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December 29th, 2011

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Police, fire and medical personnel are staging in southwest Redding tonight after a report of a stabbing.
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This is just about the cutest picture I've seen in a long time and it's so cute I decided to post it here. The bathing beauties are brother and sister Fisk and Nora Ehn of Boulder, Colorado, grandchildren of cattle...
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For the first time since 1924, a wild wolf is living in California.
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Redding Police say officers are searching for a man who robbed Owens Pharmacy Monday.
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When I came home today I discovered that a cat had thrown up in the toilet. This is the coolest thing ever. If I could just get them to do that all the time...
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Shasta County marshals and Redding police officers were unable to find a motorcycle rider who fled this afternoon after marshals tried to pull him over during a chase on Quartz Hill Road.
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One hears a lot of complaints from conservatives that stopping the proposed Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta to Louisiana would not stop the tapping of Canada's tar sands but only move the oil to China. But I had not heard...
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Interesting paragraph in the Supreme Court ruling on redevelopment about just why the stakes are so high: Proposition 13 transformed the government financing landscape in at least three ways relevant to this case. First, by capping local property tax revenue,...
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It happened in 1946. The switch was thrown at 10 p.m. and 28 lamps lit up along the main thoroughfare through the business district and intersections throughout the residential area. August Duval was the oldest settler of the small community...
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A Redding father, whose daughter accused him of fondling her three years ago pleaded no contest today to a misdemeanor count of lewd or dissolute conduct.
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So, when the dust settled over the past year's legislative feud over redevelopment agencies, cities and counties that rely on redevelopment had half a loaf. The Legislature approved Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to eliminate redevelopment agencies, but at the same...
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So reports the Bee's Matt Weiser: The wandering wolf that crossed the entire state of Oregon this fall is on the move again - and now even closer to California. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife on Wednesday reported...
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Sometime-Record Searchlight columnist Steven Greenhut discusses it here, along with making some predictions for 2012. Excerpt: "Mainstream" critics recently have mocked Paul's crusade against laws that ban the selling of raw milk. They say this is such a small issue,...
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A body discovered Wednesday morning in the Pit River in Big Bend was identified today as 46-year-old Ira Gemmill, who lived in a mobile home near where his body was found.
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A 47-year-old Red Bluff woman confessed to detectives after she was caught on camera using a dead woman's credit card, Tehama County sheriff's investigators said today.
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The family of a Tehama County inmate, who hanged himself with a bedsheet in his cell last year, has sued the jail in federal court, alleging jailers repeatedly ignored his family’s pleas to keep him under suicide watch.
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Apply this video to this property: The American Dream. Craft olive businesses are making a comeback. The Olinda/Happy Valley r
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The Redding area may see a bit of precipitation today, according to the National Weather Service. There's a 40 percent chance Redding will get some sprinkles today with a high temperature near 62 degrees. Tonight, showers are likely mainly after 4 a.m., though not much more than a trace of rain will fall. Rain is likel
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The Hornets opened the 16th annual boys basketball Jamie Angley Hornet Classic with a statement.
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68 officers killed by gunfire in 2011—near decade highDecember 28, 2011Washington, DC — For the second straight year, law enforcement fatalities nationwide rose sharply with 173 federal, state and local officers killed in the line of duty during 2011, according to preliminary data co
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The Enterprise girls basketball team cruised to an easy 52-12 victory over North Coast section's Sir Francis Drake in the first round of the West Coast Jamboree Amber bracket on Wednesday.
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California's death-penalty system is broken. So says Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye in an interview published last weekend, echoing the wisdom of her predecessor Ronald George and almost every other observer.
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For all the roller-coaster tumultuousness of the primary season, the general election promises another strange jolt: the likely presence on the ballot in all 50 states of a third-party nominee — identity, and ideology, to be determined.
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As a political ploy, Senate Democrats extend the Social Security withholding reduction for an illogical two months.
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Why did Lennart Christian Schauman get such publicity while other killers and murderers get hardly a mention of public recognition? For well over a year now we have heard continuously how Schauman took the life of Adam Martinez. Comment after comment in online posts hang Schauman in effigy.
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As American soldiers return from Iraq, less extremities, less sanity, et al, may those of you who shallowly expressed your "patriotism" by sporting "Support Our Troops" bumper stickers and who sacrificed nothing, not even taxes to pay for the war, truly "support our troops" in fulfilling their homeco
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A cold shooting night was bound to catch up to the red-hot Falcons sooner or later.
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It was showtime at Liberty Christian, as the Patriots rolled to a tourney-opening blowout win Wednesday night.
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Liberty Christian had every reason to believe it would roll over Los Molinos in the first round of its own tournament. A lackluster shooting night and a relentless Bulldogs squad later, the Patriots were relieved to move on to the winners' bracket.
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Turtle Bay Exploration Park's plan to build a hotel on its campus isn't a public works project subject to prevailing wage requirements, the state Department of Industrial Relations ruled this week.
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A group of local medical cannabis advocates is trying to gather 10,000 signatures to overturn a recent ordinance Shasta County supervisors passed that restricts marijuana growing for county residents.
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Loyce Kinzel has been paying close attention to what is going on in Nome, Alaska, recently.
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A Redding man was sentenced Wednesday by a Shasta County Superior Court judge to 10 years in prison after he was convicted in November of beating, robbing and tying up his neighbor in a violent home invasion robbery.
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A man and his children found a man's body Wednesday morning in the Pit River behind a neighborhood market in Big Bend, the store's owner said.
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In 1911: A buggy drawn by a livery team, with Raymond Reese and Miss Lottie Bashton of Kennett, was struck by freight train No. 227 at the Middle Creek road crossing. Reese and Miss Bashton were hurled from the buggy down the approach, a distance of nearly 40 feet. Neither was seriously hurt.
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Shasta Builders Exchange offers its 2012 Builder Energy Code Training Program from 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 18 at its training center, 2985 Innsbruck Drive, Redding.
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Using his mouth, 14-year-old Derek Jellison was rewarded after his hunter safety course Wednesday by firing at targets in a field six miles west of Red Bluff.
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SHASTA LAKE — Three months to the day after a fire damaged the Ace Hardware Express store on Shasta Dam Boulevard, the business reopened Wednesday at a new location.
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Firefighters and ambulances are responding to a blaze at Duncan's Frosty tonight.
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I stole this concept from supermatt41 - the year's photos but not in any order. BBQ country-style ribs.
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The creation of memories, tradition and reflection are some of the many things that happen during the holiday season.
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id you ever attach a playing card to the spokes of your bicycle when you were a kid? The result, of course, was the click-click-clicking sound of the card against the spokes. Certifying a marathon course is a little like that. As required by USA Track and Field, a mechanical measuring device called a Jones Oerth counter is
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BloodSource will hold its Season of Giving blood drive through the end of the month at its center on Park Marina Drive and at all its other blood drives. Those who donate during December will receive a free T-shirt and a coupon for a free pint of Baskin-Robbins ice cream.
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This time of year a good number of patients I see have dry, flaky skin or eczema. A nutritional analysis often reveals they're low on omega-3 fats. When the weather turns cold, our systems thirst for more of these highly valued fats.
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Nothing compares to the taste of fresh vegetables locally grown. Eating only the produce in season is not a new concept. Before all the big grocery stores everyone ate seasonally.
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This is slightly adapted from Lindsey Shere's Chez Panisse Desserts. I use it as a pie filling, cake filling, or as a topping for French toast, waffles, English muffins, etc.2 large lemons (Meyer lemons are wonderful in this)6 tablespoons granulated sugar5 eggs6 tablespoons butter2
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Some children found a man's body this morning in the Pit River behind a neighborhood market, the store's owner said.
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They make a great California-grown supper, and a UC Davis-led project down the Sacramento Valley is trying to help them make good neighbors too. The Chronicle reports: Five acres of mud and rice stubble doesn't look much like fish habitat,...
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A Redding man was sentenced today by a Shasta County Superior Court judge to 10 years in prison after he was convicted in November of beating, robbing and tying up his neighbor in a violent home invasion robbery.
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It's sort of creepy looking, but yes, it was a hospital. It once stood on the northwest corner of Tehama and Oregon Streets in 1900. It advertised itself as a private sanitarium complete with medical, surgical, and obstetric services, an...
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A Redding man with property in Gerber told Tehama County Sheriff's deputies someone has stolen 109 rims worth around 11,000 from his unoccupied land in the last year.
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An 81-year-old Hayfork man was taken to a local hospital this morning after he drove slowly, drifted into oncoming lanes and failed to stop for an officer, the California Highway Patrol reported.
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TweetSome of these are pretty funny.
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The Redding area's unseasonably warm and dry weather may be coming to an end today, with forecasters predicting a 30 percent chance of showers and cloudy skies. The high should be 61 degrees, with a low tonight of 49 degrees. There's also a 30 percent chance of showers Thursday. By Friday, showers are almost certain. Sa
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With the criminal case now over, a July trial date was set Tuesday in Shasta County Superior Court in the civil case against a Redding man sentenced last week to three years in prison for fatally punching another Redding man in 2009.
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For much of the past year, a hot debate over chickens has been the biggest draw at Yreka City Council meetings, and now the town's voters will have to decide for themselves whether they can legally own backyard hens.
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Just how wide can the gap between reality and the law grow? The United States Congress is working hard to find out.
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Random thoughts on the passing scene:
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Last week's article about the standoff and police SWAT team raid in Red Bluff reported, "During the rush, they shot a pit bull that aggressively approached officers and that had been inside with Lemmon."
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I have never gotten more pleasure from reading Thomas Sowell than I did reading his pathetic apologia last Wednesday regarding Newt Gingrich's character and history.
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Your Health page article Thursday on birth control contained disturbing statistics about the level of ignorance and its consequences.
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Jacob Daniel Berlinghoff is expected to accept a deal Thursday that allows him to plead guilty to a pair of misdemeanors in the alleged fondling of his now-16-year-old daughter, his attorney said Tuesday.
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Alleged attack ends in arrest
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The skies have been stingy this month, sharing precious little water with a parched north state.
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A homeless Redding man arrested Monday night for allegedly robbing a pharmacy was cleared of the crime Tuesday after video surveillance footage showed that he was not the culprit, police said.
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Five firefighters, wearing black gas masks and yellow jackets and pants caked with soot, hammer a crimson steel door, breaking it open. Black smoke spills out of the entrance as they pass into a black abyss of curling fumes
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The final week of December means basketball teams are kicking off league play when school resumes in the New Year.
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The Anderson High School girls basketball team fell to Turlock Christian 82-55 in the opening round of the West Coast Jamboree in Antioch on Tuesday.
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There are only three unbeaten teams left in the Northern Section so far this year, and only two of them top the list of the first Northern Section girls' basketball rankings for the 2011-12 season.
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A powerful host and the past two Division V boys champs, as well as the reigning girls champ, are on the menu this week at Liberty Christian.
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A man allegedly attacked family members in Redding and then fought with officers when they arrived to arrest him, eventually being subdued by a police dog, police said.
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Entrepreneur Jeff Garrett started small: at a tender age he invested his money in the In-Dog-Nito on Hartnell (now Rita's). From there he learned what local folks want: a clean, well-lighted space in which to enjoy well-prepared, classic American dishes with a country and/or western flair. To that end, he's the man responsi
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St. Elizabeth Community Hospital is proud to announce Donna Holscher, MD as the 2011 recipient of the Values in Action Physician of the Year Award, the highest honor in the Catholic Healthcare West system.  This award brings special distinction as the selection is based on nominations from employees, board members, fellow
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A Redding native has created a game to reach students on their grounds: the iPhone. Yreka Assistant Principal/App Developer created AngryBankers - an iPhone Revolution to educate as well as entertain. The game provides an addictive playground while giving facts about the world's occupy movement and a portal to current "Occu
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Learn to memorize the Bible from Prof. Tom Meyer at SBC.
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Redding Firefighters raise thousands for Salvation Army
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Be Prepared for that next musical theater or casting audition
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A Visit From Salmon Claus
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Three Redding man charged with murder, robbery and burglary in connection with the fatal stabbing of another Redding man at a Hilltop Drive motel failed again today to enter pleas during their appearances in Shasta County Superior Court
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A set of broken brake lights led a Redding police officer to a burglar carrying a stash of stolen mail and checks, police said.
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Tehama County sheriff's deputies reported four recent burglaries today. Here's what they say was stolen and description of the alleged crimes.
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That's it standing on the right. The building on the left still exists; it's the Masonic Lodge at Shasta. The Armory Hall was deeded to the Masonic Lodge. But the Masons didn't have the money to maintain it. In 1935...
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TweetThese guys have way too much fun doing what they do for a living.
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TweetDon’t mess with the dark side.
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TweetThis is a truly original idea for a flash mob. I want to know why I wasn’t invited and I also want to know where I can get a pair of gold parachute pants.
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This senior portrait was taken in the fall. The yellow trees helped accentuate his outfit and bike. Senior portraits help express who you are. What do you want to show in your senior pictures?  
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TweetAnother funny Boston terrier video for your viewing pleasure.
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TweetDon’t mess with this post man he’s straight gangsta and will cap you!
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It's really strange that the five worthies on the Yreka City Council couldn't settle on their own the burning question of whether to allow residents to keep a handful of backyard hens, but the people's voice will not be denied....
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The National Weather Service says unprecedented dry conditions for this far into December will come to an abrupt end this week in the north state as a series of strong storm systems move across southern Oregon and Siskiyou County. Redding may see rain in the approaching storm, but it will be to north and east where the br
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We respect citizens' rights in this country. Only in extraordinary circumstances should we curb those rights.
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Those several years in the last decade when actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was its Great Germanic Hope said more about the current state of California's Republican Party than almost anything else that happened during his seven years in Sacramento.
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In attacking Proposition 13, and advocating higher taxes on business property, columnist Tom Elias ("Prop. 13 fix is long overdue," last Tuesday) uses skewed statistics promoted by government-dependent interests constantly seeking more from taxpayers.
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A Burney dentist, once convicted of tax evasion and who survived being shot in the back of the head by a bank robber in 2009, has sued the bank, alleging managers should have had a guard on site.
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On a recent evening inside his Redding office, Dr. William Reeder laid a printed spreadsheet on his desk and jabbed his finger down on the columns of numbers.
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A Weed police officer suffered two broken ribs last week after a wanted parolee allegedly fought and tumbled with him down a flight of stairs.
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A Humboldt County man with a warrant out for his arrest led officers Monday morning on a 100 mph chase, wrecked his truck then hid in a trailer with two alleged accomplices before the trio was captured, authorities said.
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Some hunters and hunting advocates are up in arms over the state Department of Fish and Game taking money from a nationwide animal rights group.
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Government agencies and special districts that came under the magnifying glass of the 2010-11 Shasta County grand jury have filed their responses and rebuttals to the jury's findings and recommendations.
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DUI arrests spike over last year
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The Anderson Moose Lodge will host its monthly flea market fundraiser on Jan. 7 at the Moose Lodge Family Center, 1597 South St., Anderson.
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1911: Because of heavy demand for power and an almost rainless season that has left the streams used by the Sacramento Valley power company lower than they have ever been, a strong electrical current has not been possible in Redding during the early evenings.
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Firefighters have called for additional resources in a structure fire they are battling on Buffalo Drive near Dersch Road in Anderson.
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Fire investigators will go back to a Millville home today to try to determine why it burned to the ground Monday night.
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In Congress, that is. This New York Times piece explains how members of Congress have gotten richer as most of their constituents have struggled financially in recent decades. (Herger's wealth is estimated at between $3 million and $12 million.) Excerpt:...
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A Redding homeless man arrested Monday night for allegedly robbing a pharmacy had been sentenced to probation this month for burning down a closed Redding auto dealership this spring.
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A Redding homeless man arrested Monday night for allegedly robbing a pharmacy was cleared of the crime today after video surveillance video footage showed that he was not the culprit, police said.
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Despite having relatives from Oklahoma and Arkansas, we never had collard greens when I was growing up. Canned spinach (until we wised up) and cabbage was about it for the greens department (aside from salad).Years ago I decided to try collards so I bought a bunch and followed the directions in a cookbook, which
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES SACRAMENTO RIVER, Redding — Trout fishing continued to be excellent, with quite a few salmon still on spawning beds and fat rainbows lined up behind them picking up stray eggs. Bigger fish were being taken on the upper stretch of river from Reddin
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My first attempt at using the Photosynth app on my phone. Click on the image an scroll around. Yeah, those are my shoes and legs sort of disconnected from my torso. Interesting app.
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You can get into picayune arguments about whether a certain potato dish is scalloped or au gratin: scalloped refers to being cooked in a milk-based sauce; au gratin or gratin refers to cheese on top being heavily browned. Since what I made has both elements - and virtually every version of it I'v
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At the time, it was an exciting event. The big day was May 24, 1958 and the official change-over came complete with a marching band marching south on Market Street and north on Pine Street. Even though the change took...
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Authorities say a Humboldt County man, who had a warrant out for his arrest, led officers this morning on a 100 mph chase and wrecked his truck, then hid in a trailer with two alleged accomplices before the trio was captured.
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Air travel at Christmas has a bad reputation, with good reason. Airports are crowded. People carry too much luggage stuffed with presents. Flights are overbooked. Grumpy passengers leave their holiday spirit at home. Packing carefully can help make holiday travel, and your stay, easier. Delays happen regularly at the holida
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Voices of Faith — Dec. 31, 2011: Do you recommend a New Year’s resolution for someone wanting to develop spiritually?
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A 37-year-old Reno, Nev. woman died this morning in a wreck on Highway 89 near the border with Shasta and Siskiyou counties.
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A Weed police officer suffered two broken ribs last week after a wanted parolee allegedly pushed him down a flight of stairs
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Some rudimentary fact-checking of one of the most over-the-top claims of this highly charged political season....
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After one of the driest Decembers on record, the month may end with some precipitation after all. The National Weather Service says today will be partly sunny with a high near 58 degrees. The skies should begin to cloud up tonight and into Tuesday, when there's a 30 percent chance of rain during the day. That night, rain'
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Back then the agent described this as a Palo Cedro home, when it seemed possible that a 10 acre piece there with a 2104 sqft home might bring $420K. We kno
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It's no surprise that Sierra Pacific Industries would face tough scrutiny for its aggressive industrial forestry in the headwaters of Battle Creek, which is the subject of an expensive state and federal effort, finally launched in the fall of 2010 after a decade of study, to remove several old Pacific Gas and Electric D
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One of the most haunting impressions of my Soviet childhood was stories my grandparents told about the Black Raven. As a small boy I was terrified of this polished and poised creature of the night, usually sighted as it crouched to swoop upon an unsuspecting victim and carry him away, never to be seen again.
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Obama's speech about America pulling out of Iraq was so full of hot air it could've launched a lead balloon. After eight years of war, he says America has brought something good to Iraq.
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Bob Williams suggests that Republican members of Congress who signed Grover Norquist's pledge not to raise taxes have violated their oaths of office. ("GOP Plea: Concede or I'll Kill Myself," Monday.) He should have read the oath and its history before he spoke.
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In 1911: At the Bright Star Mine, close to the Mad Mule, where work was still going on with favorable results, ore was soon to be worked in the Martin Mill a half-mile distant south and down the wagon road.
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Those studying threatened coho salmon on the embattled Scott River got a surprise Christmas present this winter when 10 times more fish then expected made their way upstream to spawn.
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RED BLUFF — A 23-year-old man was arrested late Saturday night after he was allegedly found with drugs and an intoxicated 17-year-old girl at a motel on Main Street.
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Hundreds of people got free Christmas lunches at two local meal giveaways Sunday, but many of them showed up for the company.
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Start with the fact that this is a crazy-busy time of year. Compound that with the realization that most of the folks affiliated with  anewscafe.com are among the most active and involved people I know. So what was I thinking when I tried to organize a group photo?  Dreamer. So, yes, it was a bit like herding cats t
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Shasta County law enforcement officers have arrested 46 people on suspicion of driving under the influence since their holiday anti-DUI campaign began Dec. 16.
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A 23-year-old man was arrested late Saturday night after he was allegedly found with drugs and an intoxicated 17-year-old girl at a motel on Main Street.
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Mostly sunny skies and a high of 57 degrees are expected for Redding today. Areas of frost should melt away after 10 a.m., according to forecasters at the National Weather Service in Sacramento. The low tonight should drop to just below freezing at 31 degrees. Expect temperatures to pick up a bit Monday, with a high of 60
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To understand what led 8-year-old Brandon and his mother to walk into the Redding Police Department recently with a $25 donation to Blue Santa for the second year in a row,  you have to go back a few years to when Brandon was just 2. Brandon has no memory of that time, but his mother, Lisa Butler, [...]
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Like our mountains, the Christmas spirit in the north state is strong and it's not going anywhere.
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Even though the north state's premier natural attractions include Lassen Volcanic National Park and the Lava Beds National Monument, it's easy to forget that we live on the eastern edge of the Pacific Ring of Fire, with all that implies.
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I was 9 years old and I was anticipating the onslaught of all my Christmas presents from Santa. My anticipation was based on the fact that I had been a pretty good kid that year. Also, all my friends, mostly from the nicer neighborhoods, had shared with me a long list of the presents that they planned to receive for Christm
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Nicole Garcia and Mitchell Guhy, both of Chico, are engaged to be married June 16, 2012, at Gold Hills Golf Club in Redding. The bride-elect is the daughter of Debbie Childs of Redding; and Ed Garcia of Santa Rosa. She is a graduate of Central Valley High School and Shasta College. She is enrolled in the nursing program at
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Christmas Day comes too slowly and leaves too fast.
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The holidays can be a lonely time for many. Christmas with its social emphasis on family, friends and gift-giving can leave those without such ties feeling isolated and depressed.
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Santa Claus has become very controversial in our family these past few years.
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Kym Comnick and Andy Holland, both of Redding, were married Sept. 10, 2011, at the The Little White Chapel~Tunnel Of Love Drive Thru in Las Vegas. A reception was hosted by Pete and Nancy Stone the following weekend at the Shasta Builders' Exchange in Redding. The bride is the daughter of Pete and Nancy Stone of Redding; a
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Starr Olsen and Jake Troncale, both of Redding, were married Oct. 15, 2011, at Riverview Golf and Country Club in Redding. The ceremony was followed by a reception at Riverview. Gus Charles Petras officiated. The bride is the daughter of Gus and Jody Petras of Redding; and Robert Olsen of Redding. She is a 2002 graduate o
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Dear Straight Talk: I am helping a friend in my dorm through a terrible experience. She passed out from drinking at a party and was put in a bedroom to sleep it off. She woke up in pain with somebody on top of her. It was like a bad dream that ended quickly. The next day, her genitals were raw and her pants were on the floo
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Ericka Morrow and Todd James, both of Redding, are engaged to be married June 23, 2012, at the Morrow family home in Round Mountain. The bride-elect is the daughter of Dan and Ann-Marie Morrow of Redding. She is a 2002 graduate of Enterprise High School. She graduated from Simpson University and holds a master's of art in
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Editor Silas Lyons mentioned in last Sunday's column that he learned carpentry at the knee of his grandfather and could have built houses, had he chosen that field. He should have gone further and acknowledged that many young people have neither the desire nor the aptitude for conventional college courses.
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What kind of example are we displaying to our young people? It has come to my attention that many of the teachers at Foothill High School are telling their students that if they bring in 60 cans of food for the canned food drive they will earn extra credit or improve their grade.
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Where do we get our values? Are the values of our leaders right for us? Is the graft and corruption we see and hear about daily OK?
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My wife figured this out. I again heard the same remedy from a fellow patient at Mercy Medical Center.
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It's interesting how the Republican Tea Party purports to be for "limited government, fiscal responsibility and adherence to the Constitution," yet refuses to get behind and support the one candidate who stubbornly advocates and consistently adheres to those principles — and has done so his entire life.
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President Obama has clearly decided to run his 2012 campaign not on his record, but against the Republicans in Congress. Considering all factors, it is probably a good strategy. But the media's role in supporting him is both reprehensible and shameless.
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People may not know this, but security officer positions can be very dangerous. It makes no difference whether officers work on a fixed post, patrolling in the vehicle, or walking a post. They are always subject to any type of violence.
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I felt a great need to talk to people in the community regarding my parents, Duane and Melba Jensen. They had a devastating fire the night of Nov. 27 in which they lost their home, many of their possessions, and their cat. I don't know many who have given of themselves and sacrificed for others more than my mom and dad.
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On Oct. 10 at 10 a.m., approximately 50 Shasta County community leaders gathered in 50 different schools, preschools, residential motels — any place that young kids might be — and did something very simple: Each took out a brightly colored book and began to read the story. Then something magical happened. Hands
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Maybe 2011 should go down as the "Year of the Restaurant" in the north state.
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It's true that your resume isn't what eventually gets you the job, but it can get you the interview.
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With only about a week left in the current tax year, there might still be time for some last-minute adjustments in addition to planning for 2012.
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Readers: This week's column is written by Andrea Eldridge.
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Redding residents Ed Molthop, 47, and Elizabeth Ames, 45, won the second annual Wobbleton mixed doubles charity tennis tournament on Nov. 19 and donated all the winnings to Love Your Pet Expo Sanctuary of Cottonwood.
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Dear Babe: I have a framed set of Barcelona Olympics 1992 Dream Team cards that includes Larry Bird, Earvin Johnson, Karl Malone, David Robinson, Charles Barkley, Scottie Pippen, John Stockton, Patrick Ewing, Michael Jordan and Chris Mullin. The cards are mounted on a board and in a glass case. I can only see the fronts of
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Q: My buddies and I fish for rockfish out of Pillar Point Harbor and are very careful about following the rules. We usually return with legal limits. However, on occasion one or more of my fishing friends decides not to take their entire catch home. When that happens I might leave the marina parking lot with my 10 fish as w
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The seventh annual Frosty Fun Runs 2012 will kick off at 8 a.m. Jan. 7 at Lake Redding Park.
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When we walk in nature, when we get on our feet, get out and move, even for 15 minutes a day, this can bring us untold reward.
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California state parks will hold a hike at the McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park on New Year's Day.
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WINTER CAMP X
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For Desirae Ramirez, a phone call in early December transformed her Christmas — in fact, it's the reason she's having a Christmas.
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A city department head has apologized for providing one of the Redding City Council's advisory boards with key planning documents that contained significant errors.
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Q:Please don't get me wrong, because I'm all for charity and helping our fellow man, but isn't it against the law for someone to stand on a corner and beg for food and or money? I know I sound like a Scrooge, but it appears that there are more people asking for a handout, and law enforcement is ignoring them and
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A Tehama County judge is mulling whether a Rancho Tehama political gadfly has filed too many frivolous lawsuits against local officials.
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A Redding man shot in the throat with a stun gun during a brawl with police last year outside a downtown Redding bar is suing the Police Department, claiming officers used excessive force, unlawfully arrested him and violated his civil rights.
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In 1911:Shasta County successfully enjoyed two perfect Christmas days, a warm mellow sun shining that year and the previous year brought no detracting icy wind or even a hint of frost. In Redding, the services of the street sprinkler might have been required to keep down the dust, which was a quarter of an inch deep.
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Shasta County law enforcement officers have so far arrested a total of 40 people for alleged drunken driving during its Avoid the Six campaign, five more than last year's campaign during the same time period.
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Generous donors involved in the Adopt-A-Family program brought bags of cheer and gifts for many financially challenged north state families this holiday season.
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Poorly designed roads are leaching sediment into Battle Creek and its tributaries while the federal government is spending millions of dollars to restore the stream as a salmon fishery, according to a recent study on the area.
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Now this is how a 72-year-old woman ought to be. Darlene Love has it goin' on.It's already Christmas day for down under pals onlylisa and
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Not your usual health public service announcement.
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Here’s a video I did of this year’s Christmas Party for special needs kids put on by the Shasta Association of Realtors along with the support of the community and local businesses. We hold it at the Elks Club in Redding. 2011 marks the 39th annual party. As usual, a great time was had by all. Watching the vi
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We are always reminded of the holidays when we are driving north of Red Bluff on Interstate 5 just before we approach the roadside rest area. Standing there all by itself is a sad looking tree all decked out with...
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Shasta County law enforcement officers have so far arrested a total of 40 people for alleged drunken driving during its Avoid the Six campaign, five more than last year’s campaign during the same time period.
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Today will be warm and slightly breezy, but rain will move in next week.
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I think many gardener/naturalist types will agree with me when I write that one of the greatest personal results of being a gardener/ naturalist is how these interests and activities tie me into the larger network of life and its many processes. To work in the dirt amongst my flowers or fruit, to play in [...]
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The following editorial, among the most famous ever written, appeared in The New York Sun in 1897 and remains appropriate for this holiday season 114 years later.
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The genesis of this column was a recent news story explaining how the educational establishment in Shasta County is trying to get more kids on a track for college.
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While I agree with your observation ("Nasty outbursts do nothing for marijuana cause," Dec. 14) that marijuana proponents are not always fond of the rules of decorum, it seems inappropriate to castigate them like unruly children. Please consider what is actually happening here: People dealing with serious medical is
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Twin View Towing is offering free rides to those who have had a few too many Christmas spirits during the holidays.
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Two Dunsmuir men, one of them a former high school football coach, were arrested after they allegedly cut down "hundreds" of trees as part of an illegal firewood-selling scheme in Shasta and Siskiyou counties.
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Two men arrested in 2009 for allegedly swindling scores of investors out of an estimated $250 million saw their March trial postponed again Friday in Shasta County Superior Court, much to the chagrin of a judge who issued a stern warning that he does not want any more delays.
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The Western Shasta Resource Conservation District is getting its first new district manager in more than 10 years.
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Being cooped up in the hospital wasn't 9-year-old Kobe Reynolds' wish for Christmas.
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In 1911:One day before Christmas, the crush of holiday matter in the mails was so great that Postmaster General Hitchcock ordered that post office clerks and carriers must open on Sunday for the distribution of letters and packages. Authority was given for hiring wagons and teams.
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A Redding couple who lost their mobile home to fire in November received for the second time this month a generous donation to help the family recover.
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The last thing Ravien Lawson's opponents would ever call her is motherly.
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Starting off hot is not the formula to success in college basketball. Ask any March Madness bubble team that started in lukewarm fashion and surged to the Sweet 16, or any exceptional-starting powerhouse that bowed out early.
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Here's a rundown of boys basketball teams from the north state's smaller high schools as they prepare for league play starting next month:
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The Cookie Jar in Redding is moving and changing its name.
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Maybe 2011 should go down as the "Year of the Restaurant" in the north state.
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It's true that your resume isn't what eventually gets you the job, but it can get you the interview.
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With only about a week left in the current tax year, there might still be time for some last-minute adjustments in addition to planning for 2012.
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Readers: This week's column is written by Andrea Eldridge.
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An engine caught fire tonight after a single-vehicle accident on eastbound Highway 44 just east of Interstate 5 while another car destroyed a street light on westbound 44 near the Hilltop Drive exit.
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Topping (cutting back or removing many of a tree’s major limbs) won't keep a tree small. The tree grows back rapidly in an attempt to replace its missing canopy. It won't slow down until it reaches about the same size it was before it was topped. Topping can also make the tree less healthy and more prone to diseases. Sour
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A 54-year-old Corning man was arrested Thursday after deputies found more than 700 marijuana plants near his home, according to the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office.
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This morning Gary and I had a few friends over for Christmas brunch. I normally would have made crepes but standing for an hour turning out crepes made me feel exhausted just thinking about it. So instead we made stuffed French toast (I made the sandwiches filled with cream cheese and raspberry-blueberry jam, and Gary fried
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A rose pruning demonstration, micro-irrigation class and bird count are upcoming activities
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Ask Anna columnist Anna Moseley shares recipes for sweet treats.
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The simple beauty of pine cones makes them a natural for seasonal decorations, but trees do not produce their cones to beautify our tabletops, mantels and wreaths. Northern California has a diversity of conifers, which makes for lots of different cones.
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David W. Wolfe's "Tales from the Underground: A Natural History of Subterranean Life" shows how fragile life is.
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Question: I've heard that newspaper can be used as mulch in the garden. Are there problems with this?
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The little white fenced cemetery is the graveyard for Major Pierson B. Reading, Shasta County's first white permanent settler. And "mrchevy1957" is our winner! Congratulations Mr. Chevy! He has won himself a $10 gift certificate from River City Java plus...
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TweetI was asked to get the word out on this giveaway for some beautiful furniture. Looks like a great set too. Check out the link below for more information on the giveaway. http://epochbydesign.com/blog/#ixzz1hNr3dXld It’s not often that we’ll run a giveaway without a bunk, loft, or bed, but [...]
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Driving under the influence arrests continue to be down in Shasta County this year.
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Who is buried in this private 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 with...
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Two men have been arrested on timber theft and illegal timber sales charges, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office reported today.
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For two minutes well spent, check out the awesome time-lapse video of a bridge over Highway 101 being dismantled in Ventura County in the wee Thursday, from our sister paper the Ventura County Star....
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Some 14 families are projected to get assistance from a $700,000 grant awarded to Shasta Lake City for basically “buying down” the mortgage to make it more affordable. Buyers will need a downpayment of 3% to buy, but the a
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That would be Robb Wolf, who grew up here but now owns Norcal Strength and Conditioning in Chico. The book? The Paleo Solution: The original human diet (Victory Belt 2010). The edition I've seen is emblazoned with "New York Times...
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With the winds subsiding, temperatures came down overnight in the north state. The National Weather Service has issued a hard freeze warning for much of the Sacramento Valley. Overnight lows are expected to range from 23 to 28. The high today in Redding is expected to be 60 under mostly sunny skies. Expect more of the same
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Yes Sophia, there is a Santa Claus, and you know him. Due to an incredibly fortunate set of situations, my daughter is going to believe in Santa Claus for her entire life. For one, there really was a Saint Nick, and I've been to his hometown (Patara, Turkey...look it up). Second, as is common knowledge, Santa moved [...]
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By Canda Williams It was 30 years ago this month that I wrote The Night Before Dea to celebrate the birth of my daughter. This year I was inspired by my husband Don's passion for brewing, and took computer in hand to create this poem to share with you. The Brewmaster's Night Before Christmas ‘Twas [...]
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A fiery collision on Highway 273 in Anderson on Wednesday night killed a 39-year-old man and sent two others to the hospital.
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Republicans in California are shocked — shocked! — that politics was going on in this year's political redistricting.
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Now that Congress appears finally to have reached a compromise on what must be one of the worst pieces of legislation in years — the temporary payroll tax holiday extension — let's survey the damage.
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Conservatives never miss a chance to rant about how they don't believe in evolution. "It should never be taught in schools."
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Three high priests of manmade global warming — "Moonbeam" Gov. Jerry Brown, United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change hack Rajendra Pachauri, and ex-Governator Schwarzenegger — insist that we wake up from our somnolent indifference to their idolatrous obsession with rising carbon dioxide.
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A 39-year-old Redding man arrested Tuesday during a six-hour standoff with law enforcement officers in Red Bluff was arraigned Thursday in Shasta County Superior Court on charges of murder, robbery and burglary in connection with the fatal stabbing of a Redding man last week at a Hilltop Drive motel.
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A Shasta County Superior Court judge sentenced Lennart Christian Schauman, 32, of Redding to three years in prison Thursday for fatally punching another Redding man in 2009.
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A Shasta County Superior Court Judge this week struck down a lawsuit filed this year claiming a rate hike approved in December 2010 is illegal.
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Shasta Lake's home down payment assistance program has received a $700,000 holiday boost.
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Jim and Nanette Shaw have landed in Redding to share their love of New Mexico cuisine.
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An exciting year of football in the north state has been over for nearly a month, but postseason honors are still surfacing.
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Here's a rundown of girls basketball teams from the north state's smaller high schools as they prepare for league play starting next month:
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A Redding attorney has been appointed judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
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In 1911: Santa Claus landed and left a complete line of playthings for boys and girls such as electric engines, steam engines, fly machines, velocipedes, hand cars, magic lanterns, dolls that talk, doll beds, trunks, banks, and games at Eaton's Emporium and Drug Store in Redding.
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Nancy Glazzard takes pride in her annual Christmas display at her east Redding home.
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The Good News Rescue Mission's food donations are down about 40 percent over last year, forcing the mission to turn away needy people over the holidays.
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Doug Juenke, owner/broker of For Sale By Owner Real Estate in Redding, was installed as president of the Shasta Association of Realtors during the group's annual banquet Friday at Win-River Casino.
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The Redding Electric ratepayer case was pretty open and shut as far as Judge William Gallagher was concerned. His ruling says that, hey, the city's been collecting a "payment in lieu of tax" from the utility since long before the...
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by Nicholas J. Webb
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Dave Armstrong, Shasta Lake
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Gary Jensen, Redding
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by Carla Clark
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Ken Fleming, Redding
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Heed cannabis science, not legal threats
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Suzy Coffee, Manton
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The following editorial, among the most famous ever written, appeared in The New York Sun in 1897 and remains appropriate for this holiday season 114 years later.
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Lydia Reed, Anderson
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Is going to college still a no-brainer?
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Emmett Kapengwie, Redding
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Ericka Morrow and Todd Jones
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Recall notices handed to three Redding City Council members Tuesday night were found insufficient, City Clerk Pamela Mize said today.
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A Shasta County Superior Court Judge today struck down a lawsuit filed earlier this year on behalf of Redding Electric Utility ratepayers that claims a rate hike approved last year is illegal.
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A Shasta County Superior Court judge this afternoon sentenced Lennart Christian Schauman, 32, of Redding to three years in state prison for fatally punching another Redding man in 2009.
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I'm in no position to argue with people who think they've spotted a wolf in the wild in California. They saw what they saw. However, just to see what they think, I contacted the California Wolf Center for a big-picture...
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A little story about a story that you didn't read in the Record Searchlight Sunday. California Watch, a nonprofit investigative reporting organization based in Berkeley, covers a wide range of hard-hitting stories with a staff of veteran journalists who've found a market for their work in both small papers like o
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That's political consultant Scott Lay's take on the allegations that Democrats somehow unfairly manipulated the Citizens' Redistricting Commission. This is the most well-crystallized view of pros' political cynicism I've seen in a while: Whether it's city council meetings, legislative hearings...
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A 23-year-old Shasta County woman accused of starving her 4-day-old baby to death gave up her legal right today to have a preliminary hearing and is scheduled to return to Superior Court on Jan. 3 for the possible setting of a trial date.
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They were called "Free Bridges" because they didn't charge tolls. Shasta County had three. The first Free Bridge was located across Clear Creek in the 1850s at the same place where the wooden-floored footbridge stands in the Tower House Historic...
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C'mon, a million people working on a 520-mile railroad? I practically laughed out loud when (I heard that). So our very own Sen. Doug LaMalfa said to a Mercury-News reporter, in this fine story. Though California's high-speed train faces an...
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Another correspondent emails: I travel the backcounty of Northern Cal, Nevada, and Eastern Oregon pretty often. In 2004 I saw a Wolf by Beaver Marsh east of hwy 97, off the Silver Lake road with binoculars,not to far away. I...
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Driving under the influence arrests continue to be down in Shasta County this year.
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When you think of Maritime Seafood & Grill, it’s likely you think of precisely what its name expresses – a casually elegant restaurant with notable fare and ambiance indicative of an elevated experience. You’d be right, but the recently added Spice Lounge adds another level of enjoyment to the experience.
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A beloved north state restaurant has opened an outpost in the Redding area, bringing a delicious mix of old family recipes, decades of experience and a youthful enthusiasm.
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Weaver Pat Monie grew up with "potholder envy." When she was a child, everyone except her, it seemed, had a hand-held loom to make a potholder. She's turned envy into passion and now has five floor looms in her home, and two more in the garage, waiting to be restored. This proficient artist has woven materials as diverse as
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Given the uncertain financial state of Social Security the payroll tax holiday was a bad idea from Day One, just more irresponsible pandering by Beltway politicians. From a statement by Rep. Frank Wolf of Virginia: "This 'holiday' is a raid...
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Crews responded this morning to what they described as a small vegetation fire in the area of French Gulch west of Redding.
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A fiery collision on Highway 273 in Anderson on Wednesday night killed a 39-year-old man and sent two others to the hospital.
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The weather across the north state today will be a carbon copy of the previous several days. The high today in Redding is expected to be 57. There will be a north wind blowing between 7 and 10 miles per hour. The overnight low will be 32 with frost expected, according to the National Weather Service. Friday will be more of
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We’re knee-deep into the holiday season, and it’s time to revisit the list of Holiday Pet Hazards. Many dog owners already know that poinsettias are poisonous and chocolate is toxic…right? If not, please click here to review. But there’s a doggy health hazard that does not receive much attention on the seasonal list
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My wife and I love antiques. A quick look around our home would tell you so. However, it would also tell you that we are rather eclectic in our tastes, and have no obvious theme in mind; we simply buy things that capture our imagination, and which take us back to times and places we [...]
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An invitation to stay with someone is a great honor. Your host wants you to be happy, to be comfortable and to feel welcome. If you’ll be a house-guest during the holidays here are eight easy tips to ensure you’re host will be dreaming you’ll be back again next year! 1. Arrive with a gift. [...]
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The official first day of winter is fast approaching and, after the last couple of winters the Northstate has seen, I thought it a good idea to address the damage winter storms inflict on trees. Everybody loves fast-growing trees. Within a few years many of these tree species, such as Poplars and Willows, will shade [...]
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Does buying local really matter? Tehama County business and community leaders believe buying local is so important the fate of our towns depends upon it. “Buying local has a tremendous impact on the entire community in terms of employment, continued economic development, sales tax revenues, and prosperity. When a person b
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SHASTA LAKE — The recall of Councilwoman Dolores Lucero will head to the ballot as petitioners collected more than the required number of valid signatures, Shasta County Clerk Cathy Darling Allen announced Wednesday.
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Eastern Athletic League North
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Prep boys basketball players ready for league action
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The West Valley High School boys basketball team dropped a close preseason home game to Orland, 59-55 on Wednesday.
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I really enjoy your column; it is extremely helpful to myself and my students. I am a local behind-the-wheel driving instructor here in Redding. I have a topic that I would like you to address in your column. It seems that many people do not understand the requirements of obtaining a license (especially the parents [...]
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What a difference the city limits can make.
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In Newt Gingrich's America, states that balked at desegregating their schools could have ignored the Supreme Court with impunity.
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Has anyone else awakened in the morning and felt like you just stepped into the "Twilight Zone"? When I read that all over the country the freedom to display a Nativity scene is being challenged, yet in San Francisco hundreds if not thousands of people show up legally naked in public, in nothing but a Santa hat, bum
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Is there a Santa Claus?
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Bob Methvin's letter (Friday) regarding communism is so right on.
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Let me get this straight.
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Nine years ago, hundreds of American flags flew from Redding businesses, homes, and vehicles in the push for war. My flag did not fly then, because invasion of Iraq did not seem like an answer to the terrorist attack, but once our troops were committed, I stood behind them and their devotion to country.
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1. Charity Trail of Trees: Now to Dec. 31 at the Mt. Shasta Mall, 900 Dana Drive, Redding. Exhibits feature decorated themed vignettes and Christmas trees around the mall.
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A federal judge has barred a lawyer from working on the wrongful firing case of a Gateway Unified School District employee, saying the attorney acted unethically and possibly violated the law.
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Insurers of the husband of a Shasta County supervisor have agreed to a settlement that includes a $125,000 payout to the children of a woman who was killed last year when she was hit by a truck in west Redding.
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Former Shasta Lake mayor and supervisor candidate Gracious Palmer will again run for a seat on the Shasta County Board of Supervisors in 2012, she announced Wednesday.
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Krista Llama watches as her daughter Liliana, 3, decorates cookies Wednesday at Redding Civic Auditorium during the annual Cookies and Cocoa with Santa event.
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The more than 1,900 Shasta County Medicare patients who signed up for an HMO Medicare Advantage plan for 2012 will continue to get the access to the health care services they need, said the insurance company that's marketing the policy.
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In 1911: Bill Honner, a Jelly's Ferry farmer, was a visitor at the D.A. Aldridge farm in Shingletown to retrieve a runaway bunch of hogs that had escaped from a drove he had purchased last June from Aldridge. The hogs were driven more than 40 miles to their new home, but six escaped and with unerring instinct quickly fo
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A group of Millville Elementary School students this week brought in more than enough gas money for a Whitmore woman who needed help getting to Los Angeles for cancer treatment.
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A 7-year-old Columbia Elementary School student got the best Christmas present ever on Wednesday afternoon.
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Linda Chandler sits with others Wednesday in the Good News Rescue Mission chapel in Redding as Pastor Dave Honey talks about members of the homeless community who have died in the past year.
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My name is Rolland Smith Robinson. I am 98 years old and a WWII U.S. Navy veteran. I am also a native to the Shasta County area. I was in the construction and development business for many years and I was responsible for eight home subdivisions. They Included six in Cottonwood and two in Redding. There were [...]
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A local correspondent writes with a personal story: When I was running back and forth between Redding and Susanville back around the winter of 2005-2006, on two occasions I spotted wolves along Hwy 44 about 8 to 10 miles east...
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A collision tonight has left one person dead and two injured on Highway 273.
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Shasta Regional Community Foundation Board of Directors recently approved recommendations for funding from the Patricia L. Kimball & David T. Kimball Fund.
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With the 2012 Redding Marathon just around the corner, local runners are tapering for the event, and looking ahead to what's next on the running calendar. Fortunately, we have the annual Frosty Runs beginning in January. My family has found that these fun runs are a great opportunity to enjoy the sport of running together.
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Shasta Blood Center is in need of A- and O- blood. BloodSource is in need of A-, O- as well as platelet and plasma donors.
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The holidays are a time for family gatherings, often one of the few times in a year that the many generations can get together. Between the joyous greetings and sitting together to share a meal, however, you might feel awkward in trying to connect with your grandchildren.
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The new updated Redding Walks Guides are here and they are free. The Redding area has miles of trails, from easy to challenging, with something for everyone.
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OK, here's an exercise for local political junkies. Besides Gracious Palmer, who's announced her candidacy to replace Shasta County Supervisor Linda Hartman, who in District 4 might make a viable run and have something valuable to contribute? We're talking about...
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A 52-year-old was trapped in his vehicle this evening after apparently losing control and rolling the vehicle as many four times.
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A motorcycle wreck on northbound Interstate 5 north of Cypress Avenue has closed a lane of the freeway, causing a traffic backup, California Highway Patrol dispatchers reported.
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That is the subject for debate in the comments on today's editorial. Hey, weirder things have happened, and as we mentioned there certainly have been unconfirmed reports. I'm sure I've linked at some point to outdoors writer John Soares' blog...
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In six hours at 9:30 PM here on the West Coast, winter will arrive. Considering it's sunny and pleasant, it seems like mid-autumn. Our trip around the sun continues. The light lengthens and the cold strengthens.Bon hiver to you all.
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A 7-year-old Columbia Elementary School student, a shocked look on his face, got the best Christmas present ever today.
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Clarity Entertainment, the outfit pushing to develop a film studio at Stillwater Business Park, claims to have A-list Hollywood backing and a lot of money from its investors, though president Chris Foxworthy has declined to name them, citing non-disclosure agreements....
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I'm too busy to read the whole thing myself this afternoon, but ProPublica's expose on how Democrats worked the refs on the new redistricting panel seems like it's worth the time. The gist: In the weeks that followed, party leaders...
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SHASTA LAKE - The recall of Councilwoman Dolores Lucero will head to the ballot as petitioners collected more than the required number of valid signatures, Shasta County Clerk Cathy Darling Allen announced today.
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This isn't a huge surprise, but Cathy Darling Allen, the Shasta County Clerk, has made it official that the proponents of recalling Shasta Lake City Councilwoman Dolores Lucero have gathered enough signatures. Here's the notice, released today. Here's the key...
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It was a huge steel bridge - 320 ft. long and at the time the longest steel span in California. All that remains of the bridge are the concrete piers just south of the present Cypress Street bridge. Where did...
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Shasta County law enforcement officers will hold a drunken driving and drivers license checkpoint Thursday somewhere in Shasta Lake.
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Another drag on the U.S. economy going forward. The Wall Street Journal's E.S. Browning's sobering piece here, complete with all-too-familiar-sounding anecdotes. Excerpts: Many older Americans fear they will be working well into their 60s because they didn't save enough to...
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It would be tragically ironic if we couldn't build solar panel factories because our low-carbon, high-cost power rates drive investment elsewhere. That's from Dan Walters, with a sharp column this morning....
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Gracious Palmer, a former mayor of Shasta Lake, plans to run for the Shasta County Board of Supervisors in 2012, she announced today.
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A traffic stop early this morning in Gerber led to the arrest of three men on drug-related charges, the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office reported.
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With Shasta County Supervisor Linda Hartman planning to take a job with the state veterans home and saying she won't run for re-election to the board next year, candidates are wasting no time getting in line for the race to...
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TweetStart your day off with a dose of propaganda. It’s crazy how isolated the citizens of North Korea are.
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A holiday crackdown on driving under the influence has so far resulted in a 31 percent reduction of DUI arrests this year in Shasta County, the Avoid the Six Campaign reported this morning.
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The north state will bask under another dry and windy day. A north wind will gust as high as 35 miles per hour today in the north state, according to the National Weather Service. The high today is expected to be 63 degrees under mostly sunny skies. The overnight low will be 38. It is expected to be a bit cooler Thursday an
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CAIRO -- Here's an update of what's happening in Egypt right now. Fresh clashes between protesters and the government have been going on for five days. Most of the news that the government is letting out is portraying the protesters as instigators of all the chaos. That is absolutely not the truth. I, personally, was in [.
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People gather at Temple Beth Israel in Redding during the Festival of Liberty and Light on Tuesday in Redding.
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RED BLUFF — The owner of a Corning trucking company has agreed to pay $50,000 in penalties for violating state waste disposal and air pollution laws, Tehama County officials said Tuesday.
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An Anderson woman who prompted an Amber Alert after taking off with two of her neighbor's children was sentenced Tuesday to 180 days in jail and placed on formal probation for three years.
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Unless you credit occasional unconfirmed sightings, it's all but certain that nobody alive today has seen a living, wild wolf in California. A trapper killed the state's last known wolf in Lassen County in 1924.
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If Newt Gingrich were being nominated for sainthood, many of us would vote very differently from the way we would vote if he were being nominated for a political office.
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If texting or talking on a cellphone while driving is as distracting as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, why aren't people fined accordingly?
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Let me see if I have my facts straight: If we launch a rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base out over the Pacific missile range, it is monitored for its safe performance. If it varies from its course by a preset degree, it is destroyed by flipping a switch at the launch center by a safety officer. Right?
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So the Redding City Council has the red-light cameras as a deterrent to the public.
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Those who complain about the U.S. Postal Service should experience the postal systems in some other parts of the world.
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Someone said that Gov. Jerry Brown was like Robin Hood. No way. Brown is more like the Sheriff of Nottingham, who takes the money from the poor and gives it to the rich.
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SHASTA LAKE — The City Council voted Tuesday night to let the city's two medical-marijuana collectives remain in business and to revise the city zoning code to comply with a recent California Court of Appeal ruling that has put collectives' local permits in legal jeopardy statewide.
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SACRAMENTO — Shasta County Supervisor Linda Hartman has been hired as assistant administrator of the nearly completed Redding Veterans Home, it was announced Tuesday.
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PAYNES CREEK — State prison officials and local authorities Tuesday evening captured an inmate who had walked away from Ishi Conservation Camp in rural Tehama County.
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Chris Foxworthy, who dreams of a family-friendly movie studio at Stillwater Business Park, says he now has his eyes on two additional properties in Redding.
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A Shasta County man who had balked at county planners' efforts to seize a sliver of his property to widen an east Redding road for a bike path didn't show up at his eminent domain hearing or otherwise try to contest the case, a county attorney says.
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The median sales price for a home in Shasta County in November plunged to its lowest level in more than nine years.
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In 1911: Marie Otto, an Indian girl, received a letter from her father who resided at Likely in which was stated that Mike, the renegade Indian, spent two nights at the camps there "singing," and made the statement he would be safe for two years. The two nights devoted to "singing," a superstition among the
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The Cougars, led by the scoring threats of Sierra Kirk from the inside and Grace Fox from the outside, look to be a much more viable contender in the EAL North this season. The Cougars struggled on the road in 2010-11, going just 1-5, but did win a D-III quarterfinal playoff game against Northern Athletic League foe Corning
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An outspoken Redding medical marijuana patient and advocate presented three City Council members with recall notices Tuesday night.
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SHASTA LAKE -- The City Council voted tonight to let this city’s two medical-marijuana collectives remain in business and to revise the city zoning code to comply with a recent California Court of Appeal ruling that has put collectives’ local permits in legal jeopardy statewide.
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An outspoken Redding medical marijuana patient and advocate presented three City Council members with recall notices tonight.
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ExpertBail, on behalf of its nationwide family of bail bond agents, will make a donation to the U.S. Marines' Toys for Tots that will help purchase gifts for children in Siskiyou and Shasta counties.
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Four people, including at least one child, were injured earlier this afternoon after their minivan went off the road and down an embankment north of Lewiston in Trinity County.
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Natural gas will be vented Wednesday from a gas pipe at Airport Road and Meadow View Drive and air will be purged from a newly-installed gas line from the intersection of Airport Road and Rancho Road, a spokesman for Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said today.
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What do you love about Hanukkah? View 253 Answers I'm not Jewish, but as a shiksa who randomly steals traditions if they suit her, I love brisket and latkes. I love the menorah being lit every night with recitation
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RED BLUFF — Police arrested a third suspect in the stabbing death of a Redding man after a six-hour standoff Tuesday evening that left residents in a Red Bluff neighborhood coughing from the tear gas that SWAT team members fired into the home to try to flush him out.
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The Annunciation – Mary Our Model and Ultimate Disciple Luke 1: 26-38 When I find myself in times of trouble,mother Mary comes to me,speaking words of wisdom:“Let it be.” And in my
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I'd not heard about this new law, which takes effect Jan. 1. California on New Year's Day becomes the first state to bar the sale of over-the-counter cold and cough medications containing dextromethorphan (DXM) to minors. Senate Bill 514 by...
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RED BLUFF — A 40-year-old Red Bluff mother charged with attempted murder and felony child abuse after she reportedly admitted to cutting her 13-year-old son's neck with a knife failed today to enter a plea during her appearance in Tehama County Superior Court.
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Shots were reportedly fired in the area of Main Street in Cottonwood this afternoon. At least one person was injured, but the injury was not from gun shots, according to initial dispatch reports. The victim has a gash on the head but was refusing medical attention. Authorities also have caught the person who allegedly fired
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES TRINITY RIVER, Douglas City — The fishing and weather pattern changed very little in the last week. It was very cold once again, with early morning temperature falling below 20. Hardworking anglers have been hooking three to six steelhead to about
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Most of the dredging machines were like this one, big as houses. And they didn't need much water to operate. They operated in many places throughout the gold mining areas. And the evidence that they were here still exists -...
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SACRAMENTO – Shasta County Supervisor Linda Hartman has been hired as assistant administrator of the nearly completed Redding Veterans Home, it was announced today.
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Tomorrow's scheduled preliminary hearing for a Medford, Ore., man charged with 11 felony counts of attempted murder in connection with a shootout with law enforcement officers following a vehicle pursuit that started at the Oregon border and ended near Castella was put off today in Shasta County Superior Court until Jan. 17
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State prison officials and local authorities were searching this morning for an inmate who walked away from Ishi Conservation Camp in Paynes Creek in Tehama County.
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An Anderson woman who prompted an Amber Alert after taking off with two of her neighbor's children she was babysitting was sentenced today in Shasta County Superior Court to 180 days in jail and placed on formal probation for three years.
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Stillwater Business Park may be more than just a family-friendly movie studio by the time Chris Foxworthy, 60, the president and chairman of the board for Clarity Entertainment, is done with it.
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There is a report of at least one injury this morning after a vehicle went into the Sunshine Market on Shasta Dam Boulevard in Shasta Lake.
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(Editor's note: This is a Shasta College student essay, submitted for extra class credit as a letter to the editor.) It’s no secret that the United States’ fourteen digit national debt is looming over America’s citizens. With the recession in play, it’s becoming more and more difficult to pay bills, and more and mor
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A truck hauling wind turbines that was stopped this morning on Deschutes Road in front of Foothill High School in Palo Cedro finally moved on.
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During this season that is meant to be full of joy and thanks,it is for so many children and parents a season of sadness and regret that one must weather like a bad storm. A time when some parents and children can only think of what it would be like to be with their family member that has been removed f
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TweetThis thing had a mind of it’s own.
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Here’s a few images of the food and gifts gathered by students and teachers at Shasta Lake School. Needy families are identified, food collected and assembled, and gifts for their kids are fulfilled from a giving tree.
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The twelve days of an AOC Christmas 2011by Judicial Council Watcher
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The winds won't be as strong, but it will be another day of unseasonably warm temperatures in the north state today. The high in Redding will be 65 with a north wind blowing around 10 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service. The overnight low will be 37. Expect more of the same for Wednesday.
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Whiskeytown National Recreation Area’s Artist-in-Residence Program is seeking submissions from professional plein air artists to apply for the park’s 2012 residencies. Selected artists will have the opportunity to spend up to four weeks in an artists’ cabin in Whiskeytown to produce new works. Whiskeytown is one of fe
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There's never a bad time to salute our veterans, but it is poignant to dedicate a memorial, as the city of Anderson did Sunday, just a week before Christmas.
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Jon Coupal likes to say his hard-fighting organization, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, exists to beat back constant attacks on Proposition 13, the landmark 1978 initiative that limits property taxes in California. But in reality, it's the Jarvis group — named for the longtime Los Angeles anti-tax gadfly
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As Congress considers legislation to reform the Postal Service's business model, it must face a critical question: Do you permit the Postal Service to function as a business enterprise, or obstruct its ability to do so?
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Under Mike Stuart's plan, any teacher could have his or her career stalled out by a poor evaluation from a single cost-conscious or even vengeful administrator.
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North Koreans are seen on state TV sobbing in the streets at the death of Kim Jong Il, their beloved leader.
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The Feds are going to ban cell phone calls while driving? Really?
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I’m working on “The Christmas List,” and I can see Lucy, my wife’s dog, watching me. Now, Lucy’s a pretty smart pooch. She knows that when I put her on the leash, it’s time to go to the vet. Usually, on Lucy’s morning walks, my wife does the honors. But when it’s just me, Lucy [...]
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A group of Whitmore students is hoping some local businesses love Christmas cookies and caroling as much as they do.
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The University Prep volleyball team's incredible run for its first-ever Northern Section championship fell short with a loss, but the Panthers were rewarded with postseason awards.
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A former Anderson police officer sentenced Friday to a year in jail for assaulting a Millville woman in his custody last year has been transported to an out-of-county jail where he will serve his sentence, Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko said Monday.
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Two of three men charged with murder, robbery and burglary in connection with the fatal stabbing of a Redding man Wednesday at a Hilltop Drive motel were in Shasta County Superior Court Monday for arraignment, but did not enter pleas.
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A new country music festival featuring Alan Jackson and other acts is coming to the Shasta District Fair grounds in Anderson in July.
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The Redding City Council tonight will look into adjusting the city's dog license terms to make the process more convenient for dog owners.
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“It’s the best deal in town!” Those words were spoken to two newcomers almost forty years ago. The speaker was referring to the Shasta Community Concert Association that today presents a series of programs under the name, “Shasta Live!” And, those words are just as true today as they were when my wife and I [...]
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In 1911: With an eye to the particular trade which he has to supply Manager Frank Dobrowsky of the Golden Eagle Jewelry Store in Redding, Santa Claus stocked the Dobrowsky store with the most chaste line of glassware, toilet requisites, watches, jewelry and diamonds, and precious stones, mounted and in the rough.
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The annual pickle-glowing ceremony at the Boardmart Snow Surf & Skate shop in Redding hasn't yet done the trick.
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Redding officials promise a new $1.3 million online system that tracks development will provide greater efficiency and access to builders and the general public.
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(Editor's note: This is a Shasta College student essay that's been submitted for extra credit as a letter to the editor.) Redding, California is home to an estimate of 177,223 people and has grown over the years (U.S Census Bureau). Within the city of Redding lie many controversial issues such as the proposed Churn Creek [.
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Windermere Real Estate has opened its Redding location, Windermere NorCal Properties, at 2415 Larkspur Lane. The Redding location will focus on residential sales.
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Voices of Faith: What action can we as individuals take to help achieve peace on Earth?
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A former Anderson police officer sentenced Friday to a year in jail for assaulting a Millville woman in his custody last year has been transported to an out-of-county jail where he will serve his sentence, Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko said today.
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The sentencing of a Cottonwood area man convicted of child abuse in connection with a December 2009 beating of a 7-year-old boy was rescheduled today in Shasta County Superior Court to Jan. 3.
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About 200 people were evacuated from the Shasta County Courthouse this afternoon after smoke from a construction project set off the fire alarm.
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Icy roads in the far north state on Monday morning led to three separate wrecks on Interstate 5 between Yreka and the Oregon border, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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An early morning fire destroyed a mobile home today north of Red Bluff and seriously injured its occupant, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said
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A suspended Redding priest charged with seven felony counts of child molestation saw today his criminal case in Sacramento County Superior Court postponed until Jan. 5.
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We all had a great time on yesterday's "Holiday Express Tour" through Shasta, Whiskeytown and French Gulch. We're standing in the middle of Main Street between the E. Franck & Co. Saloon on the left, and the French Gulch Hotel...
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Authorities in Trinity County are looking for a 45-year-old man who investigators say fought with a deputy before escaping Sunday.
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Ed Mendel has a rich story on a departing CalPERS board member's take on the fund's investment returns. The intro: Over the last 10 years CalPERS investment earnings are below the median among institutional investors. Are money managers being paid...
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The Wall Street Journal has a rundown of some "voluntourism" opportunities -- from restoring old houses in provincial France (and eating well) to fighting poverty in Peru (and learning Spanish on the side). Details here....
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There are so many ways to give out your personal information and put it right into the hands of the wrong people. How many times have you entered your personal information into those pop-up adds for sweepstakes? Or how many times have you registered for a magazine or newsletter? Or how about online shopping, do [...]
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Burney’s Jacob Nelson is not among the 16 global semifinalists in the 2012 Voice of McDonald’s contest.
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It comes from columnist Paul Krugman, writing in The New York Times: All economic statistics are best seen as a peculiarly boring form of science fiction, but China's numbers are more fictional than most....
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More sunshine with north winds will greet north state residents today. The National Weather Service forecasts of a high of 63 in Redding. A north wind will blow between 10 and 15 miles per hour throughout the day with gusts as high as 20 mph. The overnight low will be 36. Expect more of the same Tuesday.
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I read Doni's cranberry-orange relish recipe with great . . .um . . . relish? I loved the canned stuff with the ridges. I think that was one of my favorite foods on the holiday table. (Oh, no , . . . now you all know how plebeian my taste really is.) But along about the age of 10 [...]
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Prisons around the United States are massively overpopulated, with some at the extreme of 200% overpopulation (Prison secretary). Prison systems are scrambling to stifle the conflict before the problem grows out of hand. Prison Town USA, or more formally known as Susanville California, is home to two state prisons, as well
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On October 11, 2011, nearly 75 people gathered in front of Redding banks as part of the Redding Occupy Wall Street demonstration (Longoria). The demonstration, inspired by the national Occupy Wall Street movement, was organized by the local American Dream Council and Shasta County Citizens for Democracy. The goal of the dem
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After a string of awful years, the salmon have returned to Northern California's rivers in a serious way in 2011, with counts up dramatically on the Sacramento and elsewhere. It's a relief for the environment, for recreational anglers, and for the north state economy — as fish return, so do the fish-loving tou
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President Obama's $447 billion jobs bill for the coming year has stalled in Congress. Republicans objected to major features of the bill. Various pieces of the proposed legislation are now being taken up separately. An earlier bill that reduced payroll taxes is due to expire at the end of the year. A large majority of A
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In my search for college financing, I have come across several charitable organizations that offer scholarships to Shasta County students. However, the problem I face with each of these scholarship opportunities is that they do not allow spring transfer students to apply.
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Your editorial (Tuesday) on why more Shasta College students don't transfer to UC or CSU colleges was excellent, but it left out one additional reason — inadequately trained and motivated counselors at Shasta College.
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I am writing this because nothing is ever said about our challenged residents of Redding. If anyone wants a nice addition to their gardens, porches or simply a unique gift for some one they should try Artistic Endeavors on Lake Boulevard.
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The Foothill High School boys basketball team won the bronze division title as consolation champions Saturday in the St. Hope Elite Classic at Sacramento High School.
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A fire damaged a home on Bowman Road in Cottonwood on Sunday afternoon.
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In 1911: Redding schools, including Shasta County High, closed for Christmas and New Year's holidays. Vacation time would extend over a week and a day, the year's course of study being resumed on Jan. 2, 1912.
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Dozens of people came to sunny downtown Anderson on Sunday afternoon to usher in the Veterans Walk of Honor Park, a new town landmark residents hope will brand the city as a place of reverence for veterans.
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Goodbye, Warren Hellman. You made my life so rich and did so much for San Francisco.
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It was two weeks ago today that the headache intially hit me. Since then it's been ups and downs vacillating between complete misery and relative peace. Only once or twice did the pain go completely away, and then only for a few hours.Tomorrow I will try to go back to work. I'm acutely aware that I am not nearly
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A fire damaged a home on Bowman Road in Cottonwood this afternoon.
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E-mailed Scott in Portland, his new home, asking about the relative lack of rain we've had this month and what it may portend. Here's his reply, just received: This has been an extraordinarily dry month, not just for Northern California...
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Shasta County law enforcement officers have arrested 20 people on suspicion of driving under the influence so far in this year’s Christmas-holiday sober driving campaign.
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While much of the Redding area is covered in frost right now, forecasters say sunny skies will warm the area to 64 degrees later today. The low tonight is expected to drop to a cool 35 degrees. Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Sacramento warn of morning fog in the area as well. For the start of the workweek
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Construction of the new Trinidad Pier is moving right along. The crane has moved quite a distance along the pier and the little buildings and the hoists that stood on the end of the pier have been removed. The bait...
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As I was greeting parishioners after Mass last evening a man approached me and asked "explain to me how Mary was and remained a Virgin?" I thought to myself....WOW - how do I explain this in 30 seconds or less
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One of the most powerful words my mother used as I was growing up was "when."
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Here's a crazy idea: Employees who aren't performing up to standard shouldn't get raises.
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It's the nature of a lobbying group to defend its members against any and all attacks. That makes last week's announcement by the California Charter Schools Association all the more eye-opening.
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The year is quickly coming to an end. Christmas is next Sunday and New Year's is two weeks away. Many people can't wait for 2011 to be over.
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The desire to know more about my extended family and the generations that preceded us has intensified with each passing year. With one parent gone and the other facing continued health challenges, mortality is a practical concern. With no children of my own, my branch on the family tree is destined to stop growing and befor
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If I'm in love, it's not with fancy cellphones. My old one works just fine when I remember to turn it on, and to keep the battery well charged. We get along just fine, most of the time. But, of course, there are always exceptions.
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Long before the Great Recession started forcing Americans to cut back, Leslie and Todd Ellorin of Mount Shasta started downsizing. Leslie left her $50,000-a-year job as a researcher at the College of the Siskiyous, and they began taking steps that led to a back-to-basics lifestyle.
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Despite my best intentions to give personalized gifts to everyone on my holiday list, at least one or two people always end up with a gift card. Deep down I can't shake the feeling that I'm calling it in.
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I read a recent article that quoted Newt Gingrich as saying that poor children, as young as 9 years old, should work part time cleaning their schools. What?! Tell me I did not hear this man suggest we return to a time that we fought our way out of by creating public schools — schools meant for all children so that all
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The ultimate measure of a concerted effort by the elite to systematically dismantle the last vestige of democracy, a proverbial finger in our collective eye, is the Supreme Court ruling that money is the equivalent of free speech. Although the idea that money talks has been part of our vocabulary forever, it has now been gi
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I enjoyed your humorous spoof titled "Where Do They Stand" in Sunday's Nation section.
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I have received many emails and Facebook posts from my Christian friends concerning the efforts of our government, schools and the ACLU to take Christ out of Christmas. While I share their concerns, I am not sure this is a fight we can win. Our nation was founded on Christian principles, but it would be a stretch of the ima
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The day I write this, I'm putting ornaments on the tree.
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At the first reports of Occupy demonstrations, I rooted for them from my La-Z-Boy. I figured at last someone is publicly shaming Wall Street criminals, something the SEC will never do. Now I've come to realize that this in-your-face uprising is nothing more than an unfocused, disparate group with no idea how to effect c
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On Dec. 4, the Record Searchlight ran an article regarding the prevalence of knee-replacement surgeries in the north state. After receiving several inquiries, the administrative staff at Mayers Memorial Hospital District would like to address this article and present details we hope will make the information clearer.
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I am opposed to Postal Service reducing first-class delivery standards and moving mail processing from Redding to Sacramento. Before the Postal Service takes these drastic actions, and before taking 59 mail-processing jobs out of Redding, the USPS should prove the need and benefit of such a move.
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Should the federal government require states to outlaw cellphone use while driving? The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday recommended that all 50 states make it illegal for drivers to use cellphones — for texting or making phone calls — while behind the wheel on the road; passengers can still use t
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Some time ago, I had the privilege as an etiquette consultant to spend the afternoon at the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, Ga.
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Tess Kersten and Tyler Meisinger, both of Redding, are engaged to be married Jan. 14, 2012, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Las Vegas, Nev. The bride-elect is the daughter of Gerry and Carolyn Kersten of Redding. She graduated from Bishop Quinn High School in 2004 and CSU Chico with a BS in business administration in
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Next weekend, the most seasoned of travelers and the man who perfected the red-eye will make his annual trip around the world.
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In 1911: A murder that was apparently without justification was committed when M. Trask, dairyman, encountered George Kilares, a Greek section hand, on the Southern Pacific company's roadway, and after a few words about who should get out of the way, Trask drew a revolver, firing five shots into Kilares, resulting in hi
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RED BLUFF — Enterprise is winning with a calm fury this season, and Saturday was no different.
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RED BLUFF — Enterprise kicked things off with a 17-1 run and never looked back in a 61-19 rout of Central Valley.
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Here it is, another time of the year when we can reflect upon the past year and the many Christmas seasons of the past.
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Dear Babe: I have a baseball signed by Dusty Baker in 1993 or 1994.— Theresa Sarti, ReddingBaker hit .278 in a 19-year career in the majors before becoming a manager. He is managing in Cincinnati these days, but back then he was the Giants skipper. Of course, the high point of his tenure in San Francisco was when he r
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Under a glowing sun, with warm temperatures and the faintest of breezes, a crowd gathered Saturday in Library Park in downtown Redding.
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In February, Bruce Calantropio had a lot on his plate. He was preparing for heart surgery, trying to sell his 6,800-square-foot Mountain Gate property and had two of his work vans stripped for parts.
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Shasta County law enforcement arrested four people on suspicion of driving under the influence during its holiday "Avoid the Six" campaign.
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Q: Why do owners who drive Class A motor homes that are diesel-driven with air brakes not need a commercial driver's license? If you drive an 18-wheeler or a school bus, you must have a commercial driver's license. Most of these motor homes are 50 feet to 70 feet long with as many as five axles when towing a trailer
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Courtesy of Mercy Medical Center in Redding
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RED BLUFF — Another upper division opponent falls at the hands of the West Valley girls basketball team.
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RED BLUFF — In any close contest, turnovers and free throws down the stretch often determine a winner.
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F Spaschak is MVP in the win over West Valley
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Dave Frederick describes the quarter-century he spent as a schoolteacher and part-time national parks ranger as "the happiest years of my life."
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If I told you I had high expectations for last Saturday's hunting trip, I'd be lying.
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The Shasta Lake City Council on Tuesday will consider a request by Councilwoman Dolores Lucero to possibly ban medical marijuana dispensaries.
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While a catastrophic eruption of Mt. Shasta or Lassen Peak could destroy huge swaths of the north state, local counties recently have approved vague disaster plans that assume critical details will be worked out on the spot.
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Geologists say there's a one in three or one in four chance Mt. Shasta might erupt in north state residents' lifetimes. Based on interviews with county disaster planners, volcanic experts and U.S. Geological Survey volcano documents, here's how an eruption might play out.
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Shasta County's disaster planners say these are the steps they'll take if Lassen Peak or Mt. Shasta ever erupt:1. Scientists will first identify hazardous areas likely to be affected during future eruptions through detailed mapping of deposits from past eruptions.
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In 1987, the U.S. Geological Survey mass-mailed a small orange pamphlet titled "Volcanic Hazards at Mt. Shasta, Calif." to homes in Siskiyou County. Below are the hazards the geologists said to expect and how to deal with them. The text appears in its original form. For more information about volcanic disaster prepa
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For a young male simply looking for a mate, OR-7 has generated a lot of media attention lately.
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What is your cure for the common cold? View 563 Answers Cure? That ain't gonna happen. But to get through it: lots of garlicky chicken broth with a poached egg in it, orange juice, tea, more Kleenex than you'd think possi
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Here’s an unusual contemporary looking home in Shasta Lake City. We like how the geometry of the structure is sharply echoed by the angularity of the utility wires soaring overhead in the sole su
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Shasta County law enforcement arrested four people on suspicion of driving under the influence during its holiday "Avoid the Six" campaign.
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The Texas Springs Quarry is a sandstone quarry located on private property near the intersection of Texas Springs and Honey Bee Roads in Centerville. It became active in either 1894 or 1895. In 1895 the pit size was 16x50x7 ft....
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Redding weather will be consistent over the next week, with highs in the lower-to-mid 60s and lows in the lower 30s. Today will be sunny with a high near 65 and a north wind between 3 and 5 mph, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures will dip down to 31 tonight, with some patchy frost until after 10 a.m.
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In the chilly (32 degrees) dark of 5 am this morning, as I gave my dogs their morning biscuits, I admired the form of the 'Big Dipper' almost directly overhead. I stood, bundled up, in the center of my starlit back garden - just admiring. Five am at the height of summer, I can be [...]
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After a string of law enforcement shootings in the north state this year, some critics were quick to blame the Redding police and Shasta County sheriff's deputies for being too quick on the trigger.
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After a recent column in which I mentioned Newton Minow and Rod Serling, I got a call from William "Bill" Fitzgerald of Redding, who reminded me that both the former FCC chairman and the "Twilight Zone" creator had come to Redding as part of the lecture series he ran at Shasta College during the late '60
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I am 73 years old. I've never smoked pot and never truly approved of it. But I know this. People who use marijuana will go back to paying for it from people who obtained or grew the product illegally. This is Prohibition all over again — in its worst form.
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All businesses in America have the right to spend their advertising dollars where they choose. Disney does not advertise on the Playboy Channel, Budweiser does not advertise on Nickelodeon. Should State Sen. Ted Lieu call for a boycott of Lowe's, I will shop there more.
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There's something wrong in the good old USA.
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It's Reefer Madness all over again. Many people may remember the movie by the same name made in 1936. It portrayed those who smoked marijuana as insane psychotics. People such as Robert Mitchum, a famous actor, were put in jail for possessing marijuana.
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I have an easy solution to the problem of cellphone use and texting while driving. As I understand it the penalty for the first offense is a $20 fine, for the second offense $50. That is chump change for many people, and many will not pay even that.
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ANDERSON — What was once a weed- infested vacant lot has been transformed into a block-long memorial park honoring veterans.
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RED BLUFF — Sometimes it's all about baby steps.
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The unemployment rate in Shasta County fell to 13.1 percent in November, continuing a five-month downward trend, state officials said Friday.
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The former manager of a small water company in Shingletown charged with 66 counts of felony embezzlement pleaded not guilty during his arraignment Friday in Shasta County Superior Court.
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Former Anderson police officer Bryan Benson was handcuffed and taken to jail Friday after a Shasta County Superior County judge sentenced him to 364 days in jail for assaulting a Millville woman in his custody last year.
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A preliminary hearing has been postponed for a Redding man accused of murdering a transient by repeatedly stabbing him and slitting his throat.
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In 1911: The bottom of the automobile market had not fallen out with winter's arrival. Adolph Bystle, the agent, sold two more new Ford cars, to Charles Story of Anderson and Arthur Murray, a farmer near Bella Vista.
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There are two special events of different faiths taking place this holiday season.
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Efforts to reopen Castle Crags State Park, possibly as early as this summer, moved a step forward at a meeting Thursday at the offices of the Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center.
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A Shasta County sheriff's deputy was justified when he shot and killed a man attacking a fellow deputy, the Shasta County District Attorney's office said Friday.
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Ken Hoffman will be out on the Sacramento River fishing Sunday, enjoying the great outdoors and making a living.
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ANDERSON —Kevin Strohmayer was anything but pleased with his team's overall effort after a win over Orland.
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Porter misses game because of broken nose
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RED BLUFF —West Valley utilized nearly all of the weapons in its arsenal in an emphatic win over Shasta on Friday night.
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The mystery photo is the Texas Springs Quarry located on Texas Springs Road in Centerville. "bassetthound" correctly guessed it at 4:19 p.m. and has won himself a $10 gift certificate to be used on anything he pleases at the River...
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The ramp to southbound Interstate 5 from eastbound Highway 44 has reopened after being blocked by a three vehicle crash, dispatchers said.
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Shauni Williams won "Best Christian/Gospel" for her song "A Christmas Tune" in the 2011 Hollywood Music In Media Awards, held at the Kodak Theatre on November 17, 2011. Now Shauni Williams has an opportunity to record her first Solo Record Produced by Billy Smiley! The songs come out of a time of personal struggle - you wil
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Cost of automobile insurance in Redding to increase.
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Master Sergeant Michael Louis Thomas is retiring after 20 years of military service.
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Acting, Singing, Improv, and Script Writing classes to be offered for all ages and abilities
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Sugar sweet Sage Will sprinkles Christmas cheer all over the Mt. Shasta Mall.
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Candy Balma receives 2011 Woman of the Year Award
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Local Art Business Goes Global
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Response to Nov. 27 article depicting Weed as a slum.
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"The Vows and The Guns," by local author Fred Lenhart (under pen name Alaskanwolf) a Western Romance set in 1872 Wyoming Territory. While the novel is fictional, the story is written based on a true story; of a couple who, as children, a promise was made for marriage, a separation of 13 years, both re-united, married in 198
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Watercolor artist Catherine G. McElroy introduces a wonderful new children's book that will delight readers young and old.
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After a string of law enforcement shootings in the north state this year, some critics were quick to blame the Redding police and Shasta County sheriff's deputies for being too quick on the trigger.
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Gene Chapin, Redding
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Susan Gray, Shingletown
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Mary Hall, Redding
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Sandy McNamara, Redding
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From the L.A. Times: Assembly members Jim Nielsen of Gerber and Diane Harkey of Dana Point said in a letter to a key decision-maker that the California High Speed Rail Authority had not provided a satisfactory explanation of how the...
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Amy Andrews and Daniel Eiszele
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The Redding Police Department said officers have arrested another suspect in connection with the Wednesday stabbing at Hilltop Lodge, and are looking for a third suspect.
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Former Anderson police officer Bryan Benson was taken to jail today after a judge sentenced him to 364 days in jail for assaulting a woman in his custody last year.
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A Shasta County Sheriff deputy was justified when he shot and killed a man attacking a fellow deputy, the Shasta County District Attorney's office said today.
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Planning to give your cat or dog a Christmas gift? Keep it safe. Dogs often tear their toys apart and swallow pieces that can become lodged in the esophagus, stomach or intestines. Choose chew toys that are basically indestructible. The most risky toys for cats involve ribbon, yarn and loose little parts that can get stuck
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Shasta County firefighters headed to the 17000 block of Donn Lane this afternoon after receiving multiple reports a trailer had caught fire in Round Mountain.
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The tradition of sending Christmas cards is waning. And with all the work and cost involved, it's easy to see why. Still, there's something special about getting a card from far-flung friends and family members.
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Keeping plants well hydrated during dry spells and using frost cloth when a hard freeze is forecast are ways to help cold-sensitive plants weather the winter cold.
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Weather is wacky in Redding and surrounding communities. The mix of topography creates a range of weather conditions, with varying precipitation and temperature swings from one microclimate to the next.
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Question: How can I best control weeds over a big area — a quarter of an acre or more?
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Ask Anna columnist Anna Moseley offers suggestions for ridding the kitchen sink of bacteria.
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So writes commentator John Wildermuth: If Republican legislators thought they were ignored last year in the annual budget dance, Gov. Jerry Brown has made it clear they ain't seen nothing yet....
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This Texas Tribune scoop is rich: Rick Perry has done something his opponents have been hoping he'd do for years: retire. But it's not what the governor's detractors had in mind. Perry officially retired in January so he could start...
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Barry Bonds will remain free while he appeals his conviction for giving misleading testimony before a grand jury.
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The incandescent light bulb is getting a legal reprieve from the federal government. From the Washington Times: Congressional negotiators struck a deal Thursday that overturns the new rules that were to have banned sales of traditional incandescent light bulbs beginning...
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A Thursday preliminary hearing date was set today in Shasta County Superior Court for a 23-year-old woman accused of starving her four-day-old baby to death.
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They say it's better to give than to receive, and I whole-heartedly agree with that. Growing up, and even today, my favorite gifts are those that are hand-made, simple gestures of love that really don't cost anything. 1. When was the last time you paid a visit to an elderly person or a widow? Whethe
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It comes from our own Sen. Doug LaMalfa: "The Second Amendment is not a loophole. OK?" He's quoted in this CalWatchdog piece on a lawsuit against the law passed this year to ban open carry of unloaded firearms....
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TweetAnother knee slapper from the folks at just for laughs.
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Here’s an update on the California statewide housing market from and economist for the California Association of Realtors. Remember, all real estate is local, so stay tuned here for the latest local trend information, like our prior post.
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TweetImagine what he could have bought with all those Chuck E Cheese tickets! He could have gotten two giant bouncy balls!
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Yes, kids, this post includes the F-Bomb. If you have sensitive ears, do not watch.But it is funny. I've shared this before. There was an Australian TV show called the Ronnie Johns Half-Hour. In Australia, you're allowed to swear on TV (like in real life).There's an Aussie criminal named Chopper Reid (Eric Bana
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What was the name of the company who operated this historic hole-in-the-ground? 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...
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This seems like a good idea…
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Ooooh the paint job is so pretty. This would look a lot better with a 6 foot lift kit! If anyone wants to get me a Christmas present you know what to get me. 2005 One Owner Tahoe 4X4 – $12000 (Redding) 2005 Tahoe 4 Wheel Drive 12,000.00 OBO 128,000 miles. 5.3 Liter Engine Had 100,000 mile [...]
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The ultimate going-out-of-business promotion? Wonder if someone's thought about doing this in Redding. The AP reports on a Sacramento-area co-op: ORANGEVALE, Calif.--A Sacramento-area medical marijuana dispensary is creating a buzz as it goes out of business--in more ways than one....
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Expect sun and pleasant temperatures this weekend in the Redding area. Today's going to be gusty, however. The National Weather Service says today will be sunny with a high near 62 degrees and north wind around 14 mph, though gusts could get as high as 20 mph. Tonight it will be mostly mostly clear, with a low around 36.
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The night I arrived in Cairo it was after dark and we were in the taxi ride from hell, however I did open my eyes long enough for my soon-to-be husband to point out a huge castle as we drove by it. I had no idea there was a castle in Egypt. All anyone ever [...]
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Positioned in downtown Redding and encircled by the Sacramento River, the Sundial Bridge, and the Turtle Bay Exploration Park stands a historic facility that has been known to host conventions, exhibits, and trade shows for years. It recently underwent a name change from Redding Convention Center to Redding’s Civic Center
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That Peck's Bad Boy of the Travel Channel, Anthony Bourdain, recently commented in the New York Times that San Francisco is "a two-fisted drinking town, a carnivorous meat-eating town, it’s dirty and nasty and wonderful…" and Femme de Joie would pretty much agree on all counts. Never having lost her love of that delicio
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California Treasurer Bill Lockyer episodically offers a rare adult voice in Sacramento when it comes to the state's long-term debts.
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"Ask Osama bin Laden ... whether I engage in appeasement."
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All the fine folks who think society is unfair and have taken to the protest line should look a few years back. In the last 100 years, 85 million to 100 million people have died at the hands of communist leaders. Communism's appeal for equal justice/equal distribution of wealth comes at a high price. Most all the great
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Various sources indicate that the national debt as of this month is about $15 trillion and growing by about $4 billion per day. Assuming that the population of the United States is about 310 million, each citizen's share of this debt would be about $48,000.
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Thanks to the Record Searchlight for its Sunday spread on the Republican presidential candidates. What a sorry lot they are!
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Shasta Outlets in Anderson will be back in the movie business by Dec. 23, when the former Prime 11 Cinemas complex reopens as Valley 11 Cinemas, the general manager of an Idaho theater company said Thursday.
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A Redding man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of murder after a 54-year-old man was found fatally stabbed in a Redding motel Wednesday night and there may be additional suspects, police said.
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The director of the local chapter of a nonprofit organization seeking to reform California's marijuana laws has been booted for his angry outburst during Tuesday's meeting of the Shasta County Board of Supervisors after they banned medical marijuana dispensaries in the county's unincorporated areas.
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The holiday season creates moments of joy, love and giving, and for one family, it's delivered a special life-transforming gift.
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One man was thrown from a truck that slammed into a tree in south Redding Thursday morning, officers said.
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CORNING — Two new welcome signs greet visitors to this Tehama County city, offering a guide to the area's olive-based attractions and other points of interest.
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OROVILLE — Almost two years to the day after they first voted to ban medical marijuana dispensaries in Butte County, county supervisors will find the topic back on the agenda for their Jan. 10, 2012, meeting.
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Detectives with the Shasta County Sheriff's Office say they'll probably never know what killed a Shasta County man whose remains were found in a south Redding pasture last week.
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In 1911: Indian Mike's son may have perished from the wounds he received after the slaying of Blake.
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There's still time to get Christmas presents to far away friends and family before the big day.
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RED BLUFF — A year after defeating the Phoenixes by 34 points, Enterprise needed an extra period and huge nights from three standout players to get a win.
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RED BLUFF — When it comes down to crunchtime the Spartans know who to lean on.
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The Foothill High boys basketball team suffered a major blow in a 67-56 loss to Compton at the Sacramento High tournament Thursday afternoon.
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The first month of the prep basketball season is filled with tournaments as teams play their way into shape with back-to-back-to-back contests of gutting it out on the hardwood.
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RED BLUFF — Come February, Michalle O'Farrell will be a name every north state prep girls basketball fan will know.
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VW service center to open next month
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Much has been made, including by a gent who'd like to be Shasta County's next assemblyman, about the remarkable economic resilience of Texas, especially compared with California's staggeringly bad economy. Some -- especially Republicans -- think we could learn a...
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You know it’s the holiday season when you hang a fresh evergreen wreath on your door. This welcoming tradition has its origins in the ancient Persian Empire, where these circlets were worn as a ‘crown.”
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The first person to own a telephone in Redding was Charles E. Berry, who made his own. Besides being an inventor, he was a tinsmith and manufacturer and dealer of stoves and tinware.
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Rafael Delsid, a recent Shasta College graduate and a winner of the North State Symphony's 2011 Young Artist Audition, will be the featured tenor this weekend during the symphony's annual holiday concerts in Chico, Red Bluff and Redding. With a Baroque orchestra behind him, Delsid, 20, will sing a popular aria from Handel's
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"The main thing we have to deal with in climate change is the skepticism, the denial and the cult-like behavior of the political lemmings that would take us over the cliff." Man, tell us what you really think, Governor Brown....
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Shasta Outlets in Anderson will be back in the movie business by Dec. 23 when the 11-screen complex reopens its doors as Valley 11 Cinemas, Clint Sanborn said Thursday.
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George's chairMy father passed away this morning. It was not entirely unexpected. He had been in Hospice, but had outlived that program with a certain glee. All of us know our days are numbered, but we all knew his number was a rat
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A Redding man accused of murdering a transient by repeatedly stabbing him and slitting his throat had today his preliminary hearing scheduled for next week postponed until Jan. 11.
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A vehicle has rolled over just east of Buckhorn Summit on westbound Highway 299.
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The director of the local chapter of a statewide nonprofit organization that seeks to reform California's marijuana laws has been booted for his angry outburst during Tuesday’s meeting of the Shasta County Board of Supervisors that banned medical marijuana dispensaries in the county’s unincorporated areas.
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That was the day when a huge crane began battering in the walls of all the historic buildings on California Street between Butte and Tehama Streets to make way for the two-story parking lot located there today. These buildings were...
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A 20-year-old transient originally charged with felony arson for setting the April 7 fire that gutted a building at the former King Richard's Auto Dealership in Redding was placed on formal probation for three years today after pleading no contest in October to a lesser charge.
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When the word ‘college’ is brought up into a conversation the first thing any student thinks about is the cost and if they can afford it. No one should be denied the opportunity to go to college because they can’t afford it; which is why the system of financial aid was started. The definition of [...]
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A 62-year-old Fall River Mills man was struck and killed by a car Wednesday afternoon, the California Highway Patrol reported.
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Tehama County searchers found the body of a missing Cottonwood man Wednesday night near Bowman Road in Cottonwood.
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A man in a white van tried to abduct a boy in Red Bluff Wednesday afternoon, police said.
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A truck broke down and is blocking portions of Lake McCumber Road near the intersection of Highway 44, the California Highway Patrol reported.
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Yet another creative prank video involving a camera a couple of fake tourists and a victim.
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Everyone thinks this bear is cuddly and cute but I know for a fact it’s the same bear that stole my picnic when my wife and I were visiting Jellystone Park.
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A truck slammed into a tree in south Redding this morning, and one man was thrown from the truck, officers said.
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A Redding man was arrested today on suspicion of murder after a 54-year-old man was found fatally stabbed in a Redding motel Wednesday night, police said.
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Rain is falling this morning in Redding, but forecasters still say there's a good chance for afternoon sunshine in the area.
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In the midst of a failing economy, the City of Redding has struggled to keep the Convention Center open.  This year, the City developed a controversial solution to keep the doors open by proposing a lease deal with Bethel Church.  On August 1, the City agreed to lease the Convention Center to Bethel Church for [...]
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Firefighters are working to extinguish a fire that's burning a house on Yogi Court in north Redding.
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As people toiling in the trade of wordsmithery, we say with confidence that $35 per keystroke is astonishingly good pay for a writer.
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For a man who likes to tout his expertise as a historian, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has a decidedly revisionist approach when it comes to his own history.
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The 2010 Citizens United 5 to 4 Supreme Court decision declared that big money interests, like unions and corporations, are officially people. It also deemed that money is equivalent to speech, protected by the First Amendment. It proclaimed that attempts by the American people to limit big money in politics are unconstitut
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If you're over 80, or getting close, do you ever wonder if there's a sign on your forehead that reads something like, "I'm old and stupid. Go ahead and cheat me?"
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Re: "Postal Overhaul is much needed" (letter, Saturday): I agree there are some things that the U.S. Postal Service can do to be better, but privatizing as you suggest would not benefit you or the nation.
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1. Tomáseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Cascade Theatre, 1733 Market St., Redding. Features stories, music and dances that celebrate Irish culture. Tickets are $22 to $32. Call 243-8877 or 243-8886. Go to www.cascadetheatre.org.
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Bev McQuillan's art is made in the studio from gathered inspirations, energies and the simplest materials of oils, brush and canvas. Each image is constructed with colorful strokes charting a visible record of the work’s creation as it moves toward composing a moment in time. In her latest series, Child Works the images a
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Best eggs benedict I’ve had in Redding – or maybe anywhere. Ditto the piece of old-fashioned cheesecake that capped Sunday brunch recently at the new Savory Spoon restaurant in the Hartnell Castle in east Redding
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There are plenty of new elements to Tomaseen Foley’s “A Celtic Christmas, including new songs and dances, but the show’s heart remains unchanged: a simple, low-tech re-creation of Christmas in a land and time that’s far away.
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• Head Down to the Cellar • Take Flight • Say Goodbye to 2011 • Holiday Happenings • Looking Ahead
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RED BLUFF — Six Spartans put up at least five points apiece as Red Bluff took down Central Valley by a score of 51-46 in a gritty effort Wednesday night.
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The Foothill High School boys basketball team fell to Pasadena 63-39 in pool play of the St. Hope Elite Hoop Classic at Sacramento High School on Wednesday.
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For the first time, the board chair of the California Chamber of Commerce visited Redding Wednesday.
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RED BLUFF — Aubrey Mendonca scored every point of the third quarter for her team and the rest of the Eagles rallied around her in the fourth to take down the Hornets 48-41 on Wednesday night to kick off the 22nd annual Red Bluff Holiday Classic.
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Redding firefighters clean up at the scene of a two-alarm fire Wednesday afternoon in the 2700 block of Keswick Dam Road.
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Someone shattered windows at two downtown Redding businesses overnight Tuesday, but police said there's nothing that necessarily links the crimes to a homeless woman who officers said recently vowed to vandalize downtown buildings until she's arrested again.
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A Redding man accused of violating the city's medical marijuana cultivation ordinance won't have to move from his rental home at least until after the Christmas holiday.
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In 1911: The wholesale prices of poultry, butter and eggs placed an added strain on households and butter and eggs cost the highest since 1855. Eggs were 45 cents a dozen, butter was 43 cents a pound, spring chickens were 14 ½ cents a pound and turkeys were 22 cents a pound.
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A Redding man tried to trick officers into thinking he had a gun Wednesday morning so they would shoot him on the Cypress Bridge, police said.
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A Shasta County native has come home to lead the United Way of Northern California.
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A Redding man was arrested Tuesday night after he brandished a phony gun at several people in south Redding, police said Wednesday.
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Shasta County will receive a $2.34 million grant to pay for additional math and science training for teachers, education officials told the Shasta County Board of Education on Wednesday.
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It wasn't a record, but November was another busy month for foreclosure filings in Shasta County.
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Local doctors and hospitals have been scrambling to beef up their electronic medical records systems by next year so they can qualify for a federal payout or avoid having their Medicare reimbursement rates cut.
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Dental records were used to confirm that a skeleton found in a pasture last week was a 41-year-old ex-convict named Christopher Michael Williams, Shasta County sheriff's detectives said Wednesday.
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Ed Harrison of Timberline Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. in Redding has been named the Shasta Builders Exchange 2011 Building Industry Citizen of the Year.
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Persistence, leadership and selflessness are a few traits learned when playing sports. I'd like to add one more: giving.
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During the winter, it seems you can't pick up the paper without reading about a family devastated by a fire in their home. Are you protected? Look around the house for fire hazards, adopt standard precautions and practice for the possibility of a fire in your home.
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On Oct. 29, 2011, I turned 70 years old. On Dec. 4, 2011, I ran (and completed!) my first marathon, the California International Marathon. Let me tell you some of the events that led up to this incredible personal milestone.
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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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Here are a few tips to help keep your kids healthy and safe this winter.
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The historic Camden House in the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area was burglarized last week and a number of antiques stolen from it and its outlying buildings, park officials announced today.
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Earlier this year, Marc Beauchamp launched a drive in his column to crowd-source a new slogan for Redding. (Here's the catchy winner.) Down in Tehama County, there's been an ongoing consultant-driven effort to do the same. A group of unhappy...
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A Redding man rescued his neighbor from his burning house on Keswick Dam Road late this afternoon.
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It was bound to happen. Here's the dope on "Weed Wars," on the Discovery Channel, which stars the owners, employees and patients of a collective in Oakland and the politicians trying to shut it down....
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Dental records were used to confirm that a skeleton found in a pasture last week was a 41-year-old ex-convict named Christopher Michael Williams, Shasta County sheriff's detectives said today.
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Shasta Taiko was founded in 1985 by Russel Baba and Jeanne Mercer. It offered taiko to the public starting with grants from the California Arts Council's Artist in Residence program. Its ShastaYama 2011 performance brought in more than 1,000 people. That exposure has brought more advanced students to Shasta Taiko. "The ti
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The Anderson Valley Post's Pamela Britton-Baer unpacks the real consequences of the 2007 ban on slaughtering horses for human consumption, which Congress recently repealed: "I have found horses running down the road cut up and starved," said Gilroy horse trainer...
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A car went off an embankment this morning in the Montgomery Creek area, dispatchers said.
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Always on the alert watching for the birds who dare to land in "his" yard!...
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The American Ranch mentioned in the story was Elias Anderson's ranch; Anderson was named for him by the railroad when he gave them permission to lay tracks through his land. The tall smokestack was the chimney of the Holt...
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A Redding man tried to trick police officers into thinking he had a gun this morning so they would shoot him on the Cypress Bridge, police said.
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Sharia in America Talk About A Load Of Crap! Sharia in America By Ayesha Ahmed Omar M. Ahmad founder of CAIR said:”Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant” he said. “The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America , and Islam [
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12/14/2011: * SNOW ALERT!! IT APPEARS THAT WE WILL BE BURIED IN A BLIZZARD OF SNOW STARTING SOME TIME THIS EVENING. THE METEOROLOGISTS HAVE BEEN FORECASTING RAIN TO START TONIGHT AND LASTING THROUGH TOMORROW. BUT WITH TEMPERATURES AS LOW AS THEY’VE BEEN I CAN ALL BUT GUARANTEE A FOOT OF SNOW ON [...]
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“You can take the house, but you can’t tak
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Yet another Darwin award nomination.
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Do you play World of Warcraft? Many people do and they come from all walks of life and a varying degree of ages. This brings me to my topic World of Warcraft and Trolls. Why is it that there are so many “Trolls” who play this game?  What is a  Troll?  In Internet slang, a [...]
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The local snow season so far has been disappointing. Check out this really artistic video about an urban skier who doesn’t let less-than-ideal conditions slow him down. And cheer up. JP Auclair Street Segment (from All.I.Can.) from
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A Redding man was arrested Tuesday night after he'd brandished a phony gun at several people in south Redding, police said.
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The weather's going to be a little more winter-like in Redding starting today. Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Sacramento predict a high of 55 degrees and "widespread" frost before 10 a.m. Clouds today should make way for rain tonight, though it's mostly predicted for the early morning hours of Thursday. Th
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Matt Pratt, a student who attends Shasta College, wants to transfer to Chico State University next year. The problem is there is a rise in tuition by 10% or $222 per semester tuition. Increasing the tuition by 10% it will discourage students from transferring to Universities in California. The tuition rate in California is
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Doni: You have an anniversary of sorts this holiday at KLXR, Mike, right? Mike: Yes we do, Doni. 2011 is the 12th year that we have played our Christmas music on KLXR
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Rowdy and rude behavior at public meetings to discuss medical marijuana has become all too routine. Faced with opposing viewpoints, the Proposition 215 crowd has an ugly habit of responding with boos, catcalls and nasty interruptions.
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Washington gridlock may turn out to be the salvation of the Obama administration.
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Regarding "UC board approves raises for executives" (Nov. 30): The protesters have every right to protest this action. Why aren't we all protesting this?
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People need to understand or be educated about bell ringers for the Salvation Army. They are volunteers. They do this out of the kindness of their hearts, to help others in need during the holiday season. You don't need to give each time you go by them. They understand you may have already given elsewhere that day.
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This is in response to Vivian Maudin's letter and attack on Bob Hall. We just read the Nov. 27 article in the Record Searchlight and found only one statement by Hall — not "several," as she says. Were you offended because there might be a ring of truth to what he said?
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Thank you, thank you, thank you to the folks who keep our Highway 44 bridge looking so beautiful.
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Earlier this year, friends and family of a former Redding resident who had a heart transplant issued a cookbook to help raise funds for his ongoing recovery and medical expenses.
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Anticipating the federal government's desire to consolidate health services for Northern California veterans closer to the new Veterans Home on Knighton Road, former State Sen. K. Maurice Johannessen announced he recently purchased 15.9 acres directly across the road.
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Back when Bill Parr was running Cypress Elementary School, he helped launch an experimental music program.
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RED BLUFF — A 40-year-old Red Bluff mother was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of attempted murder and felony child abuse after she admitted to slashing her 13-year-old son's neck with a knife, police said.
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RED BLUFF — A 40-year-old Red Bluff mother was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of attempted murder and felony child abuse after she admitted to slashing her 13-year-old son's neck with a knife, police said.
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A 30-year-old Redding man was sentenced Monday to five years in prison after pleading no contest to felony assault in connection with a 2010 fight that included the shooting of a Weed man outside a fast-food restaurant on Pine Street.
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RED BLUFF — Tehama County supervisors Tuesday distanced themselves from a proposed ballot measure backed by their lobbying organization that asks for a constitutional guarantee of funds for this year's criminal justice realignment.
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A Shasta County judge has ruled in favor of a former Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry student who was sued by a man alleging she and a friend pushed him off a cliff and then, thinking he was dead, tried to faith-heal him back to life rather than call Redding police.
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The Shasta County District Attorney's Office is warning residents of a decades-old scam that is making the rounds again via the mailbox.
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The Shasta County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted an ordinance Tuesday banning medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated parts of the county and narrowly passed a second law hours later regulating pot growth for county residents.
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In 1911, a horde of hobos passing from north to south and Redding were subjected to depredations from large marauding bands. Railway officials said that since the closing of the mills at Weed and McCloud and other lumber camps, the roads were lined with wandering Willies, all headed south.
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RED BLUFF — One of the opportunities for witnessing prep basketball played at a high level this early in the season is set to tip off Thursday in the 22nd annual Red Bluff Holiday Classic boys basketball tournament.
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RED BLUFF — North state basketball has one more dose of tournament madness before Christmas break.
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The past two seasons, the Northern Section Basketball Playoff Committee was left with a dilemma in Division III — what to do with the Corning Cardinals.
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A big rig truck is blocking the Auditorium Drive off ramp from westbound Highway 44, dispatchers said.
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Northern Valley Catholic Social Service has received a $59,400 grant from the Walmart Foundation to increase food assistance programs in surrounding rural areas where 40 percent, or 25,600 adults, struggle to put food on the table.
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Well, let's see. I last left you on Sunday when I was status quo.Monday morning I called the doc to report I was not 100% and left a message saying as much. I got a call back saying they wanted to try me on a blood pressure meds, the idea being that it would hopefully open up the blood vessels and relieve the pr
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Yet another report out of Stanford University on California's sinking public pension systems is causing a stir in Sacramento -- even prompting state Treasurer Bill Lockyer's resignation in protest from the advisory board overseeing the study. From the L.A. Times:...
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RED BLUFF – A 40-year-old Red Bluff mother was arrested today on suspicion of attempted murder and felony child abuse after she admitted to slashing her 13-year-old son’s neck with a knife, police announced today.
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Dispatchers reported a crash involving up to three vehicles on Highway 44 at the Sacramento bridge.
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Anticipating the federal government’s desire to consolidate health services for Northern California veterans closer to the new Veterans Home, on Knighton Road, former State Senator K. Maurice Johannessen announced he recently purchased 15.9 acres directly across the road.
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A Tehama County man has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison after admitting to sexually abusing a 6-year-old child, prosecutors with the Tehama County district attorney’s office announced today.
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES TRINITY RIVER, Douglas City — It’s been very cold and gloomy mornings on the Trinity with temperatures falling to 20 degrees and skies gray until late in the morning. The best fishing on the Trinity has continued to be upstream of Junction City,
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As just a bit of an amateur geographic information systems buff, I'm on the mailing list for ESRI, the 900-pound gorilla of the GIS software field. Just received today a pitch for a users' conference next summer. Plainly, ESRI knows...
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A Redding man accused of having sex with a 14-year-old mentally ill girl gave up his legal right today in Shasta County Superior Court to have a preliminary hearing as he weighs a three-year prison offer.
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A 30-year-old Redding man was sentenced Monday to five years in prison after pleading no contest to felony assault in connection with a 2010 attack outside a fast-food restaurant on Pine Street that saw a Weed man shot.
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The Shasta County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted an ordinance today banning medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated parts of the county and narrowly passed a second ordinance several hours later regulating pot growth for county residents.
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Are you aware world famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Pilgrim Congregational Church off Eureka Way in Redding? He was 88-years-young when he agreed to take on the job. Wright was famous for having the ability to design structures...
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The Shasta County District Attorney’s Office is warning residents of a decades-old scam that is making the rounds again via the mailbox.
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Little house on a big lot in southwest Redding. We recall it most recently as a failed short sale, and that it also has an old carport, and detached garage/shop of corrugated metal. No
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Did you know that Rep. Dan Lungren, a Republican who represents the Sacramento suburbs (and was nearly the California governor, back in 1998) is quietly pushing for the removal of Hetch Hetchy Reservoir? I didn't, but the L.A. Times says...
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From a New York Times piece headlined "In California, Indian Tribes With Casino Money Cast Off Members:" "The tribe has historically had the ability to remove people," said Kevin Bearquiver, the Bureau of Indian Affairs' deputy director for the Pacific...
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North state residents will wake up to patches of frost in some areas en route to a mostly sunny day. The high in Redding today will be 56 degrees with a light north wind, according to the National Weather Service. The overnight low will be 26. There is a slight chance of showers Wednesday night.
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We are on a roll! One of my favorite treats for my family has always been cinnamon rolls. My husband started it, years ago, even before we were married. About once a month Westley and I would travel to visit my parents in Huntington Beach. I thought it was amazing that Westley would WANT to [...]
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By Kristina Sgueglia and Chris DignamNew York (CNN) -- The number of police officers who have died in the line of duty in 2011 has increased 14 percent nationwide from last year, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund."We're hearing about more brazen, violent activity today,
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How does a poverty of ambition lead to simple poverty? All too easily.
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The many negative stories represent aberrations, revealing nothing at all typical about public employees in California. But they have turned public opinion against civil servants so severely that it will be difficult to pass any of the current spate of tax increase proposals, no matter who might back them or bankroll them.
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Are there any political candidates out there who will admit that the big problem with the financial systems in all 50 states and the federal government is the waste of tax money that has occured for so many years?
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Do you want to pay $20 or more to mail a letter? How about $50 or more to mail a small package? That will be our future if the Post Service doesn't survive.
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I hope that the angel who found and turned in the Amvets envelope containing money and receipts at Walmart on Thursday sees this heartfelt note of gratitude.
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In the eyes of the federal government, marijuana is classified as a Schedule 1 drug and is no different than heroin, cocaine or any other hard drug. The mere mention of heroin and marijuana in the same sentence as a comparable drug makes many people, including this writer, roll their eyes. Heroin increases the likelihood [.
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Wilshire Place is a small, but lively community tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac on Wilshire Drive. For many of its residents, Wilshire provides the most essential thing they crave: a chance at an independent life. "That's what I love about it. I can be on my own here," said John Blake, a resident for 10 years.
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A Medford, Ore., man charged with 11 counts of attempted murder in connection with a shootout with law enforcement officers following a vehicle pursuit that started at the Oregon border and ended near Castella was deemed mentally competent Monday to stand trial.
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Changes brought on by state budget cuts are beginning to play out within Shasta County's narcotics-busting task force.
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ANDERSON — Some areas of this city, including a public park, have gone smoke-free.
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1911: W.H. Reel and N. Roberts have struck a rich ore body that will mill ore $50 per ton. They have now 15 or 20 tons of ore on the dump that fairly glistens with the yellow metal. Their Bright Star Mine is just over the divide from the old Mad Mule Mine.
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A former Shasta County deputy public defender pleaded no contest Monday in Shasta County Superior Court to misdemeanor DUI and was placed on probation for three years, a spokeswoman with the Shasta County district attorney's office said.
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The anticipation is building for the 2011-12 ski season.
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The state controller has updated its web site ([sco.ca.gov]) showing the salary, pension benefits and other compensation for 674,000 city and county employees in calendar year 2010.
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For this assignment, the students in my English 1C classes at Shasta College were asked to research a controversial issue relevant to North State residents and argue their position on that issue in a persuasive essay. The students had total control over their choice of topic and the opinions expressed in their essays are th
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It comes from the Congressional Budget Office, and it is sobering. I don't really like the term "mandatory" spending, as Congress can always change the law that mandates it, but in any case here you go: Mandatory spending plus interest...
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So says the Federal Reserve in a new study. The AP describes it here....
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A former Shasta County deputy public defender pleaded no contest today in Shasta County Superior Court to misdemeanor DUI and was placed on probation for three years, a spokeswoman with the Shasta County district attorney’s office said.
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Southbound Interstate 5 was closed in Corning this afternoon for more than two hours after a trailer towed by pickup, lost its wheel and overturned, spilling a backhoe onto the busy freeway.
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A Medford, Ore., man charged with 11 counts of attempted murder in connection with a shoot-out with law enforcement officers following an Oct. 27 vehicle pursuit that started at the Oregon border and ended near Castella was deemed mentally competent today to stand trial.
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Voices of Faith: Do you believe angels exist? Why/Why not?
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For homeowners looking to upgrade — or downsize — their residences, it’s a difficult chicken-or-egg question: Which comes first, buying a new place to live or selling an old one? Each situation presents a potentially thorny set of issues. Buy …
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A Yreka man and woman were rushed to the hospital after they were both thrown from a Chevrolet Blazer Sunday afternoon, the California Highway Patrol reported.
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A Red Bluff man burglarized two homes on Wiltsey Road Saturday morning and was arrested after deputies found him hiding in a barn at one of them, deputies said.
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"There is a feeling that some citizens in California are not paying enough. My own view is that as you open the door to new taxation, that you encourage and expand an accelerating form of government that is already quite...
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And no, that doesn't include the cost of the guy with the chain saw. Rather, it's the fee Marin County will charge residents for a tree-cutting permit, according to this editorial in the Independent-Journal. Man, I love me some neighborhood...
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Mother Nature was not kind to Redding and Anderson businesses at Christmastime in 1968. Snow, snow, snow was everywhere, especially piled up on the rooftops. The first roof cave-in was at Thrifty Drug Store in the Village Plaza Shopping Center....
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It's going to be another sunny and cool day in the Redding area. Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Sacramento predict a high of 58 degrees for the area and a low of 32 degrees tonight. Morning frost in some parts of the area should melt away by 10 a.m. Winds should also gust up to 18 mph today. Expect simil
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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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Before you go out holiday shopping for that 10-14 year old, with the idea that a motorized scooter, skateboard, or anything else with a motor attached may be the way to go. You might want to reconsider your options. Remember way back when you were riding your bicycle with the playing cards attached to the [...]
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A couple of weeks ago, when the police officer stood near my car - the one with shattered glass where the the passenger-side window used to be - I felt like a total idiot when he asked if anything was missing from my car after the break-in
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When democracy activists boycott some Third World dictator's sham elections, to avoid lending credence to a rigged vote, it makes a kind of rough sense.
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Positive environmental news is not easily found these days, but there's a success story right in our backyard. It's about the restoration of critical salmon habitat and the good-faith collaboration that is making it possible.
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Did you know the U.S. Senate has passed a law that would allow American citizens — people born and raised in this country — to be detained indefinitely just for being suspected of terrorism? Not convicted, just suspected.
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Now Newt Gingrich is cozying up to Donald Trump, of all people.
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This letter is in honor of my dad, who was stationed in Hawaii at Hickam Field when the Japanese attacked in 1941. Over the years the focus has always been on the bombing of Pearl Harbor with little if any mention of the airfield adjacent to it that was also destroyed.
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I agree with Gov. Jerry Brown's initiative to raise taxes on the rich.
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A meat-processing plant that one day could employ up to 40 workers will break ground today in Yreka.
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A Redding woman's arrest for allegedly driving a stolen car Sunday morning led officers to a hotel room where they found another Redding woman whom they arrested on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine.
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Rebecca Ingalls was no stranger to the type of letter her son's school sent her Nov. 30, and that's what made her angry about it.
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Police were looking Sunday for a man who they say ran away after crashing an SUV into a creek and leaving a passenger trapped in the vehicle.
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SHASTA LAKE — Great things may come in small packages, but for Candice Lane, one great thing this Christmas is coming in at 1,200 square feet — her new house, built by Lane and volunteers from Habitat for Humanity.
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In 1911: The International Order of Red Men called out its members for a banquet and election of chiefs.
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Where are you?
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Check it out this new website for the author Penni Elaine. It’s super awesome. http://www.thekeysforyou.com
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A man who was trapped in a car this afternoon off Parkview Avenue in Redding was taken to the hospital nearly an hour after the car flipped into a creek.
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As the article notes, Shasta County educators are fretting about the supposedly low ratios of local high school grads who attend college or go on to graduate from a four-year institution. For an alternative perspective, herewith an excerpt from "The...
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Advent is a time in which we prepare for the coming of the Lord: • His coming to us Sacramentally at Christmas, • His coming to us individually at the end of our lives, • and His coming to us collectively at the end of time. And today, within the season
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A Redding woman’s arrest for allegedly driving a stolen car Sunday morning led officers to a hotel room where they found another Redding woman who they arrested on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine.
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Gasamat opened on May 14, 1970 and was the first of its kind in Redding. Everyone wondered if this type of station would be a threat to the stations with attendants. It was located at the intersection of Henderson Road...
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It'll be a sunny day in Redding today, though the temperature shouldn't rise above 56 degrees. Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Sacramento predict a low tonight of 35 degrees. Temperatures will warm slightly for most of the work week, with mostly sunny skies and highs of 58 degrees predicted for Monday throug
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CH2M Hill and Critigen are hosting the 2011 Rising Stars Gala on December 17, 2011. The festive evening will include live music, dancing, appetizers, desserts, a no-host bar, live & silent auctions, and gaming. The Gala benefits science programs at Whiskeytown Environmental School, Schreder Planetarium, and the Clair Hi
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The economy put the brakes on Camping World's plans for an RV superstore in the Churn Creek area south of Redding three years ago. Sounds like the company is finally going forward.
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This will be our little family's sixth Christmas in the north state, and the traditions are beginning to stack up. Snow or no snow, the tree cutting in the woods ranks highest among them. Inevitably, I overestimate the height of our living room ceiling, and wind up eventually admitting to Kristen that she was right, tha
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Nobody ever wants to sell the beautiful old family ranch.
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Hungry? Congratulations! You are losing weight. Seven out of ten Americans could stand to be a little more hungry. Lest some of you somehow think that I'm forgetting that some hungry folks are skinny and malnourished, rest assured that I remember them too. This column is not about them. This column is about those folks
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Your editorial last Sunday about trying to come to grips with the federal versus the state law regarding marijuana made a great deal of sense. What does not make sense is the anti-marijuana sentiment that pervades Washington, D.C., specifically and law enforcement in general. Many people seem to think that because marijuana
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An open letter to Gov. Jerry Brown and the seven members of the Board of Forestry and Fire Protection who voted "aye" on the State Responsibility Area fire tax:
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I found Alana Burke's description (column, last Sunday) of the 2012 Republican hopefuls quite accurate. If you read her column carefully, she pretty much admits her party's candidates are, well, less than adequate. No kidding.
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I would like to reply to Fred Boest's misinformed letter to the editor.
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I am a member of the Committee to Recall Dolores Lucero and honored to have worked with so many dedicated citizens of the city of Shasta Lake on this first step of the recall process. Knowing that the system works has helped me to have hope in the American justice system.
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After reading Monday's article on knee surgeries, I agreed with Dr. Jim DeSoto as to why: Surgeons like Coon, who bring "advanced, innovative care methods" into a community, often attract patients from outside hospital service areas ... because "the patient has read or heard about the type of care being offe
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In his recent opinion piece, "Where I stand on the Klamath dams," Congressman Wally Herger demonstrates he understands that the Klamath agreements are not just about dams.
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n response to the 17 reasons not to blame the Catholics ("Speak Your Piece," Sunday):
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Gov. Jerry Brown wants a half-percent sales tax. The post office needs to raise its rates by one penny. Well, give 'em a break!
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The holiday season is here, but not because Black Friday, Red Saturday, Cyber Monday or the Redding Lighted Christmas parade are in the past. Nor the fact that this paper has Christmas inserts from every store in town, it seems. No, not even because those same stores and many homes are brightly decorated.
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Every holiday season, retailers release a bevy of new toys and electronics aimed at capturing the attention of our little ones. Never fear, the Nerd Chicks are here to share our "Buy This, Not That" tips to navigate the sea of choices and ensure you're up to the challenge of finding your kids the perfect gadget.
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Urban residents may get as frustrated with tourists from towns or rural areas as the latter become with city people when they visit the country. Visitors are often unaware of basics of city life residents take for granted.
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Our son Davey is our wild card. He falls asleep easily and looks angelic with those long lashes sweeping his cheeks, but woe to the person who dares wake him from his slumber. It is never pretty.
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The maple tree has taken off its bright red autumn shirt. Looking out the window, we can see those autumn leaves blowing in the wind. Scurrying along like bugs on the run, they're leaving us with a lonesome feeling of nostalgia. After waiting all year for their bright colors to return, suddenly they're running off long befo
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Getting into the spirit of the holidays means putting those holiday cards together, making sure you have the right presents and wrapping them up beautifully (or as best as you can).
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Bryce Prusse, a pen maker in Redding, offers classic slimline twist pens, ergonomically designed to fit in your hand for a comfortable writing experience, as well as many other types of ballpoint pens, rollerball pens and fountain pens. Inlaid pens are popular among customers.
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Rob Cabitto's new memoir begins with his father trying to set his 4-year-old son on fire.
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Shasta County students lag behind their peers in entering higher education — a lapse that could cost a student $1 million or more over the course of a lifetimes, according to a Georgetown University study.
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Some 30 north state children got free Christmas trees, toys, treats, trinkets and a tale from St. Nick on Saturday at the U.S. Forest Service office on Airport Road.
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Processing-center clerks Donna McGowan (left) and Judy Osgood carry signs in front of the post office on Churn Creek Road on Saturday to protest Postal Service plans to move Redding's mail-processing facility to Sacramento.
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Dear Babe: I have a Jackie Robinson 22-karat gold card that is numbered 010538. It commemorated the 50th anniversary of his debut in 1947. It doesn't have a company name on it.— Ronald Bruhn, ReddingMost of these gold cards fall into the category of ready-to-wear collectibles produced to take advantage of the surg
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Last year around this time, I told a story of a couple of local boys who failed to share the same joy for the holiday season as many of us do. I have been asked to share the story again. I hope you will enjoy it.
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The Hornets can't quite overcome the experience-laden Vikings just yet.
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PALO CEDRO — Another defensive standout for the Foothill High School football team is headed to the NCAA Division I ranks.
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Two and a half years ago, Bailee Jeffery stepped through the doors of a building on Shasta Dam Boulevard that could have been mistaken for a sleepy little rural motel.
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Q: A recent innovation on the pro bass-fishing trail is something called the "Alabama Rig," similar to what is called an "Umbrella Rig" by saltwater anglers. The Alabama Rig consists of five or six lures (usually plastic grubs or small swimbaits) radiating from a central attachment point by wires, imitating
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COTTONWOOD — When Sonrisa approaches the arena gate and catches sight of the 6-foot tall stuffed flamingo, the little palomino snorts, her doe-like eyes widening in fear. Gabby, the 17.1 hand mule behind her, balks in terror, refusing to even set foot in the arena. Thus begins day one of the Police Horse Pros "Sen
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Swimmers collect coats and blankets
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Counties surrounding Shasta County lag the state average in sending students to college, according to a new report from the State Department of Education.
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The season and location of the third annual benefit gala for the Whiskeytown Environmental School have changed, but attendees can still expect the same wide range of activities this year, organizers said.
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The one-time head of the Shasta County Marshal's Office says he was harassed by his former employer for questioning whether it's legal for judges and court administrators to be in charge of running the law-enforcement agency.
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In 1911: The Pacific Telephone Co. installed a direct individual line and connection in the upstairs of the Market Street firehouse, which was the home of the night brigade. Residents were instructed to call 75 when they needed fire services.
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A man rammed a pickup three times, knocking it into a Cottonwood apartment, before driving to another side of the apartment complex and crashing into a utility box on the wall of his girlfriend's apartment Saturday morning, authorities said.
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SHASTA LAKE — A crucial third-quarter run and a pair of Carlos Mancasola free throws in the clutch highlighted Central Valley's thrilling win in the final day of the Lehigh Classic boys basketball tournament on Saturday.
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SHASTA LAKE — The playoffs might be more than two months away, but Shasta's thrilling 71-65 overtime win over Liberty Christian had a championship feel to it.
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West Valley senior wrestler Austin Lobsinger finished with a 4-2 record and got seventh place at 220 pounds Saturday at the Walsh Ironman Tournament in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
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The six-story building on the left is what it looked like when it was built in 1938. The photo was taken in 1940 during a flood. Portions of it still stand today between Turtle Bay and the convention center. When...
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"This is a photo idea for an infant. Tuck a little red and white Santa hat on the sleeping baby and get your spot to light up the bed and you have a beautiful Christmas picture that everone will love for years to come."][/caption]
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A man rammed a pickup three times, knocking it into a Cottonwood apartment, before driving to another side of the apartment complex and crashing into a utility box on the wall of his girlfriend's apartment this morning, authorities said.
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It's that time, again....a post from last year -- and the year before -- but cookie recipes are ageless. AIn't life grand? I make about 70 pounds of this shortbread dough in December -- we give away most of the cookies - to customers, friends, roving bands of neighborhood teens. It's my favorite holiday rec
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Today will be sunny with a high near 62, but in the next few days temperatures will dip down into the 50s during the day. The National Weather Service is forecasting a partly cloudy night, with a low around 34. S Sunday will be partly sunny, but the high will dip down to 56 and the low will reach 36 during a cloudy and s
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Winter. What catches our eyes, ears and interests in the garden this time of year is distinctive. For me, texture, sound, form and movement are what draw me now. In many cases, it's not plants that provide this interest for me as I move about my winter gardening tasks - it's the birds that accompany [...]
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Redding will probably never be famous as an artist's colony, but the area has a remarkable collection of creative talents. The tricky part is just getting them out where you can seem them all at once.
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"It's better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it," Jennifer Hurte told me late last week, reciting the old English proverb.
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The media, including the Record Searchlight, have been full of stories about the U.S. Postal Service's plans to downsize and reduce services. Isn't that marvelous?! Our country is in a debt crisis, but the public has great difficulty finding any public service they can do without.
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Lets help save America's Postal Service. Ben Franklin started the postal mail system back in 1775, so the service has been around for a long time. Now they tell us the USPS is going broke.
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Having lived up here in Redding for a long time now, it has amazed me through the years how Wally Herger keeps getting "automatically" re elected. The only thing I can figure is he has got an (R) by his name so its guaranteed!
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The Hornets are having no problem closing out games this preseason.
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SHASTA LAKE — With every steal, every block and every drained 3-pointer, the Falcons earned their redemption.
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The Foothill High boys basketball team advanced to the championship game of the Drake Tournament with a 51-44 win over Analy on Friday night.
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In 1911: More than $165,000 was to be paid into the county's treasury by Tax Collector H. Clay Baker. This represented the first installment of taxes and was the largest amount ever paid into the treasury at one time. It represented a month's collection.
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The city of Redding's Solid Waste Utility and fire department are collecting new and gently used coats and other winter-wear clothing that will be donated to the Good News Rescue Mission.
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A Shasta Lake woman who waited nearly seven years before finally seeing her criminal case go to trial was acquitted Friday of embezzling about $350,000 from the assets of her Alzheimer's-stricken mother.
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Great-grandma Dianne calls her great-grandson her "million-dollar miracle baby."
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A Redding medical marijuana patient says the city is forcing his eviction from his longtime home because he didn't follow the city's medical marijuana cultivation ordinance.
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RED BLUFF — Tehama County has asked the state Office of Administrative Law to reject regulations imposing a $150 fire fee, arguing the state Board of Forestry and Fire Protection's actions conflict with the Government Code.
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An extensive investigation into the death of a 4-day-old baby girl has forced the postponement of next week's scheduled preliminary hearing for the Shasta County woman accused of allegedly allowing her to starve to death.
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In a deal believed to be one of the largest transactions in Shasta County in at least two decades, the U.S. Forest Service building in Redding has sold for $13 million to an East Coast investment company.
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Investigators say nothing so far has indicated human remains found Thursday in south Redding were the result of a murder, but they're not ruling out the possibility.
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Following what's quickly becoming a trend throughout the region and the state, Shasta County supervisors on Tuesday will consider an ordinance that would ban medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated parts of the county and another that would introduce growing restrictions for county residents.
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The Internal Revenue Service has issued the 2012 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.
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A Shasta Lake woman who waited nearly seven years before finally seeing her criminal case go to trial was acquitted today of embezzling about $350,000 from the estate of her Alzheimer’s disease-stricken mother.
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I caught part of last night's Department of Fish and Game meeting, and I saw the cadre of wardens that some commenters mention. (They were also much whispered about last night.) Anyway, the DFG's spokesman has his own explanation of...
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Last weekend we published an editorial suggesting that if the signatures were validated on the recall petitions against Shasta Lake City Councilwoman Dolores Lucero --- petitions that far exceed the number of votes she got in the first place in...
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I guess Charlie Ruggles has risen from his grave to give the right answer for the mystery photo! Charlie was the first person to guess correctly at 9:41 am. Congratulations Charlie! It is the Zeis house on Chestnut Street...
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The Tehama County Sheriff's Office is warning that money wire scams are on the rise.
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Three people were trapped in a car that careened into a dry ditch at Churn Creek Road and Victor Avenue this afternoon in Redding.
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A statewide Amber Alert was issued to day for a Suisun City teen who went missing on Wednesday.
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An extensive and ongoing investigation into the death of a 4-day-old baby girl has forced the postponement of next week’s scheduled preliminary hearing for the Shasta County woman accused of allegedly allowing her to starve to death.
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Four young men arrested Thursday by Tehama County sheriff’s deputies have been linked to numerous vehicle and residential burglaries in Red Bluff and the surrounding area, deputies announced today.
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Now, in a decision pertaining to attorneys for appellate court, in case #149117/172066, Judge calls Kitkowski a liar and says she is not disabled and simply will not work; even though he has the SSDI award letter.Gaul further states that Gary Richardson  (Kitkowski's ex-husband and reason for Kitkowski's disabili
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Contrary to popular belief, poinsettias and mistletoe are not highly toxic. Eating mistletoe leaves and berries could lead to vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pain, but one to two berries or leaves eaten by a child will not result in serious harm. When hanging mistletoe in your home, place it in a piece of netting to keep lea
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Callum Roberts' "An Unnatural History of the Sea" (435 pages, Island Press, 2007), about the greed-driven overfishing of the world's oceans from earliest times to the present, pricked some long held illusions.
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Gift-giving with meaning can take many forms. It could be a donation to a nonprofit, an invitation to dinner, a gift certificate for baby-sitting, tickets to a concert, a hand-kitted scarf or a bag of lemons from a backyard tree.
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There are brown spots with holes in the middle on the leaves of my peach tree. What is this, and can I fix it?
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Ask Anna columnist Anna Moseley suggests a strategy for removing rust stains on fabric.
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List of support groups in the North State.
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...take that, Nancy Reagan.I think I last left you with a slight headache around the brain fringes. Shortly after that, the headache monster returned and brought all his buddies with him. I guess that was Wednesday night. I hate to keep harping on this because I know there are people in terrible chronic p
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Letter writer Karen Ball of Redding took a drive down Memory Lane the other day: But probably the thing I look for every year and wonder if I will ever see again is Salmon Claus. It's a mystery who did...
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What pioneer family originally owned this house and what street is it located on in Redding? 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...
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Inventory is down, sales are relatively steady. Demand for homes under $150K is very strong. Below, the numbers behind the graph. Sales off just a bit from last month, but inventory is trending lower.
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It's the Christmas season, so that means putting up a few Christmas standards.Here's the Pogues, with "Fairytale of New York." It's a great song. It's your Video Friday:
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It's shaping up to be another pleasant day in Redding. The National Weather Service says it will be sunny with a high temperature of 62 degrees. Tonight it may freeze with a low around 32. Saturday will be be mostly sunny with a high of 61. The mercury could again dip as low as 32. On Sunday, expect a high near 53 and a
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It's official! A News Cafe readers are the luckiest readers in these here parts. This week, once again, A News Cafe, Jefferson Public Radio and yours truly, the Mistress of the Mix, team up to give away a pair of front row tickets to see and hear another spectacular performer at the Cascade Theatre. So [...]
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SHASTA LAKE — Thursday night at the Lehigh Classic featured another big lead, another near-collapse and another win for the undefeated Patriots.
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Higher taxes are not the treatment for California's persistent economic malaise, budget deficits and ever-tighter squeeze on public services.
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In the first month of his presidency, Barack Obama averred that if in three years he hadn't alleviated the nation's economic pain, he'd be a "one-term proposition."
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In March 2011, the California Legislature approved a 10 percent payment reduction in Medi-Cal reimbursement rates to skilled nursing facility providers ($471 million over a 14-month period). Implementation of the Medi-Cal payment reduction results in skilled nursing facilities being paid an average of $30 per patient day le
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The Republicans love to talk about innovation while protecting the "job creators" from paying one more dime in taxes.
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The neighborhood of the 1700 block of Filaree Drive wants to thank the Redding police for their quick response Wednesday morning at 12:37 a.m. when called by an alert neighbor who watches the east half of the block during the night, when three pickup loads of people came into the area and parked at one of our deceased neigh
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John P. Schafer, Shasta Lake
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There wasn't a whole lot more Enterprise freshman point guard Janae Gray could do for a better prep debut.
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In 1911: Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Rupert purchased the Cohn estate, which consisted of 320 acres of ranchland at Bear Creek. The ranch contained a large natural meadow where Bear Creek ran through the length of it.
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Catherine King of King Law Offices in Redding has just published a new book titled "Paths to Prosperity, A Guide to Living From Your Heart (And Not Your Wallet)."
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A new police dog is on patrol in Shasta Lake.
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The Foothill High School boys basketball team defeated Terra Linda 41-38 on Thursday at the Red Brown Invitational tournament at Drake High School.
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A Shasta Lake man who nearly snatched a Shasta County sheriff's deputy's gun during a brawl at a Millville home in late October has pleaded guilty to two felony counts in exchange for a maximum two-year prison sentence.
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For the first time in a long time, Brianna Hopkins and her children will celebrate Christmas together, in a clean two-bedroom apartment they can now call home.
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Last week, I delivered some of the top themes to keep an eye on for the prep boys basketball season before the Harlan Carter Invitational really got interesting.
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Siskiyou County's supervisors have opted out of state biologists' plans to study stream flows in threatened coho salmon habitat, saying they refuse to participate in a process that will end only with more restrictions on farmers' water.
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Shasta County Planning Commissioners Thursday unanimously approved a use permit for a new veterinary clinic in Bella Vista.
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A series of copper thefts have destroyed seven air conditioners owned by the Fall River Mills Joint Unified School District.
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A cultural centerpiece for more than three years, ArtHop in Redding will take its final walk Saturday.
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A meeting held Thursday in Redding to discuss the future of the Department of Fish and Game ended with peaceful discussions about what its role and powers should be.
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5th Annual Christmas Party
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Agency: SWEAT Running Club
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It is said that chronic itch is the skin equivalent to pain. Itching disrupts sleeps, limits your activities, diminishes your concentration and generally is quite maddening. We will scratch, claw and tear up our skin to satisfy that annoying itch sensation.
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Have a safe and sober celebration by mixing up these alcohol-free beverages.
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There are two kinds of people. Those who are ready for Christmas by noon on Black Friday, and those who are not. This column won't be of much use to those who have their lights up, holiday decorations artfully placed throughout the house, Christmas cards addressed, stamped and ready to mail, and last but not least, presents
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Shasta Blood Center is in need of A- blood. BloodSource is in need of A-, O- as well as platelet and plasma donors.
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Have the trails gone to the dogs? Yes, but in a good way. Running and training for a marathon, or any other distance with your dog can bring joy to each run.
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During the 1860s, three white women, all in their mid-30s were killed by Indians.
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Human remains were found today in south Redding, according to the Shasta County Sheriff's Office.
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Here's a familiar story to anyone who's lamented how California restricts logging even as we import wood clear-cut in Canada's Boreal forests: NAUCALPAN DE JUÁREZ, Mexico -- The spent batteries Americans turn in for recycling are increasingly being sent to...
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Economist Ed Glaeser, writing in City Journal, gets the quote of the day: Unemployment represents a crisis of imagination, a failure to figure out how to make potential workers productive in the modern economy. The people who make creative leaps...
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A Shasta Lake man who nearly snatched a Shasta County sheriff’s deputy’s gun during a violent brawl at a Millville home in late October pleaded guilty Wednesday to two felony counts in exchange for a maximum two-year prison sentence.
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Maybe they just don't have any equity to cash out. It would stand to reason. In any case, the latest state population figures for each county show a dramatic reduction in the number of people moving to Shasta County. While...
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A new police dog is on patrol in Shasta Lake.
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The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is continuing an investigation today into the use of gun fire during Wednesday’s riot at a Sacramento-area prison.
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The new Knox Area Rescue Ministries program "Corners of Your Field" is based on an Old Testament passage supporters say easily translates to answer today's needs.
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2. Shasta High School’s Madrigal Dinner 7 p.m. Wednesdays to Saturdays Dec. 7 to 10 and 14 to 17 at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd., Redding. Program includes vocal, drama and instrumental entertainment. Go to www.madtickets.org
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Artist Sonja Holmquist began exploring her artistic side by creating cartoon-like drawings, usually of friends and co-workers. While her only daughter has been away in college, Sonja has been playing by sketching and experimenting with acrylics, color, style, texture and a variety of other media on canvas. She usually paint
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NEW YORK — If the U.S. economy does not suffer more setbacks, the rate of mortgage holders behind on their payments should decline significantly by the end of next year, according to credit reporting agency TransUnion. Mortgage delinquency rates — …
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McClatchy News Service covered a Senate hearing yesterday, chaired by Dianne Feinstein, on the spread of marijuana growing on public lands. Curious thing, though: One fact that emerged from the hearing is that public-lands growing might be easing. It's easy...
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Had heard of glitches and a line-up change shortly after Tortuga Bay Grill opened on Park Marina Drive in September and that a new chef – a “woman from New York” – was now in charge. So, curious, we dropped by for dinner the middle of last week.
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Downtown is abuzz with new businesses and offerings, and Clearie’s is pouring a drink of the past, with a toast to the future.
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The spirit of Christmas and human trafficking are seldom, if ever, included in the same sentence, but Garrett Viggers plans to have something to say about both next week during his second annual holiday concert at the Cascade Theatre.
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are flag, might and passive. Stranded With a white veil of silk, she cause his attention, flagged him over. The car in idle, he watched her walk toward him from the rear-view. She smiled at her sway.
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This building played a big role to the citizens of Redding and Shasta County while it stood. It was located at the corner of Butte and East Streets where Shasta Regional Medical Center stands today. It was Shasta County's second...
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The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is looking for a former Shasta County parolee who failed to participate in GPS monitoring.
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The last ArtHop in Redding is Saturday. Founded in 2008, the 2nd Saturday ArtHop is a free public event that showcases local artists' work inside businesses and other venues.
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When an editor at the environmental-minded magazine High Country News suggests the Forest Service needs to rev up its logging, you've really got to wonder: When my East Coast-based family rented a condo in Breckenridge, Colo. for our family vacation...
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After it warms up a bit this morning in Redding, it's shaping up to be a very pleasant day. Today, expect areas of frost before 10 a.m. Otherwise, it will be sunny with a high near 64 degrees with light breezes. It will drop down to 36 tonight, according to the National Weather Service. Expect areas of frost after 4 a.m.
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SHASTA LAKE —The Wolves are using every bit of the preseason to build character by overcoming adversity.
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"They're not scoring this quarter." Those were the words of Liberty Christian point guard Otar Pkhakadze in the second quarter of the Patriots' 53-42 win over West Valley in pool play of the Lehigh Classic at Central Valley High on Wednesday.
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A new year brings a clean slate for all basketball teams and a chance for every squad to start fresh.
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The hosting Central Valley girls basketball team got redemption against Trinity, in a 55-52 win on the first day of the Lehigh Classic on Wednesday.
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Budget cuts are never easy to swallow, but at the very least they ought to save the taxpayers money.
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Politicians reveal themselves by the language they use. Not simply the intricacies of their policy positions or even the quality of their intellects, but something closer to the human core. Today's lesson in the laws of political grammar involves the indiscriminate employment of adverbs (Newt Gingrich) and the smarmy us
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Vince Perry ("Speak Your Piece," Sunday), that fine material in your ears is sand.
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A hardy amen to your editorial of Sunday! As the former "Mr. Just Say No" of Shasta County for over 10 years, I tried to help youngsters fight peer pressure to use alcohol, marijuana and other drugs. As the father of a daughter who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at the age of 17, I did everything within my po
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Dutch Bros. in Redding and Red Bluff will donate proceeds from beverages sold Friday to Make-A-Wish Foundation of Sacramento and Northeastern California.
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Grainger will close its Redding branch in three weeks, ending a nearly 30-year existence in the north state.
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Local businesses and organizations are already working to make the season brighter for those in need.
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A Redding man and his mother were arrested Tuesday night, the son on suspicion of interrogating several people at gunpoint and a slew of other charges, the mother accused of punching a deputy who was arresting her son.
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A Shasta County sheriff's deputy acted appropriately when he shot at a gunman who first fired at officers in an Oct. 27 shooting on Interstate 5 in Castella, Sheriff Tom Bosenko said Wednesday.
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Shasta County planning commissioners today will vote on a use permit that would let a Palo Cedro veterinarian start up a new facility in Bella Vista rather than treat pets from her home or travel to meet clients at theirs.
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A group of officials planning out a vision for the state agencies that regulate California's fish and wildlife resources may get an earful tonight from tea party members, hunters and agricultural groups.
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Tall palm trees towered overhead and a bright sun spread warmth through the crowd Wednesday as a handful of Pearl Harbor survivors — and more than 100 of their admirers — saluted those Americans who lost their lives during the Japanese sneak attack on Dec. 7, 1941.
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Some north state doctors want to know why their names show up as network providers for a Medicare Advantage HMO plan being marketed by AARP.
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Catholic Healthcare West has paid $875,564, and Sutter Health Association has paid $1.4 million to settle allegations that certain of their affiliate hospitals overcharged the government for infusion therapy and lithotripsy services, the U.S. attorney's office announced Wednesday.
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After hearing from two former city councilmen and police union representatives who spoke out against rejoining a Redding-based dispatch center, the Anderson City Council put off making a decision on the plan at its meeting Tuesday night.
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Deputies are responding to a report that a woman struck another woman with a fork tonight at a group home on Lynda Lynn Way.
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Note from Doni: Today's conversation is with Adam Mankoski, half of the dynamic Hawkman Studios duo. Regular readers will also recognize Adam as a talented staff writer, most widely remembered for his "Get Outta Town" columns and his exclusive series about his first-hand account about his trip to Haiti with a North Sta
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How much do you know about estate plans?  And how do you know when you need one?  Many people have a vague feeling that they should execute some kind of estate plan eventually, but think (hope) that they really don’t need one right now. On our blog we spend a lot of time telling people that they do nee
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A reader, responding to the various recent stories about the Postal Service overhaul, points to a NY Times story about what's going in those stodgy socialist outposts in Europe. Though Deutsche Post by law still delivers to every address six...
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After the morphine wore off late yesterday afternoon, I took one of the emergency pills the PAC gave me to ward off a return attack of the migraine. It didn't work, in which case she said to take the other emergency pill. I did and it still didn't work. The enormous slobbering bear was back with a clamp to tighten around my
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Inmates at California State Prison, Sacramento, suffered gunshot and stab wounds while prison officers suffered minor injuries in a riot today, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
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Catholic Healthcare West has paid $875,564 and Sutter Health Association has paid $1.4 million to settle allegations that certain of their affiliate hospitals overcharged the government for infusion therapy and lithotripsy services. the U.S Attorney's office announced today.
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"We are putting together a steering comm., arranging a meeting with Heidi (park superintendent) and starting the process to keep the doors open. Mrs. Boggs entrusted her collection to the public for the public. I feel we have no other...
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Racers and fans, we need you to vote here at the polling station to the right. The Annual Banquet is coming soon. Bob needs to know what you want to have served: The Tri-Tip dinner for $27.  Or: The Prime Rib Carving Station Dinner for $31. We know these are tough times for many, and s
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A Shasta County sheriff's deputy acted appropriately when he shot at a gunman who first fired at officers in an Oct. 27 shooting on Interstate 5 in Castella, Sheriff Tom Bosenko said today
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Tehama County sheriff’s deputies are searching for several men who were wearing hockey masks when they robbed a Bowman Road home in Cottonwood early this morning.
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The Anderson City Council on Tuesday tabled a decision on whether to transfer police dispatch duties to the Shasta Area Safety Communications Agency (SHASCOM) in Redding until a permanent city manager is hired.
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A Redding man and his mother were arrested Tuesday night, the son on suspicion of interrogating several people at gunpoint and a slew of other charges, the mother accused of punching a deputy who went to arrest her son.
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“One bedroom, one bath home on large lot near
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As I turn left onto Highway 44 driving from Palo Cedro into Redding, a woman is on my car's tail. She swerves right and left behind me, as if in a NASCAR race trying to pass me. I take a deep breath and merge to the right. I am no slow poke on the road, but “Mario Andretti” obviously had places to go and people to see.
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It shouldn't drop below freezing tonight, but it may do so again by Sunday, as part of a continuing dry weather pattern this December. The National Weather Service says today will be sunny with a high near 59 degrees. Tonight, temperatures will drop to 35. It should warm up slightly throughout the week until Saturday when
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Baby,  it's cold outside! Quick, let's prepare something warm to eat. But not a sweet. That's because one reader e-mailed a tiny complaint: I publish too many dessert recipes. Many people are trying to eat better and lose weight. Duly noted, dear reader. And yes, it's true that I'd rather make dessert than prepare entrees
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SHASTA LAKE — A mixed and diverse field should set up an appealing four-day boys basketball tournament as the 18th annual Lehigh Classic tips off today at Central Valley High School.
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A pair of three-point shooting standouts who faced each other in the Northern Section finals last year are expected to be among the top players in the Northern Section, which began the first slate of games last week.
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The West Valley High School girls basketball team held off a late second-half surge by Oroville to top the Tigers 38-31 at home Tuesday.
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Shasta County sheriff's detectives and forensic teams spent all day Monday digging for a body on a Mountain Gate property, but were unable to find a corpse possibly buried at the site in 2001.
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Pine cones can be made into elegant wreaths, glittery ornaments, prickly turkeys, peanut-butter bird feeders and even lamp shades.
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On Dec. 7, 1941, in the infamous sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, Japanese naval aircraft sunk the battleship USS Arizona, killing 1,177 of its crew while they were preparing for a quiet Sunday morning.
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The joys of Christmas do not include coping with crowds at shopping malls or wracking your brains trying to figure out what to get as a gift for someone who already seems to have everything.
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A Nov. 27 article about Weed quoted Bob Hall several times, and the remarks were very damaging not only to the city of Weed, but to the people who work at City Hall. That night, at a special meeting of the City Council, which I attended, I asked Bob Hall about his remarks, and his denial of making those remarks was quite as
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Regarding the Outdoors photo on page 6C in Sunday's Record Searchlight, perhaps Ken Snyder does not know that when you put your fingers in a fish's gills and hold it up, you kill it.
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I have to admit it. I am a Christmas junkie. I wait all year for my fix of lights and decorations, parades, sales, church productions, school performances. After this year's fantastical fall display donated by Mother Nature, I am primed and ready for Christmas. What would this year bring? I went to the lighted parade an
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A suspended Redding priest charged with seven felony counts of child molestation failed again Tuesday to enter a plea in Sacramento County Superior Court, a spokeswoman with the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office said.
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EACH Air Medical Services of Santa Rosa and Cal-Ore Life Flight of Brookings, Ore., have merged operations.
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In 1911: The Redding fire companies were to be merged into one and by the following year it would be an engine company with a membership of 65. Changed conditions with the firemen were brought about by the advent of the fire automobile, which was the first and last important apparatus at a conflagration.
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A 25-year-old Redding woman has been identified as the driver who died Monday afternoon in a wreck on Highway 89 in Hat Creek, the California Highway Patrol reported.
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Enterprise High School's esteemed show choir plans to audition for "America's Got Talent."
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Almost 150 families remain in the Adopt-A-Family list in Shasta County, said Karen Schaefer, program coordinator, on Tuesday.
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Redding will seek a court order to shut down medical marijuana dispensaries in the city, the City Council decided Tuesday.
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When Corning bison rancher Garen Wimer got back from San Francisco this week, he left a bit of Tehama County behind.
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Management of the Gaia Hotel in Anderson has been handed over to a bankruptcy court-appointed trustee.
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The Shasta Lake City Council on Tuesday voted down two proposed changes on how it handles its check registry and will keep the present system of the mayor and vice mayor signing off on the checks.
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Anderson police are looking for whoever stabbed a 17-year-old girl tonight.
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Anderson police are looking for whoever stabbed a 17-year-old girl tonight.
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Here's news I'm delighted to hear. Astronomers announced Monday that they had taken E.T. off hold and resumed searching for radio signals from extraterrestrial civilizations with a set of radio telescopes in Hat Creek, Calif. The project, part of the...
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Here's news I'm delighted to hear. Astronomers announced Monday that they had taken E.T. off hold and resumed searching for radio signals from extraterrestrial civilizations with a set of radio telescopes in Hat Creek, Calif. The project, part of the...
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Jeff is an award winning artist and illustrator in a variety of mediums and disciplines. He was born in 1961 in the Philippines while his parents were stationed there. After his father earned a Doctorate in Optometry from Cal Berkeley the family began a series of moves to Santa Rosa , then Paradise and eventually [...]
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Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant, aNewsCafe.com and HawkMan Studios invite you to the LAST ArtHop After-Party featuring live music by our friends, MULETOWN! The Muletown String Band formed in the Spring of 2010 and has captured an exuberant following on the strength of its live shows throughout the region. The group's debu
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Sunday afternoon I was suddenly hit with a migraine - the second of my life (the first one was about ten years ago and mercifully brief). I thought I was having a stroke so I tried saying sentences out loud to test myself. When it appeared it wasn't a stroke, I then decided it must be two simultaneous brain aneurysms (I say
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A familiar face returned to the center of the Redding City Council dais as Dick Dickerson was named the city’s new mayor.
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A March road rage incident that ended with a motorcycle rider suffering broken bones has led to a five-year sentence in state prison for assault.
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A suspended Redding priest charged with seven felony counts of child molestation failed again today to enter a plea in Sacramento County Superior Court, a spokeswoman with the Sacramento County district attorney’s office said.
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Every decoration on the tree, except the angel on top, was purchased at the Dollar Tree in Palo Cedro....
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Dispatchers reported two fuel spills on Shasta County roads, one on Main Street in Cottonwood and an oil slick on South Bonnyview Road around 2 p.m. today.
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Enterprise High School’s show choir plans to audition for America’s Got Talent, the choir’s director announced today.
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A Cottonwood man was arrested Friday on suspicion of possession and transportation of marijuana for sale after 27 pounds of marijuana was found in his pickup that was pulling a horse trailer during an early morning traffic stop on Interstate 5 in Red Bluff, officials with the Tehama Interagency Drug Enforcement Task Force
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES TRINITY RIVER, Douglas City — Steelheading was steady last week, at least upstream of Junction City with good anglers hooking half a dozen or so steelhead an outing on roe, plugs and flies. The river was back to low and clear conditions and stealt
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Shasta County sheriff’s detectives and forensic teams spent all day Monday digging for a body on a Mountain Gate property, but were unable to find a corpse possibly buried at the site in 2001.
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A 41-year-old Los Molinos man was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of methamphetamine possession and driving on a suspended license after he was pulled over in a traffic stop
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Perhaps the Blueview is your vision of the cool retro tile in the kitchen of this
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The frost on the ground this morning in Redding will quickly disappear as the day warms up, but expect it to return tonight. Today it will be sunny and clear with a high temperature of 58 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.Tonight it will again drop a few degrees below freezing with a low temperature of 29 d
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Ever wonder about family traits? Why this particular trait chose your family or, in some cases, their family? I’m not talking genetic traits here, folks. In this enlightened age we all know about, even if we don’t quite understand the double helix stuff, DNA and genetics. I’m talking about more nebulae kinds of thin
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Recommended For Adult Audiences Only: After watching this video there were so many things running through my head. The first of which was, "If I had known that I would have had many more children". The next was, "I'm pissed off because I didn't know that was a possibility when I was living through 24 [...]
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I completely flaked out in 2010 (and still feel guilty about it)  but this year I managed to put  together a Friedman Family video Christmas Card for 2011. It comes with wishes of joy for your Holiday Season and all throughout the New Year. or click
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Events will only stretch a 911 system to its limit a few times a year, but those frantic times are precisely when lives depend on emergency dispatching as close to flawless as possible.
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One startling statistic from last fall's municipal elections around California has not been lost on the state's policymakers and would-be reformers: Fully 40 out of the 53 local tax or bond measures up for a vote in November passed, usually with supermajorities of 55 percent or more.
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To those who helped themselves to our belongings: You took everything you could from our 4Runner. Perhaps you felt you need them more than we do.
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It seems the Department of Fish and Game wants to, if not eradicate striped bass, at least reduce their numbers significantly. I have been advocating precisely that for a couple of years, ever since I found out they were a non-native species imported from the East Coast.
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Two of Redding's volunteer commissions will collaborate next month to discuss long-term plans for the city's civic auditorium.
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A garbage truck is on fire at the Redding Transfer Station on Abernathy Lane tonight.
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Veterans bus passes available
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Rookie police dog tracks down suspect
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The U.S. Postal Service announced Monday it will "move forward" to reduce operating costs following a plan that could close mail-processing facilities nationwide, including one in Redding.
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Shasta County planning commissioners Thursday will consider granting the Happy Valley Fire Protection District a use permit to build a new fire station in the far reaches of the district south of Redding.
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California prison and fire officials told lawmakers Monday at least a third of the state's inmate fire crews might be disbanded by 2013 if county jailers are unable to provide the state with enough prisoners to keep them full.
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Duane and Melba Jensen lost nearly everything they owned in a fire last week that destroyed their single-wide mobile home.
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It's cold in Redding and temperatures will drop slightly overnight before the area starts to warm up.
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A statewide Amber Alert issued earlier tonight was deactivated as the three missing children were found safe.
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A 35-year-old Anderson man was credited Monday morning for saving the lives of two women who were sound asleep when smoke started billowing from below their house.
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Crews rescued a 46-year-old man tonight who was stranded on a sand bar in the Sacramento River near Blue Jay Lane east of Anderson.
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See who was at what recent events.
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What is it about Christmas that makes kids try to be "good" and old people act like kids?
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At least one person died this afternoon in a wreck on Highway 89 in Hat Creek, the California Highway Patrol reported.
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SOF-TEK is pleased to announce that they are now a UL (Underwriters Laboratories) Panel Shop under the UL 508A Industrial Control Panel Certification. SOF-TEK in now open for business as a unique contract manufacturer in the North State, specializing in custom design UL Panels, PCBs, and wire harnesses for electronic assemb
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The Redding community came together to help Comfort Keepers® collect 1309.5 lbs. of food through its STOP Senior Hunger food drive for local seniors in need between the months of September through November. All of the food that was collected was donated to the Shasta Senior Nutrition Program and was dispersed to seniors th
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“As Shepherd’s tend their flocks, the wise men follow the star leading to a manger and the “King of Kings.” The North State community is invited to join them on this epic journey. “Journey to Bethlehem,” takes visitors on a guided tour of the Holy Land at the time of the Nativity. Guests will encounter along
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Help make Christmas brighter for hungry families in Dunsmuir and enjoy a great meal on Dec. 14 at the Dunsmuir Brewery Works.
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Fighting fire from above.
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Help aspiring scientists and engineers attend camps.
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California prison and fire officials told lawmakers Monday at least a third of the state’s inmate fire crews might be disbanded by 2013 if county jailers are unable provide the state with enough prisoners to keep them full.
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Jerry Brown is taking the initiative route to take his proposed tax increases to a vote, pitching temporary but lengthy -- five years -- hikes in the sales tax by half a percentage point and in the income tax by...
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List of recreational clubs and groups active in the North State.
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That's what Dr. Igor Grant -- head of the Center for Medical Cannabis Research at UC San Diego -- tells the Voice of San Diego. And he says that was a shock to him: I'm quite surprised at the findings....
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The Redding city councilman announces an announcement: "There is no excuse for failure" (Redding, Calif.) - Redding native Rick Bosetti, a successful businessman, family man, and community leader, will announce his candidacy for the California State Assembly on Tuesday, December...
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Voices of Faith — Dec. 10, 2011: Q. Why do some people interpret religious beliefs into violence? Is violence ever an appropriate answer?
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This great site features penny postcards from days gone by. Click here then click on California and then Shasta County. I have a few postcards of my own not shown that I will soon add to the site. If you...
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I myself have fallen victim to the locally grown, DIY food fads of recent years, but this blogger artfully breaks down just how much we rely on the baker, the farmer, the cheesemaker, the butcher, etc. It's a reworking of...
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An ember inside an old burn pile, thought to be extinguished for "multiple weeks," caught fire in today's gusting winds in Shingletown and spread into a nearly 3-acre grass fire, a fire department spokesman said.
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From the desk of: Judicial Council WatcherJudicial Council WatcherJudicialCouncilWatcher.com – California's 10 Billion Dollar Reality CheckIt’s snowing here at JCW Posted on December 5, 2011 As Judicial Council Watcher clocks by a
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Thanks to a rookie police dog on duty for its first full shift, a 27-year-old Redding man, who mistakenly thought he had warrants out for his arrest, was captured this morning after hiding from police in a creek, officers said.
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A 35-year-old Anderson man is being credited this morning for saving the lives of two women who were sound asleep when smoke started billowing from below their house.
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The National Weather Service is warning of gusty winds today and frost tonight in Redding. Today, it's going to be sunny with a high near 58 degrees. Expect a north northeast wind between 11 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Tonight it's going to be clear with a low around 29. The weather service has issued a free
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If you wanted to do the best possible job restoring a river's fish habitat — the noble goal of the Trinity River Restoration Program — wouldn't it make sense to keep tight lines of communication with the anglers who spend so many days on that river?
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After days of recrimination and days of finger pointing, the public has lost interest in who was most responsible for the failure of the supercommittee. It failed because its members each represented their party perfectly. The larger question is, what happens now?
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Mae Helene Bacon Boggs: The rest of the story
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This story has been told before and is repeated every year. While you are happily shopping for a grandson's stocking-stuffers, or those special slippers for mom, there are predators cruising and watching. Whether they are clever and organized criminals or spur of the moment opportunists, it only takes a moment of your d
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The United Methodist Women would like to thank the people of this giving community along with our friends and church family who supported our bazaar on Nov. 12 at the First United Methodist Church.
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Writers Forum has arranged an extraordinary opportunity for North State writers as a way to kick off the New Year. On January 14, 2012, two legendary West Coast literary agents will appear in Redding for an all-day event.  Their presentation will include insights into how agents, editors, and publishers operate, and an off
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James "Jim" Sheldon Kennedy, beloved family man, cherished friend, and veteran teacher, has died at the age of 60. Jim was born in Redding at Memorial Hospital on Feb.25, 1951 to Larry and Carolyn Kennedy. He was the third of their four children and had a stable and happy childhood on Greenwood Heights, playing kick [...]
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One man killed in solo car crash
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Triston Ortiz had heard his family talk for years about a charity his cousin's girlfriend runs that gathers toys for impoverished children.
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The Trinity Wolves boys basketball team won the championship game Saturday at the 66th annual Block F Tournament in McArthur.
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Several north state regions top the state in knee replacement surgery rates, prompting researchers who studied the data to question whether a prolific former Red Bluff surgeon might have established that trend.
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In 1911: The Little Nellie Mine in the Iron Mountain District, which was dropping 10 stamps, was completing installation of five additional stamps. Development work was being carried on in the main shaft; sinking was begun some three weeks earlier.
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A 54-year-old Red Bluff man was arrested Saturday after he threatened officers and invited them into his apartment to "play" while brandishing various knives and a shotgun, officers said.
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Many people believe that Judge Eaton's family owned the Eaton's Drug Store. They didn't. There was absolutely no connection. The first store was located on California Street in 1881. It was moved to a new store in 1903 at 1527...
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A man died early this morning or late Saturday night after his car went off an embankment and hit a tree in the Igo area, the California Highway Patrol reported.
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Today should be another sunny, breezy day in the Redding area. Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Sacramento predict a high of 62 degrees and winds gusting up to 18 mph. The low tonight should drop down to 36 degrees. Expect more wind on Monday, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Temperatures should be somewhat co
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This popular event showcases writers by offering the opportunity to read up to five minutes from their original works. Sign in and read on a first come-first-read basis. Limited spots for nonmembers are also available. Members bring their favorite holiday dishes and desserts for a delicious pot luck after the readings. Ther
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Winner of SXSW Film Festival, Philadelphia Film Festival, Full Frame Film Festival & Woodstock Film Festival. In the vibrant, bohemian neighborhood of South Philadelphia, 50,000-square feet of concrete are covered with tile and mirrors-mosaics that were created by Isaiah Zagar, an eccentric, tormented artist. The murals
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It's a frequent question amid the debate about the medical-marijuana collectives that the city of Redding is trying to shut down: "If it's medicine, why don't they sell it at the pharmacy?"
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I didn't know who Dewitt Jones was a couple of weeks ago when I wrote about covering bad news and the dangers of creating a skewed perspective on the community.
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The name "Newt" makes me think of the young cowboy in the book Lonesome Dove written by Larry McMurtry — an extraordinary work of fiction made into a classic miniseries. I never expected to associate the name "Newt" with the 2012 Republican nominee. Candidate? Sure. But nominee? And yet, here he is, th
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While the credibly accused should be handed over to civil authorities, the allegations against the Rev. Uriel Ojeda should become an opportunity for prayer, healing and reconciliation — not an invitation for anti-Catholics to publicly bash the 2,000 year old church of Jesus Christ.
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President Barack Obama proposes to extend the payroll tax cut for American workers, set to expire Dec. 31, and increase the cut for the "typical" American family from $1,000 to $1,500 per year.
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Here's another chance to keep those shopping dollars local this holiday season. A group of small businesses will partner Saturday for the first Handmade Holiday Dash in Redding. Each participating business will feature a handmade vendor and/or an ornament craft project.
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One of the sweetest parts of giving a gift is that excited response, "I love it!" -- especially when it's genuine. But how's a holiday shopper to find the perfect gift, one that won't go into the return or exchange pile? Don't resign yourself to that tired gift card. I humbly offer my "Buy This, Not That" picks for the wome
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I ran to Don's Sandwich Shop off Bechelli Lane on Thursday. I frequently do, great food and near where I work. Tucked in next to Bernie's Guitar shop, the parking is a bit limited.
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Last spring I realized I was ready for a gratitude check. I was flying through life so distracted with the tasks at hand that I wasn't taking notice of all the good that was going on around me. I wanted to shift my focus, so I committed to keep a running list of things I was grateful for. It only lasted two pages in my jour
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In reply to Leesa Webster ("Speak Your Piece," Sunday) and the Record Searchlight editorial (Sunday) concerning postal cuts.
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Dear readers: It's time again for Straight Talk's shopping list -- direct from the source.
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Breann Cannon and John Selke, both of Redding, were married Oct. 8, 2011, at Mercy Oaks in Redding. The ceremony was followed by a reception at Mercy Oaks. Pastor Bryan Blank officiated. The bride is the daughter of Dan and Joyce Cannon of Redding. She works as a certified medical assistant at Shasta ENT Specialists. The
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When my kids graduated high school a few years ago they all had to move away from Redding to get decent jobs. I see things haven't changed much since then.
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When it was announced in October, the federal government's revamped Home Affordable Refinance Program was seen as a way to keep more underwater families in their homes. The Obama administration has said it hopes the revamped HARP will help 1 million more homeowners.
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Should American workers continue to get a payroll tax break? President Barack Obama has been pressing Congress to extend this year's payroll tax break — a two-point reduction from the usual 6.2 percent tax that workers usually pay to support the Social Security program. Obama says letting the break lapse would amo
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On Oct. 31, ex-Anderson Fire Capt. Jason Bellinger re-entered a not guilty plea before the Shasta County courts. It was accepted, his probation was terminated, and the case was dismissed.
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Kim Norden and Andres Acuna, both of Redding, were married Sept. 24, 2011 at the White House at Churn Creek Golf Course in Redding. Aaron Hayes officiated. The bride is the daughter of Tony Norden of Spanaway, Wash.; and JoAnn Norden of Redding. She graduated from Simpson University in 2006 with a degree in music. She wor
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Many readers find the familiarity of books written around an occupation or skill both informative and comforting. So we have several bed-and-breakfast, cooking, knitting or home repair series, and some with established characters attached to police or other government departments.
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Those of us who live in the north state may find it difficult to believe a person would go into the wilderness unprepared. But even experienced hikers can forget that the wilderness can be... well, wild. It's possible to get lost in areas you've visited for years.
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Gearing up for Christmas is a big adventure. With Thanksgiving, the preparation is centered on the dinner. But there is so much more to Christmas.
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Q: In the past couple of weeks a friend was following a pickup towing a horse trailer loaded with animals. Urine was coming out of the trailer in a fine spray to the point of having to turn the windshield wipers on. Does the vehicle code address this problem? Thanks.
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If the 42nd annual Harlan Carter Invitational boys basketball tournament has taught north state prep basketball fans anything this past weekend, it's that the season is going to be full of excitement.
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The Arcata Tigers were too long, too quick and too disciplined for the Cubs in the Anderson Tip-Off Classic title game.
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West Valley's heavyweight duo of Austin Lobsinger and Scott Nelson took first and second place respectively in their weight class Saturday at the annual Doc Petersen wrestling tournament in Orland.
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Redding police on Friday arrested a man in a Chico bar who, they said, used a fake name to steal money and property in the north state as far back as July.
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Permits are available to cut down a Christmas tree in the Shasta-Trinity and Lassen national forests through Dec. 23.
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Q: I am considering venomous snake rescue and relocation and am hoping you will direct me to the proper department. What laws or permits are involved in such a hobby? Are there designated release locations for rescued snakes? Do I need a permit?
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The California Highway Patrol Northern Division honored two north state officers for their record of tracking down stolen vehicles.
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Brad Goldpaint is not your typical point-and-shoot photographer, not by a long shot.
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A Eureka attorney says he's going to file a lawsuit Monday on behalf of a Trinity County couple whose throats were slashed in March by a murder suspect they encountered after a sheriff's corporal allegedly asked them to investigate a 911 call.
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Twinkling lights made quite the sight Saturday evening as floats, marching bands and other entries filled the streets of downtown Redding for the annual Lighted Christmas Parade.
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REDDING LACROSSE LEAGUE
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In 1911: William Wolf and Louis Wolf, the blacksmiths, had moved into the commodious quarters on California Street, recently vacated by Harry Glover. The Wolfs were doing business on an extensive scale and installed complete new woodworking and horseshoeing machinery.
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In this war I have known a lot of officers who were loved and respected by the soldiers under them. But never have I crossed the trail of any man as beloved as Capt. Henry T. Waskow of Belton, Texas.
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Shasta County's Office of Education is asking for bids on Camp Latieze outside Manton after litigating to ensure no one could challenge its ownership of the property.
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EDITOR'S NOTE: Ernie Pyle was a pioneering American journalist who wrote for Scripps Howard newspapers from 1935 until his death at 44 on a Pacific Island in April 1945. The Indiana native had a folksy writing style he used both in peacetime dispatches from across North and South America and later in war coverage from N
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Dear Babe: My dad kept a lot of booklets about sports skills from the 1920s put out by various manufacturers of shoes and equipment. They include several different copies of "Keds Handbook of Sports."— Jeff Jones, ShingletownSome of these in top condition might be worth as much as $250. Based on the photocopi
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Publisher Craig Stevens explains why here. Excerpt: We did show a minor revenue uptick in 2010 over 2009, but this year has been tougher than last year and our margins are weak. No one at our parent company has yet...
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Redding police arrested a man in a Chico bar who, they said, used a fake name to steal money and property in the north state as far back as July.
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He served as the postmaster at Cassel in eastern Shasta County on and off during the years 1880 to the 1930s (the building still stands.) He also owned and operated a small store that stood up against the north side...
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A recently installed wood stove in a back bedroom caused a three alarm fire Friday night that damaged $175,000 worth of property.
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The sun will be out for the next week, as highs stick around 60 and lows stay in the mid 30s. The National Weather Service said today will be sunny and the high will be 62, while tonight the mercury will drop to 36. Sunday will be sunny with a high at 63, though winds could be as fast as 13 mph. Sunday night will cool t
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It is not only the time of year for gift giving, it is also the time for planting and pruning! Roses, fruit trees, perennials, vines - the garden is a daily destination for planting or pruning something. Every year, people ask me for good gift ideas for gardeners. Gardeners might be some of the easiest-to-please [...]
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Per my column in today's paper, here are three YouTube videos of works by Terry Riley, pioneer American minimalist composer, who attended Shasta High and Shasta College in the Fifties. And a video tribute to Mark Eubank when he retired...
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A Redding woman who went to pick up her fiance Friday night ran into a building on Churn Creek Road and was arrested on suspicion of DUI.
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Rarely has a self-proclaimed champion of the people earned such a definitive rebuke from the people.
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Redding's a relatively small town (pop. 90,000 plus), but it seems to have more than its share of entrepreneurial, inspirational and world-changing people.
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How many who occupy Wall Street are registered to occupy voting booths?
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I am 98 years old and a World War II U.S. Navy veteran. I am also a native to the Shasta County area.I was in the construction and development business for many years and I was responsible for eight home subdivisions. They included six in Cottonwood and two in Redding. There were about 500 homes in all.
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Re: "Rock plant sparks debate — Facility planned on Flintstone Ave." Sounds logical to me, and probably to Jay Leno.
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Round one for the hardwood River Bowl goes to the Hornets, barely.
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Anderson racked up 19 steals in a downright theft of a victory against Foothill on Friday night at the Anderson Tip-Off Classic.
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I see talent, passion, and athletes dedicated to their craft.
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Otar Pkhakadze scorched the tournament hosts for 22 points, all in the first half, as the Liberty Christian boys basketball team rolled to its second straight win to start the year, over host Los Molinos at the Los Molinos Tournament on Friday afternoon.
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Redding firefighters fought a three-alarm fire Friday night at a home on Elm Lane near Nicolet Lane.
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In 1911: A $1,000 reward hung over the heads of Indian Mike and his son Wilson Herum, the outlaws wanted for the murder of Blake of Fall River and for similar attempted crimes. Half the amount would be paid by the state of California for the arrest of either.
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The Shasta Regional Community Foundation has approved more than $254,000 of donations from its McConnell Fund.
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A Redding priest who faces seven counts of child molestation in Sacramento County appeared briefly in court Friday but did not enter a plea.
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Lennart Christian Schauman will not be retried on an involuntary manslaughter charge for throwing the single punch that killed 31-year-old Adam Martinez two years ago, Shasta County Chief Deputy District Attorney Josh Lowery announced at a court hearing Friday.
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A crowd gathered in downtown Redding on Friday evening to witness the annual lighting of the city's Christmas tree.
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SHASTA LAKE — Councilwoman Dolores Lucero and her supporters remained uncharacteristically silent this week as a petition for her recall went to the Shasta County Elections Office.
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During the past few months, Redding Police officer Eddy ­Gilmette worked on his own time to help restore this 2006 Crown Victoria.
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The Redding City Council will enter closed session Tuesday to discuss how to handle the medical marijuana dispensaries that aren't complying with the city's recently enacted ban.
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Redding's depressed home-building market got a boost in November, and at least two contractors credit the city's decision to suspend impact fees for the improvement.
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Redding firefighters are battling a three-alarm fire tonight at a home on Elm Lane.
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Judge Debra Kazanjian issued a ruling saying State leaders acted illegally when they attempted to take $1 billion from the California Children’s Trust Fund administered by First 5 County Commissions. All 58 county First 5 Commissions, including First 5 Shasta, were poised to transfer funds to the State based on the passag
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George Rogers, Redding
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Gail Hansen: Postal cuts are bad for Redding
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Should American workers continue to get a payroll tax break? President Barack Obama has been pressing Congress to extend this year's payroll tax break — a two-point reduction from the usual 6.2 percent tax that workers usually pay to support the Social Security program. Obama says letting the break lapse would amo
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Hal Paquin: The top 1 percent in the parking lot
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Last spring I realized I was ready for a gratitude check. I was flying through life so distracted with the tasks at hand that I wasn't taking notice of all the good that was going on around me. I wanted to shift my focus, so I committed to keep a running list of things I was grateful for. It only lasted two pages in my
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Dear readers: It's time again for Straight Talk's shopping list — direct from the source. I'm always hoping Santa will "think outside the box" (literally) and scratch video games, computers and TVs for the bedroom, and anything else that can make a teen irritable, lazy, addicted and friendless.
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Breann Cannon and John Selke
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When it was announced in October, the federal government's revamped Home Affordable Refinance Program was seen as a way to keep more underwater families in their homes.
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Kim Norden and Andres Acuna
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Many readers find the familiarity of books written around an occupation or skill both informative and comforting. So we have several bed-and-breakfast, cooking, knitting or home repair series, and some with established characters attached to police or other government departments.
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On Nov. 13, a 19-year-old Los Angeles resident froze to death on Mt. Shasta at 9,600 feet. He began his climb barefooted and wearing only a T-shirt and sweatpants.
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Gearing up for Christmas is a big adventure. With Thanksgiving, the preparation is centered on the dinner. But there is so much more to Christmas.
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Jessica Blackburn and Keith Borg
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Whether you celebrate Hanukkah or Christmas, it's time to think about decorating to usher in the holidays.
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Leedy Silversmith
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Readers: This week's column is written by Andrea Eldridge.
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Many Americans associate the term "Social Security" with retirement benefits. However, Social Security also provides benefits to workers who are severely disabled.
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My feelings exactly. Set to music. Namely "Missing You," that classic by The Police....
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The California Highway Patrol Northern Division has honored two north state officers for their record of tracking down stolen vehicles.
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A 25-year-old Redding woman suffered minor injuries this morning when her Jeep hit a center divider and rolled off Interstate 5, according the California Highway Patrol.
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That seems to be the argument of one Assemblyman Martin Garrick, who says he'll introduce a bill to make the Legislature part-time (a move Dan Logue, possibly the next assemblyman for the Redding area, also professes to support) : Since...
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I have three really pretty white birch trees (left photo) right outside my office window at home with a bird feeder and a waterbath underneath them. I love looking out my window at all the birds that stop by...
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A 15-year-old boy was arrested today in connection with Sunday’s stabbing in downtown Redding, according to police.
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In the wake of child sex abuse charges against its assistant pastor, Our Lady of Mercy in Redding will hold a prayer vigil today at 8:30 p.m. at the Shasta View Drive church.
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Lennart Christian Schauman will not be retried on an involuntary manslaughter charge for throwing the single punch that killed 31-year-old Adam Martinez two years ago, Shasta County Chief Deputy District Attorney Josh Lowery announced at a court hearing today.
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If ants can be thoroughly washed away and excluded from an area, an insecticide is probably not necessary. Vacuuming up ant trails or sponging or mopping them with soapy water may be as effective as an insecticide spray in temporarily removing foraging ants in a building because it removes the ants' scent trail, especially
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Farm Dreams columnist Casey Schurig says winter is a time to review last year's garden and make plan for next year's crops.
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Ask Anna columnist Anna Moseley shares instructions for making a simple wreath with ribbon and dollar-store embellishments.
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Faux sprays, wreaths and garlands are the starting point for creative Christmas decorations. Designers offer tips on how to use these pre-made materials to come up with holiday decorations that have your own creative touch.
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The house we've just bought has a stand of bamboo right where we would like to grow ornamentals. How can we most easily remove it?
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"You are what you eat." That's the message of Susan Allport's "The Primal Feast: Food, Sex, Foraging and Love" (260 pages, Harmony House, 2000).
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Rep. Tom McClintock unwound a heck of a stemwinder yesterday in support of a bill that would limit public agencies' liability in environmental suits. Based on the facts as he lays them out, his sounds like a very righteous cause....
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"Bigfoot dressed as a circus clown would have a better chance of beating President Obama than Newt Gingrich, a similarly farcical character." So a "Republican insider" tells the National Journal, which surveyed the Washington crowd and found that Democrats and...
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Watch this and then tell me again why anyone would be against gay marriage.The eloquent Zach Wahls, your Video Friday:
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Crews responded this morning to a single-vehicle traffic accident at Deschutes and Myer roads east of Redding that injured the woman driver.
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Today's contest is cancelled due to medical reasons. Got to keep an appointment with the doctor at 8:30. The contest will return next Friday at 9:00 a.m. See you then!...
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A 60-year-old Bella Vista man was arrested Thursday night after allegedly cutting his girlfriend’s wrist.
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One magazine offers a glimpse of progress in action -- and of the future? I sure hope note. HCN DELIVERY -- SLOW AND SOMETIMES SHREDDED As many of you know, the financially troubled U.S. Postal Service is reorganizing to save...
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Plenty of sunshine will greet the north state through the weekend. The high in Redding today will be 66 with a north wind blowing between 8 and 10 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service. The overnight low will dip to 41.
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Egypt, also known as Masr, is one of the most ancient countries in the world. The Egyptians are a people as proud as their country is old. The native people here can trace their lineage all the way back to Noah. One of Noah's grandson's, Mizraim, migrated and ended up living along the Nile River [...]
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A special meeting of the Shasta County Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board (MHADAB) will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, at 4:00 pm, at the Good News Rescue Mission located at 2842 S. Market Street, Redding, CA 96001. The MHADAB functions are pursuant to the Ralph M. Brown Act (Govt. Code section [...]
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It's amazing how a canard, even if thoroughly debunked, can continue to circulate — thanks to the glories of the Internet. And it's not just those political emails from your uncle.
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It's Iowa minus one month, and barring yet another resurrection, or something of similar improbability, it's Mitt Romney versus Newt Gingrich. In a match race, here's the scorecard:
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Last week California's nonpartisan fiscal analyst said the state is projected to face a $13 billion budget shortfall over the next 18 months. On Dec. 15, the Finance Department will release its projections. Unless the Finance Department projects revenue high enough to cover at least $2 billion of the $4 billion that was
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The Wolves were in midseason form in a 79-37 thrashing of Eureka High on Thursday night.
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More than $2 million in tobacco taxes will stay in Shasta County, thanks to a Fresno judge's ruling blocking a state plan to take money from local services for young children.
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Organizers and float-building crews are finalizing preparations for Saturday's Lighted Christmas Parade in downtown Redding.
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A Trinity River advocacy group is demanding that work to restore salmon and trout numbers on the river be stopped until a review of the work is completed.
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It's that time of year again, when schools switch from fall sports and move indoors for preseason basketball tournaments.
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A balanced offensive attack mixed with a pressure-packed defensive effort allowed the Cougars to begin their season on the right track.
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ANDERSON — Junior Paige Burson led the West Valley girls basketball team with 14 points and 12 rebounds in a 56-35 win over the U-Prep Panthers on Thursday night in the opening round of the Anderson Tip-Off Classic.
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SHASTA LAKE — A petition to recall Councilwoman Dolores Lucero went to the Shasta County Elections Office on Thursday with more than 1,600 signatures.
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Shasta County residents need to turn in the first installment of their property taxes by 5 p.m. Dec. 12 to avoid a late fee.
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In 1911: F. Mullen, a prominent stockraiser of Tehama County, rented the Norton Ranch at Inwood, which consisted of 1,100 acres and much valuable pasture land and extensive meadows considered truck land and alfalfa fields.
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It would cost about $180,000 to add two grades to Buckeye School of the Arts, creating a second feeder school for Central Valley High School, the Gateway Unified School District superintendent told the district board at its meeting Thursday night.
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RED BLUFF — A resourceful coupon collector is reaching out to like-minded people to help provide comfort for the homeless.
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The 2011 Homespun Craft Fair will kick off this weekend at the Shasta District Fair grounds in Anderson.
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A woman whose 14-year-old son tried in vain to save his grandfather from a Rancho Tehama fire last month is struggling to reclaim her property while mourning the loss of her father.
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World AIDS Day was observed in Redding with an awareness march and a candlelight observation on Thursday.
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My mustache recently had its 30th birthday so I whacked it. The logic for doing so, like the hair, was a little gray and fuzzy. When my upper lip was visible, I immediately remembered why I covered it for so long. Peering at the shaved upper lip…the man in the mirror is extremely upset. He [...]
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I can't help it. Every December 1, this is what comes to mind.Now the first of December was covered with snowAnd so was the turnpike from Stockbridge to BostonThough the Berkshires seemed dream-like on account of that frostingWith ten miles behind me and ten thousand more to go
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Shasta County Public Health is seeking volunteers to lead fitness classes for seniors.
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Officially, it was the McCormick-Saeltzer Co. When it was established in 1877, it was a regular-sized store. Over the years though, it kept getting bigger and bigger until it took up an entire city block in downtown Redding, earning it the "Big Store" name. In fact, it was so big, it held the distinction of being the larges
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Haven't heard much from Redding City Councilman Rick Bosetti since his announcement that he's seeking the new District 1 Assembly seat in next year's election, but his rival, current District 3 Assemblyman Dan Logue, is already lining up and announcing...
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Ingredients 3/4 cup butter, softened 1/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup almond paste 1 egg yolk 1 2/3 cup flour 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup finely chopped pistachios Directions 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Line cookie with parchment paper. 3. Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl until blended. Add almond paste and eg
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Peanut Butter fudge
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Ingredients 3 cups sugar 1 1/2 sticks butter 5 ounces half and half 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 7-ounce jar marshmallow creme 1 tablespoons of instant espresso 1 teaspoon Mexican vanilla 1 cup chopped pecans Directions 1. Line 9-inch square pan with foil. 2. Bring sugar, butter and milk to full rolling boil in large
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Ingredients 1 package chocolate melts 1 14-ounce package of caramel candy 2 to 3 cups of chopped pecans Directions 1. Melt chocolate in a double boiler. 2. Melt caramels 30 seconds at a time in the microwave until melted. 3. Mix the pecans with the caramel. Drop by spoonfuls on wax paper. 4. Dip the caramel and the pecans i
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Bacon and Eggs Cookies Ingredients Stick pretzels White chocolate melts Yellow M&Ms Directions 1. Melt white chocolate melts in microwave in 15- to 30-second increments to reduce chance of burning. 2. Place pretzels parallel to each other on wax paper. 3. Spoon melted white chocolate on top of the pretzels, about a litt
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Ingredients 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup powdered sugar 1 cup butter or margarine, softened 1 cup vegetable oil 2 teaspoons Mexican vanilla 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup cornstarch 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt Granulated sugar Directions 1. Beat sugars, butter, oil and vanilla in large bowl with electric
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Ingredients 1 cup butter, soft 2 cups sugar 1 egg 2 tablespoons whipping cream or milk 1 teaspoon rum extract 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 ground nutmeg For the glaze 1/2 cut powdered sugar 2 teaspoons butter, softened 2 teaspoons
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Ingredients 1 1/4 cup butter, room temperature. 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1 1/4 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon lemon extract 1 teaspoon lemon juice 3 cups flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt For the icing 3 tablespoons meringue powder 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice 1/4 cup warm water 1/4 teaspoon lemon
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SHASTA LAKE — A petition to recall Councilwoman Dolores Lucero went to the Shasta County Elections Office today with more than 1,600 signatures.
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A friend -- an old-timer who can do math and worries a lot about the solvency of public pension systems -- forwards this story about how unaffordable retirement promises aren't just hurting cities and the post office, but even musicians....
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1. Redding Trade Club Lighted Christmas Parade 6 p.m. Saturday in downtown Redding. Route is California Street from Tehama Street, left on Sacramento Street, and then left on Pine Street to Yuba Street. Features marching bands, special entries and floats decorated for the season. Theme is “Christmas Trees and Memori
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Jeff Fennel is an award winning artist and illustrator in a variety of mediums and disciplines. A major influence on Jeff was the coverage and excitement of the space race and the Apollo program. This sparked the young boy's imagination and planted the seeds of a lifelong fascination and love affair with space, astronomy an
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Need a break or a bit of inspiration during this holiday shopping season? Drop by the new Grace Place Tea House & Gift Boutique at Pine and Butte Streets in downtown Redding.
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When considering a place to spend the evening, too much variety can be a deterrent. After all, you can get a cold brew almost anywhere you decide to go. Problem is, for connoisseurs of the brew, variety and selection is often in lack. That’s why the Ale House has found success in its niche.
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With 31 productions under its hat, Shasta High is an old hand at transporting guests back to the Elizabethan era for its annual Madrigal Dinner. Enterprise High, meanwhile, is the veritable upstart with a mere 23 years’ worth of experience in entertaining its patrons in a Victorian setting.
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A father goes to bar after court. *He's mad & yells; "All family court judges are Nazis!!"*A drunk guy at the end of bar yells; "I RESENT that!"*The father responds, "Why..., are YOU a family court judge?"*Slurring his words, the drunk guy replied, "Absolutely NOT, I'm a Nazi.
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A writer at Slate offers some thoughts. Excerpt: It is possible, though, that there is just more bitterness out there than we realized before the Internet brought us closer to people's rawest, quickest, uncensored thoughts. (That rooting around for a...
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California Department of Transportation and City of Shasta Lake staff members will hold an open house today in Shasta Lake to answer residents' questions about an upcoming paving project on Shasta Dam Blvd.
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It's happening Saturday, Dec. 3rd at Ingram Hall in the InterMountain Fair Grounds at McArthur. Santa's Workshop will have lots of vendors selling lots of things (many made in the U.S.A.) beginning at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. And when...
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are behave, jettison and mob. Occupy The blond bimbo on the news said it was a mob, but shit I was there, man. There wasn’t a mob. It was an army. Fucking behaved one, too. Line after line of belie
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Here’s a rare condo in Redding. Listed as a 1350 sqft 3/2. We like The Bluffs community very much. For $280 per month you get exterior maintenance done, access to swimming pools and a clubhouse, as w
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OAK RUN - Firefighters are mopping up this afternoon an estimated three-acre fire that broke out early this morning in the Oak Run area. 0care fighting this morning an estimated one-acre fire that's burning off R. L. Smith Logging Road near here, a spokeswoman with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protectio
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A Montgomery Creek man driving under a suspended license for DUI was arrested by Redding police Wednesday night after he crashed his sports utility vehicle and was later found hiding behind a hot tub, police said this morning.
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Another day of sunny skies and breezy winds are forecast for today in Redding and the surrounding region, forecasters with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. Today’s high temperature in Redding should be near 63 degrees. A wind advisory issued by the National Weather Service remains in effect until 6 p.m. tod
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A Shasta County woman accused of killing her 4-day-old daughter is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Dec. 15 to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to try her on the charge.
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A campground for the homeless in Redding? It is a terrible idea.
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Emma Sullivan, you're lucky you're not my daughter. (Dangerous sentence, I know: My daughters might agree.)
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Marv Van Voy, Redding
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Sometimes an attorney must make choices between alternatives when each choice has risks. Friday's article reporting that I have been sued by a client for negligence in not filing a timely claim inadequately reported the difficult choice between alternatives that needed to be made.
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This year's Turkey Trot was reported to be the largest on record, despite the drizzly weather. This event is a "not for profit" event, raising monies for many of the "less fortunate" organizations in our community. For 15 years our church (St. James Lutheran) has been passing out free coffee, hot chocola
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Redding’s dispensary ban will go into effect today after a Shasta County Superior Court judge Wednesday refused to issue a temporary restraining order sought by two attorneys representing five local dispensaries.
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In 1911: The man hunt for Indian Mike and his son Young Mike continued. Sheriff Montgomery and the members of his posse were many miles east and are on their way to Eagle Lake where they are expected to head off the Indians tomorrow.
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At least two people already are vying to unseat Shasta County Supervisor Glenn Hawes.
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