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June 24th, 2012

On a recent Tuesday afternoon, Grady Brox stood outside his barbershop on Redding's north side and soaked in the sun with a few of his loyal customers.
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ANDERSON - A mountain lion was reported seen this evening on the roof of a residence here.
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Firefighters are being called this evening to a vegetation fire off North Market Street and Benton Drive in Redding.
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In 1852 Mr. Hopping came to Shasta County and mined at French Gulch. While there he established and operated a butcher business and also mined for gold. He received the nomination from the Republican party for Sheriff of the county....
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The table.Dolmas and pan-roasted almonds with sugar & salt.Heirloom cherry tomatoes and green beans, waiting for salad greens.
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Summer is here, but the string of more springlike weather will continue today in Redding. Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Sacramento say the high today should reach 75 degrees. The low tonight, they say, will drop to a cool 50 degrees. Expect an even cooler day Monday with a high of 74 degrees and a 20 per
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Portions of French Gulch Road will be closed for maintenance beginning on Monday, the Shasta County Public Works department has announced.
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Temperatures will climb into the 70s today under clear, sunny skies.
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Here we are, two summers in a row, still enjoying cooler weather than we could only dream about just a few years ago.
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It may be a long shot, but what small business today -- when breaking even each month is a reason to celebrate -- would pass on a chance to win $250,000?
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I've heard people complain bitterly about required safety measures. While problems are very rare, they can happen. I asked American Safari Endeavour Capt. Jill Russell for some safety tips to help passengers have an even better, safer time on their vacations.
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Many of the millions who've now watched in horror as a pack of 13-year-olds bullied their bus monitor, a 68-year-old grandmother, sat shaking with rage and thought: Kids these days.
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Critics of Gov. Jerry Brown's prison realignment plan loudly argued last year that the shift of responsibility for many "low-level" felons from the state to counties would swamp local sheriffs and probation departments, inevitably drive crime higher, and put lives and property in peril.
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The June 11 "Speak Your Piece," "Klamath science process is solid" by lead federal scientist Dennis Lynch, was almost pure Orwellian double-speak, which is the hallmark of the entire Klamath dam removal environmental review process. Lynch discredited arguments against dam removal recently advanced by whistle
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After I questioned the accuracy of science reporting and summary documents related to the Klamath Secretarial Decision, I faced systematic reprisal and my job as the Bureau of Reclamation's science advisor was terminated. Subsequently, I filed a scientific integrity allegation, and was invited to speak publicly about it
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The big story in this primary election, and probably this fall, will not be the candidate campaigns. It will be the lavish independent expenditures by all sorts of groups to elect favored candidates. We saw this in the primary; we'll see it in November. This is, of course nothing new, it has been going on for a long tim
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I watched as the helicopters and planes swooped in, and put out the fire in the Buckeye Canyon. It always amazes me how efficient they are, how quick they put out the blaze.
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I am not an expert or anything like that, but I wonder why so many of the inmates they are releasing are committing crimes right after being released. Why are they letting violent criminals out? I looked at the Shasta County online in-custody list, and I can see a ton of inmates who have been sentenced but are nonviolent. T
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The Churn Creek Bottom Homeowners and Friends wish to express our sincere gratitude to the 29,248 Shasta County residents who voted "No" on Measure A.
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As director of the shelter for the Shasta Women's Refuge, I am responsible for the oversight of our 26-bed shelter facility for women who are victims of domestic violence. I wholeheartedly support the urgent need for a psychiatric health facility that will assist victims with serious mental illness.
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Many of us enjoy the convenience of online shopping, but the risk of identity theft increases as we push information about ourselves into cyberspace.
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Summer is the time for fun in the sun (or the shade if you live with heat like we do), but it's tough when you have limited cash for leisurely activities. Here are some websites to help you be entertained on the cheap.
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The PURE Glass Bottle is a clear, reusable glass beverage bottle. Tall and sleek, it's tougher than regular glass, fully recyclable and BPA-free.
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Bob and Betty Axner of Palo Cedro celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 9, 2012, at the Anderson River Park dining hall. The dinner was hosted by their family. They were married in Prairie Community Church on June 9, 1962. Bob and Betty both graduated from Enterprise High School. Bob worked at Rothers Auto Par
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Whenever I receive a phone call, or in this case an email, that begins with the words "I have some bad news," I know someone has died and I catch myself reflexively holding my breath as I wait for the rest of the message.
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Raylynn Ostrowski of Redding and Gregory Drake of Anderson are engaged to be married July 22, 2012, at Riverview Wedding and Event Center in Anderson. The bride-elect is the daughter of Daniel and Reanna Ostrowski of Redding. She graduated from Anderson High School in 2008 and is attending Shasta College to pursue a career
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Dear Straight Talk: I saw the movie "Bully" recently. Having had a taste of being bullied in high school -- and witnessing far worse -- it really affected me. I'm wondering if the panelists ever come to the defense of bully victims. Or do bullies still rule today's schools?
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Kiley Ray of Riverside and Stephen Daniel of Redlands are engaged to be married Sept. 6, 2012, at The Golf Club of California in Fallbrook. The bride-elect is the daughter of Cher Cattani and Ken Perotti of Redding; and Bob Ray and Cathy Ray of Shasta Lake. She is a 2001 graduate of Enterprise High School. She graduated fr
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Redding police caught a suspected car thief Saturday, but needed a police K-9 to help in the arrest.
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Dear Babe: I have a copy of a Saturday Evening Post from April 3, 1949, with a Norman Rockwell cover that is signed by Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams.— Barbara Fernandez, Fortine, Mont.The cover features Rockwell's "Three Umpires." With those signatures, this is worth $300 to $400, said Mike
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DISC GOLF
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Blevins gave all of self to athletes
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During the week of June 13-17, the Redding MissFits Bandits U-17 girls soccer team competed in the prestigious Western Regional Presidents Cup soccer tournament in Arvada, Colo. The Bandits qualified for this exclusive tournament by winning the Northern California Division 1 Presidents Cup title in early April.
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Jerry Green and David Dillinger featured the fast time in the Bombers division in the fourth and fifth rounds of the ASA Member Track Shasta Speedway season in Anderson last weekend at the Shasta District Fair.
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Q: Last year I drew an Area 6 antelope tag. While in camp I was talking with a fellow hunter who told me he drew a tag six years ago. He also told me he had a tag for this year and showed me an antelope he had shot that day. I told him I was surprised at his good luck in drawing so soon. He responded by saying he was just a
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Two days down and the wins are starting to pile up for local swimmers at the Matson & Isom Certified Public Accountants Long Course Trophy Meet.
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The start of the climbing season on Mt. Shasta means more rescue flights, more work for helicopter pilots who have to navigate the mountain's often turbulent weather conditions.
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Police chief blames prison realignment
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15 days may be lost from school year
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California's rodeo queen is a 14-year-old newcomer from West Valley High School. Come July, she'll be trying to lasso the national crown.
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Discover your own areas of limitation, fear, the cutting edge of new growth and personal insight in the beauty of nature with a two-night tent camping and half-day white water rafting adventure on the pristine Trinity River with licensed marriage and family therapist, Lynn E. Fritz.
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In 1912: Three months of undercover work by the Secret Service secured evidence against a swarm of "blind piggers" operating at Lamoine culminated in the arrest of seven Italian law breakers. Local officers had failed to get the necessary evidence owing to the tight lines of secrecy drawn by the illicit sellers of l
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Twenty-six miles is nothing.
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RED BLUFF — Sheriffs from nine Northern California counties on Saturday blasted government regulations and public agencies that, they said, have devastated their counties.
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A confrontation ended Wednesday with deputies finding methamphetamine and a gun on a man who a detective feared may have been attempting to take a family hostage in Lakehead, authorities said.
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Builders exchange offers 30 trade topics
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Stewardship Council to vote on PG&E plan
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A hiker missing for more than a week was found dead in Tehama County near where he was hiking, the Tehama Sheriff's Office has confirmed.
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Every year I have a dinner on the weekend closest to the Summer Solstice. It's out in my front yard. We hang out on the porch, drink wine and snack, then sit down at a long table in the yard and eat until late into the night.However, this year the weather is not cooperating. Usually it's quite hot. Today
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In 1880, President Rutherford Hayes and his entourage including General William T. Sherman, came to Redding. A grand reception was given to them at the Conroy Hotel complete with the musical renditions of the Redding Cornet Band. Hayes and Sherman...
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A confrontation ended Wednesday with deputies finding methamphetamine and a gun on a man who a detective feared may have been attempting to take a family hostage in Lakehead, authorities said.
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Firefighters quickly contained a small fire started by a squirrel shorting out a transformer near 3420 Sunset Drive this morning.
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Creative camera angles here. Shoot the woodstove through both hole in wall AND busted door.
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"Have you ever heard the quote that if every grocery store has approximately three days' worth of food at any one time for the people it serves, then if something were to happen to our food supply system, society would be just 9 meals away from anarchy?" Dr. Mark Stemen, Chair of the Board for [...]
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A tea party-sponsored gathering of 10 north state sheriffs is today at the Tehama District fairgrounds in Red Bluff. The event at 650 Antelope Blvd. is from 1:30 to 5 p.m.
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A fundraiser for the 3- and 4-year-old sisters injured in a car crash on Gas Point Road in March is today at the Mount Shasta City Park.
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Redding may get a few sprinkles today as a slightly cooler front continues to push through the region.
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It is no accident that Gov. Jerry Brown has wanted school funding to hang in the balance when voters decide whether to support his tax increase on the November ballot.
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My column last week on meth in Shasta County generated a goodly number of insightful and diverse comments. I believe meth (and its associated rot) is one of the biggest issues we face in the north state. But what to do? A sampling of ideas and perspectives from online readers:
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If Canadians are from Canada and Mexicans are from Mexico, then aren't "Ussas" from the U.S.A.?
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When criminal guilt is factually obvious, i.e. the Watson murder and attempted murder, the waste of time and money in legal proceedings should be dispensed with.
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Thank you for your article about the Sierra Pacific cogeneration plant, which on the surface seems like a good idea for wood waste.
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I am writing in response to Joseph Pearson's letter June 4, "Educate offenders to break the cycle."
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Eyeing continued growth in Shasta County, ER Energy will build a small propane distribution plant in north Redding,
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No suspects had been named Friday in the case involving the 18-year-old woman who gave birth to a boy via emergency C-section this week, the result of two men attacking her on a popular Redding trail.
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Swimmers gather in the big pool at the Redding Aquatic Center on Friday before the Matson and Isom Long Course Trophy Meet.
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The 24-year-old Burney woman arrested this month for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old boy told sheriff's detectives she thought he was 18, according to a sheriff's report.
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The parents of an 18-year-old Redding woman who broke her neck Wednesday in a car crash are trying to stay positive as they help their daughter recover.
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Redding police Friday arrested Christopher Hoffman, who was wanted in connection with last week's shooting at South City Park.
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Jamie Pincin and the rest of the Redding Swim Team are off to a hot start at the Matson & Isom Certified Public Accountants Long Course Trophy Meet at the Redding Aquatic Center on Friday.
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The Redding Colt .45s summer collegiate baseball team won its three-game set against the Neptune Beach Pearl, with a 3-2 win in the series finale at home Friday night at Tiger Field.
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Redding police shot and killed a 19-year-old man early Friday after they say he resisted arrest and threatened them with an "edged weapon," the Shasta County Sheriff's Office reported.
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A Cottonwood woman found guilty of three charges connected to beating a 7-year-old boy nearly to death in late 2009 was sentenced Friday in Shasta County Superior Court to two life terms plus nine years in prison.
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A 26-year-old homeless woman who pleaded no contest to child abuse and other charges was sentenced Friday to six years in state prison, according to the Shasta County District Attorney's Office.
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In 1912: Jaegel's Cafe had fresh frozen oysters, and spring chickens were a specialty item. Hot and cold lunches at all hours, fresh buttermilk from Edgewood Creamery, Porter and beer on draught from cold storage. Guckenheimer rye, wine brandies and old wines, Salem beer on draught.
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Today is a very important birthday. And I'll bet you didn't even buy a gift, did you?
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Rescue personnel are heading to the McCloud River arm of Lake Shasta tonight after getting a report of a possible drowning.
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Rescue personnel are investigating the possible drowning of a 27-year-old man who fell off a houseboat late Friday night in the Ycotti Creek area of Lake Shasta.
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Health grants help north state groups
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The cool temperatures will stick around today, although the morning will have a 30 percent chance of rain.
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Angela Jones, Redding
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A man said he shot with a BB gun by a neighbor after an argument, but deputies said the claim was unfounded, dispatchers said.
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Officers said they arrested two suspects Thursday in the kidnapping and rape of a woman from Oregon.
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Redding homeless activist Chris Solberg, on his blog, describes a strange little story. In a case sure to have local religious freedom advocates abuzz a man was charged by Anderson California Police Department for holding a sign by the road...
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Yes, the mystery man is Judge Eaton's grandfather Charles Behrens. The lucky winner is 'hoopdriver' who guessed him correctly at 9:07 a.m. Congratulations hoopdriver, you have won yourself a $10 gift certificate at Ortega's Mexican Restaurant in Palo Cedro. Thank...
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Redding police say they have arrested Christopher Hoffman, who was wanted in connection to last week's shooting at South City Park.
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At least until November. Despite Democrat Robert Meacher's optimism as he counted the votes, updates apparently posted yesterday afternoon on the secretary of state's website show Rick Bosetti roughly 3,500 votes ahead. When I checked yesterday afternoon, the gap was...
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Dill grows so quickly that some foliage is ready to be harvested in only eight weeks. Plan to sow several crops in succession, three weeks apart, to assure a supply through the growing season. Dill tastes better picked just before flowers form. If you prefer to harvest dill seed, allow the flowers to form, bloom, and then g
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The color of your walls has a big impact on how the home looks and how the people in it feel. Designers offer tips on selecting colors and avoiding common mistakes.
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"Container Gardening for All Seasons" is a new book that offers directions for 101 designs for container plantings.
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Ask Anna columnist Anna Moseley offers suggestions for organizing a pantry with a challenging configuration.
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What can you tell me about organic controls for insects?
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This video did not end the way I thought it would at all. It caught me off guard but it was worth a laugh.Check out the Mentos Freshmaker homemade advertisement. The post Mentos The Freshmaker Backfires appeared first on
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Traffic is moving again on Highway 44 after police shut down traffic in both directions this morning.
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Who is this man? Welcome to the History Mystery Photo Contest. We have great prizes to entice you to play. On the first Friday of each month a $25 gift certificate goes to the winner from one of Redding's...
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Redding authorities are reporting there was a shooting early this morning.
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Authorities are reporting a big rig traveling south on Interstate 5 lost its load of asphalt.
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Eating local food is a hot topic across the country these days. But could it also provide an important boost for our local economy? On July 10th, one of the most experienced food system analysts in the U.S., Ken Meter of the Crossroads Resource Center (CRC), will present “Mount Shasta & Lassen Region Farm and [...]
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Truck loses its brakes and smashes out of control into multiple vehicles before rolling over and bursting into flames. The post Brutal Fiery Crash Caught On Dashcam appeared first on Daily Dump
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One Sol CD Release Party Special guests Upstate When: June 23, 8 p.m. Where: Maxwell's Downtown Eatery 1344 Market St. -from press release
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Awesome just awesome. Nothing beats the sound of some of these WW2 Aircraft.
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Bigger home, Tile kitchen, Greenbelt view, popular West Redding. Why so inexpensive?
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A Cottonwood woman guilty of three charges connected to beating a 7-year-old boy nearly to death in late 2009 was sentenced today in Shasta County Superior Court to two life terms plus nine years in prison.
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A 26-year-old homeless woman who pleaded no contest to child abuse and other charges was sentenced today to six years in prison, according to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office.
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The sun temporarily will be on break today.
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Owners name(s): Sharon Westphal, Rick & Janell Morgan Name of business/company: This N That Trading Post Date business opened: May 5, 2012 Location: 20633 Gas Point Road, Suite B2, Cottonwood (Holiday Shopping Center) Days/hours of operation: Tuesday – Friday 10:00 to 5:00, Saturday 10:00 to 4:00 What do you sell? Lar
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Officers surrounded a Redding house Thursday night where the suspect in Wednesday's truck stop shootings gave himself up.
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How's this for timing?
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"With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations [of immigrants brought here illegally as children] through executive order, that's just not the case, because there are laws on the books that Congress has passed." — President Obama, March 28, 2011
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Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature's current budget includes a pay reduction for every state employee with the intention that the governor will negotiate furloughs for every state employee. Furloughing every state employee has already proven to be wasteful. Why? The state pays full benefits for part-time work, plus th
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The Empire Hotel at Shasta was possibly the first Empire Hotel built in Shasta County.
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Authorities say they've arrested two suspects in a Palo Cedro home invasion in which two men were stabbed.
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A blaze started by fireworks Saturday scorched 7.5 acres of the Enterprise Community Park, including part of the People of Progress' community garden.
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Police say they're looking for two men who beat and robbed an 8-months pregnant woman near the Sundial Bridge on Wednesday night.
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A fundraiser for the young sisters injured in a car crash on Gas Point Road in March is Saturday in Mount Shasta.
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ANDERSON — Crime is down for the third year in a row, but an increase in calls for service has new police Chief Mike Johnson questioning whether the 2011 statistics released this week reflect what's actually happening.
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Police say they're looking for two men who beat and robbed an 8-months pregnant woman near the Sundial Bridge on Wednesday night.
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Assemblywoman Linda Halderman -- who represents the Fresno area, home of the other new veterans home that is at risk of being mothballed -- offers an update on the off-and-on budgets for the homes. Apparently they've been wrapped up with...
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Time will tell if a group of medical marijuana advocates upset over the city's ban on cannabis storefronts have collected enough signatures to trigger recall elections for three Redding City Council members.
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Redding's hotel business is mirroring a nationwide trend that sees demand for rooms up from a year ago.
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A Winnemem Wintu tribal leader blasted the U.S. Forest Service's decision Thursday to close only a portion of Lake Shasta so the tribe can hold a coming-of-age ceremony, claiming the agency refuses to close off land around the lake where the ritual will be held.
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In 1912: Male escorts for 3,000 Eastern Club women were wanted to go with them to visit San Francisco for 10 days. Professional escorts were to take them to and from meetings, theaters and church. Applicants were invited to call the Biennial Bureau of Information.
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Last week, I mentioned the top male athletes from the 2011-12 school year.
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The Enterprise High boys ski team was named the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Academic Team Champion for the 2011-12 school year on Tuesday.
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Shasta Orthopaedics will open its new 56,000-square-foot facility in downtown Redding on Monday.
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Four minors could be looking at charges of burglary and doing up to $10,000 worth of damage to a Burney business today, authorities say.
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Authorities say they've arrested two suspects in a Palo Cedro home invasion in which two men were stabbed.
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• Life is as good as your seat…box, bleachers… or stuck behind a column. • Neighbor siblings Ashtin and Austin bought a pot-bellied pig that became all belly. When she walks, her belly sometimes bounces off the ground. She makes me smile. • Stop using “actually" !!!!!!!! I’m willing to bet you a hamburger yo
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I was skeptical when I first read that Robert Meacher, the Plumas County Democrat who finished narrowly behind Rick Bosetti in third place for the Assembly race, held out optimism that he could close the gap. Turns out, though, that...
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Friends and family aren’t giving up on the search for a 40-year-old Redding man who went missing after a hike last week in the Manton area.
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In a Bell Long Ranger helicopter. A YouTube video (at 8X speed). Beautiful low-level views of the river and countryside....
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You might be able to see the International Space Station pass overhead. A space-inclined friend sent me the info here. Apparently the ISS will be visible in the north state for a couple of nights....
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TRINITY RIVER--The river continued to drop, but was still too high last week at 2,500 cfs, and the few anglers doing exploratory trips didn’t do well.
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Middletown was once located midway between Horsetown and Shasta, hence its name. Miners tore down the cabins in town in 1851 to wash the earth beneath them for gold. Middletown was a stage stop for the Hall & Crandall Stage...
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A Winnemem Wintu tribal leader blasted the U.S. Forest Service’s decision Thursday to close only a portion of Lake Shasta so the tribe can hold a coming-of-age ceremony, claiming the agency refuses to close off land area around the lake where the ritual will be held.
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Pass the ouzo. Bloomberg profiles the head of a hedge fund focused only on Greek stocks. His response to a skeptic: (George) Elliott, 39, responded by asking a few questions of his own, including whether the executive had invested in...
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Shasta County Secret Witness today announced up to $3,000 for information leading to the arrest of a 21-year-old man suspected of the attempted murders of three people Wednesday at the TA Travel Center off Knighton Road.
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I don't mean to spend the rest of my life arguing with Gary Cadd, whom I took to task in yesterday's editorial, but he responded yesterday on Free Fire Radio (big .mp3 download -- the relevant part begins around minute...
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Skip Murphy is right. You really should catch up on Boulder Creek Elementary teacher Alicia McCauley's blog about her trip to Uganda, which the R-S wrote about early this month....
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A man who stole a city of Redding truck led police on a chase through the southwest part of town, ditching the pickup and apparently evading officers.
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I need to bring Alicia’s excellent blog, Pedals and Pencils, to your attention. Redding teacher/writer/blogger Alica McCauley is spending her summer on an epic journey to Uganda. Her writing is always terrific, and has been even more interesting as the story unfolds.
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A pregnant Redding woman, who was assaulted and robbed Wednesday night while walking near the Sundial Bridge, has given birth prematurely.
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We love duplexes. Live in one half, while the rent from the other pays your mortgage.
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Authorities had a 24-year-old Red Bluff man in custody this morning after he led them in the early hours on a chase in a stolen vehicle across parts of Redding and rural Shasta County at times exceeding 90 mph.
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I've been a passenger on a couple of flights in my lifetime where the pilot gravely announces there's an emergency, and asks for assistance from those with medical experience. Those announcements always make my heart pound a bit, and I'll send up a little prayer for the poor soul, as I crane my neck to see the location
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A 30-year-old San Jose man charged with murdering an Oakland man last year near Anderson City Hall is due back this morning in Shasta County Superior Court.
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Delays are possible on some north state roads due to construction and maintenance.
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Temperatures will climb into the low 90s today, but Friday and Saturday are expected to bring cool temperatures and the possibility of showers.
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This is the strangest idea I've heard for draining the vast pool of underwater mortgages --- but apparently it's getting some traction in San Bernardino County. A mortgage firm backed by a number of prominent West Coast financiers is pushing...
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Redding is notorious for its summer heat. What better place to push the boundaries of keeping cool?
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In the age of eight-figure checks to super PACs, is it time for a constitutional amendment that could end this dangerous farce?
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Retired Redding eye doctor Faylon Brunemeier has been a regular at the Grand Buffet for some 10 years. He and a friend lunch there a couple of times a month. “What’s not to like?” he asks. “High quality, good prices, great variety.”
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For years Denese Owen traveled Hwy 99 from Chico to her job as a scrub at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Red Bluff and would dream of opening a drive through coffee shop somewhere along the way. Her commute shortened considerably when she moved to Tehama County, but the dream never died.
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It’s like a summer night at the drive-in theater, only there are no cars involved and admission is free. Every Friday at dusk, from June through September, a state-of-the-art inflatable screen goes up in a community park and families gather to watch movies from the comfort of lawn chairs and blankets.
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Marc Beauchamp's column Saturday piqued my interest because of experiences I had while teaching high school art. The illegal drug scene began to take hold in late 1960s, progressively becoming more problematic in public schools.
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Should we elect Doug LaMalfa as our U.S. congressman? LaMalfa has repeatedly attacked big government and government spending, but has received more than four and a half million dollars in farm subsidies in the past 17 years.
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I thank Marc Beauchamp for his thought provoking column Saturday on meth.
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Sculptor Guy Veryzer "excavates undiscovered objects in the hidden sites and tombs buried in his unconscious." When one looks at the painted decoration and sculpted figures adorning the objects from this imaginary civilization, they seem to unlock the mystery of a narrative tale. The animals are joyful and innocent. Smiles
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Recent increases in violence and drug activity at South City Park caused Redding police to conduct a second crackdown there Wednesday.
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Personally, I think he will. But Plumas County Democrat Robert Meacher -- and Lassen County's Brian Dahle, who realistically must figure to have an easier time in November against a Democrat than against a fellow Republican in the conservative district...
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When I was about eight or nine, for reasons I don't remember now - if indeed I ever knew them - I found myself one day at the home of a woman named Allen Bender (yes, that was her name) who took in foster children, though I did not really know at the time what that meant. I knew she had a young teenage girl living with her
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Foothill High football coach Bryon Hamilton has been known for his tough defenses, high-flying offenses and wizardry on the gridiron.
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Several north state rodeo contestants had top performances at the California High School Rodeo Association state finals in Bishop, June 11-17.
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The owners of a pit bull mix that bit a woman in the face got a reprieve Wednesday when the lone member presiding over a Redding panel that hears these cases voted to spare the dog's life.
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Connie Heemeyer and her grandchildren Christopher Williams, 4 (left), and Caden Williams, 2, watch the shadow of the Sundial Bridge as it moves over the noon hour marker Wednesday on the first day of summer.
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Authorities say they're searching for a Redding man who shot an innocent bystander and tried to shoot two other people in an attempted robbery early Wednesday morning.
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It didn't take long Wednesday for a Shasta County Superior Court judge to order a Redding man to stand trial on charges he assaulted his mother and tried to set her hair on fire.
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When Paula Masterman got confirmation this week the Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park had been granted an official reprieve, she had several reactions.
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Police arrested an Anderson woman who they say left her infant unattended outside in the Wednesday afternoon heat.
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In 1912: C.C. Bidwell, a candidate on the Republican ticket for supervisor in District 3, drove to this city. His daughter, Viola Bidwell, who had been visiting here several days with friends, would accompany him home.
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Join the military and see the world.
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When a local group purchased IASCO Flight Training last month, keeping the commercial pilot school in Redding, plans to add a parallel runway at Redding Municipal Airport throttled up.
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A gathering of 10 north state sheriffs in Tehama County on Saturday is expected to be the biggest yet of the town-hall style events sponsored by local tea party groups.
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Headquarters' structural, sewer issues alarm staff
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$9 million expansion set to start in 2013
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Law enforcement officers Wednesday night were investigating a vehicle accident involving a silver four-door Honda that was stolen in an earlier carjacking.
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It was snowing for a few days and when it stopped, I grabbed my paints and searched for a location in town to paint.  It was a beautiful day.  This painting is of a home located in Mt. Shasta call the Sullaway house.  I have included some pictures of the painting in several stages so you [...]
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Anderson police are looking for a man who fired a gun into the air while being chased by two other men.
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Police arrested an Anderson woman who they say left her infant unattended outside in the Wednesday afternoon heat.
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Shasta Blood Center is in need of A-, AB- and O- blood. BloodSource is in need of A- and O- blood. Platelet and plasma donors also are needed.
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Hitchhiking ticks can pose risk to health
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Alcohol use and abuse is an ongoing problem on many high school and college campuses. And that includes athletes.
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Staying hydrated and cool is very important in the heat of the summer.
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Money for a new mobile outreach clinic for Shasta Community Health Center and large skillets to help Anderson Union High School prepare food were among the projects to receive funds from the Shasta Regional Community Foundation.
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Q. When you hear people making fun of other faith traditions, what do you do?
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Some days, what passes for debate and discourse gets very depressing. Hooray for our side, as Stephen Stills wrote. But like Anne Frank, I still believe that most people are good at heart. Restoring your faith in hum
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When I think of either of these men, I always think of the other because of the 'butter' in their names and because their occupations were basically the same - land developers. Charles Butter was originally a goldminer who arrived...
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Firefighters put out a pool that was on fire earlier today about an hour after the fire started and spread to nearby landscaping.
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A 33-year-old ex-prison inmate was arrested early today in Red Bluff but quickly released from Tehama County Jail, Red Bluff police said.
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Shasta Orthopaedics announces the opening of its new orthopaedic building at 1255 Liberty St. in downtown Redding. The construction of the state-of-the-art orthopaedic center consolidates under one roof three Redding medical facilities: Shasta Orthopaedics’ main office on West Street, The Shasta Ortho Spine Institu
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On Carl and Linda Bott's radio show this morning Sheriff Tom Bosenko explained why it's taking him so long to hire staff to open the closed floor of the county jail -- a lot of otherwise qualified candidates are "washing...
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Fire crews have extinguished a spot fire burning in vegetation just off southbound Interstate 5 north of Knighton Road, a California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection official said.
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You and every other voter, but Tony Quinn says you should just get over it. Attempts to reform the money out of politics have failed. He does, however, offer a solution to the shadowy "independent expenditure" campaigns that have proliferated...
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Home values in an area can get a big boost by reducing the amount of violent crime, according to a new study by the Center for American Progress. Communities that reduce violent crimes by 10 percent could potentially see billions …
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Credit.com recently featured some of the biggest mistakes home buyers often make. Their list included: 1. Trying to fix credit scores before buying a home. Home buyers may do more harm than good if they don’t consult a financial expert …
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Today is the deadline to RSVP for a weekend event to benefit the Shasta Women’s Refuge.
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Note to self get tannerite and 12 gauge pump action shotgun for this weekend. I am amazed by the huge explosion and the noise made by the target getting hit by the AK47.
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As I reported in today's paper, May home sales were punctuated by Shasta County's first million-dollar transaction this year. The $1.2 million deal on Camino Del Encina Drive also was the first home to close for seven fig
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A pair of Corning residents told Tehama County deputies Monday their properties were burglarized sometime over the weekend.
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If you enjoy aircraft as much as I do specifically aircraft used to fight fires you should check out the Fire Bomber Facebook Group. Be sure to check out all the great pictures and feel free to share any photos of your own on the site. http://www.facebook.com/groups/FireBombers/
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This promo video is creative and hilarious. Wish I could have seen this first hand.
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Wow, here’s a big modern home on some choice view acreage. But it’s a fixer now.
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One of the standing jokes where I work is, if you don’t like what’s going on, wait 10 minutes and things will change. Several weeks ago after driving my three hours to work on a Monday morning, I was asked if I would like to go to Bend, Oregon for the week. Visions of brew [...]
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Today will be sunny, hot and breezy, but those conditions should make way for weekend temperatures in the 70s.
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Workers are asking drivers to plan for potential delays due to construction on several north state roads.
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The Shasta County Sheriff's Office has released the name of a man who they say shot one person and tried to shoot two other people overnight at the TA Travel Center off Knighton Road.
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Shasta County's engineers might have thought they were just applying for a modest grant to study groundwater in an area where shortages have stymied development and talk of a water-bottling plant has stoked fierce controversy.
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President Obama's latest political ploy — granting new "rights" out of thin air, by executive order, to illegal immigrants who claim that they were brought into the country when they were children — is all too typical of his short-run approach to the country's long-run problems.
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The way to move forward and restore California to greatness is by creating jobs. Most people agree with this principle, and even Democrat Legislators give the concept lip service. Unfortunately, the decisions made over the years by the Legislature have only deepened our economic troubles and contributed to California's
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A Redding man who told police he simply wanted to go to Hat Creek was arrested late Monday on suspicion of carjacking and other charges after he allegedly stole a vehicle that was parked in front of the Shasta County jail.
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In 1912: Zeis & Sons offered 2 gallons of purified water daily for 50 cents a week or $1.75 a month. They were doing this in response to residents concerned about the quality of the water supply.
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SHASTA LAKE — Ousted Councilwoman Dolores Lucero lashed out at Mayor Ron Dixon during Tuesday's council meeting, claiming the city leader isn't doing his job and lets city staff control him.
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Redding police Tuesday identified a second suspect in last week's shooting at South City Park as 25-year-old Christopher Hoffman.
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RED BLUFF — A Red Bluff man accused of swiping a Red Cross donation container at a convenience store was arrested Tuesday after earlier breaking free from officers and pulling a handgun from his waistband as he ran away, police said.
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Man accused of killing aunt, gravely wounding uncle
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Shasta County will pay up to $3.4 million annually for a new psychiatric hospital after supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a three-year contract to run the facility.
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Redding will pay more than $1 million under a settlement that leaders say will spare the city from paying heavier fines tied to the release of possibly harmful pollutants into the Sacramento River.
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The median price for new and existing homes in Shasta County in May nudged up as sales in the area hit a five-year high.
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Crews contain fires in Redding, Anderson,Tehama County
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Crews contain fires in Redding, Anderson,Tehama County
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On one of youth soccer's biggest stages, the Bandits made an unforgettable bid at a regional championship.
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The increasing popularity of high school football reminds us that it's never too early to start talking about the sport.
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The Redding Colt .45s lost to the Bend Elks by one run on Monday night, 11-10, in a summer collegiate baseball matchup at Tiger Field.
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Second Helpings thrift store in Redding is celebrating its anniversary this week with discounts.
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Anyone who has lost a close friend or family member knows that what a difficult, painful, and overwhelming time it can be. The Jesrani Law Firm is often asked to help our clients through the probate process when a loved one dies, but probate isn’t the only thing you’ll have to think about; in fact, it may not eve
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Two fires in Anderson this afternoon kept firefighters on the go.
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Firefighters were battling two blazes in Anderson this afternoon, one a building on Spring Gulch Road and a vegetation fire in the Anderson River Park.
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A house fire in Tehama County spread into the grass nearby early this afternoon, scorching around 85 acres three miles north of Red Bluff, firefighters said.
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Redding police today identified a second suspect in last week’s shooting at South City Park as 25-year-old Christopher Hoffman.
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Remember the dustup between Jefferson Public Radio and Southern Oregon University that led to the sacking of JPR boss Ron Kramer? It's getting worse, the Mail-Tribune reports. The Jefferson Public Radio Foundation would lose any connection with JPR's network of...
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Here are some pictures of today’s fire in Redding,Ca. Unfortunately I didn’t have a zoom lens with me.
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Shasta County supervisors this morning unanimously voted to pay up to $3.4 million annually for a new psychiatric health facility.
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An about 20-acre brush fire near Buckeye Terrace and Clay Street in Redding that's threatening a nearby subdivision and apartment complex and has the entire Redding Fire Department committed to quashing the blaze was sparked by kids playing with fire, according to firefighters.
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Shasta's Excelsior Hall was built in 1857 on the top floor of R. J. Walsh's fireproof brick building at Shasta. It became known as Armory Hall during the Civil War and served as a storage place for guns and ammunition...
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RED BLUFF – A Red Bluff man who allegedly swiped a Red Cross donation container at a convenience store was finally arrested today after earlier breaking free from officers and pulling a handgun from his waistband as he ran away, police said.
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Lindsey Bonner and Bertil Smith
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Jack and Joan Ures
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A Red Bluff man out of prison on parole was arrested early Sunday after he was found in possession of two switchblades, methamphetamine and a glass smoking device following a traffic stop, sheriff's deputies said this morning.
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There once was a man from Nantucket, who kept all his cash in a bucket. At least $399K, in 2005.
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RED BLUFF - A Tehama County man who was apparently stabbed early Sunday morning following a party is not giving sheriff's deputies much information in order to find and arrest the alleged suspect.
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A 27-year-old Redding man who told police he simply wanted to go to Hat Creek was arrested overnight on suspicion of carjacking and other charges after he allegedly stole a vehicle that was parked in front of the Shasta County jail.
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The Oregon man accused of murdering his aunt and nearly killing his uncle during a vicious June 8 attack at the couple's west Redding home pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder charges this afternoon in Shasta County Superior Court for further arraignment.
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What inspired you to open this business? All things related to paper, pens and color have been a passion of mine since I was just 3. I discovered scrapbooking shortly after our first child was born, our daughter Mackenna, who is now 13. I wanted a place to channel all my creative energy that others would enjoy coming to a
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SHASTA LAKE — The City Council meets today to possibly adopt a two-year budget that drops spending by about $14 million from the previous two years.
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Redding will be sunny and hot again with temperatures climbing to 92 degrees today. Tonight’s low is expected to drop to 62 degrees, the National Weather Service in Sacramento reports. Prepare to salute Wednesday, the first day of summer, with a near triple-digit reading. Look for a high of 98 degrees in the day and a low
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The Redding City Council decides tonight whether to accept a tentative settlement with state water regulators over pollutants released into the Sacramento River.
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Shasta County supervisors this morning will vote on a contract that would let a Sacramento-based company start a new psychiatric health facility in the county.
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The Oregon man accused of murdering his aunt and nearly killing his uncle during a vicious June 8 attack at the couple's west Redding home is due to be back this afternoon in Shasta County Superior Court for further arraignment.
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Suffering such profound mental illness that a person needs to be essentially locked up for treatment is an awful thing for patient and loved ones alike.
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If there was one message that went out strongly from the early June votes on local pension changes in San Jose and San Diego, it was this: Private sector workers are tired of seeing six-figure pensions go to some public employees while their own pensions are steadily cut or become increasingly uncertain.
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Tom Elias ("Whose UC is it going to be?") correctly noted that rising tuition is the result of state disinvestment in higher education. State funding for the University of California has declined by 60 percent during the past 20 years. It's now the same as it was 15 years ago, when there were 75,000 fewer studen
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Re: "Birth certificate fight isn't lunacy" Mitch McConnell, ranking Republican of the U.S. Senate, said immediately after President Obama took office that his main goal for the next four years was to make sure that President Obama was a one-term president.
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I extend my thanks to all those voters in Supervisorial District 4 who exercised their right to vote.
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Driving north the other day on Interstate 5, I passed a disabled vehicle on the side of the road.
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This is in response to Rhonda Hull's complaints about problems encountered in trying to use the Redding library.
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In 1912: The new flour mill at Cottonwood was nearly completed and ready for business. The big structure loomed up proudly and was substantial proof of what can be done in Cottonwood in a short time.
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SACRAMENTO — A lawsuit against former Shasta County District Attorney Jerry Benito and three others is going to cost Shasta County $855,600 following an out-of-court settlement reached on Friday.
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Redding can expect just one near-triple-digit day this week, as summer should begin on a cool note."The headline is 'One more warm day on Wednesday and then we have much cooler days on the way,' " said Darren Van Cleave, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
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MANTON — Tehama County sheriff's detectives are investigating a report of a missing 40-year-old Redding man after search-and-rescue teams found almost no trace of him during the weekend.
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Don Bird, a Rancho Tehama community activist, political gadfly and court-deemed "vexatious litigant," has a new cause — to have a judge weigh whether California fishing licenses are unconstitutional.
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After nearly a decade sending mental health patients out of the county for hospitalization, Shasta County may get a new psychiatric health facility by the year's end that officials estimate would save the county $800,000 annually and give clients more convenient treatment.
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Paul James Borders, 45, who was found dead near the Sacramento River Trail in Redding last week, died from a fall, according to spokeswoman Mo Hern of the Shasta County coroner's office.
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Rook McElvain, 4, of Redding, on Monday looks at a jungle carpet python being held by Amber Davis, a natural science educator at Turtle Bay Exploration Park. Turtle Bay hosted a special Venomous Day that featured venomous creatures such as rattlesnakes and tarantulas as well as nonpoisonous animals such as the python. Venom
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The Redding Police Department's Explorer scouts placed third in one category and fourth in another last weekend at a competition in Las Vegas.
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Kinda-sorta tagged by magsmom. Do this if you wanna.1. What's your favorite day of the year? I don't have a favorite day, like June 12 or February 7. The best days are unplanned and not expect
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Voyager 1, launched when Jimmy Carter was president, is about to enter interstellar space and apparently is still sending back data. Amazing. Read this update from Space.com. NASA can sure build spacecraft that last. Wish they made sneakers....
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Can't find your car in the parking lot? Immediately forget the name of someone you just met? Take advantage of a unique opportunity to improve your memory from Chester Santos, one of the top memory experts in the country. Join us for Maximize Your Memory, a free workshop provided by Mountain Caregiver Resource Center.
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This, the first elderly generation that bought off on: We can do this, that is, both work and not have any impact on the family. Look how much more we'll be able to afford? The kids will be just fine.
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Locals win second place in Nations longest continuous annual air rally.
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Beautiful West Redding home! Park-like setting, large covered patio overlooking the pool and mature landscape. Functional floor plan features a formal dining room, formal living room, large kitchen that opens up to family room. Recent upgrades include flooring, tile, carpet and wood floors.
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A vegetation fire on Sunday torched three large, plastic water tanks and burned nearly 2 acres of land in the area of Oak Run.
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Paul James Borders, 45, who was found dead near the Sacramento River Trail in Redding last week, died from falling, a spokeswoman with the Shasta County Coroner's Office said.
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A 21-year-old Anderson gang member was sentenced Monday to more than 12 years in prison in connection with the March 2011 assault of another man, prosecutors said.
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A few years ago my Spiritual Director shared a riddle with me and then sent me away to ponder the riddle until our next meeting. Here is the r
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Introduction We have come together to celebrate the anniversary of the marriage of Marc and Lori. As we join them in their joy, we join them also in their gratitude. God has set them among us as a sign of His love and through the years, they have remained faithful, and have fulfill
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Last Monday, we published an Op-Ed by Dennis Lynch, an official with the U.S. Geological Survey and lead scientist on the Klamath Basin settlements. He took issue with several statements Paul Houser, the scientist who briefly worked for the Bureau...
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MANTON — Tehama Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a report of a missing 40-year-old Redding man after search and rescue teams found almost no trace of him over the weekend.
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California deficiency judgment..how does it affect you or does it? First, let's define Deficiency Judgment. A deficiency is the difference between the principal balance due and the amount received, providing the amount received is less than the amount owed. Whether the bank can pursue
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Thunderstorm? Yeah right! This is obviously another cover up by the government. This is totally a mushroom cloud! Trust no one! Fight the system!
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Look at the amazing reactions of the fans. The man crying around 1:20... that would be what I'd do.
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I cringed a little when I watched this crazy rally car crash. Needless to say that little Ford Fiesta took quite a little tumble. If the car had been a Volvo the driver could have driven away from that crash.
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Something tells me this car won’t pass an emissions test. This is the dirty burnout.
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This guy is either crazy or drunk when he interrupted this interview at the US Open this weekend. Either way I thought the cray man’s performance was flawless. This is truly an amazing prank.
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Alright my fellow nerds and geeks alike. Here is another Nerd Gallery 2.0 feature for your viewing pleasure.
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This lovely Tahoe Style home once was listed for $575K. Get it for about half price now.
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I've been a passenger on a couple of flights in my lifetime where the pilot gravely announces there's an emergency, and asks for assistance from those with medical experience. Those announcements always make my heart pound a bit, and I'll send up a little prayer for the poor soul, as I crane my neck to see the location
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SACRAMENTO – A jury may decide today how much in punitive damages former Shasta County District Attorney Jerry Benito and three co-defendants will have to pay a former director of the Shasta County Victim Witness program who sued them in 2006.
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It's going to be warm today in Redding, but not compared to this weekend's triple-digit highs. Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Sacramento say the high for the day should reach 92 degrees. Tonight's low should drop to 63 degrees. Expect temperatures in the 90s for most of the week as well, even dropping into
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I truly play the game like this. Although if I hadn’t seen this guy fight I honestly would not believe him to be the dovahkiin. Still an awesome video, they put great work into it.
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The city has never mustered the resources to develop a vacant park site on Hemingway Street in northeast Redding, and this spring the City Council sensibly agreed to sell the land.
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We are in the political season, as anyone with even a faint pulse knows. It seems hardly a season; it seems never-ending. The season is laden with extremist statements, exaggeration and some outright lies. Many wish it over. The head-fakes, lies and misleading statements will continue beyond the November elections, though,
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Ray Bradbury, an American author whose books were astounding, who saw into our travails and failings with an insight that could make you shudder, is dead at 91. His works aren't. They live, and one of them, "Fahrenheit 451," will live as long as people bother to visit with uncomfortable truths.
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Gary and I both like sweet potatoes, but we don't use them much in the hot summer. That's because we think the best way to cook them is to roast them with skins on in the oven. But when the temperature climbs over 100/37, we hate to turn the oven on.But when made into a cold salad, sweet potatoes require only a
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In 1912: Mt. Bally would soon boast a cozy cabin on its topmost peak. A lookout station was established there the previous summer by the forest reserve and proved to be a great help in the fire season. The cabin would be built on West Weaver Bally and would be occupied by George B. Reid and family. He had been appointed fir
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Two investigative reports are shining a light on the pervasiveness of office politics at Redding Electric Utility's customer service department four years ago.
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Families flocked to the Shasta District Fair grounds in Anderson on Sunday to celebrate Father's Day and soak up one final day of fun at the annual event's closing day.
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Seventy-two-year-old Mike "Griff" Griffin of Redding is no stranger to the healing powers of water. Especially if there are fish in it.
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The Redding MissFits FC Bandits under-17 girls soccer team went to overtime in the Regional IV Presidents Cup championship match in Arvata, Colo., on Sunday, before falling to Arsenal Royal Colorado, 3-1.
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Firefighters are battling a 2 to 3-acre blaze off Rusty Lane near Maynard Road in Palo Cedro.
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It's been four months since I retired and there are still not enough hours in the day to do everything I want and need to do, or at least feel like I need to do. The actual necessity of some of those things is up for debate.When I look around my messy house and neglected overgrown yard, it sometimes just feels s
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The following story was sent to me by fellow blogger Marc Beauchamp. It is written by Robert O'Brien and published in today's Chronicle: THE LOST CABIN MINE The strange story of the Lost Cabin Mine, and the grizzly bear skeleton...
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From an LA Times piece today: In the first raid, Orange County sheriff's detectives hit a Dana Point marijuana storefront, the San Clemente home of its director and a "stash house" he allegedly maintained nearby. In the two homes, they...
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When you are underwater, does it matter whether a swimming pool is aboveground or inground?
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"To Plant A City," the locally produced documentary about organic food producers in the Redding area, has been accepted at the upcoming San Francisco Frozen Film Festival. So I learned from an e-mail sent out by one of the short...
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Benton Airpark will host its annual Father’s Day Aviation Day from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the air park, 2600 Gold St., in Redding.
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Temperatures in the north state are expected to climb to 104 on Father's Day today before dropping into the 90s for the rest of the week, according to the National Weather Service.
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A few years ago, I thought it would be really exciting to ride to the top of North America and to the tip of South America.
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Father's Day is a special day, a day for pampering Dad; it's also a day for remembering. My father, Arthur Miles Dunlap, was born in 1900; he died in 1975 and I am certainly remembering him today. Listed as my father, I've always called him Dad.
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Words send messages. And the message that the California Legislature is sending to hunters is that they are a decidedly lower priority for the state of California.
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Fathering a child is easy enough. Being a father — not so much.
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It's an unfortunate situation that contains a civics lesson for all of us. I am referring to the Winnemem Wintu Tribe's request to the U.S. Forest Service to close a portion of the McCloud River while the tribe holds a coming-of-age ceremony.
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An open letter to Randy Moore, Pacific Southwest regional forester for the U.S. Forest Service.
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The bureaucrats of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service apparently view themselves one level above God in their newly proposed spotted owl recovery plan, as they scheme to destroy one species' population in an effort to benefit another. In the new spotted owl "recovery" plan, they are proposing to manipulate Mothe
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If you think "The Book Stops Here," the most recent novel by Ian Sansom about a librarian and lots of books, sounds dull, you're absolutely, totally wrong.
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Allyson Hill and Rory Greek, both of Redding, were married March 31, 2012, at St. James Lutheran Church in Redding. The ceremony was followed with a dinner and dance reception at Riverview Golf and Country Club in Redding. Dr. William Giovanetti officiated. The bride is the daughter of Richard and Pamela Hill of Redding.
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Brooke Visser and Adrian Winter, both of Redding, are engaged to be married July 6, 2012, at TBS Ranch in Palo Cedro. The bride-elect is the daughter of Marty Visser of Redding and Lori Tandy of Redding. She is a 2007 graduate of Redding Christian High School. She earned an associate degree in business from Shasta College.
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Don and Carmen Saylor of Redding celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 23, 2012. They were married on June 23, 1962, in Manhattan Beach. They met in July 1961 and were married in Manhattan Beach. They moved to Redding in June 1964. Don retired as an electrical engineer from PG&E and Carmen continues to wor
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To learn how to be of value at your job is essential to success.
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My daughter, Payton, has always possessed a knack for making friends. From the time she was little she could develop a new best friend just about anywhere: the neighborhood park, the doctor's office, waiting in line at a checkout counter, basically any place where she would rub shoulders with other children.
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Dear Straight Talk: I'm about to graduate and my best friend, "Lorraine," is pulling away from me. She doesn't call much anymore and when she does, we only talk 15 minutes, not our usual hour. Conversations are not as deep and she is quick to pick fights. In the cafeteria, she doesn't wait for me anymore. I know she is prob
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The Shasta Public Libraries offers a way to get a peek at the books that have just arrived each month.
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President Obama likes to talk about jobs for Americans, but he knows very well that (according to Pew Research) illegal immigrants hold at least 7 million jobs in our country.
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President Barack Obama came under fire last week when he suggested "the private sector is doing fine." GOP challenger Mitt Romney and his allies criticized the president as being "out of touch" with the concerns of voters struggling in a slow-going economy. "The president doesn't understand how his p
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A warning to my neighbors on Calexico Drive and Oasis Road: My place was robbed June 8 or June 9 of a year's worth of world stamps.
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On Wednesday my son and daughter-in-law took their 3-year-old for her first Shasta District Fair experience.
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Dalton Kelly puts baseball movies to shame.
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Firefighters are at the scene of a 2-acre fire tonight that is burning between Highway 36 and the Platina School.
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In 1912: There were several parts of Shasta County where the “Eagle” would scream this Fourth, but none according to John Ponte where it would make any more noise than at the old historical Gas Point out in the extreme western part of the county. Ponte said they were to have open air dancing day and night, horse racing,
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The Redding MissFits FC Bandits under-17 girls soccer team is heading to the Region IV Presidents Cup championship match after a win over Shadow Spokane Premier on Saturday.
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Foothill High baseball coach Todd Buck knows what it takes to win games.
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Q: How does the Department of Fish and Game determine the antler count on each side? Do the eye guards count? I would like to know also about your website on the "bucks taken" point count and totals. I have not seen the count for "forked" bucks? I do see the count for taken bucks as "TWO" point? Aren
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Out of 700 mules competing at Mule Days in Bishop on May 22 through May 27, the four Region 5 forests that participated in the event won the grand prize for the nation's longest nonmotorized parade.
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This season was for much more than baseball.
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A Medford, Ore., man was accused of leading authorities on a chase from Medford to Weed while driving on two blown-out tires before stopping and threatening officers with a large knife, officers said.
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SHASTA LAKE — The state's watchdog agency for public officials sent ex-Councilman Rod Lindsay a warning letter last month for failing to properly report his income as required by state law.
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SHASTA LAKE — The City Council on Tuesday may adopt a two-year budget that drops spending by about $14 million from the previous two years.
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Three teenagers who set off fireworks are being blamed for sparking a blaze that scorched 7.5 acres near Kids Kingdom in the Enterprise area on Saturday, Redding firefighters said.
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CALDWELL PARK TRIATHLON RESULTS
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SHASTA — North state families took steps back in time, when barbers wearing black dress pants shaved customers with straight razors and girls wearing full-length dresses played with hoops and sticks.
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At 17, Derrick Steele thought his life was over.
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Father's Day — Fair open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; gates close at 9 p.m.
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Family members and friends of Candace and Bob Watson gather Saturday evening near the Turtle Bay arboretum in Redding, where a memorial is held for Candace Watson.
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Redding leaders are looking to settle fines, at a cost of more than $1 million, for releasing pollutants into the Sacramento River, mostly during torrential rains in March 2011.
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Dear Babe: I bought a Roy Campanella autographed baseball bat at a public auction several years ago. The signature is clear and bold on a new bat. As you can see, it also came with a certificate of authenticity from Coach's Corner. The auction was held in 2007 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua, N.H. The auction compan
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Firefighters are headed to a mobile home that dispatchers described as "full engulfed" around 6:25 p.m. today.
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There's a memorial near the Sundial Bridge in about an hour for Candace Watson. This is how I think of her and her husband, Bob -- a YouTube video of Bob sailing on Whiskeytown Lake. Thinking of you, Bob. Sending...
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He arrived in the Fall River Valley as 1st Lt. George Crook in 1857 under the command of Captain Henry Judah from Fort Jones to quell Indian violence at Lockhart's Ferry. Judah soon returned to Fort Jones and left Crook...
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And new to the lounge menu at Clearie's Restaurant -- halibut tacos, with mango salsa. Here's a photo. Three for just eight bucks....
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Three teenagers who set off fireworks are being blamed for sparking a blaze that scorched 7.5 acres near Kids Kingdom in the Enterprise area on Saturday, Redding firefighters said.
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Firefighters have contained a 5-acre fire on the south side of Olinda Road near Peter Pan Gulch.
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Officers say they arrested two people, one a 15-year-old boy, in Red Bluff Friday afternoon after the pair allegedly became belligerent and struggled with police, injuring an officer.
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I recently had the good fun of venturing into Plumas County to see two species of wild orchids in bloom: the lady slipper well into its bloom time and the stream orchid just beginning. It still gives me a deep thrill to see some of our more rare - and rarefied - native species in [...]
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A man was arrested after he allegedly led authorities on a chase from Medford, Ore., to Weed with two blown out tires, brandished a large knife and shut down part of Interstate 5, officers said.
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Having an inground pool sounds like a good idea. Redding may to get up to 106 today.
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From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, the Shasta Historical Society will host a fundraiser at Shasta State Historic Park.
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Today will be hot, windy and dry, making conditions perfect for a fire to spark up and spread.
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In 1912: Under the able management of Emma Hoyle, the Hotel Lorenz was being renovated to cater to its large and increasing patronage. The exterior entrance and store fronts would be painted and given a grained golden oak finish. The office and lobby woodwork would be done in mission style. The walls would be calsomined a m
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In 2010, Californians rearranged the state's election system for most offices to ensure a voice for the growing number of voters who decline to sign up as members of either political party. But how did those independent-minded citizens return the favor? Unfortunately, not by voting.
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"Meth. Fueling Shasta County Since 1955." So read a makeshift billboard on North Market Street I saw, photographed and blogged about last week. This bit of stenciled agitprop set me to musing on Google. Typed in "Meth and Shasta County" and up popped a fascinating essay by Richard Mills, who grew up in Millv
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Father's Day is a special day, a day for pampering Dad; it's also a day for remembering. My father, Arthur Miles Dunlap, was born in 1900; he died in 1975 and I am certainly remembering him today. Listed as my father, I've always called him Dad.
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Years ago gill netting and commercial fishing for salmon were allowed on the lower Sacramento River.
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Dennis Lynch's discourse ("Speak Your Piece," Monday) brings up some serious questions.
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In an Iowa restaurant, Mitt Romney pointed out one of the "uh...chocolate goodies" on the table and requested that it "find its way on our ride."
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Russian arms shipments to the Assad regime have been deservedly criticized and condemned by Washington.
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Fire crews on Friday contained a vegetation blaze off Pine Grove Avenue in Shasta Lake sparked by downed power lines.
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Inmate and California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection crews work to extinguish a fire near Cottonwood on Friday evening.
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An 18-year-old man shot in the face Thursday at South City Park remained in critical condition Friday while police continued to search for a second suspect in the shooting.
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The Mountain Gate man accused of hacking two people to death with a wood-splitting maul in February was deemed mentally incompetent to stand trial Friday in Shasta County Superior Court.
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Here's today schedule for the Shasta District Fair
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Shasta County's Cheri Beck and Bill Schappell will square off in November in their quest to become the next supervisor in District 4.
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ANDERSON — Jan Calderon leans against a cabinet, arms crossed and auburn hair surrounding her head like a helmet.
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In five seasons, Charlie Hawkins has turned Anderson from steppingstone to powerhouse.
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June ain't so bad for sports fans. The NBA Finals — brought to you by the apocalyptic LeBron-Durant matchup — are on tap, baseball season is in full swing and the U.S. Open is going on down in San Francisco this weekend for the visor owners among us.
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Redding native tied for 59th overall
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There wasn't much left Cheridan Hawkins could do following her All-American junior season.
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Board members of Shasta County's only medical marijuana collective, an operation in Burney forced to close by the county's pot shop ban, are demanding a meeting with county officials to lighten growing rules and threatening to sue if their request is shot down.
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A union representing about 1,100 workers at three north state hospitals, including Mercy Medical Center in Redding, is planning to stage a three-day strike later this month at those facilities.
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Redding businesses Harbert Roofing and Moule's California Glass don't offer health insurance to their employees because they simply can't afford it.
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Shasta County's job market saw slight improvements in all sectors, leading to a decline in the unemployment rate to 12.7 percent.
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Flight school hosts open house
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It comes from an essay on how New York City became a jumbo-sized Mayberry, when it comes to crime: First of all, cops matter. For at least a generation, the conventional wisdom in American criminal justice doubted the ability of...
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YouTube video of a couple of guys doing just that, supposedly on June 6. Some great downhill stretches. Very cool....
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Firefighters are responding a a fire reported near the Deep Creek campground in Big Bend.
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A vegetation fire near Cottonwood was contained to 9.1. acres early this evening, firefighters said.
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Who was that man? The man was General George Crook and Genmay guessed him correctly at 10:14 a.m. winning himself a $10 gift certificate at Ortega's Mexican Restaurant in Palo Cedro. Thank you all who looked but didn't know who...
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Apples can be grown without pesticides. A book shares how age-old practices, modern science and close attention can lead to healthy crops.
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Designers helping with the Frugal House fundraiser for the North State Symphony offer some simple suggestions for perking up home interiors.
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My Meyer lemon tree, 6- to 8-feet tall, was covered with small fruit but lost most of its leaves. What should I do?
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Since the 1940s, Velma Crain has faithfully entered handcrafted textile art in her local county fair.
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Here's how to get rid of the dash of pepper that ends up on counters when using a grinder.
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President Obama's executive order halting deportations for certain illegal immigrants who were brought to the United States as children is all the buzz today. The Christian Science Monitor describes the specifics: Under the executive order, individuals need to be at...
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A fire on southbound Interstate 5 destroyed a motor home this morning near central Dunsmuir, the California Highway Patrol reported.
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FHA announced new guidelines to help homeowners lower their monthly payments. A “streamline refinance” refers to the limited documentation necessary to apply for and be granted a reduction in interest rate. Streamlined refinances have been offered by FHA since the 1980’s. However, it has never be
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First of all before I review this album I need to give you some background on my relationship with D.N.A. We’ll start in 06?  Nate happened to be in town (Redding) and was a friend of a good friend. We were having a bunch of our friends play on our awesome porch. If you’ve ever seen DNA live […]
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Learn about classes and a program to donate backyard crops.
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A cactus from the garden can become part of your dinner plans. Here's how to make nopalitos.
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The North State Symphony's Frugal House fundraiser will offer rooms filled with low-cost ideas for home interiors. Chico and Redding designers have used refinished and repurposed donated items to decorate the two story home at a Chico vineyard.
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Some fruit trees produce a huge fruit crop one year, and then hardly anything the next. Weather can kick a tree into an alternate bearing pattern. Once established, the pattern can go on for years because a heavy crop one year saps a tree's energy and leads to a poor crop the next year. Thinning fruit early is the best way
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Fire crews this morning contained a vegetation blaze off Pine Grove Avenue in Shasta Lake sparked by downed power lines.
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Shasta County’s job market saw slight improvements in all sectors, leading to a decline in the unemployment rate to 12.7 percent.
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Who is this man? Welcome to the History Mystery Photo Contest. We have great prizes to entice you to play. On the first Friday of each month a $25 gift certificate goes to the winner from one of Redding's three...
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A 75-year-old Yreka man reported missing Tuesday was found dead Thursday after a two-day search, according to the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office.
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This Fannie Mae home had been listed back in February for $81K, but here it is again for $60K.
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It's going to be Redding's misfortune to lose the dynamic couple pictured above. Portland, meanwhile, stands to benefit immensely. Lyn and Jesse Rosten are blowing this Popsicle stand for points further north, and woe are we. Most folks in these parts are familiar with Jesse as a film wunderkind, the brilliant mind behind
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Forecasters predict more heat and even stronger winds today for Redding. The high should reach 98 degrees, and winds could gust up to 37 mph. A red flag warning, an advisory about the increased risk of wildfires, is in effect for Redding and southern Shasta County through 9 p.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather
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A Mountain Gate man accused of hacking two people to death with a wood-splitting maul in February was deemed this morning in Shasta County Superior Court to be mentally incompetent to stand trial.
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My mother and grandmother knew all about aspics, but you don't see them on menus much any more, which is a shame. They are easy to make and easy to eat on hot summer evenings.Here is a recipe I developed after working with several other recipes. This is refreshing and very light when heavier cooked food is not a
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An initiative qualified for the November ballot this week that would require the labeling of most genetically modified foods in California, and at first glance it seems like selling this to Californians would be easier than moving cotton candy at the fairgrounds.
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Mitt Romney vs. Barack Obama is not exactly Jefferson-Adams or Lincoln-Douglas. No Harry Truman or Bill Clinton here, let alone FDR or Reagan. Indeed, it's arguable that neither party is fielding its strongest candidate. Hillary Rodham Clinton would run far better than Obama. True, her secretaryship of state may not rem
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Because I have my 7-year-old grandddaughter for the summer while her father is out of the country, I wanted to start a little summertime ritual by reading together.
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The current election cycle once again has the conservatives complaining about "regulation" and "taxes" as the twin evils of our times. But the issue is not regulation and taxes but who and why do we regulate and tax.
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Perhaps the Winnemem would get more cooperation for their war dance if they held it on other than a heavy use weekend on the lake.
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Doug LaMalfa is "one of us"? I certainly hope not, from the obvious backroom deals made with Rep. Wally Herger passing on the mantle of his office and that then in turn having Assemblyman Jim Nielsen take LaMalfa's Senate seat. Boy, it would've been nice to have been privy to those shenanigans.
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A crowd of music lovers and people watchers packed Library Park on Thursday evening for MarketFest in downtown Redding.
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Redding police Thursday night arrested one of two men who is suspected of shooting a teenager at South City Park earlier in the day.
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A Shasta County jury Thursday convicted a Red Bluff man of attempted robbery, assault, burglary and other charges in connection with a failed heist of processed medical marijuana from a Shasta Lake man last year.
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In 1912: Scott McArthur, secretary of the John McArthur company, a wealthy corporation owning great holdings of agricultural, timber and grazing land in eastern Shasta County, succeeded in interesting capitalists in an enterprise to furnish water for the irrigation of thousands of acres. A power project at Burney Falls was
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Friends of slaying victim Candace Watson are holding a Saturday evening memorial and gathering for continued support for her husband, who also was attacked and gravely injured.
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An 18-year-old man shot in the face Thursday at South City Park is in critical condition today while police continue their search for a second suspect in the shooting.
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State Rep. Jim Nielsen, R-Gerber, and his Republican pick in last week's primary race for the 3rd Assembly District, Bob Williams, are the subject of a complaint lodged Wednesday with the Fair Political Practices Commission.
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Here's the schedule for the Shasta District Fair.
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The Shasta County Planning Commission on Thursday approved a use permit and an environmental impact report that could open the door to building a new 31-megawatt power plant near Anderson that will produce 330,000 tons of greenhouse gases.
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Shasta County Superior Court's criminal and civil clerks' offices will have their hours slashed in an effort to save money as court administrators and others brace themselves for the state's budget ax to fall.
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The 2011-12 prep year is still relatively fresh in everyone's mind, since school has been out for two weeks now.
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Redding native Jeff Curl was in the thick of the things Thursday on the first day of the U.S. Open at the Olympic in San Francisco.
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The Dragon, the new ride at WaterWorks Park in Redding, opened Thursday.
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A motorcycle is blocking Old Oregon Trail near Holiday Road, according to authorities.
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Marketfest
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When your bed is covered with flat cats.
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Before the first white men arrived here less than 200 years ago, five tribal groups lived in what is now Shasta County, each in its own territory.
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Safe Haven Horse Rescue seeks volunteers.
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Firefighters this afternoon contained a house fire on New Riders Way in about 40 minutes, limiting the damage to the home.
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We've gotten this question more than once at our office, and we almost always advise against it. There are a number of reasons to keep your home in your own name, and the two biggest are: 1) Property taxes and 2) Your child's liabilities. 
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An initiative qualified for the November ballot this week that would require the labeling of most genetically modified foods in California, and at first glance it seems like selling this to Californians would be easier than moving cotton candy at the fairgrounds.
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Bruce Hillman, Mount Shasta
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Rhonda Hull, Shingletown
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Mitt Romney vs. Barack Obama is not exactly Jefferson-Adams or Lincoln-Douglas. No Harry Truman or Bill Clinton here, let alone FDR or Reagan. Indeed, it's arguable that neither party is fielding its strongest candidate. Hillary Rodham Clinton would run far better than Obama. True, her secretaryship of state may not rem
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An initiative qualified for the November ballot this week that would require the labeling of most genetically modified foods in California, and at first glance it seems like selling this to Californians would be easier than moving cotton candy at the fairgrounds.
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Roy Hutchings, Oak Run
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Margaret Earnest, Cottonwood
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The Chamber and the Shasta Cascade Wonderland folks should be thrilled -- not! Matt Drudge linked to this redding.com story with the headline "Parking lot fight between men, age 81 and 70, leaves 1 dead..." Lovely. Previous Drudge stories from...
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An amber alert issued for three children allegedly kidnapped from Santa Rosa was cancelled eight hours after the abduction today.
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You might think so from this ABC News blog post about the celebrity-filled fundraiser starring "Sex in the City's" Sarah Jessica Parker and fashionista Anna Wintour....
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Creative time-lapse YouTube video of a tedious drive that normally takes Yours Truly closer to 3 hours....
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Redding police tonight arrested one of two suspects in a shooting at South City Park today that left a teenager injured.
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A Shasta County jury convicted today a Red Bluff man of attempted robbery, assault, burglary and other charges in connection with a failed heist of processed medical marijuana from a Shasta Lake man last year.
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Economic analyst Barry Ritholtz weighs in on the resurgence of foreclosure activity on his Big Picture blog, always a value-added read. It's not just Shasta County experiencing an uptick in activity. "Fast forw
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Was originally two separate buildings with a common wall. The first store was built in 1855 for $4000 and housed Henry Leo's Furnishings and Dry Goods. In 1856 Ordon Fuller and John Cushing purchased the wall for $150 and built...
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A Red Bluff man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly threw a brick at his 26-year-old son and then beat him with a cinder block.
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We love Windsor Estates. This Shasta Lake City suburban home last sold for $253K. Get it for less.
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The Shasta County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help finding a female they say may know something about a hit-and-run crash that killed a Redding man in Keswick last month.
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I just received this email from the ACLJ.org: One of our most beloved patriotic songs, “God Bless the USA,” has been banned from a kindergarten graduation ceremony. The New York City school principal stated that the patriotic song is not “age appropriate” and could end up “offending other cultu
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Red Bluff police are looking for a former state prison inmate who they say fired a gun, led officers on a chase and then ran away from them.
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It was an awesome party! Thanks to all for your help and support. Check out the dance video, and review our list of donor organizations below. There’s still time for you to join the list, in the build up to the main Dancing With the Stars Shasta County event July 7th at the Cascade Theatre.
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Numerous people reported a defective traffic signal this morning in the Old Oregon Trail and Highway 299 area of Redding.
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I recently spoke with Stefan Baumann, nationally known for the national PBS program, "The Grand View",  but he's also locally renowned as a lifelong artist who teaches oil painting. He lives in Mt. Shasta, but travels throughout the north state to teach exclusive classes to those whose experience ranges from complete ne
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It should be another hot, windy day today in Redding, but expect things to get even hotter this weekend.
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The Shasta County Planning Commission is meeting today to consider issuing a use permit to Sierra Pacific Industries for a new cogeneration power plant near its sawmill in Anderson.
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Wow! What a great turnout today at our booth in the Lassen building at the Shasta Fair in Anderson… Please be patient with us this week, as we are out of the studio, working the booth through Sunday! If you’re … Continue read
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The close study of the carbon-dioxide emissions of every industrial process is still a new science and one that will surely evolve, but both common sense and most studies support the idea that burning waste wood — slash and sawdust — for energy is far friendlier for the climate than, say, tapping fossil fuels.
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There are several highbrow ways one could write about the publishing phenomenon of "Fifty Shades of Grey," the soft-core, S&M trilogy that has found its way onto the Kindles of millions of women worldwide.
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Drama abounds in the upcoming WE Multimedia Theatre Group’s production of “Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune,” and it’s not just limited to the Old City Hall stage.
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The Oregon Shakespeare Festival raises the curtain this weekend on its summer season with a trio of plays on its outdoor Elizabethan Stage.
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• Just in Time! • Let’s Celebrate! • Right From the Barrel • Play Golf, Drink Wine • Notes
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Methinks Gold Rush entrepreneur Henry Blumb would be thrilled to see what Tiffany DiGiuseppe and Crystal Widner are doing in his Blumb Bakery in Old Shasta -- whipping up sweet and savory crepes, brewing coffee drinks and serving ice cream sundaes to local residents, tourists and folks heading to and from Whiskeytown Lake.
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In her book, Honoring America's Heroes, Military Poems and Pictures, author Alice Baratone personalizes poems in honor of our fallen military heroes. Baratone’s mission is to give honor, understanding and pride, and ensure that our military and their family members will never be forgotten. Both serious and lighthearted, t
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The recent article in the Record Searchlight about fire preparation in Shasta County provides an overview of how the agencies that are responsible for fighting fires are attacking fires more aggressively, improving their communication efforts, and, in the case of the Forest Service, reducing fuel overloads in the forest. Th
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There is something that I have been curious about for some time. How much cutting have Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature done to the several hundred state agencies, boards, commissions and all other administrative departments?
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East Redding Little League is staying on top for one more year.
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The Redding MissFits FC Bandits under-17 girls soccer team opened play at the 2012 Region IV President Cup tourney in Arvata, Colo., on Wednesday with a 2-0 loss.
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The Shasta County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday released photos of two suspects wanted in connection with a home invasion Sunday in Palo Cedro.
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LAKE SHASTA — Chelsea Schepps finally got to test her sparkly pink, blue and white wakeboard Wednesday.
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A California Highway Patrol officer charged with felony DUI in connection with a January chain-reaction crash gave up her right Wednesday to have a preliminary hearing and is scheduled to begin her trial on Jan. 15.
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For the second time in less than a year, Redding's KIXE Channel 9 has a new interim general manager.
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Lines to get into the opening day of the Shasta District Fair stretched into the parking lot just before 11 a.m. Wednesday as young and old alike waited to be among the first to enter the annual event.
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In 1912: Sisson had plans for the biggest July 4 celebration in the history of the city. There would be a monster street parade and an address by Hon. Charles Luttrell of Yreka, baseball games between Sisson and McCloud and Weed and Dunsmuir; a grand ball on the night of the Fourth, airship flights and a balloon ascension.
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A six-month string of declining foreclosure activity was snapped in May.
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A bill in the state Legislature to change the name of the California Department of Fish and Game to the Department of Fish and Wildlife is being criticized by hunters who think the proposal is a waste of money and marginalizes hunting.
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Smoked offers ribs, chicken, sandwiches
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Deputies received a report from the family of William Jaycox, that he hadn’t come home today as expected after a trip to Tennant to cut wood, a sheriff’s spokesperson said.
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State Sen. Doug LaMalfa is getting a boost from national GOP leaders trying to elect as many Republicans as possible this fall.
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SACRAMENTO RIVER, Redding — Trout fishing was exceptional once again, except for when the winds hit. Spin fishermen were side-drifting Glo-Bugs, crickets, nightcrawlers, and tiny FlatFish, while fly fishers were dead-drifting small brown and gray nymphs under floats. The release from Keswick was still 10,000 cfs.
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The Shasta County sheriff's office is continuing today to search for two suspects wanted in connection with a home invasion Sunday in Palo Cedro.
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This morning I suddenly had a flashback to a day 42 years ago, the day after I graduated from 8th grade. For reasons I can't remember now, we had to go to school the day after graduation for an hour or two. I remember walking home on a day very much like today, a blue-skies sunny day that was getting hot. I was feeling pret
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For the second time in less than year, Redding’s KIXE Channel 9 has a new interim general manager.
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A vegetation fire reported just after 12:30 p.m. burned 5 acres off Happy Valley Road near Hidden Ranch Road, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
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His family was the first-known to settle in what became Palo Cedro in 1873 or 1874. Their residence was located approximately ½ mile south of the present downtown area. Newell became blind from a poison oak infection while a child....
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A woman complaining of back pain was taken to a Redding hospital this morning after a collision that closed both northbound lanes of Highway 273 near the Jolly Green Giant flea market.
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Officers are looking for a man they say punched a pregnant woman in the stomach in Red Bluff, where he's been staying since leaving prison as part of a controversial state program that sends some inmates back to their home counties.
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Always be sure to be safe with your gun. Keep the safety on. Remember red you’re dead. Also it helps if you aren’t a complete moron and flash a gun around in the air and then hand the loaded weapon to a small child. Yet another Darwin award waiting to happen. Wonder how this poor kid feels after [...]
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A Greenview man has been arrested in connection with Monday's vandalism at the Montague-Yreka airport that deputies estimated caused $250,000 in damage.
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Yet another example of the first lady Mrs. Obama shoving healthy eating habits down our throat. Although I have to say part of me really wants some baby carrots right now.
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With today’s low interest rates, you could probably own this for less than you’d pay to rent it.
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Prepare for a hot, breezy day in Redding today. Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Sacramento say it'll be 96 degrees and expect winds to gust up to 20 mph by tonight. The low tonight should be 62 degrees. The wind should last until at least Thursday night. Forecasters predict temperatures in the 90s for the re
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A California Highway Patrol officer charged with felony DUI stemming from a January four-car wreck while she was off duty is scheduled to back in court today for her criminal case.
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The Shasta College Nursing Club is holding a pasta dinner and silent auction fundraiser Thursday for the 32-year-old new mother who was paralyzed in a February hit-and-run crash.
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The seventh annual Best of the North State readers choice contest starts at 8 a.m. today. This year, the Record Searchlight contest will be conducted exclusively online.
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An expired registration is one of the many vehicle code violations a person is more likely to receive a citation for - something that has nothing to do with how fast they are going, not stopping for a stop sign or even not signaling that lane change or turning movement. It's also on the top of many of [...]
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Sen. Doug LaMalfa's office reports some hope for the Redding veterans home. (SACRAMENTO) - Senator Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) today announced that the Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Committee has approved $10.6 million to open the veterans homes in Redding and...
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You're a California family headed up north for a few days of fresh air and fishing. You stop in Redding to top off the ice chest and gas tank. As you're headed up North Market Street on your way to the freeway and the lake, your parting glimpse of the city is ... a glimpse of a billboard proclaiming "Meth. Fueli
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It bothers me a little when conservatives call Barack Obama a "socialist." He certainly is an enemy of the free market, and wants politicians and bureaucrats to make the fundamental decisions about the economy. But that does not mean that he wants government ownership of the means of production, which has long been
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Recently my husband, along with 11 other busy Shasta County residents, was selected for a two-day trial.
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I've tried repeatedly over a five-year period to get VA benefits. The first couple of times in the Redding office I was told if I made over $22,000 combined income, I would not qualify (wrong), so don't even bother filling out the form.
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It appears the Shasta County supervisors were out of touch with the people on commercial development.
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Twice in the past month, St. Nick's Counter at All Saints' Church has been broken into, resulting in the destruction and theft of religious-based articles for sale.
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A few years ago, Shana Gandolfo was on a spinach dip kick. She found herself making spinach dip for friends and family for various parties and get-togethers.
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Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Mushrooms
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Drivers on Interstate 5 just south of Cottonwood should expect slight delays as the California Department of Transportation shifts lanes on the highway to work on a rehabilitation project.
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The Oregon man accused of killing his aunt and nearly killing his uncle Friday during a savage attack at the couple's west Redding home said he was "acting as an animal" as he slit their throats with a knife, according to a police case summary.
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Special Olympians, supporters and California Highway Patrol officers start the Special Olympics torch relay Tuesday morning from Redding City Hall on Cypress Avenue to the Shasta District Fair grounds in Anderson. CHP and other law enforcement officers carried the "flame of hope" south from Redding along Highway 273 to And
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A 41-year-old man was in serious condition at a hospital Tuesday after being hit by a pickup while walking along Highway 273 in south Redding, police said.
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A 60-year-old Happy Valley area man remains today in Shasta County jail in lieu of $3 million bail after being arrested late last month on suspicion of repeatedly molesting two children from 1997- 2003.
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Here is a schedule of events for the Shasta District Fair, which opens this week in Anderson.
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State election officials plan to hold regional training sessions this summer in the wake of 11 counties missing a deadline to send ballots to military and overseas voters for last week's presidential primary.
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In 1912: Alex Thatcher proposed a plan to survey the boundary lines of Ogburn cemetery and secure the plot of land in a thoroughly legal manner, making a map, locating and plainly marking all unmarked graves. Furthermore, he proposed that the cemetery incorporate, elect trustees and other officers and attend to the business
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SHASTA LAKE — The city will hold on to a half-dozen properties after the successor to the defunct Redevelopment Agency this week approved transferring the land to the Shasta Lake Housing Authority.
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Shasta, one of two bald eagles born to Redding's famous eagle pair Patriot and Liberty, takes one of her first flights Tuesday. Shasta and her brother, Lassen, hatched in March in a nest near the Highway 44 bridge over the Sacramento River in Redding. Lassen took his first flight Friday, said Terri Lhuillier, an avid eagle
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Jerry Schletzbaum cleaned it up himself.
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Following weeks of rising gas prices in California, pump prices are falling, AAA Northern California reported Tuesday.
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The 2012 season is barely in the rearview mirror, but we are already looking ahead to the 2012-13 season.
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The Redding Colt .45s summer collegiate baseball team won its third straight game on Tuesday night, with a 13-1 win over the Vacaville Rattlers, at home at Tiger Field.
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Update in USA Today on the initiative campaign to require labeling of genetically modified foods in California. At this point it has the support of a majority of adults in the state....
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Carl Bott talked about this story this morning on the radio but not on his neglected Redding.com blog. It appears Shasta County was among 11 around the state that did not meet deadlines for mailing ballots out to military and...
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Interesting stuff out on the web today. Speaking of Republican rivalries not being settled by the election, the Chico E-R reports that Dan Logue has filed a formal FPPC copmlaint against Assemblyman Jim Nielsen and Tehama County Supervisor Bob Williams,...
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If you're a candidate who finished second in the primary heading into the fall, you've got two choices: You can either reach to the other party or go down in defeat. So Dan Schnur, former GOP political consultant and current...
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A few years ago, Shana Gandolfo was on a spinach dip kick. She found herself making spinach dip for friends and family for various parties and get-togethers.
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Get in the Scene!
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A van rolled into a building and hit a propane tank on Campers Court in north Redding just after 5:20 p.m. today, firefighters said.
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Local Redding Attorney Douglas A. Wright, a partner with Wright, Ryan & Anderson APLC, recently launched EvictionsInc.com, a completely web-based and attorney supported eviction website covering all 58 counties in California.
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Lee's Honda & the Gold Wing Road Riders Association host a "Meet & Greet" barbecue at Lee's Honda on July 28, 2012.
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The Active 20-30 Club of Redding is pleased to announce the new officers and board members for the 2012-2013 year.
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An 81-year-old Paynes Creek man died today after hitting his head during a fight with another man in the parking lot of the Redding Costco, police said.
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Firefighters extinguished a fire that destroyed a mobile home and spread to a nearby home on Anna Road, off Spring Gulch Road in Anderson, earlier today.
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Firefighters in Trinity County contained a small vegetation fire burning along Highway 299 that briefly shut down the road and forced evacuations in the area, according to the Trinity County Sheriff's Office.
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Why can’t we have quality television programming such as this here in the states. Danger 5 is an Australian action comedy television series on SBS One which premiered on 27 February 2012.[1] The pulp magazine-inspired series was created by Dario Russo and David Ashby. The show is set in a bizarre [...]
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A 26-year-old Redding was arrested today after police said he climbed up onto the roof of a downtown Redding business after trying to steal from a camera store.
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Editorial page editor Bruce Ross noted in his blog that Redding's "most embarrassing" billboard is no more. I gave Redding police officer Bob Brannon a call this afternoon and asked him if he painted over the message: "Meth. Fueling Shasta County since 1955." Part of Brannon's duties is graffiti cleanup.
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Say, I just did a drive-by on the way back to the office from lunch, and Redding's most embarrassing billboard is officially painted over. I don't know who shouldered the job. Whoever it was, thanks....
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When the brick buildings on California Street and Market Street were demolished to make way for the Redding Downtown Mall that opened in the 1970s, now known as the Market Street Promenade, the historic bricks were moved again. This time...
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The story about the meth billboard today prompted this e-mail from a correspondent: ">Cooking Meth: How Government Manufactured a Drug Epidemic "1995, California Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement (BNE) agents enticed a threesome of California ex-cons (Erwin Spruth, Michael Spruth and...
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California Highway Patrol officers are looking for a man who ran from a wreck this morning in Happy Valley, dispatchers said.
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A man accused of murdering his aunt and nearly killing his uncle said he attacked the pair to give himself the energy to commit suicide, according to Redding police investigators.
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A Redding man was arrested Monday afternoon after agents with the Shasta Interagency Narcotics Task Force allegedly found him with pot, methamphetamine and four stolen guns in a Keswick residence.
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Police have identified the man hit by a white pickup this morning on the Clear Creek Bridge on southbound Highway 273, Redding police said.
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Police said a 59-year-old Redding man ran a red light and collided with a sedan near the corner of Hartnell Avenue and Shasta View Drive this morning.
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A school bus and a Redding Area Bus Authority bus collided this morning near the intersection of Churn Creek Road and Loma Vista Drive, dispatchers said.
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A Burnt Ranch man was hospitalized, then arrested, Monday night after allegedly causing a public disturbance at the Lewiston Hotel then getting into a drunken car crash.
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Down $100K in 5 years. Who took the loss? Well, it’s government owned now.
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Humans have one important need from the day we burst forth onto this planet. This need is love. Love must flow from our heart to another’s freely, and from another’s to ours in order for us to live abundant, health-filled lives. Unfortunately, most of us have a story, a story of hate that seeped in [...]
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Today should be a sunny day with a high temperature of 93 degrees in Redding.
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The Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its annual summer barbecue later this month.
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A Palo Cedro man arrested in April after he allegedly shot at a Shasta County sheriff's sergeant who had been called to a Northgate Drive home to conduct a welfare check there will be back in Shasta County Superior Court this morning to determine if his family been successful in hiring a private attorney to represent him.
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The Redding Colt .45s, a summer collegiate baseball team, are wrapping up their 10-game homestand by hosting the Vacaville Rattlers for a non-league contest at Tiger Field tonight at 7 p.m.
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When President Bill Clinton signed the 1996 law that he said would "end welfare as we know it," the state of California — feeling prosperous and generous — largely chose to go its own way.
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The more foreign and out-of-state students register at the University of California and the higher tuition and fees there are pushed, the more legitimate it becomes for taxpayers who built and still largely fund the 10-campus system to wonder who it will belong to in the future.
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Let's see. Thousands of college students converge on Slaughterhouse Island, surrounding it with houseboats, virtually blocking it off from any other use.
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o Shar Washburn of outpatient chemo at Mercy Hospital:
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Last Tuesday's editorial makes the generalization, "There's simply a limit to what the taxpayers can afford to bear so city workers can retire in their 50s with six-figure pensions." I find that an unfair statement.
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The Shingletown Medical Center will be hosting their Mountain Art & Health Fair on June 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free and will have an array of talented artists and craft vendors, as well as an assortment of informational booths designed to bring awareness to the many health-related programs and services
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Some 200 parcels in Shasta County — including two large plots in Redding owned by a Sacramento-area homebuilder — are in tax default and at risk of being sold at public auction.
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A Redding fugitive convicted in 2010 of kidnapping and attempted murder was found and arrested Sunday following a standoff with a Sonoma County sheriff's SWAT team.
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A grease fire burned parts of the Burger King on Eureka Way in Redding on Monday morning, calling for six fire engines to put out the blaze.
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Redding dealerships will help project In June, Redding Kia and Redding Subaru will donate $50 to the Fantasy Fountain Re-Creation Project for every new car sold.
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It's hardly a chamber of commerce welcome.
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The 40th annual Redding Pro-Am at Riverview Golf & Country Club, benefiting Shasta County Special Olympics, wrapped up on Monday with Dane Judson, of Brentwood, edging Kevin Lucas, of Folsom, after a three-hole playoff.
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The inexplicable alleged stabbing of a Redding couple by their nephew left family members stunned and grasping for answers.
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The Shasta County sheriff's office Monday named two suspects wanted in connection with a home invasion Sunday in Palo Cedro.
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An estimated 13,075 ballots, the vast majority vote-by-mail, have yet to be counted in Shasta County, putting the results of some supervisor races in question.
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Anderson High School softball pitcher Cheridan Hawkins was named a finalist for ESPN Cal-Hi's Ms. Softball State Player of the Year on Thursday.
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Dane Judson was due for a tournament win.
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I cleaned out Yaz's ears. I squirted mineral oil in and smooshed it all around, then went in with q-tips. The howling and complaining was pretty loud during the mineral oil part, like sounds you might hear in a spook house on Halloween. And the gunk I pulled out. My goodness. No wonder he doesn't listen to me! I foun
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Deputies in Siskiyou County are looking for whomever crashed a plane into another on the runway of the Montague-Yreka Airport, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office said today.
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A Redding fugitive convicted in 2010 of kidnapping and attempted murder was finally found and arrested Sunday following a standoff with a Sonoma County sheriff’s SWAT team.
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Did you know it was the first major street and also the location of the first principal Redding business district? Many of the bricks used to build the businesses came from the old crumbling and falling down brick buildings in...
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Authorities seized 30 pounds of methamphetamine and about 2 ounces of cocaine, heroin, ecstasy pills and a handgun in two separate drug busts over the weekend in the Mount Shasta area.
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The garden is doing just what it's supposed to. I have one itty-bitty green tomato, two hot peppers, a couple of sweet green peppers, a few tiny green beans, and big splashy flowers on the squash, cucumbers, and eggplant. Go me! Go plants!The relatives are still gone, though I fear they will be back in a day or
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Alright so here’s the deal. If you hear thunder outside it’s probably a safe bet you want to get your butt inside. These guys could have easily been roasted.
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Yet another crazy Airplane crash video. The amazing thing is that this crash didn’t end in death and explosions as most do. This plane was equipped with one of them fancy parachute deals for the entire aircraft. I guess the parachutes work.
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I mentioned last week that Skip Murphy, Redding real estate agent, noticed (as others have in the past) that searching for "Shasta County" on Google turned up any number of websites -- just not Shasta County's. Well, I asked Charlie...
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The Shasta County Coroner's Office has identified the man found dead in the Sacramento River Sunday.
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Here’s a brief video of some of the dancers you’ll see at the DWTS Preview Party Tuesday evening. So much fun! Come out to the Atrium tomorrow at 5 pm. Wine tasting, celebrity bartender, door prizes, raffle prizes, chocolate fountain with foods for dipping, Salsa dancing, Break Dancing and more.
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It was really pleasing to see tradesmen at work at the new Buckeye Pines subdivision. Located on the way to Lake Shasta on Lake Boulevard, the original project was started years ago, but stalled in the housing value declin
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This government-owned home needs some work. But the seller can help with financing the repairs.
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A structure fire was extinguished at the Eureka Way Burger King this morning.
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The final round of the 40th annual Redding Pro-Am Invitational Golf Tournament at Riverview Golf and Country Club is today.
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As an avid home brewer, one of the great advantages of traveling for a living is the opportunity to visit microbreweries around the county. I have come upon them in some surprising places. An example of a good find is Dust Bowl Brewing Company Tap Room in Turlock, Calif.
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It's going to be sunny and inching toward 100-degree weather today in the Redding area.
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The 40th annual Redding Pro-Am Invitational Golf Tournament concludes today at Riverview Golf and Country Club.
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History will come alive for the whole family throughout the day at Shasta State Historic Park. Bring your dad and help us strike it rich. Create a personal Father’s Day card; enter into an arm-wrestling, tug-of-war, or watermelon-eating contest. Dress up in Gold Rush era costume for an old time photo. Place bids in the [.
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Some 20 youths are marching forward two abreast, then they turn. The teens' movement is a little sloppy, earning them more orders from their commanders to go for a run.
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A man was stabbed Sunday afternoon during a home invasion robbery on Deschutes Road near Oak Tree Lane in Palo Cedro, and deputies still are looking for two people who reportedly ran from the scene.
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In 1912: Mining affairs in the Whiskytown section assumed bright prospects. The Mad Mule tunnel contract had been let and was being pushed ahead about 2 feet per day. The Gambrinus mine was being worked by a small force of men, and once in awhile the mill was heard pounding quartz. The Jack Strode mine also was being worked
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One man was arrested Sunday night in connection with a shooting at a home in the 2200 block of Jones Valley Trail. A caller told emergency dispatchers shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday that her stepfather came home, became upset and grabbed a gun. She said he went outside the residence and started firing shots at them while they
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Simpson University is expanding its nursing program as part of its own long-term strategy, but what's good for the institution is great for Redding and surrounding areas.
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The Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement calls on the secretary of the interior to make a decision on whether to remove four Klamath River dams based on a foundation of scientific findings. That is why more than 100 experts on my team, including biologists, engineers, economists, hydrologists, and others, have been de
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There is an instinct for egoism. This instinct has us believing in the "I me mine" attitude. Where we see ourselves as much more deserving than others. And for those with valuable talents, this is easily rationalized. I'm not talking about a healthy self-esteem here, but something more than that.
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Goethe's brilliant parable of monstrous evil spirits called out, and then turning on the conjurer himself, seems to be uniquely applicable once again, alas more than two centuries later.
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After two days of driving, chipping and putting for position, it's judgment time at Riverview.
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The Redding Colt .45s summer collegiate baseball team took its series over the Sacramento Spikes on Sunday night, with a 3-2 win in the finale at Tiger Field.
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One man was arrested Sunday night in connection to a shooting at a home in the 2200 block of Jones Valley Trail. A caller told emergency dispatchers shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday that her stepfather came home, became upset and grabbed a gun and went outside the residence and started firing shots at them while they hid in the
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Shasta County sheriff's officials are heading to the Sacramento River Trail where hikers reportedly found a body floating face down in the Sacramento River, according to emergency dispatchers.
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A grass fire off Ramblewood Lane in Palo Cedro burned 5 acres Sunday afternoon.
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At least one person was stabbed this afternoon on Deschutes Road near Oak Tree Lane in Palo Cedro, and deputies are now looking for two suspects who reportedly ran away from the scene southbound on Deschutes Road.
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The first sighting of the mountain by a white man was in 1821 by Capt. Luis Arguello who christened it St. Joseph Mountain. Over the years it became known as Lassen's Butte, Mt. Lassen, Lawson's Peak (corruption of Lassen), Fire...
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At least two cars got into a crash this afternoon on South Market Street near the Good News Rescue Mission, dispatchers said.
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Three men leaving the Lakehead Inn late Saturday night were pulled out of their golf cart by a group of unknown attackers, deputies said.
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We know we need to get pension reform before the end of the session. So Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg tells the Bee's political columnist Dan Morain. Good....
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Redding-area residents can expect a sunny day today with a high temperature of 89 degrees.
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Redding firefighters were battling a structure fire south of downtown early this morning, a fire department spokeswoman said.
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Redding firefighters were battling a structure fire south of downtown early this morning, a fire department spokeswoman said.
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It might be a good time to ask whether you should refinance a home mortgage. The average for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage made history last week when it dipped to 3.67 percent in Freddie Mac's Market Survey.
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Raise your coffee mug if you know about the walk-up tourism information kiosk at Turtle Bay Exploration Park.
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Patients' Hospital, which marked its 20th anniversary in March, is the brainchild of Redding neurosurgeon James Tate. He explains its genesis thusly: In the 1980s the emergence of managed care was squeezing health care providers such as hospitals to reduce costs and Tate was noticing his patients "weren't getting walked as
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Newt and Rick and Ron really let us down.
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Gov. Jerry Brown wants to partially exempt his pet construction project, the bullet train, from California's strict environmental laws. Why? The state needs the jobs, and he and other proponents don't want to see lawsuits over technical arcana senselessly delay the project, especially as the state must break ground
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As streams go, there is something to be said for streams of consciousness. Ideas instead of water, babbling over the rocks and streambed of our mind.
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I want to respond to Charles J. Lees' "Speak Your Piece" (last Sunday) about the Wintu.
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Bill and Kathleen Davis of Shingletown celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 28, 2012. They plan to have a dinner party on July 15 and later take a cruise. They were married May 28, 1962, in Anderson. Kathleen was originally from Detroit and moved to Anderson in 1961, where she met Bill. Bill graduated from Sha
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Earl and Winona Hanson of Redding celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 9, 2012, with a family gathering hosted by their children. They were married on June 9, 1952, in Williams, Minn. They moved to Redding in June 1980. During their more than 30 years in Redding, they finished raising their family and moved int
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Larry and LaVerne Moulton of Cottonwood celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 9, 2012, at Anderson Veterans Hall. They were married June 7, 1952 in Carson, Nev. Larry and LaVerne were high school sweethearts.
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Lisa Jellison and Brody Wilbourn, both of Redding, are engaged to be married Sept. 15, 2012, at Riverview Restaurant in Anderson. The bride-elect is the daughter of Darwin Jellison of Redding. She graduated from Bishop Quinn High School in 1999. She received her bachelor of arts in psychology with a minor in human developm
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When I moved to California 26 years ago from Ohio, I found Westerners have a slightly different idea of what is old.
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Summer Reading has started with a bang! Sign-ups for the "read for prizes" started last week at all branches of the Shasta Public Libraries.
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Alissa Larson of Palo Cedro and Dan McBride of Redding were married May 19, 2012, at the bride's parents' home in Palo Cedro. Robert Wallenberg officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mark and Jan Larson of Palo Cedro. She is a Foothill High School graduate. The groom is the son of Brent and Coreena McBride of Redding
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Dear Straight Talk: My 16-year-old son has started looking for a summer job and is having a tough time. I have a feeling he is not presenting himself well throughout the process. I remember an article you wrote a few years ago with tips from hiring managers. Could you please run that again?
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Andrew and Anita Berwind celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 26, 2012. They revisited Niagara Falls, where they had spent their honeymoon. They made the trip with their daughters, Andrea, Amy and Alissa. They were married on May 26, 1962, in Le Grand, and spent the early years of their marriage in Los Angeles.
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Allison Keller and Tim Stricker, both of Redding, are engaged to be married Aug. 18, 2012, at Sacred Heart in Anderson. The bride-elect is the daughter of Jeff and Candi Keller of Redding. She graduated from Shasta High School in 2004. She graduated from UC Davis in 2008 and earned her social studies credential from CSU Ch
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Here are some ideas to tap your inner Nerd and give dad some quality time this Father's Day.
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As spring rapidly morphs into summer, spring cleaning may be behind you. But there's one area you may not have considered. Your window screens may not have caught your attention for quite a while but they're likely rife with dust and debris.
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Are you one of those taxpayers worried about being audited? Let's look at some red flags that might get you extra IRS scrutiny.
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Redding firefighters tonight are at the scene of a vegetation fire at the far east end of Woodcliff Drive near Black Marble Way.
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In 1912: A fight over a bucket of beer, being enjoyed by a group in the rear of a California street saloon, was the bone of contention that led to a cutting affray. Thomas Donnelly was the aggressor, and George Cunningham was the victim of several knife thrusts in his ribs and shoulders. He was not severely injured but bled
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The Redding Aqua Ducks Swim Team competed at the Summer Sanders JR+ Finals in Roseville at Capital City Aquatics on Friday, against over 450 swimmers, and went up against all ages.
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Saturday was a perfect day for golf pros to shine. Instead, a Redding amateur stole the show.
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Mary Ellen Maddox has many reasons to fight cancer.
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Q: A Southern California fishing website posted about an angler catching three white sea bass, and there's a photograph clearly showing the angler in possession of three white sea bass. The story goes on to say the angler gave two away to other fishermen. Since the limit on this particular species is one, I am wondering
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Courtesy of Mercy Medical Center, Redding.
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Cody William Nash remained in Shasta County jail Saturday in connection with Friday's killing of Candace Watson and the stabbing of her husband, Bob Watson, both of Redding.
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In many parts of the world, donkeys (also called burros or asses) play an essential role in the daily lives of the people who rely on them for their amazing capacities as hardworking beasts of burden.
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Dear Babe: I have a canceled New York Yankee check made out to William Essick dated Dec. 9, 1925. It is signed by Jacob Ruppert.— Roland Hughey, Rougemont, N.C.While the players came and went, Jacob Ruppert was signing checks as owner of the New York Yankees for more than two decades. That's a lot of checks with h
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OUTDOOR ADVENTURE & SURVIVAL TRAINING
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So you've watched the game and called the ref names (hopefully under your breath). You think you could do better. Test your knowledge against these tricky scenarios -- and remember, there's not much time to think it over. The game must go on. Good luck!
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The political tug-of-war between bitter Republican rivals Sam Aanestad and Doug LaMalfa did not end last Tuesday with the state senator coasting to first place in the eight-way race in the 1st Congressional District.
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The high school baseball coach was screaming, throwing his cap across the infield.
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The struggling economy has limited job opportunities, but the part-time job of sports officiating has provided an extra source of income for about 150 north state residents.
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Six years ago, Jim Willson had enough with the rash of break-ins in his Igo-Ono neighborhood.
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The Shasta District Fair is set to begin Wednesday in Anderson under sunny skies and summertime temperatures.
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The Gladstone Mine was a gold mine discovered in 1887 by F. W. Wheeler approximately four miles northeast of French Gulch. The idle mine was purchased by I. O. Jillson in 1900 who expanded, improved the mine, built an electric...
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Well, it has been a week, has it not?There was the matter of my cat getting hit by a car, which of course was upsetting in many ways.There was the case of not being paid by the people I won a judgment against, and having to think about how to handle that. I'm calling an attorney on Monday and
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It comes, via email, from a local Democrat who takes exception to today's editorial: This 'choice' will be like deciding which of my legs to stab with an icepick. Wish I'd written that....
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Two men allegedly fired off rounds in a Churn Creek mobile home park to intimidate a resident, police said.
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We don’t often feature manufactured homes, but this one has a nice setting in a good location.
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I grew up among ponderosa pines (Pinus ponderosa). Not strapping cathedralesque yellow-bellied pines quite the way you find in Northern California, but old gnarled monk-like sculptures of trees formed by drought and wind and weather. As a girl (and to this day), I believed that true peace - God even - rested on the fragrant
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Today's the last day for cool temperatures in the north state, but the National Weather Service is warning that fires could break out easily during a windy day in the valley.
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Photos of raft trip with Lance Law to accompany today's column:...
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Fifty minutes is less than one hour and 50 cents doesn't buy much any more. So when Daughter June turned 50 years of age on the first day of June, we reminded her that 50 years is only half a century. Such logic on her birthday earned us 50 verbal lashes when we arrived for the party at her home in Chico.
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Some north state Democrats are shocked and appalled that no candidate from their party will be on the November ballot in the Republican-leaning 1st Assembly District.
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Growing up, I was taught to respect — even fear — the Sacramento River for its cold water and swift currents. "Don't go near the river!" forever warned my mother, a lifelong resident and a strong swimmer. But self-styled "river entrepreneur" Lance Law has helped me see the river in a new ligh
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Here we are in wildfire season and what makes front-page news Tuesday? The spotted owl, which "has created controversy since it was listed as a threatened species in 1990."
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The only question about the Churn Creek Bottom vote is, "Who may not understand a two-thirds majority vote?"
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The Obama administration's new trophy kill — Abu Yahya al-Libi, al-Qaida's alleged second-in-command — brings up questions.
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I am wondering why the Record Searchlight made no mention of the commencement exercises held for North State Independence High School and Shasta Adult School.
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I wish to take a moment and, as a veteran, thank Jim Schultz for his continuing coverage of veteran's events and in many cases the veterans themselves.
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I am a very competitive person by nature. Admittedly, I don't always have the skill to back up my mouth, but I certainly make up for it in spirit and drive. And while skills are important; I've found they're not always necessary to win.
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I have a pet peeve. I'm wondering what happened to customer service? Has anyone seen it lately?
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It was a little more than a year ago that Dallas Faria learned a close friend's infant son had died.
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LAKE SHASTA — The Shasta County's coroner's office on Friday identified the man who drowned in Lake Shasta as Garth Andrew Wallace Dickson, of Arizona.
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The Redding man accused of assaulting his mother and trying to set her on fire pleaded not guilty during his arraignment Friday in Shasta County Superior Court.
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Zydeco music filled the air and Cajun cooking was on the menu Friday for the R-Wild Horse Ranch Crawdad Festival in Red Bluff.In addition to boiled crawfish, the festival featured alligator on a stick, jambalaya, gumbo, crabcakes and fried catfish.
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The Mountain Gate man accused of hacking two people to death with a wood-splitting maul in February could learn next week if he will be sent to Napa State Hospital for mental health treatment.
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Rivalries make college sports come alive.
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The Redding Colt .45s summer collegiate baseball team lost its series opener against the Sacramento Spikes, 11-2, on Friday night.
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The former superintendent of the Grant Elementary School District suffered life-threatening injuries Friday morning and his wife was stabbed to death in a violent struggle with their nephew, Redding police said.
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In 1912: Defiantly waving his red bandanna, with upturned nose and tilted fingers and thumb placed to it, Eugene Barrion — fisherman, formerly a deputy game warden and once a member of the Redding police force — made his escape defiantly from the officers of the law, when caught Saturday doing illegal fishing in
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Patients' Hospital in Redding has received the Best Performer award from Avatar International, a firm that deals in health care quality improvement services.
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Firefighters and police are heading to the 1900 block of Continental Drive on reports of a possible arson.
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SACRAMENTO — After a six-day trial in U.S. District Court, a jury has ruled that former Shasta County District Attorney Jerry Benito and three co-defendants maliciously defamed the former director of the Shasta County Victim Witness program, awarding her at least $775,000 damages.
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A 25-year-old man convicted earlier this year of felony assault and battery for stomping on the head of a security guard last year at Win-River Casino in Redding was sentenced today to 25 years to life in prison.
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Fifty minutes is less than one hour and 50 cents doesn't buy much any more. So when Daughter June turned 50 years of age on the first day of June, we reminded her that 50 years is only half a century. Such logic on her birthday earned us 50 verbal lashes when we arrived for the party at her home in Chico.
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I have a pet peeve. I'm wondering what happened to customer service? Has anyone seen it lately?
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I am a very competitive person by nature. Admittedly, I don't always have the skill to back up my mouth, but I certainly make up for it in spirit and drive. And while skills are important; I've found they're not always necessary to win.
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The Mountain Gate man accused of hacking two people to death with a wood-splitting mail in February could learn next week if he will be sent to Napa State Hospital for mental health treatment.
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Emergency crews are responding to a roll over crash in Red Bluff that may have trapped at least one person.
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The preliminary hearing scheduled today for a suspended Redding priest charged with seven felony counts of child molestation was continued until July 20, a spokeswoman for the Sacramento County district attorney's office said this afternoon.
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A Redding woman accused of killing in 2010 a Sacramento man she had been dating will be retried on Jan. 29 after a jury deadlock in April on a murder count.
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Please join us in welcoming our newest associate, Realtor Deborah McDonald. Deborah is a longtime Redding resident and has been a licensed agent since 2009. we look forward to having her at our growing brokerage!
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At the last minute, the producer of "Schindler's List" and "Jurassic Park" was reportedly disinvited to address graduating class at Montana high school because of his ''right-wing conservative" views. The Hollywood Reporter's account here....
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A 24-year-old woman arrested Wednesday on suspicion of having sex with a 15-year-old boy in Burney pleaded not guilty today to felony and misdemeanor charges during her arraignment in Shasta County Superior Court.
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The mystery photo is the boarding house for miners at the Gladstone Mine. The winner is Rugerguy who guessed it correctly at 9:05 a.m. Congratulations! Rugerguy has won himself a $10 gift certificate at Ortega's Mexican Restaurant in Palo Cedro....
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Annual event sparks students to write and draw about why they are proud to be Americans.
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Women's White Water Rafting and Outdoor Adventure! Explore who you are in a supportive and exhilerating environment! Camp under the stars along the Trinity River and paddle a raft as a member of a six person team on the Trinity River into rest, relaxation and personal exploration! Car caravan to Big Flat, CA, from Reddi
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The North Valley Rapids 12U Girls fastpich team took first place after going 9-0 at the RR Gold Memorial Day shootout.
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Putting flakes of eggshells around the base of plants can help protect the plants from slug damage. Slugs do not like to slide over sharp eggshells. Beer traps also are an effective way to deal with slugs. Research shows slugs prefer light beers to darker ales and lagers. Source: National Garden Bureau
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Don't pull the donkey. It's advice that applies to all of life.
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Ask Anna columnist Anna Moseley offers advice on perking up a chair.
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It's the Year of the Geranium. Geraniums are standout performers in the garden. There are lots of different plants that go by the name geranium, however, so coming to terms with the terminology is essential.
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How do I protect the fruit on my trees from birds?
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Not of anything the Record Searchlight published, but of a recent Bee story about supposedly faulty inspections on the Bay Bridge. From a press release this morning: In a letter to Sacramento Bee executive editor Joyce Terhaar, Dougherty outlines the...
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The FaceBook page (here) for Sakura Sushi on East Street in Redding. Give the pictures time to load....
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Mark Kent, author of today's letter about the birth certificate "controversy," owns a local tax-advisory company and is also one of the most active activists in the Redding Tea Party. You'll often see him on the schedule of various north...
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Okay, not really but the grandson of the beloved studio photographer is. That would be Aaron Picton, a software engineer who owns Brew Craft Coffee at the corner of Pine and Yuba. He and partner Nicolle Larkin serve up some...
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The former superintendent of the Grant Elementary School District suffered life-threatening injuries this morning while his wife died in a stabbing at their upscale Redding home.
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What is this building and where was it located? Welcome to the History Mystery Photo Contest. We have great prizes to entice you to play. On the first Friday of each month a $25 gift certificate goes to the winner...
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This is a poem I read back in the 1970s. I have been thinking of it this week. The House GuestI cannotwrite a poemthin enoughto balanceyour hugehorrible presencein our housewhich you moved intoand called your bed.If I had to watch you one more mor
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Residents of a coastal community discovered a large dock on Agate Beach on Wednesday -- one of several chunks of debris from last year's Japanese tsunami that have started washing ashore here. It wasn't the popular beach at Patrick's Point State Park near Arcata. Remnants of last year's tsunami have yet to hit Ca
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Epic failure. This girl will probably be picking dirt out of her teeth for weeks.
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Watched a new documentary on Charles and Ray Eames and it brought to mind their marvelous short film, "The Powers of Ten," here on YouTube....
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Something tells me these good ol’ boys didn’t think this stunt all the way through. Here’s an idea let’s light Ed on fire stick him on a motorcycle full of fuel and make him jump into a pond … or over it either way.
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When this home sold for $119K in 2001, it was described as “Rock Bottom Priced.” Evidently not.
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I’m a big fan of how technology makes life easier. Unfortunately, it also makes it easier for scam artists to target potential victims. For many, the relative newness of using email and web access for banking, shopping and paying bills leaves them vulnerable to crooks looking to steal personal information for financial ga
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Cool temperatures in the 70s are getting ready to shoot up into the mid-90s next week.
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Redding police conducted an undercover operation at South City Park on Thursday afternoon and made four drug-related arrests.
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Anderson police officers arrested four people Thursday on suspicion of drug-related crimes after serving a search warrant at a home in the 2900 block of Ventura Street.
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Sam Aanestad's complaints about an anonymous and likely illegal attack website — traced to rival Doug LaMalfa's legislative chief of staff and campaign aide, Mark Spannagel — didn't carry much weight with the 1st Congressional District's voters Tuesday. The ballots carried LaMalfa to first place
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Tuesday, June 5, 2012, will be remembered as the beginning of the long decline of the public-sector union. It will follow, and parallel, the shrinking of private-sector unions, now down to less than 7 percent of American workers.
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I was recently informed that the roadside memorial for firefighter Capt. Mark Ratledge, who was killed on Interstate 5 back in February, had to be removed as it was "distracting."
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Mark Kent, Redding
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Your May 23 editorial stated, " 'Shop local,' the chamber of commerce always urges."
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Vote for the candidates with the most flyers, robocalls, radio/TV ads, and feet on the ground paid for by those we must ignore behind the curtain.
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SACRAMENTO — A trio representing a network of people sexually abused by priests staged a quiet demonstration Thursday outside the Sacramento Roman Catholic Diocese headquarters in an effort to convince church leaders to make public a suspended Redding priest's reported confession to a church-paid investigator that he mole
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LAKE SHASTA — A 29-year-old man died Thursday from drowning in Lake Shasta near the Sacramento River arm at Fire Island.
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Kendal Scott Gill was in custody after police said he tried to set his mother on fire inside their Radio Lane apartment Wednesday night.
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It was little more than a low spot in the ground. Water had pooled in it and weeds, grass and wildflowers grew in and around it.
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Some 150 people filed into the Shasta College Theater on Thursday night to celebrate the 10th annual 2012 African American Homecoming and Graduation Celebration.
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California did not fare well in a recent nationwide survey of small businesses.
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More than 64,200 ballots were uncounted Thursday in the 1st Assembly District, where Republican Brian Dahle, the top vote-getter, seemed headed for a fall run-off against Rick Bosetti, a same-party candidate.
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Former NBA great and L.A. Lakers star A.C. Green will be the featured speaker June 23 at a fundraiser for the Simpson University women's basketball program and the A.C. Green Youth Foundation.
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In 1912: Redding commandery, No 50, Knights Templar, gave its first public installation at the Masonic temple. Clad in all their proud regalia, and with swords at side, the militant knights were fine figures despite the heat that made elaborate uniforms uncomfortable.
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The accolades for Foothill High School's baseball team keep rolling in as the Cougars place five players on the 2012 Northern Section squad that was announced Thursday.
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Pitching ruled the Northern Section this year.
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Tournament starts Saturday
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Simpson University is transforming its nursing program in a move to triple its enrollment and earn national accreditation.
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The Parkview Market on Parkview Avenue in Redding will reopen at 11 a.m. Saturday.
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Fairs in rural Shasta County have a long and interesting history.
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Shasta Blood Center is in need of AB- and O- blood. BloodSource is in need of A- and O- blood. Platelet and plasma donors are also needed.
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It is natural to accumulate things over your lifetime, from gifts to items you need or want, to make living easier.
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Squats are a great way to train your quads, hamstrings and glutes. It is very easy to have improper form through the squat movement, so that will be the main focus for this article. I recommend you practice this exercise with just body weight to start, to get the correct form down before you progress by adding weight to the
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Prevent mosquitoes for you, and your horses
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A man died after drowning today in Lake Shasta at an island near the Bridge Bay Resort area.
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Authorities closed Keswick Dam Road down for a short time to search for evidence in a deadly May 27 hit and run.
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State Sen. Doug LaMalfa's legislative chief of staff and long-time campaign aide -- in my experience a friendly gent and very responsive and helpful when it comes to navigating the strange channels of the Capitol -- was suddenly very hard...
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Even though Frank Baum was a world-renowned hydroelectric engineer, and mapped and designed all the Pit River and Hat Creek powerhouses for PG&E, it was a roof-top air-cooler that ended his life. He invented the first high-voltage circuit breaker, a...
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Jeff Schauer offers up a lengthy indictment today of the top-two primary. He's not the only person to dislike the new system, but I think his complaints are pretty misguided. It was far from "rigged." Look, if you want to...
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A 49-year-old Campo man suffered a propeller cut to his arm and a laceration to his head in a boating accident this morning on Lake Shasta, Shasta County sheriff's deputies said.
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A Tehama County man has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison after he assaulted a woman last year and then held a razor blade to her throat and threatened to kill her if she contacted law enforcement officials, prosecutors announced today.
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Here’s an interesting interactive map of real estate related statistical data as it applies to individual Congressional Districts. The 2nd Congressional District ( us) has almost 300,000 households, with
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That's what activist John Dixon said he's working on. He called into KCNR this morning. He's unhappy the city of Redding signed a new contract for its camera program. Sounds like a petition host Carl Bott would sign. Bott mentioned...
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2nd Saturday Art Night is 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jun 9.
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The revamped Home Affordable Refinance Program, also known as HARP 2.0, has helped fuel refinance activity across the country. With interest rates at historically low levels - a 30-year fixed dropped to 3.75 percent Friday - mortgage lenders are busy this spring. The Federal Housing Finance Agency reporte
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Hundreds of thousands of cash-strapped Americans have been targeted by abusive debt collectors operating out of overseas call centers suspected of links to organized crime in India, law enforcement officials told ABC News. The calls are part of a massive scam, one that appears to target struggling Americans -- especially
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Excerpt from a piece entitled "What Meth Means" by Richard Mills in California Northern: During the long, wild winter that dominated the early months of 2011, my wife and I went on a trip to Lake Tahoe with a...
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Perhaps not right on the lake, but amazingly close for under $150K.
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Parkview Market will have a guest of honor when it reopens Saturday in Redding. State Sen. Doug LaMalfa will attend the ceremonies, owner Hardev Bal told me this week. Bal said he invited LaMalfa to Saturday's festivities, which start at 11 a.m. The north state lawmaker, then an assemblyman, used
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Looks like a guerrilla agitprop graphic artist had his or her way with a billboard on North Market Street (just past Twin View). Might make a good T-Shirt, too. Here's a snapshot. (Thanks for the tip, Bruce G.)...
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In response to a post from yesterday, regular heckler Emil Shue proffers a challenge: I notice you don't announce a comparative endorsement/results percentage after the vote is in... I understand that it's not a prognostication, but it's always of some...
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Crews continue to clean up a diesel spill this morning at the Sunshine Food and Gas Station on Antelope Boulevard in Red Bluff.
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A 21-year-old Redding man arrested earlier this morning near California and Yuba streets downtown on suspicion of drug charges.
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Temperatures will continue hovering around the high 70s through the end of the week, but temperatures will jump into the 90s next week.
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A 20-year-old Redding man was arrested Wednesday night after police said he allegedly tried to set his mother on fire inside an apartment on Radio Lane.
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A parolee who also was a sex offender who failed to register was caught Wednesday afternoon after he put up a fight with a Red Bluff police dog and lost.
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If new jobs come from wrecking what makes Shasta County special, Shasta County doesn't want them.
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Judging the wisdom of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ban on super-size sugary sodas depends on where you draw the line between nudge government and noodge government.
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“Best pasta in town,” declares Larry Bauer of Redding, a regular at “Pasta Night” on Thursday evening at the Stillwater Grill in the Club House at Tierra Oaks, a 15-year tradition but still somewhat of a secret. “We’re a little drive and a lot of people don’t know we’re open to the public,” said Lori Picci
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In her work, artist Celeste White attempts to create a feeling of both harmony and creative tension in the viewer with the considerate placement of objects on a “canvas.” In addition, she likes to redeem items that might, in other circumstances, be considered worthless and mix these items with precious materials such as
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It’s been a cool five years since Robert Shiner bought and improved All Stars Sports Bar, and your correspondent has been increasingly pleased with each subsequent visit.
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Ashland, Ore.-based reggae artist Alcyon Massive will bring his Bound For Glory Band to downtown Redding’s Library Park today to kick off the 17th season of MarketFest.
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We as a people celebrate for many different reasons. Birthdays, weddings, religious festivals and other special days of the year are celebrated in America and around the world. Many people celebrate traditions from their countries of origin. This is an expression of who we are as a people.
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On Friday, thousands of Americans across the nation will be participating in Stand Up for Religious Freedom rallies. There will be a rally in Redding at the fountain in front of City Hall opposing the new mandate from the Department of Health and Human Services.
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Democrat Jim Reed had hoped for 30 percent or more of the vote in a field of split Republicans in the 1st Congressional District.
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A felony vehicular manslaughter charge has been filed against a Redding driver accused of hitting a Cottonwood woman who was picking roadside blackberries last year. The man allegedly was driving under the influence of marijuana and opiates.
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Haven Humane Society's new animal shelter and another brisk month for housing starts sparked building activity in Redding last month.
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Work to rebuild a damaged overpass on Interstate 5 south of Yreka could be finished in August, state officials said Wednesday.
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How a strike authorization vote will affect the two Raley's locations in Redding was not known Wednesday.
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Children dance with fellow campers Wednesday during the Shasta Family Justice Center’s Camp Hope 2012 at the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area environmental school.
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A Redding man who suffered major injuries Tuesday in a head-on traffic accident was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana and other drugs, Redding police reported Wednesday.
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Though election day is over, two supervisor races still hang in the balance as almost 13,000 ballots remain to be counted.
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The Redding Colt .45s used a two-run fifth inning to top the Atwater Aviators 5-2 and take the three-game series at Tiger Field on Wednesday.
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Voters have vetoed the 92-acre shopping center planned in Churn Creek Bottom, but that doesn't mean a similar project won't eventually surface on the controversial plot of land.
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In 1912: Redding soon would be a wide-open town as far as the appearances of its barrooms was concerned. A new ordinance required a clean sweep view of the interiors. People on the sidewalk could see every mug of beer on the bar.
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Throughout their Assembly primary, Rick Bosetti and Brian Dahle both struck conservative notes, which is no surprise. They're both conservatives. But both Republicans are now headed for a new thing in California politics, a same-party primary for the Legislature. Democrats...
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The Best Western Hilltop Inn's remodel of its 115 rooms has earned the Redding hotel the "Plus" designation from Best Western International.
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A woman was arrested on suspicion of having sex with a 15-year-old boy in Burney, authorities said.
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Doing some online due diligence, I ran across this review. The final con is a biggie: MacBook Pro's - 1. Track Pad (Fantastic!) 2. No Trial Software (everything installed is fully functional - no more nag screens) 3. Battery Life...
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Firefighters late this afternoon confined a fire at an east Redding church to one classroom.
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Three local attorneys start new full service law firm in Redding specializing in business and commercial law, estate planning, criminal law, family law and landlord-tenant law.
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Learn to memorize the Bible with Prof. Tom Meyer this fall at Shasta Bible College. Imagine memorizing a whole book or long portion of the Bible! Call 1-800-800-4SBC for more information.
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Join Prof. Tom Meyer, who has lived in Israel the past four years, in a survey of the Old Testament at Shasta Bible College. This unique class will incorporate maps, pictures and exciting cultural aspects of the Holy Land. Call 1-800-800-4SBC for more details.
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Learn the archaeology and geography of the Holy Land with Prof. Tom Meyer at Shasta Bible College this fall. Prof. Meyer has lived in Israel the past four years earning two MA degrees. One of his degrees is in the geography of Israel. He is also the author of a book on the subject. Call 1-800-800-4SBC for more information.
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Firefighters have contained a 1-acre grass fire off Whipporwill Circle in Shingletown, a California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection official said.
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Most importantly, he was once the most famous writer in America, and secondly, he lived right here in Shasta County for a time with the Indian people This is his entry taken from my book titled The Dictionary of Early...
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A "May montage" of a rad gang of skateboarders. Some nasty-looking falls. Guess helmets and pads would be uncool. Do business owners have any liability for skateboard accidents on their property? Some use for our vacant commercial space and empty...
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Can fire up the wayback machine and visit our editorial archives? Here's a little item I wrote in 2008, after Churn Creek Bottom residents had asked the county to draft a specific plan for the controversial area -- this in...
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Some readers scoffed, in comments under my car sales story last week, at the notion that gas prices are falling. But I paid $3.99 a gallon this morning at the corner ARCO station in my neighborhood, a relative bargain. Gas there was hovering around $4.10 just a couple of days ago. When I reported on May 1
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A July 10 preliminary hearing date was scheduled today by a Superior Court judge for former Shasta Lake City Councilwoman Dolores Lucero, who is charged with falsifying evidence and filing a false police report.
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But according to Sacramento Bee story a strike doesn't seem likely anytime soon. Raley's operates two stores in Redding, one on Lake Boulevard, the other on Hartnell Avenue. From the story:
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A Redding man who suffered major injuries Tuesday in a head-on traffic accident on Texas Springs Road near Branstetter Lane was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana and other drugs, police reported today.
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Jeff Hess was talking pretty big before the polls closed last night, saying Hawkins Companies would try to develop something at Knighton Road even if Measure A lost as long as Measure B lost too. But I think it's over...
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Police chased down a stolen pickup this morning south of Redding and arrested two brothers.
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Here’s a government owned foreclosure you can buy for as little as 3% down using Homepath.
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Cooler weather will continue through the end of the week, but temperatures in the 90s will be returning next week.
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Shasta County voters appear poised to say no to a proposed shopping center in Churn Creek Bottom, which would overturn county supervisors’ unanimous approval of the project in August. With all precincts in Tuesday’s primary election reporting by 12:30 a.m. today, 19,957 votes, or 65.8 percent, had been cast against Meas
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Do northern spotted owls, whose legal protection under the Endangered Species Act helped fell the north state's traditional timber industry in the 1990s, need a little more logging to survive and thrive over the long haul?
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Would anyone work to support themselves or their families — and then turn over a chunk of that hard-earned money to somebody else, just because of the words used by that somebody else?
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I am humiliated!
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After learning about a program advertised through Redding Electric Utility, the HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program), from my low-income senior mom, I did a little research for her to try to find out if she and possibly some of her friends may qualify.
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Billions in highway taxes are collected when we all refuel. The Senate passed a bipartisan highway bill to use these monies for their intended purposes. The House has long delayed acting.
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Fresh Veggie Dill Dip
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Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Mushrooms
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Asian Peanut Noodles With Chicken
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Thai Shrimp Curry Potpourri
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Trying to choose the top overall coaching performance for the 2012 season is a difficult task, so instead I've chosen 10. Here's a look at 10 coaches who took their teams to the top in 2012.
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The Redding Colt .45s split a doubleheader against the Atwater Aviators on Tuesday, losing the first game 3-2 and winning the second 3-1 at Tiger Field.
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SHASTA LAKE — For the second time this year, the City Council added a new member.
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The last of three young men convicted of killing a homeless man in 2009 was sentenced Tuesday in Shasta County Superior Court to more than 20 years in prison.
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SACRAMENTO — After a six-day trial in U.S. District Court, a jury has ruled that former Shasta County District Attorney Jerry Benito and three co-defendants maliciously defamed the former director of the Shasta County Victim Witness program, awarding her at least $775,000 damages.
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In 1912:W. Jeff Vollmers of the Delta ranch sailed from San Francisco June 1 on the Umatilla for Nome, accompanied by his family and W.W. Johnson. They expected to remain the summer.
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BELLA VISTA — Cliff Roberts is now 91 years old.
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The Redding City Council voted Tuesday night to renew a contract for red-light cameras that reduces the lease cost and allows cameras to be moved to new intersections and adds cameras at more intersections.
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The death of a man whose body was found in April in a drainage ditch near Tulelake is not being treated as a homicide following the results of an autopsy, the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office reported Tuesday.
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A state program that provides mortgage payment assistance to homeowners is expanding.
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Commenter "honeybadger" takes issue with today's editorial: San Jose=Charter City and NOT a member of PERS nice try failing to mention that little tid bit editor. Yep. I know that. And I don't think a city like Redding, for instance,...
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State Sen. Ted Gaines, who took an early lead in the primary race for the 1st Senate District, was preparing to declare victory.
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Voters assured the top two spots to state Sen. Ted Gaines and Democratic challenger Julie Griffith-Flatter in the four-way race for the 1st Senate District.
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Incumbent Supervisor Leonard Moty has the lead so far in the race to keep his current job on the Shasta County Board of Supervisors, and one candidate has conceded at 10:35 p.m.
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Pam Giacomini has more than 50 percent of the vote so far in her bid to fill the District 3 seat on the Shasta County Board of Supervisors.
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Cheri Beck and Bill Schappell are leading the race for the the District 4 seat on the Shasta County Board of Supervisors so far.
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My sweet, loving little girl Simcha crossed the Rainbow Bridge today. My heart is breaking.
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With early election results coming in, Measure A, which would uphold the proposed shopping center in the Churn Creek Bottom, is failing with 65.88 percent voting against and 34.12 voting for the ballot item.
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES EUREKA — Local old timers are talking and professional skippers are nodding in agreement with a statement whispered in reverent tones, “This is the best salmon season ever!” Catching limits and being back to dock by mid-morning is almost like
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Republican Doug LaMalfa and Democrat Jim Reed continued to solidify their leads in tonight's primary for the 1st Congressional District.
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Loyce Kinzel, Redding
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Would anyone work to support themselves or their families — and then turn over a chunk of that hard-earned money to somebody else, just because of the words used by that somebody else?
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Cathy Grindstaff, Redding
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Stan Little, Old Station
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Republican candidate Brian Dahle is leading a close race in the pack of five for the 1st Assembly District, a field that includes a Redding city councilman and Democratic, Green and Libertarian candidates.
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RED BLUFF — Steve Chamblin and Burton Bundy were leading in early returns for Tehama County supervisor in districts 1 and 5.
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Republican Assemblyman Dan Logue is leading fellow Republican Bob Williams, and Democratic newcomer Charles Rouse in the race for the newly-drawn 3rd Assembly District.
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Well, not exactly Joaquin, but his friends in history (count me in there). Joaquin's history is right out of the Wild West and is as exciting and interesting as anything historical can get. The first time I read about his...
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The death of a man whose body was found in April in a drainage ditch near Tulelake is not being treated as a homicide following the results of autopsy tests, it was announced today.
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The California Highway Patrol opened all Interstate 5 lanes at 5:03 p.m. today after a big rig crash closed several lanes throughout the afternoon.
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The last of three young men convicted of killing a homeless man in 2009 was sentenced today in Shasta County Superior Court to more than 20 years in prison.
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I was waiting for a client to arrive for a showing at a home for sale in Bella Vista. Out back, this lonely male was singing his Springtime Lovesong, from the top of a propane tank. Evidently, to good effect.
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Polls opened at 7 a.m. for California's June primary, and will remain open until 8 p.m.
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For those of you old fashioned enough like me to actually go to the polls today. I’ve written here before my opinion as to why I will be voting no on B. There may be no better example of unintended consequences than that offered by Bob Moore, an actual
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Selling new homes like this from 2004-2006 was like having a Midas touch. Gold everywhere.
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Too cynical perhaps but H.L. Mencken could be funny as heck, in the tradition of Twain. In December 1929 he wrote: "The saddest life is that of a political aspirant under democracy. His failure is ignominious and his success is...
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There should more sun today as the weather gets back to more seasonal conditions. Expect a high of 70 degrees in Redding with light winds, according to the National Weather Service. The overnight low will be 50. The weather warms up for Wednesday with highs in the low 80s,
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Vintage trains, model trains, a chili cookoff, a hobo film, and much more will roll out June 8-10 for Dunsmuir's 73rd Annual Railroad Days event. The railroad celebration kicks off Friday evening, June 8, with a preview of the old-time trains from the Western Pacific Railroad Museum based in Portola. Champion Club, a Dunsmu
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Early detection is critical in treating breast cancer.  The Mercy Regional Cancer Center will host a free breast cancer screening for qualifying women 40-years of age and older who meet the eligibility requirements for the Every Woman Counts - Breast Cancer Early Detection Program.  The screening will take place on Thursd
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Only a tiny fraction of Californians will vote on one of the most important measures on the ballot today.
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There was never much doubt California voters were unhappy for many years with some parts of their electoral system before they finally did something about it in 2008 and 2010.
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See who was at what recent events in the north state.
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While most teachers are looking forward to a summer away from books, grading papers and classrooms, Boulder Creek Elementary School teacher Alicia McCauley is packing her bags for a trek to the African nation of Uganda, where she hopes to use writing as a way of healing the young child victims of human trafficking.
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At one minute past midnight on his 21st birthday, a person can go into a bar and legally order an alcoholic drink. Theoretically it is the first one in his life and he has no clue as to how it will affect him or his driving. This is as stupid as allowing that same person to drive a car with absolutely no experience, trainin
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Re: "Tensions mark Winnemem ceremony on Lake Shasta" (May 28): First of all I want to state that I am not Indian. I am, as far as I can determine, English on both sides of my family tree. But I am a Christian. I believe we were all created in God's image, and as Americans, we all have the same rights and privile
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The Redding Colt .45s summer collegiate baseball team won its opening series over the Oroville Pirates, with a 5-0 win Sunday night at Tiger Field.
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The Shasta County chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association has lost another longtime member.
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The second rock from the sun today may delight those of us living here on the third one.
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A Redding woman who is out of town seeking treatment for cancer had her home broken into over the weekend.
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Shasta County supervisors may adopt a new budget Wednesday that tops last year's spending plan by almost $15 million, but lags far short of what it was several years ago.
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Roughly 50 north state students were recently awarded scholarships from businesses and organizations.
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In 1912: The day of the speed burner on Redding's principal streets was numbered for those who rode in automobiles and on motorcycles. A trail of dust flung in the face of the pedestrian and the occupant of the horse drawn vehicle would be an expensive pastime with the new ordinances prohibiting reckless driving in
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A group of consultants will be in Anderson this week to gather ideas about how to revive the Gateway Shopping Center area.
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A man chats on his cellphone as he rides his bike across the Court Street bridge between periods of heavy rain Monday in Redding.
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Police are looking for a man who robbed a clerk at the Valero gas station on Balls Ferry Road in Anderson at gunpoint Monday.
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Diane Richards was ready to chew out some public officials Monday.
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Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the soda jerk, has endorsed a plan to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, calling it the "right balance." Details here....
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A 78-year-old man was sentenced today in Shasta County Superior Court to 29 years to life in prison for failing to register as a sex offender, prosecutors said.
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In an expensive-looking eight-page booklet that arrived in my mailbox on Election Eve, the Boise-based developer that wants to build that shopping center at Knighton Road stretches to make a local connection, noting on page 2 that "Hawkins Companies, founded...
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Three Shasta County residents were named today by Gov. Jerry Brown to the Shasta County Fair Board.
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A June 26 preliminary hearing was scheduled today in Shasta County Superior Court for a San Jose man charged with murdering an Oakland man last year near Anderson City Hall.
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It comes from commenter "Ken," in response to today's editorial: Nowhere is the urban/rural cultural divide more stark than in the matter of guns and gun control. In the cities, guns means the frightening paramilitary weapons used by criminals and...
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Police did not have to walk far to book a man into jail this afternoon.
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Voices of Faith — What do you think youths want from religion?
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Power lines are down in the area of Jessie Street and Banigan Road between Redding and Anderson after a vehicle rollover collision this afternoon.
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Did you know Charles Lindbergh flew over the Anderson fairgrounds in 1927 so low the words "Spirit of St. Louis" could be read on his plane? Much to the delight of the shocked onlookers, he dropped a large sheet of...
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We always mention when we publish the results of our online polls that they are not scientific. Case in point. The current one running about whether readers mean to vote in Tuesday's primary. At the moment, 93 percent of respondents...
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Police have been dispatched to the Valero gas station on Balls Ferry Road in Anderson for a reported armed robbery this morning.
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In a tweet, real estate agent Skip Murphy notes that search engines cannot find Shasta County's website. He's right, and it's weird. Google "Shasta County assessor" (without the quotes). I just did, and the first 50 results didn't include Leslie...
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The housing market is about as far as you can get from the free market. Nearly every aspect is manipulated in ways that have little to do with either supply or demand. Recent unbelievably low mortgage rates come at a cost. Record indebtedness.
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Like the rooftop terraces in Rome, this Redding ranch style home boasts an outdoor setting with a view. Okay, so it’s a little slan
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It's a strictly local measure, but if San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed's ballot measure to cut pension accrual rates for existing city workers passes -- and survives the inevitable litigation -- look for it shift thinking about this issue statewide....
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Emergency crews have been dispatched to Whitmore Road near Millville for a single-vehicle rollover collision with minor injuries.
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“Gem in the rough” is a shopworn cliche in real estate, but Amethyst seems to fit.
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2012 Points Posted! Champion Raceway in Medford Now posted their schedule with some changes  Champion Raceway Schedule June 9 STREET LEGAL RACE MOTORCYCLE, NO
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Showers and potential thunderstorms are not tap for today. There will be a south wind blowing between 9 and 16 miles per hour with gusts as high as 21 mph, according to the National Weather Service.
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On Saturday June 9th, 2012 the non-profit group Friends of Whiskeytown, Inc. is hosting a Hawaiian style Luau at Brandy Creek Beach. The event begins at 5 p.m.  All proceeds go to the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area trail program, including hiring trail crew members through the Student Conservation Association. This i
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Femme de Joie misses the old Omelet House, up there on North Hilltop. No, it wasn't a transcendental experience, but it was a pretty good place to get breakfast in a town where decent breakfasts are thin on the ground. Behind the counter was a menu signed by Ron Howard, who stopped in one morning [...]
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It's going to be a dramatically cooler day today in Redding than it's been in weeks. Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Sacramento predict a high near 68 degrees and rain for the area. Thunder also is possible after 11 a.m., and winds may gust up to 25 mph, they said. The low tonight will drop to 51 degrees
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Mention guns and school in the same sentence in most of California, and it'll provoke thoughts of lockdowns, if not appalling tragedies.
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The negotiations and sanctions surrounding Iran's current nuclear program have been much on the minds of our representatives lately. This is nothing new. Iran's nuclear ambitions go back to 1957 with President Eisenhower's Atoms for Peace program. Back then, we supplied the Shah of Iran's government with a l
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It was with real sadness that I read the front page of the Record Searchlight on Memorial Day.
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I'm currently an inmate in the Shasta County Jail. I've been reading about the new realignment program for offenders as well as this new jail to solve the county's overcrowding and repeat offender problem.
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Chris Solberg, unfortunately homelessness is a crime. It's called vagrancy.
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Chico native Kurt Kitayama won the championship flight Sunday at the 2012 Redding Open hosted by the Gold Hills Golf Club in Redding.
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CHICO —Their last high school game might be one of the more memorable contests for Central Valley's Bob Anderson and Foothill's Austin Coleman.
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If there was ever a sport in the world where the best team doesn't always win, it's baseball.
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is holding two public meetings today in Redding on a proposal to double the amount of critical habitat for the northern spotted owl.
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American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, a 24-hour relay walk, begins at 9 a.m. Saturday on the track at Shasta College in Redding.
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In 1912: The prospect of a state highway coming to Redding was looking good. Highway commissioners planned to arrive in Redding with an engineer. A telegram from them said: "State highway commission has taken route under consideration. Will be on ground personally with engineer, within two weeks and render decision."
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Russell Hunt, a former candidate for numerous elected offices in Redding and Shasta County, was robbed and pepper-sprayed early Sunday morning by an unknown attacker on Bechelli Lane, police said.
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Cancer comes in all stages and hits all ages. There are many types, types within types and varied treatments. The common experience is how the journey begins — with the words: "It's cancer."
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From his seaside villa in Dubrovnik, Croatia, that's 68-year-old Robert Benmosche's prescription for the financial crisis that ails Europe and, presumably, us. Excerpt from an interview with Bloomberg: "Retirement ages will have to move to 70, 80 years old. That...
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A grass fire in east Redding has been contained.
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At least on high-speed rail, according to this new poll, in which a majority want to the see the issue on the ballot again and would vote against it....
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The La-Z-Boy store on Athens Avenue in Redding is being evacuated this afternoon because there may be an electrical fire there, dispatchers said.
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A beauty queen. Sex. Religion. Kidnapping. Tabloid journalism. Dogs and cloning. One of the strangest and most entertaining documentaries I've seen recently....
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Father Greg has recently gone to heaven. He spent his whole priestly life as a missionary in Guatemala. A Minnesota farmer, agreed to go to San Lucas Toliman for 2 years, but God had different plans, he never left. I met him a few years ago and was able to briefly visit with him each year we returned to t
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Forget slowing GDP and rising unemployment -- this may be even worse news for Obama. Maureen Dowd's column in today's NYT. Excerpt: The president who started off with such dazzle now seems incapable of stimulating either the economy or the...
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Russell Kay Hunt, a former candidate for numerous political offices in Redding and Shasta County, was robbed and pepper-sprayed early this morning by an unknown attacker on Bechelli Lane, police said.
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The Washington Post recently quoted Cal State Sacramento professor Barbara O'Connor saying that "at least 100 of the state's 482 cities are on track to face (possible bankruptcy) by the end of the year." E-mailed Kurt Starman to check on...
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A low pressure system will cool things off starting today and will likely bring rain Monday.
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Some political intrigue to start your Sunday morning. Doug Juenke, board president of the Shasta Association of Realtors, recently emailed some "interesting info" gathered from conversations he had with agents who list foreclosed homes. Juenke wanted to know why the supply of bank-owned homes coming to market has withered o
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There's the little boy, fighting his hardest against the impossible, his small arms flailing and his pudgy hands balled into fists as soft as ripe apricots. Tears stream down his cheeks.
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Californians will run a grand political experiment on Tuesday. Will you do your part to make it work?
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Last week Shasta County's high school graduates, joining a projected 3.2 million of their peers this spring, listened to inspirational keynote speakers tell them to go out into the world and take it by storm. "Congratulations!" was the word of the day and the graduates shared hugs, tears, laughter and, if truth
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I don't think it's right that your newspaper is printing stories defending the Winnemem Tribe's right to use public Land for their own personal uses. They should have no more right to use that land than any other American citizen.
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When I read the letter from Zuleika Larcade complaining about her son's exclusion from a school field trip for academic reasons, the contrast between her attitude about education and those of my school days could not be more stark.
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How can opponents of Measure B claim, honestly, that it will rob owners of property rights? "Yes" on Measure B will protect property rights of Churn Creek Bottom owners by preserving the existing general plan.
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Re: "Why punish kids who fall behind?": Our children can memorize every move required to play video and computer games, phone numbers and every symbol for texting on phones. You object that your son should be expected to know 50 states and their capitals
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I am writing this letter out of concern for the Winnemem Indians, who are requesting a designated area to be blocked off on the McCloud Arm of Lake Shasta June 30-July 4. I have absolutely no connection to this tribe, but I do reside on Lake Shasta.
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What happened to all the signs that used to be up all around Redding that simply stated: "No Room for Racism"? Why do I bring up this question? Because it is coming back, only in a place that we never though it would show its face. Our schools.
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At times it's hard to believe in a simple explanation to a complicated issue like voting "Yes on Measure B." We get the feeling someone's not telling the whole story, or something smells a little fishy.
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If a reader has reached page 100 of John Grisham's new novel, "The Litigators," and hasn't laughed at least eight times, that reader's funny bone needs re-examining.
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My dad grew up on a ranch near the small town of King City in Central California. The whole family participated in running the ranch, and he spent his boyhood in cowboy boots, driving tractors and rounding up cattle. It was hard work, but he remembers that time fondly and part of him will always long to be back on the ranch
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The way I see it now is so much different from the way I saw it back in the eighth grade.
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Dear Straight Talk: I'm following the ballot proposition to add $1 tax to a pack of cigarettes purchased in California. The tax will be used for researching tobacco-related cancers and illnesses. There are claims that the tax increase will reduce the number of young people who light up. If it helps curb new smokers I'm
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Julie Snider and Patrick Bell, both of Redding, were married March 24, 2012, at Our Lady of Mercy, Catholic Church in Redding. The ceremony was followed by a reception at Mercy Oaks. Father Jonathan Molina officiated. The bride is the daughter of John and Mary Snider of Redding. She is a 2000 graduate of Foothill High Sch
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Better water efficiency is what Instant-Off is all about. This simple device eliminates wasted dripping water. It installs in a minute or less and requires no batteries, plumber or electricity. It can reduce home water usage by up to 75 percent, translating to a savings of 5,000 to 15,000 gallons of water a year.
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The Record Searchlight introduces a new column today, Foreclosure Alternatives. A panel of three north state real estate professionals will provide insight each week about some of today's pressing real estate issues, such as loan modifications, short sales and foreclosures.
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Jay Perez, 32, is part of a rare breed. He's a young person carving out a successful career in agriculture, bucking the trend toward an aging farm population.
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Here are 10 high-tech bad habits to break.
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Firefighters stopped a vegetation fire that grew to 42 acres in Bella Vista on Saturday, making it the second-largest blaze so far this year in Shasta County.
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In 1912: Dr. George B. Hoskins, the Midas Mine company physician, was expected to arrive home from San Francisco a benedict. While there he married Miss Ruth Lesser at her mother’s home. The bride was an exceedingly attractive young woman who would receive a hearty reception in the home that her husband had prepared for h
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CHICO — One more time on the diamond.
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Nothing, Marc. And I say that as someone who's first job wasn't at a newspaper -- fun work for a bright teenager; we should hire more of them -- but at, yes, McDonald's, followed by a stint cleaning tables at...
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Sam Aanestad, Doug LaMalfa
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When Redding's Owens Healthcare Cycling team got its start nine years ago, its six original members traveled all over the Western states, racing — and often winning — contests in New Mexico, Montana and Idaho.
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Q: Is it legal to dive for scallops at night? I have found in the regulations where it says that clams may not be taken at night but I cannot find regulations that apply to scallops. Can you help?
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SKATEBOARD CAMP
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Father's Day is June 17, so the annual Home Run Challenge to raise money for research to help battle prostate cancer is on deck.
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SHASTA LAKE — Incoming Councilwoman Rose Smith has been hard at work recently preparing for her appointment Tuesday to the City Council dais.
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WHISKEYTOWN NATIONAL RECREATION AREA — A picnic for military families at Whiskeytown's environmental camp had a lot to offer Saturday.
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Tanner Rice, 19, of Redding became the new Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt champion of the world in the 167.5-pound division Saturday night in Long Beach.
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As the election nears, groups on all sides of the Measure A and B debate are relying on sometimes unconventional advertising ideas to get their messages across.
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$136K study to assess costs for developers
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Committee in Support of Churn Creek Bottom Agricultural Lands (No on Measure A, Yes on Measure B): $30,662
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You already know they disagree over the shopping center.
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8 candidates crowd race for House seat
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Staffers at the Shasta County elections office were busy Friday preparing for Tuesday's primary. While many voters have cast ballots by mail already, officials aren't making any predictions on turnout.
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Obama has more donations, but GOP gets more money
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The city of Stockton, Calif., will decide Tuesday whether to give city leadership the authority to declare bankruptcy if the city can't reach a deal with its creditors by the end of the month.In February, Stockton entered negotiations with creditors under a new California law that requires municipalities to h
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Jon Fleischman, editor of the California-focused conservative website Flashreport, has a list --- a list of "viable" Republican candidates for Congress or the Legislature who haven't signed the "no new taxes" pledge. Hey, one of our locals is on it...
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Underneath the June sun, some 80 people stood surrounded by a circle of American flags. Some were saluting, others were holding their hands over their hearts, as 21 shots rang out followed by a sole bugler playing taps.
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Firefighters have contained at a vegetation fire in Bella Vista at 42 acres, making it the second largest fire of the year so far.
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I was struck by this comment today by JohnDixon: "Retail is not a career choice it is where one turns when they can't find employment doing what they otherwise would want to do. Minimum wage allows you to buy two...
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Enjoyed this comment, on the story about the fate of the old Greyhound depot in downtown Redding: citizenactivist writes: I remember the first time I visited the Greyhound, must have been a trip to see my dad or perhaps I...
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Officially it was the Cottonwood Hotel, but because it was so huge and a mountain of a place, it was called the Mountain House. It was built in 1884 by Red Bluff carpenter Jack Eirl directly across the road from...
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and more specificly, the "Assigned Judges Program"[judicialcouncilwatcher.wordpress.com]
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By the power of Odin! We recall this listed as a failed short sale for $90K.
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Looking back at the whirlwind of activity that is March/April and May in my annual gardening journal, it is always with some relief that I come to the relative peace of June in the North State Garden. Most plants are doing what they are supposed to be doing, most big planting or replanting is done [...]
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A low-pressure system will cool things off starting Sunday and could bring rain early next week.
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Seniors at four Shasta County schools graduated Friday evening. Here are the stories from the ceremonies:
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In 1912: Almost 3 inches of rain ahead of last season made the record of that season secure and it would remain well in the lead, particularly as a storm that was currently in the area did not appear to be breaking up and would lift the gauge still higher.
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Taking a 5 percent haircut off the top of the governor's and other California elected officials' salaries will make a trivial difference in the state budget. When it comes to cutting the deficit, it'd be more effective to send Assembly members to Southern California beaches with metal detectors to hunt for lost
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In the end, the battle over the future of Churn Creek Bottom at Knighton Road and I-5 sure kicked up a lot of Class I and II soil, with each side exaggerating the benefits or the harm of the proposed 92-acre shopping center.
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I recently attended one of the town hall meetings regarding the new shopping center at Interstate 5 and Knighton Road. I found out that the developer works with many retailers that don't exist here in Shasta County.
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Our community is at a crossroads. The junction we face is that of deliberate planning for our region, kids' future and quality of life vs. simple inertia driving an unsustainable development pattern.
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Republican politicos love to talk about choice, an emotional, "we're on your side" word.
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After almost four years as president, Barack Obama has only two things to run on for re-election: Bush did it, and the race card.
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It's annoying every year when Redding closes portions of major streets during Kool April Nites events.
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The 2012 fire season for Shasta County starts Monday, and officials with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection are warning of the increased chances of accidental fires.
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Crews battled a 2-acre vegetation fire Friday afternoon near Rancho Road and Old Oregon Trail in south Redding.
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A Redding woman and more than 20-year cancer survivor left a special gift for the American Cancer Society following her death last year.
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A 30-year-old Redding man was arrested early Friday after police said he stabbed another man at a home near Buenaventura Boulevard and Eureka Way.
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Dustin Hills, Joe Brattoli, Mike Hubert, Paul Sabourin, Rich Cobb and Mike Wright drove to big wins last Saturday at the Shasta Speedway in Anderson
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One of the most prestigious amateur golf tournaments in the north state — the 2012 Open Golf Championships — begins today in Redding.
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If opening night was any indication, the Colt .45s have a flair for the dramatic.
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Chico High's Kody Atkins and Gridley's Ryan Donnahoe proved they belong among the state's elite.
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Echoing results across the country, some Redding car dealers experienced a surge in sales last month.
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Cronic Disaster Services has donated more than $25,000 to two local charities. The money comes from the company's annual charitable golf tournament.
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I'm not surprised that Gov. Jerry Brown will seek California Environmental Quality Act "streamlining" from the Legislature to push the high-speed rail line forward in the face of numerous lawsuits, as the Bee reports. The move has been telegraphed pretty...
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Terry Bringazi, Redding
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This letter came too late to get in the paper, but commercial real estate broker Ken Miller -- who, fair warning, has long supported the Hawkins project -- offers his thoughts about the oft-repeated claims that retail vacancies in Redding...
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If a reader has reached page 100 of John Grisham's new novel, "The Litigators," and hasn't laughed at least eight times, that reader's funny bone needs re-examining.
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My dad grew up on a ranch near the small town of King City in Central California.
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The way I see it now is so much different from the way I saw it back in the eighth grade.
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Northern Section athletes competing from Clovis.
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The building is the Cottonwood Hotel also known as Mountain House and was located in Cottonwood. djimoulidine guessed it correctly at 9:15 a.m. and has won himself the big $25 gift certificate for Nello's Place. Congratulations!!! Thanks to everyone who...
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Crews are battling a vegetation fire this afternoon near Rancho Road and Old Oregon Trail in south Redding,
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Despite tough competition from bans on texting while walking and plastic bags. From YouTube:...
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With container gardening, the deeper the pot the less watering required. Pots with a small soil volume dry out faster. Unlike plants in the ground, plants in pots or hanging baskets in the yard or on a patio are exposed on all sides to the drying effects of wind and sun. On hot, windy days you may have to water them more th
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The connection between fairies and gardens goes back centuries.
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Toyon is a common California shrub that is a favorite of many native birds because of its red berries in winter. It looks like holly and is the source of Hollywood's name.
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Does the real world seem overwhelming? Make a new one. Fairy gardens are miniature places filled with little plants and lots of fun details.
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We always get lots of apples on our trees, but most are small. Is it true that thinning the fruit will increase the size of the apples?
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Struggling to open a jar? Put on your fighting gloves. Dish gloves make it easy to get a good grip.
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Proposition 140 is a noble failure that retards, rather than advances, the cause of conservative governance. So writes Matthew Cunningham at FoxandHoundsDaily.com. Read the whole thing....
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From Bloomberg: "People are going to find value," John Lynch, the Charlotte-based regional chief investment officer for Wells Fargo Private Bank.... "Our fundamentals may be declining, but our fundamentals are less absurd than in many areas of the world. Profits...
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Another color for feasting one’s eyes. It has been very hot out there the last few days. I hope the flowers enjoy it. It will cool down fast and we’ll have a break before any relentless Summer gets it’s hooks into us. Enjoy!
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Last night was was Realtor and Affiliate night at Riverfront. A fun benefit for our local community theater, and for building their much needed new facility downtown. A funny romp through “Nana’s” Plays weekends thru June 1
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What is the name of the hotel and in what town was it located? Welcome to the History Mystery Photo Contest. We have great prizes to entice you to play. On the first Friday of each month a $25 gift...
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Only 86 foreclosure homes for sale today, many out of the area. Are we seeing the end of REOs?
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Redding police said they arrested a 30-year-old man early this morning after responding to a reported stabbing near Buenaventura Boulevard and Eureka Way.
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Times are tough, money is tight and the registration on your vehicle expired last month. Now what do you do? I can’t tell you how to solve your financial issues; I have enough problems with my own. I can tell you that you do not want to fall into this next category, which basically is providing [...]
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The two days rounding out this week will be hot, but next week is looking cool and possibly wet.
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Inwood vintner Reverge Anselmo is entirely within his rights to reach into his deep pockets and financially back the candidates and causes he supports.
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A very strange story, a 6,000-word front-page New York Times piece on how, every Tuesday, Barack Obama shuffles "baseball cards" with the pictures and bios of suspected terrorists from around the world and chooses who shall die by drone strike. He even reserves for himself the decision of whether to proceed when the
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Cheri Beck is an excellent candidate for Shasta County supervisor in District 4. She possesses the leadership skills, knowledge, experience and drive that it takes to serve Shasta County with the highest degree of competence and integrity.
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Seventy-five years ago this month a bridge opened that was paid for neither by the federal government, nor by the state of California, but solely by the residents of the San Francisco Bay area through private funds and bond investment.
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Call me hyper-emotional if you like, but I was brought to tears before I had read halfway through Silas Lyons' column Sunday, "A glimpse of vets' sacrifices." I was a veteran of the forgotten war in Korea. I was a hospital corpsman aboard the flagship of the Seventh Fleet.
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High school seniors at three Shasta County high schools donned caps and gowns Thursday evening and paraded onto stages to mark their last day as high school students and their first steps into adulthood.
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When a Redding couple purchased the circa 1953 Greyhound Bus Station in downtown Redding last year, they envisioned preserving its classic modern outside look while updating the inside.
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Recent actions by the city to get two blighted downtown buildings cleaned up don't mean Redding is taking a tougher stand on neglect.
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In 1912: Many people came to the see the Sells-Floto circus. Everything was comparatively new. Rinaldo, the ball room horse, was the sensation of the performance. It was by far the best circus that has appeared in Redding.
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In 1978, Russell Todd took six Anderson Union High School students from a small field off Olinda Road to a national trap shooting contest in Nebraska. They won.
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Athletes don't succeed by being passive.
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Firefighters mop up a fire in Happy Valley that they say was started by the lawn mower in the foreground.
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Redding hit its first triple-digit daytime high Thursday, a trend that won't stick around as next week should cool off by as much as 25 degrees.
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Siskiyou County Public Health officials are warning of a possible outbreak of canine distemper, a disease that could affect household dogs.
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With Shasta College facing loss of academic accreditation that puts it in danger of closing down, college president Joe Wyse says he's confident the school will be able to meet requirements to save itself from sanctions.
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Those waiting to send in their vote-by-mail ballots for Tuesday's election should now just take them to the Shasta County Elections Office to ensure they'll be counted, Cathy Darling Allen, registrar of voters, said Thursday.
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Qualifying events for CIF start today
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Local trio Manzanita will bring their folk and light rock tunes -- standards and originals -- to the Post Office Saloon this coming Wednesday, June 6th, from 6:30 - 9:30. Manzanita is Dick Sorensen, Bruce Webb and Dennis Ferrell and these three have a grand time sharing tunes wit
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The McCloud Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 41st annual Flea Market on Sunday.
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Finally got some good pictures of the new white papavers. You have to catch them in just the right light. Too much light and the image blown out. Too little and they look drab. These are more of the fine crop of Annie’s flowers we got at Eileen Barry’s Wild Thyme in April. The  tomatoes are […]
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You can argue endlessly about which are the greatest photographs ever taken... but here are 40 of the most powerful photographs.Warning: Kleenex alert.
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New ride at park will be delayed
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Those waiting to send in their vote-by-mail ballots for Tuesday’s election should now just take them by the Shasta County Elections Office to ensure they'll be counted, said Cathy Darling Allen, registrar of voters.
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Firefighters this afternoon contained a vegetation fire sparked by a lawnmower on Serendipity Lane in Happy Valley to about 7 acres.
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Yessirree. It was just one of the many forms of recreation taken up by the employees of the Iron Mountain Mine. Many of their workers came straight here from England and were accustomed to those forms of recreation in...
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State Sen. Ted Lieu -- to the extent I see the SoCal Democrat in the news -- seems to be a smart guy. Here's what he has to say about a new state pension program designed to bring CalPERS-type benefits...
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Siskiyou County Public Health officials are warning of a possible outbreak of canine distemper, a disease that can be fatal household dogs.
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Redding police continue to search for the man who robbed the Planet Herb medical marijuana dispensary last week and today announced a $1,500 reward for information from Secret Witness of Shasta County.
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Pretty easy to throw up a cranky website blasting your political opponents these days. Now it's Doug LaMalfa's turn as the target, though really his part-time field staffer and local Tea Party leader, Erin Ryan, bears the brunt of the...
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Some of you may remember that I went to court and won a judgement for $6500 plus court costs against my former renter. Some of you expressed doubt that I would ever see any of the money, and I had to agree with you that it was going to be pulling teeth to get it.The setup - as proposed by the renter - was that h
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That is the scuttlebutt that the pro-shopping center crowd is spreading, including in a letter to the editor that arrived in my inbox this morning. And they are probably right. According to campaign-finance disclosures filed last week by the "Committee...
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The Wall Street Journal publishes an excerpt from a fascinating new book, "Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet," here....
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Rural dependency is just as bad as urban dependency, and Aanestad, unlike his main rival, is willing to say such. So says a conservative group called the Madison Project in endorsing Sam Aanestad over "big-government Republican" Doug LaMalfa. Of course,...
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A 23-year-old Cottonwood man was arrested early today after deputies spotted him trying to steal a motorcycle, according to the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office.
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A Red Bluff area man Wednesday told Tehama County deputies someone broke into his home and stole about $1,400 in property, according to the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office.
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A 39-year-old Red Bluff woman was arrested Wednesday after she gave a false name to deputies during a traffic stop, according to the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office.
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Some weeks back, an operative with Brian Dahle's campaign tried to tell me -- not blatantly pushing a story, but just "mentioning" in conversation -- that the Service Employees' International Union, the largest union representing state employees (among many other...
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Redding police said they arrested 32-year-old man today in connection with an armed robbery last week at the ampm market on Bechelli Lane in Redding.
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Suitable for Bed and Breakfast, or bastion set for a Zombie Apocalypse? Buyer decides.
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Temperatures are expected to cross into the 100s today before cooling down through early next week.
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Wow. Where did this month go? To recap, we began May by honoring Mental Health Month as part of our Literary Minds Online Book Club, a collaboration with Shasta County Health and Human Services. First we reviewed "Nowhere Near Normal," by Traci Foust. I really enjoyed Foust's writing, and gained a ton of insight about OCD,
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Remember Jack Melton, the bootleg fruitcake baker? He finally might be able to go straight.
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You have to wonder what George and Lenore Romney would have made of their son the candidate.
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Tasty burgers and steaks cooked to order by a friendly staff and served in a super-casual “Cheers”-like atmosphere where everyone seems to know everyone and even a patio for outdoor dining on summer nights – that’s Chrissy’s Steak House & BBQ off I-5 in Shasta Lake.
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Beth Grossman is inspired by stories of humanity, history and interpretation of religion. “The challenges we face on our planet will always keep me busy,” says Grossman.
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Cacao flowers are pollinated by tiny midges, whose wings flap 1,000 times a second. The chocolate that results from that buzz of activity reportedly assisted Casanova in his amorous pursuits.
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Location (geographically) and accessibility (proximity) to other bars are important considerations when, and only when, one desires to patronize those other establishments. When, however, quality trumps unquestionably quantity, one finds a short drive to somewhere like Woodside Grill is a much wiser investment of time.
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Having spent 12 years as Ronald Reagan co-chair in San Francisco, I should be immune to newspaper endorsements that are simply totally wrong.
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Sad to say that so often the choice offered us, with regard to candidates, boils down to selecting the one who has the lesser amount of negative baggage.
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In regard to Measure B, either you are going to preserve agricultural land and vote yes or you are not. What is your choice, Shasta County?
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The Winnemem Wintu are only asking that the end of one of the many fingers of Shasta Lake be closed while they hold their ceremony.
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Three Redding sisters, all retired cosmetologists, are donating a little style to area seniors at a price that can't be beat.
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The candidates may say fundraising was lighter for the Shasta County Board of Supervisors races this time around, but that doesn't mean the figures, once again, don't serve as a key barometer of campaign trends.
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Sales of foreclosed homes are booming in Shasta County.
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The California Supreme Court has let stand a ruling that Californians who want to use marijuana for medicinal purposes don't have to grow their own plants.
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PALO CEDRO — Tyler Halverson didn't even like the 200 at first.
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Three members of the Wellington Cup-champion Foothill Cougars highlight the all-Eastern Athletic League girls soccer team.
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As veterans, community leaders and others paid tribute this week to those who gave their lives in service to the nation, preparations are under way to lay the north state's most recent casualty to rest.
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Former manager sentenced in theft
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Mark Duenas, who found his wife, Karen, dead May 5, has hired an attorney who says rumors are hurting the grieving family and the investigation focused too quickly on the innocent husband.
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Preliminary hearing will be scheduled
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In 1912: Seven Industrial Workers of the World, as they chose to be styled, were locked in the city jail by Marshal Reidy for the offense of street begging and making of themselves general nuisances. They were given a plateful of bologna, bread and water and should have been as content as if left free to ply their solicitat
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A free informational seminar on the pros and cons of a foreclosure, loan modification or short sales will be held June 12 at YAKS Koffee on Bechelli Lane.
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When we bike instead of driving, it decreases noise, air, water and ground pollution as well as helps make you healthier.
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It surprises me just how many people are thinking about food scarcity these days. Are you?
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Shasta Blood Center is in need of AB- blood. BloodSource is in need of A- and O- blood. Platelet and plasma donors are also needed.
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Jazzercise class aids Relay for Life team
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So many times when people retire, they retire completely. Retiring completely can have some drawbacks when it comes to brain power and mental stimulation. When you watch TV, there is usually not any real mental stimulation.
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In response to yesterday's mention of a Hoopa Tribe petition to push ahead with the Klamath River hydroelectric dams' relicensing, Bob Gravely of PacifiCorp writes to dispel the notion that the company is not already taking agreed-to "interim" steps to...
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Here's a bill, passed today by the Assembly, where one word carries a lot of weight. Assembly Bill 2283, by Anthony Portantino, a Democrat from La Canada Flintridge in Los Angeles County, would change the name of the California Department...
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Cheap homes make it easier for young families to buy. Given that our public policies tend to be rigged against the young, who will have to pay the cost for our current deficit and extraordinary spending on Medicare, I can't...
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The husband of a Cottonwood woman reported dead May 5 has hired an attorney, who says the husband is innocent.
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Are you a bit surprised, given the heated discussions the past few years about marijuana and federal law in the north state, that not a single candidate for U.S. has really made much of an issue of it? I am....
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Police say they arrested a woman for the ninth time in 14 months Wednesday for allegedly being connected to thefts.
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Excerpt from the HealthyCal.org web site: "...A 2006 survey conducted in four northern Californian rural counties found that this combination of low access and low incomes hurts oral health. More than 28 percent of respondents living at or below the...
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BURNEY – The Hawkins Development Group will hold a town hall meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. today to discuss Measures A and B, which voters will decide in Tuesday’s election.
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Obtained by Reuters, a copy here, it shows Mitt was born in the USA but his father, George, who at one time aspired to the White House, was not (he was born in Mexico). Romney the Elder faced his own...
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES EAGLE LAKE — The lake opened with light crowds due to the weather, but those that showed up caught plenty of fish averaging fish 2 1/2 pounds. This was a typical Eagle Lake opener thanks to that last minute cold front. SHASTA LAKE — There’s be
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Patrizzia Fox-Beaudet, the 10-year-old speller representing the north state at the 85th Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., correctly spelled "qualitative" in round two of the bee this morning.
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Firefighters are responding this morning to a reported quarter-acre brush fire next to the Sacramento River in central Redding.
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I spent a good twenty minutes or so this morning trying to zip up my dress. I used to be able to do this with a minimum of fuss, easily reaching around to my back with either arm. Since tearing my left rotator cuff, my flexibility is somewhat limited (better than it was, but not perfect).I imagine it would have
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Nothing says welcome quite like yellow caution tape strung across a garage door.
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Highs are expected to dip into the 80s and upper 70s this weekend, but not before flirting with triple-digit temperatures.
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Please join us for a silent meditation in the Zen style of stillness followed by Hatha Yoga—slow, invigorating, flowing vinyasa practice. This is a practice that will develop your awareness “in the living moment” to promote a more sane life of peace and equanimity, living from the center of the mystery-all that is-you
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Sacramento's political culture all too often favors partisan one-upmanship over problem solving, but the rapidly approaching mass shutdown of state parks is focusing lawmakers' minds on what really matters.
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"Education" is a word that covers a lot of very different things, from vital, life-saving medical skills to frivolous courses to absolutely counterproductive courses that fill people with a sense of grievance and entitlement, without giving them either the skills to earn a living or a realistic understanding of the
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Many of the politicians who are in office today cannot be trusted.
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A possible solution to the blocking off of the section of Lake Shasta so the Wintu can have privacy would be to have the Army National Guard have a weekend drill to practice erecting a floating bridge across that section of the lake.
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Many people are aware that food stamps are being sold on Craig's List and other Internet sites. So, why isn't the government doing a sting?
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I enjoyed the article about Patrizzia Fox-Beaudet going to Washington, D.C., to the spelling bee. I wish I could be there to watch.
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Redding will get a preview of summer starting today as high pressure will push temperatures toward 100 degrees, a first for the year, forecasters said.
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Diamond accolades are back again.
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Erica Hunting hasn't succeeded with a furrowed brow. She's done it with a grin on her face and a passion for the international game.
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The prep baseball North All-Stars have been announced for the 10th annual Chico Breakfast Lions Bob Busch Classic game, set for at 12:05 p.m. Sunday at Doryland Field in Chico.
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Amid state Sen. Doug LaMalfa's recently filed campaign finance forms were two April payments to his embattled chief of staff who went quiet after Sam Aanestad's campaign linked him to an anonymous attack website.
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Seven people were rescued Tuesday by Shasta County sheriff's deputies, Redding firefighters and some fishermen after a canoe tipped over on the Sacramento River in south Redding.
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Aside from the CIF state track meet, the high school sports season is essentially over in the Northern Section.
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What do you sell? We sell high-quality hand-crafted items made by local artisans and crafters. We have an eclectic mix of items that includes museum-quality art, handmade furniture, jewelry, whimsical wearable art, children’s toys, lamps, and home décor … just to mention a few.
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Patrizzia Fox-Beaudet, 10, of Pacheco Elementary School, meets with other Scripps National Spelling Bee participants Sunday in Washington, D.C.
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Two former business partners at the heart of an alleged multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme won't stand trial until early next year.
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In 1912: Misfortune overtook Violet Ebilbert, high school student and a member of 50 picnickers who went to Iron Mountain to enjoy a school outing at the Little Frisco picnic ground, two miles up the mountain from the mine. While swinging on a tree swing, her foot struck the ground with sufficient force to sprain her ankle.
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A Shasta College student and his film partner are working on a documentary about private property rights and religious freedom that's partially inspired by the legal battle of vintner Reverge Anselmo.
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California Highway Patrol investigators have little to go on in a fatal hit-and-run reported early Sunday and have asked anyone with information to step forward, a spokesman said Tuesday.
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Sentencing for a Cottonwood woman convicted earlier this month of beating a 7-year-old boy nearly to death in late 2009 was postponed Tuesday in Shasta County Superior Court until June 22.
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The Burney Regional Community Fund recently awarded $40,000 to six organizations in the Intermountain area.
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Reading this LA Times homage to venerable and versatile composer Johnny Mandel, now in his late eighties, brought to mind the seductive theme from the movie M*A*S*H, "Suicide is Painless." Online it says director Robert Altman's then-14-year-old son wrote the...
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From the Little Leagues to the Major Leagues, athletes in Redding are serious about sports, winning, and scholarships. Now they have a professional strength coach looking out for them too.
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The Shasta Percussion Workshop has become an annual event that many people anticipate every year. Open to students ages 13-24 or music educators of any age, we explore percussion music in a six-day workshop, held June 7-14 (weekdays) at Shasta College. A feature concert, June 14 at 7 p.m., is open to the public: $8 admissio
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Shasta College will be offering a three-week intensive vocal training class this for high school through college age students. The class runs from June 11 though June 28. Renowned faculty include Robert and Elizabeth Waterbury, Daun Weiss and Stefan Gordon.
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The fifth annual bluegrass festival fundraiser called “Bluegrass on the Mountain” in Manton is scheduled for Saturday, June 16 at 3 p.m. at Cedar Crest Vineyards. The vineyard is at 32505 Forward Road in Manton, California. The Manton Music & Arts Council is sponsoring the event.
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Dancers from Redding Dance Centre are hot when it comes to being accepted into esteemed dance programs around the nation. Seven Redding dancers auditioned and were accepted into summer intensive training programs around the country. These 4- to 6-week programs focus on dance technique, but also include classes such as d
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Redding Dance Centre will present the ballet production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, as well as a featured medley of jazz, tap, and modern dance pieces titled Do Your Thing, on Saturday, June 9th at the Redding Civic Auditorium.
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Local CubScout Pack 41 of Redding, CA. place American flags to honor veterans
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Simpson University is pleased to announce the names of 75 north state residents who made the Dean’s List (GPA of 3.50 or above) in Simpson’s traditional undergraduate program for the spring 2012 semester.
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Shasta Wildlife Rescue needs you!!!
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Sacramento's political culture all too often favors partisan one-upmanship over problem solving, but the rapidly approaching mass shutdown of state parks is focusing lawmakers' minds on what really matters.
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Darlene Schalesky, Round Mountain
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One of the all-time greats.
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The short-sale process is expected to get shorter starting June 15. New guidelines issued under the Federal Housing Finance Agency will require Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to give home buyers of short sales notice of their final decision within …
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Seven people were rescued today by sheriff's deputies, firefighters and some kindly fisherman after a canoe tipped over on the Sacramento River in south Redding.
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Seven people were rescued today by sheriff's deputies, firefighters and some kindly fishermen after a canoe tipped over on the Sacramento River in south Redding.
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What happened when copper mining was no longer an industry in Shasta County in the late 1930s and the focus was no longer on its rich minerals? State, federal, and county agencies began working together to develop recreational facilities on...
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Siskiyou County deputies believe a man wanted since Friday for allegedly shooting his roommate is in the Redding area.
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Four people were injured Sunday in a wreck on Highway 3 near Yreka, the California Highway Patrol reported today.
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The Better Business Bureau recently issued a warning to consumers regarding the misleading practices of debt settlement companies. This warning comes after receiving more than 3,500 complaints since the start of the recession in 2007. The BBB reports that many individuals paid hundreds of dollars in upfront fees to debt
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Pete Stiglich, candidate for Congress in the 1st Congressional District, is not talking about my beloved Record Searchlight -- hey, you in the back, quit snickering -- but about the Paradise Post, in response to its recent endorsement of rival...
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The last time I saw my friend Kent Wakefield, he needed a lift.
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You know, for all that conservative types in Siskiyou County complain about the Klamath Basin agreements to remove PacifiCorp's dams, one is periodically reminded that some in the environmental community have an equally dim view of the deals, from their...
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California Highway Patrol officers and Shasta County Sheriff’s deputies today are still looking for clues in an apparent fatal hit and run early Sunday on Keswick Dam Road.
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Sometimes you have to wonder what the hell these pilots are thinking when they pull stunts like this.
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Shasta County’s anti-drunken driving campaign has ended its Memorial Day weekend campaign with fewer arrests for driving under the influence than 2011, a spokesman for the campaign said.
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A prior listing says this home also has a 20 X 20 shop and is fenced for horses.
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Today should be a warm day in Redding with a high temperature near 86 degrees. Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Sacramento predict a low tonight about 58 degrees. On Wednesday, expect a sharp jump in temperature as the high soars up to 94 degrees. Forecasters predict a high for the week of 99 degrees on Thurs
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When Brandi Chastain's World Cup-winning penalty kick brought the nation to its feet in 1999, the Bandits were in diapers.
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It is not unreasonable to assume a few observations on your behalf:  you know somebody who has gone off to college and not returned; you know somebody who doesn’t believe in the value of college education; and you know somebody who believes local students are being fully prepared for college readiness. While each of thes
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As multiple speakers told the state Board of Forestry last week during its public hearing in Redding on rules to implement a $150 annual tax on homeowners who live in forested rural areas, the only good thing to do with the unfair and almost surely unconstitutional "fee" is for the Legislature to reverse itself and
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From the moment Gov. Jerry Brown announced his latest budget revision proposal, complaints poured in both from his political enemies and some interests that have usually supported him.
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Our Project Homeless Connect was a few days ago. Nice that shoes, packs and sleeping bags were given out.
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Now that the Republican candidate for president seems to be selected, the emphasis seems to have shifted to the question of who will be chosen as his running mate.
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I speak for all of those who serve the public.
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A house caught fire near the Shasta District Fair grounds in Anderson on Monday evening, leaving a family of 13 homeless.
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Helen Tucker, 88, milled about the grounds of Lawncrest Memorial Park on Monday morning, a bottle of liquid cleaner in her hand.
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Lee Plotkin (right) splashes son Wilson, 3, on Monday at Brandy Creek Beach at Whiskeytown Lake. Redding saw highs in the upper 70s, which drew people out to enjoy the lakes and campgrounds around the north state on Memorial Day.
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On a mountain ridgetop in western Tehama County heavy-equipment operator Byron Madole was shaking off the rust from months of not fighting fires.
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Shasta County probation officials are recommending to a Superior Court judge that the Cottonwood woman convicted this month of beating a 7-year-old boy nearly to death in late 2009 should get a maximum of two life prison terms, plus nine years.
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Four years after the catastrophic summer of 2008, fire officials say the brush is drying out and another season is already under way.
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When the Cascade Theatre opens for its new season next month, it will have a touch of modern and a whiff of freshness.
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Two events are planned this week to celebrate and raise funds for Redding's famous eagle pair.
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1912: Rice and cotton were being successfully grown in Redding on a small lot adjoining the residence of Charles Boyd, the Redding expressman where some of the finest samples of these plants enjoy a healthful, luxuriant growth. Boyd received his seed from Baton Rouge, La.
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Shasta County probation officials are recommending to a Superior Court judge that the Cottonwood woman convicted this month of beating a 7-year-old boy nearly to death in late 2009 should get a maximum of two life prison terms, plus nine years.
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Local law enforcement agencies stayed predictably busy this Memorial Day weekend, but no more than the hard-partying three-day weekend usually calls for, they said.
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A house that caught fire near the Shasta District Fair grounds in Anderson has been contained, a fire official said.
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I guess the term "long weekend" doesn't have as much meaning to me now, since all the days are a weekend. I'm still getting used to not having to go back to work, and I mean that in the best possible way, but I still think in terms of weekdays/weekends. Perhaps that is because most of my friends are on that schedule, and st
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The South County Sun Devils got a grand slam to help beat the Chico Suns Red 13-3 before losing to the Colusa Channel Cats 9-1 at the Chico American Legion Memorial Day tournament Saturday.
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Never knew fly fishing could be so hilarious. The incomparable William Powell and Myrna Loy from "Libeled Lady," a classic from the mid-Thirties. How'd they get a fish to do that?...
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Voices of Faith: Do you believe Americans have an ethical obligation to vote in all/any elections for which they’re eligible?
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A vegetation fire that grew to 68 acres in size has been contained this afternoon in Cottonwood.
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This is, IMHO, one of the the very finest readings of prose in modern times. The writer could never have dreamed that a private letter to his wife would, 150 years later, be used as a centerpiece in an art form completely unimaginable in his lifetime. It beautifully illustrates the painful conflicts of the soldi
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Forecasters are predicting sunny skies and a high of 77 degrees today for Memorial Day in the Redding area. The low tonight should drop to 57 degrees. Except things to warm up for the rest of the week, including nearly triple-digit temperatures on Thursday and Friday. Tuesday's high should be 85 degrees, while Wednesday's
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It’s becoming more difficult to find decent bank owned homes under $100 per sqft. Here’s one.
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Photographers from around the world are invited to submit their images online to the 2012 Images from A Glass Eye International Juried Photography Show, sponsored by the Tehama County Photo Club, of Red Bluff California. Deadline for entries: June 27, 2012 The Best of Show will win $1,000, second place $500 and third place
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Unlike our other wars, the federal government asked nothing of the American public by way of sacrifice for the war in Iraq and the one still ongoing in Afghanistan. And there is alarmingly casual talk of a war with Iran.
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In these harsh and bitter times when the air is thick with acrimony, we owe a vote of thanks to the state of Arizona for stepping into the spotlight to offer some light relief.
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Hey, Redding! If Los Angeles can get rid of plastic bags, so can we!
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On this day of remembrance, I would like to offer a special thanks to all our military members, past and present, for their service and sacrifice.
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The banks have received $16 trillion in near-zero-interest loans from the Federal Reserve and used this money for such things as funding credit cards charging 30 percent interest or more as well as speculating in oil and commodities futures, driving up the price of food and gas.
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A problem has come to my attention, and I think it's important to share with the community and especially parents of students in the Gateway Unified School District.
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10 a.m: Lawncrest Memorial Park, 1522 E. Cypress Ave., in Redding. Featured speakers are Redding Mayor Dick Dickerson, retired Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Rob Burroughs of the Northern California Veterans Museum and Heritage Center. Highlights include patriotic music, wreath-laying.
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Shasta County law enforcement agencies have arrested 19 people so far this Memorial Day weekend, an increase from the same period last year, a spokesman said.
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A band of six dirt bikers pulled up to the entrance of the McCloud Bridge Campground at Lake Shasta on Sunday afternoon, and a man got up from his folding chair to approach them.
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As the nation observes Memorial Day today with a host of tributes saluting America's fallen veterans, one of Shasta County's most recent Gold Star mothers is just trying to make it through this long three-day holiday weekend.
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In 1912: Races, a picnic, music and dancing were planned for a big Memorial Day celebration at Montgomery Creek. Organizers also were planning a sack race, a wheelbarrow race, a three-legged race, a baldheaded man's race, an old ladies' race and several others.
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Memorial Day was first known as Decoration Day when mourners honored those who had died in the Civil War (1861-1865) by decorating their graves with flowers. In 1868, the first official Memorial Day observance was held to honor those who...
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Shasta County law enforcement agencies have arrested 19 people so far this Memorial Day weekend, an increase from the same period last year, a spokesman said.
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A 29-year-old Redding man was found dead on Keswick Dam Road early this morning, and officers are looking for the driver they suspect of hitting and killing him.
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A 19-year-old Redding man broke into a pickup Saturday night and stole some of its contents, and then he admitted to several other similar thefts, police said.
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Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 80 degrees, the National Weather Service predicts.
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No drivers were arrested Saturday at a DUI and driver's license checkpoint conducted Saturday on Eureka Way in Redding.
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