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January 12th, 2013

Eastbound Highway 44 has been temporarily shut down at Stillwater Road while emergency crews remove vehicles involved in an accident earlier this evening.
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It's so awesome every time I get the opportunity to go on a date with my husband. As Realtors, it's not uncommon to be at a client presentation one minute and dining in one of Redding's best the next. It's mixing business with pleasure but that's what makes this job so enjoyable! We lead busy lives which means our dat
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It's so awesome every time I get the opportunity to go on a date with my husband. As Realtors, it's not uncommon to be at a client presentation one minute and dining in one of Redding's best the next. It's mixing business with pleasure but that's what makes this job so enjoyable! We lead busy lives which means our dat
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The National Weather Service is warning about cold valley weather, including an overnight low of 18 in downtown Redding.
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California's Pinnacles National Monument, a 40 square-mile site that includes caves and towering volcanic rock formations popular with climbers, became the country's 59th national park on Thursday.
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Electronic payment deadline nears
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Car Accident , 299 east Near I-5 on Ramp  Sat the 12th 2013 about 1:30Pm
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For starters, if it wasn't for his good will, our county courthouse would not be where it is today thanks to his donation of a block of land to Shasta County for the location of the 3rd Shasta County Courthouse....
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Police say a security guard on probation was found with ammunition, methamphetamine and brass knuckles during a search today.
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Winter can mean rain or snow, wind or stillness, sun or darkness. But in the valley and foothill portions of our region – winter also means ferns. From the first late fall rains through to the heat of summer gardens and native areas enjoy the lush green reawakening of many of the California natives ferns [...]
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the following is an email to me from The media Research Center; The liberal media have spent 12 years feeling sorry for Al Gore.The Man Who Should Have Won in 2000 has had megatons of positive publicity dumped on him, hailing him as the “Goracle.” They cheered as leftists honored him with the Nobel Peace […]
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Here are north state road conditions, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation:
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The 2010 and 2012 World Series trophies will be stopping by Mount Shasta today from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
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Simpson University will hold two graduation ceremonies for 162 of its students today.
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Areas of frost will develop in Redding early this morning and tonight as temperatures fall below freezing, forecasters say. he National Weather Service is reporting temperatures will rise to around 48 today. Frost will develop in the north state after 10 p.m., with temperatures eventually falling to around 27. The frost
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Our Lady of Mercy Parish - Ministry Fair 2013 from Deacon Pat Kearns on Vimeo.
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SHASTA LAKE — The City Council on Tuesday will weigh slightly changing speed limits on Akrich Street, a small strip of road east of Interstate 5 just north of Pine Grove Avenue.
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Barbara and Steven Berger want to tap into a growing trend in downtown Redding: The late-night menu.
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The Lassen National Forest is taking public comment on plans to log trees and replant areas burned during last summer’s Reading Fire.
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North state insurance experts said a planned Anthem Blue Cross rate hike of up to 10 percent or more that came under fire this week primarily will affect individual plans and a limited number of small group plans.
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More than 1,000 Giants fans showed up at Big League Dreams Sports Park on Viking Way on Friday afternoon to see two World Series trophies on tour.
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Charlie Moss, a former Redding mayor and co-owner of the Country Kitchen restaurant, died Friday morning at Mercy Medical Center.
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North state in Brief: Jan. 12, 2013
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Janae Gray buried an NBA-range 3-pointer, turned around, smiled and pointed to the Shasta High student section.
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PALO CEDRO — Foothill High's boys basketball team can win without completely relying on the three-ball.
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PALO CEDRO — The Eagles may have found another closer aside from guard Aubrey Mendonca.
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Can Shasta County's veterans finally quit fighting in the political trenches?
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Were things better in Redding when Democrats and Big Labor were in control? I hear this sentiment expressed occasionally in the comment section of Redding.com and in person by longtime north state Democrats such as the likable Pat Carr, a fellow member of the Shasta Historical Society and descendant of the politically influ
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Even though he's been a Hollywood star for three decades, Tom Cruise says he still has fun making movies.
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It's that time of year. The nights are long, the mornings are chilly, and rain-soaked days test our resolve. Maybe you're sniffling and sneezing, coughing and clammy and ready to be done with your all-too-common cold.
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Here in the north state we accept that we live in an area where folks have guns. I believe that most gun owners are responsible, intelligent individuals who, for the most part, use their guns for hunting, target practice and, in some cases, personal safety.
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I agree with John Stewart: Let citizens have their Second Amendment rights. They can have as many muskets as they want.
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Controlling ammunition sales to prevent gun violence is akin to controlling the sale of gasoline to stop automobile deaths.
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Bob Williams' "Gun Owners need responsibility" is misleading and misguided, and a disservice to your readers. The author repeatedly bludgeons the reader with the specious "assault weapon" as villain (15 times by my count) in the demented, insane acts of mass murderers. I doubt the author knows what an ac
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In Ken Archuleta's "Speak Your Piece," he suggests that our legislators "stop squabbling and start governing."
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You don't hear many comparisons between Alliance, Ohio, and Redding.
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Prep boys basketball 2012-13 team preview capsules.
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The Record Searchlight previews the 2012-13 girls prep basketball season.
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The University Preparatory School girls basketball team stayed unbeaten in Five-Star League play on Friday night, by routing Los Molinos, 70-34, on the road.
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Cougars' defense keys home victory
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State says Anthem hurts individuals
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Ex-mayor died Friday in hospital
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Drive begins on forest work in wake of fire
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Shaw takes deal for DUI crash in 2012
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Barbara and Steven Berger want to tap into a growing trend in downtown Redding: The late-night menu.
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Former first lady to speak in Redding
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More than 1,000 Giants fans showed up at Big League Dreams Sports Park on Viking Way on Friday afternoon to see two World Series trophies on tour.
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Barbara and Steven Berger want to tap into a growing trend in downtown Redding: The late-night menu.
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Authorities say they're bringing in a police dog to help apprehend a suspect in a chase that ended in Happy Valley.
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A man reported he shot at a group of armed robbers who stole medical marijuana from him during what he thought was a sale tonight, authorities say.
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Pollution permit sales also hit agenda
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More than 1,000 people showed up at Big League Dreams Sports Park on Viking Way Friday afternoon to see two World Series trophies on tour.
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Press release just received: VIEW 202 RINGS IN NEW YEAR WITH NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF & NEW MENUS REDDING, Calif. - View 202 has hired local chef and caterer, Sean Gafner, as its new Executive Chef. Gafner brings more than 15...
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Can Shasta County's veterans finally quit fighting in the political trenches?
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Remember when newly inaugurated President Barack Obama was promising that his administration would "restore science to its rightful place"?
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Proposition 30, the sales and income tax hike that California Gov. Jerry Brown persuaded voters to pass last year, raised state revenue by billions a year.
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Kent Snider Jr., Redding
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That is the recommendation from the county staff that the Board of Supervisors will consider Tuesday for the unincorporated county -- allowing growing only indoors, under the zoning code, and making violations a criminal misdemeanor instead of just a civil...
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Were things better in Redding when Democrats and Big Labor were in control? I hear this sentiment expressed occasionally in the comment section of Redding.com and in person by longtime north state Democrats such as the likable Pat Carr, a fellow member of the Shasta Historical Society and descendant of the politically influ
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Jim Sains, Redding
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Christine Mitchell, Redding
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Margaret Earnest, Cottonwood
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Betty Doty, Redding
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Norm Mastalarz, Cassel
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At Christmas I was given dozens and dozens of food items, donated to me by the staff of the Department of Motor Vehicles.
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Jamie Johnson and Michael Spencer
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Dennis and Meg Grotting
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Upon arriving in Ireland, our initial perception was that everyone there was much nicer than the folks in London.
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Forty-five years doesn't seem like much, if you're a fossil. So when a letter from Colleen arrived in my email recently, it received my full attention. This is someone I haven't seen or heard from since 1968. I took a moment to recover. So much time had elapsed and so quickly.
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Anniversaries aren't always happy affairs.
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My two sons, Jonah and Davey, are 10 and 8 and have the most interesting response to almost any activity suggested.
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Dear Straight Talk: This generation is not just born and bred on the Internet, but on an insatiable diet of violence in movies, video games and rap. The other thing uniquely part of their world are mass shootings. If these shootings were terrorist attacks, everyone would be rallying against the terrorists, but instead, ever
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Thanks to super mystery sleuth Marilyn Rountree, the "rest of the story" regarding the rusty tin can with the silver coins was found while she was searching the microfilm for more information on the story. Here it is from the...
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The mystery man is James B. Haggin and what a story he has - that'll be tomorrow. Campredding is our lucky winner and guess him correctly at 11:27 a.m. Thank you all for playing. ANd thank you to all of...
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Former First Lady Laura Bush will speak in Redding March 17.
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Charlie Moss, a former Redding mayor and co-owner of the Country Kitchen restaurant, died this morning at Mercy Medical Center.
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Grant application packets are available starting today for government agencies affected by tribal gaming.
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A California Highway Patrol officer charged in connection with a January chain-reaction crash pleaded no contest today in Shasta County Superior Court to felony DUI causing injury.
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Famously, the Obama administration promised that it would respect scientific opinion, in a not-so-subtle dig at a string of accusations against his predecessor for having brushed aside science if favor of its political goals. Naturally, though, political pressures always come...
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Jenny Espino wasn't able to get a full comment from Congressman Doug LaMalfa the other day when she reported that he'd hired his former Senate chief of staff -- Mark Spannagel, best known recently for that embarrassing website -- but...
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Who is this businessman? 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 made...
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Well, typically he doesn't -- and isn't even interested in trying. But Scott Graecen of Friends of the Eel River argues in this recent TedX Eureka talk that the environmental consequences of unregulated pot growing are severe, but also that...
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Yet another foreclosed home now owned by HUD. Sound investing courtesy of your US Treasury.
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Reed Applegate's inspiring collection of Northern California art, the inaugural monCA collection, began with a single purchase in 1964. It was a restrike of a Katie Kollwitz work, "The March of the Weavers." Over the next several years, another print would occasionally be purchased or an artwork traded with an artist frie
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E-mailed county administrative chief Larry Lees after reading this in the San Jose Merc: California's already budget-battered court system appears to be taking another hit in Gov. Jerry Brown's budget plan, which proposes draining another $200 million from the judiciary's...
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Here are north state road conditions, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation:
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Patches of fog and frost will envelop the valley this morning, forecasters say.
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The 2010 and 2012 World Series trophies are due in Redding today from 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the Big League Dreams sports park.
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This was my Facebook post on September 18: A smiling teenage girl with a pink cross necklace knocked on my door. She was selling coffee for an Enterprise High music department fundraiser. It was "straw" something coffee. All she had was a sheet of paper with a list of coffee descriptions - $13 a pound - pay [...]
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It's hard not to sympathize with a landowner who just wants to build a house on his 80 acres of paradise but is stymied by the lack of any road. And it is only sensible for federal policy to allow access to so-called "landlocked" property across otherwise unused public land.
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The puzzle of the Chuck Hagel nomination for defense secretary is that you normally choose someone of the other party for your Cabinet to indicate a move to the center, but, as The Washington Post editorial board points out, Hagel's foreign policy views are to the left of Barack Obama's, let alone the GOP's. Ind
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Last call had just been announced at the Beverly Hills Hilton's lobby bar when a PBS executive approached one of the last remaining parties with a question for its most dapper member.
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As I continue to read comments, it is sad to see how people continue to not see the forest through the trees. Budget deficits, fiscal cliffs, going broke, balancing the budget? One needs to ask, "Where does all the money go?"
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Our family owns a business in downtown Redding in the Historic Sherven Square on Market Street. We are a small but global business. Our decision to choose downtown Redding for our business is a good choice. We desire to keep the Downtown Redding Business Association alive and a working voice for all the business owners in t
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I must respond to Dave Larson's letter. You spoke of people shoveling to dig themselves out of 32 inches of snow, then you state, "Now I know what the Donner Party was dealing with." The off chance that you were sincere with this correlation prompted me to relay a personal experience.
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Make no mistake, this generation of Enterprise boys basketball owns its rivalry with Shasta.
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Twice this season Shasta had its way with rival Enterprise, twice it was hot early and twice it let the win slip away at Manatowa Gymnasium.
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The fun part of the prep basketball season is here.
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The Anderson High boys basketball team defeated Lassen 57-51 in a Northern Athletic League contest Thursday.
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In 1913: Dr. F. Stabel planned to continue serving as county health officer for another term, despite a concerted effort to uproot him from his long attachment to the job. The two new Democratic County supervisors — Welsh and Hunt — stood out for Dr. G.W. Sevenman. Harry P. Walker was reappointed to the superint
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RED BLUFF — Low-income residents of Tehama County will have a chance to get a pet spayed or neutered for free, thanks to the Animal Care Center and a three-day visit from a mobile animal surgery.
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Amin Wahbi, owner of the Deli & Greek Shack on Hartnell Avenue, will open a second location today.
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A final vote tally in Tuesday's special election for the 4th Senate District shows Shasta County's turnout was about 27 percent.
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A 19-year-old Redding man charged with attempted murder after he allegedly attacked a Redding real estate agent with a knife during an Oct. 31 argument about the man's teenage daughter rejected a plea bargain offer Thursday that called for a maximum six-year prison sentence.
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Country music legend and Palo Cedro resident Merle Haggard plays Thursday night for a hometown crowd at the Cascade Theatre in Redding.
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A $3.7 million bridge rehabilitation project that includes 19 spans in Shasta and Siskiyou counties has been allocated state funds.
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A stun gun fired by police contributed to the October death of a man they were trying to subdue, the Shasta County coroner's office reported Thursday.
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Redding church plans new site, school ministry
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State likely to reduce agents in area
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The Fall River Valley was first settled in 1855 by twin brothers Samuel and Harry Lockhart who moved in stock, built a cabin, completed the first road into the valley and built a ferry below the confluence of the Fall and Pit rivers.
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A woman suffered cuts to her face after rock, thrown from an overpass, shattered her windshield shattered this evening.
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Unique. Out of this world. Part Michael Jackson, part kabuki, part hula hands -- totally hypnotic. About four minutes on YouTube....
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North state veterans got some good news Thursday with the unveiling of Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed 2013-14 state budget.
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A final vote tally in Tuesday's special election for the 4th Senate District shows Shasta County's turnout was about 27 percent.
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Redding Police have received a state grant to help combat impaired driving in the north state, the department announced today.
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State Sen. Jim Nielsen, R-Gerber was praising today portions of Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed budget which includes funding geared toward finally opening the Redding Veterans Home off Knighton Road, as well as one in Fresno.
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The retrial for a 29-year-old Palo Cedro man whose two young daughters were seriously injured last year in a DUI-related traffic crash was postponed today in Shasta County Superior Court.
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RED BLUFF - Authorities say a Chico man is in custody after he agreed to sell them five pounds of marijuana.
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A Redding woman arrested last month on suspicion of second-degree murder in connection with a Feb. 27 traffic accident that killed another Redding woman has had her preliminary hearing postponed because she's switched attorneys.
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A Feb. 5 preliminary hearing date was set today for 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.
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A 19-year-old Redding man charged with attempted murder after he allegedly attacked a Redding real estate agent with a knife during an Oct. 31 argument about the man's teenage daughter rejected today a plea bargain offer that called for a maximum six-year prison sentence.
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From KTLA: LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- The Los Angeles City Council is considering a hefty bond measure to fix damaged roads. Lawmakers are proposing a $3 billion street repair bond that could be placed on the May ballot. Los Angeles...
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LOCAL CITIZENS GROUP ENCOURAGED BY NO RE-RE-RE-RE-RE-RE-RE-RE ASSIGNMENT OF JACK "The Family Ripper" HALPIN!But it's still crime as usual at the Shasta County Family Justice and CPS Law Meat-Grinder,with a GROWING number of un-elected "Assigned Judges"
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TAFT, Calif. (AP) — A student was shot and wounded at a rural San Joaquin Valley high school Thursday and another student was taken into custody, officials said.
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Join Shasta State Historic Park for an afternoon to appreciate the the life and work of this great American artist. Ansel Adams wrote: "There wasn't anything about Dixon that did not legitimately belong in the West". See five of his original works on display. The documentary film featured offers a spiritual view of the West
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Static Shock Faint Drive Thru Prank.
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The Anderson Teen Center provides a second home to many youth in our community, offering leadership, recreation, artistic, and educational programs and activities. The Anderson Teen Center Advisory Board works in partnership with Teen Center staff and the Anderson Partnership for Healthy Children Collaborative, to help supp
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Invisible Driver Pranks Drive Thru Workers! Yet another ingenious prank.
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Here’s a foreclosed home in a popular price range.
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“Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV As of January 1st, there’s no free parking on Sunday in San Francisco, your employer can’t demand your Facebook password, and there’s now a limit on driverless cars on the road. No word on whether this includes those on Lovers’ Lane. [...
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Here are north state road conditions, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation:
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Today is expected to bring a slight chance of rain and snow before 10 a.m., as snow levels hover around 900 feet, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures will rise to a high near 45. At night, temperatures will fall to around 29 with a 20 percent chance of showers. Friday will be partly sunny with a high ar
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C'mon down to Cottonwood - enjoy the art, the wine and the music in this charming Old West Town.  Craig and I are looking forward to playing some new tunes at this local event coming up on January 19th. The details: The Cottonwood Art Wine and Music Festival at The Community Center on January 19th wi
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Fed up with hearing about jail overcrowding, the rising tide of thefts and the all-around loss of a feeling of safety on the streets?
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Last week, I described the "fiscal cliff" deal as a pathetic punt. In light of later developments, I am worried that characterization was overly optimistic.
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• Pour Some Poor Souls • Come One and All • Welcome DK Cellars • No Whining Allowed • Winemakers Dinner
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Hadn’t been to C.R. Gibbs American Grille since the latest remodel was finished in November – the new look includes a distinctive entryway and expanded patio with a fire pit designed by Redding architect Les Melburg. While the place looks different, partners Ed Rullman and Steve Gaines didn’t mess with the lunch or di
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That Merle Haggard is a north state treasure is a given; it’s no surprise that tonight’s concert at the Cascade Theatre is sold out, even in a down economy and a bevy of entertainment options for ticket buyers.
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Last week, we profiled painter Chuck Prudhomme, featured in "Flight to Art," a two-artist show at the Silk Purse Gallery in Redding. Stephen Woolery is the other half of this artistic duo. While deployed as a Navy fighter pilot, Woolery was encouraged to paint his commanding officer's plane in flight, as a going-away presen
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Several writers have contested your Dec. 23 editorial. Retired Shasta Union High School District Superintendent Michael Stuart articulated it best. The duty of the schools to provide a safe environment may mean armed officers on campus.
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My suggestion to help protect our schoolchildren in a kid-friendly way is to use trained dogs.
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Shame on you, Washington Redskins. In your greed to move on in the playoffs you endangered the career of a fine young athlete.
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Cold shooting holds Wolves back
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A proposal to build a road through a popular trail area west of Redding has mountain bikers, hikers and others concerned that the road would ruin their recreation.
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There's a new heavyweight in the blustery cold season of winter sports.
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The Shasta High boys basketball team got a nonleague Northern Section win on Wednesday, knocking off Pleasant Valley 72-63 on the road in Chico.
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For the second time in a year, scientists working on Klamath River issues are complaining government officials are breaching ethics laws by trying to influence their work.
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A retired Shasta County Superior Court judge has been barred from the bench — possibly stemming from a complaint filed by a Mount Shasta attorney accusing the county court of abusing the state's system that allows him to handle some cases even after retirement.
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An anti-panhandling campaign is gaining support from more business owners in Redding.
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After the Giants claimed a second World Series win in fall 2012, Marcus Pereira, 17, headed down to San Francisco for the victory parade with his father.
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State Sen.-elect Jim Nielsen will be sworn into office today during the regularly scheduled Senate session.
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Attorney trying to block subpoenas
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Manager estimates $5K in seven weeks
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It is human nature to try to avoid bad news. It is uncomfortable at best, and can be debilitating at worst. Ignoring or denying the situation may help for a little while during the time needed to absorb and process the news. In the long run however, denial only makes things worse.
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In 1913: James Wright and Henry Clineschmidt Jr. departed on the overland for San Francisco. They have the agency for Metz automobiles for Shasta and Trinity counties, and planned to return within a few days with two new runabout machines. They were under contract to sell 30 machines this summer.
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You probably have heard by now that the cold sores on your lip are a form of herpes. This is true. While classically not associated with the same strain that causes genital herpes, there are ever increasing rates of crossover infections. In the interest of clarity, I am focusing on lip cold sores today; some people refer to
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Are you getting enough sleep?
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Police say the Trinity County undersheriff left the scene of a crash on Quartz Hill Road he caused Monday night in Redding.
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The Hayward Air Rally is accepting applications from teen aviators in the north state for a weeklong airplane academy in Oshkosh, Wis.
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A woman was injured after a vehicle struck her while she was on foot about a mile east of the Lassen Volcanic National Park on Highway 44 this evening.
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It was wondrously warm earlier this week, around 60F/15C, then this morning it turned cold fast. Well, not COLD cold - it's currently about 39/3 - but it's a damp cold that chills the walls of the house. I've had a fire going all day and finally it feels warm in here. The fog is thick outside and the yard light looks spooky
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Firefighters are heading to Big Bend this evening after receiving reports of a now-extinguished fire that destroyed a building in Big Bend.
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One of the worst snowstorms in years hit Shasta and Trinity counties over the weekend of 1950, disrupting travel, communications and causing power outages in a wide area. Redding's snowfall ranged from 9 to 14 inches. The picture shows the...
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Eastbound Highway 44 is clear after a two-vehicle crash blocked it near the Interstate 5 onramp today, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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A California National Guard unit based in Redding will be returning by the third week of January, officials said today.
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A disabled big rig has forced the closure of westbound Highway 299 near Burney today.
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After the Giants claimed a second World Series win in fall 2012, Marcus Pereira, 17, headed down to San Francisco for the victory parade with his father.
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I am genuinely curious. If you wreck a vehicle and walk home to call a tow truck, what's the crime? What are you supposed to do --- sit by the side of the road until the authorities show up? Naturally,...
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For the second time in a year, scientists working on Klamath River issues are complaining government officials are breaching ethics laws by trying to influence their work.
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Police say an woman was hit by a truck door today as it sped off, carrying a suspect who stole her purse.
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The Shasta County Sheriff's Office says its searching for two people who went missing Christmas Eve and were last seen near Manton.
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olice say the Trinity County undersheriff left the scene of a crash on Quartz Hill Road he caused Monday night in Redding.
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Authorities are headed to reports of a wreck involving three vehicles at Placer and Market streets today.
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An impaired driver was taken to Mercy Medical Center with moderate injuries this afternoon after overturning his car in Happy Valley, authorities said.
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State Sen.-elect Jim Nielsen will be sworn into office Thursday during the regularly scheduled Senate session.
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It’s just difficult to make a home look cheerful under ominous gray clouds.
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Tehama County sheriff’s deputies today reported a pair of burglaries in Red Bluff and Dairyville.
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Anderson police said they arrested a 22-year-old local man Tuesday after finding methamphetamine during a traffic stop.
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On a seemingly normal day in February 2012, Marcella Wagner’s life changed forever. On her way to school, she was run off the road. Her car flipped multiple times. Nine months pregnant, she was air-lifted to Mercy Medical Center where her son Logan was born early, but healthy. Marcella, however, is now quadriplegic and de
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Here are north state road conditions, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation:
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Redding will receive a light coating of rain this afternoon as clouds cover the skies and keep highs around 52, forecasters say.
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California has enough larger-than-life personalities to fill an L.A. traffic jam, both stars of the big screen and the innovators designing an insanely great future.
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Many years ago, as a young man, I read a very interesting book about the rise of the Communists to power in China. In the last chapter, the author tried to explain why and how this had happened.
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Dustin Hoffman's directing bow at 75 finds a perfect match in the well-heeled subject of "Quartet," a charming tale of aging musicians whose passion for life continues undiminished in a stately English manor filled with humor, caring and of course great music.
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The juxtaposition of recent events with a review of movies currently showing in Redding gave me great pause to reflect on what our children (toddlers to teenagers) experience and learn from exposure to violence as entertainment.
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RED BLUFF — Despite concern a vacancy might snag some decision-making, the Tehama County Board of Supervisors — including two new members — breezed through a routine agenda Tuesday with relative ease.
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If you're wondering about Mark Spannagel's employment status, wonder no more.
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Advance Redding, the Bethel Church subsidiary that took over the civic auditorium last year, will not renew a contract with Paulson Catering, the caterer that has provided food services at the complex for more than 30 years.
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The same day they welcomed two new members to the dais, the Shasta County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a lease agreement for the county's long-awaited community corrections center but rejected another item from the Probation Department that would have paid around $85,000 to help employees and residents move
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Raise your hand if one of your New Year's resolutions is to eat more healthily.
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A Mountain Gate man who may have thought he was a character from a horror movie and had a look of "joy" on his face as he allegedly killed two men hacked to death with a wood-splitting maul was ordered Tuesday by a Superior Court judge to stand trial for the deaths.
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A March 12 trial for an Oregon man charged with murdering his aunt and nearly killing his uncle during a bloody attack at their Redding home in June might be delayed.
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In 1913: Based on a telegram from Sisson Marshal Rinekel, Miss Annie Brown was arrested and taken from train No. 13, as she was on her way from Sisson to Chico. She cried and pleaded that her arrest was without cause and put up strenuous objections when searched for weapons. Sobbing and protesting, the woman was locked up i
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Republican Jim Nielsen had a strong lead over Democrat Michael "Mickey" Harrington on Tuesday night in a special election to fill the state Senate seat vacated last fall by Doug LaMalfa, the north state's newly seated congressman.
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California students will need to think outside of the multiple-choice bubble under a new online testing approach that emphasizes problem-solving and understanding over memorization.
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Republican Jim Nielsen defeated Democrat Michael "Mickey" Harrington on Tuesday in a special election to fill the state Senate seat vacated last fall by Doug LaMalfa, the north state's newly seated congressman.
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PALO CEDRO — Foothill's tough preseason slate is starting to pay off.
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The Five-Star League isn't the Patriots' playground anymore.
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The Foothill High girls basketball team couldn't keep up with host Pleasant Valley on Tuesday night at Varley Gym in Chico as the Cougars fell 61-50.
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Gas prices up in greater Redding
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In the winter when Water temps go below 50 degs. a Koi goes into a state of hibernation , with our warmer temperatures lately they are up from a nap .
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Anderson Police said they arrested a Redding teen after officers found him driving a stolen vehicle and in possession of a replica gun early Tuesday morning.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ned Wertimer, who played Ralph the Doorman on all 11 seasons of the CBS sitcom "The Jeffersons," has died.
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Love avocados? Love to garden? Then you've surely been tempted to grown an avocado tree -- avocados thrive in California, right? -- only to check the guidebooks and learn that the Redding area is both too hot in the summer...
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Shasta County supervisors this morning gave the Probation Department a mixed bag in their voting.
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A hay truck has overturned near Keswick Dam today, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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- Lower Springs area was yielding well in gold. - Jackass Flat was where miners were assured splendid wages. - Olney Creek, where first-rate wages were paid to miners. - Sacramento River where every reason to believe there was...
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San Francisco Giants’ fans in the north state will get a viewing of team’s 2012 World Series trophy on Friday.
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Rick Hartley, author of this piece published in Monday's paper, suffers from regret for one easily misunderstood bit of phrasing. He writes (as he did in comments) to clarify: I realize that the cat's out of the bag and there...
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"Court-Abused" Shasta County Residents Rally Forcing the State AG to Enforce Constitutional ProtectionsThe JACK HALPIN SCANDAL has gone beyond his disgraceful and sadistic abuses of the small litigants, protective parents and children financially impoverished, emotionally wrought, mentally ha
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Congress, according to a new poll, is even less popular than cockroaches, lice, root canals and colonoscopies. Suppose Doug LaMalfa et al can take some comfort that Congress remains more popular than meth labs, gonorrhea and Lindsey Lohan....
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Redding's rebound year in building was capped in December with the city's Clear Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant on Metz Road. A permit was pulled on Dec. 11 for a 9,000-square-foot laboratory and operations facility. The p
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Back in high school, Aaron Stein­metz was already exhibiting the kind of quirky behavior you’d expect from a writer. For his senior project at Shasta High, he wrote his autobiography, an autobiography that included flashbacks from his life, but began with his own funeral.
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He was due to be born on Christmas Eve, the birthday of his late grand­father, for whom he would be named: Wiley.
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A sad looking Christmas tree adds to this 1929 sqft 4/2 in the desirable Ravenwood neighborhood.
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Counties are beginning to report results in the special election for the District 4 Senate Seat.
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My extreme infatuation with the holidays started when I was a little kid, despite the fact that I can only remember one happy, functional Christmas, when I was 7. As an adult, I vowed I'd be mistress of my own holiday comfort and joy. I'd create traditions that would last a lifetime, and later, when I had children,
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Here are north state road conditions, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation:
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Mostly sunny skies and a high temperature near 65 degrees are in today's weather forecast, officials with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. Tonight's low should be around 40 degrees. But weather forecasters say there's a 30 percent chance of rain after 4 a.m. Wednesday and rain likely after 10 a.m. Wednesday's
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The Mountain Gate man accused of hacking two people to death with a wood-splitting maul in February will stand trial for the murders, a Shasta County Superior Court judge ordered today.
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Shasta County supervisors today will vote on two contracts for projects from the probation department.
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Tourism, optimists liked to say, could replace timber as a source of rural jobs.
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Democrats are riding high in California these days, holding supermajorities of more than two-thirds in both houses of the state Legislature and every statewide office, from governor down to treasurer.
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In the article informing of potential delay in opening of the Community Corrections Center, Chief Probation Officer Wes Forman was again quoted as reporting that less than 5 percent of the realignment population has been arrested for new violations and fewer than 4 percent are convicted of new crimes.
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According to Wayne Allyn Root, armed citizens shoot criminals twice as often as the police each year.
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Shame on the Redding Police Department and the city councilors for picking on the homeless.
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This is not about gun owners who have gone through the background checks, have their guns for hunting, collecting, and/or rational self-defense concerns. The ones I'm starting to worry about are the ones who really believe our government is after their guns.
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Has anyone taken a commonsense perspective on the highly touted opening of a day center for criminal offenders?
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California's lone wolf, OR-7, is back in Shasta County. After months of moving back and forth between Plumas and Tehama counties, the gray wolf has moved back to Shasta County.
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Redding officials will decide next week whether to ask the California Supreme Court to review an appellate court's decision that partially struck down the city's ordinance restricting pamphleteering outside the library.
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In the latest step toward a new juvenile hall in Shasta County, the Board of Supervisors today will vote on spending about $85,000 for costs related to safely and efficiently moving staff and children to the new facility once it opens.
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RED BLUFF — When lack of funds snuffed out last year's July Fourth community fireworks display, residents were sorely disappointed.
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The ShopKo Foundation announced Monday that it awarded grants totaling nearly $1 million during fiscal year 2012.
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The north state is remembering Huell Howser, the homespun host of public television's popular "California's Gold" travelogues who died on Sunday night.
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1913: Amos Hill, a miner and resident of Shasta County for many years, was judged insane by the superior court commission of physicians. He assured them he was the inventor of the greatest marvel on record, an airship that flies without wheels or wings. When asked to explain, Hill sharply replied, "None of your business
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A former Shasta Lake City Councilwoman facing criminal charges stemming from an attempt to stop the April recall against her will begin standing trial in May.
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Alberta Dean (from left), Geneva Caligiure and Richard Estep, all of Redding, play chair volleyball Monday at the Mercy Oaks Campus. "It's a lot of fun and good exercise," Dean said. "The hard part is you're not supposed to take your bottom off the chair." The class is on Mondays at 10 a.m. "If we get more people doing thi
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Redding rebounded in 2012 from its worst building year in a generation.
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A few scattered tournaments the past week left, little movement among the top ranked teams in the Northern Section Prep Basketball Media Poll.
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LB originally committed to San Jose State
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Red Bluff High 2009 graduate Cole McKenzie was named to the 2012 American Football Coaches Association NAIA coaches All-American Team for his record-breaking year as a wide receiver for Southern Oregon University.
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Police and fire crews are at the scene of a two-vehicle wreck tonight on Quartz Hill Road and Elk Drive.
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No, not really. Haven't had an epiphany since Hector was a pup, as my dad used to say, and I still don't know who Hector was or what a pup had to do with it. January is kind of a sucky month, don't you think? Post-Christmas letdown and all that. Things look very bare and sparse, and suddenly the goodies disappear and the gu
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California's lone wolf, OR-7, is back in Shasta County. After months of moving back and forth between Plumas and Tehama counties, the gray wolf has moved back to Shasta County.
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A 22-year-old Red Bluff man was stabbed in the back today after getting into an argument and fight with four or five other men, police said.
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Two men were arrested early this morning and booked into Shasta County jail after Anderson police said they were found driving a car that had been reported stolen from Crown Motors in Redding.
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Apparently on the couch in his new Washington, D.C., office, according to this public radio blog: "Republican Doug LaMalfa of Redding will be joining an estimated 75 members who camp out in their offices when Congress is in session. After...
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The kids don't let me get out as much as I'd like to these days, but one of the nicer new additions to the hiking/biking trail network on Redding's west side is the Mule Ridge Trail -- which is just...
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The Fishing Report — Jan. 11, 2013
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The trio accused of conspiring and carrying out an attack on a pregnant Redding teen last year saw their Jan. 29 trial put off today until Sept. 13.
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"The Impossible" is an astonishing, irresistibly gripping disaster drama that happens to be true. With intense emotion and unblinking intimacy, it recounts one of the deadliest natural disasters in history. On Dec. 26, 2004, a tsunami devastated resorts and villages along Thailand's west coast. Melding excellent performance
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A Redding woman accused of murder in the 2010 death of a Sacramento man rejected a plea bargain offer today that carried with it a 22-year-to-life prison sentence.
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Q. Does your faith tradition use the word calling? If so, what does it describe? No, Buddhism does not use the term calling. For one thing, where would the calling originate? It might originate from the prompting of an inner voice, a natural impulse towards greater integrity and authenticity, which some people call Buddhana
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Huell Howser, longtime host of "California's Gold," is dead at the age of 67, NBC reported.
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Remember Paul Houser, the U.S. Interior Department scientific adviser who was sacked for not being on board with the political appointees' enthusiasm for dismantling the Klamath dams? Well, his complaint was quietly settled last month. But Houser apparently wasn't alone....
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Redding officials will decide next week whether to ask the California Supreme Court to review an appellate court’s decision partially striking down the city’s ordinance restricting pamphleteering outside the library.
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A Humboldt County woman who stood trial for murder was ordered today to be committed to Napa State Hospital in connection with the drowning of her 2½-year-old daughter in the Trinity River in 2011
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Desirable westside neighborhood. The 2/2 configuration is unusual, but maybe it works for you?
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The Bureau of Land Management this week will burn piles of brush and tree limbs west of Redding in the Swasey Recreation Area
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Tehama County sheriff’s deputies said they arrested three people Sunday after catching two of them burglarizing a Gerber home.
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New Calif. Law Requires Disclosure of Foreclosure to Tenants Daily Real Estate News | Thursday, January 03, 2013 As of Jan. 1, property managers and landlords in California are required to disclose in writing to any prospective tenants if a …
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New Calif. Law Requires Disclosure of Foreclosure to Tenants Daily Real Estate News | Thursday, January 03, 2013 As of Jan. 1, property managers and landlords in California are required to disclose in writing to any prospective tenants if a …
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Nearly six months after a bloody rampage in a Colorado movie theater left 12 people dead, prosecutors will go to court Monday to outline their case against the suspect, James Holmes.
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Bank of America says it will spend more than $10 billion to settle mortgage claims resulting from the housing meltdown.
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Anyone that knows me, knows I’m more body and less image. But the other day that got me to thinking about where this body image thing all started. Is that really why the Romans wore togas . . . so they could hide the imperfections of their bodies? Did the women crossing the Atlantic on [...]
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Former Shasta Lake City Councilwoman Dolores Lucero will begin standing trial in May on her five-count criminal court case.
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Forecasters say it'll be a pleasantly sunny and warm day today in Redding with a high of 63 degrees. The National Weather Service in Sacramento also predicts winds up to 6 mph and a low tonight of 39 degrees in Redding. Tuesday will be similar, with mostly sunny skies and a high of 65 degrees currently in the forecast. By W
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Here are north state road conditions, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation:
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Talk about swimming against a swift current.
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The mass murder of 20 first-grade children and seven adults in Newtown, Conn., shocked our nation and brought forth calls, once again, for some form of gun control. During this period of soul searching the NRA lay low. Then it came out with its solution, more guns, this time in the hands of volunteer armed guards at all pub
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Recently a Redding writer expressed her views on the smelly, dirty, cardboard-holding hordes occupying Redding. Great complaint, but an ending without a solution much like non-voters complaining about the state of the nation.
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In 1913: 4,477 trees and plants had been received in two months at the Cottonwood Train Depot, where they were examined for eel worm infestation. No infestation had been found. The most popular trees were apples, peaches and plums.
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Junction City is a pretty small dot on most maps.
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The national buzz recently is the resignation of one of the nation's most successful high school football coaches: De La Salle's Bob Ladouceur.
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"Star Wars" creator George Lucas is engaged. A spokeswoman for Lucasfilm Ltd. says the 68-year-old director is engaged to 43-year-old investment firm president Mellody Hobson. No other details were provided.
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Went back to the microfilm machine with high hopes of finding another story related to last week's story on a miner finding a rusty tin can with silver coins in Middle Creek. Nothing more was found. My hopes were dashed...
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At least one person died this morning in Red Bluff after a crash on or near Stice Road, the California Highway Patrol reported.
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Winter ice skating rink, Paris
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waking up on the wrong side of the nest.
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Redding is expected to see a cool, sunny day today, according to forecasters at the National Weather Service. Forecasters in Sacramento predict mostly sunny skies and a high of 55 degrees today in the city. At night, skies will become partly cloudy as temperatures drop to about 36 degrees. Monday should be relatively war
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Here are north state road conditions, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation:
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Among the pitfalls in composing a column like this is the fact that it won't see ink for six days after I've written it. Will we have fallen over the dreaded fiscal cliff or still be dangling above the brink? Either way, we'll be carrying a bucket in our boat as we row toward the shore.
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Two years ago when I began working as a freelance writer, I hadn't imagined I would be writing a column or that I'd be celebrating its second anniversary this month, proof that sometimes we can't envision the wonderful opportunities that await us.
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Higher education has become an almost exclusive gateway to a middle-class income in our modern world, even as the ever-rising cost drains middle-class families' assets, saddles young graduates with massive student loans, and effectively bars the door to many working-class and poor young adults.
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The moment he became a candidate for the 2008 Democratic nomination, Barack Obama began a meteoric rise to become the dominant figure in our national life. Among the many talents that propelled him on this path was his gift at being a tabula rasa, a blank slate, upon which people projected their hopes and fears.
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Hello? Hello! Helllllo???? That plaintive yet insistent query is the voice of the invisible middle-aged woman. We are everywhere and, yet, curiously, we are apparently nowhere.
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The renewed debate over gun rights that has followed the massacre of elementary schoolchildren in Newtown, Conn., has included scrutiny over why gun advocates believe they need a right to bear arms. Among the reasons: Many advocates believe that individual gun ownership helps preserve American liberty, making government fea
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Once a week or so, I receive a polite email from a reader asking how to send a letter to the editor.
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InnerSea Discoveries/American Safari Cruises is making sure families with children -- even very young ones -- have ample opportunity for safe and exciting outdoor adventures. The line's Kids in Nature program includes hikes, kayaking, skiff tours, snorkeling and wildlife watching, including whales and dolphins.
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It sounds like something David Chase heard, more than once, from his father and it was. "You look like you just got off the boat."
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Flo and Gordon Brandt of Redding celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 29, 2012, with a cruise to Mexico with family. Gordon Brandt and Florence Widrin were married on Dec. 29, 1962, in Reno, Nev., after Gordon got out of the Navy. Gordon became a partner with the Sunset Scavenger Co. They moved from San Franci
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Amanda Piazza and Kevin Rehm, both of San Luis Obispo, were married on Aug. 25, 2012, at Pismo Beach. The Rev. Michael Taylor officiated. The bride is the daughter of Diana and Dan Piazza of Redding. She is a 2005 graduate of Shasta High School, and a 2007 graduate of Shasta College with an associate degree in veterinary t
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This recipe will help kids get those needed vegetables into their diet.
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The Redding Library has added a Veterans Resource Center to its services.
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It's time for the annual update on the clothing wars between me and my 12-year-old daughter, Payton.
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If it seems like your grocery store bills are getting bigger, you're not imagining it: food prices are on the rise, and poised to go higher.
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Dear Readers: The best "in-school" solution I know to make schools a place where kids are welcomed by their peers versus places of harm is the "Safe School Ambassadors" program. The program works with human nature: Kindness is contagious -- if a popular kid does it.
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If you've noticed offers at your gas station or grocery store to "pay with your phone," you've seen what many claim is the future of how we'll pay for goods and services: Near Field Communication, or NFC.
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Shasta County sheriff's deputies and search and rescue teams recovered the body of a 35-year-old woman from the Pit River in the Big Bend area Saturday afternoon.
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Shasta County can expect a little more rain today, with a second system possibly moving in Tuesday.
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In 1913: William Heibner, a farmer on Cottonwood Creek, about 10 miles west of Cottonwood, last season raised 8 acres of watermelons, from which he realized $200 per acre. He was so pleased with his experiment that next season he planned to devote 20 acres to the raising of melons.
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Courtesy, of Mercy Medical Center in Redding.
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When a Forbes magazine article named Redding the country's fifth-most-dangerous city for women last year, the ranking evoked a picture of men prowling a dangerous downtown, looking for random victims to rape, beat or even kill.
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On Saturday, the Mt. Shasta Mall was busy, and not only with shoppers searching for sales.
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Changes are in store for the kayak tours at Whiskeytown Lake this summer.
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Police released new details Saturday in a West Cypress Avenue crash that sent two pedestrians to the hospital, including the arrest of an allegedly impaired driver Friday night who drove through flares while officers were investigating the incident.
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Shannon's ex-husband was never violent until shortly after their wedding.
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When I last updated you on my journey, I mentioned that I got what I believed was a good deal on a flight from Barcelona to London. Turns out that deal wasn't quite as great as first thought.
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ANDERSON — Evan Dahlquist is casting his own shadow now.
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COTTONWOOD — The Spartans are having their best preseason run in a long time.
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Redding resident Hunter Wright captured first place overall out of 42 competitors in the Water World Swim Alcatraz Winter Classic on Saturday.
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COTTONWOOD — Rivalry. A game-saving 3-pointer. Overtime. Saturday's Anderson-West Valley girls basketball tilt had it all.
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Dear Babe: My wife has an autograph from Elgin Baylor on a notepad. She grew up in Downey, and attended many Lakers games as a kid. It's not personalized — just an autograph on a piece of paper.— Jim Thompson, ReddingBabe: When it comes to the major sports, basketball is at the bottom of list when it comes t
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Shasta County sheriff’s deputies and search and rescue teams recovered the body of a 35-year-old woman from the Pit River in the Big Bend area this afternoon.
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On Saturday, the Mt. Shasta Mall was busy, and not only with shoppers searching for sales.
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In terms of THC ingested on camera, "Cheech & Chong" have nothing on "Soundrone," a Redding-area Internet personality. His YouTube channel (here) claims to have 16,000-plus subscribers and 2.8 million video views. He's also an entrepreneur hawking what he describes...
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So if you think you can be a friend to Mars, see artkouros for more details: Mars Needs More Friends.
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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A powerful earthquake sparked a tsunami warning for hundreds of miles of Alaskan and Canadian coastline, but the alert was canceled when no damaging waves were generated.
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A short vehicle chase that began on Airport Road ended at a mobile home park on River Valley Drive today.
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Here’s a unique Victorian-looking home built in 1984, with a pool.
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Police say an impaired driver bypassed officers to enter a stretch of Cypress Avenue closed by investigators to examine a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash.
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Officers say the police dog Taro captured a man hiding in his attic who may have run a chop shop for stolen vehicles Friday.
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The first few months of the new year is the season for cutting back – in our lives and in our gardens. Throughout the region nurseries and gardening groups offer pruning demonstrations and workshops for deciduous trees (particularly fruit trees) roses, grape vines and more. This weekend Pam Geisel – Director of the Univ
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Here are the current road conditions, according to the California Department of Transportation.
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Temperatures will rise to around 50 today before rain begins to fall after 4 p.m., say forecasters with the National Weather Service.
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The Shasta-Trinity National Forest is hosting a federal career fair today and Sunday at the Mt. Shasta Mall in Redding.
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CLICK HERE To watch "The Catholic Mass from a Protestant Perspective"
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The political types hoped that the special election to replace now-Congressman Doug LaMalfa for the rest of his term in the old 4th Senate District would have ended with a clean win back on Election Day in November.
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Last year too much of this column was devoted to crime. One of my New Year's resolutions for 2013 is to write about it less, but that'll have to wait until next week — I need to get this off the table. Question: By reporting on it do we make crime — or the perception of crime — worse?
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What are those perfectly puffy, pearl-sized pillows pendulously perched on that pretty shrub?
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Q. What can you tell me about growing lavender in Redding?
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I'm so upset right now that there aren't enough orthopedic doctors who accept Medi-Cal and do knee-replacement surgeries.
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Hunters, whether you call them "sport hunters," "recreational hunters" or just hunters, are not brutal killers and destroyers as Chris Stephenson said in his recent letter to the editor.
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NRA and Republican illogical reasoning. Have all teachers and staff armed.
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SHASTA LAKE — What effect, if any, state laws aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions will have on the city's electric ratepayers remains unclear as officials are in the early stages of navigating a complex set of rules associated with cap-and-trade.
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A 38-year-old Redding man who was a no-show Thursday in court for his jury trial on drug charges was jailed Friday in Stockton.
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The ex-California Highway Patrol officer accused of possessing child pornography and illegal assault weapons, among other criminal charges, won't be going to trial until spring.
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Faced with cuts in federal funding, Siskiyou County officials are considering cutting back snowplowing on some rural roads in the county.
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Coach Miles Hayes, of Ukiah, instructs children, including 8-year-old Rafael Liebowitz-Thayer (center right) during a Redding Recreation basketball camp Thursday at Turtle Bay School in Redding.
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Republican Jim Nielsen and Democrat Michael "Mickey" Harrington will face off in a special election to fill the state Senate seat vacated last fall by Doug LaMalfa, the north state's newly seated congressman.
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Shasta County supervisors on Tuesday will consider signing a lease to give a home to the long-awaited day-reporting center for former state prison inmates now under county supervision.
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A group of community and business leaders wants to build interest in a campaign that urges drivers and passers-by not to give money to panhandlers.
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Redding police shut down part of Cypress Avenue on Friday evening after a car hit two pedestrians.
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COTTONWOOD — Shasta High was tired of playing for bronze. In their last two tournaments, the Wolves vied for third, and lost, in both the Harlan Carter Invitational and Red Bluff Holiday Classic.
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ANDERSON — Foothill's Evan Dahlquist had to wait nearly 10 hours to wrestle his first match of the NorCal "Beast of the North" tournament at Anderson High School on Friday.
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The likelihood of New Year's resolutions being kept is low. As in, lower than the NHL's chance at a real revival.
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Redding Christian's boys basketball team turned in an inspired defensive effort and rode a strong first-quarter performance to take down Liberty Christian 49-39 on the road on Friday night.
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University Prep's girls basketball team defeated Hayfork 55-45 on Friday.
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In 1913: County Horticultural Commissioner Lamiman inspected 4,000 apple trees at the Cottonwood Railroad Depot and released them to be forwarded to orchardists near Manton and Shingletown. That part of Shasta County was fast becoming a great apple producing region, and orchard lands were increasing rapidly in value.
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I shot these photos, of Mt. Lassen and its sourrounding hills  on my way home yesterday afternoon. so I had to stop and Look.    
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Redding police have shut down both directions of Cypress Avenue tonight while they investigate a crash between a car and two pedestrians.
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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Missing from the gun show here next weekend will be some of the most popular guns.
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Emergency personnel are headed to reports of a wreck involving a big rig and a vehicle this afternoon.
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The new season of PBS's "Downton Abbey" on PBS's "Masterpiece" (9 p.m. EST Sunday and continuing Sunday nights through Feb. 17; check local listings) introduces several new characters, but the highest-profile actor joining the cast, if only for the first two hours, is undoubtedly Shirley MacLaine.
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Mickey guessed it correctly at 9:28 a.m. It was located at Shasta Dam. It's now stored in the railroad tunnel where it's viewable by the public. Congratulations Mickey! You've won yourself a $25 gift certificate at Jack's Grill on...
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A group of community and business leaders want to get a campaign off the ground urging drivers and passersby not to give money to panhandlers.
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The ex-California Highway Patrol officer accused of possessing child pornography and illegal assault weapons, among other criminal charges, won’t be going to trial until spring.
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A 42-year-old Red Bluff man who died in November after a struggle with police died from a heart attack brought on by the fight and acute methamphetamine intoxication, police said today.
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Observation:  Friday afternoon- vehicles stopped in the left turn lane going EAST on Cypress and turning onto Hilltop.  There were four or five cars in the left designated turn lane.  All vehicles proceeded smoothly through the intersection bumper to bumper.  The light turned yellow just before the last car start
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CalVet is holding a Recruitment Job Fair in Redding to fill hundreds of positions at the new Veterans Homes of California.
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From Bloomberg News: Ironically, Al Jazeera, which bought his Current TV venture, is funded by oil-rich Qatar. Be interesting to see an analysis of how much air time al Jazeera devotes to global warming/climate change....
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I came of age in the 1960s and '70s. A lot of what was actually going wrong in the country was because of rigid ideology, and a lot of what I considered rigid ideology was on the left. Now I...
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Two California teenage girls were arrested for allegedly using drugged milkshakes to knock out the parents of one of the girls so they could log on to the Internet, police said.
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So says an analysis by the handy bill-tracking site GovTrack.us -- which compares votes in the just-finished Congress. Looking at the cluster, though, Herger looks to be on the conservative side of the moderates. Still, two points for Pete Stiglich,...
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A 38-year-old Redding man who was a no-show Thursday in court for his jury trial on drug charges is in jail today.
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CHICO, Calif. — A big-rig crash that knocked down power lines on State Route 99 has shut down the highway near Chico for nearly eight hours.
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Where is this turnstile located? Welcome to the History Mystery Photo Contest! We now have great new prizes for our winners. On the first Friday of each month (today) the winner will win a $25 gift certificate from either Jack's...
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We hear a lot about the companies that find the costs of being in California are just too high to make business sense. The state still has its attractions too, though. From the Mercury News: SAN JOSE -- FICO, the...
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Yeah, converted back to a rustic barn, that is. It once sold for $395K.
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Congratulations to the north state's new congressman, Doug LaMalfa. The L.A. Times had a reporter on the scene of the swearing-in, capturing some detail: LaMalfa said that the fact that so many of the newcomers know each other from Sacramento...
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Some people call me a control freak, and mostly that's true. But sometimes, you just have to surrender to the things you can't control. The last edition of Mistress of the Mix was a perfect example of that, when certain events completely out of my realm of control (like the rumored ending of the world), [...]
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Here are north state road conditions, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation:
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Forecasters say a wet weekend could await the north state. But Friday will still be cool and dry, as temperatures approach 58 underneath sunny skies. At night, clouds will roll in, dropping the temperatures to around 33. Saturday will bring a 30 percent chance of showers after 4 p.m. Temperatures will hover around 54. T
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Whatever you think of the state of the crime-and-punishment system in Shasta County — or even the job done by the Probation Department, which has absorbed most of the work minding the felons California's prison and parole system will no longer take — it's pretty clear what won't solve the problem. An
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The rout was complete, the retreat disorderly. President Obama got his tax hikes — naked of spending cuts — passed by the ostensibly Republican House of Representatives. After which, you might expect him to pivot to his self-proclaimed "principle" of fiscal "balance" by taking the lead on reducin
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Dec. 30's editorial on Wolf OR-7 did its best to scare its readers, but Californians are too savvy to fall for that old ruse of pitting economic welfare against protecting wildlife and nature.
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COTTONWOOD — Even reigning champs need a talking to.
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COTTONWOOD — Red Bluff High's girls basketball team returned from a disappointing weekend in San Diego with a defensive mindset.
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Anderson High's boys basketball team won its fourth straight game when it defeated Durham 62-34 in the opening round of the Corning Tournament on Thursday.
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Police said Thursday they've caught three people suspected of a Dec. 10 home invasion in Redding and they are searching for a fourth suspect.
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Residents around Shasta County say thieves have increasingly been targeting their mail — after it's been dropped into their mailboxes.
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The former treasurer for Tulelake is facing accusations of embezzlement by a public officer.
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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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RED BLUFF — While two new members are poised to join the Tehama County Board of Supervisors next week, there's some concern that a fifth seat on the panel remains vacant.
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Authorities say a glance from a Shasta County sheriff's deputy started a chase Thursday that reached speeds of up to 100 mph up Interstate 5 and along Highway 44 and ended with two men in custody.
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In 1913: The first city directory of Redding to be issued since 1904 made its appearance from the presses of The Searchlight. The book contained much information for its size — 38 pages — and would be valuable for many years, judging from the life of the last publication of this nature.
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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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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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