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September 11th, 2012

Medics are taking a 63-year-old man to the hospital after he survived being thrown from a two-door car when it left southbound Interstate 5 this evening.
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For the football fan who cooks, tailgates are a beautiful thing. Here are recipes to get your lips smacking.
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A multi-vehicle crash has traffic backed up at the Auditorium Drive exit from westbound Highway 44.
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Anderson Police say they’re searching for an elderly woman who hit a boy near Meadow Lane School Saturday.
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It's not hard to think of all the times my Republican friends have complained about the Democrats wanting to "redistribute the wealth" until all Americans are equally poor. If such a plan exists, this Pew report suggests it's working: Among...
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Due to safety concerns with the Bagley Fire, U.S. Forest Service officials have closed down the shoreline of Iron Canyon Reservoir near Big Bend, as well as numerous forest roads and trails.
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The Shasta Mosquito and Vector Control District (SMVCD) reports that mosquito-borne disease surveillance has detected the highest levels of West Nile virus (WNv) activity in this area since 2007. Although no human or horse cases have yet been reported, SMVCD has found evidence of WNv in eleven dead birds, eleven mosquito sa
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A Hawkins Bar man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after he allegedly shot a man in the head along Highway 299 after the man shooed away his dog, which then was hit by a passing vehicle.
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The U.S. Marine accused of assaulting his pregnant ex-girlfriend so she would miscarry did so after he feared he would get in trouble because he had married a woman out of convenience in order to get more pay from the Marine Corps.
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After five years of declining numbers, West Nile Virus is back in Shasta County.
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Firefighters are headed to two small fires reported in Fall River Mills today.
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Americans marked the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks Tuesday in familiar but subdued ceremonies that put grieving families ahead of politicians and suggested it's time to move on after a decade of remembrance.
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BEST BETS: SACRAMENTO RIVER, Red Bluff—More and more king salmon are stuffing the river from Chico to Red Bluff, and good anglers are consistently getting limits of kings for all anglers on the boat. All methods were working including backtrolling plugs or backbouncing and dragging roe. There’s no telling when the bite
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I will never forget the moment I saw that first plane hit the first building on TV. I was getting ready for work and running back and forth from fixing my hair in the bathroom to the TV trying not...
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Here's the link The headline: "California politician not yet famous for phony abortion theory."...
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It looks like the election-year reality-distortion field is fully powered up. From Pew: With the election less than two months away, partisan differences in views of economic news have become wider than ever. Despite this month's lackluster jobs report, there...
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Red Bluff police officers today cited a Chico man during a sting operation at the Tehama County Superior Court house targeting suspected drunken drivers without valid licenses.
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That's what Cherri Smith of Collins Pine calls Assembly Bill 1492, which Gov. Jerry Brown just signed. From the governor's announcement: SACRAMENTO -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed AB 1492, a sweeping bipartisan bill to strengthen California's timber...
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Crews will be paving various Redding streets this week, forcing detours and lane closures for 12-hour stretches.
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On the eve of his trial on marijuana and money laundering charges, a Red Bluff events promoter pleaded not guilty today to state tax-related charges connected to the nearly 3-year-old case.
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Photo of a Shasta High seat cushion from the mid-Sixties. Familiar names for residents back then. Courtesy: David Duarte Applejacks T-shirts & Graphics 2100 Ferry Rd...
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I received a note from fellow Realtor Tom Papac today about a couple new starts in Highland Park. Tom is with Coldwell Banker and is representing the builder/seller of these homes. “Just s
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Several commenters on my Saturday column ("You're 'old Redding' if you remember....") were fans of Norm Bailey's Nervous Kats. Here's "Cobra" from YouTube. "Get nervous."...
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Redding police are looking for a man they said rammed the doors of Tobacco n’ Brew and stole thousands of dollars worth of merchandise early Monday.
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Searching “condo” in our MLS returns 1 result. Is this the only condo for sale in Shasta County?
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The barbecue and the entertainment are free. The town is quaint, the skies are clearing and fall is in the air. All good reasons to head to Cottonwood this Saturday, September 15th. I'll be running (ok - slow jogging) in the 5K race at 8 AM at North Cottonwood School. (Want to join me? Contact: Carri Longnecker
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Fire officials this morning said voluntary evacuations are in place for the Ward Fire along Hazel Creek Road in Sims, a small community south of Castella on Interstate 5.
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The highly attended 16th annual Latino Independence Day Fiesta is coming on September 16 from noon until 5 p.m. at the Anderson River Park's K.C. Grove Amphitheater, in Anderson, CA. Organized by the NORTHERN HISPANIC LATINO COALITION, this year's theme is, "Year of the Youth." Featured activities will include the ever p
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Jefferson Public Radio and the Cascade Theatre present the versatile talent of Grammy winner Elvis Costello at Redding’s historic Cascade Theatre in a solo performance at 7:30pm Monday, September 24th, 2012. The versatile British singer-songwriter was a pioneer of the punk/new wave movement before exploring other genres i
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Editor’s Note: This is the third in a four-part series that examines suicide statistics and what people are doing to help. Click on links to read part one and part two. American soldiers are killing themselves in record numbers. Janet Lial, lead suicide prevention coordinator for the Veterans Administration for Nevada, No
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Redding and Shasta Lake today will host separate Patriot Day ceremonies to remember those who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks and to honor others who are serving our country and community.
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Redding residents can expect sunny skies today with a high temperature near 96 degrees, forecasters with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. A northeast wind should be between 5 to 11 mph. Tonight's low will be around 60 degrees. Wednesday's forecast calls for sunny skies with a high temperature near 97, while T
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Although his two co-defendants have given up their right to have their hearings in the same case, a U.S. Marine charged with attempted murder and other crimes in connection with a June 20 attack on a pregnant Redding woman is scheduled to have his preliminary hearing today in Shasta County Superior Court.
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A current study has produced some startling results.  Many of our English words are getting an “SH” sound to them. Two words, in particular  have recently become victims of the let’s butcher the English language campaign. Listen to how some black people, and some white women  pronounce these two words &
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Ex-Shasta Lake Councilwoman Dolores Lucero, already running for reelection to a council seat, now plans to run for District 4 county supervisor, she announced Monday at the Shasta County Elections Office.
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MANTON — While the community looks to rebuild itself after the devastation of the Ponderosa Fire, a group of community members is holding a fundraiser this month to help those who've lost their homes.
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North state law enforcement officers are investigating a trio of unrelated missing people cases after three people in their 20s each vanished seemingly without a trace during the last month.
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A Redding man will be spending the rest of his life in prison.
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In 1912: The big searchlight operated by the Weed Lumber Co. proved a good guard against damaging fires. The strong rays of the big light could be thrown from the watchtower to any section of the city and to plainly see every part of the company's big holdings.
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Jamie Davies figures he's tattooed every body part imaginable.
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She knew something seemed off.
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HAYFORK — The Stafford Fire burning in Trinity County grew to nearly 4,570 acres Monday, but evacuations were lifted and Highway 3 was opened.
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Redding expects to hear from United Airlines within a month about nonstop flights to Denver.
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Antique Dragon has opened at 2645 Park Marina Drive in Redding.
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Shasta County has filed a federal court motion for a preliminary injunction against vintner Reverge Anselmo, asking a judge to authorize shutting down his Shingletown-area restaurant and winery to settle a lengthy legal back-and-forth.
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A 21-year-old Shasta College student has organized a one-day boycott of gasoline to protest soaring gas prices.
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The temperature rose Monday night at Redding's Destiny Fellowship Church, where Republican Doug LaMalfa and Democrat Jim Reed, the candidates vying for the open 1st Congressional District seat, met for a tea party debate.
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The Redding Rancheria building a hotel to complement Win-River Casino?
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Plenty of ballot proposition battles in California this fall will look like food fights, with figurative rotten tomatoes slung over issues from the death penalty to taxes and car insurance, but only one initiative fight revolves around actual food.
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When I was growing up in the 1970s and '80s, the fall movie season was the cinematic equivalent of my Halloween candy bag, two weeks after the holiday. A few stray unwrapped hard candies here. Some weird orange-and-black taffy there. Maybe, if I'm lucky, a half-crushed fun-size Snickers is buried in the detritus.
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You are not "old Redding" if you don't remember the U-Name Us drive in, Gene's, and the A and W root beer stand.
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The U.S. represents 5 percent of the world's population, yet spends nearly as much on the military as the other 95 percent combined.
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What does Congressman Paul Ryan have against Americans younger than 55? Ryan, Republican vice presidential candidate, wants to obliterate Medicare for this age group in 10 years.
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In regards to the decision of the city councilors to outsource the Redding Electric Utility jobs, maybe we should consider outsourcing the councilors' jobs.
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Your editorial criticizing Jim Reed as "too flexible" was about as "fair and balanced" as they have at Fox News.
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Ex-Shasta Lake Councilwoman Dolores Lucero, already running for reelection to a council seat, now plans to run for District 4 county supervisor, she announced Monday at the Shasta County Elections Office.
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HAYFORK — The Stafford Fire burning in Trinity County grew to nearly 4,570 acres Monday, but evacuations were lifted and Highway 3 was opened.
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Redding has become the place to see rising stars in women's professional tennis thanks to the annual Oak River Rehab Challenger.
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I've heard a lot of political rhetoric about the pension bill the Legislature passed last month -- with Democrats praising its tough savings and many conservatives saying it's not nearly enough. But what do the numbers-crunchers say? Moody's is out...
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Fifty years is a long time to be together. A married couple would be celebrating their golden anniversary.
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Kids Unlimited Institute of the Arts is a nonprofit organization with year-round programs in singing, dancing and acting aimed to not only increase performance skills in children age 7 through 18, but also to instill positive life-lessons that promote confidence, courage and commitment while developing dignity, character an
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See who was at what recent event in the north state.
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In 1948 the club was suffering from growing pains. Because their dock was too small to accommodate their growing membership, they were making plans to build a new 200-foot dock with a capacity to dock 150 boats. Their current dock...
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Joe Bahlke, Red Bluff
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A Shasta County Superior Court judge imposed today a life sentence upon Jacinto Jose Valdovino, who was earlier convicted of premeditated attempted murder, kidnapping and other charges in connection with the June 4, 2010, kidnapping and shooting of a then 18-year-old man.
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UPDATE. I posted this update because of the morons who say that I am lying here and my facts are wrong…..NEWSFLASH, this is all correct.  If you want to dispute the following then post your FACTS not just ignorant racist name calling! Then and ONLY then will I truly consider posting your comments because I […]
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Ex-Shasta Lake Councilwoman Dolores Lucero plans to run for District 4 county supervisor, she announced today at the Shasta County Elections Office.
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A 25-year-old Fort Jones man died in a car crash Saturday night, the California Highway Patrol reported, and alcohol may have caused the crash.
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Folks from county Public Health and the city Community Services Department keep repeating that Anderson has smoke-free parks, a detail that was reported in today's story about the possible ban. Here's what the report to the Community Services Advisory Commission...
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A man was arrested Saturday night in Red Bluff for allegedly stabbing two dogs he said attacked him, police said.
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Firefighters this morning said they contained a vegetation fire off Interstate 5 north of Fawndale Road that grew to about 17 acres.
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Mickey Harrington, a Magalia Democrat, has thrown in the race to replace Sen. Doug LaMalfa, reports the Paradise Post, which includes some background for those unfamiliar: Democrat Mickey Harrington ran for Assembly seats in the past three elections and felt...
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Redding expects to hear back from United Airlines within a month on whether it will land nonstop service to Denver.
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The Stafford Fire burning in Trinity County has grown to more than 4,400 acres this morning.
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Another very kinetic Peyton Peltier video short. This one set in Redding’s Caldwell Park. The subject is the talented Yo-Yo artist Jordan O’Brien. Neat.
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Buy both and have a 4 plex? Well the other one isn’t government owned and isn’t $135K either. This is the government owned one for sale for $135K.
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Don't look too closely at the book titles in the photo, because we have new books for our next Literary Minds Online Book Club session. I've already started reading one of the books, "God is in the Pancakes" - an easy, interesting read. One of the things I like about our Literary Minds Online Book [...]
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Jefferson Public Radio and the Cascade Theatre present the spectacular acrobatics of Cirque Chinois on the Cascade Theatre stage at 7:30pm Thursday, September 20th, 2012. One of China’s most acclaimed and influential circus troupes will bring its sparkling new production to the historic Cascade Theatre. Audiences of all a
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Meteorologists expect a warm, sunny day today in Redding and winds gusting up to 9 mph. The high temperature should reach 91 degrees today, while tonight's low will drop to 59 degrees. Temperatures should pick up slightly throughout the week, with highs in the mid-90s, but never quite reaching the triple-digit mark.
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Traffic will be affected by roadwork in several areas of Shasta County today.
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Sponsored by Advanced Massage Solutions and Yoga and also by Fleet Feet Redding.  Although the focus will be on poses, asana, stretches for runners, this is an introductory yoga workshop so you don't have to have previous yoga experience or running experience.  There will be something for everyone. Yoga is union of the mi
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In 1912: Dick Kendo was identified as the Greek man suspected of having killed Joseph Brown at Hilt. Kendo had fled after the death. Brown and Collins, from Oregon, apparently were trying to hold up Kendo and got the worst of it. Kendo probably fled rather than stay and defend himself in a county where Greeks, because of th
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A Redding-area transient who was arrested earlier this month for allegedly assaulting a couple near the Highway 44 overpass in Redding also assaulted another couple on a bridge just days before, police said.
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Red Bluff police thought they found the suspect in a recent bomb scare on Friday night, chasing the man and then arresting him on suspicion of an outstanding warrant after realizing he wasn't the culprit in the initial crime, officers said.
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Is Doug LaMalfa too ideologically rigid to be of any use in Washington? Is Jim Reed too flexible to be trusted?
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Are you better off than you were four years ago? That's the question Ronald Reagan asked on the cusp of the 1980 election that put President Jimmy Carter out of power. And it's the question Republicans are asking again as President Barack Obama runs for re-election. Unemployment remains high and economic growth rema
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On June 1, "Snow White and the Huntsman" was known as the second Snow White movie in as many months, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were still married, and it seemed as if "The Dark Knight Rises," partly filmed in Pittsburgh, would give "Marvel's The Avengers" a run for its money.
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A teenager with Down syndrome recently made the news when he was allegedly stopped from boarding a flight, which brought to mind my own Down patients. One of them passed away recently in his 50s; another lives on at the same age; and others remain who are yet much younger. All have (or leave behind) very supportive families
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How ironic that in Sean Merritt's letter regarding abortion ("Just mind your own business," Thursday), he ends with "If you really want to save lives, advocate for the end of wars." Ironic because the number of children murdered every year in our country by abortion (about 1.2 million per year) approxima
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Traffic will be affected by roadwork in several areas of Shasta County today.
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The Fall River High volleyball team finished second in their Saturday tournament.
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It has been two years since Whiskeytown National Recreation Area went smoke-free at its four beaches, and in that time, public complaints against the ban have been nonexistent.
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In 1912: Dick Kendo was identified as the Greek man suspected of having killed Joseph Brown at Hilt. Kendo had fled after the death. Brown and Collins, from Oregon, apparently were trying to hold up Kendo and got the worst of it. Kendo probably fled rather than stay and defend himself in a county where Greeks, because of th
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Wrong man chased, arrested anyway
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HAYFORK — Trinity County's Stafford Fire grew to over 3,800 acres by Sunday night, while evacuations in the area were called off for some residents.
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A 73-year-old Redding woman who went missing this afternoon was found several miles away at her daughter's home on Eureka Way, police said.
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Truthfully, it was the cellar of a Chinese house/shanty that once existed on Cloverdale Road in the now non-existing town of Piety Hill. There are still about seven left and they have been there since probably the 1850s and 1860s....
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Received this e-mail from a frustrated and perplexed attendee at Willie Nelson's gig at the Civic: "We went to the Willie Nelson concert and got our wristbands to purchase a drink for the concert. A sign said 2 drink minimum...
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Red Bluff police thought they found the suspect in a recent bomb scare on Friday night, chasing the man and then arresting him for an outstanding warrant after realizing he wasn't the culprit in the initial crime, officers said.
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Here's a picture of one of last week's entrees at The Bistro, the on-campus restaurant run by Shasta College's Culinary Arts Program. Open for lunch on Wednesdays and Thursdays when school's in session. Menu changes weekly. Check it out and...
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Fire crews gained containment on Siskiyou County's Goff Fire over the weekend, with the fire at 82 percent containment and 22,101 acres.
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The Stafford Fire near Hayfork grew to 3,491 acres overnight, fire officials said.
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A Redding-area transient who was arrested earlier this month for allegedly assaulting a couple near the Highway 44 overpass in Redding also assaulted another couple on a bridge just days before, police said.
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Redding crews are scheduled to replace a water main on California Street this week.
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Redding's high will dip down to 88 degrees today, the National Weather Service reports.
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The Honey Bee Festival continues today in Palo Cedro.
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Mosey on over to Lake Redding Park today for the annual Asphalt Cowboys barbecue.
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Following a summer of low-rated reality shows -- many returning reality programs saw their ratings slide and several newcomers were dead on arrival -- broadcast-network executives will cross their fingers and hope for a better reception for their new scripted series making debuts in the weeks ahead.
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Wasn't too long ago that YAKS Koffee boasted five locations in Redding. Now it's down to three.
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The lonesome dove continues to stop by most every morning and evening. For months there were two of them but hunting season is now in session and so we worry. The finches, sparrows and wrens, along with the usual assortment of titmouse, nuthatch and California towhee, are still gathering each morning and evening, lingering
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I won't lie. My 6-year-old, bless his pointy little head, has been driving me nuts lately. I don't know what it is about this stage, but he wants to turn everything into the war between good and evil.
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Politically, the August jobs numbers offered something for both parties.
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Watching the Golden State's economic landscape — housing prices that might have stabilized, but at a level leaving millions of homeowners still underwater; double-digit unemployment since the beginning of 2009 — it's hard sometimes to see anything but gloom.
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Sometimes I like to wonder why they don't just pick me up. All I want is a quick tour of the cosmos, a little peek behind the curtain. That's not asking too much, is it?
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If you take car trips across the United States you'll likely hear a variety of American English spoken. For me that's part of the fun.
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Dear Straight Talk: . I walked in on my daughter (17) undressing, and couldn't help but see that she shaves her pubic hair. Are all the girls her age doing this? Or is this a sign that my daughter is promiscuous? Thank you for this column. I read it every week.
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What are your financial, business or life priorities? Your goals? Specify them, then consider investing, saving or budgeting methods you could use to realize them.
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Jim and Francis Albertson of Redding celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 5, 2012, at a party hosted by the Peppermill Casino in Reno. The couple were married Aug. 5, 1962, at the Methodist Church in Redding. Jim spent most of his career in the business world and entertainment business. He was in the grocery
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It's hard to write a negative review of a Linda Fairstein book, but there is something wrong with the tenor of "Night Watch." Was it Fairstein's co-opting a recent New York City assault/rape case, changing only the initials of the French politician/economist (an oxymoron if there ever was one) and detailing his alleged atta
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Myron and Wilma Steele of Shasta celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary from Aug. 1 through Aug. 5, 2012, at Cold Springs Resort on the Metolious River in Camp Sherman, Ore. They were married Aug. 15, 1952, in Vale, Ore. They moved to the Redding area in 1956. Myron began his teaching career at Shasta Elementary School
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Whether you're in the market for the latest hit movie, coffee, electronics or even a drum set, Amazon.com has just about anything you can imagine buying online.
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Last spring I promised my three children each a pet fish if they could finish out the school year strong with their chores and responsibilities. They did a stellar job and proudly earned the title of new pet owners.
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Regarding the editorial Wednesday on AB 1492, it's not quite that simple.
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Why is a 100-year-old still driving?
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The cause of our national debt is very plain and evident. The last time that this country was in the black was in 2000, when the Clinton administration was leaving and the Bush administration was beginning. Two things occurred that created the debt: the attacks on our country on 9/11, which sent us to war with Afghanistan a
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Redding and Shasta County have one of the highest percentages of unemployment in California. What kind of sense is it that the city of Redding would cut jobs and send city money to Nebraska?
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Wow! What an enlightening column Alana Burke wrote last Sunday. Instead of speaking to the tough economic and social issues facing our country this election year, she called forth all her political savvy to describe for us again the liberal opposition.
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I read the article in the Record Searchlight concerning the outsourcing of the customer service call center for Redding Electric Utility. I spoke by telephone with Barry Tippin concerning the economics of the potential action.
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With the spotlight on public pensions and concerns about the patchy economic recovery, local government agencies continued to make changes in their approaches to compensation.
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HAYFORK — The Stafford Fire in Trinity County grew to 3,332 acres as of Saturday evening, fire officials said, and new evacuation orders were issued.
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In 1912: Joseph Brown died after being shot twice by an unknown gunman as he walked through the lumber yard with Bert Collins at Hilt. Brown was able to describe his assailant as a heavyset Greek man with a black mustache. Brown was supposed to go to work for the Greek man, presumably a foreman, that morning.
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Dear Babe: I have four boxes of Ryder Cup golf balls. Each box contains 12 balls in four sleeves of three balls each:
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The general election season is heading into the final stretch, and that means campaign forums will kick into gear.
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Just before James Ling was hospitalized for three months, his father learned that his son was gay.
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The public is invited to attend a Patriot Day sunrise ceremony that will start at 7 a.m. Tuesday at the giant American flag on North Bechelli Lane in Redding.
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Parents of special needs students will return to the Shasta Union High School District board Tuesday for a follow-up after they protested at the board's August meeting.
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Shasta County's new psychiatric health facility has found a location in west Redding.
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The Enterprise High volleyball team came in second place out of 20 teams Saturday at the Carmichael Invitational.
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The Knights' offense got things going, and a rock-solid defense and special teams finished it off.
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Week Two saw Northern Section titans face reality, as Enterprise and Foothill both fell.
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The ferry operated across the Sacramento River beside where the Diestelhorst Bridge stands today. When the bridge was built in 1915, it put the ferry out of business. The first ferry was purchased by Edward Reid in 1860. It was...
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Today was the day all the local museums and historical societies gathered to meet and keep up-to-date on anything historical in our Shasta/Tehama area. The meeting was hosted by the Behrens-Eaton Museum. Following a tour of the facility, a scrumptious...
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James Ling marched in the Redding Pride Festival today. Alongside him were his brother, Terry Ling, and Terry Ling’s wife, Helana, and more than 80 others.
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Gun sales are through the roof. Look at Smith & Wesson stock. Part of it may be politics (folks worried about possible new regulations in a second Obama term) but more likely it's the economy and security fears. Pull-quote from...
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CALDWELL PARK TRIATHLON
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Q: Most hunters I know learned in their youth. I am an adult male who has never hunted but would like to learn. Are there classes or programs for adult males to learn? If so, can you please give me some information?
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Man about town Joel Stratte-McClure e-mailed this photo from the parade, as it moved onto Pine Street, this morning. Roughly a hundred people,he reported....
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Spotted at El Delicioso Burrito, in the Valero gas station at Churn Creek and Old Alturas. A carne asada burrito ahogados (wet burrito) $7.95. I wouldn't have to eat for the next 24 hours....
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Until I watched this short and well-done YouTube video of a group of young people who enjoyed our lake in late August. This is the kind of PR the Shasta Cascade Wonderland folks should post on their web site....
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The story of redemption will really make your day. Dave Dahl, the man behind "Dave's Killer Bread" -- which I've seen at Safeway and will now have to give a try -- spoke yesterday at the Addicted Offender Program in...
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The Stafford Fire, burning southeast of Hayfork, has grown to 3,332 acres today, fire officials say.
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It’s something you toss away, not something you study. Right? Not necessarily. According to economist, Michael McDonough, as interviewed by Kai Ryssdal on Marketplace, there’s a surprisingly close correlation between railroad carloads of trash and the national gross domestic product. …
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A man was taken into custody after authorities said he led them on a car chase up and down Interstate 5 late Friday evening.
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A man lost control of his motorcycle and crashed near Buckhorn Summit, medics said.
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I was in my late twenties when I made the move from east-central Vermont to Seattle, Washington in the summer of 1995. My mother traveled with me prior to the real move to help me look for houses, and our criteria for a "good possibility" of a place to live included the quality of the [...]
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Here’s an 1832 sqft 4/2 with a detached 3 car garage on 1.67acres. Priced aggressively.
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Temperatures will be in the mid 90s today, but Redding will finally get some relief from the above 90-degree temperatures Sunday.
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The Shasta College football team will play at home for the first time this season when it goes up against Gavilan College at 1 p.m. today.
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The NorCal OUTreach Project's fourth pride march and festival will be held today in downtown Redding.
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COTTONWOOD — It's one thing to build a lead on a team like Enterprise.
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SHASTA LAKE — Central Valley stuck to what it does best to pull out its first win of the season — run the ball.
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The world's favorite game is indeed international in Redding.
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A struggling Eureka High football team is just what the Shasta Wolves needed Friday night.
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Week One wins breed hope.
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The Foothill High football team fell to Sac-Joaquin Section's Placer of Auburn 42-14 at Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills on Friday.
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How's this for timing?
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You're "old Redding" if you remember shopping at Girimonte's, the Hub or the Carriage House in downtown. Or dining at Doc's Hilltop Sky Room, dancing at the Casa Blanca, grabbing a burger at the Triangle Drive-In on Eureka Way. Or picking up outdoor gear at Camp's Surplus or the Army-Navy store. Or g
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Q. What is your favorite religious joke?
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Chinese Taoist philosophers define wei-wu-wei as acting by not acting.
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Recently, I had an incident happen that is difficult to understand. I am an officer in an organization that owns a vacant property in Redding. An unauthorized person apparently contacted the city and requested they turn on the power and water, and the city complied. The very next day, I called the city to turn off the power
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Let's give Dolores Lucero a chance against the "Good ol' boys."
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This is in response to your article Aug. 29 regarding the 24-year-old Burney woman who was convicted of felony sex with a minor — a 15-year-old boy.
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You know why the Republicans scare me?
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Less than a year after it opened, Jimi'z Southwest Grill in Redding has closed.
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A few weeks ago Star Perez and her 9-year-old son, Marcos, were shopping for the school year at the Mt. Shasta Mall in Redding when they saw a tall, thin woman with blonde hair about 50 feet away.
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A 23-year-old man died early Friday morning in Redding reportedly after shooting himself while playing Russian roulette.
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Shasta County's newest Superior Court judge was sworn into office Friday before a packed courtroom filled with his admirers, family and colleagues.
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HAYFORK — The Stafford Fire is burning ever-closer to the Trinity County town of Hayfork, prompting officials Friday to close roads and issue additional evacuations.
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Dave Dahl isn't a killer.
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In 1912: Marion Casebeer and William Conant were buried beneath a pile of lumber that toppled over on them. Casebeer was believed to be very seriously injured. They were piling lumber at Cottonwood for D.F. Loomis of Viola. Fortunately there were several bystanders who saw the accident and began at once the work of rescue.
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For some kids, celebrating not going back to school would be a no-brainer.
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One of the most difficult aspects of caring for an elderly parent (or helping an aging parent who lives far away) is keeping one step ahead when that parent begins to lose the ability to manage his or her own finances. Many seniors can be very resistant to discussing what they feel is an extremely private and sensitive t
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From the LA Times: "Under increased legal pressure, 'Ricky' closed his (southern California) dispensaries and resumed selling marijuana -- but only to those with a doctor's recommendation." Rest of the piece here....
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Nice profile of Record Searchlight editorial page editor Bruce Ross in the September issue of the ever-enjoyable Enjoy magazine, which weighs in at 102 pages. What touched me the most was Bruce remembering his first Page One story for the...
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So laments Paul Whitefield in the Los Angeles Times (here). Ah, that pesky Electoral College... On the other hand, think of all those dreadful Team Obama and Team Romney attack ads we don't have to watch 24/7....
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Two-time Grammy nominee jazz pianist Mark Levine brings his world class music to Siskiyou County for a two-concert series Friday, Oct. 12 and Saturday, Oct. 13, to benefit Siskiyou Media Council and our community’s local public access television channels – MCTV15 and YCTV4.
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The Shasta Splash Dogs will be at the Mt. Shasta Mall Sept. 15 and Sept. 16.
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A 23-year-old man died early Friday morning in Redding reportedly after sustaining a gunshot wound while playing Russian Roulette.
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"Ancient One", the very first person to guess, was right on! For her efforts, she wins a $25 scrumptious meal at C. R. Gibbs in Redding. Thank you everyone else for playing. It was a good game. See you next...
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Dax Shepard puts his friends, fiance Kristen Bell, even his own vehicles to good use in "Hit & Run," a fun little car-chase comedy that's quite infectious — the good time clearly had by the filmmakers rubs off on the audience.
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Redding police pulled over a gold Honda Accord this afternoon at Cascade Boulevard and Oasis Road after an officer recognized the plates on the sedan as stolen off another vehicle.
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Ask Anna columnist Anna Moseley suggests a few options for getting rid of the annoying gnats that often show up on indoor plants.
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Dig and divide overgrown perennials in fall to stimulate new growth. With fibrous perennials, such as daylilies, hose off as much soil as you can and look for the natural dividing spots between stems and root sections. Pull apart or cut clumps using clippers or a shovel with a sharp blade. Trim away any damaged roots and re
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Even after two presidential campaigns and nearly a full term as president, Obama's precise ideology remains resistant to definition and subject to debate. So writes R-S Opinion page regular Ruth Marcus, in a column in The Post. Is this really...
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WEAVERVILLE — The trial of a McKinleyville woman accused of drowning her 2½-year-old daughter in the Trinity River last year was postponed today in Trinity County Superior Court.
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Helen Popper, author of "California Native Gardening: A Month-by-Month Guide," shares her thoughts on the pluses of having a home landscape that reflects California's natural landscapes.
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My property is infested with starthistle, which I know is a noxious weed. How can I best control or eradicate it?
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A new guide showcases 19 interesting trees at Shasta College. The walking tour was developed from a class project.
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What is the name of this ferry? Welcome to the History Mystery Photo Contest. If you're the first person to give the correct answer, you'll win today's $25 prize plus an award certificate with your name and the mystery photo....
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A Shasta Lake man charged with child abuse in connection with the 2010 drowning of his 11-year-old daughter had his upcoming trial delayed today in Shasta County Superior Court until Oct. 10.
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Listed as a 1936 sqft 3/2 on .65 acres with a pool. It also had a 24 x 32 shop with a half bath.
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Making health care decisions can be a complex process.  It is important that families and health care providers are aware of a person’s wishes if they are unable to speak for themselves.  This class offers valuable tools to help a person express their future health care wishes and assign an agent to be a decision [...]
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The Trinity County Sheriff’s Office is warning more Hayfork-area residents of possible evacuations as the Stafford Fire burns closer to the town.
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Redding Rancheria will have vendors located in the Event Center, Eagle Room, and the Redding Rancheria Community Center. Come and enjoy this exciting day filled with health screenings, information on living a healthier life, and much more! Health Screenings at NO COST! Blood Drive Blood Pressure Body Fat Analysis Body Mass
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SHASTA COUNTY - One in four people will deal with a mental illness in their lifetime, and an average of 40 Shasta County residents die by suicide every year. Stigma and shame associated with mental illness and suicide are the biggest barriers to seeking help. The Brave Faces Portrait Gallery, which combines photography and
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Barbara. Paulie. Adrienne. 2Rs. Karen and Katie. Today's column is all about you. Yep, you, dear readers (and listeners) of this column who not only indulge in my playlists and the musings that go along with them, but have found yourselves motivated enough to give some feedback in the comments section. I love your comments,
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Work on several north state roads could cause delays today, according to local and state agencies.
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A Shasta Lake man and a McKinleyville woman could learn today whether they will stand trial as scheduled next week in connection with the unrelated drownings of their daughters.
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The homecoming of Olympic gold medalist Megan Rapinoe will be celebrated today at Redding Soccer Park during an event that will feature a presentation by Rapinoe and her twin sister, Rachel.
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Temperatures will rise into the mid-90s today, the National Weather Service is reporting.
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Redding businessman Mike Quinn captured a widespread public sentiment Tuesday evening when he told the City Council it was "insane" to consider shipping customer-service jobs at Redding Electric Utility to an out-of-state call center.
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Given the state of the economy, by any historical standard, Barack Obama should be 15 points behind Mitt Romney. Why is he tied? The empathy gap. On "caring about average people," Obama wins by 22 points. Maintaining that gap was a principal goal of the Democratic convention. It's the party's only hope of wi
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Thanks to all the firefighters, fire personnel and law enforcement officials for their hard work and tremendous effort to limit damage to more homes during the Ponderosa Fire. They are all heroes. Special thanks to Sheriff Tom Bosenko and the deputies for protecting our homes from looting while we were evacuated.
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Let's see Record Searchlight payroll with names please.
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I agree completely with Marsha Collins regarding the Reading Fire. The reasons to put the fire out — high summertime heat, loss of income from visitors, contributing to bad air from other fires, the cost, etc. — are excellent, commonsense arguments that easily trump any policies and procedures.
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Political candidates spend millions to get elected and tell lies to win.
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HAYFORK — The Stafford Fire spurred the Trinity County sheriff to evacuate three neighborhoods outside Hayfork on Thursday as the 1,200-acre blaze headed toward the town.
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As President Barack Obama spoke Thursday night about his vision for the next four years in American history, he counted Democrats and some Republicans in his north state audience.
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In 1912: The Falk ranch, a mile west of Redding (now Mary Lake), was bought at a sheriff's sale by Charles W. Lange, the barber, for $611.74, the amount under foreclosure of mortgage by the Bank of Northern California. The ranch belonged to William Falk, then 10 years deceased.
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The homecoming of Olympic gold medalist Megan Rapinoe will be celebrated today at Redding Soccer Park during an event that will feature a presentation by Rapinoe and her twin sister, Rachel.
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The homecoming of Olympic gold medalist Megan Rapinoe will be celebrated today at Redding Soccer Park during an event that will feature a presentation by Rapinoe and her twin sister, Rachel.
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The NorCal OUTreach Project's fourth pride march and festival is Saturday in downtown Redding.
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Win-River Casino is moving forward with its hotel — a much smaller version than its original vision.
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Two of three defendants accused of attempted murder and other crimes in connection with a June 20 attack on a pregnant Redding woman opted Thursday to skip a hearing next week that would have decided if they should stand trial.
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In a dusky building at the Manton Volunteer Fire Department Thursday, dozens of the tiny, fire-plagued town's residents sought the resources they'll need to restart their lives after a 28,000-acre blaze tore through their community — and homes — last month.
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There's no lack of storylines at The Pasture tonight.
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The West Valley High girls tennis team beat Red Bluff 5-4 on the road Thursday.
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The Red Hawks are looking for answers.
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The Gulf War Era Monument in front of the Redding Library needs more names to be completed.
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Redding businessman Mike Quinn captured a widespread public sentiment Tuesday evening when he told the City Council it was "insane" to consider shipping customer-service jobs at Redding Electric Utility to an out-of-state call center.
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Lisa Estess, Red Bluff
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Given the state of the economy, by any historical standard, Barack Obama should be 15 points behind Mitt Romney. Why is he tied? The empathy gap. On "caring about average people," Obama wins by 22 points. Maintaining that gap was a principal goal of the Democratic convention. It's the party's only hope of wi
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Glen Miller, Redding
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Sandra Jarosz, Montgomery Creek
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Shasta County law enforcement officers arrested 12 people in the Oak Run area today after they raided a home for alleged timber converting, water diversion and building code violations, as well as drug offenses, deputies said.
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Our totally unscientific Redding.com poll was pretty close to 50-50, with a narrow majority of 600-odd voters saying yes, the city should ban smoking in parks. Will the Community Services Advisory Commission agree? Search me, but if you're interested in...
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AARP seeks tax aides to help with next year's tax season.
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Shasta County was created in February 1850 as one of California's original 27 counties. It's even older than the state of California, which wasn't admitted into the Union until September 1850.
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Officers said they arrested a teen on suspicion of stealing a vehicle less than an hour after officers took the report.
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A Redding man accused of robbing a Bechelli Lane bank on Tuesday pleaded not guilty today in Shasta County Superior Court.
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Two of three defendants accused of attempted murder and other crimes in connection with a June 20 attack upon a pregnant Redding woman opted today to skip a hearing next week that would have decided if they should stand trial.
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In a Bee interview, a snippet of which is release on a YouTube video, Gov. Jerry Brown describes his failed effort to lobby the north state's own Doug LaMalfa to support Brown's lumber tax: I even talked to that fellow...
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Three men charged with attempted murder in connection with a June 20 robbery at the TA Travel Center in Redding were in Shasta County Superior Court today as a judge scheduled an Oct. 25 preliminary hearing for them.
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And maybe to Shasta County if we have what they're looking for. If we have it, maybe we can get them here! Please pass this on to anyone you know who has a barnful/shedful or backlot of these kinds of...
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The dramatic increase in state prison spending in the 1980s and '90s -- which followed stiff increases in sentences -- has squeezed out spending on higher education in a dramatic fashion. You've probably heard that before, but Californians for Common...
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Dan Logue and Jim Nielsen, given their name recognition and political connections, will both be formidable candidates in the race to fill out Doug LaMalfa's Senate term. But that's not to say they'd be the only ones interested. Want to...
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That's the hard take San Francisco is taking with some of its jail's regular customers. From the Chronicle: Under a plan being worked out by the city courts, the cops and the Public Health Department, chronic drunks who repeatedly miss...
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Win-River Casino is moving forward with its hotel. The tribe will host a groundbreaking ceremony 10 a.m. Wednesday in the casino’s east parking lot near Canyon Road off Highway 273 south of Redding.
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Chris and Maria Jeantet | Coldwell Banker C&C Properties | (530) 229-3129
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This is worth a laugh. Someone in a banana suit jumps out and scares people. The post When Good Bananas Go Bad appeared first on Daily Dump.
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SHASTA COUNTY - To protect people fighting and cleaning up after the local wildfires, Shasta County Public Health is offering free Tdap vaccine. This vaccine protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough). People who are working in the fire-stricken areas may sustain injuries that put them at risk for t
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A 64-year-old Siskiyou County woman died Wednesday after crashing her truck on Highway 97 south of Dorris, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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The pilot of this fighter jet buzzes drivers on a highway by flying low and fast. The post Fighter Jet Flying Very Low appeared first on Daily Dump.
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Redding police plan to run a DUI and driver's license checkpoint Saturday at an undisclosed location within the city limits.
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The Stafford Fire has caused the Trinity County Sheriff to order mandatory evacuations near the 700-acre blaze, which is burning southeast of Hayfork.
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Here’s a 1745 sqft 3/2 on a big lot in Redding. And a cat video from the internet, narrated in bad French.
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Firefighters this morning are battling a 5-acre vegetation fire in Cottonwood.
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Redding police said they arrested a 31-year-old Mount Shasta man early today after he stole a vehicle from the S.J. Denham Collision Center on North Market Street.
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Rebecca saw it first, clinging on the wall. “Eeeuuuuwwww. Is it a bat?” She pointed to an object that looked like a wad of chewing gum covered with fur. I squinted, and stepped forward for a better view. We both stood outside the Butte County government building, staring. Just then, a uniform-wearing-person walked by, a
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The trio accused of attempted murder and other charges in connection with the June 20 assault upon a pregnant Redding woman near the Sundial Bridge are due back in Shasta County Superior Court today for a hearing that may determine whether their preliminary hearing will go on as scheduled next week.
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Isolated storms will pass over the north state this morning, dropping less than a tenth of an inch of rain, with predicted thunderstorms causing the National Weather Service to issue a red flag warning.
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Work on several north state roads could cause delays today, according to local and state agencies.
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Tehama County will hold a one-day local assistance center today to help those affected by the Ponderosa Fire.
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Lassen Volcanic National Park officials have faced a public backlash for managing a July lightning fire that ultimately blew out of its planned containment lines and even the park itself, burning more than 20,000 acres and smoking out eastern Shasta County.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Pushing constitutional amendments tends to be the province of Republican presidents: to mandate balanced budgets, for instance, or to make abortion illegal.
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Go to Pine Street School? If so, you need to check out Chef Cal DeMercurio’s latest venture, the year-old Old School Restaurant. Had a delightful lunch there recently with Redding native Marie Hoff (Pine Street School Class of 1939) and over shrimp louie, a festive caesar salad and a portobello mushroom wrap we shared a
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Increasingly popular musical duo, Jonathan Foster and Ron Gillette have recorded, travelled to the East Coast and are back, performing in Redding's favorite night spots, as their latest incarnation, Johnny and the Honeybuckets.
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A small town in the South is thrown into the evangelical spotlight when the image of Jesus appears on a refrigerator in a sleepy trailer park. What follows is “a nice little blend of comedy and drama. It’s one of those rare gems that you don’t always come across.”
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If you hear a cowbell ringing in downtown Redding, just look to the Naked Coffee building on Market Street to see who the most recent customer is to complete a frequent buyer card. As if a free drink weren't enough, the staff loves to celebrate loyalty by ringing the bell and letting out a whoop and holler.
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Recent letters in the Record Searchlight suggested viewing the Obama documentary "2016" before voting.
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Regarding the three one-sided "50-word Dashes" on Saturday's opinion page, I'd bet that neither Thomas Spear, Diane Hawthorne nor Bob Walden have seen the movie "2016."
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I see that Hurricane Isaac has finally caught the eyes of big oil, and the gas prices along the East Coast have increased to a startling $3.80.
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Regardless of anyone bashing George Bush for what Obama may or may not have inherited, we are worse off now than four years ago.
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Enough with the taxes! California's high taxes and burdensome regulations make our state one of the most difficult places in America to operate a small business. The economy is bad enough, but now we are seeing mass business closures. To operate just costs too much.
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A north state couple who have built a successful construction business are branching out to family entertainment.
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A community effort is well under way to get irrigation water back to the Manton apple orchards and vineyards that depended on a supply ditch destroyed by flames.
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Two north state Republican rivals will clash in November for the state Senate seat that opened last Friday with the resignation of Doug LaMalfa from the California Legislature.
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Discarded smoking materials sparked a fire Wednesday that burned the attic at a single-story fourplex on Wurch Way off Hartnell Avenue, firefighters said.
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In 1912: A 10-horse team and wagon belonging to A.G. Front, Redding freighting contractor, went off the grade on a narrow corner 4 miles up Canyon Creek from Junction City. The wagon was loaded with an 8,400-pound casting for the Globe mine. The whole outfit, wagon and horses, slid down the bank but no damage was done. It w
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Shasta County sheriff's deputies said the victim of a shooting Tuesday near Ingot was a Bay Area man on vacation.
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Officials with local hospitals and clinics say they're seeing an increase in smoke-related conditions as a daily blanket of thick, at-times unhealthy air has plagued Shasta County for the last month.
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The Shasta County Democratic Central Committee will have a home next week, 20 months after shutting its doors at the storefront headquarters on Bechelli Lane in January 2011.
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Brandy Brown moved into a neighborhood on Redding's south side two years ago and felt so at home that this summer she bought a house.
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In pop culture, soccer is depicted as a finesse sport. Don't tell that to the Simpson University men's team.
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The U-Prep boys and girls swim teams took first in the Northern Athletic League meet at Shasta College on Wednesday.
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Cougars to play for foster awareness
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Northern California Rehabilitation Hospital in Redding has changed its name to Vibra Hospital of Northern California.
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I've posted this blog before, but thought it was worthy of a repeat: 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...
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Dear Babe: Over the years, I've collected 17 autographs on one Official Little League baseball. There was 13 Hall of Famers — Willie Mays, Eddie Mathews, Ted Williams, Hank Aaron, Ernie Banks, Willie McCovey, Johnny Bench, Stan Musial, Pee Wee Reese, Al Kaline, Lou Brock, Hank Greenberg and Yogi Berra.
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Several weeks ago, we shared quotes that we felt were meaningful to our senior community, or just some nuggets of truth that struck our funny bone.
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Steps-ups are one of my favorite leg exercises because they work the legs while giving some balance challenge and force you to stabilize the hips to achieve proper form.
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Your mother was right: Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day.
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Liberty Arts Gallery in Yreka presents Sept. 14th opening of “Focus & Form,” a collaborative fine art exhibit pairing work by photographer Bob Swanson and sculptor Jack Shaw.
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The Trinity Repertory Singers of Simpson University invites community members to join its chorus as it begins its 2012-2013 season. Trinity Repertory Singers is open to Simpson University staff, faculty and students, in addition to community members interested in singing choral literature.
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Learn the art and basic skills of floral design through the city of Redding Parks and Recreation Department. Come have fun, make new friends and experience the joy of beautiful fresh flowers.
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On Sept. 15, best-selling Christian author and speaker Beth Moore will deliver a message live via satellite to 250,000 women around the world at hundreds of host sites. North state residents will have the opportunity to participate in the simulcast at Simpson University.
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During last night's City Council meeting discussing the possibility of contracting with a call-in center to replace Redding utilities' telephone customer-service lines -- the city would keep its walk-in center -- dissenter Patrick Jones suggested, reasonably enough, that if the...
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TOP PICKS: TRINITY RIVER, Del Loma—Fishing was very good around Del Loma last week as fall fish started arriving in good numbers. And, lots more are on the way spurred on by the cooler higher flows coming from Lewiston Dam. Fishing was picking up around the South Fork, as well.
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Firefighters are battling the 700-acre Stafford Fire outside Hayfork in Trinity County today.
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Yreka -- Firefighters say they discovered a new blaze Monday in the Klamath National Forest that's grown to 35 acres.
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Firefighters are being sent this afternoon to an two-alarm attic fire that's burning in a single-story four-plex on Wurch Way off Hartnell Avenue in Redding.
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Firefighters say they've put out a two-alarm fire that scorched in a single-story four-plex on Wurch Way off Hartnell Avenue in Redding.
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Summer Retreat 2012 from Deacon Pat Kearns on Vimeo.
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Contra Costa County -- Authorities say a man from Corning is dead after he allegedly shot a California Highway Patrol officer in the head, leaving the officer in critical condition.
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The candidate statements now on display on the Shasta County clerk's website are interesting. From would-be assemblyman Rick Bosetti's: Oppose Higher Taxes. My opposition to raising taxes earned me the endorsement of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, National Tax Limitation...
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The Bagley Fire northeast of Redding is approaching 45,000 acres today as crews make progress toward fully containing the blaze.
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Two Republican heavyweights of the north state will clash in November for the state Senate seat that opened with the resignation of Doug LaMalfa.
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Scott and Lisa Jeter of Jeterbuilt Construction Inc. will open Jeter’s Playground in downtown Redding in November.
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Wondering just how much money Sierra Pacific Industries had donated over the years to the north state lawmakers who are now siding with their friends at the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers' Association over their friends at critical businesses back in the...
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When I first read the headline on a press release from the Klamath National Forest "It's Fire Season--Be Extra Careful!," my first thought was, "Look around. Of course it's fire season. How stupid do they think we are?" Alas, people...
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This won't surprise anyone who follows north state Republican politics, but Dan Logue announced this morning that he will run against Jim Nielsen to fill out Doug LaMalfa's term in the 4th Senate District seat. His announcement prominently includes a...
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Anderson police officers said they arrested a 37-year-old San Francisco man early today after finding drugs and cash during a routine traffic stop.
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"It stalled out at times just because they're really working off two different sets of data, one that comes from worldwide scientific opinion and the other that comes from a collection of celebrities." That's how a spokesman for Assemblyman Richard...
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So many corporate sponsors, so many goodies, so much free food and booze, so many fellow journalists to interview, so little time...details here. A media "love fest."...
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Officials say traffic on Highway 44 at Auditorium Drive is back to normal after a wreck involving as many as four vehicles blocked a westbound lane for more than an hour.
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Kind of future retro for a 1955 home. Are these concrete walls?
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"The Very Merry Wives of Windsor, Iowa," and "As You Like It," by William Shakespeare (with assistance) at The Elizabethan Theatre, Ashland, Oregon. This season, aside from the brooding historical pageant of "Henry V," the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) has given over its outdoor flagship stage, the Elizabethan Theatre,
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Slightly cooler days will begin today as temperatures hover around 95, the National Weather Service reports. Tonight temperatures should fall to a low around 60. Forecasters Tuesday predicted thunderstorms but now say the skies tonight should be clear. Thursday's high should fall to 92, though winds could reach up to 5 m
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Work on several north state roads could cause delays today, according to local and state agencies.
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Stuart Sutherland envisions Heritage Roasting Co. as more than a coffee house.
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The Redding City Council on Tuesday directed staff to draw up a nearly $3 million contract with a Nebraska company offering to upgrade the city's billing system and absorb the electric utility's call center.
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A year after pulling the plug on its live TV auction, KIXE Channel 9 is bringing back the fundraising staple.
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An ex-California Highway Patrol officer accused of possessing child pornography and illegal assault weapons, among other criminal charges, could begin standing trial early next year.
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A Redding woman arrested last week after fatally shooting her dog while claiming that someone tried to break into her home was arraigned Tuesday in Shasta County Superior Court.
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A 55-year-old Bay Area man was taken to Mercy Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his chest Tuesday night.
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North state Republicans will orate till their vocal cords cramp about the need for the state to ease regulations, streamline government and curb predatory lawsuits to improve California's business climate in general and the prospects of rural resources industries in particular.
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We have heard many times from President Barack Obama how he plans to raise taxes on "millionaires and billionaires," but not on the middle class. Apparently, if you don't happen to be a millionaire or billionaire, you don't have to worry.
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"I don't fully endorse him for president." That's quite a comment about Mitt Romney coming from Ron Paul, a leading Republican. Perhaps Republican and independent voters should follow his advice.
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I couldn't agree more with Trudi Pratt's excellent article last Wednesday, "Get ready for the GMO food fight." Proposition 37 is simple: Do we deserve the right to know what's in the food we eat and feed our children? Or is that choice better left to agrichemical and pesticide companies that make billion
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I submit that Clint Eastwood's bit with the empty chair with a teleprompter was a stunning metaphor for the absent president who is playing golf, on the road raising funds, taking vacations and date nights, yet almost never holds Cabinet meetings.
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A Redding woman arrested last week after fatally shooting her dog while claiming that someone tried to break into her home was arraigned Tuesday in Shasta County Superior Court.
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Contact may be outsourced to Nebraska
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Smoke from the back-to-back fires in and around Shasta County continued to pour into Redding on Tuesday, prompting a warning from air quality officials.
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Risen King to open new coffee house
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Firefighters on Tuesday quickly knocked down a 70-acre fire in Millville that threatened homes and burned at least one outbuilding.
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In 1912: The harvesting of the estimated 3-ton prune crop in Anderson Valley gave employment to approximately 1,000 thousand men, women and children for six weeks. Pickers made good wages and children and women earned as much as able-bodied men. About 100 American Indians from Fall River, Burney and Lassen County worked in
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Authorities arrested a third suspect Tuesday in connection with a shooting at the TA Travel Center June 20.
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Man accused of having guns, child porn
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Police nab man after bank robbery
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Westside Pizza opens in Redding
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Station hopes move will rake in more fundraising
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You won't find many high school debuts better than the one Ryan Pollard put together for Foothill High in last week's 50-33 win over Reed.
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Some losses are slow and agonizing.
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The West Valley High girls tennis team took down Enterprise 6-2 on Tuesday.
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Willows and Portola are the first two teams to be unanimously voted atop their divisions with the release of the latest Northern Section Prep Football Media Poll today.
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Marj Lewis,  an 81-year-old life-long Ono resident, was mauled Monday afternoon by a pair of pit bulls after she'd walked to her neighbor's yard to deliver a phone message to the neighbor from the neighbor's husband. Lewis had brought along her small dog, Katie, referred to widely by those who know Lewis as the woma
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A 55-year-old man was taken to Mercy Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his chest.
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Redding Police say they caught a man suspected of robbing a bank on Bechelli Lane earlier today.
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Now that school is back in session, many families find that they need to plan dinners to fit in with the evening activities. Longtime radio personality Dave Tappan helps families come up with fun meals during his daily "What's for Dinner Tonight" program at 5:30 p.m. on Q97.
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Firefighters quickly knocked down a 70-acre blaze in Millville today that threatened homes and burned at least one outbuilding.
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A man was taken to Mercy Medical Center after his motorcycle collided with an SUV in downtown Redding today.
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SACRAMENTO - A Redding man is facing a maximum 20-year prison sentence and a $500,000 fine after he pleaded guilty today to mail fraud.
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A Bella Vista who pleaded no contest to assaulting a California Highway Patrol officer with a pickup during a 2010 chase was given today a three-year, eight-month suspended sentence and ordered to serve 365 days in jail, a prosecutor said.
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The Shasta County Sheriff's Office announced deputies had arrested a third suspect in connection with a shooting at the TA Travel Center, off the Interstate 5 Knighton Road exit.
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Orange Kaleidoscopic falling from the sky Skeleton trees announce winter’s near Falling temperature, people hide in their houses Quiet tundra , open abyss of sky Gray light canvass upward eyes peer falling sky  threatens shifting wind against my coat crackle in the forest foot prints lea
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Abram "Woody" Woodland is a full-time dog trainer at Redding's Haven Humane Society animal shelter. He's clearly a man who likes a challenge. In his career, he's trained sharks and dolphins, sea lions and horses.
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To submit photos for consideration in the Scene! page email jskropanic@redding.com with the name of the person who took the photo, the first and last name and town of residence of the people in the photo from left to right, the date, location and name of the event.
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Firefighters are headed to a half-acre blaze that's engulfed a shed filled with ammunition, brush and has downed power lines outside Weaverville.
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In the drugstore, when I got lost looking for shampoo and ended up on the “Back to School” aisle, I saw a mother with three young children picking out school supplies.
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Smoke from nearby fires has pushed Shasta County's air quality into the unhealthy range this afternoon, according to county officials.
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Maybe the Community Corrections Partnership should steer some of its crime-prevention money to tree planting, instead of the usual mix of jail cells, probation officers and counseling. From Environmental Building News: A new study suggests a strong correlation between urban...
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An ex-California Highway Patrol officer accused of possessing child pornography and illegal assault weapons, among other criminal charges, could begin standing trial early next year.
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Clearly having too much fun on the road down from Shasta Dam. Lucky there were no cops out. Lucky, too, that I wasn't in front of him, poking along at the speed limit....Fun-to-watch video....
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Spotted gladhanding at the Labor Day picnic yesterday afternoon at Anderson River Park -- none other than that long-standing friend of the unions, and Assembly candidate, Rick Bosetti. Does that make him a union decoy now? In all seriousness, got...
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Tehama County deputies Monday arrested an 18-year-old area transient after chasing and fighting with the man, according to the sheriff’s office.
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North state law enforcement officers reported fewer drunken driving arrests than last year during their annual Labor Day crackdown.
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I get a lot of nice comments about the dance videos I’ve been posting here. Here’s a new one from cinematographer Peyton Peltier, featuring dancers Bradyn Olsen and Joe Friedman. Deep thoughts indeed. Nice work. You can like this work at the Facebook page
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This home once sold for $238K, but most recently it was a twice failed short sale.
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Editor’s Note: This is the second in a four-part series that examines suicide statistics and what people are doing to help. Read part one here. Who do people call if they are contemplating suicide in Shasta County? The first answer is 911. That operator will determine where they are, send an officer, or, if they [...]
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No auditions are necessary, just a desire to sing a variety of popular, and international choral music with a group of like-minded community members. Membership dues are only $75 for the entire session! If you’re interested in joining, we’d love to see you at our first rehearsal, or we are holding open enrollment until
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A section of California Street in downtown Redding will be subject to lane closures this week.
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Areas of smoke combined with hot temperatures will be the weather picture today in Redding.
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The Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors is set to meet today to consider asking the governor to declare a state of emergency due to fires burning in the Seiad Valley in the northwest part of the county.
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NEW ORLEANS — Tens of thousands of customers remained in the dark Monday in Louisiana and Mississippi, nearly a week after Isaac inundated the Gulf Coast with a deluge that still has some low-lying areas under water.
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GLENDORA — A wildfire northeast of Los Angeles spoiled the Labor Day holiday of thousands of visitors to the Angeles National Forest as firefighters bore down for what figured to be a long fight against the big blaze.
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Hard times require sacrifices, but at what point do we realize California is grinding up our seed corn and cooking it for breakfast grits?
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Back in years like 1936 and 1972, when California was in the midst of serious recessions, no Republican presidential candidate or surrogate would have dared bash California the way Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Peggy Noonan and others lately have.
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The prevalence of large wildland fires and the millions of dollars in suppression cost have troubled me and other experienced U.S. Forest Service retirees in the past 30 years or so.
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My husband and I went to Food Maxx and picked up some groceries to get us through the rest of this month. While checking out and waiting to get the total, I started filling out the checkbook. Another checkout clerk came over to where I sat on a riding cart, and she leaned over the counter and said, "Ma'am, don't
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Chaplains guide police during times of strife and sorrow
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After more than two years in jail, the Shasta Lake father of an 11-year-old girl who drowned in Clear Creek during a fatal 2010 rafting-kayak accident is scheduled to begin standing trial next week in connection with his daughter's death.
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The Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors is set to meet today to consider asking the governor to declare a state of emergency due to fires burning in the Seiad Valley in the northwest part of the county.
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1912: Whitmore farmers will ship their entire crop of hops to Redding this year for storage in the vacant brick Ranier brewery building. Whitmore is the only hops district in Shasta County. The principal growers are Brunner, Buszdieker, Hasto, Seagren, Levens and Hoff.
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Churn Creek Meadow Organic Farm owners Albert and Mary Ocasion host their annual Family Farm Day to connect with people like Mark Madsen.
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Councilwoman Missy McArthur is upbeat about winning two battles this fall.
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The state's Department of Fish & Game wants to know how many black bears California should have.
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Brandy Brown moved into a neighborhood on Redding's south side two years ago and felt so at home that this summer she bought a house.
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Senior Chaplain Cyndee Thomas, of the Redding Police Department, says the department uses two types of chaplains.
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A boating collision that seriously injured a Dunsmuir man marred what otherwise was a relatively calm — but smoky — Labor Day weekend on Lake Shasta.
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ONO — An 81-year-old woman suffered extensive injuries and had to be hospitalized when she tried to protect her smaller dog from being attacked by two larger dogs Sunday afternoon.
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Leslie Goff is offering a stress management workshop at the Holiday Inn in Redding from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 15.
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It's time to "tri" something new when it comes to scheduling some sports in the north state.
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ONO -- An 81-year-old woman suffered extensive injuries and had to be hospitalized when she tried to protect her smaller dog from being attacked by two larger dogs Sunday afternoon.
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All teams were in action during Week One and there was plenty of offense to go around.
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A Dunsmuir man is still in a Redding hospital this afternoon after the personal watercraft he was riding on Lake Shasta collided with a boat driven by his brother.
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Crews quickly contained a small vegetation fire this afternoon near Junction City in Trinity County.
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Police arrested a man this morning they say burglarized three car dealerships on Cypress Avenue in Redding. The man’s juvenile accomplice was later arrested in Anderson.
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The Power Fire near Burney was 95 percent contained this morning, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reported.
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A 26-year-old Redding man arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and felony child endangerment after police said he had three unrestrained children riding in his pickup.
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Expect temperatures in the mid 90s today under smoky skies. Smoke from the Bagley Fire in northern Shasta County will push into the area.
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This HUD home last sold for $168,000 in 2009. It was nicer then. Stairway to Heaven, right there. There are a few more
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Femme de Joie arrived late to the Dry Creek Station party. She had heard of it but had always assumed it was a sort of roadhouse-cum-greasy spoon with nothing much to justify the drive out east of Redding. Nothing against roadhouses or Ye Olde Greasy Spoon; it's just that she'd prefer the roadhouse to be [...]
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The Smart Business Resource Center is looking for the 2012 “Best Companies to Work for in Shasta County.” Nominations are now open for the sixth annual awards. This event recognizes local companies that offer a great work environment, on-going training or employee advancement and a superior experience for customers. T
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Jefferson Public Radio and the Cascade Theatre will present legendary rock band Styx in concert at the historic Cascade Theatre at 7:30pm Tuesday, September 11th, 2012. Spawned from a suburban Chicago basement, Styx started out in the progressive rock movement of the early ‘70s and became one of the superstar arena rock b
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Expect traffic delays of up to five minutes at the Factory Outlets Drive in Anderson as the California Department of Transportation does roadwork in the area from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. today.
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It is going to be smoky and hot today, according to the National Weather Service.
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While crews worked Sunday toward full containment of a 140-acre blaze near Burney, smoke from a much larger north state fire shrouded north state skies.
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California has by far the strictest gun-control laws of any state, and law-abiding gun owners are entirely justified in feeling that the liberal Legislature is constantly curbing their rights and their convenience.
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When Mitt Romney selected Paul Ryan as his running mate for the upcoming election he focused public attention on Medicare. This was not Romney's intent. He wanted to focus on spending reductions in the Ryan Budget. But Medicare would also be impacted by the Ryan Budget.
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Today we celebrate Labor Day, the day set aside by Congress to recognize the contributions and struggles of the organized labor movement in the U.S.
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The Republican leaders indicate they want smaller government and less intervention in people's lives by the federal government. What is the first thing those governors do when a disaster hits their state? Sign a disaster declaration so they can start to get the federal government to pay the bills.
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My family and I were traveling through Redding on our way back home to southern Illinois. We hit a deer and could not drive our van.
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Inside Tim Klaiber's classroom at Anderson High School, pictures of cartoon characters line the walls like bricks, portraying Peter Pan, Road Runner and a host of other iconic toons.
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While crews worked Sunday toward full containment of a 140-acre blaze near Burney, smoke from a much larger north state fire shrouded north state skies.
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Fire destroys Happy Valley mobile home
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In 1912: E.G. Carter, of Cottonwood, sold the Carter store in Redding to McCarley & Smith Mercantile Co. of Shingletown. McCarley & Smith had conducted a large business at Shingletown for nearly 17 years, which they would retain. J. Edwin Smith and A.W. Smith would take the active management of the Cottonwood store.
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Shasta College football hasn't had much to smile about the past couple of years.
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Hayfork football is used to winning. Anything else is just out of character.
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The Enterprise High volleyball team had a perfect Saturday to end the Reno tourney.
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Its name is a short version of the term "hidden in the woods." Two of the first settlers at Inwood were Sylvester Langdon and George Washington Sheridan. Sheridan purchased Langdon's 160 acre ranch in 1860 which eventually became the location...
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A 66-year-old Dunsmuir man was hospitalized this afternoon when the personal watercraft he was driving on Lake Shasta collided with a boat being driven by his brother, Shasta County sheriff's officials said.
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Lived in D.C. for eight years and people sometimes ask me for tips on off-the-beaten track places to visit. First on my list: The National Building Museum. Here's a link and a photo of one of the most photogenic buildings...
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We were given a box of Asian pears, and I made pickles out of them. If you're interested, check out my food blog, Eggs in Hell. Plenty of other recipes there too!EDIT: Since I posted the pear recipe, I've also added two herb jelly recipes. Keep scrolling dow
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A 24-year-old Fall River Mills man was killed today after a pickup hit him near McArthur.
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A 27-year-old transient was arrested early this morning on suspicion of attempted robbery after police said he attacked two people under the Highway 44 on-ramp in Redding.
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A 140-acre fire that burned within three miles of Burney and forced evacuations was 90 percent contained this morning, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said.
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A kitchen fire that quickly spread into the attic destroyed a double-wide mobile home this morning in Happy Valley. It took several agencies about 45 minutes to put out the blaze on Majestic View Drive south of Happy Valley Road. The fire was dispatched just after 7 a.m.
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...I've probably had in the north state. A bit of a sketchy neighborhood, though (go for lunch). Here's a link to some reviews. Definitely try the tacos al pastor and the barbacoa. And check out the Mexican bakery and market...
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Brunch at the Farm, Farm Tours, and  Produce Sales. When: September 3, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Brunch at the Farm (for pre-paid ticket-holders) Starting at 10am till 1 pm Menu: 1. Scrambled Eggs, with sweet peppers and onion. 2. Whole Grain Pancakes, with plum, strawberry & blackberry sauce. 3. Yukon Gold Potatoes, with leeks
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Today is expected to be sunny with a high near 93 and a light and variable wind, the National Weather Service reports.
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The Intermountain Fair continues today through Monday at the fairgrounds, 44218 A St. in McArthur.
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A Redding woman was arrested Saturday night on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs following a two-vehicle collision in downtown Redding.
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A recent editorial in this newspaper proposed a ban on smoking, all types of smoking, in Redding's neighborhood parks. I have to say that made my day. No spring chicken, I've been around smokers and smoking all my life and have yet learned to like it. And, yes, I've tried it secondhand by being born into a smoking household
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If you owned a $150-million-a-year business in an industry enduring costly turmoil, you surely wouldn't put critical decisions about its future in the hands of a part-time board distracted by a hundred other matters.
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One of the basic principles of open government is that you should know what you're paying for.
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I was less concerned about socially radical, economically clueless liberals when America wasn't accelerating pell-mell into fiscal disaster. However, with President Obama whipping his liberal base into a frenzy with cries of "War on women!", "Republicans are out to get Grandma!" and "Ho ho, hey hey,
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I was pleased to read in last Sunday's editorial that you are aware that many of us who choose not to vaccinate our children are educated and informed. However, there were some troubling assumptions that display a lack of understanding about the way of life of many Americans.
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Since I survived my Alaska adventure and my journey to South America does not start until January, I figured it would be a good time to ride across the country and for the time being, get away from all of the nasty smoke around here.
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What are the real impacts that are all too often the result of frivolous appeals and litigation on our public lands? One watershed in Northern California, the North Fork of the Feather River, paints a pretty clear picture.
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Vaccine skeptics? Recently, my husband (73) and I (64) chose to be immunized again for whooping cough to protect our three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren — infants, toddlers, a preschooler and two in elementary school.
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My thoughts regarding vaccines have always been that if the vaccines are really as effective as the drug companies, public health agencies, and doctors think they are, then people should be allowed to choose whether to get vaccinated or not.
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I see Dolores Lucero is back in the news with her continuing dissent. The Aug. 26 letter by Barbara Kern states Lucero is at every meeting making a fool of herself with false accusations and doesn't fill out a request to speak. Kern also states if you don't know the facts, don't take the people to task.
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What's the difference between extortion and/or coercion in California, which is illegal, and what the Shasta County Jail phone service is allowed to do each and every day to the families of those incarcerated?
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I just read the story about the 100-year-old man in Los Angeles who backed over 11 people (9 were children) across the street from a school zone. My question: What in the heck is a 100-year-old man doing with a driver's license? Can someone answer me that?
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Don and RoseMarie Besselievre of Redding celebrated their 50th anniversary on Sept. 1, 2012. They were married on Sept. 1, 1962, in Palo Cedro. They were both born in Southern California but moved to Northern California around the time of their wedding. They have lived in the Redding area since 1975. Don is a retired medi
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Our family has a tradition of celebrating the first day of school by having banana splits for dinner.
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Dear Straight Talk: I am newly divorced from my husband who "wanted out" of the relationship after 18 years and three kids (13, 15 and 18). He has a girlfriend already and wants to act like old friends. The kids want us to be friends, too. But I'm so hurt and angry I cannot stand being in his proximity.
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I've made quite a few cultural boo-boos while traveling during the last two decades. I'm not alone.
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Edward and AnnaMae Bring of Redding celebrated their 60th anniversary on Aug. 30, 2012. They were married on Aug. 30, 1952, in Klamath Falls, Ore. They moved to Redding in 1959. Edward was a pharmacist and store manager for Payless Drug Stores for 32 years. Ed and AnnaMae raised their three boys in Redding and enjoyed the
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After I wrote a column on poor customer service a couple of months ago, I received more reader responses than to any other piece I've written. Clearly, it struck a chord with many people.
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Kustom Fabrication offers metal shaping for vintage hotrods and classic cars.
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Obesity is a national epidemic. But cooking healthy food isn't difficult, once you have a little knowledge and the right tools. T-FAL, the French cookware company that was the first to market nonstick cookware in the U.S., is launching its latest product line called Balanced Living.
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Shasta College football hasn't had much to smile about the last couple of years.
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In 1912: Thomas Lee, of the forest ranger service, with his saddle horse, Maggie, and his pack horse, Rosie, climbed to the top of Lassen Peak. This was the first trip ever made to the cinder cone with horses. The elevation is about 10,437 feet, and a mere trail led to the summit. He had a load of telephone supplies for the
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Firefighters responded in force to a 125-acre fire Saturday afternoon that burned within three miles of Burney, forcing evacuations from 200 homes in the town and damaging structures.
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RED BLUFF — Workers displaced when Tehama County's Child Support Services office burned on the Fourth of July will find themselves in new quarters, after the Board of Supervisors last week agreed to lease space on Vista Way.
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Arrests of suspected drunken drivers so far number 21 fewer than last year's Labor Day DUI crackdown, with seven arrests made from early Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday, authorities said.
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SHASTA LAKE — An affordable-housing development is a step closer to construction after the city received approval last week for more than $300,000 of federal grant money.
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Outsourcing Redding Electric Utility's customer service department to a call center in the Midwest would cut costs by half, say top Redding officials who on Tuesday will ask the City Council to vote on the proposal.
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SHASTA LAKE — The city Tuesday will weigh changes to its medical marijuana growing codes that, if nothing else, should keep Shasta Lake safe from federal intervention.
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ANDERSON — It's been only three weeks since Sherry Roule learned one of her best friends has stage 4 lung cancer.
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Everything seemed just fine with Nick Dellaventura.
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Redding's Megan Rapinoe has thrust herself immediately back into the international spotlight.
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It's time to trust in the fountain of youth.
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All teams were in action during Week One and there was plenty of offense to go around.
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Coaches don't usually smile easily after a loss.
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Redding Christian football won its season opener on Saturday afternoon, dismantling Loyalton 46-26 on the road in 8-man prep football.
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Even America's most popular sport has to stretch its dollars more wisely nowadays.
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Medics are responding to reports of a vehicle rollover in Shasta Lake.
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Firefighters responded in force to a 125-acre fire Saturday afternoon that burned within three miles of Burney, forcing evacuations from 200 homes in the town and damaging structures.
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Megan Rapinoe thrust herself immediately back into the international spotlight.
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Should women have the same right as men to go out in public without a shirt? (Think of Berlin or the Riviera.) A short video on a recent protest in Washington, D.C. (looks to be in front of the White...
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Not only is it the only official Shasta County Fair, it is the smallest California town to hold a fair. It was established in 1918 at McArthur with a gathering of people at the McArthur corrals to watch someone ride...
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Firefighters say the Bagley Fire has grown to more than 40,000 acres while the Goff Fire, which threatened homes and forced evacuations in Siskiyou County, is nearing 20,000 acres.
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Arrests of suspected drunken drivers so far numbers 21 fewer than last year’s Labor Day DUI crackdown, with seven arrests made from early Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday, authorities said.
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Here’s a cute looking creekside home on several acres of prime Palo Cedro acreage with a pool.
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The summer’s most recent heat wave went on long enough that I became stir-crazy. The ensuing sense of restriction actually motivated me to get outside and do something. Pruning an overgrown hedge was the perfect task. Prior to this last round of stifling heat, I sort of enjoyed the cloud-formation look of this hedge billo
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The Ride for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Anderson River Park.
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The smoky haze that's permeated the north state may stick around through Labor Day, the National Weather Service reports.
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Today three speakers from American Indian tribes will give presentations at the Gaia Hotel, Spa and Restaurant in Anderson.
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The Intermountain Fair will continue today, offering fun in eastern Shasta County.
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All Friday evening as I worked at my computer I had the nagging urge to go for a night walk to see the full moon. Let's see. Where does a single woman feel most safe to walk alone at night in Redding? For me, that's the Sundial Bridge. The magnetic pull to the bridge was so [...]
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Brad Woods made up for Enterprise's sloppy start by scoring three second-half touchdowns in a 45-21 rout over Del Campo at Enterprise Community Stadium on Friday.
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COTTONWOOD — From the first play, it was obvious West Valley would have its night, not Shasta.
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PALO CEDRO — If Foothill High football coach Bryon Hamilton had any doubts how quarterback Ryan Pollard would handle his first start at the varsity level, the junior signal-caller certainly put his coaches' mind at ease Friday night.
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The phrase "stay within your means" just feels so negative.
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The U-Prep football team beat Mount Shasta 48-19 on Friday, led by Panthers' quarterback Kyle Schanuth, who went 13 for 23, with 237 passing yards and four touchdowns.
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Shasta faces West Valley in season opener
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The Sacramento-area man charged with attempted murder in the shooting of his 50-year-old Shingletown son because he did not like his country music karaoke singing pleaded no contest Friday in Shasta County Superior Court to assault with a firearm.
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California released results from the 2011-12 STAR tests Friday, and Shasta County public schools overall gained in English and math scores but fell slightly in science scores compared to last year.
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The U.S. Bureau of Land Management could be receiving nearly 4,000 acres of eastern Shasta County property, including numerous recreational facilities — all free of charge.
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ANDERSON — After more than 20 years serving fish and chips and locally renowned clam chowder, the family-owned Blue Water Cove, just off Highway 273, will close later this month.
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A record amount of Sierra Pacific Industries land has been torched by the wildfires burning in eastern Shasta County.
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State Sen. Doug LaMalfa on Friday announced his resignation from the California Legislature, a move he said will save taxpayers at least $2 million by consolidating the November general election with a special primary election to fill his seat.
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In 1912: Socialist Party candidates in the September primary election were D.N. Cunningham, Anderson, for Assembly District 3; I.F. Rice, Kennett, Supervisor District 4; L.A. Davison, Igo, Supervisor District 2; Peter Hufford, Whitmore, Supervisor District 3.
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New Shasta judge to take oath Friday
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Here's what's open and closed Monday in observance of Labor Day:
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The Ponderosa Fire that torched 27,676 acres in Shasta and Tehama counties and destroyed 52 homes was finally contained Friday.
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California has famously evolved into a state where an astonishing mix of immigrants and diverse home-grown cultures share a state and sometimes even a suburban block. We manage to live together peaceably thanks to a carefully cultivated mutual tolerance and live-and-let-live attitude.
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A few weeks back I shared some of my favorite local restaurant fare — Caesar salad made tableside at Nello's Place, sashimi at Sakura Sushi, Thai coconut soup at Racha Noodle, a "Double Dam" at Damburger — and encouraged readers to send in their suggestions. Some of the submissions follow.
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Over the past several months the south county school districts of Pacheco, Cottonwood, Cascade and Anderson Union High School have been exploring the option of unification. This information gathering and committee organization is in response to a revenue enhancement/consolidation report that was made public in February 2012
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Interesting that the Republicans criticize Obama for blaming George Bush as responsible for the train wreck he inherited.
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For three and a half years, Republicans have chastised President Obama for using the teleprompter.
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Ayn Rand, Tea Party darling and author of its gospel, "Atlas Shrugged," was an avowed atheist.
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Q. What is the central spiritual principle, law or theme by which you live?
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Charlene Peckinpaugh, Redding
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The prevalence of large wildland fires and the millions of dollars in suppression cost have troubled me and other experienced U.S. Forest Service retirees in the past 30 years or so.
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Hard times require sacrifices, but at what point do we realize California is grinding up our seed corn and cooking it for breakfast grits?
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Upcoming events include plant swap and plant sale
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UC Cooperative Extension classes cover canning basics.
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Red-stem dogwood is a native plant willing to grow in home landscapes. It has colorful bark and flowers that continue for many weeks.
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Ask Anna columnist Anna Moseley offers a few strategies for smoother mornings during the school year.
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University of California Shasta County is trying to determine if there is enough interest to start a Master Food Preserver program.
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My newly planted hydrangea had green blossoms. Can I get them to change color?
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So reports the GOP website FlashReport, which has pretty darn good connections among Republicans. LaMalfa's probably already measuring the drapes for his Washington office, though strictly speaking he still needs to defeat Democrat Jim Reed in November. Quitting now leaves...
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State Sen. Doug LaMalfa announced today he’s resigning his post in the California legislature, a move he said will save taxpayers at least $2 million by consolidating the November general election with a special election fill his seat.
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A roll over wreck near the intersection of Rock Creek and Benson roads left one person trapped, said officers with the California Highway Patrol.
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Authorities say they've arrested six people after raiding two properties in Montgomery Creek and discovering 335 marijuana plants and evidence of an intent to sell the plants Wednesday.
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Due to unfortunate problems with the blog site this morning, the photo contest is cancelled until next Friday morning at 9:00. That's the first Friday of the month with the big prize. The prize will be a $25 gift certificate...
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(Edit: This home is now Pending Sale. We received 8 offers in one weekend! We can sell your house too.) 2180 Single Tree Lane in Redding California 96002. Just $149,900 for this great home. Here’s the tour video we did. Change the settings to watch in Hi Definition. Single Tree is off Rancho Road. A tr
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The Sacramento area man charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting his 50-year-old Shingletown son because he did not like his country music karaoke singing pleaded no contest today in Shasta County Superior Court to assault with a firearm.
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The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office is lifting the mandatory evacuation order that was issued earlier this week to residents of Seiad Valley who live on Seiad Creek Road, Seiad Oaks Road and some portions of the west side of Highway 96 due to the threat of the Goff Fire.
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Since I survived my Alaska adventure and my journey to South America does not start until January, I figured it would be a good time to ride across the country and for the time being, get away from all of the nasty smoke around here.
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Planetary home offered for sale by HUD. And no cheap jokes about Uranus, please.
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…and the mountains beyond. Great photos here of this truly unique view property. If the Northstate was a coastal community, Sacramento River views would be our beachfront real estate. That’s why you often see riverfront real estate around here starting with half-million dollar price tags. But many of those pr
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Work on several north state roads could cause delays today, according to local and state agencies.
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Redding will experience two more days of smoke-clogged skies with temperatures hovering around 90 degrees, the National Weather Service reports.
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The California Department of Parks and Recreation's off-the-books hoarding of surplus cash is a bizarre and shameful abuse of the system that's led to outrage among the public and in the Legislature and the ouster of much of the department's leadership.
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There are few foreign-policy positions more silly than the assertion without context that "deterrence works." It is like saying air power works. Well, it worked for Kosovo; it didn't work over North Vietnam.
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On Aug. 21 at 5:30 a.m., I was at the Starbucks on South Bonnyview Road with my friend's wheelchair and its plug-in adaptor.
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I saw Darlene Koontz on TV, explaining that "a wind came up" and the fire grew. As the head of Lassen Volcanic National Park, why wasn't she familiar with the area enough to know that dense underbrush, extremely dry conditions and the high heat of August were an explosive mixture?
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On Aug. 21, I went to the city of Redding office to question a $20 increase on my electric bill. I explained I was not occupying the rental unit for 10 days during that meter-reading period.
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The state's political watchdog agency is investigating whether four Dunsmuir City Council members made decisions on city matters that benefited them financially following a complaint from a lawyer representing the ex-mayor in a separate lawsuit against the city.
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A second man has been arrested in connection with a June 20 shooting at the TA Travel Center off Knighton Road in Redding.
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As Labor Day weekend approaches, some recreation officials say the smoke from nearby wildfires hasn't turned off campers and boaters, who so far are making for a typically busy holiday weekend.
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A 50-year-old Redding woman who allegedly shot her dog was arrested early Thursday morning after police said she was found screaming in her backyard and firing multiple shots.
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A fundraiser for the American Cancer Society featuring horse rides, live music, a treasure hunt, petting zoo and more is Saturday at Anderson River Park.
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Firefighters are making headway on the 36,457-acre Bagley Fire that continues to burn west of Big Bend toward McCloud, fire officials said Thursday.
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Some north state residents watched the Republican National Convention excitedly Thursday night, taking place in Tampa, where Mitt Romney formally accepted the party's nomination in the 2012 race for the White House.
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In his years on the Gateway Unified School District Board, Roger Hendricsen helped expand the agricultural program fivefold and provided keen insight while overcoming a disability, said officials who worked with him during his time on the board.
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In 1912: The greatest building activity that had been experienced in Yreka in a number of years was under way. Conway & Company, formerly of Ashland, had 11 bungalows under construction, with three more to begin soon afterward. New fronts were being placed on stores in the business section, improving the appearance of t
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Moss Adams LLP will host a business symposium Oct. 26 at Riverview Golf & Country Club in Redding.
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Football may get most of the attention, but the prep volleyball season also has begun.
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The second round of season openers are set for tonight with a marquee matchup between two top teams from neighboring sections.
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A year ago, Redding Christian football was inexperienced, overmatched and underwhelming.
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The Enterprise High boys ski team is the top academic squad in the state, according to the CIF State Academic Team Champions Program, with a 3.75 team grade point average.
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So you were out driving with the family on your staycation, telling them, "We're going to discover America! We'll start in our own backyard!" The kids stayed in the backseat, content to text their friends
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So you were out driving with the family on your staycation, telling them, "We're going to discover America! We'll start in our own backyard!" The kids stayed in the backseat, content to text their friends
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There are few foreign-policy positions more silly than the assertion without context that "deterrence works." It is like saying air power works. Well, it worked for Kosovo; it didn't work over North Vietnam.
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Gretchen Ramsey, Redding
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Marsha Collins, Redding
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The California Department of Parks and Recreation's off-the-books hoarding of surplus cash is a bizarre and shameful abuse of the system that's led to outrage among the public and in the Legislature and the ouster of much of the department's leadership.
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Kimberly Hawkins, Redding
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I'm inclined to agree with Patrick Jones that it'd be a good idea. The city formed such a commission in the mid-1980s, then let it lapse after just under a decade --- after a number of high-profile political disputes with...
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Thanks in part to the discovery of gold in Clear Creek by Pierson B. Reading and his Indian laborers in 1848, the Gold Rush was in full swing the next year. Hundreds of gold-hungry miners swarmed into the area looking for the yellow metal. And the rest is history.
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Nora Lake is the "sister" lake to Grace; Grace and Nora were the daughters of Hamden H. Noble, president of the Northern California Power Company, which controlled and owned the rights to the Battle Creek watershed, the heart of...
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Officers say they've arrested five people connected to a series of identity and property thefts during the previous two days.
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A second man has been arrested in connection with a June 20 shooting at the TA Travel Center off Knighton Road in Redding.
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Olympic gold medalist Megan Rapinoe will be stopping by Redding in September to celebrate the Redding Youth Soccer League during an event that will feature a presentation by Rapinoe and her sister.
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Home canning is enjoyable, economical, practical … and possibly deadly.
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Mention dogwood, and many people picture the large shrub/small tree of our foothills and conifer forests known for showy white flowers in early spring. That is our native mountain dogwood. While possible, it is somewhat of a challenge to grow in Redding-area gardens. Luckily, there are several other native dogwood species t
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Q: My newly planted hydrangea had green blossoms. Can I get them to change color?
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My baby girl started prekindergarten a couple weeks ago. I am so excited for her, and I know she's going to love her first year of school, but I am not looking forward to all those early, and rushed, school mornings for the next 14 years.
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Want to be a master preserver?
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Garden tomatoes can be frozen whole to use later in recipes that call for cooked tomatoes. Wash the just-picked tomatoes and blot dry. Cut away the stem scars, place on cookie sheets and put in freezer. Once frozen, transfer the tomatoes to freezer bags and seal tightly. Frozen tomatoes are easy to peel. Run under warm wate
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An ex-prison inmate stole a sandwich from the deli at the Raley's Supermarket in Red Bluff, police say.
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The very skeptical Hank Sims reports that the Humboldt County supervisors this week unanimously lent their support to a feasibility study of building an east-west rail line connecting Humboldt County's deepwater port with Union Pacific's main north-south lines in the...
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With the Ponderosa Fire nearly 100 percent contained, the Pacific Gas and Electric Company is conducting emergency tree inspections and removals along power lines in areas that were burned in the fire.
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Sgt. Adam Sniffen from the 101st Airborne Division delivers the game ball via parachute before the Michigan vs. MSU game at Michigan Stadium on Oct. 9, 2010. The post 101st Airborn Deliver Game Ball To Michigan Statium
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The Siskiyou County coroner’s office has publicly identified the 20-year-old Vancouver, Wash., woman who was killed Sunday night after she lost control of her sport utility vehicle while trying to avoid hitting a deer.
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I know the video quality is pretty much garbage but I was trying to drive while using my phone next to a bunch of CHP officers which we all know is a super smat thing to do. I still felt the videos were worth a look. I shot these on 8/29/2012 at the Smith road overpass in Redding,Ca. Apparently the [...]The post
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Once upon a time Yours Truly owned a condo in a gated community in Palm Desert where this sort of creativity would've been frowned upon given the strictly enforced CC&Rs. Enjoy!...
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Air quality advisories were issued this morning warning smoke-sensitive residents in Shasta and Tehama counties to limit their outdoor activities today due to the continuing wildfire smoke in the area.
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A bomb disposal team has detonated an American bomb left over from World War II found in the German city of Munich.The detonation happened shortly before 22:00 local time (20:00 GMT) in the Schwabing district and was heard across the city, local media report.There are reports that sparks from the [...]The post
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A 50-year-old Redding woman who fatally shot her dog was arrested early this morning after police said she was found screaming in her backyard and firing multiple shots.
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Here’s another video from Just For Laughs gag videos. The pranksters use a little bait and switch trick to scare the crap out of people. These are some classic pranks. Works 100 percent of the time 60 percent of the time. The post Best o
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The Old Spice commercials are getting stranger by the day but that isn’t to say I don’t thoroughly enjoy them. This one is especially creative and just as equally creepy. Enjoy. The post Old Spice Muscle Music Commercial
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This is hilarious. I’m sure that if someone tried to do this in the United States they would probably be thrown in jail for terrorist threats. Either way I am going to have to get with my buddies German and Brian and attempt this somewhere locally in Redding,Ca. I was thinking about putting a Star [...]The
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We’ve seen this cute house in Jones Valley before, most recently as a failed short sale. In fact, not only do we recall when it was listed for $275K, but also when the .55 acr
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USDA loans are great for home buyers who have little or no money for a down payment. Generally, the areas around the City of Redding are the only places where the loan does not apply. However, that may change soon with Shasta Lake City b
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“Do you snore?” My doctor asked. “Only when I sleep.” “Hmmm.... For how many years?” This falls in the how-would-I-know category. Really, I’m asleep. He hands me a “sleep inventory” form to see if I have a “sleep disorder.” I tick off my answers. “Do you fall asleep while watching TV?” Duh, who do
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Work on several north state roads could cause delays today, according to local and state agencies.
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The National Weather Service warns that north state residents could see smoke in the air again today from area wildfires.
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Aspirants to political office can spend years building up their name recognition. Before they sway voters to cast a ballot for them, the critical first step is for those voters to know the candidates from Adam.
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TAMPA, Fla. —Two stark facts about presidents and the likability factor: In every presidential election since at least 1984, the candidate viewed as more likable won. Indeed, if current numbers hold, Mitt Romney would be the least popular person elected in that time.
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Artist Michelle Bourke-Girgis just received a BA with honours in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins in London. While pursuing her degree she took part in seven group exhibitions in London, one in Dublin, Ireland, which she curated, and one in Barcelona, Spain. The North State is lucky to have Bourke-Girgis visiting as the
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It’s a bit tucked away -- in the Churn Creek Plaza shopping center next to a Valero station in south Redding -- but the five-year-old Courtyard Cafe is worth searching for. There you’ll find homestyle breakfast and lunch offerings, daily soup specials, tri tip on Fridays, eggs benedict on Sundays and heaping helpings of
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Seventeen years ago Rick and Angie Gurrola of Cottonwood went out on a limb to launch Mesa Productions by bringing the Miami-based alt-country band The Mavericks to the north state. The concert was a success and the couple was hooked on producing concerts.
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Owning a sports bar is often a fun experience, but there are times when it becomes an absolute blast. Take, for instance, the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team’s recent run to the Olympic gold medal victory with Redding’s own Megan Rapinoe performing as one of the team’s major stars. With most of the 26 flat-screen TVs at
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The Bartow family wishes to thank all of you in the city of Shasta Lake and Shasta County.
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Who took care of the trees in the forest that are several hundred years old?
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We have Swiss friends, a couple, who lived in the United States in 1966 and 1967. He was a young engineer working here to get some experience in his field.
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I'm sure people like Andre Van Mol wouldn't like if I stood outside their church on a Sunday morning dressed in a devil costume holding a "Keep God out of California sign." After all, some things people have sense enough to know what is in bad taste.
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Traffic was backed up for several miles on southbound Interstate 5 in south Redding on Wednesday afternoon and evening after a load on a big rig truck smashed into a sign on a freeway overcrossing.
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A downtown building that was converted from a car dealership to an antique shop is returning to its automotive retail roots.
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In 1912: Some of the finest peaches ever grown in Shasta County or in California were received at the Chamber of Commerce building. The peaches, of the Runyon's orange variety, were raised on the ranch of M. T. Kite within a mile of Redding. They were so large that 17 of them were all that could be packed in an ordinary
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Twenty-one years ago this month, the body of 53-year-old Despina Magioudis was found in a field that is now the parking lot of the Lowe's Home Improvement Store on East Cypress Avenue.
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AARP Tax-Aide is looking for volunteers and leadership coordinators for its tax-assistance and preparation services.
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No one will be charged for the boating accident that nearly caused a 5-year-old girl to drown at Lake Shasta on Sunday, the Shasta County Sheriff's Office said.
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To Leah Hambright, the California Legislature's vote Wednesday to outlaw carrying unloaded rifles in public is just another chip to her rights to own guns.
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SEIAD VALLEY — The 16,224-acre Goff Fire continued to burn Wednesday after forcing the evacuation of about 300 people the day before.
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Tehama County will hold a one-day local assistance center to help those affected by the Ponderosa Fire.
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Lassen Park to offer trail challenge
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Perennial candidate Russell Kay Hunt will appear on some Shasta County ballots in November, though voters might not recognize him.
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They're going live again.
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Enterprise High grad Hillary Hurley has signed to play professional volleyball, in Svedala, Sweden.
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A group of young men has morphed from a fractured family to a band of brothers.
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The Eastern Athletic League is one big, happy family again this year. Just don't tell that to Enterprise, Foothill or Shasta.
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If you are reading this, feel fortunate you have the ability to do so. Every 68 seconds someone develops Alzheimer's disease. By the time you have finished reading this article, about five people in America have developed Alzheimer's.
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I'm looking forward to the GMO battle coming on the November ballot. It's Proposition 37 and it'll be one ugly and expensive food fight.
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Firefighters have brought the Ponderosa Fire to within 1 percent of containment as of Wednesday evening, with full containment now anticipated by Friday.
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Grace Lake was built in 1906 as a forebay reservoir for Northern California Power Company's Volta Powerhouse. It was named by Hamden H. Noble, the power company president, for his 2nd daughter Grace. The reservoir floods an area of approximately...
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To Leah Hambright, the California Legislature’s vote Wednesday to outlaw carrying unloaded rifles in public is just another chip to her rights to own guns.
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It's been 21 years since the body of 53-year-old Despina Magioudis was found in a field that is now the parking lof of the Lowe’s Home Improvement Store on East Cypress Avenue.
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Both lanes of Interstate 5 are open again after a big rig carrying empty almond hauling bins crashed into a sign on the Smith Road overcrossing just south Redding.
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Thought flash mobs were supposed to be spontaneous, unrehearsed. Guess not. Perhaps it's for a show or an upcoming video....
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Somebody stole a calf three or four hours after it was born Tuesday in a pasture near Corning, deputies said.
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That's how the North-Eastern California Building and Construction Trades Council, a regional union umbrella group, describes Dick Dickerson and Missy McArthur in its endorsement of the two incumbents over their lone challenger, Gary Cadd. Says Andrew Meredith, the group's president,...
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Earlier this year, a story about the spread of Good News Clubs in Shasta County schools, part of a drive by the Child Evangelism Fellowship, provoked a robust discussion and the mixing of religion and schools. (Our contribution is here.)...
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Here’s a 1960s style inexpensive Buckeye foreclosure home on a couple acres. This one is priced aggressively, but may not qualify for ordinary financing
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Perennial candidate Russell Kay Hunt will appear on some Shasta County ballots in November, though voters might not recognize him.
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A bizarre set of comments on today's story about Russell Hunt's latest arrest traffics in the rumor that Hunt has changed his name to "Treun Sealgair" and is running for a seat on the Shasta Union High School District board....
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Clear nights. Smoky days. That pretty much sums up the skies above Redding over the past week. You wake up in the morning, look to the east, and see a huge fog bank of smoke rolling into the valley. By 10 a.m.., we're shrouded under a haze, prompting officials to issue air-quality alerts (
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The Valley Post's Maghan Hunt has the details of last week's 3-2 decision by the board of the Anderson Union High School District to drop out of county Office of Education-led studies of whether it makes financial sense for the...
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No one will be charged for the boating accident that nearly caused a 5-year-old girl to drown at Lake Shasta on Sunday, the Shasta County Sheriff's Office has announced.
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Smoke from north state wildfires prompted the Tehama County Air Pollution Control District to issue today an air quality advisory urging those with respiratory ailments to stay inside today due to very unhealthy air quality.
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List of support groups in the North State.
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Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF), Ashland, presents two by The Bard: "Henry V" on the Elizabethan Stage and “Troilus and Cressida” at the New Theater. "War," Carl von Clausewitz assures us, is just "politics by other means." This may have been a dazzling insight for the great 19th Prussian century strategist, but it wo
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SEIAD VALLEY – The 15,797-acre Goff Fire continues to burn today after forcing the evacuation of about 300 people the day before.
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Energetic and artistic dance video, nicely shot around Redding. Very creative! The Northstate has loads of dance talent, as these several recent local dance videos demonstrate. Up over 1000 views in just a few days. Keep it moving, Flash Dance Crew!
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Gauging conventional wisdom in the age of the Internet - the Drudge Indicator (here)....
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If I had to guess I would say that about half of the fails in this video involved alcohol. If you have 13 minutes to spare or just kill then this is definitely worth the watch. Enjoy the August 2012 Fail Compilation Video! The post August 2012 Fail Compilation Vide
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The south side of the Sacramento River Trail, from the Diestelhorst Bridge to the pump house (east of the Mary Street stairs) will be closed most of today so trees can be trimmed.
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Work on several north state roads could cause delays today, according to local and state agencies.
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Redding will continue to sit under smoky skies today and Thursday, the National Weather Service reports.
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It bears saying one more time: The fairest and most effective way to cut the sky-high costs of public pensions in California is to reduce formulas for everyone. Put all of yesterday's promises in the bank for the employees who've earned them, but curb the rates at which retirement benefits build up in future years &
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Insurance is all about risk. Yet neither insurance companies nor their policy-holders can do anything about one of the biggest risks — namely, interference by politicians, to turn insurance into something other than a device to deal with risk.
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Do you know how to get at least 35 TV channels free?
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I am not an attorney, so with tongue in cheek I think that if I were, I would solicit clients for a class-action suit against the Brown administration.
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In response to Linda Robathan's letter of Aug. 21, I have the same problem.
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Quit with the bans, already!
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Here's how to think outside the box.
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James Leedy, ex­ecutive chef at the Holiday Inn and The Braided Mane, has been working for months on the menu for Shasta Library Founda­tion’s “A Taste of Brazil.”
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The tradition of fresh, cracked crab being cooked up downtown near East and Pine streets will continue.
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Police: Armed man halts home burglary
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RED BLUFF — Tehama County supervisors Tuesday refrained from taking an official stance on Gov. Jerry Brown's tax measure on November's ballot, but only after their discussion touched a few nerves.
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A 24-year-old Burney woman who pleaded no contest in June to having sex with a 15-year-old boy was sentenced Tuesday to 180 days in jail and placed on formal probation for three years.
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In 1912: Secretary of the Interior Fisher was impressed with the showing made in behalf of keeping the land office in Redding after the order that it be consolidated with the Sacramento office. The consolidation order was based upon a recommendation of the Commissioner of the General Land office due to a material decrease i
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In a few weeks dozens of eager fish will have their snouts pointed at the gates of Coleman National Fish Hatchery waiting to get in.
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After deciding to contract earlier this summer with a private company to operate Castle Crags State Park, state officials have changed course, choosing instead to have state employees run the park.
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Shasta County supervisors made two decisions Tuesday centered on public safety realignment: They shot down a proposed budget but approved a temporary administrator position for the program.
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Siskiyou County officials Tuesday continued to shroud themselves in secrecy over their Aug. 16 vote to hire an investigator, following three closed-session evaluations of County Counsel Tom Guarino.
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A Redding man who has unsuccessfully sought numerous elected offices was arrested this past weekend on suspicion of stalking a woman and violating a restraining order, police said Tuesday.
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Seiad Valley hit with evacuations
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PALO CEDRO — Foothill High's weapons are out wide.
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October job fair at Mt. Shasta Mall
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Contrary to Sacramento Republicans' quick and knee-jerk criticism, the pension rollback that Gov. Brown and Democratic legislative leaders announced today is the real deal. It caps "pensionable" salary at the Social Security maximum, so we'd see a lot fewer extravagances...
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James Leedy, executive chef at the Holiday Inn and The Braided Mane, has been working for months on the menu for Shasta Library Foundation's "A Taste of Brazil."
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To submit photos for consideration in the Scene! page email jskropanic@redding.com with the name of the person who took the photo, the first and last name and town of residence of the people in the photo from left to right, the date, location and name of the event.
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The Red Bluff Police Department is preparing to set up a drunken driving and driver's license checkpoint Friday.
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After earlier this summer deciding to contract with a private company to operate Castle Crags State Park, state officials have changed course, choosing instead to have state employees run the park.
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Historical researcher Marilyn Rountree found this article in the Courier Free Press newspaper dated September 7, 1912. The lake was created in 1861 as a reservoir for the Clear Creek Canal and was first known as Falk Lake, named for...
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Shasta County supervisors today rejected a spending plan for Assembly Bill 109 for the year, saying they need more specifics on how certain money will be spent before they approve a budget.
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The number of Redding residents who care one way or another whether the annual State of the City address is held in January -- as it was until last year -- or September probably could be counted on one's fingers,...
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Now in its third year, Simpson University for Seniors is accepting students for fall classes that start Sept. 5. The program is designed for individuals over age 50 interested in studying a variety of topics in monthlong, not-for-credit courses.
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Redding Riptide 18U Girls Fastpitch team slugged their way to a tournament championship in Davis California, outscoring opponents 56-0 on Aug, 4-5. The Riptide win capped a season record of 22-7-1 for the summer travel season, showcasing a tight knit team consisting of players from 6 area high schools and one from Shasta C
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Nine-year-old perseveres and summits Mt. Shasta on his fifth attempt. After four years on the mountain, his goal becomes a reality.
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Several sponsors from the Red Bluff and Manton communities have opened a nonprofit Ponderosa Fire Fund at TriCounties Bank to aid in immediate relief to the fire victims.
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Help Jonathan Peterson fight a-plastic anemia, a rare disease in which stem cells stop producing red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.
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Smoke from the wildfire in Mendocino County has blown into Redding today, leading the Shasta County Air Quality Management District to warn those with respiratory ailments to stay inside today.
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A Redding man who has unsuccessfully sought numerous elected offices was arrested this past weekend on suspicion of stalking a woman and violating a restraining order, police said today.
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Siskiyou County officials have tightened their communication about an Aug. 16 vote to hire an investigator, following three closed-session evaluations of the county counsel.
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A 24-year-old Burney woman who pleaded no contest in June to having sex with a 15-year-old boy was sentenced today to 180 days in jail and placed on formal probation for three years.
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Seiad Valley residents are being told this morning to evacuate their homes as the Goff Fire continues to bear down on them.
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A power outage has left about 1,000 customers in South Redding without electricity , a spokeswoman for the Redding Electric Utility said today.
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Here’s a government owned home just a few blocks from Shasta Lake School. This Fannie Mae foreclosed home may be purchased for as little as 3% down
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Smoke from north state fires could blanket the Redding area this morning, but generally sunny skies are predicted for most of the day, forecasters with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. Today’s high should be near 91 degrees. The area should see areas of smoke before 11 a.m., forecasters say, adding that a c
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Three men were arrested Monday evening on suspicion of burglary and other charges after one of them was caught by an armed Redding man as he was allegedly trying to break into the man's home, police said this morning.
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Shasta County supervisors this morning will consider a new spending plan for Assembly Bill 109, and they'll also hear a presentation from Lassen Volcanic National Park's superintendent about a massive wildfire that's caused controversy since it started there last month.
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Expect the smoke back this morning, but clearing after 11am. The high temperature should top out near 91 this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Calm winds will become southerly from 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
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Well, look at what we stumbled upon the other day…  Testimonials!  Wow, I’m blushing – check out how nice they are!!!   Kailey t. says: I went in for my free senior headshot picture and it was very quick and painless! I was done within 10 minutes! And Monica was great too! Lots of Fun!! [...]
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Shasta County's updated plan for managing the felons the state is no longer imprisoning contains a number of promising ideas — hiring a full-time compliance team to mind probationers, more than doubling the size of the sheriff's work-release program so convicts do some time at least in community service, openi
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It became clear early last spring that the trustees of the 23-campus California State University System just don't get it. Shuffling administrators from school to school and bringing in the occasional outsider, they began giving new college presidents salaries far higher than what predecessors had received.
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As I was breathing forest fire smoke this week, I started thinking about all the other air pollutants.
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Cuteness will carry an actor or actress a long way in Hollywood, usually right into those awkward teen years.
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I just returned from the second packed showing Friday of the documentary "2016" showing at Redding Cinemark 14.
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Recently, we had the fortune to see the movie "2016 — Obama's America." We believe that this insightful, provocative documentary is a "must see."
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We were evacuated the night of Saturday, Aug. 18, from our Lake McCumber home. I took the RV while my wife followed in our car and visiting daughter and grandsons followed in theirs. Our daughter left us in Red Bluff and made an unplanned late-night trip back to Concord.
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My wife had a mishap Aug. 18 at Sacred Heart Church.
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A Crescent City woman was killed when her car went off a U.S. Forest Service road sometime between Sunday night and Monday, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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Editor’s Note: This is the first in a four-part series by reporter Bill Siemer that examines suicide statistics and what people are doing to help. Shasta County residents commit suicide at twice the statewide average. Trinity County ranks the highest of all the counties in the state for suicide. White men over the age of
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A 24-year-old Shasta County woman accused of starving her 4-day-old baby to death may possibly be getting a new defense attorney.
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A commercial real estate portfolio of 18 properties — including the former Mervyn's department store in Redding on Hilltop Drive — will be auctioned off Thursday in Contra Costa County.
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Students and staffs at three Redding schools, including Shasta High School, were in lockdown for about 90 minutes Monday after an anonymous telephone caller warned of a possible bomb on campus.
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U.S. Bank has made a $75,000, three-year commitment to Innovate North State, a Chico-based group whose mission is to support and grow manufacturing employment.
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As firefighters breathe a sigh of relief over today's expected containment of the destructive Ponderosa Fire, others are now holding their breaths as two other north state fires rapidly spread and grow.
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A Redding transient was arrested Sunday night and several nearby homes were evacuated after police said they found what appeared to be a pipe bomb inside his vehicle after a traffic stop off Lake Boulevard and Oasis Road.
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In 1912: George Smith, foreman at the Horsetown dredger, suffered a painful injury when a steel chisel being used to cut an iron bar flew to pieces and a piece entered his left leg. It was likely he would undergo an operation to have the steel piece extracted.
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MCARTHUR —Thousands are likely to pour into the area starting Thursday as the Intermountain Fair kicks off its five-day run.
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Shasta County supervisors today will vote on a spending plan for Assembly Bill 109 in the next year, with earmarks for a temporary administrator for the controversial state law and a beefed-up work-release program to handle some of the inmates it sends back to the county.
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A Redding homebuilder has won city approval to subdivide nearly 14 acres of vacant land on Canby Road south of Little Country Church.
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R-S newspaper columnist Richard Malotky, a medical doctor by day, has in the past written items about weight loss, with the straightforward mantra that it's all about calories in and calories out. Only, nothing in the human body is straightforward,...
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The following information and photo is from Larry Snell, who knew Leo Cunningham long ago as a family friend. Larry is in the process of typing Leo's memoirs (and I can't wait.) "This photo is from SHS labeled as unknown...
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Three Windsor men are being hailed as heroes today by the Shasta County Sheriff's Office after they rescued a 5-year-old girl who nearly drowned at Lake Shasta Sunday, deputies said.
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James LaTour was born in 1827 and arrived at Shasta in 1849 by ox team at the beginning of the Gold Rush. He was known as Loving Uncle Jim. He was a blacksmith, freighter and a Scribe. He had a...
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If you have a mortgage with Bank of America, Countrywide, Chase, Ally, GMAC, Citi, Wachovia, Washington Mutual, or Wells Fargo, here’s a webpage set up by the Office of Attorney General that can direct you to real help in obtaining a mortgage modification if you need it. All these lenders were forced into a restitu
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES KLAMATH RIVER, Klamath Glen — Good fishing got even better last week with the influx of cooler water from the Trinity River attracting lots more salmon, including adults upriver. Anglers were scoring more adults in their mix of fish, and limits we
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Students at Shasta High School and the University Preparatory School on Eureka Way are being released after a lock down at both schools for an apparent bomb threat.
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Voices of Faith — What is the central spiritual principal, law or theme by which you live?
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Given the continuing austere times at Shasta County, there aren't many people who could expect a nearly 30 percent raise in their pay. But that's exactly what the Board of Supervisors will consider granting to its outside labor negotiator, Becker...
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Cal Fire's crews have enough to worry about as is. But their counterparts in Bosnia? They're still working around the leftovers of the Yugoslav civil wars. From a Guardian report on this summer's wildfires around the world: In Bosnia, the...
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Femme de Joie was cheered when she heard that Chef Jeff Cerasaro was slated to open up shop again in the old Fiesta Azteca spot on Park Marina Drive (long-time residents will remember that as the old Jolly King when The Knight's Inn first opened in the late 1960s; since then a series of restaurants has come and gone). Say w
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Portions of California and Shasta streets in downtown Redding are limited to one lane in each direction between Division and Tehama streets.
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This east Redding Ranch Style REO home seems to have last sold in 1994 for $111,000.
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A 20-year-old Vancouver, Wash., woman was killed Sunday night after she lost control of her sport utility vehicle while trying to avoid hitting a deer and ran into a stand of trees off Interstate 5 near Hornbrook in Siskiyou County and overturned, the California Highway Patrol reported this morning.
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Some kids hatch a plan to feed seagulls laxatives at a crowded beach. This is horrible but I still couldn’t help but laugh. The post Seagulls On Laxatives Prank appeared first on Daily Dump.
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Four people were injured Sunday in a car crash on Highway 299 west of Del Loma in Trinity County, the California Highway Patrol reported this morning.
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A Redding transient was arrested Sunday night and several nearby homes were evacuated after police said they found what appeared to be a pipe bomb inside his vehicle following a traffic stop off Lake Boulevard and Oasis Road.
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Today should be another smoky but relatively mild day today in Redding. Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Sacramento say the high should reach 88 degrees with a low tonight of 59 degrees. Expect more smoke until at least Wednesday and a possibly clear, but hotter day on Thursday, when temperatures should creep
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After being closed since Aug. 6 due to the Reading Fire, the main road through Lassen Volcanic National Park is expected to reopen at noon today.
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ARVADA, Colo. — A nation at war, crippling joblessness and a looming budget standoff that could wreck the economy have been overshadowed in recent days by an issue that polls show doesn't even crack voters' lists of top 10 concerns — abortion.
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We know it's pie-in-the-sky — but if lawmakers in Sacramento actually acted like adults, they might be able to get some useful work done.
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I monitor the news daily with my job, and I'm sad to say, I constantly see headlines shouting, "Teen Driver Killed, alcohol involved" or "Teen in coma due to alcohol poisoning" and my all-time least favorite: "Parents arrested for hosting teen drinking party."
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"Mr. President, you did not kill Osama bin Laden, America did. The work that the American military has done killed Osama bin Laden. you did not," said Navy SEAL Ben Smith in the 22-minute video "Dishonorable Disclosures" with political funding ties to the Republican Party.
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I am 51 years old and have no kids other than dogs. That's why it grieves me so about the death of my 10-year-old dog, Gigi. She had been my mother's and had taken good care of her until my mother's passing on Feb. 16, 2007. Then Gigi started taking care of me. She had her paws full.
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In 1912: Chas. Blackburn, of Anderson, and H.C. Quirk, of Ingot, were developing a quartz claim about a mile and a half this side of Ingot. Much prospecting had been done on the claim, and good ore bodies were uncovered, assaying from $10 to $50 per ton. The gentlemen have negotiated for a five-stamp mill that would be imme
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Red Bluff police say they arrested a 26-year-old man after a scuffle early Sunday morning, thanks in part to the shoe he lost outside the Palomino Room.
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More than a month after a high-profile lightning fire broke out east of Redding, Shasta County supervisors on Tuesday are expected to get answers from Lassen Volcanic National Park's superintendent about her controversial call to let the blaze burn undergrowth in its first two weeks, leading to a massive wildfire that
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After ripping through rural neighborhoods, destroying 142 structures and causing mass evacuations, the Ponderosa Fire slowed to a crawl Sunday, as firefighters expected to finish building a fire line around it today.
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Work started last week on the construction of a barrier around property on North Bechelli Lane whose former owner's controversial plans for high-end condominiums grabbed headlines last decade.
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Crews have been working to rescue four people from the Trinity River after a vehicle plunged off Highway 299, igniting a fire that jumped the highway and set on fire a passing hay truck. The road was closed in the area of Del Loma, about 35 miles west of Weaverville, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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I've been a fan of Prairie Home Companion for many years. There are people, brittle sophisticates, who've never had to thaw a frozen pipe with a hairdryer, or nurse a sick animal through a rough night, or throw together an impressive dinner from leftovers and cans, people who would rather have root canals without anesthetic
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Fire crews are continuing the damage assessment process. Areas within the interior of the fire perimeter continue to burn. Fire crews are working to control these areas using aircraft and ground resources. As containment increases personnel and or equipment will continue to be released or reassigned to other incidents acros
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A person was hit by a truck and injured this afternoon in Red Bluff, and the driver of the truck didn't stop for the incident, the California Highway Patrol reported.
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Rescue personnel went to the site of a possible drowning on Lake Shasta on Sunday afternoon after a boat flipped and capsized, according to the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office.
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Here’s a 2 minute tech tip we recently created for the education committee of Shasta Association of Realtors in Redding. You may want to know this too. Just one of many 2 minute tech tips from our brokerage, The Address Realty.
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Law enforcement officers this afternoon are looking for at least one man who allegedly robbed a woman near the Shasta Outlets in Anderson.
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Entrepreneur Jeff Garrett started small: at a tender age he invested his money in the In-Dog-Nito on Hartnell (now Rita's). From there he learned what local folks want: a clean, well-lighted space in which to enjoy well-prepared, classic American dishes with a country and/or western flair. To that end, he's the man responsi
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That Peck's Bad Boy of the Travel Channel, Anthony Bourdain, recently commented in the New York Times that San Francisco is "a two-fisted drinking town, a carnivorous meat-eating town, it’s dirty and nasty and wonderful…" and Femme de Joie would pretty much agree on all counts. Never having lost her love of that delicio
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Back in the 1960s and '70s, an unimpressive cinder block building on South Market Street was a liquor store. Later on it became, variously, Asian markets, Chef Paul Trout's Experience, and now Kanya Garden. Located virtually across the street from Racha Noodle, Kanya Garden had to offer up value and food to distract custome
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Even if a restaurant claims “you're family,” you're a customer, and they are in business to make a profit. Restaurants are good at separating you from your money: it's their raison de etre. A severe case of sticker shock upon presentation of the bill can cause a lingering sour aftertaste. The most obvious tip for saving
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The Bagley Fire near Big Bend is now covering nearly 21,000 acres, officials said, a jump of about 8,000 acres from Saturday.
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This Govt. owned foreclosure seems to have last sold for $315K in 2004. It looked better then. We are only posting the one image, today. The MLS listing provides
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A group of three wildfires in Siskiyou County has now burned more than 11,000 acres, officials said.
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Red Bluff police say they arrested a 26-year-old man after a scuffle early this morning thanks in part to the shoe he lost outside the Palomino Room.
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Portions of California and Shasta streets in downtown Redding will be limited to one lane in each direction between Division and Tehama streets starting Sunday.
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The smoky ambiance clouding Redding will stay for at least three more days, according to the National Weather Service. Today's high will reach 87, with a southeast wind blowing up to 9 mph in the morning. At night, temperatures will cool down to around 58 as the wind continues. Monday will be smoky too, with a high nea
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Seven people were arrested by law enforcement on suspicion of driving under the influence from just after midnight Friday through 6 a.m. Saturday, including a 15-year-old boy, officers say.
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Are parents too dense, ill-informed or lazy to get their children the normally required range of immunizations before the kids start kindergarten? Is that the reason the number of "personal belief exemptions" to school vaccine mandates is rising in parts of California, including Shasta County?
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Hosting a stage of the Amgen Tour of California could help shape Redding's economic and cultural identity. As an industry, tourism in our area has not only survived, it has grown over the years. Today more than ever before, tourists are traveling with their bikes. Tourism and bikes. We are ready for this market.
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The recent article about the woes and issues concerning Northstate Recycling would have the reader think that this business is not much more than a major polluter and total disaster to our local environ. If that is the impression of the reader, then let me set some facts forward to ponder.
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The hasty plan to revise the state's long-standing environmental quality law died a quick death in Sacramento on Thursday, and that's good news for California.
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My comments are about the "psychopathic arsonist," as I call the person.
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This has been a bad week for tax haters. The Ponderosa Fire drew thousands of firefighters from all over the state, fighting to save homes and property. Dozens of flights of firefighting planes pounded the blaze, and millions of dollars are being spent. The Jarvis tax nuts fight the rural fire fee?
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Your editorial supporting a $1 billion tax increase is a misfire.
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This is in rebuttal to Theresa King's letter. Theresa, you need to attend the City Council meetings and watch Dolores Lucero make a fool of herself.
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About the jail grant being voted down: Don't believe a word about our jails being overcrowded. If they have room for my homeless friends for minor offenses in our police chief's current war on the homeless, they have room for everybody.
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As I look across our lake at Lassen Peak and the building cumulous clouds created by the Reading Fire, I have several questions.
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On June 29, Oregon State Police (OSP) detectives began an investigation after the body of Tara Gordon was found deceased along Interstate 5 near Woodburn. Our investigation is continuing to confirm the cause and manner of Tara's death.
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Last Saturday, my wife was on a bike ride and a packet that contained her identification, a credit card and money found its way to the ground.
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MANTON — Patrick White was headed home on Bluff Springs Road in the early afternoon Aug. 18. He and his wife had just picked up some food for his upcoming birthday barbecue.
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In 1912: A petition representing about 50 residents of the north end of Dunsmuir was filed with Siskiyou County supervisors requesting that something be done to close or remove the resort known as the Cliff House, the scene of a recent robbery. The house was directly opposite the residential district, and, it was alleged in
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Note to readers: This week's column is written by Heather Neal
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Today's wide spectrum of digital venues stretches one's brain to be Internet savvy all the way — to engage 140 characters to tweet, use Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, to Google, email and more. We are neighbors within a global community. Therefore it's even more important to be prudent in one's choice of
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Most retirement planning literature portrays a retirement transition in the context of a couple or a family — but what about those who retire alone? What particular challenges do they face, and how must their preparation for retirement differ?
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Most of us have experienced that midafternoon energy drag. Energy drinks, which contain high amounts of caffeine and sugar to help give you an artificial jolt of energy, are an ever-growing popular remedy.
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Katie Ghelfi and Rick Dunbar
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Who doesn't love beer?
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Erika Vanderstappen and Christopher Friddle
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I spent my recent birthday in Graeagle. Never mind which birthday, but I can tell you that I'm inching too close to 100 and too far from my birth date. Fran made our favorite family cake and we shared it with three of my high school classmates and their wives in the shade of tall pines in this once-booming lumber town n
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Public land management agencies all seem to follow the general rule that the very best areas of recreation land are reserved for what is termed "day-use" as opposed to "overnight use" such as camping. Thus, spots with exceptional views are used as vista points and the most pleasant stream-side or lakeshore l
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The Redding Riptide 18U girls fastpitch softball organization completed its summer season by capturing first place in Davis at the ASA Capitol Sports Association tournament Aug. 4-5.
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Dear Straight Talk: Some time ago you printed a letter from a boy who felt stereotyped as a B student. The panel gave tips on how to get A's anyway. Could you run that again? When school starts, I want to be ready.
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I'm a nervous Nellie by nature. I like all my little chicks safe at home with me and out of harm's way.
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Patty Mandville and Rick Purn
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Alix Freeman and Dan Sorrick Wedding
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Dear Babe: I have a 1952 Mickey Mantle Bowman card (No. 101). It's in decent shape.
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Speakers tout role of education
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Plea deal drops abuse, arson charges
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SUP YOGALATES
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There are certain years in sports when everything aligns to create a window to win a championship.
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Taking the place of a great quarterback is like following Jimi Hendrix on stage. It's going to be difficult and unpleasant no matter what, at least at first. After all, the audience has been treated to an incredible show.
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Miscues highlighted the first week of prep football action for a handful of teams.
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A woman missing from Shasta Lake showed back up at the place she disappeared from, authorities said today.
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Wow! We have such a great group of HS Seniors up here in Redding!!! I have thoroughly enjoyed working with this year’s Seniors… whether it’s for your quick Yearbook “Mug Shot” or the full-blown creative sessions… they’re just so much fun! So, thanks – thanks for being you, tha
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At noon today road closures in the affected evacuation areas were lifted. The following areas will be open to residents only with proper identification: Rock Creek Road, Ponderosa Way and Forward Mills Rd. There are still fire personnel working in the areas listed below, and the conditions are not in favor of opening the
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Two grass fires burned 5 acres in the Jones Valley area this afternoon, but the potential for the flames' spread caused authorities to call for evacuations of homes on Christian Way off Bear Mountain Road.
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George began working at the town of Shasta's courthouse and jail in 1873 at age 11 as a chore boy. He was hired permanently approximately six years later as a janitor, and then promoted to a jailer in 1884. He...
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A man was arrested after he allegedly stabbed two people, leaving one in critical condition, near Adams Lane overnight, police say.
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Seven people were arrested by law enforcement on suspicion of driving under the influence within the previous 24 hours, including a 15-year-old boy, officers say.
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Firefighters say they've contained 74 percent of the Ponderosa Fire by Saturday morning, which has scorched 27,676 acres across eastern Shasta and Tehama counties.
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Susan Tchudi is explaining to me about "adaptogenic" herbs as we walk around the herbal garden growing behind her home at TurkeyTail Farm. "Modern herbalists consider herbs help to calm or soothe the body, neither over-stimulating nor inhibiting normal body function adaptogenic." According to the Nutrition Science News, "at
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Older humans may regret seeing crows feet in the mirror, but this Redding old crow would surely beg to differ. Just a fleeting episode. See a one foot crow. Grab the camera. And then the traffic light changes at the intersection of two very diff
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A rare Contemporary home on 1.5 acres just east of Redding, with a 1500 sqft garage.
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The haze enveloping Redding will stick around through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
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Today, botany fans and those just curious about plants in general can join the horticultural manager at Turtle Bay-McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens for a walk in the gardens.
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Turtle Bay continues its exploration into chocolate with a demonstration on how to create hand-crafted chocolate at 1 to 1:30 p.m. today.
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Tonight's Redding Rollergirls's bout with the Tsunami Sirens has been cancelled, according to the team's website.
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Police arrested three Redding men Friday night in connection with the baseball-bat beating of a 20-year-old man, who was found with head wounds on Eureka Way.
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An article from the Wall Street Journal by James R. Hagerty, contributed to by Alison Van Camp, February 14, 2007) Popular Home-Price Web Site Often Gets It Right but Can Be Way Off the Mark, We Find In the year … Continue read
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Authorities are searching for a woman who went missing Tuesday in the city of Shasta Lake.
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When Christina Massey first saw the vandalism of Martin Luther King Jr.'s visage at the Redding park where she works, she said she was "shocked and sad."
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In 1912: Robert Calcaguino sent the Siskiyou News a sample of his Sisson cabbage that weighed 14 pounds to the head. It was white, sweet, tender and juicy, the finest in the land. In another note, Dr. G.W. Dwinnell had a large lot of Shasta Valley grain gathered and boxed to hold for the Panama Exposition in case nothing as
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Redding police said Friday they have been investigating someone who earlier in the week reportedly made statements about "going Colorado" at Simpson University.
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The mother of a 24-year-old Redding man who was struck and killed crossing Placer Street in January is suing the city and Shasta County over her son's death.
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A food truck with a '50s theme is serving burgers and fries in greater Redding.
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Shasta and Tehama counties have suffered through one of those fiery weeks — itself capping a smoky month — that serve as a reminder of just how rough this beautiful patch of country can be.
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Two weeks ago this morning I went to bed to sleep off a nearly all-night ride-along with the Redding police. Some observations follow.
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Most people have probably noticed that the recent fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond prompted an immediate increase in California gas prices of at least 40 cents per gallon.
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The issue of aborting a rape-induced pregnancy recently rocked a Senate campaign. The images it summons of violation, unfairness and burden assure the topic instantly launches infuriated responses.
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A 50-year-old man accused of killing his older brother after a fight about weightlifting will have to wait more than a month before learning whether he'll stand trial on murder charges.
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SHINGLETOWN — Beneath towering evergreens in clear air, little children scampered about Black Butte Elementary on Friday during their first day of the school year, which arrived four days late because of the Ponderosa Fire.
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Growing up in Redding, Chris Thayer was drawn to science at an early age.
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Kirt Clipper asked if Rep. Paul Ryan was an example of conservative hypocrisy because Ryan's mother is on Medicare.
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YUBA CITY — Football can bring a team back to reality in a hurry.
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"Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away. Now it looks as though they're here to stay." The Beatles had it right when they sang about the sweet sorrow of good times gone, and a couple of college sports programs in Redding can empathize with that big time.
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The U-Prep Panthers lost their first football game of the season in a close contest, with Etna winning at home 25-24.
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Authorities allowed more residents who were forced to flee the Ponderosa Fire to return to their properties Friday, as the number of threatened homes dropped to 300.
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ANDERSON — Once Shasta's one-two punch of Avery Holley and K.C. Toombs got going, there was no stopping them.
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The Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors voted last week to hire an investigator after its third closed-session evaluation of the county counsel in less than two months.
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We'll see. It's playing at both the Cinemark 14 in Redding and the Valley 11 Cinema in Anderson. Here's what it's about, including some comments pro and con. And here's a negative review, from the Washington Post. What's clear is...
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'Ancient One' guessed the little man with the lawn mower correctly as George Albro who is mowing the courthouse lawn. Check in tomorrow to read more about this interesting man. Congratulations to Ancient One who wins a $10 gift certificate...
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A 22-year-old Redding man today pleaded guilty to molesting a girl several times over a period of about 10 months, according to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office.
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Deputies are looking for two people, possibly teens, who stabbed a man in the torso early Thursday, according to the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office.
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Interstate 5 is six lanes wide now in Redding. With thick smoke from local wildfires standing in for urban smog, we can glimpse a future where our town begins to resemble the rest of California. Just need to fill up the lanes with
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The big halibut is 64.9. I've got lots of fish to wrap and that makes me a very happy camper....
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Click on the picture to see movie trailer
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While clay soils have a sticky, heavy reputation, some of the most highly productive agriculture soils have a moderate amount of clay. To loosen and improve the structure of clay soil, add organic matter. Compost added year after year helps by attracting earthworms and helpful bacteria and fungi that result in better draina
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Preface #1: A year or so ago, Gary and I went to a concert in Chico (about 70 miles south of here). There was a man at the concert who spent the evening wandering drunkenly dancing directly in front of the stage, moving back and forth from right to left and back again, dancing as though his movements were controlled by a ca
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Authorities are searching for a woman who went missing Tuesday in Shasta Lake.
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Birdbaths, fountains, ponds and other water sources bring birds to yards. A water source for birds can be simple or elaborate. What's most important it to provide the water year-round.
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There is such a thing as too much of a good thing. Garden tomatoes, as delicious as they are, can be overwhelming at times.
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Can I grow a winter garden in Redding?
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Democrats in Sacramento, in a last-minute "trailer" bill -- the source of much mischief, though not necessarily in this case -- have proposed to switch the deadline for mail voting, the Bee reports. Rather than require that ballots arrive by...
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This is an awesome dispatch from the Pacific Crest Trail, which fire season can make a little dicey in high summer: "It was a beautiful day," she said. "We were just hiking along and then, all of a sudden, there...
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A 50-year-old man accused of killing his older brother after a fight about weight lifting will have to wait more than a month before learning whether he’ll stand trial on murder charges.
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Who is this? 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 great...
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From the Oregonian's web site: Highway bridges often turn out to be significant pieces of architecture. Lower profile pedestrian bridges don't usually get the same care in design. A noted exception is the breathtakingly beautiful Sundial Bridge over the Sacramento...
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From the Medford paper: Amanda Alexander not only is the cover girl for all that is Oregon big-game hunting, she's also the poster face for successful hunting on public lands. Alexander, of Redding, Calif., is on the cover of 2012...
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A friend e-mailed this job listing (applications due today): McConnell Foundation seeks Director of International Programs (Redding, CA) The McConnell Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help build better communities through philanthropy. The Foundation is seeking to...
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A two-vehicle crash in Cottonwood is causing a traffic hazard in the area of Happy Valley and Gas Point roads.
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Authorities are allowing more residents, who were forced to flee the Ponderosa Fire, to return to their properties.
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Helpline needs volunteers to answer calls on our community's crisis counseling, suicide prevention, and referral phone line.  A five week training class is being offered September 11 through October 11th, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.  The class will include background information, guest speakers on a variety of issue
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There was no way I was going to let the next Blue Moon slip by without dedicating a playlist to it. I mean, after all, these things only happen once in a blue moon, right? And from what I understand the next one isn't coming around again until 2015, and that's just way too long [...]
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Work on several north state roads could cause delays today.
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Redding will be hazy over the next few days as three wildfires burn in the north state.
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At noon today (Friday) the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office,  along with the Department of Public Works and Traffic Solutions, will open Rock Creek Road, Ponderosa Way, and Forwards Mill Road to residents of the appropriate areas where they reside. Only residents with proper identification will be allowed into these areas
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Comfort Keepers — Home Health Care owner Sandra Cassina (right) talks with Ruthie Scott (left) and Maddie Filomeo, both of Rush Personnel, of Redding, at the Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce’s Open for Business Expo on Thursday at the Redding Civic Auditorium.
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A 61-year-old Daly City man was found dead earlier this week in the Trinity Alps after becoming separated from his hiking companion, according to the Trinity County Sheriff's Office.
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A Trinity County sheriff's deputy may resume writing letters to the editor after a federal judge ruled in his favor in a freedom-of-speech case.
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Cases of gonorrhea have nearly quadrupled in Shasta County this year compared with averages for the past half decade, prompting public health officials to urge county residents to get tested for the disease.
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In 1912: Fred Halsey, locomotive engineer on Nos. 227 and 228 between Redding and Red Bluff, saw what he thought was a cow on the track ahead of him. After shutting off the steam and applying the brakes, he discovered a fine five-pointer running at 20 miles an hour ahead of the engine. At a crossing, the buck took to the wo
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A community group will lead a prayer and march Saturday to promote tolerance and recognize the change in Redding's makeup.
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Travelin' in Time is a weekly look at historic places or people in the north state.
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The Shasta County Arts Council in Redding has been awarded an $8,500 Creative Public Value grant from the California Arts Council.
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Former business partners Kenny Breedlove and Jayson Burris are busy men.
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Smoke from three north state fires caused several high school football teams this week to shift from their traditional scripted practices.
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Officials with three of the state's emergency response agencies and the U.S. Forest Service on Thursday provided an update on their joint efforts to battle wildfires that so far have scorched nearly a half-million acres in the north state alone.
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The smoky gray air hanging over Redding in the wake of north state wildfires makes Lisa Tumelson cranky.
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Firefighters anticipate full containment by Monday on the 27,978-acre Ponderosa Fire even as the blaze burns just miles from the small community of Mineral in Tehama County.
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Why does a Redding resident visit one of the city's fine parks?
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Either Israel is engaged in the most elaborate ruse since the Trojan Horse or it is on the cusp of a pre-emptive strike on Iran's nuclear facilities.
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I have read and heard some negative stuff about the Boy Scouts of America lately. I have been a member of the BSA for seven years. During Scouts I have been able to participate in many different activities.
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I've been hearing a lot about producers, that they are an elite group and deserve special privileges. Even if this were a decent way of thinking, this is too complicated a situation to come to such simple solutions.
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If the U.S. Forest Service can sue Sierra-Pacific Ind. for $120 million because the may have started a forest fire, can the public sue the National Park Service for knowingly and willfully allowing a wildfire to burn?
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Republican Scrooge Czar, Grover Norquist, in an interview with Bloomberg TV, predicts Paul Ryan will do for domestic policy what Dick Cheney did for national security.
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In March, the Ryan 2013 budget was published. It was then passed on party lines by the House of Representatives.
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Thirty-three players.
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This is the year for the Northern Section.
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Teams look to shake off preseason rust
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The Red Bluff High girls tennis team beat Shasta 8-1 to open the season on Thursday.
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It's been three years since Shasta has had a workhorse running back.
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Police say they arrested three people during a drunken driving and driver's license checkpoint, with two of them suspected of driving under the influence.
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The Shasta Mosquito and Vector Control District (SMVCD) announced Thursday that three birds and five additional samples of mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile virus (WNv). The birds, an American crow, a house finch and a Western Scrub Jay, were found widely scattered at different locations within the District. These lo
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Authorities are reporting that a woman in a red pickup truck drove into the West Valley High School parking lot and began shooting into the air.
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Fire engines did not exist then. When a fire erupted, many of the Redding's volunteer firemen ran to the station to get their gear. One of their apparatus was a hose cart that had to be pulled to the fire...
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That's what Rick Bosetti's camp would have you believe, releasing this video to prove the point: This is the ordinance in question. It does in fact say that a redevelopment zone -- since folded up -- at the Sierra Army...
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John ponders the question in this incredibly fast-paced 3-minute, 52-second YouTube video. And I think he may have nailed it at the end....
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Northbound lanes of Interstate 5 near Deschutes Road in Anderson have reportedly reopened after a dump truck dropped a load of asphalt on the freeway and a Jeep going through the area overturned.
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Here's more evidence that the nation's housing market is stabilizing. Some of the nation's hardest-hit markets are showing signs of life in the latest Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) home price index. The index tracks more than 360 metropolitan statistical areas. Values in Redding were virtu
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Join Slow Food Shasta Cascade and Maywood Farms for a fun and tasty day on the farm. Free and low cost activities - something for everyone! Just come on out! Farm tours, a fig-inspired brunch featuring dishes prepared by Farwood Bar & Grill, local vendors sampling and selling, and a fig dish tasting contest. A no hos
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Yesterday I mentioned in passing that the Legislature was debating a bill to require a doctor or nurse's signature stating that parents had been fully informed about the benefits and risks of vaccines before they could claim one of the...
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Gonorrhea reports have surged in Shasta County, and public health officials are encouraging people to protect themselves from sexually transmitted infections. From January through July of this year, 81 cases of gonorrhea have been reported to Shasta County Public Health, compared with an average of 21 cases for the same tim
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The North Valley Art League presents an unusual art show offering  a great chance to acquire an original and affordable piece of art for yourself or someone special.  The "$50 is Nifty Show" offers lots of original art priced at $50 or less.  The show runs September 4th through September 30th, 2012, Tuesday - Saturday, [
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Goff Fire is burning 5,200 acres and is 15 percent contained.
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This CNBC story describes the financial and legal Catch-22. Excerpt: Medical marijuana is legal in the state of Colorado. As a result, businesses have been created to grow, package and sell medicinal marijuana. This has created jobs, paid rent, and...
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Chico Enterprise-Record reporter Laura Urseny reports that Dick's Sporting Goods will open a store in the Chico Mall in 2013. The news comes weeks after it was first reported in the
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Trinity County Sheriff’s deputies said they arrested on Tuesday a 58-year-old Burnt Ranch woman six days after she told another person she’d shot and killed a man.
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A 56-year-old Redding man found dead Sunday just miles from his home died from a cerebral hemorrhage and aneurysm, according to the Shasta County Coroner’s Office.
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Authorities arrested an Anderson man who they say stashed methamphetamine in the engine compartment of a car.
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Two pics taken inside Reverge Anselmo's private chapel on his ranch and vineyard in the Inwood Valley east of Millville....
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Fire crews expect to fully contain a wildfire burning northwest of Butte Meadows in Tehama County later today.
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An 18-year-old man was arrested Wednesday night after he evaded Red Bluff police attempting to make a traffic stop.
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The infamous Mr. Jack Rebney of the viral internet video “Winnebago Man” has lost his home in Manton,Ca to the Ponderosa fire. Jack Rebney is also famous for his leading role in the film “Winnebago Man” not to be confused with his viral You Tube video. While we are saddened to hear that Mr. Rebne
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Redding area singer songwriter Tracy Jean Manuel has released a CD, humbly titled “Halfway Decent.” Listen up. Halfway Decent by Tracy Jean Manuel Blogger Marck Beauchamp pointed me to this brilliant local music. I know readers
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Work on several north state roads could cause delays today.
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The American Red Cross expects to close its doors to Ponderosa Fire evacuees at noon Friday as many have been allowed to return, leaving the center at Big League Dreams practically empty, officials said.
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A Redding man on parole supervision is in custody today after police found 14 firearms during a at a storage unit he rents.
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Described by the original builder as Santa Barbara style, this home is unique.
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The National Weather Service is forecasting several days of temperatures in the 90s and smokey skies.
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Leaders from the state’s three emergency-response agencies today are visiting firefighters in Redding to assess firefighting efforts on the Ponderosa and other north state fires
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When elected officials decide how to spend taxpayers' money, they need to use their heads as well as their hearts.
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There's something off — something a bit cowardly, actually — about the position of both parties in the abortion debate refueled by the asinine remarks of Missouri Republican Todd Akin.
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They’re selling like proverbial hotcakes on Lake Boulevard, just as they do at the trendy Voodoo Doughnut locations in Portland and Eugene.
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Photographer Chris Schiller has been photographing in a serious way for more than 20 years. With numerous solo and group exhibits both locally and up and down the West Coast, including an exhibit at SFO Airport Museum, his photography has been enjoyed by thousands of people. North state art lovers can enjoy Schiller's work
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Barista’s Roasting Co. celebrates its two-year anniversary today. Located off Dana Drive in Redding (formerly Green-Go’s), the business hangs a 13-foot banner out front that proclaims “Best coffee in Redding.”
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The advent of digital photography, coupled with the Internet, has lifted the lens cap on a whole new world for photographers, and the Tehama County Photo Club is happy to welcome that world of images to the north state.
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We read so much about the young people in gangs and all the trouble they get into. I want to tell you about the young people I met in the lower level of the parking garage on Placer Street early last Thursday morning.
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If China is doing better than it was 30 years ago , it is because capitalism is expanding there, not because of a partnership between capitalism and communism.
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Police and fire investigators are looking for at least one person they said set a series of nine fires Tuesday in the Millville area near several homes.
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A tour had been scheduled today for officials of a statewide veterans organization interested in converting Camp Latieze into a facility for veterans returning home from war.
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While larger wildfires continued to devour north state acreage land Wednesday, the relatively smaller Bagley Complex fires had grown more than 2,500 acres in one day and merged into one fire, with little sign of slowing.
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You see "Back to School" everywhere these days. Does this bring up visions of a young student with new clothes and a backpack with freshly sharpened pencils inside? How about adjusting your perspective to include seniors as active learners?
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Redding Fire Chief Kevin Kreitman is preparing to open Fire Station 2 in the fall.
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For the fourth straight year, Nerds On Call of Redding has made Inc. magazine's 500/5,000 of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.
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After five days of battling a blaze with 300-foot walls of flames that's consumed almost 25,000 acres, firefighters said Wednesday they are more than halfway to containing the Ponderosa Fire, which has reduced at least 64 homes to ashes and prompted Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency in Shasta and Tehama c
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"Winnebago Man," the famous star of a viral video that earned him the title of ''World's Angriest Man,'' says he is satisfied that he and his dog, Buda, escaped the Ponderosa Fire, which destroyed his Manton home.
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The California Assembly voted along party lines Wednesday to outlaw the use of hounds to hunt bear and bobcat.
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Fisheries officials said they have not seen any effect on salmon in Battle Creek spawning downstream of the Ponderosa Fire.
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In 1912: Articles of Incorporation of the California, Shasta and Eastern Railway were filed. The railroad operated from Anderson northerly through Bella Vista and was to be extended to Ingot, which would create a total length of 28.5 miles. This action was seen in Redding as proof that the Afterthought Copper Co. was dead e
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RED BLUFF —Sean Rix jokes about being "roped into" a leading role in an upcoming community cleanup.
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Good question. The answer is maybe. But the Community Services Advisory Commission, which can suggest a path to the City Council but does not have ultimate authority, delayed acting today after a lively discussion. Proponent Susan Hinz called prohibiting smoking...
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ANDERSON — The Cubs are starving hungry.
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There will be no shortage of experience on the sidelines when it comes to the Northern Athletic League this season.
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Red Hawks fall to Oregon Tech in 5 sets
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Tim Patterson knows the first year at the helm of any program can be rough.
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The California Assembly voted along party lines Wednesday to outlaw the use of hounds to hunt bear and bobcat.
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Logging was taking place here even before the onset of the Gold Rush in 1849 when dense forests stretched for miles in every direction with great trees six and eight ft. through and 100 ft. to the first limb! According...
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Dear Garden,At this point in late summer I'd like to take this opportunity to review the past season and go over some of the highs and lows, as well as your performance evaluations. This was my first year returning to gardening after a long layoff, and I was a bit rusty and needed catching up in some of the newe
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This bill is, I'm reliably informed, being debated in the state Senate right now (Wednesday afternoon). I confess myself deeply torn. I am 100 percent pro-vaccine and have a low opinion of the arguments of those who oppose them, which...
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The Ponderosa Fire has drawn firefighters from all over California, but not all of them are on the ground.
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Redding firefighters are at a vegetation fire that was reported at 4:15 p.m. behind Enterprise High School.
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Here’s a west Redding foreclosure home off Buenaventura, in the Panorama Heights subdivision.
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The heads of three emergency response agencies with the state will visit Redding Thursday to assess the firefighting efforts in the north state.
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Winnebago man, the famous star of a viral video that earned him the title of World's Angriest Man, says he's satisfied that he and his dog escaped the Ponderosa Fire, which destroyed his Manton home.
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Victor Davis Hanson captures the state's political divide nicely: Driving across California is like going from Mississippi to Massachusetts without ever crossing a state line....
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In the wake of its educational camp being destroyed by the Ponderosa Fire on Sunday, the Shasta County Board of Education met today at a special session to explore its options.
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Secret Witness of Shasta County is offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of a man who attempted to stab someone in the downtown Redding parking garage.
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Redding is -- by and large -- a live-and-let-live kind of town. But that is apparently not the case when it comes to smoking in city parks. Our totally unscientific Redding.com poll -- posted in response to a Community Services...
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Red Bluff police arrested two men and two women early Tuesday evening after a caller reported seeing some people inside a vehicle with a long gun.
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Secret Witness of Shasta County today announced an up to $5,000 reward for information on a series of nine fires Tuesday in the Millville area investigators believe were intentionally set.
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Did I really sit in the Redding City Council chambers last night and watch two members up for re-election this fall vote against the flag? Yes I did. As it happens, I agree -- and agree that private fundraising should...
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Gov. Jerry Brown this morning declared a state of emergency in Shasta, Tehama and Plumas counties for the wildfires burning in those areas.
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  At 11 a.m. Wednesday the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Department of Public Works, Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol, will open a section of Highway 44 in Shingletown for eastbound traffic only - and only for the residents of Shingletown. At 12:45 Wednesday Caltrans announced that Stat
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A set of fires near Big Bend grew to 5,650 acres overnight, a sharp jump from yesterday's 4,130 acres of charred land.
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Remember the days when a Nigerian Prince would offer you riches beyond belief? Well he’s been replaced by a wide variety of "tales", all of them just as determined on making you do things you'll regret.  Read the article HERE (http://mashable.co
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That's what political columnist Timm Herdt of the Ventura County Star calls the critics who complain that various California policies are stifling its business climate like so much wildfire smoke socking in the valley. The most recent evidence came in...
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The Reading Fire is 100 percent contained. According to a Lassen National Forest press release, when referring to a wild land fire, the difference between a fire being "contained" or "controlled" is that when a fire is contained, a fuel break had been completed around the fire, by hand line and/or mechanically by dozer lin
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Authorities are reporting a strong-armed robbery at a parking lot on Balls Ferry Road in Anderson.
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More than 800 firefighters are close to fully containing the Mill Fire.
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Here is a quick, funny little pic of me & Ethan.  I handed the camera to mom real quick and we were in some really funky sunlight.  So, I probably ended up making Ethan look a little funny – the light is so bright on his nose!  Sorry, Ethan!!!  Anyway, he was a hoot to [...]
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As some Manton and Shingletown residents were being allowed to return to their homes this morning, Cal Fire was expanding evacuation warnings in Mineral.
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Work on several north state roads could cause delays today.
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Redding will be hot and smoky today as two fires rage in eastern Shasta County.
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The Shasta County Board of Education today will discuss the future of Camp Latieze, which was virtually destroyed by the Ponderosa Fire.
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The Reading Fire in eastern Shasta County was fully contained Tuesday evening, fire officials reported.
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It might not have been their intention Tuesday afternoon, but the Shasta County supervisors have gone all in on the treat-and-rehabilitate philosophy that underlies the state's shift of low-level felons to county responsibility.
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Years, and sometimes decades, pass between my visits to movie theaters. But I drove 30 miles to see the movie "2016," based on Dinesh D'Souza's best-selling book, "The Roots of Obama's Rage." Where I live is so politically correct that such a movie would not even be mentioned, much less shown.
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Why all this effort by the Shasta Lake City Council and city manager to bully ex-City Council member Dolores Lucero in the courtroom? Are the taxpayers funding the attendance of city employees at trial? I hope not. Mrs. Lucero is quite innocent of the falsified charges against her because I was with her, acting as a witness
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Why does Rep. Paul Ryan's mom depend on Medicare when he has millions of dollars to take personal responsibility to care for her?
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The 2012 prep football season is two days from kickoff and, with today's release of the Northern Section Preseason Prep Football Media Poll, there is plenty of speculation about which are the top teams in each division.
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Three local chefs and a nutritionist want to help you make your favorite recipes more healthy, more tasty, or just better all the way around.
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SHASTA LAKE — The key to the Wing-T offense is deception.
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In 1912: The Little Nellie mine, between Keswick and Iron Mountain, was ready to resume operations with all of the old hands being called back. A month ago the compressor house and blacksmith shop were destroyed by fire. The Little Nellie was a steady gold producer and the company was undeterred by the fire.
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Shasta County supervisors unanimously rejected a $33 million state grant for a new jail Tuesday, with supervisors saying the county can't possibly afford to operate the 232-bed facility.
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Joe Wong of J&A Food Service in Redding has signed a lease on the former Chevy's Fresh Mex restaurant on Hilltop Drive in Redding.
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The Ponderosa Fire has been attracting nationwide attention while roaring through neighborhoods and chasing residents out of their homes, but with little fanfare another Shasta County fire has grown to more than 4,100 acres.
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The 2012 Northern Section football season begins this week with 10 new head coaches settling in for their first season at the helm of their new teams.
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The Shasta District Fair is among those who have yet to receive payment from concert promoter Allan Folino a month after the now-infamous demise of the Jukebox Music Festival.
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A veterans group's ambitious plans for a $50 million museum at Redding Municipal Airport moved ahead Tuesday when the City Council approved allocating "seed money" to cover the costs of permits and studies.
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Tuesday was a day of heartfelt hugs for the Grant family.
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After months of speculation, Verizon Wireless has launched its 4G Long Term Evolution, or LTE, network in Redding.
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Redding police Tuesday said they found a 56-year-old man dead Sunday, nine days after he was reported missing from his north Redding home.
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When Lorna Knedler stared out across her vineyard in Manton after the Ponderosa Fire had blazed through, she thought she'd entered a war zone.
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Chamber biz expo Thursday in Redding
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SHASTA LAKE — Central Valley football used to live in the postseason.
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The Eagles got wins in the top two singles matches when Tatiana Pellow defeated Stephanie Carriere 6-1, 6-0 and Allison Hernandez beat Cindy Vang 6-3, 6-2.
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The longtime area artist died earlier this summer. (Heard her name mentioned on KGO radio this morning by a newsreader, a relative of Ann's.) I grew up around Ann's work. Here's my favorite piece, purchased in the Nineties. If you...
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The longtime area artist died earlier this summer. I grew up around her stuff. Here's my favorite piece, purchased in the Nineties. If you have examples of Ann's work you'd like to share, e-mail them to me (notbusinessasusual@gmail.com) and I'll...
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I received the following email from Palomino Armstrong, "mother" of Honey Bandit, her famous rescued colt. She doesn't mention him in this portion of her email, however, he is safe at a ranch in Nevada. Here is the rest of...
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The California Highway Patrol has closed Old Forty-four Drive from Palo Cedro to Millville as firefighters battle several spot fires in the areas.
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With great sadness, those of us who have been working and trying very hard to find a suitable new owner, renter or leasee for Camp Latieze have been officially notified that it no longer exists, a victim of the Ponderosa...
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES TRINITY LAKE — Some particularly big landlocked king salmon in here, like the new potential state record fish of 11.2 pounds caught last week by guide Mike Elster. The fish hit a 4 1/2-inch Apex in black and white. So far he’s caught three state
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Re-Post. Back in June when this first ran, they were asking a hopeful $209K. Get ‘em for less now! Ne home builders are really getting aggressive on pricing. It was really pleasing to see tradesmen at work at the new Buckeye Pines subdivision.
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Shasta County supervisors today voted to turn down a $33 million state grant to build a new jail in Redding, saying the county can't afford to staff the 232-bed jail.
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Did anybody else catch former Redding Rebels pitcher and U.S. Olympic softball gold medalist Michele Smith on TV last weekend? Smith was part of the TBS crew that broadcasted Sunday's Atlanta Braves-Los Angeles Dodgers game. She provided color commentary along with former Braves pitcher John Smoltz. Durin
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Mr. Jesrani, along with his fellow members of the Active 20-30 Club of Redding, organized a Children's Shopping Spree event on Sunday.  Read about the event in today's Redding Record Searchlight (CLICK HERE to read full artic
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Good question, which a correspondent asks. The report, about which we editorialized this morning, was included with the staff report related to the City Council's agenda. But here's a copy for those interested. Despite occasionally critical comments, I agree with...
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A friend forwarded this e-mail about an upcoming reunion of the relatives of C.C. Bush, Redding's first mayor, business leader, civic booster, etc. The e-mail: "You had asked me to write about our Bush reunion. There will be about 25...
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Animal rescue programs and family ranches continue to open space at their facilities to assist residents affected by the Ponderosa Fire.
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Fire officials say one of the three fires making up the Fort Complex escaped containment lines Monday night.
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Did you know you can purchase Copyright Free Collections of your Senior Portraits?  Pretty cool, huh?  What does that mean, you ask?  That means you own the digital images you choose – you can post them online, print them as big as you want, and print as many times as you want!  Pretty cool, right?  [...]
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A Siskiyou County farm is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the discovery of the people who stole several turkeys last week.
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Redding police plan to run a DUI and driver's license checkpoint Thursday at an undisclosed location within the city limits.
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Redding police said they found a 56-year-old man dead Sunday, nine days after he was reported missing from his north Redding home
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A Red Bluff man was taken into custody on Monday after authorities found prescription medications and drug paraphernalia in a vehicle search.
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Red Bluff police are advising motorists to review their credit card statements for fraudulent charges if they pumped fuel into their vehicles at a local gas station.
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Much has been discussed about the depressed housing market and how it will play out in November. On Wednesday, a campaign that calls itself "Home Is Where the Vote Is" will launch an eight-state crusade to mobilize the folks who are underwater on their mortgage - they owe more than their home is worth. Th
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A woman suffered minor injuries this morning when her car was broadsided by a pickup at the intersection of Pine Grove Avenue and Cascade Boulevard in Shasta Lake.
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Calling their fundraiser “an unneeded distraction” at this time, organizer have canceled Saturday’s Lassen Volcanic National Park event due to the wildfires burning in the area.
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I wouldn't bet on it, given the amount of $$$ Monsanto and others will spend against Prop. 37. An overview from the Christian Science Monitor. Excerpt: If Proposition 37 passes, California will become the first state in the nation to...
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The Redding City Council will recognize Olympic gold-medalist Megan Rapinoe of Redding at tonight’s meeting.
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A protest back East about the use of the phrase "illegal alien" (here) brought to mind this hilarious and widely quoted blog post by colleague Bruce Ross from two years ago in which the Forest Service tested the euphemism "displaced...
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Firefighters were holding the lines on two blazes burning wild lands in Shasta and Tehama counties.
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Wildfire-stricken property owners in Manton say the Ponderosa blaze has destroyed more homes than the seven structures officials have been reporting, and fire officials confirmed this evening 50 buildings have now been destroyed by the fire.
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With Mount Shasta looming above, clean fresh mountain air, and the smell of pines with wildflowers scattered about, what could be a better venue for a beer fest? On July 14 my wife, Canda, and I headed north to the 20th annual “State of Jefferson Brewfest” at Mt. Shasta Ski Park. Since I had no [...]
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ANDERSON — The Shasta District Fair board of directors today will receive an update on the now-infamous Jukebox Musical Festival.
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SHASTA LAKE — The City Council today will weigh new four-year contracts with employee unions representing more than half of the city’s 43 full-time staffers.
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Shasta County supervisors will may accept a $33 million state grant this morning to build a new jail in Redding.
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The Reading Fire in eastern Shasta County grew only slightly Monday to 27,877 acres as crews got a better handle on the blaze and expected to have it contained early this morning.
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As wildfires throughout the north state grew Monday, air-quality officials in Shasta and Tehama counties are warning of unhealthful conditions for residents of both counties.
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In 2000, when the Redding City Council adopted the city's current general plan, that document was the work of a 27-member city-appointed citizens committee that had met some 70 times over five years, plus 15 meetings of the city's Planning Commission.
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The barrage of Republican television advertising aimed at both registered Latino voters and potential Hispanic voters who have not yet registered began early this summer.
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Thank you for talking with Steve Fitch, former Shasta-Trinity National Forest supervisor and fire expert, regarding the horrendous Reading Fire. It brings to light the bizarre thinking of park officials about how a naturally caused fire in an unnatural environment can be seen as good.
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I am hoping one of your readers or your columnists can answer some questions I have. They are all related to the increasing use of hospitalists (doctors who only work in hospitals and do not have their own patients) in our area.
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For 41 years I have been in the financial services business, helping families and small and medium-sized businesses achieve financial success. I have promoted a financial formula that always works.
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For 11 local women, friendship wasn't the finish line.
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COTTONWOOD — Life is good out on The Pasture.
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The Ponderosa Fire grew to 16,280 acres and was threatening 500 more homes, as hundreds of additional firefighters swept in to battle the blaze Monday.
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COTTONWOOD —A powerful tool for a defense is intimidation.
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A 63-year-old Redding man convicted of child molestation in June was sentenced Monday to more than a century in prison.
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Open water swimmer Hunter Wright finished first in the 17 and under division, first among non-wet suit swimmers and third overall in the Optimus Sport Distance swim 10K challenge at Venice Beach on Sunday.
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A tight supply of listings, low prices and rock-bottom interest rates continue to drive home sales in Shasta County.
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All year long, Pete Giachetti talked about how special his women's team was.
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Anxious families who have been forced to flee their homes because of the Ponderosa Fire have many questions. Those with homeowners or renters insurance probably wonder just what their policy covers.
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Shasta County's chief probation officer announced Monday that a site for the long-awaited community correction center has been selected and it might open at the end of January.
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Shasta County supervisors this morning will revisit talks to build a new jail in Redding, this time possibly making a commitment to accept a $33 million state grant to build the facility that would require a one-time county match of several million dollars and an ongoing cost to run the jail.
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This year's Community Creek Cleanup is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon, Oct. 6.
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Redding's Hunter Wright made some noise at a Venice Beach open-water event on Sunday.
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Show slots available for young designers
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1850 Fire and lava flow from Cinder Cone near Lassen Peak 1851 Fire and lava flow from Cinder Cone near Lassen Peak 1852 Shasta 1853 Shasta 1863 Latona 1868 Horsetown 1870 South side of Black Butte near Battle Creek...
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The Fort Complex cluster of fires in northwest Siskiyou County is now covering 5,632 acres and 41 percent contained.
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A grass fire in the Martin Luther King Jr. neighborhood in Redding on Monday night was contained at 2 acres, a Redding Fire Department official said.
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The Reading Fire in eastern Shasta County grew slightly Monday to 27,887 acres as fire crews got a better handle on the blaze, while officials expect to have it contained early Tuesday morning.
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I can't tell you how many times I've heard that Shasta County is a generous community. Well, this is the first time I've seen something approaching rigorous evidence. We're not the most generous place in the known universe or anything,...
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Mike Hurley, Redding
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Basic Necessities May Be Provided by Assisted Living Expenses (ALE). Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones reminded fire evacuees in California that they may be eligible for reimbursement for additional living expenses due to mandatory evacuations. The California Department of Insurance (CDI) is currently monitoring several fir
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Q. Does your faith tradition encourage collaboration and acceptance of other faiths? Yes, Muslims are encouraged to reach out to other beliefs, work for the good in the society regardless of race or religion. In the Qur’an, Muslims are commanded by G’d to strive as those in a race towards all that is good; so that tells
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So writes one visitor to the Bend area -- which was once in the pipeline to become a national recreation area but is now in a sort of holding pattern. In the meantime, the Bureau of Land Management has designated...
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By William La Jeunesse Published August 20, 2012 FoxNews.com Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/08/20/us-taxpayers-bailout-california-homeowners-as-banks-fail-to-pay-their-share/#ixzz247M5LpE3 Contrary to what voters were led to believe, California took the unprecedented step this month to give banks and strugg
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Property owners affected by the Ponderosa Fire and other wildfires in Shasta County will be eligible for relief.
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On Sunday, the Reading Fire held within all lines on the fire located in portions of the Lassen Volcanic National Park and Lassen National Forest. The lightning-caused fire started July 23 and has consumed 27,887 acres, including 16,970 National Park Service acres, 10,838 U.S. Forest Service acres and 79 acres of  pri
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The Ponderosa Fire grew to 16,280 acres and was threatening 500 more homes, as hundreds of additional firefighters swept in to battle the blaze Monday.
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Our most sincere thoughts and prayers to all the firefighters working to protect Shingletown today.
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Homes start at an affordable $169,800 for a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom model. This is the large development you can see just south of Bethel Church in Redding. The agent representing the interests of the builder is Mike Rossiter of Coldwell Banker. We can represent your inte
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CCMOF is an organic farm that offers fresh produce grown in the fertile soil of world renowned Churn Creek Bottom. Then, they offer free delivery to your home or office. check out their website: A local business offering to locals. Buying food grown ne
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It's been a while since we sat down and chatted long enough for me to fill you in on what's going on here at your favorite online news magazine.  For everyone at A News Cafe.com, it's been a productive summer as our staff has been busy creating some new features that we hope you will like. The biggest project [...]
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Forecasters say it'll be another warm, sunny day in Redding today, and winds could gust up to 18 mph tonight. Expect a high of 97 degrees for the city and a low tonight of 61 degrees. Temperatures should cool a bit on Tuesday with a high of 92 degrees, then stay in the 90s the rest of the week, according to forecasters at t
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KALISPELL, Mont. — When Sara Weaver saw her father Randy struck in the shoulder by a government sniper's bullet in the Idaho wilderness in August 1992, she began to sprint back to the family's cabin on a mountaintop called Ruby Ridge.
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FRIDAY UPDATE: The Ponderosa Fire has burned 28,098 acres and has destroyed 64 homes and 20 outbuildings. The fire is 68 percent contained. The Red Cross Shelter at Big League Dreams is scheduled to close at noon today. Firefighters continue to utilize hand crews, aircraft, bull dozers and engine crews in a concerted effo
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Is the problem with Stillwater Business Park the product and the timing? Or is it the salesman?
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On Saturday, Aug. 11, Mitt Romney introduced Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate. This is a political Hail Mary pass. For those not into football, a Hail Mary pass is a long forward pass, thrown in desperation near the end of the game, under the small chance a receiver will snag the ball, score, and win the game
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I propose that any time a resource manager decides to manage a wildfire, the fire name be immediately changed to their name.
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Much is being written in this newspaper criticizing Lassen Volcanic National Park officials for their fire management practices that have allowed a wildfire to rage out of control. I agree with these critics. However, a far more basic cause of the current fire is the National Park Service's management philosophy of "
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Jerry Hurley, Redding
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The Ponderosa Fire grew to more than 12,000 acres Sunday with little sign of slowing, destroying seven homes and prompting Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko to declare a "state of emergency" for his fire-ravaged jurisdiction.
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The Ponderosa Fire grew to more than 15,000 acres overnight with little sign of slowing, expanding to the east and west and destroying seven homes.
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As the Ponderosa Fire scorches thousands of acres in southern Shasta County, firefighters say they're getting a handle on the weeks-old Reading Fire, which was 51 percent contained Sunday.
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In 1912: All the stores in Redding were to be closed during the funeral of Judge Edward Sweeney, as a mark of respect and to give all employees an opportunity to attend the last rites.
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Firefighters battled more than 20 lightning-sparked blazes around the north state Sunday, adding to the nearly 300,000 acres of wildland fire burning in the region.
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Shingletown Store was a center of a community gathering Sunday afternoon, and the phone rang repeatedly.
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Firefighters battled more than 20 lightning-sparked blazes around the north state Sunday, adding to the nearly 300,000 acres of wildland fire burning in the region.
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Shingletown Store was a center of a community gathering Sunday afternoon, and the phone rang repeatedly.
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A cluster of wildfires in Siskiyou County is now 41 percent contained as the blaze spread to just under 5,000 acres Sunday.
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Arrests for driving under the influence are down this Labor Day season compared to 2011, a spokesman with the county's anti-DUI campaign said.
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I met Sam and her sister, Marissa, when they came in for a consultation with their Gramma a few months ago.  They’re beautiful girls, but it’s their personality & enthusiasm that won me over…  After our full session in the studio and out at Caldwell Park – we became BFF’s!  )  LOL  I k
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Tracy Jean Manuel, a member of the Jim Dyar Band and Muletown, a graduate of Shasta High and an art major at Shasta College, is a prodigious talent. Take a free listen to the haunting "Halfway Decent People" on Reverbnation...
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Here’s a nice looking foreclosed home in a very desirable area.
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Click Here for more information on the Labor Day Weekend Men's Retreat.
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With the Reading Fire in eastern Shasta County making its way toward containment, officials have lowered the personnel presence there by hundreds.
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Alternative suggested headline for David Benda's excellent Stillwater Business Park article in today's paper (here). At the very least the city council needs to try another real estate broker....
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Two lightning-sparked fires are burning on Hatchet Mountain near the mountain's namesake wind turbines, fire officials said.
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Fire officials say the Buckhorn Fire near Oak Run isn't fully contained after all, downgrading its containment estimate this morning to 70 percent.
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The Ponderosa Fire has grown to 12,000 acres with no containment and destroyed seven homes, fire officials said this afternoon.
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Today will be sunny and hot, but not as hot as in recent days. The high should reach 96 degrees, while tonight's low will be about 63 degrees. Expect light winds tonight and similar weather conditions on Monday. Gusts that night could be as high as 18 mph, forecasters say.
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Somewhere during my journey through life I recall reading an axiom worded something like this: Mankind has always worked hardest at devising ways to avoid hard work.
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Stillwater Business Park in Redding was the vision of the Economic Development Corp. of Shasta County.
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Can the city of Redding make up its mind about parking already?
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Students head back to school this coming week. Many will be asked to share what they did on their summer vacation. I would talk about my two-week trip to China.
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On July 23, Lassen Volcanic National Park and the surrounding area were subjected to lightning strikes from a storm system. The result of this storm was a small lightning-caused fire within the boundaries of Lassen. Park fire officials made a decision to allow this fire to continue to burn in an allegedly controlled manner
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I would like to respond to Bob Madgic's "Speak Your Piece' last Sunday. As a member of the Anderson City Council since April, 1996, I would like to give you the correct information on the Anderson River Park. The city of Anderson purchased the property for this roughly 350-acre park in 1968 with the intent it be
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I am writing in response to the July 29 article on the spending of Proposition 63 tax funds.
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On June 8th, ex-DA Jerry Benito and his three co-defendants, Elizabeth Leslie, Angela Fitzgerald and Carol Gall, were ruled liable for defaming Joyce Gardner and did so with malice, oppression or fraud. (The County of Shasta was named in the suit and ultimately settled with Gardner.)
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When I was in college I met an Indian Hindu man and his sister on a flight from London to Los Angeles. I'd been studying in England and had planned to return to work there after Eurailing for the summer.
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My parents sent our daughter, Payton, to summer camp two years ago for the first time. She was 9, about to enter the fourth grade, outgoing and adventurous. I had few qualms about having her go, save for the fact I was entrusting my baby to someone other then family for a whole week.
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Dear Straight Talk: Our dad and mom believe in casual nudity in the home. They think nothing of walking around naked. It didn't bother us when we were younger and were taught to be casual ourselves. However, since we've reached puberty (15 and 13), it really bothers me and my sister to see our dad this way.
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This week Bon Voyage continues detailing flight bumping. Last week I discussed voluntary bumping of passengers from oversold flights. This week I cover involuntary bumping and passenger rights described by the Aviation Consumer Protection Division of the US Department of Transportation's "Fly-Rights: A Consumer Guide to Air
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David B Redlich owns and operates A+ Mobile Computer Repair.
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Today's students can use online tools at their disposal to stay on top of assignments and organize their schedule. Even better, parents can instantly see how their star student is doing and give some helpful prodding if Jane starts to fall behind in astronomy.
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Amy Davis, a mother of three kids from Connecticut, was driving one day and became distracted while searching for a tissue for her kids. She nearly took out a neighbor's fence in the process.
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Doing business often requires disclosing personal information. Once it's provided, however, consumers have few rights in limiting its availability to other parties. Such information is routinely viewed by those in different companies in different countries. Consequences range from annoying solicitations to identity thef
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With 2013 approaching, many families and their financial, tax and legal consultants are weighing major estate planning decisions.
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Rex and Carol Vaughn of Anderson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 13, 2012, with a ceremony by Pastor Al Franklin at Grace Baptist Church. The ceremony was followed by a reception hosted by their children. The couple were married on Jun 13, 1962, in Redding.
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Toni Tompkins and Gary Richardson, both of Redding, are engaged to be married Oct. 20, 2012, at the Senior Citizens Hall in Redding. The bride-elect is the daughter of Rowdy and Elaine Yates of Burney. She is the office manager at Chiropractic Advantage in Redding. Her fiance is the son of Harold and Cheryl Richardson of
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Jennifer Sasser and Michael Carbaugh, both of Modesto, were married March 23, 2012, at the Union Hill Inn in Sonora. The ceremony was followed by dinner and dancing at Reception Hall in Union Hill Inn. Dr. Craig Slane of Simpson College officiated. The bride is the daughter of Richard and Bonnie Sasser of Modesto. She is
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A cab company employee stopped a burglar who was trying to steal a computer monitor Friday evening at the ABC Cab Co., police said.
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In 1912: There need be no further argument about the distance from Sisson to the summit of Mt. Shasta. Forest service rangers made the trip and chained the exact distance. From a point on Walnut Street, opposite the flagpole, the distance to Horse Camp is eight miles. From Horse Camp to the summit, the actual travel distanc
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A growing blaze scorched 5,000 acres in eastern Shasta County on Saturday, forcing residents to evacuate from Shingletown and Manton and causing law enforcement to shut down Highway 44.
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Anderson Union High School District has added Measure C, a $12.3 million school bond issue, to the Nov. 6 general election ballot.
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Brad Baker has witnessed the highs and lows of the four-year University Prep football program.
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For those who like to enjoy natural beauty at a slow and easy pace, I recommend a visit to two neighboring lakes in south Siskiyou County — Lake Siskiyou and Castle Lake.
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FALL GIRLS SOFTBALL LEAGUE
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The Simpson University volleyball team began the fall collegiate sports season with a 3-0 loss to Northwest Christian, at home at the Heritage Student Life Center on Saturday.
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RED BLUFF — Many families came to Ide Adobe State Historic Park on Saturday to celebrate Adobe Day for a trip back in time to 1852 replete with candlemaking, blacksmithing, dancing and music.
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Q: My wife and I both hunt deer during open season along with small game, preferably squirrels. We carry two rifles each (one for deer and the other for squirrel). After hours of hiking though, it gets tiring. So my question is if I were to carry a small caliber rifle to hunt squirrel and my wife carries a big caliber rifle
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A man who went along on a drug deal as "protection" called police on one of the alleged dealers, whom he thought had carjacked him, leading to the arrests of all involved early Saturday morning, officers said.
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The old adage that strength lies in numbers may be true for the reconstructed Mountain Valley League this football season.
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SHASTA LAKE — In the final step in employee-union negotiations for the next four years, the City Council on Tuesday will weigh new contracts with the city's two labor groups.
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The Panthers have changed the guard for this season.
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The lights will be turned back on at Fire Station 2 come mid-October, nearly two years after tight finances forced Redding officials to shutter doors.
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John Troughton of Cushman & Wakefield has been trying to sell lots at Stillwater Business Park for more than four years.
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Stillwater Business Park, meet Stanton Springs.
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Dear Babe: I have a set of 30 New Orleans Saints cards. The front says, "A.P.B.A. Pro League Football." The back has personal info and how each player rated on offense, defense and pass receiving.— John Brown, RialtoBabe: Usually not knowing the year or player names makes it virtually impossible to determine v
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Longtime CEO Chris Jones told me the facility on Eureka Way will henceforth be known as Vibra Hospital of Northern California, in keeping with the marketing and branding strategy of its corporate parent, Vibra Healthcare. New signage has been ordered...
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Emergency personnel are responding to reports of a possible drowning at Lake Shasta at around 6 p.m. today.
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Electricity was out in parts of the city of Shasta Lake this afternoon after a tree fell on a power line.
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William arrived in Shasta County in 1861 and purchased 160 acres in 1862 from Tom McCoy on Snow Creek at the confluence of Bear Creek and established the Snow Creek Ranch. The ranch name was later changed to the Aldridge...
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Redding firefighters checked on a report of a grass fire at Hilltop and Dana drives this afternoon behind the Men's Wearhouse, but they weren't able to find any flames.
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I practically lived on maple bars at Shasta High. Back then no one thought of marrying them with bacon and we all know EVERYTHING is better with bacon! I may have to head back to the new iGo'Nuts & Bakery...
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Authorities say they arrested five individuals on suspicion of drunken driving overnight in the Avoid the Six driving under the influence crackdown.
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Firefighters are evacuating people from homes near Manton and in Shingletown as a 5,000-acre blaze burns to the northeast.
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Firefighters are responding to a fire reported at 19441 East Niles Road today.
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So one commenter said, directing me to this tune available on Amazon.com for 99 cents. Click here to listen to a sample of Hunt's country-flavored "I Hope Heaven Has a Helluva Jukebox." On Whiskeytown Records....
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Candles used during a prayer started a blaze that engulfed most of a mobile home in a park today off Highway 273, firefighters reported.
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The Goff Fire has closed a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail today, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
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A man who had been brought to a drug deal as "protection" called police on one of the dealers, whom he thought had carjacked him, leading to the arrests of all involved, officers said.
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An employee of a cab company stopped a transient burglar trying to steal a computer monitor Friday evening at the ABC Cab company, police say.
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A man was arrested Friday after he ran his jet ski aground near Morley Cove at Lake Shasta while piloting it under the influence, authorities said.
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We direct your attention to a Redding blog, These Little Documentaries.   Found, like a little bit of lost jewelry sparkling in the beach sand. Sparkle on. It’s Really Redding.
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Attention horses! Here’s a place to keep your humans stabled. Habitat for humanity.
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It was 102 in the shade at 6:15 pm one evening this week. Mid-August and much of the garden looks like a child defeated by a spelling test - head down on the desk, hair mussed, shoulders slumped, face hidden. Despite the brown-edged leaves and wan-faces of many of my favorite garden plants, I know [...]
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Ide Adobe State Historic Park's 33rd Adobe Day is today at the park in Red Bluff.
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Today will bring a small chance for storms early in the day, but the clouds are expected to clear out for the afternoon, bringing temperatures up to around 98 under sunny skies.
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Spaghetti, garlic bread and salad are on the menu today at the Redding Veterans Memorial Hall for a fundraiser to benefit wounded and returning veterans.
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Hunter Wright has no limits when it comes to swimming.
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Redding leaders say they have no intention of pointing fingers at Shasta County law enforcement officials they have invited to a Monday workshop about public safety.
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The alleged murder of a Redding man by his brother began with an argument over lifting weights, according to the police summary of interviews with the suspect.
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I hope my kids never get in a bar fight.
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In 1912: Acute angina pectoris was the cause of the sudden death of Judge Sweeny while in San Francisco. Worry over the affairs of the distressed loan association was said to have been the indirect cause of his death, although he was not held responsible in any way for whatever conditions the building and loan commissioner,
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Mount Shasta doesn't care about the past.
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Turtle Bay Exploration Park's Museum Art Gallery Experience program has been awarded a grant from Target Corp.
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The Sacramento Valley League is all over the place.
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The post-Luke Curran era begins for the Wolves.
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A Redding scrap-metal and recycling business under scrutiny by state hazardous material workers also is the target of state water quality officials for allowing pollution runoff into a nearby creek.
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Lassen National Volcanic Park superintendent Darlene Koontz says her agency apologizes for the fire's impact, which firefighters initially allowed as a controlled burn of forest overgrowth according to the park's guidelines before ballooning to almost 28,000 acres Friday.
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When Bob Moore laid the groundwork last fall for his 70-acre corn crop in Churn Creek Bottom, the owner of Moore's Flour Mill couldn't imagine the drought that has blistered Midwest farmers this summer.
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Spaghetti dinner to raise funds for vets
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Authorities said they arrested four people on felony warrants in a warrant sweep Thursday.
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Shasta County's unemployment rate hardly budged in July.
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Shasta County's so broke — it can't even afford volunteers.
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Lots of people complain about our fair city. But maybe things are better than they appear in the Record Searchlight online comments section or the letters to the editor column given the dearth of candidates for City Council this time around.
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Marc Beauchamp's recent article about Reverge Anselmo and his struggle with the county succeeded in striking a chord with many locals in Shingletown. A great number of us feel ashamed and embarrassed at the reception Anselmo has received.
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I prefer science to superstition. I make less than $250,000 a year.
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We had a lovely lunch At Anselmo Vineyards on a recent Friday. Here's the take of this admittedly uninformed taxpayer.
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On Tuesday, the Shasta County Board of Supervisors will consider how to go replacing about county Auditor-Controller Connie Regnell, who is resigning midterm. My question: Why bother? This isn't to knock Regnell or her office, but not every county feels...
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The L.A. Times catches readers up on the fundraising circuit. Among the events: Sen. Doug La Malfa (R-Richvale) is raising money for his congressional campaign this weekend with an "exclusive BBQ" in Butte County and featuring House Speaker John Boehner....
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Old_Timer guessed the pioneer man correctly at 9:08. It is William Aldridge who came to Shasta County in 1861. Congratulations Old_Timer! Thank you to Ortega's Mexican Restaurant for the $10 prize this week to the winner. Also, thank you everyone...
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The Shasta County Sheriff's Office announced that it has begun transferring sentenced inmates to a jail in another county today.
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A little over three years ago, when the city banned cigarette smoking on the library's grounds, we suggested as much. Now the Community Services Advisory Commission might recommend, at next week's meeting, doing just that. Here's an explanation of the...
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The Bee, in an editorial advocating higher cigarette taxes (which we agree and re-agree), highlights the example of a nation that has gone to astonishing -- and very successful -- lengths to curb smoking. Consider the experience of Australia. In...
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Here's a happy quote of the day, from the Bureau of Labor Statistics: The largest over-the-year percentage increase occurred in North Dakota (+6.8 percent), followed by California (+2.6 percent) and Oklahoma (+2.4 percent). In other words, on a percentage basis...
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Next Saturday, Aug. 25th, "Olde West Day" in French Gulch. The all-day event -- food, music, lots of activities -- sounds like it'll be a blast. Details at this link....
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Help! I have aphids in my vegetable garden. What can I do?
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Garden on the Cliff columnist Jack Williams says "full sun" can be too much sun in the north state. There's a fine balance in providing plants with the sunlight they need and protecting them from too much summer heat.
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Upcoming events include the master gardeners training class and a farm day.
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Spurge is a key player among garden weeds. The low-growing plant with a central taproot is a prolific seed producer. Persistence is essential to controlling spurge.
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Save water used on landscapes by watering early in the morning or later in the evening when temperatures are cooler and evaporation is less; making sure your sprinklers water only the lawn, not the sidewalk or street; using drip irrigation for trees, shrubs, flowers and vegetable plants; using mulch around trees and plants
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Ask Anna columnist Anna Moseley says a job chart has proven to be a good motivator for her daughter.
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I've been a regular visitor at the Shasta Public Library since it opened five years ago, but I confess I'd never noticed that it lacked a flagpole from which to hang Old Glory, which is customary and entirely fitting at...
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A man found dead in the Sacramento River on Thursday was a 54-year-old Redding man, the Shasta County Coroner’s Office said today.
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Not globally, according to a new study: "Nearly half of all men and more than 1 in 10 women use tobacco in many developing countries, and women are starting to smoke at earlier ages, according to the largest survey to...
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Who is this important pioneer? 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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The trial 45-year-old convicted rapist from Iowa who’s accused of raping and murdering a woman in Redding 20 years ago will begin Tuesday
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BOOOOOM! The post Geo Metro Vs. 12 Pound of Tannerite appeared first on Daily Dump.
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Megan Rapinoe in the paper this morning: "I think people in Redding in general feel like (the medal) is theirs too. And that's definitely the way I want it to be. "It kind of feels like this was our Olympic...
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Very cool video shows on year of change in a 40 second video. I could watch this all day it’s relaxing. One year in 40 seconds from Eirik Solheim on Vimeo. The post One Year In 40 Seconds appeared first on
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Grenade fishing what could go wrong? I am wondering at what point these people thought this was a good idea. The post Grenade Fishing Ends Badly appeared first on Daily Dump.
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Some crazy dust devil videos. I love seeing these things they are so fun to watch. I wonder if Taz had something to do with this one. The post Cool Dust Devil Videos appeared first on Daily Dump.
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I have been trying to wrestle with life and adjusting to a few new twists and turns, so lately it has been all I can do to keep dreaming the DREAM of getting to the things I want to do! An Example would be that every single day I am "Thinking" about my Blog, but SELDOM, (If EVER) actually sit down and say a line! 
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While the Reading Fire in the Lassen Volcanic National Park remains at about 27,000 acres this morning, the Rush Fire in Lassen County grew some 40,000 acres overnight.
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This morning as I write this, I am grateful.  I am grateful to Doni for allowing me to join the News Café team and I am grateful that respondents to my first blog were kind. I am a clinical psychologist.  I first became acquainted with this profession in 1973, when I was 17 years old, [...]
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