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October 22nd, 2011

One of my earliest memories of my grandfather is me sitting with him on a motel room bed as I put dabs of salve on the dozens of angry, red welts on his back he'd gotten from when he fell a tree holding a bee hive.
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GOLF CAMP
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Every year as the rains set in and the creeks rise, Mother Nature tries to reclaim the Pacific Crest Trail — trying her best to erode it and cover it with rocks and timber and manzanita.
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Q: Last year during waterfowl season my son and I were hunting in a state wildlife area on a pond. As we were wading across the pond on our way out we found a dead duck on the edge of the pond. The bird had clearly been shot and in the water for perhaps a day or two. We picked up the bird and gave it to the Department of Fi
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Firefighters are responding this afternoon for a report of a vegetation fire on Mule Town Road near the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area.
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Dear Babe: I have a 1975 Super Sox record of the play-by-play action, highlights and interviews of the Red Sox 1975 championship season, including playoffs and World Series. I think it's a Fleetwood or Magnavox record. It's still in the original wrapping, but has a rip in the wrapping. We have kept it in a glass fra
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Castella was first called Castle Rock and was originally an important lumber and mining center for the surrounding area. It was established as a result of a sawmill built on nearby Castle Creek by H. W. Wheeler in the mid...
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Erin attended this recent gathering of people to benefit the Shasta Women’s Refuge. The event was held at Redding’s Riverview Golf Club.   Seen here, Erin and some attendees,
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I know liver probably has more detractors than fans so right away some of you are already retching at the mere thought. But I like it and so does Gary, though perhaps not as much as Julie Powell, who wrote of its "feral fleshiness." I think that might be overreaching.Yesterday was another Day In Hell at the offi
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A burglar broke into an Anderson house on Nicole Court on Saturday morning while a woman who lived there was asleep on the couch, police said.
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Here’s a 4 bedroom home on the westside for under $100k. We recall it most recently as a failed short sale. Now foreclosed and ready to buy, we are further informed that
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Anderson police were looking early this morning for a man who robbed and pistol-whipped another man in the parking lot of an apartment complex.
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The Shasta County Bomb Squad detonated a suspected bomb Friday afternoon at the Redding Solid Waste Transfer Station, police said.
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Secret Witness of Shasta County announced a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a man who committed an Oct. 4 robbery at gunpoint.
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Expect a cooling off from 80-degree weather over the next week with lots of sun.
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are breach, ember and tentative. A poem? Sure, why not.AwakeningsA tentative heart sings not,no music in its everyday beat,shy and shaded, it but does it’s jobThere’s an ember in a gla
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Roses are like people – some just have nicer hips than others. Some have pretty faces, some have great legs, great shoulders. Some have good hips - especially in October. And I like good hips. To me, they speak of strength, fertility and beauty. Autumn is the best time for the widest variety of voluptuous [...]
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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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The coveted River Bowl trophy will reside on the west side for at least one more year.
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In 1911: A congregation of gypsy fortune tellers, horse traders, vendors and all-around beggars, established a camp at the south end of Main Street in Red Bluff while their various "professions" were introduced to the residents of Red Bluff.
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PALO CEDRO —Playing time was lopsided as the Foothill High School football team hosted Red Bluff on Friday night in an Eastern Athletic League matchup.
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RED BLUFF — Tehama County Supervisor Dennis Garton has taken a vow.
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ANDERSON — Third-down efficiency is a statistic often overlooked in high school football.
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U-Prep won with a go-ahead touchdown with 36 seconds left in the game for a 44-40 victory over Mount Shasta on Friday night.
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If there is a game on the Shasta College football team's schedule to turn this season around, it's today against College of the Redwoods.
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A Redding woman scheduled to stand trial next week for the death of her boyfriend had her trial put off Friday in Shasta County Superior Court until Jan. 10.
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ANDERSON — More than 100 veterans passed through the gates of the Shasta District fairgrounds Friday to take advantage of services offered at the sixth annual Stand Down.
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A 66-year-old woman who shot and killed an intruder early Friday morning in south Redding after he tried to break into her home appears to have been justified, prosecutors say.
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Shasta County's unemployment rate in September fell for the third straight month to its lowest level in nearly three years.
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RED BLUFF — Rancho Tehama political activist Don Bird agreed Friday in a Tehama County courtroom to stay off Assemblyman Jim Nielsen's property in Gerber and to not try to place the lawmaker under citizen's arrest.
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A Shasta County jury has awarded $1.89 million to a Fall River Mills man injured in 2008 when a 38,000-pound state prison bus transporting seven prisoners to High State Prison in Susanville rear-ended his pickup on Highway 299 east of Redding.
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The body of a 13-year-old boy who was fatally shot with his own deer rifle Thursday afternoon was found by his hunting partners, who, like the law enforcement officers investigating the case Friday, are struggling to understand what happened and why.
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Thirty years from now Chris Collins will probably be a businessman, or a lawyer or firefighter.
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It's been two years since protests flared up over Redding Electric Utility's billing policies and, in particular, the red-tagging of homes whose power is cut off. At this point, city officials might have hoped the controversy would have died for good.
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Let's face it: In just a few years our struggling economy has gotten hooked on pot.
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Serving the north state in the state Assembly, and as vice chair of the Assembly Health Committee, I am fighting hard every day to improve healthcare for California families in rural communities across the state and save taxpayer dollars.
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Please read and join my cause. I have been wronged by these people. I know that some of you have.
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As planning for the Redding Community Baseball Field continues, Simpson University announced that it has secured the services of Roger Janis to coordinate the completion of the field.
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I love fall -- and I love fall food. This year has been especially fun because now that my daughter is 2, she likes to help me in the kitchen. Today I'm sharing with you a few of our favorite fall recipes. Each is super-easy and the results should be perfect every time you make them.
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It's the "Year of the Bat." Bat Conservation International would like you to think of these flying mammals as something more than inspiration for your Halloween decor.
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Spiders rate high on the eek-shriek-and-freak scale. Why do we so fear these tiny creatures that skitter through our lives?
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Question: How can I identify ladybug larvae? I introduced them this spring and want to know if they're reproducing.
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Redding police are seeking a man suspected of stealing a car today and escaping from officers during a chase.
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On Friday, October 21, 2011 at 3:52 am a security officer employed with Wolfe Security observed a subject on the property at Roger Funk Cars located at 5460 Westside Road. The security officer confronted the subject who immediately fled the location. The security officer reported the incident to Shascom and provided a descr
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The answer is Castella and "fatboy80" guessed it correctly at 9:19 a.m. Congratulations!! Thank you everyone for playing. And a big thank you to River City Java for providing our winners with a $10 gift certificate and a wall certificate...
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Shasta County’s unemployment rate in September fell for the third straight month to its lowest level in nearly three years.
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Shasta Senior Nutrition Programs (SSNP) ­is now enrolling students for the fall session of computer classes especially designed for senior citizens. There are currently openings in Beginner, Microsoft Office and Internet Basics. The classes will begin on October 26, 2011 and meet once a week for six weeks. All classes will
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A Redding woman scheduled to stand trial next week for the death of her boyfriend had her murder trial put off today in Shasta County Superior Court until Jan. 10.
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Jeb Allen, the local homebuilder who ginned up the partially successful idea of a local impact-fee waiver for new single-family houses, is now pitching his idea to the local schools. The Shasta Union High School District trustees will hear from...
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The planes are so freaking awesome.
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Even if California shut down every power plant and took every car off of the road, global emissions are growing so fast that they'll rapidly make up the difference. So says Sen. Doug LaMalfa in response to the Air Resources...
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A San Leandro man was arrested Thursday night in Corning after Tehama County sheriff's deputies found a pound of marijuana in his car.
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What town is this? Welcome to the weekly History Mystery Photo Contest. If you're the first person to give the correct answer, you'll win a $10 gift certificate from River City Java plus an award certificate with your name and...
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RED BLUFF — Rancho Tehama political activist Don Bird agreed today in a Tehama County courtroom to stay off Assemblyman Jim Nielsen’s property in Gerber and to not try to place the lawmaker under citizen’s arrest.
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Ever have one of those months when life is just one swift kick in the seat of your pants after another? I have to admit that right now, life is pretty good. For me. Except for one thing. I've been saddened lately by the overwhelming number of my friends that are experiencing problems. Huge problems. [...]
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As in the third largest US landowner. With 1.9 million acres, after Ted Turner (2 million) and cable TV mogul John Malone (2.2 million). From Forbes: At his customary spot in the Top 5 at No. 3 is Archie "Red"...
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Egad! It seems that  a childhood illness I once suffered may have made a late-life return. The doctors agree that it looks like tuberculosis. That is the good news, assuming that we can agree, TB is preferable to the big C. This is the point in my once workaholic creative life where I am trying to [...]
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Babies are so precious. Here is one of our newest arrivals, Peyton. Newborn photos are best within the first 2 weeks of life but this little pumpkin was a month old and did amazing. So precious and sucha great smiler :). Enjoy!
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This boat doesn’t last long.
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OUCH! Direct hit!
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This one last sold in 2001 for $84K, so you can get it for $20K less than 10 years ago. A lost decade? Well, anyway, you can get a good deal on this 1000 sqft 3/1 now. J
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It's going to be another 80-plus degree day in Redding today, a trend that's going to continue through the weekend. Today, it's going to be sunny with a high temperature of 81 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Saturday and Sunday will be even warmer. Saturday's forecast is sunny, with a high near 85. Su
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As in the Top 100 movie insults of all time.(If bad language makes you cry, don't clip play.)Can you guess what's at No. 1?Movie insults, your Video Friday:
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A 66-year-old woman who shot and killed an intruder early this morning in south Redding after he tried to break into her home appears to have been justified, prosecutors say
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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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Have you ever bought a new outfit and thought it looked great in the fitting room, only to get it home and find that it wasn’t quite right? Something was a little off. Was it the lighting? The color? Your mood? You know there is something wrong; you’re just not sure what it is. It [...]
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Fire-rescue teams rescued a man who fell down a steep hill at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area late Thursday night.
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The stage is set for an emotional and pressure-packed contest between two longtime rivals in front of thousands of fans.
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It's that time of year again.
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A panel of Northern California sheriffs will speak to farmers and conservative activists Saturday in Siskiyou County about their concerns state and federal environmental over-regulation and forest shutdowns are hurting public safety.
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Get a taste of history. Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is offering the chance to bite into the same apple varieties that Gold Rush miners once crunched.
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Shasta and Tehama counties will receive $1.39 million in Safe Routes to School grants, California Department of Transportation officials said Thursday.
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A 33-year-old Ukiah-area man is accused of having close to 140 pounds of marijuana stuffed inside his SUV when he was stopped Wednesday for driving too slow on Highway 299 in Trinity County.
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The Central Valley Falcons beat Northern Athletic League foe Anderson in four sets 25-18, 25-17, 13-25, 25-18 on Thursday.
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Redding has named a new police chief, drawing someone from outside the department for the first time in decades.
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Occupy Redding plans a round-the-clock protest camp somewhere in town and has asked the city for help finding a suitable spot.
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A 13-year-old boy was killed Thursday when he was shot while hunting off the Pit River Arm of Lake Shasta.
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In 1911: The first woman in Shasta County to register her right to vote with County Clerk Witherow was Miss Jewel McCoy. She arrived bright and early to tell her age, height and other pertinent information required by the clerk.
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A retired Air Force colonel from Cottonwood is once again challenging U.S. Rep. Wally Herger, this time in the new 2012 open primary.
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The Sundial Bridge in Redding glowed bright pink Thursday night, as did many of the thousands of people who showed up to revel in the display and help spread breast cancer awareness.
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Mercy Medical Center has completed the first phase of its $18.5 million emergency department expansion.
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Park fire staff is preparing to implement two prescribed burn projects in Lassen Volcanic National Park. Should weather permit, they would be scheduled between October 25 and November 12. The 410-acre Summertown Burn Unit is located in the northwest section of the park just northeast of Manzanita Lake. The project unit lies
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City Manager Kurt Starman today announced the appointment of Robert Paoletti, a Captain with the Stockton (California) Police Department, as Redding Chief of Police. He replaces Peter Hansen, who will retire as chief on November 14. Paoletti, 41, is an 18-year veteran of the Stockton Police Department, serving in various ro
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The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) will be sponsoring an art contest to select the design for the state’s 2012 upland game bird stamp. This is the third design that will be featured in the “Encore Edition” since returning to the use of original artwork for the stamp’s image in 2009. The contest [...]
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Thanks to everyone who send happy birthday wishes yesterday. If I did not respond right away, it was because I was having a lovely birthday dinner of BBQ'd New York steaks with caramelized sweet potatoes and salad with two kinds of cake and a whole lotta wine, prepared by my wonderful husband. (Well, I stuck the sweet pota
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Travelin' in Time is a weekly look at historic places or people in the north state.
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The Melodramatics have been entertaining audiences with their blend of reggae, punk rock and ska for 10 years.
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On Thursday, October 20, 2011 at approximately 1332 hours, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a subject who reported that a 13 year old boy had been a victim of a gunshot wound while hunting with his father and other friends in the area of Robert’s Canyon off Shasta Lake. Shasta [...]
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Redding resident Jack McAlister celebrated his 90th birthday this October in the company of friends and family.
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The point is moot now, of course, but it's striking that those who responded to our online poll about the city's partial waiver of development impact fees for new homes broke down more than four to one against the policy...
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Barbara Bartlett, Redding
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Robert Patterson, Redding
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On Tuesday night, seismologists at the Las Vegas Oceanographic Institute reported the first recorded movement of a hair on Mitt Romney's head. Although it was only one follicle, displaced a mere 1.2 centimeters, the tremors were felt from Iowa to New Hampshire. Simultaneously, these same scientists detected signs of lif
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The hopes of the coalition of Libyan rebels and the Western and Arab nations that overthrew Moammar Gadhafi, the mercurial and merciless dictator of 42 years standing, were neatly summed up by 37-year-old Amani Deghayes, who took time from celebrating to tell The Associated Press: "I hope there will be real democracy, n
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Ron Gettman, Burney
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Wally and Bette Haas, Redding
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A Fall River Mills man has won a $1.89 million judgement against the state of California for injuries he suffered when a prison bus rear-ended his pickup.
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It helps to know what information is used to develop a credit score. A FICO score is calculated from the following data: •35%: An individual's payment history, whether or not payments are made on time. •30%: Amounts owed and how …
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A 66-year-old Fortuna hunter who was found dead last week in southern Trinity County had a heart condition, according to the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office.
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Redding has named a new police chief, drawing someone from outside the force to head the department for the first time in decades.
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A 19-year-old inmate at Tehama County Jail tried to kill himself Wednesday, according to the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office.
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A Redding man pleaded guilty this morning in Shasta County Superior Court to first-degree robbery in connection with a March 2009 home invasion-style robbery.
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A 13-year-old boy died this afternoon after he was shot while hunting off the Pit River Arm of Lake Shasta.
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A 33-year-old Ukiah-area man is accused of having close to 140 pounds of marijuana stuffed inside his SUV when he was stopped Wednesday for driving too slow on Highway 299 in Trinity County.
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A 20-year-old Redding man arrested in June after stabbing another Redding man four times, including once in the head, was sentenced today to five years in prison.
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Interesting and relevant piece in this morning's Wall Street Journal about the success Rolls Royce is enjoying by keeping its factories in expensive countries like England, Germany, Singapore, Norway an
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The Mount Shasta Fire District is asking voters' approval for a ballot measure that, the chief stresses, will not raises taxes or assessment but will simply allow the district to spend the money it has. But I'm just confused. From...
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1. NorCal Think Pink Day and Sundial Bridge Lighting Ceremony Today; bags distributed at MD Imaging and the Redding Post Office on Churn Creek Road. Lighting ceremony at 7 p.m. at the Sundial Bridge. Program staff will distribute 40,000 breast cancer awareness bags throughout the day. Project promotes breast cancer aw
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Artist Diana Troxell has been active in all aspects of theater, was a community organizer, had a radio show, and was a graphic artist, teacher and painter. The last five years, she has focused on landscape painting of the north state. This month, art lovers will be treated to Troxell’s stunning portraits, her current focu
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Looks like Robbie Clearie’s new place is a hit.
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With Burney Falls a matter of miles away, the town of Burney has long been a pass-through community for many on their way to the state park. Fourteen years ago, though, Ramona and Dan Warren set out to give people a reason to pull over, if even for a minute or so, to enjoy a well-made cup of gourmet coffee.
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Yearning for a simpler time or the chance to escape to a day when things at least appeared simpler? This weekend will be the ideal time to hole up at Old City Hall and transport yourself to an age and era before 3D mega hits and smash-'em-up car chase blockbusters.
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When the railroad arrived in Redding in 1872 and established their new town, they named it Redding in honor of their land agent, Benjamin B. Redding who did not live here. The folks of Shasta County didn't take kindly to...
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After an investigation was launched the Social Security Benefits Office has decided to continue payments to Stanley Thorton of Redding, Ca who became well known for his appearance on a National Geographic program that detailed his life as an adult baby. Stanley has demanded an apology from Republican U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn wh
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So writes the SacBee in this long feature today (not exactly a new story). Excerpt: So what if the town's winking nod to drug culture may draw the Cheech & Chong and Harold & Kumar masses. These are hard times....
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This idea took me off guard at first. Sell off our real estate to foreigners, in return for a visa in the U.S? On reflection, what could be more American, or more purely capitalist? In the name of reducing pressure from the housing crisis, we again demonstrate that in America, everything is for sale. At least for half a
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I have a feeling we will see more equipment in this condition driving on our roads. Drive safe out there.
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Very cool video but definitely a bit nerve racking if you were the one in the kayak.
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Someone stole 1,500 pounds of walnuts worth about $3,000 from a Red Bluff-area orchard.
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Think Pink today! Say, this foreclosure home looks familiar. Oh yeah, we listed it a few years ago for what the seller owed, and it got no interest. Funny how
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Someone detonated two homemade "chemical bombs" in Anderson Wednesday night, and police are asking for the public's help to find those responsible.
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Pleasant weather will continue today in Redding. Expect sunny skies with a high near 79 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 53. Friday, it will be mostly sunny with a high near 82. Expect low 80s to high 70s through at least Wednesday, the weather service says
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Congratulations to those of you who've gone to battle against the excess in your home and brought that clutter-dragon into submission. "Divide and conquer" is an appropriate description of this first phase of purging, while the next phase is well-defined in yet another battle expression: Strength in numbers. During your hom
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Northeastern California SBDC and Business & Entrepreneurship Center at Shasta College Announces: So...You Want to Start a Business? This seminar is a short introduction to entrepreneurship and the creation & development of new business ventures. Seminar topics include critical success factors for entrepreneurs, busi
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CHICO — The Northern Sacramento Valley Water Forum gathered some of the key players in the water debate Wednesday, drawing a crowd of about 100 to Sierra Nevada Brewery's Big Room.
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In casting the lone vote Tuesday night against a temporary, partial waiver of impact fees on new single-family homes, Redding City Councilor Patrick Jones wasn't taking a stand in favor of high fees.
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Does Herman Cain understand his 9-9-9 tax plan? Evidence suggests the answer is no-no-no.
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I sure enjoy Silas Lyons' columns. As I read Sunday's piece I reflected back on my past as a small businessman (I'm very old now) and how I was able with good hard work to move forward quite well until my last years in business as government pressed in on me from all directions. So I quit!
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Jan Thielmann's letter (Monday) woke me from my mid-day nap. Unfortunately, Thielmann has missed the message of the citizens who are massing on the many streets of our country, trying to deliver a simple message to Wall Street, the banks, and our political leadership.
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Will raising Shasta Dam 18.5 feet higher bring more jobs to the north state?
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The biggest problem our country faces is unemployment. The national debt is a byproduct of unemployed workers not being able to pay taxes, not of government regulation or tax rates.
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Dual-threat quarterbacks have almost become the norm with the rise of the shotgun-spread offenses in high school football.
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The median price paid for a home in Shasta County in September hit a year-to-date high as sales activity remained brisk compared with a year ago.
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The list of companies considering a move to the north state has grown nearly tenfold.
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AirCover Integrated Solutions, a drone aircraft company whose research and development arm opened recently in Redding, will operate a manufacturing line in Iowa.
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The sting of last year's River Bowl loss to Shasta still haunts the Hornets.
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To win a pivotal football game it takes an entire team to be operating in unity in all three aspects of the game.
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The West Valley High School girls swim team cruised to its eighth straight Northern Athletic League swim championships on Wednesday, while the school's boys team captured its 12th straight NAL title.
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The Watoto Children’s Choir sings Wednesday evening at St. James Lutheran Church in Redding.
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A man believed to be in his 60s jumped off the Cypress Avenue Bridge in Redding on Wednesday morning.
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A 30-year-old Redding man who drew national attention for pretending to be a baby is demanding an apology from the Oklahoma senator who called for an investigation into his federal disability benefits.
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In 1911: The Southern Pacific offered reduced round-trip rates to Oakland and San Francisco for Discovery Day, Oakland, and President Taft's visit to San Francisco. The reduced fare was $9.40.
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John E. Russak was only 17 when he woke up on board the USS Argonne with a hangover and a brand new tattoo of a naked girl on his sore left arm.
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RED BLUFF — Starting today, 10 employees will see their hours cut by five each week after the Red Bluff City Council rejected the latest offer by the union representing them.
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Shasta Blood Center is in need of O- blood. BloodSource is in need of A- as well as platelet and plasma donors.
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Celebrating Halloween healthfully isn't about giving up all the treats. It's about bringing them into balance, especially because kids often have multiple celebrations: at school, at friends' houses, at child care and in the community. And then there's trick-or-treating.
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Don't is actually a very poisonous word. Parents and coaches mean well; you are trying to guide, encourage and motivate from the sidelines or bleachers, but by bringing up the very idea of "don't," you are instead planting the idea for failure in the child's head.
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Winter is coming and that means a spike in utility bills or putting up with a chilly house to keep heating costs down. Seniors on a fixed income dread these weather spikes, often coping by enduring unhealthy conditions in their own home or falling behind on their utility payments.
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Separating the wheat from the chaff can be confusing when it comes to understanding food labels.
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From his tragic death to his brother's crusade to improve firefighter safety, the R-S has written quite a bit over the years about Andrew Palmer, a rookie seasonal firefighter killed in Trinity County in 2008. Three years later, Rob Palmer...
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Caltrans today awarded $66 million to cities, counties, and regional agencies for 139 Safe Routes to School (SRTS) projects to improve safety for students in grades K-8 who walk and bicycle to and from school. “By improving safety, more children are encouraged to walk and bicycle to school, ultimately resulting in healthi
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In the history of the Big Band era, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra is recognized as one of the best all-around big bands of them all. It could swing with the best of them, and no other band could come close to Tommy’s when it came to playing ballads. Tommy Dorsey, “The Sentimental Gentleman of Swing,” [...]
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A 44-year-old convicted rapist from Iowa accused of raping and murdering a woman in Redding 20 years ago may learn next month when he will stand trial for the 1991 crimes.
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A 30-year-old Redding man who drew national attention for pretending to be a baby is demanding an apology from the Oklahoma senator who called for an investigation into his federal disability benefits
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Officials at High Desert State Prison in Susanville are investigating Tuesday’s inmate death as a homicide, the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced today.
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On 10-17-11, at approximately 0830, Deputies from the Burney Division with assistance of the Marijuana Eradication Team (MET) executed a search warrant at a location on Day Rd in McArthur. The search warrant was in response to an investigation stemming from information received that Christopher Staffin, a Felon, was in poss
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From the Shasta Courier newspaper of 2-27-1863: "Charles Camden is building a new road from Tower House to Shasta and on 3-23-1863 he purchased that portion over Shasta Divide from Shasta Turnpike Road Company for $6,500. It will now...
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Trinity County sheriff's deputies arrested a Long Beach man over the weekend in downtown Hayfork on suspicion of possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
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The quote of the day goes to an anonymous Sacramento type who nominated our very own Sen. Doug LaMalfa as legislator of the year (click here and keep scrolling down to Senate Republicans). Why? Doug LaMalfa: "Who can resist a...
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Could Francie Sullivan, elected to the Redding City Council just last fall, be the lone grizzled veteran on the council by November of next year? OK, I don't foresee Sullivan actually becoming grizzled, but her council colleague Rick Bosetti pointed...
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A 19-year-old Redding man was ordered today to stand trial in connection with the stabbing of another man earlier this month at a party in Palo Cedro.
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A motorcyclist who rammed into a fire engine pulling out of Redding’s Station 4 on Tuesday morning had sped up to nearly 50 mph in just a few hundred feet before hitting the red truck.
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From the Washington Times: (via DrudgeReport) The California man who lives part of his life as an "adult baby" and collects Social Security disability payments says the federal agency has cleared him of wrongdoing and will continue sending checks. Stanley...
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UPDATE: This issue has already been fixed. The computer code has risen up against its oppressors. Some kind of odd glitch right now is causing the points totals for all of our registered users to show up as zero. This does not mean the points are gone. If you're not registered, this won't affec
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A man in his 60s jumped off the Cypress Avenue Bridge in Redding this morning, prompting local police and firefighters to start a river rescue.
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In a small grocery store in Ketchikan, Alaska. Must have came in the freight door.
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No one was hurt this morning when a car drove into a drainage ditch on Churn Creek Road in south Redding.
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If you're already looking forward to the weekend, Redding's got a pleasant one in store. The National Weather Service says it's going to be in the high 70s or low to mid 80s through at least Tuesday of next week. Today, it's going to be mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Thursday will be a degree or two cooler. Friday's
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A fresh, young 24-year-old singer-songwriter with big dreams and an ever-expanding fanbase, artist Jamie Kent’s future as a performer looks quite promising. Drawing on influences from modern artists like Jack Johnson and Jamie Cullum, as well as paying tribute to classic greats Johnny Cash and Frank Sinatra, Kent’s perf
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We've all heard of the River Bowl. Over 8,000 people attend the historic football game taking place between the football teams of Enterprise and Shasta High Schools. However, have you heard of the Alumni River Bowl? A company, called Gridiron Alumni, is putting on a full contact, full pad game between alumni of both of [...
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Tony Congi from Dunsmuir High School’s class of 1976 explains how he got on the school’s sports teams: “They had what were called ‘tryouts.’ Basically, you got on the team no matter what.”
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Bless the politicians in Sacramento: Even when they try to cut taxes and encourage business, all they manage to do is create even more bureaucracy.
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Random thoughts on the passing scene:
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How can I cut down on salt? Nine out of 10 Americans eat too much salt. If your goal is to eat less salt, here are some simple ways to do it.
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Whether the cartoon in Sunday's paper was deliberately misleading or the cartoonist just didn't "get it," I can't say, but his purpose was clearly to create the impression that the Occupy Wall Street protesters were against capitalism while enjoying the benefits of production.
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RichaI can't tell you how much I resent Ken DeCamp's attitude (letter, Sunday) that anyone who got one of these red-light tickets must be guilty and the victim of his own lawlessness.
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Sports are a statistical playground, a mathematical nirvana. Numbers weave the fabric of the athletic contest. Break a game down 1,000 ways and someone else can dissect it 1,000 different ways.
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For the third straight week, a different team is atop the Division I rankings in the Northern Section Prep Football Media Poll.
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Top Redding officials Tuesday evening took steps to revive local home construction and seize a role in national forest planning.
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When Kenny Halderman helps coach football at Hayfork, he focuses on the offensive line, but helps out with motivating kids and taking care of injuries.
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A city of Redding firetruck and a motorcycle collided Tuesday in front of Fire Station 4 on South Bonnyview Road.
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California Highway Patrol officers in Siskiyou County have arrested two men in connection with the murder of a Salem, Ore., man.
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The West Valley High School volleyball team gained the upper hand in the Northern Athletic League race with a three-set sweep against Anderson on Tuesday.
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Shasta High's defensive unit truly embodies the meaning of a team defense.
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For the third straight week, a different team is atop the Division I rankings in the Northern Section Prep Football Media Poll.
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A cogeneration plant proposed in Anderson would not have a significant impact on the environment, even though it will produce 330,000 tons of greenhouse gases annually from burning wood, according to a report on the project.
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The Redding Scooter Society will be joining Scooterville for this years lighted christmas paradeThe parade is Saturday December 3rd 2011Parade starts at 6:00pmIt is a rain or shine eventScoots must have xmas lights on themNo helmets required in the parade
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Top Redding officials this evening took steps to revive local home construction and seize a role in national forest planning.
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Redding police are responding to a reported fight involving several people off Lake Boulevard west of Highway 273.
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Had really good idea today. An epiphany, if you will.Sometimes something is staring you right in the face but you're so accustomed to ignoring it that it takes an existential crisis to see it.I don't know if this is The Beginning of The Answer, but even if it isn't, it's still a really good idea.
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A 48-year-old McArthur man was arrested Monday after deputies found a gun and ammunition in his vehicle, according to the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office.
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A 53-year-old Woodland man was taken to an Oregon hospital early today after the semi truck he was driving overturned just south of the Oregon border, the California Highway Patrol reported.
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California Highway Patrol officers in Siskiyou County arrested two men Sunday in connection with the murder of a Salem man.
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This is an impressive dust storm.
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AirCover Integrated Solutions, a drone aircraft company whose research and development arm will be headquartered in Redding, will open a manufacturing line for its unmanned surveillance planes in Iowa.
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These friendly, stubborn and cute hard-working animals carried on their backs the supplies desperately needed to sustain the thousands of goldminers who came here in the late 1840s to find gold. They carried everything imaginable from food, to picks and...
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“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” -Michelangelo From the USHSR website
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A city of Redding fire truck and a motorcycle collided at 10 a.m. this morning in front of Station 4 on South Bonnyview Road.
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Aren't they the cutest? They are Rosie, Jojo, Molly, and Daisy. They live alongside Hwy. 44 in Palo Cedro. Whenever I drive by, I always look for them and yesterday I finally met them. They are as friendly as they...
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Matt Farley, a 10-year-old Cottonwood boy who won the community’s heart with his never-give-up attitude in the face of a five-year battle with cancer, has died.
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Anderson police, Shasta County sheriff's deputies and California Highway Patrol officers searched last night in Anderson for a suspect who allegedly provided a false name to an officer and then ran off. The suspect hasn't been found.
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You can tell that after this kid sets off the alarm he starts to panic. I am willing to bet that he was calling his mommy with that phone.
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OUCH! That had to be painful.
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A big-rig overturned on Highway 97 near the Oregon border this morning, trapping the driver inside and dumping a load of boxes of frozen French fries into a field.
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State and local authorities say illicit pot growers and Mexican drug cartels have begun to move out of the backwoods and into residential neighborhoods and farms, putting what were once the target of coordinated raids on National Forest land out of the reach of law enforcement and into plain sight thanks to the state’s me
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The National Weather Service says it's going to be a pleasant day today in Redding with sunny skies and high temperatures near 81 degrees. It may start to cloud up tonight, however. There's a 20 percent chance of showers after 11 p.m. Otherwise, it will be partly cloudy tonight, with a low around 54. If it does rain, it wo
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• The plumber came to unplug my drain…he said it was hair. He looked a little startled when I gave him a high five and a large tip. I was so proud I had enough hair left to clog a drain. • I admire the man in the red plaid shirt and bent hat trying so [...]
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Visitors are invited to join us for the 1st Annual Harvest Festival on October 22, 2011 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the park’s Tower House Historic District. This fun and family-friendly event will feature apple tasting, a harvest-themed bake-off contest, games for all ages, tours of the historic Camden House and orchards
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Daniel Needs a New Trike. I know you know Daniel. He has been riding that same trike all over Redding for years now. Well, he wore it out and he needs a new one. Come by and get your car washed. Help wash cars or just donate. Recently he has been using an electric wheel [...]
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For some five years now, the Shasta-Trinity National Forest has been studying, mapping and holding public hearings on its backcountry roads and trails as part of a "travel management" plan that critics, with some justification, complain went much too far in closing routes to motorized travel. Shasta-Trinity Supervis
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The muscular young man with greasy hair, tattered clothing and a menacing demeanor sauntered into a Los Angeles fast-food emporium the other day, his breath reeking of liquor and his demands very frank.
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This is in response to Ashley M. Wright's Oct. 13 letter.
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The "Moonbeam" is shining as much as ever.
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The purpose of the "hill" or other visual obstruction in the roundabout is to ensure approaching drivers focus on the primary task of looking and yielding to traffic coming from the left. It works. Try it.
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Shasta Lake City Councilmember Dolores Lucero, in interviews, referred to a group of individuals who are opposing her every move as "the Good Ole Boys." Who are Lucero's "Good Ole Boys"? Let's evaluate:
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In every game there are players who get acknowledged for scoring a touchdown, blocking a kick or forcing a fumble.
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There are plenty of top games to fill the afternoons and evenings for north state sports fans this week.
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For almost 20 years, Roni Grandell has taught dance classes at West Valley High School, but during October she's sharing the limelight with a troupe of professional dancers.
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A week after he was first reported missing, the body of a hunter lost in southern Trinity County was found Saturday, his loyal dog having never left his master's side.
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Redding is a midget compared to the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, whose 2.1 million acres is 55 times the land inside city limits.
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A Dunsmuir woman has sued a Chatsworth-based company, claiming she was injured while using one of its sex toys.
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A Shasta County woman accused of nearly beating a 7-year-old boy to death in 2009 will begin standing trial on attempted murder and other charges in January.
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St. Joseph Church (Altar Society) will hold its annual Holiday Craft Fair and Bake Sale on Nov. 20.
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In 1911: A.F. Dobrowsky had opened his new jewelry palace at Market and Yuba streets.
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About 3,300 seniors in Shasta County are scrambling to find new health insurance because some popular Medicare Advantage plans aren't returning in 2012.
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MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Home-improvement retailer Lowe's Cos. says it will close 20 underperforming stores in 15 states and cut 1,950 jobs in a move that it says will allow it to focus on more profitable locations.
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Mae Muldez brings an island flair to the Talent Showcase playing the Ukulele
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Shasta Women’s Refuge and Enjoy Magazine Invite You to Vanity Faire A Gala Event to Support the Women’s Shelter on Oct. 20 at the Riverview Country Club, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
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Shasta and Tehama County Sheriffs will be speaking at Defend Rural America in Yreka on Oct. 22.
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Music, poems, entertainment, this Sunday in Dunsmuir at the Dunsmuir Community Building.
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Public Ticket Sales Begin In November
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See who was at what recent event in the north state.
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What a difference a day can make. Yesterday, he was restless and cranky, needing something, anything to put him at ease. But nothing quite hit the spot. Today, he's content, at peace with the world, smiling in his sleep like the Mona Lisa, and sleeping, yes, like a baby.
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On Saturday October 15, 2011 at about 9:33 a.m., officers from Arcata Police Department responded to the 1600 block of 27th Street on the report of a possibly deceased infant. Medical personnel arrived on scene prior to the officer’s arrival and confirmed the infant was deceased. During the subsequent investigation office
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Firefighters are battling this evening an estimated one-acre brush fire off Valley Brook Drive near Valley Ridge Drive in Redding
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For some five years now, the Shasta-Trinity National Forest has been studying, mapping and holding public hearings on its backcountry roads and trails as part of a "travel management" plan that critics, with some justification, complain went much too far in closing routes to motorized travel. Shasta-Trinity Supervis
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The muscular young man with greasy hair, tattered clothing and a menacing demeanor sauntered into a Los Angeles fast-food emporium the other day, his breath reeking of liquor and his demands very frank.
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Only five more days until tour time! Bring the entire family but leave the doggies at home. And don't forget flashlights for everyone. You will learn very interesting histories of the pioneers buried in the cemetery direct from the mouths...
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A Shasta County woman accused of nearly beating a 7-year-old boy to death in 2009 will begin standing trial on attempted murder and other charges in January.
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The one week of the year where the town of Redding is separated by black-gold and purple-white has once again arrived.
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In a high-scoring contest on Friday night, the Liberty Christian Patriots lost 76-66 to the Big Valley Cardinals in Bieber.
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This Dan Walters column, comparing the early-'90s recession and today's, strikes me as profoundly wrong-headed: Economists believe that at least 1.5 million Californians, and perhaps as many as 2 million, left the state, with defense workers and their families in...
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Animal Control continues to make unrealistic demands of Lani Kitkowski, a marginalized citizen, based on bogus complaints about her horses.Her landlords have ignored constant leaks and water damage in the house they rented to her, for months and finally the damage became too much to ignore. They are trying to repair s
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Redding police were unable to find a half-naked man early this morning after someone called 911 to report him walking in the middle of Hilltop Drive
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A week after he was first reported missing, the body of a hunter lost in southern Trinity County was found Saturday, his loyal dog having never left his master’s side
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It was called progress. Bridges were built where the ferries operated resulting in putting them all out of business. All the ferries in Shasta County were regulated by Shasta County. The ferry owners were required to obtain a license from...
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With all the recent news and changes to the medical marijuana laws the California Medical Association has said that marijuana should be made legal so that it can be studied as well as taxed and regulated. While the State of California is trying to argue that marijuana has no medicinal value local collectives are fighting [.
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This is a nasty wreck. RIP Dan Wheldon.
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Here’s a house with a pool in west Redding on a good sized 75 x 80 lot. The prior listings say it’s a 3/2, but it’s currently listed as a 3/1, so perhaps on
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This is just a bit pathetic these are grown men mind you that are supposed to be role models. Good job guys way to be adults about the game. Fight between Jim Schwartz Lions Head Coach VS. Jim Harbaugh 49ers head coach. 49ers End Lions Perfect record of (5-0). 10-16-2011
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Given the myriad troubles caused by the illegal marijuana gardens that have increasingly spread in California's backcountry in recent years, having them move to valley farms seems like a good thing. No tearing up of watersheds. No hikers or hunters...
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This must feel great later in the day.
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The lucky pilot lives through this crash.
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The National Weather Service says today will be the warmest of the week in Redding with clear, sunny skies and high temperatures topping out at 84 degrees. Tonight should be around 56. Tuesday will be a couple of degrees cooler during the day, though there's a 30 percent chance of showers after 11 p.m. Wednesday should
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Cindi Freshour of Cottonwood took first place at the Toastmasters Division C Competition in Willows October 1, 2011. With one year of Toastmasters experience Cindi has taken top honors at the club, area, and division level; competing against 13 other clubs to win first place on October 1, 2011 and now advances to compete at
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It won't do any harm, but it's hard to see how a temporary fee-waiver program that the Redding City Council will consider Tuesday night will do much good either.
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I got interested in the Shasta Lake City Council after watching a meeting on TV where Dolores Lucero was verbally attacking city staff and our city attorney because she felt it was illegal to have the city clerk open her mail that was delivered to City Hall. As I understand, it is the city clerk's duty to open and distr
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During a visit last weekend with my grandparents, my grandmother brought out a "Speak Your Piece" I wrote almost 10 years ago, in which I explained that a vandal had stolen a stone bench from our family's space at our local cemetery. I explained that my grandparents had outlived most of their friends, family mem
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To Carol Waugh, Larry Marks (letters, Friday), and others who thinks that the Wall Street protesters are wonderful:
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The Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association says it's delivering Redding more tourism marketing for the dollar than ever before.
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Calling prohibition of marijuana "a failed public health policy," the state's largest doctors group says the federal government should legalize the drug so it can be studied, taxed and regulated.
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In 1911: When Miss Alma Wright of Igo became the bride of James Rust, she crossed over the Siskiyou County line soon after their marriage ceremony on a honeymoon trip and found herself outside the confines of Shasta County for the first time in her 22 years of life.
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ANDERSON — It's once again time to stand up for homeless veterans and their families.
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When word got out that Tehama County supervisors planned to shut the Los Molinos Library, some residents felt ambushed.
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Friday night I slept badly because I ate too much and woke up feeling dreadful, but after some ibuprofen and Alka-Seltzer, eventually I recovered without too much drama.Saturday I made crepes, as I said, and Saturday night Gary and I had dinner and went to bed. During the night I had this dream in which applican
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A Red Bluff man was arrested Sunday after a shooting on Monroe Street on Saturday night.
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A 20-year-old man was taken by ambulance to a Redding hospital this afternoon after he crashed his motorcycle while taking jumps at the Redding Dragstrip's Motocross track.
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Fairway Estates is a nice neighborhood nearby to Gold Hills Golf course. This 2002 built 3/2 is about 1728 sqft. It looks like it came through foreclosure nicely intact, even wi
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This is the building that was supposed to have been Friday's History Mystery Photo. It is the Full Gospel Church located in Fall River Mills on top of a hill above Bridge Street. It is at least 70 plus...
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A 46-year-old bike rider was hit by a car in south Redding this afternoon.
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Calling prohibition of marijuana “a failed public health policy,” the state’s largest doctors group says the federal government should legalize the drug so it can be studied, taxed and regulated.
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The Words over at Three Word Wednesday are admire, follow and piece. Yes, this is the latest I’ve ever turned in a #3WW. Wednesday, for me now, is production day for the newspaper. I’ve got to have it to bed (sent to the press) by 9:30 a.m. That means I get to work about
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Today, the National Weather Service says to expect isolated sprinkles before 11 a.m. in Redding. After, it will gradually become sunny with a high temperature topping out at around 78 degrees. On Monday, it's going to be warm and sunny with a high near 84. There's a 20 percent chance of showers Tuesday night through Wed
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November's 2nd Saturday Redding ArtHop will be turned into one big Arts Marketplace, just in time for the holidays. Jewelry designers, sculptors, ceramic artists, wire workers, painters, photographers, doll artists ... any art or fine craft person is welcome to a venue. Take advantage of art-lovers looking for unique holida
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Learn to render medicinal herbs into useful preparations for health and well-being. Presenter is local Wintu herbalist and wild plant expert known for his local plant remedies. He is a certified herbalist and owner of Mountain Wintu Herbs. Presenter: Ted Dawson Please pre-register on-line! For registration info, call (530)
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The 6th Annual Film Fest will be proudly hosting accomplished silent film restorationist and historian David Shepard and Frederick Hodges of the Bay Area Royal Jazz Society. Offering a vast array of film genres, join us in returning to a bygone era and let these films take you to that place your grandparents enjoyed. Showin
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Then say it with style and confidence. Confidence. The ability to communicate, persuade and lead. The skill to tell one’s story, shape better tomorrows and point others in the same direction. These are the attributes of leaders, and not all leaders are born with talent. They learn it, and so can you. Join us for [...]
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You can help raise money for some great north state high schools on Thursday, October 20, 4-9 p.m., at Chevys on Hilltop in Redding, CA! Chevys is providing a dining and fundraising experience for the Foundation to support tutoring of students at Enterprise, Shasta, and Foothill High Schools. A coupon is required and may be
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Brian and Anna Fay of Shasta Boot Co. had two choices: move and adapt or stay put and risk closing. So after 26 years in the Cobblestone shopping center on Hartnell Avenue, the Fays are heading east to Bechelli Lane, where Shasta Boot Co. will occupy a smaller space.
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In recession-bound America, Detroit has played the sad role of the sorriest wretch — the one you could look to if you really needed to feel better. At least things aren't that bad here, you know.
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Announcing his candidacy for state Senate, Shasta County Supervisor Les Baugh struck a pose of telling an unpopular truth when he said, "How about we stop fighting as Republicans and Democrats and just vote as Americans who just want to clean up this mess?"
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Three weeks ago, I had the opportunity to spend some time with a civil rights movement leader, Dr. Bernard LaFayette Jr. He is a gentle, humble man with a quick smile and optimistic nature. His views transcend ideology and political affiliation, and are worth considering in these politically contentious times.
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I just have to respond to letters by Peter Edridge and Marjorie R. Bland concerning the red-light cameras in Redding. Their take on the red-light cameras in Redding is all wrong. These cameras force people to obey traffic laws at intersections that they would otherwise blatantly ignore.
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I am writing in concern about the new roundabouts located on Shasta View Drive. I think they are a great idea as they create a better flow of traffic. My problem with them is the ugly and dangerous way they were decorated.
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Many of us old-timers are in a position to recall a more stable way of life and general attitude, prevalent just a few decades ago and exemplified by such sage reminders as "Waste not, want not" and "A penny saved is a penny earned."
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After returning to the area I see the drama continues with the anti-Councilwoman Dolores Lucero sideshow. We have a group of self-proclaimed sophisticates avenging their sensitivities with a montage of printed negativity.
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Sometimes, living in the real Northern California, I feel like chopped liver.
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Regarding Paul Jacobs' Oct. 3 letter, "What happened to customer service?"
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Thanks, Roy Hutchings ("50-Word Dash," Wednesday), for granting me my freedom.
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I am a Trinity County resident. My husband and I began a county ballot initiative in May for which we are collecting signatures until the end of November.
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Sometimes I think kindergarten teachers are just looked at as babysitters. This is so wrong.
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Re: Tom Elias' "State hurls billions at dated technology" (column, Tuesday)
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Kindle and Overdrive have launched their long-anticipated partnership, making e-books from the Shasta Public Libraries' digital collection available to Kindle users. At this time, most of the e-books in the digital collection are available for use on all Kindle devices and Kindle supported apps.
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Dear Straight Talk: Our daughter is gay/bisexual. We have no problem with that. I have read your gay-straight sleepover columns, but they are focused on friendships. My gay/bi teen wants a sleepover with a straight friend who she admits she also likes romantically. This friend, "Sally," appears unsure of her sexuality (she
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Richard and Angie Palmatier celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 22, 2011, at a dinner party hosted by friends and family. They also celebrated by taking a 14-day Panama cruise in April. They were married July 22, 1961, in Susanville. They moved to Redding in 1963. Richard worked for Met Life for two years and w
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Every year when I see the Halloween candy and costumes hit the store shelves, I get just a little bit anxious. From planning costumes, to mapping out a trick or treating route, to décor, to what treats to give out, this spooky celebration can be a lot of work! This week, Nerd Chicks explore some of our favorite resour
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So you've just written the best resume ever. You've had experts and friends review it and they agree you have a winner. A week after the interview and no one's called with the date and time of the second interview. You ask yourself, what happened?
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These pesky cats of ours never earn a day off, certainly not for good behavior.
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Dear Babe: We have a Bond Bread Jackie Robinson card that was found in my father's things a few years ago. It appears to have always been covered and protected. It depicts Robinson leaping from a base to maybe catch a ball, though there seems to be a ball in his mitt already. It has art on the back, and what may be a si
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The California Endowment has announced the six winners of its first Health Happens Heroes award, and the list includes a Redding woman.
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Soroptimist International of Redding will hold its 14th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon on Tuesday at the Redding Civic Auditorium. Doors open at 11 a.m. and lunch begins at noon.
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To hear medical marijuana advocates and insiders tell it, businesses associated with the north state's medical marijuana trade have gotten a boost — or are outright booming — in the middle of the Great Recession.
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The Shasta Family YMCA is set to start expanding at the end of the month, bringing more opportunities for health and wellness in the community, CEO Al Boren said.
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Since April, the Farley family has put 18,000 miles on a borrowed car, traveling back and forth from Cottonwood to Sacramento and the Bay Area seeking care for their son.
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An appellate court decision overturning medical marijuana regulations in Long Beach may force Redding and other cities to revamp their own rules.
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While other businesses may be hesitant to disclose whether they make money off the north state medical marijuana trade, local media outlets that sell medical-marijuana related advertising are among the most visible beneficiaries in what largely remains an underground economy, estimated by some to be close to $14 billion sta
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Venerable civil rights leader Isaac Lowe was honored Saturday at Redding's Martin Luther King Jr. Multicultural Center for her contributions to the community and her 90th birthday.
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I want to thank the readers who responded to my question regarding the song "Folsom Prison Blues."
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In 1911: The Southern Pacific Co. placed 37 men at work Saturday building a 700-foot spur east from the line toward the Redding brick yard, where the Standard Oil Co. was building its new storage tanks.
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Some 200 people lined Cypress Avenue from Safeway to Premier West Bank on Saturday in the third, and so far largest, Redding rally opposing corporate greed in the country.
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For the second straight week, a top team fell at home.
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All of the top-ranked girls in the Northern Section ran head-to-head Friday at West Valley High School on a section championship course for the first time this season.
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The Shasta College Knights football team lost 30-13 on the road Saturday to the Yuba College 49ers.
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The Redding area is famous for its summer heat, but those of us who live here know that the winters can be sopping wet, with plenty of snow at the higher elevations. This leaves many horse owners wondering whether their equine charges need blankets during the winter. The answer, it turns out, depends on a number of factors.
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Q: Instead of taking life by the act of fishing or eating sea creatures, I want to save the lives of those creatures from seafood markets about to be killed for food by buying them and releasing them back to the ocean. Please let me know what kind of live sea creatures (crabs, oyster, shrimp, fish, etc.) are allowed to be l
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I spent an hour or so making about 5128 crepes while listening to the CD Fright Night.. A little Halloween music goes well with cooking. We're having guests over tomorrow morning for b
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Today's youth are tomorrow's future, and we should make it our mission to do everything in our power to protect them on the road. For young drivers between the ages of 15-20 years old, traffic collisions are the leading cause of death for teens in America. Teenagers are involved in three times as many fatal [...]
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29th Sunday Ordinary Time (Year A) ·       That the leaders of the church, in the spirit of Paul, preach the gospel not merely in words but in the
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Redding may see a small amount of rain during the next few days but otherwise the area should remain sunny and begin to cool down slightly.
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How the Northern California Regional Land Trust works with Farmers and Ranchers to protect the agricultural heritage and future of the North State with agricultural conservation easements. Twenty-one such easements have been achieved in the organization’s 21- years of hard work. The North State proudly identifies itself w
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Expose your Art! Shasta County Arts Council is currently seeking visual, musical, & performing artists to the 3rd annual ARTsMART in the Mt Shasta Mall on November 5 10am- 9pm. We have been averaging 12,000 people per year. Download your application at www.shastaartscouncil.org. Application deadline is October 20, 2011.
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Chico, California - The Campus Public Art Committee, a subcommittee of the CSU, Chico Campus Planning Committee, is seeking an artist or artist team to create a public work of art for the Creekside Educational Garden. Artists are invited to submit qualifications for the development and production of an integrated work of ar
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The mother of an Anderson homicide suspect has pleaded guilty to felony criminal charges connected with that city’s first killing since 2004.
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The Cottonwood-area brother of a woman arrested in December 2009 on suspicion of attempted murder for allegedly beating a 7-year-old boy nearly to death will be standing trial separately for his role in the crime.
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Chico High football coach Jason Alvistur couldn't have asked for a better birthday present Friday night at Enterprise Community Stadium.
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Nobody kicked a water bucket. No coaches spewed profanity at the players. Not a single helmet was thrown in anger.
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The Central Valley Falcons earned a 32-15 road win over Gridley on Friday night.
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It's practically a whole new season for the Shasta College football team.
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This week it was the Cougars' turn to pull out a close win on the road, with a fourth-quarter score over the Shasta Wolves.
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Jim Reed has a jobs program for the north state, but paycheck-hungry locals would starve to death waiting for it.
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In response to my column a fortnight ago, the optimists, pessimists, pragmatists and curmudgeons rose to the challenge — offering prescriptions and commentary on what ails the Redding economy.
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Recently, citizen groups gathered on Wall Street, in Washington, D.C., and in other cities including Redding to practice their First Amendment rights of free speech and freedom of assembly. I wanted to compare and contrast what they stand for vs. the Tea Party.
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I live in Humboldt County. We had one of our local hunters go missing in the Penny Ridge/Hopkins Camp area. His name is Joseph Quen Sr., and I just want to say that I am really disappointed with the fact that there was no news coverage of the search for him in Trinity County. We have people coming from everywhere to help se
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Shocked by President Obama's unsustainable deficit spending, the Tea Party movement arose across the land. They called for reduced spending, lower taxes and a less intrusive, small government, viewed as a threat to liberty.
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Merchants are uncorking downtown Redding.
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A 34-year-old Redding man was sentenced Friday to 11 years, four months in prison after being convicted of rape and other charges, the Shasta County district attorney's office said.
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Debbie Wiechman, a registered nurse at Northern California Rehabilitation Center, has been selected California Association of Healthcare Facilities Nurse of the Year for 2011.
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In 1911: Word was received from San Francisco that all matters resulting in the final settlement and assignment of the assets of the Bank of Shasta County were settled. It was authoritatively reported that the Bank of Shasta County would pay a dividend of 75 cents on the dollar, 15 cents more than was previously predict
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A 34-year-old Redding tax preparer was sentenced Friday to nearly two years in federal prison after pleading guilty this year to fraudulently inflating tax returns to steal more than $130,000.
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Engineer soldiers hone skills before overseas deployment
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The Sundial Bridge will glow flamingo pink Thursday evening for Breast Cancer Awareness Day.
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Redding may temporarily cut developer fees in hopes of resuscitating a flat-lined home construction industry.
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A Shasta County teenager was resentenced Friday to 10 years in prison or a youth detention facility for sexually molesting a 2½-year-old Redding boy last year.
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Redding may temporarily cut developer fees in hopes of resuscitating a flat-lined home construction industry.
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The 5th Annual Free Plant Exchange will be held a Pilgrim Congregational Church on Saturday, October 15, 2011, from 9-11. An opportunity to bring unwanted plants and share with others. You don't have take to bring - you don't have to bring to take. It's FREE!
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Jacqueline Parker's "Streets of Japan: A Foot's View" opens at Siskiyou Art Council Gallery, 418 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd., October 31 with an opening reception November 4 from 5-8pm. Meet the artist and enjoy refreshments at this free, family-friendly event. www.SiskiyouArtsCouncil.org
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Watch Premier showing of DVD of documentary of people in Siskiyou County. Second hour is a panel of County Sheriffs led by Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey
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"Winter Gifts" in Mount Shasta Reception 5-8pm, Fri., Nov. 18, for the Mountain Arts Cooperative annual holiday show at the Siskiyou Arts Council Gallery, 418 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd., through Dec. 31. Gallery hours M-F 10-5 & Sat. 11-5. Call 530-938-0130.
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Six Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) from Shasta County are back home following 50th anniversary celebrations in Washington, DC. We joined more than 5000 other RPCVs in celebrations from Sept. 21-25.
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Kara's (Healthy) Spinach Mushroom and Cheese Omelet
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Liberty Arts presents spooktacular art exhibit, "FEAR!" Join us in Yreka opening night for art, dance, DJ, dinner and live rock music. Costumes encouraged!
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Bill Lockyer, the California said some very smart things -- and a few I disagree with -- about the future of public pensions in a speech covered by the Bee (read the whole thing here), but some figures he gave...
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A 61-year-old Red Bluff man was arrested this morning on charges he molested a 12-year-old girl earlier this year at Lassen Volcanic National Park.
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A 36-year-old man was sentenced to 13 years, 4 months in prison today after being convicted last month of felony sex crimes against girls 14 or younger.
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A 34-year-old Redding man was sentenced today to 11 years, 4 months in prison after being convicted of rape and other charges last month, according to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office.
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A Reno murder suspect arrested Wednesday in Shasta Lake won’t fight his extradition to Washoe County.
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The mother of an Anderson homicide suspect has pleaded guilty to felony criminal charges connected with that city's first killing since 2004.
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A 34-year-old Redding tax preparer was sentenced today to nearly two years in federal prison after pleading guilty earlier this year to fraudulently inflating tax returns to steal more than $130,000.
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The Cottonwood area brother of a woman arrested in December 2009 on suspicion of attempted murder for allegedly beating a 7-year-old boy nearly to death will be standing trial separately for his role in the crime. Gregory Matthew Limon, the brother of Rachel Ann Limon, 29, was in Shasta County Superior Court on Friday where
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The most common ant in and around homes in California is the Argentine ant. Their nests are often shallow -- just below the surface -- and they will head indoors after rain or other changes in the weather. Prepare for invasions by caulking and baiting. When you find ant trials, follow the ants to where they are entering the
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Shasta College Community Teaching Garden grows crops for food banks, the college cafeteria and a campus produce stand. The garden is a showcase for ways healthy foods can be grown without the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. The garden sponsors workshops throughout the year and gardeners are invited to pitch in a
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Upcoming events include Whiskeytown's Harvest Festival and a class on ornamental grasses.
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Can you give me advice about starting a winter garden here in Redding?
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If you pick up Michael Pollan's "Second Nature: A Gardener's Education" (304 pages, Dell Publishing, 1991) hoping to learn how he grew the perfect tomato or the perfect Peace rose, you'll be disappointed. "Second Nature" is a philosophical work in a direct line with Thoreau's "Walden," and often as playful and contentious.
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Ask Anna columnist Anna Moseley provides a simple way to make the laundry room less cluttered: Put items in baskets.
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The new QR Code for Daily Dump! Scan and enjoy it.
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When a trip through our digital archives reminded me last night that the studies for raising the height of Shasta Dam were running some three years (and counting behind) schedule, naturally I got wondering about the specifics of why. Here's...
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What is this building? Where (town) is it located? Welcome to the History Mystery Photo Contest! If you're the first person to give the correct answer, you'll win a $10 gift certificate from River City Java plus an award certificate...
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Today’s lesson will cover why you never place a live bomb in your sensitive areas!
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Residential and commercial properties built for use on or before January 1, 1994 will face costly plumbing retrofits before the end of the decade. SB 407 was signed into law by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Jan1,2010. The law will trigger replacement of older plumbing fixtures to new water conserving fixtures on certain
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Crews are responding this morning to a two-vehicle traffic collision on South Bonnyview Road at Interstate 5 in Redding. One person suffered minor injuries, according to initial dispatch reports. The accident was reported just after 7:30 a.m. and it involves a pickup and sedan. There are no further details at this time.
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These thieves didn’t expect the clerks to be packing heat of their own. Glad to hear no one was killed for the till in a gas station cash register.
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This both legal and totally safe. I think I might just wander over to a huge skyscraper hop over some walls and ride on the top of an elevator.
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I continue to wonder what will happen to the Occupy Wall Street movement. Will it gain traction, or will it die?It is time for the politicians and the multinational corporations to start listening to the 99 percent, of which I find myself, even though I'm better off than most.I pray it happens. I pray people ris
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More the same is the theme for north state weather. And it doesn't look like there will be any major changes over the next several days, according to the National Weather Service. The high today in Redding will be 84. The overnight low will be 51. Expect mostly sunny skies this weekend with highs in the mid- to low 70s.
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My son told me I have bad breath. I am using Listerine three times a day and it is not getting any better. What else can I do? - Gloria There are three anatomical areas that can cause a person to have
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Octuberfest Honors Potatoes and the Human Spirit's Ability to Move Forward Beyond Adversity Each year the People of Progress plan a fun-filled evening and at the very end after closing time, we often have to encourage a few last lingerers to leave because they are having such nice conversations but the kitchen is cleaned up
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My 3-year-old fox terrier (whom we have had since a puppy) bit my 9 year old daughter. My daughter simply walked near our dog as she was by the garbage. Normally you can approach or even take food from the dog without incident; so what happened this time? Andrea H. What you’ve described sounds like [...]
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The Redding Rancheria Tribal Government held its annual Tribal Council Elections on Saturday, October 1st. The governing body of the Redding Rancheria is the Tribal Council which is composed of seven Council members and three alternate Council members elected by its membership. The four candidates receiving the most votes a
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October 17th marks the first month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. This will coincide with demonstrations to be held by over 700 cities in 71 countries. What: "Occupy Red Bluff" Demonstration When: Monday, Oct. 17, 10:30 a.m. Where: Bank of America parking lot, 955 Main St., Red Bluff, CA 96080 -from press release A News
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The Court Facilities Working Group, which provides oversight of the entire judicial branch facilities program, invites members of the public to comment on facilities projects at the working group’s next meeting, October 19–20, 2011. The working group will discuss the future direction of the courthouse construction progr
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It comes too late to bring justice for the victim of fired Anderson police officer and accused rapist Bryan Benson, but at least it's a step toward sanity in the law.
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What do you do if you can't run on your record — on 9 percent unemployment, stagnant growth and ruinous deficits as far as the eye can see? How to run when you are asked whether Americans are better off than they were four years ago and you are compelled to answer no?
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Congratulations to the protesters on Wall Street! Keep up the good work, because finally the American people are waking up to what is really happening here in the United States. Greed! Corporate changes in values and the way they do business have led us into this crisis. The fact that they have no respect for the American w
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When I was 15, I was told that Social Security wouldn't be there for me when I reached retirement age. Now, 55 years later, I hear the same lies directed at today's young working people. They come from the same people who have always hated Social Security: conservatives.
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American Veterans Traveling Tribute had the opportunity to bring our Cost of Freedom Tribute to Redding last week for Big Bike Weekend.
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The Wolves have a rare opportunity on their hands when they host Eastern Athletic League North powerhouse Foothill at Thompson Field today.
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California Retired Teachers Association member Marge Bland listens Thursday as fellow member Paula Kahler reads a letter from scholarship recipient Tim Sain thanking the group for help with his education.
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When Megan Beeson took her first dance steps at 7 years old, it wasn't the moves, the costumes or the beats that enthralled her. It was the chance to be loud.
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A Siskiyou County man was sentenced Thursday to life in prison after he was convicted in August of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 3-year-old Yreka girl before burying her alive in a shallow grave two years ago.
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Redding's Martin Luther King Jr. Multicultural Center will host a pair of events Saturday to honor local civil rights leader Isaac Lowe, who turned 90 last month.
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Shasta County sheriff's deputies in Shasta Lake have arrested a 28-year-old man wanted for an alleged murder of a rival gang member in Reno.
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Shasta County Supervisor Les Baugh, 55, announced Thursday he'll run for the new state 1st Senate District, parts of which are currently represented by Republican Ted Gaines.
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Shasta County planning commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to move forward with a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated parts of the county, but they decided to hold off on the first draft of a proposal to regulate cultivation until the planning staff has looked at more options posed by the public.
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Up until only a few weeks ago, six Redding sex offenders arrested earlier this month for allegedly violating parole or probation could have faced lengthy prison sentences.
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The Shasta High School volleyball team swept Red Bluff in a nonconfernce game 25-13, 25-11, 25-19 for its ninth straight win on Thursday.
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It's not often the Northern Section sees a player or a team get national attention while still in high school.
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In 1911: Jack Marinette, proprietor of the Hotel Anderson, pleaded guilty before Justice of the Peace Cunningham to selling liquor to Indians.
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The Northern California Small Business Development Center and Business Entrepreneurship Center at Shasta College will host "So ... You Want to Start a Business?"
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It's been so bad in Detroit in recent years that it was the one place in America you could always look at if you wanted to feel better about how lousy things are going close to home. The auto makers, teetering at the brink of collapse, took massive federal bailouts. Young people fled the city. In 2008, the Lions became t
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Two weeks ago Marc Beauchamp wrote a column soliciting ideas for how the Redding area could revive its awful economy. (Some of the many responses will be in the paper this weekend.) Alas, the Great Recession exacerbated our economic problems...
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Three men were arrested in Montgomery Creek last week after Shasta County Marijuana Enforcement Team deputies said the men were illegally growing marijuana.
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BloodSource needs volunteers to assist with donors, provide customer and clerical service as well as assist with mobile blood drives.
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For as long as I've been researching Shasta County history, I've been keeping a list of the oldest buildings throughout the county. The list has changed many times with the addition of a newly found building. Here are the 10 oldest.
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A Redding man accused of shooting at his wife with a .22-caliber rifle after she wouldn't cook him dinner was sentenced Thursday in Shasta County Superior Court to three years in prison.
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An 18-month-old Happy Camp girl was killed Wednesday after her grandfather accidentally ran over her, the California Highway Patrol reported.
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In launching his second campaign against Republican incumbent Rep. Wally Herger, Democrat Jim Reed has embraced the cause of raising Shasta Dam by 18.5 feet --- an idea that the Bureau of Reclamation has been studying for years through an...
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The Shasta Family Justice Center (SFJC) has received a $5,000 donation from The California Emergency Physicians Group of America (CEPA), the Emergency Physicians at Mercy Medical Center Redding (MMCR). The funds will be used for the day-to-day operations of the center that co-locates services for victims of family violence.
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The North State Symphony’s concertmaster, violinist Terrie Baune, will appear in a duo concerts in a program of international favorites for violin and piano with pianist Alexander Tutunov, a frequent guest artist with the Symphony. Music Director Kyle Wiley Pickett described the violin and piano combination as “two inst
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At 2:45 this afternoon my work computer was suddenly seized by Malware, meaning the rest of the afternoon was a complete and total wash, watching the scan go by. I have no idea if it's fixed, or if all my data is toast, or what. Something to look forward to tomorrow morning.I suppose the best
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A California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) K-9 and her handler have proven to be a great asset in the war against drugs in northern California. German Shepherd Phebe and her handler, Warden Brian Boyd, have been responsible for the apprehension of 40 fleeing marijuana cultivation suspects on grow sites hidden deep in fo
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10 REASONS COPS ARE DIFFERENT And how these differences impact on their stress! PERHAPS IT WEIGHS only 2 ounces overall. Large ones may run to 4 ounces. But when that badge is pinned on, there is a weight unknown to most law enforcement officers. The true weight of the badge is not overcome by mus
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YREKA – A Siskiyou County man was sentenced today to life in prison after he was convicted in August of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 3-year-old Yreka girl before burying her alive in a shallow grave two years ago.
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What can be weirder than genetically engineered salmon? A long-awaited environmental impact evaluation of the introduction of genetically-modified salmon is now in the hands of the Obama White House, the website TalkingPointsMemo confirmed on Thursday, and according to their...
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Shasta County Supervisor Les Baugh announced today he is running for new state Senate District 1, parts of which are currently represented Republican Ted Gaines.
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The Bureau of Reclamation's Northern California Area Office will participate in the 21st annual Return of the Salmon Festival. The festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 15, at the Coleman National Fish Hatchery near Anderson, Calif., about 20 miles southeast of Redding. Reclamation's booth will highl
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On Wednesday, 10/12/11 at 1425 hours Shasta County Sheriff’s deputies who are assigned to NSI CAL-MMET Domestic Highway Enforcement, targeting trafficking organizations, conducted a vehicle stop in Shasta Lake City for traffic violations. One of the occupants of the vehicle initially falsely identified himself. The agents
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Yesterday 10/12/11, Judge Gaul carried the battan handed him By Judge Halpin and condoned by the entire establishment, of smearing and destroying one private citizen.In court Ms. kitkowski was openly called a liar by Judge Gaul, after being put under oath and forced to testify about basic facts in the case having
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When gold was discovered in the creek in 1850, the rush was on! But the local Indians did everything they could to stop the invasion of goldminers. Not until 1855 was a settlement established. It was located at the confluence...
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Shasta County Sheriff’s deputies in Shasta Lake arrested a 28-year-old man wanted for the alleged murder of a rival gang member in Reno.
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Pacific Gas and Electric Co. crews this morning stopped a natural gas leak in the area of Eleventh and West streets in Redding.
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Connoisseurs of biscuits and gravy and chicken fried steak – those perennially popular breakfast items hereabouts – love the Silver Dollar Café & Grill, open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays in Shasta Lake.
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A truck with an overhead camper, boat and trailer, guns, ammunition, tools and jewelry were among the nearly $23,000 in items stolen from a Corning home.
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It was overhyped after all. That's because it ain't happening - at least for now. CalTrans announcement yesterday that it's postponing "Carmageddon North" because of lousy weather is on the surface a head-scratcher. Workers were set to close the southbound I-5 to eastbound 44 and the westbound 44
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A search for a missing hunter in rugged terrain in Trinity County has been called off, the Trinity County Sheriff's Office said this morning.
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Fall is my favorite time of year. Here are some pictures I’ve taken of the Redding area during the fall.
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Just in time for Halloween, artist Ricky Miller brings us a series of paintings with his trademark sense of humor and unique style. Ricky has been painting since 1977, after he took sculpture classes after reading "The Agony and the Ecstasy." His teachers liked how he applied analysis to the creative process and made jumps
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The Kutras Tract is adjacent to the Sacramento River. It’s a lovely area with big trees and shady streets. This home is sited directly on Park Marina, which is a somewhat b
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Get ready for another sunny fall day in the north state. The National Weather Service forecasts a high of 84 in Redding today with a slight north wind blowing between 4 and 7 miles per hour. Overnight lows will dip into the mid- to high 50s. More of the same for Friday with highs in the mid-80s.
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Marijuana growing is deeply controversial — with advocates of "medicinal" cannabis sometimes angrily asserting their rights while neighbors of rural pot gardens are increasingly fed up with how the Green Rush has changed their peaceful country roads in the past few years.
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The Everest-size electoral challenge facing President Obama is encapsulated in a single question in the latest Washington Post/Bloomberg poll: Would the economy be better or worse if a Republican were elected president in 2012?
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While I can sympathize with the plight of people who live in countries that offer limited opportunities, my sympathy ends when these people illegally cross our sovereign borders.
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I am currently incarcerated at the Shasta County Jail.
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Regarding Don Farrell's Monday letter, "Small businesses don't share the wealth":
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Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that gives illegal aliens the right to financial aid in our state colleges. Really? My granddaughter is working her butt off to get herself through school. C
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Prior to its $5 million transformation into a glittering performing arts center, the Cascade Theatre was a movie palace.
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• Pay Tribute to St. James • October at Anselmo • Fundraisers On Tap • Breast Cancer Research Benefits • It’s Flight Night!
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1. Hawes Farms, Pumpkin Patch Through October at Hawes Ranch and Farm Supply, 21923 Dersch Road, Anderson. Features a 20-acre pumpkin patch, corn maze, zip lines, corn and pumpkin cannons, the Jumping Jack, Little Maverick Barn and Livery Stable, Hollerin’ Hawgs pig races, Old Deschutes Gemstone Mining Company a
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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 Wednesday in Shasta County Superior Court to five years in prison after pleading no contest to a lesser charge.
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Foreclosure activity in Shasta County fell in September — fueled by a plunge in default notices.
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State Compensation Insurance Fund will shed a quarter of its workforce by late spring, including an unknown number of employees at its Redding office.
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Two north state legislators announced Wednesday they are jointly authoring a bill 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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The West Valley High boys and girls swim teams combined to win all but one event in a four-way Northern Athletic League meet on Wednesday.
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Around Christmas last year, Amanda Edens of Redding noticed her daughter wasn't feeling well.
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SHASTA LAKE — Mayor Rod Lindsay praised this city's successes during tough economic times at the ninth annual State of the City luncheon Wednesday.
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TED is coming to Redding.
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The Gateway Unified School District Board on Wednesday approved three contracts with Rocky Point Charter School, resulting in applause from board members and ending a five-month-long argument.
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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 Wednesday.
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In 1911: A living toad was found encased in solid earth in Oroville without visible means of exit or entrance. Workmen engaged in excavating a pit at the county infirmary grounds in Oroville discovered the toad 3 feet below the surface of the ground. When the cake of earth was broken, the toad blinked once or twice and then
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RED BLUFF — There are 10 employees who could see their weekly hours cut by five, after the City Council this week rejected the latest offer from the city's largest bargaining unit.
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Some 150 people spent part of Wednesday night enjoying food, drinks, music and politics at "An Evening with Democrats" inside the Atrium at the Market Street Promenade in downtown Redding.
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PALO CEDRO — Don't count the Panthers out of the playoff race just yet.
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Gas prices fall in north state
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Celebrating the brilliant Paul Simon on his 70th birthday. This is my favorite version of my favorite Paul Simon tune: Kathy's Song, performed by Eva Cassidy. Enjoy:
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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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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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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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