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September 11th, 2013

The September 10 Board meeting began with an update on the Clover fire, which exploded Monday and has destroyed or damaged 110 buildings and by Wednesday had consumed roughly 7,000 acres.The Board committed to identifying whatever help the county could provide to persons affected by the fire, and indicated th
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But when it was Portuguese Flat it was a rip roaring place. And before that it was called Shenanigan's Gulch. In historic times it was located six miles north of Dog Town beside the Sacramento River Road, now it is...
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Authorities Wednesday identified a man who died just days after his birthday in the Clover Fire, which now has scorched 7,993 acres and burned more than 120 structures near Igo and Happy Valley.
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Authorities Wednesday identified a man who died just days after his birthday in the Clover Fire, which now has scorched 7,993 acres and burned more than 120 structures near Igo and Happy Valley.
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A brief look at news from around the North State.
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A 49-year-old Round Mountain woman accused of allowing a burn pile fire to escape last year was granted a delay in her trial this week after a Shasta County Superior Court Judge decided it would be hard to pick a jury as the 7,012-acre Clover Fire was spreading fiery destruction just a few miles southwest of the courthouse.
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The Shasta Dam overhaul is reviving old historical wounds. Maybe it's time to treat them.
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Still wondering whether Hillary Clinton will take the plunge and run for president? This week's speech was everything but the formal announcement.
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Last week's editorial dismissing the state of Jefferson is weak at best and says, in effect, that we should continue the status quo and not rock the boat in earnest because "that's the way we've always done it."
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Drugs are rampant in Redding. The legalization of marijuana has caused a grave issue as it has increased other forms of crime.
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A special forum on California's changing health care system will take place Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Shasta County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 1450 Court St., Suite 263 in Redding from 6 to 8 p.m.
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Various doctors can regularly screen you for various conditions to catch issues before they become significant problems.
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Nickel and Neosporene among items many develop allergies to. Derrick Adams shares what popular salve may be next.
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The Igo Store serves as a community gathering spot - and an important source for information - for victims of the Clover Fire.
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Sometimes all the news seems to be dark, remote, costly, painful and beyond any reasonable explanation. Here is an item that is quite different.
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A Redding doctor under fire for allegedly prescribing medications excessively and unlawfully writing prescriptions for painkillers adamantly proclaimed his innocence today following a brief hearing in Shasta County Superior Court.
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As the nation observed the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, the North State held its own memorials today recognizing the deaths and sacrifices made that infamous day.
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Mountain Gate at Shasta in Shasta Lake would feature 1,600 homes and 200,000 square feet of commercial space.
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The Redding Police Department's new station cleared another hurdle. Officials are planning on construction next spring.
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A brief look at business news from around the north state.
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The Shasta Wine Village will come before the Shasta County Planning Commission for a rezoning request.
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The Sun Oaks Pro Challenger tennis tournament continues in Redding.
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On 09/10/2013, late in the evening hours, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office notified the Coroner’s Office in regard to a deceased subject located within the burned area of the Clover Fire. The location was identified as Coal Pit Road, where officer’s were conducting a welfare check. They found the burned remains
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The Shasta County Coroner's Office has identified a man who was killed in connection with the Clover Fire west of Redding.
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That's what Steve Pyne, fire historian at Arizona State University, said on NPR's Science Friday last week: "Much of the concern I hear in the fire community now is that we're too late. You know, it's out of control. We're...
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I have no idea how much weight a survey of Indian language and cultural practices might carry in setting today's wildlife policies, but proponents of wolf reintroduction are touting this Sonoma State University anthropological survey as evidence that wolves once...
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Officials have confirmed a death in the more than 7,000 acre Clover Fire burning near Happy Valley and Igo.
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A 51-year-old Redding man who pleaded no-contest in August to voluntary manslaughter in the death of his brother last year was sentenced Tuesday in Shasta County Superior Court to 22 years in prison.
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Broker Erin Rader’s husband Aaron of Rader Excavating volunteered time and equipment to help construct the new outdoor sport court at Redding’s terrific YMCA. Also shown hard at work is our good friend Dan Cook, husband of fellow Realtor Nedra Cook. Great example of local community spirit! Thanks also to KRCR for
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Today we travel to nearby Red Bluff for a foreclosure on a pond. Looks like a private setting, on a shared pond. Although it appears there is a fence across the pond. Californication style. Representing the interests of the bank/seller is foreclosure listing broker Doug Juenke. He writes:
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Happy Valley schools will be open today after having been closed Tuesday due to evacuations from the Clover Fire.
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The Anderson Police Department is seeking help from the community in learning more about a Tuesday night incident where shots were fired.
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Temperatures today will stay below the triple digits with high of 95 degrees, the National Weather Service reports.
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The 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2011 terrorist attacks will be observed with formal ceremonies today in Redding and Shasta Lake.
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Recap of the first round of the Ascenion Project Women's Challenger pro tennis tournament at Sun Oaks Tennis and Fitness.
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What's to say about 9/11 that hasn't been said already by someone somewhere? Everyone has their opinion, their own experience, their own take. If you look at my archives you will see my ruminations on it - not every year, because like my late mother said about Pearl Harbor, it wasn't any fun the first time, why would I want
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Local sports scores and briefs.
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The number of marinas on Shasta Lake would drop from nine to five, if the height of Shasta Dam is raised 181/2 feet, one business owner on the lake testified Tuesday night.
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A brief look at news from around the North State.
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Shasta College men's soccer team hosted Delta College in a nonconference match on Tuesday.
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IGO: Tues., Sept. 10, Day 2 of the Clover Fire.  About  5:30 this afternoon I got a chance to take a drive up Clear Creek Road to take a look at  the fire damage. When I got to the intersection of Clear Creek, Platina and Placer roads I came across several families waiting for officia
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Here’s how you can help victims of the Clover Fire and those organizations who are helping them:
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Reporter Joe Szydlowski is at tonight's informational meeting for residents. Officials will provide an update about the Clover Fire at the meeting held at First Baptist Church in Cottonwood.
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Learn how to memorize the Bible like the ancient Israelite's with Prof. Tom Meyer at Shasta Bible College in Redding (1-800-800-4SBC). Meyer, who has memorized over ten books of the Bible will be able to equip you with the proper tools on how to memorize the Word of God.
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Learn about the Archaeology and Geography of the Holy Land with Prof. Tom Meyer
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Art history comes to life at Liberty Arts show "Homage". Don't miss the event of the season! Friday, September 13, 2013
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Firefighters say a garage has caught fire in Anderson this evening.
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The Legislature wants to save scavenging birds by phasing out lead ammunition. Is it stoking fire danger in the process?
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As a nation, we still haven't drawn the right lesson from the 9/11 attacks.
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Terri McGee shares recipes she and her friend created based on a trip to Europe. Learn more at her upcoming cooking class next Monday.
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In 1913: Ten beautiful Shasta County trout, taken from the hatchery at Baird, were frozen in the heart of a 300-pound cake of ice at the Zeis ice works and the cake would be taken to Sacramento to appear in an exhibit at the state fair.
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How do you streamline the state's cumbersome and costly environmental reviews for your big-ticket project? Befriend the right politicians.
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In the wake of the devastating Clover Fire in Happy Valley, tales of courage and sacrifice from neighbors, friends and even strangers have emerged along with all the tragedy.
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On the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, Joe Maikranz recalls his visit to Washington, D.C. that day.
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What would you like to say to the firefighters who have been fighting back the Clover Fire in triple digit heat and averting an even greater disaster?
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The American Red Cross will move its Clover Fire shelter to an Igo church tonight after a community meeting on the blaze that's scorched 7,400 acres.
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A Happy Valley resident who set out to find out how close the Clover Fire was to his home, got a video of the approaching fire. The clip he posted on Facebook provides a closeup view of how fast a wildfire moves.
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Senor Rosas has moved into the old Leatherby's space (at Placer and Market) with an expanded menu, including this delicious Cubano sandwich (pictured) and Mexican-themed artwork like this piece by Ashley Funk-Breedlove. More in Thursday's DATE magazine....
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  By Elizabeth Henry Photo Credit: Elizabeth Henry It’s the beginning of a new semester and, for some, a completely new experience as a college student. Whether a new or returning student, we
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Firefighters say they have contained a blaze at just over an acre at the Swasey Recreation Area west of Redding today.
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Here’s a really nice manufactured home in an active adult 55+ community in northwest Redding
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By Elizabeth Henry     Photo Credit: Elizabeth Henry     This week is National Suicide Prevention Week. When reading statements like that, it can be easy to tune out and think that this subject has little to do with you because often
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After several years of discussion about how to push back against barred owls that are invading the habitat of northern spotted owls and displacing the federally protected birds, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is out with a plan for...
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A 29-year-old Los Molinos man was arrested early Tuesday at Rolling Hills Casino for public intoxication and possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.
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A community meeting to provide an update on the 27,416-acre Butler Fire on the Klamath and Six Rivers national forests will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Forks of Salmon in Siskiyou County.
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Gov. Jerry Brown has secured a federal fire grant that will allow agencies battling the Clover Fire in Shasta County to get reimbursed for a large portion of their costs.
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A 25-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck by a train in Red Bluff.
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Yesterday at 12:40 I was here at the computer when I heard a siren. I stepped outside and saw an immense billowing smoke that seemed fairly close. Twenty minutes later I went to the post office, and the postmaster was slamming the window shut. She had just gotten a call to evacuate. "I didn't get a call," I said. "It
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES KLAMATH RIVER, Klamath Glen — Salmon and steelhead are pouring into the estuary, and anglers fishing the spit are catching limits of big salmon. However, there still has not been a big movement of fish upriver because of sea lions, heavy netting,
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With the Clover Fire destroying up to 80 structures and burning over 7,400 acres, many residents have found themselves displaced and without any belongings.
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The Trinity Repertory Singers of Simpson University invites community members to join its chorus as it begins its 2013-2014 season.
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A ballet based on the true story of a 911 survivor. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the local volunteer fire department.
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KUIA Mt. Shasta Mall Talent Showcase Season Starts Friday September 13th!!
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On October 11th, six playwrights will spend the night writing a 10-minute play. After one day of rehearsal, the plays will be performed on October 12th in front of a live audience. A panel of judges and audience members will vote for their favorite play, and prizes will be awarded!
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The north winds that contributed to the destructive growth of the Clover Fire on Monday are expected to continue through the afternoon today then change direction.
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Many agents might hold their cell phones the other way when photographing a home for sale.
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Temperatures today will be hot and sunny, continuing on in the triple digits.
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The latest album from Shasta County country folk duo Still Married, Whiskeytown Roadhouse, is being released one song at a time online. The husband and wife duo is giving away the all-downloadable collection of ten tunes at their website: www.StillMarried.Net.  Every Friday, through October 25t
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You’ve probably heard the philosophy that if only you would just pursue your passions and live your dreams, then your business would fall into place and making money would finally and easily, start to happen. Do what you love, right? Maybe this is Oprah’s fault – but I’m pushing back on this one. Don’t get [...]
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Cal Fire has confirmed that 80 structures have been destroyed in the Clover Fire, burning in south Shasta County, as of early Tuesday morning.
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The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is holding a public hearing tonight to take comment on a report that looks at the effects of raising the height of Shasta Dam up to 181/2 feet.
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The weekly Northern Section Prep Football Media Poll is released.
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In 1913: Mark Thatcher killed a coyote of remarkable viciousness at his summer home above Shingletown, while it was struggling with and killing a 200-pound hog.
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A grass and brush fire has broken out near Shasta College.
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With smoke from the Clover Fire shrouding the sky to the south, the Igo Store turned into an impromptu evacuation center Monday afternoon.
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More than a dozen homes — possibly many more — were reduced to piles of smoldering rubble, as an intense fire tore through the far west edge of Happy Valley on Monday.
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Firefighters battling the Clover Fire in the Igo-Ono area won’t get much of a break Tuesday from the weather.
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A Redding man who was demonstrating how to unload a gun accidentally shot himself in the hand at a Shasta Lake residence Saturday afternoon.
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A brief look at news from around the North State.
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Local sports recaps and briefs.
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The weekly Northern Section Prep Football Media Poll is released.
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Evening UPDATE: Here's the latest from CalFire: The Clover Fire continues to move in a southwest direction and has potential to grow due to north winds and low humidity recovery. Structures in the area continue to be threatened and evacuations are in effect. Transmission and distribution power lines are at continu
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A second fire has broken out southeast of Redding. This one is burning one structure and so far one acre of grass and brush has been burned in Happy Valley, in the area of Peter Pan Gulch and Olinda Road.
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The push to expand Shasta Dam and the lake is gaining political momentum, which mean neighbors concerned about their future need to speak up.
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If Republicans block immigration reform in Congress, the backlash in states including Texas and Florida could sink the party --- much as happened in California after Proposition 187.
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The frat boy in chief cried wolf about WMD that didn't exist and now the new shepherd is paying for those past sins.
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Malcolm Allison and his bird, Rio, can be spotted in Dunsmuir these days. Rio flies free during the days while Allison works on tile projects.
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Wherever there’s a cause, there’s a way high school sports can lend a hand.
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A set of severe stomach cramps one Saturday night in October 2009 sparked a battle that sent Logan Thompson to Sutter Memorial Hospital, where was bedridden for the next five and a half months.
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No matter what we as a nation do in Syria, we will have no impact on the suffering in that area of the world with the possible exception of increasing its intensity.
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It was in 2004 when Debbie Sprague’s Vietnam War veteran husband, Randy, was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
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America needs to reanalyze its trigger-happy tendencies and instead focus locally on its own problems in government, social well-being and basic infrastructures.
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Shasta County is hoping to build a new medium-security adult offender rehabilitation center on Breslauer Way with state grant money. The $20 million project would require a $1 million match from the county and about a $2 million annual operating cost.
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Happiness means different things to different people.
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cloverfire now being reported as 2200 acres.   Fire will be in Tehama county within 20 minutes.
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Q. In your religion, do people have different responsibilities for different age phases of life? Are people treated differently at different ages? Every person at Pilgrim Church and every person in the United Church of Christ is honored equitably one to another. The inherent dignity of a person does not change as he or she
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Authorities say a pair of vegetation fires that broke out this afternoon in the area of Clear Creek Road and Cloverdale Road grew to 2,500 acres, prompted evacuations, and remained out of control.
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That's what Skip Murphy and Adam McElvain got on Saturday at the Damburger -- for coming up with the two best suggestions following a recent Saturday column wherein I tongue-in-cheekly sought ideas for a "new and up-to-date name" for...
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... Gov. Brown issues a timely proclamation celebrating "Admission Day" -- the day California became a state. (Click the image for a full-size version.)...
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Taking what I suspect will be a more favorable perspective on the Affordable Care Act than, say, Doug LaMalfa and Jim Nielsen offered at a recent town hall, the state's insurance commissioner, Dave Jones, will be talking in Redding next...
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EUREKA — Humboldt County Sheriff’s investigators are seeking two suspects who they say used a crossbow to fatally shoot an arrow into a man’s face and nearly kill another man.
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Enjoyed lunch at Damburger Saturday. Here’s a few images of this classic Redding institution. “What would you like?” “So, wh
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The climactic scene of the first film in Toby McLeod and Jessica Abbe’s “Standing on Sacred Ground” film series—"Pilgrims and Tourists"—is of the Winnemem Wintu coming of age ceremony on the McCloud River. “We’ve filmed three of these puberty ceremonies and we have watched the tribe battle the Forest Service f
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As far as the weather goes, Monday could feel like deja vu, with the high temperature expected to closely resemble Sunday's high, according to the National Weather Service.
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1913: Thomas Neal of the fish and game commission is now at Manton on Battle Creek investigating the condition of the fish at the dams of the Northern California Power Company at that place. The water from Battle Creek is being pumped from the stream so rapidly that the fish do not have enough water in which to live.
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Eleven matches were played Sunday on the first day of qualifying for the Ascension Project Women’s Challenger at Sun Oaks Tennis and Fitness in Redding.
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Cattle rancher Henry Giacomini conducts a tour of his Hat Creek Grown grass-fed beef operation Sunday morning. Some two hundred people attended the "day at the ranch" event that included ranch tours, a pot luck lunch, brisket tacos and...
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We can curb monster fires -- by managing our forests.
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The community has a chance to shine by finding a way to permanently locate the Northern California Veterans Museum and Heritage Center.
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Does attacking Syria also help economy, secure the future education of our college students? Make Wall Street a little bit more nicer to people? Decrease the cost of health care and save Social Security?
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Red-light cameras don't violate rights. We have the right to safely drive through an intersection without being killed by you.
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It's astonishing that a pension reform passed by the most labor-friendly politicians in the nation is being stopped by the Obama administration for, of all things, eroding union rights.
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A fire frightened residents and forced them from their homes Sunday in Shasta Lake.
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Two sheriff's divers were injured Sunday during a recovery effort for an 18-year-old who drowned Friday at Lake Shasta.
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Firefighters today have nearly contained an about 71-acre fire near Lake Boulevard north of Flanagan Road.
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So a few posts back I mentioned a really nutso guy who may have, I don't know, issues. I banned him, of course; I have enough crazy people around that I don't need another one. He didn't take it well, of course. He attempted to
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Fire crews say they're getting a handle on a brush fire at Lake Boulevard at Flanagan Road today.
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LAKE SHASTA - One of two divers participating in the recovery of an 18-year-old man who drowned Friday also drowned Sunday during the search effort.
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ANDERSON – Doggone it. The Anderson Police Department announced today that one of its own has retired.
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Valley highs will cross into the triple digits today, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures will rise to 100 today before falling to 68 at night. Monday and Tuesday will bring temperatures up to about 101.
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If the average age of the party attendees is well over 70.... and you get shut down by the police for too much noise.
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West Valley High football’s personnel probably run in their sleep.
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In 1913: St. Elizabeth Hospital in Red Bluff caught fire and was destroyed. The frame building burned like matchwood, being practically beyond control before the fire fighters arrived. The five patients at the institution were removed to safety.
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Shasta College football opened up at home against West Valley College Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
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Search continues for drowning victim
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A Redding man who was demonstrating how to unload a gun accidentally shot himself in the hand at a Shasta Lake residence Saturday afternoon.
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A roundup of North State sports news.
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ANDERSON — The North State turned out in the hundreds today to help support an Anderson teen battling cancer.
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Fire crews this evening are being called out to a mobile home fire on Big Bend Road north of Montgomery Creek.
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With a thunderous melody of musical booms heard and felt by the ears set against the soft, slow, somber tones of a flute, the second TEDx Redding opened Saturday afternoon at the Cascade Theatre.
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The second student death in a year understandably stoked feirce emotions at Shasta Lake School, but hugs and comfort for those who've lost a child are best accompanied by cool-headed patience for the facts.
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What happened to pursuing passion and nurturing innate craftiness and talent? Have we become such an economic machine that we've lost sight of being whole people doing jobs we love in favor of being mundane people feeding the discipline of debt?
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A farmer or rancher is a figure out of fantasy for most young people growing up in California today. Their concerns might as well be those of men from Mars to all too many politicians.
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Cinders Wood Fired Pizza is renovating the former Fasolini's Pizzza space in downtown Redding and will move in this fall.
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I'd say be very grateful that Redding, in particular, has top-notch management that knows how to keep the city solvent and safe and not going the tragic ways of Detroit and Chicago.
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The Shasta College football team begins its quest for its first winning season since 2008 at 6 p.m.
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Triathlon coming up, and deadline to join flag football league looms.
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Can boaters shoot deer on Lake Shasta? Yes, under certain circumstances, Carrie Wilson explains.
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When the Supreme Court affirmed the legality of same-sex marriage in June, its ruling profoundly altered the financial planning landscape for gay and lesbian couples -- resulting in some "night and day" differences.
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Organize homework assignments, download textbooks and make taking notes a breeze with select apps.
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Americans have gotten used to enjoying products that aren’t necessarily top notch. Think frozen pizza and processed cheese. The same can be said of vanilla, that simple flavored extract that’s been a staple in almost every American household for decades.
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With open enrollment just weeks away for health insurance plans purchased through exchanges, here are some terms and other things to keep in mind.
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We just returned from our annual camping trip with a group of dear friends. Together, our four families have produced a ragtag group of kids ranging from ages 4-12, and this year the older kids challenged the parents to a game of Capture the Flag on the beach.
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Dan Brown's "Inferno" proves once again that he's a fine storyteller, putting readers right into the action of his novels. This time, his underlying premise is that the world's overpopulation is leaving us prey to deadly epidemics.
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My friend in Germany was quite happy when her sons were ready to attend first grade. The boys attended outdoor kindergarten: a kind of schooling which, as far as I can tell, means kids roll in the mud for four hours, and then come home to their parents to get cleaned up before the clay hardens.
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Our latest bump in the road is the fact that we've been bugged by a bird in our backyard. That's not really a bad thing but it has become a sad thing and that's enough to get me off my duff in an attempt to do the right thing at the right time for the determined little bird.
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Pearl Brady and Andrew Levine, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., are engaged to be married on April 6, 2014, at Deity Brooklyn in New York, N.Y. The bride-elect is the daughter of Chuck and Anita Brady of Redding. She was Central Valley High School valedictorian in 2002. She graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Ar
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Betty and Roland Muhleman, of Shasta Lake, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Sept. 3, 2013, with a cruise to Alaska. They were married on Sept. 3, 1948, in Temperance, Mich. Roland graduated from Macomber Vocational High School in Toledo, Ohio, and studied engineering at the University of Toledo. He served in
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Dear Straight Talk: My stepsister confided that her boyfriend got drunk at a party and thought she was being too friendly with another guy so he was a "little rough" afterward. She wants it kept confidential. I've told myself she's old enough to make her own decisions, but what if something worse happened because I didn't s
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Mother Nature has kept firefighters on the Klamath National Forest busy with a monthlong series of thunderstorms.
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IGO--Firefighters have called off several units as they work to put out a vegetation fire in the area of Fiddlers Road and Perla Road in Igo.
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Wherever there’s a cause, there’s a way high school sports can lend a hand.
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... one of the most conservative cities in California publishes, in its utility newsletter, notices of the upcoming Friends of the Library book sale, a new park gazebo's dedication, the "Spooky Lagoon" Halloween party at the city pool, and the...
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Courtesy of Mercy Medical Center, Redding
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Dear Babe: I was going through a bag of early 1900s postage stamps and came across three baseball cards or stamps of sorts (image attached). They show Jimmy Sheckard of Chicago, Nat., Dots Miller of Pittsburgh, Nat., and Johnny Evers of Chicago, Nat. They are approximately 1 1/2 (inches) by 1 inch in size. They do not have
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Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko said it was lack of money but in-the-know-sounding commenter "really123" says here it's because the county could be sued. Maybe the sheriff can clear up the matter....
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The California Highway Patrol is reporting moderate injuries occurred in a crash between a car and a motorcycle this morning.
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Here’s a Shasta County Fannie Mae foreclosure home described as cute. With a shop. Back in 2006 when it was listed for $260K, the listing agent described it thus: “Beautiful newer home
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Photo: Our native Rosa californica. Between now and the the end of October, the Northstate will host two regional rose shows with longstanding traditions: On October 12, at Wyntour Gardens in Redding the Shasta Rose Society host their 28th annual rose show - this year with a theme of Halloween. They will be open for [...]
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Temperatures are expected to continue to rise to just below 100 degrees this weekend.
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Bees are big business in the North State, and the 2013 Honey Bee Festival today and Sunday honors the pollinators that keep the food supply growing.
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The second TEDx Redding event will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today at the Cascade Theatre, 1731 Market St.
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From this historian of obscure geography I learn that NorCal is not the first place to try to create a State of Jefferson. Who knew?...
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In 1913: The Sybil Mine near French Gulch, which has laid idle for the previous 15 years because of extended litigation, was to open again as a result of the compromise recently arranged between the contending parties. Active work would be started immediately.
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Looking at the preseason list of the top candidates for Record Searchlight Most Valuable Player (R-S.V.P.) honors.
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Area roundup features Friday night football scores.
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U-Prep football hosts Mount Shasta in a Northern Section Division III matchup.
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Shasta High football hosted section contender West Valley in the Record Searchlight's high school Game of the Week.
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A brief look at news from around the North State.
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On Friday, Sept. 6 at approximately 1023 hours, the victim, 18-year-old Robinson Vicksalsovand Sok, and a group of friends were on a houseboat mid-channel on the McCloud Arm, when the victim attempted to help a friend who was swimming and began to struggle. In his efforts, the victim began to s
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Shasta High football hosts West Valley at 7:30 p.m. in the first local Northern Section showdown of the year.
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U-Prep football hosts Mount Shasta in a Northern Section Division III war.
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TEDx Redding will both talk about and embody the idea that innovative thinking can happen even in our small North State town.
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If Sheriff Bosenko can't keep thieves in jail, at least he can release pictures of these scoundrels so we can know if they're stalking our neighborhoods.
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Well, Record Searchlight, you are showing your harming liberal ways as you usually do in bashing Redding City Councilman Patrick Jones.
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Homeless day care. How would that work? Fencing? Curfews? Full body searches?
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A Redding man convicted in June of felony false imprisonment and misdemeanor battery is being accused of attempted jury-tampering in connection with his criminal trial.
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U.S. Rep. Doug LaMalfa said important questions have yet to be answered before a decision is taken on a military strike in Syria.
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Frank Sawyer was the chief engineer on many projects, including Knauf Insulation and Redding City Hall.
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As you drive or hike around Shasta County in late summer, the wild buckwheats are sure to attract your attention. Thriving on dry and barren slopes, they are blooming now in shades of white, cream, yellow and pink.
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Got tough-to-pull weeds? Here are some unorthodox tools to yank them out by their roots.
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Q. I'd like to start a backyard orchard. What should I know about choosing an planting trees here in Redding?
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Redding gardener Cheri Beck is reaping a harvest of squash and tomatoes from her garden this summer. She uses drip lines to help water the vegetables planted directly in the soil at her home.
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SHASTA LAKE — With a new coat of paint, the Shasta Lake United Methodist Church — this city’s oldest church — is getting ready with the rest of the community to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the building of Shasta Dam.
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A brief look at business news from around the North State.
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In an economically depressed community with little or no parental cooperation and support, school staff and administrators must fight an uphill battle.
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It's disturbing that a Christian university would invite a speaker who traffics in New Age and Eastern mysticism.
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Record Searchlight sports columnist Thomas Lawrence makes some bold predictions for the upcoming Shasta College football season.
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Shasta College football opens up at home against West Valley College Saturday at 6 p.m.
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Police and paramedics are at the intersection of Leland and Parkview avenues after receiving reports of a vehicle that struck a woman in her '50s.
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The mystery photo is part of the town of Bully Hill. Ancient One guessed it at 9:27. It was quite a game -guess everyone wanted a dinner at Jack's and I don't blame them at all. Congratulations to Ancient One...
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Firefighters quickly contained a vegetation blaze that broke out this afternoon in the area of China Gulch in Happy Valley.
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The California Highway Patrol and paramedics say a motorcyclist suffered major injuries when he crashed into a barbed wire fence near the Northern California Veterans Cemetery this afternoon.
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A fire sparked at a Bureau of Land Management shooting range will keep the range closed through Saturday, officials say.
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The San Jose Mercury News, in an easy editorial, urges the state to throw the book at the hunter who is believed to have started a campfire illegally in the Stanislaus National Forest back-country and started the Rim Fire, now...
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The California Highway Patrol is searching for a pickup that struck a woman on Highway 299 near Buckhorn Summit.
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Firefighters say a blaze has engulfed a Nissan Pathfinder this afternoon on Highway 44 near Millville.
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The move to form a new state was organized the first time in 1935 by a group of unhappy citizens from southern Oregon and northern California who felt their capitals of Salem and Sacramento were unfairly treating them and ignoring...
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From a statement his office just released: As our nation continues to debate President Obama's request for the use of military force to intervene in the Syrian conflict, I believe that many important questions remain unanswered. Prior to any military...
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The North State was rattled by a round of earthquakes within the previous 24 hours, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
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A New Mexico man was arrested Thursday after authorities found more than $21,000 in cash and marijuana inside the pickup he was driving and a U-Haul trailer being hauled.
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Me, I think this talk of secession is a mostly a cry for help from frustrated rural residents -- who are sometimes over the top but have bona-fide complaints. But to Greg Beale, who last I heard is still the...
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My narcissism showed up early, like many of us, I suppose.  I remember telling my mother when I was in kindergarten to save all my papers because someday I will be “great” and those papers will be important.  We lived in Wiesbaden, Germany then.  It was the early 60s and we were all innocent without [...]
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Americans are paying record prices for new cars and trucks, and they have only themselves to blame.
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I've often heard the tale told that the 1941 Jefferson statehood drive would have caught fire, but for the rude interruption of the Japanese Imperial Navy Air Service. But did they ever mean it? Was it ever more than a...
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Yesterday’s FDotD, the Geodesic Dome home was the only foreclosure home (REO) to hit the market so far this week. The pace of REO homes reaching our local marketplace has steeply declined. When we began this blog in 2008, we would have to sift through several new listings per day to find one to feature. Local h
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Emergency personnel were dispatched to Lake Shasta after receiving a report of a possible drowning of a 14-year old.
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President Barack Obama’s call for military action in Syria is being met with a heavy dose of skepticism from congressional lawmakers.
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What was the name of this once-famous community? Welcome to the History Mystery Photo Contest. If you're the first person to give the correct answer, you'll win a $25 gift certificate and an award certificate with your name and the...
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Don't care much for many of the new commercial buildings around town but here's an exception, Dr. Craig Kraffert's Art Deco/Moderne-inspired Cascade Square, photographed early last evening....
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Firefighters are in Anderson putting a small fire that that broke out this morning.
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Firefighters this morning contained a vegetation fire in the area of Lake Boulevard and Flanagan Road in Shasta Lake.
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Francis Earl Sawyer Jr., our beloved husband, father, friend, and colleague, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, after a five-month battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Frank/Sonny/Fes/The Kid was born on May 10, 1943, in Kentfield, Marin County, to Francis Earl Sawyer of San Rafael and Lois Kat
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Enjoy today’s weather because temperatures will soon rise to the triple digits, proving that summer is definitely still here.
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A preview of the Red Bluff Spartans football team.
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In 1913: A man was run over by one of the big wheels at Terry's Mill of a runaway engine and was lying in the company's hospital in a dangerous condition. That he was not killed was due to the fact that the ground was soft and the weight of the wheel, which passed over his stomach, pressed him into the earth.
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Football Preview sidebar for the Red Bluff High defense, which is changing up to avoid being torn apard by the spread like it was in 2012.
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A preview of the Red Bluff Spartans football team.
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Area roundup brings together local sports results and announcements.
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A preview of the Eastern Athletic League.
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Shasta High football hosts West Valley in the Record Searchlight's Game of the Week.
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T.J. Holmes' weekly column on prep sports.
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Maybe I should? Maybe I shouldn't? Two people, speaking quietly and thoughtfully, while silently weighing the risks and the benefits of revealing themselves to each other.  It ha
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A brief look at news from around the North State.
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A Redding psychiatric facility’s administrators said today they have decided to accept only adults, despite Shasta County’s officials’ reports to the contrary Wednesday.
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California Highway Patrol officers are looking for a truck that struck a woman who was walking on the side of Highway 299.
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Well, John McCain and Barack Obama and a few other leaders in Washington do. In the North State? If there are folks rallying behind a strike, they're being quiet about it. Just to refresh my memory, I just peeked through...
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Would it goose the economy to cut home-building fees by lowering Redding's park standards. In the short term, maybe. But who'd want a 30-year mortgage in a town planning its decline?
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Obama wants a face-saving military demonstration, not an effective strike against Syria. Congress shouldn't indulge this ploy.
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If the Syrian government used chemical weapons, it violated international law. But America is not the world's cop.
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Every time we have tried to help, we have hurt people, who then hate us even more.
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Let those who'd vote for war go fight it themselves.
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AARP is seeking tax aides to assist with tax returns.
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Work to put in traffic signals at Churn Creek Road and Highway 299 expected to be done in October.
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Redding will explore ideas ranging from how to get the most out of nature to how local businesses can go global Saturday afternoon at the Cascade Theater.
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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. was in Whitmore this week picking hops for a special-harvest beer it will make.
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Michael Brown, the former Redding Electric Utility supervisor who didn't make it past probation, has filed a wrongful termination suit against the city of Redding.
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The family of a boy killed by a collapsing wall at Lassen Volcanic National Park has reached a tentative deal in a wrongful death suit with the U.S. Government, court documents show.
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San Francisco Chronicle outdoor writer Tom Stienstra filed a small claims court lawsuit that claims he was libeled and defamed by a blogger.
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A brief look at business news from around the North State.
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A bouquet of Mylar balloons drifting into a set of power lines caused the 11,429-acre Deer Fire in eastern Tehama County, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
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A classical guitarist and a Tehama museum also will be highlighted this weekend.
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The New York Times, here, reports the latest news from the Snowden files....
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Shasta County lags behind the rest of the country when it comes to families who still owe more on their mortgage than their home is worth. A study released today by RealtyTrac shows
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Like GuyDavid Suzuki, I've noticed the correlation of what people think of global warming and what they think of chemtrails -- and wondered why: Why do so many people accept a theory for which there is no scientific evidence while...
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The family of a boy killed by a collapsing wall at Lassen Volcanic National Park has reached a tentative deal in a wrongful death suit with the U.S. Government, court documents show.
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Redding Police say they have one woman in custody and are searching for a man behind the Redding City Hall this afternoon.
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Our Redding.com polls can sometimes be prone to being swamped by enthusiasts of one cause or another, but have you seen results of our current State of Jefferson survey? Leaving the small share of undecideds out, it runs nearly three...
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Here’s a few images from the August 31 Historical Society walking tour of Turtle Bay. Our guide Mike Grifantini really knew a lot about the region. There were about 60 participants. I learned quite a few interesting th
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Here’s a rare dome home REO, a 3/3 of about 2414 sqft on just over 2.5 acres in the trees. From Wikipedia: “R. Buckminster Fuller named the dome “geodesic” from field experiments with artist Kenneth Snelson at Black Mountain Coll
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Floral Fundamentals for Fall is a great way to learn beginning floral design anf have some creative fun.
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Authorities today said they detained two and were looking for a third person in connection to a stolen vehicle.
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A fire that broke out this morning in Whitmore damaged two sheds, but firefighters were able to stop it from spreading to nearby vegetation.
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When our first child came along I became Papa Paparazzi—I photographed EVERYTHING. For instance, when Amanda was a toddler, she was playing in the back yard and turned over a rock. She found a caboodle of creepy-crawly critters and let out a delighted squeal. I zoomed in and focused as she plucked little roly-polies,
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Today’s temperatures will remain in the 80s however starting Friday they will continue to rise over the weekend into the high 90s.
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Maggie Baggett is a newcomer to the arts. She started “fooling around with quilts and soft sculpture” when her husband bought her a new sewing machine. She quickly got tired of patterns and started creating her own. She currently works with soft fabric sculptures with incredible texture and color. “Soft sculpture lets
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Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan are a couple of battle-hardened journeyman country music artists who discovered they have so much in common, they might as well join forces and celebrate their lots in life.
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Live music and good times are nothing new to the Lewiston Hotel. But with the discontinuation of live music at Mamma Lamma’s in Weaverville, the Lewiston Hotel suddenly finds itself as one of the few remaining regular spots for live music in Trinity County.
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The hot and sour soup alone is worth the drive to the Redding airport. But there are plenty of other delicious items on the well-priced menu at Peter Chu’s Skyroom, not to mention the class ambience and professional service.
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In 1913: The ice plant at Bully Hill has been sold to A.U. Field, who would use the apparatus for condensing smelter smoke. Other parts of the condenser were being constructed in San Francisco and were expected to be in Redding soon.
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Dunsmuir councilwoman wants mayor censured, but may not have enough votes.
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A brief look at news from around the North State.
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The Shasta Knights volleyball team won its first game of the season Wednesday, beating Southwestern Oregon Community College 3-2 at Lassen College in Susanville.
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The youth wing of a Redding psychiatric facility remains closed four months after opening, Shasta County Public Health officials said Wednesday evening.
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Football preview of the Hayfork Timberjacks.
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Treating cataracts requires clarity of vision.
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High school football preview for the Dunsmuir Tigers, the defending 8-Man, Northern Section Division VI champions.
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Football Preview of the Mercy High School Warriors.
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Assemblyman Brian Dahle wins the prize for best reaction to the Siskiyou County "withdrawal" petition. From his office: If the people of Siskiyou County are successful in creating their own state I will be the first to seek the office...
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Shasta Library Foundation brings Thai to the menu for its latest fundraiser this weekend.
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Do you know that you have ready access to something that is inexpensive and will help fight the unwelcome consequences of aging?
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September is National Preparedness Month. Are you and your family prepared for an emergency? Do you practice what to do in the event of a fire or other disasters?
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Personally, I like people who speak their minds, and I was neither surprised nor bothered by comments that Rep. Doug LaMalfa's field rep Erin Ryan spokes at yesterday's Board of Supervisors meeting in Siskiyou County and said she and others...
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Love snowmobiling through the woods in winter? Think the machines are the noisy pests whose racket spoils the high country? In any case, you'll have an opportunity to speak up. The Forest Service, settling a lawsuit brought by environmental groups,...
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From the ninth to the 12th centuries, Muslims were among the leading practitioners of what was then considered advanced medicine. Islamic doctors borrowed freely from Byzantine, Greek and Roman medicine, unlike their counterparts in insular, ignorant Europe. Their scholars saved many valuable texts from being consumed by th
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As our nation debates the wisdom of waging war against Syria, it might be well for the American people to reflect upon the long history of the Christian church and its formulation of the Just War Theory.
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Our secretary of state appeared on five Sunday morning talk shows, informing us that a chemical attack on civilians had occurred in Syria two weeks ago. These are the same five Sunday morning talk shows that our U.N. ambassador appeared on last year, telling us there was clear evidence that the attack at Benghazi was the re
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President Obama is betting his presidency on the hope of cooperation from an institution that he disdains and has proved incapable of taming. His roll-the-dice gamble for a congressional go-ahead in Syria may well succeed. Still, the risk is enormous for Obama’s fraying credibility, and the implications are significant, n
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The United States should mobilize and mass troops to the Syrian borders to immediately counter-strike if the regime uses chemical weapons again.
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For the first time in my adult life I’m truly embarrassed of my country.
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Todqay workers were able to repair the video cameras that capture activities in the nest where Redding's famous bald eagle pair live.
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A vegetation fire grew to about 10 to 12 acres before being contained this afternoon at a shooting range near Keswick.
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Building activity in the North State is ahead of last year's pace.
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Gunner the Clydesdale, a regular at community events, died Monday.
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As President Barack Obama attempts to enlist support for military intervention against Syria, North State veterans who heeded the nation’s call had mixed feelings today about his plan during Veterans Appreciation Day at Shasta College.
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A brief look at business news from around the North State.
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If memory serves, Mr. Gordon tried to gross out his students with tales of parasitic worms that we might be harboring inside us, the sort of creatures King Richard III may have been infested with according to a new study...
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Redding Police and other authorities are scouring the fields along Eastside Road between Girvan Road and Metz Road for a man who ran off from a vehicle stop.
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Shasta was first known as Reading Springs, named for Pierson B. Reading who camped there in 1845 while employed by John Sutter as a trapper.
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This old metal sign is believed to have been installed by Judge Eaton and the Boy Scouts years ago. It stood beside Clear Creek not too far from the bridge on Clear Creek Road at Horsetown. If you know what...
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A vegetation fire at a gun range on Bureau of Land Management property off Iron Mountain Road northwest of Redding was burning about 10.5 acres this afternoon.
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Siskiyou County residents who want a divorce from California make an effort to downplay the partisan angle -- even as liberal laws out of Sacramento are their biggest beef. And in fact there's at least one prominent North State Democrat...
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There's an argument often heard that legalizing -- or semi-legalizing -- marijuana wouldn't increase the amount people smoke because "anyone who wants it can get it anyway." Maybe, but since the Obama administration relaxed (which is not to say ended)...
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Esteemed co-blogger Marc Beauchamp notices that Siskiyou County's secession bid is "above the fold" on The Drudge Report this morning. Below the latest about Syria, of course, but still. I'm not at all persuaded "withdrawal" from the state is a...
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The Northern California Veterans Museum and Heritage Center on Meadow View Drive in Redding has closed.
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Redding became the first city to ask the California Air Resources Board to delay pending diesel-truck emission regulations that one council member said would decimate the north state trucking industry and lead to higher prices and empty store shelves. In a 5-0 vote, the Redding City Council directed Mayor Rick Bosetti to wr
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A woman learning to drive became confused and hit the gas pedal of her car, causing the vehicle to lurch forward into a pillar at Mt. Shasta Mall.
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Temperatures will remain in the high 80s for the next two days, and then will increase into the 90s Friday.
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Three men were arrested Tuesday following a chase in Cottonwood involving a stolen vehicle that ended in a crash, the Shasta County Sheriff's Office reported.
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The words over at Three Word Wednesday are disgust, pout and wad.  A Gross of EnvyHe sat and watched the couple in a mix of outward disgust and regret, through his car windshield and the dust-caked windows of the convenience store. He tur
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Does this explain why places like Siskiyou County feel -- are -- more and more alienated from the California political mainstream? In the simplest terms, Democrats started to win populous suburban counties in big states with lots of Electoral College...
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Football Preview of the reigning Northern Section Division I champion Enterprise High Hornets.
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Bonus points to you if you know where that title came from. --------------------------------------- The koi pond in Gary's yard is no more. Gary put it in back in 2004, and for a long time it was a pleasure with the cool running water, the fish coming up to eat out of your hand, and the humidifying effect
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Enterprise High's football team has a brutal nonconference schedule ahead of it this season.
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Local sports briefs.
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A roundup of North State business news.
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North Valley Bank warns of scam
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Redding on Tuesday joined the clean-air policy fray, agreeing to ask a state board to put off by 20 years new emission regulations that trucking advocates say will hurt small business.
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Enterprise's defense returns seven of its front eight players in its 4-4 scheme, all of which are monsters that can wreak havoc on opposing offenses.
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Realistically, it's hard to imagine a separate state ever actually happening -- but the frustration that the Jefferson drive embodies ought to get the attention of leaders in Sacramento.
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Barack Obama has the authority to take military action in Syria if he wants to. The question is whether he can sucker the Republicans into giving him political cover.
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Remember Colin Powell's "irrefutable" (but bogus) evidence against Iraq? Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
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Liberals and progressives are like the bad parents who never ask anything of their children. Instead, they are "enablers."
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The vote is the first in a long process for those looking to break the North State from the rest of California.
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Patients of a Redding doctor accused of excessive prescribing of drugs and unlawfully writing prescriptions for painkillers were scrambling Tuesday to have their prescriptions filled by other physicians following his arrest last week.
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Targeted for closure since early last year, Postal Service officials say plans to consolidate the Redding mail sorting operation to Sacramento are on hold.
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Seventeen-year-old Michael Stevens, an Anderson teen recently diagnosed with cancer, says he is astonished at the support and donations coming from the community.
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Officials have released new information in the case of a Shasta Lake girl who died suddenly last week.
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The Redding City Council tonight will consider a plan that may save the city slightly more than anticipated in annual interest payments on $5.4 million in bonds for the construction of the police station.
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A fomer librarian, who admitted to stealing, has her probation cut short.
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When the fire call came in this afternoon, Jim Henry sprang into action.
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Kevin Askeland takes a look at Northern Section volleyball for his bi-monthly North State Notes column.
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North Valley Bank customers are being warned today of scam in which the caller attempts to obtain personal information.
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Shasta County public health officials said today that a seventh-grade Shasta Lake student who died last week had a staph infection.
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The Wall Street Journal takes a close look at the Obama administration's talk -- so far unfulfilled -- of arming friendly Syrian rebels. The reasons? This paragraph explains what's going on nicely -- both with small arms earlier and the...
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Good old fashion fun and all the corn you can eat are served up at the first annual Corn Fest 2013.
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Bill and Peg Smith, proprietors of Peg’s Sew ’N Sew Embroidery in Los Molinos made a generous contribution to the Tehama County Museum recently. A variety of embroidered clothing, towels and tote bags were donated which will be offered for sale at Judy’s Country Store during the TCM’s 32nd Annual Jubilee coming up o
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What is the difference between a valuable antique and a piece of junk? Value can be a matter of age; a matter of rarity; or a matter of perception. On September 7, 2013, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the Tehama County Museum will feature Antique Appraisal by Sam Kissee and his team of professional appraisers for a $5 per it
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Members of the Northern California chapter of the American Truck Historical Society will show off their “vintage vehicles” and talk “Truck” at the Tehama County Museum’s 32nd Annual Jubilee held on Saturday, September 7, at 275 C St. in the City of Tehama.
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES KLAMATH RIVER, Klamath Glen — Higher, cooler water flows over the weekend to the Trinity and Klamath rivers to 900 cubic feet per second is having the desired effect, attracting more steelhead to the rivers. However, it is also pushing lots of mos
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In a great weekend story about how the area burned by the massive Rim Fire will recover -- short answer, it'll likely come back in brush, which will in turn be more flammable -- the Fresno Bee's Mark Grossi includes...
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Siskiyou County supervisors voted 4-1 this afternoon to pursue seceding from California.
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Voices of Faith: The Center for Spiritual Living was vandalized on Aug. 24. The vandals decapitated, stole and destroyed statues including those of Jesus, Mary and a Buddhist icon. How do you respond to attacks — physical and otherwise — on your faith?
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Amazon.com founder Jeffrey Bezos, in an interview with the Washington Post, the paper he's buying for $250 million: Bezos suggested that the current model for newspapers in the Internet era is deeply flawed: "The Post is famous for its investigative...
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Amazon.com founder Jeffrey Bezos, in an interview with the Washington Post, the paper he's buying for $250 million: Bezos suggested that the current model for newspapers in the Internet era is deeply flawed: "The Post is famous for its investigative...
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The phrase "tote-bag hell" was first coined during the 1970s for those interminable weeks when public television programming was interrupted every six minutes to beg the viewers to pledge money. In exchange, the pledger received a "token of appreciation" - a tote bag or a coffee mug. Tote bags and coffee mugs are now appare
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Wood. Metal. Copper. Glass/Mirror.    I love using trays in the abode...     Wood.     
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Today is expected to be sunny and clear with temperatures in the high 80s, the National Weather Service reports.
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The weekly Northern Section Prep Football Media Poll is updated.
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A 16-year-old youth suffered minor injuries when he was shot in the face with a shotgun Monday evening, according to the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office.
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Local sports briefs.
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The Lions reached the 8-man football championship game last season but lost due to an injury to quarterback Hayden Piper in the semifinals. Now, Piper has unfinished business for his senior year.
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In 1913: It was getting to be mere child’s play to make the run to Eureka. Every few days some enthusiastic automobilist broke the record, and what was considered in the beginning a two or three days’ hard trip from Redding had been done in one.
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A 16-year-old youth shot in the face with a shotgun Monday evening suffered only minor injuries, according to the Shasta County Sheriff's Office.
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A new measure to restrict payment for scrap sales is the latest attempt to curb the wave of destructive copper thefts.
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What rights and privileges should be reserved strictly for citizens?
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Want to stop herbidicide use? Be careful what you wish for.
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Chelsea Manning, formerly Pvt. Bradley Manning has raised the bar for American heroism.
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The Fraternal Order of Eagles has more than 2,000 chapters in the U.S. and Canada.
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The executive branch of the federal government — President Obama — has decided to implement parts of the law that he agrees with, delay the parts which he wants to, and exempt at this time those whom he chooses to exempt from this law.
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I would like to express my thanks to everyone who rushed to help extinguish the recent fire at my house.
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Liberals have managed to demonize most of the very things that made the United States a truly wonderful nation. They've fostered division instead of unity.
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A significantly higher number of condor chicks and juveniles, never released into the wild, have died in captivity compared with condors in the wild alleged to have died due to lead exposure.
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It's going to be a busy September for North State veterans and their supporters.
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Businesses and organizations volunteer to clean up sections of roadway. Here's how you can, too
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See who was at what recent North State event.
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Simpson University hopes to open its new science and nursing building by next August.
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Hundreds converged on Anderson River Park Monday for the annual Labor Day Picnic.
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Tehama County has instituted new regulations for its largest crop in an effort to stymie thieves who’ve taken to stealing walnuts from orchards.
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A 40-year-old Redding man still awaiting sentencing after being convicted in June of felony false imprisonment and misdemeanor battery charges has a new criminal count facing him: indecent exposure.
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The weekly Northern Section Prep Football Media Poll is updated.
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Crews are working to contain a small vegetation fire in Shasta Lake this afternoon.
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A Shasta County man is suing the state, alleging that he was in custody for eight months longer than he was suppposed to be for a fatal crash, according to a complaint against the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
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High above Lewiston, well off the grid, playing 78s on an old Victrola (Ella Fitzgerald never sounded so good) and doing as little labor as humanly possible (2 pix)....
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A 16-year-old was injured this morning when he lost control of the sedan he was driving and crashed at Olinda Road and Paulina Lane in Shasta County.
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The Board of Supervisors had an important agenda on this day, largely focused on water. They approved a letter to the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Board.  In a previous meeting, it was disclosed that the Water Quality Control Board refused to inspect possible water quality violations when marijuana cultivation
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Happy Labor Day! We are at work, and happy about it. No new nearby REO properties today, so here’s one in Hayfork that looks intriguing. Representing the interests of the bank/seller is foreclosure listing agent Retta Treanor of Big Valley Properties. She writes of it:
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Firefighters quickly extinguished a small spot fire this morning that was sparked by a blown transformer in the Mountain Shadows Mobile Home Park in north Redding.
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Here’s what’s open and closed today in observance of Labor Day:
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The North State will get a healthy helping of sunshine but temperatures will stay in the high 80s today and Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Today's high will be 89. At night, temperatures will begin falling to a low of 60. Tuesday will bring a high of 88.
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SACRAMENTO — A child advocacy worker is criticizing Sacramento County's response in the case of an 8-month-old boy who died after ingesting his mother's drug-laced milk.
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The Five Counties Central Labor Council is holding its annual Labor Day Picnic today from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Anderson River Park, 2800 Rupert Road.
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When asked to name some of my most challenging jobs, I tend to recall employment of my youth, before I turned 30. I'll leapfrog over my earliest baby-sitting jobs (at 50 cents an hour), because those don't really count. And I'll skip my stint as a teenage motel maid at the Casa Blanca, because it's universally [...]
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1913: Louis Foster, a butcher at French Gulch, was thrown from an unbroken horse on the road to the Tower House and sustained a double fracture of his right leg. Some young ladies with whom Mr. Foster was riding, summoned aid and the injured man was taken to St. Caroline’s hospital in Redding.
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Woman arrested after car crash
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Who's arguing that well-regulated legal marijuana could take money out of the pockets of cartels? Not the legalizers, but the U.S. Department of Justice.
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Republicans' dug-in resistance to compromise on the federal budget risks another economic meltdown.
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Shedding the bureaucratic strangehold of state agencies will help revive California's rural regions, argues a leader of the state of Jefferson movement.
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Redding Christian football smoked Mercy in their season opener Saturday night in Palo Cedro.
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Officials at some Shasta County National Parks and National Forests say they’ve had a busier Labor Day Weekend than in previous years, partly because campers and hikers were turned away from Yosemite National Park.
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A checkpoint in Anderson Saturday night led to the arrest of one person on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol along with a felony weapons violation, authorities said.
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A late night vehicle fire was contained by firefighters in Trinity County, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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Redding Police say officers are looking into a collision between a car and a bicyclist that happened Sunday morning.
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Redding Police say an impaired driver was arrested on suspicion of endangering her two children when she caused an early morning crash near Parsons Jr. High School.
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The sun will shine on the valley today, but temperatures won't rise much beyond 90. The National Weather Service is reporting that today's high will be around 91, while overnight temperatures will fall to around 62. Labor Day picnics and grill outs can expect a beautiful day: Lots of sun and a high near 87.
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Isabel -- a siren, a spirit -- is a fixture at the Whiskeytown Roadhouse*. This song tells the story of how Isabel came to California and why she's so bitter about it.   The tale began in Ireland long ago and it begged for an Irish melody, so I borrowed an old folk tune for this song. &n
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A roundup of North State news briefs
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Football Preview for the Shasta College Knights, a program with an exceptional local recruiting class looking for their first winning season since 2008.
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A preview of the Shasta College football defense.
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Thomas Lawrence's column breaking down and forecasting the Shasta College football season to come.
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The Record Searchlight's Sunday Morning Quarterback relives all of the prep football action from Friday night.
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Dear Babe: We saw this autographed bat at an antique shop. The owner of the shop did not know who signed the bat. It looks like the player was the No. 2. Does this signature look familiar to you?
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A roundup of North State sports briefs.
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A fire engulfed part of a home Saturday evening on Webster Drive in Anderson.
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A quarter-acre fire has a moderate rate of spread near the intersection of Riverside Drive and N. Market Street this evening.
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Shasta County is getting some new libraries — 55 to be exact.
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Lyons: Defining red lines in war forces us to face the most difficult questions of its horrors. Why are some more awful than others, or are they?
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Why is the Economic Development Corp. of Shasta County so taken with Greenville, S.C.?
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The Redding city councilor's lashing out at REU employees is not only nasty but based on false information.
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About this time every year, when the outdoor marijuana harvest gets underway, I'm reminded of those Sunday afternoon drives and the uncles' gleeful, "Smell that money!"
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A Redding city councilwoman says her zealous gratitude for the work city employees do has come from firsthand experience -- and that a focus on paychecks can mislead.
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Joyce Rychetsky and George Rychetsky Jr. of Anderson celebrated their 50th anniversary on Aug. 16, 2013, with a family dinner at Red Lobster in Redding. They were married on Aug. 16, 1963, in Cottonwood. George, retired after working for 36 years as a papermaker. Joyce worked as a homemaker.
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Sandy and Rick Faller of Redding celebrated their 50th anniversary on Aug. 15, 2013, with a dinner party hosted by family and friends. They were married on Aug. 15, 1963, in Reno, Nev. The couple moved from Livermore to Redding in 1978. Rick worked as state distribution manager at the Sacramento Bee for 30 years. He is now
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Kelley Carbaugh and Reuben Smith, both of Anderson, are engaged to be married on Oct. 12, 2013, at Camden House at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. The bride-elect is the daughter of Dan and Sharon Carbaugh of Shasta Lake. She was born and raised in Shasta County. She graduated from Central Valley High School in 1997,
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Patsy and Bill Jones of Redding celebrated their 65th anniversary on Aug. 8, 2013, with a dinner at a restaurant in Redding. They were married on Aug. 8, 1948, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Medford, Ore. Bill is a World War II veteran. He was with the 12th Armored Division, and received a Purple Heart. He worked for t
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Constitution Day is Sept. 17 and during that week U.S. schools explore the events leading to the development of the Constitution. Here's an art project to help you explore that era.
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Former Shasta High English teacher Lynn Aase died Wednesday afternoon at Mercy hospital of complications from cancer. There's a lot I could say about Aase, one of my favorite teachers, but this comment on a blog I posted back in...
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Sad news. Here's a write-up in the Anderson Valley Post. Liked this comment: GreenLeaf writes: God must have wanted one of Fred's sandwiches. I will miss my old friend. We love you Sam (Fred's wife)....
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I belong to this LJ community, hauntings. Most of the posts are pretty much along the lines of, "Me and my brother were playing with the Ouija board and we heard footsteps and there was no one else in the house LOL,
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3.0 near Palo Cedro around 2 o'clock. More from the LA Times here....
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Photo: Oak leaves turning colors with the season. The beginning signs of a change in seasons – such as the falling acorns of last week, always seem to precipitate a bout of nostalgia in me – a longing look back at what has been, a greedy impulse to hold tight and a vague reluctance to [...]
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Dogbreath is the winner! He guessed it correctly as Memorial Hospital. Congratulations Dogbreath!!! Thank you to everyone who looked and to those who made a guess. And thank you to Ortega's Mexican Restaurant in Palo Cedro for supplying our winner...
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Tuesday will make for an interesting day in Yreka. Following the recent petition from local conservatives, the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors will take up a resolution at its Tuesday morning meeting asking the state Legislature to release the county...
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"The most important thing to remember is that you can wear all the greatest clothes and all the greatest shoes, but you’ve got to have a good spirit on the inside. That’s what’s really going to make you look like you’re ready to rock the world."— Alicia Keys  Why do we keep the clothes we never wear? Eve
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City Councilman Patrick Jones has argued that, if Redding Electric can afford to finance its new office building, it must have not needed the rate increase that the City Council imposed earlier this year. He went so far as to...
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What was the name of this building? 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...
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Own a home in Anderson for less than you’d pay for a luxury SUV.
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Standing on Sacred Ground shares eight stories of indigenous communities around the world protecting their traditional sacred lands from government megaprojects, consumer culture, resource extraction, competing religions, tourists, and climate change. It was produced by the Sacred Land Film Project, sacredland.org
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I'm a little disappointed in myself right now. About two months ago I heard a song for the first time at a friend's party that gave me a great idea for a column. It required a little research, which I conquered brilliantly, if I do say so myself. It also required a carefully constructed playlist, [...]
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Isabel -- a siren, a spirit -- is a fixture at the Whiskeytown Roadhouse*. This song tells the story of how Isabel came to California and why she's so bitter about it.   The tale began in Ireland long ago and it begged for an Irish melody, so I borrowed an old folk tune for this song.  T
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Amazing aerial footage here. With sound of the pilots being guided in to drop a tanker-load of retardant on the giant fire. Hat tip: Dennis Williams....
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The Rim Fire down at Yosemite hasn't sent so much as a plume of smoke up Redding's way, but a big blaze anywhere hits home. It'd be no surprise to see a comparable fire break out in our neck of...
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The Shasta Historial Society's popular free walking tours of the Redding Cemetery return this week. Gather at the cemetery at 6 p.m. on Friday for the tour, which will last about an hour and a quarter. The walking tours, conducted...
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Did I really just read this in a U.S. Justice Department memo to its field prosecutors? "Indeed, a robust system may affirmatively address those (federal criminal) priorities by, for example, implementing effective measures to prevent diversion of marijuana outside of...
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The Huffington Post has the skinny on new Justice Department guidelines on how federal authorities should go about deciding whether and how to prosecute marijuana cases. The big news nationally? Colorado and Washington will be allowed to forge ahead with...
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Dog Town was established during the Gold Rush. Many years later when the railroad was laying tracks through the Sacramento River Canyon, they stopped at a place just around the bend north of Dog Town and established the town of...
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Here’s a newly renovated home with a pool in the verdant countryside southeast of Anderson.
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Here’s a truly extraordinary VA foreclosure home in the pines of Shasta County at Whitmore. “Words cannot describe the beauty of this property! Home offers hand milled pine f
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For years, every garment I owned bore my name and phone number. My mom ordered a truckload of labels from a mail-order catalog, and she used them with abandon. It seemed natural… until my best friend noticed. He and I were walking home from school when a gust of wind took my baseball cap. Chris [...]
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From home brewing to industry pioneer. Here's the book's link at Amazon.com....
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One-and-a-half-minute video produced by Cory Poole. Spectacular. A terrific vantage point to watch the heavens on a moonless night....
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Come share your memories at a 50th anniversary event on 9/28/13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the David Marr Theater (Shasta Learning Center, Eureka Way). Bring any photos or other memorabilia of Kennedy's visit to dedicate Whiskeytown Dam....
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One person has died following a vehicle pursuit that ended in Palo Cedro earlier today.
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August 28, 1964. The "toke" heard 'round the world (details here). Imagine if it had never happened.......
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Aha, Patrick Jones elaborates on the "surprise" $9 million. Yes, he assures me, he reads the staff reports, but the surpluses above budget reported over the past few months are routine. Redding Electric Utility nearly always reports several million dollars...
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A Redding doctor and his nurse practitioner were arrested this morning after the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office filed criminal charges against them on Tuesday.
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Readers who tried to click on the New York Times' website got nothing but error messages for several hours during the site's second major disruption this month, and people also had trouble accessing Twitter. A hacker group calling itself the "Syrian Electronic Army" claimed responsibility.
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A Chico State student who died Tuesday after a large tree branch fell about 20 feet and struck her head was identified today by the Butte County Coroner's Office as 18-year-old Pa Houa Lor of Chico.
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Here’s a 1754 sqft 3/2 on .8 acre of a Redding street named after socks. Now it’s owned by the government, in the form of their (your) Freddie Mac organization. Representing the interests of the government in this sale is foreclosure listing broker Mark Green of G7 Realty. He writes:
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The injection of hedge fund investors into housing practically guarantees boom and bust cycles. Not much point to a hedge fund settling for a slow, safe gain. No, they want to ride a boom. Listen to Mr. Irrational Exuberance Economist Bob Shiller lay it out clearly and simply in this brief video. Well worth your time.
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The Deer Fire burning east of Los Molinos is 88 percent contained, officials with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said this morning.
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The next few days are expected to be sunny with highs in the low 90s, according to the National Weather Service.
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Prep football in the North State is back, and so is one of its biggest rivalries.
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When Rocky Slaughter opened for Ben Parr recently at McConnell Foundation headquarters, Slaughter took the opportunity to also introduce his latest website, Amazing Redding.com ... A Collection of Reasons Why Redding is Amazing. The site, created by Slaughter's Sugar Pine Media, is trying to change the conversation and
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In 1913: An installation of Red Wing Council, No. 122, Degree of Pocahontas, was held in the parlors of the Golden Early Hotel, owing to convenience and coolness. Refreshments were served and remarks heard from those taking part in the ceremonial.
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Area roundup brings together local sports results and announcements.
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Previewing the annual Fair Bowl game between rivals Fall River and Burney.
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John Balazs, federal defense lawyer in the Eastern District and blogger, writes that the defense bar deserves a rebranding. The case of a former "three strike" convict out of Shasta County, recently resentenced under Prop 36, explains why: All in...
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Upset at seeing the need for a new city police building solved in part at the expense of Redding Electric Utility ratepayers -- a bit of financial juggling he called "almost to the point of laundering money" -- Patrick Jones...
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A roundup of North State news briefs.
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Shasta College women's soccer opened its season at home against Napa Valley at 3 p.m.
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Preview of the Shasta High football team, looking at the Wolves' shift to the pistol-spread offense and their arsenal of weapons behind an experienced and strong, sturdy offensive line.
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Redding has had more arson fires this year than in any of the previous nine years, firefighters say.
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The law, as the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals outlined, is simple. The state violated a man's constitutional rights by locking him in prison. The state owes him compensation.
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The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington is a time for reflections — some inspiring, and some painful and ominous.
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There are legal requirements that govern killing people by an act of war, and those requirements are recognized by law-abiding countries throughout the world.
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Why would the utility have a slush fund of $9 million and need to increase our rates? Who oversees their budget and finances?
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Shasta County supervisors said today they want a stricter pot ordinance for the county after one supervisor saw multiple illegal grows while flying over the county. But medical pot advocates say the current law is already too restrictive.
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North State business news in brief.
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It's been 25 years since Shasta High football has won a Northern Section championship, but this year's group believes it has something special.
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In sharp contrast to the vandalism that ravaged much of its serene and idyllic interfaith gardens, the Center for Spiritual Living is promoting positivity and forgiveness as it rebuilds what was lost.
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A petition is underway to get Shasta County roads free of the herbicide Roundup. Supporters of the petition say they fear dangerous chemicals being sprayed in their neighborhoods.
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Shasta County is now offering senior exercises classes for older adults who want to work out after their work day.
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With high winds and dry conditions, we and our neighbors are most appreciative of our local firefighters.
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Perfect change will occur when all Americans are treated equally.
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Vice Mayor Patrick Jones stepped up his criticism of a plan to acquire an office building and adjacent undeveloped land for Redding Electric Utility, accusing the agency's top officials of building up reserves to then use as a "slush fund."
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Keynote speaker Laurie Beth Jones addressed a packed gym at Simpson University today.
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Two Redding men who saw their negotiated plea bargains fall through earlier this month in connection with the near fatal beating of a homeless man were both sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison under a new pact.
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I in no way minimize the problems that marijuana growing -- legal, illegal, semi-legal -- can cause with neighbors. But a serious question: If the county's existing ordinance is widely ignored, as it apparently is, why will making it tougher...
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Spotted two of these intrepid fliers overhead yesterday. Beautiful day for just hanging around. In the sky.
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Shasta County Sheriff's deputies are searching for at least one man who jumped out of a passenger side window of a vehicle after being contacted by law enforcement in Millville today.
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Shasta County supervisors on Tuesday showed interest in tightening the county's medical marijuana growth ordinance after one supervisor shared her shock at the number of illegal grows she saw while flying over the county.
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES KLAMATH RIVER, Klamath Glen — The extra water to be released down the Trinity River planned to start on Aug. 15 but put on hold by a suit brought by San Joaquin Valley irrigators has been lifted. The new releases started on Sunday, ramping up to 2
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A 24-year-old Anderson man was arrested today on suspicion of burglary after Redding police said they received a telephone call from a man reporting that someone was breaking into his neighbor's home.
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A century ago, the land now being consumed by Rim Fire hosted a sparser canopy of huge, but widely spaced, old-growth conifers--a forest much more resistant to fire. By contrast, the conifers in today's Sierra are often packed tight as...
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Dog Town was located beside the California-Oregon Trail on Dog Creek, beside the mouth of the creek and the Sacramento River - directly below where the historic Dog Creek Bridge stands. Gold was discovered in nearby Dog Creek Canyon in...
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COME TO THE BIGGEST, MOST ORGANIZED YARD SALE YOU'VE EVER ATTENDED!!! Trinity Alliance Church's 11th Annual Missions Yard Sale - all proceeds go to missions around the world and in Redding.
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Locals oppose US Forest Service road management plan
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Merle Haggard headlines as four top rated local bands perform for Fair Aid, an all-day music event held as a benefit for the Siskiyou Golden Fair.
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Didn't exactly volunteer for the Bigfoot beat, but I did pen a column a while back about a former RS colleague, Al Berry, who claimed he heard and recorded some strange sounds in the remote Sierras. Because of that, I...
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Check here for live Tweets from Record Searchlight reporter Alayna Shulman, who is covering this week's Shasta County Board of Supervisors meeting.
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Here’s a 1994 built 3/2 of about 2229 sqft in the always desirable Mary Lake neighborhood. The detached garage is on record as 576 sqft. This home doesn’t seem to have been on the market before. Makes you wonder just how it was lost to foreclosure. Then, somebody stole the stove. But we’re certa
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The 10,378-acre Deer Fire burning east of Los Molinos is 75 percent contained, officials with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said today.
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"I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree ... " Boy, that Joyce Kilmer knew whereof he spoke. In this part of the state, trees are an ever present part of our existence but one to which we give little thought unless they give us a problem. I’ve always been [...]
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One of the most common questions any computer repair technician receives is, “How do I keep my computer from slowing down and getting viruses?” It's a simple question but one with many different answers that will certainly vary depending on who you ask. But overall, there are five basic things you can do to pro-actively
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Redding should see sunny skies today with a high temperature near 92 degrees, officials with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. Tonight's low should be around 64 degrees. Sunny skies and a high near 92 are also forecast for Wednesday and Thursday, while Friday should be one degree warmer. Mostly sunny skies wit
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The 2013 prep football season officially kicks off with Week Zero action Friday, but the early discussions about the top teams are far from complete.
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In 1913: Roy Logan, wealthy young farmer of Shasta County, said he was out camping and the first night out he made his bed in the manger of an abandoned barn. When daylight came, Logan found that he had passed the night in company with an unknown number of huge rattlers. He quickly got out of the manger and began killing sn
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ANDERSON — A 77-year-old Anderson woman was killed Sunday in a two-vehicle traffic collision at Highway 273 and Ox Yoke Road.
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The popular short-term rental site angers everyone but those who use it. Reason.com explains here. Here's a link to some of the rentals available in Redding. There's clearly a Bethel connection....
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Republican prospects who looked weak six months ago seem even weaker now.
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A squabble over water from the Trinity River?It was to be expected when one has observed the greedy grabbing of water and property actually stolen from Trinity County, its property owners and residents, by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
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Redding has some of the most affordable housing in the state. An impact-fee increase will not sway purchase decisions; the quality of schools and neighborhood safety and livability do.
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North State business news in brief.
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Ex-Sisikiyou County Counsel Tom Guarino is seeking more than $2 million in a lawsuit filed earlier this month.
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As a nation, we have lost our credit rating, we've lost our respect around the world, we have a debt we can't repay, and our Constitution is largely disregarded.
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A low-key protest election over Redding utility rates didn't block a planned increase, but the number of protests is a clear sign of growing discontent at rising costs.
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Closed for nearly a year, the former KFC/A&W on Lake Boulevard in Redding opened Monday in Redding as Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen.
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Foothill High quarterback Ryan Pollard set several school records as a junior last season but returns without his top weapons and in a new offensive scheme.
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A music video to John Mellencamp's "Small Town" being produced by the city of Anderson may run into problems with licensing.
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For reasons unknown, the chef who beat out Foothill High graduate Mary Poehnelt on "Hell's Kitchen" won't be taking her dream job in Las Vegas.
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A Redding atheist will have a new trial after an appeals court rules he should have been compensated for his constitutional rights being violated when he was sent back to prison rather than attend a religious-based treatment program.
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Football Preview sidebar on Foothill High, which needs its few veteran defensive leaders to step up in 2013.
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YREKA — The body of a 78-year-old Yreka woman who had been reported missing since Aug. 19 was found Saturday morning in a rural area of Siskiyou County by hunters and Siskiyou County sheriff’s personnel.
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"Redding men detain prowler at gunpoint" (featuring Ted Lidie, a heck of a nice guy as well as a firearm-safety instructor). Redding man breaks knife-wielding burglar's arm with bat. Passing motorist chases down alleged bicycle thief to conduct ad hoc...
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Turns out a school bus did not crash, but a child fell from his seat.
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Q. Should capital punishment be practiced? If so, for which crimes? I would not want to be the person pushing the button. The problem is that we live in this horribly sinful world with a great number of evil people. As a Christian, it is by instruction from God that I forgive. Does that mean murderers walk free? You see, ev
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Saturday's column sparked an enlightening e-mail exchange. Excerpts: "I have now worked in about every area and aspect of rural and urban mental health there is, 40 plus years. One of the reasons we obviously did not see this many...
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Redding police are searching the Churn Creek Road and Countryside Lane area this afternoon for a man who allegedly stole a pickup earlier near a Hilltop Drive bank.
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Ja‘Nel Witt, who last month outdueled Foothill High School graduate Mary Poehnelt on national TV to win "Hell’s Kitchen", will not be joining Gordon Ramsay at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
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AARP report addresses the so-called "2030" problem. The Washington Post describes it here....
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Muriel Siebert, the first woman to buy a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, a pioneer of discount brokerage and an advocate for investor education, has died at 80 of complications from cancer. Here's a good Bloomberg piece on...
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We don’t ordinarily recommend Manufactured Homes at FDotD, but this one is interesting. This one has a nice detached garage with what appears to be 3 garage doors. The interesting thing about manufactured homes in general is that while the build quality is often low, the floorplans are often excelle
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WARNING:  I’ve been travelling off the grid.  As a result, this report  covers both the August 13 and August 20 Board meetings. These Board of Supervisors meetings reminded us all that we live in rural country.  The August 13 public comment period included some people living in the Elk Trails subdivisi
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Forecasters say it'll be a sunny and relatively cooler day today in Redding. The National Weather Service predicts a high of 88 degrees for the area, with sunny skies and soft winds. At night, expect a low of about 61 degrees. Things should heat back up a bit on Tuesday, when the high will be about 92 degrees.
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MIAMI — Family members of a 12-year-old boy who was infected by a rare and deadly amoeba say he's on a ventilator.
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My tale of million-dollar chutney begins with a basket of free figs, a gift from Don and Elaine Cohen. Wonderful figs, which we halved and drizzled with honey from my little sister's beehives. But one can only eat so many figs, not to mention that fresh figs ripen like that. (Snap.) And I'm loathe to [...]
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1913: Two circus tramps were arrested and put in the Kennett jail for holding up and roughing up George Ballard. Sheriff Montgomery and City Marshal W.W. Middleton captured the circus highwaymen at Copley, or Motion, and charged them with highway robbery.
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Shasta County sheriff's deputies are investigating a stabbing that occurred Saturday evening in Shasta Lake.BC Bodycopy: Deputies got a report about 7:30 p.m. of a stabbing that had occurred at Shasta Dam Boulevard and Locust Avenue.
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In this cute two-minute YouTube video "Isabella P." sings the classic summer camp song at a Harris Studios recital in Redding....
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ANDERSON - A 77-year-old Anderson woman was killed Sunday in a two-vehicle traffic accident at the intersection of Highway 273 and Ox Yoke Road.
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ANDERSON - A 77-year-old Anderson woman was killed Sunday in a two-vehicle traffic accident at the intersection of Highway 273 and Ox Yoke Road.
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An ambulance is taking a man to the hospital this evening after a potato gun exploded, injuring him at a home near Redding.
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North State conservatives feel surrounded by overpaid bureaucrats -- and in a sense it's true, for rural areas. But the private sector is thriving elsewhere in California.
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Scientific truth -- and the future of the California condor -- is falling victim to NRA pushback against a bill to end the use of lead hunting ammunition.
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The time to fight the Affordable Care Act is over, argues the speaker of the California Assembly. Now we must educate Californians about what's coming next.
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Off The Hook Street Food is a weekly event that will be held Thursdays at Taylor Motors in Redding.
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Vandals destroyed the gardens at the Center for Spiritual Living in Redding sometime Saturday night, the same time people across town were honoring Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech promoting tolerance across town.
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GROVELAND — At Ike Bunney's dude ranch near the Sierra community of Tuolumne City, all creatures have been evacuated as firefighters brace for an intense battle to keep a wildfire raging north of Yosemite National Park out of mountain communities.
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People opposed to "chemtrails," an alleged government conspiracy that sprays people with heavey metals from the sky, protested in Redding on Sunday, not long after appealing to the Board of Superivsors to look into the issue.
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I'm trying to think how to explain this so I won't bore the pants off you, but at the same time make it clear. I probably won't succeed. I'll condense it and leave out unnecessary bit part characters. Here goes: There are two water wells on this property. One is not hooked up with a pump; it's just sitting ther
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The Tehama County Board of Supervisors will hear updates about the latest budget developments, the rural fire fee, a day-reporting center for those released under AB 109 and consider spending $10,000 more on improvements at the county jail during the board’s Tuesday meeting.
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Firefighters have contained a grass and brush fire on Dersch Road south of Highway 44, about 15 miles west of Redding.
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Vandals destroyed parts of the Center for Spiritual Living's interfaith gardens in Redding Saturday night around the time of a local Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, leaving questions about whether the attack was racially motivated.
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With all the buzz of backyard chickens---this video explains the temptation to take it to the next level. Thanks to natural chef Sadie Roy, we can have a couple minutes of chuckling....
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A vegetation in eastern Tehama County has scorched more than 10,000 acres as of Sunday morning, a twofold increase in size from the same time Saturday. Meanwhile, other wildfires in the area are continuing to grow as well.
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Redding police arrested two people and cited one during a driving under the influence checkpoint on Saturday, officers said.
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Two Redding men caught a woman trying to burglarize their neighbor Saturday and held her at gunpoint until police arrived to arrest her, officers said.
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To celebrate the 97th anniversary of the National Park Service, Lassen Volcanic National Park is waiving entrance fees today.
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Today brings a high temperature of near 89 under partly sunny skies and a 20 percent chance of showers, the National Weather Service says. The Redding area will have a light and variable wind, becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are possible. Tonight will be
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Smoking materials caused a bed to catch fire, resulting in a blaze that burned a two-story fourplex in Red Bluff on Saturday night.
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Shasta County sheriff's deputies are investigating a stabbing that occurred Saturday evening in the city of Shasta Lake.
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In 1913: Rancho Rio Alto employees were picking and cutting Muit peaches, the only kind on the ranch that year. Peach cutting also commenced on the Ed Stopher ranch on Bloody Island. He said there would be about a one-fourth yield of peaches that season.
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A roundup of North State news.
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More than 300 people gathered at a Redding church Saturday afternoon to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s pivotal “I Have a Dream” speech that he gave in Washington, D.C., 50 years ago this week.
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Two people were trapped after their Subaru SUV overturned off Highway 299 near the Cedar Creek Bridge this evening.
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Previewing the Sacramento Valley League for prep football.
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Football Preview of the Central Valley High Falcons, a D-II semifinalist with a relentless new offensive tempo and a hunger to be champions.
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Lyons: As we celebrate the anniversary of King's great speech, we're reminded that the dream still requires work -- right here at home.
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Central Valley High's defense was often overshadowed in by the Falcons' rushing attack last year, despite the defense being a key reason they won the Northern Athletic League title. The unit might get lost in the headlines again this year with CV's up-tem
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Proponents of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan say it's no threat to the Sacramento Valley. But the best they can say is we won't be harmed, while credible opponents see dire possibilities.
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Football preview of the Trinity High Wolves based in Weaverville, in the Northern Section's Division III.
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Remember the optimism about the "peace dividend"? Events spinning out of control remind us how dangerous the world remains.
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Preview of the Mount Shasta High football team.
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A rural Republican and a Bay Area Democrat agree: The forests of the Sierra Nevada are key to all Californians' water supply -- and they need investment.
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We are not doing well, as a community, in handling the homeless population. It is time to regroup, adjust our thinking and come up with a viable plan for a healthy community.
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The pictures downtown business owner Sam Allen brought to last week's special City Council were powerful.
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Football Preview of the Northern Athletic League, which includes local teams West Valley, CV and Anderson.
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And get ready for the upcoming Caldwell Triathlon with a preparation camp.
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We had a fairly amazing road trip experience with our kids to Yellowstone this summer.
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People who like history are people who hang onto old stories, tall tales and wishful thinking about going back in time by seeking out forgotten sites where lives were lived and lost for countless reasons, most of which were lost in time and cannot be revived.
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Dear Straight Talk: My daughter is heading off to college. She has a history of drinking and I’m worried. I know that many kids die each year from alcohol poisoning. What can I say to instill caution? I also worry about the hookup scene. Any suggestions for warning her in that regard, too?
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Even when the World Series runs into November, there’s something psychological about baseball season ending that seems to stomp out the last dying ember of summer in our hearts.
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This week, Heather Neal shares some ways to enjoy tech to its fullest and live the "nerd" lifestyle for less.
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Insurance companies will have to give rebates to customers if they spend less than 80 percent of their revenue on health care. Margaret Beck spells out how this works.
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Sometimes green sturgeon can appear golden, but not matter what it looks like, you have to release it, Carrie Wilson explains.
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This has certainly been a one-of-a-kind photo contest! According to my information, the fire hall in the photo was located on the north side of Placer St. between West and Court (where the county garage is located now). However, a...
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Dear Babe: I recently purchased several packs of 2004 Donruss Elite baseball cards at a local show. I was super excited when I opened the first pack and pulled a David Ortiz autograph numbered to 5. The next few packs were so, so. The last pack though had me scratching my head. It included an Edgar Martinez autographed card
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Four years after the official end of the Great Recession, the labor force is still suffering.
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I've written more than once lately about the Germans who homesteaded at Whitmore in the 1880s, the water ditch they built and the hops they grew. I've also written about the wild historic hops that grow on the ranch where...
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Hey, I know this guy. SAN FRANCISCO -- California should compensate an atheist parolee for returning him to prison after he resisted participating in a religious-based drug treatment program, a federal appeals court decided unanimously Friday. A three-judge panel of...
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Police have released the name of a burglar who was hit by a baseball bat Saturday morning by a would-be victim.
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Here’s a government owned foreclosure home in Anderson Heights. It’s listed as a 1355 sqft 3/1.5. It seems to have had some updating done. Representing the interests of the government in this sale is foreclosure listing agent Vicki Cook of Banner Realty. She writes of it:
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A DUI checkpoint conducted in the city of Shasta Lake Friday night resulted in one arrest, after further investigating 25 drivers who passed through.
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Photo: Acorn from a blue oak, or blue oak hybrid (Quercus douglasii). Note the stout, rounded body of the acorn and the well-fitted cap. Who doesn’t love an acorn? Who can resist bending over to pick up a fresh acorn newly fallen on the ground, looking at it carefully, tucking it into a pocket? Photo: [...]
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This weekend will be mostly sunny and warm, with a slight chance of partly cloudy skies tonight, the National Weather Service reports.
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Temperatures will begin to descend into the 80s today, though the high will still hover around 91.
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In 1913: City trustees discussed creating a new vice area in Redding. One suggestion was that the vice be segregated on California Street between Butte and Tehama streets where there were several buildings occupied during Redding’s copper boom days. Some of the trustees thought this would be a good place for the scantily
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A roundup of North State news.
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Taylor Andrews, 15, (center) sits with best friend Danner Boyd during a football scrimmage between his high school, West Valley, and Foothill on Friday in Palo Cedro.
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Temperatures will begin to descend into the 80s today, though the high will still hover around 91.
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Police dog Larus ran into an old acquaintance during a burglary investigation, say deputies with the Shasta County Sheriff's Office.
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A vegetation fire has scorched 1,715 acres in eastern Tehama County Saturday morning.
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A vegetation fire has scorched 1,715 acres in eastern Tehama County Saturday morning.
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First-year coach Tim Klaiber has the task of restoring tradition-rich Anderson High School football back to prominence.
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Running a day center properly would be costly, says one who's tried. But the services that would help the homeless turn around aren't cheap either.
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Football Preview sidebar of the Anderson High football team, which will be led by a cast of inexperienced players in 2013.
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Redding's homeless are physically close to us, yet almost invisible, as we go about our daily lives.
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Football preview of the Burney High Raiders.
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Why do we have big fires? The big trees created shade, which caused certain species of weeds and brush not to grow. The first thing that comes back after a fire is grass and brush that love sunshine.
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Football preview of the Fall River High Bulldogs.
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Football review of the Shasta Cascade League, which includes area teams Fall River and Burney.
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I thought that the protection racket was illegal. The fire protection tax fits the description.
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Q. I found a very strange looking, very large insect in my yard -- with a big black striped body and huge brown eyes. What in the world is this?
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Ready to make over your yard? Here are some tips.
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Toni Ryan shares pictures from her garden she has fostered for the past 13 years at her home in the Parkview neighborhood of Redding.
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Taking a break from intensified football coverage, here are some things to watch in Redding college sports in the fall.
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A feasibility study for a proposed library will be finalized in about 30 days.
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The Simpson University Business Luncheon is sold out, the first time that has happened.
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Kevin Lemmon and William Freed were sentenced to life in prison in the 2011 murder of Steven Johnny Johnson.
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North State business news in brief.
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Anderson Police Chief Michael Anderson discusses Eureka's decision to not hire him as its chief.
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If we don't take this opportunity to stop the NRA from gathering a vast pool of data about millions of non-member gun owners without their knowledge, gun safety will be lost forever.
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To hear some talk, we need to abandon today's society and go back to the old west.
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Chatted with Patrick Jones this morning, who was gracious enough to telephone and explain why our editorial the other day about "feeding the bears" treated him unfairly -- and to gloat a bit about the results of this poll. He...
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A Shasta County jury convicted two people from Washington of growing marijuana illegally despite the pair's claims that the grow was medicinal.
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Residential Builder Energy Code Training (BECT) provides in-depth codes and compliance education to help builders in PG&E territory understand California’s rigorous 2013 Title 24 Energy Code.
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Provisions that can make or break you...
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98th Annual Red Bluff-Tehama County Chamber Dinner Thursday Sept. 12th at Carlino’s Event Center, Rolling Hills Casino. Get your tickets, nominate some outstanding people and organizations and help sponsor this amazing event! www.redbluffchamber.com 530-527-6220 (301)
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Colleen Harvey-Arrison, a fiber arts group member, will bring a restored antique loom back to duty as a featured attraction during the Tehama County Museum's 32nd annual Jubilee to be held on Saturday, September 7, 2013, at 275 C St. in the beautiful City of Tehama.
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Book is a sort of fictional sequel to her best-selling "Perfect Victim," the story of Red Bluff's notorious "girl in the box" kidnapping case in the Eighties. Here's a link to the interview. --UPDATE-- And here's a link to write-up...
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Crews are trying to get a handle on a fire burning this morning in the Trinity Alps northwest of Redding.
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Firefighters quickly contained a vegetation fire that broke out this morning in Oak Run.
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What was the name of this Fire Dept. and where was it located? Welcome to the History Mystery Photo Contest. If you're the first person to give the correct answer, you'll win a $10 gift certificate and an award certificate...
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From Rocky Slaughter's "AmazingRedding" web site. Hat tip: Doug Craig....
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Our landscaping makeover project continues. The former ugly concrete driveway has been replaced with these artistic pavers.
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Here she says it was the highlight of and reason for a three-night road trip. Includes the best photo of a Jack's steak and potato I've seen....
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Mimi from Moseley Family Cellars asked for some help with the picking and crushing of Zinfindel and Syrah grapes at Tuscan Ridge Vineyards near Red Bluff. I spent some time Sunday learning about harvesting wine grapes on a hot day in California. Learning by doing. I don’t have any pictures of grapes on the vine, sin
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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who took over the helm of the world's largest software company from founder Bill Gates, will retire within the next 12 months.
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For the second time in as many days, emergency crews were busy in the area of Interstate 5 and Knighton Road.
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Here’s an economical sized home west of Redding in the area known locally as Old Shasta. It’s listed as a government owned 2/1 of about 1004 sqft on almost one third acre of the western foothills. This used to be all be mining claims back in the day, so parcels are scattered and irregular generall
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Officers arrested a pair in Red Bluff Thursday night after they fled from police following a reported theft at Walmart.
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Like most humans, I am full of contradictions.  Something in us insists it shouldn’t be, but there it is. I spend 10 hours a day five days a week applying my 35-years' worth of experience and knowledge about the human brain and behavior. I help my clients unlock knots that have baffled them for a lifetime. 
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A Shasta County Superior Court judge today sentenced two men convicted of murdering another Redding man in 2011 to life in prison without parole.
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Clear and sunny skies are here to stay for the weekend, with temperatures remaining in the low 90s, the National Weather Service reports.
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"The past is a foreign country," this guy wrote. For instance, Redding 50 years ago was France: If you don't regularly read Dottie Smith's "Today in History," you're missing a lot of little lessons in how times have changed. Aug....
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Click here to visit the site and read the interview. Thank You
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In 1913: John Schuler, Walter Armstrong, Hugh Addington, Johnnie Thatcher, Dean Null and D.A. Aldridge finished riding the range gathering up their beef cattle. The stockmen reported an abundance of fine feed on the range, which was gaining in quantity season by season owing to the scarcity of cattle foraging over it.
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The college-loan scandal: Matt Taibbi on the ripping off of young America. Here's a link to his piece in Rolling Stone....
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A roundup of North State news briefs.
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A vehicle fire has spread into the vegetation on the side of Highway 44 after engulfing the automobile this evening.
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Hearing the regular speakers at the Redding City Council meetings or the North State's conservative politicians, there's a running theme of complaint both that our public servants earn too much money and that there are just too many of them....
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Tech entrepreneur Ben Parr spoke to a standing room only crowd at the McConnell Foundation in Redding on Thursday, fielding questions about who he is, what he's doing, and what he thinks about stuff and the future. His reputation as a creator of Mashable.com and as a White House tech consultant preceded him, but his [...]
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Football preview of the West Valley High Eagles, a team "on fire" to win a Northern Section championship.
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Ted Cruz, born in Canada and a dual citizen, deserves a break. He's American. But the heckling is no surprise after we opened open the "birther" box.
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Taking a look at the West Valley High defense, which is banking on experience with eight returning starters, to return to a Northern Section championship game.
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Which side should America support in Egypt? The choice -- morally and strategically -- is between bad and worse.
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Have a pool or pond? A low-cost set of pumps and sprinklers could save your property.
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California Highway Patrol officers stayed busy Thursday morning with a series of wrecks that started when people began to slow down for a smoking van on the side of the road.
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North State business news in brief.
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Flour mills and grist mills (they were the same), were mills that ground grain or corn into ground meal or flour with two millstones laid one on top of the other; the distance between the two varied depending on the grade of flour needed. The closer the stones were to each other, the finer grade of flour.
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Big Bike Weekend seeks volunteers to help at event.
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The case is set for trial in September as the family of Tommy Botell seeks $24 million in damages.
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Football preview sidebar on the West Valley High special teams, a force to be reckoned with, with all-section punter Sean McComas and powerful kicker J.J. Waterman.
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Find award-winning photos, music and food this weekened in the North State.
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Dave Myers had been on the job about a week as the new Shasta-Trinity National Forest supervisor when he found himself facing a crowd of people in Redding who were unhappy with the U.S. Forest Service’s road plan.
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A wildfire outside Yosemite National Park more than tripled in size Thursday, shutting down businesses in surrounding communities and leading scores of tourists to leave the area during peak season.
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A federal judge this afternoon reversed his earlier ruling and approved sending more water down the Trinity River to help spawning Chinook salmon.
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Ben Parr, former editor of Mashable.com, spoke about technology, Google and how to succeed when starting a new business at a presentation in Redding.
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A Redding woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury and has been charged with allegedly filing false negative drug tests for commercial drivers.
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Three pyrotechnic devices, resembling M-80 firecrackers, were found underneath a school bus this evening, according to Anderson Police Officer Robert Modin.
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At Tuesday night's City Council meeting, Missy McArthur floated the idea as a possible subject for future council discussion --- drawing no particular interest from other councilors and a quick reply from Chief Rob Paoletti that such a program was...
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Alert reader A.B. sends word of a controversial plan in one South Carolina city to fight deep-rooted homelessness. The grim background: Columbians have debated the "homeless issue" for nearly two decades in a city where on some days the homeless...
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Firefighters say an acre is aflame near Cottonwood this afternoon.
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California Highway Patrol officers are searching for a man and a woman following a pursuit on Jellys Ferry Road.
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California Highway Patrol officers chased a white Mustang up Balls Ferry Road this afternoon.
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Heard an unusual ad on KQMS this morning, during Limbaugh's three hours. Here's the web site. And a link to a press release. Serious caveat emptor....
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Reporter David Benda is at the McConnell Foundation covering a presentation by Ben Parr, former editor of Mashable.com. Follow the coverage through Benda's tweets.
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Redding police to hold DUI checkpoint on Saturday.
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The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help locating a missing 78-year-old woman.
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Redding Police cited two drivers today following a wreck on Hartnell Avenue east of Churn Creek Road.
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Tehama County sheriff's deputies handled several reported burglaries and thefts throughout Cottonwood on Wednesday, with guns, jewelry, welding equipment, a vintage Coca-Cola machine and more reported stolen.
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The press release: LOCAL FOOD TRUCKS LAUNCH WEEKLY "OFF THE HOOK STREET FOOD" EVENT REDDING, Calif. - Today, August 22, a group of local food entrepreneurs will kick off Redding's first street food meet-up. Through the end of the year,...
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The Tehama County Sheriff’s Office is trying to track down weapons, jewelry and welding tools stolen from two Cottonwood homes.
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Shasta County law enforcement officers will hold a driving under the influence checkpoint somewhere in Shasta Lake on Friday.
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Separate crashes throughout the Churn Creek Bottom area south of Redding may cause traffic problems this morning, but dispatchers said no one was injured in the first two incidents. A third crash in the same area was reported around 8:10 a.m.
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July sales statistic clearly show local home prices prices moderating in the the greater Shasta County homes sales marketplace. It is premature to draw solid conclusions from only one month of data in our small market, but it’s worth noting. Look at the Listings Prices chart on the upper right below.
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I like interesting maps. This one plots 2010 Census data by ethnicity. One dot per person. Click on the image below to go to the larger map. You can scroll in and out to get detail. Interesting button on the left. “Remove Color Coding.” H
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Here’s a 1536 sqft 3/2 with a 1236 sqft garage/shop on 10 acres in Happy Valley. And here’s the only photo provided, so if you’d like to see more just call or text us. Call or Text (530) 356 4500 “Great 10 acres in Happy Valley, Needs TLC 3 bedrooms 2 baths, large shop. T
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A chance of showers and thunderstorms will continue throughout today but should clear up by Friday, the National Weather Service reports.
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Our daughter Nicole looked grim as she shared the news. “It slowed, started shaking, and made a roaring sound,” she whispered. “Then it got real quiet.” Nicole’s car—The Green Monster—died in the slow lane of westbound Highway 44 on a hot August morning. Numerous witnesses drove past, none stopping to hel
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Although he has a Bachelor of Science degree in zoology and a minor in chemistry, artist Paul “Palul” Rideout has always created art right along with the sciences. “I guess I’m a fairly balanced right-brain, left-brain person. For me, ceramics blended art and science in the most perfect way,” he says of his work.
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If it weren’t for the repercussions of shoplifting, Tower of Power, one of the country’s most beloved and tenured soul bands, may never have materialized.
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Selecting 40 images from nearly 500 submitted by photographers from 10 countries is a tough job, but somebody has to do it and Lynne Eodice, a professional from Los Angeles, is a great choice.
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The name “Mary’s Pizza Shack” is a tad misleading — Mary’s is much more than a pizza place. It also serves soups, salads and a wide range of pastas, including some of the best lasagna I’ve ever tasted.
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In 1913: Water was turned into the big dredge situated just south of Igo and its operation was proving all that the owners expected. Ninety tons of gravel and earth were hauled each hour by the huge crane.
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A brief look at news from around the North State.
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The time might not be right to raise park impact fees in Redding -- but that doesn't mean the city should scale back its long-standing ambitions, as some city councilors propose.
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Obama is not the rogue usurper of conservative imagining, but he has been understandably aggressive in wielding executive power.
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If we don't take this opportunity to stop the NSA from gathering private information on American citizens, freedom as we know it will be lost forever.
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Robert Engle's letter is way off base regarding his statement "The San Joaquin River was dried up by Friant Dam..."
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Over-medication can be an unfortunate common occurrence as people age.
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When I opened the Monday morning delivery I had to really look hard to find coverage of the 2013 Solheim Cup, which took place this past weekend in Parker Colorado.
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Homes sales in Shasta County went up in July
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A roundup of North State business briefs.
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Registration closes Aug. 29 for the Mount Shasta Tinman Triathlon, which is being hosted again this year by the Rotary Club of Dunsmuir.
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Saturday's events will include music, speakers, food, discussions and a gathering at the Sundial Bridge.
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You make decisions that affect your child’s future every day. From the moment you take your baby home from the hospital, you do all you can to keep him or her safe and healthy.
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Forest Service officials are taking some heat from an environmental group that says the agency is wrong to use bulldozers to fight a fire in the Trinity Alps Wilderness.
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To the person who keyed our vehicle in the Mercy Medical Center parking lot on Friday, why did you feel the need to vandalize our property?
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Mimi Moseley of Moseley Family Cellars in Redding suspects her shop was vandalized because she supports an anti-panhandling campaign.
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The property owner of a trash-strewn lot in south Redding will need to pay about $1,200 in fines and compliance costs, the Administrative Hearings Board ordered
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It was one of the key components in the building of Shasta Dam, and one of the first structures built. When it was built in 1938, it stood 460 ft. high and had seven cableways, each connected to a...
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Just received this e-mail from Jenny Abbe: Hi Marc, You were probably not aware when you posted information in your column about Shasta Dam events that on Sept 14, the first day of a week of commemorations surrounding the 75th...
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Firefighters have contained a fire behind Lowe's at 1200 Industrial Street in Redding.
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Janice Powell of Shasta Lake initiated this weekly dam walk a few months ago and it has become quite popular. It's a great way to get some fun exercise, see some beautiful scenery, and meet new friends. Not only will...
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RED BLUFF - Police say officers are still looking for clues in the disappearance of a man in December 2012.
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A thunderstorm is hammering eastern Shasta County with hail, 60 mph winds and rain, according to the National Weather Service.
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Forest Service officials are taking some heat from an environmental group that is criticizing the agency for using bulldozers to fight a fire in the Trinity Alps Wilderness.
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TEDx Redding released the names of the speakers who will be featured at the next event at the Cascade Theatre on Sept. 7.
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Redding police officers are warning local businesses to watch out for counterfeit bills after a man and woman were arrested on suspicion of using phony bills around town.
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If you're headed to the Bay Area on Labor Day weekend, don't include crossing the Bay Bridge in your plans.
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The Salmon River Complex on the Klamath National Forest in Siskiyou County was 85 percent contained Wednesday after burning 14,325 acres, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
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Realtor Skip Murphy on his blog (here) animates some Zillow.com data for a perspective stretching back one year, five years and ten years. The "recovery" is relative, depending on when you got into the market....
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Bloomberg has the details here. Excerpt: California regulators must weigh whether a $2.25 billion penalty for safety lapses is worth potentially pushing PG&E Corp. (PCG), owner of the state's largest utility, into bankruptcy for the second time in 12 years....
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Everybody loves Redding’s parks and its trail system. Charging homebuilders to come up with an extra $2,700 per house to support those popular amenities? Not so much. With a unanimous, albeit conflicted, vote, the Redding City Council approved a slate of development impact fee increases but scuttled the biggest rate hike
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Chris Young's concert schedule for tonight at the Redding Civic Auditorium has been rescheduled to Sept. 8.
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I love this chart! First, we see 12 months of median home prices in Redding, and it’s all up and to the right, to our new $202K median price. Then we see 5 years in perspective, and the dip is evident, but recovery looks solid. Finally we pull back to a 10 year view, and gulp, well recovery l
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This Shingletown log home nestled in the pines first appeared in FDotD back in April, but now they’re selling it again. This time through a different brokerage.
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Scattered showers and thunderstorms may make an appearance today, otherwise it will be sunny and hot, the National Weather Service reports.
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A Redding man was arrested Tuesday night following a high speed pursuit that ended in a crash near Airport Road.
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REDDING, Calif. - Starting this weekend, a potpourri of events will take place in Shasta County to commemorate the 50th anniversary of one of the most famous speeches of all times: Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” address before a quarter-million civil rights supporters in Washington, D.C. Themes of “See the Vi
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REDDING, Calif. - For the second year, TEDxRedding will bring together practical visionaries from the Redding area and beyond to share “ideas worth spreading.”  The event, at the historical, art deco Cascade Theatre, offers a curated afternoon of speakers and performers as well as some of the best pre-recorded
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Redding officials late Tuesday night announced they planned to sign a letter of agreement with the McConnell Foundation, which lays out instructions to determine the price of the 14.1 acres the philanthropy wants to buy from the city.
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In 1913: Voracious grasshoppers ate the twine on the side of George Flock’s 150 grain sacks, causing the loss of much wheat from the sacks. The wheat had to be resacked while much of the grain fell onto the ground and was wasted except for that which was harvested by the hogs, turkeys and chickens.
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A brief look at news from around the North State.
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Simpson University baseball’s Tyler Provost went from amateur to professional last weekend.
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There's no obligation to be a bleeding-heart --- but it's all too easy to slip into the self-serving rationale that averting our eyes in fact helps the poor.
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President Obama's call for the Egyptians to end the violence and form an "inclusive" government, with all factions represented, may sound good to many Americans. But there is not a snowball's chance in hell that it will happen.
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Shedding California's cumbersome environmental bureaucracy would create new opportunity in the North State.
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Fogging for insects might curb the spread of West Nile Virus, but at what cost to our health?
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Sentencing was delayed today in Butte County Superior Court for a Sacramento area man who pleaded no contest last month to seriously injuring a former Shasta College football player during a one-punch fight last October.
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Firefighters say a transient lost control of his cooking fire, which spread into an acre of vegetation Tuesday morning near Redding’s Miracle Mile.
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Shasta County supervisors today voted to charge an Iron Mountain Road property owner and $18,000 special assessment for the junk they had to remove from his property. But the landowners said the equipment is vital to his business.
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Shasta County has had 24 claims filed in the last five years where someone alleged that the jail didn't return their property. But jail officials say in almost all of those cases, county employees were not to blame.
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The remnants of a tropical depression have made their way to the North State’s skies, bringing a high danger of fire weather.
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A brief look at business news from around the North State.
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North State residents want a seat at the table? They should elect Democrats.
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Kevin Askeland's bi-monthly North State Notes column takes a look at Northern Section prep football.
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Firefighters are heading to 4395 Dogwood Lane after receiving reports of smoke in the area.
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Firefighters say water from an irrigation system got into aged, corroded wiring at a city councilwoman's carport, starting a blaze that burned three structures and several acres.
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Law enforcement officers chased down one man are looking for another after the pair ran from a traffic stop in the area of Branstetter Lane and Cedars Road in southwest Redding.
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The sentencing date for a Shingletown Boy Scout leader who pleaded no contest to molestation-related charges with two mior scouts earlier this year has been moved up after he apparently was released from custody in Butte County, where he was being held for similar crimes.
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In full dress and costume, the Red Bluff contingent of the Reenactors of the American Civil War will bivouac on the west side of Habert Park in the City of Tehama at the 32nd Annual Tehama County Museum Jubilee on Saturday, September 7. Complementing the Reenactors will be an exhibit in the Museum's Annex focusing on Tehama
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A review of the enjoyable game "Plants vs Zombies 2: It's About Time" for the iPhone.
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Free historical tours of the Redding area will be given, starting Aug. 30. The Shasta Historical Society sponsors the walks and encourages people of all ages to attend.
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“I’m not going to eat a slimy, oozing, gooey snail.” OK, It wasn’t exactly our garden variety but you get the picture. One of the joys of traveling, is experiencing new things. Walking the quaint narrow streets in Regnsburg and touching First to Fifth century ruins is dreamy. Seeing the views from the top of the Eif
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NPR has the story here with a link to the final blog post....
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Tax records show Wells Fargo selling this west Redding 1948 built 3/1 of about 1067 sqft. “Great investment property located on a quiet, tree lined street. Stucco exterior, wood floors, nice sized back yard with rear alley access. Located in southwest Redding. Needs work but good pote
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At least two people were taken by ambulance to a local hospital after a two-vehicle traffic collision this morning at Churn Creek Road and Huntington Drive in south Redding.
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Coming soon to an e-reader near you, my first collection of flash fiction. "Troublemaker" should be out this fall:
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES KLAMATH RIVER, Klamath Glen — The extra water planned to be released down the Trinity River starting on Aug. 15 to prevent a fish kill like that of 2002, has been put on hold by a lawsuit brought by San Joaquin Valley irrigators. Liners fishing fr
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The Salmon River Complex on the Klamath National Forest in Siskiyou County is holding at just more than 22 square miles and is 85 percent contained, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
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Proprietor of local watering hole: Barb, I'm sorry about your mother passing. Me (after pause): My mother died in 1998. Proprietor (after pause): ------- Me: And my father died in 1978. Proprietor: Pat G (local barfly) told me your mother died. Me: Yes, fiftee
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Firefighters say a transient's cooking fire sparked a quarter-acre vegetation fire this morning in the Sulphur Gulch area on the west side of N. Market Street between Lake Boulevard and Benton Drive.
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Redding, CA - Should a day center be established in Redding? And if so, what role, if any, should the city play in it? Those were the central questions posed to the community Monday during a special meeting of the Redding City Council. Councilwoman Missy McArthur had asked for the forum after a proposed sit-lie ordinance wa
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Firefighters this morning have contained a vegetation fire that started near the cross of Canyon Road and China Gulch Drive in Happy Valley.
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Global Climate Change is happening now, as we reach new highs in greenhouse gas emissions at 400 PPM of CO2.1  The Arctic ice cap which has stabilized our climate and ocean currents for several thousand years is disappearing.2  Ocean acidification from absorption of CO2, is destroying coral reefs and diversit
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National Weather Service forecasters say it'll be hot and partly sunny today in Redding with a chance of thunder and showers. The high is expected to reach 101 degrees, while tonight's low will be about 72 degrees. Forecasters say there's a 30 percent chance of showers and thunder during the day and night. That chance will
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The Redding City Council has a packed agenda when it meets tonight.
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In 1913: P. G. Hottle, of Redding, drowned in the McCloud River while attempting to ford it on horseback. The frightened horse threw Hottle off its back; his body had not been recovered after disappearing downstream.
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A brief look at news from around the North State.
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Redding Mayor Rick Bosetti on Monday offered to facilitate more talk about a homeless day center among interested groups.
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A lighting fire that broke out in the Fall River Mills area Monday evening has grown overnight.
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A lighting fire that broke out in the Fall River Mills area Monday evening has grown overnight.
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An eastern Shasta County man convicted in 2007 of torture and attempted rape was arrested again Monday on suspicion of failing to register as a sex offender.
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The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection District is reporting the 10-acre grass fire along Interstate 5 north of Red Bluff in 100 percent contained.
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Several of California's largest school districts are about to embark on new course requirements that risk major reductions in graduation rates.
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Redding's citizens have reached the tipping point of frustration at the decline in our quality of life, but the city is a willing and able partner in addressing issues.
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Culture has come to Redding.
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A brief look at business news from around the North State.
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I was a Command Module Retrieval Officer stationed aboard the USS New Orleans LPH 11 in July 1975 during the Apollo/Soyuz Mission.
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After an out-of-town buyer acquired the building where the Northern California Veterans Museum sits, the Redding facility might have to find a new home.
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All's fair in love and drone warfare.
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Sunday's "Try God" cartoon asks, "Why evil in a world created by the good God?" There is an answer.
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Lennart Schauman and Angela Perizzolo are accused of embezzling about $119,000 from Wells Fargo Bank.
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Three community meetings to gather input on a new library proposed for Burney are this week at the town's community center.
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A court ruling found that the state's high-speed rail plan violates the law that aimed to ensure sound finances --- but that won't necessarily stop the multibillion-project.
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Shasta County may see an increase in cost for jail bed space in Lassen County, but officials say it's still the best deal the county's getting among its four out-of-county jail contracts.
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A third fire has been spotted in eastern Shasta County.
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Jim and Penny Gironda (right) have taken on a partner -- veteran restaurant manager Colton (Rivers, Clearie's) Engelhardt (center). And Engelhardt's wife, Terri, (left) was hostessing at Gironda's Saturday evening. The place was packed, including the back room. Best...
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A wreck is blocking traffic on eastbound Cypress Avenue in front of the Cypress Pointe Shopping Center.
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The Redding City Council today will meet to gauge whether there is interest in establishing a homeless day center.
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The Butler Fire in Siskiyou County grew to 16,766 acres and was 25 percent as of Monday morning, and forest officials are holding a community meeting Tuesday evening for residents affected by the blaze.
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Emergency crews headed to a wreck on Interstate 5 north of Redding this afternoon, where a man was reportedly trapped in his vehicle after it rolled over.
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Q. What are your views on the possible legalization and use of marijuana? The issue of marijuana use has become fraught with concerns, both in its prohibition as well as its possible benefits in relieving pain. As a former tobacco smoker, I can testify to the use of addictive substances; one never loses the craving. I also
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RED BLUFF — Police today announced a Tehama County Secret Witness reward of up to $5,000 on a nearly 7-year-old homicide of a local man.
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Here's an interesting concept: Taxpayers in Marin County got a big win in the fight for government transparency last week when county officials agreed to a proposal by pension reform advocates to include financial details about the budget and pension...
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A 34-year-old Redding man sentenced to three years in prison in 2011 for fatally punching another Redding man a nightclub pleaded not guilty today to unrelated embezzlement charges in Shasta County Superior Court.
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Red Bluff police say a 57-year-old man was arrested Sunday night after being stopped for following a female city employee to her car. David White, of Red Bluff, was arrested on suspicion of possessing of a dangerous weapon and drug paraphernalia, and being under a controlled substance.
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About a year ago, I was emotionally preparing myself for a childless Mother's Day. I woke up that Sunday morning and the first thing that happened is I started my period. I wasn't surprised, but the timing stung. It felt like a slap from the Mother of Mother's Day.
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National Weather Service forecasters say it'll be another triple-digit day today in Redding, but there's also a chance for rain and thunder in the area. The high is expected to hit 105 degrees under mostly sunny skies. Forecasters say there's a 20 percent chance of rain and thunder after 11 a.m., though. At night, clouds wi
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Pine Street near its intersection with Front Street at the railroad tracks in Cottonwood will be temporarily closed starting Monday at 7:30 a.m., Shasta County Public Works officials said.
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WASHINGTON — Minority and low-income parents are more likely to see serious problems in their schools — from low expectations to bullying to out-of-date technology and textbooks — than those who are affluent or white, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research Poll.
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Gary has had his computer since about 2006. Maybe two years after he got it, the CD player/burner quit working. In fact, no discs of any kind were recognized by the computer. I tried multiple things to get it to work but to no avail. My non-scientific conclusion was that the part had worn/burned out, and that it needed to b
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A man accidentally shot himself in the leg Sunday evening in Keswick.
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MIAMI — A bad bounce brought a bit of good fortune to the Miami Marlins.
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1913: Indications are that a large delegation of autoists will represent Red Bluff at the Three States Good Roads meet to be held at Eureka tomorrow, the 20th and 21st. A large delegation from Red Bluff will mean a big, good, advertisement for the county of Tehama.
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The housing market in Shasta County is recovering, but the pace is behind that of the rest of the country.
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Fire crews stayed busy Sunday afternoon with a pair of blazes, one in Redding and another in the Weaverville area.
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It’s a long way from a plan, or even a commitment, but just keeping the conversation going about a homeless day center in Redding is an encouraging move in the right direction.
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Many historians argue that the transformative changes that shape societies are never foreseen. This means that changes, which historian Edward O’Donnell calls turning points in American history, can never be predicted. A rising number of political pundits are, however, doing just that. They predict the looming irrelevance
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Many questions have arisen about the Moonlight Fire — how did it start, who was liable, what did the investigation really uncover, and why were there two contradictory court rulings in the same case? Here are a few facts.
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Mercy Medical Center is “smoke-free”? Ha! I suggest Mercy Medical Center either enforce their rule or take the “This campus is smoke-free” signs down.Gracious A. Palmer, Shasta Lake
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Substituting Doritos for dope is a good idea. But Doritos contain MSG, which causes migraines and makes some people think that they are having a heart attack or a stroke.
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A project funded by spare change collected in purple piggy banks by Elks Lodge members provides free physical therapy for children with cerebral pasly and other conditions.
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Shasta County'a second anti-gay hate crime in about a month happened early Sunday morning at a gay bar in downtown Redding, police said.
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Fire crews stayed busy Sunday afternoon with a pair of blazes, one in Redding and another just west of Weaverville.
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Firefighters at the blaze on Oregon Mountain Summit west of Weaverville reported that the forward progress of the fire had been stopped.
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Crews have knocked down a vegetation fire off Cowgill Lane off Lake Boulevard in north Redding this afternoon.
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Forest officials now expect a 13,000-acre series of fires in remote Siskiyou County wilderness will be contained Monday after initially estimating containment for today.
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Found this map on the microfilm yesterday. It is from the Record Searchlight, 8-21-1938. I found the entire map interesting, especially the community of "Santa Claus"! Anyone know anything about the mystery community of Santa Claus?...
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A Redding man was detained by club-goers at a gay-friendly bar downtown early this morning after throwing a rock at the bar's window and shouting anti-gay statements, police said.
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Redding police say a bloodied man was found in the street outside Johnny's Cathouse in downtown Redding early this morning after a fight was reported at the bar.
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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Lake Tahoe and the environmental perils it faces will be back in the spotlight Monday as hundreds of leading scientists, elected officials and environmentalists convene for an annual forum touting successes and identifying new challenges that threaten its clear waters.
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Redding will roast today as temperatures climb to 106 under mostly sunny skies. Winds could reach speeds of 11 mph, according to the National Weather Service. At night, temperatures will fall to around 73. Monday will bring a 20 percent chance for thunderstorms, though little relief as the high stays around 104 degrees.
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SCHAGHTICOKE, N.Y. (AP) — Justine and Brian Denison say they adhere to all the growing practices required for organic certification, yet if they label their beans and tomatoes "organic" at the farmer's market, they could face federal charges and $20,000 or more in fines.
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Redding firefighters are at the scene of an early-morning fire that's burning vegetation off Lake Boulevard, west of Clay Street.
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Redding firefighters are at the scene tonight of a vegetation fire on the west side of Interstate 5.
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In 1913: Workers were packing pears night and day in Anderson. About 75 people were working in the packinghouse, packing and loading pears into railroad cars. The week’s shipment would amount to about 15 car loads. The rush was so great that night work was necessary to handle all the fruit.
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A roundup of North State news.
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Containment of the Salmon River Complex fires was moved from Sunday to Monday, Klamath National Forest officials announced Saturday night.
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A good Samaritan who helped countless orphans during World War II played a key role in Redding physical therapist’s Anita Palko's life.
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After our initial visit to Sturgis and posting photos on Facebook, I was informed by those whom shall remain nameless that I used poor judgment in some of the pictures that I posted. You are welcome to view these questionable photos on my Facebook page.
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Last week while shopping, I overheard what sounded like a father-daughter exchange. I was browsing on the next aisle and from the conversation drifting over the display I gathered they were back-to-school shopping.
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Among the lessons I learned paddling -- when to go with the flow, and when to get out.
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In ownership limbo since the former owner went bankrupt in 2011, the Gaia Hotel in Anderson has been purchased by a Chicago-area investment group that plans to spend more than $1.5 million on the green-themed property.
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What I really need is a bigger house or a smaller hobby. There have been instances when either one would have saved the marriage, or at least the balance of a day.
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The rushed move of Redding Electic's offices to make room for the police leaves missed opportunities in its wake.
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Labor Day weekend often comes at the perfect time of year for summer recreation. The hottest temperatures have often passed, the kids usually have their school supplies, and families and friends can enjoy the last taste of summer vacation for the year.
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Heather Neal digs around in Bing, Amazon and Google to find the better shopping site. She explains why she picked the definite standout.
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Q: I am currently under COBRA coverage from my prior employer. How will the new law affect me? I heard that COBRA is now unnecessary.
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It is astounding that we often don't apply the basic standards of job performance to politicians.
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Southern California's population has exploded in the last 100 years, and they are thirsty.
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Rivercrest Park is a delightful neighborhood park with fantastic playground attractions for kids, a beautiful shaded picnic pavilion and a gravel trail that provides a nice walk around the park.
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Deanna and Ed Scott celebrated their 50th anniversary on July 27, 2013, with a dinner party for family and friends on Aug. 3 at Duke's Steak House in Redding. They were married on July 27, 1963, at the First Methodist Church in Redding. Deanna graduated from Central Valley High School in 1961. She worked at Dicker's Departm
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The Redding Library is a Federal Government Depository Library. This means that we are one of thousands of regional libraries selected to receive up-to-date information published for Federal Agencies through the Federal Government Printing Office.
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When you take off on 1,000-mile mile camping venture, anything can happen. And on our trip to Yellowstone this summer, something did. My husband, Travis, noticed the left wheel of our tent trailer was super hot and spewing black fluid.
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Two sisters are hesitant about visiting dad and his new partner in a one-bedroom apartment.
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Solarrific creates a handy bike light that uses the power of the sun.
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Q: I'm a scuba diver living in Southern California and am hoping you can point me to where I can find information on sea urchins?
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Dear Babe: I have autographs my dad collected since childhood. His father would take him to Cooperstown, N.Y., for the Hall of Fame game where he would collect signatures. He remembers the players being friendly and easily accessible. Attached are pictures of the signatures. A few of the names I can make out are: Frank “H
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An aircraft pilot has reported a vegetation fire burning near the Redding Power Plant on Clear Creek Road this afternoon.
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Evacuations have been issued for areas threatened by the Swedes Fire, which has burned around 1,200 acres in Butte County.
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Shasta County Sheriff's deputies are searching for a woman who allegedly brandished a handgun at a man in Cottonwood today.
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The regions' hop vines are nice and high right now. Soon, they’ll be harvested and dried for use. I’ve lived in a handful of cities in which the smell of drying hops and brewing beer is integral to the days, the months, the seasons. As a girl in Golden, Colorado – home of Coors – [...]
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Today will be Redding's final day in the 90s before the triple digits roll in, the National Weather Service is reporting. The high will be 98 today under sunny skies. At night temperatures will fall to around 68. Sunday will bring heat in the triple digits -- 105, while Monday will bring a high of 106.
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Visit Ide Adobe State Historic Park today for Adobe Day, which features various examples of life in the 1850s during California's Gold Rush.
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In 1913: E.J. Williams, a prisoner sentenced to 120 days for the theft of a suitcase in Kenneth, made a dash for liberty from the chain gang, in which he was to begin his first day’s work. His liberty was short-lived for he was captured a few moments later by Sheriff Montgomery who happened along in his automobile just in
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Fire crews still anticipate to contain the Salmon River Complex fires on Sunday, Klamath National Forest officials said Friday night.
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Fire crews still anticipate to contain the Salmon River Complex fires on Sunday, Klamath National Forest officials said Saturday morning.
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A brief look at news from around the North State.
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Visit Ide Adobe State Historic Park for Adobe Day, which features various examples of life in the 1850s during California's gold rush.
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National Geographic reports on the extraordinary drought squeezing supplies of Colorado River water. The recession of the massive lake that straddles Nevada and Arizona is symbolic of a long-standing problem that just got a lot worse: The Colorado River's record-low...
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An overturned tractor-trailer blocked both directions of Highway 44 west of Shingletown.
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An Amber Alert has been issued for most of California today after authorities say two children were kidnapped by their parents from Elko, Nev.
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The private-sector job market is looking better -- unless you compare it to the last time Redding really had a decent economy.
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City should celebrate its sunshine and spirit of Enterprise, readers argued.
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Today's column is to answer a email from Carol about water gardens. I contacted an expert -- Mary O'Brien, who has been designing, installing and doing maintenance on water gardens for more than 10 years.
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Here is my humble effort to convey a botanical answer to "How does your garden grow?" Best be seated, it's a load; but probably the most important load in all biology.
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This week Cindi Mann sends in photos of her new planter boxes -- and her 4-year-old granddaughter Macie Mann watering tomatoes.
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Q. My artichokes have been stunted and die off during the winter. What should I do?
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The Redding Tigers will hold a registration and practice for the fall baseball season at 10 a.m. Sunday at Tiger Field.
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Being a freshman isn't easy, but upperclassmen at north state high schools are easing the transition through link crews. The efforts help ninth-graders connect to their schools right from the start.
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The unemployment rate in Shasta County in July was 10.9 percent, up from 10.6 percent in June.
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A Fort Jones man was jailed after knocking two men unconscious in front of a downtown bar, leaving one of them in critical condition, police said.
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One of two men involved in the 2012 theft of $1.2 million in gold from the courthouse in Yreka will not be going to prison, and even if he gets the maximum sentence, he may end up only serving two-and-a-half years in jail.
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Outside, the golden canyons sprinkled with manzanita roll below the three-story Victorian-style, four-bedroom home.
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I would like to protect salmon, but I am also partial to almonds, oranges, walnuts, tomatoes, peaches, etc.
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For the farming corporations, the fish are just in the way.
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The CHP is stopping traffic on Main Street in Cottonwood this afternoon after a GMC vehicle is reportedly on fire.
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House builders in Redding may get a break under a development impact fee schedule city officials are contemplating, but as costs for parks increase, they are sure to see that fee for green space wipe away savings.
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"The Swimming Hole" by Thomas Eakins. It was among the last pieces of art seen by President Kennedy. Fort Worth-area art collectors loaned works by artists from van Gogh to Picasso to grace the Hotel Texas suite shared by...
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UFO buffs and believers in alien encounters are celebrating the CIA's clearest acknowledgement yet of the existence of Area 51, the top-secret Cold War test site that has been the subject of elaborate conspiracy theories for decades.
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Foothill High grad Devin Crisosto has received a full ride scholarship to play basketball for St. Leo University in Tampa, Fla.
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Shasta College football has an open mind about filling starting jobs, and that havoc could lead to a season of harmony.
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A Redding man found guilty in April of assaulting a newspaper delivery man was sentenced to 35 years to life in prison today in Shasta County Superior Court.
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Well, that wasn't much of a game to brag about. Guess everyone knew what the building was. And Olshastaone was the first to guess it correctly. It was the old Shasta Maternity Hospital located on the southwest corner of Placer...
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Firefighters have stopped the forward spread of a small blaze burning on the side of Placer Road near the Benton Airpark.
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It is a fact that the majority of California's population values our local natural resources more as habitat for some charismatic creature they read about in Ranger Rick than as the lifeblood of historic cultures that have organically developed out...
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A Rancho Cucamonga attorney will continue to represent a Cottonwood man, who is accused of slaying his wife, in a retrial.
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Shasta County’s unemployment in July went up for the second straight month as the area shed hundreds of government jobs, the state reported today.
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A 19-year-old woman was arrested Thursday after she reportedly held her grandmother at gunpoint with what turned out to be an Airsoft gun and attempted to smother her with a pillow the night before.
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An El Sobrante man pleaded guilty Thursday in connection to the 2012 theft of $1.2 million in gold from a Yreka courthouse.
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What was the former name of this building? 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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Here’s a big and fairly private home with a pool nearby to the Riverview Country Club. Today’s FDOtD comes directly from HUD, and is not yet posted in our MLS. These few images also come from the HUD website and are… well, good enough for government work apparently. It’s on record as a 1984 bu
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I have completely run out of time again. How does this happen? It seems like only yesterday I filed my last column, right up against deadline (which is so typical for me, just ask Doni. No, ask Joe Domke. He's 9 hours ahead of me on Prague time, and ends up getting my column when [...]
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Temperatures will continue to increase over the weekend, the National Weather Service predicts.
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In 1913: I. F. Barlow arrived back in this city to spend a couple of months looking after mining interests at Sunny Hill. He had been making a study of the southern oil wells and he was firmly convinced that oil will be found in the Bald Hills section. Barlow declared this district would be a great oil field.
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Hailee Lollar, of Redding, earned a silver medal and placed fifth overall in her weightlifting competition at the 2013 Junior Pan American Championships in Santiago, Chile.
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Redding Police tonight are looking for a person who reportedly knocked a man unconscious at Johnny's Cathouse on California Street.
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A Fort Jones man was arrested Thursday night after knocking two men unconscious in front of a downtown bar, leaving one of them in critical condition, police said.
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A brief look at news from around the North State.
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When it’s all added up, Redding Electric Utility’s move to a new office building may end up costing more than the long-needed police station that is prompting its relocation.
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Lack of interest has done in the monthly Second Saturday Art Night in Redding.
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Redding Police say officers have arrested a 41-year-old man two days after he allegedly stabbed a man in the 2200 block of Jewel Lane.
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Don't knock "exemptions" from health care laws -- they might just save Grandma's rural nursing home.
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As a reaction to the crack epidemic of the 1980s, many federal drug laws carry strict mandatory sentences. This has stirred unease in Congress and sparked a bipartisan effort to revise and relax some of the more draconian laws.
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Over the years some very good sized gold nuggets worth lots of money have been found by gold miners in Shasta County.
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Riverfront Playhouse kicks off "Women of Lockerbie" and kids can learn about spiders at Turtle Bay this weekend.
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Prevent Blindness seeks help with preschool screening.
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Live on the corner of Cedar and Washington streets in Red Bluff? Then your property is going to be sold at a foreclosure auction at the William B. Ide Adobe State Historic Park Saturday.
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Mosquito district officials said they have been finding West Nile virus in its sentinel chickens earlier in the season than in year's past.
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For the second time in a week, a federal judge has ruled in favor of San Joaquin Valley farmers who have asked the court to block higher water flows in the Trinity River.
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It appears those supported by the unions before are now “biting the hand that feeds them.” Maybe the unions should vet those candidates they support a little closer in the future!
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Our forests are no longer managed for fire control, and we're suffering for it.
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A brief look at business news from around the North State.
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Fire officials have closed roads in the area of the Salmon River Complex of fires because they are worried about safety.
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The state has relented on imposing Medi-Cal cuts on rural nursing facilities, including Mayers Memorial Hospital’s pair of Intermountain nursing homes that had faced closure.
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The feds are telling us California has too many people in our prisons and we have to find some other place to put them. Does anyone wonder why we have so many prisoners? Someone must be getting rich.
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Interstate 5 about 10 miles south of Oregon border has reopened after being closed for more than an hour because of a vegetation fire, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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This CNBC piece carries warnings from the Federal Trade Commission and groups that try to protect consumers and seniors -- warnings about fake health "exchanges" on the Internet, people calling and fishing for personal information, hawking fake insurance cards, etc....
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A fire this afternoon off Hilltop Drive in Redding that burned a carport, two outbuildings and about 1 1/2 acres of dry grass after stared on the property of Redding City Councilwoman Missy McArthur.
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A 40-year-old man who lost consciousness while swimming in Fall River Lake was breathing when he was pulled from the water this afternoon.
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RED BLUFF — Police are looking for information on the theft of 30 laptops stolen from the Vista Preparatory Academy.
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Some 1,500 activists descended on the third-ranking House Republican's congressional district Wednesday to push for action on immigration legislation, seeking to increase pressure on the House GOP at a critical time in the immigration debate.
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Seen here, I took the electric car to Anderson to put up a sign on our agent Jessica Dormer’s new listing. You can click to enlarge the image slightly, or if you want to see more about this
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And it has to do with results like this one on "chemtrails." This is a case where the result reflects the passion of "Yes" voters rather than their numbers in the local population, yes?...
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Redding allows residents to keep chickens, with some restrictions. We’ve noticed a lot of people have backyard birds. Among them is daughter Abby and her husband Robby. Today they brought over a dozen brightly colored cuisine. Do
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Wow, this one looks sharp for the price. The pictures tell the tale. Whatever loan amount HUD guaranteed for it earlier seems to have defaulted, and now it’s been foreclosed. Ready for another federal guaranteed loan, we suppose. The great circle of debt. Representing the interests of the government
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Egyptian authorities on Thursday significantly raised the death toll from clashes the previous day between police and supporters of the ousted Islamist president, saying more than 500 people died and laying bare the extent of the violence that swept much of the country and prompted the government to declare a nationwide sta
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Karin and I concur on most major marital and philosophical issues: politics, personal finances, religion, family-size, professional sports, and sex. We agreed on “twice the norm,” “non-doctrinal,” “don’t keep track,” “left-leaning”, “none,” and “don’t ask, don’t tell.” Ten points if you matched
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Today will be another hot summer day with temperatures in the high 90s, the National Weather Service reports.
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“What else was an English major to do,” says William Shockley about his decision to start a radio theater company at KKNR, 88.5 FM in Round Mountain. The former humor, science fiction and western writer, music critic and “curmudgeon freethinker” for the Record Searchlight’s Voices of Faith column is the main write
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There’s so much history at the E. Franck & Co. Saloon in French Gulch, they could practically charge a fee at the door to see it all. Thankfully, they don’t. Plus, the beer prices are reasonable.
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Pam Carney’s character has been devastated by the loss of a son in the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, and she has been mired in the grieving process for seven long, grueling years.
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If you don’t spend time on Lake Shasta you may not know — I sure didn’t — how good the pizza and burgers are at the Silverthorn Resort Pizza & Pub.
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Foreclosure filings in Shasta County in July hit their lowest level in six years.
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In 1913: The hoodoo number 13 had no terrors for the Harper family of Whitmore. To Mr. and Mrs. Ansker Harper had been born their 13th child -- a bouncing daughter -- and the little one was doing famously and promising to give all hoodoos and jinxes a merry chase.
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Three local prep basketball players are signing their National Letters of Intent to play basketball in college.
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A brief look at news from around the north state.
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Authorities say two people were taken into custody Monday at a Red Bluff home during a probation search
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One of the most prominent parts of the state's broad effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions is the "Renewable Portfolio Standard" -- in a nutshell rules that force electric utilities to reduce use of fossil fuels and increase non-polluting renewables....
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Weekly Babe Waxpax column by Bill Wagner.
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We don’t for one second fault residents of Siskiyou County or the rest of the North State for feeling a deep alienation from the rest of California — and especially for the sense that the state’s urban political class is at best indifferent to the needs of rural regions. The freeway cowboys commuting on the 280 just d
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A healthy criminal justice system — one that is simultaneously effective and fair — demands neither too much discretion nor too little. Monday’s welcome news about stop-and-frisk searches and mandatory minimum drug sentences illuminates both aspects of that moral imperative.
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The report on last week’s meeting of the Shasta County Air Pollution Control Board was the most biased and slanted report I have ever heard.
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What have they done to the rain? My samples are troubling.
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A brief look at business news from around the north state.
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Redding Elementary School District has a new trustee, Kim Pickering, Shasta County deputy treasurer.
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What if we told you that there was an organization that gives money to seniors who have trouble paying their utility bill?
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Complain a lot? Place blame on other team members? Janis Meredith shows you how parents can turn their attitude around to be a positive role model in youth sports.
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Osteoporosis, or "porous bone," is when you lose too much bone, make too little bone or both. As a result, bones become weak and can break from a minor fall or, in severe cases, even from simple actions, like sneezing or bumping into furniture.
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Got little ones? Here's how to be sure they get enough sleep for brain and physical health.
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Four people were in custody and a fifth person was being sought today after checks stolen from the downtown Redding law office of Michael Dacquisto were cashed at Redding businesses.
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A trash-strewn and overgrown lot on C Street that has been the source of numerous complaints in recent years will be the subject of a Redding hearing next week.
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Jason Dunn is accused of attempted murder in connection with the attack on his father.
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Obama says IRS abuse of conservative groups is something he "won't tolerate" -- so why are those involved getting promotions?
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Why can’t someone come up with a cover under the bridge that would roll under the bridge to keep the lights from shining on the water?
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Fire crews in Trinity County are fighting a vegetation fire that's also burning at least two buildings in the Junction City area, about 8 miles west of Weaverville.
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Firefighters say they're battling a 24-acre vegetation fire reported less than a mile from the origin of the Dale Fire last year, the first Shasta County fire of 2012 to scorch more than 1,000 acres.
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Crews quickly contained a small vegetation fire near the Riverland Mobile Home Park south of Redding this afternoon.
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Wouldn't it be fantastic if California's highest-profile cycling race, the Tour of California, spent one of its days on the North State's roads? Maybe a Mount Shasta-Redding race? Or Redding to Chico through the mountains? "Tour in Redding," effort led...
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Redding police say four people are in custody and they are looking for a fifth suspect in connection with a burglary at the downtown law office of Michael Dacquisto.
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The preliminary hearing for a Redding man who investigators say cut off his own hands after stabbing his father was delayed today in Shasta County Superior Court.
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What will astronauts eat on a mission to Mars? Foods with long shelf lives. Spam figured prominently in a just-ended four-month-long mission simulation on the slopes of a volcano in Hawaii. Details here. After emerging from their mock spaceship, crew...
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Fire crews remain on track to contain by Thursday the Salmon River Complex fires, which are burning more than 18 square miles at the Klamath National Forest.
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Back in 2011 when this was listed for $395K as a failed short sale, the large cinderblock shop was said to be used as a “processing plant,” with “unique underground climate control.” Looking at it today, we can only think of a very few crops that might need processing like this. Lucrative crops, tho
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"Jeff, we're leaving Redding. Yeah, we'll meet you at the burned-out store. About and hour and a half, I guess." My friend, Chris Ingersoll, has just called his brother in Hayfork. He will meet us in Wildwood. It's June 10, and this is my first backpacking trip of 2013. I'm eager. It's only 6:20, though, so [...]
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Today will be hot with temperatures just barely staying under the triple digits, the National Weather Service reports.
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In 1913: A touring car and an auto truck wanted under attachment by James D. Wright of Redding, proprietor of Wright’s Garage, left town on the run and sped down the Sacramento Valley eluding the vigilance of the police in the valley towns.
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A brief look at news from around the north state.
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Redding police have a man in custody tonight after converging on Court Street near the Martin Luther King Jr. Multicultural Center following reports of someone shooting a gun from a moving vehicle.
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Fed up with what they say is a lack of representation in Sacramento for the rural north state, Siskiyou County residents today successfully lobbied the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors to weigh support for separating from California.
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From Discovery News: There may be a scientific explanation for the vivid near-death experiences, such as seeing a shining light, that some people report after surviving a heart attack, US scientists said Monday. Apparently, the brain keeps on working for...
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GRASS VALLEY — There were tears and memories shared by many during a memorial service held today for Army Spc. Nicholas B. Burley, 22, of Red Bluff, who died July 30 while serving in Afghanistan.
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Save the date of October 26th for an evening of decadent chocolate treats and help support the Soroptimist International of Red Bluff raise funds for local scholarships and community projects.
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There's a lot of talk about poverty and homelessness in the Redding area. Robert Mather chose to act instead.
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The decisions some people running schools make show the needs of children are low on the list of priorities.
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A brief look at business news from around the north state.
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Two reports released this week show that affordability in the real estate market is slipping.
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The gravel is used to make nests where salmon lay their eggs
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Two people were killed when a plane crashed in Butte County while a Redding pilot was unhurt when his helicopter plunged to the ground in Oregon, officials said Tueseday.
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Residents of the Elk Trail neighborhood in Jones Valley have a new complaint, after years of insufficient water flows, saying pot growers are stealing the water they waited on for years.
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Despite the lack of evidence, how is it possible that three jurors still thought Mark Duenas was guilty?
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As students head back to the classroom, the Redding Library and Anderson and Burney branches are sure to get high traffic.
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The Shasta County Sheriff's Office is getting a new canine thanks to former Sen. Maurice Johannessen, who donated $10,000 to the county for the dog and training.
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At the request of San Joaquin Valley farmers, a federal judge in Fresno has ordered a halt to higher water releases in the Trinity River designed to keep Chinook salmon from becoming diseased and dying.
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The two people killed Tuesday when a plane crashed in Butte County were doing contract work for Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
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Firefighters are at a blaze near the southbound Interstate 5 on ramp from Lake Boulevard this afternoon.
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At the request of San Joaquin Valley farmers, a federal judge in Fresno has ordered a halt to higher water releases in the Trinity River designed to keep Chinook salmon from becoming diseased and dying.
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David Keith -- a Harvard professor who has a book coming out later this year making a case for intentional climate engineering and makes an appearance in the chemtrail "documentary" What in the World are they Spraying?" -- is a...
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Two people were killed today when an unidentified plane crashed in Butte County about five miles west of Paradise, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
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A vegetation fire was contained this afternoon after it was started by two children playing with a lighter near Water Works Park.
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A man in a wheelchair escaped injury after he was hit by a car today at Athens Avenue and Locust Street in Redding.
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Reports are compiled by Western Outdoor News. Call 800-290-2929. BEST BITES TRINITY RIVER — Water temperatures cooled a bit last week, and some nice salmon were caught, mostly on roe. It’s still an early morning bite with fishing over by mid-morning. Fishing should improve greatly as more fish are drawn upstream by the
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PG&E will conduct a hydrotest on about a mile of its natural gas transmission line in Redding today.
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Federal officials expect a group of fires that have burned more than 17 square miles on the Klamath National Forest to be contained by Thursday.
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It's a great time to buy. That's been the theme in the real estate market for several months as values that plunged when the bubble blew up have driven up affordability, igniting sales and fueling a housing recovery. But two reports released this week show affordability is slipping. Th
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Looks like the 7 acres includes a good sized pond. The low price is a minimum bid at this auction, presumably. This Tehama County home has evident repair issues. Representing the seller is foreclosure listing agent Dana Peterson of Sheldon Largent Realty. She writes of it:
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Temperatures today and the rest of this week will remain sunny and in the high 90s, the National Weather Service reports.
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When I visited artist Ron Black at his Oak Run studio, it felt like Willie Wonka was leading me through the Chocolate Factory. Ron, better described as an eccentric contractor than deranged candy maker, has worked on projects as diverse as the restoration of an 1860s stage stop hotel in Mendocino, a private zoo for 75
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In 1913: Highway commissioners decided to eliminate the part of Trinity Street traversed by the Oregon Road and planned to have the new highway leave Redding to the north along the river bank.
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I had a whole bunch of things I was going to post about, but of course now I can't think of any of them. Except this: About 9: 45 PM - about 1 1/2 hours ago - I was sitting here at my computer with the door to the porch open when I heard this most Godawful scream. At first I thought it was the kids of the rente
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Area roundup brings together local sports results and announcements.
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...did you know a meteor fell in the area of Roaring River in 1866 and the residents of Bald Hills, Roaring River and Eagle Creek (Ono) saw the phenomenon. Oh, wouldn't you love to find the place where it hit...
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Dry conditions are bad for farmers, but the publicity disaster might be even worse.
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A statewide cost-benefit analysis of the water tunnels around the Delta fails to show just who will enjoy the fruits -- and who will bear the cost -- of the project.
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A brief look at business news from around the north state.
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The family of a 19-year-old man shot and killed by Redding police last year has filed a wrongful death suit against the city, police Chief Rob Paoletti and the officers involved in the shooting.
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Over the next month, a variety of festivals featuring homegrown ales and wines paired with food will be showcased.
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Thomas McDonald is accused of the vicious hacking deaths of two men in a February 2012 rampage near Lehigh Cement.
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Jessica Maxwell, center, and other players and fans watch softball in Cottonwood on Sunday. The tournament that drew 18 teams served as a fundraiser to benefit 15-year-old Taylor Andrews’ battle with cancer. Players’ fees, concessions, and a raffle were all part of the day’s events and all proceeds were given to the f
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Three Northern California conservation groups today sued two federal agencies over a plan that allows logging in northern spotted owl and salmon habitat on private timberlands in Siskiyou County.
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The Orchard Supply Hardware store in Redding is among the locations Lowe's Companies will acquire in a $205 million bankruptcy sale.
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Drive on Highway 96 along the Klamath River and you'll see ramshackle huts alongside well-kept farmhouses and ranch-style suburban homes, aging motels and fishing resorts. What isn't so obvious is that you're also passing through a thriving art community, way out there in the boondocks.
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Dark Sky Event in Lassen Volcanic Park draws astronomy fans.
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A swim in the moonlight is a reminder to cherish and remember the good times.
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A brief look at news from around the north state.
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Shasta County supervisors will vote on a new agreement Tuesday that would give three raises over the next two years to the county's peace officers union. They'll also hold a workshop on roads in the Lassen National Forest.
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We can curb wildfire risks and prison overcrowding by reviving local conservation camps.
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Elon (Tesla Motors/Space-X) Musk's Hyperloop -- a futuristic pneumatic tube that could get passengers from LA to SF in half an hour. Details here. Who remembers pneumatic tubes in downtown Redding stores back in the day? Wasn't there one in...
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Q. Do you believe in a divine plan for each individual? What you first must understand about me is that I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I have not seen, heard or touched him, but my faith in him is nonetheless solid. I have chosen to put all my eggs into one basket and believe what I read in my Holy Bible. Some will call m
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If you're a rafter or kayaker who enjoys whitewater, the ramp-up of Trinity River releases -- which is set to begin early tomorrow -- might make for a late-summer treat, but irrigation groups from the San Joaquin Valley are suing...
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Crafters and artisans whose work is of all shapes, sizes, materials and whimsies are invited to set up shop at the Tehama County Museum’s 32nd Annual Jubilee on Saturday, September 7th.
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A Juried Exhibition -- "Homage” -- is an opportunity to educate ourselves and our community about art history in a fun and interactive way. It celebrates the artists whose work we love while at the same time stretches our own creative skills. We encourage participants to be thoughtful in their research, understand their c
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REDDING – The VA Northern California Health Care System now offers extended hours for scheduled appointments only in Primary Care, Behavioral Medicine and Women’s Health Care at VA Redding Outpatient Clinic.
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The family of a 19-year-old man shot and killed by Redding police last year has filed a wrongful death suit against the city, police Chief Rob Paoletti and the officers involved in the shooting.
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It took crews about 30 minutes to contain a small vegetation fire east of Shingletown this afternoon.
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The Salmon River Complex of fires in western Siskiyou County grew a bit overnight, while crews gained ground on getting a fireline around the blaze.
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It's not just Stan Statham who's again talking about splitting up California. The Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors tomorrow morning will consider a resolution -- which didn't originate from the county but from Scott Valley Protect Our Water -- stating...
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Yes, we had them. They were initiated by the Board of Supervisors in 1863 and continued to be used through 1878. All the county jail prisoners who were incarcerated for over 30 days were forced to participate. Balls and chains...
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An ongoing property dispute landed an 83-year-old Corning man in jail after he allegedly fired shots into his neighbor’s home.
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Orchard Supply Hardware in Redding is among 72 locations Lowe’s Companies Inc. will acquire as part of a $205 million bankruptcy sale.
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Here’s a Freddie Mac home with new flooring and paint in the Coeur D’Alene neighborhood. This economical sized Shasta Lake City home once sol
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A 32-year-old man was arrested this morning for resisting arrest after Shasta County Sheriff’s deputies chased him down in a field in Cottonwood.
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A Red Bluff man is in jail after police said he struck his brother and another woman with a baseball bat during an argument Sunday night.
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Forecasters at the National Weather Service say today's high in the Redding area will be 94 degrees under sunny skies. The low tonight will be about 65 degrees, and winds between 5 and 7 mph are expected throughout the day and night. Things will warm up slightly on Tuesday, when the high is expected to be 97 degrees.
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Prior to the Board of Supervisors meeting on August 6, the Shasta County Air Pollution Control Board met in the Supervisors’ chambers. The Board includes three supervisors and two area city council members. This Board had a limited agenda: consideration of a letter to the state Air Resources Board asking that the Air Reso
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1913: The warehouse of the Shasta County cured fruit association is the busiest place in town. The Wixson plum and German prunes have been disposed of and Wednesday morning 15 girls commenced packing pears from the Fred Field, Shade farms and Riverside orchards. Three railroad cars of pears were sent out this week.
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A Redding man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after police said he attacked by his roommate.
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A Redding man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after police said he attacked his roommate.
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PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Jason Dufner finally cracked a smile, raised both arms and gave a slight pump of the fist, saving all that emotion for a big occasion.
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A few miles of new bike lanes out to Shasta College involved complications that took years to resolve, but the result is a safer route for cyclists and drivers alike.
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In the wake of the Trayvon Martin case — in which a Florida teenager was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer who said he was acting in self-defense — a Pennsylvania legislator is introducing a bill that would require neighborhood watch groups to be trained by state police and recertified
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It seems that the Shasta County Building Appeals Board was a well kept secret.
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Dozens of local kids were treated to a shopping spree at Old Navy in Redding Sunday thanks to the Active 20-30 Club of Redding.
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Event organizers estimated that hundreds of homeless and low-income people came out to South City Park in Redding on Sunday for an outreach event that included haircuts, nail treatments, food and more.
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Sierra Pacific’s high-priced attorneys used a legal loophole to convince Judge Leslie C. Nichols that the company could not be blamed for the 65,000-acre Moonlight Fire.
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Fire did minor damage this afternoon to a home in downtown Redding, just north of Placer Street.
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Officials are investigating why several city of Redding water mains were leaking as firefighters battled a house fire Sunday afternoon in downtown Redding.
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Fire officials are now estimating the Salmon River Complex of fires in western Siskiyou County is a bit smaller than yesterday.
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A burst of energy from the mimosa flower. This series of Photos are my favorite I took this week. you all enjoy .    
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This is the month 75 years ago that everything began happening to create that huge very important piece of concrete we all love and cherish. This is also the time that Boomtown (now Shasta Lake City), Summit City, Toyon, hotels,...
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Saturday Aug 17, Street Legal Racing returns! IMPORTS, MOPARS & MOTORCYCLES   Trophies presented to quickest two Street Legal entries in each category. All other entries welcome to race but not for trophies. Separate Diesel class also! Gates open at 6 pm  - Racing at 6:30
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If next year's as dry as this one the marinas may have to go into the ATV rental business. Let's hope this winter's a soaker....
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Redding police are looking for the women who were in a 2012 Chevrolet Camaro that crashed into a power transformer Friday night then landed on top of a parked truck.
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Mission De Oro Drive at Tanglewood Drive will close to traffic starting Monday while crews realign the intersection.
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The homeless will have a chance to obtain various services and food at South City Park today.
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Temperatures will tick up into the low 90s again today as sunny skies stick around through the week. Today's high will be 93, according to the National Weather Service. At night temperatures will fall to around 63. Monday will bring a high around 94.
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In 1913: The completion of the road connecting Trinity County with Eureka in Humboldt County was made possible through the allotment of the sum of $8,489 to the Trinity National Forest by Congress through the efforts of Representative Raker.
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BOULEVARD, Calif. - The sister of a wanted man accused of kidnapping a 16-year-old Lakeside girl and murdering her mother is speaking for the first time Thursday.
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SAN DIEGO - Two close friends and their mother told 10News they were disturbed by James DiMaggio, the man accused of abducting Hannah Marie Anderson and her brother.
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Deputies arrest burglary suspect SHASTA LAKE — Shasta County Sheriff’s deputies say they arrested one man and chased another after investigating a burglary Friday morning. Deputies said they headed to the Trenchless Pipe Co., 3410 Bronze Court, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday after employees said burglars had stolen around $13,0
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SAN DIEGO - Here's a timeline of events in the Amber Alert search for 16-year-old Hannah Anderson and her alleged abductor James Lee DiMaggio.
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I’m always curious to hear how people around California react when I tell them I’m from Redding.
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Confused by the new Forest Service road maps? Unsure where you can and can’t drive the truck or dirt bike? Worried that a wrong turn could lead to a $5,000 fine?
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Likely every athlete would argue theirs is the most rigorous, most demanding or most tactical sport. There’s no denying the discipline necessary to excel in athletics, whether football, swimming or cycling. Each requires measures of physical grit and mental acuity, and those who make rank as champions deserve respect.
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If Shasta Dam is enlarged, Congress must ensure private property along the lakeshore is replaced and not eliminated.
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Shasta Literacy Program, based at the Redding Library, provides basic reading, math and writing assistance, GED preparation, Citizenship Test preparation and computer literacy.
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If you're replacing an old, reliable PC that just isn't cutting it anymore, or you're outfitting your student with some computing power, the back to school season is a prime time to buy electronics.
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If you haven't discovered Washington State author William Dietrich yet, you've missed some swashbuckling great reads, especially the series that features Ethan Gage.
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Michael and Hannelore Maddox celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 4, 2013. They were married in Pacific Palisades on Aug. 4, 1963. Hannelore graduated from UCLA in 1963 with a bachelor's degree in zoology. Michael graduated from UCLA in 1965 with his doctorate in inorganic chemistry. He went to OCS in the U.S.
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Aimee Clark and David O'Connell, both of Palo Cedro, are engaged to be married on Oct. 4, 2014, in Redding. The bride-elect is the daughter of Dawna Phillips of Coquille and Darin Clark of Scotts Valley. Her fiance is the son of Helen and Daniel O'Connell of Eureka.
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Find plenty of programs, camps and activities through Redding Recreation.
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A friend who is already an emotional drain is now aiming for hard-working girl's wallet. How can she say no and still keep the friendship?
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A look back in time has always opened my eyes. After all, it’s the only way we can look.
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Our family loves to camp. We plan a grand adventure every summer, and this year found us camping in Yellowstone and Teton National Parks.
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Amanda Murray and Matthew Nowakowski, both of Redwood City, are engaged to be married on Sept. 21, 2013, at Murrietta's Well Winery in Livermore. The bride-elect is the daughter of Dennis and Maggie Murray of Red Bluff. She graduated from Red Bluff High School in 1996, from U.C. San Diego in 1999, and from the University of
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This year's trip to Sturgis, S.D., Rally Week was different than my others over the past several years. For one thing, I loaded my bike onto the back of my motorhome.
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The Hickey Stick is made from natural ingredients and can cover hickies and more.
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Q: I am a large employer with more than 50 employees and I heard the mandate was postponed. What does that mean for me?
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Q: What are the explicit regulations concerning the collection of live marine organisms for use in a personal marine aquarium? I am interested in collecting octopus.
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Business for swimming pool contractors all but dried up after the housing market crash, but their phones are starting to ring again.
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The debate over which PC operating system is better, Mac or Windows, has passionate followers on both sides.
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Firefighters have contained a fire that destroyed a vehicle in the center divide of Interstate 5.
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Businesses and Organizations on or planned on Arth’s property
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Here’s a west Redding home on nearly a half acre not far from Olney Creek. And it appears to actually be in Redding city limits, although it’s quite a rural neighborhood. “Cute home on located on .47 acre. Large family room with wood stove. Bright and ope
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The Salmon River Complex grew slightly overnight to 9,729 acres, say officials with the U.S. Forest Service who have put a new closure order into effect.
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It's hard to not love the flowers of late summer! Photo: Rudbeckia hirta 'Autumn Colors'. For some flowers, hot, dry late-summer North American sun and soil is just what they were built for. These are the sunflowers of late summer and their many good garden kin - all members of the family Asteraceae. Photo: Sunflower [...]
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Enjoy the mildly warm temperatures while you can, for next week they are expected to rise, the National Weather Service predicts.
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In 1913: Fred Echles and Ray Winsell admitted they were guilty of disturbing the peace at the emancipation celebration ball in Redding and each was fined $15 by Judge Herzinger. A similar charge against Roy Winsell was dismissed because of his non-participation in the disturbance.
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A brief look at news from around the north state.
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Going back a little over a decade, as the California Water Impact Network's Tom Stokely reminds me, yet another lawsuit over Trinity River water sought to keep it flowing into the Sacramento Valley instead of out to sea. This one...
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Shasta County Sheriff's deputies say they arrested one man and chased another after investigating a burglary Friday morning.
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Tune in to 1400 AM on KQMS at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday morning to hear me and Steve Gibson talk about the history of Shasta Dam and lake....
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The north state is blessed with inspiring views — of Mt. Shasta framed in the Sacramento canyon, of Lassen Peak beyond the clear water of Manzanita Lake, of the river snaking through Redding from the Hilltop bluffs.
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Write down this telephone number: 245-6211. Stick it next to your phone, put it in your wallet or purse. When you see graffiti in Redding, call and report it.
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Renaming the city wouldn't change it.
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The reality of Obamacare, the “Affordable Care Act,” is becoming apparent.
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To treat animals right, including pets, farm animals, wildlife abroad and in zoos, animal expert Temple Grandin insists we need to recognize and respond to their core emotions -- seeking, fear, rage, panic and others, all shared with humans.
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Shasta College is offering horticulture classes in the coming months, including an online course.
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Learn how to use solar energy to control plant tests at a lecture Aug. 26 at the Redding Library.
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Shasta College football begins a new era, with some old era faces, with the start of preseason camp Tuesday.
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A brief look at business news from around the north state.
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Tips on flowers, root vegetables to plant in the fall for winter color and produce.
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Q. I want to install a butterfly garden, but have heard that there are problems with the butterfly bush. Can you elaborate?
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Ronnie Brackett of Cottonwood had a bumper crop this year on his ranch. Brackett also shares pictures of the garden.
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My family attends Paesano Days every year, but this year was one of the best.
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Fans deserve a good clean ballgame, no drugs or anything else.
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Robert and Josette Mather have donated four buildings worth $225,000 to the Anderson Cottonwood Christian Assistance program.
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A little more than a year after the Tehama County Sheriff’s inmate auto-body program opened up shop, it’s saved the county around $85,000 in fleet maintenance alone.
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A Redding man sentenced to three years in prison in 2011 for fatally punching another Redding man, Adam Martinez, at a Bechelli Lane nightclub was back in Shasta County Superior Court today on a new felony case.
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Redding residents visit the traveling wall honoring victims of the war on terrorism.
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Firefighters are going to 100 Road in Shingletown after receiving reports of smoke billowing in the area from a quarter acre fire.
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For some unknown reason, the game was entered twice online. Both of the people who entered a guess, named the same place. However, AncientOne entered her guess at 9:07 a.m. while the other person entered his guess 28 minutes later...
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Firefighters are battling a vegetation fire north of Weaverville.
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A 4-to-6-acre grass and vegetation fire in Happy Valley was contained about 12:20 p.m. today.
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Caught between domestic gridlock and foreign policy crises, President Barack Obama will hold a news conference Friday before jetting off on his August vacation.
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Redding police say they have a suspect in custody who allegedly robbed a CircleK in Redding early Thursday.
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Bob Brannon, the RPD's community work program officer. Before and after pictures of some of his recent work. Note the five-gallon bucket of Elephant Snot next to him. For the whole story, read Saturday's Record Searchlight (available this evening...
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Watch this professional video centered on fly fishing on the Sacramento River in Redding. They also show some other outdoor activities available, including Shasta Caverns, Sundial Bridge, and Turtle Bay. There’s also an interesting segment on locally made Sea Breacher, and Jetovator jet pack water flying on Shasta L
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On what historical structure in Shasta County is this plaque affixed? 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 towards a meal at Ortega's Mexican...
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On what historical structure in Shasta County is this plaque affixed? 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 towards a meal at Ortega's Mexican...
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Here are some preliminary July numbers for local homes sales in the greater Redding and Shasta County area. So, not much change from June, which was down quite a bit from our higher May sales. Maybe a slight trend upward in inventory? Here are the numbers that support the chart.
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The New York Times' "Bits" blog has details here about the abrupt closure of Lavabit (reportedly used by Edward Snowden) and Silent Circle, which provided users with heavily encrypted e-mail. Excerpt: Mike Janke, Silent Circle's chief executive, said in a...
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Here’s a Fannie Mae property in Mountain Gate with a twist. You’ll need to sign a release just to see inside it. “Atop a knoll with nice views, A frame style 3 bedroom 2 bath, with inground pool. This is a Fannie Mae HomePath property, please see docs for instructions to sub
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U.S. Forest Service officials said they expect minimal fire spread tonight from the Salmon River Complex as a result of lower temperatures and a chance of rainfall.
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Officers early this morning found a man, who had outstanding arrest warrants, with a loaded gun near the Redding Walmart, police said.
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Looking back now, I would say I was a worried child, tending to be more shy, sensitive and insecure than most.  Some kids are like emotional sponges.  They feel everything around them and until they figure out how to regulate the incoming stimulation, they can be little drama kings and queens, over-reacting to nor
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Temperatures will increase slightly over the course of the weekend but will remain mildly warm in the low 90s, the National Weather Service reports.
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A brief look at news from around the north state.
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LAKESIDE, Calif. (AP) — A man suspected of abducting a 16-year-old girl after setting his house ablaze with the girl's mother and possibly her younger brother inside may have booby-trapped his car with homemade explosives, police said Thursday as a search expanded to four states, Mexico and Canada.
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Tortilla Flats
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Find music, a fair and falling stars this weekend in the north state.
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BloodSource seeks people to assist with donors at drives and in its facility.
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Firefighters have contained a fire that burned near the intersection of Dersch and Deschutes roads this evening.
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President Barack Obama's abrupt cancellation of a face-to-face meeting in Moscow with Vladimir Putin is being portrayed as a deliberate snub of the Russian leader — and it is.
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The Obama administration is waging the world's first lexicological war. Parry and thrust with linguistic tricks, deliberate misnomers and ever more transparent euphemisms.
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The twin tunnels would certainly benefit water users south of the delta -- but at what cost?
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Forests are dying, but we can't put the wood to productive use.
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At least 30 German families arrived at Whitmore in 1885 to start a new life and settled 3½ miles east of the present Whitmore store.
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It must be frustrating for the present mayor of New York City to be overshadowed in the press by a wannabe who has become the poster boy for more comprehensive background checks.
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The Obama administration has launched a new indoctrination program called "nudging."
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From Henry VIII's time to our own, the pursuit of power has involved intrigue and lies.
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On the same day that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced that it planned to increase the amount of water flowing down the Trinity River to prevent Chinook salmon from dying, two water agencies in the San Joaquin Valley filed a lawsuit to stop it.
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Shasta County prosecutors have filed a misdemeanor charge against the Trinity County undersheriff, who is accused of leaving the scene of a crash on Quartz Hill Road in January.
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A brief look at business news from around the north state.
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A local nonprofit is holding a homeless outreach event at South City Park on Sunday, with free haircuts, manicures, food and more.
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Thirty children are taking a two-week test drive of kindergarten at Buckeye School of the Arts in Redding, thanks to a $165,000 grant.
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Neighbors on C Street, between Interstate 5 and Bechelli Lane, are worried about a trash clogged vacant lot nearby.
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Lights on Redding's Sundial Bridge have been turned down low night and are likely to remain so as officials fine tune what level of lighting is needed to keep endangered salmon in the water below from being killed.
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Foothill High's Davis Kepon is the winner of the Record Searchlight Performances of the Year (R.S.P.Y.) award for best male athlete.
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When Dr. Jevin Hart Kaplan popped three prescription pain pills, he was trying to rid himself of a toothache.
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Here's a link to a brand-new web site to mark the occasion. Be sure to check out the "Schedule" tab for the line-up of events coming up next month (Sept. 14-21). A big program for a very big event. Tours,...
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Firefighters say they're searching for at least one person who set a series of fires in Turtle Bay Wednesday morning.
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Shasta County Sheriff's detectives are looking for at least two people suspected of shooting at a home in Palo Cedro Wednesday morning.
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The Shasta County Coroner has released the identity of a man found dead in the ACID canal at the end of Green Acres West.
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Redding Police investigators have released the names of the seven Shasta County Sheriff's deputies involved in the fatal shooting of a man in Anderson July 17.
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Or anywhere actually. They list them at this website. RealtyBargains.com. You can get a free 7 day trial. It’s odd to think this seemingly personal info is public, but here it is
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