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January 3rd, 2013

Police said today they've caught three people suspected of a Dec. 10 home invasion and they are searching for a fourth suspect.
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They were hefty hardworking German girls and did everything on the ranch the boys did. They were born in 1904 to John and Fredericka Diestelhorst. The girls lived their entire lives on the family ranch established by their grandfather Gotlieb...
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Shasta Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center seeks volunteers to assist with animals.
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Shingletown was established in the early 1850s. It has always been the chief business center on the Shingletown plateau.
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are idle, nagging and pace.  Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE
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An Anderson woman circulated more than $6,000 worth of fake checks in Shasta and Tehama counties, police said Thursday.
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Just a pretty picture from a few days ago at nearby Bridge Bay on Lake Shasta. Like houseboat hibernation. This image is sized for my Desktop background if you click on it.
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Total up not what you think you spend, but what you really, really spend. Make sure to count those trips when you only intended to purchase one item but came out with $50 worth of groceries. (Please tell me I'm not the only one who does this!) You don't have to be to the penny; a good guess is fine.
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Couscous is a great alternative to pasta because it cooks so quickly. This recipe was inspired by a dish I saw on the menu at Le Pain Quotidien, a bakery/restaurant chain. It's made with M'hamsa couscous, a hand-rolled sun-dried couscous from Tunisia that has an especially toasty flavor. You could, however, substitute any b
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Authorities have at least two men in custody this afternoon after chasing a car on westbound Highway 44 that turned off of northbound Interstate 5 near Cypress Avenue.
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So says Gorp.com in a nice list. I didn't know that we in Shasta and Siskiyou counties were in the Pacific Northwest -- but does this mean we can stop paying California sales tax?...
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There's a secret opinion explaining why the government's secret argument for being able to keep secret the argument for why it can kill in secret is valid! This during the tenure of a man who pledged his administration would be...
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Let's keep it all in perspective, shall we? Here's more from the 2013 "Cal Facts": California experienced a decline in both property and violent crime rates since the early 1990s. Between 1991 and 2011, the state's overall crime rate declined...
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There's a widely shared opinion that so-called government budget cuts never really cut spending -- but only cut the projected growth of spending, or cut general-fund spending while making it up through raids of "special funds," or other accounting tricks...
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Fascinating look by The Washington Post at the rise in prescription opiate use -- sales have tripled in the past 20 years -- and the addiction it's engendered. Turns out doctors were assured that would not be a problem thanks...
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Paranoid Shopper Prank. This is absolutely genius I love how this guy Jack Vale doesn’t even crack a smile just dead serious and committed to the joke.
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A 39-year-old Red Bluff man was arrested early today after sheriff’s deputies said they found him holding an unloaded hand gun to the head of a woman.
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The former treasurer for Tulelake is facing accusations of embezzlement by a public officer.
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This Fannie Mae foreclosure home has an elaborate brick fireplace.
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Drunken driving arrests during Shasta County’s special holiday enforcement season were down compared to the 2011 season, but unlike that year, 2012 recorded an alcohol-related fatality.
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See the other thread on email SCAMS here I believe that this scam would be considered “Recycling” by the Obama administration.  The crooks are reusing it over and over, and they use no paper goods in their trolling for suckers, allowing it to qualify as a “Green Job” and make the owners of it eligib
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My owners are off taking a break, so I offered to pound out Robb’s column on the old Selectric. This will be a quick yelp, since my double-dewclaws get hung up in the return key. Not sure why humans call it “return” and not “fetch,” but that’s just me. This may be news to humans, [...]
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ANDERSON — The City Council meets today to interview five people vying for two spots on the city’s Planning Commission.
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Here are the road conditions and work, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation.
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Patches of frost will appear in the early morning this week as temperatures hover around freezing overnight, the National Weather Service is forecasting.
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Republicans had no love for the compromise bill that averted the "fiscal cliff." It passed the House of Representatives on New Year's Day largely thanks to Democratic members' votes while Republicans — who hold the House majority and normally set the agenda — mostly voted "No."
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The moment called for a grand bargain. It yielded a pathetic punt.
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We were 12 miles from the nearest trailhead, 8,000 feet up a mountain pass so steep a staircase had to be dynamited out of the cliff. Our second of three grizzly-bear encounters would occur on our way down, and we were quite grizzly ourselves after three days without a shower.
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Ask any bluesman you meet about Jimmy Reed and you’ll get an earful. Mark Hummel, who brings his yearly Blues Harmonica Blowout to the Cascade on Tuesday, is no exception.
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Artist Chuck Prudhomme began his artistic career in 2002, after 21 years flying helicopters for the US Army and the US Coast Guard, flying emergency medical helicopters for hospitals in Texas, Arizona and California, operating fire suppression helicopters for Cal Fire and a stint as a Flight Safety Officer for a helicopter
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The success of the Maritime Seafood and Grill’s late-night weekend alter ego – the Spice Lounge – speaks volumes about the current bar scene in downtown Redding.
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On Christmas morning we set off in the rain to find a place for breakfast and, happily, the first restaurant we found open was Jeff’s California Cattle Co. on East Cypress Ave., where I’ve always found the food consistent and the service super friendly and attentive.
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I suggest that the fat cats in Washington, D.C., who want to tax the rich, go after the football, baseball and other sports players.
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In October of 2011, California decided the way to alleviate over-crowding in its prison system was to send parolees and early released inmates back to the counties.
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The snow was 32 inches deep!
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It is not as obvious to me as it is to Fred Castagna that Aaron Williams "does not understand the purpose of the U.S. Constitution."
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What can you do? Make smart drink choices. Try the following tips
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Our community has a program to help low-income seniors pay their utility bill. Power to Seniors was established in response to the 2001 energy crisis, but the need continues as our energy costs continue to soar higher but Social Security income remains the same
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Dee Lahey says she felt isolated and was bullied as a child and the signs that she was struggling went unnoticed.
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Pharmacological and psychotherapeutic interventions are two of the most common treatments for depression.
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A question I get asked frequently is, "How can I ride in the winter?"
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Dr. Helen S. Mayberg began exploring the application of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for treatment resistant depression while at the University of Toronto.
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Antidepressant medications treat depression by affecting the naturally occurring chemicals in the brain to change mood.
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A Redding man was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on murder and other charges in the Oct. 28 shooting death of a friend killed by a Shasta Lake man.
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On 01/02/2013, Wednesday, the Shasta County Coroner’s Office identified Thibault as the decedent in a shooting that occurred on 01/01/2013, Tuesday, at approximately 2003 hours. A post mortem examination is scheduled for Friday, 01/04/2013. At this time there is no further information available.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Al-Jazeera, the Pan-Arab news channel that has struggled to win space on American cable television, has acquired Current TV, Al Gore confirmed Wednesday.
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Interesting walkaway quote from the liberal Union of Concerned Scientists in this article about how the Obama administration stonewalled the scientific assessment of genetically engineered salmon (which, by the way, gives me the heebie-jeebies --- but that has nothing to...
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Free dental service for Uninsured Low Income Children to 18 years old at the Give Kids a Smile Event set up for its 8th year at Shasta Community Health Dental Center's.
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RED BLUFF - Authorities say they have detained a man after witnesses reported him trying to steal a dog and chasing children near Red Bluff High School today.
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Enterprise High's boys basketball team captured its third tournament title over the weekend and moved to the top of the latest Northern Section Media Poll rankings released today.
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As powerful as garlic is, it's maddingly hard to define. It's too strongly flavored to qualify as a side dish, but it's too substantial to fit in the herb category.
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This year's best movies list could make a history class curriculum, with films about the 1979 seizure of the U.S. embassy in Tehran, the final months of Abraham Lincoln's presidency and the hunt for Osama bin Laden. All will factor into an Oscar race that won't be as clear-cut as last year's coronation of "The Artist."
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As you know, LiveJournal has been "experiencing problems" thanks to DDOS Russian hackers yet AGAIN. You can sometimes get an update (such as it is) from LJ's Facebook page, and also make comments. A Russian user had this to say:Рукожопые дебилы из СУПа!Which Bing translated to
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Police arrested a Redding man today after a late morning welfare check turned into a standoff on Wasatch Drive in the Ridgeview neighborhood off Placer Road.
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The following entry was posted in today's Today in History in the Record Searchlight. Did anyone catch the possible significance of it? I sure did, when I found it in a little itty bitty article in The Searchlight newspaper (I...
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Before a politician by the name of Obama he was probably Hawaii's favorite son -- remember America Online? He's back in the news: his venture fund stands to gross nearly a hundred mil on the sale of ZipCar to Avis....
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On January 1, 2013, at approximately 9:42 PM, Redding Police Officer Doug Moore was patrolling the 800 block of Browning Street. He noticed a suspicious subject loitering near a vehicle in the parking lot of Famous Dave’s Barbeque. Due to this suspicious activity, coupled with the recent high number of theft related crime
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Two Redding men were taken into custody last Friday at the Rolling Hills Casino in Corning following a fight with security, the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office said today.
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There are of course stories about guys setting forest fires so they can get jobs on the fire crews, but this University of Oregon study is the first time I know of where economists attempted to collect rigorous data about...
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Lindauer Ranch employees tell authorities someone stole three industrial tractor batteries sometime between Sunday afternoon and Monday morning.
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To properly fulfill the Department's mission and to live up to the new name, Director Chuck Bonham and other California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) officials must take a more aggressive stance in protecting fish populations and the environment...
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A 48-year-old man was taken to U.C. Davis Medical Center with serious burns after a small, wooden outbuilding he slept in late Tuesday night caught fire.
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Today is U.S. Rep. Wally Herger’s last day on the job.
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Here’s a Fannie Mae foreclosure home in Cottonwood with a big yard.
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While the tax package that Congress passed New Year's Day will protect 99 percent of Americans from an income tax increase, most of them will still end up paying more federal taxes in 2013.
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Authorities have identified the man who died in a shooting Tuesday.
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Redding police arrested a 27-year-old man Tuesday night in connection with a car burglary in the area of Famous Dave’s restaurant.
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Crème brulée, French for burnt cream, is a rich, creamy custard topped with a thin layer of hard, caramelized sugar.  Crème brulée is one of those perfect desserts that seems complicated, and yet mastering this simple recipe will open the door to endless possibilities of flavors. Infuse the cream with chocolate, lique
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As they always are, Amico del Signore and Femme de Joie were in search of decent Chinese food when they got to San Francisco. There's no shortage of such restaurants, but weeding out the chaff from the wheat (to mix a metaphor or two) is the challenge. We already know to skip any restaurant being [...]
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Here are the road conditions and work, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation
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The Redding City Council has canceled its meeting, which had been scheduled for tonight. The council next meets on Jan. 15.
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A 22-year-old Redding man who pleaded no contest in November to second-degree murder in the stabbing death of a homeless man in 2011 was sentenced to 16 years to life in prison today in Shasta County Superior Court.
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Sunny skies and a high temperature near 53 degrees are forecast for Redding today.
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In principle, many conservatives argue that the U.S. Congress has no business underwriting the routine costs of a little city in Northern California, let alone meeting today's staffing needs with money borrowed from tomorrow's taxpayers.
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The beginning of a new year is often a time to look forward and look back. The way the future looks, I prefer to look back — and depend on my advanced age to spare me from having to deal with too much of the future.
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Working with wildlife for most of their lives, Vivian Kee and Lou Merzario wouldn't feel at home without it. Perched on a hillside, their house feels like part of nature. Birds of every feather dine at feeders and splash in shallow pools. A flock of wild turkeys struts through the property without fear. Black-tailed deer a
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Most schools including colleges and universities brag about being "gun-free zones." What a great place for planning a massacre. Every person inside of these "gun-free zones" is totally helpless to stop an attack of any kind.
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In his attack in Sandy Hook, Adam Lanza used a Bushmaster .223 equipped with 30-round clips. This is one of the many AR-15's available.
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My heart breaks for the victims and their families of Newtown, Conn., and I can't imagine what it would be like to lose one of my children to something like that. I suspect almost every parent across this county paused and thought about what it would be like to suffer that type of loss.
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In 1913: Eugene Marrion found $200 in buried treasure in Middle Creek while prospecting. His find was all in silver coins of 50-cent and dollar denominations. All showed rust stains from the can that contained them and the latest date was 1879. He planned to return later in the hopes of unearthing more hidden wealth.
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Redding firefighters tonight are responding to reports of a fire near the Family Carpet Center on South Market Street and a fire in a bathroom at an apartment at the Peppertree Apartments on Hilltop Drive.
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The Enterprise High School boys and girls basketball teams are both at the top of the Northern Section Media poll, indicating that 2012-13 could be the Year of the Hornets.
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The California Department of Fish and Game is no more.
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ALTURAS — The 15-year-old Modoc High School student who police said was planning to shoot a classroom full of pupils last month may be transferred to a highly restrictive residential treatment facility.
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Content and cuddled in her mother's arms, Zora Andrea-Bell Horde welcomed in the new year Tuesday at Mercy Medical Center in Redding with a yawn and a nap.
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The new year brought the calm after a series of December storms as forecasters expect a cold but otherwise uneventful week.
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Pacific Gas & Electric Co. customers will see some slight changes to their bills entering the new year as electric rates will increase and gas rates will drop, officials announced this week.
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They must be crazy.
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With the lack of congressional action threatening to void the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, all 42 agencies that originally signed the pact have agreed to a two-year extension.
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There's two things I love to do. Going for rides out in the country and taking pictures of historic things. I have a nice camera to take pics but I didn't have a nice enough printer to run photo quality...
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The soon-to-depart congressman's statement on why he voted for the fiscal-cliff bill tonight -- one of a minority of Republicans in the House to do so: In order to reverse the large tax hike that had already taken effect, I...
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I picture New Year's as a U-turn, as a sort of fish hook without the barbs. I am on the very short end of the hook, and until I make that turn, I can do nothing at all. Nothing gets accomplished. Then I turn the turn, and there is a long straight stretch in front of me that goes away from the hook, and that is when everythi
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Remember, local "media:" we've been crying out to you for YEARS!(See UPDATE below!)BUT YOU SAW THE PUBLISHED, OFFICIAL PROOF HERE, at the Blind Bulldog Blog, FIRST!(And we're still at your service...)
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A bill designating central California's Pinnacles National Monument a national park is awaiting President Barack Obama's signature.
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This desirable Edgewood Neighborhood home seems to have last sold in 2008 for $335,000.
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It is a family tradition for the Men of Clan to meet on the morning of Christmas O
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Homeowners will have increased protections from foreclosure under some of the hundreds of state laws taking effect with the new year.
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It seems like just yesterday that the year 2000 was a big deal. Remember how some people thought the world would end? Now, it's 2013. Twenty-thirteen. Here it is. And here's anewscafe.com, half a decade old. And some said it wouldn't last. About 2,700 of you may remember my first "Baby Blog". Back then it was just [...]
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Here are the road conditions, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation:
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Sunny skies and a high near 53 degrees are forecast for Redding today. Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Sacramento said Redding residents can expect patchy frost before 10 a.m., but the weather should otherwise be sunny and clear. Tonight's low will be around 32 degrees.
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One of the greatest acts of moral leadership in American history was also an act of war.
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Democrats will be their oats this month, enjoying a sense they are unstoppable because they now enjoy one-party rule in Sacramento, including two-thirds majorities in both houses of the Legislature and a Democrat securely in the governor's office, looking like a lock for re-election if he chooses to run in 2014.
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The advent of Democratic supermajorities in both houses of the California Legislature has spawned much speculation, especially in the media, about what the majority party might do with its newly minted power.
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To the thief who stole gifts from the mailbox:
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ATLANTA — Les Miles took the less-traveled road.
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In 1913: Two hundred packages mailed was the encouraging result of the first day of the parcel post in operation at the Redding post office, where nearly every kind of known merchandise, from silk pajamas to bags of fruit, was received and dispatched with all haste on its way.
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Here's a list of what's open and closed today in observance of New Year's Day:
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A Happy Valley-area woman was charged Monday in Shasta County Superior Court with attempted murder in connection with Thursday's early morning stabbing of a 36-year-old man at an Andrea Way residence.
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A Happy Valley-area woman was charged Monday in Shasta County Superior Court with attempted murder in connection with Thursday's early morning stabbing of a 36-year-old man at an Andrea Way residence.
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Redding disc jockey Jose Ochoa — who was found dead in his home Friday — died from a heart attack, the Shasta County Coroner's Office reported Monday.
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The Shasta County coroner's office has identified the two people who died in a mobile home fire Saturday night in Happy Valley.
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North state seniors unsatisfied with their Medicare Advantage plan can switch back to traditional Medicare beginning today.
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Redding likely will see more firefighters responding to house and other fires this year as a $1.4 million federal grant will pay to beef up the department's staffing levels to meet minimum national standards.
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Good News Rescue Mission is estimating the cost to repair the flood and fire damage at its administrative offices building will exceed $255,000.
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While hundreds of north state residents celebrated the new year, Jeanie and Howie Harris hit the town to dance to the tunes of the Straight Ahead Big Band Monday night at the Red Lion Hotel in Redding. "He's only 78, and I'm 86," Jeanie said. " I guess that makes me a cougar."
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WASHINGTON — Racing against the clock, the White House reached agreement with congressional Republicans late Monday on a deal to prevent across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts to government programs from taking effect at midnight, according to administration and Senate Democratic officials.
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Redding will likely see more firefighters responding to house and other fires this year as a $1.4 million federal grant will pay to beef up the department’s staffing levels to meet minimum national standards.
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Tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut! Once again America and the rest of the world are in mourning due to the heinous act of one individual! We all want to know "WHY?" In the following article the reader will learn certain behavioral signs commonly associated with sociopathic behavior and will be introduced to a common tool u
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Lets not ban anything until we've done extensive research ( quickly ) and then make a decision as what to do. This country always responds with a knee jerk reaction.
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A Benefit Concert for the Darfur United Soccer Academy will be held at the McLaughlin Auditorium, which is located at Sequoia Middle School, on Wednesday, January 16 at 7:00 PM. Featured performers will be the Enterprise and Shasta High School Jazz Bands; the Sequoia Middle School Advanced Band, Chamber Orchestra, and Jaz
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That's what a couple dozen experts surveyed by an Oregon State graduate student said, according to this report. The conclusions are strikingly more pessimistic than anything anyone likes to talk about publicly: The key takeaways: Any action that will have...
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A Hayfork man has been released from Trinity County jail after he was arrested last week on drug and weapon charges, a spokeswoman for the Trinity County sheriff's office announced today.
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Nine people were killed and 20 injured after a charter tour bus drove through a guardrail along an icy Interstate 84, plunging down a snowy embankment on Sunday morning.
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As a resident of the city of Redding, which has struggled the past few years to keep its fire staffing up to the levels the department considers ideal and safe, I sure as heck won't be complaining about the landing...
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The Shasta County Coroner's Office has identified the two people who died in a mobile home fire Saturday night in Happy Valley.
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES TRINITY RIVER — The river has cleared and dropped quickly. Fishing for nice steelhead was very good as the river was dropping after the rain and snow, but now, very cold nights have made the fish lethargic and even good anglers were working hard f
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Peeps - I'm not ignoring you. I'm reading your LJs but the site is crashing so much I can only rarely comment.
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The second anyone broaches the idea of gun control after a massacre like this month's in Connecticut, I promptly start seeing letters to the editor about how gun control is the tool of tyrants -- and how Hitler -- Hitler!...
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The winter of someone's discontent....two signs along Hawthorne:...
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Here’s an interactive map that charts a single dot for every person counted in the 2010 Census. All 308,450,225 of us. It correlates well with the image from my post from a few weeks ago that showed
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In Lost Horizon, Shangri-La is described as a mystical, harmonious valley. Have you found Shangri-La?
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Voices of Faith: January is National Blood Donor month. Does your religious practice have any restrictions pertaining to blood donations? Does it encourage it?
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It is -- or soon will be -- the Pinnacles, which Teddy Roosevelt first made a national monument just over a century ago. I confess, though, that I've never been. Anyone know if the Pinnacles are worth the trip?...
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Redding DJ Jose Ochoa — who was found dead in his home Friday — died from a heart attack, the Shasta County Coroner’s Office reported Monday.
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A 23-year-old man was arrested and several quantities of cocaine were seized early Sunday, Anderson police said.
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Adios Mimosa! The Paloma is the new "Cura Resacas" (Hair of the Dog). There's nothing better than a New Year's Day brunch to soak up what ails you, reconsider off-the-wall resolutions and look forward to 12 months of endless possibilities. But for too many years, I've been subjected to the mimosa, from a fresh-squeezed and
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Expect a sunny end to this year and an equally sunny start to the new one in Redding. Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Sacramento say it'll reach about 51 degrees today in the city under sunny skies. On New Year's Day, expect more sun and a high of 52, while overnight before that it should be a cool 28 degrees
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Newspapers often suffer the accusation of being daily chronicles of mayhem and misfortune. But we strive to chronicle the good, the heroic and the wondrous too — and 2012, though some will look back and say good riddance, had no shortage. Let's close the year recalling the high notes, by the numbers.
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You might conclude I don't care when I drive past tousle-haired sign bearers advertising joblessness, hunger or wartime hardships without stopping to offer a dollar. But let me assure you, I do.
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Rabbi Danielle Upbin of Congregation Beth Shalom here, looking every bit a star in her black pants and high boots, took to the stage and belted out the music she loves to an enthusiastic audience of 200.
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With the power of the media and Web, I wonder how the editors and employees of the New York newspaper that published the names and addresses of gun permit owners would feel if I published the names of their children and the schools they attend?
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I was surprised to read that Aaron Williams, author of Sunday's "Speak Your Piece," is actually an attorney. He obviously does not understand the purpose of the U.S. Constitution.
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With all the shootings taking place across the country, everyone is talking about gun control or bullet limits.
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Peacock in the Parc de Bagatelle, Bois de Boulogne, Paris
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Thank you to everyone who said a kind word as I struggled last week to take feral cats to the animal shelter. As you know, I do love my cats (and dogs, and other animals), and it was very difficult for me to be the one who moved these cats from my property to a place where it will probably not end happily. I trapped the fem
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Shasta County's first emergency psychiatric care facility will be open at least two weeks late because of remodeling delays.
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NEW YEAR'S DAY CLOSURES
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In 1912: A mining deal of great importance to Igo and Shasta County was finalized in Redding when Curtis Russell and Frank Russell, of Igo and the Happy Valley Land Co., contracted to sell more than 1,100 acres south of Igo to Capt. Thompson, who represented Seattle capitalists. The purchase price was to be $180,000.
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Marked by widespread change in both the political and cultural landscapes of the area, 2012 was a year filled with events and issues, tragedies and triumphs, that made a lasting impact on the north state community.
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DUI arrests down from last year
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Two people died in a fire Saturday night on Erma Lane near Olinda Road.
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Arrests made as part of Shasta County's anti-DUI campaign are still down compared to last year as the new year approaches.
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Hi my name is Grant Cook and I am a worthless piece of shit coward. The post Grant Cook appeared first on Daily Dump.
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CNN is reporting that five people were killed and another 20 were injured when a bus skidded off Interstate 84 and rolled a couple hundred feet down an embankment near Pendleton, Ore., earlier today.
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Other than my own living room, or my parents', there's no place quite like this bustling city of 8.2 million in which to celebrate the holidays.
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Despite a super-dark noir plot and respectable cast, "Deadfall" is a thriller that never quite delivers on its promise.
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Emmy and Grammy winner Cyndi Lauper, of 1980s pop music fame, has published her memoirs, which recount the ups and downs of her life. Lauper, 59, from Queens, N.Y., had 10 top 40 hits including "Time After Time," "True Colors" and "Girls Just Want to Have Fun."
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    I got a Chance to Meet "Rogue" a WolfDog and his owner while doing some shopping in Redding ca, Rouge is part of a 6th Generation breeding Process between a gray wolf and  (various Canis lupus subspecies) . It's illegal to own a Purebred Wolf in california , that the Biggest goal with [...]
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Here are the latest road conditions in Shasta County:
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The sun will shine through New Year's Day as skies remain clear, the National Weather Service is reporting.
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The Shasta Avoid the Six Task Force is asking for your help to make our community safer. As we approach the New Year, studies show there will be even more impaired drivers on our roadways. If you see a suspected impaired driver on the road, report it immediately by calling 911. Your actions may save [...]
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While looking forward to New Year's Eve and the dawn of 2013, it seems only right to recall a few lingering memories from 2012.
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I'm sitting in the Dallas Fort Worth Airport, waiting for my flight to London and then on to Barcelona. This trip is starting out differently than my previous trips in that my motorcycle is still in the garage and the camping items on the shelf.
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First, let's get this out of the way. You won't be seeing a database of local concealed weapon permit holders' names and home addresses in this newspaper or on its website.
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OR-7 is the wolf that didn't howl.
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The Record Searchlight is dangerously only half right in its editorial concerning school safety and the criticism of the NRA for suggesting armed guards on campus.
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We're now just days away from the "fiscal cliff" — a brew of federal tax hikes and spending cuts that officials fear could plunge the economy back into recession.
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It's not news to people in the Pacific Northwest that most of the giant firs and cedars that once dominated the region's forests are long gone -- felled by decades of logging.
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English actor Hugh Bonneville has appeared in several popular movies, including "Notting Hill," but for the 49-year-old it has been PBS's Masterpiece "Downton Abbey" that's been the game-changer.
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After reading Ann Meyer's article ("Families go far to deny mental illness"), I thought I would put in my two cents.
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In the wake of the Newtown tragedy, a prime area of concern for many is access to mental health services.
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Dear Straight Talk: I think this friend, "Tamara," has a drinking problem. I realize she's not much different from 10 other people I know, but she strikes me as drinking not just to have fun but to numb out problems with her father, and other awkward thing. How do I bring this up without seeming like a not-much-fun friend?
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Whether you're one of the millions of Americans who already own a mobile handheld device or Santa slipped one under your tree this year, there's something you likely haven't put much thought toward: mobile security.
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My parents took our family on a Disney cruise to the Mexican Riviera this November. My husband's family joined us, and we were one big, happy group of 19.
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Rhys Bowen, very British but now living north of San Francisco, writes two series. "The Twelve Clues of Christmas" is the sixth in the Her Royal Spyness cluster about a penniless young woman who is 35th in line for the throne. This doesn't keep her from getting into several scrapes as she struggles to survive in the early 1
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Many of you may be getting a phone for your teen for the holidays. If so, heaven help you. No matter how hard you try to control your teen's use of that new phone, you likely will fail.
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If your New Year's resolutions include travel, it might be time to get a passport.
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Lillian and John Hughes, of Redding, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Dec. 25, 2012. The couple celebrated with a cruise to Alaska in September and a dinner at the home of their daughter Carol. They were married on Dec. 25, 1947, in Gary, Ind. They moved to Redding in 1972. John served as the deputy labor commi
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Firefighters are at the scene of a single-wide mobile home fire on Erma Lane tonight in the Olinda area.
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When Jim and Penny Gironda put lunch back on the menu in early 2011 -- ending a two-year hiatus -- the couple believed the economy was turning. They relaunched their lunch service. But it wasn't to be.
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In 1912: Clem Marks of southern Oregon became the owner of the Henry Hufford ranch, four miles south of Whitmore. The ranch contained 420 acres, 100 of which was in alfalfa. The balance was tillable land. The price paid, while not made known, was said to make a new record for value of Shasta County lands.
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Here's a look back at the top local sports stories of 2012 as chosen by the Record Searchlight's sports staff.
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When in doubt, the Enterprise High boys basketball team can always lean on its defense.
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The Anderson High School boys basketball team won the championship Saturday at the North Monterey Tournament with a 61-49 victory over Scotts Valley from the Santa Cruz area.
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Heading into the new year, a few public-works-related projects could challenge Redding.
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22-year-old's experiences show highs, lows of system
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California drivers can expect some new laws to affect their travels in 2013, including one that will let them send text messages using a voice-operated system, another that makes it easier for people to get out of red light camera tickets, and a program for missing elderly people similar to the Amber Alert system.
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Fencing missing in Happy Valley
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Bureaucracy up, compensation down, one doctor predicts
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Dear Babe: My father was a member of the 1948 American Junior Legion State Champion Sanford (Me.) team, played in August in Presque Isle, Maine. He received a mini-baseball with Babe Ruth's signature — it looks to be real, not signed by Ghost. It's also signed by Ed Waitkus and three others. We have the game program and f
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North state residents enjoy their restaurants.
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On Tuesday, Medi-Cal will begin absorbing a public-private partnership that insures around 3,000 Shasta County teens and children.
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Have you ever seen this tree when you're driving north on Interstate 5 just north of the Jelly's Road exit? It stands there all by itself and it's all decked out with bright-colored Christmas tree decorations to remind us it's...
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A red Honda Civic is blocking the right lane of southbound Interstate-5 at the North Street exit, the California Highway Patrol reported around 6:20 p.m.
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Paramedics and firefighters headed to a crash involving a vehicle that wrecked into a telephone pole today.
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Samwel Cave was created 200 to 300 million years ago during the Permian Age. It has long been used by local Indian people as a spiritual/holy place where one could acquire magical strength and powers by bathing in its water...
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In this last bit of 2012, I am ruminating on two quotes that struck me recently from a TED talk given by Dr. Brené Brown on the Power of Vulnerability. The whole talk was fascinating, but the two quotes that have stuck in my middle-aged brain are these: “Comparison kills creativity”, and “Hope is a [...]
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A piece by my first editor, who lured me into the journalism racket: By Gilbert Moore So here I am at 6:10 a.m. on a Saturday, tediously clipping out definitions of grammatical terms. Terms including "absolute phrase," "comma splice," "pronoun."...
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LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani authorities are investigating allegations that cough syrup has killed 33 people over the past three days, a government official said Saturday.
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A woman reported around 180 feet of chain link fencing stolen from Happy Valley Friday, according to the Shasta County Sheriff's Office.
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Ran into this video of a couple climbers summit of Mt Shasta, our picturesque namesake here in Shasta County. Apparently a climb made in May. I was struck by the contrast in equipment to tales from locals who years ago would climb the summit in tennis shoes and jeans (not recommended). Anyway, it goes on for a while but
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Not exactly the Eye of Mordor, although the “sweathouse” does resemble a Hobbit outhouse. Sort of. Hey maybe you can see Anselmo’s Chapel from the top? It’s not far.
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The rain will leave Redding today, although showers could return Monday, the National Weather Service forecasts. Today will be partly sunny with a high near 50. At night, patches of frost could develop after 4 a.m. as temperatures fall to around 28. Sunday will be bright as temperatures climb up to 52. However, New Year'
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Here are the road conditions around Shasta County:
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Over the past four years — through the Great Recession, the bank bailouts and President Obama's stimulus — the federal government has spent borrowed money at a jaw-dropping and unprecedented pace, running annual deficits above $1 trillion for four years straight.
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New Years came about ten days early for Yours Truly thanks to that Mayan-calendar-end-of-the-world hoopla.
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When Led Zeppelin regrouped for a one-off concert five years ago to honor Atlantic Records leader Ahmet Ertegun, the reunion sparked much hyperventilation over the potential for a full-scale tour by the 1970s hard rock gods.
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I'm watching the bad, sad news programs, and thinking how I know and you know we are spending millions of dollars trying to protect and keep our special treasures— special people, special buildings, our special artifacts, inventions, our travel plans, our way of life, etc.
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Whenever there is a tragic shooting like the recent one at Sandy Hook the speculation begins about what could cause a seemingly normal young man to take his assault weapons to an elementary school and randomly open fire on innocent children.
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Your paper has used a lot of print about gun controls, but you — and most people — are missing one of the biggest problems.
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Q. There are maggots in my compost. Will they harm the composting process?
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In 1912: Northern California Power Co. planned to spend $225,000 in Shasta County building a storage reservoir and enlarging power plants. A billion gallons of floodwater would be stored in a reservoir on dry Burney Creek and a tunnel 8,250 feet long will be dug, plus the capacity of the Kilarc and South Cow Creek power pla
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NEW YEAR'S DAY CLOSURES
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The Enterprise girls basketball team rebounded after a defeat Thursday to prevail against Sac-Joaquin Section's Vanden on Friday, pulling out an 80-69 victory in the consolation bracket at a tournament at Antioch High School.
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Defense, Rhoads' big 4th quarter lead Falcons' win
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Shasta's boys basketball team made crosstown rival Enterprise earn a trip to its own tournament finals.
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SHASTA LAKE — The fate of an affordable senior housing complex looks grim as the California Department of Finance decided this month to keep nearly $2 million of the city's former redevelopment agency funds that were set aside for the project.
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Nearly four years ago, when a temporary statewide sales tax hike increased 1 cent on every dollar spent, north state retailers were feeling anxious.
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Police say they arrested three people in connection with several thefts from department stores in the Dana Drive area over the past two months.
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Rain returned to Redding Friday, sprinkling about one-tenth inch on the north state. There was light snow in the foothills.
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Anderson, Shasta Lake lose tax revenue
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Clinton Kane is known for his enthusiasm for Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. During the past 23 years as a park ranger, he's panned for gold with schoolchildren, led moonlight walks through the woods and shown visitors how to maneuver kayaks.
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Redding radio DJ dies Friday
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PG&E donates food to county programs
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Popular Power 94 DJ "The Mix Master" Jose Ochoa, 35, of Redding, was found deceased at his residence. The circumstances surrounding his death did not appear suspicious and foul play is not suspected. It is believed at this time that Ochoa’s death may be medically related. The case is currently under investigation and a c
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On December 28, 2012, at approximately 5:13 PM, Redding Police Officers responded to South Market Street and Ellis Street regarding a vehicle versus pedestrian traffic collision. Investigation revealed that Jon Steven Muse, 28 years of Redding, was driving a GMC panel van westbound on Ellis Street and was making a left turn
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Police say a man suffered moderate injuries after being hit by a van on S. Market Street today.
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A local radio DJ, who attended West Valley High School, died today, officials with the station have confirmed, leaving behind a wife and infant daughter.
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BASEBALL CAMP
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The Lassen Volcanic National Park Highway remains temporarily closed at the junction of Highway 36 and Highway 89 (5 miles south of the Southwest entrance) due to severe winter weather and complications with clearing as much as 10 feet of snow leading to the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center. The park highway is actually clos
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Remember those grizzled scouts who were considered obsolete in "Moneyball"? Well, this is about one of those guys, who wants to see and hear a prospect instead of scrolling through stats on a laptop or iPhone.
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Old_Timer has won the contest by correctly guessing it as the entrance to Samwel Cave. Congratulations Old_Timer! This week's prize is a $10 gift Certificate to Ortega's Mexican Restaurant in Palo Cedro, home of the best Mexican food in town....
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Police say they arrested three individuals in connection to thefts, in one case throwing knives, from department stores in the Hilltop and Dana drives area over the past two months.
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On December 28, 2012 the Redding Police Department arrested three suspects involved in several cases that occurred over the past few weeks. Jeffry Ryan Jones (25 years of Redding), Blake Allen Edwards (24 years of Redding), and Hillary Maude Larsen (21 years of Redding) were all arrested and booked at the Shasta County Jail
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With a weaker system moving into the north state today, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. crews are scrambling today to restore power to some 300 customers in various parts of Shasta County.
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As I researched shoes that are made in the USA I came across this link. I was surprised that New Balance still makes some shoes here. I'm thinking about a pair of USA clogs. Click here...
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What is this? Welcome to the History Mystery Photo Contest! We now have great new prizes for our winners. On the first Friday of each month the winner will win a $25 gift certificate from either Jack's Grill, Nello's or...
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Here’s a pleasant looking 2179 sqft 4/2 built in 2004. We like the Hidden Hills neighborhood.
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Officers from the Shasta Avoid the Six Task Force conducted a DUI and driver license checkpoint in the City of Anderson on Thursday, December 27, 2012. The checkpoint was in the area of State Route 273 and Breckenridge Lane. A total of 364 vehicles passed through the checkpoint and were contacted by officers from the [...]
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I can not tell you the number of times that someone has come up to me while I was speaking to groups regarding driving under the influence issues and asked the same question.  How many drinks can I have and still be able to legally drive? The answer to that question is not one that has [...]
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•What do you wear to a cage fight? Not normally the way I’d spend a Saturday night but a friend was competing …(turns out baseball cap, T-shirt, levis and a little leather is the answer). •Rather than listening to views opposed to mine, I want reinforcement for those I already have. Why waste perfectly good [...]
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A Redding woman arrested last week on suspicion of second-degree murder in connection with a Feb. 27 traffic accident that killed another Redding woman pleaded not guilty today in Shasta County Superior Court.
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A light smattering of showers will start today and may continue into Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
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Check here for road conditions in Shasta County.
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An 18-year-old Anderson woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs Thursday evening during a DUI and driver's license checkpoint that was held in Anderson.
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Thanks to California's perennially hyperactive Legislature, the dawn of a new year all but inevitably brings a host of new laws that leave skeptics scratching their heads.
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It's the holidays, college and university students are mostly back at home, and here's a thought. There's a great movie out about Abraham Lincoln, and with no classes to interfere, they ought to go to it and learn some American history.
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Jessica Lange has gone stark raving mad. It's not as if she hasn't danced on the edge of insanity before, most notably in the film "Frances" and the Tennessee Williams drama "A Streetcar Named Desire."
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To some people it makes sense for banks to have armed guards to protect an inanimate substance, money, but no sense to have the same protection at schools for the children on whom the future of the world depends.
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NATO, universally recognized as the U.S. Foreign Legion, recently extended its tentacles halfway around the globe, by recruiting New Zealand as a new member.
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I have an idea for the solution to the problem of protection for our elementary school children at no cost to the city.
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Attempts at gun control always fail.
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After the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, I know many are looking for answers, but this does not mean we should hastily point the finger.
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A 24-year-old Shasta County woman charged with felony child abuse after she allegedly fed her infant daughter liquid methadone gave up her legal right Thursday to have a preliminary hearing, a spokeswoman for the Shasta County district attorney's office said.
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U.S. Rep. Wally Herger, R-Chico, anticipates working right up to the end of his term.
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Interesting take from the L.A. Times -- and its on-the-record sources among federal drug-control officials -- about who's actually growing marijuana up in them thar hills in California's natioanl forests. Law enforcement long called these grows on public land "cartel...
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Councilwoman Missy McArthur says she will ask her peers on the Redding City Council next month to consider sending a letter to Shasta County Judge Molly Bigelow saying Wes Forman is not doing his job effectively.
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Enterprise's boys basketball team got back to business Thursday night.
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For a second time, Redding has been awarded an extension on a $500,000 federal grant that top city officials are hopeful will add new flights at Redding Municipal Airport.
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A 42-year-old Happy Valley-area woman was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder early Thursday after she allegedly stabbed a man at an Andrea Way residence.
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RED BLUFF — Police say two men wearing ski masks stabbed a Red Bluff man several times on his hand and abdomen behind Riverside Plaza on Thursday evening.
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Redding has 30 participate in bird count
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Liberty Christian's boys basketball team beat Greenville 69-22 in the opening round of the 28th annual Liberty Classic Invitational Basketball Tournament on Thursday.
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RED BLUFF — Police say two men wearing ski masks stabbed a Red Bluff man several times on his hand and abdomen behind Riverside Plaza on Thursday evening.
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Shasta County has contracted with Haven Humane for the sheltering, licensing, owner surrender, and acceptance of stray of animals located throughout the unincorporated areas of Shasta County. The Sheriff’s Office Animal Regulations and Haven Humane have been working toward a seamless transition to ensure uninterrupted ser
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In 1912: The general land office sent orders to close the Redding land office Dec. 31 and ship all the records to the Sacramento office, where they were to be opened to the public Jan. 1. This was the third time the Redding office had been ordered to consolidate with the Sacramento office.
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Tomorrow night is the full December moon, called the Cold Moon or the Long Nights moon by Native Americans. It may be raining here tomorrow so I went out in the cold late afternoon and got some photos of the nearly-full moon as dusk fell.Today was not a good day.
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Agency: Haven Humane Society
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The Shasta County Coroner's Office today identified the man found dead underneath the Cypress Avenue bridge earlier this week.
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Butte County's been a leader in the field. Butte County official Brad Banner forwarded this link. Look under Consumer Protection/Cottage Food Operations. There you'll find it broken down thusly: Cottage Food Operations FAQ California Homemade Food Act Cottage Food Self-Certification...
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A 24-year-old Shasta County woman charged with felony child abuse charge after allegedly feeding her infant daughter liquid methadone gave up her legal right today to have a preliminary hearing, a spokeswoman for the Shasta County district attorney's office said.
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Interesting piece in the Stockton Record today about how environmentalists are pushing back against a bill in Congress, already approved by the Republican House, that would move the boundary of the "wild and scenic" section of the Merced River, allowing...
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This Harvard economics professor looks at the data and offers a hypothesis here. I'm sure commenters have their opinions too....
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A 35-year-old Red Bluff man was arrested Friday after a deputy stopped him because his registration had expired, then allegedly found a billy club in the man's truck.
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Visiting my wife's family in the San Francisco Bay area over the weekend and Christmas, I read this little item in the San Jose Mercury News: After spending four to five years looking for ways to improve the city's residential...
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A 42-year-old Happy Valley area woman was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder early today after she allegedly stabbed a man at an Andrea Way residence.
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As we travel through this holiday season I thought it would be fun to look at favorite recipes of some of our community leaders.
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Tony Miller Jumps His FJ Cruiser. Oh man nothing like ruining a nice vehicle.
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A Redding man suffered minor injuries this morning after his pickup went off Interstate 5 near Lake Boulevard and went down an embankment.
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A 37-year-old Redding woman was arrested early this morning on suspicion of DUI after being involved in a roll-over traffic collision.
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My grandson, at age 28, still hasn’t learned this. When he was a very small boy he always had to rush up stairs 2 or 3 steps at a time. He failed often, falling back and having to start over, or tripping and falling all the way back to the bottom. This is still his [...]
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“Can’t we leave it up just a LITTLE longer, Mom.” “No. It’s browner than last week’s bananas.” “PLEASE.” “No. It’s a fire hazard.” “Chris still has his up.” “Chris has a plastic tree.” Mom had me there, it was true. And until this year, we’d always had a fake tree too. It took both Mom [...
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Today will be cool and sunny, but patches of fog will develop on the valley floor tonight, the National Weather Service is reporting.
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Check here for road conditions in Shasta County.
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The Redding Library will offer puppet shows, stories and crafts for children ages 3 to 8 today.
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Soup hits the spot on a chilly winter day. Couldn’t resist this come-on on the Facebook page for Champa Garden, the new Southeast Asian restaurant in the Town and Country shopping center on Hilltop: “Kapoon (Laos Noodle Soup). Add quail eggs, meatballs, bamboo shoots and/or potatoes for Mien style.”
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You can go all the way to Palm Spring's emporium, Tamura at Home, to find Holly Quinby's vintage and found object pieces or just head to downtown Redding's Oregon Street Antique Mall. Since she was young, Quinby has had an eye for things that are different. She creates family heirloom pieces, vintage fusion and steampunk. Q
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From bull riding in Red Bluff and a honky tonk party in Corning to rock ‘n’ roll in Redding and skiing on Mt. Shasta, there’s no shortage of options for ringing in the new year.
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The story of Doc’s Hilltop Sky Room stands as significant chapter in the lore of Redding restaurants and bars.
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WASHINGTON — The cliff talks have disintegrated, victim of the Crazy Caucus also known as the Republican House. But eventually they will resume, and with them discussion of a way to raise billions in tax revenue — an approach on which House Speaker John Boehner and President Obama agree but that liberals assail
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Bob Endy, Redding
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Wally Atten, Redding
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When Hurricane Sandy struck, it left hundreds of people dead in flooded and wave-washed communities — and it caused power outages that cut off crucial communications for hundreds of thousands more. Lost access to cellphones, the Internet and cable television added to the confusion and misery in the storm's afterma
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Craig Rodeick, Redding
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The Red Bluff Holiday Classic grabs plenty of attention with the amount of talent it draws during the first few weeks of the prep basketball season.
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Liberty Christian is displaying its own version of March Madness — in December.
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The Foothill High boys basketball team fell to Burbank of Sacramento 73-61 at the Modesto Christian Holiday Classic on Wednesday.
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High school students taking Shasta College classes through two popular programs won't have to pay a $46-per-unit class fee thanks to a recent fee waiver.
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Fire investigators had still not determined Wednesday what caused an early morning Christmas Day fire that damaged a South Market Street building housing the administrative offices of the nearby Good News Rescue Mission.
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In a decision that farmers say could have statewide implications, a judge has ruled that the state Department of Fish and Game cannot require ranchers in Siskiyou County to obtain permits to take water from the Shasta and Scott rivers.
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Megan Rapinoe ensured her holidays would be happy back in early August.
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Have you ever looked in a mirror and have been surprised at what you see?
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This year give friends and family the ultimate holiday gift: a safe and sober celebration.
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In 1912: Peter Sieh, a prominent stockman and rancher in the Palo Cedro section, shipped a carload of hogs from Anderson recently. The animals averaged 185 pounds in weight, and the price was 7 cents a pound, making near $13 for each hog.
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SALEM, Ore. — For an elderly Redding couple, what was supposed to be a 10-minute drive to Christmas dinner turned into a 400-mile trek up Interstate 5, police said.
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With Christmas 2012 fading to memory, Redding residents are starting to dismantle their holiday décor and clear the remnants of the annual gift exchange.
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Coroner IDs men who died in Igo, Lakehead
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Early risers had room to roam Wednesday morning inside the Mt. Shasta Mall in Redding as they searched for post-Christmas bargains.
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A drenched north state may finally get a break from the string of storms that left thousands without power, closed Interstate 5 and pushed the snowpack levels to more than 50 percent above normal.
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The accused served U.S. in Vietnam War
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Supervisors order land to be sold in 2013
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Forecasters are warning Shasta County residents that heavy fog has been seen in Anderson, including on Interstate 5, tonight.
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Finding Beauty in the things thousands of people drive by every day with out a second look, when your a passenger in a moving car you can find it. this was taken on Highway 99 traveling North.
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I felt very depressed on the morning of Christmas Eve. I can't remember now what it was I felt sad about, but I did. I went in the grocery store to pick up a few last-minute things and thought I was going to start to cry. But then it went away, and it began to be Christmas.I made a simplified version of
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A person has suffered burns from a vehicle fire today on the 7000 block of Sacramento Drive.
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The father of a Washington man accused of stabbing two Greyhound bus passengers on Christmas Day said his family is struggling to understand his son’s violent behavior.
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Authorities said they found nothing verifying a 911 call by a person reporting a man blocking traffic on Highway 299 and possibly armed with a gun today.
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A judge has ruled that the state Department of Fish and Game cannot require farmers and ranchers in Siskiyou County to obtain permits to take water from the Shasta and Scott rivers.
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The Shasta County Coroner’s Office today identified two men killed within the last week in separate incidents in Igo and Lakehead.
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Its like grab bag. You can’t see what’s inside unless you make an offer. It’s leased/rented, and we’re not told the term. Perhaps the
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The coffee giant is sending politicians a message. More here from Reuters.
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As you may recall, I am working my way through Larousse Gastronomique with A News Cafe, rather slowly, I admit. My family has just moved into a new home, and amusingly enough, I am now baking in what I lovingly call my 'Easy Bake Oven.' Now that the Charroins are settled and back to somewhat [...]
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As children we were taught that there are a few cornerstones to polite social interactions: don’t interrupt someone when they’re speaking, say please and thank you and always send a written thank you note. Yet in today’s world of texts, emails, Facebook posts and tweets, many of the basic guidelines we try to follow i
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A winter storm is expected to continue dumping rain and snow on the north state today.
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Some of the U.S. officials involved in protecting our diplomats in Libya apparently believed that the United States was basking in the revolutionary glow of the overthrow of Moammar Gadhafi. That glow turned into a raging inferno of violence Sept. 11 that claimed four Americans, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.
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Raul Castro is right.
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While the media and the federal government focus on marijuana, the pharmaceutical corporations are drugging the American population to death.
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The discussion of degrees in gun control is inane.
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Thomas Sowell's views on firearms are disconnected from reality. His argument that sensible gun legislation won't work, and actually will only increase gun violence, simply flies in the face of the facts.
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As a resident of Lakehead area who commutes to Redding for work, I'm sure I'm not the only frustrated and stranded motorist stuck at the Fawndale exit due to whatever incident caused the CHP or Caltrans to shut the freeway down, usually an incident far beyond Lakehead.
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Engineer Dallas Goecker attends meetings, jokes with colleagues and roams the office building just like other employees at his company in Silicon Valley.
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"There was never such a goose. Bob said he didn't believe there was ever such a goose cooked."-Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
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RED BLUFF — The public and business community will have a chance to connect when the first Business Expo After-hours Mixer is staged in the city.
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In 1912: A decision was made Dec. 11 in London that ended an era in Shasta County history. On that day the English board of directors of the Mountain Copper Co. voted to stop, by the middle of January, mining operations that had been going on continuously since 1896 at Iron Mountain, 17 miles west of Redding.
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Christmas is that time of year when the football season has wound down and basketball season is just getting started. That crossover in seasons provides an opportunity to look at who are the top two-sport athletes in the Northern Section this year.
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More than 200 meals were served Tuesday during the Knights of Columbus' annual Christmas Day dinner.
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Chamber scheduled to have annual MixPo on Jan. 24
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Anderson firefighters put out a fire that broke out at an apartment in the 1900 block of Pinon Avenue on Tuesday morning.
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Shelly Senter is happy her daughter is finally acting like a teenager.
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SHASTA LAKE — The Shasta Lake Gateway Library is pushing forward with its plans to update its technology and move into a new home.
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A two-alarm fire at the Good News Rescue Mission's administrative offices in Redding early Christmas Day caused extensive damage to the building that only a few week weeks ago was hit by flooding.
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Several passengers on a Greyhound bus traveling on Interstate 5 near Duns-muir are being credited with saving lives after they subdued a 66-year-old Washington man who is accused of stabbing two other passengers with a knife.
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A winter storm moving through Northern California today is expected to dump about a foot of snow in the higher elevations and bring mostly rain to the Sacramento Valley.
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The California Department of Transportation is requiring tire chains on vehicles going north on Interstate 5 tonight starting at the Fawndale exit, 10 miles north of Redding, to 16 miles south of Dunsmuir due to snow.
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A 66-year-old Washington man is in custody today in connection to the stabbing of two passengers in a Greyhound bus that traveled south on Interstate 5.
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As you age, it becomes more and more important to keep the muscles you have and not let them disappear. Muscle strength is important at every age to help: Your bones stay strong. Regular weight bearing exercise and strengthening work...
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More than 200 meals will be served today during the Knights of Columbus’ holiday dinner.
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Merry Christmas -- and it was a white one for many north state residents.
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A fire that broke out at an apartment in Anderson has been contained, firefighters are reporting.
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Merry Christmas everyone and a healthy and happy 2012!...
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A two-alarm fire at the Good News Rescue Mission offices in Redding early today caused extensive damage to an area plagued with flooding this month.
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Greetings all, Herein is my annual holiday nonsense (set this time in the grand cemetery Pere Lachaise, but, hey, wasn't Dickens' A Christmas Carol filled with ghosts and spirits?). My best to you and yours during this holiday season! cheers! Doug Doug Cushman is a former Redding artist and author who lives and works in P
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The National Weather Service says the chances of rain today are 100 percent.
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The following editorial, among the most famous ever written, appeared in The New York Sun in 1897 and remains appropriate for this holiday season 114 years later.
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The Motorola console TV was sending yet another grainy black-and-white Christmas tale into the living room, a strange greenish light leaking out through the windows onto the snow. It was the week before Christmas and the TV families were enjoying small holiday miracles in their perfect 1950s world of glowing houses on shimm
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On a frosty Wednesday morning here in Redding, we found our lawn Nativity figurines piled on our heavy bench in our front yard, put there by someone or "some two,"like a pile of trash.
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On the evening of Dec. 17, there was a knock on our door. My husband answered it and it was a little girl who gave him a candy bar.
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Early every Monday morning, as my walking partner and I hit the Sacramento River Trail, we notice the work of Chuck, a city employee who cleans the trail restrooms.
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'Twas the Nightmare of a California Christmas'Twas the nightmare before Christmas, and all through Cal-State,good people were acting to change the Courts’ fate.
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I took these 2 images at this year’s Cascade Christmas production. I thought they would make a nice online Christmas Card from me to you. May the spirit of the season surround you. Merry Christmas
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A Redding woman arrested Friday on suspicion of second-degree murder in connection with a Feb. 27 traffic accident that claimed the life of another Redding woman was in Shasta County Superior Court on Monday for a Christmas Eve arraignment.
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Fresh after Mark Spannagel's apology to Sam Aanestad became public, a congressional candidate familiar with the case says the apology likely was part of a settlement pre-empting contempt sanctions Aanestad would have sought against Doug LaMalfa's campaign.
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In preparation for construction of its new hotel, Turtle Bay Exploration Park will close its visitor center permanently Jan. 14.
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1912: Christmas brings glad tidings to Chester O. Smith and Charles McGorvin, clerks in the Redding post office who were visited by Santa Claus. Each was notified this morning by the department that his salary had been increased, the order to be effective Jan. 1.
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On Christmas Eve in Sweden they cue the Donald Duck cartoons and break out the pickled herring.
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Three Shasta County residents and a Siskiyou County woman were granted pardons Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown.
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Social workers playing Santa delivered countless bundles of joy to many families in need this holiday season, with lots of help from generous Shasta and Tehama County families and businesses.
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Only one thing is missing from the Waters family's holiday display this year.
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Here's a list of what's open and closed today in observance of Christmas:
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES SHASTA LAKE — Both bass and trout are in the top 25 feet where the bait is, but watch out for debris all over the lake from recent rains. There should be a good reaction bite on main body points so ripbaits, spinnerbaits and swimbaits will all wor
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Q. Do you think the modern concept of Santa Claus dilutes the meaning of Christmas? St. Nicholas was a real person who gave gifts to poor people and showed the kind of kindness we associate with Santa Claus. He was everything we associate with the jolly old elf and more. The tragedy of the contemporary Christmas is that we
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One hundred years ago in 1912, the fifty-six elderly patients at the county hospital had a Christmas to remember thanks to Redding merchants and the hospital steward Mr. Walker. After breakfast, all the patients were invited to the reading room...
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SHINGLETOWN - More than 500 Pacific Gas & Electric Co. customers in the Shingletown area are without electricity this morning, while another 492 people in Lakehead are still without power due to an outage on Friday.
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A 79-year-old Evansville, Ind. man shot and killed a 19-year-old who was attacking his granddaughter, Evansville Police said in a news release.
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A life-size Lego Snowman from a Christmas Village in Hong Kong
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We just love the interior of this Contemporary Country Style home in the woods.
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One of the first articles I wrote for anewscafe.com was about “Do It Yourself” wedding dress alterations. I wrote it in 2008, and every once in a while, I go through the archives to remind myself what I have written so I don’t repeat myself. (Yes, I’m THAT age.) Anyway, I still get questions from [...]
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The driver of a pickup was arrested late Sunday night on suspicion of DUI after police said the pickup he was driving hit two parked vehicles.
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Dear Reader, It's my pleasure on this Christmas Eve to announce my long-awaited holiday gift to you, a feature that's been on my wish list almost since the beginning of anewscafe.com started five years ago: Photo Cafe. Photo Cafe launched early this morning.  It resides on the right side of the home page. There, you 
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Forecasters at the National Weather Service say today will be mostly sunny after a weekend of heavy rain, but precipitation should return for Christmas. The high should reach 49 degrees under mostly sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight's low, on the other hand, will drop to about 33 degrees and
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On December 23, 2012, at 10:46 am, officers from the Redding Police Department arrested a parolee (Mattos, Joseph Eugene, 46 years old) of Biggs Ca. Sgt. Bart Langley attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a 1998 Ford Escort in the area of Hilltop Drive and Dana Drive. Mattos pulled into the Sears Parking Lot [...]
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If Christmas did not exist, we'd have to invent it.
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Freedom of choice is the foundation of American free enterprise. Yet, it seems that as our country moves toward a social welfare system, liberal leaders at the state and federal level are whittling away our choices at a furious rate. Lately, I've reflected a lot on the subject of "choice," because I was recently
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What is Christmas? It's about Jesus Christ, after whom Christmas is named.
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Recently, Adell White wrote regarding her concern over responses by sheriff's deputies in the city of Shasta Lake.
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Like most Redding residents, I am concerned with crime in our area. I just have a suggestion.
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I'm concerned that AB 109 has unleashed crime in Shasta County, and meanwhile Redding police are cracking down on factory-issued window tinting.
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Lisa Bartsch spent Saturday afternoon laughing, smiling and joking with friends at a Christmas party, along with helping her son Lucas Bartsch, almost 2, eat Hawaiian-style pizza.
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One-vehicle crash kills man in Igo area
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A Biggs man was arrested today after trying to flee Redding police.
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HOOPER — Robert S. Hooper, 76, of Redding died Thursday at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro (547-4444).
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Here's a list of what's open and closed today and Tuesday in observance of Christmas:
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After a weekend of rain, wind and snow, Redding residents are in for some calm today before another storm hits the area on Tuesday — though forecasters say it's unlikely the area will see a white Christmas.
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In 1912: Following the example of the Big Store and wishing to do everything possible to make conditions as sanitary as possible, the Elks fumigated their entire premises, including the recreation rooms and dance hall.
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On February 27, 2012, at 10:52 A.M. officers from the Redding Police Department were dispatched to a head on collision on Lake Boulevard at the intersection with Santa Rosa Way. The investigation revealed that a 2003 black Nissan Frontier pick-up truck and a 2006 silver Ford Focus were involved in a head on collision. The [
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If this lawyer wins his case those mugshot sites may be gone from the web for good. NPR has the story in audio and print form at this link....
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The LA Times looks at the environmental impacts of pot growing, on watersheds, coho salmon, etc. Excerpt: "You extrapolate that for all the other tributaries, just of the Eel, and you get a lot of marijuana sucking up a lot...
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The winter holiday anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in a significant number of DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special Avoid the Six DUI deployments in Shasta County. From 12:01 AM on Friday, December 14, 2012 through midnight on Friday, December 22, 2012 officers representing six county law enforcemen
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The United States is fighting a messy war alongside an unreliable ally in Asia, residents are deeply divided between conservatives and liberals, a new health care law just took effect and the nation is struggling with racial and ethnic divisions.
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Law enforcement officials this afternoon said a body was discovered under Interstate 5 along Cypress Avenue in Redding.
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Shasta County law enforcement officers have arrested 32 people on suspicion of driving under the influence so far this holiday season, a drop from the 46 they arrested in the same period last year.
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Chains are no longer required about 10 miles north of Redding for travelers heading north on Interstate 5, according to the California Department of Transportation.
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A 26-year-old Shasta Lake man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday night after he backed into a car while trying to leave Bombay's in downtown Redding, officers said.
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A man died early this morning in the Igo area after his Chevrolet rolled down an embankment, hit a fence and tree,and flipped over, officers said.
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What do you sell? Vera Bradley, Miss Me Jeans, Girls With Guns, Ferrini Boots, Life is Good, Vintage, Upcycled, Jewelry, Burlap Pillows and Candles What inspired you to open this business? Cottonwood needed another outlet to purchase items locally as well as provide the vendors with a place to sell! It was a perfect match,
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No, you won’t find my usual well honed (MY description) sense of humor here. This is a serious piece. I’m allowed these once in a while. Probably not as often as friends and family would like. I don’t know who originally wrote the piece about innovative gift giving ideas, But  my thought is that whoever [...]
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Shasta County road conditions.
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The National Weather Service says Redding should expect up to an inch and a half of rain today as another storm system rolls through the north state.
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A 42-year-old Redding man was arrested Saturday afternoon on suspicion of DUI after police say he went through a stop sign and collided with another vehicle.
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Redding's quest to land nonstop United Airlines flights to Denver is in a holding pattern.
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Christmas is upon us. We hear the recorded sound of sleigh bells almost everywhere we go. To our ears, that's a good thing -- we seldom say "Bah, humbug!"
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People who love travel and long for snowy landscapes with bare trees dripping sparkling icicles -- if just for a week or two -- can scratch both itches with an ephemeral vacation experience: an ice hotel.
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The holidays are all about connecting with loved ones, but it can be a challenge when you're separated by miles -- or oceans.
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I first got my hands on an iPad more than two years ago when the device was relatively new, and I didn't have much idea what to expect from it.
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Speaking to reporters Friday morning in Washington about his organization's proposal to make America's schools safer by stationing armed guards, Wayne LaPierre, head of the National Rifle Association, pre-emptively tried to spin the news.
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Four years ago Justice Antonin Scalia cobbled together a bare majority of the Supreme Court to rule that the 2nd Amendment guarantees private citizens the right to own handguns. No other court in the 217 years since the Bill of Rights was ratified had been able to discern such a right. Yet in 2008 Justice Scalia and his coh
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Approximately, 25 years ago an elderly couple who rented a fishing cabin at our ranch asked us if their son could stay at our home while they traveled to Europe. As I recall, he was 18 or 19 years old. We lived in eastern Shasta County at the time and between the ranch and our smaller place, there was plenty to do so we agr
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Dear Debt Adviser: My question is regarding school debt. I am seven years into a 25-year Stafford loan. I pay $244 a month, and the interest rate is fixed at 3.13 percent. I have saved well beyond a six-month cash reserve, but I'm curious if it makes sense to pay off this loan early. My other debt is a 15-year fixed mor
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Dear Readers: Youths are society's truth serum. Every year during the symbolic time of the holidays, I ask the panelists what they wish for the world. Reaching out to others and the Earth, the need for community mind over individual mind -- these are this year's themes.
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My youngest sister, Sara, recently made me a new auntie this past May with the birth of her son, Jesper.
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No gun law ever devised could have prevented the tragedy in Connecticut last Friday. The guns used were not owned by the murderer.
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Those concerned citizens advocating gun control are well-meaning but misguided. Even if the Second Amendment didn't exist, it's too late. There are too many firearms already in circulation.
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Kicking God out of our schools is not entirely responsible for violence such as the recent shooting. Violence has existed long, long before we escorted God out.
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The comments in Alex Landi's Sunday letter must have come straight out of the Tea Party's storybook — completely out of touch with reality.
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I really don't understand where all this anti-union vitriol comes from.
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My heart goes out to the families of those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. There is so much more to this tragedy than guns.
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Having read Alex Landi's "Politics of Division" as well as Larry Kay's rebuttal, I find myself wondering why Mr. Kay missed the main point of Mr. Landi's piece.
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Jeremy Wardrip spent hours studying film, sweating under the summer sun and using his vacation time to coach high school football games.
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Shasta High School wrestler Matt Smull took second place Saturday at the Zinkin Classic wrestling tournament in Fresno.
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In September, Ann Hill's nieces and nephew's house burned down in Stockton. Three weeks later, their father succumbed to leukemia.
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Rhiannon Boddy fights back tears when she talks about skipping Christmas this year for her 6-year-old daughter, Brittany.
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A Redding woman was arrested Friday on suspicion of second-degree murder stemming from a February car crash in which, police say, she killed someone while driving under the influence.
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In 1912: The Greek dishwasher at the Baltimore restaurant was found to have smallpox.
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If someone doesn't show up with a recorder to ask about your life, write your own story.
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After her grandmother died 35 years ago, Pamela McCurdy inherited letters, scrapbooks, receipts, property deeds, copies of mining claims and old photographs. What was missing were the stories.
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It's been more than 20 years since California has had a wildlife controversy on the level generated by OR-7.
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A 2009 cross-country trip that started in Redding and struck a national chord culminated this past week with the passage of federal legislation hailed Friday by the leader of a veterans group.
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The recent stormy weather may have claimed a life in Lakehead after a tree, whose roots were loosened by the large amount of precipitation, fell on a man's trailer, authorities say.
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I have very little history on this hotel. I know it was located at Delamar, a rich gold, silver, and copper mining town on the Squaw Creek arm of Shasta Lake. There is a possibility that it burned in 1902...
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Dear Babe: I saw an auction for some old Topps packs that had just one card in them. Do you know what they are?
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Redding police say they served seven warrants today to individuals in connection to alleged drunken driving and arrested one man for failing to show up for his 48-hour sentence.
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Authorities said today a 63-year-old man died after a tree fell on his trailer in the 1900 block of Gregory Lane in Lakehead.
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Firefighters are en route to a reported attic fire at a residence in the 22400 block of Whipple Tree Lane in the Palo Cedro area.
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On Friday, officers say they caught one man who drove away from a court hearing where he was ordered not to get behind the wheel and a woman who caused a three-vehicle crash involving two parked cars as part of the holiday Avoid the Six campaign.
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A Redding woman was arrested Friday on suspicion of second-degree murder stemming from a February car crash in which, police say, she killed someone while driving under the influence.
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More than 4,500 customers are without power in rural Shasta and Siskiyou counties today.
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A crash between a red Toyota pickup truck and a big rig in Trinity County has left at least one person with major injuries today, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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Here’s a unique property. 2 homes across the road from one another.
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On December 12, 2012, the Shasta College Board of Trustees adopted a resolution which allows the college to waive the $46 a unit enrollment fee for “special admit” students.  “Special admit” students are those K-12 students, generally at the high school level, who enroll in fewer than 12 units at the college, eithe
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Organized and presented by the Active 20-30 Club of Redding Foundation, The Sundial Film Festival, in its 5th year, showcases the talent and diversity of filmmakers and photographers at the beautifully restored Cascade Theater in Redding, California. Film submissions are required to be less than 30 minutes in length and can
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Robb Lightfoot has tales to tell, and just in time for Christmas. “The Doggone Christmas List – and Other Stories” offers 13 short stories to amuse. Drop in on negotiations with Santa, travel in circles with Dad’s new GPS ‘Miss Directions,” and learn Grandma’s secret tips for bending the rules. There’s a thr
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With the onset of winter rains come the winter gifts of mushrooms. I have found them fascinating since first moving to Northern California and being amazed at the incredible quantity and diversity of these mysterious organisms. With a mushroom fairs and forays ( THE FRIENDS OF THE CHICO STATE HERBARIUM are hosting a foray o
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Here is a map of road conditions, according to the California Department of Transportation.
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Send us your weather photos and stories.
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The precipitation will continue today as rain falls at low elevations and snow comes down above 500 feet, the National Weather Service is reporting.
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Homily: Isaiah 7:10-14 / Luke 1:26-38   In the first reading we hear God speaking to Ahaz. God says, “Ask for a sign, make it as high as the sky, or as deep as the netherworl
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Still Married wishes you a Joyful Christmas with two free downloads on our website. Click here.
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In the scheme of the city of Redding's roughly $300 million annual budget, the increase in its pension costs for next year — about $2 million — is manageable, especially as the local economy recovers at least modestly.
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Mike Leonard should be on YouTube. If he were, Leonard, an invaluable Redding Police Department community service officer, could share his practical crime-prevention tips with folks all over Shasta County and beyond.
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Our prayers go out to the families of the victims in Connecticut. My wife and I can only imagine the pain the parents and families of those who were murdered at the hands of this evil person are feeling right now.
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I have really been thinking about this horrible tragedy in Connecticut. First I cried my eyes and heart out then I tried to think of what I could do personally to help those poor suffering families.
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I agree with Lee Horner that some of these news clips are merely filling up space. However, I loved the Dec. 14 story about the Christmas tree resurrected from the ruins left by Hurricane Sandy.
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Out of respect for the suffering families of the children and adults murdered in Newtown, Conn., I think it is time now for all of the media to leave and let them and the town mourn in private.
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Remember Huey Newton and the Black Panthers?
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Shame on you, Patricia Methvin, for criticizing the president for displaying emotion about the horror of Sandy Hook.
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North Korea said Friday that an American citizen has been detained after confessing to unspecified crimes, confirming news reports about his arrest at a time when Pyongyang is facing criticism from Washington for launching a long-range rocket last week.
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Q: My garden was flooded in the past storm. Our well was also flooded in the same storm and has been tested and found to contain E. coli. Is it safe to eat the root vegetables from my garden?
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The signs above Tom and Crystal LaChaussee's restaurants in Redding still say Perko's.
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Tyler Miller can't wait for Christmas.
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California's Electoral College cast its 55 votes for President Barack Obama this week.
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Treazure Frazier, 4 (center), of Redding, screams with joy as she sees presents being delivered to her Redding home Friday while her 9-year-old twin sisters Chartree Frazier (back left) and Trinitee Frazier watch during the Redding Police Department's Operation Blue Santa.
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Slippery roads close Interstate 5
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Posting a law enforcement officer at every Shasta County school and allowing teachers to carry concealed weapons are suggestions that surfaced this week in the wake of last week's deadly school shooting in Connecticut.
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Winter storms brought snow and wet conditions deeper into Redding on Friday, continuing to snarl traffic and closing Interstate 5 for a second day.
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The snowstorm blanketing the mountains and higher elevations left hundreds of truckers stranded on Friday.
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Winter storms brought snow and wet conditions deeper into Redding on Friday, continuing to snarl traffic and closing Interstate 5 for a second day.
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Jobless rate hits 11.7% in Shasta County
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The calendar year of 2012 is nearly done for the Redding college sports scene, and despite a dearth of national championships, there are plenty of lasting memories that need to be recognized.
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The Shasta College men's basketball team topped Hartnell of Utah 65-62 on Friday at the Kris Kringle Tournament in Santa Rosa.
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Here's a list of what's open and closed Monday and Tuesday in observance of Christmas:
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In 1912: S.R. Wright, who recently came from Siskiyou County, bought a 20-acre fruit orchard from J. L. Dwinnell near Olinda for $4,000. The whole property was in fruit trees, ranging from 3 to 20 years old.
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Many of these kids are from disadvantaged backgrounds. So getting them outdoors and onto our public lands to learn and just be kids, just have fun, is wonderful. Sometimes I think all our volunteers involved have even more fun than the kids."
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BERNARD WOLF'S BASKETBALL CLINIC
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Q: Is it legal to drift down or anchor a boat in a river to hunt for waterfowl? The river is in the "Balance of the State" zone and is surrounded by unincorporated privately owned farmland, with the occasional house or barn visible from the water. I know you cannot discharge a firearm within 150 yards of a dwelling
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How do we find our way to compassion and eventually forgiveness when we have been so grievously wronged? In light of the recent events in Newtown, Conn., this is a question I have been contemplating.
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Lloyd and Bette Herndon
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True giving is to give something that you'd rather keep for yourself and that makes a difference. If you still have a few gifts yet to get, consider giving something that in some way gives to others as well. Here is my list of reputable "give-back" suggestions for this holiday season. Most if not all are tax-ded
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The holidays are all about connecting with loved ones, but it can be a challenge when you're separated by miles — or oceans.
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Headwaters Economics, an outfit out of Montana, has a report out once again arguing that protecting lands -- in wilderness, monuments, parks, what have you -- does far more for the economy than we tend to give it credit for...
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The union representing Raley’s workers has ratified a new contract with the regional supermarket chain, Raley’s spokesman John Segale said today.
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A former Anderson police officer arrested earlier this month after being indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly raping a Millville woman he was taking to Shasta County jail in May 2010 will remain in Sacramento County jail without bail, a judge ruled today.
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Well, this contest sure wasn't as exciting as I hoped. There was one participant and that person was correct - the hotel was at Delamar. Congratulations go to Ancient One who guessed it correctly at 9:04 a.m. Her prize is...
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This is one of the great stands at a classic Christmas market in Dusseldorf, Germany.
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The National Weather Service this afternoon issued a winter storm warning calling for up to 4 inches of snow in Redding and the northern Sacramento Valley.
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The snow storm blanketing the mountains and higher elevations left hundreds of truckers stranded today.
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Daily Real Estate News | Friday, December 21, 2012 With low mortgage rates and fallen home values, some housing analysts are questioning why more first-time buyers—particularly the younger generation—aren’t flooding to the market. As a recent Reuters article questions: Could …
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The unemployment rate in Shasta County in November ticked up to 11.7 percent as the area took a seasonal hit in farm employment and lost 200 government jobs, the state reported today. The state revised Shasta County’s jobless rate in October to 11.6 percent. The north state’s unemployment rate was 13.3 percent in Novemb
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There's only one wolf in California -- and OR-7's been wandering about for a full year now -- but no fewer than 25 environmental organizations are rallying behind ensuring he's not the only one. From an announcement of the newly...
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The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. So says the NRA's Wayne LaPierre, offering the organization's ideas for decreasing firearm violence at a press conference today. And it may...
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Winter weather has left more than 2,000 Pacific Gas and Electric Co. customers without power, the company reported.
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Countdown To 2 Billion Views For Gangnam Style. Watch internet history in the making. This is an exciting moment for the entire human race. Check out the site at http://www.gangnamcountdown.com
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CORNING - Tehama County sheriff's deputies are investigating today the theft of 10,650-feet of copper wire that controlled the railroad crossing guards near Capay Road.
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The following letter was written by Major Reading’s new bride Fannie in 1857. She wrote to her mother in Virginia describing her first Christmas at her new home in California. Fan­nie married Major Read­ing the previous year and returned to the rancho with him two months after their marriage. The letter is from the Shas
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What's your weather like today, the Record Searchlight asked. dustybottoms2012 writes: HEAVY FALLOUT FROM THE NIBIRU IMPACT DOWNTOWN REDDING...
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Wow, hard to believe those bubble prices. It’s cute, but nearly a quarter million bucks cute?
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Where was this hotel located? Welcome to the History Mystery Photo Contest. If you're the first person to give the correct answer, you'll win the prize plus an award certificate with your name and the mystery photo. Guesses can be...
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Victor Avenue was closed for several hours today at Conifer Way after an 18-year-old man was killed after getting hit by two vehicles.
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Shasta County law enforcement officers reported drunken driving arrests are down this year for their winter anti-DUI campaign.
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A winter storm hitting the north state has dropped light snow in Redding while others are seeing more of a flurry.
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Interstate 5 is being shut down again as snowy weather picks up and wrecks are plaguing the area.
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You'll never read this, because by now the world has ended. Or you're reading this because the world didn't end today, and now I feel like a fool wasting all this time on an End Of The World playlist only to find out that the world didn't end after all. Or the Mayans forgot to [...]
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Roadwork could lead to delays today.
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Redding is waking up today to a mix of rain and snow hitting even some of the city's lower elevations, though forecasters expect just rain later today. High temperatures today will push to 41 degrees with wind between 5 mph and 7 mph, according to the National Weather Service. Rainfall totals should hit three-quarters of an
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Shingletown's Pioneer Hillside Pizza will host an End of the World Party tonight.
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For slightly more than a year Shasta County has been grappling with how to implement Public Safety Realignment, a state law transferring to counties a variety of public safety responsibilities. These responsibilities were enacted by AB 109, April, 2011, and the responsibilities were transferred October 1, 2011. The transfer
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Last Friday's hideous massacre in the Connecticut school was as black and heartbreaking a day as this nation has witnessed in many years.
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Every mass shooting has three elements: the killer, the weapon and the cultural climate. As soon as the shooting stops, partisans immediately pick their preferred root cause with corresponding pet panacea. Names are hurled, scapegoats paraded, prejudices vented. The argument goes nowhere.
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Child protective services has taken custody of my grandchild. As a grandparent it is hard to admit that my son and the mother of my grandson are not ready to care for their child.
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Your newspaper informs us that our outgoing congressional representative, Wally Herger, has introduced a bill that, he claims, would reform Medicare.
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A 24-year-old Shasta County woman is facing a felony child abuse charge after allegedly feeding her infant daughter liquid methadone for months.
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The Shasta County coroner's office on Thursday released the identity of a man killed Tuesday after he was hit by a van on Hilltop Drive.
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A Palo Cedro woman charged with embezzlement in June, only to have the charges dropped by the Shasta County district attorney's office three months later, is suing the Redding printing firm that accused her of the thefts.
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As 2012 draws to a close, a group of homeless north state residents, their friends and advocates gathered inside the chapel at the Good News Rescue Mission in Redding Thursday to remember local homeless people who have died this year.
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A consultant firm working with a citizens' committee in evaluating Redding's development impact fees is turning its attention to the city's water and wastewater operations.
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An apology from U.S. Rep.-elect Doug LaMalfa's former state Senate chief of staff has ended a defamation lawsuit and an FEC investigation against the Republican's election team for an attack website that targeted congressional primary opponent Sam Aanestad.
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Snow snarled traffic in the mountains Thursday, twice shutting down northbound Interstate 5 before the freeway reopened Thursday night, as numerous big rigs, cars and trucks slipped and slid along the slick roadway.
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It's not the end of the world.
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Predictions of calamity today are on many minds in the north state.
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ALTURAS — A Modoc teen was taken into custody this week after police say they learned he was planning to shoot a classroom full of students and other targets at his high school today.
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Snow snarled traffic in the mountains Thursday, twice shutting down northbound Interstate 5 before the freeway was shut down again early this morning, as numerous big rigs, cars and trucks slipped and slid along the slick roadway.
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Baseball scouts judge a pitcher not just by the ferocity of his fastball, but how he handles a night when he doesn't have his best stuff.
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Dyan Tomfohr scored 15 points to lead the Redding Christian girls basketball team in a 43-27 win over Redding Adventist on Thursday.
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In 1912:The Reid Mining Co., the corporate owner of what is frequently called James Sallee's Mine, was building a new aerial tram from the mine in Old Diggings across the river to the Southern Pacific siding known as the Central Spur. The cable weighed 3,000 pounds and was approximately one mile long.
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KRCR parent company Bonten Media Group and Esteem Broadcasting have acquired several TV stations in the Chico-Redding market.
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Shingletown's Pioneer Hillside Pizza will host an End of the World Party tonight.
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A couple of weeks ago, a commenter on Redding.com asserted that a paywall was coming our way. It seems to be true, according to Corporate Headquarters... Senior Vice President Tim Stautberg said Scripps hasn't finalized its pricing strategy but sees...
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Heather Hennessey, Redding
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Firefighters are battling a blaze that's engulfed an outbuilding in Burney this evening.
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It comes from an editorial in the Riverside Press-Enterprise, inspired by wrangling over the city of San Bernardino's bankruptcy filing. Private-sector employers, by contrast, cannot touch the benefits employees have already earned, but can adjust future benefits, even for existing...
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ALTURAS — A Modoc teen is in custody after police say he was planning to shoot an entire classroom along with other targets at his high school today.
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An apology issued on Wednesday from U.S. Rep.-elect Doug LaMalfa's former state Senate chief of staff has ended a defamation lawsuit and an FEC investigation against the Republican's election team in regards to a website targeting Sam Aanestad, who ran against LaMalfa in the June primary.
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Send us your weather photo and tales about the winter weather in your area.
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Snow snarled traffic in the mountains today, twice shutting down northbound Interstate 5 before the freeway reopned tonight as numerous big rigs, cars and trucks slipped and slid along the roadway, though the powder spared Redding.
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The Shasta County Coroner's Office today released the identity of a man killed Tuesday after being hit by a van on Hilltop Drive.
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I sure hope a friend or loved one buys Doug Craig a pair of these fine socks, currently on sale at Fleet Feet in Redding....
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Mark Lascelles, Shasta EDC President, then spoke to the fact there have been 20 companies startup in Shasta County in the past 3 years. They represent 200 jobs and growing. So reports the professionally (but, lately, somewhat persuasively) cheery EDC,...
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A couple of snapshots from a recent trip:...
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We went for Realtor night to the final performance of Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some), Directed by Russell Piette at Redding’s Riverfront Playhouse. The cast consisted of Chris Gomez, Tyler Penn, Ian Dalziel, Amy Cicerello, Be
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Golden Eagle Snatches Up Baby This is legit! Hide you kids hide your wife. Eagles are snatching your people up!
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If you are looking for a contemporary home in the woods, you found it.
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Siskiyou County agents arrested eight people earlier this week after a long investigation into the suspects' alleged methamphetamine ring in the Dunsmuir area, officials said.
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Every December, my wife and I clash on the most serious question of our time. Is fruitcake food or something far more sinister? My wife belongs to a not-so-secret society that LIKES fruitcake. I find this troubling. To me, the stone-like substance masquerading as dessert is an evil recipe-gone-wrong. How is it possible to t
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Roadwork could lead to delays today.
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Forecasters at the National Weather Service say rain will fall in the Redding area starting today, but they're continuing a winter storm watch that could bring snow to the city.
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As the chorus of voices continues to grow for a discussion on gun control, two north state lawmakers say more restrictions will have little effect in preventing mass shootings.
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After a 3-2 vote Tuesday, Redding will have, sometime next year, a new commission to advise the City Council on running Redding Electric Utility. That much is clear.
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Like so many other people these days, I regain my composure only to see it crumble in an instant. At the piercing sight of a photograph, Daniel Barden with his impish smile and missing front teeth. At the devastating power of a simple sentence, about Charlotte Bacon's Girl Scout troop: "There were 10 girls in the gr
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The holidays are often one of the few times extended families can get together to enjoy each other's company and to follow long-standing traditions.
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Keep your kids healthy this winter
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Sports and rivalries go hand-in-hand. The contests and the histories between teams can unite communities and inspire athletes to do their best.
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Have fond memories of the old Cake Company on Bechelli? Chances are you’ll like Sublime Cake Design. The year-old business, now in the former Homecraft Bread building on Park Marina, daily bakes cupcakes in 10 delectable flavors and co-owner and “cake artist” Wiley Saccheri creates memorable cakes for special events f
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Jewelry artist Viki Twyman started with beading and soon discovered it was “just not my thing.” Her passion for wearable art kicked in when she started creating jewelry out of found objects and vintage items. Her jewelry now has evolved to included metalwork and Twyman is enjoying the endless possibilities that incorpor
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Cottonwood native Jeff Hansen isn’t afraid to throw down a wildcard. That’s what happened about four years ago when he came home one day and told his wife he’d quit his excellent job as a manager at Trader Joe’s to become a brewer.
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Some years back, storyteller Tomaseen Foley gathered a few musicians, singers and dancers for a show that aimed to re-create the warmth and spirit of the Christmases he enjoyed while growing up in a remote parish in the west of Ireland.
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We search our hearts for an answer for the murder of 26 in Connecticut, and throughout all the news there is no answer.
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I've been on the Shasta Lake Fire District for 18 years and I have seen the ups and downs. Everyone in the department would do anything to help the citizens of Shasta Lake and in the surrounding area, but wow, once again we get slapped in the face by some individuals who do not know what we do or they have an agenda aga
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What is Christmas? A pagan fest of the winder solstice that has been taken over by Christianity. Christmas has become a civil holiday in many nations.
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A plucky 11-year-old Redding girl shattered her goal Wednesday to collect some 700 teddy bears for a Connecticut community rocked last week by a tragic mass shooting at an elementary school.
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In 1912: There were three cases of infantile paralysis in Kennett, possibly four. The Kennett schools were dismissed on account of the scare. Dr. Affleck said one was expected to be fatal. Dr. Affleck reported the cases to the city health officer but the doctors disagreed and no quarantine was established.
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With the economy what it is, Vietnam War veterans raising funds for a bronze sculpture to honor their comrades say they are feeling pretty good about the response they have gotten from supporters.
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A May 14 trial date was set Wednesday in Shasta County Superior Court for a Cottonwood man accused of stabbing his wife to death.
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No injuries; cause still under investigation
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Bank of Commerce Holdings has identified a material impairment charge for certain loans of about $4 million in the fourth quarter, the company announced Wednesday.
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In the wake of last week's deadly shooting of 20 schoolchildren in Connecticut, gun shops in Redding are doing a brisk business.
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Redding officials aren't expected to begin planning for the next biennial budget for another few weeks.
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As the chorus of voices continues to grow for a discussion on gun control, two north state lawmakers say more restrictions will have little effect in preventing mass shootings.
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Fewer homes on market now from last year
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PALO CEDRO — Much like Zinedine Zidane's head butt at the 2006 World Cup, an anger-driven red card whipped a soccer match into a new level of intensity Wednesday.
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San Francisco Giants fans will get to share in their team's October glory when the 2012 World Series trophy goes on tour starting in January.
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Took this photo today on the way to lunch at the Moonstone Bistro (great food!). It's beginning to look like Judge Eaton's house again....
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San Francisco Giants fans will get to share in their team's October glory when the 2012 World Series trophy goes on tour starting in January.
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To the firearms lobby, calls for enhanced gun control following Friday’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School represent far more than the rekindling of a dormant policy debate.
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Nancy Lanza -- whose son Adam used her guns to kill her, 26 others and himself -- was one of a growing number of women who’ve taken up guns for sport or to defend themselves and their families.
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The quote of the day comes from Les Melburg: Mr. Jones is going to be thrilled to notice that the new building looks a lot like a single-wide. Melburg, of Redding architecture firm Nichols, Melburg & Rossetto, said that last...
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Ken Fleming, Redding
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Paul McGram, Shasta Lake
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Frank Parrish Sr., Cottonwood
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Like so many other people these days, I regain my composure only to see it crumble in an instant. At the piercing sight of a photograph, Daniel Barden with his impish smile and missing front teeth. At the devastating power of a simple sentence, about Charlotte Bacon's Girl Scout troop: "There were 10 girls in the gr
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Officers with the California Highway Patrol will staff a checkpoint in the unincorporated part of Shasta County Sunday evening.
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The Redding area felon who is charged with first-degree attempted murder of two California Highway Patrol officers after leading peace officers on a vehicle chase that included the exchange of gunfire has been offered a plea bargain deal that would send him to prison for 34 years.
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A plucky 11-year-old Redding girl has shattered her goal today to collect some 700 teddy bears for a Connecticut community rocked last week by a tragic mass shooting at an elementary school.
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I met this owl while blowing leaves off my mom’s back patio. Talk about Angry Birds.
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An employee reported two small vegetation fires behind a furniture store on Lake Boulevard around 2:40 p.m. today.
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Professor Mark Kleiman of UCLA offers it in a NY Times online round-table: A combination of drug (including alcohol) testing and position monitoring via a G.P.S. anklet - enabling both curfew enforcement and the promise that any new offense will...
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Red Bluff police are searching for man who went missing early Saturday evening.
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A Redding man arrested earlier this month for allegedly assaulting police officers with a chain saw gave up his legal right today in Shasta County Superior Court to have a preliminary hearing.
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A Jan. 15 preliminary hearing date was set today in Shasta County Superior Court for two Big Bend men accused of murder in the Nov. 3 shooting death of a Montgomery Creek man.
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President Barack Obama says he and Speaker John Boehner are "pretty close" to a grand deal that would avoid a "fiscal cliff," even as talks have ground to a standstill with just days left before broad tax increases and steep spending cuts take effect.
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FedEx is more pessimistic about the U.S. economy than it was three months ago, but more assured of its own ability to grow earnings.
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Two homes were destroyed in a fire early this morning in Lakehead, firefighters said.
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Here’s a chart of localized home sales for last month. Numbers down slightly. We don’t have a large market, so it’s hard to see trends month to month because the statistical sample is too small to be significant. Still, we like to look. This is from the set of home sales consisting roughly of Whiskeytow
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No, this community was not named for Justin Bieber. Nevertheless, it’s still worth your attention.
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Let’s see the hands all  of you who love to wrap presents... or even like to wrap presents. OK, I’ll settle for ‘tolerates’ gift wrapping. Thank you. Both of you can put your hands down now. I know the members of this tribe are few and far between, but I am a card carrying member [...]
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Road work could lead to delays today.
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Forecasters have issued a winter weather watch for the Redding area today, warning of possible frost, rain and snow. The high today is expected to reach 46 degrees, and the National Weather Service reports frost is likely before 11 a.m. Prepare for a drop to 33 degrees at night and a chance for sprinkles or snow. On Thursda
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A May 14 trial date was set today in Shasta County Superior Court for a Cottonwood man accused of stabbing his wife to death.
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Thursday, December 20th, 2012 Hosted by the Good News Rescue Mission, Homeless Departed to Be Remembered, Honored in Ceremony. (Redding, CA) On the eve of the first official day of winter, the City of Redding and Shasta County Continuum of Care Council (COC) will be participating in a day of mourning and honor in the [...]
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So just how dangerous is Redding?
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Must every tragic mass shooting bring out the shrill ignorance of "gun control" advocates?
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For years I have observed signal light operations in Redding. I have seen a great deal of mismanagement in this area. This results in excessive fuel consumption, pollution, wasted time and frustration.
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If imitation is indeed the sincerest form of flattery, I suppose we should be honored that last night someone stole the 100 feet of Christmas lights and bows.
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The supposed reason for the Bush administration's two tax cuts was budget surpluses.
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We routinely criticize human rights violations throughout the Middle East, with some notable exceptions: our allies Israel, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Qatar and Bahrain.
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Not that I have not wasted some money of the state's dealing with addiction, anger issues and court cost, but I'm sure I'm not the only one who knows our country needs to stop wasting money on things like $40,000 tree moving projects and decorations right now. You have inmates to dig holes. That could save on co
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An evening searching the Web turns up a few exceptionally interesting food gift sites. For the foodie you think has everything -- after looking here, you'll know they don't.
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Oh, luscious hot chocolate. The cacao tree, properly named Theobroma cacao, "cacao, food of the gods," has been revered for 2,000 years, and it is only recently in this long history that it has been consumed in any way other than as a beverage.
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Hot Chocolate on a Stick
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YREKA — The son of a 57-year-old McCloud man accused of killing 15-year-old Hannah Marie Zaccaglini in 1997 was released Monday from Siskiyou County jail after he was arrested last month in connection with the same murder case.
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Local advocacy groups Thursday will host a memorial for homeless people who have died in the past year.
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Salvation Army volunteer and toy warehouse manager Mary Moore talks with fellow volunteer Rob Krikorian as they look through toys Tuesday at the Salvation Army warehouse in Redding.
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SHASTA LAKE — Residential electric customers will see a smaller increase in their bills in the spring as the City Council on Tuesday voted to delay the next two planned rate increases in favor of a forthcoming — but smaller — rate hike proposal.
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A man died Tuesday night after a van hit him as he was trying to cross Hilltop Drive near Mistletoe Lane.
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In 1912: Redding was building a pesthouse at the rock crusher in the extreme western part of the city. Homeless smallpox patients would be quarantined and fed there. It was really a tent house. The pesttent is built on city ground and is far removed from any dwelling. The meals for all victims would be sent by special deliv
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Northbound Interstate 5 was shut down in Siskiyou County near Highway 96 on Tuesday evening after as many as 60 vehicles crashed along an icy stretch of the freeway, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said.
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Redding will bring back the Electric Utility Commission.
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A major winter storm targeting the north state could bring snow to Redding.
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WEST SACRAMENTO — A tentative contract agreement between a Northern California supermarket chain and its workers has hit a snag.
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Northbound Interstate 5 was shut down in Siskiyou County near Highway 96 on Tuesday evening after as many as 60 vehicles crashed along an icy stretch of the freeway, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said.
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Enterprise High wasn't about to let another one slip away.
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Coaches will tell you that statistics don't tell the whole story, but take a look at the stats put up by the Enterprise High basketball team through the first 10 games of the season. These impressive numbers show why the Hornets are one of the top squads in the Northern Section, with an 8-2 record through Monday.
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The Enterprise High girls basketball team (9-0) outscored host Pleasant Valley 27-10 in the fourth quarter, rallying to a 64-56 victory Tuesday night at Varley Gym in Chico.
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Both directions of Interstate 5 are closed in Siskiyou County near Highway 96 tonight due to a pileup involving up to 60 vehicles, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is reporting this evening.
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Members 1st Credit Union is asking the community to storm the doors of a featured local business each month.
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The Redding City Council voted 3-2 tonight to re-establish the Electric Utility Commission.
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Shingle making gave Shingletown its name. But shingles weren't made there for very long because after a very short time, people began using shakes for roofing instead of shingles. The first shakes were thirty-two inches long and five and a...
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A man died tonight after he was struck by a van while crossing Hilltop Drive near Mistletoe Lane in Redding.
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Paramedics say two people suffered moderate injuries after their SUV struck a tree on Stillwater Way.
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Click here for an explanation and a link to a truly stunning picture. Can you find the three climbers?...
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A 50-year-old Burney man was sentenced today in Shasta County Superior Court to 26 years in prison for molesting children.
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Plan carefully, if you're intending to drive over the weekend. From the National Weather Service: A Major snow storm is forecast to hit interior northern California Thursday through Sunday. Three to more than 6 feet of snow is forecast over...
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State Sen. Ted Gaines, R-Rocklin, announced this afternoon he will introduce a bill aimed at keeping guns from mentally ill people who judges have deemed dangerous.
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES TRINITY RIVER, Lewiston — It was very cold last week and snow was on the ground making for pretty scenery, but for a somewhat lethargic steelhead bite. However, Steve Huber of Steve Huber’s Guide Service said his clients were getting 2 to 5 stee
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SACRAMENTO - Two brothers from Shasta County have pleaded guilty to fabricating and selling immigration documents, the U.S. Department of Justice announced today.
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A city councilperson forwarded this e-mail from Kurt Starman: Subject: Sales Tax Revenue for the Third Quarter of 2012 Honorable Mayor and Council Members: Good news.... We just received our preliminary sales tax information for the third quarter of 2012....
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The Trinity County Sheriff's Department has a new K-9 named Kash, as reported in the RS I thought it was fitting based on this statement by Sheriff Haney... "Haney said he believes he can make the rest of his budget...
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The evening sessions of Randy Clark's Healing Conference are free and open to the public: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, Jan 14th-16th, from 7pm-10pm at the Civic Auditorium. Bring the sick who need physical healing!
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Two Red Bluff men were arrested Monday after allegedly breaking into another Red Bluff man's home and stealing his dirt bike and a carpet stretcher worth a total of $1,400.
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A Redding man convicted last month of holding a woman captive at gunpoint as he repeatedly beat and raped her was ordered today by a Shasta County Superior Court judge to spend the rest of his life in prison.
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I had just turned 7 when President Kennedy was assassinated. The funeral was held on a Saturday and my seven-year-old self complained bitterly about cartoons being preempted for that event, until my mother told me to shut the hell up.On Sunday, President Obama addressed the nation about the Newtown tragedy. The
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Learn how to memorize the Bible
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Minor Prophet Bible Class at Shasta Bible with Tom Meyer
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Whatever 24/7 Wall Street might say, Weather.com says we have one of the 20 most amazing bridges in the world --- No. 5, in fact....
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Prof. Tom Meyer teaching Old Testament Course
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More Gun Control Legislation is Coming
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Happy Christmas from The Mall Talent Showcase!
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Firefighters quickly contained a travel trailer blaze this morning in the 1100 block of Deacon Trail east of Redding.
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Firefighters are being sent this morning to a reported attic fire at a home on Jewell Lane in South Redding.
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Tehama County sheriff's deputies early Monday morning arrested a 35-year-old homeless woman on drug charges after stopping the driver of a Jeep she was in for allegedly not using his lights properly.
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Q. Why do you think some faith communities report many miracles and others rarely or never? I think that everyone experiences moments in their lives or coincidences of time and place meetings that can be seen as miraculous. Whether one names such an experience as a miracle will depend on his or her cultural or familial expe
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12/18/2012: RED ALERT! MAN YOUR BATTLE STATIONS! PREPARE FOR SNOWACOLYPSE! FOR: NORTHERN SACRAMENTO VALLEY EFFECTIVE: 7:38AM, DECEMBER 18, 2012 EXPIRES: 7:45PM, DECEMBER 18, 2012 …MORE RAIN AND SNOW FOR INTERIOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THE WEEKEND… .A SERIES OF STORMS PROGRESS [...]
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This actually Happy Valley, not Anderson despite the address.
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Power has been restored for the last batch of Pacific Gas and Electric Co. customers in Cottonwood to lose electricity this morning, officials said.
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I am the mother of a first grader who bounded down the steps of the school bus on the first day of December and within minutes was killed in a hit and run. The murderers were never found. This was over thirty years ago…but NOT a day goes by that my heart and arms don’t [...]
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Road work could lead to delays today.
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Forecasters say the high is expected to reach 48 degrees today in Redding, and the day should be partly sunny. Prepare for a drop to 30 degrees tonight and accompanying frost. By Wednesday and Thursday, though, prepare for a good chance of snow, the National Weather Service warns. After that, the precipitation should warm
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SHASTA LAKE — The City Council meets tonight to weigh whether to delay two planned electric rate increases.
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On Friday, as everyone reading this knows all too well, 20 schoolchildren and seven adults were murdered in Connecticut before the mad gunman also took his own life.
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In the wake of the Connecticut school shooting, many parents are concerned about the fears being expressed by their children. They are confused about children being killed and frightened when they figure out that this horrendous event occurred during school hours at a middle school. It is almost impossible to keep our child
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America has again suffered a mass killing by a crazed man with guns. The pace of American mass killing is increasing. What can we do to stop this trend?
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Hiring a security officer to work at every campus in the nation creates jobs and increases student safety regarding violence in schools.
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We used to have insane asylums to keep those people out of society, and it was their parents or family members who had them placed there because they are the first ones to know that they are a danger to themselves as well as society.
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While escorting the surviving children chain-fashion from Sandy Hook Elementary, the police told them to close their eyes. Close your eyes. Again.
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I have submitted the following suggestion many times over the past 20 years. Today I submit the suggestion again on behalf of all of the victims of the massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.
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It seems that President Obama can shed tears for the tragic school massacre but doesn't feel remorse for the border agents killed in Mexico or the four Americans in Benghazi, Libya.
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The Mt. Shasta Ski Park will open its 2012-13 season on Friday.
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After an overtime home-opener loss in early November, Simpson coach Matt Thacker said his team needed to learn how to close out games.
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The Simpson University women's basketball team held off Western Oregon late and won 77-74 in a road game in Monmouth, Ore., on Monday.
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It took nearly a month, but the Northern Section Prep Basketball Media Poll has two unanimous top teams.
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Local school administrators are using Friday's tragic shooting at a Connecticut elementary school to review their security policies to make sure they're doing everything they can to protect local students.
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Redding is considering a $4.7 million project to widen a segment of Placer Street — work that is seen as crucial in relieving traffic backups.
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SBA seeks nominations
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SHASTA LAKE — Two small antique bottles containing a brownish liquid that law enforcement officials feared might have been nitroglycerin caused a big scare Monday and forced the temporary closure of Cascade Boulevard.
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WEAVERVILLE — A Trinity County jury Monday convicted a Humboldt County woman accused of drowning her 2½-year-old daughter in the Trinity River of involuntary manslaughter.
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Makenzie Dayton, 11, is dealing with the shock and grief from last week's shooting at a Connecticut elementary school by seeking gifts for those closest to the tragedy.
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The Redding City Council will consider plans tonight to seek nearly $1.2 million in grant monies that officials want to use to curb drunk driving and defray beautification costs.
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With a lighted Christmas tree softly glowing in the background and a flutist playing a solemn piece, a table with dozens of flickering candles helped to light up the rest of the First United Methodist Church in Redding Monday as a candlelight vigil was held in memory of those who died in Friday's elementary school shoot
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I intended to stay up and watch all of "Love Actually," but I don't think I can last that long. The bed is calling. I'll need to slide a couple of cats over so I can get in.The skies cleared today but it wasn't much warmer than yesterday, and the next couple of evenings will bring overnight temps down around 27F
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From the forecast discussion at noaa.gov: WE JUMP RIGHT BACK INTO MORE ACTIVE WEATHER BY EARLY THURSDAY MORNING AS A DEEP GULF OF ALASKA LOW APPROACHES THE WEST COAST. THIS COULD BE AN INTERESTING STORM IN THAT...IF THE NAM AND...
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Humanity for Horses in Siskiyou County is one of the newest of the havens rescuing retired race horses. It's been up and running for six months, on a 300-acre spread just north of the town of Mount Shasta. It's currently home to 51 horses, 11 llamas, two donkeys, and one goat.
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To submit photos for consideration in the Scene! page email jskropanic@redding.com for guidelines. Needed information includes the name of the person who took the photo, the first and last name and town of residence of each person in the photo from left to right, the date, location and name of the event.
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An Anderson man was arrested on suspicion of stealing a car and resisting arrest today in Shasta Lake. Just before 10:30 a.m., deputies observed Kevin Donald Hursey, 28, sitting in a car at Highway 151 and Shasta Park Way. When they stopped, Hursey got out of the car and tried to walk away before the deputies stopped him.
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Traffic is snarled this evening on Highway 44 near the Sacramento River and Interstate 5 as the California Highway Patrol is reporting at least three wrecks on the highway.
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The Mt. Shasta Ski Park will open its 2012-13 season Friday. The park announced on its Website (www.skipark.com) that it got about 10 inches of new snow from the storms that hit the area over the weekend.
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A police bomb squad has detonated a suspected explosive liquid found at an antique store just north of the Oasis Fun Center on Cascade Boulevard in Shasta Lake.
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Robin Putnam’s visual arts class at Pioneer High School in Redding has stacks of brightly colored flannel pillowcases sporting designs with whales, horses, dachshunds, tigers, motorcycles and footballs. The idea is to bring soft comfort to children going through cancer treatment.
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Opening a long and almost unbearable procession of grief, Newtown began burying its dead Monday, laying to rest two 6-year-old boys — one who was crazy about the New York Giants and one whose twin sister survived the rampage.
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A prayer vigil is being held tonight in Redding in remembrance of those who lost their lives in Friday's school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
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A 46-year-old homeless man was beaten and shot Saturday in Red Bluff's Dog Island Park, police said, and the two suspects in the incident still haven't been found.
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A Trinity County jury convicted today a Humboldt County woman accused of drowning her 2½-year-old daughter in the Trinity River of involuntary manslaughter.
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The Trinity County Sheriff's Office has a new police dog.
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Tom Vilsack, the U.S. secretary of agriculture, kicked up some dust recently when he declared in a speech to a farm group that rural America is "less and less relevant" to the American political conversation. In an age where politics is a game of perpetual outrage, some conservative critics rushed to complain the Ob
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Bones found last month in southern Siskiyou County aren’t human, the sheriff’s office reported today.
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Despite the hype about violent crime rising in Redding, a closer look at the crime numbers for California cities -- forwarded by sharp-eyed reader and occasional tipster DK --- adds some valuable perspective. Yes, violent crime has risen the past...
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A Corning man and woman were arrested Thursday on suspicion of drug charges after deputies allegedly found them with methamphetamine and Vicodin without a prescription.
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Sunday's newspaper editorial asked the question: "At what point would a modest new local tax [dedicated to public safety] be cheaper than the bill for the alarm company, the dog, and the handgun-safety courses?" So I e-mailed Redding City Manager...
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A 32-year-old man was arrested in Red Bluff early Saturday morning on suspicion of felony firearm charges after he allegedly shot at a computer monitor inside a Clearwater Drive home.
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RS reporter David Benda did some digging into the past of the Brigadoon Castle. The unique foreclosure home first featured in my prior post. David interviewed a former
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Like people, places are gone but not forgotten. After most major school shooting incidents, administrators and parents move to demolish or heavily rehabilitate the classrooms, hallways, gymnasiums and other spaces where students were murdered. Just days since 20 children and six adults were fatally shot at a school in Newto
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A house fire on Pine Street in Happy Valley apparently didn't do much damage this morning.
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Although unless this Woodhaven home has some unseen flaw, list price may only be the starting point.
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Forecasters say there's a 90 percent chance of rain today in Redding, and it's likely to rain most of the week as well. The high should reach an even 50 degrees, while tonight's low is expected to drop to 31 degrees. Tuesday should be cooler, with a high around 45 degrees and a 30 percent chance of rain. Forecasters at the
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On the last regular meeting of 2012, and the last meeting with this set of Board members , the Board had a mix of issues before it.  Two new Board members will be seated in January, replacing Linda Hartman (District 4) and Glenn Hawes (District 3).  It was an agenda that fairly represents the range [...]
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A July 8 trial was set today in Shasta County Superior Court for the Redding man accused of murdering his brother in August with a weightlifting bar.
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A California Highway Patrol officer charged with felony DUI in connection with a January chain-reaction crash is scheduled to have a settlement conference today in Shasta County Superior Court.
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A settlement conference is scheduled to be held today in Shasta County Superior Court for the trio accused of conspiring and carrying out an attack on a pregnant Redding teen earlier this year.
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Work on some highways could cause delays today.
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Next month's scheduled trial for a 24-year-old Shasta County woman accused of starving her 4-day-old baby to death last year was postponed today in Shasta County Superior Court following a settlement conference.
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On 12-14-12 at 12:27 am, officers were dispatched to a call of a hit-and-run traffic collision at 918 Partridge Drive. Upon their arrival, it was determined that an unknown type of vehicle drove off of the roadway and struck the side of an attached garage of a residence at that location. The suspect vehicle was [...]
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Everyone is worried about the fiscal cliff. A little over a year ago everyone was worried about the debt-ceiling crisis. Both are self-inflicted wounds on the body politic, wounds that can only be described as unnecessary and idiotic. The idiocy of the debt-ceiling debacle led to the idiocy of the fiscal cliff.
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Republican state governments that pass "right to work" laws are shooting themselves in the wallet.
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Citizens, don't sit on your hands! Get educated and involved in water policy if you are concerned about our river systems.
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Saturday morning was cold and grey and foreboding, like the face of a mean dog with a bad headache, and the temperatures got colder and colder. Mid-morning I looked out to see snow falling, which kind of surprised me. It doesn't often snow in December, and I hadn't thought it was cold enough, but that shows how much I know.
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A north state hospital is reeling from a recent appeals court decision that could lead to the closure of both nursing homes in the Intermountain area.
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IF YOU GO
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Fees may be cheaper, or hikes delayed
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Drivers urged to prepare for bad weather
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Four arrested in DUI sweep
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RED BLUFF - Police are searching for a 55-year-old Red Bluff man who was reported missing today by his son.
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Jim Brock of Redding likes to keep busy. Last Monday, the U.S. Marine Corps veteran and his wife, Mavis, planted nearly 300 onions in the large garden at their Churn Creek Road home. On Sunday, Brock celebrated his 100th birthday.
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President Obama will speak at tonight's Newtown interfaith vigil.
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A prayer vigil is being held Monday night in Redding in remembrance of those who lost their lives in Friday’s school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
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A Connecticut official says the mother of the gunman in the Connecticut massacre was shot four times in the head before her son went to the elementary school where he gunned down 26 people.
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A childhood friend, a semi-retired ship captain who has retired to the mountains of central Mexico, forwards this e-mail: Subject: Mexican Violence. Really weird, as I was reading the news this week, when I saw stories like this: http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/15/15931758-gunman-killed-police-officer-and-2-others-w
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Law enforcement officials arrested four people Saturday during a probation sweep for those suspected of failing to show up to court on DUI-related offenses or violating the terms of probation.
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Here is a map of the road conditions, according to the California Department of Transportation.
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Rain is expected to replace snow today as a storm keeps dropping precipitation on the north state, according to the National Weather Service.
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Once featured on TV and in travel magazines like Sunset and Country Inns, the Brigadoon Castle sold last week for less than a third of its one-time list price of $1.7 million.
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All things considered, I think we're going to make it through the Christmas season with our spirits bright.
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They like it when you know their names.
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Nobody in Redding needed an East Coast website churning out attention-grabbing lists to know that, in the past few years, the sense of small-town security has eroded dramatically.
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On Dec. 4, the Shasta County Board of Supervisors was asked by the county Public Works Department to increase — almost doubling — the initial $40,000 allotted for a space and needs assessment for a new library in Burney.
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San Francisco Deli got a special treat Wednesday when a dozen Shasta High students came in for lunch. I asked if they were "playing hookie." A student said no, they got out early because they had been practicing for their Madrigal Dinner.
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The front page article Thursday about local crime statistics reminded me of two comments I used to use when working with graduate students. One by Mark Twain is probably not appropriate for a family newspaper, but the other is "There are lies, damn lies, and statistics."
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The afternoon of Dec. 8, I had the misfortune of misplacing my wallet. As often happens during the hectic holiday shopping weekends, I was distracted by many thoughts that day. I carelessly placed my wallet and cellphone on the roof of my car while putting on my jacket and forgot to retrieve them before driving away.
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Thomas Sowell is quick to criticize the Obama administration at every turn, especially lately about the president's position on taxes, which Sowell says it will harm "small businesses and destroy jobs." Yet in Sowell's column on the "shopping maul," he suggests we all use the Internet to do our shopp
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The predictable calls are coming for taxing churches — and eliminating charitable deductions across the board — to balance state and federal budgets. But consider the implications — and the relevant track records — before leaping over that cliff. Track records first.
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Voters may not be aware that there is a special election going on in Shasta County. Both the California Republican Party and the Shasta County Republican Central Committee have officially endorsed rancher Jim Nielsen for State Senate District 4.
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Turtle Bay Exploration Park is signing a loan agreement for $20 million for the construction of a hotel. However, the spokesman for Turtle Bay, Toby Osborn, states that they do not know where the economy is headed so they must rush ahead with the construction.
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Just a word to the residents of Shasta County and to anyone concerned about the raising of Shasta Dam. Who is going to pay for it? Where does the water go?
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It would seem that the majority of Americans, at least those who voted in the last presidential election, have decided the promise of government largess is more appealing than the associated loss of liberties.
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We are rapidly approaching the so-called "fiscal cliff" and the two parties are still arguing about tax rates.
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If you've ever owned a dog or cat, you know they can be very sensitive to your emotions, even to the point of seeming to understand those feelings.
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The evolution of our flatware began with sharp pieces of stone, sea shells and wood, to hollowed sheep and goat horns to hold liquid.
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ANDERSON — Facing the loss of ability to deal with unwanted animals, police Chief Michael Johnson on Tuesday will ask the City Council to approve a two-month contract with Haven Humane Society for euthanasia and cremation services.
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Teddy bear drive for shooting victims
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Police say they made at least five arrests Friday during the first day of the 2012 winter holiday Avoid the Six Campaign. But two drunken drivers also caused crashes Friday, police said.
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Mt. Shasta could receive 24 more inches
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Update for film industry directory sought
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IGO — Underneath gray clouds, steadily falling snowflakes and a motionless American flag, a ceremony Saturday carried a similarly somber ambiance: honoring those who have fallen — both in service to their country and in the school-shooting tragedy in Connecticut.
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In 1912: A social dance was held at the South Cow Creek powerhouse at Millville and an enjoyable time was spent by the neighbors who attended. On another note, George Darrah returned from Kennett, where he had a crew of men shearing his goats.
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City Council to consider proposal to revive panel
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RED BLUFF — The Hornets are already having a season of championships, and it's not even winter.
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RED BLUFF —West Valley had enough left in the tank to end the Red Bluff Holiday Classic on a positive note.
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RED BLUFF — In losing to South Medford, Enterprise got a good look at itself.
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The Northern Section had its first bowl bid in five years, and that's just the beginning.
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The Redding Christian boys basketball team tied for second place in round-robin play Saturday after beating St. Bernard's in the Ferndale Tournament.
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IGO — Underneath gray clouds, steadily falling snowflakes and a motionless American flag, a ceremony was held Saturday that carried a similarly somber ambiance: Honoring those who have fallen — both in service to their country and in the school-shooting tragedy in Connecticut.
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Names and ages of the 26 people gunned down at a Connecticut elementary school Friday in the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history:
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This prematurely released video from NASA, entitled "Why the world didn't end yesterday," explains it was all a misconception. So you can relax, enjoy the holidays...and keep paying on those credit card bills....
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California Highway Patrol officers and paramedics are headed out to Round Mountain on reports of a crash involving a gray Honda Accord that is blocking Highway 299 near Buzzard's Roost Road.
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With snow accumulating in the Redding-area and higher elevations today, we'd like to see your snow photos.
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California Highway Patrol officers are headed to reports of two vehicles overturned near Viola on Highway 44 today.
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Authorities have reopened Interstate 5 at Fawndale after closing it because of a rollover wreck in snowy conditions near Castella that blocked both northbound lanes of the freeway.
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With the holidaze upon us, this may be a good time to find an unnoticed REO bargain.
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Police say they made at least five arrests during the first day of the 2012 Winter Holiday’s Avoid the Six Campaign. But two drunken drivers also caused crashes Friday, police said.
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Some people like diamonds, some people like furs, some people like Ferraris, Corvettes or 1968 Mustang convertibles. Others still like big power tools with engines, pull cords and gas tanks. Photo:A bright bowl of hand-made pomanders. These traditional holiday crafts date back hundreds of years to Europe and were used as sc
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This hotel was so huge it was also called the Mountain House Hotel. It was built in 1884 directly across the road from the original location of the Cottonwood Railroad Depot at the east end of Front Street. The building...
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The National Weather Service has issued an alert for Redding cautioning that up to two inches of snow could fall through the early morning.
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Those who have fallen in service to their country will be remembered today as volunteers place wreaths on the graves of soldiers at the Northern California Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Igo.
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Check here for traffic information in the north state.
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Maybe it's just a coincidence, but the justices of the 3rd District Court of Appeal sure seem to have a sly sense of timing.
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A Redding neighborhood was evacuated early Friday morning when a hit-and-run driver destroyed a gas main after crashing into a garage.
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During our recent wild and windy weather, a neighbor and I proactively walked our street in west Redding and tried to keep the storm drain grates free of freshly fallen leaves and other debris such as plastic soda cups. That, in turn, led me to John Stacher, a 33-year career employee of the city of Redding.
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Trust the Record Searchlight to dampen our spirits during this Christmas season.
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Even if it wasn't a violation of the Brown Act, it was still a sleazy and underhanded thing for Gary Cadd.
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My name is Mathilda. I am 8 years old and I have a letter I want to share.
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My mother had a saying for every situation, trying to make her family advice more understanding and reassuring: "What can't be cured has to be endured." "Necessity is the mother of invention." Etc.
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During the recent storms, five trees fell on Rock Creek Road in Manton. Four of them completely blocked the road, the other was snagged high over the road.
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WEAVERVILLE — Deliberations will resume Monday after a Trinity County jury failed Friday to reach a verdict in the murder trial of a Humboldt County woman accused of drowning her 2½-year-old daughter in the Trinity River last year.
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A Redding neighborhood was evacuated early Friday morning when a hit-and-run driver destroyed a gas main after crashing into a garage.
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Police say a 25-year-old drunken driver caused a three-vehicle wreck on Highway 273 on Friday morning that left one man suffering from moderate injuries.
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In 1912: Albert Daily had smallpox and his home near the foothills west of Anderson flew the yellow flag of quarantine. Dr. Tabker, health officer, was confident the contagion would not spread. He succeeded in stamping out diphtheria, two cases of which came to the surface in Anderson a week prior.
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For the family of Angela "Angie" Fullmer, the 34-year-old Mount Shasta woman who disappeared 10 years ago today, this year marks the hardest to deal with the loss.
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This Christmas for Marci Kennedy and her two sons will be a first for her family. After several years of homelessness, they are living in a duplex, she has two jobs and she is attending school.
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Rite Aid has purchased Redding's oldest pharmacy.
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RED BLUFF — Enterprise High has turned its biggest rivalry into a stranglehold.
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North state parents and educators were saddened and shaken by Friday's deadly school shooting in Connecticut.
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Check here for traffic information in the north state.
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First, he killed his mother.
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BANGKOK (AP) — Leaders of two of the closest longtime allies of the United States have been quick to express sympathy over a shooting rampage that left 26 people dead, including 20 children, at a Connecticut elementary school.
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Garrison Keillor wrote this adaptation of an old hymn after 9/11. Where Could I Go?I simply can't forget,The faces haunt me yetIn the towers that the planes are flying toward,On a sweet September dayDestruction on the wayWhere can I go but to the Lord?Where c
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A triumphant North Korea staged a mass rally of soldiers and civilians Friday to glorify the country's young ruler, who took a big gamble this week in sending a satellite into orbit in defiance of international warnings.
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The first person to make a guess had the correct answer. "toe2toe" guessed it correctly at 9:04 a.m. as the Cottonwood Hotel aka Mountain House Hotel. Congratulations toe2toe! Thank you everyone for playing and thank you to Ortega's Mexican...
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On the eve of the 10th anniversary of the disappearance of a 34-year-old Mount Shasta woman, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office reported they’ve made some progress in what detectives consider a possible murder.
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It's hard for me to believe, but I moved to Redding from Massachusetts in December 2004.Looking back, I've seen a city benefit from major improvements.Yet fundamental challenges remain that have plagued Redding for years.
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If I see ONE more post about "guns don't kill people, people kill people" or "if the teachers had been armed, this wouldn't have happened," I can't be held responsible for the things I'm going to say.
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Here’s a 2008 D.R. Horton built 2099 sqft 4/2 HUD home with a 3 car garage.
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What was the name of this hotel and what town was it located in? Welcome to the History Mystery Photo Contest. If you're the first person to give the correct answer, you'll win the prize plus an award certificate with...
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On the radio this morning, Patrick Jones, our new vice mayor, said the rise in property and other crime in the city shows we need to get "our community service officers back and add 20 to 25 more police on...
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Police say a 25-year-old drunken driver caused a three-vehicle wreck that left one man suffering from moderate injuries on Highway 273 this morning.
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Comment from "genmay" on my link to the 24/7 Wall Street list that had Redding leading the nation in the increase of violent crime: Man, rough week for Redding. A&E just premiered their new show Panic 911 tonight. The first...
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Reports of a home invasion this morning in an area just west of downtown Redding appear to be unfounded.
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First of all, thank you for a wonderfully useful and entertaining column.  I can't imagine why no one ever thought of this before. Okay, here's what's bugging me.  Every time I'm out driving in darkness or rainy weather, I meet vehicles not using headlights as the law requires.  There are so many, in fact, that I [...]
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Road work in the north state could cause delays in some areas.
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Rain could begin falling today as a weak storm moves over the north state, according to the National Weather Service. will fall to around 32 under cloudy skies.
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Bird watchers will head to Lassen Volcanic National Park today for the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count.
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Redding police are looking for a dark-colored 2005 Ford Mustang they say crashed into a house and collided with a gas main, forcing the evacuation of homes on Partridge Drive early this morning.
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REDDING, CA – Heads up to holiday party-goers! To help save lives this holiday season, law enforcement from six agencies are launching a special “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown to stop impaired drivers and to save lives on our roadways. The Shasta Avoid the Six Task Force is announcing that officers and dep
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RED BLUFF — The Red Bluff High boys basketball team has undergone considerable change since hosting last year's Holiday Classic.
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RED BLUFF — Lake Oswego never panicked.
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Shasta High volleyball junior Lana Brown has been named a MaxPreps third team All-American for medium schools Wednesday.
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Some roads are long, but if you just keep pedaling and pedaling, you can ride to your destination.
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For all the fury and fistfights outside the Lansing Capitol, what happened in Michigan this week was a simple accommodation to reality. The most famously unionized state, birthplace of the United Auto Workers, royalty of the American working class, became right-to-work.
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Accepting Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln is no stretch. His filmography is thick with serious work, and the actor drips gravitas and immersive artistic commitment befitting a towering historical role. But few knew what to expect when "Hyde Park on Hudson" producer/director Roger Michell ("Notting Hill") cast Bill Murra
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As a retired registered nurse with operating room experience, I was very disturbed by Sunday's article regarding infections caused by a heart surgeon. Several questions come to mind.
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So, Patrick Jones has no recall of talking to Rick Bosetti about the nomination of vice mayor.
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Your cover story, "Balancing field, family," in Sunday's paper is misinformation, and does a disservice to your readers. While Templeton Fountaine's attempt at fatherhood is born in love and a desire to improve on the example of his own father, he is off to a very bad start.
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I concur with Leslie Ginno about her intelligent, practical, financially sound solution to a Redding Christmas tree instead of pouring $40,000 down a hole into which a newly cut tree would stand each year.
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RED BLUFF — In the aftermath of a tumultuous period of uncertainty for the state parks system, Ide Adobe State Historic Park will continue its longest running celebration, the Pioneer Christmas Party, on Saturday.
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Alexis Asbe — Ally to her friends — was in the middle of a busy family evening when her publisher called to say her new book, "At the Altar in Your Underwear," had hit the Amazon Kindle best-seller list.
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There are some new sights and sounds at Win-River Casino in Redding. You can still hear the sounds of slot machines beeping and coins bouncing into trays inside the casino.
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A Redding-based group that helps people with a variety of emergency needs has reason to celebrate its 40th year serving the community.
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A man who police say stole a Nissan sedan a week ago was arrested Thursday in the Denny's restaurant parking lot on Hilltop Drive.
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An appellate court has struck down part of Redding's ordinance restricting pamphleteering outside the library.
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Report finds population losses in area
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Construction work to replace the dilapidated Twin View Bridge in north Redding is reaching the halfway mark.
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A series of cold storms primed to hit Siskiyou County starting today has the Mt. Shasta Ski Park thinking snow.
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Participants at a forum on hate crimes in Shasta County on Thursday said education carries the most power in the fight against bigotry.
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Apparently people have been asking. The Sheriff's Office sent out an announcement this afternoon with an explanation. The Shasta County Sheriff's Office recently upgraded a portion of its jail software system to support and improve internal operations. As a result...
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In 1912: J.H. Palmer and S.B. Hurliburt, mule buyers from Los Angeles, were in the Fall River Valley last week and bought 35 mules. They would be driven across country to Anderson and shipped from there the following week.
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Now, I know that 35F/2C isn't cold by the standards of Barrow or Minot or Bemidji, but after weeks of mild weather, to suddenly drop down like that is kind of a surprise. Not unpleasant, you know, but it seems colder than it really is. I like it, but that's because I'm not out in it. If I was outside mending fences or nursi
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I've lived in this town for 15 years, but I'm just today -- via the miracle of Twitter hashtags -- that Redding is a Dutch word, which apparently means "salvation" or "redemption." Anyone know if that's the word one would...
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It's a software issue, according to this press release. Here's what it looks like....
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I have followed the Redding library free-speech case -- won, as expected, by those fighting the city's misguided policy -- with considerable interest, but somehow I did not know or simply forgot that a long-standing city law bars "blasphemous" handbills....
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Some roads are long, but if you just keep pedaling and pedaling, you can ride to your destination.
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Give yourself plenty of time on this tour of the Fall River Valley, a full day would be best.
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SWEAT Running Club
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Applebee's Restaurant on Hilltop Drive and the Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council's Blue Ribbon Campaign are teaming up to benefit kids in need.
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by Ryan Loughrey This past October 11th was National Depression Screening Day. It was created by Screening for Health, Inc. with the purpose of raising awareness regarding depression and giving information regarding free screenings. For any reader who would like to take one of these screenings, they
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by Ryan Loughrey At Shasta College, some of the bathroom stalls have become more than just a place one goes to relieve oneself. It seems they are also a place where people can express their creativity. I am referring to, of course, those who choose to write on the walls in the stalls. This
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Participants in a forum on hate crimes in Shasta County said education carries the most power in the fight against bigotry. But many said it isn’t enough by itself.
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The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office recently upgraded a portion of its jail software system to support and improve internal operations. As a result of this upgrade, the capability to post photographs to the Jail’s In Custody web page is no longer available. Only bookings made prior to November 27, 2012 will have photos p
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An appellate court has struck part of Redding’s ordinance restricting pamphleteering outside the library.
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Coastal areas of New Jersey and New York that lost their boardwalks to Superstorm Sandy's surge are racing to rebuild them in time for tourist season — in some places, without the boards.
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A West Virginia University mascot who got in trouble for using his uniform musket to kill a bear has been cited for another problem — not wearing blaze orange during the bear hunt.
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A man who police say stole a Nissan sedan a week ago was arrested today in the Denny’s restaurant parking lot on Hilltop Drive.
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California’s population grew to 37.8 million, an increase of about 256,000 in the past fiscal year that shows the state continuing a pattern of modest growth rates.
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I've been writing a lot lately about the Fall River Valley. I did it to secretly "educate" you about the wealth of history located there. Most of the people who live there know its history and are very proud of...
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A power outage that lasted for about two hours this morning in the Whitmore area has closed Whitmore Elementary School for the day.
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Thanks not least to our residents' robust fertility, California's population grew by 256,000 last year, according to new figures from the state Department of Finance, but if growth is good, that good is not evenly distributed. The county-by-county numbers show...
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That’s what they call it on TV. I like to think of it as good cloud days. Here’s a couple of images I took yesterday while out in nearby Shasta Lake City.
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Here’s a Cottonwood country style home on acreage that last sold for $385k almost 8 years ago.
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What the Medicare "doc fix" has to do with the looming "fiscal cliff" and why the latter could become an annual affair. This is so how Washington works....
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Okay, so maybe I don’t have any actual advice on warding off zombies – but I might be able to offer some advice on how to come back from a year where your business has suffered from pre-apocalyptic fears; where it feels like your customers have turned into the walking dead and you feel like you’ve [...]
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Dear Santa: Do you really read all the letters people send to you? I was listening to “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town…” It says that you’re making a list, and checking it twice. How come? Do we get a second chance if we just happened to get blamed for something that no one really [...]
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Roadwork in the north state could cause delays in some areas.
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The Shasta County Citizens Advocating Respect is partnering with the Youth Violence Prevention Council to create a workshop on hate crimes in the north state today.
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Today will be cool, sunny and dry, the National Weather Service is reporting.
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Police said they made separate arrests of two men with criminal histories near parked vehicles in downtown Redding on Wednesday, illustrating the risk that drivers take when they leave valuable items in plain view.
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If Congress ever decides to slather a thick new layer of concrete atop Shasta Dam and enlarge the reservoir behind it, it will cause substantial disruption to property owners and lakeside businesses and greatly offend local Indians, trout-chasers and environmentalists.
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Supreme Court litigation is a bit like bread-baking. If the dough goes in the oven too soon, before it's had enough time to rise, the end product is unpalatable. Yet at a certain point, the oven beckons. Baking is key to the process.
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Thumbs up for Westside Pizza, which recently opened on North Market Street in Redding. Couldn’t resist their daily lunch special -- two big slices of pizza (a pepperoni and a Tropical Heat) and a drink for just four bucks. But I couldn’t leave without an order of barbecued wings. Made for a great meal.
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A lifelong student of art, Shelly Shively prefers incorporating readily available materials as the basis for her creations. Shively painted her first mural was when she was 11, an ocean scene in the bathroom of her house. Being allowed the freedom to paint large scale resonated with her and taught her that art doesn't need
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Redding City Ballet has seen some changes at the top with the addition of a new artistic director; elsewhere it’s business as usual, and in December that means it’s time for “The Nutcracker.”
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Two events are right around the corner, so get your calendar out and make a note. First, Tehama Oaks Winery is celebrating the release of its 2011 Syrah from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 15-16 at the winery, 14494 Warren Ave., in Red Bluff (529-2356).
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There are angels among us. Unfortunately a lot of non-angels sped by as my car stalled on the side of Buenaventura Boulevard on Dec. 3.
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With heartfelt appreciation I want to thank Tim Holt for his article on me and north state fossils. There is only one thing that I care to add, and that is there are laws regulating the removal of fossilized bones from public lands.
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I see that the state Board of Forestry approved the "fire prevention" fee that was enacted by the governor on a select few of the people in the state without a vote of the people or two-thirds of the Legislature.
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Have you felt "off your game" lately? Does going to work in the morning and leaving at the end of the day while it is dark outside getting to you? If so, you are not alone.
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Eating only the produce in season is not a new concept. Before all the big grocery stores, everyone ate seasonally. Nothing compares to the taste of fresh vegetables that are locally grown.
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When Jon Mead, a devoted cyclist, visits a new city, he goes right to his smartphone app Strava to find the best bike routes. In Sacramento, where he works at a Fleet Feet running-gear shop, the 24-year-old uses MapmyRide to track his course in an archive.
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In case you haven't noticed, it is wintertime in the north state. And along with all the holiday joy comes dry skin and painfully itchy rashes.
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Two schools were locked down and officers searched the Fuzzy Lane area in Happy Valley around 11 a.m. Wednesday for a man who was seen with a handgun.
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In 1912:To show that there were quite a number of venturesome spirits in town not afraid of the smallpox scare, the Elks planned to give a basket social and dance. As it was impossible for any caterer to satisfy everyone attending the social, this time the Elks passed the buck to its members, as everyone attending was to br
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The math hasn't added up for Tom Vonderhaar.
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The Bay Area woman who died Sunday afternoon while kayaking Clear Creek drowned, the Shasta County Coroner's Office said Wednesday afternoon.
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Businesses, schools and even fitness clubs are doing their part to make the holiday season brighter for those in need.
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According to this list on a web site called 24/7 Wall Street. For this dubious distinction we supposedly beat out Manchester, N.H., and Mobile, Alabama. Excerpt: 1. Redding, Calif. > 5-year Increase in violent crime rate: 103.4% > Violent crime...
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Redding Police Chief Robert Paoletti said he plans to hold quarterly town hall meetings next year in hopes of easing and addressing residents’ safety concerns.
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Dave Peterson, Cottonwood
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Supreme Court litigation is a bit like bread-baking. If the dough goes in the oven too soon, before it's had enough time to rise, the end product is unpalatable. Yet at a certain point, the oven beckons. Baking is key to the process.
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Mike Higley, Redding
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Irene Russ, Ono
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The Bay Area woman who died Sunday afternoon while kayaking Clear Creek drowned, the Shasta County Coroner's Office said this afternoon.
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Authorities said they've freed a woman who was trapped inside a pickup that rolled over on Highway 44 today about 3 miles east of Eskimo Hill.
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If I'm not mistaken, a ruling is due from the 3rd District Court of Appeal in the lawsuit challenging the rules for speakers in front of the library by Dec. 20 -- 90 days after the case was argued in...
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A 53-year-old man was taken into custody early today after Redding police found him on the roof of a business.
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After eluding law enforcement during an hour-long manhunt today, a 57-year-old man was found hiding in a chicken coop three-quarters of a mile away from the scene of a shooting in Happy Valley.
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Spent a lot of time on the subway when I was in Mexico City recently (here's a snapshot). A great way to avoid the traffic above ground and dirt cheap -- three pesos (about a quarter) to go anywhere....
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So University of Chicago economist Steve Levitt (yeah, the guy who co-wrote "Freakonomics") tells The New York Times, arguing that the incarceration rate has risen so high in America that its costs far exceed any benefits. He's not alone, other...
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Police are planning a drunken driving and driver’s license checkpoint Friday somewhere inside Redding city limits.
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES TRINITY RIVER, Lewiston — Only the upper river just below Lewiston was fishable for much of the week, but fishing was good. However, the river was called a “zoo” because of all the anglers pushed into such a short stretch of river. By Sunday,
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Alan Jacobs at the American Conservative writes about the odd political bedfellows who come together over home cooking: Traditionalists and radicals alike have deep reservations about the bureaucratization, rationalization, and consumerism of American life, and lament the damage such forces...
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This comes from the conclusion letter to the editor that I will not be able to publish. Many groups have presented solid evidences questioning the eligibility of Barack Obama to be president. The Supreme Court refuses to touch anything concerning...
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The Board of Directors of KIXE TV is pleased to announce that on December 7, 2012,  Michael Lampella, KIXE employee of 33 years,  is now acting as the new General Manager. Michael J. Lampella, General Manager, has included other job titles over the past 33 years at KIXE: Operation’s Manager, Assistant Program Manager,
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The public is welcome to come and participate in the annual Christmas Bird Count in the Mineral area. For well over 100 years people of all ages interested in birds have taken to the field during the holiday season to count birds in and around their communities as part of the annual Christmas Bird Count. Coordinated [...]
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Man’s Ceiling Collapses During Interview. The post Man’s Ceiling Collapses During Interview appeared first on Daily Dump.
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THE  FAMILY LAW NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMASFor many of our fellow citizens, very scary Black-Collar Criminals seem to work well with the White-Collar Crooks of the Cou
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I took these shots inside Tapas the other day. That restaurant has a very engaging vibe. And such interesting culinary selections too!
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Here’s a bank owned home in Country Oaks with an aggressive price. Rperesenting the bank/seller’s interests is foreclosure listing agent Lynda Martz of
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The cold weather system that moved into the area Tuesday night dropped snow in the higher elevations around Redding
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One of my favorite cold-weather dishes to serve my family and friends is risotto. Risotto is an incredibly versatile dish, perfect for cleaning out the vegetable drawer or using leftovers. When you learn the basic technique of adding liquid to rice, stirring until liquid is absorbed , and then adding more liquid, will provi
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It’s Black Friday and my wife and I had a major decision to make. Go Christmas shopping or visit Redding’s newest microbrewery, Wildcard Brewing?  Needless and happily to say, we both would rather lift a glass or two with friends than fight the crowds shopping. What a great decision. The place was packed and we [...]
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Roadwork in the north state could cause delays in some areas.
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Showers will continue to move into the north state today, according to the National Weather Service.
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Times are hard. Budgets are lean. And the Shasta County supervisors want to double someone's pay?
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During the holidays, a shopping mall can be more like a shopping maul. One way to avoid that scene is to give books as Christmas gifts, since books can be bought online, painlessly.
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When a leader recognizes the ever-growing disparity between wealthy individuals and the middle class, those who aspire to join the middle class and of course the poor and then advocates for policies that might narrow that disparity, well I say bravo.
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We have our winners!
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Redding planning commissioners Tuesday approved changes to a map for a subdivision expected to be built next spring on the city's east side.
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Los Altos real estate developer and investor Craig T. Lund closed escrow Monday on 350 acres with 94 buildable lots in the upscale Vineyards at Anderson subdivision.
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Mercy Medical Center parent company Dignity Health plans to lay off roughly 40 employees by early next year.
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Dezeray Shaw had to make a major life change when she left Wyoming eight months ago.
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In 1912: Leslie Franck of French Gulch became the owner of the Bonny View tract of 500 acres, 2 miles south of Redding and lying between the railroad and the river. He planned to improve the 500 aces and farm the land intensively.
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Local charities this year are reporting an increased demand for services and resources as a sluggish local economy has left more people in need.
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When it's all added up, the special election to fill the state Senate seat vacated by Doug LaMalfa, who has moved on to Congress, could cost north state counties more than $1.7 million.
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Shasta County supervisors Tuesday approved a half-million-dollar contract for a Colorado company to run a day-reporting center for former state prison inmates, saying that spending more than twice the cost of the cheapest bid for the project is worth the likely payoff of working with a more experienced company.
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SACRAMENTO — The former Anderson police officer arrested Monday after being indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly raping a Millville woman he was taking to jail in May 2010 was arraigned Tuesday in U.S. District Court.
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School consolidation advocate Sharon Hunter will join the Shasta County Board of Education today.
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The Metropolitan Water District voted Tuesday to make raising Shasta Dam one of its legislative priorities for 2013, a move some state water watchers said is another step by the Southern California agency to go after more north state water.
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The Red Bluff Holiday Classic boys tournament usually showcases some of the top talent from California and Oregon.
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Some of the Northern Section's top-tier girls basketball teams descend on Red Bluff today.
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The Sutter Huskies saw their season come to an end Saturday with a 23-7 loss to Marin Catholic in the Division III Northern Regional playoff game. The Huskies finished 13-1 overall and had one of the finest seasons in school history, but how does the 2012 contingent at Sutter rank among the greatest teams in Northern Sectio
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Dear Babe: I have a Patrick Roy-autographed stick. It's a KOHO Revolution. I believe it's a 500 series stick. It's white with red and blue lettering. The signature is on the white blade. I won it in a raffle during the 1994 Rice Memorial Christmas Tournament in Burlington, Vt., while I was a manager of the Centr
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North state drivers continue to get relief at the pump.
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Burgettville was the first town in the Fall River Valley. It was established by blacksmith William Burgett in the late 1850s, who, after learning it was illegal to sell liquor within a mile of a military post, paced off approximately...
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I need to eat a late-night snack of crow with regard to a post yesterday about the Metropolitan Water District's designs on the McCloud River. The lower McCloud is very scenic and certainly feels wild, but it is not, strictly...
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I know it isn't technically winter yet, but today seemed like a winter day. There was low overcast all day and it was much colder than the previous week. Late in the afternoon I walked up the hill behind my house.
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We have our winners!
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Mt. Shasta Ski Team Announces Freeride Coach!
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One of Redding's oldest living Shasta Dam workers, Jim Brock, turns 100 years of age. Faith in God, loyalty to family and service to his country are the cornerstones of his life. Jim's story embodies the true spirit of the 'greatest generation'.
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Simpson University for Seniors is accepting students for spring classes that start in January. January courses cover a history of Christianity in its first five centuries (taught by the Rev. Jeffrey Smith) and a survey of American music (taught by Simpson music professor Dan Pinkston). Classes start Jan. 7.
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Peter Santino considers the year 1968 to be the beginning of his art making life and with the Exhibition at the End of Time, at the End of the World; he will mark his 44th year as an artist. On this occasion many who live near the North Coast of California will have the opportunity to see his work for the first ti
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Caramel-Filled Chocolate Cookies
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Mary's Sugar Cookies
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Mrs. Claus' Fudge
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Browned Butter Shortbread Cup with Salted Caramel
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Chocolate Peppermint Pinwheel Cookies
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Thumbprint Gingerbread Boys
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Walnut Rum Balls
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Cinnamon Roll Cookies
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Candy Cane Snowballs
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White Christmas Peppermint Meringues
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Chai Cookies
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Times are hard. Budgets are lean. And the Shasta County supervisors want to double someone's pay?
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Regarding Alex Landi's "Politics of division will undermine our country" ("Speak Your Piece," Nov. 29):
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Violet's Brown Cookies
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SACRAMENTO — The former Anderson police officer arrested Monday after being indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly raping a Millville woman he was taking to jail in May 2010 was arraigned today in U.S. District Court.
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Paramedics today are headed to reports of a two vehicle wreck in which one vehicle crashed through a tree.
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How To Dispose Of Old Camper Trailers Now you see it… wait for it… now you don’t! Another great explosion video brought to you by the interweb. Someone must have left the gas on. The post How To Dispose Of Old Camp
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Shasta County supervisors this morning approved a contract for a Colorado-based company to run the yet-to-open day reporting center on Court Street, but at least two of them weren't very happy about it.
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Thieves stole around $10,000 worth of power tools and firearms from Geveden Industrial in Red Bluff, say deputies with the Tehama County Sheriff's Office.
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A man reported thieves have stolen carpet and two cabinets from a home on the 6900 block of Tombstone Court in Corning, deputies said.
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Did you know that nearly 1,500 Americans had signed a White House petition to create a state of Jefferson in Northern California and southern Oregon? It is apparently true, but I strongly dissent from High Country News' characterization of the...
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Gray Davis, recalled governor of California, tells Bloomberg News state salaries are too high: "I find it offensive that people who work for the state try to turn around and abuse the state through inflated overtime claims and lump-sum payouts,"...
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Mercy Medical Center parent Dignity Health plans to lay off roughly 50 employees by early next year, the company said today.
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We had been waiting to see what this fascinating castle-influenced foreclosure home ultimately sold for, and this week it closed escrow for $491,000. Back when it had been listed for $1.7M, the agent described it thus: &
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Here’s a rare 4 bedroom home not far from Anderson’s lovely River Park
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Redding police are looking today for four people who allegedly robbed two men at gunpoint Monday night and stole a car.
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If you stop by Hokema’s Vacuum and Sewing store you might just catch a glimpse of a passing whirlwind. Like the more powerful winds, she has a name: Gerda. You might see her on hands and knees gingerly unclogging a vacuum hose; or with spatula in hand, cheerfully serving cookies to budding sewing students. The [...]
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Road work in the north state could cause delays in some areas.
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Terri Lhuillier, a Stellar Charter School science teacher and avid fan of Redding's famed eagle couple, will give a presentation tonight on the birds at the Wintu Audubon Society's 7 p.m. meeting.
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Although today is expected to be mostly sunny, there's a 30 percent chance of rain after 4 p.m., and rain is likely tonight, forecasters with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. Today's high should be near 59 degrees. Rain is likely after 10 p.m., and there's a 50 percent chance of showers on Wednesday. Wednesd
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A Feb. 1 preliminary hearing date was set today in Siskiyou County Superior Court for a 57-year-old McCloud man charged with murder in the 1997 death of a 15-year-old girl.
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On Monday, December 10, 2012, at approximately 9:53 p.m., Redding police officers responded to the 11000 block of Hawley Road in Redding for a reported home invasion robbery and carjacking. Officers interviewed the two male victim residents, ages 27 and 33. The investigation revealed two males and two females arrived at th
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A perfect four-win week against out-of-area teams has given Chico High's boys basketball team two more first-place votes with the release of the Northern Section Prep Basketball Media Poll on Monday.
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Foothill High and U-Prep's girls soccer teams took second place in their respective flights in the Foothill Winter Warm-up Invite at the Redding Soccer Park on Saturday.
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As an independent citizen but close student of local government, Gary Cadd has long been a vocal advocate of steps to make the business of the city of Redding and Shasta County more accessible to the public.
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No sooner had the new Democratic supermajorities in the state Legislature been sworn in than some of their members began pushing to make the least fair of all taxes easier to impose.
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Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga and The Black Keys will join the Rolling Stones on Saturday for the final concert marking the band's 50th anniversary.
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After reading Damon Authur's article about the state fire fee, I felt that some important information was left out.
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Terms frequently heard in legislative meeting are transparency and the Brown Act. Last Tuesday's council action to pass over Councilwoman Francie Sullivan is really disappointing to me based on transparency and the Brown Act.
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The headline on the front page of Thursday's paper read, "Passenger says officers shot first."
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On his way off to work, he kissed me goodbye, then stopped to raise an eyebrow. “You taste like tortilla chips,” he said suspicious­ly.
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The Redding area felon who led law enforcement officers on a vehicle chase punctuated by gunfire last week has been charged with first-degree attempted murder of two peace officers and a series of other crimes.
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KIXE on Monday announced a familiar face as the station's new general manager.
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SACRAMENTO — Former Anderson police officer Bryan Robert Benson, 28, was arrested Monday at the Shasta County probation office in Redding after being indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with a controversial 2010 sexual assault case.
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Shasta County supervisors today will vote on a half-million dollar contract with a Boulder-based company to run the planned day-reporting center for former state prison inmates now under local supervision, though a lease for the facility has yet to be signed.
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Five months after his downtown Redding warehouse was destroyed by fire, Stephen Will of Canteca Foods Inc. is getting ready to rebuild in the same location.
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Toy drive today at Rush Services
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Search-and-rescue teams found missing kayaker Shelbi Danielle Arno, of San Jose, Monday morning after suspending their search efforts Sunday because of darkness.
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Continuing his talks on restoring relevance to rural America, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack spoke to hundreds at Weaverville's Veteran's Memorial Hall on Monday night, telling the crowd that most of the country has lost sight of the opportunity and impact of farming.
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A man standing naked alongside Highway 44 in Redding Monday morning slowed the morning commute.
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Every Friday a small army of about 60 workers converges on a patch of undeveloped land along the Sacramento River in Redding.
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In 1912:Orders have been received at Coram to rip out more machinery from the Balaklala smelter. This time the two 350-horsepower electric motors in the Cottrell smoke-consuming plant will be taken out and shipped to Tacoma. The $30,000 brick smokestack at the plant is fast crumbling away, and there is some danger of it fal
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Police are searching for a silver 2002 Honda Accord that was reportedly stolen during a home-invasion robbery in Redding tonight.
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So on Saturday night I had some friends over for my annual Christmas party... The pink tree.The table. This was inbetween times that I was removing either Maggie May or Edith Ann from the center.
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The Bee's Dan Walters draws the world's attention to a new Census report detailing where Americans moved to and from within the country in 2011. The bottom line? California, once again, had a substantial domestic outflow. That is, more residents...
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The Redding area man who led law enforcement officers on a vehicle chase last week that included the exchanging of gunfire has been charged with first-degree attempted murder of two peace officers and a series of other crimes.
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SACRAMENTO — Former Anderson police officer Bryan Robert Benson, 28, was arrested today at the Shasta County probation office after being indicted in connection with a 2010 sexual assault case, it was announced this afternoon.
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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who's speaking in Weaverville tonight, stirred up the expected controversy over the weekend when it was reported that he called rural America "less and less relevant" as a force in American politics. I've read this...
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Crazy People At Mt. Shasta Mall Some people at the Mt. Shasta Mall having a little too much fun I think. I am willing to bet they came to the food court from the Rusty Nail.It’s also possible that they came from Bethel Church. Whoever they are they most certainly have the moves like Jagger! The post
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On the gritty side of this casino resort town near the Turkish border, three men in a hotel suite gathered in secret to talk about a deal for radioactive material.
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United States Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will hold a community meeting tonight in Weaverville.
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Q. In prayer, where is the balance between trust and action? In prayer trust is implicit in action, and action in trust; there is no meaningful way to separate the two. We tend to think of trust as emotion and action as — well, action. Both are the result of choice, and emotion can only follow; it cannot lead. In the film
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The deadline to register to vote in the Jan. 8 special election for the 4th Senate District is Dec. 24.
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Monkey Spotted At IKEA Store Shoppers at an Ikea home furnishings store in Toronto were shocked to spot a monkey dressed in a shearling coat roaming the store’s parking lot. Toronto police say the seven-month-old monkey escaped from its crate and managed to find his way outside of a parked car. [...]The pos
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After weeks of pouring through page after page on the Internet, studying grainy video, hearing reports of strange encounters and trying to make sense of archival photos from another era, Gary finally sees the Dragon. The graceful, fire-breathing creature made his grand entrance tonight in the night [...]The post
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Sidewalk Collapse In Turkey. Alright so the sinkhole cover up conspiracy plot thickens. The post Sidewalk Collapse In Turkey appeared first on Daily Dump.
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KIXE chose a familiar face today as its new general manager.
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Southern California's Metropolitan Water District, that's who. Dan Bacher, an environmentalist and journalist, writes here and here that the giant water district that mainly serves urban Southern California has a new item on its legislative agenda for the coming year:...
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The woman who died Sunday after her kayak tipped over in Clear Creek was Shelbi Danielle Arno of San Jose, the Shasta County Coroner's Office said this afternoon.
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Top Gear : Lotus Exige Car Review with Apache Helicopter Gunship – BBC Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond introduce the new Lotus Exige, specifically engineered for America. See Jeremy’s test drive and review of it here, as compared to the Apache helicopter – literally. The post
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A man standing naked alongside Highway 44 in Redding this morning slowed the morning commute. The man was reported on the side of eastbound 44 on the Sacramento River Bridge just after 7 a.m.
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It’s a 1300 sqft 3/2 on 2.1 acres in a very lovely setting next to a creek. The garage door shot
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A Red Bluff man who told police he was naked while looking for a lighter to smoke a cigarette was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of indecent exposure and peeping into a woman’s house.
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The Island House was built by Captain William Winters in 1876 for his family on a 100x200 yd. island in the Fall River just above where the falls were once located. It was a 2-story Victorian mansion with verandas, fireplaces,...
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A Redding woman was arrested early this morning on drug charges after a traffic stop in the area of Pernie Trail and David Trail.
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On December 4, Supervisors dealt a blow to the eastern portion of Shasta County, turning down a request from county staff for additional funds for a design and feasibility study for a new library in Burney. The proposal on Tuesday needed the support of four of the five supervisors.  This “super-majority” was required b
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A Jan. 8 trial date for an ex-California Highway Patrol officer accused of possessing child pornography and illegal assault weapons, among other criminal charges, was confirmed today in Shasta County Superior Court.
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A Feb. 5 trial date was set today in Shasta County Superior Court for the Burney father charged with child endangerment and other criminal charges resulting from a shotgun blast that severely injured two of his three children.
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Road work in the north state could cause delays in some areas.
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Forecasters say today will be sunny and 65 degrees in the Redding area. The National Weather Service reports that winds will blow up to 9 mph, and tonight's low will drop to about 34 degrees. Expect a mostly sunny day on Tuesday, but a 50 percent chance of rain by Wednesday.
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Much as we might gaze up at the stars in wonder and let our imaginations run riot, the odds against ever connecting with an alien civilization are astronomically long.
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The recent murder-suicide involving Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, is a clear case of domestic violence and a disturbing reminder that this can happen to anyone. Recent comments from NBC Sports Commentator Bob Costas claiming this was an issue of gun control, or the fact Na
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Red Velvet is the Lady Gaga of layer cakes. Dramatic, over-the-top, in-your-face and artificially colored. You either love it or hate it.
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According to Yogi Berra's malapropism, this is deja vu all over again.
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Your editorial last Monday compliments retiring Haven Humane CEO Ray John for the excellent job he did in bringing Haven back from the disaster left behind by former CEO Norm Ryan. From all I have heard, these compliments are well deserved.
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Income tax for the middle class and poorer population must not increase. The cost of living continues to rise while wages stagnate or drop. Income tax for the top 2 percent must go up.
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I really hate to rain on anyone's parade. A Romney supporter to the end, I'm trying to face the consequences of the extension of an Obama presidency. Four more years!
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Despite his loss in the Redding City Council election, Dick Dickerson knows he'll stay visible in the community.
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Two men shot at home in Corning
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A Bay Area woman may have drowned in Clear Creek on Sunday afternoon after her kayak tipped over, but officials called off the search for her until this morning because of dangerous terrain they said would be too difficult to navigate at night.
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Shasta College is adding 61 classes — half of them online courses — to its spring semester lineup to avoid a bottleneck like the one in the fall when many students couldn't get the classes they wanted.
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In 1912: William Tomlin of Cottonwood, was lisping in his speech all because he tried to navigate the dark road to his farm west of Cottonwood in his automobile during a recent storm. He steered his car straight into a stump and was thrown out with such force that four of his front teeth were knocked out as clean as a whist
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Update from Shasta County Coroner's Office: VICTIM: Shelbi Danielle Arno (39 years old) SYNOPSIS: On 12/09/12 it was reported a kayaker drowned in Clear Creek. The body was recovered Monday, 12/10/12. The decedent was identified as Shelbi Arno. The next of kin has been notified and the Coroner’s Office Forensic Pathologis
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Tehama County sheriff’s officials are investigating an attempted homicide after two men reported that someone fired a gun at them.
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For my money, they're the satsuma mandarins sold this time of year by Dave Eurchuk (pictured) on Benton Drive next to the Lake Redding Golf Course. From Orland, 12 bucks for a 10-pound bag. There's no better orange than...
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Pulchritude and politics -- Hollywood comes to D.C.: Lauren Bacall sits atop the piano while Harry Truman plays at the National Press Club Canteen. The actress and the vice president were at the canteen, in February 1945, to entertain...
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For way too long, I've been writing down notes for flash pieces I wanted to write. Today, I decided to flesh on out. It felt wonderful.I hope you enjoy. Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE
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A Bay Area woman may have drowned in Clear Creek on Sunday afternoon after her kayak tipped over, but officials called off the search for her until Monday morning because of dangerous terrain they said would be too difficult to navigate at night.
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A driver apparently crashed into a guardrail this afternoon on Victor Avenue in Redding.
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A motorcyclist crashed on China Gulch Drive in the Happy Valley area this morning, according to initial reports.
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    As you are aware, we are now beginning the second week of Advent. Many people have a difficult time differentiating between the seasons of Advent and Lent, yet they are significantly different. During the season of Lent, our focus as Catholics is on our sins, doing penance, and preparing for Easter. Adve
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Road work in the north state could cause delays in some areas.
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Temperatures will climb to around 63 degrees today as winds reach speeds up to 10 mph, the National Weather Service is reporting. Nighttime will cool things down to around 40 degrees, with the wind picking up slightly to 11 mph. Monday will bring winds up to 11 mph and temperatures around 65 degrees.
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I began my professional career straight out of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo as a business reporter at the local paper, and the best piece of advice I ever came across was contained in its archive.
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Chico State University officials are touring the dozen north state counties that the campus considers its core region, on a welcome mission to listen to local residents about their needs and ways the region's largest university could meet them.
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The chest pain started just at noon,
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California Watch has consistently stood behind its reporting on Prime Healthcare Services' aggressive Medicare billing practices.
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Sometimes you get a gift card that you can't or don't use. What can you do with it? This dilemma has led to the creation of a gift card resale market where you can snap up gift cards at a discount. Saving money while giving more value -- now that's a gift.
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Dear Debt Adviser: We were involved in a short sale in 2009 to help eliminate mortgage debt from two different lenders. We completed the short sale, though one of the loans is still on my credit report. It was originally charged off before being transferred to another loan company. The new company shows the loan as active.
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It never fails. You've got your list of all the folks you want to give gifts to. Suddenly you're in serious brain freeze with what to get them. It can't be just anything -- it has to be special, and more green this year.
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Ambassador Limousine offers chauffeuring services in Shasta County.
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Dear Readers: Since 2004 Straight Talk has been bringing you the "straight talk."
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Every town along the Humboldt coast has its own personality, and Ferndale -- population 1,372 -- has a reputation as a town for artists and craftsmen, and for the regional dairy industry and other agriculture. It's home to more than 15 antique shops and art galleries, the Ferndale Art and Cultural Center and the Ferndale Re
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The members of the Shasta Public Libraries Teen Advisory Board do not conform to the typical teen stereotype. The TAB, comprised of literary-minded volunteers, is giving back to the community this holiday season of its own volition. Typically the meetings involve book discussions, games, themed parties and competitions. How
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To many, the definition of a broken horse is one that has been trained to ride.
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Three years ago I began moving toward a whole-foods, organic diet once again, a decision that was for me a call and for my husband but a whisper. Recently when I returned to eating more vegetarian meals it surprised me that on most days he decided to join me.
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The first few days back from a trip are always a bit of an adjustment. After several years of rough re-entries back into real life, we've learned to give ourselves at least one buffer day at home before going back to work or school.
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Amy Pettus and Chad Cavender, both of Redding, were married Sept. 22, 2012, at the McCloud Hotel Bed and Breakfast in McCloud. A reception followed at the McCloud Mercantile Hotel. The Rev. Jim Dahl officiated. The bride is the daughter of Rod and Cheryl Pettus of Redding. She is a 2008 graduate of San Diego State Univers
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Now that so many of us rely on electronics to read, watch movies and listen to music, you may think giving gift cards is the only option to help fill out your loved one's media library this holiday season. Yet the generic ease of a gift card makes for an impersonal present.
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After so many years of preparing our annual Christmas cards, I thought we might be up to speed early this year and without the usual hitches. So, with an elfin attitude, I set about getting into gear for this year's early holiday mailing. Silly me; I should have known better.
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As I write this, my ever-reliable 2000 Honda Accord is in the shop, soaked from the flood that swamped our street early last Sunday morning.
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Paynes Creek resident Jessica McCoy gets a little choked up when she talks about what her lifelong friend is going through.
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SHASTA LAKE — Preseason tournaments are about growth.
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West Valley High's wrestling team finished second at the Red Bluff Holiday Classic dual meet on Saturday.
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When the Hornets are clicking, it promises to be a long night for the other side.
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What the Gonzalez family really wants for Christmas is full-time employment for dad Anthony. After a year of temporary odd jobs, Anthony is looking for something permanent and steady.
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In Templeton Fountaine IV's life, happiness is homegrown.
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Two women arrested in man's murder
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Terri Lhuillier makes a living teaching children about science, but the avid follower of Redding's famed eagle duo will share her know-how with a classroom of adults for the first time on Tuesday.
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Shasta County is planning a permanent housing facility for people with mental illnesses who are homeless or at risk of losing their homes.
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The photo was a copy of a postcard. The back of the postcard said: "Lookout House, October 20, 1914. A Forest Service Lookout House completed on top of Lassen Peak about a year before the eruptions began was entirely demolished...
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The first toll bridge across Cottonwood Creek was built by William Ludwig in 1855. The bridge stood at approximately the spot where Hooker Creek Road (in Tehama County) would run into Cottonwood Creek. Toll fees for his bridge were: 2...
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SEATTLE (AP) — The crowds of happy people lighting joints under Seattle's Space Needle early Thursday morning with nary a police officer in sight bespoke the new reality: Marijuana is legal under Washington state law.
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This was taken yesterday. So achingly beautiful, it brought a tear to my eyes. We live with these natural miracles every day, but it never gets old. Two glowing pink structures in snow and mist above the lake. This photo is my new screen background at 1920 X 1200 pixels, and if you click on it you can get it full size.
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The Gold Rush is back on, apparently. Buyers are snapping up the cheap homes.
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Shasta County Sheriff's investigators arrested a Redding man Friday after they say he allegedly sexually assaulted two teen girls.
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In 2009, I had the pleasure of interviewing botanical artist Susan Bazell on her passion and her work. Susan died of cancer on December 1, 2012. I am re-airing this interview in her honor and memory. Photo: A slow dripping bird bath along a path in Susan's woodland garden. A young but already nicely-sculptural manzanita [..
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Temperatures will rise to around 62 today, as wind picks up to almost 11 mph, according to the National Weather Service. Nightime temperatures will hover around 41, with winds around 9 mph. Sunday live up to its name as temperatures hit 63 under clear skies. Winds could reach 15 mph.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Relatives of a Giants fan who died after sustaining serious injuries during the World Series victory celebration are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.
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Two schools will be holding craft bazaars to raise money for programs today.
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Crafts and other goods will be for sale today at the Holiday Gift Boutique Extravaganza on Hilltop Drive.
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As Christmas approaches, companies and the U.S. Postal Service say there's still plenty of time to ensure gifts and care packages reach loved ones nationally.
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"Sharon Heywood has done an incredible thing for the community."
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Last week's column about burglary, crime and the parolee problem in Redding generated a good bit of comment, both online and addressed to my personal e-mail box. Among the e-mails was one from retired Redding police captain Gary Dirks.
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Forty thousand dollars for a hole in the ground? This is indeed Alice in Wonderland.
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As the House of Representatives, the Senate and the White House try to hammer out a compromise and avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff," I'd like to make a suggestion that could raise hundreds of millions of dollars each year: Tax all religious organizations.
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President Obama is asking about $50 billion from Congress for Hurricane Sandy relief.
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During the recent congressional primary race, U.S. Rep.-elect Doug LaMalfa joined the other candidates attending a political forum in declaring he would vote against increasing the nation's debt ceiling.
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In January, Doug La Malfa will take the required oath of office.
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To save American jobs, why not tax corporations more heavily for outsourcing than they would if they kept production here at home?
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The Foothill High girls tennis team won a NorCal playoff match, 5-2 over Lowell of San Francisco on Friday, before falling to Monte Vista of Danville in the quarterfinals.
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SHASTA LAKE — Shasta holding off Liberty Christian is becoming tradition this time of year.
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The Enterprise High girls basketball team might field one of the youngest lineups in the Northern Section, but its poise has yet to be tested.
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Four of five north state Pearl Harbor survivors gathered Friday outside the Shasta County Courthouse to observe the 71st anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941 attack.
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Four of five north state Pearl Harbor survivors gathered Friday outside the Shasta County Courthouse to observe the 71st anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941 attack.
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shipping deadlines
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Man critical after Red Bluff shooting
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Redding police arrested a 49-year-old Redding man Thursday after officers say he armed himself with a chain saw behind his locked bedroom door just more than a year-and-a-half after a similar incident when he revved up his saw and chased family members, trying to kill his sister.
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School officials tour region, gather community input
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Bringing more Chico State University research projects, student intern programs and technology resources to Shasta County were some of the suggestions that surfaced Friday afternoon during a brainstorming session at the Redding Library.
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Leaping to an assumption earlier this week about the motive behind Assemblyman Dahle's first bill, I might have been wrong to think it had anything to do with county officials' wrestling over AB 109. Without knowing all the details, I'm...
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The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office announced tonight its investigators had arrested two women on suspicion of murdering a man found at the bottom of a steep cliff.
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At least three Redding City Council members knew before last Tuesday's meeting of a reorganization plan to deny Francie Sullivan a turn as vice mayor, raising questions whether the conversations were legal under state open-meeting laws.
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Shasta hopes to place animals ahead of move
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Appellate court thwarts opponents
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Noelle's Raspberry Almond Shortbread
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Peppermint Filled Red Velvet Whoopies
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Peppermint Christmas Spiral Cookies
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Fantasy Fudge
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Chocolate Truffles
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Chocolate Peanut Squares Recipe
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Ginger Bread Men
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Pumpkin Bars
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Peppermint Cocoa Crinkles
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Cappuccino Cream Cheese Brownies
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Candy Cane Chocolate Fudge
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No-Bake Mint Bars
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Oatmeal Craisins Chocolate Chunk Cookies
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Peanut Butter Fudge
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Orange Cappucino Creams
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Cherry Date Holiday Balls
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Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar
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Persimmon Cookies
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Granny Gordon's Christmas Persimmon Cookies
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Cashew Macadamia Butter Walnut Cookies
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Walnut Hazelnut Cocoa Cookies
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Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
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Sherry's Chocolate Chip/Oatmeal/Bacon Cookies
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Cranberry Orange Fudge
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Both lanes of Highway 44 are open after a three-vehicle wreck had blocked the right-hand lane this evening.
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Patties, Rosettes and Tart Shells
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Mini Apricot Pineapple Pie
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Grama Irene's Oatmeal Walnut Cookies
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Chocolate Caramel Matzo
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Sugar Cookies and Royal Icing
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Congratulations to Old Timer who guessed it correctly as the Lookout House on top of Lassen Peak! Thank you everyone else for participating. And thank you to Jack's Grill for the great $25 prize! What a nice Christmas present. See...
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NEW YORK (AP) — TV Land says it has cast "Seinfeld" star Michael Richards in a pilot for a prospective new sitcom.
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Authorities say a man is in critical condition after being shot near the Red Bluff Municipal Airport today.
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PHOENIX - The world has had its fair share of failed predictions about the date of the apocalypse, but the one that's perhaps the most awaited is quickly approaching.
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As a volunteer driver for Veterans Affairs, Ed Miller has driven local veterans needing health needs from Lee County to the Bay Pines VA Healthcare center in St. Petersburg 182 times.
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A Red Bluff man, who led Tehama County sheriff’s deputies on a foot chase, was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of possessing stolen property.
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Blame AB 109 or Sheriff Bosenko or the drug culture for the socioeconomic troubles we see around Shasta County if you like, but they also reflect a broader American problem, if you're to believe this exploration of falling wages and...
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What was this and where was it? Welcome to the History Mystery Photo Contest. If you're the first person to give the correct answer, you'll win the prize plus an award certificate with your name and the mystery photo. Guesses...
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NASA recently published hi-def imagery of Earth at night. Redding is pointed out below. I was surprised at the brightness of our urban light, from miles above. Grants Pass, Medford, Klamath Falls. Fa
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Here’s a modern California Style home in a private setting not far out of town.
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Happy birthday to langenoire!
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Have I got a story for you! First off, it's been a hell of a week, eh? After everything my sump pump has been through, I should probably buy the poor, tired little guy a beer. And my tree - the tallest tree in the neighborhood, a huge evergreen, is still standing. Not all of [...]
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Work on Interstate 5 could lead to five-minute delays today.
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Today will be sunny and in the low 60s, the National Weather Service is reporting. Temperatures will climb to around 63 today, with a north wind reaching up to 11 mph. At night, temperatures will cool down to around 45, with winds around 13 mph. Saturday will be slightly cooler as temperatures reach 62 during the day as
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Senior citizens are welcome along with the general public to the to the Shasta County Christmas Craft Bazaar at the Senior Citizens Hall today.
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The good news from the latest monthly update to the Shasta County supervisors on progress in adjusting to the prison "realignment": Since Sheriff Tom Bosenko opened the third floor of the jail this July, far fewer criminal defendants are dodging their arraignments.
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Let's understand President Obama's strategy in the "fiscal cliff" negotiations. It has nothing to do with economics or real fiscal reform. This is entirely about politics. It's Phase 2 of the 2012 campaign. The election returned him to office. The fiscal cliff negotiations are designed to break the Repub
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Recently I was shopping and overheard a clerk tell a customer several Christmas jokes, both about schizophrenics. I was deeply hurt and saddened.
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Whenever the Social Security Administration collects more money in taxes than it pays out in benefits, it is required by law to loan the surplus to the federal government. In return the SSA receives a U.S. Treasury bond for the amount loaned to the government.
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About this fire "fee." Just don't pay it. Simple enough?
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Three hit-and-runs near Lakehead
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In response to complaints from off-road enthusiasts and local officials, the Shasta-Trinity National Forest has opened an additional 100 miles of forest roads to off-highway vehicles.
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