to hit by Monday.
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Yesterday was my last history class of the semester at Simpson University. I already miss teaching that class. They were all great students eager to learn about Shasta County history and always wanting to learn more. Can't say enough about...
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Here’s an amazing luxury home overlooking Palo Cedro. It’s listed as a 1981 built 2708 sqft 3/3.5 with a gunite pool on 13+ view acres. It has a separate g
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Two weeks off is a long time for a dangerous team to prepare for an opponent.
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Sometimes the ones that hurt the most are the ones that are supposed to be won.
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The two top teams in 8-man football battled it out Friday night with Dunsmuir beating Hayfork 59-30.
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COTTONWOOD — West Valley High's football team finished off nonleague play in explosive fashion Friday night here at The Pasture.
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We don't know when the clash between federal laws barring any marijuana use or sale and the increasingly permissive state and local polices allowing "medicinal" use of the drug will reach its absurd climax.
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It was so much fun working with you all to come up with a slogan for Redding that I thought we could set the bar higher: pick your collective brains for a prescription for what ails our local economy and how to fix it.
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I don't understand the polls that show that voters don't like President Obama's policies but "like him personally."
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American political "tea" is a bitter blend of ignorance, moral want, fear mongering, divisiveness and hate.
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Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Uwe and Linda Lembury, owners of Sunset Cleaners, have been a wonderful help to the governors and volunteers at the Behrens-Eaton House Museum.
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President Clinton left a balanced budget and gained 28 million jobs. Bush cut taxes saving wealthy job creators millions in taxes, lost 8 million jobs, and left a $14 trillion deficit.
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I just wanted to commend the Record Searchlight for taking the time to do such a nice article on Estaline Watkins turning 105 years old. I was not only impressed with the article, but with the fact that Sean Longoria took the time to really interview Estaline to find out about her life. At one point I asked Sean how much ti
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A former Concord police officer told a federal court he shouldn't be jailed for his role in a large indoor marijuana grow in Chico because he thought it was permitted under state law.
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Budget cuts have forced biologists with the Department of Fish and Game to stop testing hunters' kills at local meat lockers for a disease threatening deer and elk herds in other states.
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With a recent influx of cats and kittens on hand, a Palo Cedro animal rescue is offering free cat adoptions for the month of October in the hope that all the critters will find homes.
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In 1911:Elijah Smally, an aged pioneer of Inwood, was forced to spend a night in Bear Creek Canyon, almost within calling distance of his home, by being caught in the darkness of the approaching night. Unable to see his way and fearful of falling over a precipice, he built a fire and remained standing all night. He withstoo
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Some Redding property owners will see their taxes dip as the Redding School District refinances its bonds, netting $580,000 in savings in the next two years.
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Redding police said Friday they arrested a 26-year-old Redding man in connection with two robberies Thursday night on Lake Boulevard.
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For the second time this year, Tri Counties Bank of Chico has taken over a bank after it was closed by federal regulators.
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A Redding man suspected of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl might well have been behind bars at the time of the alleged attack if DNA tests ordered after an earlier rape and kidnapping case had been performed.
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A petition opposing a proposed retail center in the Churn Creek Bottom has enough valid signatures to force a ballot measure on the controversial development.
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Alaskan front should hit next week
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Naked man arrested after freeway wreck
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Redding police said they arrested a 26-year-old local man in connection with two robberies Thursday night on Lake Boulevard.
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The West Valley High girls and boys swim teams each got second place out of the 12-team NorCal Varsity Invitational on Friday.
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A petition opposing a proposed retail center in the Churn Creek Bottom has enough valid signatures to force a ballot measure on the controversial development.
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Call me skeptical about this bit of promotion from the Southern California Water Committee. If you read the news in today's economy, no matter what policy area you're talking about, there's one word you see more than any other -...
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Someone stole $6,400 in copper wire from a Richfield-area railroad trestle.
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Another awesome Star Wars related post. I have no idea how or why this guy did this but I want one.
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A Shasta Lake man accused of child endangerment in connection with the July 2010 accidental drowning of his 11-year-old daughter got a new defense attorney today.
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Evan Storms, the author of the research study that Assemblyman Dan Logue used as the source of an Op-Ed earlier this week (and which I criticized here), sends a letter stressing that California Common Sense is not a Republican or...
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One of the most interesting aspects of being a real estate agent is what I call the amateur anthropologist aspect. We get to see firsthand how we humans really live. Go inside their homes, and in their neighborhoods. This being marijuana harvest week, or whatever, I can tell you there’s plenty of ripe gard
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Local Cottonwood girl needs your support to make the cut.
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Simpson University and Ivy Bridge College of Tiffin University are proud to announce a new 2+2 partnership that will allow students in Redding, the Sacramento/north state region, and across the U.S. to obtain a bachelor’s degree from Simpson University through a combination of online or evening classes.
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A so-far unidentified older gentleman finally, after years of gambling at Win River finally hit the big one. A machine win of $50,000. You'll never guess what the management of Win River attempted to pull on him.
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Though Bethany University in Santa Cruz County closed its doors in August after a 92-year history, its graduate psychology program remains intact, thanks to a recent partnership with Simpson University, a private Christian university located in Redding.
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Two incredibly talented artists, Gloria Trinidad and Sharon L. McKelvie, will showcase their work at the Main Street Gallery during October. A reception for the artists will be held Friday, Oct. 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the gallery.
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Two of America’s most influential and brilliant acoustic musicians will convene on Oct. 16, 2011 at 7:30 p.m., at the Yreka Community Theatre for a glimpse into the state of the art of American and international fiddling, in what promises to be a most memorable concert. The Champion Club will open the concert with thei
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Two free seminars on the future of nursing and life expectancy in Shasta County will be held this fall at Simpson University in Redding. Both are open to the public but geared for those in the healthcare profession.
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Simpson University recently announced its largest enrollment in the university’s 90-year history. Classes for the 2011-2012 academic year began in early September with an eight percent increase over the previous year’s enrollment numbers.
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Simpson University’s Campus Safety department hosted its annual Ladies Night Out on Tuesday, Sept. 27.
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A naked man was scrambling up a hillside after a wreck sent a Chevrolet pickup into a guard rail along southbound Interstate 5 just north of the Cottonwood scales, multiple witnesses told emergency dispatchers.
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Cool-season lawns take a lot of work and worry, but they do stay green year-round. Warm-season grasses get by with little water, mowing and fertilizing, but they go dormant and turn brown in winter.
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Don't put away the garden spade yet. Farm Dreams columnist Casey Schurig says there are lots of jobs to do in the garden in early autumn.
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Question: Can you give me some guidelines for pruning my roses?
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Is overspray of hair spray a problem in your home? Ask Anna columnist Anna Moseley has a plan for going after the sticky residue.
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Winter squash requires cool nights as it reaches maturity for sugar to accumulate and flavor to be sweet. Winter squash is ready for harvesting when the skin is hard and resists thumbnail pressure. Usually squash should be picked prior to the first frost, but it can be harvested after the first light frost has killed foliag
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The upcoming trial of a Redding pair accused of murder was put off today in Shasta County Superior Court until Jan. 24.
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Hey, Michael Lewis, who has memorably chronicled the economic explosions in Iceland and Greece in recent Vanity Fair articles, is turning his attention to our fair state. This'll be a good read....
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Famous Dave’s Legendary Pit Barb-B-Que will break ground on its Redding restaurant at 9 a.m. Wednesday and hopes to open next spring.
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A Redding man accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl was recharged Thursday with raping a drunken teenager in a case that was dismissed in 2009.
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Our would-be future assemblyman announces a new piece of his legislation that's become law: Governor Signs Logue Measure to Protect Counties from Convicted Felons SACRAMENTO - Assemblyman and Chief Republican Whip Dan Logue announced that the Governor signed his Assembly...
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What is this building? Where (town and street) is it located? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest. If you're the first person to give the correct answer, you'll win a $10 gift certificate from River City Java plus...
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"Our Daddy's Gone"...In December 2008, along with many other Americans, my husband lost his job...but our story didn't end there. Four months later, on April 18, 2009, he was scratched by our cat, no big deal, it had happened before, but this time was different. Little did we know how much a simple cat scratch would chang
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Come One, Come All...to the unveiling of the beautiful granite and brick historical plaque being presented to the citizens of Cottonwood on Friday, April 28, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. by the honorable Lassen Loomis Chapter 1914 of the Ancient and...
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Tehama County sheriff's deputies Thursday evening arrested a Red Bluff man and seized over two pounds of marijuana after stopping him on a traffic violation.
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A Redding man told police someone swiped his dinner and soda at gun point Thursday evening as he was walking down Lake Boulevard.
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The northern Sacramento Valley will transition today from this week's late-summer-like temperatures to weather next week that looks and feels a lot like fall. Temperatures this afternoon will top out around 86 degrees, the National Weather Service said. The average high temperature on this date in Redding is 86 d
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We're really not into schilling products here at The Tension - especially one that smells and tastes skunky - but you have to give it up for Heineken (and its ad agency, The Mill Company) for a series of very well done advertisements.Yeah, The Date doesn't make a lot of sense. It's not supposed to. It's got grea
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On Thursday, September 29, 2011 at approximately 8:34 P.M. Redding Police Officers responded to 201 Lake Blvd. (Raley’s) regarding a robbery of an employee at gun point. There officers contacted 18 year-old victim. The employee was bringing in shopping carts when he was approached by a Hispanic male wearing a gray hooded
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A grant of $10,933 from the Walmart Foundation and the Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) will provide Shasta Senior Nutrition Programs(SSNP) with funds to assist in the Meals on Wheels Program in the Burney and Fall River Mills Area. The Walmart Foundation-MOWAA Building the Future Vision Grant will enable SSNP
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Well, as planned, the day has arrived when we can discuss "Will's Choice" for our online book club. We had a month to read the book, and today I welcome your thoughts about the book, as well as the topic of  suicide. Click here to read the article where we introduced the topic earlier this month. This online [...]
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Can Rick Bosetti win?
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While diplomatically inconvenient for the Western powers, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' attempt to get the U.N. to unilaterally declare a Palestinian state has elicited widespread sympathy. After all, what choice did he have? According to the accepted narrative, Middle East peace is made impossible by a
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I'm rethinking my purchase choices.
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I've been hearing a lot of talk lately about class warfare. This is not new. Since there have been rich people, there has been a war between the rich and the poor.
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Everyone knows that we are in a mess. If you are a Democrat, it's Bush's fault. If you are a Republican, it's the president's and the Democratic Congress' fault. And if you are an independent, it's everyone else's fault.
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I read the Sept. 11 item "Veterans find new battle." The part about "Tough Readjustment" is the one I had a problem with also, after returning from the Korean War. I was on the front lines, and went through the struggles of combat. When I returned home, my anxieties were still there.
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Dear Record Searchlight readers, I am completely overwhelmed.
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The prep volleyball teams are gearing up for the midseason shift from preseason to league as slightly more than a month of play remains.
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Only one thing will be in the minds of all the Hornets when they take the field against Central Valley at 7:30 p.m. today: payback.
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The Shasta High girls tennis team has taken care of business on the court all season.
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The Shasta High volleyball team stayed unbeaten in the Eastern Athletic League with a four-set road win against Chico 25-19, 25-15, 23-25, 25-20 on Thursday.
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A Shasta County jury Thursday convicted a Redding woman of felony animal cruelty for kicking and stomping a neighbor's miniature dog to death last year.
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Redding City Councilman Rick Bosetti on Thursday filed papers with the Shasta County clerk announcing his intention to run for state Assembly.
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hasta College's agriculture program covers a lot of territory — fields, greenhouses, a pumpkin patch, a vineyard, animal barns and an arboretum. It includes 20 cows, 30 goats, eight pigs, a couple of sheep and some 1,200 students.
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Bank of Commerce Holdings in Redding has received $20 million from a government program that encourages lending to small businesses.
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Chico State University is opening enrollment to its online and Shasta College classes Saturday for the fall 2012 semester.
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A Redding man accused of murdering a homeless man in 2009 pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity Thursday in Shasta County Superior Court.
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A Redding animal welfare group is opening a storefront to help support its rescue efforts and introduce dogs for adoption.
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12-year tenure saw many changes
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In 1911: The Anderson High School District trustees were going to hold a special meeting to consider applications for the position of a part-time school nurse. In addition, Superintendent Robert Peckler was authorized to make the final decision about hiring a part-time secretary after trustees heard qualifications of severa
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The California Highway Patrol is looking for the driver of a white pickup who likely witnessed a fatal wreck on Paskenta Road on Sept. 19.
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This workshop packs a semester of learning into 3 full days of fall fun. It’s designed to bump us all out of our comfort zone while adding to our basic painting skills. All levels, beginners through advanced, will find it challenging and informative. Carlson will lead you to expand your artistic strengths with wonderful n
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The next 2nd Tuesday Club dine out night that benefits the animals at Haven Humane Society is set for Oct. 11 at Market Street Steakhouse in downtown Redding.
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Police were looking Thursday night for a man who robbed a Raley’s employee of his wallet at gunpoint in the store’s parking lot on Lake Boulevard.
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Mountain bike riders aged 6 to 16 are invited to join the Bureau of Land Management and Redding Mountain Bike Club for a free guided bike ride on Sunday, Oct. 2, starting at 9 a.m. at the Swasey Recreation Area in west Redding. Parents can also participate in the two-mile ride offered as part of [...]
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Shasta County has seen a decline in illegal tobacco sales to minors. In 2010, Shasta County Youth Tobacco Purchase Surveys found zero retailers illegally selling tobacco to youth. Surveys reveal only 7.3 percent of retailers illegally selling tobacco to youth in the period from 2008-2011. Similarly, the California Departmen
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Today's story is a list of the three oldest brick buildings of Redding. Our old brick buildings are a popular topic and have resulted in many people asking me, "Which one is the oldest?"
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Houzz is the most innovative design portfolio we’ve ever seen. Erin and I went to a conference and heard a presentation by the founder. This site is brilliant. You can click around and look at amazing photography of the most intriguing home design t
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Did you hear? Starting next year, Bank of America is going to start charging customers $5 if they make purchases with their debit card. The fee is a one-time, flat charge each month. Simultaneous to today's news comes this from Consumers Union: Tips for consumers when banks start charging new fees. Here's
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A Redding man accused of murdering a homeless man in 2009 pleaded not guilty by reason on insanity this morning in Shasta County Superior Court.
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Mary Machado of Shasta Voices writes in the September newsletter about the twin ballot measures affecting Churn Creek Bottom --- and rightly points out that the anti-shopping center folks have much broader goals: It's hard to say how many people...
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Redding City Councilman Rick Bosetti today filed papers with the Shasta County Clerk and Registrar of Voters Office announcing his intention to run for state Assembly.
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The California Highway Patrol is looking for the driver of a white pickup who likely witnessed a fatal wreck on Paskenta Road Sept. 19.
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Solicitors posing as Great Northern Corporation (GNC) employees may be trying to filch credit card and other financial information from some north state residents.
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1. Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson 7:30 p.m. today at the Cascade Theatre, 1733 Market St., Redding. Tickets are $59 to $79. Call 243-8877.
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Michelle Young earned a bachelor’s degree in art from Chico State University and has been painting ever since. She has displayed her unique floral pieces throughout California, but is a permanent fixture at Redding's Studio Experience gallery, co-owned by her mom, artist Mickey Theobald. This month, mother and daughter s
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Karry Carr’s goal when he opened the Village Delicatessen a year ago was to recreate the food and the friendly ambiance of Domenico’s, the legendary family-owned Italian deli in Alameda that he once worked at and loved.
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If you’re at all familiar with Weaverville and, in the case of your correspondent, very familiar with all things coffee, you’ve probably visited Mamma Llama Eatery and Café in downtown Weaverville. If not, it’s high time you did.
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Donnie Baker has a boat for sale (swear to God), Kenny Tarmac just landed (in the ATL, of course) and Floyd Tucker the trucker has a new song. If none of those ring a bell, you’re probably one of the few who doesn’t tune in to the Bob & Tom Show in the mornings.
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Way back in 1907 if you were single and looking for that perfect someone, this was one of the ways to accomplish it: attend an "Apron and Tie" dance. The following is from the March 2, 1907 issue of the...
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California Highway Patrol officers had to help Tehema County Sheriff's deputies arrest a man after a neighborhood scuffle Wednesday evening.
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On Bruce's editorial on People of Progress' beef with Goodwill Industries, entitled "Playing favorites among charities is not city's job," IamAJellyDonut responds: "If politicians can't pick the winners and losers, why go into politics?"...
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I can’t wait until they allow civilians to buy these.
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In an effort to help ensure the success of hiring new registered nurses into its workforce, Mercy Medical Center Redding launched its new RN Training Program in August. “We have hired approximately 12 newly graduated registered nurses,” explains Karen Jones, Clinical Educator. “Our program is one of a few in Californi
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Paul Willis, current poet laureate of Santa Barbara and professor of English at Westmont College, will speak at Simpson University’s annual Faculty Lectureship Series today (Thursday, Sept. 29). The event, which is free and open to the public, starts at 7 p.m. in the LaBaume-Rudat building in room 204 on the Redding campu
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are cherish, guarantee and nausea. The Shells We BuildThere was no tenderness in his caress, not anymore. She felt like he was petting the dog when he mauled over her, a rough hand across her skin, an equal
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“Honey, mow the rocks.” HereR
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The northern Sacramento Valley will roast in early autumn heat one last day today before the season's first significant storm soaks and batters the area early next week. Temperatures across the valley this afternoon will peak around 94 degrees, the National Weather Service said. The average high temperature in Re
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“Can I borrow your car?” Everybody has asked, most everyone has obliged, and most of the time the car is borrowed and safely returned without incident. But what happens if the car is returned damaged? Worse yet, what happens if the borrowed car is involved in an accident that injures others? California legislation provi
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RPOA members were recently surveyed about several topics, including crime, staffing and support. Here are the results from the front line officers who deal with the topics below on a daily basis:Do you enjoy working at the Redding Police Department 28% very satisfied 55% satisfied 10
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The Fufillment Of All Desire PowerpointMore PowerPoint presentations from
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PALO CEDRO — To say the Shasta High boys soccer team is on a roll to start the season would be an understatement.
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Redding's planning commissioners, in unanimously rejecting a plea to consider Goodwill Industries' potentially ruinous competition with established charities' thrift shops and how that would harm those nonprofits' missions, said Tuesday that it just wasn't their job to weigh competing social needs.
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About that $16 muffin — it didn't actually cost that much.
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Given recent publicity about the future of management of Redding's Convention Center, I wish to offer a suggestion to eventually make the building more visually attractive on the outside.
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Thomas Sowell's Sept. 21 column tells us he has jumped on the Rick Perry Ponzi scheme bandwagon. I must inform Sowell, as I have Perry, that Ponzi schemes do not last 70-plus years, and they cheat people out of large sums of money, whereas Social Security pays, and has not stopped paying, all 70-plus years.
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SHASTA LAKE — The West Valley girls cross-country team won Wednesday's NAL Center Meet while Yreka won the boys competition.
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A Redding woman who claims her miniature dog was killed by an angry neighbor last year after it got out of her yard told a Shasta County jury Wednesday she felt her mortally injured dog's bones move inside its small body when she picked it up.
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On this day in 1911: There was no question that the women of Shasta County wanted to vote. The Searchlight was well aware that women in Shasta County wanted the ballot because scores of them have so expressed themselves in a straw-voting contest conducted by the paper.
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SHASTA LAKE — An apartment above the Ace Hardware store here caught fire Wednesday and temporarily closed part of Shasta Dam Boulevard.
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A collision Wednesday morning along Highway 273 sent a pickup and its driver into the Anderson-Cottonwood Irrigation District canal.
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Federal firearms regulators are telling gun shops it's illegal for someone who uses marijuana to possess or buy guns or ammunition, regardless of whether states have passed laws allowing patients to use the drug for medicinal purposes.
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Firefighters extinguish what’s left of a barn that burned to the ground Wednesday afternoon on Scout Avenue at Telephone Gulch Road in Happy Valley.
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A dispute that had a charter school talking litigation and its parent district broaching revocation may be nearing a close, officials from both organizations said Wednesday.
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A Redding woman is guilty of kicking and stomping a neighbor's dog to death last year, a Shasta County jury decided this afternoon.
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Home Helpers in Redding has been recognized as a President's Circle Member by the company.
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While it was just another school day for their peers, Wednesday was Farm City Day for some 450 north state fourth-graders who learned how food gets from the farm to their tables.
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RED BLUFF — Citing a bleak economy, Tehama County officials agreed to another delay in taking up the often-controversial topic of development impact fees.
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A 64-year-old woman drove off Highway 299 Wednesday morning west of Whiskeytown Lake, but no one spotted her overturned car for more than two hours.
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RED BLUFF —Construction on a monument to honor Gulf War-era veterans from Tehama County could begin this year, after the Board of Supervisors this week approved its placement at the northwest corner of the administration building on Oak Street.
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RED BLUFF — To many in Tehama County, the first weekend in October means only one thing — West Coast Monster Truck Nationals.
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Shasta County Citizens Against Racism (SCCAR) is seeking nominations for its 22nd annual Civil Rights and Social Justice Awards, which acknowledge Shasta County residents for their commitment for pursing equality for others. The fight for civil rights and social justice is an often unpopular battle which can sometimes put t
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I've had a chiropractic and clinical nutrition practice in Redding for nearly 20 years. On the nutrition side of my practice the number one health complaint is constipation. That's probably not surprising. Just look at the size of the laxative aisle at the pharmacy. We have big problem with regularity.
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Shasta Blood Center is in need of AB- and O- blood.
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In our memory care community, people often ask about the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's disease. We find that there are many misconceptions about Alzheimer's and dementia. Many people don't become familiar with the term memory care community until they need to arrange care for a loved one needing it
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I can only hope that all of the children my wife and I might rear are as bright, ambitious and public-spirited as the Stanford undergrads who are running California Common Sense, a cool startup nonprofit they've founded to promote open...
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It comes from Rep. Kevin McCarthy, who is a Republican from Bakersfield and the House majority whip -- a position of considerable cloud in the House of Representatives. He writes in the Mercury-News in defense of tax breaks for billionaire...
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The Forbes 30th annual "Rich List" is out and the magazine's editors say Archie Aldis ("Red") Emmerson's net worth is up to $2.6 billion, ranking him in 150th place, just behind Oprah Winfrey ($2.7 billion) and ahead of David Rockefeller...
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List of recreational clubs and groups active in the North State.
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An apartment above the Shasta Lake Ace Hardware store caught fire this afternoon, though firefighters appeared to have the blaze largely under control after just a few minutes.
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A barn burned to the ground this afternoon on Scout Avenue at Telephone Gulch Road in Happy Valley.
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Federal firearms regulators are telling gun shops it’s illegal for someone who uses marijuana to own or buy guns or ammunition, regardless of whether states have passed laws allowing patients to use the drug for medicinal purposes.
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The argument that it is -- by charging fees too low to cover the costs of regulations -- was the point of an Assembly hearing Tuesday. The Bee reports: Data provided by the Legislative Analyst's Office show that regulating logging...
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A 64-year-old woman drove off of Highway 299 this morning west of Whiskeytown Lake, but no one spotted her overturned car for more than two hours.
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A head-on collision along Highway 273 sent a pickup and its driver into the ACID canal this morning.
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I for one am all for boxers being cocky but Floyd Mayweather crosses the line with his disrespectful behavior. Why Mayweather attacked Larry Merchant is beyond me but the response was classic. Do you think that Floysd Money Mayweather could beat Manny Pacquiao in a fight? take the poll. video platformvideo managementvideo s
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Tehama County Sheriff's deputies Tuesday morning arrested two Red Bluff residents after finding three pounds of marijuana in their motel room.
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The northern Sacramento Valley will bake in unseasonable early-autumn warmth today and Thursday before cooler weather sets in this weekend, leading to the season's first decent soaking early next week. Afternoon temperatures across the valley floor will peak around 95 degrees today, the National Weather Service s
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Bare breasts freak Americans out! Yet like McD's we seem to want them super sized and we sneak peeks every chance we get! If a woman's top falls open do you turn away? We are quite obsessed with boobies here. In 2010, in the USA, there were 296,203 Breast Augmentations performed. Up 39 percent from 2000. [...]
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1911: While lying on his back under a dolly cart, which he was repairing at the Benton sawmill, Louis Gavis almost lost his left arm. The cart was attached to horses and they started up suddenly with Gavis’ arm under a wheel. There was a clean break of the bone and the injured man was taken to the hospital.
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Through the first five weeks of the high school football season, Foothill (5-0), Paradise (4-0) and Enterprise (4-0) all find themselves undefeated. That's a situation that has never occurred before for these three teams.
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Anyone who's ever picked up the tobacco habit knows how painfully difficult it is to quit. Despite the cost, the well-known health hazards, the increasing social stigma and the complaints from loved ones, smokers continue to puff.
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One of the problems in trying to select a leader for any large organization or institution is the tendency to start out looking for Superman, passing up many good people who fail to meet that standard, and eventually ending up settling for a warm body.
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What do we have here with a recall group against Shasta Lake City Councilwoman Dolores Lucero? She is described as abrasive, rude, disrupting and prone to making allegations. Don Spurgeon sure has a lot to say from only attending one meeting since Lucero's election in 2009. Looks like those 20 self-anointed who want Luc
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Bonjour, mes amis! Members and friends of Pilgrim Congregational Church are holding a French Country Market on Saturdayat the church, 2850 Foothill Blvd.
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What's the difference between a cobbler and a crisp and a buckle and a Betty? These tried-and-true classics require two things: fruit and dough. How you choose to put them together determines the name. But no matter what you call them, they're all a delicious and comforting end to any meal.
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Timothy Duffy ("50-Word Dash," Wednesday) sounds like he is a victim of today's public education system. He is the kind of person we are trying to reach. We don't expect miracles to happen every time in our quest to inform people. Freedom of speech is guaranteed to everyone by an amendment to the Constitutio
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Based on the news media, three individuals, out hiking in the country, probably wandered across an invisible, political line and accidentally entered Iran. As a result, they were jailed for years.
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According to some, President Obama is an OK guy but way out of his league. Others say that he is a socialist who hates America. Here are some facts:
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Healthy Shasta is proud to present the 5th Annual Walk This Way at Turtle Bay celebration! Choose healthy and join us Saturday, October 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Turtle Bay Exploration Park for this fantastic FREE family event. Once again this year’s festivities include healthy cooking demonstrations, health screenings,
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Redding planning commissioners Tuesday rejected a nonprofit's appeal of the city's prior decision allowing Goodwill Industries to operate two satellite drop-off sites in Redding.
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Workers with Shasta County's In-Home Supportive Services union protested outside the county administration center Tuesday morning after reaching an impasse with county officials, who they say are proposing to cut all their medical benefits as part of this year's labor negotiations.
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When 13-year-old Anthony Rawls crossed the finish line Wednesday, he felt great, but it wasn't the best part of his day.
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Pierce jumps from 4th to 1st
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PALO CEDRO — It's always important to start hot against league foes, but the significance of any win at this point in the season is maximized when it's against a rival.
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Some 60 people lined Hemsted Drive in front of Wally Herger's office in Redding on Tuesday to ask the congressman to support saving the U.S. Postal Service.
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North state students will not likely watch
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Plea bargain helps keep him out of prison
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One year after he was arrested, a 22-year-old Hayward gang member was sentenced Tuesday in Shasta County Superior Court to more than 21 years in prison for his role in the 2010 robbery and shooting of a Redding man in the Olinda area.
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Pumpkin kicker arrested, police say
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Klassique Kafe celebrates birthday
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Let us say that you're doing OK in your job. It isn't your favorite thing in the world but you do it competently.Then The Powers That Be tell you they have decided to add another duty to your job. The duty is in Greek but they say you shouldn't have any problem with it because you're fluent in French and you can
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We apologize those of you whose inboxes were flooded with old stories, but we've fixed the problem. So sorry for the confusion. (Hey, it threw us, too!)
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To illustrate the story about a U.S. Postal Service change that will allow living persons to appear on stamps, the Bakersfield Californian worked up a fabulous graphic about famous Kern County locals who might well deserve the honor. Merle Haggard,...
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Shasta County sheriff’s detectives arrested an Idaho fugitive today who’d been wanted since 2007.
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A 22-year-old Hayward man was sentenced this afternoon in Shasta County Superior Court to more than 21 years in prison for his role in the robbery and shooting of a Redding man a year ago in the Olinda area.
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Do you know which ones they are? They are the Lorenz Hotel, the IOOF building, the Holt house on West Street, and the Bank of Shasta County building because it ties with another for being the third oldest. Now you're...
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES TRINITY RIVER, Douglas City — More and more fresh salmon and steelhead are showing daily in the Del Loma to Junction City stretch of river, and some limits are being taken by anglers willing to put in the hours and not discouraged by slow stretche
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A Redding man arrested in April for attacking his sister with a chain saw was placed on formal probation for four years this morning in Shasta County Superior Court after he pleaded guilty last month to assault with a deadly weapon.
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The S&P Case Shiller index shows a record breaking 4+% home price drop for the year. It’s all over the news. Think of it this way. Homes are on sale! That’s just as simplistic as thinking of this “news” as purely negative. Dig only a little deeper in the composite index, and you f
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Authorities have raided a half dozen large marijuana grows in western Siskiyou County, seizing a reported 102,091 plants worth some $306.2 million.
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Fire crews have thrown up containment lines around 80 percent of the Ruth fire, burning in the Six Rivers and Shasta-Trinity national forests of southern Trinity County.
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Anderson police early this morning arrested a man who was reportedly kicking pumpkins, uprooting plants and flipping trash cans in the Safeway parking lot on Balls Ferry Road.
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Here’s a unique opportunity. Not long ago, we helped a buyer purchase a similar home on Nathan using a USDA loan. These homes are newer than most in the area eligible for that l
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The image above sums up much of the State of the City luncheon yesterday, both spoken and unspoken. Our area has been hit hard by an economic wave. The figure at the flag f
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The Northern Sacramento Valley will see rather warm early autumn weather for the next few days before a weekend cool-down. Temperatures across the northern valley today will peak around 91 degrees, the National Weather Service said. The average high in Redding on this date is 87 degrees and the record high is 105
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Generally, trees in an urban setting live only a fraction of their lifespan. The most common cause of death is the stress that a tree undergoes from neglect and/or bad practices. The following is a list of 6 ways you can (unintentionally) kill your trees… Under/over watering. During the first couple years after a tree [..
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Another Chance Animal Welfare League (ACAWL) is holding its first ever golf event, “Putts Fore Pets” on Saturday, October 1st at Palo Cedro Golf Club. ACAWL was formed in 2005 by caring people looking to give homeless, abandoned, neglected, and abused animals “another chance” at a safe and loving forever home. Shast
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Redding has never been thought of as a wine destination like Napa or Sonoma, though in recent years it's seen a boom in wine bars: Uncorked on Hilltop plus downtown's Vinter's Cellars, Vintage Wine Bar, the soon-to-open The Grape Escape, and now Moseley Family Cellars. When Mimi and Marty Moseley opened a tasting room to [.
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Shasta County's probation chief, sheriff and other criminal-justice officials have devised what looks like a sensible plan to cope with an impending shift, beginning later this week, of what will total hundreds of state prisoners and parolees to the county's responsibility.
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Give the California Republican Party credit. With its share of registered voters down to barely above 30 percent, the GOP at least realizes what it must do if it's ever to become competitive again in this state: Recruit Latinos.
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Californians are witnessing in the Solyndra scandal what impoverished Europeans have known for years: Subsidized green energy like solar and wind is not an affordable alternative to natural gas, coal or nuclear power. For instance, Spain has been the European leader in the development of both solar and wind power. The whole
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The "real and effective rate" of unemployment is actually about twice what the federal and state governments claim.
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To hear a lot of conservatives tell it, the reason California has the second-highest unemployment rate in the country is that the state's heavy regulations are killing businesses. I don't think any sane person would disagree that it's difficult to...
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Most schools are starting to get into league play this week in volleyball and cross country while other sports such as boys soccer and girls tennis continue play against the usual opponents.
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The second stop of the North State Skate Series took place in Mount Shasta on Saturday.
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Redding Mayor Missy McArthur gave a State of the City address Monday that squinted into the sunlight from the bottom of a deep economic trench.
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The number of students enrolled in the Siskiyou Union High School District has dropped by more than 10 percent since last year because the feeder schools simply don't have enough students to replace the outgoing seniors, district officials say.
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Thanks to an ongoing undercover sting, in Shasta County it's gotten a lot harder for teens to buy tobacco from local stores, though they continue to smoke at rates higher than state averages, county officials say.
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Shasta County Regional Transportation Planning Agency board members couldn't agree Monday whether to amend their bylaws so they can make their own staffing decisions for the agency.
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Rodney Rex Wittner, the last surviving founding member of the Asphalt Cowboys, died Sunday at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding. He was 83.
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A 26-year-old woman found dead in July in a burned travel trailer in south Redding died from smoke inhalation and burns, though she also had methamphetamine in her system, coroner's investigators say.
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The Great Harvest Bread Co. in Redding is raising money for Nor- Cal Think Pink Breast Cancer Awareness.
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Scarlet wisteria has striking looks but a sinister nature.
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1911: The Kennett post office has been designated as a postal savings bank, which will open Oct. 13, and will be the first third-class post office in the state to be designated as a postal savings bank. Master Alva Merrill is justly proud.
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Referring to Goodwill Industries as a "Walmart-esque behemoth," a nonprofit has appealed Redding's decision to allow the thrift store to open in the former Gottschalks on Hilltop Drive.
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Rodney Rex Wittner, the last surviving founding member of the Asphalt Cowboys, died Sunday at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding. He was 83.
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You are invited to participate in the North State's first, all-community Extreme Health Weekend organized by the United Way of Northern California! Our goal is to bring the community together in a collaborative effort in the fun of physical activities to educate, inform, increase awareness and encourage participation to imp
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The 6th Annual Community Creek Cleanup involves removing invasive vegetation within the Henderson Open Space, which sits along the Sacramento River just southeast of the Cypress Avenue bridge. This open space consists of more than 30 acres which has become overgrown with invasive species. In addition to frontage on the Sacr
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It comes via the Los Angeles Times: Investors looking for an excuse to buy stocks after the summer plunge might be encouraged by a closely watched poll of independent market newsletter editors: More of them are pessimistic about equities than...
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So, a trio of deep-pocketed financial types -- one Democrat (who worked for Gov. Schwarzenegger), one Republican, one independent -- form a PAC to influence the coming year's California legislative races. Are they just big-spending special interests? Or are they...
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Jim Ramsay, Redding
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Shasta County's probation chief, sheriff and other criminal-justice officials have devised what looks like a sensible plan to cope with an impending shift, beginning later this week, of what will total hundreds of state prisoners and parolees to the county's responsibility.
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John Keye, Redding
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In response to Emily Young's Sept. 18 column, "Colleges need a new direction":
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Give the California Republican Party credit. With its share of registered voters down to barely above 30 percent, the GOP at least realizes what it must do if it's ever to become competitive again in this state: Recruit Latinos.
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1. What does your inspection cover? The inspector should ensure that their inspection and inspection report will meet all applicable requirements in your state if applicable and will comply with a well-recognized standard of practice and code of ethics. You …
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A Washington man and woman died Saturday after crashing into a truck driven by a Cottonwood woman who tried to pull over because she couldn't see through a dust storm, the California Highway Patrol reported.
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Q. Can people be moral without a belief in a God? From where does morality come? People can be moral with or without God. People can also be immoral with or without God. Belief or disbelief in God is not a reliable predictor of a person’s moral beliefs or behaviors. Morality, ethics and religious beliefs evolved because o
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A 26-year-old woman found dead in July in a burned travel trailer in south Redding died from smoke inhalation and burns, though she also had methamphetamine in her system, coroner’s investigators say.
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Chores this morning included cutting the  top section of an old couch into what I hope are acceptable pieces to be collected by the waste management service. I think it will go. Cross your fingers and I’ll cross mine. This is a bit of putting off the inevitable. Someday soon I will have to call [...]
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Crews have contained 65 percent of the Ruth fire after Sunday's rains have nearly halted its spread.
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At the end there was one truck standing, and former north state resident Jesse Brockman was in it.
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It was located at the head of Defiance Canyon and Canyon Creek southwest of Viola and was one of the four starting points of the 42-mile long Blue Ridge Flume, another structure that also defied the odds. The Defiance Mill...
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Former Hawaii elections clerk Tim Adams has now signed an affidavit swearing he was told by his supervisors in Hawaii that no long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate existed for Barack Obama Jr. in Hawaii and that neither Queens Medical Center nor Kapi’olani Medical Center in Honolulu had any record of Obama h
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Home buyers often learn about the neighbors only after moving in. Here’s a Colorado man who thinks you ought to know more about him as neighbor before you buy. Hard to argue the logic of it, but I’m sure the seller wishes it weren’t so. Around here in Shasta County, the neighbor’s yard often speak
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Temperatures will rebound today after Sunday's unseasonably mild interlude. Expect the warm weather to stick around through the work week before next weekend brings another cool-down with a slight chance of showers. Afternoon temperatures across the northern Sacramento Valley should peak around 86 degrees, the Na
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Note: The Redding business person who wrote this letter asked to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation that could lead to the further loss of income and/or employment and damage to the person's reputation. While anewscafe.com is not disclosing the letter-writer's name, we have confirmed the person's identity. This is
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Ira S. Wolfe, founder and chief social media strategist for Social Media Architects of Delmarva, was kind enough to answer some questions related to the Ruben Porras story. In this interview, Wolfe offers some insights about how businesses can use social media to protect their reputations. I intentionally chose a social med
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I hope you saw your invitation on anewscafe.com about Tuesday evening's art reception and demonstration by Stefan Baumann, renowned oil painter and PBS artist. Perhaps you watched his PBS series, "The Grand View: America's National Parks Through the Eyes of an Artist."  Perhaps you also recall that Stefan Baumann happe
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Change is coming at the deliberative pace of government — to outsiders, that's painfully slow — but ballot measures that Redding residents overwhelmingly approved last fall to curb costly retirement benefits for city employees are increasingly taking effect.
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Most Americans surely think no one would want a meaner society, but if you believe this, you would be wrong. A vocal and activist minority works daily to bring on a meaner society. They do not think of their goal as a meaner society. They think of themselves as paladins of ideological purity, an emerging ultraright ideology
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Remember the last time you purchased a car? Did you shop around for the best deal? Did you take a test drive? Did you spend a while calculating what you could afford? What if you went to all that trouble and when they handed you the keys you discovered the car had been switched on you and was in fact a badly used 1974 Pinto
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Students filled Juniper Elementary School's gym with cheers, roars and the clanking of stomping feet so loud a passer-by might have thought it thunder. Others paraded in, shouting, swinging flags and sporting shirts in a range of hues, from the deep red of Stanford to the bright yellow of a banana slug of the University
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1911: The disguise of a mustache and a pair of eyeglasses, coupled with an alias, affected by a supposed preacher who was recently known here as DeTovreau, was penetrated by certain Redding people, and the man was advised to leave town, which he did. De Tovreau was recently in trouble in the north and, according to reports,
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Ruth residents who evacuated due to fires will be allowed to go home today. Rain has slowed the 1,515-acre Ruth fire enough that officials lifted evacuation orders in the remote southern Trinity County community.
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Bright blue skies may seem as routine for the Redding East Rotary's Ducky Derby as its signature yellow ducks, but this year thousands of the rubber birds plummeted from the Diestelhorst Bridge against a gray backdrop at the 22nd annual event Sunday. Organizers dropped 38,984 ducks this year as part of the rotary group&
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Red Bluff police said a 17-year-old resident was arrested Sunday on suspicion of possessing stolen property.
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What: French "Bistro" Community Project Fundraiser When: Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd, Redding, CA 96001 Cost: Admission is absolutely FREE! (Lunches and refreshments are available for sale.) -from press release A News Cafe, founded in Shasta County by Red
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Shasta Library Foundation presents “Taste of Germany” on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 6 pm at the Holiday Inn in Redding. “Taste of Germany” is a unique evening of German tradition, entertainment, live and silent auction, German cuisine from various regions around the country and beverages. Proceeds benefit the Shas
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Art created by persons with developmental disabilities SEPTEMBER 30, 2011 11 AM – 2 PM ARTISTIC ENDEAVORS 491 Lake Blvd Redding, CA 530-242-0173 www.artistendeavors.com sunnie@artistendeavors.com ***Food***Drinks***Game Booths***Raffle*** ***Spinning Wheel***Paintings***Pottery*** ***Wood Crafts***Sewing Crafts*** PLEASE
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Redding Weather Discussion: The weak storm that moved through on Sunday and gave us a brief taste of fall is now east of our area. High pressure will once again begin to push northward over the western U.S. Monday Redding will mostly sunny with high temperatures in the upper 80s. Tuesday through Thursday summer returns [...
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Emergency crews are heading to the 7000 block of Shingleglen Trail in Shingletown this afternoon to respond to a propane leak reported at Reed's Market.
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The Men's "In-Motion" winter retreat is scheduled for the President's Day Weekend in February. A group of 20 men will leave Redding, CA on Friday February 17, 2012 at 5:00 pm and drive up to
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I got home just in time after picking up Mr. Sundberg at the airport. I'd planned a bit ahead and had his favorite dessert waiting for him on the counter, still nearly warm, and he was so happy about that. Apple Caramel Crisp, with a little extra cinnamon, and some vanilla ice cream on the side.
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Industrious and hardworking Isabella and Thomas Lowden arrived at French Gulch in 1863. He was a gold mine owner and road builder among other things. She built herself a stone barn. Isabella purchased 20 acres of worked out placer-mining land...
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Ruth residents will be allowed to go home Monday. Rain has slowed the 1,515-acre Ruth Fire enough that officials lifted evacuation orders in the remote southern Trinity County community.
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Today is the first day of fall weather in Redding, with a high of 69 degrees and precipitation likely before 11 a.m. But expect sunshine and temperatures in the 80s and 90s again for the work week. Monday's high temperature should be 84 degrees, while by Tuesday, temperatures should creep back up to 91 degrees. Forecaste
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You people call Sarah Palin dumb? What a bunch of biased, sexist and racist people you are. REMEMBER THIS?  The Marxist has not improved….You can report this one to his “Attack Watch” website. Listen to this idiot here
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There aren't enough people who see the world with the blend of realism and optimism you get from Larry Schaller.
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It's easy to ignore small-town politics. The stakes seem small. The issues can be parochial. Expensive ad campaigns don't fight to draw voters' attention and support.
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The person responsible for the August death of Kenneth Ray Wilson, who was shot by officers attempting to arrest him on armed-robbery charges, is Kenneth Ray Wilson.
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With the warmth of summer still blessing our days, the autumnal equinox has arrived.
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It seems like every time something bad happens in this area, the media wants to find a way to connect it to medical marijuana. Most recently the Record Searchlight printed a story about someone who was experiencing meth-induced paranoia and started shooting off his gun at imaginary thieves. This story was turned into yet an
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John McCain was resurrected from the dead by the national media. He was the easiest candidate for Obama to beat, in my opinion.
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Dear Don Yost ("SB48 simply fosters respect," letter, Tuesday), perhaps you are the one who is blinded. Why do we need another law to protect yet another group of people? We have laws that protect all people from bullying, and treating people of all colors, races, creeds, etc., fairly. The current laws are not being
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There is a lot of discussion across the West today about national monuments. One of the questions many people have is: Do they create or foreclose economic opportunity in adjacent communities? Amazingly, this had not been studied until recently.
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How many times this year have we heard the word "historic" used during our recent weather forecasts? Many records were broken this year, according to the reports. I am worried for the next generations. I want to leave them a planet to live on like the one I have grown up on.
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When deciding to close the Ide Adobe and Bidwell Mansion historic parks, the state claimed it had to save money, but that nobody would lose their jobs over this correction.
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My favorite new traffic "stop sign" is the one on the corner of Old Alturas Road and Shasta View Drive.
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I walk Mike Warren's Clover Creek Preserve almost daily and I am appalled how this park has become such an eyesore. The trails are in disrepair, damage remains from runoff from the early 2011 storms, and there is a preponderance of trash about the park.
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No matter how important, good, right or moral a piece of legislation is, imbecilic partisan politics will rule on its success or failure.
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This letter is directed at those of us who voted for President Barack Obama and are disappointed that he turned out to be a moderate Republican. We should remember that he campaigned on a moderate platform of compromise and has kept true to that course.
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Samuel Albert, Redding
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Change is taking place. We can hear it in the thunder that rumbles through our area this time of the year. We can feel it in the pleasant evenings and the coolness of our mornings. We can see it in the changing colors of the shrubs and trees in the yards and parks and woodlands that surround us everywhere.
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I'm not ashamed to admit that the idea of having bedbugs quietly terrifies me.
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On the shelves in my office you will find an abundant supply of books designed to guide one through the process of developing a quality resume. Combine these with the plethora of information available on the Internet, services of career and employment professionals, and input from well-intended friends and one would assume
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Cost-cutting and restructuring measures often force companies to offer employees early retirement packages.
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Recently, Heather experienced electronic calamity. Here is her story.
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It's been a month since the Shasta Builders Exchange eliminated its CEO position and said goodbye to Kent Dagg, who had headed up the nonprofit group since 1987.
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Thank you for helping to choose the winners for our Best of the North State 2011 publication.
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Redding Mayor Missy McArthur will highlight some of the city's accomplishments during the past year Monday at the 24th annual State of the City Luncheon.
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Seeing it as a tie-in for their gourmet mustard business, Bret and Dayna Speers will open Wilda's Grill in downtown Redding next month.
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The Ruth Fire in southern Trinity County grew to about 1,300 acres Saturday, creating smoky conditions for area residents and fire crews.
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Spectators at the Redding Air Show on Saturday got an extra treat in addition to watching the Air Force Thunderbirds perform: They were spared from the notorious heat of 2009's event.
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Q: Is there a set penalty for failure to have a license plate on the front of your vehicle? Or will you just receive a fix-it ticket?
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It's called public safety realignment.
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In 1911: The last of the log drive came into the Benton boom. It started in the waters of the Pit River 46 days ago, requiring a few more days to reach here than previous drives. There are 3 million feet of timber now in Turtle Bay, and the cutting was to begin at once.
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Shasta County motorists may face delays starting Monday as the California Department of Transportation helps to move wind turbine sections from Nevada to Solano County.
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The Shasta County Board of Supervisors will meet in closed session Tuesday to discuss a lawsuit filed against the county by the California Department of Transportation.
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Two unbeaten teams fell during Week Four as Central Valley ran into Division II powerhouse Lassen, which restored its season with a 20-point victory over the Falcons.
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With three seconds left on the clock, the Mendocino Eagles kicked a field goal to pull ahead 21-19 and defeat the Shasta College Knights football team in Ukiah on Saturday.
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Hello, my name is Esther K. Enloe. I have lived in California for six years but was born in Wasilla, Alaska.
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Jen Minnich and Benjamin Hockenberry
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There are almost as many types of hiking boots as there are people to wear them.
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Dear Straight Talk: Sometimes I think our schools have gone crazy. We expect our kids to get a 4.6 GPA, letter in sports, run student government, play in the orchestra, and after five hours of homework a night, start their own nonprofit or make a feature film. I'm hardly exaggerating! Many kids I know suffer from anxiet
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Q: If I am using a legal shrimp fly rig to fish in California waters for rockfish and a legal-sized lingcod bites and holds onto an otherwise legal-sized rockfish, can I legally gaff and possess that legal-sized hitchhiking lingcod? I am assuming the lingcod has not been hooked in the mouth on my shrimp fly rig, but has mer
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Emily Layton and Kevin Williams
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She's ba-a-a-c-k. Author Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum has returned to the laugh-out-loud situations she gets entangled in as a bounty hunter for her icky cousin, a bail bondsman.
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Our trip to Oregon offered my family many adventures and memories this summer.
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Westside Performing Arts Company kicks off its fifth year with several educational classes for all ages.
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The 12th annual College Quest, a college information night geared toward high school students and their families will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Redding Convention Center from 4 to 7:30 p.m. The community event is open to all but specifically designed for high school students and their families to explore highe
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BERNARD WOLF'S BASKETBALL CAMP
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The Passidakis family of Redding is participating in the Hike for a Cure event today at Yosemite National Park as part of a fundraiser to find a cure for histiocytosis.
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Dear Babe: I have "Power Golf" by Ben Hogan. I'm sending the pictures of the front cover and the personalized inscription, which is on the blank first page inside the front cover. The book has no dusk jacket.— Lon McCasland, ReddingIt looks like the book is in the $300-$1,000 range, probably around $500. T
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Soroptimist International of Redding is seeking nominations for its annual Person of Distinction Award. This prestigious award salutes an exceptional person in our community who has volunteered their time and/or personal resources to help cancer patients and their families. Nomination forms are available by calling Theresa
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His reign as King of the Blues has been as long as that of any monarch on earth. Yet B.B. King continues to wear his crown well. At age 76, he is still light on his feet, singing and playing the blues with relentless passion. Time has no apparent effect on B.B., other than to [...]
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The 2012 President’s Budget proposes a five-year-extension of the act that provides funding to historically forest-dependent communities that have been impacted over the last several decades by downturns in the forest-products industry. The Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 was enacted to p
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Painter/musician J. Norman Stewart (aka: John N. Stewart) spent 60 years in the Los Angeles area and played at Tony Danza's "My Place" restaurant, The Alley Cat Bistro, Alphonses (in Toluca Lake), and several venues in Newport Beach. His style is light, sometimes whimsical, and he prefers old standards, gospel, show tunes,
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Firefighters quickly contained a fire to three semi-truck trailers south of Redding this afternoon.
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More than 96 percent of Californians buckle up before they hit the road. Although the golden state has among the highest seat belt compliance rate in the nation, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) would like to see 100 percent of the motoring public safely secured in their vehicle. “It’s encouraging to see that the maj
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Mention Germany, and the mind goes to the picturesque alpine villages, striking castles, cathedrals and thriving cities.
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Erastus arrived at Shasta in 1850 to try his luck at goldmining. In 1852 he was awarded a 160-acre Bounty Land Grant in South Cow Creek Valley at Millville where he established Canyon Ranch. Bounty Land Grants were awarded to...
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Low light picture experiment with my $2 thrift store Canon Powershot A520: I was trying to take it easy after my four or five-day return to evil caffeine. Man, it had been so long since I had the java juice it moved through my system like meth. Let’s just say I over did it. You’ve [...]
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The Redding area will cool off starting today and there’s a chance of rain Sunday.
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In recent months, our community has experienced a significant number of thefts of Catalytic Converters, primarily from Toyota trucks and SUV’s. Thieves steal Catalytic Converters due to the value of the precious metals contained inside them. The Toyota trucks and SUV’s are most common as the converters are more easily a
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The North State has many rich legacies. One of them is heirloom apples. Since 2006, Carol Fall, Program Representative for the University of California Cooperative Extension in Trinity, has been working year-round trying to trace and document this very legacy for the
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SHASTA LAKE — The Falcons' hot start once again was interrupted by a hungry Lassen team.
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Law enforcement agencies from Trinity, Shasta, Tehama and Siskiyou counties have decided to create a team dedicated to locating missing and abducted children in the north state.
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OROVILLE — A 27-year-old Chico man, charged with murder with special allegations in Wednesday's Chico sniper slaying, did not enter a plea when he appeared in court Friday.
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The Sacramento Bee reports California’s regulation of logging on private land has run afoul of state law as a result of recent budget cuts, a coalition of environmental groups contends.
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Redding police arrested three people Thursday in connection with the Aug. 2 stabbing and beating of a Redding cabdriver.
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The Housing Authority in Redding is among the public housing agencies in California that recently received a combined $7.4 million of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants.
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PALO CEDRO —If any coach in the area knows the inner workings of the Foothill High football program, it's first-year Anderson coach Tim Patterson.
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The Redding Christian Lions got their first win of the season Friday night at home with a 36-14 victory over the Mercy Warriors.
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Montgomery Creek School students got a hands-in lesson Friday — they put their hands right in the dirt.
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Let's make beautiful music together.
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That would be the world champion Oakland Athletics (aka the "Swingin' A's") of my college days, in the early '70s.
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I understand an element of Marc Beauchamp's concern about vaccines (column, Saturday). When the drug reps started briefing me on an HPV vaccine years ago, it sounded fine up until the hype part of the talk, including a rape angle. Ditto the proposed compulsory pitch. "So our children get raped if they aren't req
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In an effort to appease those who want to see the federal government attempt to produce a balanced budget, our leaders have come up with a so-called "Council of Twelve." The legislators composing this budget-cutting committee are evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans. This is a strategic ploy on their par
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The Best Western Hilltop Inn is asking the court to close the neighboring Hilltop Lodge and ultimately sell the business, claiming the property is a blight because of ongoing criminal activity.
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U.S. Forest Service firefighters battled a 400-acre fire in southern Trinity County into the night Friday after the blaze forced evacuations in the area.
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Former Shasta County District Attorney Jerry Benito, who lost his bid for re-election in a contentious race last year, lashed out at his successor Friday, saying Steve Carlton "did not have the guts" to prosecute an Anderson police officer on rape charges.
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Estaline Watkins celebrated her 105th birthday Friday by doing what she's done for most of her life — playing music.
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The Ruth Fire in southern Trinity County grew to more than 1,000 acres overnight, U.S. Forest Service officials said today.
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Join a park ranger on an easy walking tour through Whiskeytown Cemetery on Sunday, September 25 at 2 pm. Step back in time by visiting several gravesites and learn about the individuals and families who settled in the Whiskeytown area starting with the heyday of the California Gold Rush and ending with period before the [..
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-from press release A News Cafe, founded in Shasta County by Redding, CA journalist Doni Greenberg, is the place for people craving local Northern California news, commentary, food, arts and entertainment. Views and opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of anewscafe.com.
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North State Symphony's piano soloist in September is New York's Diane Walsh. Ms. Walsh has had a fascinating career, performing Beethoven on-stage literally hundreds of time --- not only in concert, but as part of the theatrical work 33 Variations, inspired by Ludwig van Beethoven's Diabelli Variations. Rite of Spring had a
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Redding police arrested three people Thursday in connection with the Aug. 2 stabbing and beating of a Redding taxi cab driver.
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Let's make beautiful music together.
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We're new to Redding and would like to create an easy-care garden. Should we build wooden raised beds?
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Stop and smell the roses. Or perhaps attend a plant sale or plant swap. There are plenty of garden events coming up in the north state.
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Ask Anna columnist Anna Moseley offers tips for cleaning a shower stall.
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University researchers Walt Koenig and Jean Knops survey oaks throughout California each year to learn more about the variability of the acorn crop. The count began in 1980 in Carmel Valley and expanded to a statewide survey in 1994. The two acorn counters were recently at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area.
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A Redding man accused of murdering a homeless man in 2009 had his upcoming trial delayed Friday after he told his defense attorney he wants to enter a not guilty by reason of insanity plea, a prosecutor said.
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Shamelessly stolen from Forbes.com (which posts wise and witty thoughts to ease the pain of the ads that pop up before the story you clicked opens): Forbes Thought Of The Day "The last sound on the worthless earth will be...
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OROVILLE — A 27-year-old Chico man charged with murder with special allegations in Wednesday’s Chico sniper slaying, did not enter a plea when he appeared in court today.
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"hoopdriver" is our winner who guessed correctly at 9:05 a.m. Mr. Wagoner's claim to fame was becoming the first person in Shasta County to record a cattle brand (1857). Congratulations hoopdriver! Our winner has won himself a $10 gift...
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A wildfire in the Ruth area of southern Trinity County has grown to more than 400 acres this evening, a US Forest Service official said.
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I have been thinking about the idea of self-pleasure for sometime. How many of us do things that are not good for us but we do it anyway because it brings us pleasure. How many of us smoke?
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Red Bluff police arrested a 19-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl this week in connection with the July 20 stabbing of another man at a McDonald’s restaurant.
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A man whose body was found in the Klamath River downstream from where a suspect had bailed out of a big rig after a Sept. 16 chase that started in Redding has been identified as a Washington resident, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol in Yreka said today.
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That would be James Rickert, of the Prather Ranch Rickerts. It's a frustrating story. But worth reading if you think you're buying organic strawberries. Here's the link....
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This is Erastus Wagoner and his family. What was Erastus' claim to fame in Shasta County history? 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...
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An early morning fire damaged a makeshift memorial to Kenny Wilson early Friday morning, but firefighters are saying it appears accidental.
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I like Facebook. Actually I need Facebook, it's good for me and my business. I dislike Ticker. And if you're an active FB user you probably know what I'm referring to. Ticker is one of those recent (most dramatic) changes made by Facebook and from everything I'm readying the user don't like it at all.&
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It's a Holy Shit moment when you realize that 20 years ago, Nirvana released its second album called Nevermind.It's interesting to note that Curt Cobain, in the lead-up to this undertaking, was listening to bands like R.E.M., Pixies and The Smithereens as a way out of the Seattle grunge scene."Neverm
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I’ve been a little surprised by just how many people recognize the mathematical illustration we used in our logo for our new venture, The Address Realty. I thought it a somewhat obscure figure of beauty in numbers. But a quick search of Fibonacci Sequence in Google or YouTu
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Check out the video. It’s near Mt Shasta. Superlatives fail, so rather than describe it, we’d prefer to show it and sell it. Call (530) 244 7603. Just $4.6M.
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Today’s the first day of fall, but it’s still going to feel like summer in Redding. Today’s high temperature is expected to be near 102 degrees, forecasters with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. Still, Saturday should see a high temperature of 92 degrees, while Sunday’s high will only be around 75. Al
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Have you ever wondered who planted the first peach tree in Shasta County? Or the first orange tree? Or who made the first official map of Shasta County? If you have, now you will know who these people were.
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Find an artisan extravaganza at the Burlap Harlot Show on Saturday at the Shasta District Fairgrounds' Lassen Hall in Anderson.
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When I first sat down to write about the Fall equinox a few weeks ago, it was 85 degrees in Redding, and I was actually considering the idea of wearing a long sleeved shirt to work. Now, as the deadline to get this to the editor looms over my head like a thundercloud, the thermometer [...]
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CHICO — Police say it appears a 26-year-old Simpson University graduate was selected at random by a shooter early Wednesday morning at a Chico intersection.
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Thunderbird team member and Air Force Capt. Ryan Riley lands his jet along with other team members Thursday at Redding Municipal Airport, where the Redding Air Show will take place Saturday and Sunday.
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In 1911: The contract for building the new steel bridge over Battle Creek at the Shasta and Tehama counties boundary line fell to Pacific Construction of Sacramento, which put in the low bid of $9,289. The old wooden bridge, which fell down the previous month, was entirely useless and could not be even temporarily repaired.
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The parent company of a Redding hospital has sued Walmart and the retail giant's Arkansas health insurance company alleging they owe Shasta Regional Medical Center $2.35 million for employees' unpaid medical bills.
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Saying laws may need to be changed, a pair of north state lawmakers will ask outside legal experts to review the Shasta County District Attorney's decision not to pursue rape charges against a former Anderson police officer accused of attacking a woman he was taking to jail.
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Bethel Church doesn't take over the Redding Convention Center until January, but the transition from city control of the 41-year-old auditorium to the large revival church has begun.
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The Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park will hold what may be its final Moon Festival at 11 a.m. Saturday as looming budget cuts will force the park to close its facilities.
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Siskiyou County coroner's investigators have been unable to positively identify a man whose body was found in the Klamath River downstream from where a suspect had bailed out of a big rig after a Sept. 16 chase that started in Redding.
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Rep. Tom McClintock, labasting the Interior Department's push toward removing the Klamath River Dams, spoke up for good old hydropower today in a House floor speech (re-published at Flashreport). He makes some good points. He also says something just odd:...
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The Eastern Athletic League had a runaway girls golf champion in Enterprise's Rockelle Sande in 2010.
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A 23-year-old Redding man who pleaded guilty last month to attempted murder in connection with a January house fire he set to kill his sleeping wife was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison.
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We're a month into the prep football season as tonight kicks off Week Four's action and that puts us nearing the halfway point of the regular season.
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Simpson University has expanded its online course offering by partnering with another college, allowing adults across the country to earn a Simpson bachelor's degree.
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There will not be any shortage of hard-hitting defenses mixing with potent rushing attacks when the Grizzlies square off against the Falcons in a Division II clash at Ron Hale Memorial Stadium today.
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An effort to bring an animal shelter to eastern Shasta County likely will not go forward, although Intermountain residents say the county's animal services are lagging.
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Kayla Woods, 14, is about to make history at Weed High School today.
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For the second time this week, a foreclosure auction of the Gaia Hotel in Anderson was postponed Thursday.
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This outlook is issued every Wednesday to update the Sunday weekly forecast and provide a weather outlook for the next 10 days. A large high pressure area over the western U.S is bringing sunny skies and hot weather to the north valley. Redding will be near of just above the 100 degree mark on Thursday [...]
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Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, the Friends of Whiskeytown, and Forever Resorts are collaborating with local businesses and supporters to help clean up litter around Whiskeytown Lake on Saturday, September 24, 2011. Over the last eighteen years, volunteers have helped to clear thousands of pounds of litter from the wa
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This is a beautiful time of year to explore our spectacular neighbor to the east, Lassen Volcanic National Park. Saturday (Sept. 24) is a fee free day at national parks -- a good time to pack a picnic, camera and walking shoes and enjoy the scenery. These photos were taken this month on the Ridges [...]
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Wow. I can't believe it's been 10 years. Can you give a bit of a then-and-now summary for us? At the time of the merger, the Redding Symphony was financially teetering and the Chico Symphony had a real identity crisis – could it stay a university orchestra, or was it going to be a semi-professional [...]
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Siskiyou County coroner's investigators have been unable to positively identify a man whose body was found in the Klamath River downstream from where a suspect had bailed out of a big-rig after a Friday chase that started in Redding.
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Saying laws may need to be changed, a pair of north state lawmakers will ask outside legal experts to review the Shasta County District Attorney’s decision not to pursue rape charges against an Anderson police officer accused of attacking a woman he was taking to jail.
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OK, I do understand why religious conservatives and parents in general might bristle at Assembly Bill 499, which would allow children as young as 12 to get themselves a dose of the HPV vaccine without their parents' consent. Some people...
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Police say it appears a 26-year-old Simpson University graduate was selected completely at random by a shooter early Wednesday morning at a Chico intersection.
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1. Tehama District Fair Today through Sunday at the Tehama District Fair grounds, 650 Antelope Blvd., Red Bluff. Call 527-5920. Go to www.tehamadistrictfair.com
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Sandblasted glass artist Jan Scanlin has been in the glass business for 25 years. Her artistic enterprise evolved from a sign business. Instead of investing in computers, vinyl and cutters to bring her sign business up-to-date, Jan developed the glass engraving she did in tandem with lettering on automobiles. It has been a
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Leaf mold is a simple, single-ingredient compost. Put leaves in a bin and let them rot for four to 12 months (different types of leaves break down at different rates). Mowing over the leaves or running them through a shredder before putting them in the bin speeds the process but is not required. Use leaf mold as an amendmen
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Here’s a deal for these economically depressed times: an all-you-can eat breakfast for five bucks, lunch for six, dinner for seven or Sunday brunch for six. No tip, no tax. A light and airy ambience with a garden view.
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Not in Redding, but in the Orange County city of Orange, reports the OC Register: ORANGE The City Council unanimously declared its intention Tuesday to eliminate all salaries and benefits for the panel's five members - saving the city as...
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Weaverville is but a short drive to the green hilly west. As the first of a three-piece series focusing on the watering-hole life of the town, The Diggin’s starts it off with a refreshing reintroduction to the concept of a “locals’ bar.”
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Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” prompted a riot when it premiered in Paris in 1913. Kyle Wiley Pickett, music director and conductor of the North State Symphony, hopes the challenging piece prompts a celebration this weekend.
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If you didn't know where it was, you'd most likely never find it. You can see it as you drive along Hwy. 299 in Ingot. Its sitting on the bank of Cow Creek and it sort of blends in with...
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I’m getting conflicting emails concerning this article over at aNewsCafe about Ruben Porras’ Facebook page. She labels him a “cyber giant,” and he calls her a “gossip reporter.” I’m pretty sure neith
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RED BLUFF - A small fire Wednesday evening at the Tehama County jail caused about $1,000 in damage to a dryer and inmate clothing inside it.
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A 23-year-old Redding man who pleaded guilty last month to attempted murder in connection with a January house fire he set in order to kill his sleeping wife was sentenced this morning in Shasta County Superior Court to seven years in prison.
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So Ted Lidie, manager of MediCali Collection on Churn Creek Road, tells the Chico News and Review in a story wondering how the heck Redding ended up with 16 medical-marijuana co-ops operating. Police Chief Hansen's take on the community reaction...
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Q. It’s summer time; so how can you tell if a Reddingite has no friends? A. She’s in the store buying zucchini. Tee hee. Really, though, it’s not a laughing matter if your neighbors and friends are gardeners and their zucchini seeds have properly propagated. You’ll notice. You’ll observe The Desperate Ones, lurkin
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This one was a senior assisted care facility before the bank foreclosed on it. It was once listed for sale in 2007 for $385K. 3 of the bathrooms are l
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are dull, race and yawn. Something short. And, hopefully, sweet. UnsettledThe yawn was stifled between his index and middle fingers. It’s cold, much too brisk for the track pants and old flannel shirt he’s fumbled i
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Another two days of triple-digit temperatures are in store for Redding, but National Weather Service forecasters say the heat should begin to taper off by this weekend. Today’s high temperature should be near 102 degrees, while Friday’s high is expected to be near 100. Saturday’s forecast calls for sunny skies and a h
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Major update 9/23/11, 10 a.m.: As of this morning, administration of the Redding, California Facebook page has been returned to Shawn Thompson, the original creator of the page. In an ironic twist of events, Ruben James Porras lost his admin rights when Scott Leak, James-Porras' recent co-admin partner, removed James-Porr
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After years of increasingly bitter feuding over off-roading restrictions on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, it was an astonishing sight in the Board of Supervisors' chambers Tuesday afternoon.
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Liberals are elated that President Obama is finally primed for a fight. Conservatives are happy to take up the chant of "class warfare."
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I just read that crime is down in the U.S.A. Could there be a good reason? Let's watch out with our early parole.
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At Big League Dreams two years ago, an acquaintance and I were discussing President Obama's pre-swearing-in world tour and stimulus ideas, which we both criticized. A man neither of us knew was standing near enough to hear, and he told us the only reason we didn't like what Obama was doing was because he's black
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To the guy who dropped off the two really cute puppies at Enterprise Community Park on Saturday morning: Don't worry about them. They were helped by me and a nice couple who were finally able to get them in their car and take them to the proper place for unwanted animals.
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The young Hornets are gradually growing up and their improvement spells bad news for the rest of the Eastern Athletic League.
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The Foothill High boys and girls swim teams both notched victories in a dual meet against Enterprise on Wednesday.
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PALO CEDRO — The Foothill High boys soccer team might have to wait a little longer to be considered as a top tier program in the Eastern Athletic League.
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Five months after suspending plans to relocate and build a bigger plant in Stillwater Business Park, an aluminum metal sheet manufacturer will expand after all.
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Removing four dams along the Klamath River would not only help salmon by reducing toxic algae and creating a steady supply of cool water — it also would benefit millions of migrating waterfowl that stop at wildlife refuges in the Klamath basin, according to a federal report released Wednesday.
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The Tehama District Fair gets under way today with Dollar Day.
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A chain of people traveling a 1.8-mile route along the Sacramento River Trail on Saturday is part of a worldwide effort to encourage movement beyond fossil fuels.
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As part of a Public Lands Day celebration, a community cleanup is planned Saturday at Lake Shasta.
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A Jones Valley man arrested in July after being accused of stabbing a neighbor in a fight inside a neighborhood market was sentenced Wednesday in Shasta County Superior Court to three years in prison.
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A 25-year-old deer hunter from Willow Creek who went missing Saturday in Trinity County walked out to safety late Tuesday night.
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Redding Air Show 2011 gets under way this weekend with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds as the headliners.
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In 1911: A real German picnic and a dance with a full orchestra were in the program for an upcoming event in Buckeye, which the citizens of the now prosperous little town recently put on the map by the opening of the East side road. The day and night were to be of music, dance and pleasure. City Marshal Send of Redding and
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Firefighters quickly put out a fire Wednesday afternoon at the rear of an Anderson home off West and Howard streets.
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That gray metal box on the sidewalk outside the Redding police station is part of a plan that didn't work.
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WinCo Foods in Redding has deployed a smartphone application that helps shoppers locate products in the store.
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Southbound Interstate 5 is down to one lane tonight at the eastbound Highway 44 exit after a two-vehicle wreck.
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I'm not sure why I started thinking about this, but I did and no one stopped me, so here's The Question of The Day:What comic strip do you hate the most?For purposes of this poll, I'm eliminating comics that ended but are still being rerun like Peanuts, For Better or Worse, etc. I'm not counting stri
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Youtube: youtube.com/user/rubenporras Facebook: facebook.com/reddingcalifornia www.facebook.com/codewordruben facebook.com/newparts hs.facebook.com/pages/Each-Day-MediaReddingFamous/122576027771008 Twitter: @rubenporras @ModestoFamous @ReddingFamous @ReddingNews Other Webpages/Profiles: eachdaycounts.com eachdaycounts.blogs
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Foothill and Sutter remain No. 1 in their respective divisions in the 2011 Northern Section Football Media Poll, but the lower divisions have changes.
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Round Mountain is a rural community where the residents enjoy living in a secluded, quiet environment. Life is simpler here, but should not be considered backward. A gem of a health center is located among the tree-studded hills along Highway 299. Here, the Hill Country Health and Wellness Center provides state-of-the art m
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Sleep is a basic necessity. Sufficient sleep helps us think more clearly, complete complex tasks and enjoy everyday life more fully.
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Shasta Blood Center is in need of AB- and O- blood. BloodSource is in need of A- and O- blood.
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Update: I'm removing names of businesses that were in the testimonials for Ruben because one of the businesses said they never wrote that testimonial - that Ruben created it. My apology for the error, and for any confusion. Note: This is the first in a series of stories about North State citizens'  dealings with Ruben Jam
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Alright FOX 20 of Chico is my new favorite TV station. I just thought I would say thank you again for making my weekend spectacular!I can’t wait to see the Thunderbirds!
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A Man was Arrested after Striking a Utility Pole in Cottonwood, which started a small Fire. Shortly after 9:30 Tuesday Night, a P-G-&-E Pole was knocked down on Bowman Road at Rackley Court. The Pole and Live Power Lines had Bowman Road completely blocked until a P-G-&-E Crew arrived nearly Two Hours later. The i
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A 25-Year-Old Man who was lost in the Mountains of Trinity County walked out of the Wilderness at 11:30 Tuesday Night. Evan Cutting of Willow Creek was reported missing on Saturday. He was Hunting with Two Friends in the Rugged Country between Big Bar and Hayfork. Cutting became separated from his Friends, but stayed in
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Officials were searching for a possible Arsonist in the Anderson Area Tuesday Night. At about 11:20, an Abandoned Box Trailer full of Trash was discovered on Fire alongside West Anderson Drive just North of Gas Point Road. After that, at least Three more Fires were reported in a short period of Time, including One at And
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Yreka Police have captured the Suspect in Monday’s Robbery of a Jewelry Store. Police say the Man walked into “Exquisite Jewelry” on Miner Street just after 11AM Monday and simulated a Gun beneath his Clothing. He left on Foot, though Police have not said what he was able to escape with. Apparently, the
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Crews from Cal-Fire and the Happy Valley Fire Protection District made quick work of what first appeared to be a Disaster unfolding Tuesday Afternoon. Fire Personnel responded at about 3:30 to a Location off of Shanks Road near the West End of Olinda Road. When the first Engine arrived, the Fire was estimated at 2 Acres
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The Redding Sunrise Rotary will be presenting a Donation Wednesday to help with the purchase of a Police K9. A Check for 15-Hundred Dollars will be presented to the Group “Communities For Police Canine” during a Ceremony on the Front Lawn of the Convention Center at 5:30PM.
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Firefighters quickly contained a fire this afternoon in a small storage building attached to an Anderson home.
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES TRINITY RIVER, Douglas City — Fishing for Chinook salmon was good, but most of the fish fish being hooked above Junction City are spring run salmon, and are past their prime. Brighter fall fish have yet to arrive in any great numbers. The best fis
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A Jones Valley man arrested in July after stabbing a neighbor in a fight inside a neighborhood market was sentenced today in Shasta County Superior Court to three years in prison.
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Southern Aluminum Finishing, which had negotiated a land-for-jobs deal with Redding for 17 acres in Stillwater Business Park, has purchased the former Jhirmack hair products building.
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We sure do! They are Battle Creek Bridge, Bell's Bridge, Diestelhorst Bridge, Dog Creek Bridge and Nobles Trail Twin Bridges. Battle Creek Bridge is on Gover's Road at the Shasta-Tehama County line. Bell's Bridge is in south Redding and once...
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CORNING - A motorcyclist was severely injured today in a traffic accident on Interstate 5 near here.
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That is part of Assemblyman Dan Logue's argument against a bill that would move all California initiatives to November elections, instead of splitting them between lowish-turnout June primaries and the November main events. (Oddly, nowhere in Logue's piece does he...
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No, concludes a new RAND Corp. study: The nonpartisan RAND Corp. studied crime reports over the 10 days before and after June 7, 2010, when the city shuttered hundreds of pot shops. The Santa Monica-based think tank found that crime...
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You don't see many recalls of sitting local officials, and there's a practical reason for that. The Shasta Lake residents who've filed a recall petition against City Councilwoman Dolores Lucero need, the R-S reported today, 1,222 signatures to put it...
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Sunny skies and possible 103-degree temperatures are in Redding’s forecast for today and Thursday, National Weather Service meteorologists say. Tonight’s low should be around 60 degrees. It should also be hot and sunny on Friday with a high temperature near 102, but the weather should cool off a bit on Saturday. The hig
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Society gives profound power to those who wear a law-enforcement badge. When an officer abuses that power, especially for sexual gratification, a horrified public rightly demands a high price as justice.
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Many in the media and in politics have gone ballistic over the fact that Texas Gov. Rick Perry called Social Security "a Ponzi scheme."
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I love mayonnaise. Is it really all that bad for me?  It's the quintessential "bad" food laden with artery-clogging saturated fat. For years, we've been told to "hold the mayo," but is it really as bad as they say?
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No question adequate funding for our school systems should be a No. 1 priority.
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Tax cuts for the rich don't create jobs.
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Please join me in supporting California State Senate Bill 791, recently passed by the Legislature and currently under consideration by Governor Jerry Brown.
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There is a difference between handing out Constitutions and propaganda.
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A group of Shasta Lake residents is trying to recall Councilwoman Dolores Lucero, alleging she makes baseless allegations against city officials, is rude to the city staff and community members, and is disrupting city business for no reason.
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California Highway Patrol officers and Shasta County sheriff's deputies were looking late Tuesday night for someone they believe started at least three fires on West Anderson Drive south of Anderson.
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While the state's largest real estate group doesn't see California's housing market gaining much momentum in 2012, there are some bright spots.
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The Redding City Council approved a pair of deals Tuesday with local firefighter and electric worker unions.
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The University Prep volleyball team is proving it will be a force in Division V this year.
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The Hayfork Timberjacks saw their 25-game win streak come to an end with a 56-22 loss to Hosanna Christian of Klamath Falls, Ore., on Friday. The loss ended the 21st longest current winning streak in the nation.
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Foothill and Sutter remain No. 1 in their respective divisions in the 2011 Northern Section Football Media Poll, but the lower divisions have changes.
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In their final nonleague tuneup, the Red Hawks delivered some impressive moments.
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The Enterprise High volleyball team swept Paradise at home 25-9, 25-15, 25-11 on Tuesday.
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RED BLUFF — A divided Tehama County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday agreed to switch closed sessions to the start of the day's business rather than the end.
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A foreclosure auction of the Gaia in Anderson was postponed Tuesday, one day after the green hotel's parent company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
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A search for a 25-year-old deer hunter from Willow Creek who went missing Saturday in Trinity County was called off Monday evening.
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Supervisors also examine forest plan
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A fire in the Happy Valley area Tuesday afternoon burned an old bus and about 2 acres of grass.
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Artist gives proceeds to animal rescue
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In 1911: A grass and brush fire started by some careless person came near making a blackened waste of the Redding cemetery. As it was, 3 or 4 acres were burned over in the northeast corner.
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A 29-year-old Redding woman suffered major injuries Monday night after she was struck by a car while walking across Highway 299E near Interstate 5.
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Event to promote customer service
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Here's a fascinating item from KQED about the history of beautiful San Francisco Bay, whose water wasn't always so beautiful: "[M]y wife's family is from the Bay Area, and she told me that when she was a girl, they used...
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Firefighters have gone to a home in the 3300 block of Meadow Oak Drive in the Olinda area to extinguish an attic fire caused when a propane tank exploded.
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If you are a college graduate and struggling with debt, you are not alone.  The percentage of college graduates filing for personal bankruptcy rose 20 percent during the last five years, according the 2010 Annual Consumer Bankruptcy Demographics Report, published by the Institute for Financial Literacy.
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Adrian Rogers, fire chief in Shasta Lake, emails this note to a circle of acquaintances: If you ever wonder what it could be like. I know people hate most of our rules but the reason I took this job is...
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The link below shows the dedication, motivation and inspiration that proud and loving father, "Alan Ernesto Phillips," bestows upon his children; yet this court and Judge "Teflon" Jack Halpin insist that Mr. Phillips is not worthy to have any time with his other daughter.Mr. Phillips is a drug and alchohol counse
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Spending $2.8 million in county taxpayers' money before they even get a nickel's worth of service in return is a lot to swallow, yet that is precisely the deal that Shasta County administrator Larry Lees is proposing that the Board of Supervisors clinch with Haven Humane Society to replace the county's animal sh
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Jerry Hurley, ReddingNational parks run on borrowed money
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Some call it musical chairs, the way every couple of years termed out state legislators either run for a different office or manage to get themselves appointed to some other position where they can keep their snouts in the public trough.
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A fire in the Happy Valley area this afternoon burned an old bus and about two acres of grass.
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If you're a typical web surfer doing an online search, AroundTheCapitol.com says in its daily update that, based on its web hits, these are the bills you're most likely to be hunting for: TOP BILL SEARCHES: With 70,000 visits sent...
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A 29-year-old Redding woman suffered major injuries Monday night after she was struck by a car while walking cross Highway 299E near Interstate 5.
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The Shasta County Coroner’s Office has identified a Redding Woman who was killed while walking on Oasis Road Monday Night. At around 7:30, 35-Year-Old Melissa Thomas was walking Eastbound in the Roadway West of Alee Lane. According to the C-H-P, She then walked across the Center Line into the path of a Westbound 20
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The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team located a lost Hunter in the Northern reaches of the County. 57-Year-Old Leroy Bernel of Fall River Mills was hunting in the Bartle Gap Area off of Highway 89 South of McCloud. He failed to return and meet his Hunting Partner at dark on Sunday as planned. Th
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Over One Thousand Acres will go up in Smoke in the Happy Camp Area. A Series of Prescribed Burns is planned by Klamath National Forest Officials near the small Siskiyou County Community. Five Hundred Acres of Vegetation Underburning will be done at a Site 3 Miles Northwest of Happy Camp, and another Five Hundred Acres lo
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Two apparently-unrelated Armed Robberies were reported in Siskiyou County Monday. According to Yreka Police, a Man walked into “Exquisite Jewelry” on Miner Street just after 11AM and simulated a Gun beneath his Clothing. He left on Foot, though it’s not clear what he was able to escape with. Meanwhile,
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Time is running out to purchase a Yellow Rubber Ducky for Redding East Rotary’s “Ducky Derby” this Weekend. The Ducks will be dropped from the Diestlehorst Bridge into the Sacramento River at One O’clock Sunday. Tickets will be available at the Caldwell Park Boat Dock, the Redding Air Show on Satu
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A Fundraiser will be held this Weekend to benefit the Northern California Veterans Museum and Heritage Center. The “2011 Mash Bash” will be held Saturday, and all Proceeds will go to the next phase of the Museum’s Park. Only 500 Tickets are available. Tickets can be purchased for $40, and include Dinner
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A search for a 25-year-old deer hunter from Willow Creek who went missing Saturday in Trinity County was called off Monday evening.
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Firefighters are being sent this afternoon to a reported four-acre grass fire near Spring Branch and Jellys Ferry roads south of the Coleman National Fish Hatchery.
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The hospital was known as the County Hospital and was located on what had previously been the Vosburg Ranch in Shasta approximately one mile northwest of Shasta near the present-day intersection of Hwy. 299 and Rock Creek Road. The hospital...
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Just a little tweaking to streamline the cubby-hole work space at the south end of the living room. It is actually a return to the old set up with both the computer table and the art work bench, side by side. There is still lots of color in this small space. I had originally chosen [...]
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Here’s an intriguing property. In the supplied images it appears that a power
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Fall Classic Racing includes Summit Super Series Points racing Season Finale! Friday Oct 7-Gates open at 1pm. Test & Tune – 2 to 8 pm Then, Saturday Oct 8, our 3rd ANNUAL FALL CLASSIC & BBQ RACE Your ticket to the Sat BBQ is a side dish to feed 8 – 10 people !!!!! Tri ti
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Some call it musical chairs, the way every couple of years termed out state legislators either run for a different office or manage to get themselves appointed to some other position where they can keep their snouts in the public trough. This, of course, is precisely what term limits were supposed to prevent.
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Spending $2.8 million in county taxpayers’ money before they even get a nickel’s worth of service in return is a lot to swallow, yet that is precisely the deal that Shasta County administrator Larry Lees is proposing that the Board of Supervisors clinch with Haven Humane Society to replace the county’s animal shelter.
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Every child deserves the safe and simple school years she was lucky enough to experience, but the truth is that for thousands of gay, lesbian or transgender youth, school is not a safe place and never has been. The FAIR Education Act addresses that by fostering dignity and respect, and something Mark no doubt supports herse
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Castle Crags is due to be closed due to the State budget crunch. Meanwhile, Federal Parks continue operating even though the Federal Government is borrowing forty cents on every dollar that they spend. What is wrong with this picture?
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I can’t for the life of me figure out why so many are in such a big rush to put more money into the pockets of the gasoline companies. I’ve slowed down to 60 while on the freeway and increased my mileage by 3.5 miles per gallon on average. With the annual miles I travel I stand to save about $275 per yr. Remember too: s
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The Shasta County Sheriff's office is looking for a man in the Bartle Gap area after he did not meet up with a friend at dusk Sunday.
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The Redding woman who was struck and killed by a pickup Monday night while she was walking down Oasis Road in Redding was identified this morning by the Shasta County coroner’s office as Melissa Thomas.
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SHASTA LAKE — Two Shasta Lake residents announced Monday night that they have served recall papers against City Councilwoman Dolores Lucero.
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It’s going to be sunny and hot today in Redding with a high temperature expected to be near 98 degrees, forecasters with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. Tonight’s low should be around 62. It will continue to be sunny and hot through Friday with Wednesday’s high temperature expected to be near 99 degree
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We finish our bicycling series with Redding leaders' plans for marketing the city as a tourist destination for both casual and serious cyclists. We share a conversation with an avid biker who finds refuge in his solitary rides, and conclude with a story about how to pick the perfect bike -- one that will leave [...]
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When Turtle Bay Exploration Park leaders went looking for a partner to develop and operate a hotel next to the Redding museum, they found an eager partner in San Diego-based Azul Hospitality Group. Azul, which runs destination resorts and hotels, simply couldn’t pass up the location at what Azul President and CEO Richard
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Editor's note: Doni spoke with Dave Bartle of Redding, someone who offered biking tips when Doni mentioned she was thinking of riding a bike again. Doni wondered if it's true what they say about riding a bike - that once you learn, you never forget. If anyone knew the answer, Bartle would. Dave, you look like [...]
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Whether you have never owned a bike or are a seasoned rider, today's vast array of bike options can overwhelm someone who's decided to buy a new bike. Thankfully, Redding boasts several solid bike shops to lead customers in the right direction. Also, according to Bikes Etc. mechanic Nick Scoma, there are about a dozen di
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I'm thrilled that Forbes Magazine has named the Sundial Bridge "One of the World's Most Incredible Brid
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Vivian Carver, 91, goes swimming with her son, Nick Rodina (from left) of Redding, and Denise Armstrong, Janet Sheppard and Sara Dougherty, all licensed vocational nurses at Marquis Shasta assisted living facility, Monday at Water Works Park. Nurses working with Carver found out she wanted to go swimming one last time. "Sh
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Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said Monday the benefits of removing dams on the Klamath River appear to far outweigh the negatives, and he called those who continue to oppose the removal plans naysayers set on derailing a hard-fought deal.
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A decade after the merger of its financially troubled predecessors, the North State Symphony is as strong as ever and heading into its 10th anniversary season.
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The 10th anniversary season of the North State Symphony promises to entertain at every show, but two upcoming offerings have the orchestra's leaders especially excited.
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Low interest rates and rising affordability propelled home sales in Shasta County in August to a four-year high.
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Shasta County may enter an agreement with Haven Humane Society today to provide services to assist the thinly-stretched county animal shelter.
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A Redding woman faced possibly a life-threatening situation Thursday but, fortunately for her, she shops at Trader Joe's.
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A man carrying a gun robbed a Happy Camp bank Monday morning.
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A former second-grade Redding schoolteacher arrested Sunday on $2.2 million in warrants pleaded not guilty Monday in Shasta County Superior Court to a series of felony charges.
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3.76 TA Travel Center 19483 Knighton Road
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Upset that Shasta County supervisors approved staffing changes without their knowledge, board members of the Regional Transportation Planning Agency called a special meeting Monday to discuss those changes and whether they should move toward independence from the county.
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In 1911:George Thorne, guard of the Trinity National Forest, was living part of his time in the upper branches of a tall tree much as Robinson Crusoe did. Thorne had to keep a constant lookout for fire and campers when on duty on Buckeye Mountain and a pine tree served him as the best vantage point.
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The Shasta County Cattlemen's Association is having its annual family picnic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hawes Farm in Anderson.
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The fall prep sport season consists of seven different sports and that usually means a heavy dose of sports each week.
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If Sen. Doug LaMalfa were governor ... well, then we'd live in an alternate universe, wouldn't we? But if we lived in that alternate universe, and Gov. LaMalfa were deciding which bills to sign or veto, he helpfully supplies the...
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A Redding woman was struck and killed about 7:30 p.m. today while she was walking down Oasis Road in Redding, the California Highway Patrol said.
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A pedestrian has reportedly been struck by a vehicle on Highway 299, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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Fall brings a bevy of activities to the north state.
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In the past several days, I have spent a lot of time thinking and singing and gliding with Henry.
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See who was where at what recent event in the north state.
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You folks know your Beatles. That was indeed John Lennon in "How I Won the War."What I thought was most interesting was that some of you wrote things like, "I know it isn't John Lennon, but it sure looks like him."Good job!
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As you all are probably aware, Lucky Jesrani is very dedicated to the service club he is a member of: The Active 20-30 Club of Redding.The Redding 20-30 Club has fantastic news about a new event that it will be promoting and hosting, specifically the Sundial Film Festival.  See article at anewscafe.com
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Q. What is faith? What does the term mean to you? Faith seems to be the connective tissue between hope, risk and trust. It doesn’t require absolute certainty, but does nudge us to do something beautiful with the beliefs we have. I hope to honor the faith of everyone I meet. Rod Brayfindley United Methodist Church, Redding
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Shasta County Superior Court footage shows alleged escapee as he's wrestled to ground and hit with stun gun.
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A former second-grade Redding schoolteacher arrested Sunday on $2.2 million in warrants pleaded not guilty today in Shasta County Superior Court to a series of felony charges against her.
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A man carrying a gun robbed a Happy Camp bank this morning.
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Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said today the benefits of removing dams on the Klamath River appear to far outweigh the negatives, and he called those who continue to oppose the removal plans “naysayers” set on derailing a hard-fought deal.
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William Magee made the first official map of Shasta County. George Baker was the first man to marry in Shasta County, while Levi Tower was the first to divorce. Benjamin Swasey planted the first orange tree here. They and a...
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A Red Bluff Man has Died from Burns He suffered in a Crash Sunday Afternoon. Just before 3 O’clock, 50-Year-Old Daryoosh Kaveh was driving a 1968 Volkswagon Beetle Southbound on Paskenta Road approaching Live Oak Road. For Reasons Unknown, Kaveh swerved to the left and onto the Shoulder of the Road, then back to th
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The Shasta County Coroner’s Office has Released the name of a Bicyclist who was Struck and Killed by a Train Saturday Morning in South Redding. At around 9AM, Witnesses say the Man, Identified as 21-Year-Old Skyler White, was riding a Mountain Bike alongside the Railroad Tracks South of Canyon Road when a Northboun
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A Redding Man was Convicted by a Jury on Friday of Holding his Wife Captive and Brutalizing Her. In February of last year, 34-Year-Old Patrick Farmer held his Estranged Wife overnight in a Motor Home on his Father’s North Redding Property. He Strangled Her, Threatened Her with a Knife, repeatedly Punched Her in the
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A Reported Armed Robbery of a Residential Marijuana Garden in Mountain Gate turned out to be just the result of Methamphetamine-induced paranoia, according to Sheriff’s Department Investigators. At around 5:30 Sunday Morning Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputies and Highway Patrol Officers were sent to Wonderland
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A Former School Teacher who’s been on the lam since walking out of a Shasta County Courtroom was Captured Sunday Afternoon. Just after Two O’clock, Redding Police arrived at a Hilltop Drive Motel looking for 44-Year-Old Diane Fisher. The Former Rother Elementary School Teacher was Wanted on a number of Theft,
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A large number of Wounded Military Veterans call Shasta County their Home, and the Board of Supervisors is Officially Recognizing that fact. At Tuesday’s Board of Supervisor’s Meeting, a Proclamation will declare Shasta County as a “Purple Heart County” and Designate September 20th as the Day to r
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I love the Sun’s yearly trip through Virgo. It gives me extra energy and drive to clean the nooks and crannies, to clear the decks. The Sun passing through Virgo may drive the garbage collectors a little mad. I imagine trashed items are popping out of waste containers all over town. We are preparing for [...]
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Probably because of limited space, this morning's front-page story about a Sacramento County experiment in sending parole violators for quick stints in local jails --- as opposed to months-long stints in state prison --- was trimmed before the reporter got...
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A 50-year-old Red Bluff man succumbed to burns he received Sunday when his Volkswagon Beetle crashed near Paskenta in Tehama County.
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We attended this year’s 15th Annual Redding Beer and Wine Festival at the Promenade, and I took a few shots, er, photographs.
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RED BLUFF - An 18-year-old Red Bluff boy was arrested Sunday on suspicion of vandalizing a church, police said this morning.
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It’s going to be a hot week in Redding, forecasters with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. Today’s high is expected to be near 97 degrees. In fact, forecasters say, the high temperature should be near 97 degrees nearly every day this work week. Friday's high is expected to be one-degree cooler. But it shou
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A growing number of North State residents bicycle to their jobs, errands and the grocery store, but a variety of roadblocks prevent many more from doing the same. A News Cafe resumes its cycling series, Taken By Two Wheels, with Day 4: a look at safety on Shasta County's bikeways, how regular bike commuters make [...]
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The irony is rich: Anne Wallach Thomas was planning for the next day’s monthly meeting of the Shasta Cascade Bicycle Coalition and, once again, confronting the fact that she would have to drive to the Redding meeting from her Palo Cedro home. “I can’t ride my bike into Redding — I could get killed,” she [...]
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Here's a look at some of the potential bike paths and routes that people are talking about most for the Redding area. Project: The High Route, a 15-mile trail through Whiskeytown National Recreation Area from Kanaka Peak to Coggins Park Road. Outlook: The National Park Service already has rough plans for this remote trail t
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Sara Sundquist, a new mom with an 8-month-old daughter, still manages to ride to work -- and plenty of other destinations -- from her Redding home. Sundquist kept this bicycling journal for A News Cafe as part of its "Taken By Two Wheels" project. Sunday, June 26 and Monday, June 27 No riding. Tuesday, June [...]
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Caltrans Project Engineer Chris Gaido of Redding commutes to work, church and errands on his bike. He kept this bicycling journal for A News Cafe's cycling series, "Taken By Two Wheels." Tuesday, June 28 Morning commute in the rain. I live in the Garden Tract and work downtown, so my commute is very short. It’s [...]
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Just what the north state needs to burnish its recreational allure — one more Superfund site listing.
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Once again, the California Legislature has shown it slavishly follows the Golden Rule: He's who's got the gold, makes the rules.
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Susan McClure and Brock McCulloch, both of Ferndale, were married on April 16, 2011, at Ferndale Community Church. A reception followed at the Ferndale Community center. Pastor Jeff Miller, the groom's uncle, officiated. The bride is the daughter of Willie and Jeannie McClure of Redding. She completed home school in 2007
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One can but wonder whether Bruce Chandler completely exhausted his far-left intellect composing Thursday's vitriolic diatribe ("50-Word Dash" accusing Republicans of reviling police and firemen who gave their lives on 9/11.
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In college I learned that the American system of government demonstrates a flexibility that blesses us and the whole world. But now we are seeing signs that such flexibility is in deep trouble.
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On a recent Friday night, my 16-year-old daughter met some friends at Prime 11 Cinemas in Anderson to see a late show. The following day my daughter realized her wallet was missing from her purse. After searching our home, she realized it must have gotten lost at the theater.
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Oakmont defeated West Valley to take the championship of the Red Bluff Invitational Volleyball Tournament on Saturday.
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Julia Boserup generally has low-key personality away from the tennis courts, but passionate during matches.
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WHISKEYTOWN NATIONAL RECREATION AREA — More than 100 teams ran around Whiskeytown Lake on Sunday morning as part of the SWEAT running club's annual relay race.
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Following two recent fatal crashes in which pilots wrecked while performing stunts near crowds, those planning this weekend's Redding Air Show 2011 assured potential spectators they've taken steps to ensure everyone's safety.
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MOUNTAIN GATE — A Mountain Gate man going through a "bad trip" on methamphetamine imagined someone was sneaking onto his marijuana grow, so he started shooting early Sunday morning in the home where his two young children were, sheriff's investigators say.
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MOUNTAIN GATE — A Mountain Gate man going through a "bad trip" on methamphetamine imagined someone was sneaking onto his marijuana grow, so he started shooting early Sunday morning in the home where his two young children were, sheriff's investigators say.
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A former second-grade schoolteacher wanted on $2.2 million of warrants was arrested at a Redding motel Sunday.
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1911: Clarence Horne, believed to be a tramp, was brought to Redding from Delta and taken to the county hospital in a nearly lifeless condition, the result of injuries he received in being thrown from freight train No. 11 the evening before.
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Several Shasta County school districts are caught in a budgetary loop: The State Department of Education suggests rating them as "qualified," meaning they're at risk of falling short of minimum requirements to ensure solvency.
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A former second-grade schoolteacher wanted on $2.2 million of warrants was arrested at a Redding motel Sunday.
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Redding Weather Discussion: A large high pressure area will be over the western U.S. this week. This will bring sunny skies to Redding with temperatures 9 to 12 degrees above normal. Monday Redding will see temperatures in the upper 90s. Tuesday and Wednesday will be the warmest days with the high temperatures 100 to 102. [
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Recently I came across a very similiar photo of this person. I was surprised to learn who it was.But then people I have know for fifty years come up to me all the time and start talking, and finally they ask, "You don't know who I am, do you?" and I have to admit, "You're right. Haven't a clue." So just because
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A former second-grade schoolteacher wanted on $2.2 million in warrants, was arrested at a Redding motel today.
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A former second-grade schoolteacher wanted on $2.2 million in warrants, was arrested at a Redding motel today.
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Are you watching the Emmys tonight? View 414 Answers No. I looked at some photos of the red carpet walk and realized I only know who about 5% of the people were.The dresses were pretty, though.
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Stolen from throbinsonBold the things that apply to you...I am an only child.I am Catholic.I am currently in my PJs.I am currently pregnant.I am currently suf
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A 24-year-old Red Bluff man was arrested early this morning on suspicion of smashing the window of a Red Bluff cafe.
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A Mountain Gate man going through a “bad trip” on methamphetamine imagined someone was sneaking onto his marijuana grow, so he started shooting early this morning in the same home where his two young children were, sheriff’s investigators allege.
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"I took this photo on Monday, standing on the Diestelhorst at sunset. I thought it came out well (with my iPhone, no less). Kind of a thought that even after 10 years of post 9-11 life, there is still some beauty in the world."
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Here are two quick recipes that don't cost much to make.
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Shasta Senior Nutrition Programs (SSNP) is hosting their Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011. SSNP will be serving up a Spaghetti Dinner from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 100 Mercy Oaks Drive in Redding. The dinner will include live music, raffle prizes and Great Family Fun. All Proceeds will support the [..
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We all know about the Pit River Bridge because it's where we get our first birds-eye view of Shasta Lake. It was built when Shasta Lake was being created and was named for the Pit River because it crosses over...
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There is coolness in the morning air and if you look closely you will see leaves turning colors. Autumn is slowly slipping in. The weather channels have Redding in the high 90s for all of next week but that can change. Looking at these photos from November 2009 let me cheat a bit on getting [...]
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High temperatures for Redding should be in the low 90s for most of this week. Today's high is set to reach 93 degrees, dropping down to a low of 61 degrees tonight. Monday's high temperature should also be 93 degrees.
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In July 2011, Shasta County was ranked No. 1 in the state for ensuring restitution was ordered to the Victim Compensation Program. Shasta County is one of 24 counties contracted with the California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board to ensure Restitution is ordered and modifications are made to previously impos
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For a supposed victim who claims to need the courts' protection via a restraining order, Jim Nielsen sure manages to come across as a bully.
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Quote of the week goes to Gov. Jerry Brown, who told reporters — apropos of the blizzard of bills that the Legislature passed before its session's end this month — that he'd be vetoing with gusto:
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A national debate is under way about how to get people back to work quickly. These are only temporary solutions. There is a deafening silence when it comes to long-term solutions that global competition and rapid technological change demand for our country to regain a strong and vibrant economy.
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I feel the need to respond to Sandra Castello's letter (last Sunday) regarding Councilwoman Delores Lucero's investigation of Shasta Lake City officials and their waste of taxpayer money.
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Just call me clumsy, but I've stumbled onto another good book with story roots set deep in the hills of Northern California. Actually, Fran read it first after bringing it home from the hands of a neighbor who claimed it was a true delight. She was right.
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English is recognized not only as the universal language but also when spoken correctly as eloquent, beautiful and effective.
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Coryn Lester and Kurt Hartsfield, both of Yakima, Wash., were married Aug. 3, 2011, at the VFW in Anderson. The ceremony was followed a reception at the VFW. William Lester, the father of the bride, officiated. The bride is the daughter of William Lester of Chattanooga, Tenn. The groom is the son of Harvey Hartsfield of
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Christine Campbell and Gabe Newell, both of San Francisco, were married on July 29, 2011, at The Chabrier House on Lake Almanor. Jacob Newell, brother of the groom, officiated. The bride is the daughter of Jack and Melissa Campbell of Chester, N.J. She graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, Mass., with a degree
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I have a confession to make. When my husband, Travis, and I first became parents and had our daughter, Payton, almost 11 years ago, I secretly prided myself on how well behaved she was. I'd see other 2-year-olds pitching fits and having meltdowns and think, "Payton doesn't act that way because Travis and I are raising her s
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Adrienne Johnston and Ryan Carpenter, both of Broken Arrow, Okla., were married May 28, 2011, at Saint Gabriel's Catholic Church in Poway. The ceremony was followed by a reception at the bride's parents' home. Deacon Paul Amorino, uncle of the bride, officiated. The bride is the daughter of Alan and Emma Johnston of Poway
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I thank my husband for my knowledge of Croatian American success stories. A Croatian immigrant 25 years ago, his habits are now as American as Uncle Sam. However he can often spot another Croatian or their offspring; an odd ability considering Croatians run the gamut of European phenotypes.
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Whitney Peters and Joseph Hinton, both of Anderson, were married July 23, 2011, at the Elks Lodge in Redding. The ceremony was followed by a reception at the Elks Lodge. Seth Hinton officiated. The bride is the daughter of Connie Peters of Redding and Pete Peters of Palo Cedro. She is attending the respiratory therapy pro
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If you're a male reader of this column and "women's talk" annoys you, turn away now. However, if you do, you'll miss the newsflash that we women are as unsettled and unprepared for the Change as you are. It's as if we've been traveling along in our "normal" body and suddenly get sucker-punched only to wake up in an alien bo
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Lee and Dorothy Brackin of Glen Rose, Texas, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 9, 2011, with a cruise. They were married Sept. 9, 1961, in Redding. Lee and Dorothy Brackin are both graduates of Shasta Union High School. They lived in Redding until 1964 and moved to Texas where Lee went to work for Dow Che
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Tips to save money at the grocery store
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Dear Straight Talk: When are kids going to learn that anything posted on the Internet is potentially exposed to the world? As a hiring manager, I am floored by the number of applicants who post the most incriminating things on their site: binge drinking, Schedule 1 drug abuse, excessively foul language, degrading comments a
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If it seems like you;re paying more but receiving less, that your food dollars don't stretch as far as they once did, you're right. According to the USDA, this year grocery prices, affected by rising fuel costs, are increasing by 3.5 to 4.5 percent.
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In the Sept. 8 article "Police adjust tactics," it is noted that although there are two fewer traffic officers and no community service officers, the accident rate has declined. How can this be?
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Re: the regrettable shooting of Ken Wilson in south Redding last month and the blaming of the officers involved:
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At 5:30 Sunday morning I left my home to attend the 9/11 memorial for those who lost their lives in a terrorist attack. Standing among my fellow firefighters, military, veterans, and those who live in the communities of Shasta County, I could have not felt more proud to be an American as I did in that moment. I never want t
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California Highway Patrol officers had yet to find the person who on Friday stole a tractor-trailer in Redding, led officers on a freeway chase and then crashed the vehicle into the Klamath River.
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Shasta County Citizens for Democracy announce a new program, starting Sunday, Sept. 18, supporting the national movement, “Rebuilding the American Dream.” Members are inviting everyone, no matter what political party, to participate in demonstrations supporting the tenets of the national “Rebuild the American Dream M
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United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced that today a federal grand jury returned a six-count indictment charging Bobby Joe Kirby, 55, of Reno, Nev., with wire fraud for taking bribes. According to the indictment, Kirby worked as a correctional officer at the California Correctional Center in Susanville, a minimu
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When officers shot a Pit River Indian in south Redding last month, it brought to light a lingering tension between tribe members and police that's been brewing for decades. Both sides say they're now worried about violent retaliation.
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At this point in the season, some prep football teams are starting to claim an identity.
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A man was killed Saturday after being hit by a train while riding his bicycle near tracks in south Redding.
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Q: Monty, I'd like clarification on the matter of yellow lights and what constitutes an infraction.
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Indian experts, local historians and members of the Pit River Tribe say to understand the mistrust some might have toward authorities in the wake of a fatal police shooting of a tribe member last month, one must first look at the tribe's tragic and bloody history.
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Some 55 people spent several hours Saturday morning cleaning up local waterways.
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Arapaho Rose Alpacas will celebrate National Alpaca Farm Days with its third annual open house next Sunday.
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The Knights made some strides Saturday, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Bear Cubs.
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After a long Friday, both Julia Boserup and Olga Puchkova made quick work of their foes on Saturday to advance to today's finals of the 2011 Oak River Rehab Challenger at Sun Oaks Tennis & Fitness in Redding.
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In 1911: Supervisors Ferdinand Hurst, Frank F. Brown, W. W. Sublett and George H. Nutting returned from a road inspection trip to the Shingletown and Manton Section. They had been absent three days and traversed most of the roads of that section. It was a dusty trip, but the supervisors didn't mind that they can do some
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The Shasta College women's cross-country team earned first place Saturday at the Beaver Invitational held at American River College.
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With three years left on their contract, Redding firefighters have offered concessions to help the city save cash, begin shoring up a chronically short-staffed department and eventually reopen a west-side fire station.
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Redding is close to settling a long-festering labor dispute with its rank-and-file electric utility workers over benefits reform.
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Over the past few weeks, the Susanville Police Department has received calls of sightings of mountain lions within the City of Susanville, with the most recent citing being of two juvenile cubs last night in the area of Chestnut St. and Ash St. These cubs have been seen on several occasions over the past few [...]
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This September, Common Vision, the traveling tree-planting troupe famous for turning city schoolyards into urban orchards is going rural on a special fall tour that will plant hundreds of fruit trees in Mendocino County, Shasta County, Nevada City, and Chico. Now in its 8th year on the road, Fruit Tree Tour's veggie oil-p
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The Forest Service is waiving fees at hundreds of recreation sites across the country on Saturday, Sept. 24 in recognition of Public Lands Day. The Forest Service has more than 60 project sites for initiatives across the country participating in this hands-on, national volunteer effort to improve America’s lands. Local Fo
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Come out and support the Nor-Cal Region of Edward Jones, hosting the 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament. All proceeds will benefit Wings of Angels, a local organization dedicated to children with cancer and serious illness. www.alyssaswingsofangels.org Costs: $100 per player Includes: green fees, range balls, cart, and lunc
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Learn techniques for growing great garlic, including gourmet garlic, and onions. Cover cropping information will be included. Premium garlic seeds will be offered for sale. Presenter is an organic inspector for the California Certified Organic Farmers; he has been selling at the local Farmers' Market since 1996 and teaches
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Introducing an extraordinary artisan fair of trinkets & baubles, fabu junque couture, rustic chic and shenanigans. Couturier of all things artful & beautiful. Artisan-made & hand-crafted goods. Rustique chic. Upcycled and recycled. Trinkets and baubles. Junque couture. This is the Burlap Harlot Show. Viva La Bur
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Dear Babe: I have 50-plus 3-by-5-inch baseball cards that I just uncovered from my youth. They are all from the early to mid-1960s, but there's no printed date — just numbers of the cards. Additionally there's a copyright symbol with "T.C.G" imprinted. I have Sandy Koufax, Ron Santo, Juan Marichal, Jim
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Redding Police Department officers responded to a train vs. bicyclist traffic collision on the train tracks just east of S/R 273, north of Canyon Road and south of the Clear Creek Bridge. Witnesses stated a Union Pacific train was traveling north on the railroad tracks approaching the Canyon Road area. At the same time, an
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After scrimping and saving, researching and debating, you finally settle on the perfect new PC, only to realize once you get it home and plugged in that you can't get much use out of it until you get the files and programs from your old PC onto your new one.
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There's a Corona commercial where a guy is skipping rocks into a tropical ocean. His BlackBerry starts ringing. He pauses for a moment, picks up the phone and chucks it out into the waves.
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Runners of all ages can participate in a community cross-country event at Simpson University on Saturday.
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After 18 years at the post office, Ann Webber is retiring ... to go back to work.
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Q: I fish out of Morro Bay for halibut but there's no live bait available this year. Because of that, I'd like to try ball bouncing for halibut and am thinking about trolling a Rapalla fishing lure as bait. I have two Rapalla lures with three galvanized treble hooks attached to them. I know the limit is only two hoo
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Americans love their coffee. From Starbucks to Pete's, the sheer number of coffee specialty places is astounding.
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Most families will never know the complications associated with caring for a special needs individual. The special needs group can include children born with physical or mental challenges or adults who have experienced some sort of accident or debilitating disease during their adult life.
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Here's a scenario to consider: You are on a commercial flight headed into San Francisco International Airport.
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WOMEN'S FITNESS AND ADVENTURE CLUB
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