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July 4th, 2013

It might be easier for hunters to trust the motives behind a proposed lead-bullet ban if it weren't part of a full-spectrum push to make gun ownership more costly and cumbersome.
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While the president fights a war on American coal, China and India will forge ahead and more than undo any costly progress we might make in curbing greenhouse gases.
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I can't afford the painful cost of a ticket, so I'm doing community service at $6 an hour. That's below minimum wage. They won't let me work off the court fees. Who makes these decisions?
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Where's the evidence behind these statements from the assemblyman pushing to ban hunting with lead bullets?
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American Cancer Society seeks drivers and office staff.
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I'm just glad the kids can enjoy this heat/humid spell that us adults are dying over. Oh to be a kid again!
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A German community's legacy remains with water ditch and cemetery.
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Those castigating Paul Deen hardly occupy the moral high ground.
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I hate to think of what this world and specifically our country is going to be for my grandchildren.
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Two-month long karaoke tournament to find the best karaoke singer in Shasta County starts next week.
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Burney Basin Days and musical events on tap for this weekend.
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The trial of a Cottonwood man accused of murdering his wife at the couple’s home last May will begin Tuesday in one of the most high-profile cases in recent local memory.
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The Northern California Veterans Museum and Heritage Center will kick off its Homeward Bound program for post-9/11 veterans on Saturday, and the public is welcome to celebrate with a free barbecue and dedication of a new monument.
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Lakehead residents fear raising the height of Shasta Dam would hurt their community.
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If you woke up this morning feeling sticky or like you had no relief from the hot weather, that’s because you really didn’t.
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Like all those north state residents sheltered inside their homes with the air conditioner on high this Independence Day, Bill and Kathey Ellis debated whether they should wait for the sun to go down to get to the Freedom Festival.
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In 1913: A Grand Ball was scheduled for that day at the Tower House. Good music, dancing and a chicken supper were planned. Cost was $2 per couple.
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Like all those north state residents sheltered insider their homes with the air conditioner on high this Independence Day, Bill and Kathey Ellis debated whether they should wait for the sun to go down to get to the Freedom Festival.
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A sport-utility vehicle on the southbound Interstate 5 on-ramp at Deschutes Road caught fire.
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Traffic on southbound Interstate 5 just north of the Pit River Bridge is moving again following a big-rig fire this afternoon.
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Authorities on Friday night will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Redding.
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  I saw it sitting on a corner lot, a little Hobie Cat with a “For Sale” signed tacked to it. Sailing…. What A GREAT IDEA. A simple, elegant sport, fun for the entire family and SO MUCH CHEAPER than wakeboarding! I just KNEW that they’d share my enthusiasm. That evening I gathered them at the dinner [
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Lightning from the thunderstorms passing outside of Redding have sparked numerous fires.
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IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another,...
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Not everybody loves the 4th of July. Just ask your family dog or cat for their 2 cents, and this is likely what you’ll get: Panting Drooling Pacing Hiding Decreased appetite Abnormal urination & defecation Dilated pupils Excessive grooming Howling According to the ASPCA, the signs of acute canine and feline stress and
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The Fourth of July today will be mostly sunny and hot in the Redding area with a high near 110, the National Weather Service says.
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Baseball will be played today at Tiger Field in Redding.
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NEW YORK (AP) — An environmental group said Wednesday that the caramel coloring used in Pepsi still contains a worrisome level of a carcinogen, even after the drink maker said it would change its formula.
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California is packed with small, excellent vineyards making fabulous wines that most people will never know about. That’s where The Grape Escape comes in.
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Celebrating our nation’s independence is not a middling affair in the north state, as evident by the three days of parades, fireworks, picnics and live music that celebrants can choose from.
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Hadn’t been to Kampai Sushi, just off Lake Boulevard in north Redding, since its recent expansion and almost didn’t recognize the place.
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Cottonwood artist and writer Judi Forney came to the north state in 2005 to focus on creating and marketing her art. She had to set her plans aside to care for her father who began his journey into dementia. She recently completed "Dances with Dementia," a compilation of stories about her dad during this period of their liv
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A brief look at news from around the north state.
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The city of Anderson kicked off its Fourth of July celebration a day early this evening with Anderson Explodes!, a festival featuring fireworks, music, auto racing and a barbecue put on by local 4-H and FFA clubs at the Shasta District Fair grounds.
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A two-vehicle crash has been reported on Canyon Road at Highway 273.
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Winds moving through the area this evening have knocked down power lines.
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Tuesday’s record heat kept Cherie Firestone in her motel room during the day.
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The American Revolution was sparked in part by the Founders desire to make their own laws. What would Jefferson have said about secret legal interpretations and court rulings that throw hurdles in front of self-government?
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Over 30 years, gay marriage has shifted from a law student's wild idea to the law of the land.
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Don't forget farmers markets this summer for a healthy diet.
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In 1913: A Grand Ball was scheduled for that day at the Tower House. Good music, dancing and a chicken supper were planned. Cost was $2 per couple.
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The Shasta Lake Bass Firecracker Classic American Legion Baseball tourney begins Thursday and extends through Saturday at Big League Dreams and Wynne Price Field.
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The ideal that drew this immigrant is universal freedom and equality -- not prejudice and hyphenated Americanism.
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A look at business news from around the north state.
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There comes a time when the mirror reveals unwanted spots, wrinkles, sagging skin, graying and thinning hair. How you respond can bring happiness or despair.
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Here’s a list of what’s open and closed Thursday in observance of the Fourth of July:
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A former Redding bookkeeper sentenced in 2008 to nine months in jail for embezzling $14,000 from her employer was sentenced Wednesday to another year in jail for second-degree burglary.
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After a year on the job, Anderson Police Chief Michael Johnson will soon leave to become chief of the Eureka Police Department, where he once worked as a patrolman and a sergeant.
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A group based in Alameda bought the Holiday Inn in Redding for just under $9 million.
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After another day of excessive heat, the skies are turning gray.
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The temporary restraining order will allow miners to continue to use suction dredges.
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Fireworks are illegal in Shasta County, but not in Tehama County. Here are some safety tips from Cal Fire for those who are allowed to use them.
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A 20-year-old man was being taken to a local hospital today after he was hit by a car in the area of Buenaventura Boulevard and Railroad Avenue.
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Tuesday’s thunderstorms touched off small fires in the north state.
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SHASTA COUNTY— Due to the excessive heat warning that remains in effect for most of Shasta County cooling centers will be available on July Fourth. These centers will be open 2 pm to 7 pm, staffed by Health and Human Services and American Red Cross personnel.   Redding o        The
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Redding officials are urging residents to limit water usage today while city crews work to bring the Foothill Water Treatment Plant fully online after a power outage today.
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Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is nearly tripling flows on the Pit River in eastern Shasta County after a forced outage the Pit 5 powerhouse, the company reported.
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The mighty Pit River was first spelled as Pitt and named for the deep and dangerous hidden pits dug along its banks to trap enemies and animals by the Achomawi Indian women. For concealment, the dirt was carried away in...
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A woman sustained minor injuries after her vehicle rolled onto its side at Dana Drive and Friendly Road near Costco in Redding.
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After serving a year, Anderson Police Chief Michael Johnson will soon leave to become chief of the Eureka Police Department.
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A 25-year-old man was indicted this morning by a federal grand jury for growing thousands of marijuana plants on public land in Trinity County.
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The Fourth of July is one of the busiest days of the year at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. Most popular park areas will fill up quickly with park visitors and parking will be limited. The use or possession of fireworks is prohibited at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. The Brandy Creek Beach is a very popular [.
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A suspended Redding priest charged with seven felony counts of child molestation lost his bid today to try to block statements he allegedly made to a Sacramento diocese official and a private investigator.
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Redding Fire Department (RFD) is urging City residents to be extra careful during a Fourth ofJuly holiday that will be marked by extreme heat and humidity and high fire danger. The first half ofthe year has been one ofthe driest in the area in the past 50 years, with fuel moisture levels like those normally [...]
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Former Redding.com weather guru Scott Mobley offers some perspective from his new perch in Portland: This is Redding's worst heat wave since 2006. That summer produced two periods of hot, humid weather, with temps peaking at 117 on June 25th...
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Dan Walters of the Bee suggests as much in his update on new legislative "Principles for Developing a Water Bond" that an Assembly committee discussed yesterday. The Legislature already passed a water bond in 2009, but it's widely seen as...
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The river was first spelled as Pitt. Named for the deep and dangerous hidden pits dug along its banks to trap enemies and animals by the Achomawi Indian women. For concealment, the dirt was carried away in baskets, emptied in...
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A 28-year-old man was arrested this morning after sheriff’s deputies said he broke into his father’s home, beat and tried to kill him, including bashing him over the head with a glass coffee pot.
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Looking for some privacy in the woods of far northern California? Here’s a property that may appeal to any of you who have come here to enjoy our beautiful Lake Shasta, with its 370 miles of
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  I received this email from the ACLJ Please read it and check out their site, if you already have not,   Could the Muslim Brotherhood’s days be numbered? The Egyptian military just declared that it might step in to depose the Muslim Brotherhood and protect Egyptians from Muslim Brotherhood violence. But within
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I've had some pretty memorable 4th of July moments. There was the meaningful Bicentennial Celebration of 1976. I was 9, and people were handing out two dollar bills all over the place. Then there was the coolest 4th of July ... the time I watched the Redding fireworks in typical 110-degree heat from a lounge [...]
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Get ready for tonight’s fireworks in Anderson and some traffic changes in the area surrounding the Shasta District Fair Grounds.
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Today will be sunny and hot, with a high near 110, with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 a.m., the National Weather service reports.
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In 1913: Richard Epton, a paralytic from Red Bluff, wheeled himself in a wheelchair weighted by a large stone, into the Sacramento River and was drowned.
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The West Redding 10-11 year old Little League All-Star baseball team came back to beat Red Bluff 5-4 in dramatic fashion Tuesday, in the District 1 tournament in Yreka.
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A brief look at news from around the north state.
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Emergency crews have located at least two people who are stranded tonight after their raft flipped over in the Sacramento River.
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We're temporarily escaping the heat (it was 116/47 today) so I won't be around to wish you a happy Independence Day on the 4th. So have a great day and stay safe and cool. What is this land America, so many travel there I'm going now while I'm still young –– my darling meet me there
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Experts say California suffers rotten numbers because of police budget cuts that have eaten away at agencies' ability to dedicate investigators to auto theft. Sound familiar?
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At least as far back as the 18th century, the left has struggled to avoid facing the plain fact of evil.
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Jail officers and prosecutors believe 11 men jumped four others in a racially motivated attack.
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The Shasta County Elections Office had its first same-sex marriage Monday since California's gay marriage ban was lifted last week. Meanwhile, other same-sex couples are applying for licenses to do the same.
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Home builders took out 17 single-family home permits in June as construction activity in Redding rose.
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RED BLUFF — A Red Bluff man suspected of fatally stabbing a Palo Cedro man last week failed to enter a plea today during his second Tehama County Superior Court appearance in two days.
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After a 5,000-year history of marriage as heterosexual for the obvious relation to procreation, at a stroke the Supreme Court has discovered a new right, same-sex marriage.
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When the Defense of Marriage Act was struck down by the Supreme Court, I felt an emptiness enter my stomach, for I perceived another dark cloud arose over the United States, similar to that of the passing of Roe v. Wade.
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Triple-digit temperatures will continue to roast Redding through the end of the week. Meanwhile, the Shasta County Sheriff's office has issued restrictions on Lake Shasta.
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LONDON (AP) — Trailing 5-4 in her first Wimbledon quarterfinal, Sloane Stephens already had saved two set points and was about to serve at deuce when a fairly nondescript match became anything but.
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Here’s a list of what’s open and closed Thursday in observance of the Fourth of July.
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A brief look at business news from around the north state.
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It's frustrating and sobering to see the Redding area hit the list of the top 10 "hot spots" for car theft in the nation. Your car was more likely to be stolen in Shasta County last year than in Los...
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So the research suggests, according to the Yale doctor who wrote this op-ed in the Wall Street Journal. Excerpts: There is a significant and consistent relationship between marijuana use and the development of schizophrenia and related disorders. Schizophrenia is considered...
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Fire crews had control of a brush fire that broke out today north of Highway 44.
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At least 10 Redding Police Department vehicles gathered along South Street at about 1 p.m. today in response to what some neighbors said was a shot fired by a woman inside a small tan-and-brown house. Yellow caution-tape wrapped around giant Sycamore trees and blocked entrance to the nearb
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That claim in a letter published in today's R-S is getting a lot of pushback from commenters, several of whom say they've worked in welfare offices and they certainly never got volume bonuses. Individually, that might be true, but state...
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The scorching temperatures already are prompting restrictions on Lake Shasta.
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A 68-year-old woman in a wheelchair held Redding police at bay during a standoff that lasted nearly an hour.
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Talking about architecture, not the weather this week in Redding. Walking around UC Berkeley last weekend I was struck by all the examples of Brutalist architecture (see above), which made me appreciate our Civic Auditorium even more. It's a...
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Burger picture snapped at Bonney's on Palm Avenue in Happy Valley, the Hamilton Beach mixer and strawberry milkshake at Lim's Cafe on North Market Street in Redding....
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Jay Lund of UC Davis offers a thought-provoking call for a "new environmentalism" on the California Water Blog. For decades, we have taken a "just say no" approach to stop, prevent or blunt human encroachments onto the natural world -...
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Police, California Highway Patrol and medics are being sent to Dana Drive and Friendly Road for a report of a two-vehicle wreck in the intersection that's snarling traffic in the area.
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“Prices in May experienced a bubble-like spike of nearly 30 percent from $152,000 a year ago to $195,500, reaching their highest level since August 2009’s $201,250.” So writes David Benda in today’s paper. An arti
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES EUREKA — Epic salmon fishing continues with easy limits for three weeks straight. Anytime the weather allows fishing, boats make it out to haul in salmon. After early limits, boaters ran out to 300-foot depths and drifted for Pacific halibut to 65
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It certainly isn’t hot enough for these adventurous Redding dancers. So they dance with FLAME. Images from a recent Market Faire, by me. We burn. Like candles, or like fireworks, we all burn. Thank you fire dancers, you’re Really Redding.
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The lead police detective who investigated the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin in central Florida last year was to return to the witness stand Tuesday for a second day to testify about his investigation.
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Here’s an aggressively priced bank owned condo in a popular Redding community. It’s listed as an 1119 sqft 2/2. The HOA fee is said to be $286 per month. That fee covers all exterior maintenance and gives you access to swimming pools and other amenities on the campus-like grounds. The int
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ANDERSON — Residents here were awoken early today after police used an automated telephone notification system to help in their search for a man who ran from a traffic stop, officers said.
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Highs over 110 degrees are expected today and Wednesday with the chance of thunderstorms each night, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters said today should be about 111 degrees, matching the record high for the day. Wednesday will be about 112. There's a 20 percent of showers and thunderstorms late today f
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In "Square Meals," their love letter to American suburban cuisine, the very tongue-in-cheek food & pop culture writers Jane and Michael Stern have this to say about Hawaiian food:  "There is no cuisine more adventurous, or more totally spurious, than that called Polynesian. We don't know what Polynesians eat,
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SHASTA LAKE — The City Council meets tonight for short agenda that will see the dais possibly appoint a new planning commission and award a contract for a public works storage building.
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We're celebrating Independence Day with a new song, Where America Lives, and we're giving away free downloads this week -- help yourself! Where America Lives
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In 1913: M. Leter, mucker in the Iron Mountain mine, was killed and P. Gassano, a countryman and also a mucker, was injured when rocks fell in the tunnel where they were working and struck them.
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Anderson High alumna Cheridan Hawkins made her international softball debut on Sunday in the ISF X Junior Women's World Championships.
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A brief look at news from around the north state.
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The Bureau of Reclamation is holding stakeholder meetings about the Shasta Dam expansion 300 miles away in Merced County. Why? That's where they're most keenly thirsty for new water.
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If House Republicans don't budge on immigration laws, it will doom the GOP presidential nominee in 2016.
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Our congressman is working to fight fraud and abuse in the food stamp program.
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The FairTax would greatly simplify our system.
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What does a retired CHP dispatcher do with her leisure time? Well, 61-year-old Marie Grigg of Yreka is spending part of her golden years beating on a large Japanese drum.
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I shouldn't admit this. I might regret it later. But I have to tell you: The Fourth of July has never been my favorite holiday.
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See who was at what recent event.
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General Manager Mike Lampella said KIXE has raised the money needed for a federal matching grant that will help pay the station's bills.
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Send illegal immigrants on a high-speed train back to Mexico.
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Are those searching for Hoffa's grave earning good union wages?
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A brief look at business news from around the north state.
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News that California’s tax on gasoline went up 3.5 cents per gallon Monday was met with a collective shrug from most north state drivers.
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May was another brisk month for home sales in Shasta County
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Forecasters expect record-breaking heat today and hot temperatures through the weekend.
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We asked Record Searchlight Facebook page followers to share how they’re staying cool during this heat wave. Here’s what they had to say.
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The Redding area has landed among the top 10 places in the nation for vehicle thefts in a national list released last week.
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Two separate vegetation fires off Old Oregon Trail and Misty Lane were contained to about one-acre each.
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Yours Truly and daughter on recent tour of the nearly century-old span. Note the new and slightly wider-looking deck. Brian Crane, Redding's public works director, tells me the new precast-concrete light poles will be installed this week and a...
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With jury selection expected to begin mid-month, a suspended Redding priest charged with seven felony counts of child molestation was back today in Sacramento County Superior Court for a pre-trial defense motion to try to block statements he allegedly made to a Sacramento diocese official and a private investigator.
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Three people stranded following an apparent tubing accident on the Sacramento River near the Highway 44 bridge were rescued this afternoon.
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RED BLUFF - A Red Bluff man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of false imprisonment and making criminal threats after he allegedly threatened to kill a woman, police said today.
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Its fast paced mini games will keep you on your feet. Just keep yourself alive and you will get the high score.
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Small to large family fireworks @ the Food Maxx Belle Mill in Red Bluff
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Help us help local children in need look forward to a better 2013-2014 school year. Donate to our Back to School Backpack Drive today!
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The north state’s U.S. Rep. Doug LaMalfa today said the House of Representatives is in no rush to pass immigration reform by a certain date and may craft its own legislation.
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The Red Cross of Northern California is staffing cooling centers today in Shasta and Tehama counties as temperatures this afternoon will top 110 degrees.
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Q. How can one learn to control adverse thoughts? The key to understanding thinking is to know we are not our body, emotions, or thoughts. There exists only God’s mind, and we have access to every part of it. Thoughts do not flow in and out of our consciousness, rather the thoughts already exist, and it is our awareness t
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Given that Shasta Lake is a city that exists thanks to the folks who built Shasta Dam, is named after the reservoir, is still the closest town to the dam and would be seriously impacted by construction, it might have...
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North state San Francisco Giants fans were shut out over the weekend as engineering problems silenced the World Series champs on the radio.
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Heard Warren and Turtle Bay board member Randall Hempling on KCNR1460 late last week and they sure sounded upbeat and confident. Hempling, who's also CEO of Shasta Regional Medical Center, dismissed concerns about litigation over the prevailing wage issue. "The...
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It was a busy morning at the Board of Supervisors this week.  The Board heard a presentation from Jim Branham, Executive Officer of the Sierra Nevada Conservancy.  This state agency serves all or part of 22 counties (including counties more properly described as in the Cascades).  Only the eastern portion of
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An FBI audio expert whose pre-trial testimony helped keep prosecution witnesses from testifying at George Zimmerman's murder trial has been called to the witness stand.
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Here’s a good sized home on a half acre in Happy Valley. You can catch a glimpse of the added detached garage in the foreground of the single supplied marketing photo that accompanies the listing. Representing the interests of the bank/seller is foreclosure listing broker Angela Mallory of Zion Real Estate.
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A breathtaking spike in rates. Chart right from Freddie Mac. If you’ve been thinking about selling, think quick. It just got costlier for buyers. Their new higher monthly payments may shut out some buyers. We’ve been seeing heated sales activity lately, but the new reality may change all that soon.
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Dedicated in thanks and appreciation to Dan Neece and Deborah Divine who have made so many positive ripples in the lives of students at Enterprise High School for the past 30 years. Living life is about ripples. No, not the libation but about the ripples we make in life. One of the comments I received [...]
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Independence Day is a good time to declare your independence from heavy traffic, long lines, and visits to crowded offices by taking important matters into your own hands. When it comes to doing business with Social Security, you can! Anytime, anywhere Social Security’s website is waiting to let you take care of impo
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Forecasters only expect things to get hotter the next few days in Redding. The National Weather Service expects a high today at about 110 degrees. The low will be about 80 degrees. The heat wave should reach a peak on Tuesday, when the high could get up to 112 degrees.
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Gusty hot winds blew an Arizona wildfire out of control on Sunday, overtaking and killing 19 elite firefighters in the deadliest wildfire involving firefighters in the U.S. for at least 30 years.
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An out-of-control blaze overtook an elite group of firefighters trained to battle the nation's fiercest wildfires, killing 19 members as they tried to protect themselves from the flames under fire-resistant shields.
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After nearly 18 years on the job, the head of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest is retiring.
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There's nothing wrong with the power rates the city charges Big League Dreams, but the path the city took to them is an embarrassement.
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Unnecessary travel restrictions imposed by the Forest Service are forcing the public off of public land.
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Panhandlers sprawled on the sidewalk and into the street are a hazard to themselves and the rest of the public.
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It's time once again to look at dividing California.
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The ads on Glenn Beck and Fox News are still touting gold as a safe investment -- even as its price has crashed.
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Conservatives' fact-free descriptions of liberals leave me absolutely flummoxed.
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Redding may break heat records today and Tuesday, and Independence Day won't exactly be cool either.
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A bill going through the state Legislature would ban the use of lead bullets and pellets for hunting.
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A vegetation fire charred 10 acres in rural Tehama County Saturday evening.
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National Weather Service forecasters expect another hot day in Redding today with temperatures topping 109 degrees. An excessive heat warning is in effect through Wednesday. Monday will also be 109, forecasters said, while Tuesday should climb to 110 degrees, with overnight lows hovering near a warm 78 degrees. Forecasters
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In 1913: McCloud River Railroad officials said they would build a handsome hotel, besides stables and other conveniences for travelers and freighters at Bartle, the terminus of their railroad line. This would be an excellent thing for the farmers of Fall River Valley, who at present ship their produce to McCloud for sale.
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A 26-year-old Shasta Lake man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of cutting another man with a machete during a fight at the Spring Branch Trailer Park in Mountain Gate, deputies said.
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Dear Babe: I was given a sign holder from a man who claims he lived on the ranch where Seabiscuit was stabled. The horseshoes are welded together coming off a piece of angle iron that attached to a structure. Is there any way they could possibly be Seabiscuit’s shoes? Also as mentioned earlier, the shoes are forged steel,
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An 18-year-old black woman said she was assaulted by a group of white youths at the Red Bluff High School football field early Saturday, police reported.
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Redding has a transient problem, but fixing it will take more than one more city ordinance for our overworked police to enforce.
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As the government veers toward paranoid secrecy, it invites catastrophic leaks, Lyons argues.
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For a glorious look at our extraordinary cosmos, head on up to July's Golden State Star Party.
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The 2013 all-Record Searchlight prep baseball team is unveiled, as is the coach of the year.
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Redding's city attorney, instead of offering counsel about legal pros and cons, seems to be itching for a fight about prevailing wage, a regional union leader argues.
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The East Redding  11-12 year-old boys Little League All-Stars defeated Corning 4-2 at Volonte Park in Anderson on Saturday.
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Michael and Marion Ensey of Redding celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 8, 2013. They were married on June 8, 1963, in Ontario.
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Charley and Faye McCay of Redding celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 28, 2013, with a family gathering. They were married on June 28, 1953, in Alabama. The couple moved from Santa Clara to Redding in 1977 with their five sons. They ran an elder care home in Redding until their retirement.
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Donleita and Louis Gerdes of Redding celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on May 16, 2013, with a gathering of family and friends at Cattlemen's Restaurant in Redding. They were married on May 16, 1953. Louis is a retired school teacher. Donleita was a paralegal for 13 years. They have lived in Redding for seven years.
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Felicia Dalton and Jason Gardner, both of Eugene, Ore., were married on June 15, 2013, at the Turtle Rock Resort, Gold Beach. Keith Gardner officiated. The bride is the daughter of Paula Smith. She is a pre-med student in Eugene, Ore. The groom is the son of Steve Bell and Jackie Gardner-Bell of Anderson. He is a student at
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Get ready to swim and run in Splash N Dashes.
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Lewis Chamberlain provides a primer on markets and indexes.
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Columnist Debra Atlas puts Safe T Air to test in a musty room.
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Think your kids are going places online they shouldn't? Nerd Chicks explain how to find out what your kids are up to.
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As mom unloads years of stuff, Claudia Mosby finds value in the old photos and cookware.
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Here are ways to keep your car clean and well-equipped for safety.
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Dear Straight Talk: I hate my job. The owner yells and belittles me about everything. How have others handled this?
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Quail families frolic, wrens make a home, but what's with those crows?
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Annette Osborne that saying yes can make her and her husband's day.
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Q: When hunting, a valid hunting license and a valid deer tag for the specific zone is required to be in the immediate possession of the hunter (Fish and Game Code, section § 4336).
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You can find free Wi-Fi just about anywhere, particularly if you plan ahead and know where to look.
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Foothill High catcher Sean Clark is named the 2013 Record Searchlight Most Valuable Player, the R-S.V.P.
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The California Highway Patrol is reporting a vehicle drove into a house this afternoon just off Highway 3 in Weaverville.
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SHASTA LAKE — Rather than establish its own police department some 20 years ago, city leaders had a different idea — use what’s already there.
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A pickup towing another pickup on a flatbed trailer rolled several times today on the southbound lanes of Highway 273 in Anderson but no one was injured, the California Highway Patrol reported.
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William was a blacksmith and wagonmaker. In 1869 he moved to Millville and operated a blacksmith and wagonmaking business for 16 years. In 1871 he married Mary Ann Harrington. In 1885 he and his family moved to Burney when William...
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Shasta County sheriff’s deputies on Friday searched an unoccupied bunker on a Whitmore property belonging to the 45-year-old man accused in the shooting deaths of his wife and two daughters in early May at the family’s Shingletown home.
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At first glance this HUD home looked almost like a manufactured home, but it isn’t. Of course, it’s not in Anderson, but’s not far from it. If you are looking for a bit of room but not too far out of town, this may be the place. Representing the interests of the government in the form of your HUD orga
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Shasta County sheriff’s deputies arrested man driving a reported stolen vehicle after spotting him make an illegal turn in Happy Valley, they reported
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Walking around the garden in the cool of morning last week, it occurred to me how much flowers remind me of fireworks – their colorful explosions, forces of nature demanding that we look at them: Here! Here! Here! Photo above: This week's article features photos of flowers that remind me of fireworks - and yes, [...]
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Redding will see another triple-digit day today and forecasters expect it will only get hotter this weekend. Today's high should be near 106 with 8 mph wind that will become calm by the afternoon. Nighttime temperatures will resemble a warm spring day at 76 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. An excessive he
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The Redding Colt 45s summer baseball team opened up a three-game series on the coast against the rival Humboldt Crabs on Friday.
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A brief look at news from across the north state.
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In 1787, the future of the fledgling United States hung in the balance. The Articles of Confederation that had been adopted at the end of the American Revolution had proven inadequate. It appeared that the union between the individual states would soon disintegrate and the American experiment would be short-lived.
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Ever since the gay-Boy Scouts earthquake, many Catholics have been asking canon-law expert Edward Peters to fill a role he has clearly stated he has no desire to play — that of prophet.
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Redding Chamber of Commerce recognizes a well-known local business and names a nonprofit of the year.
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Tourists’ belts remain tight as the economy continues to recover.
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The mystery man is William Bidwell and our winner is toe2toe who guessed him at 6:17 p.m. Congratulations toe2toe! Check in tomorrow for William Bidwell's interesting history. Toe2toe has won herself a $10 gift certificate at Ortega's Mexican Restaurant in...
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U.S. Rep. Doug LaMalfa, R-Richvale, will be in Redding next week for an open house.
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Redding police are looking for a black 1997 Toyota that was stolen in front of Harbor Freight Tools on Hartnell Avenue.
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A Redding concrete company's creative design has been installed in hundreds of playgrounds around the world -- and now local children can join in the fun.
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I'm a huge fan of the Colt 45s, but are there enough of us in Redding to make a go of a bigger-league ball?
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The 2013 All-Record Searchlight prep softball team is announced, headed by the coach of the year J Howell of Red Bluff.
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This week Donna Stiles touches on hot winds and growing large plants in small places.
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Modifying and even eliminating our lawns is the central theme of F. Herbert Bormann, Diana Balmari and Gordon T. Geballe's "Redesigning the American Lawn: a Search for Environmental Harmony."
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Q. My cucumbers are bitter this year. Can you tell me why and what to do about it?
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A brief look at business news from around the north state.
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The 2013 Record Searchlight Most Valuable Player (R-S.V.P.) for prep softball was announced today.
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State officials have relaxed water quality rules to help protect endangered salmon in the Sacramento River under threat following a dry winter.
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The victim was badly beaten, stripped naked and thrown into a dumpster before being left for dead by two men and a boy, police said.
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RED BLUFF — The Palo Cedro man stabbed to death in Red Bluff Thursday and his alleged killer served in the same the California Army National Guard in Afghanistan.
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New playground helps bring nature back to Redding park.
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In 1913: George Seaman, driver of the Cottonwood creamery auto, made two trips to Millville and the Palo Cero country every week to pick up cream from the farmers. He was out every day in some part of the countryside for cream. Later on the Shingletown country could be included in his route.
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This week Lailia Ortlieb shares images of Monstera deliciosa, commonly known as split leaf philodendron. Here's what she shares.
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John Sandhofner, Redding
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Our congressman's office broke the VA's logjam and got my 93-year-old father approved for disability benefits.
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I'm looking forward to the picture of that first gay couple appearing on the wedding page.
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A similar Project Echelon has been in operation since the 1950s, albeit well hidden from the unsuspecting public's prying eyes.
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Terrorists are using model planes to carry out their attacks? What's next?
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Shasta County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man in connection with the shooting at an occupied home late Thursday.
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A fire that threatened to burn at least one structure in the Hat Creek area of eastern Shasta County was contained to two acres, a Cal Fire spokesman said this afternoon.
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Want to bend your congressman's ear? He'll be in Redding this coming Monday morning, his office announces: Representative Doug LaMalfa will hold an Open House for constituents this Monday, July 1st at his district office in Redding, located at 2885...
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Mount Shasta is number 13 out of 300 for UFO sighting Hot Spots. There must be some logical explanation. This book explores the history, background, reviews and reported sightings to MUFON, Project Blue-Book, Nicap and the community, to disclose long standing secrets to the author and his assistant, which they did, that fur
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Two people were arrested Tuesday after a search warrant was served at a Del Norte Drive residence in Cottonwood, agents with the Tehama Interagency Drug Enforcement task force said today.
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Two men were arrested Thursday by Tehama Interagency Drug Enforcement agents after two large marijuana gardens were found on public lands in the Pine Creek and Cambleville areas.
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Authorities have re-opened the eastbound lanes of Cypress Avenue to Bechelli Lane.
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RED BLUFF — A Palo Cedro man fatally stabbed early Wednesday morning served with the California Army National Guard and was deployed in 2009 to Afghanistan as a combat engineer.
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  We took Lisa on-location to one of our very favorite spots!  During the summer, she definitely appreciated the river!  
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Do you want to get healthy? Do you need to exercise more? Redding Recreation has a great, inexpensive way, to do that this summer. Join us.
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Who was this famous pioneer? 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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Officers are in the Park Marina area in Redding looking for a man and a woman who took off running after the car they were in crashed through the front door of a house.
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Here’s an unusual home with a big kitchen and huge wrap around porch, on acreage east of Redding. At first we thought it a manufactured home, but apparently not. It’s unusual. Representing the interests of the government in the form of their Freddie Mac organization is foreclosure listing agent An
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We dance round in a ring and suppose, But the Secret sits in the middle and knows. -Robert Frost We all have our lives until we don’t.  And while we have our lives we suffer.  Some a little.  Some a lot.  And even when we don’t suffer, it is temporary.  Eventually the suffering returns. To [...]
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Highlights include the 2013 Nonprofit of the Year honor and the Virgil Covington Award.
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Forecasters say it'll be in the triple digits again today in Redding. The high will reach 102 degrees under sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service. The low will drop to about 70 degrees at night, forecasters said. The weather will pick up even more over the weekend, when forecasters expect it to reach 105 by
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In 1913: Officials at the Donkey Mine in Ingot closed a contract with the Northern California Power Co. for electric power. Fifty horsepower were to be utilized in doing development work on the property.
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The West Redding 9-10 year-old Little League All-Stars routed South Siskiyou 10-0 in four innings at Junction School in Palo Cedro on Thursday in the District 1 playoffs.
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A brief look at news from around the north state.
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Shasta County sheriff's deputies were sent to the area of Red Bluff and Oregon streets in Shasta Lake tonight where residents said they heard two shots being fired.
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E-mail received from KCNR1460 owner Carl Bott today: All, In case you haven't heard there will be a fund raiser for Sovereign Minds and We, The People this Saturday at Win-River. Congressman Doug LaMalfa and Sen. Jim Nielsen will be...
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California counties caught in the Voting Rights Act's net because of 40-year-old census quirks show how a vital law needs a 2013 view of the world.
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Though the court majority couldn't bring itself to issue the ruling, this week's precendent guarantees that same-sex marriage will be coming across the United States.
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Just because my daughter has a tattoo and needs help doesn't mean she's a drug user.
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A brief look at business news from around the north state.
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Shasta County was first unofficially called Reading County for Major Pierson B. Reading, and included the extreme Northern part of California. Reading was its first known permanent white settler.
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Get ready for the Fourth, and in the meantime watch a film and listen to some music.
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In a mildly-worded rebuke, the 2012-13 Shasta County grand jury took Redding Electric Utility administrators to task Thursday for providing inaccurate and misleading information to the City Council about a discounted electric rate granted to Big League Dreams two years ago.
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Jennifer Harbord watches as her son, Chandler Grom, 5, paints a horse today during the Rowell Empowerment Center’s GET SET summer program’s field trip to Triple Creek Ranch Inc. in Palo Cedro.
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Dogs are naturally curious, even when it comes to rattlesnakes. But Jim Rice tries to teach them not to be.
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Police say they're not yet certain what led to the stabbing that left a man dead.
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One of three people arrested in connection with the beating and robbery of a man found unconscious and naked Monday near Redding City Hall is also accused of sexually assaulting a homeless woman and hitting her in the head with a metal pipe after that attack.
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The Redding woman who's gone on two alleged window-breaking sprees in the last year said she's sorry for her actions. Leticia Reyes also said she plans to repay the community for what she did.
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Redding continues to work on a proposal to land new air service at the airport. What that plan entails will be rolled out next month.
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The caring, professional help of Mercy Hospice really came through during the last months of my mother's life.
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The FBI and Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office are investigating misconduct allegations at the Tulelake Police Department.
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A Montague man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and related charges in connection with a fatal crash on Highway 3 in October.
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Fire crews battled a 2-acre vegetation fire this afternoon in the Palo Cedro area.
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Today's editorial on the Proposition 8 ruling says it unfortunately erodes the system of direct democracy in California. Jon Coupal of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers' Association and Rep. Doug LaMalfa agree. Obviously I agree with our editorial, but I'm not...
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A 21-year-old woman died Wednesday after the pickup she was riding in rolled off Highway 89 east of Mount Shasta, the California Highway Patrol reported.
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After a long rehabilitation Snuffy the seal is released back into the wild but things don’t go as planned. Poor Snuffy get snuffed out. The post Snuffy the Seal Get Snuffed appeared first on Dail
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RED BLUFF — Police are at a home on Pinon Way, south of Antelope Boulevard, after a fatal stabbing early today.
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Stephen is a Parkour guy, but we caught him in the studio, too!
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The big back deck leads down to the expansive lawn, that is bordered by Salt Creek. We recall a few parties here with friends, and volleyball on the lawn. Beers on the deck. Good times. Now, having been foreclosed, it waits for the next round of good times. This isn’t the first home of a fr
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Here is another scam sent to my business email by some idiot putting a spin on the Nigerian Prince scam  This dork starts the email off as if I sent him a contact about this: Following is the losers email address then his email letter: Subhash Deshpande <sub-hash1@hotmail.co.uk> Dear Intending Partner, Thank you
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Most people think of marketing as one of those necessary evils and don’t pay much attention to the beauty hiding inside the beast. What’s this you ask? Can marketing be beautiful? More like a fairytale come true? I’d like to pose that yes – it can. Now granted, my metaphor may be a little bit [...]
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Karin and I once had a small dog named “Honey” who was a faithful viewer of “Days of Our Lives.” Her morning routine was to prowl the house annoying the cats until she heard the soap’s theme song.  Then she’d scurry to the front of the set, tilt her head back, and let out a [...]
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Temperatures will creep higher over the next several days, topping off at about 112 degrees Tuesday, the National Weather Service reports.
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“It’s always scary to invest both your heart and money into a new venture, but the cafe has taken off and people seem to be really excited about it.” That’s John Dix, who along with serial entrepreneur Spencer Tang opened the new From the Hearth Bakery & Cafe on Churn Creek in east Redding.
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When asked if the Klub Klondike has a happy hour, a big grin flashes on owner Leon Womack’s face.
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Jeff Darling had the Cascade Theatre’s 2013-14 season calendar in front of him with a lot of empty squares, so he decided to switch things up a little. “Kind of something I wanted to get was a lot of new faces here, and I’ve included a few select acts to bring back, like Pink Martini and Bill Cosby, that I knew would
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Photographer Mike Eichwald is one of three artists in a revolutionary new show this month curated by the Shasta County Arts Council. The group calls themselves "Carrefour," a French word meaning "the intersection of several roads." In their collaboration, the artists seek to avoid cliches and present a body of work that Nor
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In 1913: A monster mass meeting was called by the Redding Chamber of Commerce to discuss bridge bonds and open an active campaign to raise funds. Every voter in the city would be visited, and if any were dissatisfied or objected to the bond, they would be shown that it would be in the best interest of the city to carry it.
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The Redding Colt 45s host the Healdsburg Prune Packers in a doubleheader at Tiger Field on Wednesday.
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A brief look at news from around the north state.
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From the Behrens-Eaton Museum staff: As you can see the Behrens-Eaton Museum is all "dolled up" for the 4th of July. Projects like this don't just happen; and we need to give a special thanks to John and Debbie Stokes,...
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Even those who were pulling for different Supreme Court rulings have "lost" nothing from the Proposition 8 and Defense of Marriage Act decisions.
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Ten years ago to the day, dissenting in the case of Lawrence v. Texas, Justice Antonin Scalia played the role of Cassandra, warning darkly — and at the time, it seemed, hyperbolically — that the ruling invalidating laws against homosexual conduct would lead inexorably to creation of a constitutionally protected right to
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While exploring the outdoors this summer, be on the alert for these bloodsuckers.
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Elder abuse and neglect can take many forms, yet is often difficult to know for sure that it is going on. It is easier to make excuses that you are reading more into a situation, that you are being too nosey or it isn't your business.
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In the world of commercial vitamin supplements, a market niche known for fads and sophisticated marketing, B vitamins may seem pedestrian. They don't get the respect they deserve.
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A brief look at business news from around the north state.
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What's a probiotic? Something your gut craves.
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We asked our Facebook fans what they thought about today's ’s Supreme Court decision on two gay marriage related cases. Here’s a selection of the responses:
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The mood was celebratory today at the south end of the Market Street Promenade as some 40 people lauded two U.S. Supreme Court decisions on state and national same-sex marriage issues.
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The community of Shingletown gathers to honor slain family.
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Stealing seems to be a big business in Redding these days -- and no wonder.
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A Shasta County jury today convicted a 40-year-old Redding man on felony false imprisonment and misdemeanor battery charges in which he was accused of assaulting a 17-year-old Marysville girl after giving her a ride in 2010.
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The day a Shasta County judge ordered Redding’s marijuana dispensaries to close, the lights went out at Trusted Friends, the city’s longest established collective on Pine Street.
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Fundraising is underway for an $11.8 million children's theater next to Redding School of the Arts.
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In a city where an anti-panhandling campaign has been widely embraced by the business community, there is talk of banning sitting or lying on the sidewalk.
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The Lions All-Star football game luncheon was held in Chico Wednesday, previewing the big game on July 13.
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This blog could get me flagged by the NSA but what the heck... Over at the DailyBeast the 'Woz' also tells Lloyd Grove: "When the Internet first came, I thought it was just the beacon of freedom. People could communicate...
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Redding police said they’ve arrested three people, including a 13-year-old boy, in connection with the beating and robbery of a man found unconscious and naked Monday near Redding City Hall.
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Sad news today about drummer Alan Myers. Condolences to family, fans, and band mates evolved and de-evolved. In memorial, I’m re-running this post from last year. When DEVO came to Redding
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The north state's Republican congressman has no love for the Supreme Court's ruling today: Washington, DC - Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today commented the Supreme Court's ruling that citizen defendants of Proposition 8, which defined legal marriage in California as...
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Read about it here. Look for it in 19th position on this list of the top 49. Patients' -- the only hospital in California to make the list....
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The body of a 42-year-old man was found Tuesday near a Highway 97 turnout south of Macdoel, a spokeswoman for the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office said today.
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A Redding man was convicted on two lesser charges in a case involving giving a teen girl a ride.
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A woman from Hyampom is dead and a girl, 8, is being treated for major injuries after their vehicle crashed in Trinity County Tuesday night.
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Hey, that's our very own Cathy Darling Allen quoted in the Los Angeles Times this morning on when actual marriages might move forward following this morning's ruling that effectively throws out Proposition 8: "We're pretty much ready to go," said...
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There are just a few more days to submit photographs to the 2013 Images from a Glass Eye International Juried Photography Show. Entries will be accepted through Wednesday, July 3. Sponsored by the Tehama County Photo Club in Red Bluff, the show will open Friday, Aug. 23, in the new gallery of the Tehama Country Vi
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KIXE TV is nearing it fiscal year end June 30, 2013 with a local goal of reaching a minimum threshold of $800,000 required by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) in order to qualify for a matching grant of approximately $650,000. They are pleased to announce they are nearly there at $788,000. “Together we can [.
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We do. That’s why we support this free magazine with our advertising dollars. Enjoy paints a pretty picture of Northern California Living, and we agree that’s a vision worthy of our support. Did we mention it’s “on the house?” Available everywhere. Enj
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Trinity County authorities said today that they killed a dog when it attacked law enforcement during a raid on a marijuana grow site in a national forest.
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My visiting daughter noticed the change immediately -- "It's lighter in here." Indeed. Owner Don Conley installed tiny lights above shadow boxes featuring Jack's commemorative 75th anniversary T-shirts, caps, posters and framed pictures of Megan Rapinoe, daughter of waitress Denise....
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A 58-year-old Tehama County woman was arrested Tuesday by sheriff's deputies after she allegedly threatened another woman with a baseball bat.
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Here’s a rare 6/2 in the Sunshine Homes neighborhood, courtesy of Freddie Mac. Plus it comes with an ever rarer 3 legged laundry sink. Which belongs to your government currently. The 6 bedroom configuration m
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It has been my observation that most people usually make good choices when they have enough real information. But real information is sometimes elusive.  Like real food. Too often these days the ability to make good decisions is jeopardized by our reliance upon the “information” provided by vest
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The north state is expected to get one last round of rainfall today before temperatures begin skyrocketing into the mid-100s, the National Weather Service reports. Redding will have a 40 percent chance of rain, mainly before 11 a.m. today, as temperatures rise to around 85. Nighttime will bring temperatures down to around 6
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The Redding-based 132nd Engineer Company will be honored this afternoon at a veterans luncheon happening at the California state Capitol.
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Knoxville Zoo had an unexpected break-in Monday night — from a wandering black bear.
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In 1913: Frank Adams, one of the proprietors of the Adams & Reid stables, was hobbling around on crutches as the result of being kicked the night before last by one of the stage horses. Adams was using the clippers and the horse was not accustomed to that modern style of equine barbering, resulting in a blow of the hoof
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A brief look at news from around the north state.
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One person is dead and a 5-year-old child suffered severe trauma in a crash in Trinity County this evening.
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From a station announcement just out, following up on its April plea for help raising $250,000 by the end of June (hey, that's this week) to meet its Corporation for Public Broadcasting minimum: KIXE TV is nearing it fiscal year...
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An attempted overhaul of the federal farm bill would have drastically reduced disclosure of subsidies -- but not, under a late amendment, for Congressman Doug LaMalfa.
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Thomas Sowell's random thoughts on the passing scene.
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When did a five-year wait become a "big rush"? Plus five questions in reply to the recent column on the Turtle Bay hotel proposal.
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The Redding area's deep-pocketed foundations should step forward to help build a new women's shelter.
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A brief look at business news from around the north state.
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CORNING — The remains of a woman who might have been buried in the late 1970s were unearthed Saturday by Tehama County sheriff’s detectives outside a Loleta Avenue residence near Corning.
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A Las Vegas cable TV company that recently dropped all its Shasta County customers has also stopped serving people in Tehama County. The company's CEO says it's not making any profit and plans to file for bankruptcy.
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The West Coast League won't be coming to Redding, meaning the sought-after improvements at Tiger Field will take much longer to do.
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Three small, rural school districts in Tehama County are becoming part of the Antelope Elementary School District in Red Bluff.
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Hundreds turned out for the inaugural Club Health seminar and workshop at Simpson University.
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Will the white minority vote Republican in the future?
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With creative financing, the McConnell Foundation could help end the controversy over prevailing wage.
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Redding temperatures will jump 30 degrees this week as cool, rainy days give way to triple-digit readings by Friday.
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Lots of passionate rhetoric today about the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to throw out the a portion of the Voting Rights Act, last approved by a nearly unanimous Congress in 2006. Liberals naturally think it's a disaster. We'll see. I'm...
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Authorities said today they destroyed 2,210 marijuana plants in four raids on southwest Shasta County properties.
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES LAKE ALMANOR — The Hex hatch is just getting started. Expect some great fishing for everything in this lake as they all tune in on feeding. EUREKA — This has been described as the salmon season for the ages. Fish are biting just outside the Harb
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Here's a trailer, featuring some familiar-looking north state country....
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Authorities say a four-vehicle crash will keep southbound Interstate 5 closed at the Pit River Bridge until at least 4:30 p.m.
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Redding Police are closing down the 2400 block of Tamarac Road as they handle a woman who reportedly crashed her motorcycle near the apartments.
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Police have identified a Redding man who was found badly beaten Monday morning in a parking lot off Cypress Avenue across from Redding City Hall.
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Redding police released today a surveillance photograph of a man suspected of robbing a Hartnell Avenue liquor store Saturday afternoon.
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Past police dispatcher calls in which George Zimmerman complained about "suspicious" characters in his neighborhood should be presented to jurors at his second-degree murder trial since they show his state of mind and provide context to his fatal encounter with 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, a prosecutor argued Tuesday.
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Drum circle offers way to relax, meditate and make friends.
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See who was at what recent event in the north state.
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Busy morning, checking all the phone calls, emails, voice messages, and texts asking about Senior Portraits! Busy updating the blog and our new website… good things coming your way! Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Smartphone
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Yes, says a UC Davis researcher, in what she calls the first attempt to study hatchery and wild fish's abundance across an entire river basin while also analyzing other "stressors": My recent research on Klamath fisheries indicates that interactions with...
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Brandon was a ton of fun to work with! He was one of our first High School Seniors in Redding, CA for 2013.
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The new home page looks awful.
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Tehama County sheriff's detectives discovered Saturday the remains of an adult woman buried outside a Loleta Avenue residence near Corning, it was announced this morning.
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My elderly mom received these in the mail recently. They deliberately look official, but are scams. The documents imply that you need a copy of your deed, and for about $90 they will send you one. The problem is that you can get a copy of your deed directly from the County Recorder for $3. There is probably
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Here’s a 1985 built 3/2 of about 1255 sqft that backs up to a park and sporting court. It’s not coded as a REO in the MLS, so may not have come up if that’s how you search. Like most HUD homes, it’s for owner-occupant only to bid until July 13. Because our government knows best who sh
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The driver of pickup which rolled over this morning near Canby and Churn Creek roads in Redding was arrested on suspicion of DUI, police said.
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A motorist was reported trapped this morning in a van that went off the southbound Interstate 5 on-ramp at Cypress Avenue and hit a tree.
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Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" and Tennessee Williams' "Streetcar Named Desire" at the Angus Bowmer Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF), Ashland. Nell Geisslinger, an eight year OSF veteran who virtually grew up in Ashland, is hotter than ever at  this year's Festival. Professionally hot, having landed
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More rain will fall in Redding today before the sun returns in full force by mid-week.
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LOS ANGELES — Hillary Rodham Clinton says China hurt its relationship with the U.S. by allowing National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden to flee from Hong Kong.
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Officials from One Safe Place, formerly known as the Shasta Women’s Refuge and Family Justice Center, announced the winners of the 7th annual Dancing with the Stars - Shasta County Style competition that was held Saturday night at the Cascade Theatre in Redding.
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Anderson High alumna Cheridan Hawkins pitched for the U.S. junior national softball team on Monday.
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A Las Vegas cable TV provider has apparently dropped all its customers in Shasta County without telling them.
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Four years after the original prison overcrowding ruling, two years after the Supreme Court upheld it, is anyone surprised the judges are serious?
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No American's guilt or innocence should be determined even in part by persons not completely familiar with this country's values and customs.
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Turtle Bay museum is a treat our whole family has enjoyed. Don't sell it short.
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The state has plenty of money to spend on the governor's grand projects, so why isn't there enough for the prisons?
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A raise? The governor should live on less like the rest of us.
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How can a Tea Party congressman guarantee his own industry a price premium?
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Like birds? Then be careful with the bug spray.
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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 will have to wait until his 18th birthday next month before he’s sent to Napa State Hospital for treatment.
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A Redding woman with a penchant for destroying windows so she can go back to jail was once again arrested early today after she allegedly went on a downtown window-breaking spree, smashing scores of windows and glass doors throughout the region.
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Tiger Field was the target of vandalism last week, and already an anonymous donor has stepped up to cover the cost of repairs.
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It seems I have a love-hate relationship with the sun.
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The key figure accused with two others of conspiring and carrying out an attack on a pregnant Redding teen last year lost his bid today for a new defense lawyer.
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In 1913: Henderson was preparing to celebrate the Fourth of July. There would be horseracing, baseball and other amusements to wind up with a ball in the town hall. John Watts, who had the record for killing bear, killed a big brown one back of the Northern California Power Co.’s tunnel camp the previous Saturday. Bears w
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A Redding man carrying 1.6 pounds of ecstasy pills authorities say he was trying to sell on the street was arrested today.
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The Guardian Angel secondhand thrift store in Los Molinos was destroyed by a fire today.
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Sunday's editorial knocked Rep. Doug LaMalfa for talking up the cuts in the farm bill that went up for a House vote last week while neglecting to mention the nuances -- greatly increased crop insurance subsidies and a new higher...
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The identity of a second man accused of chasing two 13-year-old Red Bluff girls on Saturday as they were walking down a street has been released by Red Bluff police.
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Paula Deen lost another part of her empire on Monday: Smithfield Foods said it was dropping her as a spokeswoman.
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Q. When does religion transcend nationalism? Should patriotism be part of religion? Both nationalism and patriotism are of the temporary worlds of spiritual training for each soul, and as such Eckists will consider these two essentials of any community as part of their training. Though their spiritual viewpoint is at the so
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A 51-year-old Red Bluff woman was arrested on suspicion of arson in connection with a Sunday morning garage fire that caused an estimated $100,000 in damage.
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Redding's marijuana dispensaries this morning were ordered to close their doors by July 1.
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Three people sustained minor to moderate injuries this morning in Palo Cedro from a vehicle crash.
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Here are a few images from Saturday’s big fundraiser for One Safe Place, formerly the Shasta County Women’s Refuge and Family Justice Center. Aaron Rader and Monica Fisher in a graceful first waltz earned an unbelievable score of 10-10-9! They were the unexpected leader at intermission! To much amazement…
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No new foreclosed homes yet today, so we thought we’d look at available raw land owned by institutions. We found 10, ranging from a lot in Shingletown, to a 69 lot subdivision. Don Wilkins of Coldwell Banker has this 100 view parcel available for $429K. He writes: “
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A naked man was found badly battered this morning in a parking lot off Cypress Avenue across from Redding City Hall.
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A 40-year-old Redding man was arrested early this morning after police said he was found stealing fixtures from a vacant Trumpet Drive residence.
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One of my favorite projects over the many years I have been a dressmaker is remaking a vintage wedding gown. It may have belonged to the bride’s mother or grandmother or even the groom’s family. I have known families who invested in one gown and it became a tradition to use it for several generations. [...]
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I'm so excited to blow the dust of The Dish, a former popular feature here at anewscafe.com that I ditched after a rather shattering Dish experience. Today, I dish with two of my favorite people, Matt Grigsby and Armando Mejorado. They're not affiliated with one another, but what they have in common (other than th
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One of three people accused of conspiring and carrying out an attack on a pregnant Redding teen last year is requesting a new lawyer for a second time.
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Forecasters say it'll be a wet and unseasonably cool day today in Redding. The high will reach about 67 degrees, and there's a 100 percent chance of precipitation, according to the National Weather Service. Winds could also gust up to 21 mph. At night, prepare for a drop to 61 degrees. There's still a good chance of rain on
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Police looking for liquor store robber
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Winn Aung of the Redding Aqua Ducks set a second national swimming record in a week at the Matson and Isom Certified Public Accountants Trophy Meet at the Redding Aquatic Center on Sunday.
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Even if an initiative to keep polluting businesses out of Anderson were a good idea in its own right, it would not affect the projects that are motivating its proponents.
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Politicians and public alike seem to have forgotten how out-of-control bankers crashed the economy.
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It puzzles me why Caltrans appears to be using galvanized steel for culvert construction, which only has a life span of 40 to 50 years.
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Divisiveness, demonization of the right, moving away from the Constitution and traditional values, race and gender-baiting, class warfare, the victim and entitlement mentalities, and dependency on a growing government nanny state are all from the left.
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A new solar panel near the interstate can, at the right time of day, cast a dangerous glare in drivers' eyes.
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Redding could get more than an inch of rain in the next day, forecasters say -- a potential record beating the old one from 1941. But things will be back to warmth and sunshine by the end of the week.
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Dogs don't just pull on leashes at Camp Love A Pet, they tug at heartstrings too. Sixteen children have been matched with 16 shelter dogs during the two-week program at Haven Humane Society in Redding.
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In 1913: The grape crop that year on the Stanford Ranch in Red Bluff was the biggest ever taken. It was estimated that there would be 6,300 tons of grapes; last season there was a little over 4,000 tons.
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A vehicle has crashed into a telephone pole on Lake Boulervard in Redding, according to initial reports.
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Just about everyone in California dislikes the court order to shrink the prison population by another 10,000 inmates. Legal writer Andrew Cohen (though he might not actually be in California) is an exception. If the state were an ordinary litigant...
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If you've been reading for a few years, you know that every summer I have a summer solstice dinner in my front yard. Once it had to be moved indoors due to rain, a few times it was horribly, horribly hot, and once we ate while forest fires blazed around us, but mostly it's been relatively calm. We knew there was a storm mov
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A blaze in a Tehama County garage kept firefighters busy this morning.
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Redding police are looking for the man they said tried to rob Bob's Liquors on Hartnell Avenue Saturday afternoon.
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A man riding his bicycle in Red Bluff early this morning was arrested on suspicion of several drug-related charges after officers said they found a sunglasses case full of methamphetamine that belonged to him.
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Redding police say a man who's on post-release community supervision through Assembly Bill 109 crashed a stolen SUV into a city power box on Hilltop Drive Saturday night while trying to flee from officers.
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A Redding woman nearly got away with kidnapping a 6-month-old child from his home Saturday night until a neighbor grabbed the boy away, police said.
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Storms will begin hitting the north state today, dumping up to a tenth of an inch of water as temperatures drop to 76 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The rain will continue as temperatures fall to around 64 tonight. Monday's will be even more unseasonably cool, with a 100 percent chance of precipitation
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Community activist Randy Smith, a thoughtful fellow, endeavored to answer the questions I raised in today's column. Here's his e-mail, with the subject line "Support for Turtle Bay": Marc, Your writing this morning prompts this reply. Question 1. Master plans...
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The dancing champions were Dee Domke and Jordan Stevens, who raised $26,212.
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Due to a significant mechanical problem with the press, the Sunday Record Searchlight will be delayed in reaching subscribers.
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In 1913: Nearly every available automobile was pressed into service the previous Sunday to accommodate the baseball players and enthusiasts who went to Hat Creek to witness the game at which the Fall River team carried off the honors. The score was 13 to 7.
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The Shasta Women’s Refuge and Family Justice Center is no more.
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Local swim teams turn in top times on the second day of the annual Matson & Isom Certified Public Accountants B/A+ Trophy Meet.
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A roundup of north state news.
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Organizers of Redding's Marketfest have scrapped the old venue and completely rebooted the concept -- and the results are in. Plus, the auto mechanic who started Redding's most scenic golf course.
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Rep. Doug LaMalfa promoted the end of "direct payments" in the recently failed farm bill that he supported. He was more quiet about how it helped his own family business.
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The fight over the Public Records Act is all about state politicians' desire to push the bills onto local government.
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A ballot measure that won't even affect the businesses proponents are targeting would waste Anderson residents' money.
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Lee and Bernard Lara of Anderson celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary on June 18, 2013. They were married on June 18, 1960, in Compton. Their children are Julie of Rancho Cordova, Valerie of Redding and Moises of Redding.
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Camping trip alone with husband gives much-appreciated break, but mom still misses the kids.
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Father's Day brings back memories of the world's best father.
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Dear Straight Talk: I'm 16. My mom died three months ago after years of fighting breast cancer. I used to be a good student but I can barely concentrate and am getting a lot of pressure to prepare for college. My dad always says I can talk with him, but I know he misses her, too, and I don't want to make him sad. Will this
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A 2012 Teen Internet Behavior study commissioned by the security technology company, McAfee, reveals a surprising chasm between the number of teens hiding what they do on the Internet and parents confident that they're in-the-know about their kids' online activities.
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Vermont Soap introduces two new moisturizers that use natural ingredients, including shea and cocoa butter.
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Before eating squirrels, do some homework to determine whether they are disease- and poison-free.
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Will legal recognition of same-sex marriages leave churches accused of discrimination? Or will the 1st Amendment protect religious groups?
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Maybe the Record Searchlight, conservatives and the Tea Party need to step back and look at where they are coming from
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The spying and lies of this administration are worse than Watergate.
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The IRS using its power indiscriminately to target groups because of their of political beliefs should concern every American not just the groups being targeted.
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I'm sure a group of politicians, Secret Service and FBI employees could meet in one of the finer Las Vegas hotels and appoint an Elite Blue-Ribbon Task Force to solve this matter.
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Before anything else, we must secure the border to stop illegal immigration.
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Singers should respect the music of the Star Spangled Banner and not indulge their egos with needless musical flourishes.
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As long as there have been electronic communications, the government's been listening to keep an eye on potential threats to the nation. The only goal is to keep Americans safe.
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A walk on a section of the Pacific Crest Trail brings insight, views of fire-ravaged area and new friends.
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Guatemala 2013 (San Lucas Toliman y Xela) from Deacon Pat Kearns on Vimeo.
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Celebrating its third season in 2013, the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival announces an expanded concert series of live classical chamber music from June 21 to August 11, 2013. Featuring 14 public concerts in venues in and around Trinity County, this festival will showcase 22 professional musicians from around the world
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Food for thought from iconoclastic filmmaker Tom Naughton. Click here. (Complete with some nostalgic cereal commercials from the Seventies and Eighties.)...
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A fire burned several pallets and other items behind Costco today, closing Dana Drive and Bradford Way as crews mopped up.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Downey Jr. has signed up for two more "Avengers" films.
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Copied down during a visit yesterday to the Hat Creek Radio Observatory and the Allen Telescope Array: "We are the product of a billion year lineage of wandering stardust...We, all of us, are what happens when a primordial mixture...
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Windsor Estates is among the most requested neighborhoods we get at The Address Realty. Windsor Estates is a neighborhood just north of Redding in Shasta Lake City. It’s a contiguous area of homes of similar age and style to this one, sprawling over rolling hills and up a small peak. Its very nice a
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I’m a big believer in Beauty for its very own sake, but in a gardening life where choices must be made as to what we will give room, resources, time and attention – it’s always nice to love a plant that is both beautiful and useful beyond this beauty. Photos above: Origanum 'Bristol Cross' in [...]
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The valley will get one last blast of heat before storms come through and drop temperatures down into the 60s by Monday.
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The Redding Swim Team hosted the first day of a trophy meet Friday night.
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The Redding Colt 45s opened up a home series against Northwest Star Academy Friday night at Tiger Field.
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Quick, without looking, where is this happening? New rules enacted over the past two legislative sessions are steering nonviolent offenders away from prison, emphasizing rehabilitation over jail time, and lessening the penalties for many drug and property crimes. California under...
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Camp McCumber is a week-long sleep-away camp for kids 8-14. There is something for everyone -- canoeing, arts and crafts, archery, fishing, sports, nightly campfire, all-camp games and activities ...
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In 1913: John Strode was in Redding today the Black Hawk mine near Whiskeytown. He said there were now 200 tons of good ore on the dump and that the new 10-stamp mill being erected would be ready for operation July 15.
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A brief look at news from around the north state.
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Shasta County has not had an unemployment rate measured in the single digits since the Bush administration, but if things get better at the current rate, we might easily break that streak this summer. Never thought 10 percent unemployment would...
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The Red Bluff City Council lost a member when a freshman councilor resigned just seven months after having been elected to the body in November.
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If the Women's Refuge could have met a victim's needs, she and her two children might still be alive today.
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The people of Redding need some answers before the City Council rushes into a deal.
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Q. Many of my squash plant leaves have holes in them. What causes this and what can I do?
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Here are ways to make your flowers stand out in your garden visually and through scent.
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This week gardener Jack Work shares images of bees hard at work pollinating at his Trigger Happy Ranch. While other insects also help pollinate, bees are the most proliferate, accounting for 80 percent of pollination.
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A brief look at business news around the north state.
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Albert Anthony Smith's attorney will also argue for a new trial.
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No money is left to pay the some $620,000 owed from the infamous demise of the country music festival.
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People celebrate the summer solstice today at the Sundial Bridge.
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Shasta County’s jobless rate in May fell for the fourth straight month to 10 percent.
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Bobby Guthrie’s 7-year-old daughter, Chloe, celebrated the first day of summer with her cousin waiting for cool jets of water to squirt from the ground floor at Fantasy Fountain.
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A parched north state will get a big gulp of water as the National Weather Service predicts a record-breaking inch of rain falling next week.
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Get out in front of the special interests and let politicians hear what you want out of your government.
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From the military to Congress, women are still considered second-class citizens.
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Simpson University proved a further local commitment with the hiring of men's basketball coach Jim Holcomb Thursday.
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It's well before my time, but this commenter says the area around Turtle Bay Exploration Park remains seriously flood-prone. One big elephant in the room that is continually ignored is "that land was set aside because It Is A Flood...
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The winner of today's History Mystery Photo Contest is djimoulidine who guessed the location of the building correctly as being on Center Street in Anderson. Congratulation to djimulidine who has won a $10 gift certificate at Ortega's Mexican Restaurant in...
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The Board returned to the issues of carrots and sticks for probationers today, with a report by the County Probation Department and the Sheriff’s Office on AB 109/Corrections Realignment.  Corrections Realignment involves the transfer of responsibility for some offenders from the state to counties, as part of a court
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Redding Police say they're looking for a man who tried to lure a teen girl outside a grocery store Thursday night.
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A Rotary scholarship recipient and his girlfriend were arrested Tuesday after they admitted cashing a fraudulent check in Redding Rotary’s name, police said.
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Redding police reported they arrested an alleged serial flasher Thursday after several reports from victims that he was driving around in three different vehicles and exposing himself.
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Where is this building located (street and town)? 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...
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The local paper ran a gut wrenching story yesterday of a local woman in need of refuge, who ultimately found none. I’m not sure what I expected, but the image of the dormitory style housing was a
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A single-car crash reported this morning on Interstate 5 in Redding briefly slowed down southbound traffic.
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Emergency crews are responding to the scene of an overturned car in the area of Oak Run to Fern Road.
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You've probably got a favorite number, right? Mine used to be 7, but I think I'm switching to 21. I've always thought numbers had a lot of significance. For example, I was born on 12-12 in the year 66 (which is 12, if you add 'em up). For a long time I even thought I [...]
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KNOXVILLE — While the couple struggled over a gun, a 6-month-old baby lay at their feet, authorities said.
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The sun will heat up the valley today and Saturday, but rain will soon be moving in, along with temperatures in the 70s, according to the National Weather Service.
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In 1913: The Trinity County high school was accredited to the state university, after the favorable report made that week by a special examiner from the university. The Trinity County high school was only 4 years old and recently graduated seven students in its first class.
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The Redding Colt 45s summer baseball team smashed the San Mateo Rounders 13-1 in their series finale Wednesday night at Tiger Field, in the second game of a doubleheader.
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A brief look at news from around the north state.
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Some folks think it's a waste of valuable riverfront property, etc. But I love Aqua Golf on Park Marina. Especially on an evening like this. Picture snapped by my daughter....
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Firefighters contained a small fire in the Oak Run area this evening.
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Matt Show (left) and Cheri Davis, both of Redding, dance to the music of Upstate this evening during the Market Street Faire on the Promenade in downtown Redding.
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A two-year budget approved Thursday will allow Redding to hire a few additional employees and build a new police station, a contrast to the spending cuts city leaders have had to make the past five years.
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The California Public Records Act has won a reprieve in the Legislature, but lawmakers' priority still seems to be a few bucks instead of good government.
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In Syria, President Obama has left the field to America's rivals and enemies, and they have no qualms about exploiting our weakeness.
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The women's shelter's leader agrees that we do need more support for the entire family.
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A brief look at business news around the north state.
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Two classicial music concerts and an American group will get toes tapping this weekend. Visit koi and celebrate the solstice as well.
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Golden Umbrella seeks seniors to be companions and volunteer in schools.
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Thanks for showing what the tea party is all about.
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The new pedestrian walkway along the Clear Creek bridge marked the completion of a trails project that has been underway since 2007.
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The company building the new Antlers Bridge in Lakehead is violating several county policies, according to the county's Resource Management director. In addition to illegal grading, the company is using an old school and restaurant without needed permits.
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IASCO has a new program with SkyWest to train job hopefuls in Redding.
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Attorneys for the family of Tommy Botell, who died at Lassen Volcanic National Park when a rock wall crumbled beneath him, argued for a summary judgment in their wrongful death suit in a U.S. District Court room today.
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Jim Holcomb’s college coaching career is back to where it started.
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The Redding City Council this afternoon voted 3-2 to move the city’s land negotiations forward with the McConnell Foundation.
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Redding firefighters were called to the Safeway store on East Cypress Avenue and Churn Creek Road this afternoon after an oven reportedly caught fire in the store deli.
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There was no let-up in the flight from stocks and bonds Thursday as the Dow Jones industrial average plunged 353 points and wiped out almost two months of gains.
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Shasta County Sheriff's deputies reports of shots being fired at a Burney home this afternoon were unfounded.
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That's a quote from the federal judges' order to the state, according to the L.A. Times, ordering the prisons to release another 10,000 prisoners by the end of the year to comply with a population cap. Ugly stuff. -- UPDATE...
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MAGALIA (AP) — A 72-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and arson in the slayings of three people whose bodies were found inside a burning car in rural Northern California, authorities said on Thursday.
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John Destin Moore, M.D., departed on June 13, 2013. He was 63. He left those he loved with a lot of wonderful memories that they can carry with them. He was born on October 4, 1949, to Emory and Dorothy Moore in Sacramento. After a childhood spent playing Little League baseball, bringing home stray cats and t
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It's a tough world, Washington. The House of Representatives' Agriculture Committee, on which our own Rep. Doug LaMalfa is a member, passed a farm bill that cut food stamps and subsidies --- enough to draw a veto threat from the...
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How long have Americans been talking about Obamacare? At least a full year before the original law was passed, in the spring of 2010. Then pretty much nonstop since. Yet for all the talk, does anyone understand it? Maybe not....
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California Retired Teachers Association, Division 9, held a business meeting / luncheon at the Tehama County Museum and were entertained by the award-winning California Heat (Sweet Adelines).
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Local Cottonwood Boy Makes it to High School Nationals in Rock Springs, Wyo.
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In 2013, ShanesWay has helped two Shasta County's critically ill young adult with a "Live Life" moment.
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E-mail sent to TB members late last night: The Redding City Council has scheduled a special meeting for noon on Thursday, where councilors will decide whether they will continue to negotiate the sale of 14.1 acres, currently leased by Turtle...
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We love local vintners Moseley Family Cellars. Stop by their booth this evening at the Market Street Faire  on the Promenade in Redding. Starts at 5 pm. You can
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From BuzzFeed: WASHINGTON -- The CEO of the Associated Press told an audience Wednesday that the Department of Justice has succeeded in muzzling government employees from talking to AP reporters in the weeks since the seizure of AP phone records...
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Here’s a 1994 built 2128 sqft 3/2.5 with office and shop, on a big lot in desirable Country Heights. Tax records call it a 4 bedroom home. Representing the interests of the Cal
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“Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” I Corinthians 7 It’s not often that I’m asked for advice on matters of the heart. But recently, a family member—I’ll call her “Liz”—commented that her boyfriend was “driving her crazy,” and she asked how Karin and I man
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The heat will begin its return to the north state today as temperatures begin rising into the mid-80s. The warmer weather will bring a high of around 85 today and winds could reach speeds of up to 11 mph. Temperatures will fall to around 58 at night. Friday will be warmer as temperatures hit 88 and wind speeds could reach 1
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There’s a lot of action at the corner of California and Placer streets in downtown Redding. There’s also a relaxing, elegant vantage point to take it all in – Vintner’s Cellar.
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The ‘Cheaper’ kids are back for more summertime fun at Riverfront Playhouse.
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Talk about loyal customers. Lunching at the counter of the Snack Shack last week were Dave and Pam Perry of Redding. “We’re newcomers,” Dave Perry joked of the breakfast and lunch place on Eastside Road. “We’ve only been coming here 41 years.”
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Artist Brenda Woods grew up working side-by-side artistically with her parents. Her first years of college at College of the Siskiyous, she focused primarily on Printmaking. In her latter years at UC Davis she studied ceramic sculpture under Tre Arenz and Robert Arneson, as well as painting under Wayne Thiebaud. Through col
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In 1913: Forty head of 1 and 2-year-old blooded shorthorn cattle arrived at the Redding stockyards consigned to Dr. J.A. Black at Burney Valley. Black was going to improve his herd and planned in a few years to engage exclusively in the business of raising shorthorn cattle.
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The Redding Colt 45s hosted the San Mateo Rounders in a doubleheader at Tiger Field in Redding on Wednesday.
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A roundup of north state news briefs.
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Firefighters say construction workers hit a gas line in south Redding on Wednesday afternoon, sparking a leak that led to the evacuation of an entire street.
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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