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February 13th, 2013

Anderson police say a drunken driver hit part of a house on Bruce Street before ending up in a ditch this evening.
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Valentine’s Day, what a special time for people of all ages.
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Would you trust a smartphone app to spot your melanoma? Apps do about everything fairly well, so why wouldn’t you?
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If you want to eat right, put a rainbow on your plate, said Haley Grace, a registered dietitian with Hendrick Health System in Abilene, Texas.
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A woman is in critical condition after suffering severe burns during a kitchen fire today.
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A West Valley High School civics teacher is among the 4,000 souls aboard a cruise ship that broke down in the Gulf of Mexico this week.
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A West Valley High School civics teacher is among the 4,000 souls on board a cruise ship that was stranded in the Gulf of Mexico this week.
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Foreclosure activity in Shasta County in January sank to its lowest level in nearly five years.
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In 1913: The Valentine party given by Mrs. Beard in her home at Delta was a very enjoyable affair. The library, also the luncheon table, was appropriately decorated. The design for choosing partners for the card tables was unique.
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OROVILLE — A Eureka man was arrested Friday after he allegedly told police he was interested in selling marijuana.
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Redding city officials are meeting this afternoon to discuss moving forward with a new police station near City Hall. Reporter Jenny Espino tweets from the meeting.
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Free e-waste drop Saturday in Redding
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A three-minute time-lapse video ride in Redding. Some profanity (arguably deserved)....
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An alert business owner posted this today on the Redding Merchants Crime Watch e-mail list: About 15 minutes ago I saw (name deleted) at the Valero Station on the corner of Hilltop & Cypress. I knew she was a regular...
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A Redding-area man charged with first-degree attempted murder of two California Highway Patrol officers rejected today a plea bargain that would have required him to serve more than 29 years in prison.
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One person died last week in a Mount Shasta-area fire, though who it is and an exact cause of death hasn’t yet been determined.
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With Texas Gov. Rick Perry on a well-publicized business-poaching trip to California, Michael Hiltzik, writing in the L.A. Times, points out something surprising contrasts between the two states -- and how they're more alike in some ways than you might...
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Helicopter Crash Caught On Camera – Top Gear Korea – Top Gear This was an accident that was caught on camera during filming for Top Gear Korea. Thankfully no one was seriously injured** The original challenge pitted presenter Kim Jin Pyo in a Corvette ZR1 against an AH1 Cobra helicopter in true Top [...]
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A Red Bluff man arrested Sunday on suspicion of threatening and stealing a safe from his father was found hanged Monday at the Tehama County Jail, the apparent victim of a suicide, deputies said today.
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Tehama County sheriff’s deputies today reported three recent burglaries in their jurisdiction.
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Here are a few images from last evening’s fundraiser for the Shasta Family Justice Center. Held at the Turtle Bay Museum, we sampled desserts and mingled with friends and neighbors. Thank you event sponsors, volunteers, and participants all! Thanks especially to the always generous Redding Rancheria. S
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If you're looking for a sweet, sentimental love song to celebrate this day of romance,  keep looking.  But if you like your Valentine's Day tunes with a dose heartbreak and twist of revenge, then go ahead and help yourself to "Heart Shaped Stones."
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Q: Welcome, Alexis, and thank you for taking time to talk with me about your newly published book, "At the Altar in Your Underwear - 40 Secrets to an Amazing Wedding and a Better You!" A couple of full disclosures. First, you and I are friends. Second, one of my comments about your book happens to be [...]
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Here are the current road conditions for Shasta County, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation:
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Redding will get plenty of sunshine and wind today. The National Weather Service says the valley will see a high near 73 today with winds up to 8 mph. At night, the winds will calm down slightly and the air will cool down to around 39. Thursday will bring a high near 74 and a wind with gusts up to 23 mph.
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Police work is dangerous enough out on the streets. It’s not asking too much for officers to expect a safe environment while they’re still in the station.
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I can’t get excited by the question of whether Sen. Robert Menendez had sex with a prostitute in Central America. It is her word against his — and when it comes to a prostitute’s word against a politician’s word, that is too close to call.
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I see the Pit River Rod and Gun Club is sponsoring another slaughter of wild animals. Will the rednecks never be satisfied until all of God’s creatures who cannot be domesticated are eliminated from the face of the earth?
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Sunday morning the news on TV was talking about the penny. You know that thing that was once made out of copper and now is copper-covered very cheap zinc. The report said it cost more to make the penny than what it is worth. Something like three-quarters more than a penny.
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Coyotes readily adapt to human development of their habitat.
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Ann McFeatters wonders why America is afraid. The Associated Press piece on the cover about President Obama’s executive dictates is reason for concern. Blatant disregard for law and the acceptance by many Americans should be troubling.
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A warm February without much in the way of rain is at once pleasant and worrisome. I'm enjoying being able to stay up late and not freeze, but we'll surely pay for this next summer if the rain doesn't kick in soon.Gary has the cold that's making the rounds. He woke up Sunday morning with that ominous feeling and
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ANDERSON — Keith Krantz had no doubts that having one of the toughest preseason schedules would ultimately pay off for his young squad.
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The Panthers will not be league champions, host a playoff game or set any section records.
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Kelsie Jurin was a bucket away from history Tuesday at tipoff.
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The Shasta High girls basketball team held off host West Valley 55-51 in a Sac River League battle Tuesday night.
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Summer school would be an independent study program with online classes under a plan to reduce expenses considered Tuesday by the Shasta Union High School District Board of Trustees.
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Shasta College is no longer on probation.
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Familiar factors are working together to send gas prices in California rocketing up.
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The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office and small city of Weed will be featured this month a new Discovery Channel series highlighting the proliferation of marijuana in the north state.
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Mark Storrey, former manager of the Tehama County Animal Care Center, will succeed Ray John as CEO of Haven Humane Society in Redding.
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Converting an engine from gas to electric sounds like a high-tech operation.
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It may be a year before the Old Alturas Road Bridge will be spruced up for pedestrians and bicycles.
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A crusade to boycott Redding businesses that have launched a poster campaign to stop panhandling got off to a slow start Tuesday.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans say President Barack Obama's second-term agenda will bring more tax increases and increase deficit spending. They're vowing to promote economic growth to help middle-class families find good jobs.
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Winter is a time for winter food, and the Scandinavians with their northern climes have long been expert in food that will warm up a cold day.
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Police work is dangerous enough out on the streets. It’s not asking too much for officers to expect a safe environment while they’re still in the station.
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Random thoughts on the passing scene:
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In 1913: Charles Camden, the Shasta County pioneer, builder of the Camden toll road, who died in Oakland about a year ago, left an estate valued at $1,009,725.70. Camden made a good deal of money mining in Shasta County, but the bulk of his big fortune came from fortunate investments in Oakland real estate.
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By: Patrick Carr Photo by Ray Wolf January 26th, 2013   On the road in Weed on Saturday night, the Lady Knights took care of business and threw the GVC championship race wide open. On the back of lights-out field goal shooting as a team, scorching three-point shooting by Ashley San
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By: Patrick Carr Photo by Ray Wolf   January 26th, 2013   It was a long time coming. Boy did Shasta College get the win they so deserved. Two months removed from their last victory, the Knights finally got it done on the road Saturday night in Weed over College of the S
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TheLanceOnline – Campus Services Student Health and Wellness Services Written by Dominic Mallari   Every year, Shasta and Enterprise High Schools bring the holiday spirit to Redding with their musical dinner-and-shows, the Madrigal Dinner, and the Victorian Dinner. Both bring
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TheLanceOnline – Campus Services Student Health and Wellness Services Written by Dominic Mallari dominicnmallari@gmail.com (503) 505-8772 Every year, Shasta and Enterprise High Schools bring the holiday spirit to Redding with their musical dinner-and-shows, the Madrigal Din
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Redding Airports Manager Rod Dinger and Shasta County EDC President Mark Lascelles, armed with results of a recent business survey, traveled to Utah last week to meet with SkyWest Airlines. The same pair in Sep
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   Pellet stoves work great - meaning they heat well, convenient (are self lighting), and reliable. All you need to do is to pour a bag of pellets in periodically, set the thermostat, and Presto! - a comfortable home. Less mess, less dust, no wood hauling or kindling... Joy! I'm considering one for my home right n
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Thanks to a recent post on a Facebook page devoted to Thomas Jefferson, this image of the stillborn State of Jefferson is making the rounds online this week. Now, in my book, the state of Jefferson includes the most beautiful...
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I did. Did you buy any of her beautiful pottery? I did that too. As fate would have it, after Ann retired from Shasta College, I was the one who took her place teaching Shasta County history and working at...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Uncompromising and politically emboldened, President Barack Obama urged a deeply divided Congress Tuesday night to embrace his plans to use government money to create new jobs and strengthen the nation's middle class. He declared Republican ideas for reducing the federal deficit "even worse" than the unp
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Last week, I photographed the drive from Redding to Mt Shasta in about 3000 individual images. Then, I strung them together into a video for 5 minutes, with music. The result is an interesting compression of this scenic northstate highway journey through the Sacramento River Canyon.
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Here’s an attractive modern home with a tile roof In Lake California near the waterfront. We do love Lake California for all these reasons: “The community encompasses approximately 2,200 acres and features spectacular views of Mt. Lassen, Mt. Shasta
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I mentioned in my last article that I have received questions about altering lace wedding gowns. With the 2013 wedding season quickly approaching, I wanted to start answering them so you have enough time to do the work. One question I received: what to do with the lace if you are taking in a dress? [...]
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We started “Dig This!” several years ago, focusing on food and gardens.  Then we stopped the column, and now we are resurrecting “Dig This!” with adding two authors as well as broadening the scope of topics.  We do believe that sustainability moves beyond food and growing food.  There are also cultural paradigms
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Here are the current road conditions for Shasta County, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation:
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It's shaping up to be a near springlike week. Redding should see sunny skies with a high temperature near 69 degrees today, while Wednesday should see temperatures near 73 degrees, forecasters with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. A 7 to 14 mph north wind is also expected. Meanwhile, Thursday should see sunn
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STOCKTON — A Stockton man convicted of killing his girlfriend after he was found living with her rotting corpse has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
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It’s amazing the things we actually have to debate — like whether state legislators should have time to study bills before casting their votes on how to reshape the law and spend taxpayers’ money by the billion.
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The battle lines over what may become this year’s most contentious, intractable legislative battle began to form within a day or two of when Gov. Jerry Brown uttered two key sentences in his mid-January state of the state speech:
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Notice to all Redding businesses displaying anti-homeless/anti-panhandling posters: We will soon bring homeless vets and others to your locations to picket and hand out information.
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This is in response to Pete Stiglich and Frank Parrish’s recent comments regarding Congressman Doug LaMalfa and regarding “We the People.” Both seem to be upset about our federal representatives in Washington.
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After Chief Scout Lord Baden-Powell, 55, married a woman, 23, his only marriage, he suffered psychosomatic headaches until he slept on his balcony.
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I would like to thank Dr. Charles “Blood Mobile” Drew for his great gifts to the world.
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Kudos are in order for the excellent job the logging conference achieved last week in Anderson. Thousands attended. Hundreds of schoolchildren, college students and attendees enjoyed the days learning and participating in timber issues.
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The time is now for prep basketball teams to make their final push for playoffs.
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For one month, Enterprise High’s boys and girls basketball teams have left no doubt they are the top teams in the Northern Section.
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Simpson University’s men’s basketball team used a strong first half to down Pacific Union 86-66 on Saturday.
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RED BLUFF — Julie Divens never thought she’d own one championship dog, let alone two.
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The retired general manager of the Shasta Community Services District says a former director who claimed to be investigating him over accusations of wrongdoing has never produced any evidence and may be holding a grudge over a years-old conflict between the two.
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An April 9 trial date was set Monday in Shasta County Superior Court for a 19-year-old Redding man accused of knifing his girlfriend’s father.
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Second Redding eagle arrives
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North state Catholics on Monday commended Pope Benedict XVI for his wisdom in knowing it was time to resign.
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Redding officials have drawn up plans for a new $7.4 million police station at the Civic Center and will talk about moving forward with the proposal Wednesday.
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ANDERSON — A 17-year-old Anderson girl who suffered painful second-degree burns Sunday in a fire that destroyed her family’s rented Hill Street home was recovering Monday at Shriners Children’s Hospital in Sacramento.
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RED BLUFF - A 23-year-old Red Bluff man and his 19-year-old wife were arrested Monday after officers said they learned that the husband was selling firearms and narcotics from their Lakeside Drive apartment.
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Eagle Creek was an 1849 gold mining settlement. The first settlement was located near the confluence of Eagle and Cottonwood Creeks. It was later moved to where Ono is located today. Eagle Creek was supposedly named for an 1849 goldminer...
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My big sister always manages to say just what I need to hear.
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In celebration of Black History Month, the Shasta Historical Society will present a viewing of the documentary “From the Quarters to Lincoln Heights” at its monthly meeting Saturday.
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In 1913: Balaklala's $30,000 brick smokestack at Coram was fast crumbling away. It was the second highest in the country. It stood as a menace to anyone who went near it. In the previous week, the last of the coping fell from the top, 250 feet above the base.
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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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For Lisa McFall, it’s the thrill of the hunt. She owns a bookstore called Lisa’s Book Nook, and often finds herself on a quest for hard-to-find, out-of-print books.
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Joel Stratte-McClure's second volume chronicling his ongoing trek around the Mediterranean comes out on Valentine's Day, in e-book form. Here's a brief video produced by the innovative local marketing firm that ran with the concept. Looks and sounds like (almost)...
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From The Hearth to open second cafe
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LAS VEGAS — An attorney representing a Shasta High School graduate who’s now a law school student pleaded not guilty on his client’s behalf Monday in a Clark County courtroom to animal cruelty charges for allegedly decapitating an exotic bird at the Flamingo Hotel.
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Community members and baseball enthusiasts packed Simpson University’s gymnasium Sunday night to listen to longtime San Francisco Giants broadcaster Jon Miller speak as part of a fundraiser to benefit the university’s baseball field project.
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Clinton Romesha -- hooah!...
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Tehama County sheriff’s deputies are looking for information on a trio of burglaries, two of which were against Pacific Gas and Electric Co., that all happened within the last four days.
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February 2nd 2013   It was eerily reminiscent of two weeks ago against Feather River; a women’s player going down with a serious knee injury, and the Shasta College men’s team having a 17 point lead in the first half. Lassen College did everything they could to try and spoil the Knight’s hope
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES TRINITY RIVER, Douglas City — Steelhead fishing continued to be good with anglers hooking two to five steelhead an outing, a mix of newly-arrived fish and downrunners. The water is very clear, so a stealthy approach is required, whether fishing wi
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Q. Is your local faith organization independent or under the authority of a larger organization? What are the benefits/drawbacks of this arrangement? St Luke’s belongs to a group of congregations overseen by a bishop and associated with other such groups, or dioceses. Such has been the standard polity, or government, of c
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North state pastors this morning praised Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to resign for health reasons.
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Turtle Bay Exploration Park’s eagle couple has a second egg in its nest.
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Clinton Romesha, a former active duty Army staff sergeant, will receive the Medal of Honor for "conspicuous gallantry" in Afghanistan, according to the White House.
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Q. Can Valentine’s Day teach us anything spiritually important?
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Redding police arrested four people Sunday at a downtown motel after finding drugs, paraphernalia and children living there, they said.
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Check out the monochromatic style of this classic white bedroom. Gorgeous. Then, consider that it was all created in the digital realm. None of it actually exists. White
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Only $25,000. Buy two Redding homes for less than your yearly average per capita income, according to the US census.
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Redding police are looking for a man who stole more than 5 pounds of processed marijuana Sunday evening form a home on Mercury Drive.
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Red Bluff police Sunday evening arrested a 27-year-old man after his father reported him for stealing a safe containing a loaded gun and prescription drugs.
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Red Bluff police said they arrested a 24-year-old ex-prison inmate Sunday after catching him trying to break into a local motel.
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A 19-year-old Redding man accused of knifing his girlfriend’s father is scheduled to be back in Shasta County Superior Court today for a bail hearing and the possible setting of a trial date.
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Here are the current road conditions for Shasta County, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation:
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Forecasters expect another day of patchy morning frost followed by a sunny, but slightly windy day. Redding should see frost before 10 a.m. that will vanish as the day warms up to about 69 degrees in the afternoon with clear skies and wind up to 7 mph in the morning that will die down during the day. Tonight should drop do
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My twin and I have always taken pride in our ability to remain helpful and clear-headed in almost any emergency. But that was before the afternoon of Feb. 2, when we encountered an upside-down minivan in a ditch that held a family of five: a mother at the wheel, a teenage boy in the front passenger seat and and thr
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Redding has its share of problems, but one of them is not the chronic blight of abandoned cars rusting out on flat tires on our neighborhoods’ streets.
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When did so many of us become so fearful? When did we, proud of our melting-pot origins, become determined to keep out immigrant families seeking a chance at the American dream?
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As Washington politicians aim to restrict the Second Amendment, they should look in the mirror. The time is now to control government’s guns. Overarmed federal officials increasingly employ military tactics as a first resort in routine law enforcement. From food-safety cases to mundane financial matters, battle-ready
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by: Patrick Carr   January 24th, 2013   Foothill High grad Devin Crisosto returned to Redding once again as a member of the Feather River basketball team coming to play Shasta College on Thursday night. That wasn’t the only storyline. Feather River also boasted the leading s
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by: Patrick Carr   January 24th, 2013   It’s difficult to win when you fall behind by 16 points in the first half. Nevertheless, the Shasta College Lady Knights basketball team managed to make it a tight contest after the slow start. The Golden Eagles denied the ball to top
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By: Ryan Loughrey REDDING CA- This past Wednesday, January 16th many gathered at the McLaughlin Auditorium, at Sequoia Middle School, to attend the Benefit Concert for the Darfur United Soccer Academy. According to the website, the Darfur Academy provides a safe environment for children to
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Ninety-five-year-old Dorothy Jackson wouldn’t dream of missing her exercise class.
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Girl burned in
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In 1913: At a recent meeting of the Redding Tennis Club it was decided by the members present to go ahead at once with the completion of the second court on the railway reservation grounds in downtown Redding. Only one was available, thus limiting the number who could play. The members would finance the improvements.
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By: Ryan Loughrey   Just over six months ago, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) upheld its adamant position on not admitting gay members. This includes both scouts and adults, as it was then thought to be the best policy for the organization.   However, the group signaled
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By: Ty Daniels, Editor of Campus News As a student of Shasta College’s Fall Oceanography class, I found the semester trip to the California coast surprisingly engrossing as Professor Reed of the Earth Science department led the class. Though the Coral Sea research vessel expedition was t
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By Julie Olson The Shasta College Opera Workshop is back for their 5th annual opera performance, premiered and encored between January 31 and February 3.  The evening began with a novice presentation of Pietro Mascagni’s complete opera, Cavalleria Rusticana (Rustic Chivalry), a sensual and dark romantic traged
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ANDERSON - A 17-year-old girl was rushed to the emergency room this afternoon after suffering second-degree burns while trying to save her pets from a house fire on Hill Street.
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CAMARILLO, Calif. — The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has jumped 25 cents over the past two weeks.
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Shasta County sheriff’s deputies today urged planning ahead for wilderness trips after they rescued a man stranded on a snowy road while riding quads in the snow with a friend.
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Recent interview with collector Bucks Burnett at the always fun Collectors Weekly web site. Excerpt (eight-track history): Burnett: "In the mid-'60s, Bill Lear of Learjet wanted a format to play music in his airplanes, so he had his engineers develop...
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Fire crews this afternoon contained an escaped control burn in the Ono area to about a quarter-acre in size.
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WEAVERVILLE — The Joss House State Historic Park on March 2 will host its annual celebration of the Chinese New Year.
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I woke up early on a recent Friday and headed out for a short walk on the beach. We had just wrapped up several days of meetings outside Ventura, and I was dreading the long drive back to Redding.
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A science teacher will discuss evolution at the Redding Library today in honor of the fifth annual Darwin Day.
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Early risers will notice frost coating parts of the valley, but it won't stay around past 10 a.m., say forecasters with the National Weather Service. The coatings will disappear as the temperature ticks up to around 66 under cloudless skies. But winds could reach 13 mph.. At night, the frost will return as temperatures
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Here are the current road conditions for Shasta County, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation:
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Dear Straight Talk: As a certified "babe magnet" at a large high school, for all you girls interested in guys like me -- and there are a lot of you -- could you please be a little harder to get? When a girl lets me have it too early, it is actually a turn off. I know you get mixed messages, but I assure you, most "bad boys"
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It's a bird. . . It's a plane . . . It's the Goodyear blimp.
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Heard about that war on coal? Well, if you live and pay power bills in Redding, your wallet will be one of the casualties.
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With the weather in limbo about whether to rain or shine, I finally caved in to desire several days ago and loaded up my bike for a ride on the river trail. Driving out of the garage, I met raindrops on the windshield, but they were neither hefty nor abundant so I figured I had a 50/50 chance of enjoying my first bike ride
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We must take a second look at our use of military drones. Like many Americans, I was at first delighted to “get the bad guys” without loss of American life. Then, as details dripped out of later uses — at weddings and funerals — many of us felt repugnance at our actions. Actions we bragged about unti
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Prevailing wages aren’t evil and discussing them doesn’t need to be divisive.
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Should the Boy Scouts allow gay members? News emerged recently that the Boy Scouts of America, which has long barred openly gay people from participation, was considering dropping that policy in favor of letting local sponsors decide membership rules. The organization delayed that decision last week at least until May.
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When a Daniel Silva or Jack Higgins novel hits your inbox, you know it'll be a fine day, but when a Nelson DeMille book arrives, you know that day is perfect, because he's part of this trio of competent suspense writers. DeMille's latest, "The Panther," adds to his own amazing literary hits.
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The Redding Library celebrates Black History Month with a display of African-American dolls in the front lobby. The dolls are from the collections of the Redding Doll and Study Club.
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The TSA wants some of us to keep our shoes on.
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CASA GRANDe, Ariz. — In its day, the real estate ad would have read: “Four-stories. Multi room. Center of town. Desert location.”
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If your beloved is more envious of gadgets than chocolates, there are many ways to show him or her how much you care with a gift of technology this Valentine's Day. You don't need to break the bank, either. The secret to an unforgettable token of your affection is to make it unique and personal and these gifts for your tech
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The idea for many of the innovative "green" products I write sprang from an unmet consumer needs or problems faced by a parent. Parents often breathe a sigh of relief when they discover these simple yet effective solutions.
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Cake is the Best Part Bakery & Bistro
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As you retire, there are variables you can't control; investment performance and fate are certainly toward the top of the list.
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Turtle Bay’s CEO “takes” big bucks for riding a desk part time. He’s trying to convince the trade crafts to take less money for their sweat and labor that would actually “make” the hotel.
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I am not an engineer, environmentalist or water expert. I am just a concerned citizen.
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When our government does something, they do it big. The new bomb-sniffing dog patrol in airports at the cost of $100 million doesn’t work. This is part of our money problem. My dog has more sense than that.
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Thank you, Sandra Jarosz, for your sane and humane piece on the mentally ill.
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I totally agree with “Do you really need to eat out with your dog?” by Jean-Paul Laflamme.
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How to invest $1.3 million that came out of the ashes of Camp Latieze will be considered by the Shasta County Board of Education Wednesday.
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Transient arrested in vehicle burglary
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Births — January, 2013
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Dear Babe: I have a signed baseball. About 10 to 15 years ago I placed it in a plastic baseball case, but it kept fading. Was that a mistake? How do I keep this baseball from fading any further?
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Marcella Wagner and Dave Campbell celebrate the first birthday of their son, Logan, with family and friends Saturday at Jeter’s Playground in Redding.
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In the dark morning hours of Sept. 2, a mentally impaired woman left her downtown Redding nursing home in a wheelchair.
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Experts advise those searching for a nursing home to start with Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare’s online database and its rating system.
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A Shasta County hospital’s campaign against Medi-Cal cuts has garnered around 2,000 signatures on a petition and at least 100 letters from the community.
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When Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare online database rates a home, nurses play a key part — mishandling a combative resident can mean not only an injury but also a black eye for the facility from inspectors if the situation isn’t handled properly.
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ANDERSON — Bill Hanam isn’t used to winning the Backhoe Rodeo.
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Taylor Halsey had his man on the ground and 25 seconds to be a league champion.
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Starting on Valentine's Day, two local defending Wellington Cup champions and a section champ will march toward another banner.
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The Shasta College women's basketball team fell to Feather River 57-40 on Saturday evening for the second straight time in Golden Valley Conference play, on the road in Quincy.
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McCLOUD — Scott and Thelma Dowell have seen a lot of Valentine’s Days.
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In 1913: For about the 15th time, a representative of the Fish and Game Commission went to the Townsend Dam on Clear Creek after some 30 people signed a petition stating that the dam prevented salmon from ascending Clear Creek. Each investigator reported that the fish ladder at the dam was a perfect one and was no hindrance
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Yes, you read that right. $25,000. Buy two homes for less than the price of a nice car. What’s the catch, you ask? There always is, of course. The home in front has burn
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The county supervisors set the fees for all the toll bridges and ferries located throughout the county. On August 15, 1863 the Shasta Courier newspaper reported the following: "...at the board of supervisors meeting it was ordered that the rates...
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Firefighters say a faulty bulb caused a small fire at a Catholic church this morning.
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A man was taken into custody for the fifth time since June 2012 for theft after police found him allegedly breaking into a parked vehicle downtown today.
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A man found slumped over his pickup's steering wheel at a crash scene told police he had been drinking and taking prescription medication, but denied being the driver after his truck crashed into a parked van Saturday morning in Redding.
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Here’s a lovely country home in one of our favorite Cottonwood neighborhoods. Now it’s government owned, in the form of your Fannie Mae organization. Evidently, you’ve decided to sell it. Or at least, your current government has decided for you. It’s listed as a 1990 built 2600
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What they do at Caldwell Park. A brief YouTube video. Not sure smoking dope before skateboarding without a helmet is such a great idea though. But I'm a parent of a teenager.......
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Another sunny Spring day in Redding. Today we experience the familiar disconnect. National news is full of blizzard, snow drifts, power outages, cancelled travel, and worse. Meanwhile in lovely Redding, we are spending the placid morning picking which gorgeous trail on which to spend a pleasant Saturday. If
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On Saturday February 23rd from 2 pm – 6pm at the GRUB cooperative at 1525 Dayton Road in Chico, the GRUB Education Program and Chico Permaculture Guild host their 4th Annual Spring Seed Swap. On Wednesday February 13th from 3pm – 5pm, at the Chico Peace and Justice Center 526 Broadway, Chico, California 95928 the [...]
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Here are the current road conditions in Shasta County, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation:
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Today will be sunny with a high near 61, say forecasters with the National Weather Service. They say temperatures will drop at night to around 35 under partly cloudy skies. Sunday will be sunny and warmer as temperatures inch up toward 63.
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The 2013 Sierra-Cascade Logging Conference will conclude today with discussions revolving around new rules for trucks and competitions requiring trucking and logging skills.
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Redding police arrested a suspected gang member Friday night after serving a search warrant at his home where they found drugs and a loaded handgun with the serial number removed.
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California’s noble native “song dog”? Or a vicious pest that hungrily chews away at families’ hard-won income?
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“Lock and load!” That seems to be a mantra hereabouts, especially amongst online commenters. For a reality check on this John Wayne-style bravado, I recently spent an afternoon with John Laws, a man who’s made a living with guns and dealing with threats — as a Marine, a military contractor providing
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Yep, I was a Boy Scout. I started as a Tenderfoot and worked my way to Explorer Scout status. My father was a great Boy Scout leader and he himself reached status of the Order of the Arrow. My younger brother started as a Cub Scout and also reached Order of the Arrow.
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Here we go again. The homosexuals are trying to invade another national treasure. When is the agenda of the homosexuals and lesbians going to stop and how will it be stopped?
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Fire officials are investigating the cause of a two-alarm fire that destroyed an unoccupied house Friday morning in downtown Redding.
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In 1913: A fight for a liquor license was being hotly waged in Harrison Gulch, although the proposed place of selling liquor at retail is at a crossroads point two miles from here. The Gulch was dry and there was not a neighboring source of liquor supply.
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RED BLUFF — It’s only a matter of time before the Cougars wake up.
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SHASTA LAKE — Kody Conner will never forget his senior night.
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Small-town college sports can’t wait for love and attention. They’ve got to go grab them.
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The league-leading Enterprise High boys basketball team pulled out a 63-46 home win over West Valley on Friday.
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ANDERSON —The city’s online presence became a bit more beautiful with the unveiling this week of a new design for the city’s website .
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RED BLUFF — An events promoter pleaded no-contest Friday in Tehama County Superior Court to tax and drug-related charges in exchange for probation, bringing to an end a more than 3-year-old criminal case against him and his son-in-law that also saw his wife charged last year.
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An armed robbery suspect accidentally shot himself in the leg while forcing his way into a home Wednesday night, Mount Shasta police said Friday.
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California’s highest court weighed in this week on the medical marijuana debate, even showing some sympathy for local government as it heard arguments over whether they can restrict retail dispensaries.
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McCLOUD — Scott and Thelma Dowell have seen a lot of Valentine’s Days.
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State officials said they plan to conduct an audit of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection finances in the wake of allegations the agency had set up a $3.6 secret fund in 2005.
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Authorities say a train has stopped on tracks this evening in northern Tehama County, blocking several crossings.
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The concept of 3-D has been with us since the 1840s, when Scottish physicist David Brewster introduced the stereoscope. It created an illusion of depth perception by simultaneously presenting two images, one for each eye, paving the way for later inventors and 1950s B-movies such as “House of Wax.”
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When you shop for antiques, don't go in cold. You need to have some knowledge so you don't just end up with something old.
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Dear Debt Adviser: My son is drowning in debt. I’m thinking about using my retirement money to help him, but that will leave me with just the bare necessities.
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Isn't it fun to flip through the pages of decorating magazines and books and dream about how you would decorate your home if money were no object? I've got great news: Good design doesn't have to be expensive. You can transform your home into a sanctuary that makes your heart skip a beat even if you have a limited budget. T
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Bullying knows no age limits. We’re accustomed to stories about childhood bullies, but similar behaviors are occurring among seniors in independent retirement communities, assisted-living facilities, nursing homes and community centers.
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Q. I'm planning a home orchard. Can you tell me which fruit trees need pollinators and which won't?
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An effort to bring comprehensive fiber-based broadband capacity to 16 rural Northern California counties, including Shasta, hinges on landing a $119.4 million state grant.
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Cornerstone Community Bank earned $1.2 million in 2012, a 72 percent jump from the $703,000 the Red Bluff-based bank made in 2011.
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An armed robbery suspect accidentally shot himself in the leg while forcing his way into a home Wednesday night, Mount Shasta police said.
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Authorities say a victim helped them track down her stolen vehicle, which was found at a chop shop in the city of Shasta Lake today.
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Making sense of special education laws and connecting parents with the resources they need to help children struggling in school are the aims of two Redding events planned this month and next by Child Help Education Advocacy Relations.
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RED BLUFF — A Red Bluff events promoter pleaded no-contest this morning in Tehama County Superior Court to tax and marijuana-related charges in exchange for probation.
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And also grant writers. This information just came to me and I'm passing it along hoping someone will jump on it. There are only a few days left to take advantage of it (February 15th), but where there's a will,...
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REDDING – COLOR RUN APR 27, 2013 Register   Redding’s funnest 5k is a run for all speeds and ages.  Runners rock out to live bands while being showered in neon colors, finishing up at the Gnarly Neon after party. Location:  Tur
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REDDING – COLOR RUN APR 27, 2013 Register   Redding’s funnest 5k is a run for all speeds and ages.  Runners rock out to live bands while being showered in neon colors, finishing up at the Gnarly Neon after party. Location:  Tur
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The Redding Merchants Crime Watch "Handouts Don't Help" website is up and running. The site gives information about the campaign and resources to help the needy and homeless. The anti-panhandling campaign
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Fire officials are investigating the cause of a two-alarm fire that destroyed an unoccupied house Friday morning in downtown Redding.
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Who once lived in this cabin - when it was in better condition? 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...
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Here’s a big home near Sun Oaks Tennis and Fitness Club, with a separate in-law unit. This is a large ranch styl
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Redding Realtor and blogger Skip Murphy forwards this time-lapse video he made of a recent trip to Mt. Shasta. Beautiful. But I should've taken Dramamine before watching. What a windy stretch of I-5! Nice job, Skip! Redding to Mt Shasta...
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At Sweetwaters Camp in the Ol Pejeta Refuge, we are in classic safari mode. We are sleeping in a large tent that opens out onto a watering hole and savannah with grazing antelope, the occasional elephant group, and birds so different from home. As I write this I am being watched carefully by two Marabout [...]
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Usually when we say those words to someone, they have a critical, blaming tone.  Especially if the word “Just” comes in front of the phrase.  Our intent is to reduce another person to their rightful size.  Wake them up to their true inadequacy that they must have forgotten. And there is another meaning here.  More [
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The sun will be back today and stick around for the weekend, say forecasters with the National Weather Service.
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Here are current road conditions in Shasta County, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation:
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Generally Femme de Joie doesn't linger long in Anderson. It's a place she passes through on her way to someplace else. But recently she was bopping around the environs looking at thrift stores and second-hand junque places (junque being high-class junk) when, feeling peckish, she decided to take a chance on El Paraiso.
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Some strip malls, no matter how well located, seem to have problems keeping long-term tenants. Today there's a parakeet groomer, tomorrow there's a spatula sharpener in their old spot. Despite plenty of cars in the parking lot, few of those little storefronts stay long. The strip mall on Eureka Way, once anchored by Safeway
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It was financial necessity of one Yoshiaki Shiraishi that morphed the traditonal sushi bar from a tiny space with few seats into a novelty production that coincidentally involves food. The owner of a sushi restuarant on the outskirts of Osaka in the 1950s, Shiraishi was going broke paying master sushi chefs during times of
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We are still a nation of meat-and-potatoes men and fish-and-salad women... I can't even tell you how many women have told me that the one thing they'd like to change about their man's eating habits is to get him to put down the hamburger just once and take her to a seafood joint. So guys, there it is: a really easy way t
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The government cannot live beyond its means forever, but every once in a while the call to cut spending runs hard into the reality that you don’t just get to padlock the Bureau of Paperwork and Foolish Rules and call it a day. Real people’s lives are at stake.
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For the first time since Election Day, President Obama is on the defensive. That’s because on March 1, automatic spending cuts (“sequestration”) go into effect — $1.2 trillion over 10 years, half from domestic (discretionary) programs, half from defense.
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Recent mass murders have generated a lot of talk about gun control but little about mental health. The media, again employing one of its favorite labels, have been sure to say: “He (or she) has/had a history of mental illness.” This can only foster fear, confusion, misunderstanding and stigma.
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SHASTA LAKE — City residents will see a slight increase in the power bills in the spring after the City Council on Tuesday approved rate increases.
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PALO CEDRO — Ashley Rothmann made sure her senior night at the Cougars’ Palace was a memorable one.
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Here's a fresh take on a much-discussed topic in some conservative Shasta County circles. During my tenure as mayor of Sturgis (MI), a city of about 12,000 people, we implemented several sustainable practices that resulted in substantial savings to taxpayers....
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The ultimate goal for prep athletes is to continue their career at the next level.
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In 1913: Anderson would not be routed off the map by the new highway. A crew of surveyors completed the staking out of the lines through the town for the new state highway. It would follow the main street just west of the railroad track. A rumor, without any apparent foundation, was started that Anderson would be kept off t
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Considering the way his team had won, Derrick Pringle made the perfect simile.
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Prime Healthcare Services, which owns Shasta Regional Medical Center, has disclosed it is facing two federal investigations connected to billing Medicare for a disease found mainly in the Third World.
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National Signing Day highlighted sports headlines across the country Wednesday.
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Jordan Kimbrough of the Enterprise High girls basketball team made two free throws to reach a career 1,000 points Thursday night as the Hornets defeated the West Valley Eagles 64-41.
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I see it's been a while since I posted anything of substance, or what I like to believe is substance. Readers may disagree about that.We had made plans to go to San Francisco for a brief vacation, then instead decided to drive to Humboldt County instead (which is on the NorCal coast, maybe 100 miles south of the
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A regional student music festival priced out of its long-standing home at Chico State University is coming to Redding Saturday.
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State officials will be visiting more than 12,000 retailers in 18 zip codes, including Redding (96003) and Anderson (96007).
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The man in charge of resource management for 20 million acres of national forest land in California believes it’s time the government and timber industry start doing a better job of working together.
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MOUNTAIN GATE —Shasta County sheriff’s deputies Thursday evicted some the few remaining residents of an increasingly dumpy mobile home park.
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Eagle fans were abuzz Thursday, posting photos and messages on the Internet, after one of Redding’s famous bald eagles eagles laid her first egg of the season.
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Turtle Bay is nearing a compromise with unions over a ruling requiring the park pay workers a prevailing wage, which could add more than $1 million to the project’s cost, park and union officials say.
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In September of 1879 vigilantes were out scouring the hills in search of about 12 to 15 horse thieves who were operating in the area of Modoc County. The vigilantes found part of the thieves camped on Hat Creek and...
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Law enforcement officials are inspecting a package CNN's Anderson Cooper received from a former Los Angeles police officer who allegedly killed three in a shooting spree.
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We intend to work with state officials to put an end to such gratuitous slaughter of wildlife as part of a contest to win prizes. So says Camilla Fox of "Project Coyote," in an announcement from environmental groups opposed to...
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Plenty of events to keep north state residents busy this weekend.
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Shasta Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, Anderson River Park seeks volunteers to help with animals.
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On April 20,1885, the California Fish and Game Commission authorized the building of a salmon hatchery and egg collection station on Hat Creek in eastern Shasta County at the Hat Creek crossing along the Winters Road. The place decided on for the hatchery was a spot where salmon spawned by the thousands during spawning seas
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Eagle fans were abuzz Thursday, posting photos and messages on the Internet, after one of Redding’s famous Bald Eagles eagles laid her first egg of the season.
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Turtle Bay is nearing a compromise with unions over a ruling requiring the park pay workers a prevailing wage, which could add more than $1 million to the project's cost, park officials say.
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RED BLUFF — A flummoxed Board of Supervisors voted this week to bring Tehama County in line with new state law regulating food prepared in home kitchens for commercial use.
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They wouldn't come take your guns, but your detachable magazines are another story. Here's a roundup of the latest proposals from the Legislature, which would bar the sale or transfer (though not possession) of any semi-auto rifle that can take...
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The Shasta High cheer team doesn’t just cheer for school teams, sometimes it’s the team in the fight.
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A classic 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle reported stolen last month from Redding has been recovered, authorities said today.
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A two-car crash on Interstate 5 momentarily slowed down traffic this afternoon on the southbound lanes.
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The first eagle egg of the year is here.
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A man found dead in a sedan near the Shasta County jail Wednesday has been identified as Douglas Williams.
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A small jet aircraft will be flying over Redding's Benton Airpark next week to inspect a navigational aid that was recently relocated.
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Authorities are responding to the scene on Highway 299 in Trinity County, where a sport-utility vehicle went over an embankment.
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The Tehama County Secret Witness program today announced a $1,500 reward for information on the damage that occurred to a softball field at Evergreen Middle School.
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It’s cloudy here today, but a few days ago I captured this image of Shastina from the northwest while hurtling southbound on Interstate 5, about an hour north of Redding. Click to enlarge a bit. Shastina is in the foreground
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This home is directly adjacent to Lema Ranch. What a great location! We have some friends that live a few doors down Lema Road. They have a really nice view of the western mountains above Redding from their backyard. These are all modest homes in terms of size and style. But they are sited on a settin
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36-second time-lapse video taken from a web cam at Manzanita Lake. Lovely....
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It’s the week before Valentine’s Day, and you have permission to do some romantic housecleaning during Dump Your Significant Jerk Week. Yep. It’s an actual event, but don’t look for a Hallmark card to celebrate. You’ll have to improvise. Some people honor the week by torching their ex’s CD collection or clothin
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Here are the road conditions in Shasta County, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation:
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Thunderstorms could hit the north state today, pelting the area with hail, say forecasters with the National Weather Service.
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A program will provide information on accruing college credits tonight at Shasta High School.
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A handful of residents in the Elk Trail neighborhood south of Jones Valley won’t accept deals offering cash in exchange for accepting water pressure below state standards from a newly constructed delivery system, they told Shasta County officials Wednesday.
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In 1913: The Whiskey Creek steel bridge and its approaches were in a measure completed, and the work was a credit to the county. Meanwhile, work on the Mad Mule Mine at Whiskeytown was being pushed ahead, and the long tunnel was rapidly drawing nearer to the objective point, but the rock was hard and progress naturally slow
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The retrial of a Redding woman accused of murdering a Sacramento man in 2010 began Wednesday in Shasta County Superior Court.
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Handouts might not help, as the new posters going up around Redding argue, but that is not a call to ignore the broke and broken people around us.
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CHICAGO — To a lifelong resident of one of America’s most dangerous, corrupt and racially divided cities, the murder of Hadiya Pendleton has brought to light what really drives coverage — and outrage — of unspeakable violence: a virtuous victim.
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Chicago gangster Al Capone rose to prominence during the prohibition era of the 1920s. There’s certainly nothing blocking the alcohol flow in the modern era of downtown Redding, but that doesn’t mean naming an establishment after the famous mobster wasn’t a catchy idea (we’ll just put thoughts of the St. Valentine
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“Chain restaurants pay a lot to make it look like this,” said Stephanie Acevedo with a smile, looking around the rustic Millhouse Deli in west Redding, where she’s worked nearly 29 years making soups, salads, sandwiches and her trademark cakes, brownies and other baked goods.
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Back in the early 1960s, Mitch Mitchell made it OK to sing along to the TV. Now, some 50 years later, Jefferson Public Radio plans to make it fun to sing along in a crowded theatre.
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The Oaksong Music Society has tagged David Jacobs-Strain, a wise-beyond-his-years bluesman out of Eugene, Ore., to kick off the second half of its 2012-2013 concert season and Pete Angwin couldn’t be happier.
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Artist Ursula Guderian has taken a departure from her beautiful, hand-forged metal jewelry pieces and tried her hand at a new series of wall-hung works. But the similarity to traditional artwork stops there. These new pieces have more in common with her wearable art than most work you'll see on the wall.
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You have heard of bullies in the school, on the playground and in the streets. Some of these bullies never change and grow up to become arrogant business owners.
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There’s a big dust-up on Capitol Hill about stopping congressional paychecks until there is a budget.
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What I see as a fisherman at Lake Shasta tells me the planting of salmon in the lake should be stopped.
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Having no arms is paramount to leaving the foxes in our homes.
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In response to the Friday letter about plastic bags: I reuse the bags to crochet into products that last.
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PALO CEDRO — The attitude around Red Bluff High’s girls soccer program is changing.
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The Enterprise Hornets entered the Cal-Hi Sports Division III girls basketball state rankings last week at No. 9, making them the only team in the Northern Section to find a spot in the website’s state rankings for boys or girls basketball.
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From Oregon to North Dakota and Kansas, the Knights are moving on and moving up.
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Stories are rarely written about the student helping the master.
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The West Valley High wrestling team won its dual meet with Red Bluff, 45-29, on Wednesday to wrap up its regular season with a 10-1 record in duals and go undefeated in the Sacramento River League.
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A program will provide information on accruing college credits tonight at Shasta High School.
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North Valley Bancorp earned $6.3 million in 2012, more than twice the net income it brought in a year ago, the Redding bank reported Wednesday.
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Lassen Volcanic National Park is working on becoming more kid friendly.
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Missing persons investigators are following up on a few calls that came into the Redding Police Department Wednesday, following the discovery of human remains in a canyon on the western edge of the city on Tuesday.
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State air officials could get an earful Saturday at the Sierra-Cascade Logging Conference in Anderson.
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Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and Lassen Volcanic National Park could be furloughing employees, leaving positions vacant and making other cuts if Congress doesn’t reach a budget deal by March 1.
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The Redding man state prosecutors claim was the architect of a real estate and securities Ponzi scheme that swindled scores of investors out of up to $250 million finally began trial Wednesday in Shasta County Superior Court.
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Around 8:50 p.m. this evening, a woman allegedly drove off from officers before leaving her vehicle and getting away on foot. But, around 10 minutes later, she came back.
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Firefighters are heading out to reports of a motorhome on fire on Hilltop Drive, near Browning Street, this evening.
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Family support is key to helping people overcome eating disorders.
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Just in case you missed the Beautiful sky Yesterday. Here is a Few shots enjoy
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Do you remember a few weeks ago we wrote about ways to boost your memory? We covered ways to help sharpen your memory without pills or potions. There are those who believe that memory boosting techniques aren't enough so we will cover the role of supplements.
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Running is a great form of exercise with many advantages -- and some disadvantages.
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Preteen Vaccine Week is Feb. 10 through 16, and parents are encouraged to take their preteens to the doctor to ensure they are protected against serious diseases.
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Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), which has been traditionally used to identify diseased or injured brain tissue and to measure activity in parts of the brain involved with memory and learning, pain, and emotion, now is being used to gain insight into eating disorders.
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At 5 feet 7 inches tall, Courtney Hawkins weighed 109 pounds. She took pictures of herself in the mirror, checking and rechecking her physical measurements to make sure she was not gaining weight after eating.
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CHICAGO — To a lifelong resident of one of America’s most dangerous, corrupt and racially divided cities, the murder of Hadiya Pendleton has brought to light what really drives coverage — and outrage — of unspeakable violence: a virtuous victim.
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Ed Micheletti, Redding
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Barbara Riddle, Redding
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Georgia Denny, Redding
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A medical marijuana cultivation ordinance adopted by Tehama County supervisors three years ago was upheld by the 3rd District Court of Appeal Wednesday.
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A handful of residents in the Elk Trail neighborhood south of Jones Valley won’t accept deals offering cash in exchange for accepting water pressure below state standards from a newly constructed delivery system, they told Shasta County officials today.
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A former colleague e-mailed me this story pitch from the folks at the delightful New Clairvaux Vineyard, in Vina: Here's a match made in heaven story for Valentine's Day. NCV and Trappistine sisters from Mount Saint Mary's Abbey in Mass....
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Well, he's looking to build a home on the family ranch in Colusa County, reports the Bee. If he took up residence, he could even vote for -- or against -- Jim Nielsen....
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  In this case it wasn't so much the view as it was meeting fellow photographer Ray Bruun and talking about some of the ins and outs of photography. While I took this shot my nemesis showed up at the base of the spire to taunt me. Its a white egret that seems to love [...]
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Authorities made five arrests and issued multiple citations Monday following a check at a Redding scrap metal recycler.
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California Highway Patrol officers are looking for a vehicle that hit a county vehicle transporting a mentally unstable person south on Interstate 5 and then fled off toward Cypress Avenue today.
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A controversial medical marijuana cultivation ordinance adopted by Tehama County supervisors has been upheld by the 3rd District Court of Appeal.
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On the story about Redding's new anti-panhandling campaign. Commenter "whatswrongwithpeople" writes: "Use discretion, give to hungry people. Don't give to drunks, tweakers or politicians."...
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Tom Keene reads the review here. The video is worth at least three stars....
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You might want to keep them flexible. High Country News surveys reports on how the looming federal "sequester" budget cuts will affect national parks. Here's the upshot from a memo on preparing for cuts by the agency's chief: "We expect...
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Salted caramel (pictured) from Bi-Rite Creamery in the Mission. Became a believer on Superbowl Sunday. As "conehead" Alan Richman wrote in GQ last summer: The best ice cream in America comes from Bi-Rite Creamery, a storefront in the Mission...
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Police found a man slumped over in a sedan near the Shasta County jail this morning.
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The AP reports an astonishing detail in a story about how solar farms are starting to crowd out the old-fashioned crop variety in parts of California: With California mandating that 33 percent of electricity be generated from renewables by the...
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Here’s a 1990 built 2083 sqft 4/2.5 on a rare 4.2 acres in the hills just west of Redding. “Beautiful views of Mt. Lassen and near Whiskeytown Lake. This 4 bedroom 2.5 bathroom home features vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, tile countertops and fireplace in livingroom. F
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Redding police arrested a 28-year-old man who led them on a chase Tuesday night that reached speeds of more than 100 mph.
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I'll cut right to the chase. It's almost Valentine's Day. Never fear, you still have time to make something chocolate for either your sweetheart or yourself (or both). I have three perfect recipes for you. First, I give you this absolutely terrific brownie recipe. It's not too sweet, but it is quite dense and rich. [...]
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Jon Miller, the longtime broadcast voice of the San Francisco Giants, will be the featured speaker Sunday at a fundraiser for Simpson University’s community baseball field project. “An Evening with Jon Miller” will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. inside Simpson’s gymnasium at 2211 College View Drive. Tickets, at $30
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Cottonwood is one of those I-5 exits most people zoom on past. Unless they need to fill the tank or get a cup o' joe, the average driver sees it as a blip, another of the zillion green exit signs that freckle the roadside. Hardly anyone says, "Hey, Cottonwood! Bet that's a happening place - let's [...]
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Attorneys began this morning delivering their opening statements in the long-awaited trial of a Redding man accused of orchestrating an alleged multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme.
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Today will provide one last day of dry weather before a streak of storms is expected to bring rain, thunder and hail to the north state.
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Here are current road conditions in Shasta County, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation:
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Park officials plan to continue controlled burns today on about 40 acres of pine and oak woodland at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area.
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Police said they found at least one human skeleton scattered around a ravine in west Redding on Tuesday.
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In 1913: The special breed of Mexican bronze wild turkeys released at Whiskeytown the previous fall, as an experimental gift from the state to the county, were reported to be thriving in the surrounding mountains. They were seen for the first time since the heavy snows, which they appeared to have weathered without sufferin
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PALO CEDRO — Foothill’s boys basketball team doesn’t always need to rely on the deep ball to put teams away.
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So far as we know, nobody’s ever been sent to federal prison for selling steak. No international cartels rake in illicit profits from the beef trade. Ranchers are respected neighbors who even get themselves elected to public office. Barbecue fundraisers are just not complete without the tri-tip.
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Now that the federal government is playing an ever larger role in the economy, a look at Washington’s track record seems long overdue.
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I am married and have two young children. My son Isaiah is 3 years old and my daughter Anastasia is 11/2 years old. We lived semi-comfortably in an apartment complex until December, when we were evicted.
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Whether you love the idea, hate it, or just don’t give a damn, many of the federal government’s arguments justifying raising Shasta Dam defy common sense.
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James Williams is taking his passion for basketball to every level in Redding.
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PALO CEDRO — From just beyond the half-court line, David Estacio defined the Volcanoes’ night.
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Four minutes. That’s how long the U-Prep School girls basketball team needed to put a licking on Los Molinos and lock up an outright Five-Star League championship on Tuesday evening, in a 63-17 blowout at home.
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West Valley’s girls basketball team defeated host Red Bluff 56-46 in a Sac River League contest Tuesday.
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The Redding City Council on Tuesday gave its OK to a draft ordinance resurrecting the Electric Utility Commission.
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This is the vast land grant given to Pierson B. Reading by the Mexican government. It was 26,632 acres large! Notice that Redding is shown in the upper portion - it didn't exist until 1872 when the railroad arrived. I...
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Banner Real Estate in Redding is hosting a free Housing and Urban Development educational seminar on how to buy a HUD foreclosure.
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A 31-year-old Redding woman charged with threatening to kill her 3-year-old son with a sharp gardening tool Sunday had to be restrained by deputy marshals following an emotional outburst at her Tuesday arraignment in Shasta County Superior Court.
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Al Sigler, 60, isn’t happy with the water pressure in the new, $10 million water system installed by Shasta County in the Elk Trail neighborhood south of Jones Valley.
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Despite pleas from Shasta County residents, supervisors Tuesday decided they won’t form an advisory committee to consider revamping the county’s medical marijuana rules.
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A campaign to cleanse the city of panhandling and redirect that money to programs to help the needy kicked off Tuesday at the Red Lion Hotel.
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Dan and Donna Qualls want people to know that they are not on the take.
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Firefighters have contained a blaze that fully engulfed a vehicle on Lower Springs Road this evening after it hit a deer.
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Officers say they found at least one human skeleton scattered around a ravine in west Redding today.
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This bit of background at the end of a story about how climate change will affect America's forests is just astonishing. The Forest Service has struggled to pay for thinning projects that don't generate revenue. Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has...
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Melinda McKinlay of Redding, a waitress at The International House of Pancakes, serves pancakes Tuesday to David Shank of Happy Valley, right and his daughter Teneisha Shank, 13, his son Michael Shank, 7 and granddaughter Cherie Hartig, 1.
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MILL VALLEY (AP) — A Northern California man who lost his eyesight to diabetes has refused to give up on his lifelong love of athletics, including as a competitive mountain biker.
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Can you smell the chocolate? Hundreds of different kinds of desserts will be available for sampling at the sixth annual ;Life is Short Eat Dessert First! event, scheduled for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Turtle Bay Museum.
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The Shasta County Coroner's office today identified a 22-year-old man who died in a Saturday night crash in Igo.
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RED BLUFF — In what’s being touted as a unique project, a new visitors center promoting Tehama County tourism will offer vocational training for adults with a developmental disability.
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irefighters say they put out a big rig fire on Highway 97 early this morning in Siskiyou County.
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Here's the one-minute YouTube video. "Move it!" starring a bunch of folks from Coldwell Banker C&C Properties. Certainly got attention. New York City would be happy to see this sort of mob behavior. See what I mean here....
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Shasta County supervisors today decided they won't form an advisory committee for the county's medical marijuana rules.
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Glad you asked. The Columbian, the former Shasta College running back's home-town newspaper, has an update. Tyler Burton has always been a believer. But now that his own life is looking more and more like a miracle, he has no...
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In celebration of National Pancake Day, IHOP is serving up free pancakes today.
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Authorities said they are hopeful about making an arrest following a burglary at a Cottonwood home and out-building, where a semi-automatic shotgun was taken.
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A motorcycle hit a deer on Quartz Hill Road this morning, causing a crash that briefly shut down the street.
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Forest officials plan to continue controlled burns on Wednesday of about 40 acres of pine and oak woodland at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area.
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If it hadn’t been for a guy named Peter Tamony, I might never have discovered the color­ful language of our Shasta region — terms like “Shasta shuffle,” “fly-blowed” and “meadow muf­fin.” Tamony woke me up to the possibilities of American English as a living language, one that was constantly reinventing it
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One of my all-time-fa­vorite movie lines comes from one of my all-time­favorite movies: “Daddy & Them.”
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A new study reveals more problems ahead for Medicare and health costs. From Bloomberg: Baby boomers have more chronic illness and disability than their parents, as their sedentary habits and expanding girth offset the modern medicine that enables them to...
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We’ve all heard the agent-speak phrase, “the pictures just don’t do it justice.” Over the years, we’ve learned there simply is no justice to be had in foreclosureland. In that light, we took some photos of our own of this
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Bridge construction, north Twin view Blvd. to be completed latter in 2013
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Remember when you were a kid, dumping that little envelope of powder into the container of water? Your head filled with visions of a tiny kingdom of sea creatures frolicking in their new land all under your watchful eye and careful direction? Remember staring until you were nearly cross-eyed desperately waiting for results
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I believe it was Mark Twain who remarked, “Everyone grumbles about the weather but nothing is done about it!” And, as the 'Hippy-Dippy Weatherman' (George Carlin) said, "there WILL be weather." I’m sitting here in my cozy, secure (I hope) little house as it rains and gales outside. The weather, pretty much, doesn’t
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Shasta County supervisors today will weigh the makeup of a medical marijuana advisory committee they voted to form last month.
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SHASTA LAKE — The City Council today will weigh an electric rate hike to move the city-owned utility toward financial solvency.
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A public hearing to consider a pair of electric rate hikes is scheduled tonight during the Redding City Council meeting.
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Partly sunny skies with a high temperature near 63 degrees are being forecast for today by the National Weather Service in Sacramento.
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A new jail doesn’t have to be grand. It just has to get and stay open. After multiple false starts, Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko might have found a path that leads somewhere.
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As crime statistics for 2012 gradually filter in from around the state, gripes about the 15-month-old prison realignment program have begun rising in newspaper headlines and talk show airwaves.
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Recently, I took the liberty of reminding Congressman Doug LaMalfa of a promise he made during the congressional primary campaign to vote against any proposed increase in the nation’s debt ceiling.
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I saw the picture of the president shooting a weapon that was printed on the front page of the Record Searchlight. It disturbed me, because it didn’t look right.
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Perhaps the city of Redding and its Police Department might want to consider a Citizens Volunteer Patrol.
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By word of mouth alone, the show “The Little Mermaid” at the David Marr Auditorium should be sold out.
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Someone has to stop the oil companies.
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Enterprise and Redding Christian’s boys and girls basketball teams are both ranked atop their respected divisions in the release of the first Northern Section playoff point standings on Monday.
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The Paradise High’s girls basketball team is picking up momentum heading into the final stretch of the season.
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Here’s an explosive idea: Let’s have a high school basketball game on a volcano.
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University Prep’s girls soccer team beat Central Valley 6-0 to win its eighth straight game on Monday.
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An Aug. 27 trial date was set Monday in Shasta County Superior Court for an Oregon man charged with murdering his aunt and nearly killing his uncle during a bloody attack at their Redding home in June.
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Redding seeks to dissolve a revolving affordable housing loan fund that few borrowers have been able to access since its creation six years ago.
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Two north state banks saw slight earnings increases in 2012.
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MOUNTAIN GATE — The few remaining tenants of a badly-blighted and dumpy mobile home park here are angry and scared.
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Forest Service Fuels Technician Robert Flaim keeps an eye on an 18-acre prescribed burn Monday near the Packers Bay boat launch. The burn is part of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest’s larger fuel reduction project targeting the area south of O’Brien Mountain and west of Interstate 5. Some 260 acres will be burned by
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The retrofit of a historic downtown hotel and construction of what would be Redding’s first four-star hotel drove building numbers in January to their highest level in six years.
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In 1913: Southern Shasta County residents vehemently oppose the proposed short location of the proposed new highway through their town. In addition, the town of Anderson would be left to one side of the highway by about a mile. After leaving Cottonwood, the route would follow none of those existing and would pass through a
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Hat Creek Station was located in eastern Shasta County on the very spot where Rim Rock Ranch Resort (see photo) is located today in "downtown" Old Station at 13275 State Highway 89. The station was a temporary military station set...
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I have ordered my share of double-doubles with fries at the Redding In-n-Out, but I only learned today, while browsing through BusinessWeek writer Stacy Perman's "behind-the-counter look" at the company that I learned that the family has strong north state...
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If you love local history, mark your calendar for this exciting upcoming event to be held at the Redding Library: eight lectures on three separate days all about local women. Whiskeytown Presents: The Legacy, Legend, and Lore of Women's History...
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Shasta County sheriff's deputies, Anderson police and a California Highway Patrol helicopter were looking Monday night for a man who allegedly shot his wife with a BB gun at an Anderson mobile home park.
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Two Southern Oregon men have been indicted in federal court in Oregon in connection with a 2008 fire crew helicopter crash in Trinity County that killed nine people, including a Redding man.
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NEW YORK — Ed Koch couldn't have chosen a more appropriate final farewell to New York City.
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Health care directive class offered at Mercy
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A U.S. official tells CBS News that the Alabama hostage situation has ended, with the kidnapped child safe and the abductor dead.
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Authorities in Red Bluff are looking for leads in connection to a residential burglary that happened Saturday.
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this is just a quick post for all you people who do not really understand when you say I could care less or I couldn’t care less it is extremely frustrating to see this used the wrong way. when you make a statement I could care less that means you care about the statement , […]
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Residents on Redding’s west side were awoken this morning by an explosion, which fire officials say was caused by a blaze at a homeless encampment.
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Fire managers with the Shasta-Trinity National Forest are holding a controlled burn today in the Packers Bay area of Lake Shasta north of Redding.
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Caltrans reports that currently the average major transportation project in our state takes 17 years to complete - one of the longest timelines in the country - and CEQA is often a major cause of such delays. So write three...
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This Palo Cedro home comes with a sweet ride. “Computer, enhance image,” Star Trek style. “This newer home is on 6 acres, and is move-in ready! With modern features inside and room to roam outside, you will feel right at home!” So write
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State emergency medical service officials on Thursday will hold a public comment session.
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Shasta Land Trust is highlighting local food, local wine and beer, local artists, and local businesses at the annual Wildways Kickoff party, at 6 p.m. on February 23rd, 2013, at the Redding Senior Citizens’ Hall.  Tickets for the event go on sale at 9 a.m. Monday, February 4, and can be purchased at www.shastalandtrus
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Red Bluff authorities have been dispatched to the area of Bowman and Hooker Creek roads on a report of a person trapped inside a vehicle involved in a crash.
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Whether you're a Double Double fan or not, this Bloomberg story is worth a read, a profile of a publicity shy thirtysomething, described as the youngest American woman billionaire....
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In my view, it is truly truly unfortunate that we seem to be utterly unable to have any kind of rational discussion about America and guns. Granted, there are some who seem willing to entertain serious discussion. However, it is frequently hard to hear their voices over the shrieking of the fringes on both sides. [...]
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An Oregon man charged with murdering his aunt and nearly killing his uncle during a bloody attack at their Redding home in June is due to be in Shasta County Superior Court today to see if his March 12 trial will be delayed.
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Mostly sunny skies with a high temperature near 67 degrees are in Redding's weather forecast for today. Tonight's low will be around 39 degrees, officials with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. Mostly sunny skies and a high near 61 are forecast for Tuesday, while Wednesday should see mostly sunny skies with a
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RED BLUFF - A 40-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of a slew of crimes after police responded Sunday to what turned out to be a false alarm at a Main Street automotive business.
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A 31-year-old Redding woman was arrested Sunday afternoon after she threatened to kill her 3-year-old son.
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The next two years’ worth of planned electric rate increases in Redding will add up to a nearly 60 percent increase in power bills since Redding Electric Utility began a series of increases at the end of 2008. That’ll put a dent in the wallet in good times — but the bills have climbed while local unemploym
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No one cries, “The sky is falling, the sky is falling,” but the Republican leadership in Congress has taken up a similar cry: “Deficits will kill us. Deficits will kill us if we don’t make massive spending cuts.”
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Construction unions are gloating. On Jan. 27, the California Department of Industrial Relations reversed its earlier decision and decided that a proposed hotel project at the Turtle Bay Exploration Park is a “public works” project after all.
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It seems like all we have are more tax increases, more rate increases on water, sewer, garbage, and now another electrical rate increase.
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With all this talk of gun control, and everyone picking sides, we need to remember that no decision will be fail-safe. However, what is really at stake here are our rights. We have had so many rights amended already that even the gun-control advocates must be a little apprehensive about this.
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Yes, and more were planned. On February 11, 1913, members of the Redding Tennis Club met and decided to proceed at once with the completion of a second court on the railroad reservation grounds in downtown Redding. Only one court...
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The 49er faithful packed Bleachers Sports Bar & Grill in Redding Sunday as they watched the 47th Super Bowl, also known as Super Bowl XLVII.
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Passenger killed in Igo wreck
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This is from the New York Times. I have gone down this thought highway so many times, and still do occasionally. I bet some of you have been there as well.By ANDRÉ ACIMANYou're in Florence and you want to buy something, say, a rare perfume, for your mother in the States. You know which store
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Power went out at the Superdome early in the third quarter of the Super Bowl on Sunday with the Baltimore Ravens leading the San Francisco 49ers 28-6.
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A 26-year-old Round Mountain man was arrested this afternoon after leading police officers on a high-spend vehicle pursuit.
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Firefighters are responding this afternoon to a reported vegetation fire at the botanical gardens near the Sundial Bridge in Redding
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RED BLUFF - A 29-year-old Idaho man was arrested early this morning after he allegedly brandished a knife outside a Main Street pizza parlor.
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A brother and sister are being sought by Redding police in connection with an alleged attack on Saturday that saw two transients sent to the hospital.
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Redding will provide plenty of sunshine for game day as temperatures rise to around 68, according to the National Weather Service.
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Here are the current road conditions, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation:
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When we talk about Super Bowl Sunday at my house, we're talking about a late bloomer in the game of football.
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After spending two weeks in England, Ireland and Scotland, I was eager to return to Barcelona. For one thing, it was about 20 degrees warmer. Tyler couldn't wait to get back and continue speaking Spanish as much as possible. Since my Spanish is limited, I was glad to have him around.
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I think my stepdad’s hunch was that if he bought a TV small enough, my mom would not really notice it.
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Is California’s future one of slow growth? Will the white population dwindle and age as other ethnic groups continue to grow? Will the Democratic Party’s lock on state politics only tighten? Will the population of the San Joaquin Valley — with its already worst-in-the-nation air pollution — really do
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Redding has no finer natural asset than the Sacramento River, running through the heart of the city. Every time we find a way to capitalize on it, it makes the city a richer place.
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It’s a mystery — history is until we learn it. History can reveal exciting facts and amazing information about our country and our accomplishments. The Internet puts history at our fingertips, allowing us to spend hours combing through the cache of amazing information and stories about the world at our leisure.
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Even if travelers like to plan their own vacations, I recommend they get a good travel agent to help plan a honeymoon or destination wedding. A good agent knows how to ask couples the right questions and reduce x-factors. They're also the person who calls the airline, cruise line and hotels to rebook things if they go wrong
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I am often in awe and wonder at my children's grooming habits, or, the lack thereof.
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I was not one of those people who cursed turning 40. In fact, I welcomed it with a big celebratory dinner party. As corny as it sounds, that two-digit change in age brought strongly the feeling that I was finally coming into my own.
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Dear Straight Talk: My stepfather has a son a year older than me who didn't live with us because my stepdad didn't have custody. Since we weren't blood related, I had a crush on "Unknown." Well, we had sex and I fell in love with him. Then we had a pregnancy scare and were going to run away. I love him but I don't want my
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I appreciate the incredible training a service dog undergoes and its incredible affection and protection it provides for its owner. These amazing animals have been trained for only one purpose: to provide assistance to those in need. This emotional bond is a perfect example of the intelligence and fortitude these animals ha
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My 22-year-old disabled son was riding his bike to work a recent morning and was stopped by two Shasta County sheriff’s deputies. This is inside the city of Redding.
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Last Sunday I perused the special section of the Record Searchlight listing the Class of 2012 “20 Under 40 Award” recipients. I was prepared to be inspired and was excited to read about kind and motivated individuals living in our community.
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If Jerry Brown were a gambling man, this would be a fine time to hit the dice tables in Reno. Or at least take a flier on the state lottery.
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I’ve been reading about the new signs that are to be posted telling people, “Don’t feed their addictions” because of panhandling. What a degrading slogan!
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During the recent snowstorms, I spoke to my elderly, but spry, father-in-law, who lives in Burney.
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Senior guard Keenan Prince of the William Jessup Warriors threw his hands in the air triumphantly as the clock ran out.
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Authorities were on the lookout Saturday night for the driver of a pickup who reportedly fired several rounds from a shotgun into a vehicle and toward the Hen House bar on Hartnell Avenue in Redding.
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The California Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that occurred Friday evening on South Fork Road in Igo.
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During the 15 years Alan Abbs has lived in Tehama County, he and his wife have hosted and participated in numerous events on U.S. Bureau of Land Management land.
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The California Department of Transportation will host a public meeting later this month to answer questions about a freeway widening project that will add one lane in each direction from Redding to Anderson on Interstate 5
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In 1913: A jury in the Sisson Justice Court acquitted Dr. J. Cross of advising a nurse to break quarantine. The jury was unable to agree in the trial of Dr. Burk for an infraction of the health rules.
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Dear Babe: I have an old baseball that I was given when I was 8 and in the hospital after a bazooka shell explosion in my basement. While in the hospital, a friend of the family, Ray Meyers, who was the manager of the Hollywood Stars in the old Pacific Coast League, brought me a ball signed by the team.
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ADULT BASEBALL LEAGUE
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The Shasta College women’s basketball team won at home Saturday, defeating Lassen 85-60.
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We have reported numerous times that the Greyhound Bus Station in downtown Redding was built in 1953.
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A suspected burglar had the tables turned on him after he was trapped in rafters above his intended victim’s garage Friday, according to Shasta County sheriff’s documents.
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It’s been 18 years since the San Francisco 49ers reached the Super Bowl.
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Tucked up along the border of Shasta and Siskiyou counties, the McCloud River doesn’t wind through any cities or get the attention of motorists by sidling up to major roads. Instead, the river sticks to the canyons of forested mountains.
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Natural and man-made disasters far from the north state have been keeping officials with the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area busy recently.
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Terry Braun (left) and Cathie Mitchell of Chartwells food service from Simpson University get in the spirit prior to Saturday’s crab feed, which benefited the Shasta Women’s Refuge and Family Justice Center.
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The Avoid the Six Task Force will have extra patrols today for Super Bowl Sunday to hunt for drunken drivers, Redding police said.
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Experts say a proposed change to the classification of a narcotic painkiller would cause a massive headache for rural patients.
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Paramedics are headed to reports of a vehicle that overturned near the Cottonwood scales on Interstate 5 today.
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The big winter storms that hit Mt. Shasta every year bring avalanche danger with them. These same storms cause road closures on the mountain, which can be a blessing, according to wintertime hiker Chris Schneider. The road closures “keep the idiots off the mountain” and away from avalanche danger, he maintains.
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I have been sitting here since about 10:30 AM - it is now almost 1:45 PM - sorting my receipts and putting them in some semblance of order (oh, OK, I'm actually taping them to bigger pieces of paper), and trying desperately to upload my bank statements from 2012 which refuse to upload (to which, DAMN YOU NORTH VALLEY BANK Y
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Authorities say they're looking for a man who led them on an early morning chase and ran off after crashing his pick up.
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A suspected burglar had the tables turned on him after he was trapped in the rafters above the intended victim’s garage in a home outside Palo Cedro, Shasta County Sheriff’s documents say.
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A Roseville man was trapped and suffered major injuries after crashing his vehicle into a power pole and then a tree on Highway 299, officers say.
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A man in his late 40s or early 50s was found not breathing near Raley's this morning.
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Check out this alarming video training from Homeland Security. I recall as a youth being trained to duck and cover under our desks in the event of nuclear attack. Nowadays, the perceived threat is closer to home. Large institutions depend on fear. As a lad, I was taught to fear the nukes. And now we are taught fear
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Police say a carbon-dioxide canister may have exploded in southeast Redding Friday night, though the blast didn't hurt anyone or cause any property damage.
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Hemlock is a pleasant neighborhood in southwest Redding. It has a pocket park with sports courts. The park costs you $45 per month for HOA dues, so factor that in. Unlike some of Hemlock, this home does not appear to be the in FEMA flood zone A. Not according to the maps we have, so that’s good. It pa
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Snow days can offer some of the most stunning peaceful views you will ever see in your garden – but snow and its accompanying frost and ice is difficult to predict and impossible to control. To re-work an old saying – the snow is always whiter and lighter on the other side of the proverbial [...]
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A concert fundraiser for Marcella Wagner, the first-time mother who was paralyzed in a February car crash, is tonight at the Old City Hall Building.
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Here are the current road conditions, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation:
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Super Bowl Sunday will be sunny and in the mid 60s, continuing today's trend.
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Can’t get enough of those tasty crustaceans from the bottom of the sea? Then head over to the Shasta Women’s Refuge and Family Justice Center Crab Feed from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the Shasta District Fair grounds, 1890 Briggs St., in Anderson.
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Coming to take your guns? Actually, the state of California just might be — if you’re a convicted felon, the subject of a restraining order, or declared mentally unstable.
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Ever since Tom Bosenko’s Sheriff’s Office stopped providing the jail booking photos that ShastaMugshots.com made so popular, I’ve had to rely more on Redding.com and the Redding Merchants Crime Watch email list for updates on nefarious goings-on around town.
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This is really in support of a letter by Richard Jacobsen, “I have paid dearly for Social Security.”
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Enrich your soil with compost, peat moss, etc. Our hot summers bake organic matter out of the soil quickly, and you need to replace it at least twice a year. Think of this as cultivating the many soil organisms that will renew your soil for spring.
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Biologist Rob Dunn, in "The Wild Life of Our Bodies: Predators, Parasites, And Partners That Shape Who We Are Today" (290 pages, Harper Collins, 2011) suggests that modern humans continue to mold their lives in response to ghosts -- stimuli gone, sometimes, for eons.
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Manzanitas are one of California's most common shrubs, with more than 100 species or subspecies occurring statewide. Because we have so much of it around us and most folks dislike trying to walk through the stuff, manzanita is often considered somewhat of a pest plant.
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A lie of omission is still a lie. To take an incomplete quote out of context in order to change the meaning and spark partisan anger seems criminal.
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My appreciation and thanks to the staff people who compose the meaningful questions to the religious and other groups every Saturday, and for the comments offered to these varied questions.
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In you latest food section you printed a collection of vegan recipes.
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In 1913: A joint resolution to make the “Star-Spangled Banner” the official anthem of the U.S. was introduced in Congress. It also provided that whenever the anthem was played on any occasion at any public place, where people belonging to any branch of the government service were present, they would stand at att
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Fans wearing pink packed the stands Friday night at Shasta College in Redding to watch the Foothill and West Valley high schools’ boys and girls basketball teams play.
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When times get tough, basketball teams turn to veteran point guards for comfort.
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Police arrested a 57-year-old registered sex offender Friday night at a north Redding home where officers later found several hand grenades and firearms.
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Kaelan Crisosto never flinched.
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The Cougars picked an ideal time to win their first league game.
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Junior college athletes have just two years to become champions.
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The Anderson High girls basketball team used an overall effort to defeat Lassen 73-58 on the road Friday night.
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The Shasta Community Services District has reported a former member of the board of directors to the Department of Homeland Security, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office for attempts to access information on the district’s water supply.
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Shasta College expects to learn next week whether a probation sanction will be lifted by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.
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SHASTA LAKE — City residents could see a slight increase in their power bills in a few months should the City Council on Tuesday approve a proposed rate hike.
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A political newcomer accusing Doug LaMalfa of voting on the “fairly extreme edge of the Republican Party” and “no” on issues affecting the welfare of seniors and families says she plans to challenge the north state’s new congressman for his seat in 2014.
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Hearing delayed in
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Hundreds of north state residents came to the Mt. Shasta Mall on Friday to take part in a fact-finding mission, bringing what they hope were undiscovered treasures.
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Could this be the year for Stillwater Business Park?
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...cows giving birth. The first cows in this county were brought to Pierson B. Reading's Rancho Buena Ventura in 1847 and have been here since. There sure aren't as many here as in years past because most of the big...
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The Shasta County bomb squad is sending its robot into a home on Mountain View Drive tonight where police believe there may be grenades or explosive-making materials.
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The California Department of Transportation will host a public meeting later this month to answer questions about a freeway widening project that will add one lane in each direction from Redding to Anderson on Interstate 5
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Emergency personnel are heading to a three-vehicle crash at the Interstate 5 on-ramp from North Market Street.
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The mystery photo is the Twin Valley School in Whitmore. The contest winner is "5275" who guessed it correctly at 10:32 a.m. "5275" has won a $25 gift certificate at C. R. Gibbs as his/her prize. Thank you everyone for...
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NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow stock market index flirted with the 14,000 line Friday, bringing reminders of the last time it hit that mark — almost a different era, before the financial crisis rocked the world economy.
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t wasn't a very good birthday Thursday for a Shasta Lake bicyclist.
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I didn't even know they held a coyote-hunting contest up in Modoc County's Big Valley, but boy have environmental groups gotten word of it in a big way. From the Center for Biological Diversity: SAN FRANCISCO-- A coalition of more...
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The identity of a 67-year-old Castella man who claimed in a Redding.com reader comment that law enforcement officers prematurely shot an Oregon man following a lengthy vehicle pursuit in 2011 was released Thursday by the Record Searchlight to defense attorneys and prosecutors.
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Amazing what people will post on the Internet. Take this Armslist listing from a Redding user. Have for sale NEW D&H 30rd AR-15 magazines. These are the good ones. Black Teflon coating INSIDE and out with MagPul anti-tilt followers. Will...
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What was the name of this one-room schoolhouse and what town is it located in? Welcome to the History Mystery Photo Contest. If you're the first person to give the correct answer, you'll win the prize plus an award certificate...
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This home on the corner of Rivera and Scenic once sold for $194K in 2006. Riviera Drive rises up a ridge going on up to Country Heights to the west. Representing the bank/seller is foreclosure listing agent Jane Lee of Real Living. She writes: “Corner lot property, approxi
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Property crime has increased lately in our town. There’s no denying it. And we can’t be the only community having problems. It seems from editorials and the recent
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Monty, I took a course from you and enjoyed the material you offered and the day.  However, that's not why I'm writing to you.  I need to find out the regs with regards to how much "stuff" can hang out the back of a pick-up. In particular, I have a 15 ft. canoe.  My pick-up [...]
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AARP TAX-AIDE volunteers will be available from Feb. 1 through April 15, 2013 to assist seniors, disabled or low to middle-income folks in preparing their Federal and California State income tax returns for no charge. If married, we ask that both spouses come, when possible, Please bring Social Security cards and statements
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Read here to get free tickets! The Summer of 1978. I was 11. That was the summer my parents let me go to San Jose solo for a couple of weeks, and that's how I discovered my love for Broadway musical soundtracks. My sister spent the summer with my grandparents in Texas (I keep telling [...]
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The 57-year-old McCloud man accused of killing 15-year-old Hannah Marie Zaccaglini in 1997 saw his preliminary hearing put off today in Siskiyou County Superior Court until March 21.
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Redding will be sunny and in the 60s this weekend, starting today when temperatures inch up to 67.
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Here are the current road conditions, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation:
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Uninsured children will have a chance to get free dental care today in Anderson, Redding and Shasta Lake.
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Crime in Redding is up, any way you spin it.
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Immigration reform is coming. Let’s get it right. What counts as getting it wrong? The 1986 Simpson-Mazzoli Act, signed by President Reagan. It granted amnesty to the then-3 million illegal immigrants and promised border enforcement.
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Regarding the city’s federal grant of $1.4 million to hire nine apprentice firefighters for two years, is it necessary to pay almost $80,000 per year for each employee?
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I love a feel-good story and Vickie Hunter was so lucky to have had her gold charm bracelet returned. If only I could be so fortunate.
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I appreciate your comments in Sunday’s editorial about the validity of the rule of law and of the Second Amendment, but I was surprised to hear you say, “Law-enforcement officers do just that — enforce the law.”
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Marc Beauchamp says we should ban plastic bags. At our house, we save plastic bags and reuse them. We don’t use paper bags; that’s a waste. We store the plastic bags in a container and reuse them.
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My wife and I just returned to Phoenix after visiting my grandparents in Redding. They are in their 90s. Their generation broke the mold when it comes to the importance of family, faith, hard work, sacrifice and patriotism. That generation deserves a special kind of respect and kindness. My wife and I witnessed such an act.
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No team has found an answer for Enterprise’s press this season.
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Meets like Thursday’s may not make Simpson University wrestling a championship program this year or the next, but they’re pivotal nonetheless.
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The Shasta College men's basketball team eked out its second straight Golden Valley Conference win on Thursday night, 69-68 over College of the Redwoods on the road in Eureka.
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In 1913: Game Warden White arrested Lewis Carlile at the Gibson Spur after discovering a deer hide that was still fresh and deer meat in the cooler. Carlile was in charge of the summer home of Guy Du Bois of San Francisco and with his wife occupies the place in winter.
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AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will be available starting today through April 15.
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A Redding driver accused of hitting and killing a Cottonwood woman who was picking blackberries alongside Riverside Drive has pleaded no-contest to felony vehicular manslaughter.
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Another north state Pearl Harbor survivor has died.
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Fighting fire is big business that generally boosts local employment and wages, a University of Oregon study shows.
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West Valley High School football coach Greg Grandell (right rear) and members of the West Valley varsity football team take part in a Super Bowl story time Thursday at the Anderson Library.
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Matt Love, Phoenix
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Anna Harmon, Redding
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Immigration reform is coming. Let’s get it right. What counts as getting it wrong? The 1986 Simpson-Mazzoli Act, signed by President Reagan. It granted amnesty to the then-3 million illegal immigrants and promised border enforcement.
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Dorothy Robbins, Shasta
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June Nelson, Anderson
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After a wet end to the year, Redding started 2013 on a dry note as the area saw nearly 5 fewer inches of rain than average during a January, a trend forecasters say will continue for at least the next few days.
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Trevor and Westin Roades weren’t looking for recognition last August when the brothers, along with friend Joe Monticello, rescued a 5-year-old girl from drowning after her family’s boat capsized on Lake Shasta.
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Note to readers: This week’s article is written by Heather Neal.
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Cold winter weather wrecks havoc with our skin. Over the years I’ve tried numerous remedies — from moisturizing skin lotions to using mayonnaise for dry cracked hands. Thankfully, I’ve found better, healthier solutions.
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Growing consumer demand for green products means that responsibly managing not-so-eco-friendly products is crucial. Often a leader with environmental issues, California is working to create green solutions for “stuff” that until recently wasn’t recyclable.
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Nineteen people are in jail today, following probation searches conducted by law enforcement officers.
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Soprano Sydney Mancasola, who grew up in the small community of Shasta, won the New England regional finals of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions last weekend and is headed to New York City for the national semifinals.
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Redding police say they arrested a 24-year-old woman matching the description of a suspect who stole a purse from another woman in a reported strong arm robbery at Food Maxx.
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Dana is the most northerly town in the Fall River Valley. It is where the Fall River rises out of the ground in a million springs in three main heads. One of the springs is the well-known Big Springs, a cone-shaped spring about 100 feet across.
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Shasta Senior Nutrition Programs seeks delivery driver.
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Follow mermaid Ariel’s adventures as she leaves her ocean home for love and the world above in the Redding School of the Arts’ production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.”
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A federal grand jury returned a single count indictment today that charges two San Jose men who were arrested near Redding with possession with the intent to distribute heroin.
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SAN QUENTIN - An inmate sentenced to death was found dead in his cell today, officials say.
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I'm not sure what the point of projecting populations all they way out to 2060 is. Over the next 48 years, I feel certain, California will change in unpredictable ways, and the only certainty of any forecast out that long...
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Authorities say a front-loaded trailer and excessive speed caused a three-vehicle crash on Highway 273 today.
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As of last fall, Tehama County does -- sort of. Health care workers, who decline a shot must wear a mask while working with patients. The mandate does not please some in the county, the Red Bluff Daily News reports....
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A woman was injured this afternoon after reportedly being hit or run over by a vehicle in a Hilltop Drive parking lot.
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ANDERSON - Emergency personnel are being sent this morning to an area near Shady Lane and Balls Ferry Road after receiving reports of a possible assault victim there.
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Ebaumsworld Best Of The Month January 2013. Enjoy. The post Best Of The Month January appeared first on Daily Dump.
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It is so very gratifying to help folks find the home of their dreams. Along the way, you get to know them well, their likes and dislikes. And their kids too. Their hopes and dreams and aspirations. And when it all works out in their favor due to our efforts, the feeling is hard to describe. The end result is HOME. A word
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We are not shocked that it was once listed for $679K. But confess to being perplexed by the $150. Few sellers round off their asking price to the nearest $50, which is 0.0118% of the list price, so that’s odd. Then too, the weather’s been so nice lately it would seem you’d have to w
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Girl Scout Junior Troop will be hosting a Cookie Sales Kickoff Event as part of a HUGE multi-family yard sale with over 10 families/households combined on Sunday, February 10th from 9am-2pm (no early birds before 9am please). All proceeds from our yard sale are donations to our Girl Scout troop.  The event will take plac
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The star at the center—the pigskin—speaks at last. Hi, this is Jimmy Jockstrap, and I have with me today Pigskin Football. Let’s begin with an off-the-gridiron question. Mr. Football, aside from the game itself, what’s your favorite part of the Super Bowl? The cheerleaders? The TV commercials? Call me Iggy. Well Jim
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The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office will hold its 15th annual staff recognition ceremony at 10 a.m. today to present employee of the year awards and other honors.
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The sun will shine on Redding today, bringing afternoon temperatures to a high near 67, the National Weather Service is predicting.
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Here are road conditions in Shasta County, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation:
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More than 300 people packed Redding City Hall’s council chambers Wednesday night to hear from Police Chief Robert Paoletti that their community remains safe, though it has some areas to work on.
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Will the Sheraton at Turtle Bay ever rise from that old gravel pile by the river? You have to wonder.
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At the dawn of a new presidential term and a new Congress, the answers to two overarching questions will shape the course of the next four years:
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In the past week, two people – one via e-mail, the other by phone message – suggested suggested a visit to the new J Nicolay Bakery on Hartnell Avenue for the scratch-made scones, cookies, tomato bisque soup and chicken pot pies. And right they were.
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Hillary Rogerson wasn’t about to get aced out of the rights to stage Disney’s wildly popular “The Little Mermaid,” so the Redding School of the Arts drama teacher set up an email alert system and acted fast when the bell rang.
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Authenticity is a good word to describe Lulu’s Eating and Drinking Establishment. The restaurant/lounge located at 2230 Pine St. in downtown Redding is unlike anywhere else you’re going to walk into in the region.
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When Daniel Muñoz hits the stage this Saturday at the State Theatre in Red Bluff, his artistic name “El Ausente”-- “The Absent One”-- will resonate deeply for many in the audience. A 2001 graduate of Red Bluff High School and a former Tehama County Ambassador, Muñoz is a product of the rural Tehama community of
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In the last 4 years, Kali Giaritta and Matt Harmon of Portland's Ascetic Junkies have released three albums, toured all over the country, and shared the stage with acts like Nicole Atkins, Warpaint, Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside, and Asobi Seksu. They jump from traditional bluegrass to straight pop and more experimental
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I am disappointed that a U.S. senator who has sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States would work so hard to tear it apart.
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I was just thinking about the safety in our schools and the complaints made about the expense of having to pay guards. Well, what’s wrong with stationing our National Guard troops at the schools instead of sending them overseas? To me “national” means our country and they are already being paid. I think it
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If I may speak for our local veterans, I would like to thank Redding’s businesses that support veterans with a discount on their products and services.
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Apparently, some politicians, Democratic and Republican alike, prefer to receive contributions from the NRA and gun owners rather than support reasonable legislation that would move toward curbing countless senseless gun-related deaths.
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Competitive people don’t usually celebrate ties.
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In the age of athletic cutbacks, Simpson University decided to go the other way and construct something new.
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Shasta High’s wrestling team recorded four pins while beating Red Bluff 41-35 in a dual meet Wednesday.
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It's growing time for the Trees of Heavenly Light. They are also known as Trees of Heaven, China sumac, and officially Ailanthus altissima. They are native to China but are found in many places in Shasta County, especially the...
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A handful of local musicians will hold a concert fundraiser on Saturday for Marcella Wagner, who was left paralyzed after a February car crash.
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The fate of the $20 million-plus Sheraton hotel at Turtle Bay Exploration Park is in Limbo.
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Two attorneys representing an Oregon man on trial for attempted murder in connection with a 2011 shootout with law enforcement officers on Interstate 5 have subpoenaed from the Record Searchlight information they hope will identify a commenter on Redding.com who may have witnessed the freeway incident.
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The Salvation Army Redding raised a record $158,587 through its 2012 Red Kettle Campaign, the nonprofit group announced Wednesday.
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More than 300 people packed Redding City Hall’s council chambers tonight to hear from Police Chief Robert Paoletti on safety issues and his department’s performance in the past year.
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The National Park Service on Wednesday published a review of last summer’s notorious Reading Fire in eastern Shasta County, saying Lassen Volcanic National Park officials were too shortsighted about the fire’s growth potential and were overly focused on deflecting the criticism that grew along with the destructi
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I'm gone two days and look at all the things you LJers have gotten yourself into! *Shakes head*
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More than 1,000 people Wednesday descended upon the Redding Veterans Home on Knighton Road in hopes of snagging one of the more than 200 jobs available once the center opens this fall.
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Redding police say a man swiped $14,000 in gold coins and $1,000 in cash from his mother-in-law to buy a new car.
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Putting items too tiny to see on exhibit is a little tricky. So Turtle Bay Exploration Park is focusing on the big picture of nanoscale science with its newest exhibit.
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Starting younger, failing to quit factors
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Caregiving for a spouse suffering from Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia raises the mortality of the spouse providing the care.
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I treat people in pain all day long. I think we need to look at investing in small do-it-yourself pain-relief machines.
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In 1913: Experiments were conducted at Heroult with the new electric process for smelting iron from two car loads of copper ore from Iron Mountain. It will be necessary to repair the furnace which leaked badly before more experiments can be done. Frankly the demonstration was not convincing or of any practical worth other t
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Here are ways to cope with caregiver stress.
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Redding Firefighters say they'll be practicing rescue operations tonight at the old Kenworth building on Churn Creek Road.
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Redding Police say a man swiped $14,000 in gold coins and $1,000 in cash from his mother-in-law, 73, to buy a new car.
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Shasta County sheriff’s detectives today arrested a fourth man in connection with the June 20 robbery and shooting at the TA Travel Center just south of Redding.
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The Shasta County sheriff’s office will hold its 15th annual staff recognition ceremony at 10 a.m. today to present employee of the year awards and other honors.
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A gunman opened fire at a Phoenix office complex on Wednesday, killing one person, wounding two others and setting off a manhunt. Police warned the public that he was "armed and dangerous."
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Tickets for former first lady Laura Bush's talk at the Redding Civic Auditorium go on sale Thursday at 9 a.m.
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The state Department of Industrial Relations has ruled that Turtle Bay Exploration Park must pay prevailing wage to build its Sheraton Hotel.
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES EEL RIVER, South Fork/Main Stem — Guide Tony Sepulveda of Green Water Fishing Adventures has spent most of the last three weeks on the Eel River and said the bite has really been “fantastic.” He said the South Fork gave up some great action an
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Even before Turtle Bay lost its prevailing wage appeal, described here in Bruce's blog, a good source told me rooms at the four-star Sheraton Redding at Sundial Bridge would range from $135 to $165 a night. Spendy? Sure. But maybe...
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No one is changing the way we look at medication, violence and suicide more than psychiatrist Dr. Peter Breggin from Pennsylvania. Here's some congressional testimony that sheds light on the potentially serious side-effects of anti-depressants. Stay tuned for the exact...
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Fisher of Men Luke 5:1-11 5th Sunday Ordinary Timer (Year C) In today's Gospel reading, Christ comes upon several men, Sts. Peter, James, and John who, the Gospel says, had been fishing all through the
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A sacrilegious question? Apparently not. CNN reports on a new poll: "...a new survey finds more than a quarter of Americans believe that God "plays a role in determining which team wins" at sports events. "The survey by the Public...
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Here’s a Freddie Mac 1764 sqft 3/2 in desirable Arroyo Manor. It looks really nice for the price. FM has been basically flipping some of their assets lately. Fixing them up before selling. Probably a good idea, especially for taxpayers who have been pouring limitless money their way for years. B
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Redding police today are looking for the driver of a car who was carrying a semi-automatic assault rifle in the front seat, they said.
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Occasionally there are times when I will bake a different recipe and think to myself, 'WHY didn't I think of that!' - while smacking my forehead. Today this simple peanut butter cookie recipe from Dorie Greenspan did just that. I have always loved my own version of the peanut butter cookie, but I always felt that [...]
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On January 30, 2013, the City of Redding/Shasta County Homeless Continuum of Care Council (CoC) will participate in a Nation-Wide annual “Point In Time Count” of homeless individuals and families throughout Shasta County. In addition, we will host a Veteran’s Housing Resource Fair at the Redding Vets Hall from 10am to
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Today - for 24  hours - Shasta County's homeless will be counted as part of a "point in time" census conducted by the City of Redding and Shasta County's Homeless Continuum of Care. It's an annual event. I don't need to wait for the results to tell me what you and I already know. I've seen it [...]
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The Northern California Veterans Home in Redding is holding a career fair today.
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Redding Police Chief Robert Paoletti will meet with city residents and business owners tonight for a discussion on safety issues and crime trends.
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Here are the current road conditions in Shasta County, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation:
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Patches of fog will form in parts of the north state this morning, but later in the day temperatures will rise to around 69 under sunny skies. The fog should clear out by 10 a.m., said forecasters with the National Weather Service. At night, temperatures will fall to around 37 under clear skies. Thursday will bring temp
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The new $150 annual fire tax that the state has started charging many residents of unincorporated rural areas is onerous and, more than likely, unconstitutional.
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An old-time trial lawyer once said, “When your case is weak, shout louder!”
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It needs to be said the Second Amendment stated the right to bear arms, not muskets. However, the First Amendment stated freedom of the press, but not of TV, radio, etc.
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Saturday’s North State in Brief contained two stories concerning guns. In one shootout, handguns were used in a dispute over marijuana. Another story described a shootout at a Red Bluff business where witnesses were chased into nearby apartments by the shooter.
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If we disagree with a (half) black president, we are (half) racist.
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Regarding the arrest of the AB 109 felon in Shasta Lake for possession of guns, drugs and possibly pipe bombs: The issue of gun control is a hot topic these days. And for some people the re-arrest of a felon for possession of drugs and the possibility of pipe bombs will be second in interest to the number of guns he had.
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A letter to the editor recently chided readers for not knowing macroeconomics works differently from microeconomics. I want him to write an Op-Ed explaining the differences, and if he refers to Keynes, to please tell us when and how Keynsian theory ever worked.
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Foothill couldn’t breathe.
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PALO CEDRO — Joseph Lynch is starting to recognize every game is there for his taking.
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Tyler Green of Liberty Christian boys basketball posted 25 points in a win over Chester on Jan. 17, marking the most points scored by a Northern Section freshman at the varsity level in five years.
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The Enterprise High girls basketball team topped rival Foothill 66-47 on the road in Palo Cedro on Tuesday in a Sac River League matchup.
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Redding’s Amber Abrams won a trip for two to Hawaii for taking the top spot in the 2012 J&A Food Service restaurant rankings competition.
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The 71-year-old Lakehead man who was charged earlier this year with misdemeanor battery in connection with the death of an 81-year-old Paynes Creek man after a fight in the parking lot of the Redding Costco has died.
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Simpson University has selected Gifford Construction of Redding as contractor for its $5.5 million, 30,000-square-foot science and nursing building. Construction is expected to begin this summer, with classrooms on the campus in northeast Redding opening in fall 2014.
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Police say a 9-year-old was found at the home of a family friend Tuesday after he ran off following an argument with his mother.
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A distraught Albert Anthony Smith winced and fought back tears Tuesday as he and jurors watched a dramatic video showing him cut down by a hail gunfire.
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Home values in Shasta County increased 3 percent in 2012 as a tight supply, low interest rates and fewer foreclosures snapped five straight years of declining prices.
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Bennett Gooch’s phone has been buzzing since news broke last week that Redding will be one of four stops on the inaugural PRCA Champions Challenge, a tour of rodeo’s best.
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The long-neglected Henderson Open Space is looking less crowded and more inviting these days.
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It's officially known as Wyntoon Castle but affectionately known by locals as Hearst Castle. It was built in 1899 by Mrs. Phoebe Apperson Hearst, mother of William Randolph Hearst, on the property of Charles Stetson Wheeler in Siskiyou County...
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Remember the feud between north state trades unions and Turtle Bay Exploration Park over whether the museum would be required to pay prevailing wage on its planned hotel project? Back in 2011, the city asked the state Department of Industrial...
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A large batch of California Highway Patrol officers helped detain two people tonight on the South Main Street off-ramp in Red Bluff.
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Shasta Regional Medical Center has debuted its list of favorite vegan recipes as part of its whole foods, plant powered lifestyle challenge, which launched Nov. 13.
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One morning on "nana duty," I awoke in a panic. It was 7:30 a.m. The house was quiet. No baby crying. No dogs barking. No patter of 2-year-old feet.
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The NRA's nightmare come true? Sort of. After a hearing today about gun violence and California's gun laws, Sen. Darrell Steinberg, the Democratic leader, issued a statement about what he thought were the best steps to take next. Top of...
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No separation of Church and Government when it concerns local Tribe. So how far is the State of California and ABC going to let local church form off sale law which is unbalanced when compared to other MiniMarts in The Burney Basin Area? Ruling will cost tribe hundreds of thousands of dollars in off sales, ruling looks colo
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Tami Brown holds a girls hitting clinic on February 16, 2013
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North State kids gave outstanding performances at the Mt. Shasta Mall Talent Showcase finals Friday night. With the highest overall average scores in history, the finalists brought their A games and gave it all they had. In an unusual twist the top two scores were snagged by outstanding instrumentalists.
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West Coast Training is excited to introduce Tim Loomis, Training Instructor.
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Ernest Wirt, Palo Cedro
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If I ever heard about the connection between our Northern California boomtown and the Alabama city, I'd forgotten it. This Bloomberg Echoes piece offers a great reminder and a bit of history of how "public power jump-stared the New Deal."...
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In 1913: The farmers of Anderson and Happy Valley districts delivered their fruit to the Cured Fruit Association for the eastern markets. The prunes that year were the largest that had ever been raised here.
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The trial of an Oregon man charged with 10 counts of attempted murder in connection with a 2011 shootout with law enforcement officers finally got underway Tuesday in Shasta County Superior Court.
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OAKLAND — Small paintings of gnomes that have popped up on utility poles have become a community sensation in Oakland, prompting Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to say Tuesday that it will keep them in place for now.
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Secret Witness of Shasta County today announced an up to $1,000 reward for information on an armed robbery earlier this month at the Amazing Finds Store on South Market Street in Redding.
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Q. Do you encourage using work as a spiritual practice? If so, how do we apply our faith at our jobs? You live only one life, and that life is spiritual. Every action you take, every word you speak and every thought that you conceive will create an atmosphere of creativity and love or destruction and fear around you. The in
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The 71-year-old Lakehead man who was charged earlier this year with misdemeanor battery in connection with the death of an 81-year-old Paynes Creek man after a fight in the parking lot of the Redding Costco has died.
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Redding Police released the photo of a woman who allegedly stole a purse from another woman in a reported strong arm robbery at Food Maxx Monday morning.
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Police say a boy, 9, was found at the home of a family friend after he ran off following an argument with his mother.
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Authorities say they arrested two people suspected of using meth after a traffic stop Monday.
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“An estate has sold in the wealthy northern California community of Woodside for $117.5 million, making it one of the highest-priced residential sales ever in the U.S.” Tip o’ the hat to fellow blogger Marc Beauchamp for alerting me to this
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Entrance to the Monastery   Simplicity
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Look at those greenhouses. We wonder what they grew in there? Well, this is Daffodil Lane, so presumably they were filled with Daffodils. Maybe a few tomatoes. You know, to bring in a few dollars here and there. A little cash crop. Anyway, it was an elaborate operation for Daffodils or whatever on Daf
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The Shasta County sheriff’s office will hold its 15th annual staff recognition ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday to present employee of the year awards and other honors.
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A 50-year-old Yuba City woman remained this morning in critical condition at Mercy Medical Center in Redding after her 58-year-old truck-driver boyfriend accidentally ran over her Sunday afternoon in Cottonwood.
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A Lakehead man has been arrested after he allegedly fired a weapon during an argument in Redding with his Palo Cedro girlfriend, police reported this morning.
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Whether you have fallen behind in your payments, are being sued, have filed or are planning to file for bankruptcy, there is hope and help to repair your credit. Some simple and effective steps exist to help you through this tough time. While it can be embarrassing, it’s a topic that needs addressing.  There are people
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Dear Shelly: Help! My home is just "blah." I've spent years accumulating all sorts of things; furniture, art and accessories, most of which I liked, but now I'm not so sure. The more I get, the worse it looks, and it seems to be a hodgepodge of different styles. I'm tempted to get rid of [...]
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Here are the current road conditions, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation:
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The trial of an Oregon man charged with 10 counts of attempted murder in connection with a 2011 shootout with law enforcement officers is scheduled to get underway today with opening statements.
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Expect another sunny day today in the Redding area, with a high temperature this afternoon expected around 62 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The low temperature should drop to around 37 tonight.
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The Redding Area Bus Authority board of directors on Monday accepted a year-end report for 2012 showing the transit system provided more rides and made more money than in the previous fiscal year.
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Shasta County has too many schools. We should close a few more.
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Almost every California Republican today realizes the party faces a serious dilemma upon whose resolution hinges the very life of the GOP in America’s largest state.
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Shasta County gets a $250,000 obesity grant for the next five years.
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“What difference does it make?” resounds over the nation, as the inept will not answer questions and politically correct word art takes center stage. Our embassy stormed and destroyed leaving four dead is taken to be nothing at all.
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Enough with the talk that the Republicans hate Obama because he’s black.
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Recent announcements confirming the AR-15 and two pistols were used at Sandy Hook must exasperate the conspiracy theorists.
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It’s heartbreaking that neglect in the storage of a firearm caused the accidental injury of two children in Burney last November.
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Richard Long (“Speak Your Piece,” Saturday), you mention that “the presence of guns in good people’s hands deters crime.”
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Alexander Roderick McLeod was an explorer and trapper for the Hudson's Bay Company. He led the first Hudson's Bay brigade into present-day Shasta County in 1829 by way of the Pit River on a beaver trapping expedition. On their return...
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Mercy Medical Center has received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades, the Redding Hospital recently announced.
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A May 14 trial date was set Monday in Shasta County Superior Court for a 24-year-old woman accused of starving her 4-day-old baby to death.
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As soon as word began to spread about his resignation from Redding’s community access television station, Ed Ballantine’s phone began ringing.
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Redding Police Chief Robert Paoletti and other top police officials will meet with city residents on Wednesday to talk openly about community safety.
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State and federal agriculture officials will meet with Trinity County residents tonight to move forward with potential projects meant to boost the area’s economy and ecology at the same time.
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The posters are printed; the website is up.
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There's more than the Super Bowl on-tap this week.
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Enterprise High's girls basketball left no doubt it is far ahead of everyone else in the section when it dismantled Red Bluff at home on Thursday.
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The Anderson High boys soccer team routed Lassen 6-1 Monday, in a Northern Athletic League match.
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In 1913: The meanest thief on record stole every pair of trousers in the wardrobe of the Rev. Ellis Purlee, pastor of the Christian church. The trousers were hanging overnight on the clothes line when a tramp came along and helped himself. Purlee was said to have remained in bed until assistance came the next day.
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Some of you News cafe readers have Notice that I like to stop and talk to people on the streets  this is something that I have been doing for years and with a PHOTO CAFE I can share with you my Photos. I got a Chance to Meet Bob a diabetic double amputee  we talked [...]
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On Facebook, he describes himself as a "wounded warrior...very wounded."
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Tehama County sheriff’s deputies said they arrested a 55-year-old Corning woman early Sunday on suspicion that she tried to stab her husband to death during an argument over a cat.
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Redding police are looking today for a woman they say snatched the purse of a 78-year-old Happy Valley woman who was grocery shopping.
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Italian opera with all its drama, romance and lilting melodies comes to the Shasta College Theater January 31 - February 3 when the students of the College's Opera Workshop perform "Cavalleria Rusticana," a popular one-act opera by Mascagni. The story of "Cavalleria" tells what happens when young lovers break the Sicilian
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Italian opera with all its drama, romance and lilting melodies comes to the Shasta College Theater January 31 - February 3 when the students of the College's Opera Workshop perform "Cavalleria Rusticana," a popular one-act opera by Mascagni. The story of "Cavalleria" tells what happens when young lovers break the Sicilian
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Just days before the first anniversary of the heist of more than $1 million in gold from the county’s historic collection, the Siskiyou County Sheriff Office reported it’s moving closer to finding the two suspected thieves.
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So says skeet-shooting President Barack Obama in this interview, where he acknowledges the dramatically different perspectives of urban and rural residents on gun issues. Part of being able to move this forward is understanding the reality of guns in urban...
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Are the Republicans in Sacramento a "superminority" whose clout has sharply eroded thanks to constitutional changes and their own election losses in California? And how. But Sen. Jim Nielsen, in a conversation last week recorded by Craig Harrington of the...
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That's how Brian Dahle, the north state's still-new assemblyman, described his first active weeks as a state lawmaker. While the Legislature's business hasn't really started in earnest, a steady flow of visitors, lobby groups and, yes, drop-in journalists keep him...
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Here’s a nice Redding ranchette on a tree lined street that is adjacent to an irrigation canal. This is a nice short street separated from the more busy areas surrounding it. Fannie Mae owns it now, so that means all of us own some part of it. All of us taxpayers. Representing the government is foreclo
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The Nuclear Option: Changing the trajectory of the unjustCitizens of California,Anonymous has observed for some time now the trajectory of justicein California with growing concern. We have marked the departure of
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Every August and September for the last twenty-four years, I've been helping students transition to college – adjusting to the dorms, going through orientation, helping them understand academic requirements and what it will be like to leave their parents. This fall was a little different: the student heading off to colleg
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I mentioned to our mutual benefactor, the generous and lovely Doni, who brings wit, intelligence and humor to our lives, that I was an idiot.  She disagreed, but I’m still not so sure.  Anyway, I have been “away” from my cherished post here on anewscafe in the same way that someone gets a wrong thought [...]
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A Feb. 11 bail hearing was set today in Shasta County Superior Court for a 19-year-old Redding man accused of knifing his girlfriend's father.
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A May 14 trial date was set today in Shasta County Superior Court for a 24-year-old woman accused of starving her 4-day-old baby to death.
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Year-end results for bus ridership will be presented to the Redding Area Bus Authority board of directors today.
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Here are the current road conditions, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation:
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Forecasters say there's a slight chance of rain this morning, but the rest of the week and day should be sunny. The high is predicted at 56 degrees, while tonight's low will dip to about 35 degrees. Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Sacramento say there's a 20 percent chance of rain in Redding before 10 a.m. T
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The Red Bluff Police Department's citizen survey, which Chief Paul Nanfito hopes to use shape the department's strategic plan for the next five years, is a healthy dose of outreach that deserves a hand.
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Inherent in much of Bob Williams' writing, weaving throughout his prose like a punch-drunk boxer, is the notion that Americans are victims of some wealthy oligarchy, malevolently manipulating our government in a conspiracy to deny equity to the middle class. This has become the anthem of liberal politics and has created
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More jobs leaving California? We can't afford a budget that takes jobs away. The Redding Electric Utility should be applauded for trying to find a way to reduce expendures — but not at the cost of jobs here in Redding.
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Everything this black president is for and trying to get done for the people faces total opposition from the mostly white Republicans in the Senate and House. Even things that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was for, once the president said he'd agree to his proposal, McConnell strongly opposed his own suggestion
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Recently, while shopping at Walmart, I was wearing a gold charm bracelet I had received at Christmas. The meaning of the gift is more significant than the price, as I had received the gift from a friend I hadn't seen or talked to in over 30 years.
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I'm just wondering about secondhand smoke. Everything you read and see on TV says it's bad for you.
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Recently, while shopping at Walmart, I was wearing a gold charm bracelet I had received at Christmas. The meaning of the gift is more significant than the price, as I had received the gift from a friend I hadn't seen or talked to in over 30 years.
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According to Mrs. Elsie Bosworth of Cayton, the Forest Service for the Fall River Valley was established at Fall River Mills in 1904. One employee manned the office, patrolled the entire area on horse back, and sent his reports direct...
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Return of the meme!because others did it...1. Who eats more?We're pretty equal on that. He likes sweets more, and he snacks/noshes more between meals. I eat more at mealtimes.2. Who said "I love you" firstMe.3. Who is the morning person?He wakes up first, but I am
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A 58-year-old truck driver accidentally ran over his girlfriend this afternoon in Cottonwood, officers said, and the woman may not live.
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A 50-year-old Yuba City woman remained in critical condition this morning at Mercy Medical Center in Redding after her 58-year-old truck-driver boyfriend accidentally ran over her Sunday afternoon in Cottonwood.
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A 52-year-old Red Bluff man got his face slashed this afternoon after trying to confront an unknown man who had been fighting with another man nearby.
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The Shasta College men's basketball team earned its first conference win Saturday, beating College of the Siskiyous 76-68 in Weed.
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Steve Westaby is a science teacher and a farmer. He's also a bit of a matchmaker.
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Shasta County supervisors have yet to decide who will make up a medical marijuana advisory committee they voted to form earlier this month, how many members it will have or any other specifics.
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In 1913: T.A. Bedford, state highway engineer for this district, was conferring with head officers in Sacramento. Operations in this district for the time being had been suspended and the three surveying crews, which had been running lines in the Sacramento canyon, were laid off on account of the deep snow.
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A 26-year-old Redding woman was thrown from an SUV Sunday afternoon after a rollover crash on Highway 44 that officers suspect was caused by driving under the influence.
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Police say a Redding man refused to pay for his cab fare this morning after arriving in town from Sacramento via taxi, then assaulted a police officer who tried to resolve the issue.
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A Redding church was evacuated this morning because of carbon monoxide.
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Redding police are still looking for a man who took a woman's car at gunpoint Saturday night at a Eureka Way gas station, officers said.
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My name is Mackenzie Kearns. I am sixteen years old and a freshman at Shasta College in Redding, California. For the past six years I have spent my summers missioning in Guatemala and have fallen in love with t
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A while back I blogged an essay on grammar by Gilbert Moore, the guy who got be into the journalism game way back when. This morning I got an e-mail from a delightful-sounding couple who (or is it "that"?) are...
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Here are the current road conditions, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation:
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The clouds will begin clearing out today as temperatures stay in the mid 50s, say forecasters with the National Weather Service. They predict temperatures will rise to around 54 today under partly sunny skies. At night, temperatures will fall to around 36 degrees. Monday will be partly sunny, with a high near 56 degrees, fo
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Once my son and I arrived in Newcastle, England, safely and without collision or contact with the local authorities, we drove to Tyler's friend's home. Liam attends the University of Barcelona with Ty and is a nice kid.
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Things are happening in downtown Redding.
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It's refreshing to hear rural sheriffs from around the county — including Shasta County's Tom Bosenko — lend their voices to this national debate about gun control.
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Fret about the future of the north state? Who doesn't these days?
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The NRA has spoken. Blame everything and everybody but guns. More propaganda. Make fortresses of the schools. Add guns to the hands of the "good" guys to shoot "bad" guys.
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What will women in combat mean for U.S. security? Outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the Pentagon would lift the ban on women serving the military in combat roles.
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You could feel it in the air; the cats were freaking out. Excitement was building in our living room. You could sense it hanging heavy with anticipation as the kick off time grew near.
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How poetic that Valentinus is a patron saint of both lovers and travelers.
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Dear Straight Talk: I'm 16. My cousins, adopted from Kenya, ages 14 and 15, are visiting. I never figured my friends were prejudiced, but my best friend says she isn't "comfortable" staying the night "right now" (they are staying in my room). We often have sleepovers with several girls in this room so this makes no sense. S
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If you've never met rancher Charlie Moon and his best bud, police chief Scott Parris, or Charlie's unusual relative Daisy Perika, who confabs with an invisible (to everyone else) canyon-dwelling ornery dwarf, then you've missed the excellent James D. Doss series.
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Five generations gather for Christmas.
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There were many exciting product announcements and prototypes demonstrated at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, but few so plentiful as next-generation gaming innovations. Whether you dedicate a large part of your free time to video games or are simply intrigued by the potential uses of virtual reality in computing
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My husband, Travis, and I were in Sacramento the day after Christmas and were happy to stumble upon an H&M clothing store. Typically, werre not big shoppers, but we do have a soft spot for H&M and always stop for a browse when we find one.
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Jocelyn Stemmler and Alladin Najdawi, both of Walnut Creek, are engaged to be married on March 23, 2013, at Blackhawk Country Club in Danville. The bride-elect is the daughter of Karl and Barbara Stemmler of Cottonwood. She is a graduate of West Valley High School and UC Davis. She is a financial planner for Sephora inside
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Besides periodic IRA contributions and elective salary deferrals into 401(k) and 403(b) plans, there are other ways to amass retirement savings, some of them often overlooked.
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Dear Debt Adviser: Collection agencies keep calling my home number, asking for people who not only don't live here but have never lived in my apartment. People show up demanding to see the person who owes money.
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Some parents may consider buying a tablet PC to let the kids use because of its cheaper price tag, but handing an un-monitored Internet-connected device to your child has risks. Luckily, there are parental controls you can easily activate to protect your child from the Wild West of the Internet.
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A 5K run popping up around the country promises to pack some color and get a bit silly when it rolls into Redding this spring.
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Things are happening in downtown Redding.
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Mayers Memorial Hospital is turning to its community to fight Medi-Cal cuts hospital officials say would shutter its two nursing homes and send residents hundreds of miles away.
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The Shasta College women's basketball team sank 15 3-point baskets Saturday and made a second-half comeback to defeat College of the Siskiyous 76-74 in Weed.
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The family who own the Friendly RV Park in Weed has purchased the Dance Country RV Resort in McCloud.
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  So many lessons learned along the way after closing shop...  I learned I can host one Hell of a show...  
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When Dr. Cindy Dillon adopted a Jack Russell terrier named Jazz, she was looking for a pet.
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Dear Babe: I have a Ty Cobb store bat. These turned up about 30 years ago in a warehouse. The bats are old, dated 1909. I see them surface every now and then. I've attached an ad from the Alan Hagar Group that was in one of the baseball magazines selling the bats. It does list the number of bats of each size that were f
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Police say a man suspected of armed robbery used his head to ram an officer Friday while being taken into custody.
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RED BLUFF — Police say a 16-year-old boy was injured Friday night in a gang-related shooting.
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The Shasta County Mien Community marked the new year with a traditional and cultural celebration Saturday in Redding.The event at the Senior Citizens Hall on Benton Drive featured guest speakers, dancers and singers who welcomed in the year of the snake.
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A man with a gun carjacked a car this evening at the Valero gas station on Eureka Way in Redding, according to scanner reports.
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It was Thursday morning when Greg Mushial, having just finished shaving, headed outside his home in the 12000 block of Lago Vista Drive.
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Up here in the Siskiyou mountain country there are plenty of well-marked and well-groomed hiking trails. But there are also miles and miles of little-known, out-of-the-way logging roads great for hiking and scenic views of the back country.
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Delamar was yesterday's mystery photo. I have written about it before, but the place intrigues me so that it's worthy of another rewrite. Delamar (also spelled DeLaMar) was a rich gold, silver, and copper mining town located on what is...
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Q: If white-tailed deer were to migrate into California from Oregon or Idaho, could they be shot here on sight since there is no season or provision for that species?
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Here’s a rambling Redding ranch style home on 1.6 total acres for $264,900. It has a large gunite pool with a poolhouse, and the spa is also included.
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Police say a 16-year-old boy was injured Friday night in an apparent gang-related shooting.
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I want Jim Gilmore to be there.... Last night the Mount Shasta photographer and COS instructor won best of show (and a $2,500 check) at the west coast juried art show at Turtle Bay. If memory serves Gilmore won first...
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This rare Redding split level looked fabulous in 2007 when we last showed it. “Located in Country Oaks Subdivision. This two story
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On January 26th, 2008, Northstate Public Radio aired its first segment of In a North State Garden, a locally-conceived and produced, 4-minute, often interview-based program celebrating home gardening in the North State Region; a region 10 counties strong, just about the size of the state of Ohio and home to more diverse pla
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Here are the road conditions in Shasta County, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation:
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Rain may continue through the weekend as temperatures hover around 56, say forecasters with the National Weather Service.
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Youth Caring for Youth plans to present the Mud Bowl charity flag football tournament from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the Anderson River Park soccer fields.
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Twice this season, the Patriots have played the Volcanoes, and twice they've scored 84 points.
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PALO CEDRO — Unbeaten no more. Foothill High's boys basketball team once again shot its way to another victory, this time hitting 10 3-pointers and 13 of 15 free throws to unseat formerly undefeated Corning 63-52 on homecoming night at the Cougars' Palace on Friday.
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Boys basketball is going to have a mad scramble to the top this season.
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The youth movement for local girls basketball standouts doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime soon.
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PALO CEDRO — Aubrie Wall wasn't going to be denied.
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Nothing thrusts the importance of baseball back into light like a passing of a legend.
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The Anderson High girls basketball team defeated Yreka 43-27 at its homecoming Friday.
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Congressman Doug LaMalfa stresses that he did not go to Washington just to raise the debt ceiling.
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A few weeks back this column profiled the city of Redding's able storm drain utility crew, headed by John Stacher. One of Stacher's pet peeves, I noted, is plastic bags, which can block storm grates and cause flooding or if washed into the river or ocean endanger fish and wildlife. Not to mention what an eyesore the
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Sport was never the purpose of the Second Amendment. Codifying the inalienable right to keep and bear arms resulted from the profound wisdom and strong conviction of our framers that we the people should forevermore be guaranteed the ability to effectively resist tyranny, oppression and injustice regardless of its source. A
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Boys basketball is going to have a mad scramble to the top this season.
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The youth movement for local girls basketball standouts doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime soon.
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At least two north state lawmen have joined the growing group of county sheriffs nationwide speaking out against gun control measures proposed in the wake of deadly mass shootings across the country during the last year.
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The popularity of walking and cycling to get around town is holding at a steady pace in Redding.
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Three defendants in a nearly four-year-old white-collar fraud case saw their upcoming trial delayed for the eighth time Friday in Shasta County Superior Court.
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After buying more than 700 acres of Mt. Eddy last fall, the U.S. Forest Service is working to buy more land on the western Siskiyou County peak.
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Truck drives into Bella Vista store
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Still waiting to hear from United Airlines about its interest in adding flights to Denver from Redding, the city is asking for help from local businesses.
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The Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce 2013 Chamberee will take place Feb. 15 at the Win-River Casino Event Center.
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Here are the road conditions in Shasta County, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation:
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The rain may continue through the weekend as temperatures hover around 56, say forecasters with the National Weather Service. They give Redding a 50 percent chance of seeing rain today and tonight, when temperatures will fall to a low around 36. Sunday will bring a 30 percent chance of showers and a high around 55.
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RED BLUFF — At least one person was injured and another person was unaccounted for in a shooting reported at a tractor business here Friday night.
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Police say a man suspected of armed robbery used his head to ram an officer today while being taken into custody.
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A man on AB 109 probation was arrested today after he was found with guns and two suspicious devices that appeared to be bombs, authorities said.
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Only a few weeks since he took his oath of office, U.S. Rep. Doug LaMalfa is still getting used to his new surroundings.
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Mayers Memorial Hospital is turning to its community to fight Medi-Cal cuts hospital officials say would shutter its two nursing homes and send residents hundreds of miles away.
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A 5K run popping up around the country promises to pack some color and get a bit silly when it rolls into Redding this spring.
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The California Supreme Court will not reconsider a decision obligating Redding to pay retiree health care benefits to its electric utility workers.
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For George Horn, a 72-year-old birder who loves to hike, it's the perfect way to spend a few hours.
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A Sacramento man was arrested Thursday in connection to the theft of marijuana that turned into a shoot out in Redding, authorities say.
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In 1913: A peculiar automobile mishap occurred when the steering wheel of the touring car owned and driven by Frank Smith of Anderson suddenly detached from its forks, leaving the wheel in the hands of Smith but the car uncontrolled. The speed being about 20 mph, the auto swung around and turned turtle, discharging the four
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No one was injured when a truck drove into a grocery store in Bella Vista this afternoon.
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The mystery place is Delamar. And the lucky winner is Polkadot who guessed it at 10:52 a.m. Congratulations Polkadot and enjoy your $10 gift certificate at Ortega's Mexican Restaurant in Palo Cedro. Thank you everyone else for playing and thank...
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Chris Solberg, local homeless activist, posts a painful story from the streets and what happens to people roughing it out in the cold, taking issue with the recent anti-panhandling campaign. Redding Police and businesses are very hot to do a...
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I see it's been a while since I last posted, and I have to admit I haven't even been reading here much either. Maybe I just needed a little time away. And also I'm a little on the dull side. DON'T HATE ME...We got new renters, which is a good thing money-wise. Young couple about 30, been together not terribly lo
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Laura came in for a quick in-studio Senior Session – look at what we can do in just a half-hour session.  She was so shy at first, but once she peeked in the back of the camera, she trusted us and opened up that beautiful smile.  A little pampering at the salon first, and her […]
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What town was this? 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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Intense Close Up Flyby. The post Intense Close Up Flyby appeared first on Daily Dump.
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Hilarious Daily Dose Of Drama Commercial TNT channel made an interactive ad for the launch of the tv station in the Netherlands. On a cold winter’s day, they placed the famous red button somewhere in a Dutch shopping street. The post
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Interesting local wrinkle in this story about the State Personnel Board's recent resolution apologizing for the treatment of state employees of Japanese ancestry during World War II. They not only lost their state jobs but were shipped en masse out...
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Tehama County sheriff’s deputies today said they're investigating the burglary of a vehicle in Gerber.
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I don't fault Red Bluff Police Chief Paul Nanfito for asking residents, as part of a broader survey, whether they'd support raising the local sales tax to shore up the city's public-safety efforts. Hey, it never hurts to ask. But...
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Here’s a little Wells Fargo owned home on a 100′x 200′ parcel in an agricultural area. “Welcome to 5643 Pleasant View Drive. Surrounded by neighboring orchards, this 1/1 home offers an opportunity for serenity. Enjoy a functional floorplan with kitchen and dini
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There can be very little doubt left that many many Americans are seriously pissed off about the way our country is heading. That isn't surprising. In fact, the way things have gone over the last 10 years not only makes it clear why they're pissed off, but frankly, makes it almost inexplicable that they're not [...]
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Forecasters say there's a 60 percent chance of rain in Redding today, mainly after 5 p.m. Otherwise, they're predicting partly sunny skies and a high of 60 degrees today, with a low dropping to 39 degrees at night. For the weekend, National Weather Service meteorologists predict a slightly weaker chance of rain, with a 50 p
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Here are the current road conditions, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation.
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We know he's a Democrat and has been his whole life, but Jerry Brown's not a half-bad Republican governor.
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The media herd is stunned to discover that Barack Obama is a man of the left. After 699 teleprompted presidential speeches, the commentariat was apparently still oblivious. Until Monday's inaugural address, that is.
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Some thoughts on wolves: There seems to be more feeling than thinking on the subject.
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When we see dogs chained up in a backyard like a thing, to suffer the weather conditions, I wonder why owners even want a dog. These are family pets. They should be kept inside or at least given a doghouse with a enclosure from the heat or cold, and usually with water or food. Leaving them out is cruel and heartless.
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I read with interest your coverage of the "pro gun" rallies and the Wayne LaPierre quotes I have read in the Record Searchlight and other sources. I understand that even the NRA is in favor of restricting gun ownership for people who are out of touch with reality and are delusional with maybe other mental health iss
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Of course, the atrocity at Sandy Hook shadowed almost everyone's Christmas, given its timing. I think that "tragedy" is a word that should be reserved for situations related to the character and fortunes of those experiencing it.
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Eliminating bus transportation, campus police officers and summer school were on a list of possible cuts floated at a Shasta Union High School District budget study session Thursday.
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James Williams looked down, shook his head and paused. He was lost for words.
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Enterprise High's girls basketball team didn't waste any time to turn the battle for Northern Section supremacy into a one-sided affair.
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The 2012 prep football season had its fair share of milestones reached, and now it's basketball's turn to let standouts make their marks.
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The Knights had to deal with two different kinds of losing Thursday night.
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Jesse Gomez scored the Cubs' lone goal in a 7-1 losing soccer effort against Corning on Thursday night.
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In 1913: The Redding Lime And Brick Company, of which M.T. Hill was the head, was sold to a new company. The new concern was known as the Redding Tile and Brick Company and was composed of several local capitalists with George W. Sparks as manager, M.T. Hill having no further interest.
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DUNSMUIR — A judge this month shot down a lawsuit from the city's ex-mayor filed nearly two years ago accusing four City Council members of making decisions that benefited them financially.
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Shasta County Fire Safe Council officials point to the Lower Springs Road fuel break as the kind of important work they do.
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Things are happening in downtown Redding.
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Shasta County Marshal Office seeks volunteers.
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During the first week in July 1878, an Indian named Chicken Charlie went to Livingston Stone, superintendent of the U.S. Baird Fish Hatchery at Baird on the McCloud River to request the building of a coffin for his father-in-law, who was going to die soon.
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The bull and gelding sale continued Thursday with the sorting of mules and geldings at Tehama County District Fair grounds in Red Bluff.
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SACRAMENTO (AP) — Authorities say an airplane in Northern California has made an emergency landing after striking a bird shortly after takeoff.
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Ruth Gagne, Redding
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Peter Hufford, Whitmore
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Jeff Jones, Shingletown
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David Haddon, Redding
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Authorities say Wal-Mart workers reported an robbery today in which a man allegedly stole a purse.
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I don't know why there's a fuss of Phil Mickelson's grousing about taxes. Isn't that the all-American thing to do? I suppose a guy who makes $40 million to $50 million a year to play golf shouldn't complain too much....
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RED BLUFF — In a quest to set priorities for his cash-strapped Police Department and make sound plans for the future, Chief Paul Nanfito is surveying citizens for the first time with a multi-page questionnaire he hopes will yield some useful comments.
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A Hayfork woman injured Monday in a two-vehicle collision on Churn Creek Road in Redding died Wednesday at Mercy Medical Center in Redding.
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SUSANVILLE - Investigators say they are treating the death of an inmate at a Lassen County prison as a homicide.
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Over the weekend, I spotted Shasta County's own Sheriff Tom Bosenko on a list of sheriffs "standing up against Obama's gun control." Knowing Bosenko is very much pro-Second Amendment but curious about how he was standing up, I rang him...
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The sixth annual YEP Business Concept & Elevator Pitch competition is taking entries.
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My story today on annual home sales reported on the plight of Brandon McDonald, a Redding resident who's looking to buy his first home. Like a lot who are in the market today, Brandon and his wife have found th
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A former California State Parks director has died, the California Department of Parks and Recreation has announced.
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The Redding Area Bus Authority is reporting today that bus ridership in 2011-12 hit the highest level in almost a decade, resulting in a revenue increase of 18.7 percent over the previous fiscal year.
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Redding police said they arrested a 28-year-old man who's been arrested at least twice in recent months after finding him early Thursday with property stolen from the owner of two local businesses.
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Fightin' words. But then people have been arguing about the Bible forever. Starts about 1 minute 15 seconds into this recently posted 9-minute YouTube video....
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The AP has a great story on how technology is changing the job market -- in many ways to the short-term detriment of middle-class workers. A striking paragraph: Thanks to technology, companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index...
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Daily Real Estate News | Thursday, January 24, 2013 Home prices are increasing across the country as the number of homes for-sale continues to fall. But at a time when buyer demand is picking up, why is inventory still so …
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Fiscal discipline is not the enemy of our good intentions but the basis for realizing them. So says Jerry Brown. Of course, I remember Gray Davis making speeches about not squandering temporary surpluses. Remember how well the Legislature listened to...
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2013 The Year of the Seller's Market Redding Ca Housing Market finished strong in the 4th Quarter of 2012. The real estate market has officially shifted from a buyer's market to a seller's market...overnight! Sales are up quarter after quarter and inventory continues to decline but not the buyer's demand!
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2013 The Year of the Seller's Market   Redding Ca Housing Market finished strong in the 4th Quarter of 2012. The real estate market has officially shifted from a buyer's market to a seller's market...overnight! Sales are up quarter after quarter and inventory continues to decline but not buy
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2013 The Year of the Seller's Market   Redding Ca Housing Market finished strong in the 4th Quarter of 2012. The real estate market has officially shifted from a buyer's market to a seller's market...overnight! Sales are up quarter after quarter and inventory continues to decline but not buy
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RED BLUFF – A 32-year-old Tehama County woman convicted in 2011 of having sexual relations with a 14-year-old boy has been sentenced to four years in prison after she violated her probation, prosecutors announced today.
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A Hayfork woman injured Monday in a two-vehicle collision on Churn Creek Road in Redding died Wednesday at Mercy Medical Center.
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Gov. Jerry Brown's office has released a transcript of the State of the State Address he's giving today. Here is the text:
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On a rainy Sunday afternoon- December 16, 2012, to be exact, the Sandas saw this scene going on outside their home near the Sacramento River Trail. After the young woman said "YES!" the Sandas took a bottle of champagne out to them, but never got their names.
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Oak fired pizza. How could that NOT be awesome? Sure enough. This portable wood fired oven goes from 800 to 1200 d
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BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A Berkeley-based company is recalling frozen pizzas that may contain metal fragments.
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Three vehicles crashed this morning near the cross of Girvan and Eastside roads in south Redding, according to initial reports.
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A teen lost control of her car while she was trying to put on a sock, causing a crash that severed power to nearly 2,500 nearby residents today, authorities say.
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It’s good to see new homes being built, and all the local tradesmen at work. We recall when DR Horton built some nice homes here, before packing it in and leaving. Now, Palomar is building and we are happy to see it. Let us know if we can help you explore buying a home in this developing neighborhood bordering Clov
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Here’s a 1740 sqft 4/2 with an inground pool for a fraction of it’s bubble price. Half price, actually. Here’s a link to this east Redding  forecl
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After being married for 37 years, Bruce & Diana decided it was time to have an official portrait taken. They were a beautiful, warm, and obviously loving couple. We created some really nice images of them and then, at the end of the session, they asked if they could take some photos with some hats [...]
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It’s 7 am and the race is on--the daily sprint to the shower. Winner gets hot water; loser faces a cold blast of reality. The genius who designed our house put two bathrooms side by side, and then installed plumbing borrowed from Barbie’s Doll House. It’s good for a Dixie Cup full of warmth, and [...]
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Forecasters say there's a chance that rain will fall today in the Redding area. There's a 20 percent chance of rain, according to the National Weather Service, and skies should clear to be mostly sunny after 10 a.m. The high will hit about 62 degrees. Temperatures tonight will drop to about 37 degrees. Expect similar weathe
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Here are the current road conditions in Shasta County, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation.
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A former BBC reporter will speak today at Simpson University about genocide in Sudan.
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Nobody would ever wish a catastrophic fire on a thriving local business, or decay and abandonment on a once-thriving landmark building.
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President Obama launched his second term with a surprisingly lengthy and bold to-do list, coupled with new recognition of the painful limits of power, politics and time. The silent accompaniment to his second inaugural was the relentless ticking of a clock, marking off the remaining days of the Obama presidency.
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Kudos to Gov. Brown for balancing the California budget. This is a miracle on the order of the loaves and fishes, and has gone almost unnoticed.
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It is sad to realize how many people live in fear and are easily led by the NRA into believing that the government is taking away the Second Amendment. No truth to it.
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If passing more laws can save lives, then we already have one law that covers about everything. "It is unlawful for a person to kill, maim, injure or inflict injury to another person." That's it!
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According to the Jan. 17 article on the City Council's decision to outsource the Redding Electric Utility department's call center, the city would send $3.175 million of our ratepayer dollars to Nebraska to set up the call center and then $1,102,000 annually to Nebraska for the service.
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At night, the outside of Tips bar is intriguing and perhaps even slightly forbidding. Practically all one sees is a red, neon “Tip’s” sign with a green martini glass mounted high on an ancient two-story building on Walnut Street in Red Bluff.
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Soroptimist International of Redding has pulled out all the stops for Saturday’s Mardi Gras fundraiser at the Civic Auditorium and the stage is set for a night of dancing, gambling, dining, revelry, campaigning, seeing and being seen.
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Artist Dave Anderson was very active when he was young and art took a back seat, but he always dabbled in posters, signs and drawings for co-workers and family. Anderson worked as a fisherman most of his life and created art on the side. When he and his wife, Patty, were dating, she introduced him to artist Chris Martinez.
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Who’da thunk it? In Redding, supposedly a meat and potatoes town, the most-talked-about dish these days is the Buddha Bowl at Wilda’s Grill -- a gluten-free and highly addictive concoction consisting of brown rice, red beans, chicken or tofu, avocado, shredded cabbage, jalapenos, cilantro and two sauces (a sesame and s
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Nowhere in sports is the phrase "harsh reality" more appropriate than in junior college.
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For young basketball teams, it sure helps to have a veteran who's leading the conference in scoring and rebounding.
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Ryan Frommer led the University Preparatory School boys basketball team with 20 points in a 70-49 nonleague win over Trinity at home on Wednesday.
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PALO CEDRO — Logan Warnecke's first mission as a varsity wrestler: Spoil Foothill's senior night.
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A made-for-TV event showcasing the world's top rodeo riders will make its debut in Redding.
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Emergency crews went to a wreck involving three vehicles, including a big rig, Wednesday night on southbound Interstate 5 just north of the Highway 44 interchange in Redding.
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Sheriff's deputies are heading to Millville after a man reported walking in on two burglars in a house this evening.
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North state efforts to combat obesity are lacking, though local residents say they would support new taxes to fight obesity.
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Expansion of Redding's two sewage treatment plants is nearing completion, and officials say the increased filtration capacity already has proven more than enough to handle heavy downpours.
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Early wreck closes
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RED BLUFF — They start out on the ground then quickly dash across a dirt arena toward a herd of five cattle, following the orders of a horseback rider as at least 250 mostly silent people watch.
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A Burney man whose two young children were severely hurt Nov. 12 by an accidental shotgun blast at their home was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison after he pleaded no contest to child endangerment-abuse charges.
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A long line of people queued up outside the Shasta County Courthouse early Wednesday morning inching their way toward the weapon screening station inside the door.
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This is the time of year when many of us notice that our waistlines are expanding, but our energy level is declining. It's the time of year when we resolve to do something about it. Health-club memberships tend to spike in January.
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 Reverse Focus recently celebrated its 5-year anniversary and has become a leader in the Reverse Mortgage industry. The Redding-based start-up launched in November of 2007 and was founded by Eric A. Hiatt with private equity partners from San Diego, CA. ReverseFocus.com has become the leading resource for technology, t
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Protect yourself from bitter cold
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The market for memory enhancing products is booming as the population ages and people become more aware of memory loss.
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Shasta County's housing market continued its slow recovery in 2012 as first-time buyers and investors fueled a 16 percent jump in sales, which hit a six-year high.
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A Shasta County family may sue the city and county over the death of their 32-year-old relative, whom they say may have lived had he gotten treatment instead of being arrested when police officers found him high on methamphetamine with symptoms that mimicked an "epileptic fit."
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Lassen National Park officials are taking a very different approach to restoring areas burned in the Reading Fire last summer.
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In 1913: People taking up stray stock in the city limits were ordered to turn same over to George H. Cochran, poundmaster, otherwise they would be liable.
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A majority of north state residents say obesity is a serious problem, think community efforts against it are lacking and support additional taxes to fight weight issues.
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  This is Abby.  I may be biased, but this is just the cutest baby ever!!!  Ok, ok, she’s my granddaughter…  ;o)  Isn’t she cute though?
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A made-for-TV event showcasing the world’s top rodeo riders will make its debut in Redding. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Champions Challenge launches May 18 with a high-stakes encore to the Redding Rodeo.
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The board of the Luis Miramontes Memorial Foundation donated $25,0000 to Mercy Medical Center in Redding last week.
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A Burney man whose two young children were severely hurt Nov. 12 by an accidental shotgun blast at their home was sentenced today to eight years in prison after he pleaded no contest to child endangerment-child abuse charges.
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So says the California Association of Realtors, with music set to Dubstep, no less. Yo man, that drop is sick (in housing inventory)!
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Here’s a 1980 1567 sqft 3/2 in west Redding. The west side is popular among our local professionals in medical, legal, and government, so this one should pique interest Representing the government/seller if foreclosure listing agent Vicki Cook of Banner Realty. She writes: “
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A lively group of Redding people have been meeting every month over the last 40+ years to share a meal. The membership has evolved over the years, but the theme persists: The Gourmet. I was invited after a regular member had to bow out at the last minute. The idea is that the host prepares the main dis
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A Hayfork woman was arrested Friday after Trinity County deputies allegedly found her with about 6 ounces of methamphetamine.
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A Cottonwood man walked into a burglary taking place at his house Tuesday afternoon, deputies said.
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Yelp is reportedly working with SF and NYC on automatically getting restaurant health inspection reports. Other cities to follow. Here's what Larry Lees, Shasta County's chief executive, e-mailed me: "This is handled out of our Environmental Health Department and is...
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Interstate 5 southbound is completely open, the California Department of Transportation has reported.
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Jeffrey Schauer's offered a string of complaints that the California governor is insufficiently progressive, but suddenly even Republicans are noticing that Jerry Brown is, if not one of them, a pretty close substitute, reports the Chronicle: The 74-year-old Democrat, whom...
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You know you're not in Kansas anymore when they send a ranger with a gun along on the nature walk. We checked into the Mountain Lodge in Mt. Kenya National Park and reported for a walk into the rainforest. It was a muddy slog in natty green gumboots, along an elephant path where we also [...]
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Forecasters say today is likely to be a rainy day in Redding, the first in a series of cloudy or rainy days. The high will hit about 56 degrees, and there's an 80 percent chance of rain, mostly after 10 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. There's also a the same likelihood for rain tonight, when temperatures wi
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Sentencing for a 32-year-old man convicted last year of robbing a Redding marijuana dispensary was put off today in Shasta County Superior Court until Feb. 5.
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Here are the current road conditions in Shasta County, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation.
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The purpose of the military, the saying goes, is to kill people and break things.
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The gun control controversy is only the latest of many issues to be debated almost solely in terms of fixed preconceptions, with little or no examination of hard facts.
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NEW YORK (AP) — New Kids On the Block, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men are teaming up for a summer tour.
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When are those Redding city officials who control the timing of the street signals going to give serious thought to resetting the street lights?
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I believe that it is hypocritical to condone the systematic slaughter of millions of unborn babies while expressing outrage over the senseless shooting of innocent children.
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The country continues to bash guns in the aftermath of Sandy Hook, and to watch the thousands of weapons being turned in for a measly $100 is a shame.
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How come the pro-abortion people grieve over the innocent children killed in Connecticut — as they should — but do not grieve for the unborn children killed every day?
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The men who wrote the Second Amendment could no more have imagined a modern assault weapon than, say, an atomic bomb.
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On Saturday, assorted pellets and slugs accidentally pierced a torso, three hands, and an arm at three gun shows across the country on national Gun Appreciation Day.
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The Redding Christian boys basketball team defeated Mercy 57-30 on Tuesday night in Red Bluff.
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Last year, Kelsie Jurin became just the second freshman girl in Northern Section history to score more than 500 points in a season. This year, another freshman is on pace to do the same thing.
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ANDERSON — The Cardinals are unbeaten for a reason.
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SHASTA LAKE — Experience paid off for the Central Valley High boys basketball team.
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A Redding woman accused of murder in the 2010 death of a Sacramento man had her retrial that's set for next week confirmed Tuesday in Shasta County Superior Court.
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The Redding Planning Commission enthusiastically approved two downtown projects Tuesday, including demolishing the former Greyhound Bus Station to make room for a mixed-used commercial, retail and residential building.
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Here are the current road conditions in Shasta County, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation.
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The driver of a dark green Chevrolet pickup crashed into the corner of a house in the 1800 block of Roanoke Avenue in Redding on Tuesday night and then fled the scene.
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A Mountain Gate man charged with hacking two men to death with a wood-splitting maul during a gruesome February rampage outside his home pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity today in Shasta County Superior Court.
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A 61-year-old Happy Valley area man was sentenced today to 30 years in prison for repeatedly molesting two children from 1997 to 2003.
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In 1913: Priscilla F. Moss was quarantined and was kept under strict surveillance by the Sisson Board of Health. She was recently nursing in a family where there was a case of scarlet fever, although she was in charge of another patient. Her patient improved, and she returned home without a permit or proper fumigation.
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Authorities said today that they found a tractor that was stolen from Oregon eight years ago alongside with six other purloined vehicles.
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The Mountain Gate man charged with hacking two men to death with a wood-splitting maul during a gruesome February rampage outside his home pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity Tuesday in Shasta County Superior Court.
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More than 2 million Pacific Gas & Electric Co. customers are in a position to qualify for gas bill credits through the utility's Winter Gas Savings program.
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An infamous north state kidnapping case will be the subject of a national crime show that airs tonight.
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The Shasta County Coroner's Office on Tuesday identified the 16-year-old boy who died after falling off a bluff near the Sacramento River Saturday and determined what killed the teen.
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A 61-year-old Happy Valley area man was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in prison for repeatedly molesting two children from 1997 to 2003.
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National Park Service officials are doing controlled burns today at the eastern side of Whiskeytown Lake, putting up a smoke that can be seen for miles.
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Officers have found a backhoe stolen from a construction site in Anderson, said officers with the California Highway Patrol.
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This hilarious clip from "Portlandia" perfectly captures the bag nazis at the Eureka and Arcata co-ops who were unsympathetic and unhelpful to a bag-less out-of-town visitor (yours truly). Actually, I understand and applaud the goal (see column this coming Saturday)...
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES EEL RIVER — Great fishing here right now, despite low water in the South Fork. It’s loaded with fish from top to bottom. Find one and you’ll find more. Use roe or plugs, they both work. The Main is a little big, but fish numbers are “stagger
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Development's been scarce enough lately that it's almost newsworthy when the city of Redding even holds a Planning Commission meeting, but this afternoon's has two very cool projects down. Canteca Foods, whose warehouse in a century-old building by the railroad...
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I climbed, hiked, bled (it was only a scratch), and nearly swam for this photograph. I've seen a few compositions of the bridge before from angles like this and have always wondered how people got them. I've really wanted to get one of my own after seeing awesome shots like it so I determined I [...]
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I ran across someone on you tube the other week, and I really thought What an asshole jerk, AT FIRST.  I continued to watch a clip of his video and started laughing at what he does.  His Name is Jack Vale. Have you seen this crazy guy, Jack Vale,  on you tube?  he is really […]
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Homeowners in Tehama County reported two burglaries in the county over the weekend.
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There I was, trying my best, and failing royally, to buckle my 2-year-old grandson into his car seat. "Is it me?" I wondered. "Or is it technology? When did car seats get so blasted hard?"
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Someone broke into an unlocked Corning garage over the weekend and stole a rifle and a shotgun, Tehama County deputies said.
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A Redding teen who died after falling off a bluff near the Sacramento River on Saturday has been identified by the Shasta County Coroner's Office.
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Three people were arrested Friday after allegedly stealing scrap metal from a Corning man's property.
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It’s 1923 in Redding. They built a house in the style of the Roaring 20′s. At least as the roaring 20′s manifested itself around here. In 1923, U.S. President Warren G. Harding, dies of a heart attack and is succeeded by Vice President Calvin Coolidge as President of the United State
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Gil Moore, a one-time colleague, analyzed FBI and other stats. From a blog post: ...the total number of people killed in massacres such as the recent horrific school slayings in Connecticut is only a tiny, tiny portion of gun deaths.......
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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.  Whether you relish the idea of ditching your wallet in favor of swiping your phone everywhere you go or [..
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Redding should see sunny skies and a high near 66 degrees today, but rain is in the forecast for Wednesday. Increasing clouds are expected to gather Tuesday night and there's a 60 percent chance of rain, mainly before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, forecasters with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. Thursday's weather fo
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The trial of an Oregon man charged with 10 counts of attempted murder in connection with a 2011 shootout with law enforcement officers is slated to begin with jury selection today in Shasta County Superior Court.
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For the first time this season, the Enterprise High boys and girls basketball teams are unanimously the No. 1 ranked teams in the Northern Section Media Poll.
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Sun Oaks Aquatics Racing swimmers Connor Doran and Jayne Brandt combined to place in 19 events at an all-star swim meet in San Diego over the weekend.
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Every Californian knows by now that the way the state punishes criminals has changed.
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The decisive moment of Jerry Brown's 2010 campaign for governor came that September, when he looked straight into a camera for the simplest of political commercials.
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Reviews site Yelp is adding restaurants' health-inspection grades to its site, giving users yet another filter through which they can decide where to eat.
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America's longest-fought war is the one waged at home in its ongoing war Against women. Forty years ago the historic Roe versus Wade Supreme Court decision galvanized a powerful anti-choice faction into declaring all-out war on women's reproductive freedoms. Consequently, American women today have far less reproduct
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Where would we be if we did not have a conscience? What is a conscience? A conscience is collective judgment or belief in right and wrong. It was a guilty conscience that caused Adam and Eve to hide from God in the garden.
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Sgt. Melissa Ross, of Redding, is greeted by her friends and family as she and other soldiers from the California National Guard's 132nd Multi-Role Bridge Company arrived at the Redding Municipal Airport on Monday. The troops had been deployed to Afghanistan.
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Hundreds prayed and then peacefully marched down Court Street in Redding on Monday to honor the life and memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
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Another Shasta County Superior Court judge is stepping down from the bench.
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Two people were hospitalized Monday after a two-vehicle collision on Churn Creek Road in Redding
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1913: Sisson is making a stubborn fight to stop the spread of scarlet fever and is taking particular pains to enforce the law of quarantine. Dr George W. Burk's trial is set for next week on the charge of not reporting cases coming under his attention.
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A full Lake Shasta and improving economy meant a good 2012 for Redding boat dealers.
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If Barack Hussein Obama II is Malcolm X’s biological son and ideological heir, it would uniquely explain the mystery of why he was so generously helped by so many Arab and communist “friends in high places” long before he was a “somebody.” Malcolm ensured his secret son would learn the ways of Islam, of revolution
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Two people were hospitalized today following a two-vehicle collision on Churn Creek Road in Redding.
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It's wrong to make a generalization on the basis of something happening twice in four years, but I'm going to do it anyway.Four years ago, I had an Obama-Biden bumper sticker on my pickup. I came out of Gary's house one morning to find someone had thrown the contents of a can of ravioli on my windshield, and thr
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I fell in love with cannoli in Turin, Italy, at the Terra Madre conference a few months ago. The cannoli I bought were fat but small - like half a pencil long - crunchy on the outside, creamy in the middle, dipped in chopped chocolate.   If you've never had the pleasure of meeting and eating [...]
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Q. Is there a difference between the deserving and the undeserving poor? No. When it comes down to it, the poor are poor, the hungry are hungry. How they got that way is irrelevant: as a human, and humane, being one should do what one can to alleviate the hunger and want. William Shockley, Vice President Shasta Atheists and
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We showed this one the first day it hit and there were already 15 cards there. It’s a hot one. This bright and modern home sits on almost an acre in a great part of town. We really like Hope Lane. Ultimately we think it will connect to the lovely Gold Hills Golf neig
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has prepared a second inaugural address that broadly lays out his vision for the country's future, setting the stage for looming debates over taxes, guns, immigration and other issues while leaving the details for another day.
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Our community is proud that the inspirational film Lincoln has a Redding connection. But Shasta County has it’s own less glorious past we must acknowledge. I came across this small glimpse of it while looking over documents for a
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WASHINGTON (AP) — For once, the drumbeats of division receded and Americans of every ornery opinion gathered to witness history unfold in President Barack Obama's second-term inauguration.
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On a day of prayer, pledges and parties, President Barack Obama heard cheers in the streets of the capital Monday as he returned to the White House from a morning church service and crowds massed on the National Mall in anticipation of his encore inaugural address.
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It'll be another unseasonably warm day in Redding today, forecasters said. The high should reach 69 degrees under sunny skies, while tonight's low will be about 32 degrees. Tuesday will be similar, but prepare for a slight chance of showers starting Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o will be interviewed by Katie Couric, the first on-camera interview given by the All-American since news broke about the dead girlfriend hoax.
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SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (AP) — Officials say a man shot and killed Saturday outside of a Bay Area Rapid Transit station in San Leandro may have been hit by gunfire intended for somebody else.
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Snow; Jardin des Plantes, Sunday, January 20, 17h35
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed, a martyr to his cause, in this prime of his life. It's hard for the day when we honor his life to be anything but solemn.
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In June of 1950, the American 7th Fleet was dispatched to the straits between mainland China and Taiwan. They were there to protect Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek and his remnant forces from attack by Mao Zedong and his army, which had taken all of mainland China and most offshore islands. Two days later the North Koreans cr
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The Rev. Louie Giglio, designated to give the benediction at this year's presidential inauguration, has withdrawn, under apparent pressure, after the surfacing of remarks he made, some 25 years ago, about the sinfulness of homosexuality.
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Redding's scenic wonderland was too much for Connecticut resident Shawn Burdette to pass up.
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Barbara Brigham stood by the runway fence in beaming sunshine, tapping her phone nervously against the back of her hand.
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A 16-year-old boy died Saturday night after falling off a bluff near Palisades Avenue and the Sacramento River, officials said.
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Here's what's closed and open today in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day:
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DUNSMUIR -- Peter Arth has big ideas for the town he's lived in for about the past 5 years.
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In 1913: The 50 elk, eight bulls and 42 cows from Yellowstone National Park were liberated. They were turned loose to roam between the McCloud and Pit rivers. The law made it a felony for anyone to kill one of them. Warning notices were posted at prominent places on the elks' range.
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It's seems every where you go around town there is a problem with panhandling ,today I got a chance to meet a street Artist that is doing something different. giving you his art  in return. " Everything has a totem and a story"  Goat Heart Wizard
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The first batch of local National Guard soldiers deployed in Afghanistan for the last year returned to the north state this afternoon.
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Programs from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., rain or shine. Schedule of events: 8:00am: Bell Ringing Ceremony (Inside of Old City Hall, located at 1313 Market St.) 9:00am: The worldwide bell ringing 9:30am: Shuttle leaving the Martin Luther King Jr. Center to the Court House (Shuttle transportation provided by Bethel Church) 10:00am:
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A 16-year-old male died Saturday after falling off a bluff near Palisades Avenue and the Sacramento River, officials said.
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On the porch at Dakaro Cellars near Whitmore. Pleasant place to spend an hour or so on a spring-like January day. Inside the rustic tasting room co-owner David Roth pours some of his viognier. Outside, some of the rock...
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The sun will shine today in the north state, bringing temperatures to around 68 in the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.
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Here are north state road conditions, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation:
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Good news that Southern Aluminum Finishing, after six years of starts and stops, finally got its new production plant in Redding running this month.
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Do a better job for less money?That's illegal in California.
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Our journey to Scotland started out on a rough spot at -- where else? -- the airport.
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Finally, I think we've put Christmas to bed at our house.
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Too often, state government seems to spend your hard-earned tax dollars as if it is their money, when, in fact, it's your money.
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Controversy has recently arisen regarding something that may, or may not, have led to a vote at the Dec. 4 Redding City Council meeting.
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President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled his plan, in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, to crack down on gun violence.
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Aimee Poe of Redding and Joel Wandro of Grass Valley are engaged to be married on March 31, 2013, at TBS Ranch in Palo Cedro. The bride-elect is the daughter of Michael and Anne Poe of Redding. She is a graduate of Cal State East Bay with a degree in multimedia and graphic design. She is employed by the Record Searchlight.
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My 12-year-old daughter, Payton, and I had a falling out this past holiday, not so much as a mom and daughter, but more as friends or peers.
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Birders and hikers, pack your bags for a winter weekend vacation. Birds of a feather arrive en masse, and Chico is ready to welcome them at the 14th annual Snow Goose Festival of the Pacific Flyway.
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Dear Readers: Last week, "Curious Reader" asked if mass shootings are the price of society's insatiable appetite for media violence. A furious defense ensued from the male panelists, who pointed to mentally disturbed individuals as the cause of mass shootings, not their games, movies and music, which they held sacrosanct.
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In 2010 I crossed the digital divide with an iPod, a blog and new Facebook and Twitter accounts. Soon I created a website for my college courses, moved my curriculum and class handouts online for easy access and began drafting my freelance articles and columns on the computer rather than by hand.
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How do we order off the menu when someone else is paying?
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There are several modern conveniences that, when used effectively, can drastically improve your ability to stay on top of your work and personal life.
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Dear Debt Adviser: I'm about to receive an inheritance and would like to use some of it to buy a home. But I'm wondering if I'll run into trouble due to some unpaid medical bills from 24 years ago. Also, my credit score is zero. How can I protect this inheritance from creditors?
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As the proud owner of a newly rescued dog, I've been gathering the necessary supplies to help keep my new buddy healthy. While searching one of my favorite green product websites, I came across Farm Dog Naturals, whose products are geared toward helping to reduce trips to the vet naturally.
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Roxann Piche and Cody Buick, both of Redding, are engaged to be married on Oct. 26, 2013, at The White House at Churn Creek Golf Course in Redding. The bride-elect is the daughter of Guy and Vivian Piche, of Palo Cedro. She graduated from Simpson University in 2012 and currently works for the Redding School District, Her
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McKenna Carroll doesn't usually get all the glory.
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Three local prep volleyball teams captured Northern Section championships in 2012.
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Five area volleyball players were named to the MaxPreps All-State divisional teams Friday.
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Police say a parolee stumbled out of a vehicle he'd just stolen while possibly impaired by methamphetamine Saturday.
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In 1913: Mr. Parmelee of Heroult, who had an attack of small pox in sensational form, causing him to butt into private gatherings, take part in free fights and break his quarantine every time the chances were good, was again at liberty, having taken leave of the Lorenz hospital a day before his scheduled release. The patien
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Dear Babe: I have some 1948 Bowman basketball cards and 1950 Bowman football cards. The cards are all in pretty good condition, but there is one issue. Back in the day I used Scotch tape to hold the cards in place. They have no crease, but the tape is visible. Not all have the tape on the corners, but most do. Once again th
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The troops are coming home.
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Groups of people around the north state used their rights under the First Amendment to defend the Second, which some rally participants said is under fire by gun grabbers in the government.
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RED BLUFF — Cottonwood rancher Char Avila was looking ahead to Tuesday and Wednesday, calling them "the nail-biting days."
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Here's what's closed and open Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day:
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The Community Teaching Garden at Shasta College produced a profusion of tomatoes, squash, melons, beans and cucumbers, but couldn't generate enough money or volunteers to survive.
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Barbara Schaefer of Grass Valley knows all about the highs and lows of sled dog racing. She's been running dogs for a quarter century, and racing them for 16 years.
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Shasta College plans to add new classrooms, faculty offices and restrooms to its farm.
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The sun will shine today in the north state, bringing temperatures to around 68 in the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. At night, temperatures will fall to 32 before rising to around 67 on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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Groups of people around the north state used their rights under the First Amendment to defend the Second, which some rally participants said is under fire by gun grabbers in the government.
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President Barack Obama is preparing for all the musicians set to perform at his inauguration festivities by releasing an official playlist.
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Firefighters say two blazes, reported within minutes of each other, damaged a conveyor belt and a roof in Redding and Shasta Lake.
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Q: What are some of the new sturgeon fishing regulation changes that went into effect Jan. 1? I've heard measurement methods, size limits and methods of take are a few of them. What's new?
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A short radio interview he gave in 2001. What a loss....
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Police say a parolee stumbled out of a reportedly stolen vehicle while possibly impaired by methamphetamine today in north Redding.
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The Art Nouveau/Art Deco Palacio de Bellas Artes, snapped after a rainstorm....
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As promised in today's newspaper column here's John Harris' complete comment on last week's topic, headlined "Did the GOP wreck Shasta County?": johnharris writes: I would add one other factor to your analysis, Marc: the self-destructive stupidity of the "us"...
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I have read that: “Happiness is the way you arrange your mind”. While the actual translation of the word Bonsai, as it relates to the ancient Asian horticultural art, is “tree in a pot”, many practitioners of the art might say that happiness is the way you arrange your bonsai. Photo: Moon gate entrance to [...]
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Protesters will be gathering around the north state today to demonstrate against what they call unreasonable restrictions on the Second Amendment's right to bear arms.
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The Redding area today will experience frost before 10 a.m. before the sun warms temperatures to near 66, the National Weather Service reports. A north wind is expected around 6 mph. Expect frost after 4 a.m. Sunday. Another sunny day is forecast for the rest of Sunday with a high near 66. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on M
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Fans of Redding's famous eagle pair will have only limited viewing of the birds online this season because one camera at their nest isn't operating and the other shows only a portion of their nest.
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Should the City Council keep an eye open to potential conflicts of interest when it names residents to its various citizen commissions? Absolutely.
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Given the north state's budding marijuana culture perhaps it's not surprising that we've cultivated a bonafide cannabis celebrity.
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An early-morning mist settles over the winding roads and rolling hills dotted with sheep, just waking to another day beneath steel-gray skies. It's a setting straight out of a Hollywood script. Then the bucolic charm is interrupted by the chatty cabdriver who shares everything he knows about Highclere Castle, the warring ne
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With admiration for Rod Dinger's efforts to secure additional airline services to Redding, I would suggest the first priority would be to achieve a measure of reliability and confidence in the existing United/Sky West services.
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I've been a member of the National Rifle Association since 1947. However, the M-14 and all others do not belong on the market.
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After seeing our W-2s, reading about the new tax, utility and health care increases and thinking, "How are we going to make it this year?"
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I find it hard to believe that Redding Electric Utility wants another rate increase. No, no and no! Live within your means; that's what we are told to do. It's time for some belt tightening on your part.
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Here is a fact for discussion. Wayne LaPierre in his book "America Disarmed" allows as to how there may occur "mass executions of gun owners" in America. The context was to parallel the Nazi disarmament of Jews leading to the Holocaust.
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All Brad Woods wanted was a championship.
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Austin Clark lives to light up the Pasture.
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RED BLUFF — Any win in the Sac River League is a good win.
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PALO CEDRO — When top scorers go down, basketball teams either rise up — or crumble.
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Something about Friday's match was made for Shasta High striker Odi Rizos. Wolves coach Kenny Breedlove told him during a scoreless first half against Chico that all it takes is one chance for him to change everything. And at halftime, he had a spot on premonition.
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The Redding Christian boys basketball team beat U-Prep 38-27 on Friday in a defensive struggle.
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The 2012 prep football season was so contentious, and remarkable that it had to screech to a stop.
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The 2012 All-Record Searchlight defensive team is experiencing a youth movement with this year's R-S' defensive MVP in West Valley's junior safety Austin Clark leading the way.
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Authorities found a body Friday night after receiving a report of a train striking a pedestrian near Deschutes and South Barney roads in Anderson.
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A 35-year-old Anderson man was struck and killed by a Union Pacific train Friday night, the Shasta County Sheriff's Office says.
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Police are investigating a shooting into a vehicle and a house in the 3600 block of Webster Drive in Anderson about 8:35 p.m. Friday.
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Do a better job for less money?That's illegal in California.
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Clinton Romesha, a former active duty Army staff sergeant, will receive the Medal of Honor for "conspicuous gallantry" in Afghanistan, according to the White House.
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A man accused of having sex with a teen never coached a team or players at West Valley High School, administrators say.
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Missing pair from Manton found dead.
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Until recently I would have said "cold frames" were eye glasses left in the refrigerator. But in attempting to turn my cliff-side garden west of Redding into a year-round operation, I discovered that green-thumb gardeners use cold-frame contraptions to protect their tender plants from low temperatures.
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watcher44 guessed the mystery photo at 3:19 p.m.! Congratulations to him/her. What a lively game today. Now all I need is for someone in the "know" to let me know what that beautiful piece of rock is. Watcher 44 has...
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In "Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw it Coming" (342 pages, Penguin Books, 2007) Paul Hawken argues that humans are physically one, not only with each other, but with all living things.
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About a half-dozen schoolkids got to participate in something much larger than themselves Friday.
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Q. Ground squirrels are wasting my garden, chewing on all the vegetables, even the bark of the fruit trees. What should I do?
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A federal judge has ruled that attorneys representing the city of Anderson and its police department in a $10 million lawsuit must be given access to the medical and psychotherapy records of a Millville woman who claims she was raped by an Anderson police officer taking her to jail.
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The unemployment rate in Shasta County in December increased slightly to 12 percent, up from a revised 11.8 percent in November, the state reported Friday.
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Six graduates awarded diplomas Friday may prize those pieces of paper more than any degree bestowed by Stanford or Princeton.
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From the Daily Mail, via The DrudgeReport. And here's a version that makes a bit more, er, cents. Wonder how many people have longed to do what Larry Gasper did.......
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Detectives today reported that an attempted robbery led to one of the suspects being tied up, beaten, interrogated and threatened with a blow torch by a resident of the home he was allegedly robbing.
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A labor union representing employees at Redding Electric Utility’s customer service department this week sued the city over its plans to outsource the department’s call center.
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A couple reported missing near Manton on Christmas Eve was found dead today, according to the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office.
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The governor's office makes a nice announcement: Ronald Brown, 63, Oroville, has been appointed administrator at the Veterans Home of California in Redding. Brown has been a nursing home administrator at the Yuba Skilled Nursing Center since 2010. He was...
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In 1913: The biggest rain, wind and storm in the Sacramento Valley came to an end after tying up railroad traffic nearly 24 hours. Redding rainfall to date was 19.19 inches. The previous year it was 7.10 inches.
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day
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For the second time in two weeks, a robbery victim was assaulted using a truck's passenger door in the parking lot of Ross Dress For Less on Hilltop Drive.
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The life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. will be celebrated Monday in Redding with a series of tributes to the slain civil rights leader, culminating in a seven-block march and brunch program.
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The Red Bluff Police Department is asking community members to share their thoughts on crime trends, and how police should address them, via a survey.
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Cicada Cantina, Redding businessman Joe Wong’s new restaurant, will open next month.
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DUNSMUIR — Peter Arth has big ideas for the town he's lived in for about the past 5 years.
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Redding School of the Arts’ Theatre department will be premiering Disney’s "The Little Mermaid" for the first time in Redding.
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Who was honored on his 100th Birthday?
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Simpson University extends an invitation to all Shasta County residents interested in singing choral literature to join its community chorus.
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Barry Ritholtz, lately one of my favorite writers, is one of my favorite writers because he regularly does things like look back and see what he did wrong over the past year in his day job as an investment manager....
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A few days ago, some family, friends, and colleagues gathered to celebrate the culmination of a grand career in medicine. Dr. Stephen Cox has worked for years for the VA. I was granted the opportunity to document the fun with some images, and this is a result. Thanks for your good work, Dr. Cox. Enjoy retire
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Redding CA Dessert Event February 2013! LIFE IS SHORT! EAT DESSERT FIRST Do you like LOVE chocolate? If you said no, stop reading now but pass this information on! If you said yes, then this is for you!   You're invited to "Life is short. Eat Dessert First!"
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Redding CA Dessert Event February 2013! LIFE IS SHORT! EAT DESSERT FIRST Do you like LOVE chocolate? If you said no, stop reading now but pass this information on! If you said yes, then this is for you!   You're invited to "Life is short. Eat Dessert First!"
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After reading and re-reading the forecast discussion at NOAA.gov and seeing virtually no local precip in sight for the rest of the month, I e-mailed Scott Mobley in Portland for his analysis: "We've settled into one of those extremely stable...
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The unemployment rate in Shasta County in December increased slightly to 12 percent, up from a revised 11.8 percent in November, the state reported this morning.
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Despite a relentless workload ahead, President Barack Obama is lighter on his feet in one sense as he opens his second term. Gone are the hundreds of promises of the past. He's toting carry-ons instead of heavy cargo this time.
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Our Lady of Mercy Parish - Ministry Fair 2013 from Deacon Pat Kearns on Vimeo.   Fe en Acción from Deacon Pat Kearns
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We’re seeing a lot more HUD foreclosures homes hit the market lately. “Best Hurry! Two bedrooms, two other large rooms that need closets. Nice quiet street just past Buckeye School. There will be lots of interest in this home, which is in pretty good shape, for the price.
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Deputies arrested a 26-year-old transient Thursday near Rawson Road in Corning after they said the man had a concealed loaded shotgun in his vehicle.
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A Cottonwood man who told deputies he had “borrowed” a tire off a neighbor’s truck to put on his truck was arrested, the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office said today.
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I don't know what this is; but I know where it's located. What town is it located in? Welcome to the History Mystery Photo Contest. If you're the first person to give the correct answer, you'll win the prize plus...
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Sealing A Truck Tire Can Be Dangerous. Luckily the rim and tire were the only things destroyed and the guys got to keep their limbs intact. The post Sealing A Truck Tire Can Be Dangerous appeared first on
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I was wondering how aircraft patrols work in conjunction with ground officers. Do drivers only have to worry about them on clear days? What kinds of areas are patrolled by aircraft? How does the pilot determine someone's speed? If you want to see a line of big-rigs cool their jets, just broadcast over your CB that [...]
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They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Today's MotM is all about sincere flattery, and I think you'll enjoy this crazy trip that weaves old and new, amazing and awful and a few little mind blowers. Like, for example, did you know that Manfred Mann's incredible "Blinded by the Light" was actually a [...]
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Here are the current road conditions in the north state, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation:
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Patches of frost will develop this morning before being chased away by sunny skies and temperatures that could rise to around 70, the National Weather Service is reporting.
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If out-of-control marijuana growing is wrecking the quality of life in rural Shasta County neighborhoods, as many residents complain, another wheel-spinning committee will certainly not solve the problem.
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It has become conventional wisdom that Republicans are suffering an internal split that President Obama is successfully exploiting to neuter the Republican House. It is not true, however, that the Republican split is philosophical and fundamental. And that a hopelessly divided GOP is therefore headed for decline, perhaps ir
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Director Kathryn Bigelow defends torture scenes in her Oscar-nominated film "Zero Dark Thirty," saying torture was an undeniable part of the hunt for Osama bin Laden after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
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The long-awaited third season of "Downton Abbey" on PBS got me thinking about British food. And that, of course, made me hungry for fish and chips, a classic British dish that dates back to the 1800s.
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It is apparent that America needs to create a new gun policy nationally to reflect our cherished commonly held values of life and liberty.
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Merle did it again! This country music star is downright amazing! You'll never be disappointed going to a Merle Haggard concert.
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I practiced law in Shasta County beginning in 1994. I frequently appeared before Judge Jack Halpin on motions, case conferences and trials, both civil and criminal. In all instances, I found him to be courteous, up to date on the legal principles and facts in question, and scrupulously fair to all parties.
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The defending NCAA champion Kentucky Wildcats shot 38 percent from 3-point land last season. This year's edition of Foothill High boy's basketball is shooting 41 percent from deep.
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COTTONWOOD — Defense has been the focus of the Red Bluff High girls basketball team this season, but when the Spartans' offense gets rolling, they're as tough to beat as anyone in the section.
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The U-Prep girls soccer team beat Anderson 5-0 on Thursday at the Redding Soccer Park.
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Redding man lands national award
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Modoc County native to receive Medal of Honor
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Redding girl honors MLK with outreach
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