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May 30th, 2013

The Redding Colt 45s summer wood bat baseball team begins its new season Friday, under new manager Rick Bosetti.
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California Highway Patrol officers are searching for a truck that sped away after hitting a teen on Churn Creek Road this evening near Victor Youth Services.
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The Record Searchlight has announced its first-ever winner of the Female College Athlete of the Spring award. The winner was chosen from a group of five finalists.
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Several local Northern Section track and field athletes will compete in the CIF State Championships beginning Friday in Fresno.
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The Red Bluff Blast Xplosion made it two for two this last weekend once again bringing home first place honors in the U10 Girls Siskiyou Cup after three intense days of play in the Inaugural Rogue Memorial Challenge in Medford.
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A look at local news around the north state.
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Shasta County sheriff's deputies say they caught a man who led them on a short chase Tuesday on China Gulch Road, mirroring a nearly identical incident six years ago.
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A 22-year-old man is being charged with murder in connection with the death of an 8-month-old boy earlier this month in Red Bluff.
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There are more than enough lawsuits against the government -- that is, the taxpayers -- but it's impossible to fault the tea parties for going to court against the IRS.
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Barack Obama's wishful thinking about ending the war on terrorism substitutes fantasy for strategy.
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Explore Lewiston, Tehama County and Palo Cedro this weekend in a variety of events showcasing those north state communities.
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The long-gone town of Latona was the brainchild of Major Pierson B. Reading who envisioned it as being a town of great importance and the head of river navigation on the Sacramento River north of Red Bluff.
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Whiskeytown National Recreation Area seeks volunteers to assist with kayak tours, in the museum and on archaeology projects.
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It's misguided to sell even one drop of the north state's water to Southern California interests.
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It's cheap and easy to fix a pothole, if they bother you so much.
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In-home caregivers work hard and need to be paid promptly.
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An American flag display finally comes to Redding Library. The flag pole installation took a mere few days but the fundraiser to make the project happen was in the works for at least two years.
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The nicer weather is drawing more people outdoors, but it is also bringing out rattlesnake. People need to be aware of snakes when hiking and recreating outdoors.
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The body of a 36-year-old woman found Wednesday in the Sacramento River was identified today by the Shasta County coroner's office as Mary Jane Gutierrez.
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I've been struck by the loud and frequent protests from members of Northern California's Democratic congressional delegation at every step of the rollout of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan -- aka, Jerry Brown's twin tunnels to divert Sacramento River water...
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Authorities said they arrested two individuals suspected of selling methamphetamine and marijuana after agents raided their Anderson home this morning.
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A fire has broken out in Burney this afternoon.
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Firefighters say a big rig caused a blaze that broke out on the shoulder of Interstate 5 near Lakehead.
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Rep. Doug LaMalfa -- himself long the subject of criticism because his families' rice farms collect crop subsidies under federal programs -- recently wrote in an Op-Ed that his highest priority in reauthorizing the federal farm bill would be ending...
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Police and firefighters have blocked off Benton Drive less than a half mile west of North Market Street after a vehicle hit a fire hydrant.
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Firefighters this afternoon responded to a home on the 2100 block of Neptune Terrace in east Redding for a report of an explosion and flames there.
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While a number of Memorial Day observances were held Monday throughout Shasta County and the nation to honor those who gave their lives for this country, about 300 people gathered today at the Veterans Memorial Grove near the Redding Civic Auditorium for a traditional Memorial Day ceremony.
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Glad you asked. Eric Metaxas is speaking here next week. He's the author of a fine and very popular biography of German theologian and Nazi-era dissident Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who was ultimately killed by the Nazis. Where's he speaking, you ask?...
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RED BLUFF — Sheriff’s deputies reported they’ve arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of killing an 8-month-old boy earlier this month.
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The following are on-going volunteer opportunities listed under "Volunteer Opportunity of the Week" in the paper on Fridays. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY Agency: American Cancer Society Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteer drivers needed for the “Road to Recovery” program. Training Available: Training program provided. Requireme
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I don't closely follow Chico city politics so I really can't comment in any detail about their upcoming budget cuts, but the Chico Enterprise Record reports that could take a serious bite. CHICO -- A fire station closure and layoffs...
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This useful history of trucking, barging and other efforts to trap and haul salmon around dams in the Columbia River system includes a mention of a vivid 1970s experiment: The same year, the Corps even tried flying fish down the...
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Firefighters contain a small vegetation fire off Lake Boulevard this morning. Crews will be mopping up for the next two hours.
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EHS 2014 YB Presentation. Wondering what all the fuss is about?  Check out our new video detailing how next year’s Enterprise Yearbook photos will work ~ Questions?  Concerns?  Smart Remarks?  Call us at the studio – 530.223.5456
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Zillow does a good job of gathering statistical data about home sales. Here’s their 5 year chart of Redding area home sales. The graph tells the tale. Up 10.9% year over year. 5 years of redding home sales. Click on the
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Lloyd Chen, Elk Grove lad raised by a single mom who suffers clinical depression, really raises the bar for overachievers as he graduates -- top in his class -- from Laguna Creek High School this week. From the Bee: The...
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Going viral? Maybe. 900+ views as of today. Check this technicolor creation about Redding’s most chromatic footrace. Wow! Great editing! A rivertrail riot of color. Erin on the Sacramen
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Classic case of hitting the market with an evidently unrealistic price, then adjusting down. We first posted about this brick accented Ranch Style Fannie Mae foreclosure home a whopping 4 months and 27 days ago. That’s lik
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RED BLUFF — Police said they arrested a 27-year-old Corning man on suspicion that he broke into a woman’s house on Oak Street early today and tried to rape her.
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Secret Witness of Shasta County has announced an up to $5,000 reward for information on what police are investigating as a suspicious shooting death of a 53-year-old man found dead in an apartment on C Street in Redding.
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Up to $2,500 is being offered by Secret Witness of Shasta County for information leading to the arrest of a 32-year-old Happy Valley man who led deputies on a chase and escaped Tuesday.
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Karin and I are out on our morning walk, and a truck speeds by. “I bet they’re going to work on the fence,” Karin says. “Whose fence?”  I ask. “You know.… Down there,” she waves her arm, “near the end of the street.” I picture the neighborhood, and take a guess. “You mean Gary’s?” “Yes! [...]
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ANAHEIM (AP) — Police arrested a Disneyland employee on suspicion of putting a so-called dry ice bomb in a theme park trash can where it exploded, authorities said Wednesday.
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If he had won, President Mitt Romney would have waived requirements for the Affordable Care Act, approved the Keystone Pipeline, opened more domestic drilling sites, slashed non-security spending by 5 percent, and tossed out labor requirements for federal contracts.
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Redding will have one more bright and beautiful day before temperatures begin their slog into the 90s, according to the National Weather Service. Today's high will stay around 85. At night, temperatures will dip to around 61. But Friday will bring winds up to 20 mph and a high around 92. Those temperatures will tick fur
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It’s a rigorous job, but someone has to do it. Someone has to taste a whole bunch of Spanish, Argentinean and Californian wines to determine if they’re appropriate to be served at Tapas Downtown Restaurant and Bar. Owner Christine Silver figures she might as well take on the grueling responsibility.
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Young Scotty McCreery has the name and the fame—winning “American Idol” in 2011 at the age of 17 will generate a fair amount of publicity—and he’ll be headlining Sunday’s show at the Civic Auditorium.
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Such a deal -- $4.99 for a real New York-style deli sandwich, a large bag of chips and a soda or bottle of water. That’s the new “value menu” at The Village Delicatessen -- a great place for lunch -- in downtown Redding, on Market Street next to Kobe Steak & Seafood.
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Artist John Stewart has been creating art and music for 60 years. His theory is that creativity infuses a person with youth. Stewart has worked in many different mediums, moved the scale from abstract to realism, and enjoys drawing and painting people, especially when he can capture their true personality. Stewart took a ne
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North state business news.
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In 1913: Red Bluff was a town of more importance as a railroad center than many give it credit for. Eighteen passenger trains arrived there and departed every day. Few valley towns could show a better train service than this.
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The 2013 North and South teams for the annual Chico Breakfast Lions Club George Hibdon Classic high school all-star softball game have been selected.
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Officials say re-introducing salmon to the two rivers could help ensure their survival.
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NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Clint Goodwin, 14, was a little disappointed, but held his head up high today after spelling out during Round 3 of the 86th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee.
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Firefighters say they've stymied a 2-acre fire's forward spread this evening.
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A look a local news around the north state.
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A bill extending state privacy laws to operators of drones helps prepare the state for their inevitable arrival in California skies.
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Barack Obama is still playing the analytical law student when he needs to take a stance and lead.
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Shasta College pitcher Brad Lohse is the first-ever winner of the Record Searchlight's Male College Athlete of the Spring award.
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The board of the Local Agency Formation Commission needs to start ensuring the commission actually does its state-mandated job.
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Modoc County District Attorney Chris Brooke is stepping down from his post following a no confidence vote from law enforcement officers.
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Organizers were pleased with the first California 100 ultra marathon paddle race down the Sacramento River that they plan to bring it back next year.
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Whether your graduate is attending a sober graduation party or celebrating with family and friends, it's crucial for parents to be part of these plans. Underage drinking has serious consequences -- higher rates of alcohol abuse, damage to brain development, accidental death -- and it is against the law.
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One filmmaker ate a fast food diet for a month, and lost weight. Columnist Trudi Pratt explains how and that fatty foods can be healthy.
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Many seniors have carefully thought through decisions about their future financial and health care arrangements.
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Officials say re-introducing salmon to the two rivers could help ensure their survival.
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A PBS documentary on mental illness airs Thursday night and features a Redding man who will share his story of life with bipolar disorder. The documentary runs throughout the state.
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Police say an Anderson man attacked a teen boy but was warded off by another boy with a bat.
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Two men caught on surveillance video taking four Nintendo Wii U game consoles were arrested after they tried to sell them on Craigslist, Redding police said.
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Love 'em or hate 'em, some serious new gun-control laws are rolling through the Legislature. A package passed the state Senate today, Sen. Darrell Steinberg's office announces. Seven bills altogether, they include bans on any sale of semiautomatic rifles with...
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When a woman briefly turned her eyes away from the roadway she ended up causing a crash between three Toyotas, say officers with the California Highway Patrol.
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Wonder why this story didn't break before last weekend's "March against Monsanto." More fodder for consumers and countries concerned about GMO crops....
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A dog pressing on the gas pedal shot a pickup into a house today on the 800 block of Partridge Drive, police say.
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Chanelle Standifer age 3 of Redding has been seen on the popular nationally televised TLC reality show, "Toddlers and Tiaras" this year. She has competed in over 50 pageants and won many titles all over California and in Nevada. Chanelle started competing in pageants at 13 months old and enjoys gymnastics and dance.
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On Saturday, May 25th, around 11am, you may have seen nearly 300 people gathered on Cypress Avenue near Hilltop in Redding carrying signs and chanting protests against Monsanto and GMOs. As many as 1/3 of the protesters were children wearing signs that said "Monsanto, I am not your scientific experiment" or "I am not a g
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In a set of documents outlining the projected costs and benefits of Gov. Jerry Brown's giant tunnels through the Delta, the authors include some helpful perspective on what $15 billion -- the rough expected cost -- really amounts to. This...
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Spellers began to be eliminated Wednesday in onstage rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. At noon, 266 of 281 spellers advanced to the afternoon round, which is being streamed live on ESPN3.
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In Mexico City, planners are turning vacant, trash-strewn spaces under bridges and overhead freeways into parks, outdoor restaurants, even health clubs. The Washington Post reports on the trend here. Excerpt: "This used to be a dark, dirty place where vagrants...
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Eight people were arrested this month after authorities dismantled marijuana grow operations at different sites in western Shasta County.
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Tehama County sheriff's deputies are looking today for an unknown suspect or suspects who fired multiple gunshots at a pickup and house in the 8000 block of Rue Jenny Lane in Los Molinos early this morning, nearly hitting a sleeping juvenile.
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The Shasta County Coroner's Office is asking for help identifying a woman found dead today in the Sacramento River.
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It's been quiet on the drone front in Redding since the City Council blowups a few weeks back, but in Sacramento the Legislature has been on the job. Sen. Alex Padilla, a Democrat from San Fernando Valley city of Pacoima,...
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RED BLUFF — Police today said a “suspicious” shooting death Saturday near the Flying Trailer Park was a suicide.
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All burn permits in Shasta and eastern Trinity counties are suspended until further notice, the head of the Shasta-Trinity Unit of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection announced today.
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E.W. Scripps Spelling Bee contestant Clint Goodwin misspells a word in round three, and is out of the competition.
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Check out this happy couple on the steps of their fantastic Tudor Style home in the hills overlooking west Redding. It’s somewhat cliche, but very true. The best part of being a Realtor is the people you meet. Althoug
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Here’s another government owned foreclosure for sale in a nice neighborhood off China Gulch. China Gulch in turn is more often considered Happy Valley rather than Anderson. There are olive trees, and the neighboring homes are all on similar sized lots. We recall this most recently as a fail
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After a brief break, summer temperatures will return to the valley today. The National Weather Service is forecasting that temperatures will rise to around 80 today before falling to around 56 at night. Showers are possible in the morning. Thursday will bring a high around 85 and temperatures should break 90 by Friday
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Today we talk with Kate Grissom about this coming weekend's Tehama Trail Passport Weekend event. Kate is Rolling Hills Casino's marketing director, and the current president of the Tehama EDC. She is also a leader in the Tehama County Branding Project, as well as Expect More Tehama, a higher education initiative. Kate and
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In 1913: Efforts were being made to clear the snow from the road over the summit of Salmon Mountain. The snow was 9 feet on the level. It was hoped to have the wagon road open by June, as considerable machinery had to be taken over to the mines.
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Shasta County sheriff's deputies are looking for a Shasta Lake man who brandished a handgun at his roommate late Tuesday, they reported today.
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Shasta County sheriff's deputies are looking for a Shasta Lake man who brandished a handgun at his roommate late Tuesday, they reported today.
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Kevin Askeland's weekly North State Notes column takes a look at statistics, and the past and present of Northern Section sports.
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All-league high school baseball and softball teams are announced.
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My brother died suddenly in December of 2002. It was a horrible time for all of his family and none of us has ever really recovered, but I think it hit my nephew Joe - then 16 - worst of all. It's not exaggerating to say that we were desperately concerned about him graduating from high school, and what would happen after th
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ANDERSON — Police say a man stabbed a teen inside his home Tuesday in Anderson, but the adolescent boy's sibling appears to have come to his defense and pummeled the man with a baseball bat.
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ANDERSON — Police say a man stabbed a teen inside his home Tuesday in Anderson, but the adolescent boy's sibling appears to have come to his defense and pummeled the man with a baseball bat.
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Voyage to yesteryear....Lake Shasta Dinner Cruise & Shasta Lake Heritage & Historical Society to host a fundraiser dinner cruise, June 30th.
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A review of the new Star Trek video game.
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Members 1st Credit Union will be offering a free seminar addressing Budgeting, Financial Basics, and Credit Review on June 6 from 5:30-6:30pm at the Anderson Branch at 5020 Rhonda Road in Anderson.
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In October 2007, Barry Fourzon ran off after he crashed his car into a tree during a chase with Shasta County sheriff’s deputies on China Gulch Road. On Tuesday night, he did it again, deputies said.
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Shasta County has its share of problems — but it also has residents like Dean Haug.
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We have truly entered the world of “Alice in Wonderland” when the CEO of a company that pays $16 million a day in taxes is hauled up before a congressional subcommittee to be denounced on nationwide television for not paying more.
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Loki and Inali are enjoying the first of eight new animal habitats being built at Turtle Bay Exploration Park. The foxes quickly made themselves at home in the larger pen.
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A $10,000 reward is being offered for information on Shane Miller, the man wanted in the May 7 shooting deaths of his wife and daughters in Shingletown.
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North state business news.
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As new technology makes it easier makes than ever to buy and sell goods online, it’s important that our laws evolve to reflect these advances. Unfortunately, a new bill that just passed the Senate, the Marketplace Freedom Act, is a wolf in sheep’s clothing for consumers and independent online retailers alike.
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A Redding woman has turned a patch of dirt oustide her apartment into a tranquil garden for her neighbors to get to know each other. The rock garden also is a form of therapy for 56-year-old Sherrie Allan.
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The chief operating officer for Turtle Bay Exploration Park has moved to a health care charity in Redding.
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North state news briefs.
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A press release just received: BASEBALL FEVER AT TIGER FIELD- REDDING COLT 45s RELOADED REDDING, Calif. - The Redding Colt 45s will kick off the 2013 summer baseball season with a Media Night this Thursday from 6PM to 9PM at...
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A commercial vehicle that grinds pavement is burning in north Redding this evening, firefighters said.
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A 64-year-old Tehama County man who pleaded guilty last month to molesting eight children at his wife’s daycare facility in Gerber was sentenced today to 24 years in prison, Tehama County District Attorney Gregg Cohen said.
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Dean Haug, local philanthropist whose $250,000 donation to the Shasta Women's Refuge and Family Justice Center was noted in today's paper, is remarkably generous. That fit-looking 89-year-old is also, according to a Mercy Foundation North donor profile from a couple...
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The chief operating officer for Turtle Bay Exploration Park has moved to a health care charity in Redding.
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The June 11 sentencing date for a Redding man convicted earlier this month of swindling scores of investors out of an estimated $250 million through a Ponzi scheme was rescheduled today in Shasta County Superior Court to July 26.
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The nation’s finest spellers for the first time this year are being tested on the meaning of words such as “circumlunar” and “bric-a-brac” while still facing challenging tongue-twisters like the capital city of Burkina Faso: Ouagadougou.
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I'm struck by this passage from the Forest Service's "draft bioregional assessment" of the Sierra Nevada-Cascade region in California: North et al. (2012) estimated that current treatment rates, including wildfires of all severities, is at a rate less than 20%...
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An Anderson first-grade teacher charged with possessing drugs and alcohol at the elementary school campus saw her arraignment postponed today in Shasta County Superior Court for the second time this month.
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Tehama County sheriff’s deputies reported today they’re investigating several burglaries in their jurisdiction during the last week, including two involving stolen guns
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Four people went to two separate hospitals early Sunday after they suffered stab wounds during a fight in Redding, a police sergeant said today.
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Provided your idea of cosmetics include structural work, wiring, plumbing, and sheetrock.
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Columnist Steve Chapman, no fan of the designated hitter, makes the argument here, using an injured SF Giant as Exhibit A. Excerpt: Requiring pitchers to bat is like telling Bob Dylan to smile. It misuses their talent, lowers the quality...
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The Redding casino recently countered a trio of Rolling Hills Casino billboards near the Shasta Outlets with a mocking one of its own. Rolling Hills: "Are we there yet?" "Not yet, Grandma." "45 minutes more." Win-River: "Yes we are. Turn...
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What did we expect? A government clerk is in charge of handing out millions of dollars worth of homes to sell in a completely secret and non-competitive process. What might a real estate broker do for that clerk? Would they buy them lunch? Would they buy them a car? Would they send their kid to college? What other res
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Secret Witness of Shasta County announced today a $10,000 reward for information leading investigators to the arrest or conviction of a 45-year-old man suspected of killing his wife and daughters three weeks ago in Shingletown.
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Motivation. What is it? Where do you find some when your go is gone? When your “why” is bigger than your “but”, that’s where. I want to get healthy BUT I don’t want to give up dessert after dinner. I want to lose weight, BUT I don’t want to give up chocolate chip cookies.
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  In 1996, a free to the public, family friendly, culturally enriching local project first took shape at Scott Valley Bank.  That summer, with the support of the City of Yreka and of many local merchants who participated as sponsors, the Scott Valley Bank Summer Concert Series began its series of concerts with Friday
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The north state is expected to start drying out today, as the chance of showers drops to 20 percent this morning, according to the National Weather Service. Today's high should be about 75 degrees, with morning clouds parting after noon to partly sunny skies. The chance of showers will rise to 50 percent tonight. Wednesday
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In one of my other meanderings and musings for public consumption, I mulled over thoughts about one's personality/character traits. In that blog I wrote about how incoming information is processed, either in random or sequential order. The other axis, the one I promised you that I’d get to eventually... if I remembered. U
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In 1913: The third day of the Redding carnival was a great success and exceeded in interest even that of the first two days. Our citizens and visitors now have the carnival spirit with a vengeance and enjoyment reigning supreme. Events included motorcycle races, a Moose parade, baseball games and rock drilling.
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For Buckhorn travelers, this summer's construction will be a burden, but the notoriously twisty grade's straightening holds major economic and safety benefits.
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Regulators' signoff on Tesoro's purchase of an Arco refinery puts the state's gasoline in the control of a tiny handful of major players.
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Has it occurred to anyone else that the argument for illegals has changed from “We need them because they’ll do jobs that Americans won’t do” to arguing whether they should get welfare benefits?
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The Big Bend hot springs' healing waters should be about more than filling the wallets of investors.
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I have absolutely no sympathy for the tea party in being watched by the IRS as they drew that type of attention upon themselves.
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The U.S. Forest Service is holding a review of its Motor Vehicle Use Plan in the Siskiyou County city of Dorris on Friday.
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A group of well-wishers are holding a fundraiser concert to help bring Jamie Cavalleri home. He's been in a rehab hospital since becoming a quadriplegic after a stroke in 2011.
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Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Pete Stiglich’s voice broke Monday as he relayed a story from World War II about the fate of First Lt. Robert Smith and a transport crew to the some 75 attendees to a Memorial Day observance at McDonald’s Chapel in Redding.
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Lake Shasta resorts saw a busy Memorial Day weekend as Monday's slight rain didn't deter recreation.
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Doug LaMalfa meets with his tea party friends, but only sends me a form letter.
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Dean Haug's $250,000 gift to the Shasta Women's Refuge and Family Justice Center will help keep programs open.
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Months after their daughter's slaying, the parents of Marysa Nichols still struggle with the memories of their daughter's death.
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES EAGLE LAKE — It was a great opener with most anglers catching their limits — two. The low water ramp is up at the south end and the Spalding ramp is doable as well. Fishing here starts at one hour before sunrise and many have been back in before
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I had a nice talk today with Don Conley, owner of Jack's Grill in Redding. He has owned and/or managed the world famous business since 1977; before him it was first owned by Jack Young (the business namesake), later by...
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Q. What is the difference between religion and spirituality? A religion must have some kind of spirituality; for without spirit what would be the point of religion? Spirituality, on the other hand, can be tried without religion -- but not profitably, in my opinion. People do not get very far on a spiritual path without the
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On May 29th Liz, Mackenzie, and I will travel once again to Guatemala to see friends, participate in an immersion Spanish school, relax, and always evangelize in our quiet way. Wish (pray) us God's protection!!!!
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On June 6, 1994, I stayed home from work to watch the 50th anniversary of D-Day observances with my mother.She had often said that in late May - early June of 1944, people on the homefront suddenly stopped getting news from overseas, and they knew something was happening or about to happen. My father, I believe,
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Just how hot was the housing market in 2006? So hot that this diminutive home sold for $203,000.
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Saturday, June 8, will be an action-packed day for the whole family at Dunsmuir's 72nd annual Railroad Days celebration. Events will start at 8 a.m. with the Third Annual River Run along the Sacramento River. Shortly after that kids and adults will coast down Dunsmuir's main street in soap box derby races. Mount Shasta
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The Grand View Fine Arts Society, Redding Chapter, is participating in the 2nd Saturday Art Night, June 8th. This is the Redding Chapter’s first Annual Exhibition featuring oil paintings of 24 extraordinary local artists. The public is invited to attend this event on Saturday, June 8 from 5:00-8:00 pm. at the Silk Purse G
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Intermittent rain has hit Redding today, making for a slightly damp Memorial Day holiday. The day has reached about 63 degrees and National Weather Service Forecasters expect a high to top out at about 66 degrees. Forecasters say up to a quarter inch of rain may fall today, though the Redding Airport has only recorded a ten
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Last week I finally took myself up on my bucket short-list for a solo train trip. Off to to Portland I went to visit my daughter for a few days. Booking a ticket was easy. Go online, choose your dates, pay with a credit or debit card, then print out the ticket and bring it with you. [...]
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In 1913: The Delta Railroad Depot was robbed in broad daylight by yeggmen while the town was deserted because everyone had gone up on the hill to see the Shasta-Delta ball game. The thieves got $150 in cash and Leo Watts’ $50 gold watch. Mr. Watts was the agent. He, too, was at the ball game.
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Firefighters have knocked down a grass fire in north Redding that burned about a half-acre and came close to some some homes.
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Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer -- but take time to remember its real meaning.
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Every day should be a Memorial Day. Just a reminder that our freedoms aren’t free, but come with a hefty price paid by a precious few.
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With its increasingly far-right intellectual leadership, there can be little hope that the GOP will succeed in reaching out to any ethnic group in our multiethnic society.
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Virtually everyone agrees that for our system of governance to work, it is imperative that the IRS be absolutely neutral in its politics and in the treatment of every person and entity. The evidence shows it is not.
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Ed and Iva Ostenberg just marked 75 years of marriage. They attribute the length of their marriage to kindness and hard work.
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Anderson firefighters put out a blaze that started from a riding mower on Sunday afternoon. This year's unusually dry conditions mean it's time for homeowners to stop mowing after 10 a.m., officials said.
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The tea party and all political groups, conservative and liberal, should never have qualified for nonprofit status.
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Redding police stopped 231 drivers and arrested one person for driving under the influence Saturday during their Memorial Day anti-DUI checkpoint.
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The South County Sun Devils Blue American Legion team won two games Saturday at the Chico Memorial Day Tournament, defeating the Oroville Tigers 8-0 and Colusa 9-3.
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Less than a week after a massive tornado tore through Oklahoma, stripping the homes, cars and foliage from the ground, the American Red Cross has begun calling on its volunteers throughout the nation for help.
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Redding police stopped 231 drivers and arrested one person for driving under the influence Saturday during their Memorial Day anti-DUI checkpoint.
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A vehicle has flipped over into an embankment this afternoon in the Shingletown area, according to initial reports.
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Firefighters this afternoon battled a vegetation fire in Anderson that was sparked when a riding mower hit a piece of steel, officials said.
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Red Bluff police say a man who was hospitalized Saturday night with a gunshot wound wouldn't say anything about how he was shot at first, then eventually admitted he accidentally shot himself with his friend's gun.
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Here’s a list of what’s open and closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day:
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The National Weather Service is reporting that rain could fall today in Redding, but Monday afternoon will bring up to a quarter of an inch of precipitation. Today's high will hover around 77 degrees, and there will be a 20 percent chance of rain. At night, temperatures will cool down to around 54. Monday will bring r
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News from around northern California.
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The Redding Tigers U19 American Legion team won two games Saturday at the Red Bluff Memorial Day Tournament.
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June is usually prime time for Cindy Coopersmith to get out and enjoy the woods and wildlife around Fort Collins, Colo.
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Dear Babe: I have a 1977 Boston Red Sox yearbook/program that has autographs of a number of team members — most of which are signed next to their photos. The book is signed by Don Zimmer, Fred Lynn, Butch Hobson, George Scott, Luis Tiant, Dwight Evans, Fergie Jenkins, Denny Doyle, Bill Lee, Carl Yastrzemski, Steve Dil
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The Whiskeytown Sailing Club is hosting the 49th annual Whiskeytown Memorial Regatta this weekend at Whiskeytown Lake.
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Some 100 teams participated in the first-ever California 100 race down the Sacramento River on Saturday.
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The volunteer-driven overhaul of Fantasy Fountain in Enterprise Community Park is an inspring demonstration of what Redding can do for itself.
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The evolving scientific grasp of the health effects of wildfires -- and their increasing scale -- must prompt more serious action.
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Seven billion people have filled our planet -- a unique historical circumstance that casts grave doubts on the idea that our future will simply be an extension of the ever more abundant growth and progress of the past.
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It’s official. On May 9, in the clear Pacific air at the Scripps and federal NOAA laboratories atop Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, scientists briefly measured 400 parts per million of carbon dioxide. When I was born in the 1950’s, the level was about 300, not too far from the average level going back almost a million
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The Turtle Bay hotel promises great benefits for the city of Redding. It's time to get building.
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Cal DeMercurio will close his Old School Restaurant on Friday. He doesn't rule out owning another restaurant.
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Regrets? I've had a few, but have learned to let them become a part of me but not consume me. It's best to learn from them with a heart wide open.
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When daughter Payton gets a yellow card in a soccer match, it shines light on those personal flaws that give one pause.
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Birdhouses create rivalries among bird families. But one sparrow with a broken leg perseveres despite wind and adversity.
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Are teens using Facebook less? Some are, but that doesn't mean they're shunning digital social media. Instead, they're flocking to sites such as Reddit, Tumblr and Pinterest.
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When planning for retirement, remember there is no one-size-fits all method. Financial adviser Lewis Chamberlain explains how some common assumptions about Social Security, investing and post-retirement may not fit your case.
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After figuring out where to go on your summer vacation, turn to Twitter and the Web to score great deals on airfares, rental cars and hotels. And you'll be surprised where you won't find the best deals, Nerd Chicks explain.
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What happens to fish and game seized by Fish and Wildlife authorities? Carrie Wilson explains the various fates of ill-gotten game.
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Lynn Warren, Montgomery Creek
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It seems the Anderson-Cottonwood Irrigation District board has voted to sell its surplus water to Southern California. The word “surplus” is a lame, deceiving excuse.
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Bill Gundy is on the right track. There is a security in teaching that does not normally exist in any other profession except politics.
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The World Health Organization says millions of children die each year from starvation. How can companies make a game out of stacking cookies while people in the world are starving to death?
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I just read the article concerning the sale of water to the parched San Joaquin Valley. When will you realize that you can’t drink money?
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Get ready to make a splash this summer and get fit by purchasing a fitness pass from Redding Recreation. Learn about other activities going on in the next few weeks as well.
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Yesterday's mystery photo was the Crag View Resort once located on the east side of the Sacramento River in the southern end of Castella. It was built in 1899 by Harvey Wickes and consisted of the hotel, cabins, swimming pool,...
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A Redding mother is turning to the community this holiday weekend to help find her son, who was last seen in August.
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Police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead as suspicious, say officers with the Red Bluff Police Department.
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Today is National Wine Day.  Now, I’m not a big wine fan, but I couldn’t resist posting this photo from our latest wedding up here in Redding, CA .  P&D had such beautiful, ornate sparking wine glasses, I knew I had to incorporate them somehow.  Sometimes the best images are those when our main subjects [
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The city of Redding mini-minor softball All-Stars were crowned champions when they defeated the No. 1 Dynamite 3-1 on May 15 in Redding.
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The Redding Wildfire girls lacrosse team has had its most successful season since its first year of participation in the Northern California Junior Lacrosse Association in 2008.
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Here’s a good sized bank owned home in the desirable Edgewood subdivision. It needs a few things.
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If you plant melon seeds right now - this weekend! - your reward will be sweet juicy, healthy and beautiful melons come mid-August through early October. What else can I say? Put the growing needs of melons and the gardening conditions of much of the North State together, and what you get is an uncommonly [...]
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The National Weather Service says the valley will get a beautiful weekend, but showers are on the way. Today's temperatures will rise to around 80 with calm winds in the afternoon. Nighttime will bring a 20 percent chance of showers and a low around 56. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain will fall overnight or Sunday, w
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A 100-mile kayak race down the Sacramento River will take place today between Redding and Chico.
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The family of Cort Botta-Jones, who has been missing for several months, will get together today at the Oregon Street Antique Mall.
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In 1913: The electric iron smelter at Heroult was hailed as an industrial success. The new furnace had been running continuously for 23 days. There had not been a single hitch, and three taps were made every 24 hours. Four thousand horsepower of electrical energy did the smelting. The old furnace of the same capacity as the
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Here’s a list of what’s open and closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day:
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About 30 people gathered at Turtle Bay Exploration Park on Friday evening to pay tribute to Patriot as his mate, Liberty, sat with another eagle in a tree above.
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The Northern Section track and field championships took place at West Valley High in Cottonwood Friday. Several locals competed for championships in the field events.
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The Northern Section track and field championships took place at West Valley High on Friday. The track events featured several locals looking for championships.
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A 25-year-old man was struck by a vehicle and injured tonight at Browning Street and Old Alturas Road, according to dispatch reports.
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The latest issue of the Covered Wagon will revive memories of childhood delight for Redding natives of the right generation.
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House plants drooping? Use caffeine, soda and even vinegar to get them fed and happy.
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If businesses can help local young people find career paths, it will improve our economy and our health, argues the head of Shasta County Public Health.
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Thomas Lawrence's weekly College Notebook column recaps the year that was in Redding college sports, and looks ahead to 2013-14.
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Q. Here are four questions whose answers may involve poor watering practices: Why were limbs dying on an apricot tree? Why were pepper plants wilting with wet soil below the roots? Why are strawberries molding, though the plants remained healthy? Why are my grapefruit covered with black mold?
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Dan Langford of Redding gets picture of banana peppers being planted in April. He can't wait for them to be ready to be made into sauces.
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North state business news.
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Russell Hunt is sentenced to prison after failing to convince judge to place him on probation in connection with stalking case.
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President Obama's major address about national-security policy will change less than might meet the eye -- especially when Congress is involved.
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A fire threatened homes and forced authorities to close a road near Tierra Oaks between Pine Grove and Shasta Dam Boulevard off I-5.
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A roundup of news briefs from around the north state.
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Shasta College honored 414 graduates at its 63rd annual commencement Friday.
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A vegetation fire is burning near Shingletown today and aircraft are beginning to attack it while ground level firefighters are en route.
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The Northern Section track and field championships are going on at West Valley High in Cottonwood, beginning today at 4 p.m.
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Our winner is 49erfan who guessed the mystery photo correctly at 11:07 as the Crag View Hotel. The hotel was once located beside the Sacramento River in Castella. Thank you to everyone who checked it or made a guess....
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If you are interested, my nephew Joe updated his blog as he walks from Mexico to Canada.https://timeisyourstotake.wordpress.com/
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SHASTA LAKE - Firefighters are battling this afternoon and estimated 20 to 25-acre vegetation fire burning east of Interstate 5 near Shasta Lake.
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Authorities say they arrested two people from Fort Jones who are suspected of walking onto the grounds of a north state school with a gun Thursday.
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A Redding transient was arrested today for stealing a car, the second time in a week he's done so, police said.
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SACRAMENTO — A 43-year-old Lewiston woman pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to stealing mail from post office boxes in search of prescription medications, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
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A friend called to suggest that the more important question behind the rise in opioid use, abuse and overdoses is why so many more people are in pain. She suggested environmental causes might be the ultimate source. Maybe. I don't...
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Perennial candidate Russell Hunt is sentenced for stalking a woman. He vows to appeal.
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Excerpts from a news release received from Ken White of the Shasta Women's Refuge: (Redding, CA) Local philanthropist, Dean Haug, recently bestowed a gift of $250,000 on the Shasta Women's Refuge and Family Justice Center to further the organization's...
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Repairs have begun on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, where dozens of broken anchor rods could delay completion of a new span.
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What is the name of this long-gone hotel? Welcome to the History Mystery Photo Contest. If you're the first person to give the correct answer, you'll win a $10 prize plus an award certificate with your name and the mystery...
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The 24-year-old woman who reportedly stabbed her boyfriend in the head near Redding City Hall Wednesday was arrested Thursday.
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A wreck on private property in the Jones Valley area in which a vehicle was reportedly hanging off a cliff didn't result in any injuries or damage, the California Highway Patrol reported.
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Want to live inexpensively in a small town with easy access to gorgeous Lake Shasta? Here’s a Freddie Mac 1220 sqft 3/2. Under $100 per sqft for a fixed up home in Shasta Lake City, one of our favorite small towns. There are a few more images of this
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If you've missed some of the interviews floating around the internet from Dr. Stephanie Seneff, a senior scientist at MIT---here's an easy one to follow. Even 10 minutes of this info will help you clarify your next health decision....
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“The Tao gives rise to all forms, yet it has no form of its own. If you attempt to fix a picture of it in your mind, you will lose it. This is like pinning a butterfly:  the husk is captured, but the flying is lost. Why not be content with simply experiencing it?” -Lao [...]
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The weather will continue to be wonderful through Sunday, though Memorial Day could bring showers, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters are predicting a high near 78 today, though temperatures will drop to around 56 at night. Saturday will bring a high around 79 and sunny skies. Sunday will be slightly
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Raptor aficionados will gather to remember one of Redding's favorite fowls today at Turtle Bay Exploration Park.
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In 1913: Four passengers went to Weaverville on the auto stage of the Redding and Weaverville stage company. The stage was a handsome Buick and it was expected that the trip would be made in four hours. One advantage in traveling on the stage company’s route was that all baggage reached its destination the same day,
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Authorities say a 5.7-magnitude quake struck near the southeastern shore of Lake Almanor in Plumas County this evening and reverberated throughout the north state.
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Authorities say a 5.7-magnitude quake struck near the southeastern shore of Lake Almanor in Plumas County this evening and reverberated throughout the north state.
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Half are predicting doom and half are predicting outrageous success, but I don't think either one of those ends will happen. That's how Randall Hempling of Shasta Regional Medical Center described his expectations of the rollout of Obamacare this fall,...
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Memorial service set for mom, 2 girls
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Authorities are reporting traffic is slowing to a stop near Jellys Ferry Road on northbound I-5.
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Authorities say a high-risk sex offender was wearing his ankle monitoring bracelet when he participated in a recent home invasion, allowing them to link him to the crime.
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The problem likely runs deeper than one doctor targeted by the California Medical Board, but the painful fact is Shasta County has a growing problem with prescription drug abuse.
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The IRS' harassment and political intimidation are not just a two-bit case of bad customer service.
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The Record Searchlight and the Exchange Club of Redding announce the winners of the 2013 Scholar-Athlete scholarship awards.
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Mule trains trod from Sacramento to Shasta daily, hauling tons of supplies for miners and others in 1849. Highways and the railroad eventually replaced the animal transport.
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It should be a busy few days at north state campgrounds and lakes this Memorial Day weekend.
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Methane from the rotting trash at Shasta County's West Central Landfill could become a source of cash. The county is seeking proposals from companies to build a system to harness the methane from rotting garbage to create electricity.
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Memorial Day observances will honor those who sacrificed their lives to protect this country's freedom.
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Fans of Redding's famous eagle pair plan to gather Friday evening for a memorial for Patriot, who was killed in a fight with another eagle earlier this month.
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Shasta Senior Nutrition Programs seeks driver and special project coordinator.
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Business briefs in the north state.
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Officials on Thursday announced the plans that will be offered through California's health exchange program. Blue Cross and Anthem will provide coverage for north state residents.
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C.B. Goodwin, an eighth-grader at Boulder Creek School in Redding, is headed to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.
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Take it from one who's been there. Learning even a skilled trade is no longer any guarantee of a middle-class living.
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A strawberry festival, a regatta and Dunsmuir Days are on tap this weekend in the north state.
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Individual postseason awards including Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, Cy Young and Clutch performer for prep baseball and softball players.
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Firefighters are at a blaze that's burning an unoccupied home in north Redding today.
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GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America's National Council has voted to ease a long-standing ban and allow openly gay boys to be accepted as Scouts.
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Redding police, including a SWAT team, raided an Armando Avenue home this afternoon, but no one was home.
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A community-organized memorial service is set for June 26 to remember three members of a Shingletown family found murdered at their home.
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California Highway Patrol officers have been sent to a rollover accident on Highway 299 at Deschutes Road.
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William Randolph Hearst lived at Wyntoon part-time, sometimes referred to by Shasta Countians as the "other" Hearst Castle. It is located beside the McCloud River, a river he loved (see photo). He wrote the following poem about the river, which...
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A bear was hit by a car on Highway 299 west of Ingot this morning, but later got up and ran away, a California Highway Patrol spokeswoman said.
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Few communities in the country were hammered harder when the real estate bubble burst than Stockton. Some called the city the foreclosure capital of the U.S. Back in the day, say five years ago, Realtors would host bus tours of foreclosed homes, shuttling prospective buyers around to different Stockton ne
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Fire crews are being sent this morning to a reported grass fire burning near Gas Point and Foster roads in the Cottonwood area.
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The Redding Rodeo Association releases names of winners from the Redding Rodeo Parade.
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Here's a synopsis of what I think is an important movie--but I doubt it will get much traction in the industry. click here for link Here's the film synopsis from their site Film Synopsis We are told that cholesterol is...
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Yup. We’ve certainly been busy lately! The headline says it all, in case you don’t subscribe. Although you should subscribe. Redding Record Searchlight headline news May 23, 2013. Have you been won
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An old law-school adage says there’s three phases of your college career. First, they scare you to death. Next they work you to death, and finally they bore you to death. The graduation ceremony, a last gasp to pack some wisdom into your already full gullet, falls into the third category. Should commencement orations be [
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NEW YORK (AP) — Women's rights attorney Gloria Allred joined students from four U.S. colleges and universities on Wednesday to announce the filing of federal complaints over how the higher-education institutions handle rape allegations.
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The wonderful weather will continue in Redding, according to the National Weather Service. Today's high will hover around 72 under sunny skies before temperatures fall to around 48 at night. Friday will bring a high near 76.
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If Hope Lindstrand, 9, a third grader at Redding School of the Arts, aces her weekly spelling test, her mother takes her to Cookies & Yogurt next to Raley’s in the Cobblestone Plaza shopping center on Hartnell Avenue.
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Bombay’s has long been a music room. That was certainly true for its previous incarnation, Billy Bombay’s, and even decades before that as Art’s Place.
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Artist Connie Murray is an Expressive Arts Therapist who has lived with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and dyslexia. Over the years, she has found that doodles, drawing, and art and crafts of all kinds have been her saving grace by providing a balance and direction for intense impulsive feelings and providing an alt
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If Phil Robertson, the one and only Duck Commander, were to make it out to Saturday’s Happy Valley Strawberry Festival, it’s a safe bet he’d be “happy! happy! happy!”
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In 1913: The post office at Copley, the water tank town the Southern Pacific calls Motion, was abandoned. Mail addressed to Copley henceforth would go to Keswick.
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Police are looking for two men who confronted a Redding man inside his home and fired a shot at him.
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A 13-year-old boy was rushed to Mercy Medical Center after a vehicle hit him while he was riding his bike in Redding this evening.
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A 33-year-old man from Stockton tried to kill himself today by cutting and stabbing himself with scissors at a Shasta Lake hair salon, Shasta County sheriff’s deputies said.
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One of the striking numbers that came out in last night's report by Assistant Public Works Director Chuck Aukland on the state of the streets was just how many miles of pavement Redding has to maintain. This is an old...
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A Shasta Lake man was arrested today on 10 felony warrants after Shasta County sheriff’s deputies say they found him in a home at 13955 Ruby Way.
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Redding Swim Team's Winn Aung set a national record this weekend.
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The weekly pounding of garbage trucks -- whose damage is tripled when recyling and green-waste trucks make the same rounds -- is taking a costly toll on city streets.
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Patenting genes, the subject of a recent Supreme Court case, isn't just an abstract question for patients suffering rare disorders.
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Seniors who outlive friends and family face loneliness and depression. We encourage people to reach out to them to hear their stories and provide much-appreciated friendship.
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William Freed and Kevin Lemmon are accused of murdering a Redding man in 2011. Their trial started today.
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Tehama County officials have gone into the business of operating a county fair and other activities at the Tehama District Fair ground as part of a joint powers authority.
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Norovirus causes about 20 million gastroenteritis (inflammation of the stomach and intestines) cases each year in the United States. Anyone can be infected with noroviruses and you can get it more than once as there are many strains. Symptoms usually include diarrhea, vomiting, nausea and stomach cramping.
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So long, STAR tests. Smarter Balanced Assessments on computers are replacing the pencil-to-paper tests that are a spring routine for students. Students have been testing the new tests.
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North state business news.
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Home sales in Shasta County in April hit nearly a six-year high despite a limited supply of listings that continues to drive values up.
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Redding City Attorney Rick Duvernay received a positive evaluation Tuesday by the City Council. That decision contrasts recent outspoken criticisms that Duvernay has led the city to high-dollar losses in court.
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The Northern Section track and field championships are Friday at West Valley High in Cottonwood. Here is the Record Searchlight's preview of the field events.
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North state news in brief.
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Watching the Bay Bridge's delays, cost over-runs and mismanagement, why should we expect better of the Delta tunnels or high-speed rail?
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Students living in five north state counties will gain an edge in admission and get breaks on tuition under The North State Promise.
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The state of California today accused Redding pain Dr. James Gregory White of negligence in treating five patients, one of whom died from overdosing on prescribed methadone and sedatives.
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The Northern Section track and field championships will be held at West Valley High in Cottonwood Friday. Here is the Record Searchlight's preview of the track events, and top local seeds.
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Blame the Great Recession and/or short-sighted or incompetent city councils and city management, but the Potemkin village-style false front has fallen off Redding. Proof? Last night's city council discussion of our neglected and crumbling streets, with no prospect of stopping...
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The trial of two Redding man accused of murdering another Redding man in 2011 got underway today with one defense attorney blaming the pair’s former co-defendant for the stabbing death.
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Toting rakes like soldiers carrying rifles, they heeded a call sent out over social media by civic and religious leaders to help clean up and repair the cemetery in advance of the burials and Memorial Day observances.
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A six-man, six-woman Shasta County jury convicted this morning a 55-year-old registered sex offender of molesting two children whom he had met in church.
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Police are looking for a 24-year-old woman who reportedly stabbed her boyfriend in the head near Redding City Hall.
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Six gold rings valued at approximately $8,300 were stolen from a Tehama County home while the owner was away, sheriff's deputies reported today.
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Tehama County sheriff's deputies are continuing to search today for three men who allegedly ransacked a Cottonwood home as a 13-year-old girl hid inside a closet.
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Living in a town where the surrounding mountains catch fire most every summer and fall, the promise of using pilotless aircraft to help firefighters gather fire information and keep both the public and themselves safe has always seemed like a...
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SHASTA LAKE - Shasta County sheriff's deputies have been sent to Central Valley High School after receiving reports that a staff member was injured.
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We knew we wanted a green alternative vehicle for our Redding California real estate practice. Another important criteria for our new car purchase was that it be built in the USA. Which had also been true of the Cadillac that preceded it. Here is an interesting time lapse video of the Nissan Leaf as it is manufactured
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A single-wide mobile home was destroyed by a fire this morning that was contained to about one acre in the Big Bend area.
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Here’s a classic west Redding California white stucco home with a nice kitchen. “Welcome to 2225 Cumberland Drive, Redding. Situated within a desirable Westside neighborhood, this 4 bedroom home offers a functional floor plan, new on-suite master bath, granite kitchen counters
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The valley will continue to get beautiful weather as temperatures stay in the mid 70s and the winds calm down this week. The National Weather Service is reporting that today's high will hover around 70, though temperatures will fall to around 52 tonight. Thursday will bring a high near 72 and calm winds. Temperatures ar
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So the Redding City Council had a long discussion of its troubling and growing backlog of street repairs tonight -- with little productive resolution. The city has a well-known need and no money to meet it. This isn't a secret....
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Shasta College baseball and swimming both received high honors recently.
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Redding will look at increasing its rates for water, sewer and solid waste services.
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SHASTA LAKE — Residents of a sleepy Shasta Lake neighborhood, who say they’re regularly awakened by speeding teens sliding their cars through intersections, thanked their city council Tuesday night for recent speed and stop sign installations.
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Seven people suffered injuries, including a person who was in critical condition, in a wreck involving an overturned blue SUV that witnesses said was smoking following the crash tonight.
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Ticket sales will close on June 1 and there is limited seating for sponsor tables. Purchase your tickets today at http://bluegrassonthemountain.eventbrite.com.
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Hyperbole can get our blood pumping and help drive fund-raising, but modern environmental laws make dewatering the Sacramento Valley a very far-fetched threat.
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Colleges that don't stand up for standards and stand against mob rule face collapse. The same goes for civilizations.
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Creekside Gardens on Twin View Boulevard in north Redding says work to replace the Twin View Bridge is hurting the business.
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Kevin Askeland's weekly North State Notes column features news and notes from around Northern Section sports and history.
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Redding tea party activists joined forces to denounce the IRS, which targeted certain conservative groups seeking nonprofit status with extra scrutiny.
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Redding Swim Team's Winn Aung set a national record this weekend.
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Local representatives from arts groups told the California Arts Council how arts can be better integrated in the region. Redding was one of nine cities the council visited to seek input to develop a strategic plan for arts programs in the state.
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The smoking pistol on the front of the Redding Colt 45s uniform is gone. The team changed its logo in an effort to convey a more family friendly atmosphere.
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Strawberries are ripe and ready to be enjoyed at every meal. Some Happy Valley residents share their favorite strawberry recipes here as they prepare for the annual Happy Valley Strawberry Festival on Saturday.
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Business news from the north state.
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In 1913: Manager Rolph Saeltzer of the hardware department of the McCormick-Saeltzer company arranged a demonstration of farm machinery and appliances at the Baker and Menzel ranch across the Sacramento River for the next day. Blowing stumps with powder would also be demonstrated.
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A collection of news stories from around the north state.
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California in all its diversity is a wonderful place. Let's drop this talk of splitting because of politics.
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What's the harm in student rewards? A lost sense of personal responsibility.
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A cheap lamp made for a fun haggling story, but exploits the artist and might no be such a good deal for the buyer anyway.
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Shasta County residents voiced their concerns over a local water district's recent move to sell water to the San Joaquin Valley at a Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday.
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Could Jerry Brown actually be considering a run for president in 2016, likely against another Clinton after running against Bill in the 1992 Democratic primary? The guy's fit, but he'd still be 78 years old. Yet David Crane -- a...
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Pack trains carried everything imaginable into the new Shasta County in its early days. All the goldminers who descended here from just about everywhere needed, most importantly, food to eat. Pack trains containing hundreds of mules, carrying hundreds of pounds...
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Bags of cement in the roadway have caused a traffic snarl on Interstate 5 in the area of Highway 299 in Redding.
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MOORE, Okla. — The principal's voice came on over the intercom at Plaza Towers Elementary School: A severe storm was approaching and students were to go to the cafeteria and wait for their parents to pick them up.
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Long viewed as rivals, the Redding Tea Party Patriots and Bostonian Tea Party joined forces this morning as they rallied against a common enemy.
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Firefighters say they've stopped the advance of four-acre blaze that began as a large debris burn in Anderson this afternoon.
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The photo spread, in the May issue of the fashion mag, is entitled "Risky Business." Here's a link. And a photo of Scheer. (Photo: Marie Claire) Excerpt: My parents worry, but I tell them that the odds of getting hit...
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Tehama County authorities are looking for two men they said tried to kidnap a 30-year-old woman on Monday.
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Traffic is slowed on Interstate 5 this morning because of two separate accidents near Anderson and an earlier fire in the area of Knighton Road.
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An issue that's divided and polarized the city. Excerpt from an Associated Press account on today's election: Liberals concerned about the dental health of low-income children are pitted against liberals averse to putting anything unnecessary in the water. Added to...
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Here’s a beautiful large Country Heights westside luxury home for only $106 per sqft. Had you lost this home to foreclosure, you might find yourself chugging those O’Doul’s too. The garage alone is over 800 sqft, which is about the same size as yesterday’s FDotD house, also in west Re
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Three people were being taken to the hospital this morning following a two-vehicle traffic accident on Interstate 5 at the Knighton Road off-ramp south of Redding.
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In my last piece, “The Future is Exciting,”  I started a couple of lists, inviting you to add your ideas about what’s wrong with our society and what should be done to make a better life for our grandkids.  So, I would like your help in coming up with some specific ideas on how you [...]
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SHASTA LAKE — The City Council today will hear an update from City Manager John Duckett on efforts to curb speeding in a neighborhood on the southwest part of the city.
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Public works projects and proposals will dominate tonight’s Redding City Council meeting.
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Expect a warm and breezy day in Redding today as temperatures will hit the mid-70s by the afternoon. Today’s high should be 76 with winds reaching 23 mph by the afternoon. The temperature will drop to about 50 at night. Wednesday should be cooler with a high near 70 and there’s a 20 percent chance of showers on Thursd
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Shasta College softball outfielder Racie Carrel was given a huge honor this weekend. Also, the Anderson High track and field team competed at the Northern Section Division II meet, and Simpson University men's golfer finished up his season at nationals.
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So, you know, we like to eat. The Netherlands has never been known as a foodie destination, and that's too bad. The raw ingredients - dairy, bread, produce, fish - are really wonderful. We ate pretty well.Coffee at Bagels & Beans. SO much better than American c
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Special to the Record Searchlight
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William Kinyon is facing life in prison for allegedly trying to kill two CHP officers in a vehicle pursuit. He was unable to reach a plea deal with prosecutors Monday.
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What's the difference between Kermit Gosnell's crimes and actual abortions?
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Abandoning a pet because it no longer fits a family's "lifestyle" is shameful.
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Melissa Radford left court before she could be arraigned Monday on multiple charges, prompting the judge to issue a warrant for her arrest.
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Significant new questions are cropping up about a California Energy Commission program designed to assure there will be enough hydrogen refueling stations to make buying hydrogen fuel cell cars practical when they debut commercially between 2015 and 2017.
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Employees of the Redding post office went beyond the call of duty in tracking down a wrongly addressed package.
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Support your local shelter, but the Humane Society of the United States has a different agenda.
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No new leads in search for suspected killer Shane Miller, but sheriff's spokesman said he's still hopeful he'll be found.
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Gasoline taxes have been flat for 20 years as the cost of road construction has nearly doubled. Is it any wonder there's a chronic maintenance shortfall?
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Dogwood Daze returns to Dunsmuir for its fourth year on Saturday. The event features a wealth of diverse offerings aimed at entertaining families.
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Find out what the news was in the north state 25 years ago.
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Redding tea party to protest the IRS Members of the local Bostonian Tea Party and others will be rallying today in Redding against the Internal Revenue Service in wake of the scandal that the federal agency impropely targeted conservative groups.
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Owners selling bakery franchise
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Shasta County supervisors are considering using a more high-tech online video streaming service. One Redding City Council Member thinks the city should follow suit.
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Rob Forrester, his wife, Kasey and their daughter, Hailey, 4, enjoy the warm weather today while swimming at Oak Bottom Beach at Whiskeytown Lake. While the high cracked 90 degrees Monday, temperatures are on their way back down this week, according to the National Weather Service. Tuesday’s high is supposed to only reach
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The Shasta High boys golf team finished strong in the Northern California championships on Monday.
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Citing the drought and regulatory hurdles that have prevented water from filling San Luis Reservoir, south of the Sacto-San Joaquin Delta, Gov. Jerry Brown has ordered the relevant state agencies to speed up approvals of voluntary water sales among farmers,...
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The Shasta College softball team wrapped up a 40-win, Northern California championship season in Bakersfield Saturday. It was the top season coach Sonny Stupek has had in 27 seasons coaching the Knights.
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES TRINITY RIVER, Douglas City — Flows from Lewiston Dam down to around 2,500 cfs over the weekend, but still quite high. Dave Jacobs of Professional Guide Service made and exploratory trip last week but drew a blank fishing from shore. Flows will dr
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Email correspondent "CoachBob" sent this picture and caption: Last Thursday, River Oaks Retirement Home in Redding, their annual Rodeo Week BBQ. Earl Lesher on clarinet in the background with Bill Hill on lead guitar. The song was "Bill Bailey" (Marilyn...
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The California Arts Council is holding a public meeting Tuesday at Turtle Bay Exploration Park in Redding to gather input as it prepares a strategic plan.
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COTTONWOOD - Firefighters today have so far held a vegetation fire that broke out this morning west of here to about three acres.
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But before heading off to retirement in Orlando, Florida, Larry McKinney taped this short testimonial about how easy it was to sell his home -- says he got a cash offer that exceeded the listing price within 24 hours. Bet...
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Saturday, we took delivery of this all electric 2013 Nissan Leaf! We retired our 13 year old Cadillac in favor of a new high tech all electric car in an effort to be more aligned with our mission statement of adhering to green business practices. Stay tuned to see how this new type of vehicle works ou
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Q. Where does your faith organization put its resources in caring for the needy? Do you ever seek to challenge the systemic processes that create poverty? Eckankar provides the spiritual truths of life which are above the negative manifestations of human life, such as poverty. Eckists realize that each soul creates Its own
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STREET LEGAL RACE Saturday May 25 6pm All can race. Separate Diesel class also! Race @ 6:30 – 11 pm Dyno Testing @5:30 pm -More info at 530.934.3237   NHRA PACIFIC DIVISION – NATIONAL OPEN June 1&2 National Open Classes running will be: Stock/ Super Stock, Super Street
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This is a rare upstairs (brothel) view!
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Here’s an economical sized west Redding home with a rare basement.
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Dancing with the Stars Shasta County Style continues to grow in popularity and over the last 6 years has become one of the premier events in the Redding area.  Your donations to this event have a double benefit.  First and foremost they help us provide shelter, care and hope to victims of domestic violence and sexual as
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Collectors from Southern Oregon to Central California will find an extensive selection of quality antiques, unique collectibles, art and sports memorabilia, all for sale, at Twin Bridges Productions’ upcoming regional mall show at Mt. Shasta Mall in Redding on June 7-9, 2013.  Western states exhibitors will offer coll
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Cambria is one of my wife and my favorite costal towns in southern California. It’s a quaint, quiet little place, west of San Luis Obispo and just north of Morro Bay. Since we had visited Cambria before and really enjoyed it, we thought it would be a great place to celebrate our tenth anniversary. Much [...]
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Forecasters say things will heat up a bit today in Redding as the wind and sunshine from Sunday carry over to the start of the workweek. The high will be about 90 degrees under sunny skies, while winds could gust up to 20 mph, according to the National Weather Service. At night, expect a low of around 61 degrees. On Tuesda
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CAMARILLO — The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has jumped 11 cents over the past two weeks.
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SANTA CLARITA — A wildfire south of Yosemite National Park has destroyed a home and several other structures.
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MARTINEZ — Police say they have arrested a woman they say took a lighter to a hillside in the San Francisco Bay Area and sparked a brush fire.
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In 1913: The Gladstone Mine near French Gulch graphically represented for the mining congress the amount of gold it had produced up to the first of the present month. A gilded pyramid 30 inches square and 60 inches high looked like gold, but it was only the skillful painter’s deception. If that pyramid were solid gold
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After a year’s work, Redding is not any closer to resolving how it will catch up on a growing list of street maintenance needs.
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The pundits say bipartisanship is dead, but California Republicans sure have become fans of Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown.
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Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed Twin Tunnels around the Delta are a costly boondoggle that will harm the environment and economy of the north state, argues Tom Stokely of the California Water Impact Network.
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A proponent of breaking California up says two states won't be enough.
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The revelations about the IRS targeting tea party groups are a throwback to the days of Watergate.
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While the Redding Rodeo — now in its 65th year — might conjure up thoughts of tradition and a simpler time, there’s at least one way the event is gaining a modern edge.
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police said Sunday that two men have been arrested in the killing of a teenage boy after he refused to give up his iPad.
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USAF Journey (From Home to BMT to DEV / INDOC) from Deacon Pat Kearns on Vimeo.
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Today will bring sunshine and temperatures in the mid-80s, but Monday will be hot, according to the National Weather Service. The day will heat up to around 84 degrees today as winds reach up to 15 mph. Gusts as high as 24 mph are possible. Nighttime will cool things down to around 61, and wind speeds will drop to aroun
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It’s one thing for a mediocre program to have its best season in its history.
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The 65th edition of the Redding Rodeo concluded Saturday with the Champions Challenge, and some big money prizes.
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Find out why Tom Dunlap's nose keeps running this time of year.
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Summer vacations have a mystique all their own. Those two weeks feel to me like a period of unrestrained potential. The promise of new experiences or revisiting old happy ones makes that part of summer shimmer just a little brighter.
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See what the Redding Recreation department has to offer.
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Read the first of a two-part series for tips to make sure you don't overpay when booking travel online.
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The 02 Hurricane Canless System is a compact device that will replace and eliminate the need to use canned air to clean just about anything with dust or debris.
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Amanda Hawley and Ian Evans
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A 17-year-old boy asks for advice after a rich, divorced friend of his mom's seduced him.
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Q: Yesterday we collected a few mussels at low tide at Chicken Ranch Beach with the kids, past the Inverness Yacht Club. They are of a decent size, about 3 to 4 inches, and all black. Are they safe to eat?
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Sharissa Lowrance and Jacob Hinton
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Don and Shirley Ryan
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Here lies the dilemma: When do I call playtime over? Do I end it while it’s still happy and no one wants to leave or do I wait till everyone falls apart and suffer a horrible car ride home?
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A local teen told firefighters thank you Saturday as she headed to prom. The firefighters helped save two unique possessions of hers.
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The Wolves have never been a group to chew their fingernails under pressure.
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A reader wonders how much his Joe DiMaggio bat is worth.
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PARADISE — Haley Harris thought the ball was gone.
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There was no wall-punching or crying from Fall River baseball on Saturday.
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The Whiskeytown Sailing Club will host the 49th annual Whiskeytown Memorial Regatta on Saturday and next Sunday at Whiskeytown Lake.
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The American Christian Academy baseball team hasn’t been around for long.
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A collection of news stories from around the north state.
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Local businesspeople need qualified workers. Kids need a good education and options in life. Somewhere in there, there's got to be a roadmap to a better Shasta County.
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Want to dodge the city of Redding’s coming likely increase in water bills? Kill your lawn.
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Schools will never change so long as it's impossible to get rid of the small minority of teachers who just aren't doing the job.
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A federal bill to require out-of-state retailers to collect sales taxes would level the retail playing field and ensure that taxes owed are paid, writes the owner of Redding's The Fly Shop.
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Saturday, June 8, will be an action-packed day for the whole family at Dunsmuir’s 72nd annual Railroad Days celebration.
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Learn how to look up quality health information online at kiosks in the Redding Library. Also, find out what's going on at the library this week.
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As the Affordable Care Act goes into effect in California later this year, the need for primary care will dramatically increase. What good is an insurance card, if there is no medical provider to see you?
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Cal Fire trampling constitutional rights? Fire marshals have the authority to inspect property for fire hazards.
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President Barack Obama has suddenly found himself mired in three different scandals: the ongoing Republican anger over the September attacks on the Libyan consulate in Benghazi; the revelation that the Internal Revenue Service has subjected Tea Party-movement groups to greater scrutiny than similar groups; and the news that
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Maybe in order to calm the citizens’ outrage over such a salary, the county should explain exactly the psychiatrist’s qualifications and detail the psychiatrist’s duties to warrant that outrageous salary.
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In our multi-religious society the most desirable thing, to make our blessed country safe and strong, is to respect all religions and unite.
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President Obama wasn’t aware of what the IRS was doing in targeting patriotic or freedom organizations until three days ago, didn’t know anything about the Fast and Furious fiasco, and completely denies knowledge of what happened when it was happening in Benghazi.
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Just out of the hospital and stuck with car trouble in Redding, an out-of-town couple finds a stranger's act of kindness refreshing and inspiring.
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The Oregon Street Antique Mall will hold a fundraiser Saturday to help the family of a missing Redding man get more information on his strange disappearance.
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Take a look at local headlines from yesteryear, from this day in 1913, 1938, 1963 and 1988.
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The California 100 is an ultra-marathon paddle race on the Sacramento River from Redding to Chico. The event is May 25.
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Even though a proposal to re-introduce salmon to rivers above Lake Shasta is in its early stages, the plan has already run into skeptics who say it is too expensive and may do little to help the fish.
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On a recent morning I followed forester John Kesler on a narrow deer trail south of Dunsmuir. He was showing me the route for a new trail that will help get Pacific Crest Trail hikers safely to Dunsmuir. Currently they end up stumbling along Union Pacific’s tracks or walking on the freeway.
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Microbreweries are catching on in Redding. But none have opened downtown. Might that be about to change?
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Four north state students have earned appointments to U.S. military academies.
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A vegetation fire is burning about an acre near Short Cake Drive off Strawberry Lane in Happy Valley this afternoon.
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The No. 5 Shasta High baseball team battles with seventh-seeded Red Bluff today at 4 p.m. at Shasta College for a Northern Section Division I title.
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The No. 2 Red Bluff High softball team is battling for its second straight Northern Section title, and the 12th in school history. The Spartans are on the road at 2 p.m. today against the top-seeded Paradise Bobcats.
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USGS seismologist John Bellini says the quakes are probably part of what he termed a "cluster of activity" in the area, and he notes earthquakes of similar sizes hit the area on a regular basis.
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California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection firefighters responded to a vegetation fire up the Pit River Arm of Lake Shasta this afternoon.
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From a glowing WSJ profile of Houston, America's boomtown, and its Democratic lesbian pro-business mayor: Over several decades, it went through a couple of oil booms and busts. The last petered out in the early 1990s, when former Mayor Bob...
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Two men from Redding, a woman from Shasta Lake. Here's the story from the local paper, including booking mugshots....
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My clematis are blooming nicely, elegantly draping themselves over trellises, fences and my shrub roses. I attended a meeting this past week for which my friend Jeanne had created two amazing arrangements for the table from her collection of now 24 clematis. I thought: Ahhh, now is a good time to revisit how to grow [...]
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Temperatures will heat up to 81 today before increasing to the mid-80s Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. Today will be mostly sunny before things cool off at night to around 57. Sunday will bring a high near 85 and winds up to 14 mph, with gusts up to 20 mph.
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The Redding Rodeo will have its annual parade today, and the Record Searchlight will be there.
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Survivors and others will strike back at cancer during the Relay for Life at Anderson High School today.
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The Redding Rodeo had its third of four nights on Friday, as the winners and money makers are separated from the pack.
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The Shasta College softball team opened its state tournament appearance Friday night with a game against Southern California No. 1 Riverside City. Shasta is looking for its first-ever state championship.
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Oroville High hosts the Northern Section Division I track and field championships Friday.
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No. 2 Red Bluff softball travels to No. 1 Paradise for the Northern Section Division III championship. Red Bluff is looking for its second straight championship, and 12th overall. It's the sixth straight year it's made a section championship game.
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The Shasta and Red Bluff High baseball teams will meet for the Northern Section Division I baseball championship Saturday at Shasta College. Both teams are underdogs, having won two playoff games on the road to get there.
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A collection of news stories from around the north state.
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Some relatives of slain teen Marysa Nichols say they believe police have the wrong suspect and they are trying to raise money for a private investigator to look into her death.
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The Shasta College softball team is fighting in its sixth state championship tourney. The Knights faced Riverside City tonight at 8 p.m.
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She knew how to grow prize-winning olives and she lived in the beautiful brick house many of us have seen on Palm Avenue in Happy Valley. She purchased the 1740-acre Alexander Ranch in 1913, established the Ehmann Olive Co....
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California Highway Patrol officers say they chased a 13-year-old Red Bluff girl who brandished a sword while walking on Interstate 5 in Red Bluff today.
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How much does your city spend on economic-development incentives? And when it spends money on land deals, discount utilities, fee waivers and other subsidies to attract business and help them grow, does it get its money’s worth?
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The other day someone emailed me the news that Alan Berry had died back in late January at the disturbingly young age of 71. Berry was a reporter at the Record Searchlight in 1970. Nice guy. A real digger. Certainly no crackpot.
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I am in complete agreement with the letter Sunday about the “overpaid suits” getting a raise. What about the policemen who are forced to work in an unsafe, overcrowded building?
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I am concerned about the lack of interest in the United States about the plight of the millions of men, women and children of Darfur who have been displaced from their homes and are entering the second decade of a genocide that could have been prevented.
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Now that my flowers are really starting to bloom, here are some of the ways I keep them blooming as long as possible.
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I submit that Patty and I have the only home in Shasta County with a Mexican eunuch hanging from the ceiling. The eunuch extending from our ceiling is in fact a stained-glass lamp shade suspended upside-down on a golden chain. It was manufactured in Mexico and purchased in Ensenada during one of our many excursions to the B
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Q: I need shade where I garden in Redding, and have heard that Jerusalem artichokes might be a good choice. What do you think?
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This week Brad Garbutt of Redding shares images of his backyard where planter boxes and containers are used extensively to create growing areas, interest and dimension.
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Shasta County's unemployment rate fell for the third straight month in April as the area's job picture continues to improve.
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Take a look at local headlines from yesteryear, from this day in 1913, 1938, 1963 and 1988.
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An appellate court on Friday upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit against the Record Searchlight over naming a boy who was severly beaten in 2009. The case was filed nearly three years ago.
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Even ominous skies could not keep crowds from a hearty pancake breakfast served up by the Asphalt Cowboys this morning.
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I love life. I believe in nonpunitive approaches that encourage life and discourage death. This is what it means to be pro-life, loving life and not death.
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Shasta Lake City Council meets Tuesday to hear an update on the city's answer to a traffic problem. Residents in one neighborhood report they're subject to chronic speeders who occasionally crash into homes and cars.
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Obama appointee says challenges loom ahead for his federal office if forced budget cuts continue unabated next fiscal year.
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Most north state hospitals reported a decline in earnings at the start of this year, with rural hospitals running deep losses.
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A presentation on the Affordable Care Act, popularly called Obamacare, that was scheduled to occur Thursday has been canceled for a lack of signups.
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Students from a Redding school traded their textbooks for sand today, but despite being near a waterpark, it was no day at the beach.
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AncientOne correctly guessed the mystery woman as Freda Ehmann. Congratulations to AncientOne who has won a $10 gift certificate to Ortega's Mexican Restaurant in Palo Cedro. Thank you to everyone else who checked in or made a guess. And thank...
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If Wikipedia's list is correct, the world's current tallest dam -- Tajikistan's Nurek Dam -- is 300 meters tall. China's latest massive hydroelectric project will top that by a fair stretch, Reuters reports. The dam, with a height of 314...
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The Board meeting on this day was brief and had comparatively little drama. However, some routine appointments to various community boards (Fall River Resource Conservation District; Economic Development Corporation; Fall River Mills Cemetery District) raised some questions from perennial public commenter Dolores Lucero
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Just for a broader perspective on the issue raised in today's editorial, OpenSecrets.org has a good rundown on how, over the past decade but especially since 2010, political spending reported by "social welfare" nonprofits has blown through the roof. There...
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A late-morning wreck in the area of Airport and Argyle roads in Redding left a child and her mother trapped before going to Mercy Medical Center with head injuries.
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The Clear Creek Canal was the first major con­struction project in Shasta County and the most im­portant ditch ever built in the county.
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Start out the Memorial Day Weekend by visiting galleries, gift shops and cafés during the Mount Shasta 4th Friday Art Walk on May 24th, from 4 to 8pm.
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Learn how Obamacare will effect you.
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Who is she? Welcome to the History Mystery Photo Contest. If you're the first person to give the correct answer, you'll win a $10 prize plus an award certificate with your name and the mystery photo. Guesses can be made...
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The job picture in Shasta County continues to improve. Shasta County’s unemployment rate in April fell for the third straight month to 11.1 percent, hitting its lowest level in nearly five years, the state reported this morning.
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The Tehama County Sheriff’s Office continues to treat the death of a 7-month-old baby boy as suspicious.
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You’ve likely seen the signs—green, with white lettering—small but distinct placards dotting roadsides and punctuating school and church properties throughout Shasta County. “No Room for Racism,” they proclaim. The signs—at one point 75 of them—have been a subtle but consistent presence in this Northern Califo
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Authorities say a man taken into custody this morning after he threatened to shoot himself inside a Trinity County church had been calling the sheriff's office with hallucinations that people were outside his apartment, threatening him.
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The rain will taper off today as sunshine replaces the cool, wet weather, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures will creep up to around 75 as the showers have a 20 percent chance of occurring. At night, temperatures will cool down to around 54. Saturday will be a warmer 81 under sunny skies. But, the
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Students from Country Christian School will be working on a sidewalk connecting the upper and lower parking lots near Kids Kingdom today.
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A couple of my videos from prior years of Redding’s famous Rodeo Week Pancake Breakfast. Come on down this morning!
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I met Freddie Papineau back in the early '80s when she opened up the Graphic Emporium in the Downtown Mall. She also owned and operated the Miracle Mile Mercantile, conducted estate sales and was an enthusiastic patron of the arts. She opened the Graphic Emporium for many Saturday Art Hop events and provided food and wi
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When rodeos come to town, it's first and foremost seen as an Old Western family night. But the second night of the Redding Rodeo featured much more than that.
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Once again, athletic and academia will meet and be honored. The 10 finalists for the annual Scholar-Athlete award have been announced.
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Two more Shasta College baseball players are headed off to play for an NCAA Division II school. Also, the Fall River softball team played in a Northern Section semifinal against Maxwell Thursday.
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Shasta College softball coach Sonny Stupek is taking his sixth different team to the state championships beginning Friday. But his legend in Redding is much bigger than just that.
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The Shasta College softball team is playing in the state championships for the sixth time in school history. Games begin Friday at 8 p.m.
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The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for all of Tehama County as rain continues to fall this evening.
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Police and paramedics are heading to the corner of Indianwood Drive and South Bonnyview Avenue after a man reported a strong-arm robbery at 8:45 p.m.
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The Shasta College softball team is playing in the state championships for the sixth time in school history. Games begin Friday at 8 p.m.
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The Shasta College softball team is playing in the state championships for the sixth time in school history. Games begin Friday at 8 p.m.
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We all know how our former mayor feels about walking across the Sundial Bridge, but maybe in the privacy of his home he wouldn't have heartburn taking a virtual 360-degree 'lookaround' from the center of the span just after sunset...
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A collection of news stories from around the north state
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Take a look at local headlines from yesteryear, from this day in 1913, 1938, 1963 and 1988.
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REDDING RODEO ACTIVITIES
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Tea parties aren't the problem and hassling them isn't the solution -- but the flood of anonymous campaign money laundered through nonprofits needs to stop.
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Note to GOP re Benghazi: Stop calling it Watergate, Iran-Contra, bigger than both, etc. First, it might well be, but we don’t know. History will judge. Second, overhyping will only diminish the importance of the scandal if it doesn’t meet presidency-breaking standards. Third, focusing on the political effects si
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The Sundial Bridge and the Sacramento River have become world-class attractions, and the proposed Turtle Bay Sheraton would help tap into a new tourism market, the authors argue.
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Good news! The 2013 estimated federal deficit is $642 billion.
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Shasta Women's Refuge seeks crisis line volunteers.
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A pancake breakfast for thousands, a car show and a performance by Leo Kottke on tap for this weekend.
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Hey, Obama — three strikes and you are out!
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A collection of news items about north state businesses.
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Shasta County Citizens Advocating Respect will hold its 25th anniversary on Monday. The group has many accomplishments since its 1988 founding.
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Kids, volunteers, sponsors and others today are getting an early taste of the Fantasy Fountain project they helped make a reality at Enterprise Park.
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Redding public works supervisors will go before the Redding City Council to propose higher rates for water, wastewater and solid waste over the next three years. The increases range from 3 percent to 7 percent.
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After more than 50 years in business, the Squire Room in Redding has closed and is in the process of being sold.
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Gateway Unified School District gets students revved up about fitness with Full Speed Day.
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So after Queen's Night comes Queen's Day. This year it was also the year Queen Beatrix abdicated and her son Willem-Alexander was coronated, so it was an extra-big day. (Next year it will be King's Day on April 27 - though that is a Sunday and it is traditionally not celebrated on a Sunday, which means that the first
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Shasta College softball coach Sonny Stupek is taking his sixth different team to the state championships beginning Friday. But his legend in Redding is much bigger than just that.
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A Colorado company developing a spaceship to take astronauts to the International Space Station is having its spacecraft undergo a series of landing-focused tests at NASA facilities in Virginia and California.
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List of support groups in the North State.
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You are probably visiting the Lance’s website to find out the results of a poll that was posted on the kiosk bulletin board in the quad. Perhaps this is the first time you’ve heard of the Lance. We are a group of student journalists dedicated to exposing the truth behind current affairs, and to getting that message t
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Outdoors Recreation Groups ARCHERY Ishi Archery Club, Red Bluff: Hosts shoots at its range. Youth instruction available. Membership $30 per person, $35 per family. Information: www.ishiarcheryclub.org Straight Arrow Bowhunters, Redding: Hosts events and shoots at its range. Annual membership is $60. Information: www.straigh
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Red Bluff police were searching for a man who exposed himself to two girls as they walked down a street.
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Redding Police say they caught a burglar whom a woman discovered in her home this morning.
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Firefighters are responding to reports of an escaped debris burn that's scorched a half-acre in Oak Run.
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Humboldt County authorities searching for Shane Miller say they are preparing to close down the command post they set up in Petrolia.
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On "Hardball" last night Matthews asked, according to Politico.com: "What part of the presidency does Obama like? He doesn't like dealing with other politicians -- that means his own cabinet, that means members of the congress, either party. He doesn't...
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Asked our often-pivotal city councilwoman about a persistent rumor. Her response: "Thinking about it, but won't decide for sure until later..." Whether or not Missy runs, David Kehoe could sure use some electoral competition, assuming he runs for yet another...
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Just over 50 miles north of Redding lies the fascinating town of Dunsmuir. A richly visual place, with its mix of rail town industriality and Cascade Valley natural grandeur. Here are a few recent images I took of the town’s Botanical Garden. A magical place. Click on the images to enlarge.
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Here’s a foreclosed Chalet style home in the woods out of Round Mountain in Shasta County “Serene setting in the country near Round
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Here’s the thing – I often meet with clients who tell me they already have a website, a Facebook page, a radio ad, a brochure – but none of its working! I certainly understand the frustrations – but the question is, “How are you using your marketing tools? Do you even know what’s in your marketing tool box?
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Grandma squashed scorpions with her bare feet. But then, she was a Texan. Years ago, Mom said, we were visiting Grandma’s place, and I was sitting in Mom’s lap. She was dressing me and reached for my toddler-shoe when a scorpion crawled out. She flung it and the shoe across the room. And then she [...]
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Redding will get light showers today as storms move into the area throughout the day. The National Weather Service is predicting a 70 percent chance of rain, though it's expecting less than one-tenth of an inch of rain during the day as temperatures hover around 68. The showers will persist into tonight, dropping less t
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The Redding Rodeo continues today. Here's a list of the activities.
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Does having fun while helping our local youth sound like a good idea to you? Does dancing to Big Band music and great food interest you? Then, grab your honey and gather friends and family to attend the 1st Annual Kiwanis Club of Yreka DINNER DANCE featuring the SISKIYOU BIG BAND and a delicious Top [...]
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Aaron Picton believes the job of he and his staff at Brew coffee shop in Redding is to not stumble in front of the finish line. Everything that has led up to the drink at the counter has been carefully calculated.
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Somewhere between teaching himself to play guitar, dropping out of college, serving in the Navy and developing a worldwide following as a finger-picking virtuoso, Leo Kottke honed a delightfully wry sense of humor.
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It’s back to the future at the Airpark Cafe at Benton Airpark in west Redding. Dianne Gordon, who owned the breakfast and lunch spot during its heyday (from 1996 to 2003) is back in the cockpit, serving up omelets, burgers and heaping helpings of her native Texas hospitality.
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The love of image-making is at the center of Steve Chandler's passion for photography. Chandler is affected by the intensity of being with something that sparks his imagination. Others write, paint sing or dance. He photographs. Photography is the perfect way for Chandler to be in the land, outside, on an adventure, and cre
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The Redding Rodeo began once again, at the Redding Rodeo Grounds Wednesday evening. It's the first ever four-day format for the Redding Rodeo, in its 65th edition.
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On Tuesday, Anderson High grad Cheridan Hawkins reeled in another college softball accolade.
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Humboldt County Sheriff Mike Downey believes triple-homicide suspect Shane Franklyn Miller has either left the Petrolia area or committed suicide, although he says the Shingletown man still could be hiding in the woods.
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In 1937, Jefferson Davis Aldridge of Inwood was the victim of a raging bull who trampled him to death in the corral at his ranch. When his wife couldn't find him, she telephoned their son Walter who lived on an...
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The Anderson-Cottonwood Irrigation District could make as much as $250,000 in profit from the water sale and put the money toward repairing a leak-prone siphon pipe.
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The manhunt for triple-murder suspect Shane Franklyn Miller was scaled back after a week-long search, authorities announced tonight during a community meeting at a Humboldt County school.
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In 1913: The last load of machinery for a dry land dredger at Porter and Thompson’s placer ground arrived at Igo by freight teams from Anderson. The first piece weighed 25 tons, the second 18 tons. It would take two or three weeks to set up the dredger, then the dirt would begin to fly.
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Reports the Daily Mail of the UK here, including a copy of a letter. According to the Daily Mail, letters came from offices in California, not Cincinnati. Excerpt: A separate letter came to Patriots Educating Concerned Americans Now (PECAN), a...
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REDDING RODEO ACTIVITIES
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A collection of short news stories from around the north state
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Stan Wangberg, general manager of the Anderson-Cottonwood Irrigation District, writes in the staff report advocating that the board approve a proposed sale of a few thousand acre-feet of water to San Joaquin Valley farmers, to be replaced from wells mainly...
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The north state's most famous eagle shrugged off the industrial din of piledrivers but died at the talons of another wild raptor.
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The IRS' inept mishandling of tea parties' nonprofit applications threatens to obscure the broader failure to enforce laws requiring disclosure of campaign donations.
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Gas prices drop very slowly, but sure spike when it's time to take a drive -- even to see Mom.
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After a long string of financial and health setbacks, a landlord's kindness to a family in need restores faith in fellow man.
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Want to have fun while unplugged from modern technology. Try some of these games that date back centuries.
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Life has its ups and downs and sometimes we need support through the rough spots. If we lose the ability to handle life's challenges effectively, we may benefit from the help of a doctor or mental health professional.
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Dunsmuir ex-Mayor Peter Arth has offered to settle his long-running legal battle with the city. He's asking they only consider water issues in return.
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Arming teachers is the right way to keep children safer. What's the holdup?
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Want to know about terrorism? Talk to a rape victim.
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A collection of briefs about businesses from around the north state.
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Former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado, a Republican, came to Redding to rally for the repeal of AB 109, but it didn't take long for Democrats and the corrections department to jump on his comments.
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Cheesecakes Unlimited is returning to its roots.
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After a journey through wildfire, storms and floods, acres of debris are now available for free on Lake Shasta.
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Humboldt County deputies have found a dog belonging to the family of a Shingletown triple-murder suspect. They're looking for the hikers who found the dog last week.
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Shasta College and the Shasta Union High School District are joining forces to help students on the verge of dropping out of high school.
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Redding dawdled over a decision on where to build a new police station for years, even as officials continued to receive reports of the current headquarters’ continuing deterioration, documents obtained in a Public Records Act request reveal.
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Three vehicles have crashed on Interstate 5 north of the Knighton Road exit this afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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The California Highway Patrol reported today that authorities have arrested a man in connection to a morning carjacking and assault near Anderson.
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A commenter over on Lost Coast Outpost's latest update on the search for triple-murder suspect Shane Miller offers a glimpse into the dark side of the North Coast: When we were kids, (I am the same age as Shane), we...
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Two Redding nurses found the Asphalt Cowboys' loot while on their lunch break today, the group reported around 5 p.m.
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What I learned this morning at a workshop held by the Department of Water Resources on water planning, which likely won't be news to my friends down in the rice belt but certainly was to me: The government has spent...
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PETROLIA — Search teams in Humboldt County today reported they'd found another sign that a 45-year-old man suspected of the May 7 killings of his wife and two young daughters is somewhere the area.
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You can read about it here. Excerpt: While yellow light times were reduced by mere fractions of a second, research indicates a half-second reduction in the interval can double the number of RLC citations -- and the revenue they create....
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Winners of the Rethink Your Drink, Go H2O Poster Contest were announced at the Whole Earth and Watershed Festival on April 27.
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Former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado was in Redding as part of his state tour against Gov. Jerry Brown’s handling of prison crowding, labeling it as a “harmful early release program” that needs to be repealed.
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Here’s a 1981 built 1168 sqft 3/2 in Coeur d’Alene Estates at an attractive price.   “HUD Home Opportunity. Contractor Special. Repairs exceed 5k. Roof leak/damage. FHA 203b (repair escrow up to $5k) and FHA 203k (rehab loan over $5k) are excellent
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A 35-year-old man was arrested for battery on a police officer after Red Bluff police received a call Tuesday night about a stolen stereo speaker.
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Here are the clues for finding the loot stolen in Monday’s Asphalt Cowboys stick-up, which helped open Rodeo Week activities.
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Interesting concept:  Food as medicine. I want to be healthy. I talk to people about nutrition. I read about nutrition.  I watch DVDs about nutrition.  Some foods just make me happy.  I look at them and I feel good, like a luscious melon, a casaba.   As I chew each bite, I feel better and better [...]
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Shasta and Trinity emergency responders today will participate in a training related to chemical emergencies.
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Although today will be in the mid-80s, Thursday will bring a chance of showers that could last into Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Today's high will hover around 84. Temperatures will fall to around 59 at night. Thursday will bring a 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 11 a.m., and a high nea
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The first day of the Redding Rodeo begins this evening.
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The No. 1 Foothill High baseball team hosted fifth-seeded Shasta in a Northern Section Division I semifinal Tuesday night. Foothill beat Shasta in all five regular-season meetings this season.
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The No. 2 Red Bluff High softball team hosted third-seeded Shasta Tuesday in a Northern Section Division III semifinal. The game is a rematch of last year's D-II title game, which Red Bluff won 4-0.
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A local boys tennis player won the Northern Section Division I-II singles championship Tuesday. Also, the Northern Section baseball semifinals and softball quarterfinals and semifinals took place Tuesday, with several local teams involved.
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A bit of headline hyperbole to be sure. But here's an excerpt from a just-posted piece at Politico.com: The town is turning on President Obama - and this is very bad news for this White House. Republicans have waited five...
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As of Monday, May 13, the north state’s dominant morning news broadcast, KRCR’s Daybreak, is starting just a little bit earlier - now at 5 a.m. KRCR News Channel 7 is the Northstate’s favorite place to watch morning news, and now the early risers can get their morning fix of fact-based, reliable news coverage, as [...
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Records are on the brink of being rewritten in prep softball this week.
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Authorities are battling very difficult terrain and seeking tips from rural coastal residents as the hunt for accused triple-murderer Shane Miller continues.
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The top-seeded Foothill High's baseball team hosts No. 5 Shasta in a Northern Section Division I semifinal in Palo Cedro tonight at 7 p.m.
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A collection of north state news briefs
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We knew the conditions at the Redding police station were bad. Newly released internal engineer's reports show they're even worse -- dangerous to police and public alike.
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Shasta County Supervisor Les Baugh says a groundwater-substitution transfer that a local irrigation is considering could just whet the appetites of Southern California interests -- and ultimately leave north state wells and streams parched.
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If a proposed ACID water sale doesn't take farmland out of production, we're really just mining groundwater, a resident writes.
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Gas prices are going up again.
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Please, please, there's no reason to impeach President Barack Obama, and it is overreach to say we're getting Watergate all over again. But the scandals are indeed piling up on each other, or, to use another metaphor, it's not just raining. It's pouring.
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Not so long ago, the Record Searchlight was an evening newspaper. We’re bringing that back – but this time it’s exclusively for our digital readers.
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Two Redding men featured on America’s Funniest Home Videos didn’t win the show’s $100,000 grand prize.
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Judi Beck has resigned from the Shasta College board after 22 years of serving as a trustee.
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The 61-year-old Redding man accused of deliberately setting an unoccupied rental home on fire in hopes of getting a $2,000 reward from its owner for “doing her a favor” confessed to the arson in secretly-recorded taped conversations, according to a Redding Fire Department report.
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Here's the schedule for this week's Redding Rodeo events.
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Downtown motels in Redding have drawn the ire of neighboring businesses. But at least one is now viewed as a model for positive change.
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Redding and the McConnell Foundation have begun to negotiate the philanthropy's land purchase offer for Turtle Bay to build its hotel. The City Council favored negotiating the least amount of land possible. But five acres may not be enough to reach a deal
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Everyone agrees -- including the IRS -- that the agency was wrong to target conservative-sounding groups for special scrutiny of their nonprofit applications. But there is a reason why the IRS -- or somebody -- might be right to look...
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Take a look at local headlines from yesteryear, from this day in 1913, 1938, 1963 and 1988.
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A U.S. District Court judge has upheld a magistrate’s March ruling that Lassen Volcanic National Park officials were negligent in the death of a 9-year-old Red Bluff boy who died in 2009 while hiking the Lassen Peak trail with his family.
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Today's editorial about how the IRS mishandled tea party groups' applications for nonprofit status mentioned the imminent release of an inspector general's report. It's now been release. For those interested, here's a link. The report's gist of the "impact on...
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The No. 2 Red Bluff High softball team hosts third-seeded Shasta at 4 p.m. in a Northern Section Division III semifinals.
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First United Methodist Church is set to give its entire Sunday offering away to several local agencies on May 19th as their part of a global Methodist campaign aimed at creating positive change within communities around the world.
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Learn how Obamacare will impact your life.
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Spirit Filled Revival At Corning's Neighborhood Church. All are invited!
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Shasta College will host Gateway Unified School District's 13th Annual Full Speed Day
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Thursday, May 22nd, 3pm in the John Beaudet Community Center, Tom Smith will be the guest speaker for the Shasta Lake Heritage & Historical Society. Tom was a young boy of 10 years old when Pearl Harbor was bombed. His father was stationed in Hawaii, and Tom has compiled his photos into a slide show called "Pearl Harbor
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Students take advantage of degree opportunity in Redding
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Detectives said today that they have arrested a man and the mother of an infant on suspicion of child abuse that killed the baby in September.
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This past Sunday, the Shasta College Softball team had a chance to go to the State playoffs for community colleges. After the first game finished, everyone except coach Sonny Stupek had a grim look on their face. The first game saw the Sierra College Wolverines hit three homeruns as they throttled the Lady Knights
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Authorities are heading out to reports of five teens trapped on an island on the Sacramento River south of the Keswick Dam today.
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A U.S. District Court judge today ruled officials at Lassen Volcanic National Park were negligent in destroying evidence in connection to a lawsuit filed by a Red Bluff family whose son died while climbing Lassen Peak.
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Firefighters are heading to a building that's on fire in Hayfork this afternoon.
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SACRAMENTO — An Oct. 8 trial has been set for a former Anderson police officer accused of raping a Millville woman he was taking to jail in May 2010.
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Humboldt County sheriff's deputies say they're continuing the search today for Shane Miller, who is accused murdering his wife and two daughters May 7 and then fleeing Shasta County.
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Police are searching for an armed gunman who allegedly robbed a business near the corner of Meadow View Drive and Airport Road.
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Remember Deer Creek Manor? The prominent subdivision on a hilltop overlooking the southeastern portion of the city of Shasta Lake was dogged by one problem after another -- both practical and political. Heavy grading on its slopes left some neighbors...
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The National Transportation Safety Board thinks so, AP reports. And it has some striking evidence behind the recommendation: More than 100 countries have adopted the .05 alcohol content standard or lower, according to a report by the board's staff. In...
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A Junction City man was sentenced today in federal court to five years in prison for growing marijuana on three properties, a spokeswoman with the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
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Shasta County supervisors on Tuesday unanimously voted to hire a Lassen County psychiatrist as the county’s newest senior psychiatrist.
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A routine traffic stop this past weekend resulted in the arrest of an Arcata man suspected of possessing and transporting drugs, authorities said today.
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St. Elizabeth Community Hospital, a Dignity Health Member, is preparing for the annual community grants application process. The Community Grants Process is a grant funding opportunity made possible to eligible 501(c) 3 organizations and agencies. Grant dollars are based on the financial performance of St. Elizabeth Communi
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A highlight from last week’s REALTOR Education Day at the Gaia in Anderson was the presentation by California Association of Realtors Chief Economist Leslie Appleton-Young. You can’t know where you’re going unles
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Just $2.789M. So less than $40K per view lot. Provided marketing images include dark clouds. Metaphor? An appraiser who also serves on a planning commission for Redding came to o
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A 53-year-old man getting gas at an ampm convenience store was punched in the face by a woman asking for money.
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As of tomorrow, access to many of the stories on Redding.com and related apps will be available to subscribers only, and this may affect the way users experience our smartphone and tablet apps.
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The Lone Stranger and unknown sidekick pulled off another successful bank robbery, leading the Asphalt Cowboys on a chase and Redding Rodeo fans on a quest for clues.
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Mostly sunny skies with a high temperature near 88 degrees are in Redding's weather forecast for today. A northwest wind between 5 to 9 mph is also expected before becoming calm in the afternoon. Tonight's low will be around 61, officials with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. Wednesday's forecast calls for mo
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Two men charged with murder in the fatal 2011 stabbing of a Redding man are scheduled to begin standing trial today in Shasta County Superior Court.
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Tea party conservatives think big government is out to get them -- and the IRS has proven them correct.
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One thing is certain as California heads for a new health insurance era under the Affordable Health Care Act, better known as Obamacare: Almost all parts of the state will need more medical professionals to serve 2 million to 4 million newly insured Californians.
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The Redding City Council should not sell the chosen riverfront property to the McConnell Foundation or Turtle Bay Exploration Park. That property is more valuable than the Caldwell Park property and should be held in trust for the present and future residents of Redding and Shasta County.
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I live in a residential neighborhood in Redding and recently there was a fire in our area. The response from the Fire Department was amazing.
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The Redding Record Searchlight works hard to exceed your expectations for news about our community, state, nation and world – particularly those topics and experiences that are most meaningful to you. We work each day to give you information unique to our community – from in-depth investigations to stories that are simp
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Junk-n-treasures wants to say thank you to the community.
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I think most of us remember the coyote hunt in February, put on by a sporting goods store in the area. What most of us do not know is the mating season for the coyote is in February.
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Shasta is exploding with confidence coming off a big win in Oroville, while Foothill is the Northern Section's top team. One will advance to the championship.
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Shasta High sophomore Nick Rivera shot a 2-over 74 to be the top medalist at the Northern Section Masters Championships at Graeagle Golf Course on Monday.
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A tentative ruling in the outsourced REU call center case favors Redding. The final ruling is not expected for at least three weeks, and SEIU is vowing to appeal.
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In a bid to hire a senior psychiatrist and cut down contracting costs, Shasta County is preparing to make its most lucrative job offer yet. The new employee would make $22,000 more than the next highest salary.
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Shasta Orthopaedics of Redding will be featured in a segment of “In View” with Larry King on the Discovery Channel.
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About a year ago, Rick Sbrocca pitched an idea to the Economic Development Corp. of Shasta County.
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The hunt for a 45-year-old Shingletown man suspected of killing his wife and two kids continued Monday. Cadaver dogs have joined the search and deputies have obtained an arrest warrant for the man.
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James Koenig is facing about 50 years in prison after being convicted of securities fraud in a complex Ponzi scheme/
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Shasta County’s health officer says a local child likely died from meningitis late last week.
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The Tehama County Sheriff’s Office is treating the Sunday death of a seven-month-old baby boy as suspicious.
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Here's the schedule for Rodeo Week
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Redding eagle fans say the eagle killed Friday in Redding is likely Patriot, the male half of Redding's famous eagle pair.
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From the Shasta Courier newspaper, 27 August 1881: "One of the benefits of the California Fish Commission is apparent in the number of catfish found in the Sacramento River in this neighborhood and points below. The first of this species...
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One of the reasons we planned our trip for the end of April was to be there for Queen's Day and the coronation of the new king. In the Netherlands, April 30 is celebrated as Koninginnedag, the queen's birthday. Queen Beatrix was actually born on January 31, but her mother, Queen Juliana, was born on April 30, and it's a lot
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These ads are only running in Sacramento, apparently, but the Bee reports that the Battle Creek Alliance has taken out an campaign in Sacramento taking Jerry Brown to task. The small environmental group based in Manton is especially critical of...
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After meeting with California Department of Fish and Wildlife officials this afternoon, Members of the Friends of Redding Eagles confirmed today that the bald eagle killed Friday was Patriot, the male half of Redding’s famous eagle pair.
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES SHASTA LAKE — Kirk and Lisa Portocarrero of Outdoor Adventures Sport Fishing said trout and salmon fishing continue to be good around the dam and Bridge Bay areas. The trout are on the surface in the mornings and as it heats up, the salmon have be
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As of tomorrow, access to many of the stories on Redding.com and related apps will be available to subscribers only, and this may affect the way users experience our smartphone and tablet apps.
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A seven woman, five man jury today found 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 guilty of all but one of the three dozen criminal charges against him.
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Comment of the day? "JustThis' said the above on the story about the two out-of-state visitors who had their rented SUV ransacked while they were on a guided fishing trip in the Cottonwood area. Taken were a computer, iPads, hearing...
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Redding-based Shasta Orthopaedics will be featured in a segment of the “In View” profiles series with Larry King on the Discovery Channel at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. The program will explore how new medical technological advances have dramatically improved the patient experience for people with orthopaedic is
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Shasta County's health officer says a local child likely died from meningococcal disease late last week.
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Q. What is your understanding of the separation of church and state? The separation of church and state is one of the most important principles set out by the Constitution and upheld time and again by the courts. The separation clause protects Americans from being force-fed a particular sect or religion by the government, a
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Health economist Uwe Reinhardt writes in The New York Times that last week's release of the data on what hospitals bill Medicare for various common procedures is long overdue, but mainly just a joke. The bills bear no relation to...
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The Tehama County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of $12,500 in cash and property, including weapons, from a Paynes Creek home.
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A 45-year-old Red Bluff man was arrested Sunday following an argument with his older brother over a guitar.
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Speaking of the Thunderbird, two former Redding residents were over last night and told us that on a recent visit to Redding they stayed at the Thunderbird Lodge and said it was great -- new carpets, drapes, paint, fixtures,...
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PETROLIA — Authorities hunting for a Shingletown man wanted in the killing of his wife and two young daughters have brought in dogs trained to search for cadavers, the Associated Press reported.
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Two out-of-towners reported losing more than $13,000 in cash and property over the weekend when the sport utility vehicle they had rented was burglarized in Cottonwood.
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Redding’s beloved bandits, the Lone Stranger and the unknown sidekick, have pulled it off again, swooping down on Cornerstone Bank this morning and riding off with the loot in their annual mock robbery.
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The Tehama County Sheriff’s Office is treating the death of a baby boy on Sunday as suspicious.
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Everyday is education day when you’re in real estate. But Erin and I helped facilitate an event that took place last week at the GAIA Hotel in Anderson that saw 300+ Realtors from all around the northstate gather to learn from the most informative speakers we could find. The event was a big success, and everyone cam
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We always liked Nick’s Grill in Bella Vista for their Hot Pastrami. Now, it’s called Mac Daddy’s.
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We count this as high among our top few most beautiful local foreclosure homes we’ve ever seen.
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Red Bluff police are trying to untangle details in a Sunday night disturbance in which a woman was hit in the head with a rock.
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A 23-year-old was arrested early today after a woman asked Red Bluff police for help getting away from him, authorities said.
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We’re well into the baseball and softball season, but the year is filled with seasonal youth sports: soccer, basketball, volleyball, roller hockey, ice hockey, football, Lacrosse, tennis, golf…and so many more! We’ve all heard the horror stories about parents being verbally and sometimes physically abusive at youth fo
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There's a cooling trend on the horizon as north state temperatures dip below 90 degrees over the next several days, according to the National Weather Service.
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Where do you stay the night in downtown Redding?
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There has been an upswing in economic good news for our country. The unemployment rate has dropped to 7.5 percent. Furthermore, the Labor Department found that more jobs had been created in February and March than previously reported. This means that 208,000 new jobs per month were created over the past six months.
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Bill McPherson’s letter about evolution and the word “theory” is based on a false assumption.
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Unbiased, objective science will confirm the existence of heavenly and earthly schemes that are beyond human understanding.
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It has been reported that at present close to a million VA claims filed by our returning military men and women have not been addressed.
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You recently ran an article on the HSV Swift II, with a picture of a balloon-like drone used to capture drug activity in foreign countries. There is a local connection to that article. Our son, Capt. Rhett Mann, is one of the captains of that ship and resides in Redding with his wife and two sons. The captains’ names
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May 16, 5-7 PMRedding City Hall777 Cypress AveRedding, CA We are celebrating in Redding this week -- It's Rodeo Week --Yeehaw!!  This week also marks the opening of the Summer Art Exhibit at Redding City Hall.   The CIty of Redding will host a reception on Thursday ev
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Through nearly three decades, Sonny Stupek has never seen a team quite like this one.
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A contact forwarded this e-mail, sent out by Turtle Bay CEO Mike Warren as a follow-up to Tuesday's city council meeting: Subject: Council Meeting and follow up Yesterday I wrote our employees (Turtle All) about what more they can do...
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In 1913: The Swasey block on Yuba Street was being painted and decorated, including the porches and brickwork. When finished, it would be one of the finest looking business buildings in town. Mr. Swasey, the owner, believed in being up to date.
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As search teams in Humboldt County finished their fifth day of scouring the remote Lost Coast area for a man wanted in connection with the shooting deaths of his wife and two daughters last week in Shingletown, residents in and around the remote Petrolia community took their concerns straight to officials at a community mee
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Quick to smile and known for his smarts and kindness, Michael Peters is a Gates Millennium Scholar. That means Michael, valedictorian of the 39-student graduating class at Fall River Junior-Senior High School in McArthur, will have his college expenses — both undergraduate and graduate — covered.
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Love this version of the Bowie classic as performed by Canadian Commander Chris Hadfield as he prepares to make the return journey from the International Space Station back to Earth. Commander Chris has recorded a few songs from their low orbit, but this adaptation seems especially fitting. Planet Earth is blue and th
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When we booked our tickets, for some reason we thought it would be a good idea to save money by taking one flight from San Francisco to Copenhagen, and then another flight to Amsterdam. We would have a layover in Copenhagen and could go do something fun in a new city we'd never been to.If this idea is appealing
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A one-acre vegetation Sunday afternoon scorched a hillside next to Mercy Medical Center in Redding, sending smoke into the hospital and sounding alarms there.
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In another exciting game, the Shasta College Lady Knights Softball team won 4-3 to advance to the championship game of the Super Regional Playoff that is being hosted by Shasta College. Taylor Gerhardt came up clutch again at the plate going 3-3 with 2 RBIs, but most especially on defense. With a catch worthy of a
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Wintu herbalist Ted Dawson, works by Los Molinos artist Reeba Barrows, Old West wagons. The event, off Middle Creek Road just east of Shasta, runs until 7 this evening. The Jim Dyar Band takes the outdoor stage at 5....
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The Shasta College softball team has a chance at the state finals today.
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There are people who are having a great Mother's Day, and to them I say have a wonderful time.But I also see a lot of people who are NOT having a great Mother's Day, and who feel angry, hurt, alone, guilty, distraught, and a thousand other feelings.I did not write this. It's by John Shore.
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Law enforcement teams in Humboldt County are on their fifth day of searching for triple-homicide suspect Shane Miller, though the man has seemingly disappeared after the Tuesday shooting deaths of his wife and two daughters nearly 30 miles east of Redding.
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Assemblyman Jim Nielsen quoted in this national Associated Press story about California's prison realignment experiment: "In every county of this state, citizens of California have suffered and been victimized by the AB109ers, as we call them," Republican state Sen. Jim...
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This week a neighbor urged me to see (and memorialize, see snapshot) her century plants (agave americana), five of which are blooming. A spectacular exit strategy....
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From a Wall Street Journal writeup on E.W. Scripps' first-quarter results: "In newspaper markets, we have begun converting audiences to bundled subscriptions for news products that demonstrate the value of the services we provide on smartphones, tablets, desktops and laptops,...
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Redding will get one more stifling day before temperatures dip down into the 80s, the National Weather Service is reporting. Today's high will stick around 92 under sunny skies. At night, temperatures will fall to around 63. Monday's temperatures will drop down to around 84.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior Internal Revenue Service officials knew agents were targeting tea party groups as early as 2011, according to a draft of an inspector general's report obtained by The Associated Press that seemingly contradicts public statements by the IRS commissioner.
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Looking strictly at this summer, a proposal to sell a few thousand acre-feet of Anderson-Cottonwood Irrigation District water to parched farms in Central California, making up the shortage by tapping wells, will do trivial harm at most to anyone in Shasta County.
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Since one-room schoolhouses gave way to institutional learning, government-level educators have overhauled American public education systems every decade or so. And they are doing it once again.
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A hot topic when I campaigned for this office was the federal Farm Bill and the need for major reform of this program. I’ve lived it as a family farmer, which makes me uniquely suited to undertake this difficult task. Few members of Congress have a first-hand understanding of how Farm Bill policies impact on-the-groun
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Our country is considering major involvement in the Syrian civil war. I think this would be a mistake. Russia, China, Iran and Hezbollah support the Syrian government. Russia and Iran provide Syria with unlimited amounts of conventional weapons. Russia and China have blocked the United Nations from taking any significant ac
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“A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.” That was President Ronald Reagan’s belief when he signed the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986. That law, also known as the Simpson-Mazzoli bill after its co-authors, Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) and Rep. Romano Mazzoli (D-Ky.) was s
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I liked Bruce Ross’ column last Sunday. I liked it very much. If English were my native language, I could probably write as well as you do. But it is not. I am a legal immigrant who had suffered discrimination, insults and harassment from all sides. I do not look Hispanic, but once I open my mouth all sort of strange
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It’s interesting how government officials insist they must pay executives, salaried personnel and other professionals prevailing wages compared with other communities of similar size, or they’ll lose talent to those communities.
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We have a national debt of just under $17 trillion and growing at a rate of $3.8 billion dollars per day. Once again Redding’s City Council gives a pay hike to city executives. The council should consider ways to reduce the taxpayers’ burden by reducing the number of executives and their pay.
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I cannot remain silent any longer. Turtle Bay is Redding’s diamond in the rough. It is nature’s wonderland.
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OK, I’m new in town (as of Dec. 20, 2011, Chinese food for Christmas dinner). So yes, I do not know a lot about the culture of this area and I certainly do not want to put my foot in my mouth or anywhere else it might be inappropriate.
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The Humane Society of the United States works to prevent cruelty before animals end up in distress. In California alone, we’ve worked to stop the cruel shark fin trade, crack down on poachers, and strengthen laws aimed at ending dogfighting and cockfighting.
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Against the left-field fence, Taylor Gerhardt saved the Knights.
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For a long time, we’ve said the printed newspaper has to catch up with the digital age.
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Downtown Redding’s latest revival project is expected to meet the wrecking ball by July.
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It appears two of Redding’s longtime pizza restaurants have closed.
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Hold onto your saddle, or at least your 10-gallon hat.
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Up to $100,000 of the proceeds from the Camp Latieze sale will be used to support Whiskeytown Environmental School, Schreder Planetarium and a nutrition training for preschools next school year.
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EUREKA — As the Mattole Valley manhunt for triple-homicide suspect Shane Miller, of Shingletown, entered its fourth day Saturday, more law enforcement officials joined the search.
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A fire caused third-degree burns to two people Saturday in Weaverville.
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A mountain of documents released to the Record Searchlight shows that Redding has allowed devastating flaws in its police headquarters to fester for decades, leaving its force vulnerable to a catastrophic building collapse and leading a city inspector to wonder in writing why it had not been condemned.
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OAK RUN — A group of children spent Saturday enjoying the simple things in life: Catching crawdads in a brook underneath sunny skies, snacking during a singalong in a golden field shaded by verdant trees and tracking down hidden treasures using GPS coordinates from satellites.
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The battle for the top spot in the Sac River League now continues for a championship berth.
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After falling in the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) national tourney Friday, the Simpson University softball team got some good news Saturday.
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Dear Babe: I have an autographed photo from Jimmy Piersall. It is a black and white 8x10 photo, showing him in a Cleveland Indians uniform.
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Living trusts have a clearly defined objective: to avoid probate. Misconceptions about living trusts have spread to the point where people think they can accomplish much more than they really do. So lets help set the record straight.
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Just a couple of days before the cool weather and gentle rain showed up in Redding last weekend we had planted our patient tomato vines. Young and eager, they had been waiting at the nursery for us to pick them up but when we heard that cooler days were on the way, we opted to wait it out, knowing the tender plants would we
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The arrival of spring has encouraged us to dust off our bikes and start riding to school again. I love the idea of riding bikes to school: the exercise, the enjoyment of the trees and flowers blooming along the way, and the bonus of doing our small part in helping the environment.
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Dear Straight Talk: My daughter, 17, always attends prom. She is curious about my prom experience. I wasn’t popular in high school, but right before graduating, a boy I’d just met asked me to his school’s prom. WOW! I was making prom after all. (Back then, a date was required.) It turned out to be a triple
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I have a crank addiction.
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Sarah Schroeder and Nick Bundy
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Summer vacations hold a special appeal to me, harking back to the excitement heralded by the final bell on the last day of the school year, so many years ago.
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I am one of the lucky ones. My mom is a gem. Recognizing this, I attempt to celebrate her throughout the year and not just on this single day in May designated to honor her.
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In 2002, under unusually dry conditions, a forest fire swept through an experimental forest maintained by the Forest Service just north of Lassen National Park. Researchers had created a variety of forest environments at this Blacks Mountain Experimental Forest over the years, with young trees mixed in with old growth, and
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Gifts from the heart come in all shapes, sizes and wrappings. There are still some “gift” ideas that you — or your Mom — may want to take advantage of, whether it’s for Mother’s Day or some other special occasion. And for those who’ve forgotten it’s mom’s special day, th
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One of the things that many of us think about when we retire is traveling and seeing places that we only read about or see on TV.
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Copy and past the following into your browser and then enjoy some very interesting local history. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGuR3WN8PCs&feature=youtu.be...
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Our dog Fritz on the left, his sister Greta on the right. She is spending a week with her brother while her family is playing in Disneyland. I have never met two dogs that genuinely love each other like...
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Suicide squeeze bunts end in smiles or tears.
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In 1913: A meeting of the Southern Oregon and Northern California Mining Congress would be held as part of the Redding Carnival this year. The meeting would include a full-sized representation of all the gold that had been produced at the famous Gladstone Mine since the beginning of operations. Few people realized what so l
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A fire caused third degree burns to two people today in Weaverville.
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Mother's Day is almost here and in our culture it’s a traditional day for planting out heat-loving summer fruit, vegetables and herbs - your tomatoes, peppers, and basil, for instance. Likewise your heat-loving summer annuals, including the non-hardy begonias, impatience, fuchsias, geraniums or brugmansia-laden container
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Here’s an interesting 1988 built 1782 sqft 3/2 on 1.2 acres near Anderson. We see that it once listed at $299K, then later as a failed short sale at $229K, and finally as a foreclosure at $205
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Temperatures will spike up to around 95 today, but next week could bring cooler temperatures while still keeping the sunny skies, the National Weather Service is reporting. Tonight's temperatures will fall to around 68. Sunday will bring a high of 93. Then, temperatures will begin falling into the mid-80s for the rest o
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Weighing in on a recent Record Searchlight editorial, provocative online commenter “Pogue_Mahone” wrote:
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In the matter of Turtle Bay Exploration Park’s hotel, it would be a good time for everyone to take a nice deep breath of clear mountain air.
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Lucille and Hal Muns, Redding
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Diane Madgic, Anderson
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Nathan Esplanade, Rancho Tehama
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Successful postseason runs often are fueled by experience.
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When the pouring rain soaked the celebrating San Francisco Giants last autumn, it was just fitting.
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The No. 7 Red Bluff High baseball team upset second-seeded Chico on the road Friday, 5-0 in the Northern Section Division I quarterfinals.
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In what at times resembles a military-style operation, law enforcement officers clad in body armor and wielding assault weapons scoured a picturesque, densely forested and rugged area of Humboldt County Friday in their continuing search for a 45-year-old Shingletown man suspected of killing his wife and two daughters.
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McCLOUD - The McCloud man released Thursday from Siskiyou County jail after spending six months charged with murdering a 15-year-old girl in 1997 said Friday he’s innocent.
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A collection of north state news
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After more than 20 years on the west side, Senor Rosas is moving to downtown Redding.
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Danika Noll, 5, sits with Cassie Armstead, 23, while she cools off her horses Friday at the boat ramp near the Redding Rodeo Grounds.
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A bald eagle died just before noon Friday in a talon-to-talon battle with a second eagle over Park Marina Boulevard that ended when he crash-landed into a parking lot across Highway 44 from the Turtle Bay eagles’ nest.
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After more than 20 years of starts and stops, local craft brewers are making a market in Shasta County.
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In 1913: The Terry timberland and lumbering industry in Shasta County was reorganized under a corporation — Shasta Land and Timber Co. — and was incorporated for $1 million. That meant lumber activity would be enlarged in the Terry timber belt. In all probability, Afterthought Copper, which was about to extend t
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Friday May 10th at The Farm was anything but a normal Friday. The Shasta College Lady Knights softball team played host to the Fresno City College Rams in the first game of the Super Regional playoffs being held here at Shasta. Playing host to Super Regionals is not out of the ordinary, but today’s win might
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Suicide squeeze bunts end in smiles or tears.
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Paramedics are heading to a Redding apartment after receiving reports of a man partially biting off a 49-year-old woman's fingers this evening.
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Daniel Mintz, writing in Mendocino County's Anderson Valley Advertiser, has a great dispatch from a recent North Coast Regional Water Quality Board meeting about the environmental impacts of marijuana growing. They are, in a word, huge. Stormer Feiler, a water...
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I have a few tricks I use to make my garden feel special to me. I hope my fellow gardeners will be able to use them if they are not already.
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This week Heather Forrester shares pictures of her garden that includes flowers and a vegetable patch.
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Q. The small fruit and attached leaves on my apple tree have shriveled. Can you tell me what's going on?
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Special to the Record Searchlight The Baha’is of Shasta County are presenting film screenings of the documentary “Education Under Fire” detailing the denial of members of the Baha’i community a right to an education in Iran.
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You could say the R-Wild Horse Ranch was a victim of its own success.
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The treasurer of the Redding branch for the California Teachers Association was arrested today on suspicion of embezzlement, authorities said.
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The first person to make a guess was right on target! It is the Bass Hotel and Stage Station once located at Stillwater (now Mountain Gate). Our winner is Djimoulidine who guessed it correctly at 9:13 a.m. Thank you everyone...
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A bald eagle died just before noon in a talon-to-talon battle with a second eagle over Park Marina Boulevard that ended when he crash-landed into a parking lot across Highway 44 from the Turtle Bay eagles' nest.
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It’s been said that the Major League Baseball playoffs are a crapshoot.
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A southbound Interstate 5 lane that was closed by a vehicle fire earlier this afternoon has reopened, the California Highway Patrol reported.
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The Lance is happy to announce, LanceList, a Craigslist style forum designed to accommodate the needs of Shasta College students. Community members are also encouraged to post on LanceList with anything they feel college students would be interested in. Employers looking for student labor will have an inside track within
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May 9, 2013 – The Out of Darkness suicide fundraiser walk helped bring people together for a powerful message about mental illness and depression. It was about fear being transformed into hope and pain into healing for the loved ones of suicide victims. Mike Gonzales was the master of ceremonies and worked in pa
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A 61-year-old Redding man has been arrested on suspicion of arson, insurance fraud and other charges after allegedly causing a Feb. 8 fire that destroyed an unoccupied Butte Street home, a Redding Fire Department investigator said today.
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Someone asked me just last night if that REU commission was ever going to meet. The answer is yes. Next Thursday, in fact. Mostly an organizing session and the agenda is light, but they'll also be identifying subjects to talk...
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Fire the coach, then. The great sports website Deadspin built a wonderful map of the best-paid public employee in every state of the Union. Overwhelmingly, it's the large state U's football coach. California's an exception, of course -- ours is...
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A 10-year-old boy with a history of playing with fire is being blamed for causing a Wednesday fire that burned a laundry room at a Westside Road apartment complex, causing an estimated $25,000 in damage.
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This was a stopping place. What was its name and where was it located? Welcome to the History Mystery Photo Contest. If you're the first person to give the correct answer, you'll win a $10 prize plus an award certificate...
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Two men charged with murder in the fatal 2011 stabbing of a Redding man had their upcoming trial confirmed today in Shasta County Superior Court.
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Sometimes when people think the government is out to get them, that's because it is: WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Internal Revenue Service is apologizing for inappropriately flagging conservative political groups for additional reviews during the 2012 election to see if...
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We often point out that Sacramento River views are our local beachfront equivalent. “Open floor plan with woodstove in livingroom, hardwood floors in kitchen and dining area, circular driveway, large fenced backyard with views of the sacramento river̶
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A few weeks ago my little sister happened to bump into the son of my lifelong best friend from high school on a street in Portland. A little out of the ordinary, but not totally unheard of in the big city. But some chit chat, on an occasion like this, is kind of obligatory. Which [...]
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Forecasters say today will have highs in the 90s in the Redding area. The high in town will reach about 92 degrees under mostly sunny skies. At night, expect a drop to 65 degrees and partly cloudy skies. For the weekend, prepare for more sunshine and warmth, with highs in the low-90s and upper-80s.
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Nobody orders a club sandwich for lunch without at least a glance at a menu to see the price.
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You know you’re in trouble when you can’t even get your walk-back story straight. Stung by the worldwide derision that met President Obama’s fudging and fumbling of his chemical-weapons red line in Syria, the White House leaked to The New York Times that Obama’s initial statement had been unprepared,
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When severe wildfires blazed through Southern California a decade ago some people started rethinking our forest management practices. So far there has been too much thinking and not enough action. Every year since 2003 we have seen millions of dollars wasted as Cal Fire responds to the annual ritual of trying to save people
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SHINGLETOWN — Neighbors and friends of the Miller family paint different pictures of its four members, but all said the Millers kept to themselves.
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The search for a 45-year-old man suspected of killing his wife and two daughters in Shingletown on Tuesday expanded Thursday, a day after sheriff’s deputies found his truck in a rural area about 40 miles south of Eureka.
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The search for a 45-year-old man suspected of killing his wife and two daughters in Shingletown on Tuesday expanded Thursday, a day after sheriff’s deputies found his truck in a rural area about 40 miles south of Eureka.
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May 11 Street Legal Racing Cancelled. Sorry! Work continues on rebuilding the timing system electronics and wiring. Recent reliability issues force us to do a major rebuild. Track management thanks you for your patience. But get yourself ready for this big event!!! 5/18/2013 NATIONAL HOT ROD DIESEL ASSOCI
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Shasta College was revving up interest in jobs like heavy equipment operator and automotive repair during an event for high school girls on Thursday.
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In 1913: Redding proposed to build a bridge across the Sacramento River at Reid’s Ferry to accommodate the state’s $18 million highway. District Attorney Chenoweth gave an official opinion to the Board of Supervisors that Shasta County could be forced to reimburse the city of Redding for one-half the cost of the
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In the early years baseball changed its rules as often as players today switch teams through free agency.
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Simpson University softball pitcher Emily Stokes threw a no-hitter Thursday to keep her team alive in an 8-1 win over Oklahoma Wesleyan, at the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) championship tourney in Botetourt, Va.
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A 27-year-old Cottonwood man accused of trying to kill two paramedics and an emergency medical technician by ramming his pickup into their ambulance outside Mercy Medical Center last year has been returned to Shasta County from Napa State Hospital for possible trial.
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Service to north state Charter Communication customers was restored late Thursday afternoon, about five hours after a cut fiber-optic line crashed the system.
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The Anderson-Cottonwood Irrigation District is considering selling water to San Joaquin Vallley farmers, an issue that could be controversial with some customers.
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Olive Garden
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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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