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June 19th, 2013

Redding fire crews quickly put out fire on Railroad Avenue this evening.
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Redding's budget isn't getting any worse -- but that's about the best you can say about the state of the city.
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Instead of oversight from Congress, the NSA just gets a fawning round of applause.
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A proud nation has been reduced to waiting for the next government handout.
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If only citizens can vote, what's wrong with checking ID?
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Slip, slop and slap your way to healthier skin this summer.
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Looking back, Janis Meredith realizes the true gains in her kids' sports paths were life lessons learned.
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Did you know that about half of all pregnancies in the U.S. are unplanned? That means every childbearing woman should be thinking about her health.
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The number of seniors who live alone is on the rise. According to the US Census Bureau, the number of those 65 and older who live alone will double to 74 million in the next 20 years. Seniors who live alone, usually after losing a spouse, typically want to remain independent and continue living at home as long as possible.
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As many as 11 inmates at the Shasta County jail could be charged next week with hate crimes in connection with a brawl and riot last month in one of the jail’s housing rooms, according to the Shasta County Sheriff’s and District Attorney’s offices.
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A group of Shasta County residents is circulating a petition for a ballot measure to keep corporate violators out of Anderson.
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A secretly negotiated new trade agreement will push more American jobs overseas.
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Where did you find this right-wing prophet Deroy Murdock?
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Jack Williams' article had me laughing so hard I could barely breathe.
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Lakehead residents are upset over what they say is a highly visible new location for construction materials used to update the Antlers Bridge. Meanwhile, the construction company has graded on the plot of land without a permit, the county said.
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For the first time this year, the trail to the highest point in Shasta County will be open this weekend.
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Anti-gun legislators continue to push feel-good laws. Why don't they enforce those already on the books?
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Terry Riley, the pioneer of minimalist music whose music has influenced contemporary composers, grew up in Redding and returns to play at the Cascade Theater with son Gyan on June 23.
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A gas leak is spurring evacuations and traffic control on Girvan Road this afternoon.
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Sandy Miller, the slain wife of fugitive Shane Miller, reached out for help from the Shasta Women’s Refuge before her May 7 death.
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This could catch on here. In Mexico, a feline named Morris is running for mayor. The Guardian reports: It started as a joke between friends, but Morris the cat's bid to become mayor of the Mexican city of Xalapa, the...
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Firefighters say they've contained a blaze that burned around seven acres this afternoon just west of Manton.
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The artist who designed the Fantasy Fountain’s new look will provide a chance to learn about and see his inspiration Saturday.
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Strong wind this morning blew the roof off a single-story metal shop on Caterpillar Road, sending debris to nearby buildings.
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Firefighters quickly put out a vegetation fire that started when a woman burned weeds growing next to her trailer at Starlite Mobile Estates on Arcade Way.
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What's the big hurry? Why a this-can't-wait special city council meeting at noon on Thursday, just 36 hours after the council first considered this offer from the McConnell Foundation in closed session? That's hardly enough time for the public to...
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What's the hurry? Why a this-can't-wait special city council meeting at noon on Thursday, just 36 hours after the council first considered this offer from the McConnell Foundation in closed session? That's hardly enough time for the public to digest...
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Authorities arrested a felon who, they say, had meth and guns that they found during a search of his Anderson home on the 3300 block of Thomas Ave. today
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Even though the law might not hold public officials accountable for no longer posting agendas or providing adequate descriptions of items on them, angry voters would hold them accountable, and political exposure has always been a far more powerful motivator...
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Dan Logue gets around. The assemblyman from the 3rd District, which includes a swath of the Sacramento Valley from Tehama County south, last flirted with with running for office in our 1st Assembly District (this as part of the redistricting...
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This is an assortment of photos that don't have much to do with each other except I thought they were interesting. Call it Amsterdam style. We were sitting at The Barking Fish when these two ultra-thin and ultra-hipsters showed up. "Models," I sneered to Gary.
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special service in COrning
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Democratic Women's Club hosts Heidi Hall
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Drumming represents the heartbeat of life, the rhythm of nature. Attune to self, nature and Spirit at The Sacred Drumming Circle! Create connection and wellness through drumming!
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Today I talk with Joe Furnari, best known for his hand-made sausage from Furnari Sausage Co., but we learn about some of his other interests and talents, too.  (Special thanks to Sophia Miller, anewscafe.com's first photo intern, for the incredible photographs. Great work, Sophia!) Q: Joe, thank you so much for po
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Four beehive boxes that fell off the back of a truck were quickly removed from the road this morning.
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We haven’t shown this chart in a while. It’s quite striking. Look at the price increases. There’s lots of good data visualized here. Absorption Rate can be thought of as Inventory on Hand, sort of. It’
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Here’s good location for privacy at the end of Holiday Road in Bella Vista. This area is characterized by a bunch of 5 acre parcels scattered in the hills. Not too far out of town, but very rural. Representing the seller is broker Randy Byrd of Platinum Properties. Although he tells us it’s a REO
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The valley will get another day in the 70s under mostly sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service. It's predicting that temperatures will rise to 79 before dropping to around 58 today. Thursday's high will hover around 85.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sweeping immigration legislation moving toward a vote in the Senate would boost the economy and reduce federal deficits, the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday, at the same time it would bestow legal status on an estimated 8 million immigrants living in the United States unlawfully.
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The Redding City Council has scheduled a special meeting for noon Thursday to discuss the McConnell Foundation’s proposal to buy city land leased by Turtle Bay Exploration Park.
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Redding youth swimmer Winn Aung, 10, breaks his own national record for age group.
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A brief look at news from around the north state.
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A streak of storms are rolling through northeastern Tehama County and southern Shasta County this evening, sparking lightning and rain.
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In 1913: Incorporate the Humboldt, Siskiyou and Klamath Falls railroad company and do it at once, said attendees at a railroad convention. On a motion, a committee of nine was appointed to make the preliminary arrangements.
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In a remarkable turnabout for tough-on-crime Shasta County, the Sheriff's Office is looking to have some inmates serve their jail sentences taking college vocational courses.
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When Barack Obama squanders his own credibility with his glib lies, he is not just injuring himself during his time in office. He is inflicting a lasting wound on the country as a whole.
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The newly remodeled Fantasy Fountain is simply too slippery to be safe for children.
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A stolen 4-H project turned the Shasta district Fair into a disappointment -- and the fair is at fault as well as the thief.
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The Shasta Land Trust will hold a luau fundraiser, and in anticipation shares Hawaiian-inspired recipes.
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A brief look at business news from around the north state.
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Arrest numbers are up for offenders returned to Shasta County through Assembly Bill 109, but county officials say the increase is the result of a law enforcement crackdown, not a surge in new crimes.
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Community businesses go above and beyond in supporting the family of Luke Sheehy, the firefighter who recently died in Modoc County.
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Authorities say the 27-year-old man suspected of stabbing his father Monday afternoon during an argument, severed his own hands with a radial-arm type saw inside the shop after the attack.
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The man who was hit and killed by a pickup Saturday planned to bike across the country to raise money for a nonprofit that helps starved people in Africa get food and water through bike-pumped irrigation systems.
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Redding's recreation department offers a variety of sports camps and other activities for kids this summer.
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Chuck Aukland, the Redding public works engineer who oversees the Redding Area Bus Authority, was kind enough to catch me up on the parts of the meeting I missed yesterday and clear up my confusion. Turns out RABA's policy does...
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The topic of climate change makes some folks hot under the collar, witness some of the heated back-and-forth commentary on Doug Craig's blog at Redding.com. Today the Redding psychologist and blogger took to the local airwaves to share his passion...
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The California Highway Patrol reported officers arrested a 22 year-old Lewiston man today after a high-speed chase spanning nearly 50 miles from Cottonwood to Orland.
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Local fine furniture maker Thomas Starbuck Stockton Of Montgomery Creek won a pair of awards at the 31st annual "Design in Wood" show at the Del Mar fairgrounds in San Diego County. Design in Wood is an international exhibition of fine woodworking co-sponsored by the San Diego Fine Woodworking Association and the San Diego
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The California Highway Patrol has identified the bicyclist hit and killed over the weekend on Highway 89 near McCloud as William Arnold West, 49, of Palo Cedro.
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SYNOPSIS: On Monday, 06/17/13 at 1538 hours, a stabbing was reported at Scheer Drive in Redding. Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputies responded and upon arrival found two subjects with visible injuries. The victim, Gregory Dunn, was lying in the driveway and appeared to have been stabbed multiple times. The suspect,
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES EUREKA — Sizzling salmon fishing continued all week, even though seas were rough. Most anglers could take it for the few hours required to limit out. There was very little rockfishing done because the good spots were blown out. Jetty fishing was t
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Parenting is my favorite job. But the road to having another baby has been curvy. My husband and I have hemmed and hawed, planned and reneged our plans. We thought we were through with kids.
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Authorities say the 27-year-old man who is suspected of stabbing his father Monday afternoon during an argument, severed his own hands with a raidal-arm type saw inside the shop after the attack.
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ANDERSON: The Anderson (California) City Council will have its first Hindu opening prayer today, June 18, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the City Council. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read the
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Red Bluff police say they’ve arrested a 36-year-old man who struck another man in the head with a metal pipe Monday night.
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Anderson police this morning are identifying the three men and a woman detained Monday following a high-speed chase that ended in Redding.
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Well, it’s a commercial actually. A commercial for Zillow. And possibly only viral among we agents. Still, worth your view here. Interesting to think about how home shopping has changed in the tablet and smartphone era. A lot of agents we know dislike Zillow greatly. We like Zillow. More imp
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Here’s a 2006 built 1660 sqft 3/2 with a 3 car garage in lovely Lake California. We love this gated community. This is from the Lake California community website: “Lake California is a gated private community located in North
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The westbound lanes of Eureka Way at South Market Street in downtown Redding were blocked this morning because of a single-vehicle crash.
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The Redding City Council at tonight's meeting will get a consultant's report recommending most impact fees for new development be raised, while another be lowered.
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Look for cooler weather today, the National Weather Service says.
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MINERAL – The Lassen Peak Trail will open for visitors wanting to hike to the summit of Lassen Peak on June 21, 22 and 23 during daylight hours. Evening closures from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. have been set due to safety concerns. “An assessment of the trail revealed a few lingering snow fields which [...]
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A second fire, possibly started by arsons, has broken out in the North Market Street area.
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The Redding Colt 45s finished up a weekend series against Top Speed Baseball on Sunday.
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A brief look at news from around the north state.
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Bearish contrarian hedge fund manager Doug Kass lays out his reasons here. Excerpts from his e-mail to clients: "Unfortunately, there are many haters in the social blogosphere, who, perhaps because of their own issues, drown out the many good people...
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Two men were stabbed Monday, but it was initially unclear to investigators which of the two initiated the attack that left both men with life threatening injuries.
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A fire east of Redding on Monday torched 15 acres of grass and brush.
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In the name of trivial savings, the state would allow a profound rollback of the California Public Records Act.
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Never mind the high-flown rhetoric of a new Silicon Valley push on immigration. The campaign is using the same old say-anything political tactics that all big-money groups use to promote their own self-interest.
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Hurting the poor is not "social welfare."
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Liberals speak from ignorance about the tea parties.
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Hoboes still ride the rails and a number of them shared their stories at Dusmuir Rail Road Days.
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Dads come in all types, but they all shape their children's lives enormously.
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Why are Republicans outraged now?
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Orchard Supply has filed for bankruptcy, though a tentative deal with Lowe's may mean the company can stay mostly intact.
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Plaintiffs in lawsuits filed today say streams as far away as the Trinity River would be harmed by the Bay-Delta plan.
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The search for Shingletown murder suspect Shane Miller has cost Shasta County nearly $73,000. But Miller still has yet to be found.
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Jurors in the upcoming trial of Mark Duenas will face an extra round of scrunity as all parties are seeking to avoid those who have extensive knowledge of the high-profile murder case.
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Days are numbered for nine medical marijuana dispensaries that continue to operate within Redding’s city limits.
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The Redding Area Bus Authority, always keen to lift its revenues, has a contract to sell advertising space both on buses and, I believe, at bus stops. I did not know it had a policy banning ads for, among other...
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Two Redding men were injured during a fight this afternoon, including one who had both hands cut off at the wrists, according to Shasta County sheriff's deputies.
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Q. Does the recent discovery in quantum physics of the Higgs Boson, the so called God Particle, alter your understanding of creation? This momentous discovery doesn’t only affect physics or cosmology, but also demonstrates the brilliance and relevance of human scientific activity. Methodists affirm the sciences with somet
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Fire crews this afternoon are battling a vegetation blaze that's grown to about 12 acres between Redding and Bella Vista.
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A memorial is planned at the Redding Civic Auditorium for a U.S. Forest Service smokejumper killed last week while battling a fire at the Modoc National Forest.
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A Redding man will serve 14 years to life for his part in a 2011 robbery of a downtown medical marijuana dispensary.
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Shasta County really isn't all that windy, in the scheme of things, so we haven't seen an all-out push for wind development that some feared (and others hoped for) after Hatchet Ridge Wind went up --- to the dismay of...
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That's the claim in this The New York Times report on how some states' health insurance exchanges will effectively be monopolies: When a typical 40-year-old uninsured woman in Maine goes to the new state exchange to buy health insurance this...
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Three men and a woman were taken into custody this morning following a high-speed chase that started in Anderson and ended in a neighborhood on Redding's north side.
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I like to read the Sunday papers in the morning, when I can. A local Redding business named Upstate News deliv
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It’s Small Business Week! We are a family business at the Address Realty. Not a “mom and pop shop,” we are instead a daughter and pop shop. We support local small businesses whenever possible and we are grateful to all the other small businesses here that make Redding California such a terrific place to live!
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This one has been for sale for over 90 days now, and they’ve dropped the price accordingly. Great River Ridge neighborhood, beautiful kitchen. This one didn’t make it to FDotD when priced at $307K back in March. Now this West Redding foreclosure home with glimmering pool may be more attractive. Pr
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Redding, CA. customer service is dwindling.  The attitude is Where else you gonna go? We don’t really care we make the same per hour if your happy with our service  or not.  Besides welfare and unemployment is more of a fit for these lazy rude people. On Friday I took a guest for a pizza […]
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A Cottonwood man accused of murdering his wife will begin standing trial July 9 in Shasta County Superior Court.
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Forecasters say it'll be warm and sunny today in Redding, then cool down a bit for most of the week. The high should reach 86 degrees today with a low of 60 at night. On Tuesday, expect a high of 79 degrees, and similar conditions on Wednesday as well.
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It’s a pleasure to be back at the Board of Supervisors after some travelling. Lucky for me, it was a quiet day at the Board on Tuesday. Jim Milestone, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area Park Superintendent, reported on Park activities. The summer schedule is full, with Ranger kayak tours, waterfall hikes, gold
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A 33-year-old Red Bluff man was arrested Sunday afternoon on suspicion of having a silencer for a firearm, according to Red Bluff police.
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Several arrested in vehicle thefts
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In 1913: Franklin Kane, secretary of the interior, wrote a letter to Rep. Scott Ferris, chairman of the House committee on public lands, acknowledging receipt of Rep. Racer's bill creating Mount Shasta National Park.
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One person is missing this evening after a personal watercraft flipped in the Sacramento River in Anderson.
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The dysfuction in the agency that handles annexations in Shasta County will have real consequences if it isn't cleaned up, but it's hard to believe that can happen on the cheap.
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Cheer up, folks. Reasons to feel optimistic about the future are easy to find.
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SHASTA LAKE — Residents in a small Shasta Lake neighborhood say the same day they found themselves the victims of a string of break-ins in one night, their reports to Shasta County sheriff’s deputies seem to have fallen on deaf ears.
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Want to live to 100? Anderson resident Ken Gill tells how he got to his first triple-digit birthday today.
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ARDMORE, Pa. — Fly the Cross of St. George next to those red wicker baskets. The U.S. Open has an English champion for the first time in 43 years.
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WASHINGTON — It's as if the United States has two governments, one open and one very much not. President Barack Obama leads both, trying not to butt heads with himself.
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A tour of the Johnson Space Center offers a depressing reminder of the great things America used to do, but has abandoned.
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While I was off adventuring, the Board of Supervisors quietly and without a lot of drama approved a Recommended Budget for the fiscal year 2013/14, beginning July 1, 2013. This seems among the most significant of annual actions, and so I report it here. This report is made possible in part using a nifty new o
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The Shasta District Fair's chief executive officer said today that junior livestock sales were at a record high for this year's event, which ended Saturday.
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How much City of Redding land around Turtle Bay Exploration Park does the McConnell Foundation want -- 57 acres, 20 acres, 15 acres -- and what for and at what price and with what form of payment? All weighty questions...
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Fire crews this morning headed to Deschutes Road near the cross of Traci Lane in Anderson for a reported fire of a pickup hauling hay that burned an acre of nearby vegetation.
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A motorcyclist crashed this morning in the Millville area, the California Highway Patrol reports.
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Redding police said they stayed busy early this morning recovering four stolen vehicles throughout town.
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The valley will get two more days of heat before things cool down into the low 80s, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures will hover around 88 today, Father's Day, before falling to 63 at night. Monday will bring a high near 86 before the overnight hours bring the temperatures down to around 61. Tuesday's
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In 1913: The Shasta County board of supervisors advertised for bids for the construction of a much-needed bridge across Cottonwood creek at Gas Point.
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The Top Speed Baseball club won the first game of a doubleheader Saturday evening, defeating the Redding Colt 45s 6-1 at Tiger Field.
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No, not Redding Mayor Rick Bosetti...he's the manager. Nate Abaurrea, an aspiring sports broadcaster, is announcing Saturday night ball games this season, both home and away games, starting at 7 p.m. on KCNR1460 and KCNR1460.com. Abaurrea, a recent graduate of...
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The valley will get two more days of heat before things cool down into the 70s, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures will hover around 89 today before falling to 63 at night. Monday will bring a high near 86 before the overnight hours bring the temperatures down to around 61. Tuesday's high is expected to
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The Record Searchlight subscriber service for online access and new activations will be unavailable from 9 p.m. to midnight tonight due to system maintenance.
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A Palo Cedro man was killed today on Highway 89 near Mount Shasta when he was hit by a pickup, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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A roundup of north state news briefs.
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A simple history question leads to the discovery of a long-lost Redding community treasure -- and the roots of the Riverview Golf & Country Club.
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A new school-funding system that gives more local control means parents and communitites will need to pay closer attention to their school board meetings.
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The trend toward easing school discipline for "willful defiance" teaches the wrong lesson to students. The real world will not be so forgiving.
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Young people who were brought to this country as children should be allowed to live normal American lives.
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Homeland Security will open a field office in Redding inside the building once owned by James Koenig, who was convicted of swindling scores of investors.
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Welcome to the Art Corner! I'm happy to launch this new column providing art activities for all ages from beginners to professionals.
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Naoma Johnston and Matthew McCall, both of Davis, are engaged to be married on Aug. 24, 2013, at the Crockett Community Center in Crockett. The bride-elect is the daughter of Louise Reidell of Walnut Creek and Richard Johnston of Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands. She attended Berkeley High School in Berkeley, and Laney Col
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Our shower curtain liner has had a tiny 1/2-inch tear for about a year now. It was right at eye level, so I couldn’t help but notice it every time I showered.
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Del and Margaret Wood celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on June 15, 2013. They began married life during the Depression, living and working in an Elk River logging camp near Raymond, Wash., where Del's father managed the woods operation. Hope of a job at Shasta Dam brought the family to Redding in 1941 with all thei
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An old adage says "never judge a book by the cover," but that's not true of best-selling novelist Carolyn Hart's latest, "Dead, White and Blue."
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The California constitution is clear that we have the rigth to a jury trial -- even for petty offenses.
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What to make of a former insider's revelation of the extent of National Security Agency spying? Was it an act of treason or of heroism?
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Things have changed since we voted for Democrats -- and so did the Democrats.
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I was concerned about the abuse of federal power, but now I'm alarmed.
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Finally, a leaker who has the people in mind.
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We need to enforce the rule we have, not another misguided immigration bill.
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Redding Recreation has summer of outdoor programs slated for local high school students.
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Summer heat is back, and with it the popularity of weekend vacations on boats. The north state and southern Oregon are rich in lakes and rivers. Boat rentals are plentiful, too.
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Dear Straight Talk: I'm a new stepfather to a boy, 14 and a girl, 16. Their mother has had full custody for eight years. Please advise as to the ideal stepfather? What's the worst thing I can do? The best?
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Nerd Chicks share how to get better photos out of your Smartphone.
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Excerpt from Michael Hiltzik's column in the LA Times: Rep. LaMalfa's office grouses that totting up his farm's ($5.1 million) take in the past is unfair, because the House and Senate farm bills both eliminate the $5-billion direct payment...
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Yesterday's History Mystery photo is a picture of the deadly toxic chemical spill in the Sacramento River making its way down the river into Shasta Lake. It was by pure accident that I chose that photo from my files not...
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Courtesy of Mercy Medical Center, Redding
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The Summer Slam Festival, a season-ending event held the first weekend in June at the Redding Soccer Park for U10 boy and girls soccer teams, was a grand slam home run for teams, players and event organizer Ron Davis, Redding’s Youth Soccer League’s U10 coordinator.
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Dear Babe: My family was very good friends of Lou Gehrig. He was at my grandmother’s house many, many times. I have my mother’s autograph book. Lou wrote a message in it and signed it. The autograph reads: “To Peg: The queen of lovely and regular girls — With kindest personal regards. Cordially, Lou Gehrig.” He ha
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This is not the kind of lead a congressman wants to see in America's most widely circulated newspaper: Peanut, cotton and rice farmers are big beneficiaries of price guarantees tucked into agriculture legislation under consideration on Capitol Hill. But another...
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Here’s a few images taken today. Aaron is seen here helping my other son in law get his new driveway ready. Aaron is somewhat more comfortable with heavy equipment than he is dancing with Monica Fisher, shall we say. Still, just 7 days till the big event. Will he be able to pull off the upset win?
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We are fortunate to have REU in Redding. Control over our electric utility has been a real asset to our community. Below is a link to some Summer energy saving tips they suggest. We’ve put most of them to work already, but it pays to look at these again.
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Whiskeytown Park's latest artist in residence, Dan Crowe, a recent graduate of Oberlin College in studio art, talks with a park ranger during a painting demonstration Friday morning at Brandy Creek Beach. Below, one of his landscape paintings of an...
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A Burney teenager died early this morning when his pickup crashed into a tree, said officers with the California Highway Patrol.
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We recall this most recently as a failed short sale, having sat there on the MLS for a mere 292 days. It’s been foreclosed, and is now ready for a buyer at a price the lender will actually accept. Very frustrating to explain to buyers why that super cheap short sale listing stands zero chan
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Every morning this time of year, from the early morning lifting through the trees and on the horizon just before 5 am to that hard to-pinpoint moment when morning has become full-fledged day, the birds regale us with their summer morning songs - symphonic it would seem when put all together in the green spaces, [...]
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Temperatures will tick up to 89 today and Sunday, Father's Day. But winds will be calm, according to the National Weather Service. Nighttime temperatures will hover around 60 both days.
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In 1913: Ten barrels of Bohemian beer arrived in Happy Camp by pack train the previous Saturday night. The next day everybody in the town was drunk, five or six men and a few boys excepted. As a climax, Will Bellew took five shots at N.B. Baker. Bellow was of unsteady aim and he missed Baker every time.
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A roundup of north state news briefs.
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The Redding Colt 45s opened up a weekend series against Top Speed Baseball at Tiger Field on Friday night.
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LOS ANGELES — California’s insurance commissioner wants to exclude Anthem Blue Cross from the state’s new health exchange for small businesses, saying it’s made excessive rate hikes.
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Legislature passed California's massive state spending plan Friday amid sharp divisions over whether the compromise struck by Democrats and Gov. Jerry Brown will further the state's recovery or eventually return it to the multibillion-dollar deficits common during the recession.
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Mother Jones magazine -- which skews decidedly liberal but also believes in good reporting -- reviews the law and concludes that tea parties including the Redding-based group who are plaintiffs in a case against the IRS haven't got much chance...
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Smokejumpers strike a brave pose about the risks of their job -- but they are all too real, and they claimed a Redding-based firefighter's life this week.
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After Terry Riley left Redding, he changed the world, the world of music, that is — ask anyone from The Who’s Pete Townshend to composer Philip Glass. Later this month Riley’s coming home to Redding for a his 60th high school reunion and a June 23 (Sunday) matinee performance at the Cascade Theatre. Don’t miss it.
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Attacks on the Local Agency Formation Commission are the work of disgruntled proponents of an overly ambitious failed district expansion. They should put their energy to good use.
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If you're a first-time gardener, I'll bet you're already getting wonderful advice that conflicts with other wonderful advice. And it's at least possible that you'll enjoy comparing notes with what I've learned.
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Breanna McDonald's interest in helping others helped the recent West Valley High School grad land a full-ride to University of Notre Dame.
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Local business news in brief.
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Come spring 2014, Shasta County seniors may have access to a new psychiatric hospital at Shasta Regional Medical Center. That facility is currently being created, said the hospital’s CEO Randall Hempling.
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Thomas Lawrence's weekly College Notebook column takes a look at how to fix college baseball, and make it more appealing to the masses.
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Keeping a database of all phone calls and emails is worthy of debate as long as debate hooks a terrorist.
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Does it escape anybody’s attention that it was a conservative working for the IRS that went after tea party and conservative groups?
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Since our warm weather is always going to be a issue for us here I am writing about ways to handle it.
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A series of smaller fires hit the north state today, inching close to populated areas in Cottonwood and Anderson but sparing any damage beyond vegetation.
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A rail line near the Cantara Loop remained closed for most of Friday after a few empty, flatbed cars in a Union Pacific train derailed Thursday night.
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This article is about sex in the zucchini patch. It is highly educational, so please pay attention.
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Tulips and jasmine make a garden a pleasant place to be.
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Here's what to do you in your summer garden.
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The Redding City Council is looking to update its gift policy after getting dinged by a Shasta County grand jury report.
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The Shasta District Fair continues tonight and Saturday in Anderson.
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Hot Lava Night is Hawaiian Themed This Year The Shingletown Library’s annual Casino Night fundraiser will have a few new twists this year. This Hot Lava Night will be held on July 13th, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the heart of town on the Library Grounds, and will feature a Hawaiian flavor. Also new this year, will be
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Sponsor tables and sponsor tickets are now sold out; however, general admission tickets can be purchased online at http://bluegrassonthemountain.eventbrite.com until midnight June 14, and general admission tickets will be available at the gate entrance of Cedar Crest Vineyards from 12 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. on the day of the eve
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Fresh local produce, live music, streets filled with food, vendors and customers ... Chamber Farmers Market in Red Bluff Wednesday Night 5 to 8 and Saturday's "Market by the River" 7:30 to Noon
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$1,000 Humanist Society Scholarship Essay Contest won by Shasta High senior Mitchell Martinez.
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The mystery photo is the chemical spill on the Sacramento River floating down the river into Shasta Lake. The winner is jmc31sr who guessed correctly at 11:04 a.m. Congratulations. Thank you everyone for playing. And thank you to Ortega's...
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Firefighters are heading to a blaze in Mineral this afternoon.
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Paramedics are heading to the IHOP on Hilltop Drive after receiving reports of a man, 51, who was electrocuted.
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Anderson police say a shooting this afternoon stemmed from a long-held grudge.
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A rail line near the Cantara Loop remains closed this morning after a few empty, flatbed cars in a Union Pacific train derailed Thursday night.
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Rather a forceful statement from California's senior senator in the Bee today about the need to get the concrete pouring for an overhaul of California's water system. She specifically mentions the seemingly endless studies about expanding Lake Shasta: A draft...
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What and where is this? Welcome to the History Mystery Photo Contest. If you're the first person to give the correct answer, you'll win a $10 gift certificate and an award certificate with your name and the mystery photo. Guesses...
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Gas Point Road near West Valley High School in the Cottonwood area has opened following a brief closure while crews battled a vegetation fire.
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The CHP will conduct a DUI checkpoint next week in Red Bluff.
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RED BLUFF — Police here arrested a 21-year-old after he was spotted spray painting the side of a church, officers reported.
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It rains a lot in Redding in Winter, and it gets very hot in Summer. So drainage and irrigation forms the structural basis for landscape planning. Our relatively flat front yard had so called “French Drains” installed when constructed 35 years ago. But you can see what happened when they pulled up a section of the
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Here’s a bank owned 7,800 sqft commercial building in Redding. Currently there is a print shop inside. It was originally a contractors building and yard. It looks solid, and designed to be useful for many purposes. It’s a good location for light industrial, but for retail maybe not so muc
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Long ago I figured out there were two kinds of clients.  One type needs to vent.  They have been through a lot and see therapy as a means to dump their angst and anguish.  They talk a great deal and prefer I just listen, which is fine with me.  They feel better not because of anything [...]
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A Redding teenager who has been found mentally incompetent to stand trial after allegedly stabbing his 42-year-old father to death in April may learn today where he’ll be sent for treatment.
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Forecasters say temperatures will pick up a bit today in Redding, but things will cool off significantly next week. The high will be around 90 degrees, with sunny skies and winds gusting up to 24 mph, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures will be slightly cooler Saturday and Sunday, then drop to the high 7
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WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Hindsight will soon be punishable by a $25 fine in this Jersey Shore resort.
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The Bakersfield Californian's editorial page relays a gem of a graduation-season tale: Early this morning, two of the unlikeliest graduates ever to cross the stage, in either a literal or figurative sense, will accept academic accolades at CSU Bakersfield. Country...
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In 1913: Rufus Wilson and H. L. Jackman were in town from Eureka to boost a good roads meeting in Eureka and to revive the project of building the Humboldt and Eastern Railroad from Eureka to Redding.
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The Redding Colt 45s won a thrilling second game of a doubleheader at home against the Sacramento Spikes Wednesday night.
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When Patricia Boone set foot on Shasta College’s campus for her first semester, she was wearing an ankle monitoring bracelet — a mark of her troubled past.
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North state news in brief.
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Sometimes, the writing bug just hits you. Sometimes, I fail to listen; tonight, this came out. In two hours. Because I sat down and listened.  I'm rusty. Be gentle.  FeederThat first illicit dish? Easy. Mourning dove seared in an iron skillet with bacon drippings, shallots a
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T.J. Holmes' column looks at former local prep football stars playing for major collegiate programs.
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When it was established in the 1880s it was known as the Florin Brother's Flour Mill but we knew it as the Fall River Mills Feed Store. It was a very picturesque and historical looking place sitting on the edge...
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After reading today's wire story about rural areas across the nation losing population I e-mailed Realtor Skip Murphy and asked him what he thinks this trend could mean for Redding and the north state. His response: Oh I could go...
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The decline of rural populations -- across America and in the mountain counties of California -- reflects the loss of economic opportunity.
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Thirty-five years ago in United States v. Choate, the courts ruled that the Postal Service may record “mail cover,” i.e., what’s written on the outside of an envelope — the addresses of sender and receiver.
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What do tea parties have to do with "social welfare" anyway?
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Shasta Historical Society seeks volunteers to help with research and data entry.
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Who's using "dark money"? A long list of liberal groups.
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No one is entitled to the fruits of any other person's labors.
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Two teens charged with kidnapping and carjacking a man in Anderson this week have pleaded not guilty.
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In almost every category, the rate of major crimes in Red Bluff has increased -- in most cases by double digit percentages -- in 2012.
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A roundup of north state business news.
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Doug LaMalfa's first bill leveling the playing field for public utilities is headed to the Senate. This bill passed the House floor with unanimous support.
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A jury found two Redding men guilty of murder and other charges in connection with the death of another man.
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Kendall VanHook Bumpass was a cowboy who discovered the geothermal hot springs, steam vents, and mudpots inside the ancient rim of Mt. Tehama while on a hunting trip when his leg broke through a thin layer of crust above a mud pot. He told his friends and neighbors about his unfortunate experience and described it as "hell.
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From a ballet to a luau, the north state is packed with activities this weekend.
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The All-Northern Section high school baseball team was announced Thursday.
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The Shasta District Fair continues today with Senior Idol finals and the popular Demolition Derby.
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Redding firefighters were called to a vegetation fire late this afternoon that was burning in a greenbelt area behind 921 Redwood Boulevard.
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A friend clears up the mystery of why Michael McDonald killed himself in a Redding hospital bathroom earlier this week.
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Firefighters are at a half-acre blaze that's just north of Happy Valley this afternoon.
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A Redding man accused of setting fire to an empty home in hopes of earning a piece of the owner’s insurance settlement waived his right to a preliminary hearing Thursday in Shasta County Superior Court.
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Shasta County Sheriff's deputies say they destroyed more than 1,200 marijuana plants during a raid today.
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A fire in a house's attic was quickly contained today in Anderson.
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RED BLUFF - Police say a thief's apparent penchant for Wal Mart led to his arrest Wednesday.
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We’ve lived in the same house for 25 years in Redding. Even when we first moved in, the ugly driveway was cracked and stained. But we’ve been living with it. Just your basic unimaginative rectangle of concrete, leading to the front load garage. The front yard was mostly lawn, and had poor drainage and even worse s
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RED BLUFF - Two firefighters suffered heat exhaustion and one was taken to the hospital during an early morning blaze in Red Bluff.
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U.S. Rep. Doug LaMalfa’s first bill putting municipal electric utilities on a level playing field with privately-held power companies, is headed to the Senate.
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Firefighters this morning contained a mobile home fire in Happy Valley.
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Attention competing teams. No watching! Here’s another practice video of Team Aaron and Monica getting ready for the big benefit show coming on June 22 at 7 pm. Dancing With the Stars Shasta County Style. Please come to the show to see if Aaron can get it together in time. America loves underdogs!
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Here’s a 1587 sqft 3/2 built in 2005. It once listed for nearly double this price. “Very nice home in good condition, large rooms vaulted ceilings, inside laundry,low maintenance yard with many trees and shrubs. Large open kitchen. Close in and a nice neighborhood. This is pri
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E-mailed update on Game 2 of the Colt 45s double-header: "A wild one at Tiger field! Redding led 11 to 2 through the 6th inning of a scheduled 7 inning game. The Sacramento Spikes scored 9 runs in the top...
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There are some of you who think that it is too time consuming to do a Will or a Family Trust. There are a few procedures to get through to make the after death procedures easy on the loved ones we have left behind. We drag our feet to get through the whole process of [...]
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“And if that doesn’t work, get a bigger hammer.” ~ My Dad. My sister, Pat, has long been my cheerleader. Years ago when I was first dating Karin, Pat boasted on my behalf. “Robb can fix anything,” she said. “Really,” Karin replied. “My pocket camera quit, and I miss it.” Seeing an opportunity to impress, [
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Redding will get one more day in the low 80s before the heat returns. Today's high will hover around 84 degrees under sunny skies. Winds could reach 10 mph. Tonight will bring a low around 60 and winds up to 11 mph. Friday's temperatures will rise to around 90 as winds blow up to 16 mph, with gusts up to 21 mph possible.
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A seven-woman, five-man Shasta County jury today found two men guilty of murder another Redding man in 2011.
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Some of you have expressed interest in Joe and his hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. He has updated his [timeisyourstotake.wordpress.com] (I hope you can link to it from here). He hiked to the top of Mt. Whitney, the highest peak in the contiguous 48 states (14,505 feet/4
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Last week’s heat wave was a brazen announcement that summer has arrived in the north state. In addition to high temperatures, the season brings with it—fortunately—a nice medley of free outdoor concerts.
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Give yourself some respite from the activity of the Shasta District Fair and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of a wine garden. The Shasta Cascade Viticulture Association is hosting its annual event from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight (June 13) near the south gate. Eight area wineries will be on hand to share their vintages, all for a $1
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Carlitos Mexican Restaurant is a Red Bluff institution. In a nondescript shopping center on Antelope Boulevard, it gets raves from locals like 20-year regular Barbara O’Keeffe, a fan of the chile relleno burrito: “Great local family business...really nice personable people.”
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Artist Kathleen Evans is a member of Redding Reflections, a group of eight artists who found one another when they joined a painting class at Fator's Silk Purse Studio and Framing Gallery. Each individual pursues a different artistic vision, employing different media, subjects and styles ranging from photorealistic watercol
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Foreclosure filings in Shasta County in May were down nearly 30 percent from April, according to RealtyTrac.
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In 1913: A 10- by 10-foot lookout station was being packed up Lassen Peak on the back of horses in sections. Once there, the building would be assembled and fastened together with iron clamps and steel cables. A specially designed weather-proof telephone would connect the lookout with the main line to the forest supervisor
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The Redding Colt 45s host the Sacramento Spikes in a doubleheader at Tiger Field.
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Where was I? Oh yeah. A few posts back I mumbled something about getting back to boring you with photos of vacation. Blogging is sort of the modern-day version of trapping people in the den with slides of your trip to Tapeworm Springs, isn't it? Except here all you have to do is skip through, leave a comment, and go on with
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A brief look at news from around the north state.
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The cost to build a house in Redding may be going up about $2,000 if the city accepts a consultant’s impact fee recommendations on new development.
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A Forest Service "bio-regional assessment" says keeping the woods in good shape will require logging and milling infrastructure, which withered over the past generation as we preserved the forests.
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Mass government surveillance? Political targeting by the IRS? What are you, paranoid?
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California needs to tap its home-grown energy -- but not in shale deposits.
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After all this time, society still doesn't fully accept women at the top of the career ladder.
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I have been surprised with how much concern and worry there is around bruising of the forearms in my older patients. I think I just assumed everyone knew this was not unusual.
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A few additions to the list of winning high school coaches.
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The all-Northern Section softball team was announced Wednesday.
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A brief look at business news around the north state.
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The West Nile Virus is carried by mosquitoes that can infect people and animals. Most people who become infected don't get sick; however a few can become seriously ill with symptoms such as high fever or a brain infection.
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Redding police said a man who killed himself in a local hospital restroom Tuesday helped a wheelchair-bound stranger through the door before shooting himself, but they don’t know why he ended his life at Mercy Medical Center.
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Local tribes and PacifiCorp are at odds over the company's solution to toxic algae blooms in the Klamath River, adding to the long-running fight over water in Siskiyou County.
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This year’s Shasta District fair theme, “Let Freedom Ring,” appears custom-tailored for the Northern California Veterans Museum & Heritage Center.
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A Shasta County jury began deliberations today in the trial of two men accused of murdering another Redding man in 2011.
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Two men died this morning in a Siskiyou County plane crash, officials said.
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More on Shasta County versus Reverge Anselmo. For possible use in an upcoming trial, Shasta County has commissioned and received a report prepared by $450-an-hour Santa Rosa certified public accountant Jim Andersen, who makes the unsurprising finding that Anselmo's winery,...
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Several vehicles crashed this afternoon on Placer Street near Almaden Drive, according to initial reports, and the crash blocked parts of eastbound Placer.
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Scheduled to close escrow later this week, according to owner Bert Meyer, the Holiday Inn in Redding now is headed for the auction block. A notice to sell the 125-room hotel on Hilltop Drive appeared in today's Record Searchlight legal notice section. The auction is slated for 11 a.m. on July 2 on the Shast
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The entertaining but sometimes-punchy L.A.-based website FryingPanNews, in honor of the election of a new mayor of California's largest city, is publishing a series of poems this week that it thinks Eric Garcetti ought to read to understand the soul...
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A spokeswoman for the Shasta County Coroner's Office said the man who was hit and killed by a train in Redding on Monday was from Yreka.
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The Shasta County Coroner's Office has identified the man who shot and killed himself Tuesday in a Mercy Medical Center bathroom.
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A Tehama County Sheriff's deputy crashed his car into a planter box at a Sherman Drive home early this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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A Redding bicyclist shot in April after he allegedly tried to repeatedly punch a Redding police officer had his preliminary hearing set for today postponed in Shasta County Superior Court.
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Here’s a Country Style 5/2 HUD home in a beautiful area that once listed for $345K Although listed as Fall River Mills, it’s also not far to McArthur. Looks like a short walk to the Fall River. This looks like a terrific summer home for an aggressive price. Right now it’s limited to owner occupa
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Hop aboard, and discover a new world of service at www.socialsecurity.gov. There is so much you can learn and so many things you can do on Social Security's website. Information on retirement, survivors, disability, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and Medicare are easily accessible on Social Security's homepage. Bu
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I don’t know Jeff Littleton personally. I’ve never met him face to face, but this I know. He is a writer with a capital “W”.  Got me to thinking. (Okay, that’s a feat in itself). That aside,  I began to wonder just what it is about his writing that is so ... so ... well, professional. Whatever
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Forecasters say it'll be another couple days of relatively cool weather in the mid-80s in Redding. The National Weather Service says today's high will be about 84 degrees under sunny skies. At night, the temperature will fall to 57 degrees. Thursday should have similar conditions, while the heat will pick up a bit on Friday
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The Community Services Advisory Commission today will act on a development-impact fees report that recommends raising city park fees by 70 percent or more.
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Faced with no water to irrigate pastures through the dry summer, ranchers around Fort Klamath, Chiloquin, Sprague River, Bly and Beatty are scrambling to find feed for more than 70,000 cattle.
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In 1913: A “get-in-touch” automobile excursion with supervisors and businessmen, covering five days, would leave Redding and travel to Round Mountain, Montgomery Creek, Pittville, Fall River Mills, McArthur and Carbon. Stops would be made along the route and road matters discussed with farmers to what was needed in the
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The Colt .45s opened up a three-game home series against the Sacramento Spikes.
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A brief look at news from around the north state.
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These days, I'm more likely to play patty-cake with a pre-schooler than Liar's Dice at a bar, but I had more than my share of drinks at the Squire Room during my mis-spent pre-family years. And of course it wasn't...
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A 66-year-old man shot and killed himself with a pistol this morning at Mercy Medical Center in Redding.
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RED BLUFF - Police say a woman threw an object at a Motel 6 employee after she was refused a room Monday.
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First Cosmo and now the Washington Post want to know. Bet more people read and talk about this story about Snowden's left-in-the-lurch "world-traveling, pole-dancing superhero" than read the WaPo's original story on the NSA's Prism Internet surveillance system. Such is...
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Actuarial studies show the city carries a $100 million unfunded liability for future health care costs -- but one-time ambitions to pay it off are long gone, and rightly so.
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Farmers don't 'need' cheap immigrant labor. The way to end shortages is to pay higher wages to attract workers.
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Summer in Sweden means long days of welcome sunshine, fresh berries and new potatoes.
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A brief look at business news from around the north state.
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A Shasta Lake man is suspected of stealing a truck and tools from a local business, and he's been charged with crimes involving tools and stolen cars before.
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Air Force recruits tested their skills today at the Redding YMCA.
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Shasta County supervisors put off a decision today on setting aside a $10,000 fund for rewards for well-behaving offenders on probation. The board wans evidence that the rewards actually stop offenders from committing more crimes.
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Details have emerged in Monday's kidnapping in Anderson. Police say the victim didn't know his abductors, but they seemed to know him.
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High costs and low auction prices combine to make the fair's pig auction a disappointing money loser for the kids.
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Federal investigators have reached a settlement with Shasta Regional Medical Center stemming from a 2011 patient confidentiality case.
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An out-of-town group has agreed to buy the Redding Holiday Inn, which has been under local ownership for more than 15 years.
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Shasta Trinity Fly Fishers wants to build a clubhouse at Redding's Clover Creek Preserve. But it has many hurdles to clear before the project moves ahead.
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Farm animals, carnival rides, corn dogs and exhibits await those attending this year’s Shasta District Fair, opening today at noon at the fairgrounds in Anderson.
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The Walnut Creek Crawdads edged the Redding Colt 45s 11-9 on Friday night at Tiger Field.
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Redding Dance Centre will present the full ballet production of Aladdin, as well as a featured medly of jazz, tap, and modern dance pieces titled Meant to Fly, on Saturday, June 15th at the Redding Civic Center. This remarkable dance production features over 200 local performers, professional sets, and exquisite costumes. T
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Authorities eradicated more than 38,000 marijuana plants growing in two complexes at the Shasta-Trinity National Forest and took three men into custody.
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Four people were arrested in a raid on an Ono grow site today, said deputies with the Shasta County Sheriff's office.
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So this competing pastor (and song critic) claims on YouTube here....
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The California Highway Patrol is searching for a man who, they say, rammed a firefighter's personal vehicle twice near Sugar Pine Camp Road and Highway 299.
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Kyle Pickett, music director of the North State Symphony, announced today that he will be leaving the symphony at the end of the coming season.
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Bringing innovative medical advances to the greater Shasta area, Redding-based MD Imaging is proud to announce it will now be providing 3D mammography (Tomosynthesis) to patients. The groundbreaking imagery greatly improves the ability for radiologists to detect breast cancer, as well as greatly reduces false-posi
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The Shasta County Coroner's Office has identified the woman hit and killed by a pickup on Heather Lane in Redding on Friday.
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Authorities say a search today yielded methamphetamine, marijuana, a stolen ATV and three guns, prompting them to place one person under arrest and two children in protective custody.
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Firefighters reported a truck hauling a dozer may have had had its back window shot at and shattered this afternoon.
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A two-acre vegetation fire is burning just outside Redding this afternoon in the area of Old Oregon Trail and Viking Way.
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Federal investigators have reached a settlement with Shasta Regional Medical Center stemming from a 2011 patient confidentiality case.
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The U.S. Senate's taking up a bill that would make it so. More here. Excerpt: The Senate is moving to make metal theft a federal crime, with the Judiciary Committee poised to take action later this week on a bill...
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A man died this morning after shooting himself in the emergency room restroom at Mercy Medical Center in Redding.
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Norma came here many years ago from Cuba. She arrived in the U. S. with virtually nothing. She is now homeowner of this lovely home in Redding, via a foreclosure sale through Freddie Mac. Norma has that certain quiet dignity. A characteristic of her generation, which has witnessed so much change. But no matter what go
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A smokejumper killed Monday while fighting a small lightning-strike fire in the Modoc National Forest has been identified as Luke Sheehy of Susanville.
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So my teenage daughter informs me. She's all into Instagram and Vine. (Fewer words, I assume.) Ominous news for Mark Zuckerberg & Co.* And newspaper publishers. (*Facebook bought two-year-old Instagram last year in a billion dollar cash and stock deal.)...
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So, near $13,000 per potential lot at list. From records, it seems to have last sold for $1.975M. Dirt Investor owned, and listed as an REO sale for almost a year now. We’ve driven by it many times. Denuded of vegetation and with pigtails of utilities sicking out here and there, it’s obvious
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A man was taken to a local hospital this morning after crashing his vehicle into a tree in the Shingletown area.
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Deputies said a Shasta Lake man stole a truck on Monday - and he's already going through court proceedings for running a "chop shop" in Shasta Lake.
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 The Telly Awards has selected Redding-based 'A Phillips Production' as a triple winner in the 34th Annual Telly Awards for "Raven and the Unicorn" - a short film about a proposed Redding School of the Arts children's theater. A Phillips Production, owned and operated by Alan Phillips of Redding,&nb
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Do you have a favorite photo taken in Lassen Volcanic National Park? Would you like to join the ranks of photo contest winners that have their photo on the annual park pass? Now is the time to look through your collection of photos or plan your trip to the park to take the perfect image. [...]
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Longtime Redding residents will remember the old Italian Cottage on Hilltop Drive, pre-dating even the Mount Shasta Mall. Sawdust was piled high enough on the floor to get in your shoes, they put an olive in your beer, and the minestrone had hard vegetables mixed with squashy ones. Femme de Joie has fond memories of [...]
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Forecasters say it's going to be another relatively mild day in Redding compared to recent triple-digit highs. The high will be 84 degrees under mostly sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service. At night, expect a drop down to 59 degrees. Things will cool off a bit more Wednesday and Thursday, when highs will b
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A brief look at news from around the north state.
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A fire that broke out in an area known for transient camps off Lake Boulevard burned a quarter of an acre on Monday.
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Redding will hold a budget hearing on June 20. The budget will maintain the status quo but higher pension payments are looming.
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What started a day earlier with the theft of a Dodge Durango and turned into a possible kidnapping of the SUV owner ended Monday night in Anderson with four people in custody.
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A man convicted of the 2011 murder of another man in Anderson will spend life in prison without the possibility of parole.
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California Department of Transportation workers are searching for a co-worker who has been missing since he called in sick on June 3.
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Federal wildlife officials' announcement that the gray wolf will be removed from Endangered Species Act protection across the lower 48 states is a conservation victory, but one still thick with controversy.
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A map to expanding renewable power in California drafted by multiple government agencies focuses on projects that would guarantee massive profits to private utilities.
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Yes, the cost is high -- but you know that going in. And the experience of Major League baseball makes it worth every penny.
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The trivial payments in the foreclosure settlement don't come close to covering wronged homeowners' losses.
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It's a travesty that such beautiful buildings will be demolished to make way for the new downtown Redding courthouse.
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In 1913: In Millville and the immediate vicinity, excepting on the Beal and Dunham ranches, grasshoppers were in great numbers. Up Clover Creek and Cow Creek, Oak Run and on the highlands, grasshoppers abounded in the thousands and were destroying everything in their path.
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Listening on flight instead of talking gives glimpse into others' lives -- and imagining doling out advice anyway.
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If you're looking for ways to keep your kids cool and their minds sharp this summer, the Redding Library offers a solution with its reading programs.
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See who was at what recent event in the north state.
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A brief look at business news from around the north state.
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A teacher accused of bringing drugs and alcohol to school has pleaded not guilty.
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Tony and Laura Baldwin are cultivating a retirement plan that features opening a winery in Palo Cedro.
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The creator of "Doonesbury" is taking a summer sabbatical to work on other projects. The strip is expected to return on Labor Day.
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A train hit and a killed a man this morning in downtown Redding.
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The 41st Redding Pro-Am wrapped up with the final round at Riverview Golf and Country Club on Monday.
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All those other high school sports associations can keep the change.
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Kendall VanHook Bumpass discovered the geothermal hot springs, steam vents, and mudpots inside the ancient rim of Mt. Tehama. While standing on the thin crust in 1865, his leg fell through and sank into the boiling mud causing it...
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Jeter’s Playground in downtown Redding has closed after just seven months in business.
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Vehicle accident cuts power to homes on hottest day heat wave.
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Voices of Faith: Does your religion believe in conversion? Does it encourage proselytizing?
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Opinion page readers got a surprise this morning when they looked down to the cartoons at the bottom. Garry Trudeau's "Doonesbury" was missing in action, replaced by "Prickly City." If I'd been thinking straight, I'd have had a note to...
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Tehama County deputies arrested a man and woman Friday on suspicion of different charges after they stopped the two while driving in the Cottonwood area.
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Deputies say a Victorville man visiting family in the area had his kayaks stolen Sunday, but he caught a stroke of luck when three people were arrested in connection with the theft and his kayaks were returned later that day.
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A man was killed this morning after he was hit by a train next to the Redding Veterans Memorial Hall on Yuba Street, police said.
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An Anderson first-grade teacher charged with possessing drugs and alcohol at the elementary school campus where she taught pleaded not guilty today in Shasta County Superior Court.
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"Of the 1,426 billionaires on our list," (Forbes reporter Kerry) Dolan wrote, "not one - not even the vainglorious Donald Trump - goes to greater measure to try to affect his or her ranking." -- from this story about a...
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Craig and Jen Thompson of Etna's Rockside Ranch will be delivering pastured chicken to we Redding folk on Monday, June 17th. Craig tells us "our chickens are fed a diet primarily of organic grain sprouts (sprouted on our farm), forage...
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The California Highway Patrol reports this morning that a driver flipped his or her vehicle while trying to dodge a deer in the roadway.
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Here’s the chart. We had a great month, and it looks like everyone else did too. We were a little surprised to see that inventory remains so low. It felt like we were starting to see more homes on the market, which is true. We had more listings. but the increase in sales gobbled them up, so levels r
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Here’s a HUD home with a treehouse, not far from Turtle Bay School.
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Forecasters expect today to be much cooler than the past few days have been in Redding. The National Weather Service says the high will be about 81 degrees, and it'll be a mostly sunny day with winds gusting up to 18 mph. At night, prepare for a drop to about 62 degrees. Things will warm up a bit on Tuesday with a high of 8
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In 1913: A colony of swallows established themselves on short notice in the upper parts of the exterior of the Hall of Records building next to the Redding courthouse. About 200 of them arrived and began the process of building their mud and straw nests along the cornices and niches of the handsome new building, sadly to it
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A 26-year-old Redding man was arrested earlier tonight after police said he stabbed a security guard in the Safeway parking lot on East Cypress Avenue in Redding.
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Part of what Todd Fischer learned on the PGA Tour was how to quickly get acclimated to an unknown golf course.
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The Redding Colt 45s beat the Walnut Creek Crawdads 5-3 in the nightcap of a Sunday doubleheader at St. Mary’s College in Moraga.
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An upper level low moving northeast up California brought nickel-sized hail to the Susanville area earlier today and there is a slim chance those thunderstorms could reach the north state overnight.
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In this heavily-commented-upon Sunday New York Times piece we're told folks with million-dollar nest eggs are worried about running out of money before they die, what with record low interest rates, etc. But it begs the question: what sort of...
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After reviewing Redding's development-impact fees for parks, a study finds keeping up what the city has built will require a substantial increase.
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Is the real problem the IRS? Or the dark political money and the campaigns to villify the IRS for ulterior motives?
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Amid misery, unemployment and homelessness, the military-industrial complex continues to take its share.
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Marijuana is not harmless. Just ask a recovering addict.
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Chris and Erin Resner and their Dutch Bros. Coffee franchise in Redding will be honored today in Sacramento at the state Capital.
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Levi Tower is the man the Tower House Historic District at Whiskeytown is named for. He and his friend Charles Camden had Shasta County's first double wedding ceremony in 1852 and were the 4th and 5th recorded marriages. Charles married...
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Red Bluff police arrested a man late Saturday night after he caused a scene in the city's FoodMaxx store, police said.
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An email from Scott in Portland: In case you're wondering if yesterday's broiler was an outlier, it was. Triple-digit temps 110 or greater are quite rare so early in the season. You have to go back all the way to...
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Redding could get scattered thunderstorms today as temperatures fall to around 101 degrees, the National Weather Service is reporting. Forecasters say there's a 20 percent chance of rain or thunder after 11 a.m., but otherwise it will be mostly sunny. At night, the storms could continue as winds gust up to 18 mph and temper
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In 1913: The grasshopper plague in the north was attacking orchards and alfalfa fields in five counties. It was much more serious than hitherto reported. The pests were creating much more damage in fruit trees in Fresno, Tehama, Glenn, Placer and Sacramento counties.
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Dear Babe: I have eight Los Angeles Dodgers yearbooks from 1960, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1969, 1970 and 1971. The eight are in perfect condition.
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News briefs from around the north state.
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Redding firefighters responded to a fire on a big rig tonight at Eureka Way and Buenaventura Boulevard.
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Foothill High School is hosting the Hustling Cougar Basketball Camp at the Cougars Palace for incoming sixth- through 12th-graders from Monday to June 13.
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Local golfers near the top of the leaderboard after the first day of the 41st annual Redding Pro-Am.
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As CBS reports here: (The) Houston community of Oak Forest is the first neighborhood in the country being trained and equipped by the Armed Citizen Project, a Houston nonprofit that is giving away free shotguns to single women and residents...
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Firefighters have stopped a fire from growing more than 3 acres in the Jones Valley area tonight.
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Redding Police say an impaired driver caused a power outage overnight.
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A man who was freed from a car following a head-on crash has a weak pulse and may have lost up to two liters of blood, paramedics said.
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Before the Forest Service starts looking for more roads to close, it needs to fix the problems it created with new Motor Vehicle Use Maps.
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The river trail, school choice, all those bridges -- the Redding area has much to love.
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Rather than the fisheries equivalent of $6,000 toilet seats, let's look to some old but neglected ideas.
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Teaching children is a complex job, and success and failure are hard to assess with administrators' simple "observables."
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Miranda Hull and Justin Wallace, both of Anderson, are engaged to be married on Sept. 13, 2013, at Gover Ranch in Anderson. The bride-elect is the daughter of Michelle Moore of Redding. The fiance is the son of Patricia Wallace of Redding
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Aimee Poe of Redding and Joel Wandro of Grass Valley were married on March 31, 2013, at TBS Ranch in Palo Cedro. Dennis Benfield officiated. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Anne Poe of Redding. The groom is the son of Jack and Debbie Wandro of Nevada City.
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Anna Chavez and Jeff Clark, both of Redding, are engaged to be married on June 15, 2013, at The White House in Redding. The bride-elect is the daughter of Maria Consuelo Crevino of Corning and the late Timoteo Ventura. She is the assistant vice president and branch manager of AmericanWest Bank in Redding. Her fiance is the
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The Redding Aquatic Center's pool is now open seven days a week. Find out about upcoming activities and how to get a season's pass.
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Anderson saw an increase in crime in 2012 while police officers are handed heavier workloads.
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The McConnell Foundation has done great things to improve our quality of life. Why the bashing?
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By looking to our past, Democrats and Republicans can work together to rebuild the local economy.
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A father's terrible mistake behind the wheel simply isn't the taxpayers' fault.
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We won't repeat the Owens Valley saga -- as long as we fight the wealthy interests trying to grab north state water.
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It's the biggest museum north of Sacramento, maybe, but let's not overdo the Turtle Bay hype.
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Trim the weeds and shrubs, clear the rocks, prepare evacuation plans -- it's looking like a bad fire year.
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Redding is about to get another hamburger restaurant, one that reminds me of my hometown Santa Barbara.
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On the way to a birthday party, it becomes clear that modern technology doesn't always have the edge.
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A mother whose son drank himself to death warns about the dangers of binge drinking, drug use.
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Skype lets you bring friends, relatives along for virtual tours.
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We had a last spring recital at school that our two sons, Jonah and Davey participated in. They were both playing the drums, and Jonah also had a couple of numbers with his strings class playing the bass.
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Triple-digit temperatures didn’t keep people from walking Saturday to help fight cancer at Relay for Life at Shasta College.
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108 at 2:58 (and heading for a record?). Here's the incomparable Ann Miller and her opening number from "Kiss Me, Kate."...
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The National Weather Service is reporting that the valley has broken its previous high temperature record from 1955.
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From an e-mail received this afternoon: Cell phone service: Last October, my wife and I drove a U Haul to the Midwest with all our daughter's stuff we had been storing. We drove most of the way on Hwy 50...
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Courtesy of Mercy Medical Center, Redding.
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Grant money to help Redding remake Tiger Field is in doubt. Hopes of landing a West Coast League franchise to play its home games at an expanded Tiger Field are waning.
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RED BLUFF - A man suffered major injuries after crashing his motorcycle near a gas station in Red Bluff today.
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A vegetation fire has spread to a quarter of an acre in Jones Valley this morning, firefighters say.
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Father's Day, aka "Dad Appreciation Day," is rapidly approaching and there are some great online resources that can help you to show dad (or help the kiddos show their main man) that he's one of a kind.
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Firefighters have contained a big rig fire on southbound Interstate 5 near the S. Bonnyview Avenue exit that shut down the freeway this morning.
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California Highway Patrol officers chased a man on a dirt bike in the area of Old Oregon Trail and Old Alturas Road today.
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A drunken driver hurt himself and his passenger when he crashed into a tree just before midnight Friday, say officers with the California Highway Patrol.
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Police say a Red Bluff man whom they sought in a fatal hit-and-run late Friday night has been arrested.
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You know it’s summer when you’re barefoot as much as you are in your shoes in the house and in the garden. A friend recently said to me that he was practicing walking barefoot around his garden pathways to prepare his feet for summer. He mentioned that he definitely experienced a heightened awareness when his [...]
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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday proposed lifting most remaining federal protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, a move that would end four decades of recovery efforts.
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The heat will reach its apex of the week today as temperatures hover just under 110 and winds reach 13 mph under a red-flag warning, the National Weather Service is reporting.
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North state residents will walk today at the Relay for Life event at Shasta College's track.
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Foothill High School had 310 graduates.
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Anderson High had 118 graduates.
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West Valley graduated 229 seniors.
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Enterprise High School had 251 graduates
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Shasta High School graduates 335.
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In 1913: Landowners who owned land alongside the walls of Iron Canyon in Red Bluff were looking at having to donate 20 cents per acre for the purpose of making tests of the strength of the walls of the canyon. If the walls were sufficiently strong enough, the Iron Canyon dam could be built and about 20,000 acres could be ir
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A brief look at news from around the north state.
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Deputies say they seized one-and-a-half ounces of marijuana and $3,000, which they found on a Burney man during a traffic stop, because the pot and cash were related to alleged marijuana sales.
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Carrying case for a laptop I nearly bought in the gift shop at SF's Museum of Modern Art....
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Emergency personnel say there were only minor injuries when a van with seven youths inside went 30 feet over an embankment this evening.
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It was mainly a desperate push to end prison overcrowding that federal courts had found unconstitutional, but Assembly Bill 109 — the California prison realignment — also has an idealistic overarching philosophy.
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The story of how a little Redding congregation hired a world-famous architect and built its "boulder gothic" church remains inspiring after 50 years.
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An out-of-town visitor can't believe Redding is sacrificing beautiful historic buildings downtown.
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To revive its economy, California needs to shed its liberal hangups and put its oil resources to use.
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Looking for design ideas on the cheap? The North State Symphony's Frugal House will show you a variety of ways to re-use items to make a fashionable home.
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Journalist Elizabeth Kolbert in “Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature and Climate Change” interviews the world’s leading climate scientists in such places as Alaska, Greenland, Iceland, New Orleans, Costa Rica and Washington, D.C. She tackles the Earth’s chemistry, the basic science of global warming, its tim
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Tomato blossoms are mysteriously falling off young plants. Master Gardeners explains what why that may be happening.
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This week Jerry Bloxham who lives north of Redding shares images of his organic garden and tells about his practices.
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1. For those still planting seeds, I have a great way to keep your back from hurting while planting. Clean out an old salt shaker. Fill it with seeds and use it to shake the area you are planting.
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Six Shasta County high schools hold their graduations tonight.
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Shasta County has ordered Reverge Anselmo to remove a wall they claim was built on county land as the legal posturing between the two parties continues.
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A brief look at business news from around the north state.
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People of Progress' financial troubles are showing. It has been unable to put out its annual homeless survey.
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Thanks to those who treat Memorial Day as more than an excuse for a long weekend.
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Around 400 long-time Shasta County residents journeyed down to the Shasta District Fair grounds Friday for the 59th annual Pioneer Luncheon.
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From a press release: REDDING, Calif. - Cicada Cantina... thanks those that serve our country; police officers, fire fighters, teachers, government workers and the military with a buy one entrée get one entrée free on Sundays 9pm to close....
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Ever been to Coober Pedy, the so-called opal capital of the world, in northern South Australia? Here's the Wikipedia link. The place is also known for its scorching weather and below-ground residences, known as "dug-outs." There are underground churches, jewelry...
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When the City Council called for a review of development impact fees last year, the main proponents of that idea certainly didn't think they'd be within spitting distance of doubling. Indeed, the whole idea was that they'd decrease -- though...
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WEAVERVILLE - Trinity County Sheriff's deputies say a woman was shot and killed after she fired a rifle at them and at a Realtor who was showing the home where the woman had been living.
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The mystery photo is the Eureka Way bridge/overpass. "Chatnchew" guessed the photo correctly at 9:11 a.m. and has won a $25 gift certificate at the world famous Jack's Grill in downtown Redding. Congratulations Chatnchew! Thank you to everyone who made...
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Firefighters are battling a blaze that's broken out in the Post Mountain region, around seven miles south of Hayfork as the crow flies, this afternoon.
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At least one person has suffered lower-leg burns today after a boat caught fire at Bailey Cove on Lake Shasta.
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Burrow into a good book this summer at the Redding Library.
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What is the name of the bridge being built? Welcome to the History Mystery Photo Contest. If you're the first person to give the correct answer, you'll win a $25 prize plus an award certificate with your name and...
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Richard Ramirez, the notorious serial killer known as the Night Stalker, died early Friday in a hospital, a state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation official said.
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A few images from one of our longtime favorite Mexican food places in Redding, LaCabana.
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Here’s a bank owned Panorama Heights home on a cul de sac with a view.
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Cyber thieves may have hacked into a portion of Raley’s computer network, the grocer announced Thursday.
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Four Shasta County high schools will graduate their seniors this evening.
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Redding will bake today as temperatures rise to around 106 in the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.
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SCHAGHTICOKE, N.Y. (AP) — Officials at a small school district in upstate New York say an "honest mistake" led to students being identified in the yearbook as "Creepy smile kid" and "Some tall guy."
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On 06/06/13 at approximately 12:41 PM, Redding Police officers responded to a report of a two vehicle traffic collision on Pine Street near Cypress Avenue. In Redding, Ca. Witnesses stated a 1990 Yamaha motorcycle, driven by Israel Conger, 26 years of Redding, was traveling northbound on Pine Street approachi
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SCHAGHTICOKE, N.Y. (AP) — Officials at a small school district in upstate New York say an "honest mistake" led to students being identified in the yearbook as "Creepy smile kid" and "Some tall guy."
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A brief look at news from around the north state.
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A 3.7 magnitude earthquake hit Lake Almanor this evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
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Local players are prepared to compete on Saturday for the annual Redding Pro-Am's title.
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Redding police say a motorcyclist is in critical condition this evening after a van hit him near Cypress Avenue and Pine Street.
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Firefighters tonight quickly contained a half-acre grass fire that threatened one structure just west of Deschutes Road in Bella Vista.
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The federal "sequestration" budget cuts are taking a bite out of on firefighting resources even as California faces a dry and risky summer.
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President Barack Obama is proving feckless and clueless, outmaneuvered in Syria by the Russians and Hezbollah.
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Access to the Northern California Service Center gave the public a great view of firefighters in action.
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Conservatives have no monopoly on using nonprofits to organize for political activity.
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A new Dollar Tree in east Redding helped drive building activity last month in the city.
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Food and fundraising are on tap for this hot weekend in the north state.
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In 1913: An action against Wendelin Schmeider, a winery owner near Cottonwood, abruptly ended in Superior Court when Judge Charles Head entered a decree of consent of both sides that would permanently restrain Schmeider from selling liquor in violation of the law to several Anderson boys.
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The place known as Poverty Flat was surveyed by the California & Oregon Railroad just prior to the railroad laying tracks to the site. All that existed in the area at the time was the nearby Diestelhorst Ranch. And all that it had been used for was a grazing area for pack train mules and horses belonging to people who l
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The Marshal's Office seeks volunteer help at the Shasta County courthouse.
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As part of a nationwide effort, the U.S. Forest service has recommended closing some of its roads.
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A brief look at north state business news.
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Mount Shasta High School senior Janelle Jaegel hasn't missed a day of school in the past 13 years.
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Look at how some Middle Eastern nations treat their women. Let them help themselves until they respect all humans' rights.
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Central Valley High and Foothill high schools honor their graduating seniors tonight in ceremonies in Redding and Palo Cedro.
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Shasta County's chief probation officer wants to arm more of his officers as AB109 has brought more violent felons under their supervision.
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Several hundred AT&T customers lost landline service because a fiber cable was cut by copper thieves, according to the company.
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When the Hardscrabble Mine decided to hydraulically mine the place where Piety Hill stood in 1866, most of the people packed up and moved across Conger Gulch to the new town of Igo. Igo was laid out by the mining...
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Here's an interesting proposal for forest thinning. We need to surgically remove the bulk of the excess, small-diameter 'trash trees' through careful thinning. Enter the chain saw. For my liberal friends, the snarl and whine of a chainsaw in the...
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Trinity County sheriff's deputies say they shot an armed person during a confrontation near Mad River today.
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For Timothy Michael Robbins, it wasn't the wagering $100 for someone to wrestle with him or the air kicks and punches that nearly struck a child that landed him in jail for the second time in a day.
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Redding Police are looking for three people who allegedly robbed a man on Alma Avenue today.
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Saturday Farmers Markets By the River at the Red Bluff City Park 110 Main St. 7:30 to Noon June 1 thru Sept 28. Wednesday Farmers Market June 19 thru Sept 11 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Downtown Red Bluff Pine and Washington Streets
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A 33-year-old Modoc County man accused of assaulting the 2-month-old girl of a family friend Monday at the La Quinta Inn on Hilltop Drive in Redding pleaded not guilty today in Shasta County Superior Court.
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Former Jefferson Airplane drummer Joey Covington has died in a Palm Springs car crash.
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STREET LEGAL RACE Saturday June 22 6pm All can race. Separate Diesel Class Race @ 6:30 – 11 pm Regrettably, on site Dyno Testing has been cancelled for the remainder of the season. It wasn’t proving to be cost effective for hauling the equipment up to Redding. You can still schedule a test by giving them
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Email from a correspondent who's been out of touch: Yesterday, most all of old Shasta had phones shut down again, which meant no Internet or cell service. This was the third time within 5 weeks or so. AT&T think vandals...
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Did you know the National Security Agency's Domestic Surveillance Directorate has a public website explaining why and how it collects data? Well, it does. Under the authority of Homeland Security Presidential Directive 6, which defines the integration and use of...
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From an EPA announcement yesterday of a study finding that the nation will need nearly $400 billion in investment in drinking-water infrastructure -- pipes and treatment and the like -- between now and 2030 comes this statement by the EPA's...
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And its short tenure here? Allegiant Air touched down in Redding in August 2004, promising nonstop flights to Las Vegas. The city rolled out the red carpet for the carrier. I remember covering the departure of that first flight and the send-off party, complete with music, a Chinese food buffet an
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So Bloomberg News reports here. Excerpts: In cases from Wyoming to Arkansas, Pennsylvania to Texas, drillers have agreed to cash settlements or property buyouts with people who say hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, ruined their water, according to a...
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Huh. When Berkeley shuts down a medical-marijuana co-op as a nuisance, it's because the city has evidence and complaints from neighbors pointing to an actual nuisance. What an intriguing concept....
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We don’t often recommend manufactured homes at FDotD, but this one has appeal. Basically, you can live inexpensively here, with no monthly park fee. You own the lot, which contains most of the val
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“Do you have your glasses on you?” Karin asks. Before I can check, she reaches into my shirt pocket, plucks them out, puts them on, and peruses the content label on a bag of chips. We’re both waiting in line at the cafeteria. I need to write a check—but I can’t find my pen. So [...]
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A night-flying program that the U.S. Forest Service announced in August will begin this month.
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A 22-year-old man who pleaded guilty to a pair of charges in connection to a relationship he'd had with a 12-year-old Shasta Lake girl will be sentenced today in Shasta County Superior Court.
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The valley will continue to experience boiling triple digits today with little wind, according to the National Weather Service. It's predicting a high near 102 today and around 105 Friday, though Friday will bring a wind blowing up to 9 mph. But nighttime temperatures will hover around 73 both days. Expect the 100-plus temp
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We've been rehearsing all week - we're looking forward to bringing our music to the Red Bluff Crawdad Festival this Saturday afternoon. It'll be a warm one - or, as we like to call it: Good Singing Weather.  The Red Bluff Chamber of Commerce has scheduled some cool Cajun and Zydeco band and has adde
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Lassen Peak and Brokeoff Mountain provide an incredible backdrop to the beautiful Manton Valley. It’s easy to understand why so many wineries have cropped up in the area.
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Mrs. Shakespeare is in town to defend her husband’s good name, having been teleported 400 years into the future through the magic of theater. Her adversary is a contemporary Shakespearean scholar (the “American Guy”) who questions the Bard’s legendary authorship.
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Looking for an update on Redding’s evolving restaurant scene? Want to learn more about the north state’s emerging wine industry? Curious about the new craft brewers you’ve read about? Ready to hear some of the top local bands?
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You could say that the four-month-old Cafe Paradisio on Yuba Street in downtown Redding is three restaurants -- a late-night alternative to the bar scene where you can get a grilled cheese sandwich, a dessert, nurse a glass of wine or listen to impromptu live music; a casually elegant restaurant with a dinner menu and ambie
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Musician Mark Wilpolt came to Chico from Oakland 30 years ago to go to college and stayed after falling in love with the North State. Since then he's played drums in rock n' roll bands, bass in a swing band, Irish tenor banjo, Brazilian bandolim and "coffee shop guitar". Wilpolt has an affinity all kinds of music, including
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In digital era, privacy must be a priority. Is it just me, or is secret blanket surveillance obscenely outrageous? ow.ly/lKS13— Al Gore (@algore) June 6, 2013 This is what the former vice president was tweeting about: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/06/us/us-secretly-collecting-logs-of-business-calls.html?_r=0...
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The Redding Colt 45s summer collegiate baseball team took down the 19U Redding Tigers 11-1 at Tiger Field on Wednesday.
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A brief look at news from around the north state.
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What: KIXE TV announces a new local talk show "The Forum" Date: Thursday June 6, 2013 at 7:30pm and repeats Saturday June 8, 2013 at 5:30pm Where: KIXE TV Studio / 603 N. Market Street, Redding Ca, 96003 Why: The...
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A newly passed bill would needlessly punch a new hole in California's open-government laws.
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Shasta High's Nick Rivera and Truett Waldon had a record round at the CIF state boys golf championships in Carmel on Wednesday.
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We rightly focus on women's need to escape abuse, but where's the help men need to cope when struggligng through stressful family situations?
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Our driven youths need more time to explore where they want to go as adults.
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There's one diet out there that can improve your body's and brain's health. Even if you don't follow it exactly, studies show that it will lower blood pressure and prevent diabetes.
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Post-traumatic stress disorder patients find help through art, therapy and other methods. Coping with anxiety that arises from the condition can be a lifelong challenge.
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Dr. Kerry Ressler, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Emory University School of Medicine, and investigator with Howard Hughes Medical Institute answers questions about the brain science behind post-traumatic stress disorder.
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The National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. Department of Defense have joined forces to help wounded warriors recover through the use of creative arts interventions.
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As people head to pools, rivers and lakes to stay cool this summer in the north state, be sure to follow these tips to be safe.
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In 1913: A case involving water rights in the Manton section was decided in a Red Bluff court and allowed only a small portion of the water claimed by the 30 or so plaintiffs. The case had been in the Tehama County courts for many months.
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The tiny, endangered Shasta crayfish likes to hide under rocks in the Pt River. It is also the subject of two public meetings in Shasta County next week.
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High school students are getting good wishes and lots of advice as they head to graduation ceremonies this week. Three seniors at West Valley High in Cottonwood talk about what's ahead and reflect on what they're leaving behind.
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A look a business news around the north state.
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A Red Bluff community group has accused the U.S. Forest Service of barring it last month from thinning brush in an area where a fire this week torched 102 acres, damaged buildings and forced apartment complexes, a motel and a restaurant to be evacuated.
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The state Department of Transportation is doling out nearly $1.7 million to north state cities and counties to buy buses and do work on bus stops — all in the name of reducing air pollution.
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The Churn Creek Road interchange and Highway 299 are about to undergo some improvements. The city's Brian Crane assures this won't be "throw-away work," given that Bethel Church will have a new location after the work is complete.
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Students at Sycamore School in Redding had a chance to be active and learn about healthy choices during Relay Recess, a tie-in to Relay for Life.
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We need to let law enforcement do its job, not hobble officers with technicalities.
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The IRS' power is too easy for ruthless leaders to exploit. How can we fix it?
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A man wanted by Sacramento Police as a suspect in an attempted murder case was arrested this afternoon near Dunsmuir, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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Very brief (32 sec.) YouTube video shows "punky" concrete, moss and painted "Lake Redding July Regatta" sign damaged by washing and scrubbing. Description: "(F.D. Thomas, Inc. Surveying sign repair for JF Shea on Deistelhorst (sic) Bridge in Redding, CA.)"...
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Firefighters are heading to reports of a blaze that broke out in the vegetation near Columbia Elementary School today.
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A huge mako shark caught off the coast of Southern California could set a record, but a critic said it should have been released because sharks are threatened worldwide.
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The AP reports on National Research Council report out out today on how the BLM should manage the herds of wild horses that roam Nevada and into northeastern California. A number of formerly wild horses are now owned by north...
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A bicyclist suffered major injuries when a pickup hit him, throwing him from his bike, said officers with the California Highway Patrol.
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A small kitchen fire broke out in the kitchen at Mistletoe Elementary School, near the intersection of Mistletoe Lane and Churn Creek Road, this afternoon.
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Via the political newsletter The Nooner comes this bit of surrealism, which is said not to be a joke. Detainee Americans for Civic Equality (DACE) at Coalinga State Hospital is a newly organized group of politically active residents at the...
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As an update to the series of articles that ran last year here at A News Café, I would like to remind everyone of the importance of testing for chronic viral hepatitis. The CDC revised their testing and screening guidelines in 2012. There are a wide variety of ways one can come into contact with [...]
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A Canby man is in the Shasta County jail after police said he assaulted the 2-month-old girl of a family friend Monday at the La Quinta Inn on Hilltop Drive in Redding.
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Robert Frost, vice president of student learning at College of the Siskiyous in Weed, has been selected as interim president. He replaces Randy Lawrence, who submitted his letter of resignation in September. Lawrence's last day is June 30.
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Read about it here. Those lucky Chinese and Chileans....
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Congressional alert: Dolores Lucero says she'll be running for Congress in 2014.— Jenny Espino (@jennyespino_RS) June 5, 2013 Jenny's tweet, above, about Dolores Lucero reminded me -- last week I ran into another potential challenger to LaMalfa, Gregory Cheadle. As...
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Emergency crews are at the scene of a building collapse in Philadelphia, and the fire commissioner says as many as eight to 10 people were believed trapped in the rubble.
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Here’s your chance to buy an entire bank owned Pioneer Village in west Redding. Your Pioneer Village can comfortably house up to 51 pioneer families, if the prior listing information remains accurate. There is not much information in the current listing about the number of units. If so, that would b
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I have been contemplating what to write about for several weeks now:  food, organics, health, books, DVDs.  It has been difficult to decide.  I think about the other writers that I share this column with:  Doug Bennett, Jim Collins, Wayne Kessler.  I truly love the different voices we all have when
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I see foxtails. Everywhere. Hordeum murinum or "Hare Barley," a non-native invader from Spain, grows in healthy, thick patches along the trails and in open spaces where people walk their dogs. What appears to be innocent, lush grass in early spring quickly develops into pesky, sometimes-lethal spiny seed-heads; little torpe
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Temperatures will climb up to 101 today as the sun blasts the north state, according to the National Weather Service. At night, temperatures will fall to 71 before rising to 100 Thursday. Friday and Saturday will also be in the possibly record-shattering triple digits.
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The Redding Colt 45s picked up their second win of the season with a 17-4 rout in seven innings of the Redding Tigers 19U baseball team at Tiger Field on Tuesday.
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More than a dozen people turned out at Tuesday’s Redding City Council meeting to call on members to reconsider the all-but-certain shutdown of medical marijuana dispensaries and influence the land negotiations with the McConnell Foundation.
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A brief look at news around the north state.
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The suspect in the slaying of a Red Bluff teen has had his preliminary hearing postponed until October, the Tehama County District Attorney said this evening.
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The weather service is warning the hot, dry and breezy conditions throughout the week will push a fire to spread “rapidly.”
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"Cookin_in_Redding" appears to think she once was, to believethis comment: How can Missy McArthur be unbiased when she used to be on the McConnell board of directors, and all the current board members are her buddies I can't speak for...
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There are signs that the economy is recovering -- but don't look for them in Shasta County's tight budget.
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Talking about immigrants in the abstract senselessly ignores the differences between immigrants from different nations and circumstances. Some fit better in America than others.
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The city works hard to shut down marijuana sales -- and we get a cigarette shop instead. This is an improvement?
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Councilors shouldn't let personal ties to McConnell sway vote.
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A look at north state business news.
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One of four men charged in a 2012 shooting at the TA truck stop near Redding was sentenced to 3 years probation. He's the second to be sentenced in the case.
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To say that Mike Haworth is old school is a compliment. While most coaches choose to specialize in a single sport, the longtime Enterprise coach doesn’t limit himself to just one. And that’s just partially the reason why he makes our list of the top 10 coaching performances in 2012-13.
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RED BLUFF — A hearing before the Tehama County Board of Supervisors Tuesday left medical marijuana user Quentin Rollins flabbergasted and his girlfriend, Molly Dolan, in tears.
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About 900 homeless people were offered services ranging from haircuts and bicycles to identification cards and health services today at the Shasta County Project Homeless Connect at the Redding Convention Center.
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Shasta County supervisors today approved a new $399 million budget that's a big higher than last year's, but CEO Larry Lees warned them that state plans could make it a more difficult budget year than anticipated.
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On learning more, a lamp buyer paid a fair price.
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The season of cooking and dining al fresco is upon us, and there are some trends that have been emerging that could be fun to explore on the grill.
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To preserve Social Security and Medicare, stop giving benefits to the rich.
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Do we support revolution? Not against America's friends.
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Poisoned letters to politicians cross a dark line.
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Two separte Superior Court buildings will be linked through a project that should be finished in July.
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You know, I've heard a lot of talk over the years about why Shasta County is having the problems it is with managing prison realignment. Some would blame the people in charge of carrying it out. The supervisors certainly made...
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A PBS documentary on mental illness featuring a Redding man is now available for online viewing for those who missed it last week.
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Interesting piece here from the California Farm Bureau Federation's Ag Alert on the hoops within hoops that irrigation districts -- like Shasta County's own ACID -- must traverse to successfully sell water. A lot of people fear the worst --...
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It comes from Bruce Bartlett, reflecting on the 35th anniversary (later this week, if you wanted to buy a cake) of Proposition 13: Prop 13, as it came to be known, arose from three developments. First, California was a high-tax...
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A blaze that broke out Monday almost simultaneously with the Sale Fire in Red Bluff destroyed two homes and two outbuildings and burned a quarter of an acre.
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At this morning's Board of Supervisors meeting, District 1's Bill Schappell described his attendance at a meeting last week of the Economic Development Corp. of Shasta County about drones -- and what he learned should eased some qualms among the...
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES ROGUE RIVER, Shady Cove, Ore. — According to Jack Jermain at The Fishin’ Hole in Shady Cove, said that the salmon fly hatch is finally beginning, and guides are putting their clients on 20 to 50 fish a day — a mixture of rainbows, cutthroats a
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At my neighborhood block party Saturday evening there was music, fun, food, good conversation and even a bit of politicking. A neighbor passed around a petition, eagerly signed by all, begging the city to repave our crumbling Overhill Drive. Yeah,...
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The New York Times reports here that big institutional investors like Blackstone Group are snapping up properties in bulk in states like Florida and California, hardest hit when the housing bubble burst -- a collapse some folks blamed on, yes,...
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Children playing with a lighter caused Monday afternoon’s Sale Fire that raced through central Red Bluff, Cal Fire spokesman Kevin Colburn said today.
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A 28-year-old Anderson man was sentenced to three years probation today for his role in a nearly year-old robbery and shooting at the TA Travel Center near Redding.
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A 34-year-old Anderson man who was hit by a pickup while riding his bicycle on Highway 273 is in a Redding hospital this morning with head, leg and shoulder injuries.
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I think Dan Walters might be protesting just a little too much in his column this morning about enterprise zones, which he likens to the recently scrapped redevelopment program: Meanwhile, Brown has also set his sights on enterprise zones, another...
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The recent State of Downtown event hosted by Viva Downtown at the Cascade Theater was a wonderful opportunity to hear more about the people and businesses that help this central part of Redding thrive. It was also an opportunity to discuss the bigger vision for downtown – As a tourist destination As a thriving shopping [.
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Over Memorial Day weekend, my wife Alice and I went to the 45th Kinetic Grand Championship in Arcata-Eureka-Ferndale. There were about 25 entrants in human-powered vehicles of every description. The race covers 42 miles over sand dunes, city streets and Humboldt Bay, and riders have to carry all that they will need for the
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Land negotiations between Redding and the McConnell Foundation will be the subject of the City Council’s closed session tonight.
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Here comes the sun, in all its glory.
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RED BLUFF — A grass and brush fire that started in a ravine off Sale Lane in Red Bluff quickly grew to 110 acres Monday afternoon, closing Antelope Boulevard, scorching buildings and forcing evacuations of two apartment complexes, a motel, a restaurant and other buildings.
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Happened to be driving on Antelope Boulevard soon after the fire started in the area behind Burger King and snapped this picture of flames in the trees right next to the overpass. And, later, the large clouds of black...
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Happened to be driving on Antelope Boulevard soon after the fire started in the area behind Burger King and snapped this picture of flames in the trees right next to the overpass....
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Flume Creek is located deep in the Sacramento River Canyon and has a turnoff on Interstate 5 a few miles south of Sweetbrier. Do you know what it's named for? A wooden lumber flume? No. It is named for...
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Teen tennis player Daniel deLeon of Redding won his third straight Junior Open over the weekend.
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An environmental group's lawsuit says hatcheries, far from saving wild fish, are pushing them toward extinction -- and the results could be serious for recreational fishing.
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A measure to put a real spotlight on the interest groups behind political campaigns would create a more informed California electorate.
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There comes a point in life -- after you've lived long enough to suffer the loss of people you thought you'd never lose -- that you begin to realize, in ways you never did before, that no one lives forever on this Earth. That's when you start to focus on the small beings.
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See who was at what recent north state event in SCENE.
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Butterflies are flitting around the north state, seeking nectar, mating and laying eggs. Check them out at Turtle Bay at its annual Butterfly House and learn how to coax the insects to your garden.
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North state business news.
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A Shasta County adult is one of 30 people to fall victim to a five-state hepatitis A outbreak, health officials said today.
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A Redding man who pleaded out to attacking his girlfriend's father with a knife on Halloween Day at Starbucks is headed to prison.
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Without a plan clearly laid out for the public, it makes no sense to sell valuable city property to the McConnell Foundation.
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The 3rd Assembly District has generated the most candidate interest but the 2014 primary is still about a year away. A lot can still change.
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Shasta County supervisors will consider a new budget today that's slighly higher than last year's, but county officials warn there are still financial roadblocks that could cause issues in the future.
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A brief look at news around the north state.
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In 1913: Forty men, composing the construction crew employed by the Noble electric steel company at Heroult, were laid off for an indefinite time and most of them at once. The action created something of a furor and an unfounded report went out that the smelter was to close.
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RED BLUFF — A grass and brush fire that started in a ravine off of Sale Lane in Red Bluff quickly grew to 110 acres Monday afternoon, closing Antelope Boulevard, scorching buildings and forcing evacuations of two apartment complexes, a motel, a restaurant and other buildings.
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Q. When does human life begin, according to your faith? For Buddhists — setting aside for the moment the idea of rebirth — within a single lifetime, life is considered to begin at conception. Because of this and the principle of non-harming (ahimsa), many Buddhists discourage abortion while allowing contraception. Other
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On May 12, 2013, the Record Searchlight published a letter from Mike Warren, CEO of Turtle Bay, to his employees. We were uncertain about some of his statements and wrote him a letter asking for clarity regarding his request for wanting more property than what the hotel will require to build. We wanted to kno
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The Shasta County Public Works Department is recommending that the Board of Supervisors help the city of Redding with some new signs for Sacramento River Trail trailheads and perhaps some equipment -- to the tune of $35,000. I'm not complaining,...
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A 20-year-old Redding man who attacked his then-girlfriend’s father with a knife at a Redding Starbucks in October was sentenced to five years in prison this morning in Shasta County Superior Court.
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Have the fish hatcheries built to make up for lost habitat behind big dams become part of the problem harming wild fish in California? There's been a lot of science building up the past decade or two suggesting just that,...
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A 49-year-old Red Bluff man was arrested Sunday after allegedly charging at his older brother with a knife because he was angry at him.
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State Treasurer Bill Lockyer today announced he will not campaign for statewide office in 2014 and at the end of his current term will retire from elective office after a 46-year career.
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A “special high-security padlock” purchased after a previous theft wasn’t enough to stop somebody from stealing nearly $40,000 worth of items, the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office reported today.
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US Forest Service meets resistance to their motor vehicle use plan
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A Tehama County man who told deputies he was teaching his wife how to shoot a pistol accidentally shot himself Sunday afternoon.
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Redding fifth-grader wins state poster contest.
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The next time a flight attendant reminds you there's no smoking on the plane or you witness a teenager getting carded at a liquor store, think of Frank Lautenberg.
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Here’s another Ravenwood home, like yesterday’s FDOtD. It’s a terrific Redding neighborhood. Easy access to Lema Ranch trails and Redding School of the Arts
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Forecasters say today will be another hot day in Redding near that triple-digit mark. The high should be about 98 degrees, with a low tonight of 66 degrees. The National Weather Service also predicts winds throughout the day gusting up to 18 mph. Expect similar weather all week.
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PORTLAND, Maine — Damaging winds flattened trees and utility wires and knocked out power in parts of northern New England on Sunday, flights were delayed in New York City and a tornado touched down in South Carolina as the East Coast weathered the remnants of violent storms that claimed 13 lives in Oklahoma.
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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — Yosemite National Park rangers are searching for a 19-year-old Sacramento man who was swept over a waterfall while swimming in the Merced River.
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In 1913: Milton Carter, a miner at Deadwood, lost a $700 gold brick on his way to Redding, but he found it again. When he arrived in Redding, it was gone. He backtracked his route with friends and the brick was found in the road, dust half covering it.
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Whatever you call them,  they're delicious and Red Bluff is celebrating the Cajun treat in high-style this weekend. Craig and I are looking forward to sharing our original tunes on the local stage at noon on Saturday, June 8th, at the Red Bluff Crawdad Festival. &n
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Good old-fashioned baseball is back in Redding for the summer, but it’s being played at the new and-improved Tiger Field. The idyllic crack of a baseball being smacked by a wooden bat is, thankfully, the same, but other changes are afoot at the downtown home of the Redding Colt 45s. Former big-league ballplayer Rick
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Two men were arrested today in connection to a kidnapping and robbery in Red Bluff.
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Tierra Oaks golfer Josh Baskins won the championship flight at the Redding Open played at the Gold Hills Golf Club on Sunday.
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A proposal to truck salmon around Lake Shasta to breed upstream might preserve some otherwise imperiled DNA, but the result won't be anything we can call wild fish.
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America's overtaxed natural environment won't take the additional burden of millions more immigrants.
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If you wonder how your money's being spent -- or mis-spent -- there's really no substitute for doing your own homework.
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People with spinal cord injuries and their supporters walked along the Sacramento River Trail Sunday to raise money and awareness for a local nonprofit organization.
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Fifteen years ago I heard Matt Drudge talk at the National Press Club. Today he's arguably one of the most influential people in the news business. Here's a link to a transcript of his remarks. Excerpt: The first lady of...
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Oh my word, will that yummydeb never let up? Worry, worry, worry that the rest of us haven't been posting. Fine, if it's updates you want, here you go. (This is in lieu of the Amsterdam trip updates, which I may or ma
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Haven't been paying close attention to the new pope, but he inspired my old boss at the Searchlight to write the following essay, which he emailed to friends: Let's hear a hurrah for Pope Francis, who says atheists can go...
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The valley can expect the hot temperatures to continue today, as the high hovers around 97 degrees and winds reach up to 13 mph. The National Weather Service is reporting that temperatures will fall at night to around 68, with wind gusts up to 18 mph. Monday will be sunny and have a high around 98.
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In 1913: Tucci’s Saloon on California Street, between Tehama and Butte, was entered by thieves during the noon hour while the proprietor was at lunch. They gained entrance at the backdoor and helped themselves to all the coin in the cash register, which was a little over $30.
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A roundup of news briefs from the north state.
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CHICO — Alex Silva did most of the work so she might as well have gotten a reward for it.
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The Menlo Park Legends scored a run in the top of the ninth inning to break a 5-5 tie and defeat the Redding Colt 45s on Saturday evening at Tiger Field.
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Sha Reynolds and his teammates brought home a state championship banner to Central Valley after edging Trabuco Hills of Mission Viejo by a score of 62-61 in March 1989.
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With apologies to Major League umpires, who always are good for a few laughs, but when it comes to baseball humor nothing tops Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s on First?” routine.
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Editor Silas Lyons has heard a lot of questions since the Record Searchlight launched digital subscriptions. Here are the answers to some of them. Also, a challenge for local history buffs.
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The push to build delta tunnels could also move long-studied north state dam plans forward -- with the jobs and the disruption that entails.
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The destruction in Oklahoma brought back childhood memories -- and raises the question of why we're not better protecting our schoolkids.
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After suffering severe work-releated disabilities, pain management is the only thing that keeps life bearable.
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Author Al Rocca will sign copies of his book "Shasta Lake: Boomtowns and the Building of the Shasta Dam" at Costco on June 15.
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Summer means bored kids, and bored kids may turn to your computer for entertainment. Prepare your compute to reduce the chances it will be infected with viruses, malware and other technical mischief.
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Q: Is there any regulation prohibiting a photographer with scuba gear from also scouting out large abalone for a regulation-compliant abalone diver to take? Thanks in advance, and for all you do.
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Travis' 40th birthday this year was finally enough motivation for me to attempt making a quilt out of his T-shirt collection. What better gift to give than a compilation of his favorite memories made into a quilt by my own two hands? I would do this for love of my husband.
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Life's celebrations from romance to a new home remembered on a daughter's 51st birthday.
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Dear Straight Talk: I'm 17 with a 12-year-old brother who I love very much. We have to share a bedroom and seeing each other nude has never been an issue. However, with his puberty, everything has changed. I'm finding his inadvertent arousals from seeing me a turn-on. What should I do?
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Hope Bravo and Suthee Wiri, both of Albuquerque, N.M., are engaged to be married on Aug. 17, 2013, at the Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum in Albuquerque. The bride-elect is the daughter of Risa Cook of Atlanta, Ga. and Servando R. Bravo of Redding. She graduated from Shasta High School in 2003, and from UC Dav
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Grandparents, rejoice! School is out and parents are at work all day. You get the grandchildren all to yourselves.
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Stephanie Dahl and Ellis Moore, both of Redding, are engaged to be married on July 5, 2013, at the Riverview Wedding and Event Center in Anderson. The bride-elect is the daughter of Lois Dahl of Redding. She is a 2009 graduate of Shasta High School. She graduated from Shasta College in 2013 with an associate's degree in soc
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Ditch the chlorine and acid to keep your pool clean this summer and instead consider a system that uses copper to sterilize pools and spas. A Shasta Lake company shares more about how the ECOsmarte system works.
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Long-term care insurance can help protect your retirement nest egg. Financial adviser Lewis Chamberlain explains the benefits.
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President Obama says its time to bring the War on Terror to a close -- but is it so easy?
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Fundamentally, the geography and politics of water in California haven't changed since the Peripheral Canal battle of the early '80s.
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Critics should come visit a Tea Party meeting. It might just break stereotypes and broaden their minds.
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Who makes dog owners so arrogant as to think they can spurn leash laws on the trails?
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The Tea Party's ginned-up outrage is a political ploy.
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MOORE, Okla. - Ken Miller was wrapping up his pulled pork dinner with four others at a ribs joint in Moore, Okla., when he heard the sirens bellow their harsh call.
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Emergency personnel went to Caldwell Park for a river rescue at the fish ladders just west of the Market Street Bridge this afternoon.
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Firefighters are battling a blaze at the Blue Oaks apartment complex in Anderson this afternoon.
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Firefighters say a pair of blazes have scorched around a half-acre of grass off Highway 299 in Burney this afternoon.
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Some participants in the "Save our news" rally interviewed in this short YouTube video....
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In 1859 Bell created one of the most lucrative stopping places along the California-Oregon Trail. His place was located on the north side of Clear Creek - directly across Clear Creek from WinRiver Casino. He had everything the weary...
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Red Bluff Police say an unidentified woman tackled and then robbed another woman around 11:45 p.m. Friday.
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All loss is potential opportunity. Opportunity for change, for growth, for creativity. This is not news to anyone - it's a story old enough to be a complete cliche. And yet, sometimes being reminded of even obvious truths can be useful. Photos: Bright red snow plant (Sarcodes sanguinea) brightening the forest floor in Lasse
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Here’s a government owned home for sale in the popular Ravenwood neighborhood of Redding.
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The Friends of Whiskeytown (FOW) is pleased to announce that it will hold its 4th Annual Brandy Creek Beach Luau on Saturday, June 15, 2013at Brandy Creek Beach on Whiskeytown Lake. This year’s event will include great food from San Francisco Deli, including Hawaiian pork and sides, Huli Huli chicken and de
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Today's weather will be sunny and hot with a high near 97, the National Weather Service reports.
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University Preparatory School in Redding held its sixth commencement Friday. Seventy-nine graduates were honored.
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In 1913: Auto trucks were coming by the trainload, which means horse-drawn wagons were doomed to take a back seat. That the automobile as a commercial vehicle had come to stay was evidenced by a special train of 26 cars loaded with 154 auto trucks now enroute from Chicago to the Pacific Coast.
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West Valley junior Marcus Simmons leaped to 47 feet, 4.25 inches in the triple jump Friday, sending him to today’s finals at the CIF state track and field championships in Clovis.
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Firefighters say a blaze burned one room of a duplex on Churn Creek Road this evening.
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Shasta County sheriff's deputies say a 30-year-old man was arrested today on suspicion of unlawful sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old who was in his care after they found the teen across the street from Shasta High School.
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North state hospitals saw their bottom lines shrink in 2012, according to state data.
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A roundup of north state news.
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The winner is mrchevy1957 who guessed the mystery photo correctly at 3:38 as owned by J. J. Bell. I'll show you before and after photos of the building in my next blog. Mrchecy1957 has won himself a $10 gift certificate...
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The winner is mrchevy1957 who guessed the mystery photo correctly at 3:38 as owned by J. J. Bell. I'll show you before and after photos of the building in my next blog. Mrchecy1957 has won himself a $10 gift certificate...
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A package of gun-control bills moving through the Legislature will burden the law-abiding and do little to curb crime -- with one exception.
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AT&T Park is beautiful, but far too overpoweringly corporate for this old-time baseball fan.
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Brodiaeas herald spring in the north state, dotting grasslands and inviting butterflies to feast. There's even a species unique to one spot in Shasta County.
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A look at north state business news.
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Thomas Lawrence's weekly College Notebook column takes a look at some of the area's best multi-sport collegiate athletes.
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It once had five locations in Redding, but only one YAKS coffee shop remains.
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It's past time for someone to stand up for America's wounded warriors.
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If Turtle Bay is failing, it doesn't need a hotel. It needs a new boss.
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Redding and Shasta County have dried out to levels typically not seen until August, stoking fears of an explosive fire season.
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Speeding on Craftsman and Walton avenues in Shasta Lake will again come before the City Council on Tuesday. The dais will also weigh a settlement with Shasta County to return some money to the city's coffers.
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University Preparatory School will hold its graduation ceremony this evening at 8 p.m. at the David Marr Auditorium in Redding.
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Inventor Nicholas Webb will lead a playful demonstration of an innovative learning toy he created.
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Lisa Thomas shares images of spring blooms in her garden.
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Court tosses man's sexual battery conviction, but leaves door open to its possible reinstatement.
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The California Highway Patrol says a truck crashed into a power pole, knocking out the electricity for more than 1,800 customers in Red Bluff.
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Firefighters are battling a blaze near Shasta College this afternoon.
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Authorities in Tehama County say the search of a Los Molinos home yielded illegal drugs, a short-barreled shotgun and a man whom Chico police were searching for as a person of interest in a shooting.
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Members 1st Credit Union is offering a free Debt Management Seminar at the 1380 Hilltop Branch location June 26.
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Firefighters are working on a controlled burn in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest this afternoon.
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Community activists Valerie Long and Ginnie Mistal fired off the following letter and await a response: May 28, 2013 Hi Mike, After reading Marc Beauchamp's blog, published May 12, 2013 in the Record Searchlight, regarding your letter to Turtle Bay...
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Just a few images from yesterday’s Luau Mixer at always gorgeous Riverview. Thanks to everyone for a great evening. Erin’s just a little pregnant.
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We break it down below. These are real people and actual results. We listed and sold the home of retiring Simpson University President Larry McKinney using our Flat Rate listing plan. He listed the home for $399,900, and accepted a cash offer of $408,000 within 2 days. We ultimately received 5 great offers in those 2
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This was once a stopping place. Who built and operated it? 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...
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Fire crews this morning quickly contained a vegetation fire behind the Dollar Tree on Lake Boulevard at North Market Street in Redding to about a quarter acre.
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Commenter Emil Shue, who I think it's fair to see is more attuned to the potential safety benefits of having more law-enforcement eyes watching the streets and less worried about erosion of privacy than I (and even more so some...
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Homes in Shasta Lake City have risen higher in price this year than in Redding. See chart below. Representing the interests of the bank/seller is foreclosure listing broker Brian Salado of Th
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Today we're going to travel back in time to January 1981. The night before my family moved away to a new town. The night I sat in my bedroom, packing the rest of my teenage belongings into boxes for the move from Eugene to Ashland, listening to the radio on my dad's FM tuner/cassette recorder, [...]
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The National Weather Service has started off the weekend with a red flag warning for fire danger. The alert begins at 10 a.m. today as temperatures rise to around 92 and winds could gust up to 20 mph. It lasts until 7 p.m. Saturday, when temperatures are expected to rise to 97 as winds continue at speeds up to 17 mph and 23
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In 1913: A crowning feature of the final day of the mining congress was the automobile excursion tendered through the agricultural and fruit sections of Shasta County. It demonstrated that the county had the finest agricultural and fruit lands to be found in any country.
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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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Taken at the veterans cemetery near Igo....
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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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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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