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March 1st, 2013

I love this mash note to libraries by sci-fi writer John Scalzi, not least because of its opening sentence: The first library I ever remember visiting was the library in Red Bluff, California. It was at the Red Bluff public...
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Philip Baldwin paced himself as he crouched at one end of Redding Library’s roof garden and pulled the masses of crunchy weeds that have choked out the native plants.
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WEAVERVILLE — Just down the street from Trinity High School sits an unassuming building that dozens of students walk or drive by without a glance.
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Don Farrell, Redding
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Ernest Wirt, Palo Cedro
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Joe Cosca, Redding
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In reviewing what went wrong last summer when a high-country fire sparked by a lightning strike in Lassen Volcanic National Park was allowed to spread to a nearly 30,000-acre blaze that burned most of the way to Old Station and cost some $17 million to contain, a January after-action report stressed the importance of better
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Jeff Jones, Shingletown
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Thomas Spear, Redding
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Alex Landi, Mount Shasta
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Ed Micheletti, Redding
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While the nation’s attention is fixed on the budgetary battles, blame games and fiscal irresponsibility in Washington, D.C., the public is being quietly but thoroughly gouged at the gas pump. We have more crude oil and natural gas production capacity than ever before — but gasoline and diesel prices are rising f
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Jeff Shellenbarger, Redding
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What’s the California Republican Party’s problem? Californians.
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What does it mean to love something on the Internet today?
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We met last fall on a cruise quite by accident. She, the widowed 84-year-old who was about to be catapulted into the public eye for challenging the federal government’s Defense of Marriage Act. We, one of the 18,000 same-sex couples married in California during the pre-Proposition 8 window in the summer of 2008. We kn
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It’s the corner of 13th and G Street in Washington, D.C. at 1 o’clock and a general, U.S. Marine Corps, a well-dressed man, is crossing over. “You get no points for meekness here,” he says. “Remember that.”
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The Record Searchlight will be live-streaming the Red Bluff Police Department's press conference tonight providing updated information about the death of a 14-year-old girl found dead near Red Bluff High School.
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RED BLUFF — Tehama County Superior Court, like most courts throughout the state, is already feeling the 2013-14 budget squeeze.
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At least it's not just Redding. The Berkeley Daily Californian reports on a new study of the grim state of our roads: In 2008, 16.3 percent of rural interstates and 24.7 percent of urban interstates in California were reportedly in...
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Police say they're searching for a shooter who fired several bullets into an unoccupied SUV in Redding today.
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The first person to guess hit the nail on the head! He/she was the one with all the gobbely-goop where one's name usually is. No matter, he/she had the right answer and I will let them know. The building was...
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Redding police arrested three people Thursday after a weeks-long investigation into burglaries at 10 local storage units.
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By Sundeep Kakarlapudi Your body is a temple. What you put inside of it can be the difference between a healthy productive lifestyle and one plagued with health problems. Robert Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist, has been dumbfounded by the number of cases of juvenile obesity and type 2 diabetes seen in his prac
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Our buyer put in an offer on a Freddie Mac foreclosure home listed for sale in Shasta Lake City. After submitting the offer, we were informed the home was being pulled off the market and sold to an investor in a bulk sale. I found this astonishing, with our local housing market so short on homes for sale. This was late l
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Enterprise High School was locked down for about 20 to 30 minutes this morning after a "loud noise" or possible explosion was heard heard on or near campus, its principal said.
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Where is this building located (road and town)? 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....
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Don't let your grandparents steal your money, warns Stan Druckenmiller in an interview with Bloomberg (here). Excerpts: Druckenmiller, 59, said the mushrooming costs of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, with unfunded liabilities as high as $211 trillion, will bankrupt the...
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The Seattle PI reports: "...the bag ban is contributing to thousands of dollars in losses for at least one Seattle grocery store, and questions have been raised about the risk of food-borne illness from reusable bags that shoppers don't often...
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 After four years as counsel to the Senate Intelligence Committee, Keith Raffel lost a race for Congress and then started a groundbreaking Internet software company. Writers Forum is excited to bring Raffel to Redding as a special guest speaker to explain just how those experiences provided the right background to become a
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Mercy Hospice is offering a free workshop for persons dealing with grief and loss issues related to death. Grief: The Journey Workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, March 12, 2013. This workshop will help participants find meaning and comfort in their grief journey. Discussion will help identify the fundamentals of the grief pr
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Although you stand at the pinnacle of your species, your direct ancestors having survived and reproduced across a million years of disease, famine, and other fatal hazards, you need here be warned about the M word. And although your ancestors lived and thrived in trees, dank caves, and musty huts. And
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The public is invited to attend Simpson University’s 3rd annual Student Research Symposium on Saturday, March 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in LaBaume-Rudat Hall on campus. The event is free. Registration starts at 9 a.m. Guests can pick up a ticket for a complimentary lunch in the university dining center at the registratio
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There are many reasons as to why some people do not register their vehicles here in California, but rather register them in another state.  The three most common reasons for not completing the registration process are: 1. People are unaware of California registration laws. 2. People are evading payments of registration fe
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How many times has this happened to you? You're in the middle of the city somewhere, in traffic. And if you're me, that means you've got the stereo on, and you're singing along really loud. And then suddenly, you hear a siren. And you start looking around from window to window, mirror to mirror, peering [...]
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It's going to be a warm, sunny day today in Redding. Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say the high will reach 78 degrees under sunny skies. Wind should be about 6 to 10 mph. Tonight, expect a low of 46 degrees with light and variable wind. Things will cool down a bit on Saturday, with a high aroun
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RED BLUFF - Red Bluff police Chief Paul Nanfito is holding a second press conference tonight to provide more information on the murder of a 14-year-old girl found dead Thursday.
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By Don BradleyRetired santa Cruz County Chief deputyPosted: 02/27/2013 07:33:31 PM PSTFor the community of Santa Cruz, Feb. 26, 2013, is a day that shall live in infamy. Two Santa Cruz police officers gunned down doing what they do; serve and protect. Every day, peace officers of every
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Seven full-time and two part-time teaching jobs would be dropped next year in the Shasta Union High School District under a draft plan reviewed Thursday by the school board. A speech therapist and two school psychologist jobs also would be eliminated. But the district hopes to realize the savings from the cuts without layof
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RED BLUFF — The body of a missing 14-year-old girl was found Thursday in a field next to Red Bluff High School, police say.
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If the D.C. political class spent half as much time and energy trying to govern the country as it does blaming the other guy for what’s gone wrong, we’d be a lot further down the road to sensibly balancing the nation’s books.
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“The worst-case scenario for us,” a leading anti-budget-cuts lobbyist told The Washington Post, “is the sequester hits and nothing bad really happens.”
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I have read most if not all of the opinions the Record Searchlight publishes from various individuals and have always, until now, found some way of understanding — but not always agreeing with — the writer.
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Good morning, Republicans. Good morning, Tea Party members. Have you had your cup of tea yet? Did you read the tea leaves?
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In the newspaper’s Today in History column, I suggest that you add “75 years ago today.”
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In 1913: Mrs. L.C. Gay was a missionary who was working among the American Indians in Fall River Valley and converting them to the white man’s way of marrying. The first marriage license ever given to an Indian couple in Shasta County was issued to Gilbert Gipson and Ena Lowe, both of Glenburn. Other Indian couples we
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Travelin’ in Time is a weekly look at historic places or people in the north state.
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It’s been so long since the Wolves and Hornets have met in a championship game that their coaches needed a refresher to remember it.
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The season is finally starting to get fun for the Hornets.
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Matt Smull has had a target on his back all season long.
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The Redding Christian boys and Hayfork girls basketball teams usually don’t have much in common besides the game they play.
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West Valley High School pitcher Danny Vietti threw a no-hitter in a five-inning game against Anderson on Thursday, as the Eagles defeated the Cubs 12-0 in the Foothill Tournament.
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A former Redding defense attorney who was released from jail last month after he took a plea bargain that would have granted him probation for assaulting a Redding woman was back in a Shasta County courtroom Thursday after admitting he attacked her again on the very day he got out of jail.
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The 27th annual Nor-Cal Boat, Sport & RV Show kicks off today at the Shasta District Fair grounds in Anderson.
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Family and friends of a 28-year-old Redding woman who’s been missing since August are holding a candlelight vigil Saturday at the Shasta Dam Visitor Center.
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Redding firefighters confirmed a baby boy was born early Thursday in a restroom at Walmart.
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The Canadian Forces Snowbirds will headline Air Show 2014, organizers announced this week.
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Shasta County District Attorney Stephen Carlton is losing one of his two right-hand men.
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This one is at the Armstrong Ranch on Ash Creek and Wildcat Roads in Anderson. We'll get to watch Rich Morgan's cowgirls and cowboys mark, brand and doctor the new calves at the beautiful rock corrals on Ash Creek Road....
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One of the strangest bits from Steven Brill's practically book-length article on medical billing in the current issue of Time (about which I was reminded by alert R-S reader Carl Larkin) is this response from a hospital spokesman to Brill's...
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A Tennessee man and his four passengers were taken to a hospital in Mount Shasta after he apparently fell asleep while traveling Interstate 5 and plowed into the rear of a big rig’s trailer, authorities said.
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Judges tend to say yes, according to A. Barton Hinkle over at Reason, in describing the case of liberal Charlottesville, Virginia, where an anti-panhandling ordinance was successfully challenged by the ACLU. Excerpt: Courts have struck down panhandling ordinances time and...
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WASHINGTON — A record number of American women voted in last year’s presidential election. But a century ago this weekend, women were marching down Pennsylvania Avenue demanding the right to vote as thousands of men jeered and spit at them.
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Redding police say an 18-year-old woman was the victim of a strong-arm robbery this afternoon in the downtown.
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A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle this afternoon on Hartnell Avenue, according to initial reports.
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The photos of this government owned home show somebody living in it. That’s because it’s leased, and people still live there. If you want to see inside, it will take an appointment on a specific day and time. Meanwhile, do not bother them as they have the right to quiet enjoyment of the h
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RED BLUFF - A family friend said this afternoon that a body found near Red Bluff High School is that of a missing 14-year-old girl from the city.
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Sticking with the majority of his party -- but not, to judge by this map, the majority of California Republicans -- Rep. Doug LaMalfa voted against renewal of the Violence Against Women Act in the House today -- or at...
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Redding firefighters confirmed a baby boy was born early today in a bathroom at Walmart.
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Want to know how the potential expansion of Lake Shasta would affect irrigation deliveries in wet years and dry? The availability of cold water for Sacramento River salmon? The dam’s hydroelectric megawattage? And how much all this would cost?
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Pope Benedict XVI, the German pope who some feared would spend his pontificate scourging liberal Roman Catholics, focused on preaching about God's love.
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It's an old story -- thanks to ponderous pace of the courts of law -- but 3rd District Presiding Justice Vance Raye's outline of the saga of Jody Thulin's lawsuit-prompting demotion is quite a good read. It's a pleasure when...
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Anderson police said they seized marijuana and crystal methamphetamine from a man who was dealing the drugs Wednesday and staying in the Baymont Hotel.
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A Red Bluff man reported Wednesday morning that someone stole $59,000 cash from his Marietta Lane home, deputies said.
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A collision backed up traffic this morning for about an hour on South Bonnyview Road near Indianwood Drive in Redding.
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Her proud father emails to say she's been nominated for the biennial Brink Award, given to up-and-coming artists in the Pacific Northwest. And he included a link to her new music video (here). Here's a link to the conceptual artist's...
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The Redding dermatologist who founded (and sold) the Dermstore has a new venture -- a skincare line with roots in South Korea. The Chronicle describes the genesis of Amarte here. Excerpt: "Traditionally, the pinnacle of skin care was France," Kraffert...
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Three people were injured early today in a three-vehicle crash that was caused when a motorcyclist lost control of his bike.
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Siskiyou County deputies found the body of a Klamath River man in the forest near Fort Jones on Wednesday morning, a sheriff's spokeswoman said.
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No matter how many people tell me they're on a health kick, I think this news flash still reflects the real US. Click here for link Very cute!...
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Bella sat across the table from me, sipping a glass of red wine and chatting with the men gathered around her. She was witty, raven-haired, and feisty. Her smile was intriguing and her laughter contagious. During dinner we talked, and I overheard her chatting with others. I came to some educated guesses about her. Bella, [.
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Forecasters say there's a chance it'll rain today in Redding, but the weather will be back to its sunny trend on Friday. There's a 20 percent chance of rain, and the high is expected to hit 69 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight, expect a drop to 45 degrees. On Friday, skies will be sunny and temper
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Here are the current road conditions in Shasta County:
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Marissa Mayer, bouncing back to work after a two-week maternity leave, came up with a nifty solution for juggling work and family: The Yahoo chief brought her family to work.
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Chad Headrick longed for a restaurant where he and his wife, who has a gluten allergy, could both enjoy “full-flavored foods,” so in mid-November he opened one – Wrapped, in downtown Redding next to Jeter’s Playground in the old Dicker’s building.
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Bartending is an art form that goes well beyond the ability to make drinks. A good bartender balances friendly banter with a multitude of tasks. The job requires humor, empathy, poise and the capacity to get serious in a hurry.
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Years ago, in the pre-Sundial Bridge era, the Redding Museum of Art and History would host a national competition that attracted entries from artists all over the country.
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March 9 is the opening reception for Shasta County's High School Juried Art Show, an annual chance to celebrate the future of the arts in our region. Josh Rodrigues, an AP Art Student at Shasta High School, and a competitor in this year's competition, has been determined to somehow create art professionally, but it wasn't u
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It saddens me to see such venomous words being spoken about our President Obama.
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I am doing some repair work for two senior citizens on their recreational vehicle at the Mountain Shadows RV Park off Lake Boulevard.
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If those people in Washington, D.C., do not do their job on time, then I say they don’t deserve their pay.
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Grover Norquist and his friends on the right have long wanted government to fail. Perhaps the sequestration is the beginning of the End Times they have wanted for so long.
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For those of your readers who are strong supporters of the political philosophy of “less government” and Mitt Romney’s position of ridding our country of Obamacare if he became president, please allow me to highly recommend everyone read the Time magazine article “Why Medical Bills are Killing Us.
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PALO CEDRO — Brandon Eboigbodin isn’t a walking, but a sprinting advertisement for how Shasta is finishing its season
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The Patriots make their living in the postseason.
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There’s nothing better to put a coach at ease more than a 17-0 run to finish the first quarter.
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Too close for comfort was OK for Enterprise coach Ray Hermann.
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Lana Brown’s future is a little clearer.
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The No. 2 Hayfork girls basketball team will seek out the program’s fourth section championship Friday, after edging third-seeded Redding Christian 43-41 at home in a Northern Section Division VI semifinal Wednesday.
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It’s been almost a year since a Redding man, fired up by the speakers he heard at his first TEDx event, decided to organize fundraising dinners to benefit community projects.
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A whistle-blower lawsuit in the Gateway Unified School District that began more than three years and three superintendents ago is headed toward a jury trial in Redding.
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Bucking a statewide and national trend, more Shasta County properties in some stage of foreclosure or bank-owned were sold in 2012, RealtyTrac reported today.
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Come for the dancing, stay for your health.
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In 1913: Twenty-one carloads of fat cattle from the Modoc County ranges passed through Redding on their way to the Seattle market. The stock had to make a long detour by railroad, going over the Nevada, California and Oregon Narrow gauge line to Reno and thence by the Southern Pacific to Sacramento, through Redding to Portl
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RED BLUFF — Officers say they’re searching for a teen who was last seen at school Tuesday morning.
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Chances appear slim Turtle Bay will reach a compromise with unions over a ruling requiring the park pay prevailing wages to construction workers — a stalemate likely to kill its $20 million Sheraton Hotel project.
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What happened to the past way of life when the simple things in life were the most important?
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There are certain numbers that you should know, like your phone number, your address and Social Security number. Another important number is your fasting blood sugar.
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Shasta County's new Customer Service Center makes it faster than ever for families to apply for health coverage or see if they qualify for food assistance benefits.
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Tawana Cameron is greeting customers again.
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WEAVERVILLE — What a difference a year makes.
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More than 100 people pushing for reform in Shasta County government rallied for the second time Wednesday at vintner Reverge Anselmo’s chapel near Shingletown.
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Bella Vista resident Jeff Lamont calls himself a walking and talking miracle.
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You might have thought gasoline prices were high enough already, after their recent spike. Sorry, but state law will push them just a bit higher. At the Board of Equalization's meeting tomorrow, the board is expected to ratify an update...
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RED BLUFF - Officers say they're searching for a teen who was last seen at school Tuesday morning.
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In this 1:37 YouTube video the Class of 2012 "gives a shout to Jesus." Quite a pep rally....
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Jack's Grill turns 75 this year. But exactly when is a mystery. Longtime owner Don Conley emailed: "We are not sure. John Balma said Feb. Ira Shadwell thought it was early march. History and legend do not always agree. I...
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A local hydrologist (who wishes to remain anonymous) emailed: In a nutshell, DFW requires that light be provided in long culverts in order to accommodate fish passage through the culverts. If natural light is not possible (such as culverts under...
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For all the talk of federal deficits and stimulus spending, government has -- counterintuitively but unsurprisingly to anyone who's been in a local-government office -- shrunk dramatically the past few years. Federal, state and local governments now employ 500,000 fewer...
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Um, apparently not. The 5.3 million Californians receiving aid in 2011 were the largest number of any state by far but the percentage, just under 19 percent of all California adults, was a percentage point lower than the national rate...
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Low expectations, seemingly benign or not, erode the community's ability to adapt and sustain itself. Low expectations for children - along with low school funding, poverty, and diminished expectations for the community itself - are nightmarish. So writes Timothy Collins...
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Deputies have arrested a Siskiyou County man on suspicion of trying to shoot to death his neighbor on Saturday.
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Here’s an inexpensive 4/2 in east Redding. “Diamond in the Rough; Great Location, Living & Family Rooms; Large Kitchen,det 2 car garage” So writes foreclosure listing broker Diane Abair of Bears Den Realty representing the bank/sellerR
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Two men with property in Tehama County reported that thieves stole farming equipment from them sometime in the last month, including a tractor, fencing and parts from an automatic milking machine worth $3,500, deputies said.
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The headline this morning in the paper fairly screams it out: We need more homes for sale in the Redding area. We have home buyers, but no homes to sell them.
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A 32-year-old Corning man was arrested Monday for allegedly beating his 67-year-old stepfather.
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A Red Bluff-area transient was arrested Sunday after officers stopped him for littering and then found a concealed knife on him, deputies said.
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Redding police are looking for two men who robbed the Lake Blvd. ampm store at gunpoint early this morning, officers said. The incident happened around 1:30 a.m., said Redding Police Sgt. Mike Wood.
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A stunning new book written by Anderson resident Bob Madgic gives historical, poetic, narrative, and photographic homage to that stirring flow of water that defines our region in so many ways: the Sacramento River. Bob is sharing about his book first on A News Café. Could you introduce yourself briefly to News Café reader
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Some 100 people today are at Reverge Anselmo's winery near Shingletown to support county reform and Anselmo's legal battle Shasta County.
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The U.S. Forest Service is planning a prescribed burn of around 155 acres today and Thursday near Packers Bay.
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Here are the current road conditions in Shasta County:
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Temperatures will be warm and sunny today in Redding, according to the National Weather Service. But forecasters say there's a chance of rain both tonight and early in the day Thursday. Forecasters predict mostly sunny skies and a high of 67 degrees, while tonight's low should drop to 42 degrees. There's a 20 percent chance
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Anderson police arrested four people Tuesday night after an officer spotted a car that was stolen last week in Redding.
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It can be easy to think of recycling as way to strike a green pose of the kind California has practically trademarked. Put the cereal boxes in the blue bin and you too can save the Earth, then before you know it you’re buying organic toilet paper and $30 light bulbs.
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John Stuart Mill’s classic essay “On Liberty” gives reasons why some people should not be taking over other people’s decisions about their own lives. But Professor Cass Sunstein of Harvard has given reasons to the contrary. He cites research showing “that people make a lot of mistakes, and that
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Salmon or lights? This is such an easy fix for everyone.
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I was very appreciative of Silas Lyons’ column Sunday. I would like to address the question he asks as to where we go after the poster campaign to curtail panhandling.
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Maryann Jackson admonishes, “Wake Up, America! Obama works for us, we the people. Let’s tell him what we want.”
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Man-made global warming is caused by our resistance to the overwhelming scientific evidence that we are responsible for climate change.
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We all know that high gas prices affect every sector of America.
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According to Jim Milestone, superintendant at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, a 5 percent cut in funding would effectively mean the loss of six positions at the park.
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In 1913: Kennett city trustees adopted Ordinance No. 20, providing a poll tax of $1.50 per year on every male citizen within the city of Kennett, the same being due before the first Monday in December of each year. If not paid by that date, 50 cents would be added for delinquency.
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MOUNT SHASTA — Though they can’t see, they still can ski.
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ANDERSON — Maturity can be a tricky trait.
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PALO CEDRO — No matter what, the Lions will end their season in Chico.
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Chico’s convincing win in the Northern Section Masters Wrestling Championships put a stamp on one of the most impressive six-year runs in section history.
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The No. 5 West Valley High girls basketball team, the reigning Northern Section Division IV champion, is heading back to Chico for the finals Saturday, after beating top-seeded Sutter 49-41 on the road Tuesday.
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Mercy Hospice is offering a free workshop for people dealing with grief and loss issues related to death.
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A psychologist appointed to evaluate a Mountain Gate man who has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in the gruesome deaths of two men wants to be relieved of the job.
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After another setback in a long road to clean and plentiful water for a Jones Valley neighborhood, residents of Elk Trail will finally get adequate systems after Shasta County supervisors Tuesday approved what they’re hoping is the final expense for the project.
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RED BLUFF — The debate over last year’s Reading Fire was rekindled Tuesday as Tehama County supervisors heard a report from Darlene Koontz, superintendent of Lassen Volcanic National Park.
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A diminishing inventory of homes for sale is creating headwinds for Shasta County’s recovering real estate market.
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Crews at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area Tuesday said they’re nearing completion of a prescribed burn to reduce the amount of vegetation susceptible to wildfire in the eastern part of the park.
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Dawn Walker of Redding and her daughter Norah, 1, play Tuesday beside Kids Kingdom at Enterprise Community Park in Redding.
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www.walkscore.com recently rated San Francisco as the second most walkable city in the US, and indeed, a car is largely an expensive impediment for an enterprising tourist. Put on a decent pair of shoes or fill up a Clipper Card, and suddenly The City by the Bay is your oyster instead of a nightmare of one-way streets and s
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The first time Femme de Joie dined at Brick's, back when it was on Placer Street (in the tiny building now occupied by the wildly popular Wilda's), she was underwhelmed. She and Amico del Signore ordered sandwiches (the exact contents now forgotten) which arrived slathered in a sweet red barbecue sauce that completely oblit
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Femme de Joie arrived late to the Dry Creek Station party. She had heard of it but had always assumed it was a sort of roadhouse-cum-greasy spoon with nothing much to justify the drive out east of Redding. Nothing against roadhouses or Ye Olde Greasy Spoon; it's just that she'd prefer the roadhouse to be within crawling dis
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A Shasta County jury wasted no time Tuesday in finding an Oregon man guilty of premeditated attempted murder and 24 other counts in a 2011 shootout with law enforcement officers near Dunsmuir — verdicts that could result in a 450-year-to-life prison sentence.
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Redding City Councilman Patrick Jones took to Free Fire Radio (he comes in around minute 30) this morning to rebut Silas Lyons' Sunday column arguing that the city's leadership wasn't prepared for the city's next phase of growth. The column...
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A listless bald eagle rescued Monday morning near a creek bed in Tehama County has been taken to the California Raptor Center at the University of California at Davis. It is uncertain what sickened the male bird but lead poisoning is one theory.
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Join the party 6 p.m. Thursday night at the Cascade Theatre for a celebration of all the ways that biking transforms our lives and our community for the better. The evening will feature Reveal The Path, a visually stunning adventure documentary that takes viewers on a 36-day vagabond bike trip to some of the world’s most
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES TRINITY RIVER, Douglas City — A surprising number of bright steelhead continued to arrive last week, and fishing was quite good for this late in the season. In fact, knowledgeable anglers are convinced fishing should hold up through the end of Mar
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Firefighters said they contained a vegetation fire in Anderson at around a quarter acre today.
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Police are heading to a three-vehicle crash on South Bonnyview Road today.
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Redding home prices rose 4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to a year ago, making it one of the 20 fastest-appreciating housing markets in the U.S., a federal index reported today.
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A pedestrian was hit by a pick up truck near the intersection of Westwood Avenue and Highway 273.
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Tunnel deep down in Shasta Dam with its 60-year-old-plus terrazzo tile flooring. Snapped on a recent tour....
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Some people get all pushed out of shape if you happen to forget their birthday.
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Here’s a 1975 built 1128 sqft 3/2 on over an acre between Redding and Shasta Lake City. Williamson Road sort of parallels Lake Blvd on the way to Shasta Lake. It’s in unincorporated Shasta County, but is served by City of Redding water, so that’s a plus. It’s a mix of various dwelling
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Tehama County deputies say they arrested a Chico man Sunday afternoon who was found with a glass smoking pipe and 4 grams of methamphetamine.
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A Corning man told law enforcement that someone broke into his locked home between Thursday night and Saturday morning and stole three electrical boxes from his walls that cost $1,500, deputies said.
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Gov. Jerry Brown has never described it quite this way, but the essence of what he wants to do with many of the new tax dollars from last fall’s Proposition 30 is finish the job begun in 1971 by the Serrano v. Priest decision of the California Supreme Court.
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It was that time of the month, sometime in September 2012; my Toyota became due for its every 3,000-mile oil change.  As I turned off the East Cypress Avenue and into the parking lot to check in with the mechanic, I saw, on a thin wooden stake, a small white piece of paper with words [...]
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Here are the current road conditions in Shasta County:
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Things will start heating up more in the Redding area starting today. The high should hit 67 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Skies are expected to be sunny. Tonight, prepare for a drop to 38 degrees. Wednesday and Thursday will have very similar weather, while Friday is expected to hit 76 degrees.
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Crews at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area today are holding a prescribed burn to reduce the amount of vegetation susceptible to wildfire in the eastern part of the park.
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An Oregon man accused of 25 criminal counts, including 10 for attempted murder, in connection with a 2011 shootout with law enforcement officers on Interstate 5 south of Dunsmuir was found guilty today by a Shasta County jury.
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Redding should see sunny skies with a high temperature near 68 degrees, forecasters with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. A 3 to 7 mph north wind is also expected. Tonight's low should be around 38 degrees. Wednesday should see mostly sunny skies with a high near 68, while Thursday's forecast calls for mostly
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For rapists or child molesters whose crimes are serious enough that the state deems them high-risk sex offenders, the ideal place is prison. The law, however, eventually frees all but the most heinous criminals.
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How do you pressure the taxpayer in Redding to fund a new police station? It seems you need two sets of lawyers, to begin with. Then you need to overstate the unhealthy conditions of the old police station.
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To drone or not to drone? That is the question.
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There probably isn’t much we can do to stop some person who decides they are going to take a gun or a knife and go kill someone, but what can we do to protect our children in their schools?
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The Department of Fish and Wildlife says the Sundial Bridge’s lights stop young salmon, and rainbow trout eat them.
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An Egyptian security official says at least 19 foreign tourists were killed as their hot air balloon crashed near the famed ancient city of Luxor. The casualties included French, British and other nationals.
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DUNSMUIR — The city could see a fresh face on the City Council dais as three people will be interviewed today to replace a council member who resigned last month.
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A bad economy along with green efforts contributed to a near-10 percent decline in trash levels at Shasta County’s landfill last year.
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With his striking beard and starched uniform, former Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop became one of the most recognizable figures of the Reagan era — and one of the most unexpectedly enduring.
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GLENDALE, Ariz. — What a difference a year makes.
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You know the rules: check the ones you've done.Things you have done during your lifetime: ( ) Gone on a blind date (X) Skipped school - only in college, where it didn't matter much(X) Watched someone die - several pets(X) Been to Canada (X) Been to Mexico ( ) Been to Florida
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Kennett (now under Shasta Lake) was named for Squire Kennett, a railroad stockholder and financier. Keswick was named by Mountain Copper Company for its president Lord William Keswick of London....
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The love-him-or-hate-him reaction to Seth MacFarlane's turn as Academy Awards host is evidence that one of the most high-profile jobs in show business is becoming one of its most thankless.
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Gov. Jerry Brown has never described it quite this way, but the essence of what he wants to do with many of the new tax dollars from last fall’s Proposition 30 is finish the job begun in 1971 by the Serrano v. Priest decision of the California Supreme Court.
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Fred Boest, Red Bluff
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Bill Keep, Redding
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Shasta County government branches are mostly on track to stay within their budgets for the fiscal year, but two of the departments most often plagued by budget woes — mental health and the sheriff’s office — are facing more problems, county executives said.
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Chicken farmer Tyler Dawley of Big Bluff Ranch in Red Bluff spoke for many in summing up Ag Speed Dating.
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Cash confiscated from Texas couple
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Agents with the Tehama Interagency Drug Enforcement task force made three arrests Saturday during traffic stops between Red Bluff and Cottonwood.
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You know you probably are on the right track if you unfriend 20 people all at once on FB and none of them notice.We watched the train wreck that was the Oscars last night. I don't actually know what Seth MacFarland is famous for, but I hope he goes back and does more of it so that he will be so busy he won't hav
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In an intriguing but opaquely sourced story, U-T San Diego reports it's possible that lawmakers in Sacramento could simply scrap the unpopular rural fire fee -- in favor of an old idea, a tax of some kind on property insurance....
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Scott Valley Bank offers scholarships
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Surfing through the R-S archives last week, hunting for an old detail about the Sundial Bridge, I came across a nearly decade-old column by my former colleague Thom Gabrukiewicz, about a fine way to take in a lunch-hour stroll. I...
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Q. Many faiths believe God is the creator of all things. Does your faith believe that God created evil? The problem of evil is one of the biggest challenges to theism, a philosophical problem that has led many to atheism. For if a benevolent, omnipotent god created everything, then the existence of evil is the responsibilit
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Three people from Utah were arrested Sunday in Trinity County after deputies allegedly found them with 17 pounds of processed marijuana and more than $1,000 in Douglas City.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing an end of the week deadline, President Barack Obama said Monday that Congress can avert sweeping across-the-board cuts with "just a little bit of compromise," as he sought to stick lawmakers with the blame if the budget ax falls.
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Check out the fantastic decorated tables at this Redding benefit event! We were privileged to attend the big local fundraiser for the American Cancer Society that is annually staged by the North State
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A Texas man and woman found themselves out of nearly $27,000 after Anderson police stopped them Sunday night and found suspicious packaging materials that appeared to be used for drug sales in their car, police said.
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Hollywood likes to pretend that things aren’t political when they are.  It’s that bi-partisan nationalist myth that if both corporate parties agree to cheer for the empire, then everyone cheers for the empire.  It’s gotten so bad now that races like the Oscars and the Writer’s Guild screenwriting award are tig
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Straight Ahead Big Band will be at Central Valley High School supporting a music department fundraiser next Wed, Feb 27. Spaghetti Dinner 5:30-7:30; $5 individual or $15 family of four. Entertainment starts at 5:45 with the CVHS Combo, then CVHS Jazz Singers, CVHS Jazz Band, and at roughly 7:00 an hour of the SABB. Come [..
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I have spent the majority of my life in Redding and even though I was not born here, I consider this city my home. I grew up, went to school, and lived the life of a typical teenager in Redding. I attended Grant Middle School and then studied at Shasta High School.  Just like many [...]
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A 30-year-old San Jose man accused of murdering an Oakland man in 2011 near Anderson City Hall is scheduled to be in Shasta County Superior Court today for a settlement conference.
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Here are the current road conditions in Shasta County:
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Forecasters say another streak of warm, sunny weather is coming to Redding this week. The high today will reach about 64 degrees under mostly sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service. At night, expect a drop to 38 degrees. The rest of the week should have similar conditions, with temperatures reaching as hi
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We all hate the niggling bureaucratic rules of government — until, that is, we see what happens without them.
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The differences between common sense and blatant overreaction have never been more dramatic than those among school officials nationwide following the December massacre of 20 young students and six staffers in Newtown, Conn.
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In my time representing the people of the First District in the state Assembly, my neighbors and constituents have asked me one question more than any other: What will I do in Sacramento to help us grow our local economy, create jobs and maintain our way of life?
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In 1913: Louis Hufford of Oak Run was telling his friends that he has a wonder in the pig line. The porker was born with one leg missing and Hufford said the animal was thrifty and promised to grow into a great big hog. It hobbled around on three feet and is perfect in every other way.
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A couple years into his job running Tehama County’s Animal Care Center, Mark Storrey’s boss made a prediction.
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LAKEHEAD — Property owners around Lake Shasta may not know if they will be affected by higher lake levels from the raising of Shasta Dam until after Congress approves funding for the project.
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In 1913: Louis Hufford of Oak Run was telling his friends that he has a wonder in the pig line. The porker was born with one leg missing and Hufford said the animal was thrifty and promised to grow into a great big hog. It hobbled around on three feet and is perfect in every other way.
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Video highlights from the 85th Annual Academy Awards.
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Three vehicles crashed this afternoon on Highway 299 near Stillwater Road, blocking at least a portion of the eastbound lanes of the highway, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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Three vehicles crashed this afternoon on Highway 299 near Stillwater Road, blocking at least a portion of the eastbound lanes of the highway, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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Cool video and editing by DJ Bucky Dun-Gun and Shane Fullen....
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Three Shasta County teens were badly injured early this morning in a Shasta Lake crash that officers say was caused by driving under the influence.
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Secret Witness of Shasta County, Inc. is offering up to $1,000 to anyone with information that leads to the arrest of an unknown woman who robbed a Redding Walgreens store on Tuesday and ran over an employee in the process.
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Here are the current road conditions in Shasta County:
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Today's high will be near 66 under sunny skies, the National Weather Service is reporting. At night, temperatures will drop to 38. Monday is expected to be sunny and warm, with a high around 63.
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girls basketball
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No doubt the Burger King near the corner of Cypress and Hilltop in Redding is special to Joe Wong.
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Along comes great news for Redding, and bad news for its current leadership: Our economy is improving, perhaps more rapidly than anyone realized.
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When the fanciest footbridge in the West was built across the Sacramento River in Redding, one of the boosters’ points of pride was its sensitivity to its fragile environment.
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In his State of the Union address, President Obama spoke of the myriad issues facing the nation. Among these was gun violence, highlighted by the much commented on presence of relatives of victims of gun violence in the audience.
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Charlie Moss died last month. He was one of a kind, and I will miss him, both for who he was and for what he accomplished.
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The more I think about the new “anti-homeless” campaign, as I refer to it, the more disgusted I am with the morals of this city. I am embarrassed to say I am a part of such a small minded community. Its prejudice is so profound that I cant even believe that it is legal.
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In response to Stan Little’s letter of Thursday: The sequester is Obama’s idea. In fact in November 2011, he said he would veto any attempt to make cuts to the sequester.
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The sky if falling! The sky is falling! President Obama would like us to believe (once again!) that we must avert a crisis.
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Wes Breese almost got it right in his letter to the editor of Feb. 17, but somehow still managed to miss by a mile.
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Many citizens have an idea to help solve one of the many problems that we face but do not know how to get their idea out. An idea is such a terrible thing to waste and without writing them out clearly and sending them to the appropriate governmental representative, no needed change has the possibility to occur.
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Former U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel has run into a roadblock on his way to being President Barack Obama’s new defense secretary: former colleagues in the Senate. GOP lawmakers have blocked the Nebraska Republican’s confirmation on a mostly party-line vote.
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girls basketball
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LAKEHEAD — Property owners around Lake Shasta may not know if they will be affected by higher lake levels from the raising of Shasta Dam until after Congress approves funding for the project.
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Redding police are going to the 2200 block of College View Drive tonight where a car reportedly struck a horse, with the horse coming through the windshield.
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Dried-up demand for its product has prompted TBM Sand and Storage Logistics to put a portion of its Shasta County manufacturing plant — property it purchased only last year — on the market.
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Two competing companies are looking to put asphalt plants on either side of Locust Road near Anderson, but at least one of them may have a hard time winning over the neighborhood.
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A lawsuit filed against Shasta County earlier this year in Superior Court by a medical marijuana collective in Burney shuttered by the county’s pot shop ban has moved to federal court.
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Don’t even think about arriving to this movie screening by car, limo or taxi.
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No doubt the Burger King near the corner of Cypress and Hilltop in Redding is special to Joe Wong.
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Dear Babe: I have a box of golf balls that Phil Mickelson signed at the NEC tourney at Firestone one year. In the box are logo balls of every tourney that was ever played at Firestone Country Club — from the Rubber City Open to the current NEC tourney. He signed on the cover of the box. I heard he won’t sign a b
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REDDING GIRLS’ SOFTBALL LEAGUE
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Inches from defeat, Tucker Gulliford got strength from his family.
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Q: Why do lobster report cards run calendar year (January to December) instead of from the beginning of the season to the end (October to March)? It seems it would be less labor-intensive and more accurate to receive landing data once a year rather than twice a year, and you wouldn’t be charging fishermen double to be
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The No. 2 U-Prep boys soccer team came away with an NSCIF Division III championship Saturday after defeating top-seeded Esparto in penalty kicks.
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For University Preparatory School, winning the Science Bowl on Saturday came down to a rubber ducky.
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Firefighters quickly knocked down a blaze that gutted a detached home Saturday afternoon.
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“Choose Diversity” was an apt theme for Saturday’s 10th annual Multicultural Celebration at Central Valley High School in Shasta Lake.
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A month away from kickoff, Ryan Dunken realized he had a choice: stay at Liberty Christian and forgo football or change schools if he wanted to play.
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In 1913: Where two years previously the drug stores of Red Bluff received one barrel of alcohol per month, they now were getting 25, and all of this alcohol was dished out in small lots of 10, 15 and 50 cents' worth to those not able to get whiskey elsewhere, since the city was placed on the dry list.
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Christine Ulrich and Nathan Fesler, both of Sacramento, are engaged to be married on Aug. 2, 2013, at Newcastle Wedding Gardens, Newcastle. The bride-elect is the daughter of Greg and Kathy Ulrich of Redding. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in economics in 2009. She is completing her master's degree in economi
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Dear Straight Talk: My boss keeps telling me young people have it easy today. But I've worked 40 hours a week at $12 an hour for eight months and have been unsuccessful at saving money for college. I ride a bicycle six miles to work, do not own a car, and share a house with four roommates. I cook and am careful with spendin
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My 12-year-old daughter, Payton, is smack in the middle of the tween years, and that has brought us to a new season in our relationship together. We are still very much a mother and daughter, but we have these moments of pure friendship that spring up, and I see my girl through different lenses.
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One photo can describe an entire vacation. While trays of slides or albums of pictures can overload the senses, the right single photo can convey the holistic personality of a place and its people -- its collective conscience.
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Jo Deurbrouck, a former raft guide and author of "Anything Worth Doing," winner of a 2012 National Outdoor Book Award, will stop in Redding as part of her book tour in March.
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March is bustling at the Redding Library. Many special programs are slated for the month.
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Agatha Raisin is back in "Hiss and Hers," another wonderful dip into the world of a small English village where enough bad things happen to keep this "retired" London success busy -- and readers laughing and shaking their heads at the adventures author M.C. Beaton creates.
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To have more than one set of twins in a high school is not unusual, but to have 14 sets of twins is practically unheard of, unless you're at West Valley High School.
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Like it or not, there comes a time when we must go against the flow or, in our case, cut against the grain. Lately, it would seem that it's all about our trees. Let the record show that we love our trees and they love us, abundantly.
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Not all juice drinks are created equal. Many contain chemical additives and high sugar and calorie content. I recently discovered in my local supermarket a great healthy alternative called Sparkling Ice.
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As criminals become more sophisticated in their abilities to attack our homes with technology, we need our home security to be smarter too.
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Dear Debt Adviser: Can a credit card company still report an account that was charged off in March 2009 as late and fees still adding up?
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Firefighters are going to Madonna Way this evening where a mobile home is burning in the Palo Cedro area.
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Firefighters quickly knocked down a blaze that gutted a detached home this afternoon.
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U-Prep's five-year plan culminated in a glorious hour and a half Saturday.
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The mystery photo was once the home of Superior Court Judge Albert Frederick Ross (known as Fred). It is located at 1776 Magnolia Street in Redding. Judge Ross lived in the house with his wife Nelda and two daughters. He...
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A stabbing was reported at Win River Casino Friday morning, according to the Shasta County Sheriff's Office.
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Viva Downtown! Own this brick office on Placer and be part of the downtown revival. Old timers will remember this as the longtime office of House of Steno. And it might take an old timer to know what Steno is/was. And why you might want a house of it. Now, you’d simply use speech to text convers
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RED BLUFF - Two people were arrested after a short car chase in Red Bluff Friday night, police say.
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Hope not, but the Wall Street Journal thinks so. And describes here the economic incentives to cap head counts and cut workers' hours to avoid coming under the Affordable Care Act. Excerpt: Here's a trend you'll be reading more about:...
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Ahhh fragrance....all I can say is "thank you" to the universe of sweet scents. With all these plants in bloom again, seemed an apt time to revisit this piece. Enjoy. My Daphne odora began its seasonal bloom this past week –delicate, pink-edged, four-petaled florets opening one at a time among larger clusters. I was worki
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While the early morning hours will bring up to a tenth of an inch of rain, today will dry out as temperatures rise to around 60 under sunny skies. The National Weather Service reports that a few clouds will cover the skies tonight, when the temperature falls to 41. Sunday, however, will bring a warmer 66 degrees under s
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For University Preparatory School, winning the Science Bowl on Saturday came down to a rubber ducky.
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Here are the current road conditions, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation:
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Oregon Gulch just can’t get any respect.
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You can learn a lot from readers, and these days thanks to e-mail and the Internet the feedback can be almost instantaneous. Case in point:
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Our eminent ecoterrorists Barack Obama, the Sierra Club, the National Resource Defense Council and our own Joan Manning advocate the elimination of fossil fuels in the production of electricity for domestic use in favor of wind and solar energy. I wholeheartedly agree.
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I have just heard that Bill Gundy was selected as a new “guest writer” for the Opinion page. I respect Bill very much as an educational leader, and you made a good choice.
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Re: “Obama is guilty of being black”: What? Why this letter now? Did you not notice that Obama was black in 2008? Well, actually Obama is not black. Obama is not liked for several reasons.
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The first day of the Northern Section Masters wrestling championships is filled with mixed emotions and different strategies.
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SHASTA LAKE — Pressure-packed defense and hustle has carried the Central Valley High boys basketball team all season.
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Some reigning champions need to go through growing pains together to get back to prominence.
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Shasta’s defense was offensive.
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The best basketball teams are usually great families.
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The No. 2 Foothill High boys basketball team defeated No. 7 Paradise 76-35 on Friday in its Division III quarterfinal game at home.
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A first-of-its-kind event in Redding will bring together local growers and potential buyers Monday at the Red Lion Hotel.
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CH2M Hill, a global engineering and consulting firm that was established 67 years ago in Redding, has been named to the 2013 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For.
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Shasta Union High School District is one of 22 school districts in California on The College Board AP District Honor Roll for 2012.
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RED BLUFF - A California Highway Patrol officer was turning around on Highway 99 to help with a vehicle chase when a Jeep smashed into the driver’s side of his cruiser, trapping him for more than 15 minutes Thursday night.
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If Congress and the president don’t pass a budget by Friday, they could spoil the fun of hundreds in the north state this summer by forcing the closure of National Park Service campgrounds in the north state.
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Less than two months after he accepted the job, the Redding Community Access Corp. interim studio manager has announced he will be stepping down at the end of this month.
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For cleverly using e-mail and the Internet to market his Old School Restaurant in downtown Redding. Every couple weeks I get an e-mail from him, via ConstantContact. Click here to see the latest. Effective. In addition, of course, to ads...
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The Rev. Ann Corrin and Redding homeless activist Chris Solberg share the same vision, even though it may be only a pipe dream during tight economic times.
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Trevor and Allison came in for wedding portraits as they were sneaking over the border to get hitched!  What a fun, loving couple – thanks for letting me share part of your adventure!  )
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A pickup is reportedly on fire at the Valero gas station in Anderson this evening.
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Maryann Jackson, Redding
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You can learn a lot from readers, and these days thanks to e-mail and the Internet the feedback can be almost instantaneous. Case in point:
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Oregon Gulch just can’t get any respect.
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A lawsuit filed against Shasta County earlier this year in Superior Court by a medical marijuana collective in Burney shuttered by the county’s pot shop ban has moved to federal court.
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Stanley Wiencek, Redding
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While a student in the 1970s, I was faced with caring for a project where black plastic was laid over an old lawn and the whole thing covered with bark as a low-maintenance, water-conserving yard alternative.
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Greg Beale, Redding
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Q: Can you tell me how to grow stevia? I'm diabetic and can't handle sugar.
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Edward O. Wilson, in "The Social Conquest of Earth" (331 pages, W.W. Norton, 2012) leaves no doubt that, for him, humans are animals driven and shaped by evolution through natural selection.
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My garden plot "On the Cliff" has overflowed with bountiful crops on many occasions. But to date, I have been unable to get it to produce Caesar salad, French onion soup or cabbage stew.
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Q: We recently had a big storm hit New England. Once again, I wish I had a backup generator system installed at my home. After going through my second prolonged power outage in the last few years, this spring I'm going to get the project started. Who do I contact first, and what can I expect to happen during a power failure
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Patty Long of Redding is a single, working mom with three children ages 5 to 15. On weekdays, she leaves her Redding home at 7 a.m. and gets back at 6:30 p.m. The daily scramble includes getting to her job as store manager at Ross Dress for Less and getting Jeremy, 15, Isabella, 7, and Camila , 5, where they need to be: hig
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In 1913: The Pit River proved no barrier to the elk brought to the county by the Redding Elks Lodge. Some were grazing near Ingot, others were on Upper Stillwater, and most of them were on Squaw Creek -- and all are doing fine. The grazing herd was in fine condition, showing that they were perfectly at home in Shasta County
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This one was a real shocker to me. You could have blown me over with a feather because only one person guessed, and guessed correctly, while no one else made a guess. It was Judge Ross' house and only yesterday...
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Here are the films that have won the Academy Award for "Best Picture" over the years.
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Spotted this home today on Washington street. So cheerful to have your home smile at your return. Like a faithful dog. “Dude, you were gone. And I wasn’t sure if you were ever coming back. But now you’re here again, and I’m so happy!”
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Siskiyou Arts Council and Mountain Runners partner to bring the July 4th Fun Run/Walk T-Shirt Design Contest to Siskiyou County for Siskiyou County artists to enter.
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With all the disasters encounterd at the hands of Mother Nature, she is replete with unharmful events that confound the mind and bring joy to the heart. This short story is about just one.
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Bob McCrillis, a Siskiyou County photographer, shows his works at the Siskiyou Arts Council Gallery, in Mt. Shasta.
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Ex-counsel to the Senate Intelligence Committee turned thriller-intrigue writer, Keith Raffel will speak in Redding to Writers Forum members and guests (open to public for a small fee). His experiences as CEO of a Silicon Valley company and as counsel in the intelligence community provided the background for four books of i
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Bob McCrillis is a Siskiyou County photographer and is showing his works at the Siskiyou Arts Council Gallery, 418 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd., in Mt. Shasta, beginning March 19, 2013.
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Police say a parolee they arrested Thursday after he caused a disturbance is also a suspect in an attempted robbery at Wal-Mart in January.
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Crews are responding to reports of a gas leak at a home in the 1800 block Logan Street in south Redding.
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Glad you asked. The North Market Street bridge might be named after him. A bill introduced by Sen. Jim Nielsen has the details, but here's the gist: Officer Ted Lyon was killed in the line of duty on May 18,...
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It seems I have developed a new and unwelcome talent for dropping expensive tech devices in the driveway. Last time, it was Erin’s iPad. Today, my hapless camera is the victim. Remarkably, it still takes decent images, even busted up. Kudos
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By Patrick Carr Photos by Elias Nesser   Those “dogs” did it. After starting the conference season 0-3, the Shasta men’s basketball team speared the Butte Roadrunners 66-42 in front of a boisterous home crowd on sophomore night Thursday. Before the game the four sophomores Stevonte Young,
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By Patrick Carr Photos by Elias Nesser   The Shasta College women’s basketball team was outrun, outmuscled and outplayed by the Butte College Roadrunners 77-57 Thursday night in the final game of the year. Before the game the five sophomores Brittney Garrett, Ashley Sanchez, Jordan Henry, Emma
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  Did you know that the ability to walk on two feet was the first thing that set modern man apart from other primates? Standing permanently on two feet allowed our early ancestors to see farther while assessing the area for threats. This is something few animals could do at the time. Due to its everyday occur
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In terms of patient satisfaction, Patients' Hospital is tied at No. 1, according to a survey described on the Becker's Hospital Review website. Excerpt: Here is a list of 58 non-specialty, acute-care hospitals with the highest percentage of patients who...
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I was pretty young when the idea of a “life-plan” entered my universe. My mother subscribed to a small religious magazine called "Guideposts" and I was probably in third grade when I read an article and discovered that God had a plan for me and my life. I doubt if I really knew what that [...]
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What was the name of the well-known Shasta County man who lived in this house? 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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Condos are rare in Redding. This 1992 built 2397 sqft 3/2.5 once listed for $399K. “This property is updated inside, and move-in ready! With great spaces for entertaining and plenty of storage, this home is a gem! The fantastic view from the balcony includes unobstructed
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Our sister paper, The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tenn., reports that major tax incentives are keeping a major employer in the Volunteer State. Reporter Thomas Bailey Jr. writes that International Pap
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Oscar Pistorius was granted bail Friday, paving the way for him to be freed from custody pending his trial in the Valentine's Day shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
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Here's the current road conditions in Shasta County, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation:
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Today will be a mild 65 underneath partly sunny skies, the National Weather Service is reporting. Nighttime will bring a low around 40 and a 50 percent chance for rain. Saturday will be sunny but cooler, with a high of 58.
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Not everyone in Redding buys the notion that the Redding Police Department’s headquarters is all that bad, that a replacement building is an urgent priority.
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The president suggested he would hold off introducing his own immigration bill as long as bipartisan Senate negotiations were proceeding apace — until his own immigration bill mysteriously leaked precisely as bipartisan Senate negotiations were proceeding apace.
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I went to the lumber yard last week, bought two gallons of paint and some lumber. I got home and checked my bill, a pretty long sheet for just four items, and guess what. Right under each item that I bought was a big surprise, at least for me.
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Sunday night my son left his car parked in the mall parking garage downtown instead of driving after enjoying a night out with friends. When he returned the next morning, his car had the side window broken out.
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Re: “Obama critics are not racist” (letter, Sunday): A better choice of words would be something like, “Not all Obama critics are racist.” There are a lot of blacks who criticize him.
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A big thank you to the nice guy who let me use his cell phone.
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RED BLUFF — For west Redding, the fourth time’s a charm.
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Aubrey Mendonca would not let the Eagles’ season end on someone else’s terms.
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The Northern Section wrestling world descends on Redding today.
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The No. 2 Anderson High girls basketball team defeated No. 7 Lassen 69-34 on Thursday in the Cubs’ Division IV home quarterfinal game.
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Lyle Tullis has been elected chairman of the board of directors of Bank of Commerce Holdings in Redding.
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Parsons Junior High School presents its Shasta County Veterans Tribute at the school Thursday.
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Musicians and poets will be performing at Going Local during a fundraiser for the organization Saturday night.
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Shasta County sheriff’s detectives have released more details in the Feb. 14 shooting of a teen, who officials say is recovering.
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Concerned about openness and transparency, the Redding City Council earlier this week thwarted plans to award the Shasta County Arts Council a contract to operate local public-access television channels.
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I took a drive down to the bridge today to see how the restoration work is progressing. I was very pleased with what I saw. As you can see by the close-up of the cement work, the cement looks...
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Here's the current road conditions in Shasta County, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation:
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A non-injury roll-over crash is blocking the westbound lane of Highway 299 in Trinity County this evening.
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It might seem as incomprehensible to newcomers and young folks as journeying from Missouri to California via covered wagon, but once upon a time there was no Interstate 5. Instead, that ribbon of highway known as State Route 99 flowed through the center of California and right through the center of towns like Burbank, Sacra
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When Casa Ramos closed in early 2009, La Casa Cuevas immediately opened in the same spot. Childress not being a main artery, and La Casa Cuevas not being part of a chain, the restaurant seems to be somewhat out of sight, out of mind to potential customers who come off I-5 or are staying at a nearby motel. Femme de Joie has
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Shasta County sheriff’s detectives have released more details in the Feb. 14 shooting of a teen, who officials say is recovering.
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Margaret Gallego credits mere chance that she stopped scammers masquerading as computer repairmen from using her own computer in Shasta Lake to wire themselves $140 with her credit card.
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Redding’s Sundial Bridge may be bringing about the demise of endangered winter-run Chinook salmon.
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RED BLUFF - A California Highway Patrol officer was flown to Mercy Medical Center with major injuries after being freed from a wreck in Tehama County this evening.
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No doubt the Burger King near the corner of Cypress and Hilltop in Redding is special to Joe Wong.
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The construction of a new $170 million Shasta County courthouse could be further delayed if the state Legislature enacts Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed state budget.
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On Sunday afternoon, TEDxRedding will screen several short films about civic innovation at the Redding Library in a run-up to its annual event.
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Mars is a long ways from Evergreen Middle School in Cottonwood but seventh graders are all over it.
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Music on tap this weekend in north state.
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Last week in Travelin' in Time, I shared with you some early key dates in Shasta County's history. Here are more important dates of events that helped shape the region.
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Another Chance Animal Welfare League seeks help in its store and adoption center.
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A woman is recovering from deep cuts and bruises she says she received after a neighbor’s pet Akita attacked her in the front yard of her south Redding home.
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Police say a thief ran over an employee who followed her out of the store Tuesday when she drove off.
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Heard about Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to streamline state school funding? As the L.A. Times laid out at the beginning of the year, the governor has a proposal to eliminated most of what in education are known as "categoricals" --...
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Newspaper reporters are known for having messy desks. (Greg Clark used to bug me about mine at the RS; my desk was next to his office). But the Olympic gold medal goes to a former colleague at an English-language...
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Steven Brill lays it all out in depressing detail here. Worth investing the time (about 45 minutes) to at least scan. Excerpt: Recchi's bill and six others examined line by line for this article offer a closeup window into what...
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Sen. Jim Nielsen has a stern lecture for the governor in this morning's Bee: Shortly after being sworn in as the 39th governor of California, Jerry Brown said he would be guided by three principles, one of which is "No...
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Daily Real Estate News | Thursday, February 21, 2013 Short sales in Redding CA are increasing this year, and these transactions can take up to three times longer than a traditional transaction. A lot can go wrong in that timeframe. …
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 All moved in to my little space in the studio...  with a piece or two tucked in the middle.  {This one on hold for a sweet client, away on business at the moment}.  Beautif
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Mamma Llama's in Weaverville (picture taken Friday). Alas, we don't have the buildings or the building inspectors that would permit it. The only place that's sorta close is the coffee bar next to Deja Vu in the Lorenz Hotel....
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Modern ultrasound tests take the guesswork out of baby genders long before birth. In this case, Erin had gone in for the test earlier in the day, but instructed the operator not to reveal the gender. Instead the result was put in a sealed envelope. Later, we gathered some family and friends together at
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Owner’s name(s): Joe Wong Managing Partner: Ty Bittner Name of business/company: Cicada Cantina Date business opened: February 18, 2013 Location: 1691 Hilltop Dr. Redding, CA Days/hours of operation: Sun – Thurs 11am-11pm, & Fri – Sat 11am – 1am What do you sell? Modern Mexican Cuisine What inspired you to open
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Here’s a 1676 sqft 3/2 on 4.7 acres not far from Palo Cedro proper. This country style Ranch Home in Shasta County seems to have last sold for $337K in 200
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How can someone, mostly Catholics, call themselves Christians and claim to love the Lord yet vote for and support the Heathen Democratic agenda? Let’s list some of the anti moral and anti Biblical causes which Democrats support no matter what. 1.  Abortion including Obama’s Born Alive Act. 2. Homosexual lifesty
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Record Searchlight reader Stan Little of Old Station emailed about big changes on the Golden Gate Bridge. Sure enough, the toll taker and cash will be done away with on America's most famous gateway by the end of March. From the Marin Independent Journal: ". . . Thousands of people who use cas
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My kid brother, JD, and I shared a secret for years. Our folks expected us to be in bed at 11 pm on Friday nights. They thought that this was most generous--a full two-hours past normal lights-out. But we disagreed. Friday nights BEGAN at 11 when KCAL Channel 9, out of LA, would announce the [...]
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A 32-year-old Redding woman charged with threatening to kill her 3-year-old son with a sharp gardening tool earlier this month was ordered Wednesday by a Superior Court judge to undergo two mental health evaluations to try to determine whether she's mentally competent to stand trial.
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Here are the current road conditions in Shasta County, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation:
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Temperatures will drop down to near freezing early today, bringing patches of frost that will stick around until 10 a.m., the National Weather Service is reporting. Temperatures will rise to around 61 today under mostly sunny skies after an overnight low of 33. At night, the mercury will fall to around 38. Friday will b
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Public-access television is held together by duct tape and volunteer enthusiasm. The last thing that would serve the community is a rumble over who owns cameras and editing machines.
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Will President Obama say to the Supreme Court what he said to the American people in his second inaugural address about same-sex marriage?
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To say that Enterprise Starship director Dan Neece is going out with a bang would be an understatement. The Enterprise High School music teacher, who is retiring in June after 27 years, is ready to put the Starship into hyper-drive for its annual Variety Hour show.
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Artist LuAnn McBrayer’s first foray into photography was as a teenager. She remembers photographing the squirrels in her backyard. Those early squirrel encounters inspired her to continue photographing nature, scenery and animals. She enjoys digital design, and has contributed artwork to various organizations in the form
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For Redding-area fans of Greek and Mediterranean food such as falafel, tabouli, dolmas, hummus and baklava, Amin Wahbi is a hero. Or maybe I should say “gyro.”
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The Brown Trout gallery and adjacent café have long been warm and artful spaces along Sacramento Avenue in Dunsmuir. The vibrant energy continues under current owner Debra Day, who launched the Dogwood Diner last April and has been presenting live music on Thursday nights in an impressively refurbished venue called The Bac
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The new battleground for progressive liberals is drones. Cal Fire tried to use them to help fight the fires of 2008. They are being criticized by the various rights groups including the ACLU. I think they are a great way to fight crime and forest fires.
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Since half of the fiscal year has passed, the required March 1 sequester for the balance of the fiscal year becomes 10 percent of the federal government. The reduction in expenditures is to affect all parts of all agencies equally. Thus 10 percent of the FBI must be furloughed until Oct. 1. At that time half of those furlou
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COTTONWOOD — West Valley High’s boys basketball team prides itself on forcing the opposition to play ugly.
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Dan Neece has been at the helm of Enterprise Starship since the sparkly show choir launched 21 years ago, and it’s only fitting that he’ll be at the command post tonight as the Starship again takes flight as part of his final tour of duty. Neece is retiring this June after 27 years of teaching [...]
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Simpson University athletics don’t feature a track and field team.
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The only person capable of keeping top-seeded Liberty Christian from cracking the century mark in Wednesday’s opening round of the Northern Section Division V playoffs was Patriots’ coach Todd Franklin.
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A key loss for the Orland Trojans and a key addition for the Chico Panthers could mean the difference in determining the Northern Section Wrestling Masters Championships this weekend.
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The No. 1 ranked U-Prep girls soccer team defeated No. 4 Willows 3-0 in a Division III home semifinal game Wednesday.
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Redding restaurateur Joe Wong’s latest concept, Cicada Cantina, has opened on Hilltop Drive in Redding in the former Chevy’s Fresh Mex building.
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An expanded and renovated venue promises to help make Saturday’s 10th annual Multicultural Celebration in Shasta Lake as lively as ever.
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Black-legged ticks are already notorious bad guys known for spreading Lyme disease. Now the nasty little creatures are making people sick by spreading a new and little-known bacteria similar to the germ that causes Lyme disease.
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A Shasta County jury today will begin deliberations in the case of an Oregon man accused of trying to murder 10 north state law enforcement officers during a 2011 confrontation and shootout on Interstate 5 near Castella.
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Redding police union officials are in the process of arranging an independent inspection of the aging station in the city’s downtown.
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Enterprise High School students rehearse earlier this week in preparation for the school’s 21st annual Variety Hour, a song and dance revue that runs today through Saturday at the David Marr Auditorium.
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The Shasta District Fair will no longer be open on Sundays, the fair’s CEO announced Wednesday.
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Two arrests have been made in an armed robbery that occurred at a Redding home last month, Shasta County sheriff’s deputies said Wednesday.
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It seems the older we get the more sleep we need. Our internal clock or circadian rhythm will prompt us to sleep, or so it should.
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Watch for the signs of heart attack or stroke
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Parents and coaches are not the only ones who should be educated about youth sports injuries. There are basic first aid tips we can teach our children so that they too will be better prepared if injury should occur and no adult in around.
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SACRAMENTO (AP) — Researchers released 50,000 salmon into a flooded rice field in the Sacramento Valley on Tuesday in an effort to understand whether such fields, flooded between harvests, can stand in for the wetlands that once filled the area and served as a massive nursery for juvenile salmon.
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A Redding man was killed early Wednesday morning when the sedan he was driving rolled over at Interstate 5 and Highway 44.
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A Cottonwood man pleaded no contest Tuesday in Shasta County Superior Court to vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence in connection with a fatal crash that killed an Igo man earlier this month.
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David Joseph Coulter, of Proberta was intoxicated when he was lost control of a 2001 Ford F-350 pickup westbound on Highway 36 around 8:40 p.m. Tuesday, the California Highway Patrol reported.
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In 1913: Suffering from an uncontrollable desire to use morphine and longing to be cured of the habit undermining his life and strength, B.R. McCarty, a farmer of the Whitmore country, consented to accompany his son Wilbur to the county seat and submit himself to an examination by a commission of insanity.
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That Shasta District Fair's board of directors voted Tuesday to cut a day from the fair's schedule in 2013, eliminating the Sunday fair slot, the fair's CEO announced today.
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Mike Boutin interviewed about the Discovery Channel reality series that debuts tonight. YouTube video, produced by Reason.com, runs about six minutes....
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Here's the press release: REDDING, Calif. - Original Mexican restaurant concept, Cicada Cantina opened its doors to the North State community on Monday, February 18, 2013. Cicada Cantina is located on Hilltop Drive in the building formerly known as Chevy's...
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The business was established in 1905 at Kennett by Victor E. "Slim" Warren at the base of Iron Mountain. It quickly became the busiest place in town catering to the thousands of copper mine workers who either worked in the...
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I haven't dived into the legal weeds myself, but an unexpected hurdle in the city's plan to award management of the three "PEG channels" on Charter Cable from Redding Community Access Corp. to the Shasta County Arts Council was the...
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Two arrests have been made in an armed robbery that occurred at a Redding home last month.
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By: Patrick Carr February 16th, 2013   A slow start doomed the Lady Knights on Saturday as they fell to the visiting College of the Redwoods Corsairs 93-80 and ended any hope of a share at a conference title. Once again it was the four sophomore starters for the Lady Knights who did all the scor
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By: Patrick Carr February 16th, 2013   People often say the Shasta College men’s basketball team isn’t very exciting, that they’re even boring. For about 38 minutes that was highly true as the Knights ground out a tough victory against a physical Corsair team 72-59. A contest riddle
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A jackknifed big rig is blocking a portion of eastbound Highway 299 at Deschutes Road this morning.
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Amazing Video Of Tornado In Gerber,Ca. This video was shared on Facebook by Diane Wagenman. Northstate Tornado I had probably the best view of the tornado today. This video was taken by myself right after it touched down and ripped the barn apart. I heard a ruckus that sounded like a building was [...]The post
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A Walgreens employee was injured Tuesday night after trying to stop a shoplifter outside the store on Eureka Way in Redding.
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Making a good cake is not only fun, but can be very rewarding.  Ditch the boxes of chemical-laden cake mixes and conquer the simplicity of a homemade cake. Trust me, once you get the hang of making your own cakes from scratch, the box cake will be a minor blip in your culinary history. A [...]
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The Shasta County Coroner's Office identified this afternoon the man found dead in his Shasta County jail cell as Charlie Reid.
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For self defense. That's Vice President Biden's suggestion (here). Over an AR-15. Funny...that's the same advice RPD Community Service Office Mike Leonard gave our Neighborhood Watch Group in December. Said he: If you want a gun he recommends a pump...
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A Redding man was killed early this morning when the sedan he was driving rolled over at Interstate 5 and Highway 44.
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If the family computer has been getting a lot of miles on it lately – perhaps you have one or more youngster in the house clamoring for screen time – you may be in the market for a second PC to share the load.  Some parents may consider a tablet PC because of its cheaper [...]
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Attorneys are scheduled today to deliver their closing arguments in the attempted murder trial of an Oregon man involved in a 2011 shootout with law enforcement officers near Castella.
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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's inclement weather will move out today, but another storm system may move in tonight. The National Weather Service is predicting that today's high will hover around 59. At night, temperatures will drop down to 34. The overnight hours will also bring a 20 percent chance for rain. Thursday will be sunny with a hi
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A nation’s choice between spending on military defense and spending on civilian goods has often been posed as “guns versus butter.” But understanding the choices of many nations’ political leaders might be helped by examining the contrast between their runaway spending on pensions while skimping on m
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The state is imposing an illegal fire tax on residents of the rural “State Responsibility Area”? No problem. Gov. Jerry Brown has a plan.
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My husband has been a government worker since he got his first job cleaning bathrooms and shoveling horse poop at the county fairgrounds. He was overworked and underpaid for decades; honestly, have you seen those bathrooms?
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Enterprise High's boys soccer team found out the hard way how powerful momentum can be.
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COTTONWOOD — A brutal preseason slate and a grueling Sac River League schedule had its way with West Valley High’s girls basketball team.
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With a flurry of three goals in 15 minutes, the Wolves' season ended in excruciating fashion.
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The No. 2 Red Bluff girls soccer team bowed out of the postseason Tuesday, losing 2-1 at home to third-seeded Chico in a Northern Section Division I semifinal.
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The Redding City Council on Tuesday night put off the approval of a contract to operate the public-access television channels and instead will interview all three applicants.
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SHASTA LAKE — After listening to a father whose adolescent daughter died from binge drinking, the Shasta Lake City Council decided it won’t be adopting any new laws against teenage drinking.
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The California Association of Realtors has launched a California mortgage resource director it says will help consumers with information about available home-buyer assistance programs.
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The fire that destroyed a vacant and dilapidated building that once housed a tattoo parlor on Hilltop Drive was human-caused.
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The newest member of the Lassen Park Foundation board of directors is in the Tiger Reading Group at school and is still learning his basic math facts.
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Disillusioned with Shasta County government, a local group has formed to restore “trust and integrity” between county officials and residents — while simultaneously supporting the legal battle of vintner Reverge Anselmo.
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The May 14 trial for a Cottonwood man accused of murdering his wife remained on track Tuesday as his attorney and family members voiced their strong support of him.
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Two tornadoes dropped onto southern Tehama County Tuesday afternoon, spurring a warning from the National Weather Service.
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Two people, including a teenager, suffered major injuries after their pickup rolled over on Highway 36 this evening, paramedics are reporting.
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Crews responded Tuesday to a house fire in the 1600 block of Sonoma Street in downtown Redding.
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Here are some recipes to get you started that are easy and inexpensive -- in case you're also looking to cut expenses for Lent.
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The City of Shasta Lake will meet tonight at 6 p.m. to discuss and possibly act on an ordinance that imposes penalties on parents who let their teens drink.
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For those who didn't see the cartoon to which Mike Evans took exception in this morning's paper, you can see the offending gag here. Scatalogical humor is, by definition, in bad taste -- but here's a high-profile news event, complete...
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In 1913: The La Grange Mine in Trinity County was building a new section of wagon road, two and a half miles long. This road would replace the old one that was becoming filled with tailings from the mine.
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RED BLUFF - Firefighters were in the midst of extinguishing a blaze in a garage when another fire was reported.
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Paramedics are heading to reports of a vehicle that hit a youth in downtown Redding today.
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I just liked the composition on this slice of Redding sky.   Click twice to enlarge the image.
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Here’s a good sized home in lovely Shasta Lake City. They are asking only $77 per sqft. Representing the government interests in this sale is foreclosure listing agent Freddie Martin of Windermere NorCal Properties. MLS Listing says 4 bedroom, agent says 3 (below), tax records say it’s a 2 bedroo
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National Weather Service and law enforcement officials reported today that a funnel cloud was spotted this afternoon over Tehama County and may have torn off the roof of a barn.
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Game of almost every species was found there in abundance. Ducks, geese and snipe swarmed on the rivers and lowlands in myriads. Grouse, sage hens, and prairie chickens lived on the plains and uplands. In the hills and mountains bordering...
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Sort of. There are still no new booking photos from the Shasta County Jail. It looks, however, like if you're a repeat visitor at the Hotel Bosenko, Shastamugshots.com is now re-posting your most recent photo....
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February 14, 2013 By Julie Olson   Love was in the air this Valentine’s Day at Shasta College. Not just your typical chocolate and roses kind, but a celebration of the healing powers of joining together to overcome violence against women. Shasta is proud to be one of the few communi
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Crews responded this morning to a house fire in the 1600 block of Sonoma Street in downtown Redding.
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The homage to longtime Redding artist Ann Hunt, at the Shasta Historical Society through March. Here are two examples of her marvelous mosaic pieces....
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Redding author and globe trekker Joel Stratte-McClure sits down for an interview at his favorite Parisian restaurant here to talk about the "Idiot and the Odyssey Part 2," the continuing saga of his attempt to walk completely around the Mediterranean...
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Russian Meteor Approaches Head On, Sonic Boom Newer video from a dash-cam located almost directly in the path of the Russian meteor. Check out the light pole shake violently after the sonic boom! I think it’s safe to say that the meteorite was travelling faster than the speed of sound. The post
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Winter has returned to the north state. Chains or snow tires are required from 10 miles west of Burney to six miles west of Burney in Shasta County on Highway 299 on Hatchet Mountain.
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The public is invited to enjoy the young voices of the Redding Cooperative Preschool and the music of the Shasta High School Orchestra during the preschool's 38th Annual Children's Concert, held at 1 p.m. Sunday Feb. 24 in the David Marr Amphitheater, 2200 Eureka Way, Redding. The fundraising event includes a grand prize ra
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Any of you that can think back as far as kindergarten or first grade, are familiar with verses that rhyme. Any of you that remember High School English 101 will remember blank verse. And for those of us that are have any interest in poetry, it seems we have staked out  preference for one or [...]
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Here are the current road conditions for Shasta County, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation:
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The Cottonwood man accused of stabbing his wife to death is to be back in Shasta County Superior Court today for a status conference on his criminal case
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Redding officials tonight will consider awarding Shasta County Arts Council a contract to operate public-access community television.
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Drones prowling the skies over the north state? Good — at least if they’re doing anything useful.
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It’s easy to see the four-day job-poaching foray into California just completed by Texas Gov. Rick Perry as an isolated incident. But this was really just the latest skirmish in an economic war the Lone Star State has waged against California for more than a decade.
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The portrayal in Saturday’s editorial cartoon of our president and his administration as a cruise ship full of feces is beyond the pale.
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I was a 12-year-old Boy Scout with no idea what a homosexual was when my scoutmaster was outed as a homosexual predator. There was no witch hunt; his behavior became increasingly bizarre and boys were being invited to his home under circumstances that made them uncomfortable.
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Just as corporate interests use the word “business” when they want us to think of mom-and-pop stores instead of mega-corporations, so have they misused the word “theory” to mean an unproved assumption when referring to the science behind global warming.
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Serve piping hot, with a pitcher of Soy Sauce for those who want a higher and more truly Chinese flavor. - From the instructions for Chinese Fried Rice, Sunset Magazine, 1936Back in 1933 when Lim's opened, Americans were afraid of Chinese food. It could be argued they weren't wild about the Chinese people
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Femme de Joie misses the old Omelet House, up there on North Hilltop.No, it wasn't a transcendental experience, but it was a pretty good place to get breakfast in a town where decent breakfasts are thin on the ground. Behind the counter was a menu signed by Ron Howard, who stopped in one morning for provender. W
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Did you ever see “Eat Drink Man Woman”?The story revolves around a gifted, skilled chef who has lost his sense of taste. (It's the same exact plot as “Tortilla Soup,” where the characters are Mexican-American instead of Chinese.)Or how about the Food Network show, “Restaurant: Impossible”
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ANDERSON — You might want to start calling him Sir Ellis Booth.
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Denham gives to Adopt-A-Family
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Is Shasta County’s economy ready to take off?
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Those sprouting plants and flowering trees that might have been fooled by the recent springlike weather could be in for a rude shock this week as Mother Nature returns to winter mode.
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Red Bluff rodeo tickets go on sale
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There was a picture of Obama shooting a shotgun recently, all over the net. The state run Obama media says he was shooting skeet….At that angle?      We know what he was really shooting Look at the picture to see.  
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It was Amico del Signore who first tried the taco truck on Westside Road, and reported with huge enthusiasm how fabulous the food was.When he first stopped by, a fellow diner waiting hungrily in line told him, "It's the sauce. The sauces are way better than anywhere else. The enchilada sauce -" His voice trailed
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High energy rock by all-female multi-instrumentalists adds unique flavor to the Mount Shasta Ski Park's Sliders Lounge.
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Whether you are interested in buying clothing or home decor, want to learn about medical services or see a ZUMBA demonstration, there is something for everyone at All About Women on Saturday, February 23, 2013, at the Shasta District Fairgrounds. All proceeds will fund scholarships and projects benefiting seniors, women and
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From the Shasta Courier newspaper of Dec. 13, 1862: "We understand that about one-half of the soldiers stationed at Fort Crook have deserted. Out of a company of 100 men but about 50 remain. A few days ago a sergeant...
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See who was where at recent north state events.
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In 1913: Local stockmen praised the Forest Service, saying the agency has done wonders in conserving timber around Trinity Center. William Foster, manager of the Trinity Land and Cattle Co., said, "The forest service is all right. This year permits are being given to graze 10 percent more stock than in years past."
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The practice of finding colorful dyes out in the woods, in nature, has been around a long time.
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This is a long-overdue response to so many of you who have written recently at surprising length to say, well, all sorts of things.
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES LAKE ALMANOR — The ice is braking up and a good king salmon and brown trout bite is developing. Most fish have been in the deeper ranges of 30 to 50 feet with only a few being caught shallower. The east shoreline by the dam is a good place to star
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There’s much to be gained by going without.
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NEW YORK — Letters from John Lennon's killer detailing his obsession with the novel "The Catcher in the Rye" to the police officer who arrested him went on sale Monday through a Los Angeles auction house.
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"Be A Man" Catholic Men's Conference from Deacon Pat Kearns on Vimeo.
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Voices of Faith: How does your congregation/worship group handle the needs of frail elderly and disabled members?
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Among journalists, at least, one the San Francisco Chronicle's moments of notoriety is a 1963 series -- three days long! -- of front-page stories "A Public Disgrace: The Terrible Coffee in S.F.'s Restaurants." Personally, I've always thought it was hilarious,...
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So said Gary Cadd this a.m. on Carl and Linda Bott's show in KCNR, referring to his abrupt walk-off the other weekend from Ron Largent's show on the same station, a kerfuffle the R-S' Jenny Espino reported on over the...
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Our very own Sen. Ted Gaines has a solution for what ails politics in California --- larger campaign donations. From the L.A. Times: Sen. Ted Gaines, chairman of the Senate Republican Caucus, introduced legislation to repeal major portions of the...
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Become a member of the new olive farm gentry with your own artisanal orchard. With Google from above, the property is clearly among many small olive orchards in the immediate area. With your own pressings, your oil could rise to the top. Oil baron of the northstate. Representing the bank seller is fo
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State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson nominated Redding School of the Arts this week to compete in the second year of the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School Awards. Redding School of the Arts, renowned as the first campus worldwide to be certified LEED for Schools 2009 Platinum, was noted f
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Need help financing college? High school seniors have one last chance to attend a Cash for College workshop at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, February 20th, at the Shasta College University Center in downtown Redding (1400 Market Street, Room 8220). This make-up workshop is open to all high school seniors and their parents. Cash for
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Here are the current road conditions for Shasta County, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation:
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The sunny and warm weather we have enjoyed in the north state the past several weeks is on the way out, to be replaced by wind and rain, the National Weather Service says.
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Can lowly community-access television be a force promoting the arts, politics, even the vibrancy of downtown Redding?
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Gun violence leading to death is about five times greater in our country than in other developed nations. Gun deaths are rising. The ongoing debate on how to change this has raised a host of questions. What are the causes of gun violence? What are the consequences of gun violence? Are there different kinds of gun violence t
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Hello, and welcome to the nightly six o’clock news. First, let me say that Marco Rubio scares me to death, and it’s because he skillfully and convincingly articulates conservative solutions to many of our nation’s problems. We can’t allow that to continue, now can we? So, instead, lets all talk about
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Liability insurance for gun owners is a back door gun registration scheme. Any state or federal agency could request the names and a list of their insured guns from the insurance company and they would have to comply.
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A good attitude is contagious.
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Here’s a list of what’s open and closed today in observance of Presidents Day:
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Firefighters battled a structure fire Sunday in front of the Michaels Arts & Crafts store on Hilltop Drive and Browning Street. The call came in at 3:05 p.m., said Redding Fire Department Battalion Chief Rob Pitt. The fire was burning throughout much of the building when firefighters arrived at the scene a few minutes l
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Say goodbye to the warm and sunny days that have been such a pleasant visitor to the north state over the past several weeks.
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In 1913: The Courier-Free Press received vegetable and flower seeds for free distribution. The seeds were brussels sprouts, lettuce, onion, parsnip, radish, muskmelon and peas. The flower seeds were calendula, candytuft, kochea, mignonette and poppy. They would hand them out to subscribers as long as they lasted.
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Firefighters battled a structure fire in front of the Michaels Arts & Crafts store on Hilltop Drive and Browning Street on Sunday.
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The local paper ran an article today about the government using drone aircraft to aid in local fire fighting. I’m uneas
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Here’s a young couple that started a blog about their remodel, that grew into a book, that grew into a career. They have a unique style: “I’m Sherry Petersik. He’s my husband John. We live in Richmond, Virginia and this blog is basically our DIY diary. Over five years ago it started as
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SAN JOSE — An attorney for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus says jurors needed less than two hours to decide in favor of the circus after two animal rights activists had claimed they were harassed for trying to videotape the backstage treatment of animals.
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Firefighters and city workers have been called out this morning to a broken water main with heavy water flowing.
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Chinese New Year Parade, Feb 17, Paris
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Here are the current road conditions for Shasta County, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation:
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The north state will get one more dry day of sunshine and warm temperatures, the National Weather Service is reporting. Today will have a high around 66, with gusts as high as 18 mph. At night, temperatures will drop to near 36. Monday will bring a 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 4 p.m., and a high near 60. A
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The former KMS shampoo and cosmetic plant in north Redding is being converted to a water bottling operation.
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Ken Gifford’s construction company didn’t lead every major building project in the Redding area the past two decades, but it sure could seem that way sometimes.
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If you have some idea in your head of what a “typical” north state resident thinks, nothing would dissolve that stereotype faster than reading the submissions that arrived in response to our recent call for new Opinion page columnists.
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The recent campaigns to legalize marijuana for recreational use are an interesting study in semantics. Now, when I think of “recreation,” I envision people playing tennis, riding bicycles, or maybe boating on Lake Shasta. Even considering the broadest connotation of the word wouldn’t conjure images of some
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We freaked out when we found a big fat rat feeding on precious birdseed on our patio. After all, we paid good money for that fodder to feed the birds and big hairy rats with evil eyes were not invited.
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Working wives with husbands who retire before they do appear to have a more difficult time than do working husbands with retiring wives, as evidenced by the media coverage on the topic. (For boomers, chalk it up to the socialization of gender roles hard-wired into our DNA.)
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Anna Lahr and Kyle Foott, both of Redding, are engaged to be married on April 27, 2013, at Gover Ranch in Anderson. The bride-elect is the daughter of Jeff and Leslie Lahr of Redding. She graduated in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in business from CSU, Chico. She works at Haircity as a self-employed hair stylist. Her fian
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Our daughter, Payton, is now 12, and the subject of baby-sitting her brothers has recently come up. She is very responsible, and my husband and I trust her judgment and capabilities.
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Redding author Sheri Downs will hold a booksigning at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Old School Restaurant, 1135 Pine St., Redding.
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Dear Straight Talk: I grew up with my stepfather regularly knocking my mother around when he was drunk and being emotionally abusive to both her and me. She would never stand up to him or leave him and I hated both of them for participating in this sickness. In college, I joined a group dedicated to ending rape and abuse, b
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Music builds self-esteem, self-discipline, develops creativity and builds character.
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The home of the future shall be one of seamless, intuitive automation -- a home that anticipates the needs of its occupants while saving energy and keeping out predators.
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Tech injuries typically result from repetitive motion, poor posture and eyestrain: an aching wrist from too much keyboard and mouse use, neck strain from looking down at your laptop or tablet screen. Lessen the likelihood of pain by adjusting your habits and environment.
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Dear Debt Adviser: I received a large bonus, and I'm wondering about the best strategy to increase my overall financial stability. I could pay off my credit-card debt of $20,000. But I also want to build an emergency cash fund, and I need to buy a car because my current one is on its last legs. What should I do?
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Network Media Solutions offers computer services to residents and businesses.
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Leading scientists agree that the world's rain forests are at risk, with some predictions that they could vanish in 100 years.
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Sheila Smith and Jacob Serna, both of Redding, are engaged to be married on May 18, 2013, at the IOOF/Rebekkah Hall in Palo Cedro. The bride-elect is the daughter of Donald and Faye Bova of Redding. She graduated from Mountain Lakes High School in 1998. She works at the Pizza Factory in Shasta Lake. Her fiance is the son
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I read with interest “Benedict’s Legacy” by Rachel Zoll, AP’s religion editor, in Tuesday’s paper. However, it didn’t take long before I began to notice the absolute anti-Catholic bias that usually permeates most secular “religious” articles.
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After watching the State of the Union Tuesday night I would like to pass my thoughts on.
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In 1913: The world mourned for poet Joaquin Miller who died in his home in the Piedmont foothills. Miller once lived in Shasta County. The body would be cremated. The ceremony of scattering the ashes would take place later.
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Los Altos developer Craig T. Lund is increasing his footprint in Anderson’s south end with a purchase of slightly more than 10 acres of commercially-zoned property acquired from a bank.
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A California-based privacy rights organization says it has uncovered the use of drones in Shasta County.
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Careful what you ask Redding’s newest council member, Gary Cadd.
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SHASTA LAKE — After pushes from the city’s one-time mayor and the mother of a girl who died after a night of binge drinking, the City Council on Tuesday will explore creating rules aimed at curbing teen drinking.
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If Rashan Williams had his choice, he’d be a hybrid of T.O. and Megatron.
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Jerry Brown wasn’t downtrodden.
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It was ugly, long and tiresome.
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A driver died and a passenger suffered major injuries in an early Saturday morning crash that may have involved alcohol, officers say.
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The Shasta High wrestling team came in fourth place Saturday at the Division I championships in Oroville, led by first-place finishes by Matt Smull and Preston Wallers.
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At the Second Baptist Church off Cypress Avenue on Saturday, community members were told to celebrate African and black heritage.
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Dear Babe: I have a lapel pin of Gabby Hartnett that came out of a box of Cracker Jack candy circa the 1930s.
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After nearly 12 years, officials are ready to close the book on one of the area’s most infamous bankruptcy cases.
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Redding School of the Arts is in the running for another award for its environmentally friendly design.
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Red Bluff High student-athlete Garrett Sandow begins every day with his iPhone.
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Paramedics are heading to reports of a two-vehicle collision with at least one person suffering major injuries, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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At the Second Baptist Church off Cypress Avenue Saturday, community members were told to celebrate African and black heritage.
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Q: I have a business where I sell different types of exotic meats for human consumption. If legal to do, I would like to offer the meat of the following species of rattlesnakes: eastern, western and prairie rattlesnakes. I know I cannot bring western diamondbacks into the state, but are there any restrictions to selling eas
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I'd have thought former first lady Laura Bush, who's speaking in Redding March 17 at a Simpson University fundraiser, would be an uncontroversial choice. I mean, everyone liked Laura Bush, right? Well, not Bud Hancock, president of the Providence International...
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So I'm told by a high school classmate (female) who e-mailed in reference to last week's column: "In case you haven't chjecked w/ the sheriff, appts. for the interview to get the permit are backed up into May. Alll four...
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Ninety-seven teams. Ninety-five games. Ten champions.
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A woman stole a pick up in Happy Valley while the driver went inside to pay for gas this morning, say officers with the California Highway Patrol.
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E.J. Stanton went 3-5 with 2RBI and Kenneth Fudge went 2-3 with an RBI as the Shasta College baseball team won their home opener last Saturday 8-6 over the visiting American River College Beavers. Fudge got things started in the bottom of the first inning with an opposite field double that just stayed fair to scor
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By: Patrick Carr Photo by Elias Nesser February 14th, 2013   “That was a great game.” Those were the first words that Shasta College coach Jerry Brown said after being interviewed when walking back to the meeting room after keeping the GVC race alive. Indeed his words had the simplest
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By: Patrick Carr Photo by Elias Nesser February 14th, 2013   Thursday night was one of those few wins in the Golden Valley Conference that could ever be called somewhat comfortable. Shasta College’s men’s basketball team took down the College of the Siskiyous Eagles 79-68, with
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RED BLUFF - Police say officers found a man drunk in public with a bottle of whiskey he'd stolen from Raley's Market Friday afternoon.
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Every year Shrove Tuesday arrives - the day before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent, the Catholic/Anglican/Episcopal 40-day season of thoughtful repentance and fasting before Easter - and I think to myself: "it's pancakes for dinner tonight." Photo: Two of my hens on pest control duty in the garden. Shrove (derived f
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An amusing take on the Superbowl commercial that features Paul Harvey speaking about farmers. This one from a real estate agent. The original commercial was about cars. For me, hearing Paul Harvey’s signature voice in the commercial was the best part. Realizing that I miss him. He had a way with your h
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Here’s a really cute newer home in Anderson. Representing the interests of the bank/seller is foreclosure listing agent Fantasy Pfanenstiel of Shasta Lake Realty. She writes: “Super cute home on a corner lot, 2 car detached garage and perfect for first time homebuyer!”
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A driver died and a passenger suffered major injuries in an early morning crash that may have involved alcohol, officers say.
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Here are the current road conditions for Shasta County, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation:
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Today's temperatures will stay in the 70s, but Sunday will begin a cool down that will lead the north state back into the 50s. The National Weather Service is reporting that today's high will hover around 71. At night, temperatures will cool down to around 39. On Sunday, temperatures will get up to around 66 as winds re
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The north state is invited to a celebration of Black History Month at Second Baptist Church, 2560 Bunker Ave., in Redding today.
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When the Legislature in 2011 rewrote California’s criminal code to keep many crooks out of state prison and leave them instead under the authority of their home counties, the main reason was simple necessity. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld an order demanding California ease prison overcrowding, and there was no conceiv
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Who would’ve imagined back in the Eighties when Jane Fonda was the reigning aerobic dancing queen that 30 years on her baby boomer acolytes would turn into such a sickly and broken down lot? Wasn’t the “Me Generation” destined to be the fittest, healthiest, age-defying cohort ever?
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Purging paper one step closer to organized life
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I'm a firm believer that great design doesn't have to be expensive. The key to getting the most for your decorating dollars is to know where to splurge and where to cheat.
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Republican House Speaker John Boehner was recently quoted as saying President Obama “lacks the guts” to solve the problems facing this country. Boehner, you must be joking!
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While a sizeable portion of the world, including parts of Europe, is still reeling from the fallout of our Wall Street-generated global financial crisis, a group of countries has actually managed, without much fanfare, to emerge relatively unscathed from the enormous economic upheaval.
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Loretta Carrico Russell, Round Mountain
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PALO CEDRO — Hustle has been the Hornets’ antidote for adversity this season.
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PALO CEDRO — In business, sometimes it’s not what you know, but who you know.
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Since she arrived in Redding in 1991, Judy Salter has worked tirelessly toward building a better north state.
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A. Bartlett Giamatti, the seventh commissioner of Major League Baseball, had some poignant, beautiful words about the national pastime:
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The Anderson High girls basketball team accomplished a rare feat Friday night — it went undefeated in league play for the first time in about 20 years, coach Keith Krantz said.
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SACRAMENTO — A former Anderson police officer accused of raping a Millville woman he was taking to jail in May 2010 could soon bail out of the Sacramento County jail.
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Property once pegged for a major retail center that was being marketed as a potential home for a third Raley’s supermarket in Redding is headed for the auction block.
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A 25-year-old Redding man who had numerous felony warrants out for his arrest was arrested Friday after he briefly became stuck in a downtown area drainage pipe while trying to elude authorities, police said.
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In the end, there was little contest over who best qualified to run Redding’s local public access television channels.
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Here’s a list of what’s open and closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day:
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Police say they've arrested thee people on post-release community supervision and two other people during a compliance check Friday.
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The mother of a teen who was accidentally shot while practicing shooting techniques in Millville Thursday night says her son may be paralyzed.
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A 19-year-old driver was arrested today after police say he crashed his car on Jewell Lane while driving under the influence of drugs.
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Finally, after many guesses, we have a winner. The barn is located on Silver Bridge Road in Palo Cedro. The lucky winner is "mowgli" and made the correct guess at 7:19 pm. It had been guessed earlier but I had...
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CORNING - Police are evacuating a neighborhood in Corning after a mobile home with live ammunition caught fire this evening.
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In 1913: The Courier-Free Press received vegetable and flower seeds for free distribution. The seeds were brussels sprouts, lettuce, onion, parsnip, radish, muskmelon and peas. The flower seeds were calendula, candytuft, kochea, mignonette and poppy. They would hand them out to subscribers as long as they lasted.
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In 1913: The Burns Lumber Co. planned (to) cut 20 million feet of lumber at Castella that season and extend its railroad to the summit and eventually beyond into Trinity County, opening up the old quicksilver mines at Cinnabar and developing the mines as a result of the company’s contract to buy 300 million feet of ti
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Q: I have a business where I sell different types of exotic meats for human consumption. If legal to do, I would like to offer the meat of the following species of rattlesnakes: eastern, western and prairie rattlesnakes. I know I cannot bring western diamondbacks into the state, but are there any restrictions to selling eas
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The home of the future shall be one of seamless, intuitive automation — a home that anticipates the needs of its occupants while saving energy and keeping out predators. It has been promised since my first childhood trip to Disney’s EPCOT Center (more years ago than I care to disclose).
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Tech injuries typically result from repetitive motion, poor posture and eyestrain: an aching wrist from too much keyboard and mouse use, neck strain from looking down at your laptop or tablet screen. Lessen the likelihood of pain by adjusting your habits and environment.
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Leading scientists agree that the world’s rain forests are at risk, with some predictions that they could vanish in 100 years.
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Purging paper one step closer to organized life
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Anna Lahr and Kyle Foott
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I began baby-sitting for 50 cents an hour when I was just 10 years old.
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Redding author Sheri Downs will hold a booksigning at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Old School Restaurant, 1135 Pine St., Redding.
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Dear Straight Talk: I grew up with my stepfather regularly knocking my mother around when he was drunk and being emotionally abusive to both her and me. She would never stand up to him or leave him and I hated both of them for participating in this sickness. In college, I joined a group dedicated to ending rape and abuse, b
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Music builds self-esteem, self-discipline, develops creativity and builds character.
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We freaked out when we found a big fat rat feeding on precious birdseed on our patio. After all, we paid good money for that fodder to feed the birds and big hairy rats with evil eyes were not invited.
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I’m a firm believer that great design doesn’t have to be expensive. The key to getting the most for your decorating dollars is to know where to splurge and where to cheat.
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A group of Redding residents hopes to persuade the City Council to ban outdoor marijuana grows.
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Q: In the past you’ve written about special outlets for the garage. What should I install? I’m selling my house to my son and I want everything to be safe.
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If you feel a smidgen of affection for your books, here are tips to keep them in good condition.
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In 1913: The world mourned for poet Joaquin Miller who died in his home in the Piedmont foothills. Miller once lived in Shasta County. The body would be cremated. The ceremony of scattering the ashes would take place later.
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Jed Kolko, chief economist of the real estate website Trulia, gets under the hood of the much-discussed California out-migration. What he finds runs contrary to the conventional wisdom about high taxes. Who leads the charge out of California? Even though...
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SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — San Bernardino sheriff's officials say a fugitive former cop who was killed after a shootout with law enforcement was holed up in condo across the street from their command post during an exhaustive manhunt.
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Visitors heading out to Whiskeytown Falls this spring will get to see a new sight along the trail.
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A man was justified in the January shooting and killing of his neighbor, who had threatened him with a chainsaw and beaten him with a bat, the Shasta County District Attorney said today.
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A 25-year-old Redding man who had numerous warrants out for his arrest was taken into custody this morning after he briefly became stuck in a downtown area drainage pipe while trying to elude authorities, police said.
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What road is this barn located beside? Welcome to the History Mystery Photo Contest. If you're the first person to give the correct answer, you'll win the prize plus an award certificate with your name and the mystery photo. Guesses...
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Nasa will cover today’s asteroid flyby live on NASA-TV. Probably around 11:24 a.m. our time. ITEM 1 – ASTEROID 2012 DA14 TO WHIZ PAST EARTH SAFELY — UPDATE The small near-Earth asteroid 2012 DA14 will p
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We like Shasta View Gardens very much. Modern clusterhomes with a pocket park. Great, forward thinking design. Really takes advantage of their small footprint. This one seems to have been built in 2006, so it’s got all the modern code compliance advantages for energy efficiency. We recall back when we
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Meteorite hits central Russia Meteorite hits central Russia – Video Collection (16 minutes) Meteorite hits Russian Urals: Fireball explosion wreaks havoc, up to 500 injured. This is insane! The post Meteorite hits central Russia a
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Carnival Cruise's slow-motion train wreck in the Gulf of Mexico this week brought to mind this column item that ran in January 2012: That sinking feeling Cruise ships like the one that ran aground off Italy this month have never...
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Let’s say, one day, I walk into the hardware store because I want to build a house. I buy some lumber, plumbing supplies, electrical wire and anything else I’ve heard is necessary to get my home construction project underway.  I figure, I don’t need a blueprint as I’ve seen homes being built around town before. [..
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I'm starting to think Cupid's arrow might have been dipped in poison (instead of what I was hoping was perhaps absynthe). Hopeless romantic that you all know I am, I was intending to put together a list of incredibly sweet songs all pertaining to Valentine's Day. So I began to search high and low for [...]
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Here are the current road conditions for Shasta County, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation:
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A league championship is on the line at 7:30 p.m. tonight when the Foothill High School boys basketball team hosts Enterprise in Palo Cedro.
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The sun will be bright in the sky as temperatures rise to around 75 and winds calm down from Thursday's 37 mph gusts.
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Politicians never talk about spending these days unless they plan to cut it. When they want to spend more government money, their speechwriters inevitably declare it “an investment.”
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The nation’s vexation over the morality and legality of President Obama’s drone war has produced a salutary but hopelessly confused debate. Three categories of questions are being asked. They must be separated to be clearly understood.
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This is in response to Dennis Chartier Sr., of Redding, and Jim Jones, of Lakehead (letters, Saturday), regarding gays in the Boy Scouts.
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The Shasta College men's basketball team is thriving and thankful to have something to play for.
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RED BLUFF — Maggie Hansen’s present to her senior teammates was the opportunity to play on their home court at least one more time.
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The final day of the prep basketball regular season wraps up today and the playoff seeding is almost completely determined.
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Army medic Devan Ruonavaara couldn’t be in Redding to wish his girlfriend a happy Valentine’s Day, so he sent her a song.
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The No. 3 West Valley High boys soccer team defeated sixth-seeded Sutter 5-1 in a home match Thursday in a Northern Section Division II quarterfinal.
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Winds gusted near 40 mph Thursday, drying out brush and spreading three vegetation fires in Shasta County, including a 5-acre blaze in the same area as 2012’s massive Ponderosa fire.
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Shasta County is preparing to ramp up a taxpayer-funded medical program targeted at addicts and AB 109 parolees that, with a single injection, removes their ability to get high or drunk.
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Shasta College students and faculty Thursday took a stand promoting an end to violence against women as part of a worldwide campaign with the same goal.
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A 77-woman woman badly burned Wednesday afternoon in an apartment fire died the same day, Red Bluff firefighters.
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The man whose construction firm has built some of the most significant projects in Shasta County history died Thursday.
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A family friend of a 17-year-old girl badly burned by a house fire on Sunday has set up an online donation account to help the family find a new home and rebuild what they’ve lost.
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Years down the road, Redding’s streets may be narrower and more congested.
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A Millville teen was taken to a Redding hospital Thursday night after he was accidentally shot while he, another teen and an adult were practicing shooting techniques, the Shasta County Sheriff's Office reported.
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Whiskeytown National Recreation Area will host a series of lectures about the women of Shasta County in March in honor of Women's History Month.
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Learn about insects, listen to jazz, taste local wines and beers while raising funds and get out for a hike to see native plants at events this weekend.
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Shasta Women's Refuge seeks volunteers to help on its crisis line.
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Shasta County is full of interesting facts. Here are some of the earlier ones:
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How about the Great State of Shasta? According to this wise guy's new map of the U.S., redrawn with 50 states of equal population, we'd the beautiful north state and Oregon --- plus Hawaii for good measure....
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How about the Great State of Shasta? According to this wise guy's new map of the U.S., redrawn with 50 states of equal population, we'd get the beautiful north state and Oregon --- plus Hawaii for good measure....
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Redding Police say a drunken driver caused a wreck after she ran a stop sign and crossed into oncoming traffic today.
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Redding police arrested today two Washington residents accused of burglarizing an unlocked vehicle parked outside a Hilltop Drive restaurant and stealing a laptop and backpack.
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In 1913: Fifteen thousand were shipped into Shasta County, principally deciduous fruit trees. The species were peach, apple, prune, almond, apricot, cherry, and grape. The English walnut was gaining in popularity, there being several hundred trees shipped in this season for planting at Cottonwood and Igo, chiefly.
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Boulder Creek Elementary School was placed on lock down today after Redding Police responded to a robbery in a nearby neighborhood.
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Firefighters are trying to battle a vegetation fire today outside Manton that is estimated at five acres but could be much larger.
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State Sen. Ted Gaines and Redding City Councilman Patrick Jones will be the featured speakers at the Redding Republican Women’s annual membership coffee on Feb. 23.
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Billie Holiday singing "Embraceable You."...
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Firefighters are heading to an escaped control burn that has spread to a quarter acre in Shingletown today.
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RED BLUFF - Police say a man was arrested after allegedly appearing intoxicated while in public this morning.
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It's An Unhappy Valentine's Day for Far Too Many ChildrenHarmed by the Family Law/CPS IndustriesThe prime culprits?1.) Parents whom refuse to check the
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The story of the migration of African Americans from the south to the company lumber towns of Northern California.
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The Shasta Lily Quilt Guild is offering two scholarships in the amount of $500 each to graduating seniors from Siskiyou County high schools who are pursuing careers in the visual arts.
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Members of Siskiyou Arts Council are invited to enter up to three pieces for our "Self Portrait" show on February 18, 2013, from 11am to 4pm, at the Siskiyou Arts Council Gallery & Cultural Center, 418 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd.
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All Saints' Episcopal Church Presents its fourth Reconciliation Seminar entitled "Practicing for Reconciliation with Family, Friends and Fellow Citizens" on February 16 from 8 AM to 3 PM. The cost to participate is $15 (scholarships are available).
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Megan Johnson, MPH recognized by Arthritis Foundation for Outstanding Service to Shasta County
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The Whole Earth and Watershed Festival, celebrating social, economic, and environmental solutions for our planet, is back in 2013 on Saturday April 27 with amazing activities for all ages from over 100 different exhibitors, live music, great local food, and a brand new Build-It Bazaar at the City Hall and Sculpture Park,
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Shasta Bounty Board of Supervisors, at Feb. 5 2013 meeting, vote to take initial step toward consideration of non-custodial facility to house inmates poised for "re-entry"
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Make one of your 2013 resolutions to declutter your life, help the environment and the community.
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Now is your chance to enter the 3rd Annual Cupcakes for Caregivers cupcake competition fundraiser and win cash prizes!
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Tiny Zumba dancer shakes off the competition to win the Mt. Shasta Mall Talent Showcase! Alexis Johndrow (7) gave a rousing performance in a show packed with talented kids.
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Come and join us as we discuss the wonderful Black Dolls dolls displayed at the Redding Library and learn a little of the history of black dolls. We are happy to answer any questions and we will be delighted to meet other doll lovers.
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It’s not that high up in the hills. Only 26 miles or so from the center of Redding. Or as we agents like to say, a 15 minute drive. We like the description from a prior listing of this
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Hear the California Department of Fish and Game may be worried that the lighting on our iconic Sundial Bridge could have some impact on migrating juvenile Chinook salmon. The agency apparently conducted an assessment this week. I dunno...this seems to...
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The man whose construction firm has built some of the most significant projects in Shasta County history has died.
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A 77-woman woman badly burned Wednesday in an apartment fire has died, Red Bluff firefighters said today.
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As a 17-year-old badly burned by a fire at her former home in Anderson slowly recovers in a Sacramento hospital, a family friend has set up an online donation account to help the family rebuild.
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My earliest love letter came to me in first grade. It was penned on a napkin and tucked inside a Flintstone’s lunch box. I LOVE YOU!!! Mom’s missives came crafted in indelible magic markers and big, block print. Cursive handwriting would have to wait for the fourth grade. Unsolicited notes from girls would wait much l
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Here are the current road conditions for Shasta County, courtesy of the California Department of Transportation:
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Patriot and Liberty have another egg in their basket, bird watchers said Wednesday.
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The valley will stay in the 70s today, though breezes could turn into gusts reaching as high as 29 mph. The National Weather Service reports that the high will hover around 75 today with wind speeds between 17 and 22 mph. At night, temperatures will fall to around 40 as the winds drop down to around 11 mph. Friday will b
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Really? Yes, really. I was a waitress. He was a truck driver. Danny came into the restaurant three times. The first time he got away. The second time I kept filling his coffee cup so I could talk to him, but he left. The third time I thought, "This is it!" And it was. He [...]
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Technology is changing the way Americans live and do business so quickly that it’s all but impossible but to guess what the jobs of the future might look like.
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Several years ago, at my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah, three generations of women in our family wore tallit, the Jewish prayer shawl traditionally worn by men. So did the rabbi, also a woman.
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On the glass door in big red letters, even bigger than “China Kitchen Chinese Food,” are the words “No MSG.” That bold-faced promise got my attention. Visits to Asian (and other) restaurants can sometimes leave me feeling out of sorts and hidden flavor-enhancing ingredients are the prime suspects.
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Wynonna’s life has been a blueprint for almost every country-western song ever written; her 48 years have been filled with joy and heartache, demons and redemption, poor choices and wonderful gifts.
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• Treat Your Valentine • Go For the Gusto! • KIXE Uncorks New Event • Wine Bottle Special • Visit Wineries
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Artist Nanci Sackett has been working on sketches of birds in flight, usually with some kind of dramatic lighting within their environment. She has also taken advantage of the great weather in Redding the last couple weeks, headed outside to create some plein air work of minimal landscapes with big skies. No matter what she
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Here we go again. California Democrats who control the state Legislature want 10, probably more, new gun laws. One is to make every owner, or someone buying ammunition, have background checks.
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You talk about a fair fight! The Redding Merchants “Crime” Watch versus the panhandlers. Hey, you merchants, don’t you think you’re a little overmatched?
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In regard to the letter from Dennis Chartier Sr. printed Saturday, I believe it is likely that he did have Scout experiences that included gay people as leaders, mentors or fellow Scouts whether he knew it or not.
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There was an article in the Record Searchlight Sunday about a transient arrested in a vehicle burglary. This was his eighth arrest since June of 2012, according to the article.
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Enterprise’s masterpieces are usually downright ugly games.
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University Prep will be hitting the highway for trips down Interstate 5 if the recent American Conference realignment proposal gets final approval from the Northern Section Board of Managers in May.
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It didn’t take much for Paige Adkins to fall in love with volleyball.
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The Redding Colt .45s have hired former major league player Rick Bosetti to manage the 2013 summer collegiate baseball program.
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I hope everyone has a love filled Valentine's Day today!...
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Firefighters are at the Mountain Gate Mobile Home Park on Bass Drive where a fire destroyed a mobile home Wednesday night.
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RED BLUFF - A woman is in critical condition after suffering serious burns during a kitchen fire Wednesday.
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The prosecution rested its case Wednesday in the trial of an Oregon man accused of attempted murder in connection with a 2011 gunfight with law enforcement officers on Interstate 5 near Castella.
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Several signs and posters bearing the word “Love” and adorning the doorway at a Redding apartment hint at who can be found inside.
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Shasta County has a familiar face as head of the Resource Management Department after supervisors named Rick Simon to the director’s position.
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In its latest legal action against Anselmo Vineyards near Shingletown, Shasta County has filed a preliminary injunction to stop the construction of an event pavilion and restrooms on the property.
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The bulk of the money from the insurance settlement and sale of Camp Latieze is headed to an endowment fund.
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The construction of a new police station appears all but certain now that Redding officials have ranked the project among the city’s top priorities in the upcoming biennium budget.
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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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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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