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May 9th, 2013

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The Shasta County Planning Commission on Thursday put off until a June its decision on a use permit for a .25-megawatt solar facility in the Happy Valley area proposed by a San Francisco renewable energy company.
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Safe Haven Horse Rescue seeks volunteers to help with volunteer workdays.
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Learn history while getting some exercise, listen to music from Broadway musical to Americana, and check out local artists at the Second Saturday Art Night this weekend in the north state.
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Logging was taking place here even before the discovery of gold in 1848. Samuel Hensley and his crew of woodcutters, under the employ of John Sutter, were sent here to cut trees in the vicinity of Battle Creek. After cutting and limbing trees, the trees were dropped into the Sacramento River and left to float to Sacramento,
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Around 200 people marched across the Shasta College campus in Redding on Thursday morning to support those impacted by suicide.
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A federal judge Thursday ruled against vintner Reverge Anselmo in his lawsuit that accuses Shasta County of violating his religious rights by ordering him to stop building a chapel on his Shingletown-area property.
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As he's aged, Sonny Stupek has tried to be more of a Zen master.
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YREKA - Murder charges were dismissed today against the 57-year-old McCloud man accused of killing 15-year-old Hannah Marie Zaccaglini in 1997.
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A Hayfork resident died in a Wednesday house fire, a spokeswoman with the Trinity County sheriff's office said today.
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A federal judge today made a judgment against vintner Reverge Anselmo in his lawsuit that accuses Shasta County of violating his religious rights by stopping work at a chapel on his Shingletown-area property.
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The Shasta County Coroner's Office has identified the man struck and killed by a train in Redding on Saturday.
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North state law enforcement officials are looking for a 25-year-old Greenville woman who was reported missing after being last seen in Redding on May 3.
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The Shasta County Planning Commission today put off until a June its decision on a use permit for a .25-megawatt solar facility in the Happy Valley area proposed by a San Francisco renewable energy company.
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We got home about 6 PM last night after two rather lengthy days of travel. As Anne Lamott wrote about flying from India to California, "it took several years and was pretty awful." But we are safely back.My head feels like it is imploding and I can still hear the buzzing of being on a plane. I slept in bits and
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SACRAMENTO - A federal grand jury indicted today a civilian employee at the Sierra Army Depot in Lassen County.
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A mother's love is good, but a mother's slobber could be even better. From a fascinating and hilarious (OK, to current or former parents of babies) Chicago Tribune editorial....
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Got a $1,000 to donate to Rep. Doug LaMalfa's 2014 re-election campaign? You might still be able to squeeze in at a table. From the Stockton Record: WOODBRIDGE - Karl Rove, a polarizing Republican political consultant and senior adviser to...
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 Sean and Mackenzie  Liz, Sean, And Mac
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Service to north state Charter Communication customers was restored this afternoon, about five hours after a cut fiber-optic crashed the system.
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It's located in New York Gulch within the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. New York Gulch was named by a group of homesick 1849 goldminers for their homestate (see the map for its location). Joe Ganim purchased the mine in 1913...
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A head-on crash happened late this morning on Highway 299 near Whiskeytown Lake, the California Highway Patrol reported.
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May 2nd   The Shasta College Global Awareness held its’ first event last Thursday as they provided a free screening of the film “Inside North Korea.” The event was focused on whether the United States should wage war with the isolationist, communist nation.   The film itself fo
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The search for a 45-year-old man suspected of killing his wife and two daughters in Shingletown on Tuesday is continuing today after sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday found his truck in a rural area about 40 miles south of Eureka.
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The first time I met my future mother-in-law, she was visiting Karin, her youngest daughter. The two of them were sitting in the commons, the dining area of my college’s dormitories. I’d seen Karin on campus—a striking blonde—and decided it was time to introduce myself that Friday afternoon. The room was empty, exce
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Supporters of Reverge Anselmo in his standoff with Shasta County over building permits have pointed to the high cost of outside attorneys for the county -- half a million and counting, at last report -- as reason to drop the...
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Redding police this morning are looking for a wanted parolee suspected of running from a traffic stop and driving away in another car at the Motel 6 on Twin View Boulevard.
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When it debuted in Paris a hundred years ago this month but classical music was never the same after Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring." A YouTube clip of the energetic and demanding Leonard Bernstein conducting a rehearsal in Germany. Pity the...
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Officials with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection say a wildfire in eastern Tehama County is now fully contained.
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Forecasters say it's going to be a warm, sunny day today in Redding. The high should be 84 degrees under mostly sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service. They say skies will become partly cloudy at night, with the low dropping to 64 degrees. On Friday, expect more warmth, with a high around 92 degrees.
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The first-ever "Out of the Darkness" walk against suicide is today at Shasta College.
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Officials will speak on the status of Redding today at the Cascade Theater.
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This week’s unanimous ruling from the California Supreme Court that cities have the authority, under their zoning codes, to bar the retail sale of medical marijuana through collectives is no surprise.
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As a mom, I can’t help but cringe.
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Raise Your Spirits Help the Cistercian (“Trappist”) monks of New Clairvaux Vineyard celebrate the release of their 2012 Syrah Rose and 2011 Poor Souls Barbara. The festivities are set for 5:30 to 8 p.m. May 10 (please call 839-2200 to RSVP) and 11 to 5 p.m. May 11-12. The vineyard is located at 26240 7th St. in Vina.
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It was the master’s only choral symphony, finished near the end of his life when his deafness was almost complete, yet Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony stands as a towering achievement that has inspired people around the world for 189 years.
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Lies and the lying liars that tell them are at the heart of Tennessee Williams’ immortal “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” and that’s just one of the reasons Samantha Fork loves the Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
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When in Manton -- either for some wine tasting or just a therapeutic drive in the country -- stop by Julia’s Diner, on Manton Road just two blocks from the historic general store (built 1894). There, Julia Pritchard will serve you a hearty breakfast, lunch or dinner and you’ll also get a slice of local life.
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Artist Jeff Fennel draws inspiration from a wide range of sources and creative disciplines. His interests in science, archaeology, spirituality, music and nature come together in a visionary constellation of form, color, texture and design. Often working with archetypes and personal totems, Fennel enjoys creating works infu
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Art McBride (letter, Friday) disputes John Sandhofner’s “fact” (letter, April 28) that the cost of the ACA has doubled.
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I’m sorry! The Record Searchlight really missed it.
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Morton P. Giesecke, Anderson Teaching evolution in class is creepy Re: Ken Archuleta’s “Creationism still creeping into biology class”: Ken Archuleta’s biology teaches that dinosaur scales evolved to bird feathers. Their massive thick bones evolved to light hollow bird bones, that bag-like animal lun
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Local business news in brief
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Foreclosure activity in Shasta County in April reached its highest level to date in 2013, a sign that the housing market’s road to recovery will at times be a bumpy ride.
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A collection of news from the north state
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A triple homicide in Shingletown Tuesday night ranks as one of the stunning murder cases in Shasta County history.
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Bike to School Day celebrated in Redding
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On April 5, a noose made from double-knotted tennis shoe laces became 14-year-old Joshua Valdez's means of suicide in the privacy of his bedroom closet. Just four hours earlier the dark-haired, dark-eyed eighth-grader had returned home from his second appointment in three days with Shasta County mental health providers.
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Battered, bruised and hurt, Shasta High’s boys tennis team hasn’t lost sight of its ultimate goal: a team championship.
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It’s been said that the Major League Baseball playoffs are a crapshoot.
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Simpson University softball has had a good week.
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The last time the Red Hawks were on the softball field was blissful.
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SHINGLETOWN — Authorities say they’ve found a truck in Humboldt County on Wednesday that a man used to flee Shingletown after he allegedly shot and killed his wife and two daughters at their home Tuesday night.
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"But I never had acne as a teenager!" says the distraught 30-year-old woman. Oh, how often those exact words are uttered in my office. Acne is a normal part of adolescence and something you will eventually outgrow, right? Conventional wisdom says that adults have cancer and heart disease to worry about, not pimples. For man
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A garden is a great way to get exercise, bond with family members, save money and eat healthier. Plus, kids are more likely to try vegetables and fruits they help grow.
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Those who are a caregiver for a senior suffering from dementia know how important respite time can be. The physical health of those caregiving often begins to fail as does their emotional and psychological well-being. Respite is a way for caregivers to recharge their batteries by taking a break from their caregiving duties.
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When Eustacia Cutler Grandin chose in 1950 to enroll her autistic 3-year-old daughter in a speech therapy school instead of institutionalizing her, she defied expectations of the day by affirming her daughter's potential.
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Researchers say that autism can spring from subtle genetic differences.
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Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG), and eye movement tracking are key methods being used by researchers to help answer the questions: How does brain activity in someone with an autism spectrum disorder differ from that of a non-autistic person and how does that brain activity guide b
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According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health, autism spectrum disorders vary widely in severity and symptoms and may go unrecognized, particularly in mildly affected children or when it is masked by more debilitating handicaps.
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Dawn Prince-Hughes left home at age 15. Under great stress living with undiagnosed Asperger's syndrome and failing her classes at school, she spent five years homeless off and on, going she says wherever chance would take her. One of those chance destinations, the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, introduced her to a group of
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In 1913: 250 thoroughbred Holstein cows arrived from Tehama for the new creamery. The new Anderson creamery was a “sure go” with $10,000 stock subscribed and the machinery ordered.
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Redding firefighters say they kept a second alarm fire from scorching any apartments after it broke out above the laundry room at the Westside Apartments at 4660 Westside Road this evening.
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One of several Caltrans crew members working on a rock cliff that gave away and killed two Siskiyou County men two weeks ago called the incident a “freak accident” that couldn’t have been prevented.
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Shasta County planning commissioners Thursday will weigh a use permit for a .25-megawatt solar facility in the Happy Valley area proposed by a San Francisco renewable energy company.
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A big rig driver died after suffering injuries when he jumped off of Interstate 5 following a crash, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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Redding Police say they're investigating the shooting death of a 53-year-old man found dead in an apartment on C Street as a homicide.
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A 32-year-old Redding woman who pleaded no contest last month to child abuse and other charges in connection with accusations she threatened to cut her 3-year-old son’s throat was sentenced today to 240 days in jail.
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It's all in this eye-opening eight-minute YouTube video. What a labor-intensive process, going through the stuff we put in those blue carts each week. (Among the many things I learned: on the night before trash pick-up day, make sure your...
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The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is holding a news conference at 2 p.m. today at the Shasta County Administrative Office to give details in the triple homicide case in Shingletown.
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Click here for KRCR news story. CRIME/INCIDENT: Triple homicide LOCATION: Alpine Way, Shingletown, CA  VICTIM(S): Sandy Miller, wife, 34 years old; Shelby Miller, daughter, 8 years old; Shasta Miller, daughter, 4 years old SUSPECT(S): Shane Franklin Miller, white male, red hair, blue eyes, 5’10”, 200 pounds, DOB 05/08
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Ohio kidnapping victim Amanda Berry returns home
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An acquaintance forwarded me this link. Berry died in late January at the age of 71. In the Seventies he co-authored a book on Bigfoot and made a series of audio recordings ("Sierra Sounds") of what he believed were "vocalizations"...
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Here’s a ’61 built 1344 sqft 3/2 on a centrally located .47 acre lot in Redding. “Beautiful interior including oak cabinetry,wood floors, modern kitchen appliances, installed alarm and living room gas fireplace. Freddie Mac First Look initiati
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One northbound lane of Interstate 5 has reopened after a logging truck spilled its load earlier this morning, the California Highway Patrol reported about 5:10 a.m.
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It's going to be cloudy and cool again today in Redding. Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Sacramento predict a high of 73 degrees with a 30 percent chance of precipitation. Skies should be mostly cloudy. There's also a chance for thunder throughout the day, forecasters said. At night, expect another 30 perce
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The McConnell Foundation’s offer to buy land from the city turned out to be Tuesday’s night big topic for the Redding City Council.
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At this meeting, the Board of Supervisors received the annual report from Peter Bonkrude, District Manager of the Shasta Mosquito and Vector Control District. A major challenge for the District in 2012 was the reappearance of West Nile virus, first seen in Shasta County in the summer of 2004. The virus infects people, anima
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Tell young people they should stay in school so they can get into good colleges and eventually become doctors or lawyers or business executives, and you’re just telling them how the world works. Life rewards discipline.
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If you are driving along and suddenly see a big red rubber ball come bouncing out into the street, you might want to put your foot on the brake pedal, because a small child may well come running out into the street after it.
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I don’t know if Californians are uninformed or just stupid. In the case of Shasta County, I’ve made up my mind.
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I wish I could leave this one alone, but I just can’t. Ken Archuleta’s column, recently, concerning the biblical creation myth provoked a very uncomfortable reaction with me and I am sure many other Christians as well.
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On the night of April 26, my precious son was involved in a motorcycle accident on Old Oregon Trail and Lois Lane. An off-duty firefighter witnessed the accident and stopped to help. Had it not been for you and your quick actions, unknown angel, he may have lain there and died.
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Church officials are considering Pope John Paul for sainthood. He’s a disgrace.
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SHASTA LAKE — Mayor Larry Farr on Tuesday assured nearly a half-dozen residents making impassioned pleas for the city to act on a dangerous traffic situation that the city is indeed addressing the issue.
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Turtle Bay’s hotel project received a reprieve Tuesday night with the City Council’s unanimous decision to negotiate a land sale.
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Turtle Bay’s hotel project received a reprieve Tuesday night with the City Council’s unanimous decision to negotiate a possible land sale with the McConnell Foundation.
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* Note from Doni Chamberlain: For the record, I knew better than to ask to discuss Josh Valdez, because I knew I'd hear the answer about privacy and confidentiality. But in my attempts to write a balanced story, I tried to get someone - anyone - at Shasta County Mental Health or Remi Vista to [...]
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Dani Chabolla will never forget her final at bat on her home field.
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PALO CEDRO — Not much has gone right for Foothill High softball this season.
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Money and basketball can make for a headache when they’re together, even for small-town college students.
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University Prep’s boys golf team won the Northern Section Division II championship after scoring a 401 as a team at Fall River Golf Course on Tuesday.
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In its “Out of Darkness” walk Thursday, Shasta College will join other schools and communities throughout the nation hoping to curb suicides.
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Mercy Medical Center Redding has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for health care quality and safety in laboratories.
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The mother of a man convicted of first-degree murder last month could soon learn what her punishment will be after pleading guilty nearly two years ago to intimidating and bribing a witness in connection with the murder case.
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A Shasta County jury is scheduled to begin deliberations today in the three-month-old trial of a Redding man who has been described as the architect of a Ponzi scheme that bilked scores of investors out of an estimated $250 million.
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Belinda Gallegos feeds geese and ducks under cloudy skies Tuesday off Park Marina Drive.
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Major injuries in Interstate 5 wreck
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Redding police are investigating the case of a man found dead Tuesday morning in an apartment building as “somewhat suspicious” because the body had decomposed so badly officers couldn’t make a preliminary guess about the cause of death.
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Firefighters report a shop burned down tonight next door to a residence on Whitmore Road.
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That may depend on what happens in the coming days/weeks at the Shasta County Courthouse to this man....
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SHINGLETOWN — Shasta County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a triple homicide that occurred at a rural residence six miles west of Shingletown on Tuesday night.
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Police are responding to reports of a person being stabbed in Palo Cedro this evening.
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Red Bluff Crawdad Festival June 7-8-9 Fun for the whole family www.crawdadfestival.net
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Win a Fabulous Gift Basket If Your Theme is Chosen
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Come join us as we celebrate 50 years of ministry in the Bowman area. From its humble beginnings as a Sunday School in a converted chicken coop to our present facility, Bowman Community Church has been faithful to proclaim God's word to those seeking truth.
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When she graduated from college on April 27, 22-year-old Tempest Dawson had a lot of eyes on her. The oldest of 10 siblings, she’s got quite a standard to uphold. “A big motivation for me to finish school was my brothers and sisters,” Dawson said. “Anything I do, they want to do, so I try to be a good influence on t
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Jeb Allen of Palomar Builders is moving more dirt.
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  The Shasta College Lady Knights softball team got the job done in game one of the regional playoffs over the Napa Valley College Storm 8-2. Ally Wimer hit a two-run homerun to solidify the Lady Knights position after they fell behind 2-0 in a third inning which saw starting pitcher Kayla Spini come out of t
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In 1913: A state Assembly bill passed that would allow $3,500 to be expended by the state in removing all obstructions from the upper Pit river so that salmon may be enabled to go to the headwaters to spawn.
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES LAKE ALMANOR — The east shore near Lake Cove and the Dorado Inn have been good trolling lanes for a mix of browns and trout, but the majority have been kings. EUREKA — Pyong Yi of Eureka braved rough water on opening day to boat the first salmon
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The San Francisco 49ers’ signing of British Olympic discus thrower Lawrence Okoye is reminiscent of the flyer the 49ers took on a former Corning High School shot putter more than 30 years ago.
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Redding attorney Walt McNeill is not backing down from his comments that raised new questions about the McConnell Foundation’s proposal to buy the land Turtle Bay has identified for a $22 million Sheraton hotel.
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Police said today that they've caught a man who used a credit card swiped from a teen during a fight May 1.
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Enterprise High guard Kamira Sanders was named to the Cal-Hi Sports All-State freshman girls basketball team Saturday.
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I finally heard back from the Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen folks regarding a timeline to open in the former KFC locations. Atlanta-based AFC Enterprises purchased 14 former KFC restaurants in Northern California l
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A Honduras man suffered major injuries early this morning when his car slammed into a guardrail on Interstate 5 north of Castella.
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With the Dow and S&P at all-time highs, Steve Forbes offers some cautionary skepticism on Bloomberg TV here....
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The FDA is proposing that tanning beds come with warnings about cancer and that they shouldn't be used by minors. Asked Redding dermatologist Craig Kraffert for his thoughts: CalDerm (an organization that I have headed and currently sit on the...
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A New Mexico man and two juveniles were arrested in Trinity County Saturday night after they were found with cocaine, heroin, a mysterious liquid and nearly $14,000 cash, deputies said.
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Forecasters say today will bring another chance of rain and thunder in the Redding area. The high temperature will reach about 73 degrees, and there's a 40 percent chance of precipitation. At night, the low will drop to 56 degrees, with another 30 percent chance of showers. By Wednesday, expect only a slight chance of sho
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SHASTA LAKE — The City Council meets today with a full agenda featuring proposed changes to its medical marijuana growing rules, requests for city funding from community organizations and a presentation from a local man on a system for reporting city problems and solutions.
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YREKA -The 57-year-old McCloud man accused of killing 15-year-old Hannah Marie Zaccaglini in 1997 is scheduled to be in Siskiyou County Superior Court today to determine whether his preliminary hearing will be held later this week.
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It's a warm Saturday morning at the Shasta Dam Area Little League Fields. Gray pines and maples surround the fields where baseball, that great American sport, is in full swing. The players are here, decked out in their jerseys with team colors and names: The Angels, Astros, Cardinals, Cubs, Diamondbacks, Indians, Padres and
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Take the most squared-away citizen — someone with good job skills, a polished presentation, a substantial resume and glowing references.
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On a sunny California day in 1983, a woman loading bags into her car trunk in a supermarket parking lot was suddenly confronted by a gunman who forced her into the car, tied her up and drove her away.
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The school security issue has been debated to almost infinity, yet no practical solutions appear to be implemented. Most involve huge expenditures of cash.
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In response to the editorial about helping seniors with fuels reduction, the Western Shasta Resource Conservation District is in an excellent position to take on this work. This not-for-profit special district has been doing fuels reduction projects for decades.
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I just want to go on record and publicly apologize on behalf of Redding to comedienne Amy Schumer for the drunk, obnoxious, unruly members of the audience attending her show Wednesday night at Win River Casino.
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Cubs Stillwater Creek Llamas North Valley Distributing Jack Bonura, DDS Abacus Construction   Angels Ahern & Sons Plumbing Tony's Pastime Lee Vranna MD The Coe Family   Padres Big O Tires Tullis, Inc. Kiwanis Club of Shasta Dam Remi Vista, Inc   Astros POP's Backhoe California Children's Services The Dond
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Shasta Gas Propane Inc. continues to grow and will break ground on a new office today in Anderson.
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Shasta County supervisors today will consider paying a local nonprofit up to $544,000 to help offenders sent back to the county through public safety realignment find housing.
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Marcella Wagner was surrounded by a lot of family Monday at Mercy Medical Center in Redding.
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Commercial real estate in Redding continues to rebound.
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Shasta County Citizens Advocating Respect will celebrate its 25th anniversary May 20 at the Redding Library.
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The Redding City Council won’t be hearing the offer until tonight.
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A reader commented on my April 23 report on the California Fire Prevention Fee, according to a report from the Board of Supervisors. The reader questioned where the fees would go, potentially to a new state agency, and questioned how much of the fee would go for administrative costs. I reviewed the web page for [...]
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Enterprise freshman Jon Champe isn’t easily rattled.
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Red Bluff High’s softball team locked up the Sac River League championship last week but still has work to do to grab the top seed in the Division III playoffs.
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For all his accomplishments, no matter where he is, Gary Houser never feels far from Chico.
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On May 11, 1963 Judge Eaton called the Protestants to a special meeting at the Shasta Courthouse Museum in Shasta to band together and name trustees to look after the pioneer Union Cemetery at Shasta that had "gone to wrack...
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Listen to myself and film producer Fred Chavez on radio station KQMS Wednesday morning at 8:30 talk about the documentaries we are filming about early Shasta County history....
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For suing three upstart competitors that "appear... to help more people find Craigslist postings?" Reason.com has the story here....
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Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, ending in the rambunctious "Ode to Joy" choral movement, "is arguably the greatest symphony ever written and certainly one of the most popular ever written," said North State Symphony Music Director Kyle Pickett. And the North State Symphony will perform it this Sunday afternoon at the Cascade Th
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It wasn't until 1954 that the Asphalt Cowboys came into being, springboarded by the first Top Hand Dinner, the main rodeo-week fundraising event. On May 11, the Shasta Historical Society, in collaboration with the Asphalt Cowboys, celebrates Redding Rodeo Week with a lecture about the history of the exceptional group of com
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In 1913: There was an unconfirmed report that J.E. Terry was reorganizing his great timber land and sawmill property in Shasta County.
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There's a reason Tom Armelino and Co. are pushing the "Reach Higher Shasta" idea of preparing all Shasta County kids for higher education -- despite a quiet but sustained pushback that "not all kids belong in college." "Reformed Broker" Josh...
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Shasta College celebrated the 22nd annual Cinco De Mayo, with a festival on the campus quad. A mixed crowd of students and county residents came out to enjoy the festival, which was held May 2nd. The event started at 11 a.m. the sounds of Latin music could be heard throughout the campus. The
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    As a part of Randy Reed’s oceanography class, I and the rest of my class, not to mention several guests, were able to take a quick trip over to the coast, specifically the Eureka and Trinidad area.   We were prepared to camp out at Patrick’s Point, take all sorts of o
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Wanda Leach, owner of Junk-N-Treasures, keeps her business arguably secure with a guard dog and a barbed wire lined fence. But that apparently wasn't enough to stop a burglar sometime late Saturday or early Sunday from climbing the fence and stealing two batteries from a truck Leach uses for pickups and deliveries at the th
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Go to school, get a Dutch Bros drink. Or maybe an iPod or a Kindle Fire. Shasta Union High and Redding Elementary school districts have been giving away prizes — from $5 gift cards to big-ticket electronics — to encourage students to be in class.
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California cities and counties can ban pot shops, the state’s highest court ruled today in a unanimous opinion likely to further diminish California’s once-robust medical marijuana industry.
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Q. Does your faith organization teach fiscal responsibility? If so, are their historic tales or parables that illustrate proper/improper fiscal responsibility? The entire biblical tradition emphasizes proper and careful use of creation’s gifts. The story of seven good harvest years, followed by seven years of famine prais
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Lois Milosch, this year’s Featured Quilter at the Sun Country Quilter’s Biennial Quilt Show, not only uses fabrics of many colors in her quilts, but has led a colorful life. Throughout the two day show at the Tehama County Fairgrounds, Lois will be visiting and welcoming show visitors. Please join her at the Sun Coun
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An invitation from the Parkville Cemetery board:...
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Taken on Forward Road Saturday afternoon -- wildflowers, pasture, evergreens and snow-covered Lassen Peak. A few miles down the road is the surreal moonscape left by last year's fire, which, fortunately, largely spared the area's wineries....
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Here's the ruling, just out today, with an admirably clear introduction: The issue in this case is whether California's medical marijuana statutes pre-empt a local ban on facilities that distribute medical marijuana. We conclude they do not. There's been a...
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The California Supreme Court today ruled cities can ban medical marijuana dispensaries, the seeming end to a years-long battle between patients’ rights advocates and city and county governments.
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We don’t see many foreclosed forts in these parts.
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Emergency crews headed to Shasta Dam Boulevard this morning to rescue a woman who was trapped in her pickup after falling asleep at the wheel and crashing near there, deputies said.
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A 24-year-old woman due to stand trial next month on charges that she starved her 4-day-old baby to death is due back in Shasta County Superior Court today for a status conference.
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Forecasters say there's a 40 percent chance of rain and thunder today in the Redding area. The National Weather Service reports that the high will be about 69 degrees, while tonight's low should drop to 52 degrees. There's a 50 percent chance of showers at night. On Tuesday, expect a 30 percent chance of rain.
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Chic Miller is a 65-year-old, 100-pound animal-rescuing dynamo with cropped blond hair, a broad smile, and clear blue eyes that squint shut as she throws her head back and laughs. Miller was in her glory Friday afternoon at the fire safety meeting she and her 75-year-old husband, Bob Miller, host this time each year
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The few surviving written accounts by Jamestown colonists refer to the winter of 1609-1610 as the “starving time.” Out of about 300 people in the southeast Virginia fort, only 60 survived until spring. They did so by eating horses, dogs, squirrels and, on occasion, each other.
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As you might expect, the parents of the brothers accused in the Boston Marathon bombings say their sons were innocent and framed by the U.S. government.
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Contrary to popular belief, most people who contract Lyme disease do not remember being bitten by a tick, and only about 15 percent will develop the infamous bull’s-eye rash.
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I think that it is time for the Record Searchlight to investigate how the Public Agency Retirement System (PARS) was passed Oct. 25, 2004, without a “Financial Impact Statement” required by Policy Number 411.
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Does the debt ceiling need to be raised this year? Our local congressman was elected on the promise that he would vote against raising the ceiling. The Ryan budget adopted by the House calls for significant increases in the ceiling in the next 10 years!
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North state track and field athletes better watch it this postseason. Slip up a tiny bit and it could mean the end of the season.
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The road to Bakersfield will come through Redding. And it won’t be down Interstate 5.
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If you thought last week’s hot and dry weather meant summer was arriving early, you could be in for a cool surprise.
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A 15-year-old boy was hospitalized Sunday after he was hit by a train south of Cottonwood, but managed to survive despite the 45 mph impact of the train.
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In 1913: The bridge across a gulch west of Watson Gulch was swept away by a flood that poured down the ravine after a cloudburst. Robert Jordan went to Redding to report the loss of the bridge to Supervisor Sublett, as it was imperative that the bridge be reconstructed quickly.
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  I was fortunate recently to have the opportunity to talk with college president Joe Wyse. We talked about history, politics, education and the significance of Cinco De Mayo for our college and country. I thought it was a very interesting talk and found him to be very engaging and passionate about these s
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The California Highway Patrol is reporting this afternoon that a 15-year-old was hit by a train south of Cottonwood.
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From the story in Sunday's Searchlight about the effort to save the movie theaters in Burney and Fall River: "...everybody remembers their first kiss in the theater or holding hands or the arm on the back of the seat. Everybody...
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A series of thunderstorms could hit the north state today, according to the National Weather Service. The agency is predicting a high near 79, wind gusts up to 11 mph and a 20 percent chance for the thunderstorms during the day and night, when temperatures will cool down to a low around 56. Monday will bring a 30 percen
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SEATTLE (AP) — In a sun-deprived part of Washington state, the promise of nice spring weather prompted a small private school to give students a day off to enjoy the sunshine.
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After all the analysis is completed, the simple truth is that Redding needs Turtle Bay Exploration Park, and the park needs a financial lifeline.
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Family confession time: Grandpa was an illegal immigrant.
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Spring. The season when college admission officers grant wishes and dash the dreams of high school seniors throughout the land. Going to college right after high school is a longstanding tradition in this country. However, the road toward those ivy towers of academia is considerably harder to travel for today’s studen
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This may not sound intuitive, but many brightly lit bridges, docks and marinas along the Sacramento River are causing the deaths of untold numbers of young salmon. Some of these structures, like bridges, have to be lit so drivers can see the roadway, but there’s no need to light up the water below. Reducing the lights
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The April 21 letters from Frank Galusha (“Repeating big lies about Klamath dams”) and Ron Burch (“Siskiyou residents want dams to stay”) criticizing the prior Op-Ed by Curtis Knight (“False facts offer only misery to Klamath Basin”) are so outrageous that they both deserve separate respon
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Ken Archuleta, in his column last Sunday, worked himself into high dudgeon over the slight possibility that somewhere in this nation a public school student was unconstitutionally being led to suspicion that there might be an alternative explanation for the existence of our marvelously complex universe other than evolution.
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In his Sunday column regarding creationism vs. evolution, Ken Archuleta wonders why Christians “seem to regard the Bible as a legitimate scientific reference.” I would like to remind him there are numerous references throughout the Bible that speak of scientific facts not widely known when the book was written.
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Bruce Ross’ Sunday column on the difficulties of getting rid of flourescent light bulbs really resonated with me.
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On a recent Saturday evening I attended a unique student piano competition put on by Redding Piano Angels and held at Music Connection. The participants were competing to win a Yamaha upright practice piano.
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Perhaps we should have our biology classes focus on what is observable and predictable, and have the discussions about how and when man arrived at the top of the food chain in philosophy classes.
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Isn’t it amazing to witness the speed at which the air traffic controllers’ furlough was reversed, because of the resulting long lines at our airports, which would have made it time-consuming and difficult for our elitist lawmakers in Washington to fly home for their spring break?
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Beware of your donations. We all get email from time to time on what portion of your donations to various charities really gets spent on helping the intended.
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The Red Bluff Blast Xplosion, a first-year girls U10 traveling soccer team, defeated three of the Bay Area’s top teams in the Union City Heat Wave Championship Tournament last Sunday, taking home a first-place trophy and bragging rights.
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It was the spring of 1982, and new mom Kathy Schechla hadn’t gone out in what seemed like ages.
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SHASTA LAKE — A 28-year-old local man who wants to create a productive and inclusive method for residents to sound off on city problems and possible solutions will present his idea Tuesday before the City Council.
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One of Turtle Bay Exploration Park’s featured animals will get nationwide exposure this month when he appears on the Fox comedy “New Girl.”
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To illustrate today's column on Hat Creek Grown grass-fed beef and Lazy 69 Ranch free-range eggs...a photo of a Hat Creek Grown steak prepared by the chef at Crumbs restaurant in McArthur and a just-posted YouTube video by Dan...
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Foothill High School on Saturday hosted the second day of a three-day individual boys tennis tournament for the Sac River League championships.
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From Tee Ball warriors to high-paid sluggers, the playoffs make everybody nervous.
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Some days you get the bear. Some days the bear gets you.
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Demonstrations of martial arts were part of the program at the Vaisakhi Festival and Day of Non-violence on Saturday at the Sikh Centre in Anderson.
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SHASTA LAKE — This year’s Shasta Damboree not only recognized the 20th anniversary of the city of Shasta Lake but also celebrated the 75th anniversary of breaking ground for nearby Shasta Dam.
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Redding police say a man was killed after he was struck by a Union Pacific train Saturday afternoon.
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Firefighters say a gasoline spill Saturday morning started a grass fire that spread to a Redding home that has a history of contact with authorities.
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Shasta County residents die by gunfire at a rate nearly twice that of the average Californian and over a three-year period the county tallied more firearm-related deaths per capita than any other in the state, according to a report issued by the state Department of Public Health.
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This past week, hundreds of teardrop trailer enthusiasts gathered at Antlers RV Park and Campgrounds.
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On a miserably hot summer day in Texas in 2008, Jeff Vail buckled a helmet on his head and slipped on a high-tech jacket with a parachute and ballistic protection.
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Ask a north state boat racer about the nitro nationals, and expect some sorrow.
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WATERAMA 2013
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On Sunday of last weekend Fran and I were feeling frisky. After all, it was our 39th wedding anniversary.
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With 19 best-selling novels to her credit, Maeve Binchy doesn't disappoint her readers in her last novel, "A Week in Winter." Here we meet people, each with his or her own chapter, who then reappear casually in other chapters as well. A reader gets the chance to see what happened to a favorite character who already has grab
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Dear Straight Talk: I'm a high school freshman and very private about my body. Our gym teacher told us, with hot weather coming, everyone will have to shower, no exceptions! Our locker room only has communal showers. Am I alone in wanting privacy? Please help!
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Our sweet Jesper, my 10-month-old nephew, has moved back to his native home, Stockholm, Sweden. My sister, Sara, and her husband also moved back, and we shall miss them too; but saying goodbye to our baby boy was the most difficult.
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In 1913: The Fosters and their guest Mrs. Petersen went to the Fosters' homestead in the Bald mountain country. Mrs. Peterson laid a fire in the cookstove. She lifted a back stove lid and there found a large snake coiled, which more than filled the opening. She quickly replaced the lid, lighted the fire and cremated the sna
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Local author Bob Madgic will sign copies of his book, "The Sacramento -- A Transcendent River" on Friday at the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area's Visitor Center.
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The Klamath National Forest and other agencies will host two events next weekend to celebrate birds and flowers.
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Cindy Slansky, R.N., a mother to four young kids, launched GreenPaxx in 2012. Believing that eliminating the use of disposable plastic is vital, she created two fun products -- Cool Cap and Cool Straws -- made of food-grade silicone. These reusable products can withstand temperatures ranging from -20F to 450F.
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In this era of the Internet information boom and the real estate bust many of our local community members have been caught up in real estate, foreclosure and loan scams.
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Q: Is there a size limit on the sale of turtles that are sold as pets?
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What better way to show Mom your love this Mother's Day than to spend a few hours together helping her to get comfortable with her new toy? You will both love the one-on-one time. Just don't forget to take her out to brunch when you're done.
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Airman First Class Steven Tyler Matias and Brittney Reina Escoruela, both of Redding, were married on April 13, 2013, at All Saints Episcopal Church in Redding. Julie Pontoni officiated. The bride is the daughter of Jamie and Jason Coccellato of Redding. She plans to graduate from Foothill High School in June. She has been
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Fourteen years ago, I looked in the mirror. What I saw sent me running to a doctor. Four months earlier, I suddenly saw some white filmy blobs in my eyes. I had pterygiums -- benign growths that are the eyes' response to ultraviolet light exposure.
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A recent Time magazine cover story trumpeted "Made in America" -- companies that manufacture goods in the United States and the home-grown jobs that come with them.
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After all the analysis is completed, the simple truth is that Redding needs Turtle Bay Exploration Park, and the park needs a financial lifeline.
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — By the time she turned 11, Emily Huff had attended five schools and lived in seven cities.
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Faced with rising college costs and short savings, many parents are making difficult decisions about whether to borrow money to help pay for their children’s college costs at a time when they are approaching retirement age.
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He was a rancher the entire time he lived in Shasta County. In 1898 he purchased the homestead of Thomas Pritchard near Viola and used it as his upper ranch. In approximately 1906 he purchased what had been the wild...
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This is "Big Dave" Keisler, a Dunsmuir City Council member and the organizer of the Railroad Days soapbox derby race to be held at 9:30 a.m. June 8 on Dunsmuir Avenue. (He's sporting pink in support of his wife who's...
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Redding Police say a man was killed after he was struck by a Union Pacific train this afternoon.
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The circus is coming to town, twice.
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Around 100 square feet of landscaping bark caught fire today at the McDonald's on E. Cypress Avenue.
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Firefighters are battling a vegetation fire in Igo today.
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That seems to be the gist of what I’m reading in a letter from Publisher Shanna Cannon. Unless I understand the term “paywall” wrong. The memo doesn’t use the term. But if I read this correctly, after May 14 only subscribers will get access to full content at
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Firefighters say a gas spill started a grass fire this morning that spread to a Redding home that has a history of contact with authorities.
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Here’s a lovely modern Ochoa & Shehan home, now owned by us taxpayers through HUD.
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May is upon us and everything’s coming up Roses (and poppies and strawberries and peonies and clematis and alliums and more) – even with the windy weather of late we are on the brink of summer and all that it entails: flowers, bugs, birds, heat. This last week, in one of the handful of gardens [...]
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Mercy Medical Center Redding (MMCR) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in laboratories. The accreditation award recognizes MMCR’s dedication to continuous compliance wi
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The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for the Sacramento Valley today, saying temperatures will reach 85 and winds could gust up to 28 mph. At night, storms and thunderstorms could develop as temperatures fall to around 59. The chance for rain is 20 percent. Sunday will bring a 20 percent chance of
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The city of Shasta Lake will celebrate its 20th anniversary, along with the 75th anniversary of breaking ground on Shasta Dam, today.
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The Vaisakhi Festival will take place today at the Sikh Centre in Anderson.
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Redding police will conduct a DUI and driver's license checkpoint within the city limits sometime today.
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Double-check your junk mail this summer. Your health might be at stake.
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As a participant at this year’s Whole Earth and Watershed Festival at City Hall on Saturday, I was shocked and saddened to see the high number of dog owners bringing their furry friends to this event.
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Where’s the beef? At my neighbors
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Comparing teams in different sports is like picking the best Beatle.
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The Wolves’ newfound confidence is acting as a remedy for their inconsistencies lately.
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Hayfork High School’s softball team swept Chester in a doubleheader Friday to win the Five-Star League championship.
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A vegetation fire grew to 15 acres as it burned between Redding and Shingletown on Friday.
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DUNSMUIR — The City Council added a new member Thursday night as longtime contender Leslie Wilde was appointed to fill a seat left by Nick Mitchell’s resignation last week.
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A photo of a test booklet taken by a Central Valley High School student and shared on Instagram during assessment testing this week was discovered in a snap by the state Education Department.
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Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has started working on a $740,000 project in eastern Tehama County that will help reduce both the frequency and duration of outages for about 1,400 customers from Manton to Mineral.
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Boulder Creek Elementary kindergarten students pet Chase, after Redding Animal Control Sgt. Adam Mitchell’s presentation as local kindergarten students learn about the importance of going to college Friday at Simpson University.
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An Anderson first-grade teacher charged with possessing drugs and alcohol at the elementary school campus appeared Friday in Shasta County Superior Court for her arraignment.
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Could this be another indicator the local economy is bouncing back?
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A Hayfork man who was arrested at gunpoint Thursday in Redding by several law enforcement personnel was involved in a home-invasion style robbery in which he impersonated a Shasta County sheriff’s deputy, Lt. Tom Campbell said Friday.
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At least three people were taken to the hospital with injuries after a crash at the intersection of E. Cypress Avenue and Larkspur Lane on Friday night.
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UCLA history professor Norris Hundley, Jr. tells the story of California's water in "The Great Thirst: Californians and Water, 1770s 1990s."
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Wondering what kind of flowers will thrive in the north state's hot climate and hard clay soil? Check out these ideas.
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In last week's How Does Your Garden Grow, Betty Doty of Redding shared information about some no-fuss growing boxes she purchased through the mail. Here's where to find them.
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In 1913: Joseph Hunt, supervisor from District No. 3, came from his home at Millville this morning to attend a special meeting of the board of supervisors. Hunt said grasshoppers were very numerous around Millville and were doing much damage to truck gardens. They assembled on stalks of corn and broke them from sheer weight
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Scattered among sunny openings in our surrounding chaparral, woodlands and low elevation conifer forests lies an attractive and fragrant ground-covering plant called Sonoma sage.
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Q. Some of the branches have turned brown on my low-growing juniper. Can you help me remedy this?
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This week in How Does Your North State Garden Grow, Bob Logan shares his backyard oasis.
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Off-Road Golf started as a fun way to keep the weeds down in Ken Papini’s Redding backyard.
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Two fires in eastern California are sending large amounts of smoke into the air in Tehama County, prompting a warning from county officials Friday.
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A spot fire near Shingletown is threatening at least one building this evening.
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49erfan is our winner who guessed the mystery photo correctly at 11:08 as Circle City. Circle City was located up in the hills behind the Bully Hill smelter. Congratulations! Thank you everyone who played. And especially thank you to...
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An Anderson first-grade teacher charged with possessing drugs and alcohol at the elementary school appeared Friday in Shasta County Superior Court for her arraignment.
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One home sold here has a large ripple effect on the local economy. There’s no question that housing related jobs have a big impact on our local economy. Apparently even including Realtor’s advertising this message (in other media markets, not Redding). Oh well.
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Bloomberg News reports here on the pushback over those pricey Rolling Stones tickets. Seems the $600 seats aren't selling so well. Promoters say they'll have to offer more "cheap" seats ($85)....
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A fire has been contained at 15 acres between Redding and Shingletown today.
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SACRAMENTO — A Redding man shot Saturday night by a California Highway Patrol officer after he allegedly attacked the officer with a hatchet was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury with production of child pornography.
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A trio of fishermen pulled a man out of the Sacramento River after he reportedly fell into the water off the bluffs near the Market Street bridge in Redding.
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One of the messages I took from Jim Phillips as he dedicated his sculpture “Points of Perspective” to Shasta College on Tuesday was that it is wonderful to be reminded of the bigger picture. “Education,” he said, “is a balance between order and chaos: control and spontaneity.” He donated his work to Shasta Co
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What is the name of this copper mining ghost town? Welcome to the History Mystery Photo Contest. If you're the first person to give the correct answer, you'll win a $25 prize from Nello's Place Italian Cuisine in Redding plus...
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DUNSMUIR — The City Council added a new member Thursday night as longtime contender Leslie Wilde was appointed to fill a seat left by Nick Mitchell’s resignation last week.
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A vehicle caught fire in the Trader Joe’s parking lot this morning in Redding.
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Barkeep, draw a pint of Sjasta :Ale for us. Whilst we look over this HUD home in Shasta Lake City.
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“Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.  Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy."  -Eckhart Tolle I was driving north on Churn Creek Road in Enterprise, California approaching what is called the Four Corners at the Hartnell
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Today will be another hot and sunny day, just not as windy.
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Shasta High’s baseball team hosts Red Bluff in the final Sac River League game of the year at 4 p.m. today.
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How’s this for a timely warning?
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Fate is fickle, power cyclical, and nothing is new under the sun. Especially in Washington, where after every election the losing party is sagely instructed to confess sin, rend garments and rethink its principles lest it go the way of the Whigs. And where the victor is hailed as the new Caesar, facing an open road to domin
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On Sunday afternoon my husband and I invited friends to attend the play “Fiddler on the Roof” at the beautiful Cascade Theatre.
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It was sad reading Ruth Ellen Barrington’s letter last week in which she feels stranded by changes in her available transportation options for what she terms “boundary” reasons. I agree when she states that the RABA system “simply does not work” because the transit service we have now can best
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On Sunday the Record Searchlight published a letter from John Sandhofner that started with a fact, “talks are taking place in Congress to exempt members and staffers from the Affordable Care Act,” and a provocative statement, ”It costs to much and they cannot afford it.”
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The Panther Fire in eastern Tehama County grew to 10,000 acres as of Thursday night, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
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After decades of worsening water pollution in a large swath of Red Bluff, the problem may be easing.
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All the pressure was on Sean Greenhood.
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The Foothill High baseball team hit three home runs on the road at Enterprise on Thursday, finishing off a three-game Sac River League sweep with an 11-1, five-inning win.
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Riverview Golf & Country Club and the Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce will host “Mixing It up Luau Style” from 5 to 7 p.m. May 30.
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Over 100 Caltrans workers formed a procession of vehicles from Redding to Yreka Thursday for a funeral for a state Department of Transportation worker killed on the job last month.
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The north state got its first in-depth look Thursday at the managed care system that will replace traditional Medi-Cal in the fall.
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It all started when I saw a picture of stand-up paddleboard (SUP) yoga in Sunset magazine in the spring of 2010. I thought to myself, “I have got to do that!” Since then, it has been so much fun to see people, of all ages, gain confidence, strength, peace, light-heartedness, and camaraderie in accomplishing what may at
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Learn steps for boosting your brain power so that you can live longer, look younger, and dramatically reduce your risk for Alzheimer's disease! Presentation by Dr. Daniel Amen in Chico on May 14.
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Nearly four years after he was arrested, closing arguments began Thursday in the three-month-old trial of a Redding man accused of bilking scores of investors out of up to $250 million in a real estate and securities investment Ponzi scheme.
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Nearly four years after he was arrested, closing arguments began today in the three-month-old trial of a Redding man accused of bilking scores of investors out of up to $250 million in a real estate and securities investment Ponzi scheme.
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Alternatives to Violence and Another Chance Animal Welfare League seek help.
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In 1913: J.G. Martin, the Cottonwood harnessmaker, had his watch stolen while in Kennett last Thursday when he was with the carnival excursionists.
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Miner-artist Frank Robertson spent seven painstaking weeks to create a "chromo picture" of the California state seal for exhibition at the 1912 California State Fair. His work was far from ordinary; it was made completely with minerals all from Shasta County.
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Celebrate Shasta Dam at the Damboree, Punjab culture at the Sikh Center and the Celtic Renaissance at Hawes Farms this weekend.
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Morgan Davis stood stoically on third base. But inside, she was anything but calm.
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Firefighters battled an approximately 7-acre fire in Oak Run this afternoon.
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Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and the Friends of Whiskeytown invite the park visitors for a free art demonstration with artist-in-residence David Seibert on Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Visitor Center. David Seibert is a plein air and figurative painter from Rhode Island and has devoted much of his t
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The Public Policy Institute of California came out with a deep look recently at the likely costs and benefits of the many possible approaches to improving the ecological health of Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and its fisheries. Here's an especially provocative...
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The fish were certainly biting Thursday morning at the J.F. Shea gravel pond for about 150 local school children joined by their parents, teachers and fishing buddies.
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A Caltrans employee from Grass Valley was killed today while riding his motorcycle to a Caltrans worker memorial in Sacramento.
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Shasta County probation officials are recommending a Redding man who attacked his then-girlfriend’s father with a knife at a Redding Starbucks in October spend five years in prison.
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Is there a function you would like to promote? Maybe it’s a cause, perhaps a movement, or a soiree. Several places are available on campus for students to post a handbill. Student services run these hubs of advertising and frequently post publications of upcoming events and classes. Visiting these places can keep one i
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A man who allegedly attacked deputies was apprehended by a sheriff's dog in the City of Shasta Lake today.
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The Shasta County district attorney's office won't file criminal charges against a teacher's aide at Meadow Lane Preschool after it was alleged she might have physically abused at least one student there.
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The Panther Fire in eastern Tehama County has grown to 7,000 acres as of this morning, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
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Over 100 Caltrans workers formed a procession of vehicles from Redding to Yreka today for a funeral for a state Department of Transportation worker killed on the job last month.
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At the Tate Modern in London last year Dynan witnessed a scene that sums up our sad addiction to hand-held communication technology -- three girls, their backs to some masterpiece of modern art, texting away. He's turned it into...
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One person was injured this morning after being involved in a two-vehicle accident on northbound Interstate 5 near Knighton Road.
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Aaron Rader of Rader Excavating is a big guy for a dance partner. Watch him learn the dance moves from Monica Fisher that he’ll need to win the competition at this year’s Dancing With the Stars Shasta County Style benefit for the Shasta Women’s Refuge. Aaron is my son in law. Last year his wife,
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Usually homes with Sacramento River frontage start around $500K. Check this one.
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Usually homes with Sacramento River frontage start around $500K. Check this one.
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Just checking in with yáll. I have caught a cold and so am functioning on a low-level basis. I have some codeine cough syrup in my bag, purchased at the local apoteek without a prescription. I will be taking about a liter of it very soon. Lovely coronation ceremony - we caught it on TV and it is probabl
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My home office is a superfund cleanup site. It’s a problem. Company’s coming soon, and you can see the disaster through our French doors. Boxes full of toxic tax-paperwork are stacked on my immobile treadmill. Next to them are the “Towers,” twenty-year’s worth of New Yorker magazines. They stand quivering, ready
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Caltrans employees plan to form a procession of vehicles from Redding to Yreka today to attend the funeral of a state Department of Transportation worker killed last month working on the job in Siskiyou County.
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The National Weather Service says the skies above Redding will be smoky this morning from fires burning south in Butte County. Expect patchy smoke before 8 a.m. In Butte County, two fires had scorched more than 350 acres as of Wednesday evening.
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The Hornets and Cougars end their regular seasons today.
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For the second week in a row, Anderson's Rowdy McClenon parked his No. 13 Sprint Car in Victory Circle.
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For a feel-good story capturing the community spirit at the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, it’s hard to top the weed-whacking emergency that drew a number of off-duty department leaders to the home of a 71-year-old Palo Cedro widow Tuesday evening.
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I am so looking forward to the end of firsts.
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Apparently, a new tax has just been approved by a committee down in Sacramento. And, as with most any new tax, it’s really just a way for the Legislature to look out for our well-being.
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President Obama is already deeply engaged in giving away our American rights and our beloved country. So why would a brainless politician like Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski aid in this atrocity by sponsoring a bill that allows immigrants who are not American citizens to serve on an American jury?
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I heard sweet sounding bluegrass as I turned off Eureka Way, looking for a spot to park at Brick’s Smokehouse BBQ and Grill in west Redding. Sure enough, it was the infectious picking and singing of Wild Bill and the Mudwhompers, playing on the excellent outdoor patio at Brick’s.
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There’s more to photography than a pretty picture — in fact, there’s a whole world of talent out there.
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It’s the best restaurant in Shasta County you’ve probably never heard of. A week ago we had an amazing dinner at Crumbs restaurant in McArthur. By itself it could be worth the drive to beautiful eastern Shasta County for either lunch or dinner. Or, more sensibly, include it on a fishing trip to Hat Creek or Fall River o
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When photographer Gene Knaebel began looking at mural art in Redding with the intent of photographing it, he was surprised and delighted to find more than he had imagined. The more he looked, the more he found. Knaebel took and compiled photos of 100 murals designed and painted by local artists. He will present these photog
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I just came up with a good idea for a movie. Picture this.
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The culture of University Prep athletics is changing.
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The circus is coming to town, twice.
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The West Valley High boys and girls track and field teams swept Shasta in a Sac River League dual meet in west Redding on Wednesday, as the boys won 82-57 and the girls won 97-43.
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Somehow, I just never heard that last winter, Rick Duvernay and Kurt Starman, Redding's city attorney and city manager, participated in a Stanford Law School/League of Cities symposium on "Cities on the Cutting Edge." The panel on which they participated...
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The Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Spring Golf Classic on June 7 at Gold Hills Golf Club in Redding.
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A 36-year-old Redding man arrested April 4 by sheriff’s deputies for attacking his mother with a knife at an Anderson home was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison.
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The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office could be changing direction again on whether work release inmate crews can be used to help private property owners do odd jobs around the house.
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A preliminary hearing was postponed Wednesday for a Redding bicyclist shot last month after he allegedly fought with a Redding police officer trying to arrest him.
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It may be have no consequence at this point. But for a small group of Shasta County residents led by Dolores Lucero, the debate over Redding’s decision to sign on to Ventura County’s application to become testing grounds for commercial drones is not over.
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High winds fanned a house fire in east Redding on Wednesday afternoon that spread to a neighboring home on Velia Street.
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Firefighters quickly contained three small spot fires within quarter-mile of one another in south Redding this evening.
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Firefighters are heading to reports of a vegetation fire threatening a building at Mountain Vistas Senior Apartments today.
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So often volunteers are not given the thanks and praise they deserve. We appreciate the many things they do in bringing joy to our residents.
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May is National Bike Month and safety is important to both motorists and bicyclists. In order to co-exist safely, we need mutual respect and understanding between cyclists and motorists, as both share the same rights and responsibilities on public roads.
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It is important to have variety with the intensity of your training, combining hard training days with recovery and rest days. If you are training heavily with high intensity workouts, you will need to have these recovery days to allow you to push hard on the days that should be hard.
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In 1913: The hay crop in Anderson would be an extra big one, and owing to the shortage in the southern part of the state, prices would be extra good. A farmer that week contracted to deliver three carloads at the Anderson Depot at $16 a ton. Another farmer, whose hay was extra good, made a contract at $19 a ton.
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The 55-year-old Anderson woman accused of trying to hire a friend with a criminal past to kill the father of her granddaughter gave up her legal right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday and is set to begin standing trial in September.
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McConnell Foundation leaders are formally proposing to buy up to about 58 acres Turtle Bay Exploration Park leases from the city of Redding.
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It's time for the annual State of Downtown event hosted by Viva Downtown. This year's event is May 9 at the Cascade Theatre, and admission is free. The evening begins with a mixer that lasts from 5-6 p.m. The presentation begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m. Reservations are not required, and guests are welcome. You c
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Firefighters say a blaze that broke out near Douglas City has been contained today.
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Commenter "Pogue_Mahone" on today's editorial: I recently spent 10 days in Mexico, where I didn't see a single person who appeared to be homeless. I didn't see even one person "signing" or otherwise begging. Nobody pushing all of their belongings...
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I'm astonished that a superintendent would think this is a good idea. HALFWAY -- Two masked men wearing hoodies and wielding handguns burst into the Pine Eagle Charter School in this tiny rural community on Friday. Students were at home...
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A Redding bicyclist shot last month after he allegedly tried to repeatedly punch a Redding police officer had his preliminary hearing set for Thursday postponed today in Shasta County Superior Court.
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May Day was a tradition brought here by our European settlers. It's too bad it's not celebrated anymore. When I was young, we celebrated May Day by picking flowers from around the house or in the fields or down by...
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Shannon Phillips, a spokesperson for the McConnell Foundation, was a bit guarded with details yesterday while speaking to the R-S' Jenny Espino about a potential offer to purchase the land under Turtle Bay and clear some of the legal hurdles...
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The 55-year-old Anderson woman accused of trying to hire a friend with a criminal past to kill the father of her granddaughter gave up her legal right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday and is set to begin standing trial in September.
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Firefighters have contained a fire that started on a fence and spread to the attic area of a house in the 2500 block of Velia Street this afternoon.
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Firefighters this morning contained a small brush fire in the Centerville area.
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A 25-year-old man was arrested inside the Holiday Market in east Redding this morning after being chased by police up and down Highway 44.
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Emergency crews have been dispatched this morning to a reported vehicle rollover on La Crescenta Drive near the Golf Club of Tierra Oaks in Redding.
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Investigators in Northern California are looking for a possible link between a man accused of breaking into an apartment and trying to kidnap a toddler and the killing of an 8-year-old girl about 45 miles away in Calaveras County.
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You have questions about the new health care law? Moss-Adams, a southern Oregon-based accounting firm, has some answers. The company did a webinar in February on the Affordable Care Act, which takes full effect Jan. 1. No surprise that Moss-Adams received hundreds of questions during the event. S
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Crews responded to a two-vehicle collision in Redding at Rancho Road and Alta Mesa Drive this morning. The wreck was reported around 8 a.m. A pickup and small sedan are reportedly involved. Crews on the scene told dispatchers the accident caused minor injuries.
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Mediterranean in Cottonwood? We rather thought it influenced by the Bidwell Mansion in Chico.
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Airplane Stalls Then Crashes At Bagram Airfield. Dash cam footage of the horrible cargo plane crash in Afghanistan. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those lost. The post Airplane Stalls Then Crashes
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Officers responding to a complaint from employees about drug activity in a room at an Anderson motel arrested four people Tuesday night.
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Winds will sweep down the valley today at speeds up to 37 mph, the National Weather Service is reporting. A wind advisory has been issued or the area through 3 p.m. today as gusts are expected to hit 40 to 55 miles per hour. Strongest winds are expected on the west side of the Sacramento Valley. Today's temperatures will r
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Today I chat with Jamie Weil, a Cottonwood writer who has an amazing success story; actually a couple of success stories. I'll let her explain.
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With even passing knowledge of the cost of living in other parts of California, it might be hard to imagine that affordable Redding is a place where so many renters struggle to keep up with the bills.
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Someone called politics “the art of the possible.” But, in the era of the modern welfare state, politics is largely the art of the impossible.
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I am a graduating high school student of Santa Rosa High School at the end of May. After graduation I plan on attending a community college in the Redding area and am really excited to start a new chapter of my life in such a beautiful part of California.
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With yet another season of “medicinal” marijuana growing upon us, comes another season of the penetrating odor of marijuana growing in and around our residential neighborhoods.
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America is over $16 trillion in debt. That much debt is unsustainable. It’s time we the people demand some commonsense solutions from our politicians. Solutions that increase revenue as well as cut spending.
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Speaking of Obamacare, Rep. Nancy Pelosi said, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what’s in it.” At that moment in time, even Pelosi didn’t realize the accuracy of her statement.
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Red Bluff coach J Howell has built the Spartan softball program around consistency.
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PALO CEDRO — Winning league is sweet as is.
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Frank Robertson was a miner and an artist. In 1912 he spent seven weeks to make a replica of the California state seal using thirty-one minerals, all from Shasta County, to be a part of Shasta County's exhibit at the...
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Ellen Burton found herself this spring with a field full of tall grass and no one to cut it for her.
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A group of private investors, including the McConnell Foundation, is weighing the prospect of buying the public land on which a Sheraton hotel would sit.
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Red Bluff High’s Mitch Fox hit a walkoff single, and his Spartan baseball team topped Shasta 14-13 Tuesday in the first game of a doubleheader, overcoming a seven-run deficit.
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Bank of Commerce Holdings and Plumas Bancorp reported their first quarter earnings on Tuesday.
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DUNSMUIR — The two remaining members of the Dunsmuir City Council will attempt to fill at least one vacant seat on the dais at a special meeting Thursday.
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Rapist sentenced to almost 19 years
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A 10-year veteran officer with the California Highway Patrol shot a man who attacked him with a hatchet, according to the CHP.
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It took a Shasta County jury little more than a half-hour Tuesday to convict perennial candidate Russell Hunt of stalking a Redding woman for more than a year.
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A group of about 300 Redding workers, from clerical staff to supervisors, has agreed to another year of furloughs.
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The north state has lost one of its best known voices -- Red Bluff psychologist Dr. Joseph Busey -- who for a number of years battled wits with liberal lawyer Dugan Barr on KQMS' "Point-Counterpoint." Oddly, I don't recall if...
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You know, I'm just a rube from the country. But I just don't get this report from Reuters' Felix Salmon. Apple can borrow money by the billion in 30-year bonds at 3.88 percent. For most of this middle-aged guy's life,...
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On Saturday, find a selection of north state wines paired with dishes created by Woodside Grill Chef Gregory McChristian at a fundraiser for Palo Cedro Community Park.
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In 1913: Surveyor Alfred Baltzell and his crew of men left for the properties of the Delta Consolidated Gold Mines Co. near Delta, where they would be engaged for the next three weeks making a survey of the underground workings.
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Efforts to clean up contaminants at the Shasta Paper Co. mill remain stagnant, nearly two years after state water officials fined the owners of the defunct plant for failing to make any progress.
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A Shasta County jury today found perennial candidate Russell Hunt guilty of stalking a Redding woman.
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When former Pleasant Valley quarterback Aaron Rodgers signed a contract extension with the Green Bay Packers last week, he became the highest-paid player in the National Football League.
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The Red Bluff softball team won the first game of today's doubleheader against Shasta 2-1.
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A 10-year veteran officer with the California Highway Patrol shot a man who charged at him with a hatchet, according to CHP.
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Sarah Lawhorne’s journey to earn her bachelor’s degree took her over 40 years. She started her undergraduate education at the University of Maine in the 1970s, and she completed it on April 27, when she graduated with a B.A. in organizational leadership from Simpson University’s ASPIRE degree-completion program.
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Redding Police say they've arrested a man who allegedly tried to fence 562 pounds of stolen batteries Saturday.
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A man convicted of rape was sentenced to 18 years and eight months today, the Shasta County District Attorney said.
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A vegetation fire has been contained near southbound Interstate 5 at the Knighton Road exit this afternoon.
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A fire has scorched up to three acres of grass northwest of Red Bluff today.
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES LAKE ALMANOR — The east shore near Lake Cove and the Dorado Inn have been good trolling lanes for a mix of browns and trout, but the majority have been kings. Look for this stellar action to continue as the hatches continue. UPPER HAT CREEK — Wo
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A man pleaded guilty to molesting eight children at his wife's daycare facility in Gerber, the Tehama County District Attorney reported today.
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Firefighters are heading to reports of a burning barn in Happy Valley this afternoon.
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A man used a 40-ounce beer bottle to defend himself against an attacker who wounded him with a knife, police said.
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A fire that burned about three-quarters of an acre near Hayfork has been contained, a Cal Fire spokesman said.
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FBI agents investigating the Boston Marathon bombings have visited the Rhode Island home of dead suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev's in-laws and carried away several bags.
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21 pints of blood were collected from 33 donors in a time span of roughly four hours in the blood drive that took place last week.   The blood drive was organized by the Latina Leadership Network Student Club (LLNSC) as well as the Migrant Students Foundation. The event was more than just the tradition
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Father Lets 9 Year Old Son Drive Ferrari. An Indian man is facing charges for allowing his nine-year-old son to drive his Ferrari F430 on public roads. News of the stunt first broke a few weeks ago when video, filmed by the father, Mohammed Nisham, went viral on YouTube. The video showed the boy driving…
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In the era of Facebook and Twitter you can't pull that "Don't you know who I am?" stuff as easily as before. The AP reports from Mexico City here. Excerpt: A Mexican official's daughter has caused a scandal by sending...
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Finally a game changer from the gaming industry! I must have this immediately! Microsoft’s ‘IllumiRoom’ Console manufacturers have been quick to point out the advantages of playing video games on a big screen, but Microsoft has loftier ambitions. The company unveiled their ‘IllumiRoom’ technology in January
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It's no secret that we modern-types have depleted beneficial bacteria in our digestive system. World expert, Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD, explains the vast benefits of a healthy gut. This video is around 5 minutes. There are more videos from this doctor...
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As I blogged here, the van was stolen two weeks ago from Denham's lot on North Market. Just opened this email from Ryan Denham: "Thanks for the newspaper press, van was recovered in Mineral County, Nevada some 2 hours southeast...
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Moving to Montana? Here’s an inexpensive way to do just that.
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Wow, that was quick. This is a really nice house, though. We received 5 offers over the weekend. We helped make it look fabulous online. We feel sure that online presence was a factor. Even after looking at it in per
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President 0bama takes questions from reporters
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Police arrested an Anderson man early this morning they say was driving a stolen Nissan pickup.
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Innovate North State announced today the 100 businesses in the region who will make up the inaugural “Nor-Cal 100” – a group of manufacturers located in Northern California that are making tremendous economic contributions.  The Nor-Cal 100 will be honored at the first American Manufacturing Repatriation Summit, whic
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I recently attended the National Conference for Media Reform in Denver, Colorado. The four-day affair was exhilarating and valuable in many ways.  The single most remarkable thing about the conference was the intelligence, generosity and passion of the presenters and participants.  We live in a time when most Americans
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It's going to be another sunny and breezy day in Redding, officials with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. Today's high will be near 82 degrees. Forecasters say a north wind should be between 16 to 24 mph with gusts as high as 33 mph. Wednesday's forecast calls for sunny skies, a high near 87 degrees with bree
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Closing arguments are expected to be delivered today in the stalking trial of a Redding man and perennial candidate for local elected offices.
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WESTLAKE VILLAGE — Two small airplanes collided in midair over the Southern California mountains Monday, sending one crashing into a rocky ridge and killing its pilot while the second was able to maneuver a belly-flop landing on a nearby golf course, officials said.
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The economy limps along supported by the twin crutches of federal deficits and Fed money-printing. America builds nothing anymore. Shasta County doesn’t have the know-how to compete in the high-tech economy.
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When it comes to setting education funding policies for California, preconceived notions have long held at least as much sway as actual reality.
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Don’t we just love our federal legislators? They really do care about us and are deeply concerned regarding our welfare.
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Recently I attended a Redding City Council meeting and noticed a distinct difference in the amount of time allotted to speakers during the open comment period. This time is always announced by the mayor as being three minutes. However, when one checks the time on a personal cell phone, the time varies considerably from that
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The armistice ending open warfare in Korea was signed July 27, 1953. Those Korean War veterans who returned to the U.S. resumed their lives with virtually no fanfare. There were no welcome-home parades or other recognition events. They merged back into civilian life with only their families realizing the ordeal they had sur
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A weather pattern more typical of the summer has settled over the north state this week.
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RED BLUFF — Greg Senestraro had all the confidence in his approach game and edged Dave Carr in the second playoff hole to win the 22nd Red Bluff Pro-Am at Wilcox Oaks Golf Course on Monday.
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Big Blue is moving in a new direction.
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For the first time in more than a decade, the Cougars have a new leader.
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Shasta College softball's Megan McColpin, a freshman and right-handed pitcher, and sophomore outfielder Racie Carrel were both named all-state by the California Community College Athletic Association this weekend.
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Cornerstone Community Bank reported earnings of $240,000 for the first quarter of 2013.
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Few new details emerged Monday from Saturday’s shooting at the Indian Creek Lodge in Trinity County that involved a California Highway Patrol Officer and a Redding man.
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The 2012-13 Shasta County grand jury Monday issued a report defending a lengthy recruitment and hiring process used to re-open a closed Shasta County jail floor.
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Working on tips from numerous neighbors, Redding police busted up a drug operation Sunday at a home in the Enterprise area, they said Monday.
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Vintage sports car enthusiasts participating in the Mille Miglia drive on Jellys Ferry Road on Monday afternoon as part of a 1,000-mile back-roads trip through Northern California. Sixty-five drivers from around the U.S. and one from the United Kingdom are participating in the 23rd annual event that is a salute to Italy’s
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Shasta County adults experienced maltreatment as children at higher rates than in other parts of the country, according to a survey evaluated by a coalition of local advocacy groups and agencies.
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Two Redding men won the $10,000 top prize for their clip on “America’s Funniest Home Videos” Sunday night, earning them a chance to win the $100,000 grand prize for the season next month.
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The Weekly Standard's incomparable Matt Labash goes to town on Twitter. Hilarious. Razor sharp. And insightful. Loved the ending. Perfect. Way beyond a 140-character summary. Here's the link. For the record, I never "got" Twitter (even though I signed up...
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In 1913: The recent rain of apparently had no harmful effects on the grasshopper crop. Thousands and perhaps millions of the ravenous insects were busy feasting in the orchards and grain fields in various parts of the county, especially the vicinity of Chico.
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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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I never wanted my children to have a stepfather. My parents divorced when I was 2, and my mother soon remarried. My stepfather was a good man, but he wasn't my daddy. I blamed him unreasonably for that.
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Jim Phillips of Redding is a building inspector and a sculptor. Both viewpoints came into play when he created “Points of Perspective,” a new outdoor sculpture at Shasta College in Redding.
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In 10 days, statistics are useless. But for now, they're paramount.
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Q. What common differences are there among your faith leaders — such as symbolic interpretations of your faith, liturgy and other issues? The Pilgrim United Church of Christ is a covenantal faith community. We gather in covenant with each other to walk in faith, honoring each person where ever they are in their faith jour
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A small vegetation fire this afternoon near the Sacramento River Trail was sparked by a campfire that had not been fully extinguished, a Redding Fire Department spokesman said.
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Sister of Oregon Street Antique Mall opens her own store.
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Are you interested in tales of the Old West? On Saturday, May 4, at 1p.m., the Tehama County Museum has a show just for you. The TCM will host a presentation by Lee Dummel and Vern Stephens on the “Life and Times of Black Bart” from 1 until 2:30 p.m. or until all questions have been answered. The Museum, an 1859 Masonic
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Raymond Howell Exhibition will feature artwork from the Wherrit's Collection. Don't miss this rare opportunity to see this work!
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Zumba tops wide variety of talent at the Mt. Shasta Mall Talent Showcase Finals
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Scott Lay, author of the invaluable California political newsletter "The Nooner," writes today -- inspired by a City Council election in Southern California where the council refused to seat one of the winners, claiming he doesn't live in the city...
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Two Redding men won Sunday's $10,000 first-place prize on "America's Funniest Home Videos."
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The quote of the day comes from The Washington Post's Ezra Klein: If there is a secret to the success of Health Quality Partners at preventing hospitalizations, it's this: No one else is checking in with the Bradfields or the...
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A vehicle crashed into the French Gulch Post Office on Trinity Mountain Road this morning.
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Key & Peele: Manly Tears After an old friend from the hood is found dead, a tough guy cries in front of his crew. Yet another hilarious Key & Peele video. The post Key & Peele: Manly Tears appeared first on
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Semi Truck Catches Fire On I5. This north state truck driver had a hot load on but ended up getting burnt for it. Big rig burned along northbound Interstate 5 just south of La Moine, about 34 miles north of Redding. The post Semi Truc
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Here’s a modern looking ’01 1280 sqft 3/2 in lovely Shasta Lake City.
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Working on a tip from numerous citizens, Redding police busted up a drug operation Sunday at a home in the Enterprise area.
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North winds will blow things around in the north state over the next few days. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory in the Sacramento Valley through Wednesday morning. Winds are expected to be strongest from Tuesday morning through Wednesday. Expect sustained north winds from 20 to 30 miles per hour with
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LOS ANGELES — For one night only, the Rolling Stones were an up-and-coming band again.
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The Shasta College men’s and women’s track teams both earned second place Saturday at the Golden Valley Conference Championship track meet Saturday.
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Finally, there are three proposed federal budgets on the table for Congress to choose among, modify, combine features from or simply reject.
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Throughout history we find countries, societies and cultures that decline or fail, seemingly unable to adapt to the circumstances where others thrive. Americans have always welcomed innovation in technology. And this has been central to much of our economic success. This is not so true of innovation in social institutions.
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This whole gun-control issue is getting absurd. First, there is no way to enforce registration of all guns in the United States. Second, the bad guys will still get guns off the street. The problem is not the number of guns, whether they are assault weapons or not, but who has access to guns.
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The California Highway Patrol says one of its officers shot a Redding man who attacked him Saturday night during a traffic stop in Trinity County.
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Way back in September of 1912, today's Mary Lake was known as Falk Lake, named for William Falk, one-time owner of the ranch and the "artificial" body of water located on it. Falk died in 1902 and not until ten...
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Looking for the “community” in community college? It’s in Room 633 at Shasta College on Thursday nights.
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A 25-year-old woman from Shasta Lake who had been missing since Saturday night has been found.
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In 1913: Cottonwood was in eclipse for three hours and everybody who could swear hurled anathemas at John Lynch, whose automobile ran into a Northern California Power Co. pole and caused the darkness.
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For any number of reasons you couldn't build this place today -- Hal & Kathy's Cookhouse, in Fall River. A community hangout, part old-fashioned cafe, part antique shop, part museum to a bygone era, and where, as the sign...
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The Shasta Women’s Refuge and Family Justice Center’s Pizza and Pumps event is today from noon to 5 p.m. at the Anderson Mary’s Pizza Shack in the Shasta Outlets.
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Redding can expect two more days with a high of around 90 degrees. Today's 89-degree day will also be sunny with a wind gusting up to 9 mph, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight, however, will bring a low near 62 degrees. Monday will bring a high of 88 degrees and winds gusting up to 18 mph. After that, expec
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I try to be a good Californian. I just wish I weren’t poisoning my family in the process.
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Will north state residents who’ve struggled without health insurance finally gain coverage through the Affordable Care Act next year — only to see doctors close up their offices under the strain of financial pressure?
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It is often the case that matters we think have been settled somehow rise from their graves to haunt us again. So it is with creationism, the belief in the literal truth of the biblical creation myth. Supposedly laid to rest in the famous Scopes monkey trial of 1925, the corpse still has a pulse today, the better part of a
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More than a decade after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the American commitment to both security and liberty came under scrutiny again with the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon. The surviving suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was not initially read his Miranda rights, because investigators chose instead to questio
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Not helping addicted personalities get their detrimental substances is a good mission. However, as a “peacetime veteran,” I don’t get help from the Department of Veterans Affairs on my being homeless and jobless. The funds go to the veterans who rate 100 percent services. Peacetime vets without service-con
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You know after living in this great country for some 85 years, you’d think that you’ve heard all the good news that you could handle.
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There’s a reason California has a governor, and state Senate Democrats are getting ready to show just what that reason is.
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Recently I had the very good fortune to be one of several north state World War II veterans to be selected to participate in an all-expense-paid tour of Washington, D.C. The tour was one of several conducted each year by Honor Flight of Northern California, a nonprofit all-volunteer program.
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Is there an honest Democrat left in Congress? In case you have not heard, there are “sensitive” talks taking place attempting to exempt members of Congress and their staffs from the Affordable Care Act. Their excuse? It will cost them too much and they cannot afford it. Can you believe that?
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Kids stay free.
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The practice of thinning forests -- removing brush, smaller trees and clearing space among larger trees either by cutting or through controlled burns -- has shown to slow wildfires. A study based on findings by the Quincy Library Group released in 2010 showed their effectiveness, and forest stewards and fire officials say
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A Shasta County care facility for people in mental health crisis has opened — partially.
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Jim Reed, the Fall River Mills Democrat who lost a congressional bid to Doug LaMalfa last year, is moving to Red Bluff and running for state Assembly.
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A trip to make a weekend deposit at his bank’s ATM was anything but routine for Bill Davis.
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According to the California Biomass Energy Alliance, power plants that burn forest and other wood waste help improve the environment and reduce fire danger in the state's forests. But some say they are major polluters. The debate continues over the environmental benefits of biomass plants.
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Redding has among the highest share of struggling renters in the nation.
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Three months from now, some of the best high school football players in the north state will get one last chance to share a field.
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Saturday’s hot weather added to the challenge faced by a record number of mountain bike riders competing in the annual Lemurian Shasta Classic at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area.
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The Simpson University softball team reached the finals Saturday at the NAIA West Regional tournament in Irvine, but lost the championship game to top-ranked Concordia-Irvine 3-0.
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Dear Babe: I have a football signed by Rob Gronkowski of the Patriots. I was planning on attending an Aaron Hernandez signing and was going to use the same football. Would it depreciate the value to have the two autographs on the same ball, or should I get a separate autograph for value purposes?
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Nominations for the Record Searchlight’s Health Care Heroes program are due Wednesday.
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Runners break open color packs and dance to music Saturday during the finale of the Gnarly Neon 5K Color Run near the Turtle Bay Arboretum.
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Simpson University’s president has retired, the school announced Saturday.
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Children create bubbles at one of the many activities Saturday during the Whole Earth and Watershed Festival at Redding City Hall and Sculpture Park.
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For Simpson grad James Duval, Saturday was a big day.
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A California Highway Patrol officer has shot one person several times at the Indian Creek Mobile Home & RV Park in Douglas City in Trinity County.
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Shasta County sheriff's detectives say an apple helped cause a fight Saturday morning between two Happy Valley men over a woman that left them both with head wounds.
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A woman allegedly attacked another woman with a knife this evening on the 22000 block of Lake Blvd., said deputies with the Shasta County Sheriff's Office.
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Allergies rob Annette Osborne and her husband of a good night's sleep, but they use the time to catch up, watch some videos and sneak in some pancakes.
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Trees are long gone, and the garden calls for change. Plastic tubing has long been a standby and keeps the garden watered and brings domestic peace.
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Dear Straight Talk: I'm 16, sharing a room with my 13-year-old sister because our single-parent mom can't afford otherwise. My sister snooped, found my hidden condoms and now she's blackmailing me.
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While completing an application this week for membership in a professional organization, I encountered at least a half dozen options for my preferred form of address title. Not surprisingly, Ma'am was not among the choices. The M word is decidedly part of our verbal etiquette when dealing with others but not common as a sel
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Luckily, many games not classified as educational can impart some great skills, all in the course of fun. Here are some of the surprising skills my son has picked up from games he really shouldn't have been playing.
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"The Man Who Planted Trees: Lost Groves, Champion Trees, and an Urgent Plant to Save the Planet," by journalist and science writer Jim Robbins, details the work of David Milarch, a Michigan tree nursery owner. In 1992, Milarch co-founded Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, a nonprofit whose mission is to "collect, propagate and
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Estate planning is a task we tend to put-off because discussion of "the end" tends to be off-putting. However, those who leave this world without their financial affairs in good order risk leaving their heirs some significant problems along with their legacies.
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Dive back into summer at this free event at the Redding Aquatic Center from 5 to 7 p.m. May 24. Join us as we celebrate National Safe Boating Week with our lifejacket giveaway, swim lesson evaluations, and kayaking demonstrations. Also, family and individual season passes are on sale now at the Redding Recreation office.
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Q: I am a conservation advocate and an avid wildlife photographer. Over the past several years, I have been photographing birds and landscape views of Southern California's wildlife areas. I am interested in expanding this documentation with video, and in particular aerial video taken from a remote-controlled electric helic
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You don't get much compensation for being a campground host. But the perks can be pretty nice. Just ask Ken Carlson, 76, who until last year was the host at Sims Flat Campground, 40 miles north of Redding. He was there for eight seasons.
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The 20th annual Gathering of the Tears will be held at Antlers RV Park and Campgrounds May 1-5. The event brings together fans and owners of tiny Teardrop trailers.
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Memorial Day weekend travelers near the Santa Cruz Mountains can visit Felton to watch the South rise again and subsequently fall again. The 32nd Civil War Battles and Encampment re-enactment kicks off May 25, six miles from Santa Cruz at Roaring Camp Railroads. This historic town runs trains with 1880s steam engines daily:
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Your computer's monitor can make or break your ability to work comfortably, enjoy high-quality media and efficiently manage multiple processes simultaneously.
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Gilda Caldecott and James Payne, both of Redding, were married on April 20, 2013, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Redding. Pastor Joshua Cannelora officiated. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Amanda Chibante of Gold Beach, Ore. The groom is the son of Sheila Bomar of Tehachapi.
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Bob and Naida Rohrbach of Redding celebrated their 50th anniversary on April 20, 2013. They were married on April 20, 1963, at First Christian Church in Portland, Ore. The couple moved from Redmond, Ore., in 1983. Bob retired from the heavy equipment industry in 2000. Naida worked at Rodway Chevrolet in payroll; she retire
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Grace Holum celebrated her 100th birthday at the Vistas Assisted Living Residence on April 12 with the residents and staff. Mayor Rick Bosetti presented her with a Certificate of Recognition and the Riverside Chorus serenaded her with favorite tunes. On April 13 she continued the celebration with family and friends at a
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Dear Debt Adviser, In the aftermath of my divorce and unemployment in 2009, I was unable to keep up with payments on about $9,000 of credit card debt. Eventually, I settled for about $4,500. Now, when I look at my credit report, the account is shown as closed, and that I settled the account for less than the full amount. Bu
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Kristen Eger and Michael Curtis, both of Emeryville, are engaged to be married on Oct. 5, 2013, at Tierra Oaks in Redding. The bride-elect is the daughter of Sandy Eger of Martinez and Emil Eger of Fairfield. She is a 2003 graduate from College Park High School in Martinez, and a 2007 graduate of Chico State University wi
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Expressions Skincare and Makeup offers skin care and makeup artistry services.
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In 1913: A mining deal of considerable importance was completed when H.O. Cummins purchased the Mount Shasta mine. This was the property about six miles west of the old town of Shasta. Mount Shasta Mine was the heaviest shipper of gold quartz ores to Keswick before the smelter closed down.
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We really enjoyed pedaling around the Park Marina area with no cars around today, courtesy of ShastaLivingStreets.org and Rader Traffic Control. The neighborhood presents an entirely different perspective by bike.
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Dave Scott, president of the Shasta Historical Society, e-mails an update on Thursday eve's successful fundraiser at Turtle Bay Exploration Park: Marc.................We had a great turnout for our "Taste of History" Fundraiser. As it turned out we had two groups...
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North Korea announced Saturday that an American detained for nearly six months is being tried in the Supreme Court on charges of plotting to overthrow the government, a crime that could draw the death penalty if he is convicted.
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Scott's reply to yesterday's blog: Hey Marc, I don't know what data the US Bureau of Reclamation cites when deciding how much water it can release from the dams for fish and how much it must divert for agricultural and...
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On Tuesday April 23rd, 2013 I hosted a one-hour, live special edition of In a North State Garden to accompany Northstate Public Radio's spring membership drive theme: "The Roots of Tomorrow". My program focused on how "The Best Roots of Tomorrow Start with the Best Seeds - Exploring the Critical Importance of Seeds". As a [
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A street fair and benefit concert for the Douglas City Soup Kitchen is today at the town’s fire hall.
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Simpson University will graduate more than 200 students today.
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Redding will experience temperatures hovering near 90 this weekend under sunny skies. Today's high will be around 88, according to the National Weather Service. At night, temperatures will cool down to around 55 before heating back up to 91 Sunday.
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It’s only April, but the dry year means it’s already fire season in parts of parched Southern California.
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My favorite quote of the year (so far) came in a Feb. 27 Record Searchlight article about a rally at Anselmo Vineyards emceed by KCNR owner and radio talk show host Carl Bott:
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The projected second good year for Klamath fall chinook salmon is good news. But the rush by some to declare that two good runs means salmon are out of danger is just not true.
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The front page of the Record-Searchlight on Wednesday tells of two bills in the California Legislature. One establishes the “rights” of the homeless and the other lists the restrictions of drones.
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Say the names Ricky Ray or Brody Angley in this town, and most people will get what the conversation’s about.
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The Red Hawks are wounded, but still alive.
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RED BLUFF — Every year pros from all over Northern California brace themselves for one of the most menacing two rounds of golf of the summer.
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Babe Ruth fueled his baseball career with hot dogs and beer.
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The Liberty Hill Christian Church is hosting activities today and Sunday as part of the Freedom Riders 16th annual Jubilee Campout in Cottonwood.
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A proposal to expand Highway 273 from four to six lanes between Canyon Road and Bonnyview Road in Redding is in the works, according to a California Department of Transportation study that is ready for public review.
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It’s the pits.
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DUNSMUIR — After four days of silence, former councilmen Nick Mitchell and Chris Raine said Friday “endless lawsuits” — including threats of future legal action — from the city’s ex-mayor forced their resignations.
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A 17-year-old Redding boy accused of stabbing his father to death earlier this month is not mentally competent to stand trial, say two court-appointed psychologists.
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After several years at its Twin View Boulevard headquarters, Redding manufacturer Op-Test is on the move.
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The Anderson Police Department Friday released the identity of a suspect who allegedly led police on a chase in which an officer suffered a concussion.
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The dining room was full again Friday at the Good News Rescue Mission.
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A motorcyclist was taken to Mercy Medical Center after crashing near the intersection of Old Oregon Trail and Lois Lane on Friday night.
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Since it looks as though the last days of frost are gone (although I have been wrong one other time), I thought it would be a good time to talk about transplanting and moving plants around for better spacing. I had the two nicest ladies come and get some starts this week, so Sara and Becky, I hope this helps you both and a
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Q. I was told I need check valves and filters on my sprinkler system, to avoid back siphoning into our drinking water. Is this true?
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This week in How Does Your North State Garden Grow, Betty Doty of Redding shares her story about her no-work gardening system.
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In 1913: Tramps going through Millville and begging for food had better eat what was set before them, else they were in danger of being arrested for insanity and taken to the county jail in Redding. Walter Scharsch, 14-year-old son of pioneer Ignatius Scharsch, ran away from home and went to the home of Mrs. Ben Davis in Mi
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So what exactly is urbanite? Answer: Broken pieces of concrete slabs. Yes, somebody named this cheap and useful material so coveted in haute green design. Considering the environmental benefits of permeable paving and the high cost of stone, reusing old slabs is the best way to create a new walk or patio for pennies.
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Dianne Pidde used to have fabric and quilting projects spread "all over the house," she said. No longer. Now, when Pidde wants to home in on her hobby, she walks a few steps out the back door to the quilting studio she had built last year in her Arden Hills, Minn., backyard.
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The Anderson Police Department has released the identity of a suspect who allegedly led police on a chase in which an officer suffered a concussion.
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The Board on this day made brief reference to the very controversial State Recovery Area fee to support Cal Fire. The Board has taken positions opposing the fire fee, most recently objecting to the implementation of the state law requiring that the owners of every habitable structure in areas that are within the State Respo
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Campredding is once again our winner! Congratulations to Campredding for coming up with the correct answer at 10:02 a.m. - it's a root cellar across Clear Creek. Thanks everyone for playing. And a big thank you to Ortega's Mexican Restaurant...
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Police say a woman is in custody after she allegedly attacked an employee at a Redding business and later a corrections officer today.
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A massive, partly fossilized egg laid by a now-extinct elephant bird has sold for more than double its estimate at a London auction.
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DUNSMUIR — After four days of silence, former councilmen Nick Mitchell and Chris Raine said today “endless lawsuits” — including threats of future legal action — from the city’s ex-mayor forced their resignations.
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The dining room was full again Friday at the Good News Rescue Mission.
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The Red Hawks are moving on to the semifinals. With a decisive 5-0 win over sixth-seeded Biola, the No. 2 Simpson University team moved on in the NAIA West Regional quarterfinals this afternoon in Irvine.
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    I had a conversation with Randy Reed this week and gathered a few fascinating facts about this very insightful teacher. Reed has been teaching at Shasta College since 1999, he looks at Earth systems science as a way to travel into the past, not only to discover, but to learn. As a teacher he p
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In his interesting piece this morning reporter Damon Arthur quotes a Bureau of Reclamation official on why there won't be special water releases for young Chinook salmon. Ridiculously dry is right. I'll see if I can get former Record Searchlight...
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What is that opening across the creek? What is the name of the creek? Welcome to the History Mystery Photo Contest. If you're the first person to give the correct answer, you'll win the prize plus an award certificate with...
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In an announcement that SECO Manufacturing's parent company, Trimble, is buying a Belgian drone company, we get some of the flavor of what their private-sector uses are: Easy to use and flexible, UAVs provide users the ability to create orthophotos...
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The surviving Boston Marathon bombings suspect has been released from a civilian hospital and transferred to a federal medical detention center in central Massachusetts.
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Just a teaser, for now. This fantastic Redding Luxury Home with a Pebble Tec pool will hit the MLS in the next day or so. Click to slightly expand the image. It’s beautiful! Pacific Heights is a truly lovely R
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This Post was submitted by Arthur check out his site at http://humor-video.com/video/116/this-biker-almost-died That is the exact reason they stop on the SIDE of the road. Must have been hard for that truck to see EVERYONE stopped and waiting. Bad driver. That is the exact reason they stop on the SIDE of the road. Mus
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I guess, more or less safely. Gary is getting over some sort of bug, and me, I took a tumble last night but have little if any serious damage. My right hand hurts, though.Beautiful the last few days, raining today. I've taken approximately 5,922,807 photos so far. I won't make you sit through all of them, though
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Some familiar local landmarks seen, though I’d not jump. Would you? With thanks to blogger Marc Beauchamp for bringing this video to my attention. Water features and gravity just mutually attract. It’s Really Redding.
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Well, not quite in Gold Hills yet. They still need to connect both ends of Hope Lane. But then it will be a Gold Hills Golf home, just short ways from the clubhouse. If you are looking specifically for a home in the highly desirable Gold Hills Neighborhood, we keep a current list of them at:
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I can't believe it's been a year! A year since my last 'Favorite Songs' playlist. In fact, I went back today and checked, and it's been exactly one year to the day since I last compiled a favorite songs playlist. Well, I've been kind of busy. But I was inspired to compile today's list because [...]
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The weekend will bring temperatures in the high 80s and, on Saturday, a high of 87. The National Weather Service is predicting a high near 87 today under sunny skies. At night, temperatures will fall to around 53. Saturday will have a high near 87 while Sunday will be a warmer 88.
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Public television keeps a few precious flowers blooming in the vast wasteland of commercial television — but are north state residents ready to keep that garden flourishing?
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Clare Boothe Luce liked to say that “a great man is one sentence.” Presidents, in particular. The most common “one sentence” for George W. Bush (whose legacy is being reassessed as his presidential library opens) is: “He kept us safe.”
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A funny thing happened to me on my trip to the state capital on Monday: I actually met my assemblyman.
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Monday’s letter by Diane Hawthorne is interesting: “Senator’s cowardice makes me ashamed (to be a Democrat).” I wonder if you were equally ashamed and appalled when the same senators voted in Obamacare against overwhelming outcry against that legislation by the American public.
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I refuse to believe that the decision of so many senators to retire has anything to do with the Washington invasion of total transparency.
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After 35 years of marriage, four children and nine grandchildren, my husband got the middle-age crazies. When I divorced him, I was awarded his Navy insurance. When he passed away in 2012, the Navy gave his insurance to his new wife.
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I read an article on happiness busters. There sure are a lot of them out there. You awaken with plans to have a really great day, ready to go, go, go.
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K.C. Toombs made sure he will always remember senior night.
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Anderson High baseball is finding the right balance at the right time.
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The final push for the playoffs is here for prep baseball and softball.
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Quietly, but powerfully, the Simpson University softball team continued to thrive this year.
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Shasta High’s boys golf team clinched the outright Sac River League title at Gold Hills Golf Course on Thursday.
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Simpson University’s nursing students don’t blend in. They’re known as the Black Ninjas because of the dark scrubs they wear and have earned a reputation among other students for cafeteria conversations that get a bit graphic.
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The Unlimited Vehicle and Equipment Show and Swap Meet will go from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the Shasta College east parking lot.
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An early Thursday chase of a theft suspect resulted in a head injury to an Anderson police officer and the lockdown and cancelation of classes at Happy Valley Elementary School.
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Several trails and some roads around Whiskeytown Lake will be closed Saturday during the Lemurian Shasta Classic mountain bike race.
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A pair of rock slides Wednesday killed two Caltrans workers who were removing rocks from a hillside above Highway 96 near Happy Camp in Siskiyou County, a state Department of Transportation spokeswoman said Thursday.
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Despite one group’s call to send more water down the Sacramento River, the six million young Chinook salmon beginning their journey to the Pacific Ocean this week are not getting any relief from a dry water year.
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A former ice cream shop will soon become Redding’s second microbrew tap house.
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Shanon Essex has finally found a useful purpose for the huge 1,500-watt light bulb he has been hauling around for the past 25 years.
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Call it the squeeze from the budget cuts known as the sequester or this year’s preference for bigger federal allocations to a select few.
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Shasta County may be the second in the state to put local offenders to work in fire camps rather than the county’s jail or alternative custody programs.
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A 10-woman, two-man Shasta County jury Thursday convicted an admitted gang member of murdering an Oakland man near Anderson City Hall in 2011.
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Kids stay free.
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This weekend is jam-packed with activities for pet lovers, bicyclists, "Fiddler on the Roof" fans and those who want to enjoy a trip back to the speakeasy era. Find out about even more.
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American Cancer Society seeks volunteers for its Road to Recovery program.
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Benjamin Swasey was one of the first to arrive at Shasta in 1849 when it was still known as Reading's Upper Springs. Later that year, he moved to Lower Springs and began building his businesses. He settled at Lower Springs in 1853, filed a land claim for 160 acres, and built a merchandise store and the Swasey Hotel.
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In 1913: H.H. Noonan left for a tour of Dedrick, Junction City and East Fork to collect mineral specimens. Noonan had been recently appointed by the board of supervisors to collect specimens of Trinity's ores, which would be exhibited at the mining conference the following month in Redding. Trinity Center, Lewiston, Carrvil
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Two words: Leave early. Caltrans just announced that it will begin work on the next phase of the Buckhorn Summit straightening project this coming Monday Monday, May 6. And the agency warns to expect delays of 40 to 60 minutes...
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Loyce Kinzel, Redding
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Steven Woodward, Redding
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Phyllis Tucker, Redding
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Just heard from Lori Martin, supervising ranger at Shasta State Historic Park. She was unamused by the recently posted YouTube video (see above) of two young men "free running" in the Gold Rush-era ruins. Her e-mail: Marc, thank you...
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A 10-woman, two-man Shasta County jury Thursday convicted an admitted gang member of murdering an Oakland man near Anderson City Hall in 2011.
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Firefighters quickly contained a vegetation fire that broke out in Montgomery Creek today.
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Interesting piece of legislation introduced this week by a bipartisan pair of California congressman, including the north state's own Rep. Doug LaMalfa. From UT San Diego: The Child Protection Act of 2013, or Hazel's Law, would remove a requirement that...
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Classic Wal-Mart customer. This lady appears to be spun out of her mind but at least she is paying everyday low prices. Stay off the drugs kids! The post Lady On Drugs at Wal-Mart appeared first on D
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A pair of rock slides Wednesday killed two Caltrans workers who were removing rocks from a hillside above Highway 96 near Happy Camp in Siskiyou County, a state Department of Transportation spokeswoman said today.
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Once Shasta College’s baseball team was out to a comfortable lead, Coach Brad Rupert started throwing in the sophomores for one last bit of action Wednesday as the Knights trounced the Lassen Cougars 11-1 in game one of a two-game consolation series with Lassen in the Golden Valley Conference. Mike Nowak was
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On Friday, April 12, sociology instructor Heather Wiley co-hosted a movie screening in room 802 at Shasta College. The movie shown was “Dancing Salmon Home,” an engaging documentary about the Winnemem Wintu tribe. The film chronicled their fight to preserve the Chinook Salmon of Shasta County and their trip to N
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This morning I awoke from a dream that I was among the mob that stormed the Bastille.   We were taking it apart brick by brick. I have wondered throughout the day why I would have such a dream.  Is my subconscious a little “riled up” beyond my routine disapproval of royal policies?  Perhaps it is [...]
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Do you perhaps have videos, pictures, or audio that you would like to share with Daily Dump? We are looking for hilarious, outrageous, crazy content to share with the world. If you happen to be a local yocal here in the North State we would love to see what you have to share. Feel free… The post
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World Parental Alienation DayApril 25, 2013
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A Colombian police officer was in the right place at the exact second a man decided to end his life by jumping in front of an oncoming Metro train. The officer pulls the man to safety and the man is given a second chance at life. Police Save Suicidal Man From Train At Last Second!… The post
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Police this morning called off a search in Happy Valley for a burglary suspect who led officers on a chase from central Anderson to Benji Lane off Happy Valley Road before crashing his van and running into thick brush, according to the Shasta County Sheriff's Office.
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“Theeeey’re heeeere….” -Carol Anne Freeling, Poltergeist In 1982 a Poltergeist crawled from a static-filled television screen to terrorize a family. Times have changed. Now TV is 24/7, and you can watch it on your cell. The Portal to Evil is now portable, and our phones are possessed. Proof? The demons start wit
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High school boys will compete at noon today in a Sacramento River League golf meet at the Gold Hills Golf and Country Club in Redding.
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The winds of the first half of the week will taper off today, but expect warmer temperatures in the mid-80s, according to the National Weather Service. The high will hover around 85 under sunny skies. At night, temperatures will fall to around 56. Friday will be a warm 86 with light winds.
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For a textbook example of liberal good intentions gone mad, it would be hard to do better than the “Homeless Bill of Rights” advancing through the state Legislature.
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The bomber went to prom.
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It’s April, it’s national poetry month, but here’s what I’d suggest — that we have poetry year or poetry century or poetry millennium. Where else but poetry, after all, are we going to find an echo asking a shadow to dance, queried the poet Carl Sandburg. Oh, excuse me. This is a newspaper colu
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The fire personnel who authorize controlled burns that are constantly getting out of control should have to pay for resources to put them out.
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Shasta High’s “Phantom of the Opera” is such a massive undertaking, even the venue—the stately David Marr Auditorium—has gotten into the act.
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I always thought Chevy’s Fresh Mex was an institution in Redding. One day, however, it up and closed. Who would have thunk it?
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Happy anniversary, Damburger! This year my favorite burger place turns 75.
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Artist Jessica Roesneris of Wild Iron is new to welding. Roesneris was terrified when she began the Shasta College welding program in 2012, but instantly fell in love. Within a couple weeks she had joined the weld club and had started a project that would change her life forever: an ornamental gate for Sequoia Middle School
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Once again the Obama administration is whitewashing an act of terror by Mirandizing the surviving Boston bomber.
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Surrounded by jeans and silhouettes bearing startling statistics, three women shared their stories of violence, abuse and rape with around 70 people at the downtown Atrium on Wednesday night.
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Foothill High track and field swept Shasta in a Sac River League meet at home in Palo Cedro on Wednesday, highlighted by a crucial day for Davis Kepon.
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There's a reason the third-place soccer match at the World Cup gets forgotten.
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They may not have tattoos, wear oversized baggy pants, make certain hand gestures or tag walls when no one is looking.
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DUNSMUIR — Just two days after Nick Mitchell and Chris Raine quit the City Council, it remains unclear how the council can proceed, if at all, in the face of their resignations.
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Cruze Thru at the corner of Highway 299 and Deschutes Road recently opened the Phillips 76 portion of its business.
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A Shasta County jury will begin deliberations today in the murder trial of an admitted gang member who confessed to fatally stabbing an Oakland man near Anderson City Hall in 2011.
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LAS VEGAS — A former Redding man who’s a University of California, Berkeley law student accused of beheading an exotic bird at a Las Vegas Strip resort is headed to trial on felony charges that could get him up to eight years in prison and jeopardize his legal career, authorities told The Associated Press Wednesday.
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Redding public TV station KIXE Channel 9 is racing to raise $250,000 it needs to land a matching federal grant that helps pay the station’s bills.
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Home values in Shasta County shot up 26 percent in March, the largest year-over-year bounce since the days of the housing bubble.
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A retired Redding police dog who served on the force for seven years has died.
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In 1913: A keg of dynamite powder and 35 sticks of dynamite were stolen from the Southern Pacific Co. magazine at the Upton gravel pit. The discovery was made when excavating crew members went to work in the morning and they immediately notified the Dunsmuir office.
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Two Caltrans employees were killed Wednesday while removing rocks from a hillside above Highway 96 near Happy Camp in Siskiyou County, the state Department of Transportation said.
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Think of it as the "stealth sweetener." It's more addictive than plain old-fashioned table sugar and, according to studies, more fattening and more hazardous to our health. And, as I learned at a recent conference, the average American consumes a startling 63 pounds of it each year.
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More kids and adults are abusing prescription drugs. Be sure to keep them in a safe place and teach kids about the dangers of such drugs. Have unwanted medication? Safely dispose of it at an event this Saturday.
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Aging parents can be a source of pride to their adult children when their elders are alert and active. Unfortunately, age related illnesses often cause parents to depend on their children for care. Roles become reversed. This is a confusing time to shift orientation from the self sufficient parent who guided and supported
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Little Rhode Island is one of the most lop-sidedly Democratic states in the union. Its Republicans make California's look downright powerful. And yet the politics of the state plainly break down very differently than they do in California. Check out...
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If you happen to recognize your son in this YouTube video, don't tell your health insurance carrier....
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Eleven firefighters, commended by their bosses and peers, will be honored Thursday by The Exchange Club of Redding.
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When Channel 9 programs first flickered across black-and-white television stations in the north state 49 years ago, the focus was schools.
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Red Bluff residents Melinda and Robert Richardson went on unique dates during the past 16 months. Instead of going to dinner or a movie, they commuted to Redding most Thursday nights to attend class through Simpson University’s ASPIRE degree-completion program.
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The Washington Post shadows Dillie Nerios in Florida. Excerpt: Nerios's job to enroll at least 150 seniors for food stamps each month, a quota she usually exceeds. Alleviate hunger, lessen poverty: These are the primary goals of her work. But...
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U.S. Rep. Doug LaMalfa is weighing in on the 2014 race shaping up for the 3rd Assembly District, announcing his endorsement of fellow Republican James Gallagher over Ryan Schohr.
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A retired Redding police dog who served on the force for seven years has died.
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I don't know if high-profile endorsements mean much to the typical voter, but along with Rep. Wally Herger, Congressman Doug LaMalfa has backed Sutter County Supervisor James Gallagher to replace Dan Logue in the Sacramento Valley Assembly district that includes...
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Budget Travel lists Weaverville among "some of the most gorgeous parks and small towns you've never heard of' here. The relevant excerpt: Weaverville, California You expect certain trappings in any Gold Rush town. A saloon, a main street, maybe a...
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On a sunny Saturday, Shasta College track and field coach Pete Giachetti was so busy running the Shasta Invitational that he said he didn’t even get to see most of his athletes compete. To his astonishment, both the Men’s and Women’s track teams edged out Butte College on Saturday for the overall
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Riverside County, Southern California Public Radio reports has become the first to sign a deal with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to send locally sentenced inmates to the state inmate fire camps. The move solves a problem for...
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They were a popular historic landmark for over a hundred years and marked the location of the 1849 Gold Rush town of Lower Springs. Benjamin Swasey planted them in front of his hotel in approximately 1853. Lower Springs was once...
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In the amazing YouTube video I blogged yesterday. Parkour (aka PK) or "freerunning" at Wikipedia.org. Excerpt: Practitioners aim to move quickly and efficiently through their environment using only their bodies and their surroundings to propel themselves, negotiating obstacles in between....
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We helped Bill and Susan find a nice condo in Redding. There aren’t all that many condos for sale in Shasta County, but we were able to help them find a great home. We think they got a terrific deal on it. We helped him change out the doorlock hardware, which we always recommend. You never know who has a key to the
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We love cilantro. And the Cilantro neighborhood of Hacienda Heights.
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Redding Police Chief Robert Paoletti will put the spotlight on gang awareness and prevention at a town hall meeting tonight.
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National Weather Service forecasters expect another windy day today in Redding, though the wind should die down while warm temperatures will stick around. Temperatures will reach into the mid-80s today under sunny skies. Northerly winds up to 17 mph are possible, with gusts reaching 23 mph. At night, things will co
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The Shasta Women’s Refuge and Family Justice Center will host “Take Back the Night” tonight.
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Here are two of the top local sports contests today.
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It started so innocently, with a friend's seemingly simple question: What's the history of the little A-frame building on Athens Avenue in the location of the now-closed Coffee Creek Cafe? I reached deep into my memory bank, way back into the '60s and '70s, and thought it was Mr. Swiss. But I wasn't sure, so I posed t
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Building the Sacramento River Trail and its array of offshoots reaching into surrounding neighborhoods might be the smartest thing the people of Redding have ever done for themselves.
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Britain’s late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher said it all when she wrote that the world has “never ceased to be dangerous,” but the West has “ceased to be vigilant.”
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I’m holding back crying, but I have to write to you. I’m 85 years old and for years have ridden the senior bus simply by calling for a time to pick me up. I have to use a walker, so the driver would fold it up and put it on the bus.
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I feel that we already are being seen from overhead. Have you looked at Google Maps? I see my home, property and vehicles when I look at these maps.
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I am disturbed by all the rhetoric about gun violence in the past few months. The initiation of force is evil. Focusing on guns implies that it is alright to massacre first-graders if you use a sword, as is the fad in China.
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PALO CEDRO — When Foothill and Pleasant Valley baseball meet up these days, it evokes images from “The Natural.”
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PALO CEDRO — Red Bluff High’s softball team has built a formula for success this season unlike years past.
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What have you done for the past nine years? If you are Mike Haworth, you’ve coached 803 varsity games — by far the most of any coach in the Northern Section.
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University Prep's baseball team extended its nine-game winning streak with a 14-2 five-inning win over Los Molinos on Tuesday.
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University Prep's baseball team extended its nine-game winning streak with a 14-2 five-inning win over Los Molinos on Tuesday.
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After being amended to satisfy objections from the American Civil Liberties Union, a bill that seeks to set statewide restrictions on the civilian use of drones was approved by the Assembly Public Safety Committee on Tuesday.
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Redding School of the Arts is one four schools in California and 64 in the nation honored this week as Green Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education.
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Redding police have identified a man who allegedly broke into a home on Sunnyhill Lane Saturday.
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Authorities say an impaired big rig driver rolled his truck, which was hauling propane, on northbound Interstate 5 at Bowman Road Tuesday morning, forcing them to shut down the freeway.
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Less than two months after it launched, Redding Merchants Crime Watch’s organizer said the anti-panhandling campaign is beginning to pay off.
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A 24-year-old man who reported being shot at Monday recanted an earlier story Tuesday, leading sheriff’s detectives to a different suspect in the case.
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The second annual Downtown Wine Walk will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday in Redding.
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Of the 50 parks in Redding, four will be getting play equipment in the next few weeks, in time for summer play.
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A vegetation fire burned one outbuilding Monday as it expanded across seven acres before being contained, firefighters said.
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Police say reports of a vehicle hitting a man, who may have just robbed or stolen from a nearby business, were unfounded.
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The office of state Sen. Jim Nielsen, a harsh critic of the state's prison realignment measures, says a package of bills to fix realignment's worst problems have died in committee. Faced with mounting evidence and the testimonies of crime victims...
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Justice Department laid out its case in a lawsuit against Lance Armstrong on Tuesday, saying the cyclist violated his contract with the U.S. Postal Service and was "unjustly enriched" while cheating to win the Tour de France.
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The Record Searchlight is starting a new feature, "What's Your Favorite Way to..." that will let you share your favorite way to prepare a certain dish or ingredient. Responses will be printed in the Food section and online at Redding.com. This week: What's your favorite way to prepare chicken?
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In 1913: The Kennett lodge and Kennetta lodge, Rebekah degree I.O.O.F., would hold a joint meeting the following Thursday night in honor of the anniversary of the Odd Fellows lodge.
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Foothill hosts Pleasant Valley this evening in a prep baseball game.
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Turtle Bay Exploration Park is offering a new delectable fundraising event called Natural Indulgence. Chefs who will provide the food for the event share their recipes with our readers.
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Priceless is how Kent Pfrimmer describes the publicity he has received since surveillance video of a burglar trying, and failing, to break into his Redding store went viral last month.
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Rowdy Parker McClenon of Anderson captured first place in Chico's Silver Dollar Speedway Championship Wingless Sprint Car Race.
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The Red Bluff softball team is playing Foothill this afternoon.
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES UPPER HAT CREEK — Opens Saturday. DFW always does a great job with plants here including some huge brook trout. Rim Rock Ranch said there are great water conditions here. Worms, eggs, and spinners should all work well. Some small stone fly hatches
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Security patrols at South City Park softball games and River Trail volunteer ambassadors are great ideas, but how do we dig deeper to get at the roots of crime? The Washington Post offers 12 methods. Some would only have effects...
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The SacBee reports on the numbers here. Excerpts: The grim statistics hold true in California, with state Department of Public Health data showing that the suicide rate for people in middle age rose 30 percent by 2010. And the trend...
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Talent needed for Red Bluff Talent Showcase, presented by Elks Lodge.
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Elliott died less than three months after his daddy Raymond was paralyzed and Elliott still needs a headstone....let's help and attend a Spaghetti Fundraiser! There will be live music, raffle items, a bake sale, balloon animals, face painting and more at the event.
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Craft Beer, Fine Wine & Gourmet Food Tasting Event in Red Bluff!
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Tehama County's biggest Talent Showcase Saturday, June 1 at Red Bluff Elks Lodge.
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The Gateway Unified School District has five teachers being recognized at the KIXE-TV first annual Big Education Event on April 27.
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Firefighters contained a three-acre blaze south of Hayfork around 2:15 p.m. today.
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Redding Home Robbery Caught On Video Redding Police are asking for your help in identifying the suspect in this surveillance video. On 04/20/2013, at approximately 2:23 p.m., a residential burglary occurred on Sunnyhill Lane in the City of Redding. Approximately $2,000 worth of property was taken in a matter of minute
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Firefighters have contained a one-and-a-half-acre vegetation fire that began in the Cottonwood region this morning.
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Redding police are asking for the public's help in trying to find a man captured on a surveillance camera of burglarizing a Sunnyhill Lane home.
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Authorities are reopening northbound Interstate 5 at Bowman Road near Cottonwood this morning about two hours after a tanker truck overturned.
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Anyway, it sure looks fun. "Freerunning" in Old Shasta with a Canon 7D videocamera....
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San Francisco’s top Dardrex Productions member, CJ Thoms comes to Redding, CA, where Dardrex was founded and formed; to take on some of the town’s best fighters from Dardrex. Music from teknoaxe http://www.youtube.com/user/teknoaxe Further proof of the escalating violence in Redding, Ca. The post
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Redding firefighters today reported a blown transformer sparked a small fire along Churn Creek Road near Boulder Creek Elementary School.
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A 24-year-old man who reported being shot at Monday has recanted an earlier story, leading sheriff's detectives to a different suspect in the case.
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Here’s a beautifully appointed bank owned Country Home in the hills northeast of Redding.
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CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield performed a simple science experiment designed by grade 10 Lockview High School students Kendra Lemke and Meredith Faulkner. The students from Fall River, Nova Scotia won a national science contest held by the Canadian Space Agency with their experiment on surface [...]The post
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Team captains have until today to register for the 2013 Bike Commute Challenge in May and still receive a promotion kit.
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National Weather Service forecasters expect more sun and wind today in Redding to complement the warm day. Winds should top 23 mph with gusts as high as 30 mph, forecasters said. The high should be about 83. Wednesday will be just as warm with less wind at about 15 mph. Thursday should be about 82 degrees. Overnight lows sh
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How hard is it to spend government money? Harder than you’d think.
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How hard is it to spend government money? Harder than you’d think.
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Normally, it’s uncomfortable at best to hear a federal judge — let alone a panel of three such jurists — thunder criticism atone from the bench.
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Normally, it’s uncomfortable at best to hear a federal judge — let alone a panel of three such jurists — thunder criticism atone from the bench.
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There seems to be some confusion about Dzhokar Tsarnaev and the subject of Miranda rights. After a career around the criminal justice system, let me clarify a couple of things.
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There seems to be some confusion about Dzhokar Tsarnaev and the subject of Miranda rights. After a career around the criminal justice system, let me clarify a couple of things.
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Boston. When it was finally over, behold the cheering crowds! As I watched my TV, in my California living room, I became a Bostonian, relieved and exuberant, cheering and clapping my hands as the Boston police made their capture of the last marathon bomber, and then made their exit, leaving an urban area safe again.
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Boston. When it was finally over, behold the cheering crowds! As I watched my TV, in my California living room, I became a Bostonian, relieved and exuberant, cheering and clapping my hands as the Boston police made their capture of the last marathon bomber, and then made their exit, leaving an urban area safe again.
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During the period from 1966 to 2011, inflation-adjusted income of the top 10 percent rose by $116,000, while that of the 90 percent grew by just $59.
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During the period from 1966 to 2011, inflation-adjusted income of the top 10 percent rose by $116,000, while that of the 90 percent grew by just $59.
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Regarding Diane Hawthorne’s Monday letter: I can think of better reasons for shame over Democratic Party leadership.
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Regarding Diane Hawthorne’s Monday letter: I can think of better reasons for shame over Democratic Party leadership.
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It’s a slower week for local sports with prep baseball and softball having their rainout weeks to compensate for last year’s busy final weeks of makeups.
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This is a very recent photo of the very famously historic Bystle House located in Shasta. It was purchased a few years ago and the new owners are restoring it back to its original grandness. The house was built in...
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Shasta College swimmers captured more than a dozen first-place finishes Friday and Saturday at the Bay Valley Conference championships at Solano Junior College.
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The City Council is down to two members as Councilman Nick Mitchell and Mayor Chris Raine resigned on Monday with no immediate explanation for why they were doing so.
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The Record Searchlight's third annual Health Care Heroes program is seeking nominations of health care professionals who have made a difference in people's lives. This program recognizes health care professionals who go above and beyond their day to day duties to truly make a major impact for a patient or a patient’s fami
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IRS warns of scams in wake of tragedy
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Not guilty plea in murder for hire case
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A second candidate, James Gallagher, on Monday announced plans to seek the 3rd Assembly District seat that will be vacated by Dan Logue at the end of next year.
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A 27-year-old Redding woman convicted last month of first-degree murder in 2010 shooting death of a Sacramento man was sentenced Monday to life in prison without parole.
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Two psychologists have determined that a Mountain Gate man accused of hacking two people to death last year was insane when he killed them, his defense attorney said Monday.
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It’s time to talk.
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Their goal is to be like guardian angels on the trail.
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Although details are incomplete, Shasta County sheriff's deputies, with the help of Redding police, are looking this evening for a suspect in a reported shooting in the Paradise Lane area.
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A Redding bicyclist shot earlier this month after allegedly trying to repeatedly punch a Redding police officer was arraigned Monday in Shasta County Superior Court.
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5/4-5/2013 SUMMIT SUPER SERIES E.T. BRACKET RACING Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman and Junior Drag Racing Slant 6 – Killer Bees, Also Test & Tune 5/11/2013 STREET LEGAL RACE IMPORTS, MOPARS & MOTORCYCLES Trophies presented to quickest two in each category Must be street lega
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In a cavernous basement below Dunsmuir's newest art gallery, Lynn Price works a hand-cranked press and sets type the old-fashioned way, lining up individual letters upside down in a composing stick.
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In 1913: Benjamin Loomis asked the county to strengthen the Cow Creek bridge for traction engines. He had one traction engine and the Northern California Power Co. had two. In addition, various farmers were buying traction engines to do their farm work. The power company wanted the bridge strengthened so it could haul machi
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In a place where two different worlds interact among nail polish and foot cream, a news bulletin heralds a changed world. We're not safe, true, but we all find our way the best we can without fear.
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See who was at what recent north state event.
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The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has backed off a plan to outsource jobs and apologies to seven Klamath Basin biologists who claimed scientific misconduct.
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OK, strictly speaking it's the comment of the weekend, but I was entertained by this anecdote offered in response to Jens Sund's letter, published Saturday, protesting Forest Service road closures in Trinity County, along the South Fork. Likely being done...
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Fun for the whole family at the Whole Earth and Watershed Fesival on April 27th. Too many activities to list them all.
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Bethel Christian School presents a family-friendly musical presentation. Come see "Oracle Springs," showing May 17-18, 2013.
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A fundraiser on April 20 riased support and awareness of the North State Symphony, which continues to reach new heights. The Symphony will perform Beethoven's Ninth Symphony on May 12.
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After a week-long process, Matt Thacker has been fired.
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A sharp decline in the price of oil this month is making gasoline cheaper at a time of year when it typically gets more expensive. It’s a relief to motorists and business owners and a positive development for the economy.
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I don't think of little old Redding as a town where the rent is especially high. I still remember the $295 a month apartment I rented when I first moved to town -- OK, it was 1997, so things have...
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RED BLUFF — Police taped off a portion of the Food Maxx parking lot on Belle Mill Road and issued a voluntary evacuation order for the shopping center today after a woman left a pressure cooker outside the grocery store.
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Alright so I have added a few more local options to the poll this time but I want to know who makes the best burger in Redding, Ca. This is super important I must know. Personally I prefer the Blue Ribbon Burger at Red Robbin or the epic Double Double from In N Out but alas I must spread my wings [...]The post
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A second candidate, James Gallagher, has announced plans to seek the 3rd Assembly District seat that will be vacated by Dan Logue at the end of next year.
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Question: What is the appropriate role of religion in American political life, if any? Bahá’í teachings have a moral, spiritual and ethical character. There is an expression, “Piety ends where politics begins.” Thus we have no choice but to lay politics aside so that we may be able to safeguard our piety. I quote a
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Tehama County sheriff’s deputies are looking for information on the theft of a stereo system and other items from a vehicle parked at the Bend Bridge Boat Ramp.
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Ok, I’m not gonna lie…  I love my birthday.  I love my birthday weekend.  I love my birthday week.  I love my birthday month!   And I definitely LOVE the number 22!  So, I’m feeling extra happy today!  One month to go, and it’ll be MY day!  Mine all mine! I’m not sure what it is [̷
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In Recognizing PARENTAL and JUDICIAL ALIENATION WEEKOur Littlest Blind Bulldog Shares:The title reads, "Why Our Family Law Courts Are
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"Start with lots of money." That's the advice of one newly legal Colorado marijuana grower, as reported in this Wall Street Journal look at the thousands of (sort of, mostly) legal business involved in the trade. Surely lots of would-be...
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The late Dame Anita Roddick (founder of The Body Shop cosmetics chain) wrote of a visit to Mexico City when she was taken to Fonda Meson de Alonso, where she was promised "real Mayan cooking." The house special was a taco filled with live beetles. Roddick kept her menu firmly in front of her face [...]
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The 55-year-old Anderson woman accused of trying to hire a friend with a criminal past to kill a family member pleaded not guilty today in Shasta County Superior Court.
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It's going to be another warm and sunny day today in Redding, with a touch of wind also coming through the area. Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Sacramento predict a high of 82 degrees and wind gusts up to 20 mph for the area. The temperature will drop to 51 degrees tonight as the wind picks up slightly, gus
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When the Redding City Council was debating whether to establish an Electric Utility Commission to help set policy for REU, some of the naysayers simply thought it was a pointless waste of time and money.
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I’m going to give this another try. Everybody seems to be upset over the situation with the salmon population in the Sacramento River. All sorts of special interest groups, from environmentalists to fishing association members, to commercial fishermen, to the Department of Fish and Wildlife have put their two cents
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So you don’t think same-sex marriage would harm society?
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In response to Monday’s letter from Joe Bahlke, “Hard to lift a glass of American beer,” you don’t have to drink “foreign” American beer.
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Today I’m ashamed to be a Democrat.
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State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg has me confused when he talks about military-style assault weapons.
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Universal background check is a generic term that is currently applied to guns. In its current usage it has become rather apparent that the term evokes at times vicious, erroneous and unreasonable arguments from the gun enthusiasts, the National Rifle Association’s leadership and the gun manufacturers as well as the e
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Chance and Hope were coaxed out of their kennels at Haven Humane Society on Thursday morning to be brushed, bathed and blow-dried. The two skittish dogs ended up clean and fluffy, but what probably mattered most to the former strays was being awash in kindness.
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RED BLUFF — The 92nd annual Red Bluff Round-Up came to an end at the Tehama District Fair grounds Sunday but not before a few north state cowboys earned a paycheck among the top riders in the world.
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Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Reddit are hurting journalism, argues Molly Wood, executive editor of CNET, in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing and manhunt. She proposes some voluntary guidelines here. Excerpt: If speed is the currency...
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In 1913: The Cottonwood Baptist Church was redecorated and construction of a new annex located on the west end of the church was completed.
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Well, let's see. Last time I talked to you...Friday I took Edith Ann and Coquette to the vet for their shots. Edith Ann is 18, has no teeth, and is alternatively somewhat doddery and somewhat alert, as befits an 89-year-old (see [www.calculatorca
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Data reviewed by The Sacramento Bee shows that more than two dozen departments are still using retired executives to fill some of the highest-paying positions in state government.
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..The road before them....Joe, Anastacia, and Madi. The badass team..
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Click Here to watch the complete story from EWTN (Remarkable story - Powerful) I am not a priest, that was not in God's plan for me. He did desire however, for me to be amongst the lowest ranks of clergy in the hierarchy, a deacon. I
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Only 10 more days and we will get to see Sean!
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Northern Sacramento Valley residents can expect a heat wave over the next few days, pushing temperatures into the mid- 80s, according to the National Weather Service. Today's high will reach 85 degrees under sunny skies, with winds reaching 9 to 11 mph. At night, temperatures will cool down to around 55. Monday will als
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The Kool April Nites classic car show wraps up today at the Redding Civic Auditorium.
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The Red Bluff Round-Up Rodeo concludes today at the Tehama District Fair grounds.
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When a healthy baby is born, it’s a moment like no other in life. You know what I mean if you’ve experienced it.
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It’s springtime, and that means it’s time to play ball — bringing us the smell of fresh-mown outfields, the crack of the bats, the security guards on patrol to keep transients at bay.
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Separation of church and state is an American political doctrine that, on occasion, can create soul-searching dilemmas for those who value the freedoms and rights established in the Constitution, but also try to live by the moral imperatives of their religious beliefs.
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A bipartisan group of eight U.S. senators has crafted a long-sought-after immigration bill, one that strengthens border security while offering a new pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. The bill would require proof that “high-risk border sectors” be sealed off before migrants can begin the proces
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There have been several recent articles concerning the removal of the dams on the Klamath River. What I want people who are not residents of Siskiyou County to understand is that we, the people of Siskiyou County, overwhelmingly voted to keep the dams up. What do you outsiders know about our fine county?
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It’s getting difficult to keep track of everything the Tea Party is afraid of these days.
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Curtis Knight simply repeats the big lies already told about the Klamath dams.
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Hold back your dynamite and excavators at the Klamath Basin! Talk about misinformation.
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I’ve read that the cost of personal health insurance plans is going to go up. Apparently a lot of folks who have medical problems, but were unable to get treatment, will now seek medical care and will be filing claims. Is this really such a bad thing?
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RED BLUFF — For many, rodeo is about having a light-hearted family outing.
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Elisha Valdivia Lincoln and Joey Cullis, both of Redding, are engaged to be married on June 29, 2013, at Riverview Country Club in Redding. The bride-elect is the daughter of Cythnia and John Sutherland; and Martha and Alex Valdivia. She works as an office manager for the John Sutherland dental practice. Her fiance is th
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I went on a beautiful bike ride with my kids on the McConnell dirt trails yesterday. It was a quintessential spring day: 75 degrees, sunny, green trees and grass as far as the eye could see, and a few tiny streams meandering alongside the trails. It couldn't have been more perfect.
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Dear Straight Talk: I'm ashamed to say I was like "No Slut’s" sister. In addition to having a terrible reputation, which gave my younger sister a bad reputation, I did everything to make her life miserable. I'm mature now and have changed. I feel terrible and wish like anything to beg for forgiveness and make it up to
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There was springtime in the air. You know how it is this time of year, when the morning cool wraps around you and those certain chores that have been ignored for much too long grab you like a clamp, leaving little hope for escape.
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Alyssa Glassburn of Millville and Josh Webb of Redding are engaged to be married on June 8, 2013, at JBL Ranch in Cottonwood. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mike and Kelly Glassburn of Millville. She is a 2009 graduate of Liberty Christian High School. She attends Chico State University with a major in communication sc
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Financial literacy is an important issue, particularly in today's economy. This week, the Redding Library celebrates Money Smart Week @ Your Library with a variety of events.
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Kimberly Anne Reynolds and John Paul Cuellar, both of Redding, are engaged to be married on June 15, 2013, at White Rock Ranch in Palo Cedro. The bride-elect is the daughter of Dan and Denise Watson of Redding. She is a graduate of Enterprise High School, and of Redding School of Cosmetology as a manicurist. She worked in
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According to a TD Ameritrade poll, 47 percent of U.S. taxpayers expect a refund this year. What do they plan to do with the money?
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If I tell you that you can make money using the Internet without leaving your PJs, you'd probably expect me to continue with a sob story about a Nigerian prince or sell you a training course to be a stay-at-home medical transcriptionist.
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Moms, need more energy? Want your belly and butt back? Come enjoy the outdoors with your little one, meet new friends and get a great workout all at once! Mighty Mommas Stroller Fitness is a rejuvenating 60-minute workout designed especially for moms or caretakers with stroller-age children.
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Irma Vorbeck closes her column's run with a heart-felt thanks to her readers.
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About 400 people came together on April 6 at the Jones Valley Campground to take part in the annual Scouting for Trees event. And the weather even cooperatedmostly.
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As quickly as winter has morphed into spring, Earth Day, April 22, is tomorrow. An estimated 1 billion people in more than 192 countries around the world will celebrate this global conversation on how to have a more positive impact on the planet.
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Q: While bow hunting for turkeys last week, I saw a flock of hens and jakes on the side of a highway and I got to wondering whether it's legal to hunt off the side of a highway. I know we can't shoot across a highway, but exactly how many yards or feet away does a bow hunter have to be?
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Craig Ballenger is known as the "Flyfishing Ambassador" at the Shasta Springs Trout Camp he hosts along the Upper Sacramento River. Ballenger cooks meals for the well-heeled folks who show up at the camp and takes them on fishing excursions. His guest list is mostly composed of those who've made major donations to Californi
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Get out those cowbells. Blue Oyster, whose classic rock staple “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” was hilariously satirized on “Saturday Night Live,” is returning to Redding’s Cascade Theatre. The godfathers of horror rock will play Redding on July 13, about five years to the day after they last came to the Cascade. Blu
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Parents arriving with their children for softball games at South City Park probably have taken note by now of the presence of security at the three fields.
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In a nod to its growing popularity, organizers have expanded the Bike Commute Challenge to two weeks.
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A Butte County rice farmer has jumped into the race for the Assembly seat state Rep. Dan Logue will vacate at the end of 2014.
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Shasta College’s softball players swept a doubleheader from Lassen on Saturday, rewarding the Knights and coach Sonny Stupek with a perfect 20-0 season in Golden Valley Conference play.
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During Northstate Public Radio's Spring Membership Drive April 19th - April 28th, 2013 there will be no regular programming of In a North State Garden. Please join in and Listen to In a North State Garden's membership drive special one-hour, live, call-in program Tuesday April 23rd from 10 am to 11 am. To complement this [.
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Dear Babe: In 1989 when I was 15, my dad and I went to an Oakland A’s game with Rick Bosetti, the former major league outfielder (and Redding mayor). Rick was able to get us into the dugout and on the field before the game during batting practice. We talked to several players but were not allowed to get autographs. Ju
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Anyone who has received a message from a friend's Facebook account urging him to click a link or "like" a page to "Win a Free iPad" or "Get a Free Starbucks Gift Card" knows that social media sites are prime targets for spam and data mining. What do you do if it's your account that's doing the spamming?
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Drive along the Humboldt coast May 25 to 27 and you may have to yield to several giant insects and Big Foot's foot. umboldt's 44th annual Kinetic Grand Championship -- formerly called the Kinetic Sculpture Race -- will be in full swing.
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Dear Debt Adviser: Collection agencies keep calling my home number asking for people who not only don't live here, but have never lived in my apartment. People show up demanding to see the person who owes money, but it is not me. The people the agency is looking for moved about five blocks away three years ago, and I gave t
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In 1913: Tehama County health officer Dr. Maggard took charge of the dog situation at Los Molinos and the fears of the people there would be allayed in regard to the rabies among the dogs. Maggard ordered the dogs to be muzzled, and placed Dr. Burnham in charge to see that the order was carried out.
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Don't know if eggs laid by free-range chickens are healthier for you but it's clear from this picture, taken last month at Dan Martin's Lazy 69 chicken ranch near Round Mountain, that his chickens can't wait to get out of...
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Firefighters said around 4:20 p.m. that an 80-acre fire burning in Ono today is a legal project burn.
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California Highway Patrol officers say fatigue caused a four-vehicle crash in Red Bluff today.
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California Highway Patrol officers are heading to a crash that involved up to five vehicles around 2:10 p.m. today.
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Its a picture perfect afternoon and evening for racing at Redding Dragstrip! Check out how much has changed over 50 years with these two videos. This one was recorded last night, Friday April 19. Click and switch to HD. And this one below courtesy of Redding’s Larry Sparman, was recorded in 1963. Filme
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Apparently so argues a three-part National Geographic special on that decade. From a New York Daily News write-up: We owe our obsession with outrageous celebrity fashion to the likes of Madonna and Cyndi Lauper, the show declares. We owe our...
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Today will bring temperatures up to around 79 under sunny skies, though winds could reach 16 mph, with gusts up to 24 mph. The National Weather Service is forecasting that nighttime hours will bring a low around 53, with winds up to 10 mph. Sunday will be sunny and warm with a high near 77 and winds up to 14 mph. Gusts
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From 8:30 to noon today, local pilots will offer free flights to children ages 8 to 17.
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FRESNO (AP) — A Fresno County judge says a jury improperly placed the lion's share of the blame for a boy's beating death at the hands of his mother's boyfriend on social workers who investigated abuse allegations but did not remove the boy from his home.
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Ever since Alicia Brookshire took her son to a monster truck rally for his second birthday, he’s had vehicles going vroom on his mind.
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So argues the Capitol Research Institute, a California-based conservative religious advocacy group. From an email: The leadership of the Boy Scouts of America appears ready to cower to the bullying of homosexual activists. In a dramatic about face from previous...
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It’s funny how what looks as normal as a sunny day in California, when you cross the state line, is suddenly a sign of encroaching tyranny.
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I’ve had a range of feelings about Turtle Bay Exploration Park over the years but this one is new — the museum’s latest exhibit makes me feel downright old.
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I suspect that no one understands post-traumatic stress disorder unless you legitimately have the condition. I sat on the edge of our bed Monday and my wife asked me why I was crying so much. I told her that I fought, as a combat soldier for many years. I did this to ensure that war, death and the horrors of war would never
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Vacationers who travel to the South Fork of the Trinity River this summer will be doing so at their peril.
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The headline “Who Did It?” regarding the Boston Marathon bombing is self-evident.
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If the governor wants money for his train, let him get it from his buddies.
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I’ve seen the anti-homeless sign. It says that alcohol and drugs keeps them on the streets longer.
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RED BLUFF — As Puff Daddy once said, he was all about the Benjamins.
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ANDERSON — It took a wild game going down to the wire for the Falcons to end their Northern Athletic League losing streak.
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Sports can't help but be an entertaining metaphor for life.
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The West Valley boys and girls track and field teams finished first at the West Valley Invite at Harrison Stadium in Oroville on Friday.
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This week is to answer Mike and Jo's questions about saving water. I use these all the time. As always email me if you have any questions, comments or homemade tips.
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St. Elizabeth Hospital in Red Bluff has achieved Healthgrades 2013 Patient Safety Excellence Award, the care provider announced this week.
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A woman died after crashing her motorcycle into an apartment building at the corner of Victor Avenue and Bramble Lane Friday afternoon.
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This week, Cheri Beck of Redding shares images of her garden awakening in spring after the cold winter.
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Visitors to Turtle Bay Exploration Park today are asked to avoid the Auditorium Drive entrance to the park as only those attending Kool April Nites will be allowed entry, Turtle Bay officials said.
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A Weed-based construction company is suing the Lake Shastina Community Services District, its manager and board of directors alleging corruption and malice in a secretive scheme by the district to drop a contract and stop paying for a medical clinic built by the firm.
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The defense attorney for an Oregon man convicted of 10 counts of premeditated attempted murder in connection with a 2011 shootout with law enforcement officers near Dunsmuir is seeking a new trial, claiming his client did not get a fair shake.
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Storm Thorgerson is dead, of cancer, at 69. Among his creations: the iconic cover art for Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon," one of the best-selling records of all time. Here's an LA Times retrospective of some of his...
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Q. I was given three avocado seedlings. Can I grow them successfully here in Redding?
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Many of us know that large areas of native shrubbery on rural residential lots is probably fire safety enemy No. 1. Manzanita bushes are attractive to the eye, but if you value your home, they, and similar species have to be reduced to an occasional specimen plant.
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In 1913: One of the Elks' elk died on the range. Cattleman George Rutherford found the dead elk 12 miles north of Ingot. He found no bullet holes in the carcass and it was assumed the elk died a natural death. The animal was one of the 51 released recently by the Redding Elks after being transported from Montana.
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Shasta County’s unemployment rate in March declined for the second straight month.
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In the mornings I have an amazing place I go for peace, exercise and joy. It’s my garden. This is my first year participating in POP's Matson, Mowder & Howe Community Garden down near the Diestlehorst Bridge in the park. I drive there early, put on my garden shoes and go out amongst the earthworms, [...]
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RED BLUFF - A Red Bluff man was arrested after authorities say they found him in a parking lot where he was selling marijuana.
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CORNING - Law enforcement agents say they arrested a 23-year-old man after finding evidence of his growing and selling marijuana Thursday.
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"Old Rusty" correctly guessed the mystery photo at 1:11 p.m. as Cayton Valley. Our winner has won a $10 gift certificate at Ortega's Mexican Restaurant in Palo Cedro. Congratulations Old Rusty! Thank you to everyone who checked in and made...
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Firefighters are heading to a trailer on fire in Anderson today.
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And we may not ever know if a more aggressive initial attack during the first 24 hours of the Waldo Canyon fire would have prevented the fire from killing two people and burning 347 homes. Not locating the fire until...
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The Shasta County Coroner's Office this afternoon confirmed a woman died after crashing her motorcycle into an apartment building off Victor Avenue in east Redding.
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The recent exhibit in the art gallery at Shasta College’s art department featured the work of Bay-area artist Rosana Castrillo Diaz. There were a wide variety of works previously exhibited in the art gallery, all works by Diaz of several different styles. Ranging from large to small, from installation to illustration,
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A substantial and vocal cadre of Redding-are residents are deeply skeptical of drones, as we've seen at the recent City Council meetings, but the state Legislature very much wants to push forward -- and indeed is urging the governor to...
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Kids Unlimited's Mt. Shasta Mall Talent Showcase provides opportunity for local kids to share their talents and have great fun while they are at it!
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Bryant Media Group, a Red Bluff based virtual Internet Marketing agency, has achieved a top 5 ranking in E-commerce SEO providers on TopSEOs.com.
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Shasta Splash Dogs a local Dock Jumping Club is hosting a Splash Dogs Competition at the Cobblestone Shopping Center in front of Happy Tails Barkery on Hartnell Ave, April 27th & 28th. Come watch the Splash dogs jumping for distance and catching some big air. Or bring your dog and its favorite floatable toy and for $
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Preschoolers and their families are invited to explore the new stage at the Redding Cooperative Preschool -- the latest addition to the Co-op's outdoor classroom space -- as enrollment for new families opens April 27.
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This year is the 6th Whole Earth and Watershed Festival, a FREE event with over 125 exhibits, food, music, RABA ride free day, and fun along Park Marina Drive. Truly something for everyone.
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So one city manager -- very much out of step with his peers -- says of CalPERS' decision to more aggressively collect money for its pension fund to make up for shortfalls. The Contra Costa Times' Daniel Borenstein's column today...
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Shasta County’s unemployment rate in March dipped to 12.5 percent from 13 percent in February, the state reported today.
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Well, the decision is not formal yet, but a spokesman tells Reuters the board will vote on that decision next month. (Reuters) - The Boy Scouts of America called to end a long-standing ban on openly gay members, a spokesman...
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What is the name of this long ago homesteaded valley? 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...
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Militants from Chechnya and other restive provinces in Russia's volatile North Caucasus have targeted Moscow and other areas with bombings and hostage-takings, but if it turns out that the suspects in the Boston bombings are linked to those insurgencies it would mark the first time the Russian conflict had spawned a major t
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RED BLUFF – A 35-year-old Red Bluff man is in Tehama County jail this morning after being arrested Thursday night when police said he held a woman against her will inside a Cemetery Lane trailer.
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Plus, now it has a new roof and has been painted. This one has a large yard that backs up to the Sacred Heart Parish and School. It’s marked in the MLS as less than 1/4 acre, but it&#
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“We are here to awaken from our illusion of separateness.”  Thich Nhat Hanh Sometimes when my mind tells me I have achieved a higher level of spiritual maturity, life and circumstance have a way of bringing me back to earth. For example, I love my job, which involves sitting with my clients as we identify [...]
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Cowboys will take center stage in Red Bluff this weekend as the 92nd annual Red Bluff Round-Up features a parade in downtown Red Bluff and rodeo at the Tehama District Fair grounds.
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The Kool April Nites Cruise will feature hot rods and classic cars circling the route as thousands watch the vehicles.
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Temperatures will rise to just 78 today, meaning a comfortable evening to go out and watch the Kool April Nites Cruise after a sunny day. At night, temperatures will fall to around 52, according to the National Weather Service. But Saturday will bring a high near 80 for the car show at the Redding Civic Auditorium.
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It’s an obscure accounting change, but it will cost the city of Redding and other local agencies millions of dollars — when budget cuts have already markedly curbed public services.
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Terrorism is speech — speech that gathers its audience by killing innocents as theatrically as possible. The 19th-century anarchist Paul Brousse called it “propaganda by deed.” Accordingly, the Boston Marathon attack, the first successful terror bombing in the U.S. since 9/11, was designed for maximum effe
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Kool April Nights: a gathering in celebration of the internal combustion engine — in the midst of major climate change.
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I am writing to answer a question posed by Thomas Spear. Mr. Spear asked where Evan Ebel obtained the firearm he used in two murders in Colorado and during his fatal shootout with police in Texas.
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The U.S. Postal Service is in money trouble. The way I understand it, in 2006 Congress passed some rule that requires the Postal Service to put billions of dollars aside for possible future workers’ pensions who are not working there now. This is bull. Before Congress did this, the Postal Service was doing fine.
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RED BLUFF — The back nine holes at Wilcox Oaks Golf Course have a reputation to ruin score cards, even for professional golfers.
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The game of baseball can drive perfectionists insane.
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COTTONWOOD — The Enterprise and West Valley High softball teams fought for more than third place in the Sac River League.
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The argument between the true American sport has gotten more popular over the years.
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The Shasta High boys tennis team fought back from a Tuesday loss to Red Bluff, its first in Sac River League play, to sweep Enterprise for the regular season, in a 5-4 SRL victory Thursday.
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Earlier today I was wondering why a bill to phase out lead bullets for hunting in California exempted "government officials or their agents when carrying out a mandatory statutory duty required by law. I still don't have a specific answer,...
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BloodSource seeks volunteers to assist with refreshments.
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Few people know about Rancho de Briesgau. It was directly across the Sacramento River, on the east side, from Major Reading’s Rancho Buena Ventura. It was the first Mexican land grant issued in Shasta County. Major Reading’s was the second. But the person it was issued to — William Bennitz — never moved onto it. Th
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Kool April Nites and the Red Bluff Round-Up Rodeo headline this weekend's events. But there's also a hike, a blues concert and other activities to keep you hopping all weekend long in the north state.
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A Redding man described by police as an aggressive panhandler who was arrested last year and sentenced in August to three years’ probation for a series of crimes, including drug possession and second-degree commercial burglary, has a new cell in Shasta County jail.
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An estimated 400,000 or more Californians will be affected by the government’s sequestration spending cuts when their federal unemployment benefits are cut starting April 28, the state said.
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When Nancy and Scott Horrell had to short sell their house three years ago, the Redding couple knew they would buy again one day.
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Firefighters knocked down a blaze at a home in Shingletown around an hour and a half after it was reported on Oren Way Thursday.
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For a long time, Ellis Street, the short road behind Redding’s Parkview Avenue neighborhood, has had an image problem.
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Tonight’s the night when thousands of car enthusiasts line Hilltop Drive and Churn Creek Road to watch classic cars roll by in a parade of candy reds, cheery yellows and bright blues.
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Today it reached around 78/25 and was just lovely. It's hard to believe that many of you are still getting snow. Here, the crepe myrtle is starting to leaf out, the Cecile Bruner rose is blooming like crazy, and the grass is growing at an alarming rate.We woke up this morning with the sudden realization that we
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ModernFarmer.com reports here. Excerpts: As for the crowd, it is surprisingly diverse. Aging grandmas with short gray hair and faded North Face fleece rub elbows with retired cowboys. Twenty-something girls in Ugg boots and black tights hock Bhang medicated chocolate...
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In 1913: Indians who had “squatted” on railroad land and lived there for five consecutive years would be permitted to receive title to their land despite the railroad’s claim. All this was brought about by a United States law approved March 14, 1913. Five Indian claims in the vicinity of Montgomery Creek w
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Police say a child suffered minor injuries in a crash on Hilltop Drive this evening.
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Starting this weekend, the National Park Service is trying to lure people outdoors to see some of the north state’s waterfalls, boiling sulphur pits and volcanoes.
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At a town hall meeting Thursday night, state Sen. Ted Gaines said the future of the Republican Party will depend on its abilities to reach out to minorities, as changing demographics continue to shift and shape the state’s political makeup.
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A 55-year-old Anderson woman was arraigned Thursday in Shasta County Superior Court on charges she tried to hire a friend with a criminal past to kill a family member.
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...when I see one of our myriad green goose-necked street lamps. Now a muralist (see pic) has cleverly memorialized our former city manager's signature contribution to our cityscape. From a time capsule dated Aug. 7, 2004. The "Buzz on the...
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Firefighters are at a blaze that's engulfed a home in Hat Creek today.
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Knights’ ace Mike Nowak gave up four runs in his start as Shasta dropped the first game 5-2.   Nowak, despite a torrid four-run third inning, pitched well in six and a third innings giving up six hits and striking out six.   Shasta started quick in the first inning when Andrew Ratt
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Green's Creek trout Hatchery was the first federal trout hatchery established in Shasta County. It was on Crooks Creek which flowed into the McCloud River; Crooks Creek was later named Green's Creek for hatchery superintendent Myron Green. The hatchery was...
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Federal game authorities banned the use of lead shot in hunting ducks and other waterfowl more than 20 years ago, and the state forbade lead ammunition for hunting in areas frequented by the endangered California condor -- which has an...
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Firefighters have knocked down a blaze at a home in Shingletown today on Oren Way.
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A movement is afoot to bring back the Sacramento River Trail patrols, an all-volunteer group that started nearly 20 years ago in the wake of the Christine Munro murder. A second meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. today in the Redding City Council Chambers to talk about reviving the program. About 20 people attend
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Remember the "scientific integrity" complaint filed on behalf of employees of the Bureau of Reclamation's Fisheries Branch in Klamath Falls, Ore.? If not, back in January a group of federal scientists -- backed by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility --...
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Hey, got a problem with -- or, hey, it happens, praise for -- something involving state government? Today's your lucky day. The 1st District's state senator, Ted Gaines, is having a town hall meeting tonight. It is at the Shasta...
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Have any of you watched the Board of Supervisors on Community Access television Channel 11 on a Tuesday evening?  They lead into the broadcast by noting that some content may not be suitable for all viewers!  Someone at Channel 11 must go to Supervisors meetings that are a good deal racier than the ones I have [...]
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Skip Murphy forwards this charming home movie from way back in the day. Which proves the point: We're a car town, always have been....
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For more than 50 years, Redding has raced at our dragstrip. This year, after taking in the cruisers at Kool April Nights, come out to the strip for April Hot Drags!  
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A 55-year-old Anderson woman was been arrested for trying to hire someone to kill a family member, Anderson police announced today.
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We recommend to our sellers that they have a home inspection prior to listing. That’s not common in the Redding market. Tim Reaves of TWR Home Inspections leaves no space un-examined. Here’s why it makes
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Nothing says “curb appeal” quite like yellow ribbons of caution tape across the front.
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My 80-year-old dad is a retired oilman from Bakersfield. He came of age around wheeler-dealers, some of them so crooked, he says, “You didn’t bury them when they died. You screwed them into the ground…. These were guys who’d shake on a deal, but then you’d need to count your fingers.” But Dad managed to [...]
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Nick Ciampi has gathered a boatload of local folk musicians to share their tunes at Going Local this Saturday night.  Still Married will play at 7.  Other folkies on the bill include:  Nick Ciampi, Jim Dyar, Bryce Goldstein, Daniel Horton, Hayden Ball, Jo
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WEST, Texas (AP) — Rescue workers searched rubble early Thursday for survivors of a fertilizer plant explosion in a small Texas town that killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160 others. The blast left the factory a smoldering ruin and leveled homes and businesses for blocks in every direction.
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Redding will have one last day in the 70s before temperatures climb into the mid-80s, the National Weather Service is reporting. Today's conditions will include a high around 78, sunny skies and winds up to 11 mph. At night things will cool down to around 50. Friday will begin a sustained wave with temperatures in the 80s
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Just as privacy-minded locals unleashed a barrage of concerns about the potential dangers of drones — complete with references to Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler — to the Redding City Council on Tuesday evening, a funny thing was happening down in Sacramento: The state Legislature was productively wrestling wi
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Boston is tough and sentimental, traditional and forward-looking, working class and wealthy, parochial and global, warm and reserved, reform-minded and unreformable, restrained and boisterous, superstitious and free-thinking, very new and very old.
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The Tropics might surprise you. For instance, the other day I walked into the South Market Street bar and saw Johnny Depp. (OK, so it was a “Pirates of the Caribbean” pinball machine, but still…)
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There are community theater chestnuts, and then there are the thoroughbreds, and head and shoulders above those is “Fiddler on the Roof.”
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Used to think of Sweetie’s Cafe on South Market Street only as a breakfast place -- creative omelets, addictive french toast and my current favorite, the house special chile verde and eggs (made from co-owner Roque Carbajal’s family recipe).
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Artist Jae Jennings is a visual stylist. She makes average spaces: a room in a house, an event or a store window, pleasing to the eye. Trained at Los Angeles’ Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Jennings uses usual objects in unusual ways to create emotion. She works her magic next month at the annual Burlap Ha
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I work in bedding at an adult day program for the developmentally disabled. Our facility is located in a busy shopping/business center. Our consumers are dependent upon others to meet their basic needs, and many are confined to wheelchairs. As a result these consumers have to be transported to and from the program in vans o
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What I found offensive about your online survey was the way the responses were worded: “If people don’t want to be called ‘illegal’ they should follow the law”
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Anheuser-Busch is introducing a new, bowtie-shaped beer can that mirrors its iconic Budweiser logo.
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In high school, Austin Lobsinger made a habit out of embarrassing the guys he wrestled.
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COTTONWOOD — Tradition isn’t taken lightly by either the West Valley and Enterprise High track and field programs.
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The twins are back.
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The Foothill High boys track and field team topped Red Bluff 80-51 in their Sac River League dual meet in Red Bluff, with three double-event winners.
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I recently read about a man who loved Saturdays and wondered how many he had remaining in his life. He bought a glass jar and filled it with marbles. Every Saturday, he opened the jar and took one out. This was a reminder to him of quickly time passes.
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It's recommended most Americans consume no more than 1,500 mg of sodium a day, but most of us eat far more without realizing it.
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What are the best years of your life? While some may think our younger years were the best, a researcher says those in early retirement report the most happiness with their lives.
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A local gym offers a boot camp designed to help people get fit and lose weight. Weight Loss Ultimatum mixes up the routine to keep people engaged and muscles challenged.
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An eyewitness to the April 11 shooting of a bicyclist by a Redding police officer told a detective his bicycling companion tried repeatedly to punch the officer before being shot.
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Officers who shot and killed a 25-year-old Red Bluff man last week acted appropriately, Red Bluff police Chief Paul Nanfito and Tehama County District Attorney Greg Cohen said Wednesday.
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Authorities said Wednesday they have dropped an attempted murder charge against a man who shot another man twice during a fight Saturday.
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The contestants for the Shasta Women’s Refuge & Family Justice Center’s seventh annual Dancing with the Stars Shasta County Style have been selected.
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In 1913: The Mammoth Copper Co. resumed work on the Quartz Hill mine near Old Diggings. Carpenters would put the high line and bunkers in condition for the movement of trains and the shipment of ore across the Sacramento to the smelter at Kennett.
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Today: Enterprise High School fundraiser with hot dogs and hamburgers, featuring entertainment by Enterprise Starship, 6-8:30 p.m.; Kool Drive-In Nite from 8-10 p.m. at the Redding Civic Auditorium featuring “American Graffiti;” show and shines throughout the day.
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The words don’t come as easily for Dr. Jim Parker these days.
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A fire broke out in a chemical tank at a south Redding asphalt plant Wednesday, spewing possibly toxic fumes into the air, shutting down Highway 273, causing evacuations and sending one person to Mercy Medical Center with third-degree burns.
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Shasta County supervisors this week decided against giving a tiny triangle of land to the Pacheco Union School District so it could add more parking spots, stirring frustration from some who say the rejection was retaliation over the school’s opposition to a shopping center the county wanted nearby.
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A day after Redding officials’ late-night debate on drone testing in the north state, a months-long wait begins to hear which six sites will be selected to study how the pilotless technology can be incorporated into domestic airspace.
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Wow!  Just placed an order for FIVE different photo books!  From Babies and Bellies to High School Seniors – our studio in Redding, CA creates custom products just for you!  Come on by & see all we have to offer – 1137 Hartnell Avenue in beautiful Redding, CA!
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WEST, Texas (AP) — A massive explosion at a fertilizer plant near Waco on Wednesday injured dozens of people and killed an unknown number of others, leaving the factory a smoldering ruin and leveling buildings for blocks in every direction.
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It seems inconceivable on its face that a city would end up paying the better part of a dollar to cover pension benefits for every buck it pays its working staff, but in a few years, it could well happen...
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I found myself wondering just that reading the latest details from the Sheriff's Department on a recent shooting. Raymond John Azevedo, who'd been wanted for attempted murder in connection with a weekend shooting, turned himself in yesterday. And after talking...
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...by the recent addition of metal fencing and "No Trespassing" signs. The vacant Dobrowsky house at the corner of Yuba and Oregon streets in downtown Redding. Wonder how many years we'll be looking at this eye-sore....
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We had a residential appraiser, Diane Freibel, and a commercial appraiser, John Ryan at our General Membership meeting today at the Shasta Association of Realtors. It was riveting info. One really interesting nugg
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I asked, he replied (via e-mail): I'm a commercial helicopter pilot, and I also own stock in a company that manufactures drones. Drones will not carry cargo or passengers, so that part of the world of commercial helicopter operations is...
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Rick Bosetti mentioned last night that the drone that notoriously buzzed a rally at Anselmo Vineyards last month was in fact hired by the spread's owner, Reverge Anselmo. This drew guffaws of skepticism from the crowd, and folks who were...
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SACRAMENTO — After weeks of opposition from animal welfare advocates, labor groups and First Amendment experts, a California assembly member withdrew a bill that would limit undercover abuse investigations before it could advance past its first step.
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A fire broke out in a chemical tank at a south Redding asphalt plant Wednesday, shutting down Highway 273, causing evacuations and sending one person to Mercy Medical Center with third-degree burns.
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Authorities said today that they have dropped an attempted murder charge against a man who shot another man twice during a fight before fleeing Saturday.
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Authorities said today that they have dropped attempted murder charges against a man who shot another man twice during a fight before fleeing Saturday.
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When OR-7 wandered into California, we heard a lot of talk about potential losses of livestock and big game. Nobody's much mentioned what would happen to other top predators, but a study in the vicinity of Jackson Hole, Wyo., has...
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You might not necessarily think of the U.S. Cattlemen's Association as a group with strong opinions about telecommunications policy. You might be wrong. Our communications system is changing. It's always been changing as technology developed from party lines and operator-assisted...
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That according to this entertaining report from the Aero News Network. Buried deep on the FAA's list of organizations that have applied for the authorization to evaluate UAVs is a surprising candidate ... the ACLU. The civil liberties group has...
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RED BLUFF - A passenger in a car stopped Tuesday night for a traffic violation was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of methamphetamine and a loaded handgun, police said this morning.
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Red Bluff police today are holding a press conference on an officer-involved shooting last week that left a wanted felon dead.
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Win-River Casino needs some new billboards on I-5 if it wants to compete with Rolling Hills Casino in Corning and fill its new hotel. The latter's are colorful, easy to read, clever -- and come with near Burma Shave rapidity....
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A Magalia man taken Tuesday to Mercy Medical Center in Redding with major injuries after being trapped in his van that crashed off Highway 299 near Buckhorn Summit is in serious condition, a nursing supervisor said this morning.
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Authorities investigating the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon have recovered a piece of circuit board that they believe was part of one of the explosive devices, and also found the lid of a pressure cooker that apparently was catapulted onto the roof of a nearby building, an official said Wednesday.
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Tehama County sheriff's deputies arrested a 31-year-old Yreka man on drug charges early this morning in the Gerber area following a traffic stop.
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Always lovely to see a modern log home nestled in the tall pines of Upper Shingletown.
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Temperatures will begin to rise from their weekend lull today, as the National Weather Service predicts a high near 70 today. Today will be sunny, with winds reaching 11 mph. At night, temperatures will fall to around 46. Thursday will bring a high near 76, winds up to 10 mph and sunny skies. Temperatures will continue
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Events for the Red Bluff Round-Up continue today with slack timed events from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Tehama District Fair grounds.
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Almost immediately after the bombings at the Boston Marathon, scams hoping to take advantage of those offering aid to victims started popping up around the Internet.
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Although 54-year-old Ian Charles Gill died five months ago, his family and friends are pretty sure the Redding man was watching over his in-laws, Joann and Butch Hall, at the Boston Marathon Monday. Some people also wondered whether Charlie lent a hand to his sister-in-law, Amy Lynn Spencer, so she could locate h
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With all of the current problems and future possibilities we face, these are exciting times. Ironically, it’s also a time to be concerned with our survival. It’s more than just preserving our comfortable lifestyle; it’s human survival that’s at stake.  Actually, the survival age started years ago, more than 20.  F
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Are Shasta County officials punishing a little country school district because of bad blood over the Knighton and Churn Creek Commons shopping center?
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Most laws are meant to stop people from doing something, and to penalize those who disregard those laws. More generally, laws are meant to protect the society from the law breakers.
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Homegrown or foreign-directed, it was terrorism — a coordinated act meant to kill, maim, confuse and frighten at a major American event — that we saw at the Boston Marathon on Monday.
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SHASTA LAKE — Not many major league teams can survive a midseason transformation.
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Over the objections of a room full of drone opponents who threatened lawsuits and revenge at the ballot box, the Redding City Council voted 3-1 on Tuesday in favor of joining Ventura County in its hopes of becoming a testing ground for the pilotless aircraft technology.
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PALO CEDRO — Even Foothill can bleed.
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The Northern Section has a new sprint king.
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Red Bluff High's boys tennis team handed Shasta its first loss of the season with a 5-4 home win Tuesday.
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SHASTA LAKE — In what was the most lively discussion of the night, the City Council on Tuesday postponed a decision on what it will donate to various local community groups.
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Red Bluff Round-up events
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An Anderson police officer may have suffered a broken arm during a late-night chase Tuesday.
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The Red Bluff-Tehama County Chamber of Commerce and the Tehama Cattlemen’s Association will host the Cowboy Mixer from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday to celebrate the Red Bluff Roundup.
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Today: Foothill High School tri-tip dinner fundraiser from 6-9 p.m.; show and shines throughout the day.
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At its essence, a hot dog is just a mild sausage in a bun. Nothing terribly complicated about that, until geographic preferences are considered, some so strong that they might bring dissenters to blows. We share some varieties of toppings and treatments to make your dogs special this spring.
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A new fiction series is garnering considerable interest because of its setting — wartime England and the involvement of historic figures that still intrigue our thoughts such as Churchill, Hitler and Princess Elizabeth, now the queen.
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In 1913: A five-mile-long irrigation ditch under the management of I.P. Ray of Carbon was being completed for the irrigation of the Pit River valley. The construction of the ditch had been a big undertaking owing to the great amount of solid rock through which it had to be blasted. Three tunnels had been made, ranging from
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The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday released the name of the officer involved in last week’s shooting on Mistletoe Lane.
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Shasta County supervisors Tuesday agreed they don’t want to sever the county’s water agency from the Public Works Department, saying some Jones Valley residents’ concerns prompting the request were based more on personal beefs than an actual need for change.
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Redding’s Marilyn Kight was walking toward the finish line at Monday’s Boston Marathon when the second of two explosions that ripped through the race hit.
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When New West Medical Inc. moves to the Four Corners shopping center later this year, the home medical equipment provider will feature a showroom where customers can browse for products.
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Conveniently in time for tonight's City Council meeting, the California Senate Judiciary Committee has passed a bill, SB 15, that would establish new privacy standards for use of "unmanned aircraft systems."...
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It is a very common notion that the world is a terrible place, and that all the people in it are corrupt and morally evil.   It is easy to reach this conclusion, for you can go to most news sites and see the cruelty that humans can possess in their hearts. This notion is one that, sadly, the media is q
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California Highway Patrol officers say a suspected vehicle thief escaped into the brush after abandoning his vehicle of Highway 299 today.
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A Shasta County jury began hearing evidence and testimony Tuesday in the stalking trial of a Redding man who has been a perennial candidate for local elected office.
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The Redding City Council voted 3-1 tonight in favor of joining Ventura County in its hopes of becoming a drone testing ground.
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Boston University has confirmed that one of its students is among the three killed Monday by two explosions at the city's annual marathon.
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Shasta County supervisors this morning decided not to grant a Jones Valley community service area's request to authorize a feasibility study that would look into making the county's water agency in independent department.
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The Shasta County Sheriff's Office today is releasing the name of the officer involved in last week's shooting on Mistletoe Lane.
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A Butte County man was taken to a local hospital with major injuries after being trapped in his vehicle that crashed off Highway 299 near Buckhorn Summit this afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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The driver of a van is trapped this afternoon after his vehicle went off Highway 299 near Buckhorn Summit and went down an embankment.
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EDGEWOOD - A Siskiyou County man who died Sunday in a fire was identified today as 69-year-old Ralph Menges of Edgewood, a spokeswoman for the Siskiyou County sheriff’s office said today.
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Redding resident Marilyn Kight was walking toward the finish line of Monday’s Boston Marathon when the second of two explosions that ripped through the race hit.
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Wanted for allegedly shooting his neighbor Saturday morning, a 62-year-old Redding man turned himself this morning, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office said.
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A home for you in lovely Anderson California. “Close to Anderson River Park, located in a quiet area on a corner lot. Stucco exterior with an attached garage
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SACRAMENTO - A Fresno man with ties to the north state was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court to more than 17 years in prison for his part in a major marijuana trafficking conspiracy.
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RED BLUFF - A 16-year-old Red Bluff boy who had been expelled earlier from Red Bluff High School was arrested Monday after he was apparently found with a loaded handgun within 1,000 feet of a public school, police said.
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Mostly sunny skies, gusty winds and a high temperature near 68 degrees are in Redding's weather forecast today. Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say Redding can expect a north wind between 11 to 15 mph with gusts as high as 21 mph.Tonight should be mostly clear with a low around 43 degrees. A nort
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You may have started yesterday morning as I did, with a cup of coffee, checking emails. Maybe you then did as I did, and moved on to Facebook for a quick check. April 15. Tax day. Patriot's Day. Another series of Facebook jokes, baby pictures, "23 years ago I married my best friend ..." celebrity gossip, a pineapple ups
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Those Tea Party agitators who fear what the government might be up to with its push to roll out remotely piloted aircraft — aka drones — in domestic airspace? They have friends who share their concern for civil rights and privacy.
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Like flowers blooming in the spring, Republican candidates for governor have begun to pop up during the last few weeks.
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Courts demanding taxpayers spend billions in California on prisoner medical care?
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At first, I was angry, but then concerned to learn the Redding parole headquarters is closing. Their parole officers are being re-assigned to Red Bluff. The sex offender parole officers in Redding are next.
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Why can’t the leftists leave the Boy Scouts of America alone?
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What would you think if someone came up to you and told you to sign a binding contract which you have never read, you are given no information or contract parameters for privacy and freedom guarantees, safety or security upon which you may base your decision to sign or not just because it is said to provide some money?
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Mia Camuso doesn't have her driver's permit, and she is a long way from buying lottery tickets.
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The Simpson University softball team capped a 5-1 weekend in California Pacific Conference play by sweeping Menlo College 8-5 and 10-2 in a home doubleheader Monday afternoon.
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Casa Ramos Mexican Grill in the Discovery Village shopping center on Dana Drive in Redding has closed.
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In 1913: Letters were sent by the Redding May carnival committee to all the merchants and professional offices asking support for the big carnival to be held May 20 to 24. This would be one of the biggest celebrations ever held in the county. The carnival would be advertised from Sacramento to Grants Pass and with the flyi
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A Redding woman was killed Sunday night when the motorcycle she was driving went off the road and crashed into an embankment, the California Highway Patrol said.
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See who was at what recent event in the north state.
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This morning I turned on my computer and squinted, half-asleep, at the date: April 8.
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Kool April Nites events and activities continue today with more shows and shines and a fundraiser for Shasta High School in the big tent.
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Sheri Richmond of Redding finished the Boston marathon Monday just minutes ahead of a pair of explosions that killed at least three and injured more than 100.
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A former Redding defense attorney who was disbarred in 2010 for unethical conduct was sentenced Monday to more than six years in prison after assaulting a 34-year-old Redding woman last year and this year.
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Shasta County supervisors will be hearing plenty from some irked county residents today when ratepayers from both an Intermountain community services district and a Jones Valley neighborhood pushing for an independent county water agency address the board.
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Today was going to be a day I got things done. Though I slept very badly last night, I had intended to be productive today. I fully intended to finish a dress I have been working on for far too long and start some more sewing projects. I thought I would tackle some yard work and house work. I had some phone ca
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Forwarded Bruce's blog about sharply higher CalPers pension costs to Redding City Manager Kurt Starman. His response: Hi Marc, The CalPERS Board of Administration will be discussing these proposed actuarial changes again this week. We have not received any specific...
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Ryan Denham sent this email today: "We've had our shuttle van stolen over the weekend from SJ Denham in Redding. Any sighting call Redding Police at 225 4200. Thanks! It should be easily recognizable!!" Here's a pic:...
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So updates the California Outdoor Heritage Alliance, which opposed the proposed 5-cent-a-bullet tax: The California Outdoor Heritage Alliance is strongly opposing AB 760 (Dickinson), legislation which would place a $0.05 per round tax on all ammunition sold at retail in...
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Wilt Chamberlain, Hakeem Olajuwon and Shaquille O'Neal.
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A 62-year-old attempted murder suspect remained at large Monday after shooting a neighbor Saturday following an argument.
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES ROGUE RIVER, Gold Beach, Ore. — Reports from both WON Field Reporters Andy Martin of Wild Rivers and Curtis Palmer of River Secrets confirmed that the springer run began in earnest this past week after rains brought flows up to 10,000 cfs, then dr
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That bill by Arcata Democrat Wesley Chesbro that would repeal and replace the State Responsibility Area "fee"? It was supposed to go before Chesbro's Assembly Natural Resources Committee this afternoon, but he pulled it back for more work on the...
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A 62-year-old attempted murder suspect remained at large today after shooting a neighbor Saturday following an argument.
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At least 16 people from the north state were running today in the Boston marathon, now a chaotic scene after two explosions at the finish line rocked the area.
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EDGEWOOD - A Sunday fire claimed the life of a Siskiyou County resident, a spokeswoman for the Siskiyou County sheriff's office said today.
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Setting aside the nonsense about how the new school curriculum is a communist plot, there's a more basic question: Will creating these new standards work in raising school performance? No, Washington Post education writer Jay Matthews argued in a column...
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Just this Saturday, I wrote a little editorial about the bipartisan rallying against the potentially fatal (for the institutions -- and maybe patients too) budget cuts for hospital-based skilled-nursing facilities. A number of rural hospitals, including eastern Shasta County's Mayers...
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Question: As a faith leader, how do you respond to a person directly asking you for money, especially just after a service or meditation? You use common sense. If the person that asks you for money is in need, then you help in any way you can. If you know that they only want the money to buy dope or alcohol, does your intel
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Of course he is not. But the Redding city councilman who's especially skeptical of using the Redding Municipal Airport as a drone proving ground might have found common ground with some of the activists at the California Democratic Party convention...
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The state of California continues to face chronic budget crises in large part because Proposition 13 has forced the state to rely on more volatile revenue sources than the property tax, like income taxes and sales taxes paid by working...
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Now is a great time to register for the 2013 Bike Commute Challenge! Due to popular demand, this year’s Challenge has been expanded to two weeks. Participants will be entered into a free drawing each day they ride a bicycle to work, school, errands and other destinations from May 5 to 18! It’s that simple. [...]
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KLAIPEDA, Lithuania (AP) — A Lithuanian woman says she has been raising three pumas in her three-room apartment after fearing for their lives at the local zoo.
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Like the sentiment. In downtown Redding (Oregon near Placer)....
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We love the Quail Ridge neighborhood in Redding. So close to urban amenities, yet very suburban. This is a Fannie Mae foreclosure home. For a while, only owner occupant buyer offers w
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You know, for a Kenyan Marxist, Barack Obama is sure getting a lot of love the past week from free-market outfits like the Cato Institute and Reason. Why? His proposal to study privatizing the Tennessee Valley Authority -- the Depression-era...
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When you work on computers for a living it is normal to build up resentment towards the uncooperative machines. This is how I release my aggression towards the computer equipment that causes me nothing but grief. R.I.P. you Cylon garbage. The only thing left was the processor chip. The post
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Forecasters say today will be mostly sunny and cool with a 30 percent chance of showers in Redding. The high should reach 62 degrees under mostly sunny skies, while tonight's low will be about 44 degrees. The National Weather Service predicts a 30 percent chance of showers during the day and a 20 percent chance at night.
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SHASTA LAKE — West Valley dominated the John Frank Invite on Saturday as both of the school’s boys and girls varsity track and field teams took first place.
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For a century now, the Boy Scouts of America have been teaching young people the virtues of loyalty, kindness, thrift and clean camping. Hasn’t the organization earned just a little respect? And a little room to find its way to mesh its values with evolving social mores without being persecuted through the tax code?
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Which dream, you ask? Which collapse? We’ve had so many fiscal crises it’s hard to keep track. This one is a biggy: the dream of a college education for all capable California students. Many today who meet the qualifications for admission to California’s public colleges and universities do not get admitted
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Nothing could be more satisfying for many of us than kicking back after a long day’s work with a frothy glass of good old American Budweiser beer, a case of pride ... red, white and blue, which also provides a way of showing our appreciation for their coverage and sponsorship of an array of professional sporting event
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Here we are with a rash of knife assaults in the Redding area. In Texas an assailant attacked and wounded 14 innocent people, two are in critical condition. Oh, what to do? I know, make it illegal to assault someone with a knife by writing a law to re-affirm the existing law.
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President Obama calls the expanded gun control law in Connecticut a commonsense model for reducing crime. But Connecticut’s new gun ban wouldn’t stop another attack on the Newtown, Conn., school today because there’s no call to confiscate the banned weapons or their high-capacity clips.
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A motorcyclist was killed Sunday in a traffic collision at the corner of China Gulch Drive and Canyon Road in south Redding, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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A Redding woman was killed Sunday night when the motorcycle she was driving went off the road and crashed into an embankment, the California Highway Patrol said.
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A helicopter, police dog and multiple police officers were sent to hunt down a tattooed, gun-toting robbery suspect in Redding this weekend who turned out to be part of what police said was a false story.
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Redding residents are more likely than those in most other U.S. communities to have healthy habits — but the north state nonetheless lags far behind the nation in physical and emotional health.
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In 1913: There was every prospect of an ice war in Redding that summer. The Union Ice company re-entered the field and was prepared to deliver pure natural ice on and after May 1. The ice house was being erected along the railroad, west of the Redding Feed company’s warehouse.
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A motorcyclist was killed this evening in a traffic collision at the corner of China Gulch Drive and Canyon Road in south Redding, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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Fire crews this afternoon are headed to Lone Tree Road in Anderson, where about 1/2 acre of land and a shed are on fire.
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A man who told police officers Saturday that he was robbed at gunpoint at the South Bonnyview boat ramp was lying, police said today.
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A friend snapped this picture of my family's old RCA Victor black-and-white set from the mid-1950s. Apparently it's part of the "Gowns to Gold Pans: 50 Years of Collecting Redding's Art and History" exhibit of artifacts from Turtle Bay's...
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Most everyone in Shasta County knows about Rancho Buena Ventura (see map). That was the Mexican land grant on the west side of the Sacramento River that Major Pierson B. Reading received from Mexico. It was 26,632 acres and stretched...
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FISHING IN THE DARK from Deacon Pat Kearns on Vimeo. The 3rd Sunday of Easter.  (This homily was originally written by an unnamed source and adapted by Deacon Pat)  
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Will quarreling neighbors resort to drones, will they fall into hands of terrorists who could turn them into bombs? Eric Schmidt asks here. Excerpt: "You're having a dispute with your neighbour," he told The Guardian in an interview printed on...
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The Kool April Nites classic car celebration in Redding continues today with two show and shines before the annual event begins in earnest Monday.
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Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 67 degrees, the National Weather Service reports. A north-northwest wind will blow at 5 to 10 mph before becoming west in the afternoon. Tonight we'll have a 20 percent chance of showers with a low around 44. Looking ahead to Monday, Tax Day will bring a 20 percent chance of sho
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If you thought there were a lot of rough characters wandering the streets these days, wait till you see what the rest of the year brings.
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Who wouldn’t help a 2-year-old put on a shoe?
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After 9,000 pages of triple-peer-reviewed scientific investigation told us the Klamath River dams need to come out, it’s disquieting to see naysayers still relying on bad facts to defend a broken status quo.
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As one of the attorneys representing Reverge Anselmo in his “troubles” with the Shasta County, Tuesday’s article revealing that the county had spent over $522,000 on outside legal counsel came as no surprise. And the county leaders themselves knew what they were getting into when they hired a large Souther
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On Tuesday, the Redding City Council is scheduled to revisit the subject of a company that is in the business of testing drones setting up a testing station at the Redding Airport.
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Last week, my daughter was exposed to violent and disturbing events while participating in a city sports league that left me questioning whether to pull her off the team.
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After Thursday’s news article about the Reverge Anselmo show, I feel I finally wish to respond. The article showcased Walt McNeil in a rather vicious attack on Shasta County. Actually, it was pretty good press for him — not so good for Anselmo, I think. He made statements that were obviously merely his opinion,
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Regarding Robert George’s suggestion (letter, Wednesday) that tearing down the Klamath Dams is common sense: It would be foolhardy to spend billions tearing the dams down when spending a few million on fish ladders would suffice.
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I see the government is trying to make those of us on Social Security learn to live on less. They want to whack away at our monthly income on the assumption that our “common sense” will guide us to live just as well on less money. Really!
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Immigration “reform” is in the news again, and suddenly we are back in 1986. However, the politicians don’t want you to know that.
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SHASTA LAKE — The John Frank Invitational attracted high school track and field athletes from a record number of Northern Section squads Saturday.
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The Shasta College softball team clinched the Golden Valley Conference championship Saturday after winning both games of a doubleheader against College of the Siskiyous.
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For more than 20 years, Senor Rosas in west Redding has built a solid lunch following with its burritos, tacos and salsas.
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Ted Dawson is a teacher who takes his students back in time, back to a lifestyle that predates the earliest white settlements in our region.
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Dear Straight Talk: I have the opportunity to observe teenagers without being a teacher, administrator or counselor. I notice three things: 1) Those getting into trouble have stressful home lives and parent issues. 2) These kids commonly eat candy or candy-like cereal for breakfast -- if anything -- and their day continues
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I just returned from a weekend memoir writing retreat in the Cascade Mountains in Washington. I was beyond excited when I first heard about it and couldn't believe my good fortune in being able to go and rub shoulders with fellow writers. It would, however, entail going by myself, rooming with people I didn't know, and ba
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A take-charge and get it done sort of person, I'm usually doing something unless I'm sleeping. Since I haven't had the energy these past several days to engage in much, the laundry has gone unwashed, papers have gone ungraded, and articles have gone unresearched as I have stayed in bed and read or alternatively, curled up o
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The first time I met a font was in summer school in 1959. My high school counselor said the acquaintance wouldn't hurt me and my mother seconded the motion. Their logic was that everyone should learn how to operate a typewriter. I balked at the suggestion but Mom reminded me that if I ever intended to drive the family car a
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Gene and Bea Ramsey of Redding celebrated their 70th anniversary on March 21, 2013, with a dinner hosted by their family. They also celebrated on March 23, 2013, at their grandson's wedding in the Bay Area. They were married on March 21, 1943, in National City. The couple moved to Redding in 1978. Gene retired in 1975 fr
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James and Beverly Patterson of Redding celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on April 12, 2013. They were married on April 12, 1953 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Sacramento. The couple moved to Redding in February 1964. James retired from CalGas and currently works for Muse Trucking. Beverly is a bookkeeper for t
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Joe and June Caldwell of Palo Cedro celebrated their 60th anniversary on Feb. 28, 2013. They were married on Feb. 28, 1953, in Denver, Colo. Joe was in the Air Force for four years from 1952 to 1956. He was an electronics technician for AT&T until he retired in 1989. The couple lived in Redding from 1956 to 1967, the
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Cyberbullying is just not for teens. Adults also engage in the practice, thanks in part to anonymity. However, abuse is more prevalent among the younger set.
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Who is the beneficiary of your IRA? How about your 401(k), life insurance policy, or annuity? You may be able to answer this question quickly and easily. Or you may be saying, "You know, I'm not totally sure." Whatever your answer, it is smart to periodically review your beneficiary designations.
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Q: If I want to raise a couple of turkeys from eggs that I believe came from partly or mostly wild stock, would I run afoul of California law? They would not be used for any business purposes and would remain on my property. I would prefer to let them roam around my place, which is quite large and full of native habitat, as
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It was a Saturday in June 2011. Climbers of the Avalanche Gulch route on Mt. Shasta typically plan on a two-day trip with one night spent at Helen Lake, elevation 10,400 feet, in "the gulch." Climbers will then begin climbing to the summit on their second day, usually starting between 3 and 5 a.m. It was a clear, early Satu
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Registration deadline extended for the Gnarly Neon Run.
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Even if your personal information isn't easily accessible, your computer may be sharing information about habits, preferences and activities that you'd prefer to keep private. Columnist Andrea Eldridge offers some tips on how to keeping a lid on it.
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Dear Debt Adviser: How do I find out the timeline on my debt? I know after six or seven years the debt is taken off. I would like to know if there is a way to see if it is gone.
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Common Core State Standards will shake up classrooms from kindergarten through high school.
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In 1913: Bessie Maxwell received notice from Washington that she had been appointed postmaster of French Gulch. Maxwell was the first fourth-class postmaster in the state to be appointed.
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The Redding City Council chambers will surely be bursting with people on Tuesday as
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SHASTA LAKE — The City Council on Tuesday will discuss approving a plan on how to dispose of nine properties owned by the city’s former redevelopment agency.
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The creation of Common Core began with finding common ground.
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Kool April Nites schedule
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Redding police say a man was robbed at gunpoint after he left a bathroom Saturday at the South Bonnyview Boat Ramp.
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Hundreds of men stepped out onto the streets of downtown Redding on Saturday morning to stand together and support female victims of violence.
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Shasta County sheriff’s deputies have identified a man who they say shot a neighbor after an argument Saturday just outside Redding.
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Dear Babe: I’m a 78-year-old native San Franciscan who attended both the 1961 All-Star Game and the ’62 World Series at Candlestick Park. I forgot that I had a program from each event. They’ve been stored in a trunk these many years. They’re both in very good shape. Both are more than a half-century
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More space. Good. More art. Better yet. A farmers market. Great. The only drawback to moving Marketfest to the space formerly known as the Mall in Downtown Redding? From commenter "WannaShasta": Let's see... No grass (on the ground), no trees,...
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Deputies have identified a man who, they say, shot another man after an argument today just outside Redding.
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Redding police say a man was robbed at gunpoint after he left a bathroom today at the South Bonnyview Boat Ramp.
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We're traveling on our comfy beautiful coach to all the places we can get to around the lake and I'll show you where lots of things (buildings, towns, smelters, bridges, etc.) are either under the water or still there. Call...
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It is official..... I was formally accepted into USI Graduate School "Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner" Program. I begin Fall 2013 and will Graduate with my MSN and begin practice in the Summer 2
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My dog Casper trying to sniff the camera!
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This Bloomberg feature points to hopeful signs on the right-to-die-with-dignity front. Excerpt: "...since the 1990s, state- sanctioned and regulated end-of-life drugs are gaining support amid demographic changes and shifting attitudes. Baby boomers are beginning to confront their own mortality even...
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Here’s a 1941 sqft 3/2 on 1 acre REO home on a lovely road in the hills west of Redding. “Home has nice bones. Many items missing. Secluded back yard & covered concrete
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There's been a lot of talk lately about the cost of lawsuits to Redding and Shasta County -- but the local legal troubles? Rounding errors compared to the costs in Los Angeles County. Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse, a "tort reform"...
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Amazingly, as much as the pension costs for city and county workers have soared over the past decade, the California Pubic Employees' Retirement System has actually been holding back on collecting all the money it really needs -- to avoid...
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California pipevine (Aristolochia californica) April is all about being at home on our planet – around the country with Earth Day on April 22 and National Arbor Day on April 26th, but also around the state with the third annual California Native Plant Week (http://www.cnps.org/cnps/conservation/nativeplantweek/) which run
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The Shasta Women's Refuge and Family Justice Center's Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event is today at 10 a.m.
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Today will be partly sunny as temperatures climb to around 72, the National Weather Service is reporting. Tonight will be cloudy and bring temperatures down to around 47. Sunday will raise the temperatures up to around 67 degrees under partly sunny skies. But Sunday night will bring a 20 percent chance of rain.
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It’s tough to be a Republican in Sacramento these days. The GOP has withered so severely in liberal California that its members have lost almost all of their clout in the Capitol.
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Most people probably pay it little or no attention as they walk, jog, bike or rollerblade on the Sacramento River Trail — a delipidated-looking building painted “San Quentin” green with a decaying roof and flaking stucco, about a quarter mile upriver from the Diestelhorst Bridge.
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I can’t believe you dedicated a major portion of the newspaper the other day to a “sport” that glorifies combatants beating each other senseless and bloody while completely ignoring a local event that glorifies kids working to help the community and the environment.
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On Monday, April 15 about 4:30 pm, patriots will be gathering at the entrance to the Sundial Bridge to protest taxation without representation.
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I wonder how many people remember that comedian Dana Carvey — who performed at the Cascade Theatre last Saturday — has a Shasta County connection.
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In response to recent attacks in Shasta County using knives, it is my understanding Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Nancy Pelosi are considering a bill that would label my 20-knife kitchen set an assault knife.
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President Obama said he wants to “make it a little harder for our kids to get gunned down.”
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Over the years I have read in the local paper about murders that should not have happened. It has become apparent to me that anyone who is thinking about committing murder is not thinking about their future, nor their friends’ futures, and certainly not the victim’s future.
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Joann Hall wanted a new challenge.
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PALO CEDRO — One huge inning in three straight games has changed the complexion of the season for both the Shasta and Foothill High baseball teams and also the Division I playoff race.
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An economy is only as good as its signature crop.
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The Anderson High baseball team capped a three-game Northern Athletic League series sweep over Corning at home Friday, winning 7-6 for its fifth straight victory.
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The best baseball players balance raw talent and vital experience.
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If there’s one thing the high school softball stars of the north state have in common, it’s that their careers are likely far from over.
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This week's column answers a question from Linda and a few others asking about how to get rid of weeds. I have a couple of homemade weed killers and some tips when weeding. Hope this helps you gardeners out there.
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A 28-year-old Shasta County man convicted last month of repeatedly molesting a family babysitter was sentenced Friday to 40 years in prison.
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