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November 23rd, 2011

PARADISE -- The Paradise Bobcats won the Northern Section D-1 football championship tonight after a 40-7 win over Foothill.
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Type your household income into this handy Wall Street Journal interactive site and find out....
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What's so great about this time of year? It is when we get together with family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to relax and enjoy foods we usually eat only during the holidays. Here is a short quiz to help make the holiday season better.
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Many of you are hip-deep in preparation for the Thanksgiving meal, to be served tomorrow at halftime, or you're preparing to drive to Aunt Sadie's for dessicated turkey and relatives whom you don't care much for. Or maybe you've decided to stay home alone and open a great American standard, a bottle of bourbon.W
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Flu season is here. Flu vaccine is recommended for all Shasta County residents 6 months and older. Visit your health care provider or one of the many retail locations that offer the vaccine, including drugstores and grocery stores.
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Shasta Blood Center is in need of O- blood. BloodSource is in need of A+, O- as well as platelet and plasma donors.
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This past summer, my husband, Tim, and I asked Bev Abbs, a local master's runner, licensed trainer and friend to help train us for California International Marathon in Sacramento so I would be able to run my best marathon time. I am also going to run the Redding Marathon on Jan. 15, since that is where it all began.
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Here we are on Thanksgiving Day, a time to express gratitude and gather with family and friends, and to serve the less fortunate. Let the frenzy of holiday shopping and preparation go for just this day (or at least part of the day) to be thankful.
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are hollow, misery and shallow. Not very uplifting, huh? I actually, for the first time in more than 150 attempts, missed a 3WW last week. Too many early deadlines, not enough sleep. Sleepless The steam on the w
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Tehama County deputies said they arrested two people from Weaverville early Monday after reportedly finding methamphetamine, prescription pills and a meth pipe in their possession.
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Funny how daylight can kill a bad idea. Just last week, US News broke the story about potential Bureau of Land Management rules that would make it easier to limit shooting on federal lands under its jurisdiction. Naturally, hunting and...
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It comes from a Department of Corrections press release on the death of a Death Row inmate in San Quentin -- not at the heads of the state, of course: Since California reinstated capital punishment in 1978, 55 condemned inmates...
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MODESTO -- A Stanislaus County judge on Tuesday ruled three teenagers must stand trial together and face murder charges in the shooting death of a 21-year-old man killed during what police call a botched carjacking at a Riverbank convenience store last year
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Shasta Magic Athletics hosts 2011 All Star Middle School Girls Volleyball tournament at Sequoia. Area athletes competed in intense, diverse teams for bragging rights to be the best of the best.
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Trim the tree Trim the hair--wanna look your best for the Holidays!!!
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Here’s a brief video about October home sales results statewide from the California Association of Realtors Economist Leslie Appleton Young.
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Via Yahoo.com, a US News & World Report feature on the "sunniest places to retire" -- Redding comes in at No. 2, after Yuma, AZ. Read it here. As usual, the commenters are having a field day. "Redding: Meth capital...
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You can't build it today for that price. It's a comment you hear a lot about the rock-bottom value of today's housing market. But gosh, buy a bank-repo lot in Sunset Hills and you're certainly off to a good start. Sunset Hills was (still is?) a gated development in Cottonwood that featured 88 "equ
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This video made my day. I know we have many mountain bike trail enthusiasts here in the Northstate, and terrific trails. But few humans are as electrified about a single track workout as this little dog Lily. This may not be Redding, but I think locals will really enjoy this short video if you haven’t seen it. Come
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Northern California tradition of fresh Dungeness crab on Thanksgiving may be off the table as fishermen and seafood processers remain locked in a dispute over prices.
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The drizzle in Redding today should continue through Thanksgiving, though it's likely to taper off into the weekend. The National Weather Service says rain is likely in Redding today mainly after 10 a.m. Up to a half-inch of rain may fall through tonight. Tonight, snow could fall as low as 4,400 feet outside the valley. I
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  Reader and fellow foodie Erin Friedman commented here on anewscafe.com the other day that she tended to stick to the same Thanksgiving recipes each year. I can relate. I think most of us tend to rely on traditional foods - at least traditional for our particular families - when it comes to preparing that Thanksgivi
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On one hand, the Wolves came out with the intensity needed to follow its first section title in 12 years with an upset win in the CIF state playoffs.
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It all comes down to one last game.
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After the first postseason berth in program history and an improbable playoff run, the University Prep girls volleyball season came to an end Tuesday night in a 25-10, 25-10, 25-7 loss to Branson High at College of Marin in the first round of the CIF NorCal Division V playoffs.
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While there are 65 schools that compete in the Northern Section, very few have actually competed for a section championship in girls basketball the past three seasons.
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It was a shocking sight: As a middle-aged man took the podium at the Redding City Council chambers last week to speak against the proposed new medical-marijuana ordinance, two police officers climbed the stairs and stood close behind him, plainly on alert. As his allotted three minutes expired, the officers quickly grabbed
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Many people are lamenting the failure of the congressional supercommittee to come up with an agreement on ways to reduce the runaway federal deficits. But you cannot judge success or failure without knowing what the goal was.
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The Record Searchlight recently published a letter that criticized the Redding Police Department for escorting an individual out of a contentious City Council meeting last week. That letter failed to note, however, that the individual had metal screws in his hand that he had inserted between his fingers, similar to "bra
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was surprised when, after witnessing police brutality on my UC Davis campus Friday, I received no frantic phone call from my mother.
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I would consider voting for any candidate (local, state or national) who would sign a pledge not to sign any pledge, for whatever reason, especially one that does not have an expiration date.
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I have what I believe is a money-saving plan for the maintenance of the White House in Washington, D.C.: Rent it out.
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I attended the Redding City Council meetings regarding cannabis collectives, and I was appalled by the actions of the town's public officials.
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Help! This is my first time as a host at Thanksgiving and I want to make sure my dressing is a hit. Can you help? Here is Turkey Stuffing 101:
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A former client of Democrat Congressional candidate Jim Reed has sued the Fall River Mills attorney and his law firm alleging Reed was professionally negligent because he failed to file a timely police-brutality claim on his client's behalf, even though Reed represented him in a criminal case that led to his acquittal.
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California's fish and game regulators are considering a proposal that would triple the limit and reduce size restrictions on striped bass in the rivers that feed the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta as part of an effort to reduce the numbers of the voracious nonnative fish and protect threatened salmon runs.
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Home sales in Shasta County in October declined for the second straight month.
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The powerful attacking and serving of Drake High volleyball put Foothill's season to bed abruptly in a three-set sweep Tuesday night.
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Federal Bureau of Investigation crime data show Redding topped other U.S. cities in the rise of violent crimes from 2005 to 2010, a New York-based news and opinion outlet reported Tuesday.
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In a case that helped spark a turnover in the district attorney’s office, a “hopelessly deadlocked” Shasta County jury failed to reach a verdict Tuesday on the involuntary manslaughter charge against a Redding man accused of fatally punching Adam Martinez at a Bechelli Lane nightclub in 2009.
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Jeff Garrett thinks his menu at Cool Hand Luke's Steakhouse/Saloon in Redding needs a recession adjustment.
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Four days a week, customers at Palo Cedro's North Valley Bank are greeted by not just tellers, but cats.
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Redding police cited three local clerks Tuesday for reportedly selling alcohol to a minor in a police sting.
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Tuesday truck fire closes Interstate 5
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For the past 19 years, The Adopt-A-Family program has helped hundreds of families in need have a brighter Christmas.
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Chamber will host Winter Social
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Two years ago, the city of Redding came very close to buying the old KMS building on Mountain Lakes Boulevard as a new home for the Police Department. The old shampoo factory seemed an odd idea, but at least for...
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Redding Mayor Missy McArthur dedicated the recently completed John F. Reginato River Access on the Sacramento River, in a ceremony held November 10, 2011.
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Members 1st participates in the annual Toys From the Heart Christmas toy drive. Help local children in need this holiday season by donating a new unwrapped present. Donations will be accepted at the Members 1st branch in Anderson at 5020 Rhonda Road until December 22.
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Above and beyond his normal duties.
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"The Mountain Arts Cooperative is presenting its third annual holiday show, "Winter Gifts" at the Siskiyou Arts Council Gallery in downtown Mount Shasta.
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All Saints' Episcopal Church in Redding is offering a new Advent Class for four consecutive weeks.
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The First National Thanksgiving My love for this country grows daily, I'm intrigued by its history, its making and how it came to be. I'm in my 30's, perhaps there's something about this age that causes me to want to know facts, the why's and how's of this great country.   So given the upcoming
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Interstate 5 south of Lakehead was reopened in both directions after a semi truck hauling vinyl caught fire this afternoon and created hazardous material concerns, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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Options have gotten too complex for employees to understand, he believes, leading to costly retirement mistakes. Smart Money interview here....
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Jurors have convicted a Redding man accused of fatally punching another Redding man of battery with serious bodily injury, but they're split on the man's manslaughter charge.
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Crazy! Looks like everyone was ok at the end.
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That would be Terry Riley, who attended Shasta High and Shasta College before heading off to the Bay Area and becoming one of the most important "minimalist" composers of the 20th Century. Here's an interview and a sample of his...
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Addison Stark moved to Cottonwood in 1872 and established Stark's Turkey Farm on the plains east and north of Panorama Point where there were lots of grasshoppers (turkeys love 'em). His average yearly turkey crop was well into the thousands....
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES CHETCO RIVER, Ore. — Rains blew it out, but it was being fished by Saturday, and the top news is the big king salmon caught — a 47-inch long, 33-inch girth king estimated at 65 pounds. Wayne Smith of Yreka caught it while fishing with guide Andy
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FDotD is Deal of the Day, but this property is arguably the best local real estate deal we have ever seen. Period. Even though the decade has just begun, we offer this property as the decade’s deal to beat, if even possible. The magnificent former KMS production and shipping facility in Redding’s Mount
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Voices of Faith — Nov. 26, 2011 What would you tell people who think they have nothing for which to be thankful? For what are you most thankful?
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A rock slide on Highway 299 near Hawkins Bar in Trinity County was cleared from the roadway soon after it was reported.
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The rain falling this morning isn't likely to go anywhere for a while. Today, rain is likely all day in Redding though it may taper off tonight. Expect a high temperature of 53 degrees and a low of 41, according to the National Weather Service. Wednesday, there's a 50 percent chance of rain with the likelihood of up to an
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This is a best-of recipe, just in time for Thanksgiving pies. Here is an easy pie crust for everyone. I usually make my crust by hand unless I am making 100+ pies….not this year! A suggestion, double. Freeze your left over crusts already rolled out or in a dough ‘disc’ Andrea Charroin's Easy Pie Crust [...]
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Fern, before I dive into questions about holiday food safety tips, can you tell a bit about yourself, and what you do and how you've come to know so much about this topic? I have a Bachelors Degree in Environmental and Occupational Health from California State University Northridge I have been a Registered Environmental Hea
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Steve Anderson deflects the credit and says he just followed plans drawn up by others that were sitting on his desk when he arrived in Redding in 2004 as the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's field manager.
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Imagine the public outcry if a legislative committee suddenly raised future taxes on almost every Californian and then said no one would know the amount until the tax bill arrived. Fury would be a mild description of what might follow.
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Over the years we have been quite critical of wasteful government spending on programs that either did not work or were not necessary in the first place. But one program stands out as an example of a program that fulfills its promise — the California Conservation Corps.
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The ninth-seeded Enterprise High School volleyball team fell in four sets to eighth-seeded Balboa of San Francisco in the first-round of the Division III NorCal CIF playoffs 25-18, 25-22, 23-25, 25-22 on Monday.
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The section championships across the state came to a close over the weekend but for most of the finalists’ season continues today for a state title.
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College athletics are the lifeblood of sports.
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A bloody-nosed Tempest Dawson draining a pair of free throws unfazed told the story Monday night for the Red Hawks in a hard-fought win over Concordia. Simpson women's basketball earned its third win of the year, over the Cavaliers of Concordia University of Portland, Ore., 71-67.
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Home games at Shasta and Foothill today
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A bloody-nosed Tempest Dawson draining a pair of free throws unfazed told the story Monday night for the Red Hawks in a hard-fought win over Concordia.
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LET IT SHINE Mount Shasta is getting ready for a much-loved community holiday tradition — its annual tree-lighting. Community, 1C
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Tiffany Senter can finally breathe a sigh of relief.
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A marijuana possession and cultivation case in Tehama County that dates back two years has a trial date — again.
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A San Francisco Bay Area energy company and north state timber firm are working to restart a biomass plant that's been idle for nearly 10 years.
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Real Estate 1, which has been in the north state since 2000, will become Windermere NorCal Properties on Dec. 1.
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Six arrested at pot processing plant
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The Shasta Women's Refuge plans to run the Shasta Family Justice Center permanently starting at the beginning of the year.
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A pair of 11-year-old Redding girls had to be tested for HIV, hepatitis and drug exposure Saturday after finding a garbage bag of evidence someone had taken from an unlocked Dumpster behind the Shasta County Sheriff's Office evidence locker.
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Junk-N-Treasures donates 500 coats
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Traditions are like the people who try to keep them: Sooner or later, like it or not, they change.
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See who was at what recent event in the north state.
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As the mother of an 11-year-old son with many gifts and challenges including autism, Monica Thoma is considered a key connection to other parents in her role as the respite care supervisor for Rowell Family Empowerment of Northern California, a nonprofit that provides free services to families of children with special needs
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If you look at California's demographic trends and voting patterns, the one big thing that stands out is that the fastest-growing group -- Hispanics -- votes heavily for the Democrats. And that alone keeps Democrats in charge. So what are...
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Please don't shoot the messenger. You've got Lice. That's one snippet of the kind of exchanges the creator of "What's That Bug?" has with readers. High Country News has a charming and hilarious profile....
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Six people were arrested last week by Siskiyou County narcotics agents following a year-long investigation into an alleged marijuana-processing facility in Hilt, near the Oregon border.
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Working for and reading EW Scripps newspapers for two decades now, I've read a lot of work under the byline Lance Gay, a veteran reporter for Scripps Howard News Service. Never met the man himself, but Dale McFeatters' remembrance --...
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The crusade to stop Target from opening at midnight on Black Friday came to the retailer's corporate offices in Minneapolis today. Target employee Seth Coleman delivered more than 190,000 signatures demand
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A pair of 11-year-old Redding girls had to be tested for HIV, hepatitis and drug exposure Saturday after finding a garbage bag of evidence someone had taken from an unlocked dumpster behind the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office evidence locker.
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There's a moment during the YouTube clip of "Winnebago Man" Jack Rebney's now-infamous meltdown where I suddenly felt a tug of humanity -- like this profane guy was a real person with deep vulnerabilities and the capacity for connecting with other
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The Shasta Lake skateboarding park is closed until next Monday after vandals defaced it and its bathrooms with red spray paint
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On the evening of November 25, 1949 something really, really big happened in Shasta County for the first time in history. Do you know what it was? If you don't, I'll let you know on the 25th. p.s. It's really...
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The video was fairly boring until the truck starts shooting fireballs at the police. Awesome!
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If you look closely you can see that the driver that caused the wreck is wearing a coke uniform. This is just dirty when are these two beverage companies going to shake hands and play nice. I will be drinking Shasta cola for the time being.
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Ran into this interesting interactive map of population migration using IRS data via Forbes and IBM. Click on the link to open the map. Then click on the county you wish to see, and a graphic representation of the migration appears. The web is a wonderful storehouse of graphical info.
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From Barry Rithholtz's Washington Post column. "The Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 is a favorite boogeyman for some, despite the numbers that so easily disprove it as a cause. ..."The market share of financial institutions that were subject to the CRA has steadily declined since the legis
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Sometimes lost in the gloom of plunging home values is that it's more affordable than ever to buy in Shasta County. So reiterates the latest installment of the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index. Roughly eight of every 10 new and existing homes that sold in the th
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Chef Cal DeMercurio of The Old School Restaurant on Pine Street is a local celebrity. On Saturday, he held a cooking class at his restaurant in Redding in preparation for Thanksgiving cooks looking to add a few recipes and skills.
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It's going to be a drizzly week in Redding, starting this afternoon. Today, the National Weather Service reports a 20 percent chance of rain in Redding after 10 a.m. Otherwise, it will be partly sunny with a high near 52. Tonight, expect a 60 percent chance of rain, though not much than a trace should fall. On Tuesday, ra
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Well, boys and girls, ready or not, it's Thanksgiving week. Selfishly, because I'm bringing potatoes to a family dinner, I'll publish my recipe first. And I'm also making spiced cranberries as a gift - yes, the gift of cranberries - so I'll publish that recipe this week, too. I must say, I still haven't fully regained [...
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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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It’s that time of the year to be thankful for many things in one’s life, and one of those things should be for the careful and defensive driving by family, friends and other motorists on the road. “Be patient and attentive while traveling on the roadways this holiday season,” said California Highway Patrol (CHP) Com
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When children's health is at stake, Congress had an easy choice between following the best advice of nutritionists and heeding frozen-pizza and potato lobbyists.
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Newspaper and television reporting on the Occupy Wall Street movement is presented much like reporting on desert warfare in Libya: a reporter viewing the scene through binoculars over the edge of a sand dune.
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Jack Suter, Redding
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I read the paper, as usual, the other day, and I saw the articles about various types of violence and gang activity, and people stealing from businesses and residents, as well as comments on the stories about how bad Redding is getting and how much it has declined. And then I went for a drive.
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We would like to thank the woman who gave us money to help us buy a couch at the Sacred Heart Flea Market in October. She realized we didn't have enough cash and she generously stepped forward and paid for half of the couch.
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Crews are responding to a home fire tonight in the 1100 block of Echo Road in Redding. The first firefighters arrived at the single-story residence just after 11 a.m. and reported light smoke in the area. This story will be updated when more information becomes available.
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A Houston, Texas-based solar power company wants to put a 53-acre solar plant along Highway 299 in Fall River Mills.
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It was a brisk, gray day in Anderson, but that didn't stop members of the area's Sikh faith from coming out to honor the religion's founder at the city's fifth annual parade and celebration for him.
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Redding police arrested a man they say broke into a city fire station Sunday morning and stole a sleeping firefighter's car. Police have arrested three other suspects who are accused of helping the man commit a string of thefts throughout town.
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Redding police arrested a man they say broke into a city fire station Sunday morning and stole a sleeping firefighter's car. Police have arrested three other suspects who are accused of helping the man commit a string of thefts throughout town.
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Apologies to non-Americans here. Just skip this if you're sick of Thanksgiving posts already, but, you know, it's our biggest holiday and the only one that nearly everyone can rally around - Christians, Muslims, Jews, Rastafarians - I mean, if you can't get behind being grateful and sharing an ungodly rich meal in the middl
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One day after wrapping up Northern Section volleyball finals at Red Bluff High School, each finalist from Divisions II-V found out how far they have to travel for the state tournament.
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Someone broke windows at Anderson middle and high schools today, resulting in thousands of dollars worth of damage, police said.
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This is something I need to get for my house. I am uber jealous.
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Redding police say a man broke into a city fire station this morning and stole one of the employees' cars as he slept, and three others have been helping him commit a string of recent thefts throughout town.
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Redding police say a man broke into a city fire station this morning and stole one of the employees' cars as he slept, and three others have been helping him commit a string of recent thefts throughout town.
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You have to love the anchor who had the balls to make a dalai lama joke while interviewing the man himself.
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Dang! Evidently someone who has absolutely no concern for our history went down to the bridge with a spray can and sprayed it with blue and black paint. The bridge is watched by Sherry Miller, a member of the...
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Showers in the Redding area are predicted to taper off for the afternoon today, but they could be back tomorrow. Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Sacramento predict a high temperature of 48 degrees today in Redding, and a low of 34 tonight. There's a 20 percent chance of rain tomorrow, though forecasters are
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Always interesting to watch as EXPERTS get together to question whether water prevents dehydration. The EU has banned the log held claim that water can prevent dehydration. Read more here...
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A friend coined that moniker after Clarity Entertainment surfaced as another potential tenant for Stillwater Business Park. Today's editorial strikes the right balance of skepticism and hope....
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There's been some chatter that Redding has landed an airline to replace Horizon, which in April ended a nearly 20-year run of service in Shasta County. Airports Manager Rod Dinger told me the buzz stems from a letter the city received from Delta Air Lines in which the Atlanta-based carrier supports an extension of the $662,
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I work in a business where introspection can drive you crazy. So I write this at the risk of going completely nuts.
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It's time elected officials in Washington spoke the truth about the economic challenges facing our nation. Our country's economic problems are profound and will take years to resolve. There are limits to what government can do, except ease the pain as our economy heals.
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When the boosters of Stillwater Business Park conceived the "shovel-ready" industrial development all those years ago, a Christian-oriented outpost of Hollywood was not at the top of anyone's list of prospects.
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Tuesday evening something important happened in Redding. Maybe the largest crowd ever gathered at our Redding City Council Chambers for an exercise in democracy. The issue: medical marijuana and the collectives that provide it to local patients. There had been a large rally in front of the building in support of the collect
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One of the consequences of term limits and the new citizen redistricting is "quasi-incumbents."
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Shasta Lake City Councilwoman Dolores Lucero's continued ranting about corruption being perpetrated by city staff is becoming a tired accusation. Where are the facts?
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As a Shasta Lake property owner, I want to call attention to voters to give serious thought to the message they will send to future civic-minded residents if they recall City Councilwoman Dolores Lucero: Questioning will not be tolerated.
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I'm still asking myself if it's dumb to be joining others in holding signs such as these on the street in front of Redding City Hall — "WE'RE THE 99%"; "BIG BANKSTERS BELONG IN JAIL."
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There's no formal threshold marking the entrance to the club of serious philanthropists, but if you've given away a million dollars, you've surely proved yourself a member.
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A hand written thank-you note is a gracious way to acknowledge another's kindness. Yes, it does take a few extra minutes, but this added personal touch is time that is well spent.
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A neighbor up the street, Merrill Stafford Pitts, knows I have a fondness for the past. He hooked my interest with a few details from a saga recounted by his great-grandmother in 1884, relating her adventures of a cross-country journey dating back to the Gold Rush era. In print now, he offered to share his copy with me to r
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If you're a Wells Fargo customer who travels abroad, you may have been selected for the bank's pioneer program of its microchipped credit card -- the Visa Smart Card -- this summer. Other banks and credit card companies have plans to introduce chipped cards if they've not already done so.
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If you're familiar with C.J. Box novels, his latest, "Back of Beyond," only burnishes his already-recognized skill at writing gripping, exciting suspense stories.
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Dear Straight Talk: Twenty-one months ago, my 18-year-old son jumped to his death from the 720-foot-high Forest-hill Bridge. He left for school that morning. At lunch, I got a call that he was at the bridge thinking about jumping. I raced there not believing it, but there he was. I drove up next to him. He looked at the car
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I found myself missing my mom a few weeks ago, the kind of "I feel really sorry for myself" missing her.
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With the holidays almost here, there are plenty of details to take care of. There's the food preparation, organizing those important friends and family get-togethers and making sure you have all the decorations you need.
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Every birthday, holiday or miscellaneous get-together in my family involves at least two or three people snapping photos. As soon as we're home the photos start popping up on Facebook and inevitably someone has snagged a great shot that I wish I had for my annual photo album.
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A 2009 study by the federal government indicates Social Security retirement benefits often make up more than one-third of the income of Americans age 65 and older. For many the decision as to when to begin to take Social Security retirement benefits is an important one.
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Have you ever thought about getting a job that you enjoy but may not have direct experience for? The way to do that is to use your transferable skills. These are any skills that you've obtained through other work experience, volunteer experience, hobbies or just everyday life.
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RED BLUFF – Chico may have stolen a league title from the Wolves three weeks ago but second-seeded Shasta won the one that matters most.
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RED BLUFF — It was the perfect set, the perfect kill and a perfect end for the Foothill Cougars.
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RED BLUFF — The University Prep volleyball team's storybook season didn't include a section championship, but their season still continues.
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A local Bureau of Land Management chief who helped build or connect hundreds of miles of north state bike and walking trails retired Friday after 7½ sometimes contentious years.
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In 1911: Sherman Thompson, the Old Diggings mining man, had a miraculous escape from death by a huge boulder. The accident occurred in the Quartz Hill Mine, where Thompson was in a stope running a Burley drill. A 400-pound boulder became suddenly unloosed from the lagging and dropped like a meteor a bare inch past his head,
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North state law enforcement officers have said they will be focused on safety this week heading into Thanksgiving.
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Q: Hello, Monty.
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Train hits woman on hike to waterfall
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RED BLUFF — A special school curriculum aimed at preventing teen pregnancy will be launched in area high schools after the first of the year, thanks to a grant from the Sierra Health Foundation.
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Q: I will soon be taking off to the mountains from the valley floor to do some mountain quail and tree squirrel hunting. In past years, after arriving at hunting camp, most of my hunting was done on foot and so I couldn't cover much ground in a day. Last year I took my grandson with me to start teaching him a little abo
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KNOCK OFF THE RUST: BASKETBALL CLINICS
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The leader of a Christian boarding school for troubled teens that has generated controversy after a staff member's mummified infant daughter was found hidden in a utility closet at its Whitmore campus said criticism that has risen since the death is unwarranted.
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Legislature's push this year to eliminate more than 400 community redevelopment agencies throughout California has led to a furious financial shell game in which cities have transferred properties and shifted hundreds of millions of dollars between accounts to preserve development tax
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Dear Babe: You have written about the first and second issues of Sports Illustrated. Do you happen to know the print run of these two magazines?— Roland Garn, Windsor, Ontario, CanadaIt's nice to get a change of pace about the first issues of Sports Illustrated, dated Aug. 16 and 23, 1954.
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ORLAND — Though many will be seeing a turkey on their dinner table this week, some 250 people gathered at an animal sanctuary in Orland on Saturday with the idea of keeping the birds alive, protected and well-fed.
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It's taken a while, but long nights and cold mornings are finally hitting Northern California.
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A thunderous alley-oop dunk from Darius Jackson and a 15-0 run to start the second half told the story for the Shasta men's basketball team as it picked up its first win of the season Saturday.
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The Mercy High volleyball team was a set away from a Northern Section Division VI title after earning a 2-1 lead against Champion Christian, but fell in two straight to let it slip away to the Mustangs, 16-25, 26-24, 26-28, 25-13, 15-5 at the Red Bluff High gym on Saturday.
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There's been some chatter that Redding has landed an airline to replace Horizon, which in April ended a nearly 20-year run of service in Shasta County. Airports Manager Rod Dinger told me the buzz stems from a letter the city received from Delta Air Lines in which the Atlanta-based carrier supports an extension of the $662,
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A Union Pacific freight train struck and injured a woman who was hiking on the railroad tracks to Mossbrae Falls in Dunsmuir today.
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But the expectation that she's Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle also allows Warren to wield a shiv. That'd be Elizabeth Warren, the law professor turned Democratic candidate for Senate, according to a long NY Times profile. I suppose that, in politics, knowing how...
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...Is the theme selected by the World AIDS Campaign (WAC) to commemorate this year’s World AIDS Day. The new theme, that will be used until 2015, echoes the UNAIDS vision of achieving “Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS-related deaths.” Observed worldwide on 1 December since 1998, World AIDS Day i
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Early fall rains may have forced the banquet indoors, but it did not dampen the enthusiasm for our region’s delicious bounty served at the recent 100-mile Harvest Dinner. The event, which featured local foods, wine, music, art, and experiences, raised almost $20,000 for the Tehama County Branding project. The original set
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Firefighters quickly contained a small kitchen fire this morning at the Churn Creek Village Apartments.
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Not as cold as Minnesota or Barrow, maybe, but still, it's very cold here for mid-November and it doesn't promise to warm up today. I don't mind, really: I'll be baking today and that helps heat the house up nicely.I had an amazing thing happen to me last week, and again, this is one of those things that athiest
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The town of Pinckney was established in 1881 when most of the residents moved from the settlement of Gas Point to Pinckney to escape a rampant malaria epidemic. Gas Point was located on the flat area beside Cottonwood Creek, hence,...
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Though the morning is mostly clear, the Redding area might see rain today after 10 a.m.
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I was lucky in having been born the daughter of a dedicated gardener mother (aided always by my father) and the grand daughter of two avid gardening grandfathers. Growing up at 8,000 feet on the front range of Colorado's Rocky Mountains, my sisters and I were in and out of the garden all day - [...]
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Here’s a brief video showing how homes in default are auctioned on the courthouse steps in Redding California. This video came about because a home our client had in a Short Sale was suddenly scheduled to be auctioned here before our client could purchase. Nobody at the bank would agree to delay the auction while t
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The conservative backers of Proposition 8, the 2008 measure to ban same-sex marriage in California, are downright jubilant in response to Thursday's state Supreme Court decision that they have legal standing to defend the measure in court.
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At the foot of my street there's a modest home, a rental. Some of the neighbors call it the "Bethel house." Parked outside are sometimes as many as half a dozen cars. Their license plates tell the story — Texas, British Columbia, South Dakota, Indiana ...
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Republicans/conservatives are always saying, "We want government out of our lives" and "We want less federal government control."
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Alex Landi, Mt. Shasta
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Definition of illegal: Prohibited by law. So what part of illegal do you not understand?
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GOP ideologues still profess that tax cuts will "turn the economy around." The Bush tax cuts have been with us for over 10 years.
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In response to "natural" food enthusiasts, Moore's Flour Mill plans to grow organic corn. I can remember before pesticide use, when almost every ear contained a worm.
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Candidate Jerry Brown promised not to raise taxes without a vote of the people. The new rural fire "fee" will raise my taxes.
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PALO CEDRO —The Hornets made the Cougars earn every bit of their revenge.
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DURHAM —The Trinity Wolves had a chance for a major upset. Their execution Friday night, however, was lacking.
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A woman stole a local Navy veteran's dress uniform, medals and other personal property Wednesday, the sixth theft against local veterans in recent years.
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More than two years after the death of Adam Martinez, a Shasta County jury began deliberations mid-Friday afternoon in the involuntary manslaughter trial of the Redding man who threw the punch that killed him.
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One last day will decide who can claim a Northern Section volleyball championship.
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Inside his small one-bedroom Manton home, the man whose curse-filled YouTube tirades earned him international fame as "the angriest man in the world" spreads his ire around with agnostic ferocity when it comes to American politics.
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Winter is officially more than a month away but the north state is in for a small preview as below-average temperatures and on-and-off wet weather will hit the area through next week.
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A Redding man charged in a home invasion robbery in which he was accused of beating a neighbor and binding her with telephone cords around her throat and legs was convicted Friday of robbery, assault and other charges.
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A 27-year-old former Anderson police officer saw his sentencing postponed Friday as a Shasta County Superior Court judge ordered probation officers to try to interview the former officer's alleged victim.
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Unemployment in Shasta County fell for the fourth straight month in October, dropping 0.1 percent to 13.2 in October and the county has added 3,000 long-term jobs since the same month last year.
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In 1911: The following teachers came to Redding and paid the county superintendent of schools office a visit: Miss Sarah Frisbie, principal of the French Gulch school; Mrs. Emilia Early, principal of the Shasta school; Miss Charlotte Cunningham, teacher at Igo; Miss Anna Tillman, teacher at Old Diggings; Miss Mabel Gardner,
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The Shasta College men's basketball team lost Friday to Santa Rosa, the No. 1 ranked team in the north state, by a score of 93-67.
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There's been some chatter that Redding has landed an airline to replace Horizon, which in April ended a nearly 20-year run of service in Shasta County.
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A hand written thank-you note is a gracious way to acknowledge another's kindness. Yes, it does take a few extra minutes, but this added personal touch is time that is well spent.
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A neighbor up the street, Merrill Stafford Pitts, knows I have a fondness for the past. He hooked my interest with a few details from a saga recounted by his great-grandmother in 1884, relating her adventures of a cross-country journey dating back to the Gold Rush era. In print now, he offered to share his copy with me to r
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If you're a Wells Fargo customer who travels abroad, you may have been selected for the bank's pioneer program of its microchipped credit card — the Visa Smart Card — this summer. Other banks and credit card companies have plans to introduce chipped cards if they've not already done so.
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If you're familiar with C.J. Box novels, his latest, "Back of Beyond," only burnishes his already-recognized skill at writing gripping, exciting suspense stories.
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Dear Straight Talk: Twenty-one months ago, my 18-year-old son jumped to his death from the 720-foot-high Forest-hill Bridge. He left for school that morning. At lunch, I got a call that he was at the bridge thinking about jumping. I raced there not believing it, but there he was. I drove up next to him. He looked at the car
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I found myself missing my mom a few weeks ago, the kind of "I feel really sorry for myself" missing her.
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I highly recommend the strong, long piece by City Journal's Steven Malanga about the Golden State's increasingly awful business climate, which the author traces back through the past decades. It's interesting, though, that he chooses to lead with this anecdote...
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It's time elected officials in Washington spoke the truth about the economic challenges facing our nation. Our country's economic problems are profound and will take years to resolve. There are limits to what government can do, except ease the pain as our economy heals.
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The City of Redding has approved a signed Letter of Intent (LOI) with Clarity Entertainment, Inc. for purchase of approximately 70 acres in the Stillwater Business Park, on which the firm would construct a film production facility. The City Council on Tuesday gave approval to continue discussions with Clarity, which has sig
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[M]ost specialists and hospitals lose money if they keep the chronically ill healthy. So writes Ezekiel Emanuel, who, yes, is a health-policy advisor to the White House and Rahm Emanuel's brother, but don't let that distract from his interesting thoughts...
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National Park Service Rangers, Shasta County Sheriff’s Department, Shasta County Search and Rescue Teams and the California Highway Patrol helicopter have been searching the forests of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area around the Mill Creek and Boulder Creek Falls area in search of Mr. Brian George Brunell. Mr. Brunell
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Firefighters rushed to a reported structure fire on Swasey Road west of Redding this afternoon but found the blaze was in a small shed.
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A Shasta County jury began deliberations this afternoon in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Lennart Christian Schauman.
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Daily Real Estate News | Thursday, November 17, 2011 Better times are ahead for the real estate market in the new year, according to several forecasts and recent surveys. Fiserv, a financial information services firm, predicts that 95 percent of …
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An unoccupied mobile home caught fire this afternoon in north Redding, knocking down powerlines.
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The mystery photo is the Pinckney Cemetery on Gas Point Road in Cottonwood. Our lucky winner is Pacifichywayman who guessed it correctly at 9:58 a.m. Thank you everyone else for playing and thank you River City Java for providing the...
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A 27-year-old former Anderson police officer saw his sentencing postponed this afternoon as a Shasta County Superior Court judge ordered probations to try to interview the former officer’s alleged victim.
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Cathy Darling Allen, the Shasta County clerk and elections chief, emails to bring my attention to a letter she sent to the U.S. Postal Service pointing to one serious potential drawback of the inevitable slower service if Redding loses its...
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Redding CA "Sold" Market Analysis for Active Adult Communities   With more and more baby boomers retiring, Redding Ca has seen an increase of residential sales in the past 12 months for active adult communities. As Seniors Real Estate Specialists, much of our personal business consi
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A Redding man charged in a home invasion robbery in which he was accused of binding a surprised neighbor with telephone cords around her throat and legs after beating her was convicted this morning of robbery and other charges
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A good way to remember when to use dormant spray on trees is to link your schedule to the holidays. Plan to spray fruit trees on or near Thanksgiving, New Year’s Day and Valentine’s Day. Ideally, the first spraying should be just prior to or at leaf fall, before freezing weather sets in. Dormant spray can help prevent p
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That might even work here. Don’t hold your breath however.
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PARIS PARK A fifty-five plus, gated community for the Active Adult in Redding, CA   Community Description: A gated active adult community consisting of mostly 2 bedroom/2bathroom single family homes between 1400sqft – 1650sqft on quarter acre lots or smaller. A few of the floor pl
Tom Chandler -- a writer, activist, and avid fly-fisherman in Siskiyou County who backs the removal of the Klamath River dams, contrary to the overwhelming majority of his neighbors -- has a different spin on the latest doings in the...
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Over at Reason.com Peter Suderman has a withering critique of the GOP's new flavor of the month. Worth reading....
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Should I use manure to fertilize my garden? I've heard that it can contain dangerous pathogens.
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Ask Anna columnist Anna Moseley offers tips for getting blinds clean.
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Pretty, prehistoric and sometimes putrid. If you are looking for a plant with an odd mix of characteristics, the ginkgo might just be your tree. The trees were around in the time of dinosaurs and are resilient enough to survive an atomic bomb.
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Amazing! I have no idea how this pilot was able to pull this off.
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I think he was driving a bit to fast for the weather conditions.
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Party Foul!
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Here’s a
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Shasta County's unemployment rate dropped to 13.2 percent, down from September's 13.3.
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The dance company that brought you Fusion is proud to present the premiere of their first December show, Winterland. Artesan is a young emerging company of dancers and artists of extraordinary talent. This company of break dancers and ballerinas represent over 5 differen...t countries from around the world.
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What is the name of this pioneer cemetery? 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...
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I'm not sure how newspapers will continue to function if this dismal trend continues. From Good magazine's entertaining article on "The End of Cheap Coffee": Between 2006 and 2009, the Colombian yield shrank by a quarter--from 12 million bags to...
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Redding residents can expect showers today and tonight with today’s high temperature expected to top out at around 52 degrees, meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. A south wind between 6 to 11 mph is also expected. Less than a tenth-of-an-inch of rain is to fall today and there’s a 50 perc
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Adrian Belew is an American musician best known for his work with the band King Crimson. He's great. Maybe you haven't heard of him. Maybe you haven't heard his stuff in forever.Please do give him a listen.Adrian Belew, your Video Friday:"Oh Daddy""I'm Down""1967"
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I feel sorry for Thanksgiving. It's a great holiday. So unique, so North American, so full of mashed potatoes and gravy. It's such a warm and fuzzy holiday that bridges the gap between the Christian idea of giving a shout out to God for putting food on our plates and the Pagan practice of recognizing the [...]
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Nobody with a heart can feel anything but sorrow for the family of Kristy Mae Chambers Roehrig, an Anderson woman who was struck and killed by a train near Cottonwood in May. She died at the young age of 31, leaving three children behind.
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In 2008, the slogan was "Yes We Can." For 2011-12, it's "We Can't Wait." What happened in between? Candidate Obama, the vessel into which myriad dreams were poured, met the reality of governance.
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Social Security is a critical issue for our district. Our congressional district has a high poverty rate and a high percentage of older people who depend on Social Security for their retirement. What are Rep. Wally Herger's beliefs regarding Social Security?
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he editorial "Sheriffs wiser to shun divisive political fight" (Nov. 11) was an abomination to the very constitutional rights your board so handily spun. These men are our leaders, duly elected.
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The stage is set for round two of what many people in the north state have called the game of the year.
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COTTONWOOD — It's not very often a top seed falls in the playoffs.
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The Shasta High School volleyball team knows just how deadly its offense can be when things are going right.
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The Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce honored outstanding customer service Thursday night at the Win-River Casino Event Center.
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University Prep volleyball looked downright nasty in a sweep of Pierce on Thursday night.
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The Mercy High volleyball team advanced to the title game of the Northern Section Division VI playoffs Thursday night with a 28-26, 23-25, 21-25, 25-15, 15-7 win over Westwood.
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The criminal trial of a Redding man charged with involuntary manslaughter in the 2009 death of another Redding man could end as soon as today as attorneys wrapped up their respective cases Thursday after little more than two days of testimony and evidence.
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This spring, Harmony Lambert plans to sail from Tampa Bay, Fla., to Brazil where her ship will make its way up the Amazon River.
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Following a national trend, the Redding-based Shasta Land Trust is seeing increased support of its efforts to see land spared from development.
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The Good News Rescue Mission gathered 720 turkeys, 6 tons of food and $2,400 cash Thursday for its 13th annual "Stuff the Truck" food drive.
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RED BLUFF — The city is looking to fix up the River Park Boat Launch, another measure to combat the financial toll from the loss of Lake Red Bluff.
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Officials at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area were searching the park Wednesday and Thursday for a missing 48-year-old man.
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In 1911: Three box cars of southbound freight train No. 227 heavily loaded with box lumber went into Salt Creek at the Goldleaf Mine switch, just above Middle Creek, and four others similarly loaded were derailed. The cause was a dragging brake beam that caught in the switch leading to the mine, sending the cars crashing of
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A proposal to close the mail-processing center inside Redding's main branch on Churn Creek Road will be discussed at a public meeting Nov. 28.
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New state revenue projections could force $10 million in automatic budget cuts for Shasta County schools by Jan. 1, pushing some districts closer to state takeover.
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An Anderson woman charged with abducting two of her neighbor's children took a plea bargain Wednesday and faces up to a year in Shasta County jail and formal felony probation when she is sentenced next month.
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Latest deal expected to bring 15 jobs to area
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Catholic Healthcare West has started implementing the Airstrip OB mobile app across its three-state hospital system, including its hospitals in the north state.
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Anderson police hit one person with a stun and unsuccessfully chased another after the two ran from a traffic stop.
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Of all the women who have lived in Shasta County, I can't think of another who has done more for our county in the way of history than Mae Helene Bacon Boggs.
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Haven Humane Society seeks volunteers to help with animals, events and to foster animals.
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Officials at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area are searching the park for a missing 48-year-old man.
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A 53-year-old Alameda County sex offender who recently moved to Happy Valley was ordered today to stand trial on child molestation charges.
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Criminal charges have been filed against a Corning Union High School bus driver for allegedly driving under the influence while stopping at various locations to pick up students for school.
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A pickup knocked down a power pole at Cypress and Hartnell avenues this afternoon, causing a slight delay for traffic.
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The criminal trial of a Redding man charged with involuntary manslaughter in the 2009 death of another Redding man could possibly end as soon as Friday as attorneys wrapped up their respective cases today after little more than two days of testimony and evidence.
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A 40-year-old Dunsmuir man was arrested Wednesday night on suspicion of armed robbery and related felony charges, the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office reported today.
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"As an example on the difficulty to incorporate members of society into our intensive labor jobs, the state of Georgia attempted to put state inmates to work in their fields only to learn that these inmates demanded to be sent...
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1. Teddy Bear Family Festival 11 a.m. Sunday at the Holiday Inn, 1900 Hilltop Drive, Redding. Features visits with Santa, face painting, games, entertainment and refreshments. Children receive a free stuffed toy. Call 221-7500.
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"Boredom" is not a word that artist Diane Gilstrap recognizes. She is busier now than she was when she was teaching - a career that took her from Alaska to Lakeview, Oregon, England and finally to Redding. She recently retired from the Redding School District after 37 years of teaching. Her current passions are photography,
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Last Wednesday, when friends invited us to dinner at the Woodside Grill in Anderson I readily accepted, curious to sample chef Gregory McChristian’s new “fall” menu — and to see if the financial woes of the Gaia Hotel’s parent company had dampened business at one of my favorite north state restaurants.
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What do you look for when you go out? Comfort? Routine? Lulu’s makes the grade with the above and more.
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It took Maria Spencer-Drake, a veteran Riverfront Playhouse stagehand, all of about 10 seconds to choose “It’s a Wonderful Life” for the theater company’s holiday production.
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Here's good news for the initiative system from The Bee: In a major lift for proponents of California's same-sex marriage ban, the California Supreme Court ruled this morning that they have legal standing under state law to defend the measure...
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Yes. It was a small gold mining settlement established as a result of an 1853 placer gold discovery. It later became the Pittsburgh District and the Pittsburgh Mining District. In 1864 the Shasta & Pittsburgh Express Company and the Pittsburg...
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Did members exercise it on Tuesday evening? Relevant excerpts from today's RS editorial (emphasis added): (City Attorney Rick Duvernay) freely acknowledged that the city "can and likely will be sued" in response to the order to close co-ops. Unfortunately, nobody...
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Watching these "Occupy" protests all over the nation, brings nothing but feelings of contempt.These protests are based on what? "Someone is making more money than me?" "The perception that wall street business moguls are greedy? "Boo Freaking Hoo", The "govabuse" protest was about child abduction by entities we a
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This is horrible but I still have to admit I laughed. This kid might grow up with some trust issues.
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The number of American homeowners behind on their mortgage has fallen, the Mortgage Bankers Association said this morning. But the trade group reported that foreclosures are on the rise. That news comes on the heels of RealtyTrac's
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This lovely short video reminds me of my backpacker days. And will probably do the same for you if you’ve ever chugged up into the high granite country yourself. It also reminds me how much work it is to do good time lapse photography. Thanks for this, and a tip of the blogger hat to Tom Stienstra for bringing it t
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A few days back we posted about this upcoming government owned luxury home near the Tierra Oaks Golf community. There was good interest in it, and we promised to let you know when it had a price. Here it is p
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Expect a damp day across the north state. There is a 70 percent chance of precipitation today, mainly between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., as a system moves across the area. Rain amounts are likely to be less than a tenth of an inch, according to the National Weather Service. Highs today in Redding will be around 60 degrees. The ove
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Childhood obesity is alarmingly high, in Shasta County and all over the nation. A study released last week showed that one in three Shasta County children is overweight. It’s no secret that people need nutritious foods and daily exercise to be healthy – but in today’s busy world, many of us feel forced to choose [...]
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A Shasta County jury is expected to begin deliberations Friday in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Lennart Christian Schauman.
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Passing an ordinance ordering the closure of Redding's medical-marijuana cooperatives is the easy part.
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The Supreme Court, or so we are told, follows the election returns. Perhaps, but it shouldn't anticipate them — or, for that matter, rule with the campaign calendar in mind.
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I live next to an apartment house with six units. Recently the tenants all got dogs. And shortly after that my lawn turned in to a minefield of doggie doo-doo.
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Forty-seven years ago my husband and I bought a home on Small Farm Drive in Igo. It was quiet except for a coyote or two. Now we have the West Central Landfill, which you hear all the equipment from when it's open.
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I read your editorial (Tuesday) about med-pot storefront shutdowns. You forgot to mention one more thing that can happen.
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Buy, make, learn, help.
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One constant associated with the success of the West Valley High School volleyball program has been head coach Carla Davis.
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An Anderson woman charged with abducting two of her neighbor's children took a plea bargain Wednesday and faces a maximum of about five years in Shasta County jail when she's sentenced next month.
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An award-winning Dunsmuir author has taken over a group dedicated to fostering creative writing among north state teenagers.
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In 1911: Mrs. W.T. Witherow and children went to San Jose where she planned to spend about three weeks visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.I. Craig. In another note, M.B. Gill, farmer of Ono, came to this city and remained overnight for business.
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A last-place finish a year ago and an 0-2 start can't derail the relentless optimism of Kele Fitzhugh. After all, he is a six-time conference champion.
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A Bay Area attorney representing a coalition of Redding medical marijuana dispensaries was poised Wednesday to seek a temporary restraining order to block a ban on the storefront operations.
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Staring straight down a Dec. 1 deadline to close his business, Jess Brewer was in full "scramble mode" Wednesday.
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Christina Fox said she's not sure what to do now that Redding is banning medical marijuana dispensaries.
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Redding's new police chief sees the city's ban on pot collectives in essence shifting oversight from law enforcement to code enforcement.
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Subway Sandwiches has signed a lease in the Shasta Outlets center in Anderson.
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A Shasta County jury is expected to begin deliberations Friday in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Lennart Christian Schauman.
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An Anderson woman charged with abducting two of her neighbor's children took a plea bargain Wednesday and faces a maximum of about five years in Shasta County jail when she’s sentenced next month.
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The responses were many and the memories grand! Many of you emailed your responses and some, like in the good ole days, actually used snail mail to share your memories from the good ole days. We have compiled some of the special memories to share with the rest of the readers:
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Shasta Blood Center is in need of O- blood.
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County offers online system for benefits
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Your children practice for hours, you spend a good chunk on sports equipment, and the car is gassed and serviced to go for team trips, but are your children really ready to play?
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With the Redding Marathon just less than 10 weeks away, those of you planning to run the 26.2 miles are undoubtedly well into your training schedule.
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Help support Mercy High School and have a chance to win cash prizes!
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A fun run for everyone in the family -- helping to make for healthy holidays!
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Live bands, a DJ rail jam, fire dancers, the Siskiyou Arts Bus, warm and welcoming downtown shops open late, and cozy fire pits in the street are just a few examples of major exciting changes coming to the city’s beloved annual Mount Shasta Tree Lighting tradition on Friday, November 25th
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Local chiropractor helps out local charities. From now until December 31st, Chiropractic Advantage in Redding, California will host “Helping Hands 2011 -Your Cause is Our Cause”. Said Dr. Gary L. Richardson D.C. “In addition to helping our patients, this is just one more small way that we can have a hands-on impact
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10 YEAR OLD POWER HOUSE BELTS HER WAY TO THE TOP!
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The upcoming Soroptimist International of Anderson/Cottonwood All About Women Health, Home and Hobbies Fair will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Shasta District Fairgrounds in Anderson. Each year, 800 to 1,000 people attend the All About Women Fair to shop, see demonstrations and rece
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Sue Wilson and her film "Broadcast Blues" were the main attractions. Sue won Emmys for specials she produced in the early '90's for Jim Lampley, Bree Walker, Sylvia Lopez and others at KCBS-TV in Los Angeles, ... "then turned the spotlight on wasteful government spending for Sacramento FOX TV station KTXL."
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New "kinder, more gentle" post-apocalyptic futuristic novel is set in Siskiyou County in 2084 and brings hope for our future.
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Shasta College's Country Christmas Fair will be held from 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. on December 3rd and 4th with Draft Horse Wagon Rides, a Christmas Boutique, Hand Crafted Gifts, Petting Zoo, Christmas Tree Sales, Music and Food. Santa will be stopping by at 12:00, so don't forget your cameras and good holiday cheer! Bring six
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Vehicle fully engulfed in flames during lunch-hour traffic near Winco this Monday.
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That's what the U.S. Postal Service says in announcing a Nov. 28 public meeting about the findings of a consolidation study launched earlier this fall. Nothing's final, the announcement stresses, but it doesn't look good (if you can sort through...
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A Shasta County woman accused of murdering her 4-day-old daughter pleaded not guilty this afternoon in Shasta County Superior Court.
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I think this Bloomberg story is what passes for good news in the construction business these days. Confidence among U.S. homebuilders unexpectedly climbed in November to the highest level since May 2010, a sign the outlook for construction may be...
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A Los Molinos home was destroyed early today in a fire, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said.
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Redding's new police Chief, Robert Paoletti, was sworn in this morning at Redding City Hall by City Manager Kurt Starman. More than 100 people attended the ceremony, including Paoletti's family, city council members, former colleagues of Paoletti's from Stockton, where he previously worked.
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As a counterpoint to today's editorial, authors Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus (these guys) argue on NewGeography.com that government subsidies for new energy research have paid huge returns over the years and shouldn't be dismissed too easily. Today the DOE...
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES EUREKA — Crabbers reported easy limits of quality crabs. WON field reporter Lonnie Dollarhide said Reel Steel only had to pull three pots on Friday for 60 crabs. A private boater pulled limits from the Table Bluff area with just a couple hours soa
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A 21-year-old Redding man accused of murdering a transient by repeatedly stabbing him and slitting his throat pleaded not guilty to the charges against him today in Shasta County Superior Court.
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Every fall before the snow starts to fall, the ranchers who have summered their cattle in the mountains or the high country gather them up for transporting back to the valley. They are transported in the big cattle haulers we...
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Fire crews are responding to an escaped control burn in Jones Valley that has burned more than an acre of grass.
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This US News report highlights a draft new BLM policy that critics argue would go much to far to discourage target shooting on federal lands under its jurisdiction. Officials say the administration is concerned about the potential clash between gun...
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THAT’S NO MOON! That’s a Star Wars Death Star cookie jar!
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Buying foreclosed storage units is big business. I did a local story about the phenomenon - a "hobby" whose popularity has been fanned by such shows as A&E's "Storage Wars - in February. Buyers, some
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No, not our current (or former) city manager. City Attorney Rick Duvernay. Hand's down. First the library speech ordinance fiasco. And now this. Surprised the city council so readily followed his lead and opted to put Redding on the bleeding...
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This excellent recent article in the Record Searchlight reviews the successful efforts of area schools to incorporate locally grown, fresh foods into the school menu. With so many local kids getting a significant portion of their diet from school, I found this to be a really uplifting and encouraging read. Click on the i
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Expect mostly sunny skies today before the weather takes a turn for Thursday and into the weekend. The high today in Redding will be 65 with an overnight low of 45, according to the National Weather Service. Unsettled and cooler weather will start moving into the area Thursday with rain likely after 10 a.m. as the first of
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Q. How can I teach my dog to stop going crazy when people come to visit? When treating a "greeting disorder" there are two issues to address: 1. Practice calm, polite greetings with your dog on a daily basis. 2. Eliminate rehearsal of the wild behavior by getting your dog under control before guests arrive. [...]
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Q. How can I teach my dog to stop going crazy when people come to visit? When treating a "greeting disorder" there are two issues to address: 1. Practice calm, polite greetings with your dog on a daily basis. 2. Eliminate rehearsal of the wild behavior by getting your dog under control before guests arrive. [...]
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Prosecutors rested their case Tuesday in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Lennart Christian Schauman only hours after it began.
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A 48-year-old felon from Riverside County was sentenced Tuesday in Shasta County Superior Court to more than 20 years in prison for stealing an Anderson woman's car during a frightening carjacking last year in Redding.
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Californians, as a whole, support the state's push to increase its reliance on renewable electricity.
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Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said that a good catch phrase could stop thinking for 50 years. One of the often-repeated catch phrases of our time — "It's the economy, stupid!" — has already stopped thinking in some quarters for a couple of decades.
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The nearest cross road to our home is Buzzards Roost, named so for the numerous vultures that congregate on the snags in the area. I was repulsed by their red featherless heads and the way they hunch over, watching and waiting. My husband suggested I look at these birds not as disgusting, but rather as nature's sanitati
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I get a lot of colds during the winter. Is there anything I can eat that will help stave them off? A: A number of foods can boost your immunity. Try these for starters:
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Eagles set to face No. 4 Yreka tomorrow night
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For the first time in its more than three decades of existence, the Mt. Shasta Mall will open at midnight on Thanksgiving to begin Black Friday.
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SHASTA LAKE — The city will make some slight changes in the way it handles City Council approval of check registers in response to a Redding attorney who's previously alleged Shasta Lake is violating the Brown Act and state Government Code.
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About 8,300 acres of riverfront property in Shasta County could move one step closer to becoming state property today when a conservation agency votes to transfer the land from Pacific Gas and Electric Co.
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Shop big box on Black Friday. But save some money and spend it Saturday with your favorite local merchant.
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Valley Clinical Laboratory has opened in Redding.
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The family of an Anderson woman who was struck and killed by a train near Cottonwood Creek in May has filed a claim against Shasta County, alleging paths to the creek encourage people to walk on the tracks and create a "dangerous condition of public property."
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RED BLUFF —The city's annual holiday procession is bound to hit a home run.
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A surprising, program-lifting Shasta College women's soccer season yielded a shared conference title, the offensive MVP award and seven all-conference players.
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In 1911: The First Savings Bank of Shasta County opened its doors after being closed nearly eight months. There was a rush of business with only $285 withdrawn and deposits of $3,700. Some $260,000 was deposited in the savings bank when it was forced to close.
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The University Prep volleyball team is venturing into unfamiliar territory this season.
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Redding took a step this evening toward hosting a movie production studio at Stillwater Business Park.
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By a unanimous vote, the Redding City Council voted tonight to ban medical-marijuana "collectives" in the city, passing an ordinance that calls for all 16 in the city to close by Dec. 1. Afterward, I caught up with managers of...
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Staring down a room full of angry medical marijuana advocates and shrugging off their lawsuit threats, the Redding City Council voted unanimously this evening to ban cannabis collectives by Dec. 1.
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Around 100 people picketed outside Redding City Hall tonight in anticipation of the City Council's 6 p.m. meeting on medical marijuana collectives.
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St. Elizabeth Hospice Store is honored to present the third annual Antique Appraisal with John Humphries of Hidden Treasures fame on Saturday, November 19th from 10 – 4 pm at the Hospice Secondhand Store located at 320 South Main Street in Red Bluff. Mr. Humphries is the host of the popular 1290 AM news/talk radio [...]
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The prosecution rested its case this afternoon in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Lennart Christian Schauman after it got underway only this morning,
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A person died early today in a house fire on Rancho Tehama Road southwest of Red Bluff, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
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He was also a goldminer, cook, writer, Pony Express rider, journalist, attorney, and adventurist who lived amongst us for six years, the majority of the time with the McCloud River Wintu Indians, becoming one of the first white men allowed...
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A 48-year-old felon from Riverside County was sentenced today in Shasta County Superior Court to more than 20 years in prison for stealing an Anderson woman’s car during a carjacking last year in Redding.
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The Good News Rescue Mission has a frozen turkey shortage this year and the food bank’s administrators are asking for the public’s help to fill needy families’ freezers in time for Thanksgiving.
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Shasta County supervisors unanimously voted this morning to add 15 temporary full-time jobs to the Health and Human Services Agency to process the influx of government aid applications staff members have been getting.
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So said Hal Salwasser, dean of the Oregon State College of Forestry, in a blistering speech last month at a meeting of the the Society of American Foresters. Evergreen Magazine carries the transcript. The current costs of holding federal forests...
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We spent a lot of money. Anyone who thinks that as a consequence, marijuana is no longer being sold in Gilroy is living in a fantasy land. So a Gilroy City Councilman tells the L.A. Times in a story about...
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An Anderson woman who worked as a bookkeeper for a private water company was sentenced this morning in Shasta County Superior Court to 90 days in jail and placed on probation for three years for embezzling about $14,000 from the company.
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A 27-year-old Red Bluff man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after he rolled his SUV Monday night while attempting to flee from police. Raymond McManus was arrested after being treated and released at St. Elizabeth’s Community Hospital.
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I think I shoot these same trees every year. No matter. They are as stunning as ever. Full transition. Liquidamber above, and Maple below.
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Right on, Anthony Hardwick. First, let me say the preceding declaration has nothing to do with the fact that this reporter is staring the possibility of starting his ubiquitous Black Friday coverage at the stroke of midnight. So who is Anthony Hardwick? Mr. Hardwick is a Target employee in Omaha,
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I thought this was a cool video even if they both catch hell for it.
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The U.S. government has finally tracked down and taken out the A-Team. I pity the fool that lost his van yesterday. I thought I had a bad day yesterday when my wife locked her keys in her car at Wal Mart but then my dad sent me these shots that appear to have been taken [...]
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The owner of Moore's Flour Mill in Redding is going to grow organic non-GMO corn on the freeway in the Bottom -- it's cheaper than importing the stuff from Texas or the Midwest. Details in the paper today. Moore's move...
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North state residents will enjoy one more day of sun before a system moves over the area late Wednesday afternoon. Expect a high today in the mid-60s under partly sunny skies in Redding. The overnight low will be 42. There is a 10 percent chance of precipitation after 4 p.m. Wednesday with a better chance for rain by Thursd
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Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency will hold a pair of threeday training sessions in November and December for community service providers who want to learn the art of motivational interviewing. Motivational interviewing is a counseling approach that helps counselors, mental health care providers and other profe
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Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Simpson University will host its 5th annual Craft & Fair Trade Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 19. The free community event will take place in Simpson’s Heritage Student Life Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The craft fair provides an outlet for area artisans and crafters to [...]
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A Redding man was arrested and shot with a stun gun Monday night after he allegedly threw what may have been a large beer can at Redding police officers.
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Even if the city of Redding orders its many medical-marijauana "co-ops" to close their doors by the end of the month, and they comply, does anyone think fewer users will be buying marijuana under the protections of Proposition 215?
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"In California, whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting over." Often attributed to Mark Twain, circa 1870.
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By making a fertilized egg an instant legal person, the right-wing Christian organization Personhood USA will be on the short road home to overturning Roe versus Wade. Thank you, Mississippi voters, for recently protecting women against Personhood's latest attempt to make its religious dogma law of the land.
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Regarding the barber upset with her neighbor, here's a solution to the issue:
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My wife and I had the pleasure once again of hearing the North State Symphony and I want to remind the citizens of the north state how lucky we are to have Maestro Kyle Pickett and this wonderful group of musicians in our community.
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A letter to restore your faith in the American people.
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In an effort to streamline mental health evaluations, Shasta County's Health and Human Services Agency wants to give more clinics the authority to place mental patients on involuntary holds.
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For the time being, north state snowmobilers won't have to worry about the U.S. Forest Service limiting where they can ride, even as a lawsuit challenging the recreational activity makes it way through federal court.
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MOUNT SHASTA — A weekend of peace and spirituality turned deadly for a Los Angeles-area man whose shoeless body was found Sunday on the slopes of Mt. Shasta after he apparently tried to climb the treacherous mountain on Saturday wearing only a T-shirt and sweatpants.
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Rebecca Miller was curled up on the couch with her husband, Shannon Miller, watching "Gold Rush Alaska" when she noticed the room filling with smoke.
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Work to restore Judge Richard B. Eaton's house in Redding into a Victorian museum recently resumed and organizers hope to have the downtown landmark open to the public next year.
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1911: Eastern Shasta County voted itself as dry as a bone at the special election by an estimated majority of 80 dry votes over the wets. The drys and wets are inclined to blame a certain saloon license in Fall River Mills for the dry victory. The business is conducted in a manner unsatisfactory to the residents of the east
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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.
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SACRAMENTO — A former guard at the California Correctional Center in Susanville pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court to a single count of wire fraud for taking money in exchange for smuggling tobacco and cellphones into prison.
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Earthmovers pushing some 70 acres of dirt in Churn Creek Bottom have caused some rubbernecking along Interstate 5 — and speculation that the work is a prelude to another commercial project in the Bottom, one that hasn't generated the headlines of the long-disputed shopping center near Knighton Road.
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Two charter schools in Shasta County are paying much less rent than most California charter schools across the state, according to a report by the California Department of Education.
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Fire crews from the Bureau of Land Management plan to conduct a 20-acre prescribed fire this week in the Little Grass Valley area south of the Buckhorn Station area along Highway 299 between Redding and Weaverville. Officials hope to complete the project on Tuesday or Wednesday, Nov. 15 or 16. The burn will be ignited [...]
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In case you've been wondering whatever happened to old whatshername... I suppose it looks like I might have fallen off the face of the earth but no, I'm still here, in considerably battered form but still breathing. Things are better in some ways but not in others. Mostly I feel exhausted and sometimes very sad & depres
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Three schools in Shasta County -- Bella Vista Elementary, Lassen View Elementary and Cypress Elementary -- are quickly becoming model programs thanks to a multi-year Healthy Students Initiative funded by the McConnell Foundation, Shasta Family YMCA and Shasta County Public Health.
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See who was at what recent event in the north state.
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They say a picture is worth a thousand words -- especially if it is seen through the eyes of love.
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Chief Robert F. Paoletti will be sworn in as the new Chief of Police for the City of Redding on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, at 11:00 am. The ceremony will be held at the City of Redding Council Chambers, 777 Cypress Avenue, and will be officiated by Mr. Kurt Starman, City Manager. Members of the [...]
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A 41-year-old Redding man was arrested this afternoon after he allegedly pointed a loaded rifle at a neighbor, police said.
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The body of a Los Angeles area man has been found on the slopes of Mt. Shasta after he was reported missing on Saturday, officials with the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office said today.
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...Oklahoma GOP Senator Tom Coburn is taking on a worthier target -- rich and famous celebs like Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and Ted Turner who get tax breaks and subsidies from Uncle Sam. Read it here....
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Voices of Faith — Road rage seems to be worse around the holidays. How should people of faith behave behind the wheel?
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From the "Occupy" web site: Occupy Redding through consensus at the November 10, 2011 General Assembly meeting has decided to MARCH ON THE REDDING CITY COUNCIL MEETING of Tuesday November 15, 2011. The City Council meeting will cover 2 topics...
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This will haunt me for weeks.
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A 32-year-old Manton man was arrested Saturday morning after allegedly throwing a sippy cup at his 2-year-old son who was inside his crib.
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Colonel James Scobie was the subcontractor for all the masonry work (bridges, culverts, etc.) constructed along the route of the California & Oregon Railroad in the 1880s. The workers lived in camps set up along the route of the railroad....
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North state residents will enjoy a few days of sunshine before rain and colder weather moves in by the weekend. The high today in Redding is expected to be 64 under mostly sunny skies. Look for an overnight low of 42. Expect more of the same Tuesday.
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-from press release A News Cafe, founded in Shasta County by Redding, CA journalist Doni Chamberlain, 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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-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 meeting of the minds between Shasta County and the Shasta-Trinity National Forest last week over the planned reopening of some roads that the new Travel Management Plan would close to quads and dirt bikes didn't please everyone.
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The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America. Let that sink in. We as a collection of sovereign states, to make a more perfect union, choose people from different backgrounds, beliefs and ideals from all across this nation to represent us and to defend the charter that binds and b
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Grant Pollock, Redding
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It is generally accepted that small businesses create the majority of new jobs in the economy. In Shasta County, as well as other rural economies around the United States, small and medium-size businesses are the backbone of our future economic hope. Congressman Wally Herger understands this and has decided to do something
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As a soldier in the Army in the 1970s, one joined for many reasons. Most were "can't afford college" or "enlist or go to jail." At that time the military was a very unpopular place to be. We tried to hide the fact that we were soldiers, hiding long hair under our "covers." To be called a "lif
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Apparently the sports program at Penn State means more to the students than their moral turpitude. They would rather save their team than their school reputation.
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I would like to give a special thank you to all of the staff at Shasta Lake Veterinary Clinic, for the compassion shown to my dog and me.
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Much ado is being made about President Obama getting more campaign contributions than all of the Republican candidates combined. The reason is simple.
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Shasta County supervisors Tuesday will consider adding 15 jobs to the Health and Human Services Agency to deal with a surge in government assistance applications brought on by the poor economy.
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Redding's new police chief says he's in it for the long haul.
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On Oct. 18, Kelsey Wise leapt up to smack a volleyball back at her Foothill opponents. The ball sailed through the air, but as Wise dropped back down, something went wrong.
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Police: Woman vows to commit crimes
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In 1911: J. Drynan, Redding postmaster, authorized the closing of the general delivery and carriers' windows on Sundays at the post office. The carriers would report to work on Sunday only for the purpose of collection, to receive and dispatch the necessary mails, and to handle the special delivery matters.
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A homeless woman who vowed to continue committing crimes until she was jailed was arrested on suspicion of vandalism, police said today.
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A 19-year-old homeless man was arrested today after he allegedly pushed his girlfriend out of a stolen Jeep.
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From plainvanillashell.com:Must a shopping center tenant pay a full amount of rent for a period when the center’s occupancy rate plunges?Recently posing that question was the clothing retailer Old Navy. And attempting a credible response were the owners of Hastings Village, a Pasadena, CA, shopping center
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Here’s a link to a cool slideshow from the LA Times of a contemporary designed small home that looks terrific. I really like how well thought out it is in use of space and light. And of course it would have to be carefully planned. That’s smaller living space than many garages alone in car-centric suburban Re
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Here’s a cute looking home near the big lake that practically defines Shasta County. Watersports, world renowned fishing, scenery, caverns, Lake Shasta offers it all.
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Here we are standing in front of our tour bus beside the Sacramento River at the site of the Freebridge Powerhouse in Redding. Everyone had a great time on the 'Sacramento River Southbound Express' tour and our day ended with...
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The barn is located on the Hawes Ranch at the corner of Deschutes and Dersch Roads in Anderson. The barn is on the Dersch Road side. Hawes Ranch is officially known as the Fort Reading Ranch and was established in...
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Today's high should be 66 degrees in the Redding area. Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Sacramento predict mostly sunny skies for the day as well. Tonight, the low should dip down to about 41 degrees. The start of the work week Monday should be similar, with mostly sunny skies and a high of 62 degrees. The
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Homily – The Parable of the Talents  33rd Sunday Ordinary Time  Today’s gospel is one of my favorites because I think it represents a truth that so many of us struggle to understand. In the Gospel each person was given a specific amount of talents, and then they either used them completel
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Arthritis and brittle bones cause many seniors to lose mobility. More than one in five people, age 60 and older, are living with diabetes. These individuals have another potential challenge to their independence: diabetic foot ulcers that can lead to amputations. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
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Nova High School was open from 1967 to 1991 and gathered 9th graders for one year before sending them off to their respective Shasta, Enterprise and Central Valley district high schools. After Nova's closure it reopened as a temporary home to Foothill High School. it now serves as home to the Shasta Union High School [...]
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-from press release A News Cafe, founded in Shasta County by Redding, CA journalist Doni Chamberlain, 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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Who knew that the scrap of a Record Searchlight from 1982, blowing along Tehama Street on a recent fall day, had even more stories to reveal?
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North Coast Congressman Mike Thompson's introduction of legislation in the House of Representatives to knock down four Klamath River dams and spend upwards of a billion U.S. taxpayer dollars restoring the river is a reminder of just how costly an endeavor the Klamath agreements are.
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It's how the bottom of the river looks that counts. Any old river can have good looking banks and a pretty riparian rep, but it's her bottom that makes a good river great. I like to think of our river as the Big River, and she has a sweet bottom. Everyone wants to call her the Lower Sac, for Pete's sake. Reminds
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The article by Ryan Sabalow that was published by the Record Searchlight on Oct. 6 is the worst piece of yellow journalism I have ever seen.
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The Scott and Shasta river valleys are special places. Family farming and ranching plays an important role in the valleys. For Native Americans, the health of the rivers is important for cultural and religious reasons. The rivers are also home to coho salmon, which were once abundant in the watersheds and across their histo
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November has always been nostalgic for me. And I've found growing older hasn't taken that away.
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Joan Manning, Shasta Lake
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I wish to give some positive feedback to our hard working Shasta Lake city employees and some members of the City Council who have suffered needless attacks or disparaging remarks from Councilwoman Dolores Lucero.
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What do the Tea Party and the Occupy Wall Street groups have in common? Each group is unhappy with our current government. One group wants less government regulation and less taxes. The other group wants more government regulation of financial institutions and more taxes on large corporations and the wealthy.
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I believe Ann "Cookie" Kravitz is misinformed. A gun and knife? Does she have a permit to carry that gun? Shasta County is famous for convicting what they call "sex offenders." They use that term lightly. Since my son was convicted of a sex crime in 2008, I've been doing a lot of research and have found
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Jack and Cleome Cagle of Redding celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Oct. 27, 2011, with a dessert at their home. Friends and their family attended the celebration. They were married Oct. 27, 1946 in Vancouver, Wash. They have lived in the Redding area for 29 years. Jack served in the Navy in World War II in the
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What does a travel writer do when she goes on vacation? My husband and I planned 10 days in October doing nothing in his hometown, Pula, Croatia. Before I left, I resolved to actually do something on my vacation; take my readers with me via video.
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Talking with some girlfriends about their recent dating experiences reminded me of the challenges I, too, had encountered as a midlife dater. Before getting married, I had been active with different community organizations, belonged to a church, traveled extensively for my job, and even explored the world of online dating.
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I've confessed before that I've gotten so good at saying no, that sometimes I say it too easily. My husband, Travis, and I were yes people for so long that now we have swung the other way. Balance is what we're truly after. I suspect it will be a lifelong journey for us.
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Dear Straight Talk: What should I do? My son is 16 and wants to hang out with someone who is a very bad influence and I don't know how to go about preventing that. Whenever they spend time together, my son comes home edgy, irritable and out of sorts. He isolates himself from us and it takes a day or two to start acting hims
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Chuck and Joyce Scott of Redding celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Nov. 12, 2011. They were married in Las Vegas, Nev., and lived in Southern California until moving to Redding in 1997. Chuck served four years in the U.S. Navy. He is a Korean War veteran.
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Robbie Nethery and James Paul, both of Sacramento, were married Oct. 8, 2011, at Oddfellows Rebekah Hall in Palo Cedro. The ceremony was followed by a reception at the same location. Michael Higley officiated. The bride is the daughter of W.C. and Patsy Nethery of Redding. She attended Consumnes River College in Sacrament
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Ardith and Glen Bennett of Redding celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Aug. 26, 2011, with an outdoor dinner at their son's home in Cottonwood. They were married Aug. 25, 1946, in Sacramento. Glen was born in Susanville and moved to Anderson in 1937. Ardith was born in Hayward and moved to Cottonwood in 1943. The
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John Bulinski, Redding
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SHASTA LAKE — The City Council Tuesday will consider responding to a letter from a Redding attorney who’s alleged Shasta Lake is violating the Brown Act and state Government Code.
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Dear Babe: My cousin, Jake Daubert, was a first baseman for Brooklyn and Cincinnati in the early 1900s. I understand that he is in the Reds Hall of Fame. I would like to get something as a family memento of Jake. I saw an autographed Jake Daubert bat in the $3,500 range, but I don't know much about that, valuewise, and
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The Shasta Knights football team closed out the season with a 42-7 home loss to Solano on Saturday.
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RED BLUFF — There's a lot of doggy love in this Tehama County community.
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The Redding Rancheria will break ground Monday on a $3 million retrofit of a 33,000-square-foot building near Shasta Regional Medical Center that will house its new Tribal Health Center.
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The second Salute to Veterans donation drive-thru has raised more than $3,350 this year.
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Need 2 Speed has given its indoor go-kart racing track a jump-start.
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When Thunderbird Forest Products in Cottonwood shut down last summer, George Phillippe lost his job as plant manager.
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In 1911: Two indictments, ostensibly those reported to have been brought by the grand jury against Alden Anderson, former superintendent of banks, in the flurry following the collapse of the Bank of Shasta County, were taken from the vault in which they had slumbered and ceremoniously buried in the presence of the Superior
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Q: I was stopped by a game warden on a dirt road while out geocaching. He told me that if I am in a hunting zone when the season is open and I have a method of take (I always have a rifle with me), I must not only have a hunting license and tag for that zone, but I also have to show them to the game warden. All of this even
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YOUTH BASKETBALL SIGN-UPS
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I'm happy to leave serious, summit-bound climbing on Mount Shasta to more ambitious hikers. A couple of weeks ago, I took advantage of some balmy Indian summer weather to do some fairly easy hiking on the slopes of the mountain.
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Q:What can be hauled legally in a pickup with a camper shell? Are there certain items that can be hauled without getting a ticket?
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October births courtesy of Mercy Medical Center in Redding.
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Every year I vow to try something new for Thanksgiving and every year I end up making the same tried and true staples.
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Think of career planning and job search as a long and winding road.
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Pain, especially if it's long-lasting, can seriously curtail your ability to be active.
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We are entering the Thanksgiving-Christmas season where many busy people are taking time out to help those less fortunate than most of us.
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Services offered: Full service salon
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Ann Minch is still crusading.
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are drank, hitch and muster. A Fiction in 58. Leaving We drank until the pain began to fade. We didn’t speak. The afternoon turned to dusk; those who could muster the enthusiasm lit a bonfire. We watched flames dance on somber faces. As flames t
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I’m in the camp that thinks retiring without a mortgage is the best plan. But there are a number of considerations that may make that choice the wrong one for your personal circumstances. Here’s a NYT article that outlines some important factors to consider. Good stuff. Renters, do remember that rents can go
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Redding will warm up a bit during the next few days but rain should return to the area by Thursday.
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The mystery barn photo is one of Hawes' barns on Dersch Road in Anderson. Our winner is Doug. Congratulations Doug! Thank you everyone for playing and thank you River City Java for the great prizes you provide to all the...
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The sign at the entrance to the ornamental garden in Sacramento's William Land Park reads: WPA Rock Garden, Established 1940. The sign is not original to the garden's 1940s-era design and construction, it was erected less than 20 years ago by gardener Daisy Mah. In charge of this distinct one-acre garden since 1988, Daisy -
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Whiskeytown National Recreation Area has announced the approval of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Expansion and Redesign of the Oak Bottom Campground project. The Regional Director of the Pacific West Region signed the FONSI on October 4, 2011. This document details why this project will not have a sig
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On Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at six o'clock in the evening, the local chapter of Mother's Against Drunk Driving (MADD) will host a memorial dedication ceremony and candlelight vigil to raise awareness of the legal consequences of drunk driving and to honor past victims of this crime. During the ceremony a memorial stone
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Shasta County’s favorite holiday tradition returns to the historic Cascade Theatre as Jefferson Public Radio and the Cascade present a two week run of A Cascade Christmas beginning Thanksgiving weekend. Celebrate the season once again with family and friends with this all new Christmas showcase, presented by the Cascade T
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The state Board of Forestry and Fire Protection, newly stacked with appointees of Gov. Jerry Brown, stuck to the Democratic line last week and imposed a new fire "fee" on rural homeowners of as much as $150 a year — in theory collecting upward of $100 million to offset recent Cal Fire budget cuts.
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A tip of the hat to Redding-based restaurant mogul Joe Wong for taking a risk during these economically challenging times that could create as many as 100 badly needed new jobs hereabouts.
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After reading Sunday's front page article "Who owns water," I am compelled to write "the rest of the story."
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We have all heard the expression "damning with faint praise". The Record Searchlight editorial of the Friday turns that upside down to give us "praising with faint damnation". Their censure of the sheriffs is far, far too timid, and amounts to de facto support and approval.
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When Pillsbury appointed him president and CEO of Godfather's Pizza, Herman Cain closed around 200 restaurants and cut several thousand jobs to raise profit margins.
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Herman Cain's response to Sharon Bialek's allegations was disgusting.
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If you don't want a "red light ticket," then stop at the red light.
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A 41-year-old Dunsmuir woman was arrested Thursday in connection with an August home invasion robbery in Dunsmuir, according to the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office.
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In his three decades as an officer, investigator and Redding police supervisor, Peter Hansen had a hand in sending hundreds of killers, child molesters, rapists, robbers, violent suspects and petty thieves to prison.
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Neither strep throat, nor a changed-up routine, nor broken bones could stop West Valley High School cheerleaders from winning regionals in the Bay Area.
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IGO — The state-owned and -operated Northern California Veterans Cemetery is being expanded to provide more above-ground interment space for cremated ashes.
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Redding's 9-month-old Cypress Avenue Bridge has suffered its first notable vandalism.
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Owners and members of Redding's 16 large medical marijuana collectives say they'll denounce the city's plan to ban these businesses by Dec. 1.
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IGO — As two military jets streaked over the Northern California Veterans Cemetery, north state residents paid tribute Friday to veterans still living and those who have fallen.
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For the second year in a row, a north state senator is asking for suggestions on laws that need to be erased from the books.
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Lena Eastes (left) of Louisville, Ky., and Michael Angel of Berkeley walk together as they celebrate the 11-11-11 harmonic convergence with others Friday at Bunny Flat on Mt. Shasta.
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One of the north state's most highly anticipated prep football games that took place in the regular season will have a rematch.
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The Knights have an opportunity to wrap up their injury-plagued season on a positive note when they host Solano College at Memorial Stadium at 5 p.m. today.
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Soccer players from the championship Shasta Wolves team that won the Wellington Cup last week have been chosen for EAL all-league boys soccer honors.
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In 1911: Jake Harris, pioneer merchant at Millville, sold out stock, store and land to William Morris, who was a merchant here until a fire wiped him out. Harris’ store was the only one left after the fire.
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Following their motto of making a difference one cup at a time, Redding Dutch Bros. locations recently donated $3,500 to support Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children.
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I've confessed before that I've gotten so good at saying no, that sometimes I say it too easily. My husband, Travis, and I were yes people for so long that now we have swung the other way. Balance is what we're truly after. I suspect it will be a lifelong journey for us.
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Dear Straight Talk: What should I do? My son is 16 and wants to hang out with someone who is a very bad influence and I don't know how to go about preventing that. Whenever they spend time together, my son comes home edgy, irritable and out of sorts. He isolates himself from us and it takes a day or two to start acting
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Chuck and Joyce Scott
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Robbie Nethery and James Paul
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Ardith and Glen Bennett
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The Scott and Shasta river valleys are special places. Family farming and ranching plays an important role in the valleys. For Native Americans, the health of the rivers is important for cultural and religious reasons. The rivers are also home to coho salmon, which were once abundant in the watersheds and across their histo
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It's how the bottom of the river looks that counts. Any old river can have good looking banks and a pretty riparian rep, but it's her bottom that makes a good river great. I like to think of our river as the Big River, and she has a sweet bottom. Everyone wants to call her the Lower Sac, for Pete's sake. Reminds
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Bob Wilkinson, Cottonwood
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Gladys Mitchell, Redding
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Wondering what the guy who is the odds-on favorite to be Shasta County's next state senator is all about? Well, you can meet Ted Gaines in person -- or at least hear him speak -- at next Monday's Redding Tea...
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Man, this looks like a great documentary. Heather Courtney recalls that she was "frustrated," troubled by "how small town America was often portrayed in the mainstream media." She said she wanted to make a movie that would "tell a story...
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We all know what a good guy -- printer, political activist, writer, scientist, diplomat -- Benjamin Franklin was. We can thank him for independence, the lighting rod, lending libraries, swim fins and bifocals. He also brought us the Chinese tallow. Oops.
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With winter quickly approaching, I want to share a great trick for keeping vents clean. Our household vents get so dirty because we use them all summer long with the air conditioner, and then all winter long with the heater.
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Plenty of plants stay bold even when it's cold
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Q: Our newly purchased house is covered with English ivy. How can we remove it?
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IGO — As two military jets streaked over the Northern California Veterans Cemetery, north state residents paid heartfelt tribute today to veterans still living and those who have fallen.
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DURHAM — The man killed in a rollover crash on Highway 99 Thursday afternoon has been identified by the Butte County Sheriff’s Office as Sequoi Bronson Myers, 20, of Chico.
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Brown leaf tips, loss of lower leaves and wilting are signs houseplants might be suffering from excess salts. High concentrations of salts in soil damage roots and make it difficult for plants to take up water. To keep salts from building up, allow some water to drain through the container when watering. Leach plants every
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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 transferred Thursday from Las Vegas to Shasta County jail.
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War. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing.However, on this Veteran's Day, it's good to remember that every person who has put on a uniform and fought, you are in our thoughts today. Here's Edwin Starr, with War, your Video Friday
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I don't imagine the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers' Association will have a hard time finding plaintiffs: The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association announced its intention to sue the State of California if it attempts to collect a new fire tax that could...
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Siskiyou County authorities have jailed a Dunsmuir woman in connection with an August home invasion robbery.
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"We are looking at the systematic annihilation of our state heritage." So said California State Parks Director Ruth Coleman at a recent town hall, organized by Sen. Doug LaMalfa, about how to keep Chico's Bidwell Mansion open, per the Chico...
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Where is this barn 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 award certificate with your name...
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A clip from Chris Foxworthy's "Thunder Over Reno." Click here....
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Veterans Day will be partly cloudy and seasonably mildish in the far northern Sacramento Valley. Meanwhile, rain chances forecast for this weekend have all but evaporated. Temperatures will peak around 63 degrees across the valley floor this afternoon, the National Weather Service said. The average high i
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Clair Hearn, like the rest of her fellow eighth-graders, was standing in a circle around the center of her history classroom, devoid of any desks, tables and chairs.
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Redding won't look further into privatizing the city's water and sewer treatment plants, information technology and planning and building departments, the City Council decided at a special meeting Thursday.
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RED BLUFF —The state Public Works Board on Thursday approved acquiring a 4.4-acre site between Walnut Street and Hook Road to build a courthouse.
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Plumas Bancorp posted its seventh consecutive quarterly profit.
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The trial of a Redding man accused of throwing the fatal punch that killed another man at a Redding nightclub in 2009 appears to be back on track.
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RED BLUFF — A pair of freeway-facing signs displaying health notices, medical services and clinic information, as well as showcasing community events, were approved by the city Planning Commission this week, raising hopes for a more vital city.
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SHASTA LAKE —A Southern California tea party activist created more controversy this week in the attempt to recall Councilwoman Dolores Lucero when he posted a doctored photo of the city's former mayor with Adolf Hitler on a Facebook page run by Lucero supporters.
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Democrat lawmakers from Southern Oregon and Northern California are asking Congress for approval to spend nearly $800 million to restore salmon runs and sustain irrigation for farmers in the Klamath Basin, where some of the bitterest battles in the nation have been fought over sharing water between fish and farms.
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Shasta County planning commissioners unanimously approved recommending a ban on growing medical marijuana inside homes Thursday.
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Retired Marine Corps Col. Wally Wessel and Navy Petty Officer Chad R. Regelin come from different generations, different wars, different hometowns and different branches of the military.
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In 1911: Watson's Cheese Factory in Beiber was manufacturing about 10,000 pounds of cheese a month, which was being sold to Sacramento and Redding dealers.
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JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA: It has been a busy two months, and full of unique, interesting experiences, as always. The day after I sent my last email it was my birthday, and besides a nice big cake for all the staff at work to share, and a home-made card signed by all, a few friends chipped in [...]
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Sheriff Jon Lopey is right.
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The 2011 off-year elections are a warning to Republicans. The 2010 party is over. 2012 will be a struggle.
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Recently the Shasta County district attorney, Steve Carlton, allowed the Anderson police officer accused of raping a woman while taking her to jail to plead to what in essence is a slap on the wrist. When residents of Shasta County expressed their outrage at such a miscarriage of justice and such a dereliction of duty, Carl
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Stillwater Business Park may one day host a movie studio specializing in family-friendly film, television, live action features and animation.
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City focuses on collectives
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COTTONWOOD — The Hornets' road trip will continue for at least another week.
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The Trinity Wolves took home a big playoff win Thursday night with a 42-8 football victory over Live Oak.
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CHICO — Fourth-seeded Chico beat No. 5 Shasta 30-21 in a playoff football game Thursday night at Asgard Yard.
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COTTONWOOD — The Eagles seem to rise to the occasion against the toughest competition.
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RPOA would like to thank all of the veterans who have served our country. Your service is truly appreciated. We would like to recognize current members of the Redding Police Department who have served.
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This Veterans Day weekend, November 11 to 13, will be celebrated as a fee-free period for all park visitors in honor of U.S. veterans and current members of the U.S. Armed Forces. In addition to Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, this waiver includes the more than 100 units of the national park system that charge entranc
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Shasta Regional Community Foundation Participates in National Effort to Highlight Local Impact of Philanthropy During the week of November 12-18, 2011, Shasta Regional Community Foundation will join more than 700 community foundations across America for Community Foundation Week. For more than 20 years, the effort has raise
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Ansel Adams: America Few words can enhance the experience of seeing over 100 photos of the American landscape by the master. Watching them on a big screen, while also listening to the rich orchestral flavors of music by Chris and Dave Brubeck, will be truly memorable. To watch a video of Chris Brubeck and Kyle [...]
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A 41-year-old Dunsmuir woman was arrested today in connection with the August home-invasion robbery in Dunsmuir, according to the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office.
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America and its youth will be celebrated Saturday night when the North State Symphony stages "American Portrait," a multimedia spectacle at the Cascade Theatre that will feature everything from an Ansel Adams exhibition to a piccolo performance by Shasta High junior Greg Manuel.
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Redding could outlaw all medical marijuana collectives operating in town by Dec. 1, under an emergency ordinance up for City Council consideration Tuesday.
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Nell Robinson was puzzled when her brother-in-law, a Navy pilot, volunteered to leave his wife and three kids behind to go serve in Iraq. Her search for answers led her to create "Soldier Stories," a concert that pays homage to those who serve in the U.S. military.
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The Clampers are those men dressed in red shirts adorned with impressive looking badges, pins and other strange items who are dedicated to preserving western and mining history along with a never-ending quest for good old-fashioned fun.
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What is Title Insurance? Title insurance is insurance that protects the insured from loss as a result of title defects or that the title to real property is not valid. Two kinds of Title Insurance There are two types of …
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I'd had an inkling this was coming down the pipe, but the City Council's agenda for next week makes it official: "The City Attorney recommends the City Council adopt the attached urgency ordinance ... creating a ban on establishment of...
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Stillwater Business Park may one day host a movie studio specializing in family-friendly film, television, live action features and animation.
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State Sen. Doug LaMalfa has lived up to his slogan -- "He's one of us" -- well enough that people involved in Shasta County politics and government, on and off the record, expressed disappointment at losing his representation. The 2012...
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One of the things I've always loved about the Holidays is gathering for the big feasts. I love the smells, the kitchen bustle, the traditions... eating - It's all good. Exhaustion, headaches, and body aches sometimes accompany these days. We often write these off as flu symptoms or simply the result of tiredness fr
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In response to a recent Redding.com post by Anna Moseley about the idea of using your kitchen cook oven to clean your grill:Don't forget - gas fueled cook ovens vent directly into the home. CO is a dangerous byproduct that enters into the home, and your body, when the stove is in use. Most manufacturers directions inc
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The Shasta County Planning Commission meets today to discuss medical cannabis regulations.
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IT IS OFFICIAL... Party ExtraordinAir is now in REDDING, CA!! As many of you know, Party Extraordinair has recently partnered with the ultimate enterainment center
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4. Anderson and West Valley high schools present "Once Upon A Mattress" 7 p.m. today through Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Anderson Union High School Performing Arts Center, 1471 Ferry St., Anderson. Tickets available at the school, Bernie's Guitar in Redding and Anderson Florist & Gifts in Anderson. General
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Christy Dell is a Redding mom of three (soon to be four). She grew up in Indonesia, which has influenced some of her love of ethnic art and culture. She has always been creative, starting with drawing and batik as a teen, and now working with oils, acrylics and mixed media. Dell has her master’s degree in psychology and p
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Partners Don Farrow and Brian Burroughs are continuing a tradition on Hartnell Avenue – serving up delicious deli sandwiches, pizza, salads and soups for lunch, preparing roasted turkeys with all the trimmings for the holidays and processing deer, bear, duck and other game bagged by north state hunters year round.
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• Help the Horses • Play Golf, Drink Wine • Celebrate the Blend • Visit the Cat • More in Manton • Indian Peak Happenings • Such a Release!
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Not so long ago, a Manzanita Elementary School fourth-grader picked up a flute for the first time and fell in love. Today, that young man’s prowess on the piccolo has earned him top billing in this weekend’s North State Symphony.
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With a student body ranging from the sixth to the 12th grade, University Preparatory School drama teacher Romney Clements has a pretty big talent pool to draw from. She took full advantage when casting for the musical “Annie,” which opens at 7 p.m. Friday at the David Marr Auditorium.
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Saw this plea on Craigslist a year ago. Renee tells me she’d still like to find it, so I am re-posting it. Maybe you can help. In the greater scheme of things, it’s perhaps not crucial. But a poetic return of the instrument is pleasing to consider. “It’s a long story, but here g
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The trial of a Redding man accused of throwing the fatal punch that killed another man at a Redding nightclub in 2009 appears to be back on track.
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Our state senator, unsurprisingly, takes strong objection to the increased fire fee, newly enacted by the Board of Forestry, that will hit many of his rural constituents. "This new tax on rural Californians has been deeply flawed from the very...
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When one of his mules went on a rampage in the early 1850s, the end result was names for the Mad Mule Mine, Mad Mule Mountain and Mad Mule Canyon. Banghart was a gold miner whose mining claim was at...
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As we reported the other day, advocates of motorized recreation have come around to thinking they have some real friends in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, which is planning to study reopening some roads to mixed use of cars and off-highway...
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Here's a list of what's open and closed Friday in observance of Veterans Day:
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I am sick of fighting over this question with my friends and family. I think that Holiday has the best sandwiches in town while others insist that Raleys is better. If you suggest Subway I will ignore you just for the record. So who do you think makes the best sandwich in Redding? You can [...]
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Another Anderson home today. This one is an aggressively p
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Richard Nixon's grand jury testimony about the Watergate scandal that destroyed his presidency is finally coming to light.
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The northern Sacramento Valley is starting today with more record cold. But afternoon temperatures should wind up in the seasonably-mild mid-60s under mostly clear skies and a north wind up to 6 mph, the National Weather Service said. Redding Municipal Airport temperatures had dropped to 30 degrees just b
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The Shasta Regional Community Foundation announces the ARTicipate Campaign is nearing its goal. Through this campaign, every dollar contributed up to $150,000, will be matched in full. To date the community has contributed over $135,000 of the amount needed to secure the entire match. The campaign has until November 30, 201
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Even if a restaurant claims “you're family,” you're a customer, and they are in business to make a profit. Restaurants are good at separating you from your money: it's their raison de etre. A severe case of sticker shock upon presentation of the bill can cause a lingering sour aftertaste. The most obvious tip for [...]
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The U.S. soldiers, sailors and aircrews and the vast uniformed logistics apparatus that supported them in the grueling slog to victory in World War II did not think of themselves as a problem.
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Despite some encouraging details in Gov. Jerry Brown's recently announced pension-reform proposal, there's virtually no chance the state will seriously reform — or even seriously attempt to reform — a system creaking under the weight of up to an estimated $500 billion in unfunded liabilities.
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I am a member of the Committee to Recall Dolores Lucero and I have lived in Shasta Lake for more than 40 years. I raise my family here, I am employed and volunteer my time here, and I play sports here.
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This is for the citizens of Shasta Lake. It is my opinion that your rush to judgment on Councilwoman Dolores Lucero is a dire mistake.
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A shortened week hasn't jolted the Eagles' focus on a second chance.
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It may not have been the easiest route, but the Enterprise High volleyball team is back in the Northern Section finals.
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he next four years are set for two area athletes, before they've even stepped on the field for their senior campaigns.
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A welding crew working for Pacific Gas & Electric Co. sparked a fire that burned 16 acres near Oak Run last September, state investigators have concluded.
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Four north state drug- and gang-fighting task forces are among 34 teams that will lose state funding next year due to budget cuts, state Department of Justice officials said Wednesday.
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A record number of new foreclosure filings hit Shasta County in October, nearly doubling September's total.
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The Department of Interior has sent a letter to Siskiyou County officials rejecting their claims the federal government has violated laws pertaining to plans that could lead to the demolition of four dams on the Klamath River.
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Looking to start construction on its new community theater next spring, Riverfront Playhouse will hold a fundraiser Saturday.
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A Christian organization that sends shoeboxes filled with gifts to children overseas will begin collecting donations next week in Redding.
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In 1911: Mrs. L. Keenerfi, who homesteaded the land on the plain known as the old Walton place in Fall River, had moved out there to hold onto her claim.
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The state has made the switch from paper to plastic for unemployment insurance benefits. Nearly 1.1 million debit cards were issued during the conversion.
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A 21-year-old Redding man accused of murdering a transient by repeatedly stabbing him and slitting his throat broke down and cried during his arraignment Wednesday in Shasta County Superior Court.
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North state Congressman Wally Herger is co-sponsoring a bill that would help small businesses in economically depressed areas such as Shasta County.
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As her parents sat discreetly in the back row of the courtroom, a 23-year-old woman accused of murdering her 4-day-old daughter was arraigned Wednesday in Shasta County Superior Court.
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A state board restocked with Gov. Jerry Brown appointees approved a $150 fire fee Wednesday on rural homeowners this fiscal year, continuing a drive by the Democratic governor to raise $50 million from those residents.
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You have heard the message by now: Melanoma is deadly.
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How many of us thought about long-term care insurance when we were young — probably very few of us.
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211 Shasta is here
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Shasta Blood Center is in need of B- and O- blood.
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Unfortunately, I hadn't even known the state Board of Forestry was taking this issue back up again, but The Bee reports that residents of the State Responsibility Area will be paying at least $115 a year or as much as...
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Barbara Riddle, Redding
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The U.S. soldiers, sailors and aircrews and the vast uniformed logistics apparatus that supported them in the grueling slog to victory in World War II did not think of themselves as a problem.
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Vince Copeland, Shasta Lake
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Despite some encouraging details in Gov. Jerry Brown's recently announced pension-reform proposal, there's virtually no chance the state will seriously reform — or even seriously attempt to reform — a system creaking under the weight of up to an estimated $500 billion in unfunded liabilities.
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James Alan Henley, born Aug. 13, 1968, passed away in Maui, Hawaii, on Oct. 29 after a short illness. He was with his family. He is survived by parents Judith Mow-Smale and Robert Henley; brothers Bruce Johnson and Rob Henley; and son Kyle J. Henley. In June 1986 Henley graduated from Pickford High School in Pickford,
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This legit. This is too legit.This is too legit to quit!
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Here’s a nice REO home in the Tierra Oaks neighborhood. It’s said to be a 2550 sqft 4/3 on 3 acres. It once listed as high as $526K. We recall it as failed short sale from a while back. Now it’s a Fannie Mae asset, and while it is as yet un-priced, it should be listed shortly. Give us a call if you have
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RED BLUFF - A truck driver arrested in July after more than 20 pounds of cocaine was found hidden in a duffel bag in the cab of his semi-truck has been sentenced to eight years in prison, prosecutors announced today
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When it comes to family matters, women are often the head (and sometimes the sole member) of the planning committee. Vacations, dinner parties, school activities and celebrations… many of these wouldn’t happen at all if the women of the family didn’t take the lead. Estate Planning tends to be no different: M
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The Shasta County Coroner's office has identified the transient who was fatally stabbed Saturday.
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It's no longer here but it stood on the very spot where Pacific Bell's telephone building stands at 1664 Pine Street in Redding. Henry came here as a goldminer in 1849. He used his gold earnings to buy a mule...
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Not there was much doubt about the matter, but Dan Logue, who currently represents the 3rd Assembly District, has officially declared he's running for re-election in the new 1st District, which includes Shasta and Siskiyou counties. His focus is all...
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Low mortgage rates and rock-bottom home prices are making home ownership for some more attainable than ever today. But the historic low rates for a home loan aren't good for everybody. The Associated Press reported Tuesday night that Fannie Mae is asking for more taxpayer money. $7.8 billion, to
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Incredibly, somebody in a bubble thinks a bonus is a good idea, no joke. Together, federally seized Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have so far cost $169 billion in taxpayer rescue dollars in support since their
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Where did I put those extra RPG’s? Russian diplomacy at its best.
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Some of these idiots should just stick to driving a regular car.
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A deer gave several people a shock when it crashed through the front window of a Metro Atlanta restaurant Sunday afternoon. Surveillance video showed the deer flying through the glass near the hostess stand of the Taco Mac on Windward Parkway in Alpharetta. Without missing a beat, the deer made its way toward the patio, [..
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The northern Sacramento Valley will see another sunny, seasonably mild day after a second straight light freeze in parts of the greater Redding area. The municipal airport recorded a 32-degree temperature shortly after 6 a.m. Lower temperatures are possible with another hour before sunrise, but the 28-degree reco
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Even though it's doing better than most other counties in the state, Shasta County's rates of obese and overweight children increased slightly, says a five-year study released today.
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Manufacturing is not, as the conventional wisdom would have it, dead. The United States produces more goods than any other country in the world. No. 2, with many more people, is China.
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One of the things that has struck me, when I have gone on luxury cruise ships, is that most of the passengers look like they are older than the captain — and luxury cruise ships don't have juveniles as captains.
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I have come close to writing in support of the red light cameras more than once. I couldn't resist any longer.
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I agree with Silas Lyons' column about the Winnemen Wintu's rites of womanhood.
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Please keep the stoplight cameras at the very busy Redding intersections.
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If the citizens of Redding truly wish to protest the use of red-light cameras, then they should simply stop running the red lights.
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I believe that my son-in-law has a great idea. The president should have one six-year term. This would eliminate his campaigning for re-election instead of tending to business.
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"Occupy Wall Street," despite legitimate concerns, is misplaced and unfocussed; it belongs in Washington, D.C.
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A few weeks ago there was a traumatic event at my home at 4 a.m. Thanks to the 911 operator and the fast response of the Redding Police Department, my life was saved.
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I'm on a tight budget this year. How can I save money on my Thanksgiving dinner? Store managers know that during the holidays people buy more food than usual, so many major grocery stores have a free-turkey offer with a fairly minimal purchase. Just pick the store that has the turkey you want as a freebie. I have
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Failures and foibles. We all have them, you know. In great quantity and variety. And what’s one person’s failure is another person’s foible. I guess that’s the beauty of being human.
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Shasta County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a woman who they said let her 4-day-old daughter die from neglect.
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It's been a long time, but the Wolves finally return to the Northern Section prep volleyball finals.
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A correspondent relays this dispatch from "Occupy Fresno," which serves as one more reminder that the talk of these lefty protesters can eerily echo the rhetoric of the Tea Partiers: Fresno County Sheriffs Lt. Andriatti and Officer Neil Dadian were...
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The former manager of a private water company in Shingletown was arrested today on at least 66 counts of embezzlement alleging he stole at least $34,000 from ratepayers.
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ORLAND — A call to the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office reporting that a woman had driven into a field and was taking items out of her car led to the arrest of two Monday, and the discovery of drugs, a loaded firearm and evidence of identity theft.
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Across the country, employers are putting out the "Help Wanted" signs with more frequency. The Labor Department said Tuesday that nearly 3.4 million jobs were posted in September, The Associated Press reported. That's the most since August 2008. Economist suggest the increase will continue. "Busin
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES SMITH RIVER — Reports from Andy Martin of Wild Rivers Fishing and Harvey Young of Fishawk River Company confirmed the river blew out and the kings moved in big time over the weekend, providing some good action on Sunday after the low flow closure
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Anderson police were unable to find a suspected armed robber Monday after a witness reported the heist in the parking lot outside the Walmart on Rhonda Road.
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While reading the story in today's paper about the USFS mules spending the winter in paradise on the McConnell property, I couldn't help but think about Dirty-Faced Jack, a much-loved mule who lived and worked here during the days of...
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Redding recorded its coldest Nov. 8 temperature on record this morning.
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This is taken from a story in the Chico Enterprise Record. Chico PD responded to a call about the suspect vandalizing an Occupy Chico booth and making verbal threats. When officers contacted him, he began fightin
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The criminal trial of a man accused of throwing the fatal punch that killed another man at a Redding nightclub in 2009 was delayed today after his defense attorney was earlier taken to a Redding hospital after complaining of chest pains.
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Shasta County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a woman who they said let her 4-day-old daughter die from neglect.
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Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant, aNewsCafe.com and HawkMan Studios invite you to the ArtHop After-Party featuring live music by Allison and Victor Magnetic, warm, and lively, this acoustic sound combines sweet original songs, vocals, and guitar work of a singer-songwriter, with old-school jazz saxophone melodies and great
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I have been dabbling in ceramics since 1994, but my interest in the medium became focused after my archaeologist daughter invited me to study with her friend and mentor, Felipe Ortega, a master in the traditional micaceous pottery techniques of the Northern Rio Grande and the Jicarilla Apache. According to Indian tradition,
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The northern Sacramento Valley will see another sun-washed day after this fall's first freezing morning. Redding Municipal Airport had dropped to 31 degrees as of 6 a.m. A weather station in Palo Cedro reported 28 degrees and another in southwest Cottonwood, 27 degrees. Afternoon temperatures should top o
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The Active 20-30 Club of Redding is proud to announce that entries for the 4th Annual Sundial Film Festival (SFF) are now being accepted online at www.sundialfilmfestival.com. We are calling on individuals from all backgrounds and ages, especially Northern Californians, to submit short films and photos for the Festival. The
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Don't miss the Redding Discovery Shop's Christmas Open House event. What a great time to shop and get a head start on the holidays. Decorations, jewelry, clothing, linens or gifts we have it all. Refreshments and cheer will be served Saturday, November 12th. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. For more informa
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A nationwide push to more tightly regulate traffic on the Forest Service's roads and ban most cross-country four-wheeling altogether has left many locals bristling at what they see as a high-handed move to shut the public out of the forests.
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It's easy to dismiss the "Occupy" movement that quickly spread from Wall Street in New York to California points like Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento and San Francisco as mainly an activity for the homeless and a bunch of anarchists. The movement prides itself on having no formal leadership, no structure and ha
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Eleven thousand signatures resisting a development that could add so many jobs and revenue to Shasta County — why? Because of agriculture production or agriculture soil? Certainly not production.
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This business of needed tax revenue coming by the sacrifice of Churn Creek Bottom is bordering on insanity. Giving up local crown jewels for pennies is nothing new in our history. But why does it persist?
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The prep volleyball playoffs kicks off today and all five of the 2010 Northern Section winners have returned to defend their titles.
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The Redding Swim Team had three individual high-point winners in the Heritage Plaza Age Swim Meet at Shasta College over the weekend.
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A year ago, the Enterprise Elementary District received a three-year, $30,000 grant from the state to promote local foods in the cafeteria, but so far, not one penny has been spent.
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Criminal proceedings were suspended Monday so a mental health evaluation can be performed on a Medford, Ore., man shot by sheriff's deputies and California Highway Patrol officers last month after he allegedly fired a rifle at them near Castella following a chase on Interstate 5 from the Oregon border.
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When Jamael Kinsey found out last week that his show choir was in an online competition to be named the most popular high school show choir in the United States, he predicted it'd win third place.
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It may be getting cold in Redding, but for 13 pack mules and three horses with the United States Forest Service that just relocated here for winter, the city might as well be a tropical paradise.
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The Redding Scooter Society is joinng Scooterville for the 2011 Redding Christmas Parade I know there are a few members here Please chine in if you would like to be in the parade (will send you details if you join us)
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Despite my recent depressing entries, I am in fact looking forward to Christmas and the whole holiday season. I fully expect to still be functioning and almost cheerful by then.If you would like a Christmas card from me, please send me your address. You can either send me an LJ message, or post it here (comments
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A man in his 30s died Sunday in a fire that torched part of a Yreka motel.
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Anderson police faced waves of calls early Saturday from residents saying their car and truck tires had been slashed.
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Downtown Travel collecting food
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Report: More study needed into cause of inmate's death
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The Associated Press reports that more homeowners are delinquent on their mortgages. Story cites numbers from TransUnion: The rate that mortgage holders were late with their payments by 60 days or more rose in the June-to-September period for the first time since the last three months of 2009, accordi
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BURNEY - A 41-year-old transient who is a registered sex offender from New Jersey was arrested today in Burney after failing to register in Shasta County after arriving here.
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If you'd asked me 20 years ago what I'd be doing today, I might have said cruising the Caribbean or greeting at Walmart or getting my knees replaced.
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See who was at what recent north state event.
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It's easy to dismiss the "Occupy" movement that quickly spread from Wall Street in New York to California points like Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento and San Francisco as mainly an activity for the homeless and a bunch of anarchists. The movement prides itself on having no formal leadership, no structure and ha
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ANDERSON - Police are investigating this evening a reported armed robbery that apparently occurred in the parking lot at Walmart.
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That's what the conservatives who sponsored the "Defend Rural America" event up in Siskiyou County called the sheriffs -- including Shasta County's Tom Bosenko -- who took part. Well just what is a "Constitution Sheriff"? Well, I think Richard Mack...
Redding kindergarten teacher Chris Semaras will be one of forty runners who will be joining Team Hoyt as part of the 2012 Boston Marathon. Father/son marathoners Dick and Rick Hoyt will be competing in their 30th Boston Marathon this April.
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"Winter Gifts" in Mount Shasta An artists' reception is scheduled on Fri., Nov. 18, at 5-8pm, for the Mountain Arts Cooperative annual holiday show at the Siskiyou Arts Council Gallery in downtown Mount Shasta. Show dates are Nov. 15 through Dec. 31. Gallery hours M-F 10-5 & Sat. 11-5. Call 530-938-0130.
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Who are those red-shirted, suspender-wearing guys who call themselves "Clampers?" Oh yes, they also love history and they are known to drink lots of beer. Officially, they are The Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus (ECV), a fraternal...
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“Further studies” are needed to determine why a 33-year-old Redding inmate died Friday in his medical cell in the Shasta County jail.
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Criminal proceedings were suspended today in Shasta County Superior Court against a 42-year-old Medford, Ore., man shot by sheriff's deputies and California Highway Patrol officers last month after allegedly firing a rifle at them near Castella following a lengthy chase on Interstate 5 so his mental health can be evaluated.
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A man in his 30s died Sunday in a fire that torched part of a Yreka motel.
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From an LA Times blog: Americans are currently on pace to spend a record $489 billion on gasoline in 2011 because prices have remained at high levels all year. The only year that came close to the current situation was...
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It’s not a problem on your end. The hosting geeks tell me they are working on it. It’s quite frustrating. FDotD is hosted elsewhere. I haven’t had any problems at all with this this hosting company until today, so please hang in there with me and remain patient. Here is a log in for
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Voices of Faith — Nov. 12, 2011 Q. How should people of your faith respond to suffering when they see it?
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Enterprise High School's show choir took third place today in the online poll at Parade Magazine's Web site, where 12 show choirs were competing for votes.
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Strapped my video camera to a Segway and rolled down the River Trail to the Sundial Bridge, and around Turtle Bay Museum. It was my first time on a Segway. They are as fun as they look, and remarkably easy to learn and ride. If you haven’t tried this yet, you owe yours
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“Newer home on 2 acres in private rural setting yet close to ever
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After so much talk recently about the "1 percent" and the "99 percent" --- the growing American wealth gap -- here comes the Census Bureau with another wrinkle: The gap in wealth between younger and older households is the widest...
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Tehama County sheriff's deputies said they arrested a Redding couple on suspicion of methamphetamine possession early Friday morning.
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What are your plans on Thanksgiving morning? Will you be cooking, cleaning, watching football, sleeping, visiting with relatives? How about, well...walking, or, running!  Don't miss out on Redding's biggest and longest standing tradition on Thanksgiving morning...Turkey Trot 2011 is here
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SHASCOM will participate Wednesday morning in a nationwide Emergency Alert System test, the first of its kind.
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Someday…
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Police are looking for a red Ford Explorer reported stolen from a Cottonwood gas station at about 6:15 a.m. today.
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The northern Sacramento Valley will see full-throated sunshine today after an overcast and sometimes rainy weekend. But daytime temperatures will stay on the cool side. Temperatures across the valley floor will top out around 60 degrees, the National Weather Service said. The average high temperature in Redding o
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Painter/musician J. Norman Stewart (aka: John N. Stewart) spent 60 years in the Los Angeles area and played at Tony Danza's "My Place" restaurant, The Alley Cat Bistro, Alphonses (in Toluca Lake), and several venues in Newport Beach. His style is light, sometimes whimsical, and he prefers old standards, gospel, show tunes,
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In 2003, during her freshman year of college, Kandice Stallcop attended Simpson University’s annual health fair where she visited a booth of the National Marrow Donor Program’s "Be The Match" Registry. Not expecting to be a match, she had her cheeks swabbed for DNA so she could join the millions of other people in the [
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On Saturday, November 12, the Seventh Northern California Authors Fair will be held at the Mt. Shasta Mall in Redding, California from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Clustered around the Center Court, the Fair is only one of the events put on by the Writers Forum, a Shasta County organization granted not-for-profit status in 1983. [...]
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No, diligent voter, you have not been dropped from the mail-ballot list. You didn't accidentally recycle the voters guide with last week's newspapers. The county clerk doesn't think you're dead.
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In 2008 the collapse of subprime mortgages plunged us into recession. Today another 11 million homes are underwater with a large proportion at risk of foreclosure. Republicans in Congress have made clear they will not pass legislation to help deal with the problem.
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When I first saw pictures of the violence and chaos in Oakland involving the Occupy movement, I thought they must be from Greece or some Third World country. But, no, this is happening right here in our backyard.
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With "three strikes" and the war on drugs, I find it no wonder that we're in the mess that we're in with the prison industry. These laws have been clogging up the system, and all it took was a stock market crash to really jam things up.
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On a planet where the people need water, we are given a choice of president between the representative of Coke and the representative of Pepsi. The vote of the people has become irrelevant in both Washington and Sacramento as the power of the political parties has grown.
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I would like to send a "job well done" to all the parents of the 200 to 300 kids who came to my house on Halloween for trick-or-treat. What a bunch of nice kids.
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A tale of two Enterprise high schools tells the big difference between California prep volleyball rules and those in other states when it comes to how many matches a team can play.
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The Anderson youth soccer league's Serpents, a U-10 girls team, capped off a near perfect and undefeated season Sunday with a championship win at this past weekend's north state regional playoffs held at Redding Soccer Park.
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Shasta County supervisors Tuesday will consider moving forward with a proposal that could ease some of the U.S. Forest Service's restrictions on area forest roads.
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Redding's most famous bald eagles are apparently abandoning their nest.
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Police have arrested a Redding man in connection with a fatal stabbing that occurred near an industrial park in north Redding on Saturday.
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A 44-year-old Hat Creek man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of beating a woman with a fire poker, according to the Shasta County Sheriff's Office.
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In the wake of the first wind turbine project going online last year, energy developers have proposed five more meteorological test stations in Shasta County to determine if the area can support more wind turbines.
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In 1911: Residents in the southern portions of the county who lived along the creeks and waterways experienced skies filled with wild pigeons coming home to roost in the trees in the evenings. Pigeon hunters were having a heyday.
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A 44-year-old Hat Creek man was arrested Saturday for allegedly beating a woman with a fire poker, according to the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office.
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Police have arrested a Redding man in connection a fatal stabbing that occurred near an industrial park in north Redding.
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Redding’s most famous bald eagles are apparently abandoning their nest.
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Politically aware readers of a certain age will remember the above phrase, coined by one of Richard Nixon's speechwriters in 1969. This short film, from the New York Times web site, may be interesting in light of next year's presidential...
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A woman called 911 this afternoon to report that she'd been held against her will in a room at the Budget Lodge in Redding for the past two days and needed medical treatment.
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We attended the 41st Annual American Association of University Women (Redding AAUW) Home tour, a benefit for Local Scholarships and Educational Fellowships. The Redding branch of the AAUW has a
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Beginning in the 1850s, sawmills began to spring up in the Shingletown area. Back in those days, how in the world did they get their products to their faraway customers? Horses, mules or oxen were first used to haul the...
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I just want the pain and hurt and stress to stop. I want to be happy again. Every time I start to think that maybe I am out of the worst of it, something else happens that crushes me. What next?
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Showers are likely to continue today, and the high is set for 52 degrees in the Redding area. Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Sacramento predict a 70 percent chance of precipitation. The low tonight should drop down to 35 degrees. Tomorrow, expect slightly warmer temperatures with a high of 58 degrees an
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are carnage, jerk and puncture. Kinda angry. After I open my eyes and hears the sounds of women, wailing. There’s a gauzy sheet pulled over me, soft and ticklish on my cheeks as I rise.
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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 Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board (MHADAB) is recruiting for new members. The MHADAB provides oversight of the local mental health system and alcohol and drug programs, and is composed of community members, individuals with mental illness, family members of people living with mental illness or drug and alco
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Come join us for a wonderful evening, celebrating The LOVE of Horses at our Whinny & Wine fundraising event on Saturday, November 12th from 6pm to 9pm in the beautiful Win-River Eagle room at Win-River Casino in Redding, California. Enjoy tasting wonderful wines, featuring Alpen Cellars, Dakaro Winery, Mt. Tehama Winery
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Daylight-saving time will end at 2 a.m. today. Clocks should be turned back one hour. Now, what shall we do with that extra 60 minutes? Ideas?
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Not so long ago, a pair of nesting bald eagles near the Highway 44 bridge across the Sacramento River presented us with the opportunity to do the right thing.
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One of the charges that recall proponents level at embattled Shasta Lake City Councilwoman Dolores Lucero is that she is quick to fling accusations of wrongdoing, shady ethics and even criminality without sufficient evidence to back them up. This is true.
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In September, when some 1,000 Occupy Wall Street protesters took a stand in Zuccotti Park, I thought that perhaps their actions signaled the start of something really interesting. Clearly the crowd was left of center — generally touchy-feely territory — but it seemed like they might forge a platform from which t
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On Oct. 18 the Redding City Council voted 5-0 to invoke coordination. It is apparent that many people do not know about or do not understand what coordination is and why this vote is so important.
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Joe Wong is breaking the chain.
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Timecard requirements seem simple. Compared to everything else required of employers, timecards are often the last thing we think about.
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There are certain things that seem to sneak up on me over and over. Dentist appointments (who remembers an appointment they made six months ago?), flu season (I think my aversion to shots makes me resist this one), and Daylight Saving Time always are here before I expect them.
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Jessie Pierce and Jeff Henley, both of Shasta Lake, are engaged to be married Feb. 11, 2012, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah;s Witnesses (West Shasta Lake). The bride-elect is the daughter of Mont and Terry Pierce of Shasta Lake. Her fiance is the son of Sandra Brown of Shasta Lake.
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My son Davey has had an ongoing love affair with Star Wars Lego sets for some time now. He possesses an enormous amount of patience and concentration for putting them together, and any gift money received is directly invested into new and exciting sets.
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The Shasta Public Libraries is committed to lifelong learning and life enrichment through skills enhancement.
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Roger and Pat Henry of Redding celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 10, 2011, with a dinner cruise in South Lake Tahoe. They were married Sept. 15, 1961, in Anderson. They have lived in Redding for 50 years.
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Katie Ballard and Brian Nell, both of Phoenix, Ariz., are engaged to be married Dec. 3, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Redding. The bride-elect is the daughter of Joe and Peggy Ballard of Redding. She graduated from Shasta High School in 2008. She graduated in 2010 from Shasta College, where she earned an associate degre
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Emily Durbin and Mike DeFillipo, both of Redding, were married Sept. 17, 2011, at Tierra Oaks Golf Club in Redding. The Rev. Sue Miller-Born officiated. The bride is the daughter of Deborah Durbin-Hagey of Redding. She graduated in 2007 from the University of the Pacific, earning a bachelor's degree in sports medicine. S
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Christina Parks and Matthew Feyling, both of Redding, were married Oct. 15, 2011, at The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. A reception followed at Pinot Brasserie in Las Vegas. The Rev. Joseph W. Russell officiated. The bride is the daughter of Ronald and Deborah Parks of Redding. She is a senior account clerk for Shasta Count
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Last spring when the sky was falling like the hand of fate had pulled the plug from the dark clouds up above, the rain gutters on our house began overflowing from one end of our roofline to the other. It seemed like a timely moment for mentioning to Fran that she may have been remiss in cleaning out the leaves and related g
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In "Portrait of a Spy," his 14th book in the Gabriel Allon series, Daniel Silva deftly moves from London's posh art galleries to Washington, D.C.'s recent conciliatory approach to world affairs, and then to the evil plotters who desire the downfall of western civilization.
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Dear Straight Talk: You wrote last week about how risque attire can draw unwanted attention and lead to trouble if a girl is naive or insecure. How does this relate to Halloween? My daughter (almost 17) and her friends are planning to dress like "ladies of the night." Should I be concerned? Or is this one night they can get
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Your front-page article last Sunday regarding "red-light cameras" stated that the videos are viewed by Redflex, and then reviewed by Redding police officers, who toss out the tickets "if the violations are minor."
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In answer to the Oct. 30 letter by Hank Mostovoy titled "People too smart to vote for GOP" praising President Roosevelt:
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A recent letter to the editor stated an old adage that cattle grazing damages vernal pools, but recent research tells a different story. Research on vernal pools by biologists, range managers and environmental groups have demonstrated what many ranchers have known for some time: Grazing by domestic livestock, if managed wel
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Injuries again took their toll Saturday on a struggling Shasta College football team as the Knights lost 42-6 to the Contra Costa Comets in San Pablo.
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Ann "Cookie" Kravitz fears for her business and her customers.
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Prison shift sends inmates to county facilities
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SHASTA LAKE — Saturday's Veterans Day parade here was mostly spared from forecast rain, though a downpour wouldn't have made a difference.
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YREKA — Just a few quiet miles off Interstate 5 in northern Siskiyou County it's hard to imagine deep ideological divisions and political demagoguery threaten to turn a dispute over fish habitat, dam removal and farmers' water rights into a battleground.
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Department of Fish and Game lawyers have been fending off salvos from all sides in the battle over coho salmon in the Scott and Shasta rivers in Siskiyou County.
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YREKA — At a recent rally of at least 700 farmers, tea party members and conservative activists, Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey spoke in almost revolutionary terms, framing the actions of federal and state regulators as threats the county's livelihood.
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A Redding nonprofit that serves the needy will showcase its recently remodeled thrift store and offices with an open house Saturday.
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Girlfriend arrested in man's stabbing
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In 1911: The demonstration train was going to come again to Shasta County. Farmers, vineyardists, orchardists, stockmen, poultrymen, beekeepers would be interested in what the experts on this train had to offer.
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In the past several weeks, members of law enforcement have been involved in several incidents here in the north state where the use of deadly force has been necessary.
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The 2011 regular season is in the books for all the Northern Section prep football teams and now begins the quest for a championship.
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Paradise gets top seed
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Charles David Berlinghoff was found hanged in his Shasta County jail cell early Saturday morning, the apparent victim of a suicide, Redding police said.
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Police say man suffered stab wounds
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Charles Berlinghoff’s suicide early today is the second in-custody death at the Shasta County jail in two days.
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Police said they pepper-sprayed and hit a man with a stun gun this afternoon after officers saw the man pull a gun from his pants.
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Redding police are at Charles Drive this afternoon where the dead body of a man was found on the street with multiple stab wounds.
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Fall has arrived and winter days are just around the corner! Don't you just love this time of year, the wonderful smell of hot cider, falling leaves, pumpkin spice flavors and the most amazing shades throughout town! I love the excitement of Thanksgiving and Christmas in our area, a time for families to
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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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On Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 12:12 am a correctional officer with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office was conducting the hourly checks of inmates at the Shasta County Jail. The correctional officer found Charles David Berlinghoff, 45 years old, had hung himself in his locked cell utilizing a bed sheet. Berlinghoff was
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CHICO – Its official, the road to the Division I football championship runs through Paradise for the fourth straight year. Paradise earned the No. 1 seed when the Northern Section office released the prep football playoff brackets on Saturday.
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Charles Behrens was born in 1859. He was elected as the Shasta Constable in 1884 and later as the Shasta County Sheriff from 1898 until 1902. In 1889 he leased the Empire Hotel at Shasta, became the Shasta postmaster, and...
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This one again? We’ve been doing real estate long enough that some homes feel like old friends. We recall this one new, bright, expensive, and full of promise. Then as a failed short sale, and then as a foreclosure. And now here it is again, a government foreclosure home. These photos are not from the curren
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I'm not a regular reader of the sports pages so this may be old news. But a friend forwards this link to a web site that says the Shasta High soccer team is ranked first in its section, second in...
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A 44-year-old man was apparently stabbed early today by his girlfriend, sheriff’s deputies said.
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Charles David Berlinghoff died early today after apparently hanging himself inside Shasta County jail, the Redding Police Department said.
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Expect a 50 percent chance of rain showers today that will taper off into Sunday.
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On November 5th in Gerber, Pacific Sun Gourmet Olive Orchards and Mill will host their Annual Love at First Crush olive oil crush event for the community from 11 am - 3 pm. Anyone and everyone, from gleaners to home gardeners, are invited to join the fun of a crush day, to bring their own [...]
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Our local economy - with its heavy emphasis on resource-based industries, construction, manufacturing, and retail services - is challenging for women seeking living wage jobs. Encouraging more women to pursue non-traditional occupations is one solution to the problem. Our forum speakers will be: Manager, Labor Market Inform
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Making health care decisions can be a complex process. It is important that families and health care providers are aware of a person’s wishes if they are unable to speak for themselves. This class offers valuable tools to help a person express their future health care wishes and assign an agent to be a decision [...]
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Over the course of four hours, Shasta County residents turned in a total of 413 pounds of drugs at the 3rd National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which took place Saturday, October 29, 2011. This represents an increase of 138 pounds from the Take-Back event held in April. The Redding Police Department, Shasta County Sher
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An Anderson woman charged with abducting two of her neighbor's children pleaded not guilty Friday in Shasta County Superior Court, but told a sheriff's detective earlier this week she was sorry for what she had done and blamed her actions on her addiction to methamphetamine.
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Danielle Saran of Yreka swings at Kids Kingdom on Wednesday at Enterprise Community Park in Redding.
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A 42-year-old Medford, Ore., man who was shot by sheriff's deputies and California Highway Patrol officers last week after allegedly firing a rifle at them near Castella following a lengthy chase on Interstate 5 made his first appearance Friday in Shasta County Superior Court.
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This year's Thanksgiving Day special edition of the Record Searchlight will be delivered to all seven-day print subscribers.
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A plane parked in the median of Interstate 5 in Cottonwood since early Friday is headed to the Boeing plant in Washington.
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SHASTA LAKE — The committee backing the recall of Councilwoman Dolores Lucero is nearing its signature goal and is looking to build even more support at a rally Tuesday.
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When Jon Crossman and his staff were closing up at O'Reilly Auto Parts on Westside Road on Thursday, they noticed something odd about three $20 bills in a register.
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Gregory Matthew Limon was found guilty Friday of child abuse and other charges in the case of a 7-year-old boy found near death in 2009.
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A $5.9 million project to add two lanes to southbound Interstate 5 at the Highway 44 interchange was completed ahead of schedule, thanks in part to a financial incentive from the California Department of Transportation.
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Leader Jeff Jones created the Usual Suspects as a means to showcase the talents of the north state contemporary jazz musicians. They will perform unique arrangements of familiar jazz standards and classics. Members a of the band are: Jeff Jones, leader/alto sax/flute, Mitch Hawley, tenor sax, Dave Short, Baritone sax/bass c
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Since the Obama administration's decision — about which it has since waffled — to let states go their own way when it comes to medical marijuana, California's cities have struggled to tame the still-illegal trade, to accommodate patients without letting lawbreakers run unrestrained.
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"A vast wasteland." That was American television 50 years ago, in the opinion of Newton Minow, President John F. Kennedy's choice to chair the Federal Communications Commission.
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I am sometimes a bit behind the curve on some of the more nefarious plots being perpetrated on the American people by our government. A good friend of mine brought to my attention a threat to our liberty truly beyond the pale, and yet seemingly so innocuous. Veiled behind the "cutesy" name of "Smart Meter" i
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In exchange for paving over 90 acres of Shasta County's finest soil in Churn Creek Bottom, Hawkins claims its shopping center will produce retail jobs and revenues.
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Why is Barack Hussein Obama wasting millions of our taxpayer dollars trying to help solve the European financial crisis when he can't solve the financial crisis in the United States?
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If Herman Cain was to become president, then the Republicans can play the race card every time the left disagrees with them.
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COTTONWOOD —The Eagles' seventh straight win included an undefeated and uncontested Northern Athletic League championship.
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CHICO — If the best defense is a good offense, the Chico High football team might be able to lay claim to the best defensive weapon in the Northern Section.
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PALO CEDRO —In the turbulent Eastern Athletic League North, nothing has been certain from week to week.
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The Anderson Cubs battled back from a 13-12, fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the Yreka Miners 25-13 on Friday night.
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In 1911: A thief who would steal anything edible, ranging in his tastes from homemade jelly to sides of bacon and empty beer bottles, made a complete raid Friday morning on the larder and outhouse of Mrs. William Tortrell, who was conducting a boardinghouse on Tehama Street opposite the Temple Hotel.
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Seminars address pain management
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If only I still had my 1986 740 Volvo I would go seek out a hill right now to reenact this video.
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Fire crews knocked down a structure fire tonight just west of Burney, containing the blaze to the second floor and attic of a home.
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OK, one or two bills, actually, stand out from the rest in Capitol Resource Family Impact's list of bills on which it judges state lawmakers' voting records for the legislative session just ended. (Sen. Doug LaMalfa and Assemblymen Jim Nielsen...
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An inmate at Shasta County jail died today, though sheriff’s deputies weren’t releasing much information.
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This year's Shop Hop Redding event will sport the theme: support your local shops, promote the 3/50 project and have a great time shopping.
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"Terasa and I are perfect business partners," said Rita Moore, the owner of Moore's Green Goods in Anderson.
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Social Security is a system of social insurance benefits available to all covered workers in the United States. It began in 1937 and covers a wide range of social programs. The term "Social Security" refers to benefits provided under just one part of the system, known by the acronym OASDI, or Old-Age Survivors and D
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Community banks and credit unions across the country are gearing up for tomorrow's "Bank Transfer Day." How much impact will the grassroots movement - a parallel to the Occupy Wall Street protests being staged - have on these neighborhood institutions? Consumes are certainly fed up. Bank of Ameri
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The Searchlight earlier this week printed a shot of an "Occupy Redding" protestor outside City Hall wearing a sinister-looking mask. Here's the story of that mask and the man (Guy Fawkes) who inspired it and the mask's ironic connection to...
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A Shasta County woman accused of abducting her neighbor's two children pleaded not guilty today in Shasta County Superior Court.
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A 42-year-old Medford, Ore., man who was shot by sheriff’s deputies and California Highway Patrol officers last week after allegedly firing a rifle at them near Castella following a lengthy chase on Interstate 5 made his first appearance today in Shasta County Superior Court.
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Our winner is Djimoulidine who guessed the mystery man correctly at 9:18 a.m. as Sheriff Charles Behrens. Congratulations to our winner who has won a $10 gift certificate plus a wall certificate from River City Java. Thanks to everyone who...
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A 53-year-old Alameda County sex offender who recently moved to Happy Valley was arraigned today on child molestation charges alleging he molested a brother and sister he had met in church.
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Daylight saving time will end Sunday, setting clocks around the world back one hour, and that's a good reminder to check smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in homes are working, say Cal Fire and the Tehama County Fire Department.
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In 2003, during her freshman year of college, Kandice Stallcop attended Simpson University’s annual health fair where she visited a booth of the National Marrow Donor Program’s Be The Match Registry.
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Interfaith Sacred Service honors the Jewish Tradition and Native American culture.
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There is a Zumba Event this Saturday. Its for the Women's Refuge. It's from 10-12:30pm. It's $10 to get in and its at the Sequoia middle school. All the money goes to the Women's Refuge.
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Adding Texting to your plan, can save you time and money. Written by someone who is in the industry.
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Medical miracle survivor has one last dying wish-as he awaits daughters return from Cancun Mexico
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Mike Manning has a Japanese maple farm at his Happy Valley home with some 2,000 trees. Japanese maples do well in the north state if grown in the right location.
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Don't put hot ashes in trash containers. Ashes from fireplaces or wood stoves need to be thoroughly cooled (soak with water for four to five days) before being discarded. Bag cooled ashes to prevent them from blowing around and getting into eyes. Source: Redding Solid Waste Disposal
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I have a weed with little barbed balls for seeds that catch on clothing and my dog's fur. What is this?
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An easy way to get rid of grime on the barbecue is to remove the grills and clean them in the oven using the self-cleaning cycle.
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That's how I distill Reason editor Matt Welch's response to an Occupy Wall Street-inspired "New Declaration of Independence." A few snippets: I don't recall anything like the promises so cruelly unkept in Salon's list. I do remember my father warning...
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Michael Pollan's "The Omnivore's Dilemma" explores the themes of sustainability, quality, healthy bodies and a healthy planet.
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Farm Dreams columnist Casey Schurig shares his thoughts on green tomatoes, fall planting and more.
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Eddie Cohen has more than 60 Japanese maples at his Lakehead home. Like other collectors, he appreciates the differences in the trees and how they provide year-round interest.
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After about four hours of deliberations a Shasta County Superior Court jury this morning found Gregory Matthew Limon guilty of child abuse and other charges in the case of a seven-year-old boy found near death in 2009.
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COTTONWOOD -- A plane parked in the median of Interstate 5 this morning was drawing the attention of curious motorists and onlookers.
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There weren’t too many surprises when the Northern Section office released the 2011 prep volleyball playoff brackets. Foothill and West Valley each grabbed the top seeds in their respected divisions while Shasta dropped to No. 2 in Division II after losing two of its past four games which also cost the Wolves their first
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Despite attempt both by the city of Chico and cycling enthusiasts in Redding, organizers of the Tour of California -- the biggest pro cycling race in the state -- opted to start the race in Santa Rosa and head south...
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The ramps to and from southbound Interstate 5 and CA-44 have opened three days early.
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Who is this man? 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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A Tehama County man is in jail after he threw a rock at two deputies and kicked a cruiser's door shut on another Thursday night, deputies said.
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I'd generally agree with the thrust of this Bee editorial on how the state could better manage sales of medical marijauana, except for one problem. Here's the Bee: To come up with statewide rules that make sense, lawmakers can look...
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Only 169 foreclosed homes for sale in our MLS this morning. That’s a low number compared to the usual 200+ we usually have. It’s getting harder to find good candidates for our Deal of th
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This is a family recipe originating from the Red River vicinity of North Texas. It is unique in that the salsa is blended and cooked before serving. It goes well with chips, on tacos, or to spice up your favorite Mexican dish.
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A robbery on Thursday was thwarted by its victim, Redding Police say.
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Local housing inventory for sale is down. From our perspective on the ground, we’re seeing an increase in serious buyers. In addition to regular homebuyers, real estate investors seem back in the game. This is quite different than the dynamic we’ve experienced over the last couple years. October was a slow mo
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A driver tried to ram a police cruiser during a car chase that ensued after a Redding police officer stopped a Honda Accord on Hilltop Drive near Presidio Street, police say.
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The new Black Keys drops Dec. 6. You can pre-order on iTunes (I know I did).The CD is called "El Camino."New Black Keys (plus a teaser ad for the album), is your Video Friday:"Lonely Boy"
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Parts of Redding will have patches of fog in the morning, while the sun will come out in the afternoon and temperatures will rise to a high of 56. Tonight will be partly cloudy and cool, with a low around 35, according to the National Weather Service. Showers will roll in Saturday afternoon, dropping between a tenth and
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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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So any given day in Egypt you’ll likely see a mix of animals (wild dogs in packs, herds of sheep and goats, the occasional donkey, buffalo or camel), motorcycles, taxi’s, micro buses, private cars and then industrial and city vehicles, big rigs, tour buses and tons of people on the streets from around 4am until [...]
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The Record Searchlight's readers are a smart bunch, and they ask some great questions — like this one in response to the recent discussion of red-light cameras:
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Barack Obama was a principled opponent of the Iraq War from its beginning. But when he became president in January 2009, he was handed a war that was won. The surge had succeeded. Al-Qaida in Iraq had been routed, driven to humiliating defeat by an Anbar Awakening of Sunnis fighting side-by-side with the infidel Americans.
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Patty Nicholson, Redding
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This Sunday, 4,000 or more people will be surrounding the White House in an action to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline from being built. I was one of the 1,253 citizens arrested in the Tar Sands Action that took place earlier in Washington, D.C. Now I'm returning Sunday, one year to the day before the election next year, t
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Having recently finished reading "The Light and the Glory" by Peter Marshall and David Manuel prompts me to remind myself and all who read this: Let's not bypass Thanksgiving.
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Filing an open records request is one of several actions that led to an attorney being found in contempt of court and fined $2,500 Monday.
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The Redding Police Department on Thursday released the identities of nine law enforcement officers involved in two recent high-profile shootings in Shasta County.
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If the prep football regular season has taught us anything about the way games have shaken out this year, it's to expect the unexpected.
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Today's Valley Bowl recalls a familiar situation from last year: Central Valley is in need of a win to reach the postseason, while West Valley already has its playoff ticket punched.
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The West Valley High School girls cross country team won the Northern Athletic League championships at Shasta Lake School on Thursday.
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Redding police Chief Peter Hansen said he'll notify the city's 16 medical marijuana dispensaries ahead of an upcoming City Council discussion that could lead to elimination of city permits for the collectives.
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Keep the coats and gloves handy. More rain and cold weather is predicted for the north state this weekend.
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Two Montana residents landed in jail after a California Highway Patrol officer who stopped near Weed to help them with broken down car found they had outstanding warrants in their home state and were carrying drugs, fake money and weapons in their car, officers said Thursday.
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MILLVILLE — A life-or-death struggle with a reportedly out-of-control Shasta Lake man who nearly snatched a Shasta County sheriff's deputy's gun during a violent brawl at a Millville home is described in a report released Thursday.
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A group of Castella residents is organizing to try to save a local post office after receiving news last month it may be closed.
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Shasta County Citizens Against Racism will honor three people today who've made positive contributions to the community.
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RED BLUFF — Starting today, residents heading for City Hall will find the doors locked on alternate Fridays.
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SHASTA LAKE — The 19th annual Veterans Day parade Saturday in Shasta Lake might be a little soggy as it pays tribute to those who have served, or who are still serving, in the armed forces
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In 1911: J.D. Aldridge of Inwood harvested 1,500 pounds of Jersey Blue potatoes from five and a half rows 40 feet long across his vegetable garden.
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SJ Denham is reaching out for Northern Valley Catholic Social Service.
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One of the very first landowners in the area first known as Poverty Flat (now downtown Redding) was Gottlieb Diestelhorst, who purchased land beside the Sacramento River where he could raise his family and farm the land.
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The word “perfect” doesn’t get used very often in high school sports in the north state.
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The Redding Police Department has released the identities of nine law enforcement officers who were involved in two recent high-profile shootings in Shasta County.
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Have y'all seen the new report on far Northern California's forests and watershed from the Pacific Forest Trust, the outfit behind the recent proposed conservation easement east of McCloud? I'd been slipped a copy and mentioned it in passing in...
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Bieber's postmaster was arrested this morning on embezzlement charges alleging she stole $23,554 from the Lassen County town's Post Office.
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Two Montana residents landed in jail after a Weed-area California Highway Patrol officer who stopped to help them with broken down car found they had outstanding warrants in their home state and were carrying drugs, fake money and weapons in their car, officers said today.
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Hardly a sign of boom times, but did you know that bankruptcy filings in California's Eastern District -- the inland chunk of the state from Oregon to Bakersfield, more or less -- fell 8.6 percent in the first nine months...
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So an entrepreneur who up and left for Texas tells the Wall Street Journal's Dan Henninger. Read the whole thing....
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A person was flown to Mercy Medical Center early Thursday for treatment after being stabbed, according to police logs.
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Need a new adventure? This one might interest you. Yesterday I wrote about Samson, the incredible Wintu man who could carry a heavy anvil through the mountains on his back. My information for that story, and this story also, is...
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1. FOCUS Film Festival presents “Strong Love” 6:30 p.m. today at Shasta College, room 802, 11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding. Jon Shapiro and his childhood sweetheart Holly James, both born with Down syndrome, marry. Film documents their challenges and their complex relationships with family and friends. Questions w
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Mom, granny, dancer and wood carver, Cerri Noto moved her young family from San Jose to Woodland 35 years ago. Noto creates unique folk art figures from reclaimed redwood using a grinder, handsaw and Dremel tools. Latex paints and oils stains giver her pieces an "already loved" sheen. Noto brings her carved "folks" to Reddi
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Wilda’s cuts the mustard. Maybe the best dog I’ve had in Redding.
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There are few places in town where the energy remains at a constant, almost palpable level – balancing itself between obnoxiously high voltage and curiously enchanting, in its own welcoming way. And for those of a breed seeking such a balance, the Hen House seems always to offer a good time.
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The year-old WE Multimedia Theatre Group returns to the dramatic side of the aisle with August Strindberg’s “Miss Julie,” a love story rife with themes of class warfare and gender equality that opens Friday at Old City Hall.
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From California Watch: Lobby spending in Sacramento already is on pace to touch new highs this legislative session, according to third-quarter filing totals released by the secretary of state's office. Interest groups last quarter spent more than $72 million lobbying...
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A two car accident has occurred at the Churn Creek and South Bonnyview intersection. Dispatchers said a van and a red vehicle collided shortly after 9 a.m. No injuries were reported.
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I never miss an opportunity to take visitors on a free tour of beautiful Shasta Dam. The history here is so rich and the scenery is breathtaking! Each year visitors come from all over the world to see the "Three Shastas" (Mount Shasta, Shasta Lake and Shasta Dam). Mt. Shasta stands a majestic 14,162 feet and is loca
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Today will be wet starting around 11 a.m., with less than a tenth of an inch of rain falling on the north state. Temperatures will rise to about 53 before falling to a low of 32. Showers could continue into tonight. Friday the sun will return, but the high will remain at 53 with a low of 35. Saturday has a 40 percent
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Therer was a glich that lost the original address, the new one is:[www.youtube.com]
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“Oh, wow. Oh, wow. Oh wow”. These were Steve Jobs’ last words. It has to be my favorite quote of the decade. Can you imagine what he was seeing? My husband, Frank, brought me that news knowing how much I would like it. I have been collecting scraps of  ”evidence” about the passage between worl
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In Part One of our fitting series, I covered probably more than you wanted to know about pant length. Length is the easiest alteration to contend with. What about the real fit of the pant ~ the waist, seat, and crotch? Have you ever had a problem with the length of the crotch? Again, I’ll [...]
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Femme de Joie came late to the less-is-more approach to pizza. For years she enjoyed goopy pile-it-all-on combinations with pounds of cheese, layers of salty meats, a token mushroom to make it healthy, and thick bready crust. Heart attack on a pizza pan. Gradually her tastes changes and she now seeks out minimalist pizza -
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Artist submissions are now being accepted for Liberty Arts’ final exhibition of 2011. Stretching the Truth: Interpreting the World Through Photography Open to all media. HOWEVER, It must be clear that a significant element of a piece has a photographic basis. Each submission must have a short explanation (75 words max) by
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The state cannot promise anyone money that it doesn't have.
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Forget hope and change. President Obama's re-election campaign is going to be based on fear and loathing: fear of what a Republican takeover would mean, and loathing of whomever the Republican nominee turns out to be.
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Thank you to the person who returned the purse I lost a few weeks ago.
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I live in south Redding and have recently been burglarized twice.
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Is anyone surprised that two ex-highway patrolmen would see no problem with the delay on Interstate 5 caused by an investigation of a shooting by law enforcement personnel? ("Ex-officers support closure," Oct. 29)
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I would like to thank the Record Searchlight for its excellent article ("Learning Curve," Oct. 23) about how to navigate the new roundabouts.
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It's true. Christmas is just 51 frantic fun-filled days away. If you're thinking lists, gifts and oh-my-where-did-the-year-go? Don't worry, because local artists are here to help get
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Redding restaurateur Joe Wong will open View 202 inside the former Rivers building.
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Two restaurant projects — one new, the other a remodel — helped drive construction activity in Redding in October to its highest dollar level since January.
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Tuesday's fourth period choir class at Enterprise High School began with a simple and short notice: the teacher, Dan Neece, had a great announcement for show choir members.
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RED BLUFF — Flame was a good student, but she just lacked drive.
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A Shasta County jury began deliberations Wednesday in the trial of a 24-year-old Cottonwood-area man charged with child abuse and other crimes for allegedly allowing his sister to severely beat a 7-year-old boy in late 2009 and trying to prevent sheriff's deputies from entering the mobile home where the boy was found near d
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Darcy Crandall and Veronica Rivera have built careers in occupations that don't hire a lot of women.
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A jury was selected Wednesday in the involuntary manslaughter trial of a Redding man accused of throwing a punch that caused the death of another Redding man two years ago.
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In 1911: The post office at Coram was closed by order of the postmaster general. On account of the enforcement of the law regulating poisonous fumes in smelter smoke, the smelters in the town closed and the population dropped from 1,500 a year ago to less than 100. Coram mail would be sent to Kennett.
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After months of preparation, the Fall River Valley Community Services District's board of directors on Wednesday will consider sending a plan to expand the district's boundaries to Shasta County's Local Agency Formation Commission for final approval.
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The Wolves have one more obstacle to climb before their dream of an undefeated season becomes reality.
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The Liberty Christian volleyball team beat Chester on the road in four sets 25-16, 25-16, 20-25, 25-18 on Wednesday.
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YAKS Koffee in downtown Redding will reopen Friday.
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A 21-year-old Redding man was arrested for the second time in a week after allegedly stealing a car, police said.
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Caltrans' online data about traffic counts is really an impressive resource -- you know, assuming the counts are accurate. It really helps provide apples-to-apples comparisons. Of course, journalists are infamous for their inability to do math, but here are my...
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All women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant need early and regular prenatal care to protect the health of mother and baby.
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Shasta Blood Center is in need of B- and O- blood. BloodSource is in need of O- as well as platelet and plasma donors.
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Is your guy exhausted from spending all day getting nothing done? Does is seem like nothing is interesting to him? You may have a man on your hands who's going through andropause.
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Ah, the good ol' days. My grandfather used to tell me about traveling in buggies being pulled by horses. The norm back then has become the oddity of today. He worked a full day for only a few dollars and that provided for his family.
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Notably, in comparison to California, the lawyers/acre ratio was relatively low, which was probably helpful. So writes UC Davis' Jeffrey Mount, in an essay on the recent demolition of two dams in the Pacific Northwest. Mount also has some advice...
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A 42-year-old Medford, Ore., man who was shot by deputies and California Highway Patrol officers last week after allegedly firing a rifle at them has been moved to Shasta County jail, Redding police said today.
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A jury was selected this afternoon in the involuntary manslaughter trial of a Redding man accused of throwing a punch that caused the death of another Redding man two years ago.
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Estate planning does not consist of a single, uniform goal or strategy. Instead, estate planning exists on a spectrum, with a simple will on one end and a comprehensive and interconnected series of documents and/or entities on the other. But as this
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It's that time of the year again when families throughout Shasta County (and the world for that matter) begin to make plans for their annual Christmas traditions which, for many include the cutting of a  fresh Christmas tree! Christmas tree cutting season opened Tuesday, Nov. 1, in most areas. We've p
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The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office is still looking for suspects in an August home-invasion robbery in Dunsmuir, though deputies said they’ve narrowed down the gender of the robber.
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A Shasta County jury began deliberations this afternoon in the high-profile criminal trial of a 24-year-old Cottonwood-area man charged with child abuse and other crimes for allegedly allowing his sister to beat a 7-year-old boy nearly to death in 2009 and trying to prevent sheriff's deputies from entering the mobile home w
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This is far from the ordinary but a real treat! Plus it involves history. It is a piano recital at the beautiful and historic Glenburn Church at 2:00 P.M. this weekend on Saturday, November 5th. Before the recital is the...
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The Greater Palo Cedro Area Chamber of Commercer is on a crusade to buy Christmas lights for the 45 foot evergreen tree located at the front entrance in the Palo Cedro Village Shopping Center. During the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, an honorary member of the Palo Cedro community will flip the sticht to light up the
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A 17-year-old driver who caused a two car accident Tuesday cut off one driver before running a red light, police say.
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The California State Sheriff's Association has expanded its VINE system to serve all of California and Spanish speaking victims.
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The cloud of smoke west of Redding today is from a 40-acre controlled burn at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area.
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More than 20 road signs, six mail boxes and a garage door were among the targets of vandalism early Tuesday morning in Tehama County.
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Samson was a Wintu who once lived beside Slate Creek about ½ mile north of Lamoine. He was the leader of the other Indians in the area. Samson lived to be more than 100 years old and remembered "when the...
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One fair comment I've heard from readers and at last night's Redding City Council meeting in response to the argument that red-light cameras promote safety is that the recession -- which coincided with the city's installation of the cameras --...
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The Romney campaign actually announced Northern California's our own Rep. Wally Herger had endorsed the former Massachussetts governor back in September, but I missed the announcement until the AP compiled this list of who in Congress is backing which GOP...
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Redding restaurateur Joe Wong will open View 202 inside the former former Rivers building. Wong, who owns J&A Food Service, will partner with chef Jason Arbusto to create what Wong calls “a unique and comfortable restaurant in which people can enjoy amazing food and drink, with superior service that reflects and becom
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The California Highway Patrol is heading out to a two car accident just outside Burney may have involved a roll over.
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So the contract with Redflex for the Redding,Ca red light cameras is up in June. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with a private corporation proffiting from these red light cameras. Especially when they are allowed to dictate the enormous price of these tickets. I’m glad we are ciphoning large sums of local citi
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In explaining the Redding Police Department's perspective on red-light cameras last night, Chief Peter Hansen mentioned something telling both about Redflex and about RPD: Asked about whether the department had a mind to expand the program, the chief told the...
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You always see this type of stuff in the movies but it doesn’t normally end with the car ramming the the airplane right off the runway.
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Very impressive flying. Tower – flight 16 – you have permission to …… can’t make it out…. guess “Land” You’re going at 104 knots ground speed, Approaching the short runway that’s lit-up “illuminated”. Pilot – We’re going for the landing R
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From local producer "Alan Enersto Phillips", he is a long time drug and alchohol counselor, parenting counselor and official of the "Hispanic Latino Coalition", yet, like many marginalized parents, he is losing his children; one daughter has already been abducted by the coullusive and corrupt family court and they
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Today will be the last day of sunshine before rain moves in for Thursday. Expect a high around 67, with a slight wind at 10 mph today, with a slight chance of showers moving in after 11 p.m. Tonight the low will be 34. Tomorrow, rain will move in with a high near 55, but the National Weather Service says
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THIS IS FANTASTIC NEWS !!!California Attorney General has Officially filed charges against Sacramento "Family Court Services" mediator Janelle O'Donnel Burrill.There are many mediators that need to be prosecuted, right here in Shasta County and we all know how complaints are handled by Timothy Van Sch
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In November, we're turning Redding's 2nd Saturday ArtHop into one big Arts Marketplace, just in time for the holidays. Jewelry designers, sculptors, ceramic artists ... any art or fine craft person is welcome to a venue. Take advantage of art-lovers looking for unique holiday gifts! This is a juried show. To participate, em
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This workshop will address ways to make high quality compost in your own backyard, including an introduction to worm culture. Presenter sells worms, worm castings, aerated compost tea, and does tea evaluations. Presenter: Ken Waranius Please pre-register on-line! For registration info, call (530) 242-7630 www.shastacollege.
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The public is invited to see the harvesting of the 2011 Historic City of Redding Christmas Tree. Sunday, November 6, at 9 a.m. off Highway 44 east of Shingletown. Each year the tree is placed in Downtown Redding to celebrate the Holidays. The tree, donated by Sierra Pacific, will be placed at the California Street [...]
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The “24th Annual Victorian Christmas Celebration 2011” will be presented on December 13-17th at Enterprise High School. A comedic, family-friendly play is combined with a delicious four course meal and an evening of traditional vocal and instrumental music of the holidays under the direction of Deborah Divine and Dan Ne
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The National Park Service Whiskeytown N.R.A. will be planning to continue active underburn operations on Wednesday, November 2nd. The planned burn area is approximately 40 ac. of pine and oak woodland on the east side of Shasta Divide Ridge, which separates Whiskeytown Lake from the greater Redding area. Ignitions are plann
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In 1911: Miss Alice Summerville succeeded Mrs. Theressa Erickson as matron of the St. Caroline Hospital. Summerville had returned to Redding after an absence of two years. Summerville was employed in the capacity of nurse.
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Mr. Lucky Jesrani will be making regular Guest Appearances on Carl and Linda Bott's radio show on News Talk 1460 AM, starting in the next couple weeks.  Mr. Jesrani will be featured for discussing and taking calls on various legal issues including bankruptcy, estate pl
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An Oak Run couple called 911 early Monday morning cq after someone drove up to their home, shot their dog and drove off.
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Way back in 2008, when the Legislature put a $10 billion bond to finance a high-speed rail system on the ballot, that investment was sold to voters as the down payment on what was officially expected to be a $40 billion network of trains linking San Francisco and Sacramento in the north with Los Angeles and San Diego in the
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In various cities across the country, mobs of mostly young, mostly incoherent, often noisy and sometimes violent demonstrators are making themselves a major nuisance.
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It seems to me that the Shasta Lake City Council is in a big hurry to have Dolores Lucero recalled. What is the big rush?
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I have heard recently that a recall petition is being circulated in Shasta Lake to remove a City Council member who has sparked an investigation of the city over allegations of graft, corruption or possibly even fraud. This move to recall appears to be a classic political attempt, by friends of entrenched local politicians,
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I am a recent convert to vegetarianism. How can I get all the necessary nutrients without meat? The term "vegetarian" can mean different things to different people. We'll walk through the basic types and fill you in on which nutrients those with a meat-free diet need to pay special attention to.
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Re: Nat Ducat's "Nat Ducat: 'Move on'? No, we need our past" (Oct. 23): Just to keep the record straight, I wanted to let everyone know the three entities in Redding of Wintoon that are not federally recognized
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The Shasta Wolves boys soccer team remained undefeated Tuesday evening with a 5-2 overtime victory over Red Bluff in the Wellington Cup semifinals at Thompson Field in Redding.
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Paradise's Harry earns straight-set win in section finals
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The Foothill High School football team jumped back into the top spot in Division I in the latest Northern Section Prep Football Media poll Tuesday.
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Oh, the possibilities.
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North Valley Bancorp has recorded its fourth straight profitable quarter.
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Forecast calls for November to be colder than normal
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Redding will keep its red-light cameras at least through June, though not everybody is happy with them.
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Redding will keep its red-light cameras at least through June, though not everybody is happy with them.
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A two-vehicle traffic collision tonight blocked the intersection at Hilltop Drive and Browning Street in Redding.
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The Shasta County Sheriff's Office and it search-and-rescue team found a woman who was reported missing north of Lake McCumber.
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This is part of what Loren and I have canned so far this year. He makes salsa and I made the jams and other fruits. There's homemade kahlua in there too! I love opening the pantry door and looking at...
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Excerpts from a Wall Street Journal piece today: As the Occupy movement enters its second month, protesters around the nation are facing a delicate question for a movement that aims to be all-inclusive: how to manage a large number of...
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Violets? Or a special lady? The lady wins, but the big question is, who was that lady? Benjamin Franklin Loomis homesteaded the property that eventually became Viola (and also photographed many Lassen eruptions) in 1888. He claimed he named it...
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Hello Everyone, I came across this on You Tube and I thought it was hilarious. Enjoy! http://youtu.be/HAeprWIOQqQ
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Gloria Silverthorne Gomes, Redding
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A 33-year-old Redding man arrested early Saturday after nearly running over a California Highway Patrol officer who was on a traffic stop on Victor Avenue pleaded not guilty today in Shasta County Superior Court to assault on a peace officer and other charges.
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The Wall Street Journal reports an amazing poll result: BEIJING--More than half of China's millionaires are either considering emigrating or have already taken steps to do so, according to a survey that builds on similar findings earlier this year, highlighting...
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Jury selection is due to Wednesday in the manslaughter trial of a Redding man accused of throwing a punch that caused the death of another Redding man two years ago
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The Fishing Report — Nov. 4, 2011 Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929.
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That's what a caller to the newsroom asked this morning, noting that this was the first November in his long memory when Shasta County did not hold an election. He's right. I'm not sure precisely where the movement started --...
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Darrell Steinberg, the Democratic president pro tem of the state Senate, has always seemed like a brainy guy -- all politics aside. What then to make of this quote, from a Fresno Bee editorial? "I believe in defined benefits," Senate...
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A Shasta County jury could begin deliberations tomorrow in the criminal trial of a 24-year-old Cottonwood-area man who's accused of allowing his sister to beat a 7-year-old boy nearly to death in 2009.
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It goes without saying that the developers trying to build a shopping center on Knighton Road would rather take the Board of Supervisors' approval to the bank than face an expensive and bitter political campaign -- which of course they...
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Wow this is the very embodiment of chutzpah. From the L.A. Times: Robert Rizzo, the former city administrator whose generous salary launched the city of Bell to notoriety last year, is suing the city, alleging breach of contract. Robert Rizzo...
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To anybody who thinks the voice of the man (or woman) on the corner gets ignored, witness Bank of America's decision today to drop its debit card fee. The banking giant announced in September its plan to charge customers a $5 monthly fee starting early next year. The decision sparked outrage at the same t
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A 59-year-old Anderson bookkeeper arrested this past summer on suspicion of of embezzling almost $29,000 from a Redding meat company was sentenced this morning to 180 days in Shasta County jail and placed on formal probation for three years.
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Michael Johnston was lying in bed, his wife watching television in the other room, when they heard a white pickup stop in front of their house a little before 1:30 a.m. Monday. He said he was putting his tennis shoes on as his wife donned her jacket to go outside their Oak Run home and find out what the driver wa
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Shasta County supervisors this morning unanimously voted to move forward with a June special election to determine what happens to a proposed shopping center in Churn Creek Bottom.
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A trio from Redding who say they thought they were meeting up with a tattoo artist in Red Bluff instead found themselves the victims of a carjacking, according to deputies.
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Great Place to Work has come out with its best-companies-to-work-for list. Among the winners is fast-food icon McDonald's. "The fast-food giant cares about its employee
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Bank of America is nixing its plans to charge a $5 debit card fee. The news comes after other major banks, including Chase and Wells Fargo, said last week that they were canceling tests of similar fees.
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Yet another sign of the times.The feds have been funding a project that involves installing street lights that are able to pin point a specific person or persons and record their conversation. We are losing more and more of our privacy each day. Is nothing sacred? Be sure to check out the full article about [...]
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I saw this on the Weather Channel website: Meanwhile we are still getting fresh strawberries here in November. I hope all you east coast folks digging out from under
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This might now be the coolest plane but you have to admit the low pass was pretty impressive.
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As of Monday members of the Occupy Redding group affiliated with the movement against corporate greed has begun a protest at the sculpture park at the Redding, California city hall. The group claims to represent the 99% of the population. They state that the 99% makes considerably less than than the top 1% of the [...]
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It's going to be breezy today in Redding, perhaps portending a stormy end of the week and weekend. Today's going to be sunny with a high temperature of around 66 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph. There's a 30 percent chance of showers Wednesday mainly after 11 p.m. T
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• Meet the residence of Gary and Lynn McCall: One 5,600-square-foot, solar-and-wind-powered straw bale house that took half a decade for a family to build; one of just a handful of North State straw bale homes, and an almost unheard-of example of a two-story straw bale residence. • Meet the McConnell Foundation Gues
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What is the Legacy of the Great Swing Bands? How can the flavor, the essence of an era, be brought to life by seven talented musicians in a single evening's entertainment? On Sunday, Nov 6, at 7 p.m., Dick Turner's FEVER! Septet presents an amazing re-creation of signature pieces of the best-known big bands that [...]
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Mark your calendar and get your tickets for Rickie Lee Jones at Redding's historic Cascade Theatre this Saturday night, November 5th, at 7:30pm. Rickie Lee Jones burst onto the music scene in 1979 winning a Grammy for Best New Artist for her self-titled debut — which included the hit song Chuck E’s in Love and [...]
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Love at First Crush - Gerber Pacific Sun Gourmet Olive Mill Open House Saturday November 5th 11:am - 3:pm Join us for Olive Oil Milling and Merriment. Pick olives and make oil. Talk to the producers, taste the olive oils and sample local wine. http://www.pacificsunoliveoil.com/calendar/76/1-Love-at-First-Crush-Olive-Mill-Op
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Shasta High School freshman Michaela Dyson advanced to the Northern Section girls tennis Individual championships singles final with two straight set wins against seeded opponents at Sun Oaks Tennis & Fitness on Monday.
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There wasn't much change in positioning for the top teams across the five divisions when the Northern Section office released the second edition of volleyball playoff points Monday.
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RED BLUFF – The honor as the Northern Section's top girls golfer belongs to a Hornet for the second year in a row.
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Shasta Scottish Country Dancers warmly invites the public to its Autumn Ceilidh social dance to be held the evening of Thursday, November 3 at the Millville Grange Hall in Palo Cedro. Come learn several traditional barn-style dances from the British Isles - it's festive, great exercise and fun for the whole family! Plus no
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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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Members of the Occupy Redding movement started what they say will be an ongoing protest at City Hall Monday.
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Shasta County supervisors today will decide whether to overturn their approval of a controversial shopping center in Churn Creek Bottom or move forward with a special election to let voters choose what happens there.
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Hundreds of employees who have lost their jobs due to a business closing or downsizing are getting help.
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In 1911: The days of the good old "steal anything, do anything" on Halloween seemed to have passed. Redding saw no depredations Halloween night to speak of.
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A Redding man who worked as a group counselor at a residential care center for youngsters with mental, behavior and emotional disorders may learn this week whether he will be ordered to stand trial for allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old mentally ill girl.
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A pair of sharp-eyed motorists, who had cars filled with trick-or-treating youngsters dressed as a zombie, Captain America and a pair of felines, turned detective Monday night as they tailed a woman accused of abducting her neighbor’s two children.
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Fire season in Shasta and Trinity counties ends today at 8 a.m. and restrictions on outdoor yard burning will be lifted.
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A former Redding defense attorney who was disbarred last year has found himself in need of a lawyer after being accused of assaulting a woman he knows.
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Dickens Christmas Boutique will be held at the Veterans Hall, 735 Oak St. in Red Bluff.
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Health care officials say a recent 10 percent cut in Medi-Cal reimbursements for doctors treating low-income patients portends a bleak future for about 70,000 north state residents already struggling to find someone to treat them.
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Officials across the north state say they're concerned they could lose $24 million in federal funds for rural schools and roads if Congress doesn't renew an 11-year-old law.
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Look at the numbers on a spreadsheet, and the case for red-light cameras is persuasive.
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The nearly five-hour drive from the Sacramento area to Yreka was a reminder not just of the immense size and beauty of California, but of the vast regional and cultural differences one finds within our state.
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Your Friday editorial on bike lanes caused me to reflect on several very narrow roads that are frequented by bicycle riders here in Shasta County. Placer Road comes to mind. It is a very dangerous road once you get past Grant School heading west. The road narrows and the paved shoulder is almost nonexistent.
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I am amazed that there has been no coverage of the Defend Rural America event in Siskiyou County. What's going on?
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Wally Herger does not want tax dollars to go for health care, education or jobs.
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Political landmarks that can properly be labeled "Nixon-to-China" moments are rare, usually occurring only once in a career, if ever.
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Shirley Mostovoy, Redding
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Pacific Gas and Electric Co. officials are reporting that power is out in most of Anderson and power is reportedly out in south Redding in the area of Girvan Road and Highway 273.
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You may wonder why there's a pumpkin sitting on my fence post, pretending not to look out of place surrounded by palm trees and yucca and rocks.
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See who was where at what recent event in the north state.
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Well, here's a new twist in the legal saga that Proposition 215 has created. The closed-session agenda for tomorrow night's City Council meeting includes some discussion of "significant exposure to litigation": Closed session pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(b)(3)(A): CONFERENCE...
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E-mail from Douglas Bennett, one of the activists behind Citizens for Responsible Government: OccupyRedding is now occupying Redding! They (we, the 99%) are encamped in the Sculpture Park in front of City Hall. All are invited to join, support and...
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Look at the numbers on a spreadsheet, and the case for red-light cameras is persuasive.
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Warren I. Swanson, Redding
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Mark Kent, Redding
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Shirley Mostovoy, Redding
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The nearly five-hour drive from the Sacramento area to Yreka was a reminder not just of the immense size and beauty of California, but of the vast regional and cultural differences one finds within our state.
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James W. Gibson, Redding
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Political landmarks that can properly be labeled "Nixon-to-China" moments are rare, usually occurring only once in a career, if ever.
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Today's column features an opportunity to win a pair of front row tickets to the upcoming Rickie Lee Jones concert at the Cascade Theatre! (Read to the end of this column to find out how.) When I was in high school, I did a lot of babysitting. It was more than just a way to [...]
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A pair of siblings from Anderson that were officials said were abducted Sunday, have been located at a home in north Redding, a Shasta County sheriff's official said tonight.
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This is sure to give the kids a nightmare. This guy is going as “Man Beat Up By Ninjas” for Halloween.
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The Tehama Sheriff's Department arrested a man Sunday who, they say, had kicked his horse and had a dead bird.
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The Orange County Register notes a disturbing trend in California college admissions: Over the past 10 years, the proportion of middle-income students attending the University of California has declined at nearly twice the rate of California middle-income households, while the...
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PALO CEDRO - Firefighters are fighting this afternoon two small controlled burns that escaped, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said.
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There wasn’t much change in positioning for the top teams across the five divisions in the release of the second edition of the Northern Section volleyball playoff points Monday.
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Fire season in Shasta and Trinity counties will end Tuesday at 8 a.m. and restrictions on dooryard burning will be lifted.
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Voices of Faith — Nov. 5, 2011 Does your faith tradition accept theories of physical evolution?
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Sometimes it’s about when a team loses that makes all the difference. The Paradise High School football team remained atop the Division I standings when the second edition of the Northern Section prep football playoff points were released Monday.
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The UN estimates the human population will reach and exceed 7 billion today. “U.N. forecasts suggest the world population could hit a peak of 10.1 billion by 2100.” I imagine they’re going to need housing, so bonus for me. Here’s the Halloween scary part though, “it was just over two centuri
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Wetter and windier conditions will dominate the north state's weather later this week as a pair of systems will move into the area. The first system will bring strong north winds starting later today and into Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Local gusts could reach up to 45 miles per hour by Tuesday night
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Love the music they used for this video.
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Alright fellow nerds I figured you could appreciate this.
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This dude carves his pumpkin with a drum fed ak-47 Happy Halloween Daily Dumpers!
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Red tag special to start the week off. Shasta Lake City recently finished adding curbs and gutters on Montana Street, so the curb appeal looks better than it did in 2004, ev
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When life is going along just great and everyone is feeling good and healthy, sex is an extra bonus we get to enjoy. Even if we're a little tired we might still find the energy to arouse our partner (and ourselves) to enjoy some lovin'. What happens when "life gets in the way"...when it creates an [...]
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Be transported into Renaissance times through the seasonal magic of the Shasta High School Madrigal Dinner. During eight memorable nights in December, the Shasta High School Music Department transforms the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Pilgrim Congregational Church into a castle for the seasonal dinner theatre. Experience the
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In the conservative north state, the commonly prescribed course of treatment for the deep deficits that have plagued the state of California in recent years is a seemingly commonsense one: Cut spending.
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Is America ready for a flat tax? Back in the late 1990s, Steve Forbes ran for president proposing a "flat tax" in which everybody — rich and poor — would pay exactly the same percentage of their income in taxes. Forbes' idea failed, but GOP presidential candidates Herman Cain and Rick Perry have prop
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Dear Jones Valley local, I shot your dog Tuesday.
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My family was involved in an accident on Highway 44 east of Viola last Monday.
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The letter from J. William Mauck (Wednesday) arguing that "capitalism sweet capitalism" unfettered by the evil government and unions will solve our economic woes is a simplistic regurgitation of Fox News and Wall Street Journal hogwash. The true reasons behind the profound economic slump and colossal income inequali
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A nationally syndicated home improvement radio show is partnering with KIXE in Redding to relaunch a TV version of the popular call-in program.
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In 1911: A large and modern dredger was going to be installed in the fall at the Poker Bar Mine near Lowden's Ranch in Trinity County. All the machinery was in Redding awaiting transportation, which was being pushed as rapidly as possible, with seven teams being employed. Twenty-five tons of material were on the ground,
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MILLVILLE — For the second time in less than a week, a Shasta County sheriff's deputy was injured while fighting with a man who tried to take his weapon, a sheriff's sergeant said.
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Brent and Melissa Ross are putting family before business.
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Farmers and ranchers in several north state counties may be eligible for emergency loans from the United States Department of Agriculture to cover losses from heavy rains earlier this year.
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Take a look at some of these photos from a haunted house. These expressions are pretty funny.
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are figment, inclined and vulnerable. Wow, good words. Who comes up with them? Again late this week, so I’m tossing up a Fiction in 58 Figment He felt like a figment of her imagination. He flittered from
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MILLVILLE — For the second time in less than a week, a Shasta County sheriff’s deputy was injured while fighting with a man who tried to take his weapon, a sheriff’s sergeant said.
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Hunger hurts and one in seven of our neighbors is facing hunger in Shasta County. Last year the local Salvation Army helped over 4235 people with holiday food assistance. The harsh reality for many Shasta County residents is they will not have food on the table this holiday season. But you can help - the [...]
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Ben and Gottlieb were neighboring farmers. Ben arrived two years after Gottlieb and purchased 7 ½ acres from Major Reading (this was the northern end of Reading's Mexican land grant) for farming. In 1865, Ben and partner Timothy Conklin purchased...
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It'll be another warm and sunny day today in Redding, but expect more fall-like weather starting Monday. Today's high should be 81 degrees, with a low of around 50 degrees tonight. For Halloween on Monday, skies should be mostly sunny with a high temperature of 73 degrees. Temperatures should cool down significantly after
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Join a Department of Fish and Game (DFG) naturalist-led swan tour of Marysville’s Rice and Waterfowl area November through January. Co-hosted by local rice farmers and land owners, these tours will focus on finding Tundra Swans, as this tract is one of the best locations for seeing swans in California. Ducks, geese, crane
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The 100 Mile Harvest is back and scheduled for November 3, 2011. This year the 100- Mile Harvest experience is proudly hosted by Annie and Ray Bianchi of Bianchi Orchards. Through their hospitality, and that of the region, the event features local foods, wine, music, art and service. Unique to this event are both the [...]
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The Modoc-Washoe Experimental Stewardship Steering Committee, a public rangeland advisory group, is seeking nominations for a member to represent sporting interests on public lands in northwest Nevada. Nominees should be knowledgeable about wildlife habitat management and issues important to hunters, anglers and other sport
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Join FOCUS Film Festival for a film screening of STRONG LOVE on Thursday, November 3, 6:30 to 8:00 PM, at Shasta College, Room #802. Meet the film’s stars Jon Shapiro and Holly James and Bill and Dixie James at a QA and book signing following the show. FREE Admission and free parking (East lot only, [...]
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CHICO – The Cougars are making a strong case for the top seed in Division I.
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Dave Bartle spotted the yellowed and tattered sheaf of newsprint blown up against a building on the sidewalk near the Squire Room downtown.
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This time last year, Redding residents could barely leave the house without hearing union arguments about how Redding's city councilors were "dictators" for pushing two November ballot measures that called for city workers to pick up a modest share of the cost of their retirement benefits.
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"Hey look, kids, there's Big Ben Parliament." Chevy Chase, as lovable-loser Clark W. Griswold in "National Lampoon's European Vacation," repeated that line over and over as he struggled to exit a giant roundabout in the heart of London.
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Guess who have been buying red-light camera companies recently: Wall Street investment banks. Goldman Sachs bought into ATS, the country's largest camera company, and sensing an opportunity two other Wall Street investment banks have spent three years trying to take over Redflex, the company running Redding's red-li
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Re: "Short-sighted change will wreck Y" ("Speak Your Piece," Thursday):
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When I went to school, I had two very good teachers, Mr. Rogers and Mr. Rhoades, who taught us that capitalism was good, because it perpetuated itself when applied the right way. How our economic system is supposed to work is that a business is founded and then it grows. The major profits are rolled back into the business,
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Regarding the city's recent grazing lease on wetlands next to Stillwater Business Park:
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I read Delores Sealander's letter (last Sunday) about traffic cameras and entrapment with interest. I have a comment, or story, too.
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The afternoon of Oct. 21, my husband lost his wallet. Within the hour Patrick Morehouse, a seventh-grader, called with the wonderful news that he had found the wallet. He and his friends, Noah Gutierrez, Ryan Mollin and Timothy Mosher, went through the wallet, found our phone number and called. The cash — almost $100
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The county supervisors are rightly calling attention to school and road funding in our rural areas.
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With the recent closure of the Prime 11 movie theater in Anderson, and the number of empty buildings in the Shasta Factory Outlets, it leads me to be curious as to why the Shasta County supervisors would feel compelled to desire a new shopping mall. The Shasta Factory Outlets shops will now suffer the lack of foot traffic t
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What's wrong with this picture?
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The 2011 Northern Section Masters swimming championships didn’t feature a dramatic come-from-behind finish like last year.
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The Foothill Cougars got a win on the road tonight by beating the Chico Panthers 51-20.
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WEED — Shasta College head football coach Craig Thompson used one word to describe Saturday afternoon’s game the Knights played against College of the Siskiyous: horrible.
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GOLF CAMP
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A 33-year-old Redding man was arrested early Saturday after nearly running over a California Highway Patrol officer who was on a traffic stop on Victor Avenue, the CHP reported.
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Redding likely will continue its red-light camera program at a time when many other cities are pulling the plug on theirs.
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A young Redding man who was behind the wheel during a 2010 one-car wreck that claimed the life of a Redding teenager has been charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, DUI and being an unlicensed driver.
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Calvin Ciapponi grew up in family of firefighters, so it was only natural he'd become one himself.
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The Sacramento Delta is an odd and interesting place, a sparsely populated region where farmers, fishermen and tourists co-mingle in the bars and restaurants, where eccentric characters seem to thrive amid a meandering maze of sloughs.
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It's now late October and the salmon are on the spawning runs in the top four rivers of the area: Sacramento, Feather, Trinity and Klamath.
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The Northern Section California Interscholastic Federation CIF has come out with its cross country rankings for 2011.
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Q: Is it legal to use noise suppressors (mistakenly called silencers) on rifles and handguns? I know that porting, venting, flash collars and muzzle brakes are OK to use at target ranges and while legally hunting in California. Can a noise suppressor that is attached to the front end of the barrel, or that slides over the f
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On a recent Thursday morning, Tom Reemts, 61, bends over to pick up the yields of one of his 30-odd walnut trees. His next-door neighbor, Sally, approaches with her collie. "If any strangers are around, we notice them," he says.
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Privatization would not save Redding much money and could wind up costing more in the long run, a trio of private consultants said.
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Residents of a Jones Valley-area neighborhood that has had impure water for decades soon will have a new water system now that Shasta County has awarded a $7.1 million contract to a local construction company to build it. "This is a big step," said Pat Minturn, Shasta County's Public Works director. "We're over all the main
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Gianna Heard, 11, dances with other students in the Millville Elementary School gymnasium Saturday evening to Michael Jackson’s hit “Thriller.”
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Another Division I game went down to the wire when Shasta upset Paradise 42-41 in overtime at Thompson Field on Friday.
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In 1911: Doubters as to the versatility of Shasta County's soil should go to the Oliver farm at the foot of Yuba Street where 100 fine tobacco plants were to be seen at their best, with samples to be had for rolling into a pipe. Samples of the leaves that matured almost within the city of Redding's gates were on dis
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Dear Babe: I have been collecting the Baseball Hall of Fame induction bats for decades. The bats are issued by the National Baseball Hall of Fame each year to honor each year's inductees. Each year, the HOF sells 500 during induction weekend; the other 500 are sold to a sold-out subscriber list. I've been a subscrib
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Last week I addressed safety-belt issues and in that column I made this tongue-in-cheek remark: "I have personally experienced the joy of transporting children on a long vehicle trip and the benefits of children's Benadryl."
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Saturday, Nov. 12th is the tour date. I have 15 seats left. We'll visit many historic places between Redding and Cottonwood that are all located along the Sacramento River. We'll travel in style on a luxurious bus and end...
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"We want to exclusively offer one-of-a-kind cakes and out-of-this-world cupcakes," said Wiley Saccheri, the cake artist at Sublime Cake Studio in Redding.
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We wash our face and hands to keep them clean and germ free. When it comes to our toothbrush, however, we merely rinse it, put it back in its holder and forget about it.
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The opportunity to capture your adorable kidlet trying his or her first taste of lemon only comes along once. If you're fast enough to capture that shot on your phone or camera, how do you share that priceless pucker with all your friends and family?
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I credit Halloween for my penchant for planning trips, a passion as strong as actually going on them.
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Karly Rider and Tom Vanderpool
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Jennifer Perry and Myles Flournoy
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Julie Snider and Patrick Bell
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Scott and Sharon Camp
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Troy Gerding knows his economic timing could not be worse.
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Let's face it. We live in stressful times. There are more pressures on business owners and employees alike.
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Too many times I have seen situations where aging parents get to the stage in life when they may need the help of their adult children. Most parents try to be self-reliant and if both are living they tend to rely on one another without the help of their children.
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My daughter Payton has always been a very sensitive and thoughtful girl.
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Dear Straight Talk: A friend almost got raped. We were at a club and she can be really insecure about guys so she was flirting to the max wearing 4-inch heels, short shorts, cleavage and tons of makeup. She went out to the parking lot with this guy and he apparently got rough with her. She returned really shook up and cryin
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Whew! I say the same thing this time every October, tuckered out and dragging bottom.
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When I was 40, my eye doctor asked if I was having difficulty reading small print.
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A standout from the current 96-page issue of Enjoy magazine. Cornerstone Community Bank's obviously trying to get a leg up on its competition. Sexist? Dunno. Certainly eye-catching and memorable....
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This is the house that was owned and occupied by only the pioneer Diestlhorst family. It once stood on the south side of the Sacramento River at the south end of the Diestelhorst Bridge (right about where the community garden...
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That is the question that that Op-Ed writer Margaret A. Bengs asks in the Bee this morning, but she doesn't seem actually interested in the answer so much as she is in making a rhetorical point. Here's how she opens:...
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Following a tip from commenter Emil and others, I caught Shasta College's production of "August: Osage County" last night. I'd been told it's the best show that Shasta College has produced in years, and it lives up to the hype....
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A 33-year-old Redding man was arrested early today after nearly running over a California Highway Patrol officer during a traffic stop on Victor Avenue, the CHP reported.
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I think it starts with the pomegranates and pumpkins of October, but it's hard to put my finger on exactly. Something about this time of year begins a seasonal journey of tradition and ritual. Once it begins, it sort of carries me along - like a leaf bobbing along on the ripples sent out by [...]
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Temperatures will continue to drop during the next week and the Redding area could see rain by Thursday.
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taken from a documentary by a local producer, it will be comprehensive and hard hitting on the subject of the corrupt family court and "CFS" "CPS" cottage industrys of "Children for Sale".
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Mercy Medical Center Redding Hospice Services will host its annual Coping with the Holidays grief workshop.
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In 1911: Harry Hill sold his 30-horsepower Cartercar to George Sparks, proprietor of the Alta House. Hill had purchased an electric car, direct from the East, that was simpler for him to operate.
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The planned 10-day closure of parts of the Interstate 5 and Highway 44 interchange in Redding began at 10 p.m. Friday.
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To say the Wolves sent the Northern Section Division I playoff seeding into a frenzy would be an understatement.
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ANDERSON — The interdistrict football rivalry between West Valley and Anderson ended lopsided on Friday night, as the Eagles won with a dominating 56-7 victory over the Cubs.
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Momentum can be a dangerous thing for an opposing team.
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Californians are enduring a period of ruthless government austerity. The state is jacking up college tuition, turning loose felons, slashing health care for the poor, preparing to board up some of its prized historic sites.
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Two weeks ago I happened to be staying at a hotel in downtown Sacramento. At dusk my girlfriend and I took a stroll and we came across the nascent "Occupy Sacramento" movement, encamped in Cesar Chavez Plaza.
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I was born and raised in Redding, and have always been proud of it up until the last 18 years. My home has been broken into three times, a lot of personal items being stolen from me. I live in an old area of Redding but a nice one. I have been self-employed, worked hard for everything I own the last 50 years, and have crea
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I have a question for conservatives.
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Thank you for printing Sen. Doug LaMalfa's remarks about the latest liberal flogging of the industrial/automotive emissions reality in the Sunday editorial, "Cap-and-trade is a high-stakes bet on state's future."
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KIXE and the Carey Brothers are teaming up with a dozen local subcontractors and Restoration Construction Company of Redding to renovate KIXE’s station in downtown Redding. The progress will be documented for the show On the House but viewers can get a sneak peak during a live If You Build It They Will Come pledge [...]
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SHASTA LAKE — Corning High's football team didn't attempt a single pass Friday night, but the Cardinals didn't need to.
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A Redding woman convicted last month of felony animal cruelty for kicking and stomping a neighbor's dog to death last year was sentenced Friday to a year in jail and placed on probation for three years.
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Detectives Friday headed to the hometown of a 42-year-old Medford, Ore., man to try to find out why he allegedly fired at officers with an assault rifle after leading them on a 90-mph chase from the Oregon border to Castella.
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A pair of former California Highway Patrol officers said the hours of delays and detours motorists faced Thursday on Interstate 5 in Redding were expected given the size and scope of an investigation into a police shooting that closed both sides of the freeway.
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After four years of plummeting numbers, the Sacramento River fall salmon run appears to be rebounding this year.
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Q. Do you believe it's OK to celebrate Halloween? Why or why not?
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Two north state banks reported earnings increases Friday.
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The criminal trial of a Redding man accused of throwing the fatal punch that killed Adam Martinez in a Redding nightclub two years ago may begin next week.
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