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January 11th, 2012

Below we outlined some of the reason you may want to consider short selling your home vs letting go into foreclosure. A homeowner who successfully negotiates and closes a short sale will be eligible for a Fannie Mae-backed mortgage after only 2 years! Redding CA Short Sales make up over 30% of our curre
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Below we outlined some of the reason you may want to consider short selling your home vs letting go into foreclosure. A homeowner who successfully negotiates and closes a short sale will be eligible for a Fannie Mae-backed mortgage after only 2 years! Redding CA Short Sales make up over 30% of our curre
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Shasta Blood Center is in need of A+, A-, AB+, B+, B- and O- blood. BloodSource is in need of O- and A+ donors as well as all blood types. Platelet and plasma donors are also needed.
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A free workshop series starting this month will help people living with chronic conditions learn how to take control of their health.
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Are you a flusher? A blusher? Tired of that chronic redness on your face or your adult acne? You may very well have a treatable condition called rosacea.
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Thank you to those who responded to our year-end column on Christmas memories. Here's a selection.
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There's a buzz in the air, anticipation and excitement among local runners. They are the ones committed to running the Redding Marathon on Jan. 15.
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On Oct. 4, the Anderson City Council approved an outdoor secondhand smoke ordinance in line with the city's family-friendly values and priority to protect the health of children and residents. The law went into effect on Nov. 4.
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Some people from Kansas think they're promoting some cause by picketing at soldiers' and sailors' funerals --- apparently including the rites scheduled for Saturday for Petty Officer 1st Class Chad Regelin. Because these people are the most offensive on the...
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George Skelton skewered the left's attempt at rebranding the other day, but apparently the political activists formerly known as liberals have read the opinion polls. The Pew Research Center says "progressives" are considerably more popular than "liberals." Perhaps I'm missing...
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TweetI feel that the organizer was able to put this perfectly. The goal is to protect the family of fallen soldier,Chad R. Regelin, and do so respectfully. My thought and prayers go out to the family of Chad R. Regelin. God bless Chad R. Regelin for the sacrifice he made for his country. [...]
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If you drive out past Bella Vista on Highway 299 going east, it starts to follow Cow Creek in a canyon. Right about there, is Ingot, former home of the Afterthought Mine. It used to be easy to spot when the big smelter ruins were mostly intact, but they have been dismantled over the years. We have a painting of how it lo
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An 18-year-old woman is being taken to Mercy Medical Center after a black Toyota Tacoma hit a tree off Old Oregon Trail.
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I've heard folks joke that, in California, it will soon be illegal to smoke anything but marijuana. In Marin County, that might not be a joke. From the I-J: Marin's war on smoking was blunted Tuesday as a measure cracking...
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Downtown traffic in Redding is being affected this morning by a traffic collision at Eureka Way and California street. The accident was dispatched just before 10:30 a.m. There is no further information at this time.
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Trinity County investigators arrested today the stepson of a man who was fatally shot and found in his Ruth home earlier this week.
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ANDERSON - The Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church is planning to hold a demonstration near the Saturday funeral service for a 24-year-old Anderson sailor killed last week in a bomb explosion in Afghanistan.
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We suspect this blog gets read by other Realtors too, so this may be of interest to you guys. This week is Inman Connect. Here’s Erin with Chris Smith, Chief Evangelist for Agent Reboot and Inman News. Chris is a much admired figure in our business. Really dynamic to listen to and watch.
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It will be another day of unseasonably warm weather. The National Weather Service forecasts a high of 66 in Redding today. There will be a north wind blowing up to 10 miles per hour. Expect similar conditions for Thursday, with a chance for the temperature to hit the high 60s Friday. No rain in sight.
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While having lunch with three friends, we invented a new (to us) game... “Conversation Starters That Stop Conversations.” We listed 50 or so but the one that stuck with me was, “I’m only telling you this as a friend…” No! You’re not. Stop. This is going to be embarrassing, intimate and unsolicited. A true frie
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Kelsie Jurin scored 31 points to lead her Liberty Christian High girls basketball team to a 77-55 conference victory over Redding Christian on Tuesday.
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Twenty-five years is a long time to spend in Congress. It ought to be long enough to accomplish a lot.
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The news that Eastman Kodak is preparing to file for bankruptcy, after being the leading photographic company in the world for more than a hundred years, truly marks the end of an era.
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While walking the other day I noticed a sign at the entrance to one of the Redding's beautiful parks. It reads "No Dogs in the Park" with a city ordinance number written below. When I returned to my office, I looked it up to see what it said and was very surprised to find that "No Dogs in the Park" was n
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In light of the admission during the Republican debates that mistakes were made by President George W. Bush, it needs to be pointed out that the current batch of Republican candidates want to make the same mistakes.
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The Northern Section is down to just three undefeated teams and two of them are coached by the same person.
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Lana Brown's three blocks in the first three minutes of the second half told the story for the Wolves in an emphatic win.
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A Redding man found a parolee burglarizing his garage Monday evening, and officers had to zap the alleged burglar with a stun gun to arrest him, police said.
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Local vintner, restaurateur and Hollywood movie producer Reverge Anselmo says Shasta County is violating his religious rights after a code enforcement officer issued a stop-work order earlier this week on a private chapel he's building at his 2,800-acre property east of Redding.
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Don Bird, a Rancho Tehama community activist and political gadfly, has been declared a "vexatious litigant" by a Tehama County judge.
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Fallout from Congressman Wally Herger's official retirement announcement Tuesday echoed through north state Republican circles as politicians moved quickly to adjust their campaign plans.
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Wine law Attorney K.C. Branch will present "Wine Law and the Wine Industry" from 1 to 5 p.m. Jan. 23 at Shasta College Health Sciences Center, 1400 Market St., Redding.
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Trinity County sheriff's deputies are investigating the Monday death of a 68-year-old Ruth man found shot to death at his home.
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A 17-year-old Redding boy accused of molesting a 9-year-old girl had his upcoming criminal trial delayed Tuesday in Shasta County Superior Court.
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A possible one-year delay in the opening of the long-awaited veterans home in Redding is bringing out the troops opposed to Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to keep it shuttered until the 2013-14 fiscal year.
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YREKA — Ranchers and Siskiyou County's supervisors told state and federal wildlife biologists Tuesday they were concerned livestock and the public would be put at risk if a pack of wolves moves to California in the wake of a lone wolf that entered the state last month.
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In 1912: Contrary to the impression that apparently was becoming current, that prospecting on national forest lands was to be restricted by the forest service. No permits were required; miners could locate and stake out their claims. Permits for prospecting on national forest lands have never been and will not be required.
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Love to sing? The Redding Community Choir started its spring session. Rehearsals are every Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at First Christian Church, 3590 Placer Street, Redding, near the corner of Placer St. and Buenaventura Blvd. No auditions are necessary, just a desire to sing a variety of popular and international choral mu
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At least in Oregon. Weird story from the Medford Mail-Tribune: The U.S. Supreme Court decided this week not to hear Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winter's legal challenge that asserted U.S. law trumps state laws when people with medical marijuana cards...
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Don Bird, a Rancho Tehama community activist and political gadfly, has been declared a "vexatious litigant" by a Tehama County judge.
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Twenty-five years is a long time to spend in Congress. It ought to be long enough to accomplish a lot.
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The news that Eastman Kodak is preparing to file for bankruptcy, after being the leading photographic company in the world for more than a hundred years, truly marks the end of an era.
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Talking this afternoon with Rep. Wally Herger about some of the highs and lows of his 25 years in Congress, I asked him how thing had changed from 1980s --- when it was possible for a Democratic Congress and Republican...
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Three Redding men charged with murder, robbery and burglary in connection with the fatal stabbing of another Redding man at a Hilltop Drive motel pleaded not guilty today in Shasta County Superior Court.
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I got this message via LJ from someone named morriseric, who, according to his profile, is from Lagos, Nigeria (red flag). Hello how are you doing today, I hope you are doing great, I want to love a
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You’ll want to bookmark this fabulous resource! This is the most comprehensive listing I’ve seen of maps and details of the Redding area’s world class system of trails. Click on the image to get to the site, or go to: [www.visitredding.com] Th
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Dispatchers reported a vehicle hit a pedestrian at the intersection of Court and South streets just after 3 p.m.
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Dispatchers reported a two-car collision on eastbound Cypress Ave. just after 3 p.m. at Interstate 5.
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I haven't verified this stuff myself, but Jon Fleischman is a plugged-in Republican, and here's his description of the "north state kabuki" touched off by Rep. Wally Herger's retirement. So to recap this confusing North State kabuki dance -- Herger...
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RED BLUFF – A 61-year-old Red Bluff man has been sentenced to 18 years to life in prison for molesting two young children, prosecutors with the Tehama County district attorney’s office announced today
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We need a headcount of everyone planning to attend our Awards Banquet special event! Democracy has spoken, and you voted for the delicious Prime Rib dinner.  Please click on the link Below to the entry form and g
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Last year, I took Christine Kane's advice regarding New Year's Resolutions. Kane is a singer-songwriter and "Mentor to Women Who are Changing the World."  She explains her philosophy on her blog: "Choose a word for the year and let it guide you to take action." You can read the whole piece on her website:
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES TRINITY RIVER, Douglas City — Fishing was “consistent” upstream of Junction City, with anglers catching three to six steelhead an outing, mostly on drifted roe. Pressure was low and fish bright, but small, up to 5 pounds. Fly fishers scored on
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Write a poem or share one that you like. View 734 Answers Two by William Butler Yeats:Remorse For Intemperate Speech I ranted to the knave and fool,But outgrew that school,Wou
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Ranchers and Siskiyou County's supervisors told state and federal wildlife biologists Tuesday they were concerned livestock and the public would be put at risk if a pack of wolves move to California in the wake of a lone wolf entering the state last month.
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The persistent rap on Congressman Wally Herger was that, despite his experience in Cnogress, he didn't have much by way of legislative accomplishments. I'm not sure if there's a benchmark for this sort of thing -- and it's the nature...
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Assemblyman Jim Nielsen on the decision by the Sacramento Valley's congressman to step down: "Wally Herger has served the people of northern California with dedication and honor for more than 35 years. I'm grateful for his steadfast commitment to our...
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Voices of Faith: Texas Governor and presidential candidate Rick Perry said that America should be “guided by...Christian values.” What does that mean to you and do you agree? Why/why not?
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Trinity County sheriff’s deputies are investigating this morning the Monday death of a 68-year-old Ruth man.
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Today we have the photography of a two month old baby girl. This particular girl was unusually strong she held herself up quite well. Used a broad natural light source to help minimize contrast for a softer look that goes well with babies.
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  sandwiches       In my absence the theme page I’ve been using for years has seemingly been rearranged 0r redesigned.  I can’t unstick my  sandwich. I am so happy to have this little bit of extra energy. Chemo treatment id a beast but it’s making a difference. No matter if I’m
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This black and white photo captures the urban feel that the senior wanted to portray. We used a flash at the end of the tunnel to create an artistic effect. The seriousness of this young man helps give the photo an intense feel, which guys want!
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SACRAMENTO — A suspended Redding priest charged with seven felony counts of child molestation was released Monday night from Sacramento County jail after his $700,000 bail was posted.
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COTTONWOOD - Tehama County sheriff's deputies are investigating the theft of two all-terrain vehicles that were reported stolen from an April Island Way home's carport.
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A Redding man found a Redding parolee burglarizing his garage Monday evening, and officers had to zap the alleged burglar with a stun gun to arrest him, police said.
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Redding's long stretch of weather in the 60-degree range will continue today, with partly sunny skies and a high of 63 degrees predicted. Tonight, expect temperatures to drop to 40 degrees, with winds gusting up to 20 mph. Wednesday's high is also anticipated to be 63 degrees. The low that night should go down to 39 degre
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Learn the basics and "fun"damentals of floral design in each four-week session. Design styles, color, current trends fresh-flower projects every week. Photos will be taken of all students' work. After completion of all three sessions the participants will receive a certificate of course completion. Session #1 Projects are C
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The McConnell Foundation is suing a road contractor alleging the company parked its equipment on the foundation's property without permission, refused to move and wouldn't pay up when sent a $100 daily bill.
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The Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale will celebrate its 71st year by paying tribute to a north state rancher who's helped bring attention to the cattle industry, both on a local and national level.
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A 27-year-old Redding man accused of drugging a woman's fruit smoothie so he could try to have sex with her pleaded no contest Monday to misdemeanor sexual battery and poisoning a drink, a felony.
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Graffiti and vandalism are up in Redding in recent months, putting pressure on strained local budgets and manpower to keep the city clean.
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Woman says billing, privacy were the focus
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The Record Searchlight features significantly in the adjacent story by California Watch, which among other things raises the question of how we came to review a patient's medical records recently and why we decided not to run an earlier investigative story that raised significant questions about Shasta Regional Medical
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Image West Framing Design in Redding is celebrating its 20th year in business at its Bechelli Lane location with an expansion and the opening of Inspired by Design.
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Shasta County planning commissioners on Thursday will consider a use permit that would allow a group of Big Bend residents to reopen a long-shuttered hot springs destination in the small town northeast of Redding and add new baths, a yoga facility and other extra amenities at the site.
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A Redding woman charged with murder in the death of her boyfriend last year was confirmed for trial Monday after another failed attempt to settle the case
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A Round Mountain man who was shot and nearly killed last year by a Shasta County sheriff's sergeant after he reportedly fired an arrow at two deputies pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity Monday in Shasta County Superior Court.
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Amy Goodman is not a well-known name in Redding,  but to many, the progressive broadcast journalist, syndicated  columnist, investigative reporter and best-selling author is a kind of hero. The host of Democracy Now!, an independent global news program broadcast daily on radio, television and  the internet, including K
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The Eastern Athletic League North and the Northern Athletic League are kicking off this week, and Shasta College begins its home conference schedule against a familiar face from the north state.
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For the rest of this school year — maybe even through the next — most rural districts will find a way to absorb the cost of the bus routes that help ensure pupils actually make it to class.
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Now that Jerry Brown has gone public with the second attempt of his latest turn as governor to deliver a balanced budget, it's fair to speculate about how different things might be today if he'd lost to Meg Whitman, his billionaire 2010 Republican opponent.
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Fascism is the merger of state and corporate power. What is Citizens United?
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Humor is where you find it and I found it in the commodities price report for Jan. 5. You gold buffs should note that your year-to-date profits are 2.9 percent while orange juice has gone up 9.3 percent.
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If you listen closely to President Obama's recent campaign rhetoric, it seems to me that he is saying basically two things:
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I object to increased taxation to support government "services." Some departments seem to be run quite well. For example, the Department of Motor Vehicles appears to run a tight ship and in Shasta County, the Building Department has done right by us — and with a good attitude. However, some government departme
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After a quarter century representing the north state, U.S. Rep. Wally Herger will announce today he is planning to retire at the end of his current term and state Sen. Doug LaMalfa will be running for his seat.
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It must be the most widely trafficked and persistent rumor in north state politics, especially at the beginning of the election cycle: Rep. Wally Herger is retiring. Well, here's Placer County GOP activist Aaron Park saying it is true: The...
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I've been giving myself what my mother used to call a good "talking to." It's a kind of pep talk to remind me to count my blessings, when all I want to do is crawl up under the porch with the dogs and cry.
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Who was at what recent event in the north state.
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Two people suspected of burglarizing homes in Siskiyou County and allegedly cashing checks using the name of one of their crime victims were arrested last week in the Sacramento area and have been brought back to Siskiyou County to possibly stand trial, deputies announced today.
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"People recall facts that support their beliefs, and don't recall facts that contradict beliefs." So psychologist Leo Simonetta tells the Wall St. Journal for this story about how, gosh, we're all pretty ignorant about the numbers behind our government....
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Performances Held February 3rd and 4th ad David Marr Auditorium
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Women of all ages who love to sing are welcome and invited to the Sweet Adelines' Open House to check out the Northern Gateway Chorus and their dynamic new director.
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Check it out here on Realtor Skip Murphy's always interesting blog. Pictures from the web cam at the ski park on Mt. Shasta....
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With the dawn of every New Year comes a slew of new laws that go into effect, the state legislature having passed them the year prior. 2012 is no different as multiple laws in California will change personal liberties and the way we do business. For better or for worse, nonsensical or justified, every Californian
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Check out these images from the Ski Park Webcam today. Seriously, who’s got a rain dance recipe? It’s impossible to dislike the sunshine and all, but this is getting ridiculous.
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Did you know that one of the early school desegregation cases involved simply seeking a reliable bus service so children could get to school in the first place? Well, now you do. Maybe an enterprising lawyer could take up the...
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Shasta County is part of a 10-county $1.5 million settlement with a Canadian dietary supplement company and its American subsidiary.
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A Redding woman charged with murder in the death of her boyfriend last year was confirmed for trial today after a second attempt to try to settle the case failed.
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A 32-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of auto theft today after she allegedly took the vehicle of the good Samaritan who drove her to the Shasta County Sheriff's Office substation in Shasta Lake.
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This long piece on "pension puffery" in Governing magazine might be the most lucid piece on the realities of the problem -- and the lies or half-truths that both sides in the political argument try to tell -- that I've...
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So if you can read this, maybe this isn’t of interest at all. But if you know any Spanish speaking homebuyers, the California Association of Realtors has set up a website for home search in Spanish. It’s at: [www.sucasa.net] You can always translate a webpage
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Two Santa Rosa men are in jail this morning after allegedly forcing their way into a Corning-area home and threatening the residents at gunpoint, the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office reported.
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Tom Elias, whose writes a weekly column on California politics, regularly harps on the way businesses can use Prop. 13 to keep their property taxes low even when it is sold. Today Jim Newton of the Los Angeles Times says...
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Highway 99 East in the Red Bluff area was closed for about 30 minutes this morning due to a traffic collision that injured one person.
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California Watch, offering its own take on how school-bus cuts will especially burden rural schools, has a gem of an up-close look on how micro-schools operate: "If we don't have transportation, we don't have school," said Tina Bennett, Forks of...
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The north state gets off to another sunny start today, and the chance for any rain appears nonexistent. After some patchy frost before 10 a.m., expect a high of 64 today in Redding, according to the National Weather Service. The overnight low will be 38.
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Michele Boylson Erickson of Redding died Wed., Jan. 4 after after a 20-year battle with breast cancer, and two years with Stage IV cancer. She was 62. In addition to leaving behind scores of mourning friends, colleagues, community members, acquaintances and extended family, Michele is survived by husband David Erickson;
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It is painful and disruptive to close a neighborhood school, but it's even worse for a district that is struggling financially and watching its headcount shrink to do nothing and let a bad situation get worse.
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There's already plenty of wishful thinking surrounding the state budget rolled out Thursday, and most of it doesn't come from Jerry Brown.
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What if I told you that you could make a difference in our community for the better and it wouldn't cost you any money, would take less than 30 seconds, and you could accomplish it right where you are sitting now.
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Doug LaMalfa's bill for CDC fire camps is going to fail. This is because higher custody level inmates are all the state has to fill the camps due to lower level inmates doing time in county jails.
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The Fall River High School boys and girls basketball teams each earned first-place finishes Saturday at the Etna Tip-Off Challenge tournament.
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The chapel of the First United Methodist Church in Redding wasn't just filled with churchgoers Sunday.
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In 1912: A seventh successive son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Null of Inwood. As a result Edward Null, the father, was to claim a $500 gift from President Theodore Roosevelt offered for Storkitorial Chain. The Null's eldest son was 11 years old. All were fine sturdy chaps. The new son was named Roosevelt.
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Rural schools in Shasta County are reeling from the trigger cuts enacted Jan. 1 as the state cuts $248 million in transportation funds, taking enormous amounts from their budgets.
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Shasta County officials have begun taking comments on an environmental review of a proposed quarry and aggregate processing plant in Mountain Gate.
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Shasta County sheriff's officials were called tonight to Shasta Dam after a woman reportedly shot herself in the chest.
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A woman accidentally shot herself in the chest with a handgun Sunday night while she was target shooting in an area around Shasta Dam, Shasta County Sheriff's Sgt. John Greene said this afternoon.
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In an editorial even less persuasive than the L.A. Times' yesterday, the Washington Times stands up for rugged individualism on America's roads: A culture of dependence has gradually supplanted the traditional American values of self-reliance and individualism. One could see...
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OR-7, California’s first wild wolf in 88 years, has been on the move over the weekend but remains in Shasta County, according to state officials.
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WE Multimedia Theatre Group brings to Redding the Tony Award winning musical "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown". Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Lucy and the whole gang are here. USA Today says "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" is great for kids, and even better for grown-ups. FREE PUBLIC ADMISSION to the WE Multimedia Theater
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Unleash your creative spark by attending these 13-week, 1-hour classes for an opportunity to look at what excites you in life; a time to re-discover your creative nature. This class will give you the creativity to find a publisher, create an on-line business, teach a Thai cooking class, improve your current business, or any
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Like the blacksmith has a forge, the wordsmith has a workshop. In this setting, poetry is written, read, critiqued, and perfected. Come and practice the art of metaphor, try your hand at a sestina or villanelle, workshop poems in a graduate-school setting, find joy in revision, meet poets through their writing, and learn ho
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California Highway Patrol officers and rescue teams are responding this morning to a car that overturned on Highway 44 in the Old Station area.
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This is epic. You may have already seen it, but I just have to curate it here. Nicely done. The Black Rock Desert playa is almost directly east of Redding. Scroll west and you wind up in Lake Shasta.
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It was a really bad flood and happened at a really bad time - right in the middle of the construction of Shasta Dam. Remains of the concrete building on the left still stands at Turtle Bay. It was the...
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There's such a glut of pot in parts of Trinity County, I'm informed, that some folks have taken to using it as currency, a bit like pouches of mackerel in the federal pen. One off-the-grid observer credits/blames three factors -...
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Last week, in response to an e-mail with the subject line "The 'drought' continues," Mobley wrote: No need to put drought in scare quotes. NorCal is officially in a "moderate" drought as of Jan. 3 according to the Palmer Drought...
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Redding's long-running heat wave will continue today, with sunny skies and a high of 68 degrees predicted. Winds should gust up to 9 mph in the area, according to forecasters at the National Weather Service in Sacramento. The low should hover just above freezing at 34 degrees. Monday, expect sunny skies and a high of 64
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Is 60:1-6, Mt 2:1-12 The Gospel today is rich with symbols: • The Journey, • the Personalities from distant lands, • the star, its disappearance and reappearance, • the gifts,
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Downtown Redding has welcomed another coffee shop.
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I hate Gov. Jerry Brown's budget proposal for California.
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Can we all just keep cool heads about this wolf thing?
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From now until November, when Gov. Jerry Brown hopes to bring a tax measure to the ballot, the Legislature and the voters themselves will talk endlessly about schools, prisons, college tuition and other big-ticket budget questions.
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Difficult times call for difficult choices. Every so often, when public boards such the Cascade Union Elementary School District board of trustees are presented with the difficult need to cut spending, they discover opportunities to reposition their districts to be stronger for the future. These hard economic times appear t
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Dear Debt Adviser: I turn 60 this year and I'm single. I owe the IRS $75,000 and $8,000 in state taxes. I also have a student loan of $40,000. I have a degree in business management. I make about $30,000 annually, but have no savings and no retirement. I need advice on how to turn this situation around.
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Kayla McBride and Zachary Smith, both of Redding, are engaged to be married June 30, 2012, at Lazy K Ranch in Whitmore. The bride-elect is the daughter of Lacy and Jon McBride of Anderson. She graduated from West Valley High School in 2005. She is attending Shasta College and Oregon Institute of Technology. Her fiance is
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GoPicnic offers shelf-ready meals in a box that need no refrigeration, heating or prep time, and combine premium brands that use quality ingredients.
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Susan Rawlins and Kevin Walker, both of Redding, were married Nov. 11, 2011, at Win-River Casino-Eagle Room in Redding. Brandy Jones officiated. The bride is the daughter of Sandra and Ken Downs of Redding. The groom is the son of Marilyn and David Walker of Redding.
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Alix Freeman of Redding and Dan Sorrick of San Francisco are engaged to be married June 23, 2012 at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Redding. The bride-elect is the daughter of John and Kathy Freeman of Redding. She is a 2006 graduate of Bishop Quinn High School in Palo Cedro and a 2009 graduate of University of the Pa
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My husband and I planned for a quiet New Year's Eve at home this year with the kids. All we need for a great night together are a few party poppers, a game or two, and a bottle of sparkling pear cider to share. We're easy to please, and we like to keep it simple. My daughter, Payton, had other plans for the day. I woke up t
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Dear readers: What bugs you most about the world? How would you make the world better? Every winter, I pose these questions to the panel. This year, technology took a bruising. Real relationships, thinking deeply, embracing boredom, and lamenting the demise of "face-to-face" interactions were top concerns for many panelists
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Most of us like the idea of a fresh start and the opportunity to complete goals that we might have missed in years past. Unfortunately there are individuals who see the new year as an opportunity to take advantage of people and most often the elderly are their targets.
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One of the more inefficient habits that I can't seem to break myself of is stubbornly maintaining a paper trail in a digital world. I print confirmations of online purchases, email correspondence, even documents sent to me electronically. However, as portable electronics become more popular and cloud-based applications get
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As we venture into 2012, let's resolve to ditch bad computing habits.
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Getting up to speed in a brand new year can take a little getting used to. In my case, some of it has to do with eggnog. It is my holiday addiction. And to make matters even worse, I don't try and squeeze by on the diet version but stay true to the real McCoy.
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As the first anniversary of this column approaches, I want to thank you for your readership and your emails offering perspective and support.
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I marvel how travelers with standard black suitcases find their bags at baggage claim areas. Baggage conveyors at large airports look like roiling rivers of black suitcases, the occasional blue or red bag diving and resurfacing downstream like scaup.
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California's death penalty may well be "broken," but it seems to me that those who complain it's broken are the people who intentionally broke it in the first place.
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The Cottonwood sewer project was started in 1984 and was finished in 1985. It had a master plan that showed the exact route that the sewer would go through out the entire project. It also showed all of the property that it would serve.
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Q: Without naming names, I believe that my neighbor has taken the registration sticker off one of his vehicles and placed it on his pickup license plate. I'm assuming that this is illegal, but I'm not sure if I should do or say anything.
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Jesse lives in style, dining on quail every day in her own room at the Montague Hotel.
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Participants get ready for the first Frosty Fun Run, which was held Saturday at Lake Redding Park.
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ANDERSON — In years past, the middleweights have dominated the local wrestling scene. But this year, it's the guys on the opposite ends of the spectrum receiving all the attention.
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The world is a different place than it was in 1985.
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During the summer, Bob Rice was touring the vast area of Siskiyou County that he represents on the College of the Siskiyous' board of trustees.
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The journalist whose program sparked a brief tempest over north state public television programming will return to town Saturday in an appearance to benefit KIXE-TV.
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Dec. 1: Justin and Amanda Cornell, of Redding, a girl.
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In 1912: A "fourth-story man" perpetrated a bold robbery in the room of Nick Wehring, a miner stopping at the Temple Hotel. Forty dollars in gold and 30 cents in silver were extracted from the pockets of the occupant of Room 93, who made entrance by way of the fire escape and a dangling rope that permitted him to cl
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Soldiers from the Multi-Role Bridge Co., 132 Engineers of the California Army National Guard enjoy a tri-tip lunch that was prepared for them Saturday by the Asphalt Cowboys.
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COTTONWOOD — The Cubs’ grinding, defensive win over the Eagles was likely a playoff preview between two of the top teams in the Northern Section’s Division IV. And if it was indeed a playoff preview, then the postseason should be can’t-miss competition in the north state this February.
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RED BLUFF — Tucked in a quiet corner of this Tehama County city is a thriving homegrown business whose reach stretches to such far-flung locales as Afghanistan and South Africa, keeping nearly 200 people employed.
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A Siskiyou County landmark, built by a Vanderbilt, is no more.
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More Shasta County residents now qualify for medical coverage through a new state program that essentially gives them a two-year advance on federal health care reform.
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Record Searchlight staff photographers Andreas Fuhrmann and Greg Barnette present some of their favorite photographs from 2011.
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Enrollment has begun for two Shasta College medical industry job training programs.
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Dear Babe: I recently came across a 32-page program for Major League Baseball Opening Day in Los Angeles April 18, 1958, and was just curious as to whether you thought anyone might find it interesting. This game was against the San Francisco Giants. I kept the box score showing the inning-by-inning field activity and scorin
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Q: During the four-duck limit era, the 25-shot shell limit in refuges and wildlife areas made sense. However, now that the limit is seven ducks, and in some cases the goose count can be six, why aren't we allowed to carry more shells into the field? Inevitably, that limitation leads to one of us doing the "walk of s
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I invented this chili recipe, using legs, thighs and breasts from half a limit of mallards and pintails I shot a few weeks back. It tasted so good I'm pretty sure you could substitute sewer rat for the duck.
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BEGINNING FASTPITCH SOFTBALL PITCHING CLINIC
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The Enterprise High girls basketball team won the championship of the Lady Hornet Classic tournament by defeating Oroville 65-51 on Saturday.
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Because it helps build consensus, although you could say there's something fishy about this research study, reported here in the Wall Street Journal. The concluding graphs: ...this research helps to explain the importance of indifference in a partisan age. If...
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Is there a prize for the most bizarrely arcane analogy in an editorial? If so, the Los Angeles Times wins it today in this remarkably unpersuasive editorial about the high-speed rail project. Worthwhile things seldom come without cost or sacrifice....
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Attention treasure hunters. This story is from the Riverside Daily Press, is dated 12-6-1910, and was sent to me by genealogist and friend Marilyn Rountree. I guess you could say this story is worth its weight in gold... ANCIENT COINS...
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Officers are responding to a report that a 76-year-old man shot himself in the 3400 block of Oak Haven Court.
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The back of the home wraps around the pool, making i
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"It's appropriate that he's a former seminarian, because the entire state is about to have a very long Lent." So Jack Pitney of Claremont McKenna College tells the Los Angeles Times. In a Times story outlining health and welfare cuts,...
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Bats! Subjects of myth and legend. Also, interesting critters that occupy an essential and beneficial niche of our ecosystem. Turtle Bay Museum has this interesting Bat exhibit until Sunday. Flap your mammal wings and get in there before it’s gone.
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Today will be sunny, but wind gusts as high as 31 mph could rush through the north state today, as highs climb to almost 63.
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COTTONWOOD — The Eagles utilized speed, fiery open-court defense and clutch free throws to take down Shasta with style on Friday.
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ANDERSON — Area wrestlers left no doubt about capitalizing on the opportunity to impress on the local stage after the first day of the NorCal Championships at Anderson High School on Friday.
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The Redding Christian boys basketball team pulled off a tremendous comeback win on the road at Weed on Friday night, in a 44-43 victory.
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It is the enduring tragedy of war: The young men and women who selflessly put so much on the line for their country are the very ones who are cut down in their prime.
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Ah, sleep.
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As the president of a local private security agency that has operated in Northern California for 44 years, I agree with certain facts in Bill Ziegler's Christmas Day letter. Indeed, it is a competitive business with some potential clientele most always selecting lowest bids.
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I would like to give thanks to a hero in Redding. These days there is not a lot of good news, but such an act as this should not go unthanked.
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All politicians just know that sacrosanct Social Security is the third rail of American politics. Isn't this what the Democrat establishment has been telling us?
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A medical marijuana group seeking to recall Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko was unable to gather 20 valid signatures that would have started the process.
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In 1912: L. Alward sold the entire interest of his Redding Undertaking Company to undertaker C.H. Newell of Weaverville for $6,500. Newell had already assumed charge of the business.
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A criminal case was temporarily suspended Friday against a Shasta Lake man who was set to be sentenced Friday morning for trying to snatch a Shasta County sheriff's deputy's gun during a brawl at a Millville home in late October.
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A 24-year-old Navy petty officer from Anderson who was killed Monday in a bomb explosion in Afghanistan will be laid to rest on Jan. 14 at the Northern California Veterans Cemetery in Igo following a funeral in Anderson.
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Five Guys Burgers and Fries on Dana Drive in Redding is tentatively scheduled to open Jan. 16, according to franchisee MJM 5G LLC.
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A Department of Fish and Game biologist in charge of monitoring a wild gray wolf that's made its way from Oregon to eastern Shasta County this week spoke bluntly and in stark terms Friday about the likelihood the wolf dubbed OR-7 by biologists will survive long enough to find the mate he's already traveled more than 800 mil
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Turtle Bay Café will close after business Jan. 15 to make room for the park's full-service Sheraton hotel.
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A Redding man sentenced last month to three years in prison for fatally punching another Redding man in 2009 lost his bid Friday to try to win his freedom while his conviction is appealed.
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A Redding woman charged with murder in the death of her boyfriend last year rejected a plea bargain Friday that came with a maximum 10-year prison sentence.
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Burning is prohibited today and Sunday in Shasta and Trinity counties because of unseasonably dry, windy weather, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection announced Friday.
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Next week's scheduled trial for a Cottonwood area woman accused of nearly beating a 7-year-old boy to death in 2009 was postponed Friday in Shasta County Superior Court because her defense attorney will be in trial in Siskiyou County on another case.
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Soldiers with the Multi-Role Bridge Co., 132 Engineers of the California Army National Guard train Friday at Whiskeytown Lake.
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A truck rear ended a Chevrolet Suburban in the left turn lane onto Interstate 5 from Cypress Ave. just before 8:30 p.m.
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A medical-marijuana group seeking to recall Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko was unable to gather 20 valid signatures that would have started the process.
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Matt Rexroad, a political consultant and Yolo County supervisor, is refreshingly blunt in this piece on the redistricting kerfuffle: Political people all have similar play books. The plays include fake support groups, using emotion, presenting numbers or facts that tell...
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Burning is prohibited Saturday and Sunday in Shasta and Trinity counties because of unseasonably dry, windy weather, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection announced today.
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On July 1, 1952, after one hundred years of requests, the federal government finally granted the post office at Whiskeytown the name Whiskeytown. Everyone was so happy a celebration was held that included square and folk dancing, a play named...
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Redding police arrested a 50-year-old Seattle man Thursday who’d been sought by Oregon police for nearly two weeks.
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Next week’s scheduled trial for a Cottonwood area woman accused of nearly beating a 7-year-old boy to death in 2009 was postponed today in Shasta County Superior Court because her defense attorney will be in trial in Siskiyou County on another case.
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Bare-root trees are sold by caliper, a measurement taken just above the bud union. Look for a tree with a caliper of about 1/2 inch. Small trees can be weak; large trees might have tops not in balance with their roots. A large top and small root system makes it difficult for the roots to meet water and nutrient requirements
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A Shasta Lake man who was set to be sentenced this morning for nearly snatching a Shasta County sheriff's deputy's gun during a brawl at a Millville home in late October had his criminal case temporarily suspended after a defense attorney asked for two psychologists to evaluate his client’s mental health.
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Is it worthwhile planting blueberries in Redding?
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Ask Anna columnist Anna Moseley has suggestions for bringing order to a jumbled linen closet.
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Sessions on pruning and floral design are being offered.
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The funeral service for a 24-year-old U.S. Navy petty officer from Anderson who was killed in a bomb explosion in Afghanistan is scheduled for 10 a.m. Jan. 14 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Anderson, it was announced today.
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SACRAMENTO (AP) — The drive to block a California law allowing illegal immigrant college students to apply for public financial aid has fallen short of the signatures needed to qualify for the ballot.
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Sorry, but it is not Damascus, Va., the current runaway leader in BudgetTravel.com's poll/contest. Go give friendly NorCal nominee Weaverville some love, eh?...
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The grey wolf who entered Shasta County on Thursday stayed over night.
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The Big Wheels Restaurant at Shingletown is apparently history. Attempts to find funding to rebuild have proved futile for owner Mike Dastrup.
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This morning stumbled across "Shasta Start Up," a new business-oriented program on KCNR 1460 with hosts Les Melburg, Kent Dagg, Mark Lascelles, Rob Middleton and Randy Denham. Every Friday from 9 to 10 a.m., pre-empting Dennis Miller. During the inaugural...
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Tehama County deputies are looking for whoever burglarized a home Thursday south of Red Bluff.
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Sorry everyone, I'm temporarily cancelling the History Mystery Photo Contest. It'll be back in approximately a month. Sorry for the inconvenience :-(...
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The 99 percent would remodel or just move. Not this woman....
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In 1978, a movie was made called "Buffalo Rider." It was about a guy who finds a buffalo and decides to tame it.It has fallen into the public domain.Enter The Possum Posse. The Possum Posse is an Austin, Texas  sardonic honky-tonk/bluegrass band. On t
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A 29-year-old woman suffered minor injuries this morning after being hit a by a Jeep Wrangler on Rodeo Avenue west of Gerber, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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Here’s an over-the-top home with an equally outrageous marketing video. Ready for a rockstar. Crank up the volume. We love doing real estate videos. See our 662 Joaquin video from a few days ago, which is generating good traffic. It can’t compare to this produc
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Uncharacteristically warm weather will stick around at least through Thursday of next week, though the Redding area could be in for a windy weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
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Relationships can, at times, be pure torture. Hopefully, instead of identifying with today's playlist, it will actually make you feel a little bit better about your own life, no matter what your situation. It wouldn't matter if you were happily married, desperately seeking, or just sank the final nail into the coffin of you
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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 17,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many [.
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The Enterprise girls basketball program has owned Liberty Christian in recent years. It’s owned the Patriots at the Lady Hornet Classic, specifically, and it was obvious Thursday night that not much has changed.
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Sen. Doug LaMalfa wears his "one of us" image like a comfortable old pair of work jeans — but sometimes a slow-talking rice farmer's earthy common sense is enough to see far over the horizon.
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After every other conservative alternative to Mitt Romney crashed and burned (libertarian Ron Paul is in a category of his own), from the rubble emerges Rick Santorum. But he isn't just the last man standing. He is the first challenger to be plausibly presidential: knowledgeable, articulate, experienced, of stable chara
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You have identified Randy Gale Loard as a transient in the articles that have appeared in the Record Searchlight ever since Randy's throat was slit and and his body was stabbed three different times. He bled to death on Charles Drive on Nov. 5.
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I am fed up with the speeders on Mountain View and Collyer drives. The drivers who use this route as their shortcut to the big-box stores on Dana Drive and Churn Creek Road do not care at all about the 25 mph speed limit in residential areas.
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ANDERSON — Some area wrestlers use the NorCal Championships as a second-half season preview. Others use it as motivation.
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Carlos Mancasola exploded for 34 points, as the Central Valley boys basketball team upended Durham High, 72-47, in the first round of the Corning Tournament on Thursday.
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The field for a Shasta County supervisor seat is starting to get a little more crowded.
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In 1912: G. H. Marlette was the victim of a buggy accident near Dodwin's ranch a few miles from Cottonwood. The kingbolt fell out while Marlette was driving and the after part of the rig went to the ground, no damage or harm being done. The horses, however, were frightened and ran 11 miles with the front wheels before b
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ArtHop, a popular cultural showcase that ended its three-plus-year run in December, is returning this month under a new name.
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A Siskiyou County supervisor warns of possible confrontations and "civil disobedience" if an environmental group follows through with plans to float the Scott River in Siskiyou County to protest what a spokesman says is an effort to keep members of the public off the stream.
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State Sen. Doug LaMalfa has introduced a bill that would require state prison officials to notify local authorities 10 business days before an inmate is transferred into a state prison camp.
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The Northstate Society for Human Resource Management will hold a labor law update from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 17.
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The gray wolf that made history by crossing the state line into California last week wandered into eastern Shasta County sometime Thursday.
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Taxpayers in the Gateway Unified School District will see some extra cash after refinancing district's bonds netted a savings of $431,000.
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SACRAMENTO — A suspended Redding priest charged with seven felony counts of child molestation had his $5 million bail reduced Thursday to $700,000 during a hearing in Sacramento County Superior Court.
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Anderson Police Chief Dale Webb has retired.
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Trinity County sheriff's deputies say they found a 3-year-old with access to drugs and dangerous items during a search of a mobile home Thursday morning.
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With area unemployment stubbornly high, federal officials expect a brisk turnout for their annual Career Fair later this month in Redding.
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Marissa Williams, 5, watches Thursday as members of the Redding Swim Team attempt to swim a total of about 1,000 miles in four days at the Shasta College pool.
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Trinity County deputies and a California Highway Patrol officer were searching a mobile home at the River Oaks RV Resort in Lewiston this afternoon, though officials at the mobile park wouldn’t say why.
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It's a serious question. In 2005, then still newish and reform-minded Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger proposed, as part of his California Performance Review, to scrap or consolidate nearly 100 state boards, including the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, which an editorial last...
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SACRAMENTO - A suspended Redding priest charged with seven felony counts of child molestation had his $5 million bail reduced today to $700,000 during a hearing in Sacramento County Superior Court.
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The gray wolf that made history by crossing the state line into California last week wandered into eastern Shasta County sometime Thursday. The wolf’s entrance drew applause from wildlife groups and fierce condemnation and concern from local ranchers and conservative politicians.
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The Bee reports that the Pacific Legal Foundation is threatening to sue the Fish and Wildlife Service for not following through on delisting the elderberry beetle, which the agency first said no longer needed protection back in 2006 but nonetheless...
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Here's an intriguing factoid from Allied Van Lines, the moving company: California is once again a state more people are moving into than out of. No, really. CHICAGO, Jan. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Texas may be holding on...
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Singer/Songwriter Pastor Dave Horn to be performing at: Trinity Lutheran Church. Dave Horn is a Lutheran pastor, performing singer/songwriter and finger-style guitarist who proclaims the forgiveness of sins in Jesus Christ through music, story and lighthearted humor.
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Yes, there are two. The most well-known is in Cottonwood and serves as the dividing line between Shasta and Tehama counties. The not-so-well-known other Cottonwood Creek is south of Shasta Dam and south of Coram. The photo shows the other...
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Even if you're employed in California, the answer is less likely to be yes, reports California HealthLine, which has results of a new employer survey: The percentage of employers in California that offer their workers health insurance has fallen in...
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Excerpts from a column by the incomparable Steve Chapman: Back in 2007, when Barack Obama was running for president, a mildly surprising bit of news emerged: He and Dick Cheney were eighth cousins. Today, though, it appears that report was...
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  “The floorplan offers a family room, living room, dining room and indoor laundry. Potential Abounds. An additional detached storage/work shed and nice private
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Some business wisdom that didn't fit into the write-up on Nello's Place in today's paper. Owner Jim Dad said he learned two things from founder Nello Miele: you've got to have great food and great service and "you have to...
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A burglar stole more than $40,000 in property from a Red Bluff man over the holidays, according to the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office.
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Redding will continue its streak of sunny and warmer than average days through next week.
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Ryan Lamb can't remember a time that he was without a sketchbook. He cant get enough of it or art in any form. His sketchbook was upgraded to oil paints while attending Redding school of the Arts, an education that made him comfortable with himself and more confident with his art and self expression.
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Amanda Brandt was back in her home town after a stint in Texas and eager to get back into the community theater scene, so she jumped at the chance to direct a play.
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For the past 35 or so years, C.R. Gibbs has been a regular establishment of many a North State resident, and the more well established it becomes, the better it can serve its patrons.
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In May, Nello’s Place, one of my north state favorites, will celebrate its 30th anniversary, quite a milestone in Redding’s topsy-turvy restaurant world.
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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.) As we all know, California is currently in the midst of a recession. This recession has forced funding cuts upon schools, work forces, and many other local programs. These enormous cuts amount to roughly 12.5
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Some individuals are reluctant to use the federal bankruptcy process to legally adjust an unmanageable personal financial condition. Many of these people view bankruptcy as a personal failure, something to be avoided at all costs. In truth, bankruptcy is not a declaration of failure; it is simply the recognition of an in
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Recalls are in style in Shasta County this season — as faddish as Oregon Ducks T-shirts and speculation about when Mt. Shasta might open for skiing.
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JOHNSTON, Iowa — Mitt Romney suffers from an enthusiasm deficit. Voters gathered at the middle school Tuesday night went overwhelmingly for Romney — overwhelmingly but reluctantly. This was a caucus of agonizers and nose-holders.
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The California State Supreme Court has just affirmed the ending of the rein of redevelopment agencies in California. These agencies were eliminated in the budget passed last June. Their elimination became a justified and fortuitously timed part of the budget solution proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown last January.
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Mount Shasta was no match for the Hornets' stifling defense Wednesday night.
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COTTONWOOD — Any team playing in the West Valley girls New Year's Hoops tournament that thinks it'll get an easy game is only fooling itself.
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Redding's swim team, the Aqua Ducks, is kicking off its 60th year by hosting a Distance Camp, which started Tuesday and concludes Friday.
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Sneetches, Whos, Grinches and Green Eggs and Ham are expected to arrive in Redding later this month.
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A 19-year-old Redding man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a burglary that occurred sometime over the weekend, according to Redding police.
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Cody Leftault, 13 (left), and Forrest Cochrane, 19, ride bicycles under sunny skies Wednesday at Redding Skate Park at Caldwell Park.
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Great Northern Corporation is looking for California licensed eligible contractors who would like to be placed on a list to receive bid packages for housing rehabilitation work.
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The nation's largest drugstore chain is no longer participating in a Department of Defense benefits program, forcing many active and retired military personnel and their families in Shasta County to switch pharmacies.
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A Red Bluff man awaiting trial in Shasta County Jail on attempted robbery, assault and other charges pleaded not guilty Wednesday to new charges alleging he tried to hire a hit man to kill his attempted robbery accuser.
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A 27-year-old man was arrested Wednesday morning after he reportedly tried to escape a traffic stop on a bicycle, while his roommate at a Redding motel was arrested later in the day, according to Redding police.
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A Redding teenager who was arrested Oct. 1 after being accused of stabbing another teen at a party in Palo Cedro was sentenced Wednesday in Shasta County Superior Court to 270 days in jail and ordered to pay his accuser $80,000 in restitution.
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In 1912: Members of the Eastern Star and their friends were given a treat at the Masonic temple by the first complete exhibition of the best artistic work of the Thomas sisters of Trinity County. The display was accompanied with a comprehensive lecture by Dr. C.C. Corbiere, who was responsible for the presentation for the a
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Many people make new year's resolutions and then break them because their goals are unrealistic and too hard to achieve.
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Where does the time go? How did it get to be 2012 so quickly? I remember as a kid marveling at the thought that I would be alive to witness the turn of the century. Now we are already 11 years into the third millennium. Note: because there was no Year Zero, the third millennium, or 21st century, started in 2001.
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Every running event is unique and presents challenges. As a race director, the first task is to make lists with timelines and deadlines and follow them. That's easier said then done.
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The average American drinks 50 gallons of soda and other sweetened beverages each year. There are almost 17 teaspoons of sugar in a regular 20-ounce cola; sweetened beverages are the largest source of added sugar in the American diet.
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Shasta Blood Center is in need of A- and O- blood. BloodSource is in need of A+ and O- blood, and needs platelet and plasma donors.
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Once I found it, I can't look away. It's rather creepy.P.S. If you find it, don't tell. Let others have a look.
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It's Shasta Lake City Attorney John Kenny's job -- not mine -- to defend the city against any potential lawsuit spurred by its setting a date for a recall election last night, but Southern California attorney Andrew L. Jared's request...
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A Red Bluff man awaiting trial in Shasta County jail on attempted robbery and other charges pleaded not guilty today to new charges alleging he tried to hire a man to kill his attempted robbery victim.
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Rick Bosetti, Assembly candidate, is launching with a cannonade across the bow of incumbent Dan Logue: (Redding, Calif.) - While California continues down the path to financial ruin, Dan Logue is not hearing the cry from North State residents to...
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES SMITH RIVER — The river received 4 inches of rain prior to the weekend and went up 23 feet, dropping down to plunking water over the weekend, when anglers scored well fishing the quiet water. They were expecting to begin sidedrifting the river wit
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A 27-year-old man was arrested this morning after he reportedly tried to escape a traffic stop on a bicycle, while his roommate at a Redding motel was arrested later in the day, according to Redding police.
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A 19-year-old Redding man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a burglary that occurred sometime over the weekend, according to Redding police.
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A semi truck wreck that spilled lumber and fuel Tuesday on Interstate 5 near Yreka is still being cleaned up today, the California Highway Patrol reported.
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This is a great neighborhood for the money. Nearby to all the Downtown Redding fun, and also Turtle Bay School. Arboretum, River Trail, Museum, Sundial Bridge, Caldwe
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In 2009, Becca Howsmon of Becca's Café in Anderson and I took up the cause to help a 7-year-old Cottonwood boy who had been nearly beaten to death by his stepmother Rachel Limon. We named him the "Christmas Boy" because...
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Don't know when this photo was taken but it had to have been close to 1943 when it fell to the ground, a victim of vandalism, neglect, and the elements. This was the home of Shasta County's first permanent settler,...
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Redding will continue to see warmer than average days through at least early next week.
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Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 900 television and radio stations in North America. Time Magazine named Democracy Now! its “Pick of the Podcasts,” along with NBC’s Meet the Press. Goodman is the first journalist
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This peer-review report suggesting the Legislature not go forward with high-speed rail must be a fatal blow --- at least for now. The Chronicle gave Sen. Doug LaMalfa, who's been fighting the project for the past year, the final word...
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History buffs will find a fascinating account of how Redding has evolved over the past 110 years in the architect's account of the Lorenz Hotel's history, filed as part of its application on the registry of historic places. The Lorenz...
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Dear Shelly: Help! My home is just "blah." I've spent years accumulating all sorts of things; furniture, art and accessories, most of which I liked, but now I'm not so sure. The more I get, the worse it looks, and it seems to be a hodgepodge of different styles. I'm tempted to get rid of [...]
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In a time and place where it's common to see government as the problem and environmental laws in particular as a heavy burden on the economy, some will see this thought as heretical, but it must be said: Thank God for the EPA.
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No one seems to be really happy with this year's field of Republican candidates for that party's presidential nomination — except perhaps the Democrats.
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Thank you for your editorial on California's broken and costly death penalty. We have spent $4 billion over 30 years on a system that just does not work. It is high time for taxpayers to get a break.
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What on earth are our so-called "leaders" thinking? They extended the "Social Security tax cut" They tell us baby boomers that our Social Security may not be there when we are ready to retire because there are not enough funds and not enough people paying into it. Then what do they do? They cut the Social Se
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t's an art to be able to talk out of both sides of your mouth at the same time, but Barack Obama has it down perfect — been doing it for years.
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Tim Haley, Cottonwood
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Faylon Brunemeier, Redding
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Stan Little, Old Station
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PALO CEDRO – The Cougars have found a new perimeter scoring threat, and she might be what they need to get over the hump.
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Like many others, you may be upside down in your home and have virtually no equity.  Making monthly mortgage payments to both a first and a second mortgage company may be a daunting task for you and your family every month.  On top of the mortgage payments you may be drowning in credit card or medical debt.&nbs
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After winning the Northern Section Division V championship last year, the conventional wisdom held that the Trinity Wolves would take a step back this year after losing scoring sensation Justin Jeangerard and moving up to Division IV.
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By this time of year, prep basketball teams have wrapped up preseason and league play is looming.
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The Shasta High School boys basketball team opened up Eastern Athletic League play with a runaway 69-46 home victory over Las Plumas on Tuesday.
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Bus driving course at Shasta College
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Verde Vale Elementary School may close its doors at the end of this year, another victim of declining enrollment in the north state.
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Dead infant's mom faces July 17 trial
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Amid accusations of breaking the law, applause and heckling from the audience, and threats of a lawsuit against the city, the Shasta Lake City Council set the date for the recall election of Dolores Lucero Tuesday night.
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The Palo Cedro Community Action Team is hoping to land a state grant to add bike trails and sidewalks near the town's community park to make access safer for children.
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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.) Redding, CA comes across as a mellow, quiet type of town, however this is quickly changing. Redding is quickly growing and industries are narrowing in on this weakness. A few years ago, Redding was known [...
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Before handing out a six-year prison sentence Tuesday to a Cottonwood area man convicted of child abuse, a Shasta County Superior Court judge listed off a horrific litany of injuries the 7-year-old boy suffered while the boy's "uncle" lived at his home.
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A 24-year-old Navy petty officer from Anderson has died in a bomb explosion in Afghanistan.
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Shasta County supervisors Tuesday took a first step toward building a second jail near the existing facility in downtown Redding.
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The countywide fight between local government and medical marijuana patients intensified Tuesday as the county's top law enforcement official was handed a recall notice and a judge upheld the city of Anderson's request to shut down its only dispensary.
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Instead of promoting Vice Mayor Melissa Hunt, the Anderson City Council broke with tradition and — on a 3-2 split vote — elected James Yarbrough as its next Mayor on Tuesday.
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Mr Norman Gruver, Jr. of Cottonwood Age 77 Date of Death: 12/29/2011 Place of Death: Residence Cause of Death: Natural (Natural, Accidental, etc.) Arrangements Pending at: Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel, Anderson
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No one seems to be really happy with this year's field of Republican candidates for that party's presidential nomination — except perhaps the Democrats.
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In a time and place where it's common to see government as the problem and environmental laws in particular as a heavy burden on the economy, some will see this thought as heretical, but it must be said: Thank God for the EPA.
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Gloria Bishop, Redding
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Shirley Plumlee, Redding
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Stan Little, Old Station
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Faylon Brunemeier, Redding
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Tim Haley, Cottonwood
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Natasha Minsker, San Francisco
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The Shasta Lake City Council has set the recall election for April 10, despite warnings of a lawsuit against the recall petition.
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Shasta County supervisors voted this morning to submit an application for a $33 million state grant to build a second jail in downtown Redding.
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Before handing out a six-year prison sentence today to a Cottonwood area man convicted of child abuse, a Shasta County Superior Court judge listed off a horrific litany of injuries the 7-year-old boy suffered while the boy’s “uncle” lived at his home.
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The county-wide fight between local government and medical marijuana patients intensified today as the county’s top law enforcement official was handed a recall notice and a judge upheld the city of Anderson’s request to shut down its only dispensary.
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Firefighters have found the source of smoke that blew into a storage room at Shasta College.
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A 24-year-old Navy petty officer from Anderson has died in a bomb explosion in Afghanistan.
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Don't know the year this picture was taken but considering the years of the cars, I'd say around 1940, but then, I'm not a good judge of car years. Maybe someone out there has a better answer than I, and...
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Ask Anna columnist Anna Moseley has suggestions for packing and storing Christmas decorations.
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Growers have many new plant varieties to offer in 2012. They promise bigger, better vegetables and more colorful and beautiful flowers.
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A Shasta County woman accused of allegedly allowing her infant to starve to death will begin standing trial in July.
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I don't get the impression Assemblyman Jim Nielsen -- who after some waffling supplied a critical Republican vote to eliminate redevelopment agencies last year -- will be devoting much energy to helping revive them. From an Op-Ed published on Flashreport:...
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2011 was another difficult year for property sellers here in the north state but buyers took advantage of low prices and near record low interest rates for financing their purchase. Sales were up while prices declined. Here is a summary of how 2011 stacked up based on data from the Shasta Multiple Listing Service (MLS):
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It comes from political columnist George Skelton of the Los Angeles Times, in a New Year's grab bag of resolutions: Don't let Democratic liberals get away with relabeling themselves "progressives." They're still liberals. Switching labels doesn't change the product. Apparently...
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A 22-year-old Washington woman died Saturday when the SUV she was riding in overturned on Interstate 5 near the Klamath River Bridge in Siskiyou County, the California Highway Patrol reported.
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Tehama County deputies are looking for whoever stole about $350 in property from a Red Bluff garage, a sheriff’s spokesman said today.
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Tehama County deputies made at least two drug-related arrests over the weekend, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office said today.
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On Damon Arthur's piece this morning on Iron Mountain Mine owner Ted Arman's plans to turn supposedly toxic runoff into fertilizer (the EPA is dubious): ThisIsRedding writes: Humm. Well, a mine is a terrible thing to waste....
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by Lee SaundersSan Francisco ChronicleJanuary 2, 2012 04:00 AMCopyright San Francisco Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redis
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January 3rd, 2012This is a Call to Action from the police families of the United States. We come to you as a united front on behalf of our law enforcement officers across the country. We stand together as we collectively refuse to allow our officers to be discounted, disrespected, and devalued any longer. I
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Prior listings say this good sized 4 bedroom 1961 built Ranch Style has hardwood floors and a fireplace. Located in a terrific central setting for walking or bicycling to eastside sho
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Redding will continue its dry spell this week as the days should be sunny and dry with highs in the low 60s.
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On August 1st 2011, Shasta county supervisors voted to approve the building of a strip mall in the lower Churn Creek bottom area near Interstate 5 and Knighton Rd. Under the proposed plan, a developer out of Idaho would be allowed to build a large strip mall on nutrient-rich farming land.
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Femme de Joie was cheered when she heard that Chef Jeff Cerasaro was slated to open up shop again in the old Fiesta Azteca spot on Park Marina Drive (long-time residents will remember that as the old Jolly King when The Knight's Inn first opened in the late 1960s; since then a series of restaurants [...]
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There's little doubt that Shasta County badly needs a new jail — but even if the governor sent Sheriff Tom Bosenko one as a birthday present, could he afford to run it?
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There's a one-word cause for the gridlock that so often afflicts California government, where compromise is almost non-existent and very little is accomplished. That word: fear.
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2011 was the year of the dysfunctional Congress. Just keeping the government running was a partisan battle with each side more interested in scoring points than accomplishing anything. Congress did less in 2011 that any year in memory. But at least the hated "earmark," funding for some congressman's pet project
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Re: "Doctor groups frustrated by temporary Medicare rate fix" (last Tuesday): Dr. William Reeder hit the nail right on the head.
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Recently it was announced that Linda Hartman would be leaving her present position as Shasta County supervisor and taking a job as an assistant administrator at the veterans home on Knighton Road.
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Long heralded as a local architectural landmark, the 110-year-old Lorenz Hotel in downtown Redding might soon be added to the National Register of Historic Places.
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Dunsmuir City Council members will have to answer allegations from a lawsuit brought forth early last year by the city's ex-mayor, a Siskiyou County judge has ruled.
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Pharmacy OneSource will host a free webinar "Establishing and Advancing Clinical Pharmacy Services in Community Hospitals" from 1 to 2 p.m. Jan. 11 on its website.
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The Shasta District Fair grounds in Anderson is looking for another racetrack promoter.
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A second candidate has announced her intent to run for a seat on the Shasta County Board of Supervisors.
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In 1912: The incorporation of the town of Cottonwood has been broached and a committee of citizens is now doing preliminary work to take such a step. The surprising growth of this town in the past few years and the need for public utilities is the principal incentive for the move.
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Students at Shasta Lake's Central Valley High School will have their first-ever theater stage this year, as workers begin to equip the Talon Hall cafeteria with a professional lighting and sound system, curtains and several flat-screen televisions.
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Ted Arman says he has a plan to turn what the government considers some of the world's most polluted water into plant fertilizer.
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Some north state residents who owe fines they haven't paid will get a break in 2012; if they pay half of their old fines, the state will write off the remaining balance.
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A trial date may be set today in Shasta County Superior Court for a 23-year-old Shasta County woman accused of starving her 4-day-old baby to death.
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A lot of folks showed up at Gary's house. Well, to be fair, they were invited.In no particular order.Can you spot
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Voices of Faith — Jan. 7, 2012: Q. The Mayan calendar ends December, 2012, and....
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A 28-year-old dirt bike rider had to be airlifted to a Redding hospital Sunday after he was injured in a head-on collision with a 13-year-old bike rider during the annual New Year’s Day Poker Run at the Chappie-Shasta Dam off-highway vehicle area.
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A second candidate has announced her intent to run for a seat on the Shasta County Board of Supervisors. Cherrill Clifford, 69, of Redding announced in a written statement released Sunday that she will run for-the District 4 Supervisor job now held by Linda Hartman.
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Jeremey Kelley of Redding found this interesting mystery object beside the edge of the Sacramento River near the river trail. I don't have a clue what it is. Does anyone want to make a wild guess what they believe it...
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There has been noticeable sharp drop in the number of local homes for sale around here. We have more buyers than homes to buy. In an ordinary marketplace, the laws of supply and demand would force prices higher, but this is housing in 2012. Housing supply and financing availability is set by the government. Fannie Mae, F
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Former Searchlight weather expert's response to the topic I teed up in my previous blog: I think the time has come to start getting nervous about the lack of precip, especially in Northern California. The dry pattern shows no signs...
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Emergency crews are being sent this morning to a reported traffic accident off Placer Road near Prospect Drive. Dispatchers are reporting a light brown vehicle went off the roadway and struck a tree. Further information will be provided when it becomes available.
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Seventy-six people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol during Shasta County’s Avoid the Six anti-DUI campaign this holiday season. The campaign started Dec. 16 and ended at midnight on Sunday. Seventy DUI arrests were made during the same period last year. Of the 76 people arreste
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Law enforcement authorities are combing the Anderson and Cottonwood areas this morning for the occupants of a white pickup with a Harley-Davidson sticker on its tailgate after they reportedly robbed a man at gunpoint of about three pounds of medical marijuana.
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In this small town of ours, we inevitably see homes lost to foreclosure belonging to friends, neighbors, and clients. Sometimes they are all three, like this
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Partly sunny skies and a high temperature near 60 degrees are forecast today for Redding and the surrounding area, meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. Tonight’s low will be around 33 degrees. Mostly sunny skies are predicted for Tuesday, which see a high near 64 degrees. The forecast for We
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The New year in many countries is associated with chimney sweeps and good luck. This photo is from a book for the enlightenment of Soviet children in 1926. This illustrated book confirms the connection of sweeps and luck in the Russian new year tradition as well as the European ones. Of course, the Russian new y
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I got to thinking about what I liked most about retirement. The first thing that came to mind is that I don’t have to set an alarm clock. Oh, I still get up at the crack of dawn, even though I’m always the last one to bed. It seems my brain is so afraid it’ll [...]
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It's easy to understand the skepticism and even outrage from hunting groups over the perceived infiltration of the California Department of Fish and Game by the Humane Society through a recent donation to an anti-poaching fund that critics see as buying its way into the agency's good graces.
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Almost everyone knows someone whose home mortgage is underwater. That someone could be themselves. There are still 11 million homeowners who owe more on their house than the house is worth. This is 25 percent of all home mortgages. Some in this situation have walked away even though they could make the payments. The large m
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I was shot in the back of the head in US Bank's Burney branch two years ago, Dec. 15, 2009. I have life abundantly — and shall multiply that.
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With a Jan. 3 due date, Mary Worwood didn't think she'd give birth to Redding's first baby of the year.But she got a relatively quick surprise after beginning labor around 4 a.m. Sunday and giving birth to Alexis Luisa King at 8:59 a.m.
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Shasta County is hoping to land a $33 million grant from the state to build a 232-room jail to house inmates sent back to the county through Gov. Jerry Brown's controversial public safety realignment plan.
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About 50 people showed up on New Year's Day for the Redding Recreation Polar Bear Plunge at the Redding Aquatic Center. Residents who took a splash may not have needed to grin and bear it too much, as the weather was sunny and relatively warm for January. The high temperature Sunday was 63 degrees, 9 degrees above the n
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In 1912: Mrs. Cora Klotz, of Dunsmuir, was visiting her sister, Mrs. Rathburn, in Millville and her parents in Anderson. In another note, Ira Allen was given a preliminary examination on the charge of having stolen a horse from the Ogburn livery stable in Cottonwood early in December. Sheriff Montgomery had a warrant from L
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Law enforcement officers participating in Shasta County's AVOID anti-DUI campaign have arrested more people this holiday season than last year.
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As far back as I can remember, my parents have always made a point that we “go check out” various recreational areas while on road trips or to specifically see certain places.
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With a January 3 due date, Mary Worwood didn’t think she’d give birth to Redding’s first baby of the year.
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Baby girl Alexis Luisa King's parents never expected their little girl to be the first child born on New Year's Day at Mercy Hospital. For one thing, Alexis wasn't due for a few more days.
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Shot this with my cell phone camera whilst strolling on the Sundial Bridge. This ultralight pilot soars with the jets, and with the birds, before passing a bit too close to the sun for comfort. Luckily, his were
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Barely a flake of snow on Bally to the west. When I was at the vista point overlooking Whiskeytown Lake yesterday morning a fellow came into the shop and asked the volunteer ranger about the elevation of Bally; I gathered...
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The Cal Alumni Association (link here) is advertising a round-the-world trip by private jet. $65,000 a head. 78 fortunate folks depart Jan. 7 and return on the 29th. Interested? There's a second departure on the 29th returning on Feb. 20....
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Law enforcement officers participating in Shasta County's AVOID anti-DUI campaign have arrested more people this holiday season than they did last year.
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It's going to be an unseasonably warm day in Redding today. Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Sacramento predict mostly sunny skies and a high of 67 degrees to start the new year. The low tonight should drop to 42 degrees. The warmth should be here for at least the rest of the week, with highs in the 60s pred
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Reassuring words from NASA here -- on the Mayan calendar, Planet X, and other popular doomsday predictions....
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There's something about the end of a year and the start of another that compels us to make lists. We make lists of resolutions, lists of stuff to do to dig out of the holidays, and, if we work in the media, we make Top 10 lists.
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Reality will ruggedly knock some sense back into us — perhaps as soon as Monday — but it's hard not to start the new year with a sense of hope. After a sour 2011, we could all use some.
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As a candidate in 2008, Barack Obama promised hope and change while artfully using verbal massage to hypnotize the left and the young who were tired of the status quo. Buyer's remorse set in as President Obama's implementation of "change" became the downward spiral of the economy, a massive uptick in debt, a
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Which GOP candidate is best? After a year of debates and campaigning,Republican voters in Iowa will gather across the state and caucus to decide which candidate should get the party's nomination.
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Molly Barnes of Shasta and Felipe Gonzalez of Ibague, Colombia, were married Sept. 17, 2011, at Mt. Meadows Bible Camp in Shingletown. The ceremony was followed by a reception at Mt. Meadows. Wayne Smith officiated. The bride is the daughter of Tobey and Jane Barnes of Shasta. She is a language services assistant at Shast
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Marguerite Dunn and William Askins, both of Cottonwood, were married Dec. 10, 2011, at Destiny Fellowship in Redding. The ceremony was followed by a reception at Destiny Fellowship. Pastor Richard James officiated. The bride is the daughter of Frances and Lorenze Tritchler, Fargo, N.D. She is retired. The groom is the so
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The holidays signal a time of giving and for those charitably minded they offer an opportunity to put ideals into action. But after the Christmas checks have been written, the items donated or the service rendered, many nonprofit organizations will still need financial and material resources -- as well as dedicated voluntee
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What happens to a donation of clothing or household goods after it is dropped off? According to Sharre Whitson, president of the Salvation Army advisory board in Redding, one of several useful fates awaits donations received by that nonprofit.
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A list of select agencies and how to donate to them.
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Our family made a trip to Viking Skate Country for some roller skating this past weekend on my son Jonah's request. We hadn't been in over a year, and the kids were excited to strut their stuff around the rink again. I considered begging off for a quiet morning at home and letting my husband, Travis, take the kids, but ulti
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Dear Straight Talk: I attend high school parties but don't usually drink or use drugs. Recently a girl chugged vodka. Everyone except me was drinking so nobody thought much of it. After 10 minutes, her limbs went limp and she couldn't walk, yet she was still conscious, saying to leave her alone so she could sleep. I don't k
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Kelleye Peterson and Chris Crawford, both of Redding, are engaged to be married May 19, 2012, at Mercy Oaks in Redding. The bride-elect is the daughter of Karen Peterson of Redding. She graduated from Central Valley High School in 2004. She works at Northern Lights Energy. Her fiance is the son of Charles and Karen Crawfo
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If it was a Merry Christmas, then we should look forward to a Happy New Year.
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Dry conditions and unusually warm temperatures made for a pleasant December. But some skiers and snowboarders were chomping at the bit, disappointed snow didn't pile up on the mountains early this year. If you're one of them, here are some things you can do while you wait for the perfect snowstorm.
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Carolyn Hart's popular bookstore owner, Anne Darling, is featured in "Dead by Midnight," the 20th in this series.
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Jim and Jane Kortuem of Redding celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 30, 2011. They were married Dec. 30, 1961, in Arizona. Jim was born and raised in Redding. Jane was born in Milwaukee, Wis. They met in June 1961. They have three children: James Kortuem; the late Timothy Kortuem; and Shellie (Bob) Atkinson.
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Bob and Melva Greene celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 14, 2011. They were married Oct. 14, 1961, in Trinity Methodist Church in San Diego. They spent their early married years in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, in Marquette, near K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base, where Bob was stationed. After his military dis
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I have always believed that people are good and willing to help. This was certainly brought home to me Dec. 13. I was at Costco with a friend who was driving. When we got to my house, I discovered I had left my purse at Costco. We dropped off my purchases on my porch and immediately returned to Costco. My purse could not be
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The late, great New York Times columnist William Safire wrote a year-end column he called Office Pool. In it, Safire offered, multiple-choice style, a series of possible news events that could take place in the year ahead, along with his predictions.
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Thanks to the many host families in the area, Education, Travel and Culture exchange students are returning home with a mosaic of memories that will last a lifetime.
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Lindy May-Saunders is worried about her access to medical marijuana should Redding's dispensaries shut down.
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Three Redding police officers with almost a century of combined experience have retired.
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Q: Hi Monty, I have a question for you.
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The 4-H Club has recognized several teens in the north state for their work in the communities and their clubs.
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Shasta Lake's City Council is expected to set a date for the recall election of Councilwoman Dolores Lucero at its meeting Tuesday — putting the actual question before voters between early April and the middle of May.
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Law enforcement authorities are looking for a woman who stole a Pacific Power utility truck while a worker was in the truck's elevated bucket repairing a power line in the Siskiyou County town of Happy Camp early Friday morning.
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RED BLUFF — Nap time at the Tehama County Animal Care Center has become a little more soothing for everyone, thanks to a donation of new beds for the guests.
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In 1912: James Snell, manager of the C.W. Clark Ranch in Dixie Valley, came down from Fall River Mills. Snell said it was almost certain that Indian Mike was in hiding somewhere on the 15,000-acre ranch — out of sight during the day and probably making excursions home under the cover of darkness.
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Ralph Pagni knows how to pull the tooth out of a bear, and he didn't even have to go to veterinary school.
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Here's a look back at the north state's top sport stories as chosen by the Record Searchlight's sports staff.
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They hate llamas, can't stand bears, but love horses and will follow them just about anywhere.
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Q: What are the bag limits for waters that have special regulations for trout? In some cases, specifically the middle fork of the Stanislaus River, the river is broken down into sections. For example, from the Beardsley Dam down to the Spring Gap Bridge there are restrictions and the bag limit is two fish of at least 14 inc
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Dear Babe: I have the 11-print set of Craig Pursley drawings that were used for 1990 Bowman inserts. I saw your column on them. When you're talking about objects that are signed, are you referring to the artist or the player?
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If you were fortunate enough to receive a new tech gadget this holiday season, it can be a great opportunity to donate or sell an older device that you no longer need. Before you send it off, keep in mind that most electronic items contain a wealth of personal information that you want to ensure doesn't fall into the wr
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Products/services offered: Etched glass, decals
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We've made it to a new year. During 2011, I profiled a lot of fascinating products, books and stories. Here's a look back at my top picks.
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Medicare is a health insurance program operated by the federal government.
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Good preparation and practice are important steps in the interviewing process.
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Readers: This week's column is written by Heather Neal.
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Law enforcement authorities are looking for a woman who stole a Pacific Power utility truck while a worker was in the truck’s elevated bucket repairing a power line in the Siskiyou County town of Happy Camp early Friday morning.
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I'm loving all the photo posts people are doing, showing the best of 2011 around the world. So many perspectives and great photography. You people rock.2012 is already here for some of you. In half a day, 2011 will be history for us here on the West Coast. Personally, I'm not going to miss it much. I can't say I
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Grass didn't grow under the feet of Herbert Bass, son of pioneer John. He was involved in many businesses that included ownership of general merchandise stores in Montgomery Creek and Ingot, a stopping place/hotel in Montgomery Creek, partner in...
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• During the holiday season, many adults celebrate and enjoy themselves with a couple of drinks, but even one too many drinks increases their chances of crashing while driving motor vehicles.• That is why the Redding Peace Officers' Association wants everyone to put safety before the party this holiday seaso
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Officers around the north state said they have made 65 arrests of people suspected of driving under the influence, two more than last year.
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Yesterday we listed 662 Joaquin Ave Redding CA 96002 for sale. Its a classic Redding ’60s ranch style home that was quite upscale for the times. It’s had some updating, but retains its mid-century hipster vibe. We shot a tour video, and it does a good job of showing it off. We like to make fun of the big-hair
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Expect plenty of sun and temperatures in the mid 60s for the next week. Today will be mostly sunny and a little breezy as temperatures climb to 63, the National Weather Service reported. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 40 and a wind of about 7 mph. New Year's Day will be sunny and warm, with a high of 6
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Yeah, you may have seen this, but it’s so good, I have to share it anyway.
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I like to think that winter’s long, dark nights, its snow and driving rains (when we get them - boy, I hope we get them), and its killing frosts, provide me with absolution from the mistakes, lapses, failures and inadequacies of the previous year in the garden. The dark and cold and leaching work together [...]
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The Record Searchlight editorial staff annually chooses the top 10 stories of the year. Today we're presenting summaries of the stories that ranked one through five in our newsroom poll. Stories ranking six through 10 appeared in Friday's paper and are listed at the end of this report. These are the stories that ha
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Officials at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills cheered a federal judge's ruling this week that placed a temporary block on looming Medi-Cal cuts for hospitals with long-term care facilities.
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Hiram Johnson would be proud.
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My New Year's resolution for 2012 doesn't involve a diet or a health club. It's to say three simple words more often — not "I love you" though loved ones never tire of hearing them — but "I don't know."
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A pink salvia, a yellow watermelon, a pepper that's pretty and another that's spicy are the best new plants for 2012.
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I have heard the expression "common sense" all of my life.
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The ignorance shown by the California Fish and Game Commission in its recent vote to add the black-backed woodpecker as a candidate for protection under the California Endangered Species Act makes me think the agency has been taken over by radicals or, at a minimum, badly influenced by those misguided extremists who already
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Hamilton has a stranglehold on Division V girls basketball in the Northern Section — and on the Liberty Classic Invitational.
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Here's a look back at the north state's top sport stories as chosen by the Record Searchlight's sports staff.
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It's not going to happen often, but a deeper opponent stalled the Cougars' chances at a third tournament victory.
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A cat may have nine lives, but how many does a dog have?
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A Cottonwood woman is one of nine finalists in a national online contest for a $10,000 room makeover geared for baby boomers going through transitions in their lives.
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The Anderson High boys basketball team earned third place at the North Monterey Invitational in Castroville with a 47-41 victory over Stevenson of Pebble Beach on Friday.
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A 34-year-old Redding woman was arrested Thursday evening on suspicion of spousal abuse and assault with a deadly weapon after a stabbing was reported in the 3400 block of Summit Drive.
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At long last, one of the driest Decembers on record came to a damp end in Redding on Friday when around a third of an inch of rain fell throughout the day.
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In 1911: Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Bidwell and daughters, Miss Ethel Bidwell and Miss Hattie Bidwell, arrived in Redding from their home on Hat Creek. Mrs. Bidwell accompanied by her daughters, planned to depart the next day for San Francisco, where they would spend the holidays visiting relatives.
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A Cottonwood man pleaded no-contest Friday to misdemeanor animal cruelty in exchange for a 90-day jail sentence after being arrested in March when officers found 13 emaciated pit bulls at his home, as well as a dead puppy in the garage.
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A week from today, the Knights will begin their quest for conference titles.
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The Patriots got revenge against Trinity in emphatic fashion Friday night, fueled by a 36-point explosion from sophomore Joseph Lynch.
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Here's a list of what's open and closed Monday in observance of New Year's Day:
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The Business and Entrepreneurship Center at Shasta College will offer a series of monthly seminars for new and prospective business owners starting Jan. 26.
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Jeff Fowled, a Siskiyou County rancher and very sharp writer, offers some lucid thoughts on the downside of the arrival of wolves in California --- and of our fair state's general protection of predators: Removing the ability to prevent and...
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The Shasta County Sheriff's Office arrested a man Friday who tried to have an attempted robbery victim killed before the suspect's trial, deputies said.
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A car accident between a pickup truck and another vehicle is blocking traffic just north of exit 704 on southbound Interstate 5.
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My conservative friends and correspondents can't seem to stop talking lately about Agenda 21 --- a nearly 20-year-old U.N. resolution that aims not just to protect the environment but, to hear critics tell, abolish private property, wreck the American economy...
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Summer Jewel Pink (Hummingbird sage) Salvia coccinea
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Question: What can you tell me about planting a Meyer lemon in Redding?
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A Cottonwood man pleaded no-contest today to misdemeanor animal cruelty in exchange for a 90-day jail sentence after being arrested in March when officers found 13 emaciated pit bulls at his home, as well as a dead puppy in the garage.
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The mystery photo is the Hillcrest Lodge/restaurant and Bob Parker guessed it correctly at 9:17 a.m. Congratulations Bob! He's won himself a $10 gift certificate from River City Java to spend on anything he chooses and also a winner's wall...
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Pacific Gas and Electric Company electric rates will increase for residential customers next month while gas rates will decline slightly, the company announced today.
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Not on the radio anymore, at least not on Redding talk station KQMS. The Record Searchlight columnist and, more recently, KQMS morning talk host tells me that she was informed after the close of this morning's show that today's broadcast...
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Red Bluff police are devoting extra resources this weekend to stop and arrest impaired drivers, a spokesman for the department said today.
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In the Upper Midwest, at least, it seems they can --- at least without too much heartburn, reports High Country News: Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan support some 4,000 wolves -- more than double the number of the Northern Rockies' population....
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What was the name of this once popular place? 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...
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A grant-funded program that pays local police to step-up DUI enforcement efforts during the holidays has so far netted 59 arrests over its end-of-year campaign.
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It's been a pretty disappointing system of storms so far, but the National Weather Service says the Redding area may at last see some real precipitation today. The forecast for Redding is an 80 percent chance rain, mainly before 4 p.m. Temperatures won't climb above 55. Between 1/10 and 1/4 of a inch of rain may fall in to
I finally found this photo (too late) for my brother-in-law, Jeff Shively's, memorial service. It was taken 29 years ago. It shows Jeff holding my daughter, Sarah, who'd crawled into a pile of cold barbecue ashes while he was "keeping an eye" on her.
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A 34-year-old Redding woman was arrested Thursday evening on suspicion of spousal abuse and assault with a deadly weapon after a stabbing was reported in the 3400 block of Summit Drive.
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Part of what makes the Cougars so dangerous is any player can knock down key shots at any moment.
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Liberty Christian had one more obstacle to get past before reaching its tournament final and a date with Trinity.
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The Anderson Cubs girls basketball team defeated Encinal 48-33 for third place in the Ruby Division of the West Coast Jamboree in Brentwood on Thursday.
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Easing off the gas pedal rarely works in basketball.
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This is an exciting time for prep boys basketball in the north state.
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The Redding Macintosh Users Group offers free beginner and advanced classes.
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Lawsuits often backfire on the plaintiffs, but rarely so explosively as in California cities' challenge of a complex pair of laws passed this summer to extract nearly $2 billion from their redevelopment arms.
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Huge excitement. Two Earth-size planets found orbiting a sun-like star less than a thousand light-years away. This comes two weeks after the stunning announcement of another planet orbiting another star at precisely the right distance — within the so-called "habitable zone" that is not too hot and not too cold
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A plea to Rep. Wally Herger: You have not been legislating responsibly within the Constitution.
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Our country will officially end the Iraq war on Dec. 31. What have we learned?
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In today's political and social environment things are very confusing and frustrating for people on all sides of the spectrum. With over 20 years in the fire service, I have found that when things get overwhelming, you must break it down to the basics to get through the complex situation at hand.
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For the first time since 1924, a wild wolf is living in California.
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The Record Searchlight editorial staff annually chooses the top 10 stories of the year. Today we're presenting summaries of the stories that ranked six through 10 in our newsroom poll. On Saturday we'll present the top five stories of the year.
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Redding, Anderson and Shasta Lake will lose a valuable source of funding as a result of Thursday's California Supreme Court decision that upheld the state's elimination of redevelopment agencies and axed the alternative plan that would have kept some of that tax money in city coffers, officials with those cities sai
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Kristin Rhea, 16 (right), and other Oregon Ducks football fans flash the O sign as the University of Oregon's Duck Truck makes a stop Thursday at In-N-Out Burger in Redding.
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Shasta County residents in need of government aid can now track and apply for their benefits online.
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In 1911: Only two out of the 13 applicants passed the teachers' examination that concluded a week earlier. The successful were Irene Bidwell of Hat Creek and Bessie Forschler of Igo.
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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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A body discovered Wednesday morning in the Pit River in Big Bend was identified Thursday as 46-year-old Ira Gemmill, who lived in a mobile home near where his body was found.
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Here's a list of what's open and closed Monday in observance of New Year's Day:
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No jail time for Berlinghoff misdemeanors
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Search continues for pharmacy robber
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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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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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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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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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