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February 18th, 2014

Residents began to trickle back into their Chaparral Drive neighborhood Tuesday as authorities announced they will file a single misdemeanor charge against the man whose explosives-filled residence spurred them to evacuate about 50 homes for up to 12 days.
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On February 18, 2014 at approximately 2:50 p.m., officers from the Redding Police Department responded to the police department lobby regarding a battery in progress. Officers located the suspect inside the lobby of the police department and detained him. The investigation revealed Brandon Matthew Level, 23 years old from R
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Anderson High boys basketball can reach new heights Tuesday night.
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A review of the second episode to the The Wolf Among Us game.
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Liberty Arts dishes up a mélange of styles and media for its 6th Annual Members Show Liberty Chowder set to open on Friday, February 21, 2014.
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The next H.O.M.E. cooking class on March 10 will showcase food from Barcelona, where the architecture is fanciful but the food is simple and delicious.
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This article explains what you should expect if you are considering extraction of a tooth.
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There was no shortage of love at the Mt. Shasta Mall on Valentine's Day! In a packed out show full of new faces, Rylee Stevens knew just what to do to win the judges' hearts! The 11 1/2-year-old gave her best performance giving all she had, singing and dancing to beat out other top competitors.
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On 02/18/2014, at about 1:09 p.m officers from the Redding Police Department were sent to the area of Alta Mesa Ave. and Marlene St. after citizens reported a male subject who was in the roadway armed with a hatchet and acting bizarre. Officers arrived and saw the man armed with the hatchet near 3259 Alta [...]
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How does the community want to address homelessness? A city survey on housing needs and economic develoment is a good way to find out, if residents take it.
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The Afghanistan government's recent release of dozens of imprisoned terrorists, many of whom had killed Americans, was a galling betrayal of those Americans who died defending Afghanistan against the Taliban terrorists.
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I'd have shopped locally for medical services, but no Redding specialist would accept my health plan -- from one of the country's largest insurance companies, no less.
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Whether students or parents, some drivers to and from Shasta High School are reckless and dangerous.
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Christine Silver is choosing family over business. The owner of Tapas Downtown will move to Eureka this spring where she plans to get married and open a new restaurant called the Humboldt Soup Company.
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A 37-year-old Redding man convicted in 2007 of murdering a Mountain Gate man in 1997 won a partial victory today when a judge ordered DNA testing on some of the evidence that had not previously been tested.
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Visitors to the 11th Annual Multi-cultural Celebration will have the opportunity to travel the world without ever leaving Shasta Lake.
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In an effort to promote youth sports and strike up more business for the North State’s hospitality industry, the Redding Soccer Park has partnered with four hotels.
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The Weed Cougars are in the midst of another outstanding boys basketball season under coach Mike Carpine, who reached a milestone win earlier this season.
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Three defendants charged with murder in connection with the deaths last year of three Shasta County men in two separate incidents pleaded not guilty during their arraignments today in Shasta County Superior Court.
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A brief look at business news from around the North State.
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Redding Police say officers rescued a woman whom a man was holding hostage while armed with a hatchet.
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The Shasta County district attorney's office will file misdemeanor charges Tuesday against a Redding man whose home was incinerated Sunday after dangerous chemicals and explosives were found there.
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Redding Police say a man with warrants out for his arrest sucker punched another man inside the police department's lobby on California Street this afternoon.
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A Redding man was arrested today after police said he grabbed a woman and threatened her with a hatchet.
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Details here. In brief: "Rick Palfini is interested in researching and recording the history of Northern California League baseball teams that played in the Mt. Shasta area. He would like to eventually write a book about the subject and is...
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Click here. Description: Shades of brown depict where plant growth, or "greenness," was below normal for the time of year; shades of green indicate vegetation that is more widespread or abundant than normal. Grays depict areas where data was not...
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The Shasta County Sheriff's Office has begun allowing some residents in the Chaparral Drive area back into their homes this afternoon.
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Somehow I find this video of Rep. Doug LaMalfa sticking up for quality olive oil the most charming political item I've seen all week. Who knew he was such a gourmet? Hey, the olive growers are his Butte County neighbors...
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The Shasta County district attorney's office has filed murder charges in three homicides last year.
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Today’s newspaper headline comes as no news to Redding Homes Blog readers. We always caution that none should draw a solid co
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A head-on collision between two trucks Saturday occurred after one driver hit a marker, lost control of his vehicle and swerved into the opposite lane of traffic.
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Here’s a home in the former Summit City part of Shasta Lake City described as cute. “Cute Shasta Lake home on nice sized lot. Property features 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms with detached shop/garage. Nice large back porch area. Close to schools and the lake. A Must see!”
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A reliable source tells me today is Gary Engell's 80th birthday. Generations of north state photography enthusiasts know Gary, the founder of Crown Camera (is there a longer-running retail establishment in downtown Redding?). In 1957, Engell opened a one-man...
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The 2014 Sochi Olympics continued late Monday night with events carrying into Tuesday morning, while most in the U.S. were sleeping. Sochi is nine hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time. Here’s a list of what fans may have missed:
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Today, women bicycle for many of the same reasons as their 19th century counterparts. Fun and fitness are still the top reasons women give for bicycling. Bicycling can be a healthy and fun way to complete errands, get to work, or just get outside.
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They say you can't go home again, but sometimes you've got no place left to go. Which, without further elaboration, explains how I've come to find myself living with my parents deep in the forested foothills east of Redding. It has been three decades since I last lived with them. I first moved to Redding [...]
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It might get a little rainy today in Redding, forecasters with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. There’s a 30 percent chance of rain after 4 p.m. today, while rain is also likely tonight and early Wednesday morning. Today’s high temperature should be around 62 degrees, while tonight’s low will be around
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The Redding City Council tonight will consider a drought plan that urges residents to save water.
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The final Northern Section Prep Basketball Media Poll is released.
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In 1914: The Hat Creek-Cassel section was doing its share to replenish Shasta County’s population by giving it healthy, new babes. Since Jan. 1, three sets of twins were born in that section of the county.
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The owner of Tapas Downtown has announced the restaurant that has operated on Oregon Street for the past six years will close next month.
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A brief look at news from around the North State.
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A mobile home packed with explosives and bomb-making material on Chaparral Drive is now a pile of ashes and rubble being studied by bomb and environmental health experts.
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Stylish chihuahua out for a weekend stroll in Guanajuato, Mexico, last month....
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Plans to overhaul Lassen's Crags Camp with a focus on serving youths are a great way to celebrate the parks' birthday -- and evidence of how a model partnership is working.
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Californians are willing to do their part, but to succeed, any water rationing must be fairly allocated, include tough consequences for violators, and be free of politics.
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A brief look at business news from around the North State.
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Ed Asner, the Emmy-award winning actor and social activist, is the guest speaker for next month’s annual meeting of the Shasta-Tehama-Trinity County Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union in Redding.
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Given the money involved, the county's crackdown on marijuana will stop small local growers -- the most responsible ones -- but not the take-the-money-and-run operations.
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Repairs will start this spring on nearly a dozen trails around Lake Shasta that were washed out by heavy rains more than a year ago or otherwise needed some work.
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Mirroring the rest of California, Shasta County home sales in January declined 14 percent from a year ago and 24 percent from December, DataQuick reported.
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The Make-A-Wish Foundation has gotten on board an 8-year-old Redding boy’s wish to take a ride on the Sugar Cane Train.
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Commenter "Shenanigans," in response to Sunday's editorial about Redding's crime rate, blames local politicians and -- hey -- me (and the rest of the editorial board): Ah yes one last "let them eat cake" editorial from Bruce Ross. The same...
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In a word, no. California's had big droughts -- much longer and drier than this one -- long before modern civilization started pumping extra CO2 into the atmosphere. That said, The New York Times, in a report on scientists' take...
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From Rep. Doug LaMalfa's latest e-newsletter, here: Putting the Brakes on California's High-Speed Rail Plan After a state court ruled what anyone paying attention has known for years, that the California High-Speed Rail Authority's plan violated voter-approved law, it is...
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Yeah, we felt that. I was even quoted by the local newspaper saying the phones weren’t ringing here like they were this time last year. Here’s the monthly result that shows what happened to home sales.
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Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko said evacuations won't be lifted until bomb and environmental health experts have had a chance to comb through the burn site of a mobile home on Chaparral Drive.
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Here’s a government owned ranch style home in Shasta Lake City. “This home features 3 bdrms/2 baths, a 2 car garage, wood type flooring, detached shed,& ample off street parking. 3rd bdrm does not have closet. Home is most likely not financeable,see termite report under docs and
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I never pay full price…for well, anything. I have been running an online coupon website for over 12 years now and one of the key things I have learned is the importance of timing purchases in order to get the best deal. Think things like not buying patio furniture in early summer, not buying a [...]
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National Weather Service forecasters predict a high of 62 degrees today under partly sunny skies in Redding. Clouds are expected to roll in at night, as the temperature drops to about 42 degrees. Those clouds will bring with them a 20 percent chance of rain on Tuesday, which will increase to 60 percent at night. Rain could
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The following is a list of Shasta County’s Most Wanted for the week of February 16th, 2014. Each of the listed subjects has been convicted in court and has failed to appear at sentencing. Any person appearing on this list is urged to turn themselves into local law enforcement or the Shasta County Jail. Law [...]
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News briefs from around the North State.
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Members of the Redding Swim Team earned 11 first-place finishes Saturday in a dual meet with the Chico Aqua Jets at Shasta College.
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1914: Predictions that Lassen Peak will erupt violently during the latter days of February is made by professor Albert Porta, a sunspot scientist.
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Support your favorite Exploration Park and win a dream vacation. Buy your tickets now for a chance to be one of three lucky winners! Tickets are $100 each and only 200 tickets will be sold. Drawing will be held March 29, 2014 during
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Support your favorite Exploration Park and win a dream vacation. Buy your tickets now for a chance to be one of three lucky winners! Tickets are $100 each and only 200 tickets will be sold. Drawing will be held March 29, 2014 during
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Redding police are looking for the man they say grabbed a woman's purse in the Target parking lot this afternoon.
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — They're hidden in babies' diapers, ramen noodle soup packages, footballs, soda cans and even body cavities.
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On Sunday 02-16-14 at approximately 3:13 P.M. officers from the Redding Police Department responded to a robbery that  just occurred in the Target parking lot at 1280 Dana Drive. It was determined a 57-year-old Redding woman was walking east bound through the parking lot with her purse slung across her shoulder. The su
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Redding is poised to impose its Stage 1 drought plan, but the voluntary measures the city will ask of residents are the most modest of sacrifices.
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The Republican crusade against the Affordable Care Act resembles an act of voodoo magic -- but repeating the ritual won't change the facts.
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Can our bird populations survive another decade of Sierra Pacific's aggressive clear-cutting?
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A passerby saw me on the ground, passed out in the Winco parking lot, and began CPR. My doctor said you knew what you were doing; had you not, I would not be here.
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When I forgot my bank card's passcode in line at Costco, a secret Samaritan paid my bill. It renewed my faith in humankind.
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Why such glamorous pictures of people celebrating and such drab black-and-whites of pets up for adoption? The animals deserve better.
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Three young ladies near the Sundial Bridge jumped into action when we lost our keys, saving the day.
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WASHINGTON — House Democrats are determined to cast an election-year spotlight on Republican opposition to raising the minimum wage and overhauling immigration laws.
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Shasta County fire officials on Sunday burned down a home west of Redding believed to be filled with more than 60 pounds of explosives without damaging any other structures or causing any injuries.
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Looking good. Here are some snaps taken this afternoon. The preview, for donors and supporters of the Behrens-Eaton House Museum, is Saturday (Feb. 22) from 1 to 7 p.m. 1420 West Street in Redding....
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A woman arrested by the Anderson Police Department Saturday was misidentified after she gave police a false name during her booking.
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Part of an e-mail from a reader who liked Saturday's column and sees the need to find new ways to promote Redding to tourists: "I have been fed up with the crime in Redding Am going to put my house...
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Interesting article in the Chronicle today. A good follow up to my recent series about our locally undeveloped Stillwater Business Park. Reading, you get some idea just how tough the competition is for these manufacturers. And you can sense that while you are busy attracting a new factory, your old ones are busy shutt
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The 2014 Sochi Olympics continued late Saturday night with events carrying into Sunday morning. This list covers the outcome of events you may have missed.
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The incineration of the Chaparral Drive home has begun. Scanner traffic indicates ignition was successful and smoke is quickly filling the air above the home. Law enforcement said last week that this could take about 30 to 40 minutes.
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The political arguments over the newly spreading gray wolves break down more or less neatly between environmentalists on side and ranchers and big-game hunters on the other. Beneath those disputes, though, is a scientific argument -- keenly relevant to proposed...
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Forecasters are calling for a 20 percent chance of showers before 10 a.m. today. After that, they expect a high near about 59 degrees. A calm wind with become south-southeast at about 6 mph in the morning. The night will dip to about 38 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Monday will also see a 20 percent chance of showers i
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a roundup of North State sports news in brief.
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Fans of Redding's famous eagle pair say Liberty laid a second egg Saturday evening at the nest near Turtle Bay Exploration Park.
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Food, fashions and culture from 40 countries -- from Brazil to Burkina Faso -- took center stage at the Redding Civic Auditorium Saturday evening at Bethel Church's annual "Festival of Cultures," showcasing students at the School of Supernatural Ministry. Some...
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A roundup of North State news in brief.
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In rugby action Feb. 8, Redding’s Shasta Highlanders traveled to Yreka to play the State of Jefferson Rugby Club.
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As a parent, as a transplant drawn by its promise, as a believer in a brighter future for Redding, I want to see the museum thrive.
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A report about rising violent crime in Redding can't help but be a talker, and we have our problems, but a full view of the figures leaves much less to fear.
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Rather than taking from the rich and giving to the poor, we need to help those struggling in the 21st-century economy to build the skills for in-demand professions.
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Raising the minimum wage kills jobs? Entry-level pay is so low, and many employers so skimpy with hours, that it's impossible for many low-skill people to stay in the work force.
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Making rocket fuel in your home is not the smartest thing to do. But who gives the local sheriff the right to decide to destroy a person's home because he did a dumb thing?
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What began as a study of just how many smokers were responsible for a casino floor's haze led to Win-River's bold decision to go no-smoking.
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Employers with 50-99 employees now have until 2016 tocover employees, but there are two important caveats.
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Sort, dump and get yourself on subscription lists to keep your inbox clean and efficient.
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Student needs to stand strong in who she is or change schools.
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Monty Hight bids farewell to New Zealand after a trip by The Shire.
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Dreaded rite of passage to 50 leaves writer looking for an alternative.
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The debt ceiling has been raised dozens of times under administrations both Democratic and Republican. The deficit has fallen sharply from its peak. Why the great outcry?
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In times of great crisis for our nation, people have come to the forefront to lead, not for their political party but for the nation as a whole. Obama's not one of them.
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If it really wants to recruit volunteers, the county should try a more consistently respectful tone.
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My letter describing my personal plight resulted in Gov. Brown's office sending an investigator to find out my problem. But my caregiver is still waiting for an overdue check.
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Also, Gnarly Neon run coming, and softball clinics set for next weekend.
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Local students honored for essays and citizenship.
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Hillary Phillips and Michael Jones, both of Newport Beach, are engaged to be married on Aug. 23, 2014, at the Aliso Creek Golf Course in Laguna Beach. The bride-elect is the daughter of Gordon and Julie Phillips of Idaho Falls, Idaho. She graduated from Skyline High School in 2003, and earned an RDA Certificate from The Ame
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Library will buy and deliver book directly to you if it's not in collection.
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Panic turns to anger and then understanding.
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From Steve Lopez's LA Times column (here): The current deal is that the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will pay $2 per square foot, up to $4,000 total, if you replace water-guzzling grass with drought-tolerant landscaping. Imagine that...
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COTTONWOOD — Every now and then, a third-place match decides a championship.
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The winter sports postseason is officially here, with the release of the Northern Section soccer playoff brackets Saturday.
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Emergency crews went to a head-on, two-truck collision on Highway 299 two miles west of Round Mountain.
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The Redding Cooperative Preschool, which has served local families for 58 years, is calling on the Shasta County community for help in facing up to $62,000 in unexpected repairs to its historic schoolhouse. A letter (click on link, below) was mailed out to the preschool's alumni to inform them of the damage and suggest ways
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Dear alumni and friends of the Redding Cooperative Preschool,Greetings from the 2013-14 class of Redding Co-op parents! We are pleased to carry on the preschool's 58-year tradition, educating Redding's youngest students and fostering a community of cooperation.We know many of you have special memories of your time at the Co
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As in Lake Shasta is still only 37 percent of capacity, despite our recent rains. That means it's about 3 million acre-feet below capacity. To track our progress, here's a handy U.S. Bureau of Reclamation web page to bookmark....
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An 83-year-old man died Saturday morning after losing control of his vehicle about 85 miles north of Susanville in Lassen County.
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Applebee's in Redding on Sunday will host a pancake breakfast to support the local chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America.
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Anderson police say they helped kick out some unwanted guests this morning at an apartment near the Sacramento River.
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Courtesy of Mercy Medical Center, Redding
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 The Shack, a Living Hope Compassion Ministries program, serves a monthly brunch at its restaurant from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1043 State Street in Redding.  All entrees include soup or salad. This month's choice of entrees includes: Not Yo' Mama's Meatloaf Gourmet Mac' & Cheese Pulled Pork Sandwich Shepherd's P
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Ed Asner's appearance is sponsored by the local chapter of the ACLU. The press release: Who: Ed Asner - Emmy Award Winning Actor When: Saturday, March 22nd - 1-4pm Where: Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd., Redding, CA Contact:...
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We’re finally seeing a bit of winter here in Redding. I captured this image of Mt Shasta during a brief break in the recent storm. Hopefully there is even more snow on her now. This drought year promises to be a challen
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Photo: A mossy rock along a riparian corridor. Identification of mosses is complex and technical, requiring microscopy in most cases. For the photos in this essay, I will not attempt to identify the individual species, but merely appreciate the beauty of different mosses. With even a little bit of seasonal moisture arrives
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Longtime REALTOR and Redding area native Becky Childs has elected to come on board at our brokerage. We are super excited with the addition of this skilled and experienced agent to our firm. We have admired her for many years. Becky holds both the CRS and GRI designations, indicating her strong professionalism and com
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Here’s a government owned foreclosure home offered with an incentive.
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Today brings a 40 percent chance of rain, mainly after 10 a.m., the National Weather Service says.
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In 1914: Two hoboes were arrested in the Idanha lodging house in Redding for fighting and were taken to the county jail pending the recovery of David Jackson, who was stabbed with a pocket knife by George W. Brown.
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Central Valley High's girls basketball team hosts Corning in a Northern Athletic League game.
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Local sports scores and briefs.
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Foothill High's boys basketball team can clinch a share of a Sac River League championship with a win over visting Red Bluff.
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Redding firefighters are en route to a reported transformer fire at Tehama and East streets that led to a power outage in the area.
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A brief look at news from around the North State.
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Foothill High boys basketball can clinch a share of a Sac River League title Friday night.
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Redding Public Works Director Brian Crane on the water main break early today at Shasta and Magnolia streets in west Redding: "We have breaks quite often. But they don't reach the significance of today. ... That is big part of...
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ABROTT — George Abrott, 74, of Redding died Feb. 8 at home. Arrangements are by Cremation Simplicity of Shasta County in Palo Cedro (547-5437).
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If you don't want the sheriff to burn your house down, don't play with volatile explosives that can easily kill you, your family and your neighbors.
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Maybe if Hollywood gave the full treatment to the saga of the Ruggles brothers lynching -- with its gold, guns and girls -- our local legend would get the attention it deserves.
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Q. Where is God located according to your belief system? Is it a physical location? If he is omnipresent, why do you suppose people typically think he resides “up there” somewhere? God is absolute good, everywhere present. Unity believes there is only one power, one presence, God. We are one with God, not separate. Unit
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Here’s a list of what’s open and closed Monday in observance of Presidents’ Day:
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I would rather see wolves kept out of California, by killing a few if necessary, to keep them from getting a foothold than to later have to kill hundreds of them to get the population back under control, as is happening in Idaho.
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North State Salvation Army members visited nursing homes Friday bearing special Valentine gifts for veterans and other residents.
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Bradley James Andrew Weber of Igo, who has pleaded not guilty to murdering his son, was ordered today to stand trial in the connection with the Nov. 2 shooting death of his 33-year-old son, also named Bradley.
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Benjamin Franklin Loomis was a homesteader who settled the small California town of Viola in 1897, establishing a post office and sawmill near what is now the northwestern entrance Lassen Volcanic National Park.
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After a day of frustration, angst and withdrawal, Charter Communications customers were back in business today.
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Landscape fabric may be better choice to reduce weeds.
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These plants can look good and use less water.
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A water main break on Shasta Street at Magnolia Avenue that flooded basements and forced residents out of their homes early today has been repaired.
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Author stresses importance of maintaining wildlife corridors to benefit the health and genetic diversity of animal populations.
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Redding gardener shares insight about herb.
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One of the suspects involved in Wednesday’s attempted home invasion robbery turned herself in to the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office on Friday.
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That's what these folks were in line waiting for early this afternoon at the new Roots Juice Bar in the Country Organics market on Bechelli Lane (Mission Square shopping center). Watch out for those $1.75 ginger shots!...
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The Redding police department needs to replace its aging fleet of Crown Victoria patrol cars now that the model has been phased out by Ford, the manufacturer. Trouble is, Police Chief Rob Paoletti said on KCNR1460 this morning, the new...
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From Bloomberg today: The U.S. government took a step toward legitimizing the marijuana industry today, allowing U.S. banks to offer accounts and other services to businesses in states where medical or recreational pot sales are legal. The Treasury's Financial Crimes...
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Also, grizzly beartooth woman inherited from grandfather can be kept but not sold.
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On February 12, 2014 and February 13, 2014, Redding Police Department Property Crimes Investigators and several motorcycle officers from the Redding Police Department’s Traffic Unit teamed up to conduct high visibility patrols in the area of local metal recycling centers. These patrols were focused in the area of Viking W
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An evacuation zone surrounding a mobile home just west of Redding city limits that is packed with more than 60 pounds of explosives and other volatile chemicals was expanded to 2,000 feet Friday morning as authorities finalize plans to torch the structure on Sunday. The mandatory evacuation, expected to last five days, appl
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Residents affected by the Shasta County Sheriff's Office's newly expanded evacuation orders for Chaparral Drive, began to leave their homes early today, while others were adamant about staying put.
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It can be hard to believe that there are homeowners' associations so concerned about keeping up appearances that they'd actually fine residents who let their landscaping fade a bit during a record-breaking drought, but there are and such feuds invariable...
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That would be Rob Lydon. A link to his Facebook page here....
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So far 89 suspects have been arrested since the county’s weekly Most Wanted program geared toward spotlighting offenders that failed to appear in court launched in September. Another 19 remain at large.
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Here’s a 2627 sqft 5/3 on 4.8 desirable acres with a lovely pool, off Swasey.
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...was Redding's apparent No. 1 ranking for property crime. As Time put it: "Additionally, property crimes (in Redding) rose by more than 50%, the most of any metro area reviewed, despite a nationwide 12.7% decline in such crimes during that...
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A water main break on Shasta Street at Magnolia Avenue that forced residents out of their home early today has been repaired.
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The 2014 Sochi Olympics continued late Thursday night with events carrying into Friday morning, while most in the U.S. were sleeping. Sochi is nine hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time. Here’s a list of what fans may have missed:
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When you were a kid, did ever make that awful discovery that your parents, um, actually…um… had a romantic life? That they weren't just Mom and Dad, but that they were also living, breathing, sexual creatures, who participated in the act of making babies? For me, there was one fleeting moment when I was about [...]
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Forecasters say there's a 60 percent chance of rain after 4 p.m. The day's high should be about 61 with a south wind up to 9 mph. New rainfall will likely total less than a tenth of an inch. Rain is also likely Saturday, when as much as a half-inch of water could fall. There's a 30 percent chance of showers Sunday and a cha
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Shasta County sheriff's deputies released a 52-year-old Round Mountain man Thursday after they received a report that a man was wielding a gun at a residence near the Hill Country Community Health Clinic.
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Red Bluff girls basketball hosts Foothill in a divisional battle.
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Someday I'm going to write a romantic, sentimental ballad for Valentine's Day. But today is NOT that day. If you're looking for a sweet, sappy love song to c
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Local sports scores and briefs.
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Simpson's men's basketball team hosts No. 20 Cal State Maritime in a battle for the top spot in the Cal Pac Conference. Short recap from the women's game.
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A brief look at news from around the North State.
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The homeless man who was allegedly trapped in a downtown Redding Taco Bell dumpster told his story on Thursday, saying he couldn't push his way out. But Redding police have a different version of events.
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The Simpson University men's basketball team battles No. 17 Cal Maritime Academy at 7:30 p.m. at home at the Heritage Student Life Center Thursday night.
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Follow live updates of the Lassen-Anderson girls basketball game from sports reporter T.J. Holmes.
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Wayne Corbett and Gabrielle Jones’ custom-built ‘75 Harley-Davidson Sportster defies everything the famous motorcycle company is known for.
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A Redding CPR instructor and business owner was more than a little mortified and mystified today.
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A City of Shasta Lake committee today opted not to pursue changes to local medical marijuana grow rules after mulling the potential impacts of new regulations at the county level and weighing other possible options.
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A petition drive has started in Shasta County that, if successful, would put the county’s pending ban on outdoor medical marijuana gardens in the voter’s hands this November.
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A case study released a year after the Escondido “bomb house” investigation may shed light on the step-by-step procedures a response team has taken at the site of the Redding mobile home found to have more than 60 pounds of bomb-making material.
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A proponent of breaking up California claims we spend the most yet get poor results -- but the truth is our state's school spending lags national norms by a wide margin.
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Democrats tout the virtues of freeing Americans from the need to work. So who will pay the taxes to keep Obamacare afloat?
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Even environmentalists agree forests need loggers -- but they don't need the industrial clear-cutting that's prevalent among major forest owners.
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Tight budgets are the cause of Forest Service trail neglect? But the agency's budget has been increasing.
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I've kept my frustration to myself, but I too miss the full comics.
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A cartoonist of yore would know who amounts to a "death panel" -- the Republican governors who are blocking their own citizens' access to health coverage.
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Bicycles gave women independence.
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Late Sheriff Balma helped shape direction of department during his record long run.
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And get out to Lassen Volcanic Park for a snowshoe hike.
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In 1914: The antlers of the Moose were fitted to 25 candidates at Lamoine by Redding Lodge No. 1006, Loyal Order of the Moose, the big roundup being the result of an extended membership campaign covering two or three weeks.
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The Redding metropolitan area, which includes all of Shasta County, has made Time Magazine’s list of the top 10 American cities where violent crime is soaring.
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Authorities have no choice but to destroy a Chaparral Drive home and outbuildings littered throughout with unstable and powerful explosives, Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko said Thursday.
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Wednesday was an exciting night for fans of the Redding eagles, as Egg Watch 2014 came to an end.
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An Anderson resident fought back Wednesday after two people attempted to rob him in his home Shasta County sheriff’s deputies said today.
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A Shasta County Superior Court judge has denied a defense motion to dismiss the criminal case against former Shasta Lake City Councilwoman Dolores Lucero.
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photo from shastacollege.edu By Matt Brockman It’s a well-known fact that us as Americans love sports; we thrive on the competition, and competition is what motivates us to be better than what we were before. I
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Click here for the story in the Atlanta Daily World and to see the results of the online poll....
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Check here for updates starting at 2 p.m. today as the City of Shasta Lake’s Medical Marijuana Collectives/Cultivation Committee convenes an ad-hoc meeting in the City Hall Annex at 1650 Stanton Drive in Shasta Lake.
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Officials from the Shasta County Sheriff's Office at 1 p.m. will provide an update on the evacuation of Chaparral Drive just west of Redding last week after explosive materials were found at the home.
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A severed fiber-optic cable is disrupting Internet, phone and video services for Charter Communications customers in the North State.
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Crazy Russians Climb Shanghai Tower: These Russians are insane! I had to take my blood pressure medication after watching this video. The post Crazy Russians Climb Shanghai Tower appeared first on
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...marijuana will continue to be grown outdoors in Shasta County, and the new ordinance is apt to make growing even more lawless. So argues University of Virginia graduate student Matthew Meyer, who presented this paper at a recent medical marijuana...
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Sinkhole Swallows Priceless Corvettes 8 priceless corvettes were swallowed by sinkhole where they will be slowly digested over 60 years. The post Sinkhole Swallows Priceless Corvettes appeared first on
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The Bee nicely captures what's at stake in a vote of the CalPERS board yesterday: The issue of higher contribution rates has long been a delicate point for CalPERS, whose board is dominated by employees and union groups. With two...
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Worth watching for the soundtrack alone but Indie Game: The Movie (2012) is a fascinating and eye-opening look at developers of independent video games like Braid, Super Meat Boy and Fez. Here's the trailer (brief profanity):...
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Here’s a foreclosed home belonging to the Secretary of Veteran’s Affairs.
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Bad news for the chamber of commerce. Time magazine recycles that much-discussed 24/7 Wall Street list. Read it here. The bit on Redding follows: 5. Redding, Calif. > 5-year increase in violent crime rate: 53.8% > Violent crime per 100,000...
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The 2014 Sochi Olympics continued late Wednesday night with events carrying into Thursday morning, while most in the U.S. were sleeping. Sochi is nine hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time. Here’s a list of what fans may have missed:
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“Give me a kiss to build a dream on And my imagination will thrive upon that kiss Sweetheart, I ask no more than this A kiss to build a dream on” Louis Armstrong, A Kiss To Build A Dream On I'm cruising the video-store in pursuit of a chick-flick, one of those mushy movies that [...]
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Forecasters expect rain today, though it won't be much. The National Weather Service is calling for less than a tenth of an inch of rain. The day should otherwise be about 62 degrees. More rain is expected tonight, possibly as much as a quarter inch and a small amount of rain is also expected Friday. Rain is likely on Satur
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A loaded logging truck and a big rig collided in the fog Wednesday, causing 130 gallons of diesel fuel to spill onto Highway 299.
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I'm cruising the video-store in pursuit of a chick-flick, one of those mushy movies that melts your heart and leaves you humming the theme song. People say I’m an old romantic because I LOVE these feel-good films. So I scurry up the isles searching... seeking... but striking out. There are zillions of zombies titles here,
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Jazz singer Stephanie Foos grew up dancing to her dad’s piano music in her living room. Two years after moving with her family to Redding, her mom died from breast cancer. Her mom’s death propelled Foos into finally coming to terms with her deep desire to sing. She’s living out her dreams singing regularly with local
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Yes, it’s almost Valentine’s Day, and it’s time to get serious about the romance.
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John Harper was pondering a to-be-determined exhibit he was asked to curate for Turtle Bay Exploration Park and walking along to a meeting there when he noticed he was surrounded by dogs.
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Cicada Cantina on Hilltop Drive, celebrating its one-year anniversary, has a slew of new appetizers, entrees and drinks, an easier-to-navigate menu and — best of all — lower prices.
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In 1914: Ono girl Gladys Gill won first prize in a pig contest out of 43 boys and girls in the four months’ long pig feeding contest. Her pig put on 221 pounds in 120 days, earning her a net profit of $17.37.
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The Supervisors met briefly on February 11. They began with a Special Meeting concerning the explosion in a trailer in an unincorporated area west of Redding, resulting in an injury to the resident that occurred last week. The Board adopted a resolution ratifying the local emergency proclaimed Feb. 7 by Sheriff Tom Bosenko.
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Enterprise High's boys basketball team hosts Liberty Christian, the No. 1 small school squad, in a nonleague game.
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Local sports scores and briefs.
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Sheriff’s Office responded to Mercy Hospital for a reported gunshot victim who was dropped off at the emergency room. The victim had multiple gunshot wounds to his torso area. At about that time, dispatch received a report that the incident had possibly taken place at a parking lot at Win River Casino or a nearby address
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Theater comes to the Cottonwood Performing Arts Center 7 p.m. Sat., Feb. 15, directed by Ken Levens. Mrs. Shakespeare is in Cottonwood to defend her husband’s good name, having been teleported 400 years into the future through the magic of theater. Her adversary is a contemporary Shakespearean scholar who questions the ba
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A brief look at news from around the North State.
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Redding’s favorite eagle couple, Liberty and Spirit, are new parents after Liberty laid an egg at 7:43 p.m. Wednesday night.
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The state of California and the nation as a whole saw an uptick in new home foreclosures in January, but filings in Shasta County decreased slightly compared with the previous month, RealtyTrac reported late Wednesday.
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Took this picture this morning. Anderson-Cottonwood Irrigation District workers Sonny Wyatt, right, and Lyle Thomas work to erect the diversion dam on the Sacramento River at Caldwell Park in downtown Redding. At the city of Redding's request (and cost:...
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Follow live updates on Twitter from the Liberty Christian-Enterprise boys basketball game.
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Janet Yellen's smooth first act as chair of the Federal Reserve: not spooking the markets with dramatic change.
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Newly released papers from the Clinton administration show the Democrats were keen to launch a war on any woman who threatened Bubba.
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It supports not just your neighbors but, potentially, your own job when you shop locally instead of heading out of town.
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When running for office, Doug LaMalfa was against amnesty. Now he's "'pivoted." So what's changed?
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Gray clouds, gray rain, gray roads, gray light. All give gray cars perfect camouflage.
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President Obama on executive orders: "I have a pen. I have a phone. I have an attitude."
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Families will work fewer hours thanks to Obamacare, and Democrats are declaring victory.
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A 17-year-old is shot by a guy who doesn't like his loud music. A young father is shot because an ex-cop doesn't like him texting in the movie theater. Are these actions what is meant by "a well regulated militia"?
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When unpredictable weather gives us swimming pools and skating rinks at the same Olympics, should the world demand that the carbon fuel industry be the sole sponsor?
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A brief look at business news from around the North State.
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RED BLUFF — A former Shasta County Superior Court judge who gave up his then $54,205-a-year job in 1979 after serving on the bench for five years died earlier this month at his Red Bluff home.
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Work is expected to start later this year on a project to promote aspen growth in eastern Shasta County.
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The drought has left the Sacramento River so low the pumps along the river that provide drinking water to Redding residents have had trouble pulling water out of the river, officials said today.
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With the world’s eyes now riveted on the Winter Olympics, another intense and demanding competition recently wrapped up thousands of miles away from Russia with impressive top honors going to two North State men.
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Nearly a month after Redding Electric Utility powered down on work requests for new development, service planning at the utility is back in business.
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A 65-year-old Anderson aircraft mechanic was indicted today by a federal grand jury for fraud, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
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The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office could burn down the home of a man suspected to have more than 40 pounds of volatile explosive material as early as this weekend, the man’s attorney said Wednesday.
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Sheriff deputies are investigating reports of a shooting at or near Win-River Casino.
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Yep, that's our very own congressional rep, sans cowboy hat, in the speaker's podium in this C-SPAN clip from yesterday's Morning Hour session....
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This is just appalling. As I understood it the Russians had added security at the Sochi Olympics to prevent this sort of surprise Hoth style attacks. The post Olympians Attacked On Mogul Course appeared first on
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A moving, first-person account by 23-year-old Ben Cimons of addiction and a near-death experience. Courtesy of the Washington Post here. Excerpt: Heroin is seductive. The minute it hits you, all your worries disappear. You are content with everything. You feel...
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Great question. Given the public discussion of homelessness, the number of people camping in our canyons or living in by-the-week motels, and the recent freeze in the city's Section 8 program, you could probably have a pretty intense discussion of...
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Man, the past generation's economic trends have not been kind to those who have only a high school education. This from the Pew Social Trends survey....
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A fatal accident in northern Trinity County yesterday evening claimed the life of a 38-year-old woman and injured another person.
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We ran this luxury class REO home north of Redding a few days ago, but now it has some new photos that come closer to explaining why it is listed at over a half million dollars. Click on any to slightly expand.
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Timothy Draper, proponent of a ballot initiative that would split California into six, count 'em, six new states -- including our own Jefferson -- does an interview with Marketplace and offers this rationale: Draper said that California is "ungovernable" and...
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The Wall Street Journal reports that a pilot shortage -- prompted by a combination of higher new minimum standards for passenger-plane pilots and rock-bottom wages -- is forcing some regional airlines to simply ground planes. These of course are the...
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The 2014 Sochi Olympics continued late Tuesday night with events carrying into Wednesday morning, while most in the U.S. were sleeping. Sochi is nine hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time. Here’s a list of what fans may have missed:
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National Weather Service forecasters say there's a 60 percent chance of rain today in Redding. The high should be about 62 degrees, with a low tonight of 49 degrees. Rain is likely Thursday as well.
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Married or single, when I think of Valentine's Day, my mind still goes to romantic dinners. As you may recall, last week I said you had plenty of time for Valentine's Day food preparation. I shared a fondue recipe from my friend Karen. I said don't panic. This week, if you have a sweetheart, and [...]
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Shasta High's boys basketball hosts Foothill in the second time through Sac River League play. Foothill edged them in the last meeting.
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Local sports scores and briefs.
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A brief look at news from around the North State
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A look back at significant events in North State history.
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Shasta County sheriff’s deputies recovered $17,850 worth of stolen equipment from a cargo trailer in the City of Shasta Lake.
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Follow live updates on Twitter from the Foothill-Shasta boys basketball game from sports reporter T.J. Holmes
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The Redding Police Department nabbed another one of Shasta’s Most Wanted, the department reported Tuesday.
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No, says this article in National Parks Traveler. Excerpt: We often think of national parks as areas where anything that resembles logging--even limited removal of smaller trees and brush--is prohibited, so officials at Lassen Volcanic National Park want you to...
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A state study ranks Shasta County in the middle of the pack for median income among California’s 58 counties.
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A judge's blistering ruling against Cal Fire suggests that fire investigations have turned into high-stakes treasure hunts.
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It is amazing how many people still fall for the argument that, if life is unfair, the answer is to turn more money and power over to politicians.
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Dietitians at Mercy Medical Center and Shasta Regional Medical Center share heart-healthy recipes.
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A brief look at business news from around the North State.
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Sandy DuBose has made sure her ranch near Anderson will never be subdivided.
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There may be a drought but it hasn't ruined all fishing
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A homeless man who says he was locked in a restaurant Dumpster Saturday was reunited with the teen who tried to help him.
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Once a quiet neighborhood just outside of Redding, Chaparral Drive has been turned upside down by the complicated explosives and bomb-making materials investigation centering on a mobile home.
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Forget the quality of the hotels or international politics. The spotlight belongs on the athletes.
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I wasn't expecting much -- but the history of Russia through a dance extravaganza made the opening ceremony a fantastic treat.
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Tehama County supervisors today unanimously passed a resolution calling for an advisory vote to allow county voters to voice their opinions on the creation of the State of Jefferson.
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A look a what's open and closed Wednesday.
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As quoted in this AP story: "It's disappointing but we have an intractable White House," said Rep. Doug LaMalfa, R-Calif. "This is a hard deal for us but it's also important that we keep the country operating and the financial...
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A Tehama County jury convicted Monday a 68-year-old Contra Costa County man of molesting two young children who are now 18 years old, prosecutors said today.
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Shasta Land Trust’s annual Wildways Kickoff party is just around the corner on Saturday, February 22, from 6-10 p.m. at the Redding Senior Citizen’s Hall. The event features local beef sliders, local wines and beer, a silent auction and raffle, and music by local jazz band Indigo Brew. Everyone will find something to en
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Taco Bell Manger VS. Teenage Kid. Who do you think is telling the truth? Take the survey below. Well the downtown Redding, CA Taco Bell is at it again but this time it’s not for their strongly worded grammatically incorrect signage. A manger, Darrin Hailey, at the downtown Redding location has been accused of orderi
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The game known as Flappy Bird is no longer available to download.
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There's more to Girl Scout cookies than what's in the box. Selling cookies teaches goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics—aspects essential to leadership, to success, and to life.
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SCHC will hold their 10th annual Give Kids A Smile, where our region’s dental community and many others will come together in an effort to help Shasta County’s uninsured and economically disadvantaged children.
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On February 11, 2014 the Shasta County Board of Supervisors ratified Sheriff Tom Bosenko’s local emergency declaration issued on February 7, 2014. This ratification clears the way for Governor Brown to review the local proclamation and determine if he will proclaim a state of emergency for the County of Shasta. State of E
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Shasta Libraries today announced that it will be taking part in the Big Library Read program that makes popular eBook and audiobook available to all customers without wait lists or holds. Library card holders will be able to borrow and enjoy the cooking eBook "Keys to the Kitchen" by Food Network star Aida Mollenk
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Trinity County sheriff's deputies say they found 71 pounds of processed pot and nearly $800 during a traffic stop over the weekend.
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List of support groups in the North State.
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Outdoors Recreation Groups ARCHERY Ishi Archery Club, Red Bluff: Hosts shoots at its range. Youth instruction available. Membership $30 per person, $35 per family. Information: www.ishiarcheryclub.org Straight Arrow Bowhunters, Redding: Hosts events and shoots at its range. Annual membership is $60. Information: www.straigh
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Check here for live updates from today's Shasta County Board of Supervisors meeting, which starts at 9 a.m. at 1450 Court St., Suite 263 in downtown Redding.
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National Weather Service forecasters say it's likely to rain again today in the Redding area. There's a 60 percent chance of rain, with cloudy skies and a high of 63 degrees. At night, expect a drop to 48 degrees and a 70 percent chance of rain. The rest of the week has a good chance of rain as well.
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We think Westwood Manor is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in Redding. The home backs up to a shopping center. These images were taken prior to the home being listed in the MLS, but now we know what the asking price is. Click on any image to expand. We think this home is in a FEMA flood zone, s
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The 2014 Sochi Olympics continued late Monday night with events carrying into Tuesday morning, while most in the U.S. were sleeping. Sochi is nine hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time. Here’s a list of what fans may have missed
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Ed Asner, the Emmy-award winning actor and social activist, will speak to the annual meeting of the Shasta-Tehama-Trinity County Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Saturday, March 22. The public is invited to this free event, which is being held at the Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd.,
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National Weather Service forecasters say it'll be a partly sunny day today in Redding, but there's a chance rain could return in the late afternoon. The high should be about 65 degrees, with a low tonight of 44 degrees. Forecasters predict a 10 percent chance of rain after 4 p.m. Rain is likely Wednesday and Thursday as wel
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There's a 10 percent chance of rain after 4 p.m. today, but National Weather Service officials in Sacramento say it should otherwise be partly sunny with a high temperature near 66 degrees. Rain is likely tonight. Tonight's low temperature should be around 45 degrees. Wednesday's forecast calls for rain likely to fall befor
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The weekly Northern Section Prep Basketball Media Poll is released.
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What did Susan B. Anthony say had "done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world?" What was called the "devil's advance agent" by the Women's Rescue League president Charlotte Smith? What caused women to cast off their corsets and wear bloomers in public? Would you believe they were talking about the bicycle
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In 1914: George Koppen and Sidney Garrison were returning to Redding from Shasta when their autos stalled in Salt Creek during the storm. After getting about halfway across Salt Creek, they discovered that the water was too deep. And they had to abandon their machines in the middle of the stream.
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A brief look at news from around the North State.
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Samuel Pepys kept a diary for nearly ten years beginning in 1660. He started abruptly and ended just as suddenly. Because of him, we know a great deal about the daily life of a Londoner 350 years ago - what they did every day, what they ate, what they talked about, everything. Sam was a bit of a rake and
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Almost 200,000 winter run Chinook salmon were released into the Sacramento River near Caldwell Park early this evening.
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Redding Civic Auditorium Wednesday will report a bump in 2013 event bookings over the previous year.
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A candidate for Redding City Council says he is withdrawing from the race but left the door open to a future bid.
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Environmental groups are pushing for faster action to promote wolf reintroduction, but the state wildlife agency's open but cautious take, letting the wolves come at their own pace, is sensible.
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This year, which will bring the second full election cycle under the Top Two primary system, its effects are already even more profound.
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A brief look at business news from around the North State.
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The final defendants in a 2012 attack on a pregnant Redding teenager in an attempt to abort her unborn baby were sentenced to prison today in Shasta County Superior Court.
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A Red Bluff Cardigan Welsh corgi has won the best in breed honor at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York City.
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Mt. Shasta Ski Park finally got some snow this season when the storm that passed through the North State last week dumped between 10 and 14 inches on the mountain.
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The periodic promotion of the comics page -- "Need a good laugh?" -- just makes me want to cry over their reduced state.
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Yes, it's a big industry and legalizing would likely eliminate illegal growing, but marijuana use in our society will cause far more problems than it will solve.
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A Redding teenager and the Good News Rescue Mission are at odds with the downtown Redding Taco Bell over an alleged incident in which a homeless man was locked in the restaurant's dumpster.
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A Redding man convicted in December of bilking Bethel Church members out of thousands of dollars in an fraudulent Ponzi-style investment scheme was sentenced today to 18 years in prison.
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Half a dozen mothers and supporters gathered outside the Shasta County courthouse this morning in protest after officials ordered a breastfeeding mom out of a courtroom last week.
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If the investigation into a house blast in the outskirts of Redding is anything like the so-called “house bomb” case from three years ago in San Diego County, residents who’ve been evacuated could be in for a long wait before they can return home.
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A 34-year-old Redding man who told police he was shot Feb. 1 by a black man while he was standing on Hilltop Drive has recanted his story.
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North State law enforcement agencies have arrested several more of Shasta's Most Wanted, the Redding Police Department announced today.
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The final two defendants in a 2012 attack upon a pregnant Redding teenager in an effort to try to abort her unborn baby were sentenced to prison today in Shasta County Superior Court.
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Hazmat crews are responding to a car gas leak today at Mt. Shasta Mall.
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A Redding man convicted in December of bilking Bethel Church members out of thousands of dollars in an fraudulent Ponzi-style investment scheme was sentenced today to 18 years in prison.
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Compass ShiningCare is collaborating with Passages Caregiver Resource Center to bring the 4th Annual Cupcakes for Caregivers Fundraiser to Grace Place Tea House & Boutique. The delicious fun takes place Sat. March 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Grace Place Tea House & Boutique. The proceeds of this event will be donated to C
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This is our 23rd annual event open to the public which features a full day of classes focusing on Genealogical research, tools and resources.  Our event usually has between 350-400 people in attendance and classes are on a first come basis but there is always plenty of room for all to enjoy the classes they desire
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Good News Rescue Mission officials are outraged after they say a downtown Redding Taco Bell manager ordered employees to lock a homeless man in the restaurant's dumpster. However, the store's manager has a different version of the incident.
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A short video from Bloomberg, here. Here's the description: Feb. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Marijuana for medicinal or recreational uses is now legal in 20 states and the District of Columbia but it is still illegal in the eyes of the...
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Mount Shasta Ski Park is nearly ready to open after a weekend storm dusted the mountain in nearly a foot of snow.
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Red Bluff fire officials put out an electrical fire at a mobile home on South Main Street this morning.
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A Red Bluff Cardigan Welsh corgi has won best in breed at this year's Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York, the dog's owner said this morning.
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National Weather Service meteorologists predict a partly sunny and dry day today before rain could return Tuesday. The high will be about 65 degrees in Redding, with a low at night of 41 degrees as clouds roll in. On Tuesday, there's a 10 percent chance of showers after 4 p.m. Forecasters say rain is likely Wednesday and co
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The following is a list of Shasta County’s Most Wanted for the week of February 9th, 2014. Each of the listed subjects has been convicted in court and has failed to appear at sentencing. Any person appearing on this list is urged to turn themselves into local law enforcement or the Shasta County Jail. Law [...]
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RED BLUFF, Calif. - Local artist Stefan Baumann won a Blue Ribbon and took 1st prize in the Painting Division at the Red Bluff Bull & Gelding Sale’s Western Art Show.  His landscape oil painting entitled “The Drag Rider” tells the visual story of a rider on horseback rounding up a lagging calf
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1914: The Redding band will give a dance Saturday night at the band pavilion. The hall will be well heated and comfortable seats will be arranged for everyone. Come and help the band boys get a new roof and a god maple floor.
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The Simpson University men’s basketball team came back from a 46-44 halftime deficit to earn a home-court victory over La Sierra College on Saturday.
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The first, second and third all-Record Searchlight prep volleyball teams for 2013 are announced.
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Enterprise High's outside hitter Kristin DePaoli is named the Record Searchlight's MVP (R-S.V.P.) for the 2013 volleyball season.
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Dolores Lucero was a train wreck of a city councilor whom the voters in Shasta Lake belatedly wised up and recalled nearly two years ago. Election-related shenanigans landed her with a handful of felony charges — including perjury — that she’s worn like a badge of honor, declaring herself a victim of a corrupt system
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One of the great things about living in California’s Central Valley is the easy access to one of the great mountain ranges of the world, the Sierra Nevada, and its beautiful forests. Unfortunately, through no fault of anyone in the valley, that access is being threatened.
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Reverge Anselmo broke the law, not out of ignorance, but because of his arrogance. His ego and his money put him in this situation he finds himself in.
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It’s fitting that the State of the Union Address focused on inequality. The real state of our union is about growing inequality between rich and powerful Washington, D.C., insiders, and We the People.
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In our Post-Carboniferous Period, rather than dinosaurs devouring as much luxuriant green as possible, it is the carbon industry doing so but with the same inevitable outcome.
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The unanimous vote by the Shasta County Board of Supervisors to ban outdoor growing of marijuana is typical of conservatives. They put their focus on things that should not be allowed.
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Shasta County sheriff’s deputies continued their investigation Sunday at a Chaparral Drive home found loaded with some 40 pounds of touchy explosive devices — one of which blew off the owner’s hand last week — but had no new information to report as of the afternoon.
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Starting Friday, Esther Cox will be out in her yard joining thousands of others from around the world for one of her favorite activities — watching birds.
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What a difference a week makes, as rainfall totals in the Redding have gone from bleak to record breaking.
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Shasta County sheriff's deputies continued their investigation today at a Chaparral Drive home found loaded with some 40 pounds of touchy explosive devices - one of which blew off the owner's hand last week - but had no new information to report as of this afternoon.
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Yesterday, after a rainy visit to Shasta Dam, we stopped in Shasta Lake at the new (3 month-old) Heritage Roasting Company (in the old Calvary Church building at Shasta Dam Boulevard and Locust). Here's a pic of the interior....
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From the terrace of the house we rented last month in Guanajuato, a charming colonial town in central Mexico. Highly recommended. Some more pictures (and music) here....
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SACRAMENTO (AP) — California's health insurance exchange pulled its online doctor directory again after some physicians were wrongly listed as accepting patients' coverage plans, spurring a blame game between insurers and providers.
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Forecasters say it will rain today, though they're not so sure about the rest of the week.
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In 1914: More than 20,000 fruit trees were planted or delivered to prospective planters in Shasta County over the past two weeks. That brought the total for the season to more than 40,000 trees, more than double last year’s total.
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A roundup of North State news in brief.
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While in San Francisco: Gary: Fuck! I left my sunglasses in the restaurant! I left them on the table! Fuck! Those were my best sunglasses! Me:.... Do you mean the ones on your head? Gary:.... I'll just shut up now. I'll just read my book. ............
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The timing never seemed right for Izzy Matthews.
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West Valley RB/S Austin Clark is named the Record Searchlight's co-MVP (R-S.V.P.) and offensive MVP for his record-breaking season.
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Enterprise High RB/LB Izzy Matthews is named the Record Searchlight's co-MVP (R-S.V.P.) and offensive MVP for leading the Hornets to a state champoinship appearance.
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The 2013 all-Record Searchlight first and second team offense for football is released.
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Enterprise High's girls basketball team, ranked 16th in the state, hosts Oregon's No. 1 girls team South Medford.
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On Sat., Feb. 8 at approximately 9:40 a.m., deputies with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office received a tip regarding the whereabouts of one of Shasta County’s most wanted subjects. Deputies were informed that Glenn Richard Horner was currently inside the Win-River Casino, playing slots. After receiving this information
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Shasta County sheriff’s deputies caught one of Shasta’s Most Wanted today after getting a tip the man was playing slots at Win-River Casino.
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I hate to see Bruce Ross leave. He's an excellent editor. I take all his suggestions seriously and they almost always make something clearer, more cogent, stronger, better. He is a great debating partner, whether in person or via e-mail....
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There are two sets of Venetian blinds on the inside windows of my office. They’re never closed, but the cords hang down nearly to the floor.
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Gambling and tobacco go together like chocolate and valentines. Even many who normally wouldn’t think of tarring their lungs with a cigarette will find themselves lighting up over a round of cards.
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The Trinity River Restoration Program is moving a lot of riverbank around, but it's not succeeding in its goal of bringing back fisheries. It's time to concede that truth and try a different approach.
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Pete Seeger embraced and embodied the diversity of the American folk song. Unlike much of pop culture, it was bottom-up, with a lack of concern for what would sell in the mass marketplace.
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We're going to explore drawing using dry and wet techniques of the pencil (dry) and pen and ink (wet).
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Amanda Murray and Matthew Nowakowski, both of Redwood City, were married on Sept. 21, 2013, at Murrieta's Well Winery in Livermore. Hon. Edward King officiated. The bride is the daughter of Dennis and Maggie Murray of Red Bluff. She graduated from Red Bluff High School in 1996, from UC San Diego in 1999, and from the Univer
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Reatha Dove of Redding celebrated her 100th birthday on Oct. 9, 2013, with a party for friends and guests hosted by Leslie and Julia Spears at Kindred Health Care in Redding. She was born in Nashville Township, Minn. She moved to Shasta County on Jan. 1, 1951. She owned the Reatha's Photo Studio. She also worked with photog
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Kids who are uninsured can participate in Give Kids a Smile Day.
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Be yourself first and ignore stepsisters' pressure, panel advises teen girl.
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Sequoia Middle School elective teaches students ways to reuse waste to benefit others.
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At first kids balk at getting out but in the end they always have a blast.
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Ginny Weirick and Tristan Brennan, both of New York, N.Y., are engaged to be married on May 3, 2014, at Punto De Vista, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. The bride-elect is the daughter of Carol and John Capozzo of Fayetteville, Ga., and Phil Weirick of Sacramento. She graduated from CSU San Diego in 2004. She is a jewelry design
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California poppies not making much show this year, but a new orchid lends its color to home.
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Take it from this traveler, Vegemite is not for everyone.
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Also, foster youths can stay on Medi-Cal through age 26 under health law.
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Studies show that friends' good news can make you feel envious and sad.
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Also, you still need a fishing license if fishing from a personal dock over a river.
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I find it interesting that people don't believe in getting flu vaccinations, but I hear about so many people who get the flu and suffer with it year after year.
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Cut through the rhetoric, and the Brady Campaign's goal is clear. It doesn't want us to own guns.
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When an egg is fertilized, there are two bodies and one does not have the right to kill the other.
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On Yelp.com, the inimitable "Buzz F." uses a visit to Madayne cafe on Hilltop to write about something much bigger in Redding: "I'm now officially deeply conflicted about the Bethel Effect. "I am, by disposition and training, a confirmed secular...
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Taken early this afternoon. Somewhere behind all that gray mist and precipitation is Shasta Dam. But here is a snapshot of the grim statistics on the video monitor at the dam's visitors center (click to enlarge)....
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Officers investigating a Thursday blast at a home on Chaparral Drive just west of Redding found 40-plus pounds of explosives and explosive devices, Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko said this afternoon at a news conference.
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Jamie Gambill may be the only man to ever leave an evacuation site in a limousine.
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The 2014 Sochi Olympics kicked off Friday and events carried into Saturday morning, while most in the U.S. were sleeping. Sochi is nine hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time. Here’s a list of what fans may have missed:
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Emergency crews this morning are responding to southbound Interstate 5 near the Deschutes Road and Factory Outlets Drive off ramp in Anderson for a report of a vehicle rollover.
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Columnist/Blogger Marc Beauchamp posted this interesting image of his maternal grandmother Mabel Frisbie and her bike in Redding circa 1910 in anticipation of a presentation about local bicycling.
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Here’s a flipped government owned home in the lovely Lake California community. It so happens, we have a few images of this home from a few months ago, prior to the remodeling. Makes for in
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It was 50 years ago today...from the Beatles.com. And, here, the year-long journey to the "Ed Sullivan Show."...
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My hens are laying up a storm now that storms have arrived in our part of the world. I welcome both! Shrove Tuesday is March 4th this year, so the Lenten Season is just a short month away. Every year Shrove Tuesday arrives - the day before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent, the [...]
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Official California Department of Water Resources documentary on the 1976-77 drought, made circa 1980. Worth watching (and not just to remember those Seventies hairstyles and automobiles and what Jerry Brown looked like with hair). About 22 minutes, via YouTube....
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The National Weather Service says Redding-area residents can expect a 100 percent chance of precipitation today with rainfall amounts of between three-quarters to an inch possible.
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Enterprise High boys basketball hosts archrival Shasta in their final Sac River League matchup.
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Simpson University women's and men's basketball host a doubleheader against archrival William Jessup.
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Local sports scores and briefs.
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The 2013 all-Record Searchlight first and second team defense for football is released.
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Enterprise High linebacker Nick Tomasin is named the Record Searchlight's Defensive MVP for 2013.
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A brief look at news from around the North State.
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In 1914: A series of experiments to be conducted by government scientists at the Noble electric smelter in Heroult on the banks of the Pit River may lead to the establishment of an important new industry — the distillation of wood alcohol and its by-products from hard woods.
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The Simpson University men's basketball team hosts archrival William Jessup at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Heritage Student Life Center.
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Campaign finance reports show who donated to Trey Radel in the three month filing period before he resigned. A look at who donated, how he spent his money and who wants a refund.
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From a female perspective...that's the topic at the next Shasta Historical Society meeting -- Saturday, Feb. 15, at 1:30 p.m. at the Shasta College building in downtown Redding. Speaker will be Anne Thomas from Shasta Living Streets. The event's...
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For the second year in a row, appraisers from Bonhams Auction House in San Francisco were in Redding today to evaluate fine art, furniture and decorative arts — all for a good cause.
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Hunter Wright Day in Redding? It's the least the city can do thank the record-breaking swimmer for the inspiration he's brought to his hometown.
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The Anderson-Cottonwood Irrigation District turns 100 this year, but the drought is curbing the centennial celebration.
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Q. When I bought a fruit tree the other day a clerk offered to sell me Vitamin B-1 to help it grow better. Does this work?
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Dana Downing of Redding shares a photo of her prolific Buddha Hand lemon she grows in a half barrel.
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Under the new farm bill, just like under the old, Rep. Doug LaMalfa will reap a flow of tax dollars for his family's farm.
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I am 91 years old, a grandma, elderly and disabled, confined to a wheelchair. Raley's closing will impose a severe burden.
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Thomas Lawrence's weekly "College Notebook" column dissects Redding area and national college sports.
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Two workshops designed for elementary and middle school girls will give participants hands-on experience in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.
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Shasta County sheriff’s deputies Friday night evacuated a neighborhood endangered by explosives and volatile chemicals that blew a man’s hand off Thursday afternoon.
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A former Igo-Ono School District principal and registered sex offender was sentenced today to more than seven years in prison for molesting an 11-year-old girl over a one-year span starting in 2011.
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The strong smell of wood shavings, sweat and just a bit of WD-40 was heavy in the air at Shasta District Fair grounds, where four college logging teams competed today for the title of log loading skills champion.
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Though Mother Nature appears to have finally opened the spigot, this week’s rain won’t be near enough to dig the north state out of its drought.
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Tomorrow is your last chance to catch this art exhibit at Old City Hall in Redding. Nice HD video work.
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A former Igo-Ono School District principal and registered sex offender was sentenced today to more than seven years in prison for molesting an 11-year-old girl over a one-year span starting in 2011.
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The Whole Earth and Watershed Festival is a community-wide celebration with activities for all ages that celebrate social, economic, and environmental solutions for ourselves and our planet while enhancing the health and livability of our north state region. It takes place on the 4th Saturday of April and has something for
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Bryant Media Group of Red Bluff, California, is identified as an outstanding e-commerce SEO firm among thousands of firms nationwide by Topseos.com.
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An opportunity to bring Apple to Northern California
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Your high pitch ringing in the ear could be result of TMJ disorder.This column is discussing other symptoms of TMJ disorder. If you have these your dentist could help you get rid of them.
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Harris Studios, a multi-faceted arts education facility, is offering several new classes for all ages and abilities this Winter.
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A recent Simpson University graduate has been selected to present research at the 2014 National Council on Undergraduate Research’s annual meeting this spring.
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The Xbox One has gotten a small price drop in the UK.
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The Shasta Lily Quilt Guild is offering one scholarship in the amount of $1000 to a graduating senior from Siskiyou County pursuing a career in the following artistic fields: quilting, fabric design, fabric or fiber arts, graphic design, fine arts or applied arts.
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The Sacramento River Watershed Program will host their Annual Stakeholder meeting at the Sierra Nevada Brewery Big Room on Tuesday, February 12th. The annual meeting brings together those concerned with resource conditions within the Sacramento River watershed and provides a forum for sharing ideas, information and opportun
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Former Mars Volta drummer and Grammy award winner Thomas Pridgen brings his new group, The Memorials, to Bombay's in Redding. Joining them onstage will be diverse lineup of musicians including local bands Monk Warrior, Hollow Lane & Belda Beast.
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Come hear international speaker Dr. Shanhong Lu, M.D. PhD, discuss the hormonal aspects of stress and toxins and learn how to "clean, burn and shape" your way to better health.
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Although Baby teeth are not permanent, however they are going to affect the shape of your child's face, the way your child is going to talk and chew food. This will affect the health and future of you child.
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Interested in family history? Want to find out who your ancestors are? Come to the event of the year that will give you the tools and resources to find and create your family tree.
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Where Were You?
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High-tech robotics and state-of-the-art human interactive software bring dinosaurs to life in a new exhibit slated to open at ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum in Ashland, Oregon on February 15th. In Prehistoric Predators, guests experience life in the Cretaceous Period as they explore a land filled with life-sized, meat-eating
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The Mt. Shasta Mall puts on fantastic display of local talent! Teaming up with Kids Unlimited, the Mt. Shasta Mall provides North State kids a venue to share and hone their performing talents. With professional staging, lighting, sound and a dedicated volunteer staff, this event has become the hottest spot in town for the 1
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Artist and art instructor Stefan Baumann wins 1st place with his oil painting called "The Drag Rider" at the annual Red Bluff Western Art Show part of the Bull and Gelding Sale at the Tehama Fair Grounds.
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Tibetan monks will share their unique art, culture and spirituality for eight days in Mt Shasta Feb.27- March 8th.
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Shauni Williams, Christian music artist, to release new compilation in March 2014.
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The most annoying and hateful game that everyone needs to play.
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E-mail from Scott Mobley in Portland about the status of that massive ridge of high pressure that's been behind our super-dry weather: "The ridge has broken down for the time being. In fact, both Carrie and I have a day...
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While chatting Tuesday morning with ACID General Manager Stan Wangberg about the drought's potential impact on his operation (see tomorrow's column) he got a call related to the city of Redding's request that ACID put up the boards on the...
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A segment of road southwest of Redding remains blocked off today as authorities continue their investigation into a Thursday explosion that blew off a man's hand.
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An alert correspondent points to a press release about the Assembly Republicans' newly released transportation-investment plan. The short version: Less high-speed rail, less diversion of gas-tax dollars, more investment in roads. But it's not the plan that got this reader's...
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Over a half million dollars. Bet there’s some photos. And here’s all 5 of them. It’s listed as a 2005 built 3795 sqft 4/3 on 2.09 acres. Representing the interests of the bank/seller is foreclosure listing agent Reciprocal Agent from Reciprocal Office. He or she writes:
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Expect as much as a half-inch of rain today as the wetter, warmer part of the storm stretch moves into the area. Today's high should be about 51 degrees with winds up to 16 mph and 32 mph gusts. Another half-inch of rain could fall tonight, with possibly three-quarters of an inch on Saturday. Expect rain Sunday and a chance
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In all my years as a practicing psychologist, I have learned repeatedly that one of the strongest motivations driving human behavior is our need for control. When I work with clients, one of the many measures I am mentally assessing is their perception of control over their lives. If I can understand this, it is [...]
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In 1914: A steer at Inwood was hit across the back by a falling digger pine so severely that the force of the tree instantly killed the animal and sank its hind legs their full length in the rain- soaked earth. When it was found by its owner, he thought it was still alive until close enough to find life extinct.
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Enterprise High's girls basketball team goes on the road to face crosstown rival Shasta in a Sac River League matchup. Sophomore Kamira Sanders needs 16 points to reach 1,000 for her career.
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Local sports scores and briefs.
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A roundup of North State news in brief.
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U-Prep girls soccer is on an incredible 25-match undefeated streak after Thursday's blowout win over Central Valley. The Panthers are also looking for their first-ever back-to-back section championship run.
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One by one, area students accepted small, shining trophies as their classmates applauded and cheered. It was like each had just won gold at the Olympics, but these aren’t athletes. They’re “mathletes.”
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The "water grab" in a bill that House Republicans passed wouldn't just help distant San Joaquin Valley farms -- but also our North State neighbors.
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After "first, do no harm," medicine's second great motto should be "above all, humility." Even the tried-and-true may not be true. So about President Obama's effort to rearrange the health care system ...
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It's not just special-interest "stakeholders" but all Northern Californians who will feel the effects if wolves return to our landscape.
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A viable reintroduction of the wolf to California is just impossible in this day and age. A steady wild food supply and hunting range are severely limited.
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Late longtime sheriff joined Army Air Corps, taking on dangerous job as gunner.
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Also, check out wine in Manton and in downtown Redding.
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In a move General Manager Gary Hayward says will keep his employees healthier and lower costs, Win-River Resort & Casino next month will become the first Indian gaming facility in the North State to prohibit smoking.
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BloodSource seeks customer service, clerical help.
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See who was at what recent North State event.
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The state’s 3rd District Court of Appeal today ordered the Shasta County Clerk’s Office to release the signed voter petitions that eventually led to the recall election and ouster of former Shasta Lake City Councilwoman Dolores Lucero.
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State officials are recommending the gray wolf not be listed as an endangered species in California.
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A brief look at business news from around the North State.
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Marketing consultant Rocky Slaughter believes Shasta County is a special place and is making a career out of promoting his hometown of Redding. But as he took the podium today at the Sierra-Cascade Logging Conference, Slaughter leveled with the room.
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An investigation into Aramark operations spurred by residents’ noise complaints will turn on how the industrial laundry plant’s vested rights allow it operate in the Garden Tract neighborhood.
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In 1914: Charles Dunham of Millville filed suit in superior court against the Central Pacific Railway Co. to acquire title to a block of land he claimed to have owned for 25 years.
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T.J. Holmes' weekly prep notebook/column.
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Firefighters and paramedics are heading to 9021 Chapparal Drive after receiving reports that a man severed his hand in an explosion of rocket fuel.
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Peripatetic Redding Realtor Skip Murphy was in McCloud yesterday, click here and scroll down, and took this remarkable picture of the snow (or should I say lack of snow?) on Mt. Shasta....
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Frontier Communications has restored Internet access to about 12,000 clients in Shasta, Siskiyou, Modoc and Lassen counties today.
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...more than ten years after Judge Richard B. Eaton died in the badly neglected old family home on the hottest day of the year in 2003. In the mail today, from the Behrens-Eaton House Museum folks: "To our Donors and...
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A man featured on Shasta’s Most Wanted for failing to appear in court for sentencing on a narcotics conviction was arrested Wednesday during a traffic stop in Redding.
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The Chronicle's Tom Stienstra spotlights a cool get-out-and-hike challenge promoted by a Bay Area parks district -- the Trails Challenge. The Redding area has the trails --- and Healthy Shasta, for one, maintains good maps of them, but even so...
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Red Bluff police arrested two men on Wednesday who were traveling in a car that had been reported as stolen.
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Bloomberg has the story here. Excerpt: "At least six states and counties from Maryland to Oregon's Multnomah are getting inmates coverage under Obamacare and its expansion of Medicaid, the federal and state health-care program for the poor. The fledgling movement...
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Emergency crews are investigating a reported dry ice bomb on Churn Creek Road south of Hartnell Avenue.
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Saw this abandoned lumber mill in Siskiyou County yesterday. It had an old For Sale sign. Later I went looking for it online, but couldn’t find it listed anywhere. Even if I was looking for an abandoned lumber mill with a million dollar view, I couldn’t find it unless I drove by it.
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McCloud California is about an hour’s drive north of Redding. Here’s The McCloud River Mercantile Hotel and the White Mountain Cafe yesterday.
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Gold street in Redding is actually paved in gold. Well not in a literal sense, but that was probably the intent. It isn’t exactly paved with Gold today. But back in 1872 when they were naming streets, all the mining going on down Placer Road had everyone thinking that they’d all soon be juggling nuggets
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National Weather Service forecasters expect rain to stay in Redding through the weekend. There's a 50 percent of showers today with about a tenth of an inch of new water expected. The high should be about 49 degrees. As much as a half-inch of rain could fall on Friday, when the chance of rain is 80 percent. Rain is expected
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We came. We cracked. We chewed. Saturday, I joined more than 1,000 people at the Anderson Fairgrounds to attend One Safe Place’s 27th annual “Crab Feed.” We faced off against 4,400 pounds of crustaceans-still-in-the-shell and emerged woozy but victorious. The Crab Feed is a festive, mega-party, but despite its size it
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A fascination with trees and a love for photography inspired Eric Knapp’s recent photo series. What started as an experiment into the carbon storage capabilities of tree roots became “Life Uprooted,” a photographic series exploring the twists and turns experienced in nature and in our personal lives. Knapp and his tea
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Lonestar, a popular band out of Nashville that had sold more than 10 million records since forming in 1992, wasn’t necessarily broken, but it was in need of a fix anyway.
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The current Renaissance of downtown Red Bluff is a convergence of creative entrepreneurs collaborating to create the community they want. One need look no further than The Coffee Bar at Enjoy the Store to see how a young couple, Brook and JD Dominick, joined forces with friends to bring a quality cafe experience to their ho
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In early December, over on Yelp.com, online reviewer “Kimberly P.” of San Jose totally nailed Rita’s Kitchen, the tiny breakfast and lunch spot on Hartnell Avenue in east Redding.
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Where have I been, you might ask? Then again, maybe you didn't notice. Whichever. We went on a road trip. Last Thursday morning we left early, 5 AM-ish early, to head on down that big ol' interstate. It was dark, of course, but there's not much traffic at that hour so we sailed on down to Sacramen
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In a blistering ruling against Cal Fire, a judge in Plumas County has found the agency guilty of “egregious and reprehensible conduct” in its response to the 2007 Moonlight Fire and ordered it to pay more than $30 million in penalties, legal fees and costs to Sierra Pacific Industries and others accused in a Cal Fire la
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Local sports scores and briefs.
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Firefighters are battling a van that has caught fire on N. Market Street this evening.
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A man and a woman were arrested following a standoff in Anderson today, say deputies with the Shasta County Sheriff's Office.
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Ever-tougher environmental protections haven't given us healthier forests in California. And any real restoration will involve the skills of the logger.
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The No. 1 thing working women on the brink say they need is paid sick leave. Their No. 1 regret is they didn't stay longer in school.
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Those of us who are fed up with the rude and illegal blasting of stereos need to take action.
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Let's face it: The carrying capacity of California is a small fraction of the current human numbers.
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Ray Guy just got elected to the Football Hall of Fame. Sweet! Long overdue! He's the first punter to be elected.
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This Bronco fan is bleeding from the Super Bowl smackdown -- but nature is threatening to do far worse to Californians.
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A weekend festival in downtown Redding will bring together Northern California craft breweries and small businesses for an afternoon of shopping and sipping.
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A brief look at business news from around the North State.
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No rain has meant more work for homebuilders like Jeb Allen of Palomar Builders. The dry, unseasonably warm January fueled single-family home permits in Redding last month as 17 were pulled, more than three times than a year ago.
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Proposed improvements to the City of Shasta Lake wastewater treatment plant will take the city’s water from poop to practically potable.
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A brief look at news from around the North State.
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WASHINGTON — California’s water wars extended to the House floor Wednesday as more than a dozen state representatives debated reducing environmental efforts and allocating more San Joaquin River water to Central Valley growers.
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Mother nature appears poised to finally quench a parched north state this week.
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Local athletes sign their national letters of intent to play sports in college.
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List of support groups in the North State.
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Outdoors Recreation Groups ARCHERY Ishi Archery Club, Red Bluff: Hosts shoots at its range. Youth instruction available. Membership $30 per person, $35 per family. Information: www.ishiarcheryclub.org Straight Arrow Bowhunters, Redding: Hosts events and shoots at its range. Annual membership is $60. Information: www.straigh
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It was stunning enough last year when a visiting judge in Plumas County dismissed Cal Fire's case against Sierra Pacific Industries seeking damages related to the 2007 Moonlight Fire -- this after the company settled a federal case for more...
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By: Matt Brockman As the Lady Knights left the locker room, the sound of clapping filled the air. The mood felt good and the vibe was positive. It seemed as if the Lady Knights had nothing to fear and not a care in the world. A few more wins and they would clinch a payoff spot. The Lady Knights are
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Shasta County Sheriff's deputies say they caught one of Shasta's Most Wanted in Shasta Lake today.
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A man died after being burned alive in his wheelchair in Red Bluff, police say.
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A controlled burn is producing smoke near Whiskeytown today.
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Reuters has the story here, and it's not pretty....
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Austin Clark sighed, sat down, and locked down the next few years of his life.
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Chief Robert Paoletti will hold the first quarterly town hall meeting of 2014 on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Redding City Council Chambers, located at 777 Cypress Avenue. Chief Paoletti will present a review of crime statistics and trends for the year 2013. He will also provide an update regardi
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Shasta Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation (SWRR) organization in Anderson announces the return of appraisers from Bonhams Auction House in San Franciscofor a fundraiser from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7 at the Mt. Shasta Mall in Redding. Private appraisals by appointment only on&n
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They’re trying to starve us out, here at FDotD. REOs these days reduced to a trickle. Less than 55 foreclosures being offered today in our MLS. A mere shadow of the inventory of the days of yore. So anyway, th
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A woman was taken to a local hospital today with a cut to her chest caused by a coffee cup thrown by the woman's daughter during a fight, Shasta County Sheriff's deputies said.
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The Washington Post breaks it down here. Highlights: No, the law isn't cutting 2.3 million jobs. The law has not created a part-time workforce.The employer mandate penalty could hit wages, labor supply.Obamacare may bolster consumer spending (by lower-income households)....
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It’s official, by formal decree from the mayor of Redding: Saturday shall forthwith be known as Hunter Wright Day. What did Hunter do to deserve such an honor? The 17-year-old Enterprise High School student merely put Redding on the map last month when he became the youngest ever to swim the Strait of Magellan. Hunter, [.
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There’s a 10 percent chance of rain after 4 p.m. today in Redding, forecasters with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say.Otherwise, it should be mostly sunny with a high near 55 degrees. There’s also a 40 percent chance of showers after 10 p.m. Tonight’s low should be around 37 degrees.The forecast for Thurs
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Oh, Valentine's Day. You look so innocent - all hearts and flowers, sweetness and lace. It's unfortunate that such a seemingly simple day of love, friendship and affection has grown into a Godzilla-sized emotional super-power day of extremes. It can bring joy and elation. It can wreak sorrow and heartbreak. The same office
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1914: Postmaster Alex Ludwig of Cottonwood is in receipt of an order from the department to secure bids for the erection of 12 new letter boxes at the street corners where injured boxes are now established.
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Top-ranked Foothill High boys basketball hosts No. 2 Enterprise in a Northern Section and Sac River League slugfest.
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Sidebar commentary on the pivotal Enterprise-Foothill game.
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Local sports scores and briefs.
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Fire crews are at the scene of a fire that broke out tonight at a mobile home in south Redding.
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Turtle Bay Exploration Park’s Randall Hempling was brief in explaining to the Redding City Council the nonprofit’s lenders no longer needed a set of changes made to the master lease to accommodate the hotel project.
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A brief look at news from around the North State.
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SHASTA LAKE — How many ways are there to say “It’s dry out there?”
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Redding Police say they've caught a man suspected of stealing $100 from a gas station near Bechelli Lane.
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In the Northern Section, this is as good it gets.
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The California Highway Patrol has received reports that a vehicle crashed into the center divide on northbound Interstate 5 near Fawndale.
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The Shasta Union High School District is introducing technologies that just a few short years ago were only found in elite research labs.
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With GOP leaders in Washington pushing for amnesty, they'll only demoralize Republican voters and help the Democrats keep their Senate majority.
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The police chief, off duty, dropped his family breakfast to stop a burglary in progress at our business. Thanks, RPD, for a job well done.
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The idea of dredging Lake Shasta, with all those islands that were showing but are now little mountains, is not as crazy as you'd think.
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Local chefs share dessert recipes that will be featured at seventh annual event.
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A brief look at business news from around the North State.
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Kevin Askeland's biweekly "North State Notes" column dissects Northern Section sports from a statistical and historical perspective.
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The Mountain Gate man accused of hacking two men to death with a wood-splitting maul during a killing frenzy in 2012 pleaded guilty this morning in Shasta County Superior Court to two counts of first-degree murder.
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A Red Bluff High School auto shop teacher was arrested Monday after police said he sent inappropriate text messages to a 17-year-old female student.
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ANDERSON — A fire early today damaged a house and destroyed two buildings on a property just south of the Sacramento River off Deschutes Road, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reported.
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The recent action by the Uintah Elementary School in Salt Lake City in denying certain children food is the most disgusting treatment imaginable.
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Take the megabucks that are going to be allotted for Gov. Jerry Brown's bullet train, which no one will ride and will have to be subsidized by the taxpayers, and build desalinization plants near the coastal cities.
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Why would our elected officials allow a few citizens to put the brakes on such a momentous project that would benefit millions of Californians?
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Shasta County had one of the lowest flu vaccinations in the state, according to a UCLA survey. What's causing people here to avoid vaccines?
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A detail from an L.A. Times report on frustrations with the homeless in the beach neighborhood of Venice. (No, it's not just Redding that's a mecca for the homeless.) Some newer residents are quick to call police about things the...
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Three people were arrested today when sheriff's officials tried to serve a warrant in a pig seizure operation in Shingletown.
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Advanced Redding has named Cory McCandliss as the new general manager at the Civic Auditorium.
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As fear for what California’s severe drought means for the rest of the year sweeps the state, the City of Shasta Lake City Council will discuss its water allocations for the coming summer Tuesday night.
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From YouTube, an example of the FDA's new "Real Cost" of smoking campaign, aimed at young people. This one's entitled "Your teeth." I think of meth addicts hereabouts and what that stuff does to your dental health....
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Redding Police said today that they've received word that one of Shasta's Most Wanted have been nabbed in El Dorado County and another caught in Phoenix.
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Of late, Realtor Skip Murphy's been thinking a lot about Stillwater Business Park and non-boom/bust economic development. His idea: move Redding City Hall to Stillwater and open a medical school campus at 777 Cypress Avenue (not sure where that would...
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A Mountain Gate man accused of hacking two men to death with a wood-splitting tool during a blood-soaked rampage in 2012 pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder today in Shasta County Superior Court.
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As reported last week, the January 28 meeting of the Board of Supervisors was a marathon. This is a continuation of that meeting. The issue that received the most public input was, of course, the consideration of a new county ordinance on land use for marijuana growing. This issue was reported last week. The Board [...]
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This is 3 of 3 posts about still nascent Stillwater Business Park. I hadn’t given it much thought until the recent firing of the sales broker, which I regarded as a bit unfair. He tried for years to sell our shovel ready park with no demand in a downturn. And now that the economy is improving, he gets the ax. Too mu
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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month.  As part of the American Dental Association’s “Give Kids a Smile” campaign, Shasta Community Health Center, along with other local dentists and community supporters, will once again offer FREE dental care to help those children living in Shasta Coun
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A Red Bluff High School auto shop teacher was arrested Monday after police said he sent inappropriate text messages to a 17-year-old female student.
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When I visited a friend in west Redding yesterday I was surprised to hear his caregiver say that she's been filling containers with water. Then I read this from a Bloomberg story today: California Bottling Co. in Roseville has seen...
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A Pontiac sedan rolled on the on ramp to southbound Interstate 5 from Highway 299 this morning and is slowing traffic in the area.
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A fire this morning at an Anderson-area house damaged the house and destroyed a shop and guest house, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
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Ever since the Cascade Theater reopened gloriously in 2004 with that sublime Mark O'Connor concert, there's been a certain mumbling and rumbling from patrons: why isn't there anywhere to go downtown after a show? Well, there's Spoon Me... and...  Bombay's.... aaaannnnd.... uh.... ummmm... well... let's go to
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Redding's top officials are calling for better pay and hiring incentives for key positions at the short-staffed and difficult-to-recruit-for electric utility.
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Mostly sunny skies and a high temperature near 56 degrees are forecast today for Redding, meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Sacramento say. Patchy frost is also likely before 11 a.m. Tonight’s low will be around 31 degrees. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers Wednesday night, while the day should se
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The weekly Northern Section Basketball Media Poll, to be released at midnight Tuesday.
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In 1914: A judgment handed down ended the water right suits after winding their way six years through court. Farmers could now use Hat Creek water during the irrigation season and the power company would have the use of the streams from September until May.
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A brief look at news from around the North State.
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Winter Olympics time is just around the corner, and you’re definitely going to see loads and loads of athletes who grew up in cold-weather places competing for gold medals and hoping to hoist the American flag in a victory celebration.
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Local sports scores and briefs.
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A 51-year-old Manton man was arrested today after he allegedly waved a firearm at shoppers in the parking lot of a Belle Mill Road grocery store, police said.
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REU's recruiting shortfall has reached a dire state, and part of the solution is money. It's understandable to bristle at the idea given the state of the economy -- but critics need a better, viable plan.
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Paperwork burdens threaten the viability of Gov. Jerry Brown's new school funding plan.
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CPS won't even offer an explanation about what's happened to my great-grandchildren.
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I'm glad Republicans are standing up to Obama's principles, where are bad for the country.
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A brief look at business news from around the North State.
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Paul and Barbara Young have been hiking Lassen Volcanic National Park for more than two decades, but thanks to the North State’s unusual winter the couple’s recent visit was unlike any other winter trip they’ve ever made.
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Rocky Slaughter helped a Redding grocer turn an attempted burglary on his business into a TV commercial. Now Slaughter says he's ready to help the timber industry with its public image.
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College advice and rap music -- Chris LaMarr is skilled at delivering both. The College OPTIONS academic adviser in Redding is a rapper with WithOut Rezervation, an influential Native American hip-hop group.
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Less than a month after announcing plans to launch a second location in east Redding, the Best Little Sandwich Shop downtown will now unveil a third storefront in Palo Cedro as soon as this weekend.
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RED BLUFF — The defense attorney for the 40-year-old man accused of murdering a 14-year-old Red Bluff girl doesn’t think his client can get a fair trial in Tehama County.
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A brother and sister were arrested Sunday night after allegedly ramming a police car near the Shasta Outlets in Anderson then leading authorities on about a 50-mile chase that ended in Tehama County.
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Tina Hill looks up the road from where she lives on Red Bud Lane in Shasta Lake and shakes her head. A few hundred feet up the street a clearing more than 50 feet wide has been carved out of the thicket of brush and oak.
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The president is straight out of "Hogan's Heroes": "I know nothing! I see nothing! I hear nothing!"
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For the first time since the 20th century, Shasta College will have a new athletic director.
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What if we can’t sell Stillwater Business Park? What’s Plan B? And here I question the premise on which its creation was based. It’s not hard to see how we arrived at building a business park as a strategy for economic growth. Redding itself grew from boom/bust origins. Gold Rush, Rail Town, Mining To
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Legistorm reported here that Congressional travel set a new post-Abramoff-scandal record last year -- 1,887 free trips costing nearly $6 million. That made me curious about where in the world our freshman congressman got off to. Details here of...
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Once you have taken care of the prep work to get your home on the market, you'll need to present your home to potential buyers. Even small cosmetic improvements will have a major impact on the sale of your home. The right touches can get a buyer excited about your home, but a few poor decisions may lose their int
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Once you have taken care of the prep work to get your home on the market, you'll need to present your home to potential buyers. Even small cosmetic improvements will have a major impact on the sale of your home. The right touches can get a buyer excited about your home, but a few poor decisions may lose their int
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Putting your home on the market isn't as simple as placing a FOR SALE sign in your yard.  Redding, California There are several steps to take prior to listing your home that will make the transaction smoother and quicker.   Hire a real e
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Putting your home on the market isn't as simple as placing a FOR SALE sign in your yard.  Redding, California There are several steps to take prior to listing your home that will make the transaction smoother and quicker.   Hire a real e
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From this Bloomberg piece following up on the OD of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman: "While inner cities have long battled heroin, law enforcement officials say they are seeing increasing seizures in suburban areas, and that in some communities the highest...
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It took firefighters about 45 minutes this afternoon to control a fire that destroyed a 20-foot shed on property on the 17100 block of Treat Avenue in Happy Valley.
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Experts predict that nearly 10.5 million remodeling and replacement projects will be completed this year. Although 65% of homeowners are remodeling to maintain their homes, 30% are doing so to improve its resale value. Regardless or your reason for remodeling, it's a great time to make improvements to your home.
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Experts predict that nearly 10.5 million remodeling and replacement projects will be completed this year. Although 65% of homeowners are remodeling to maintain their homes, 30% are doing so to improve its resale value. Regardless or your reason for remodeling, it's a great time to make improvements to your home.
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Somebody in Shasta County is nearly $55,000 richer after hitting all five numbers on a Fantasy 5 ticket Saturday night, California Lottery officials said today.
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A few years back Victor Davis Hanson wrote a memorably vivid article about "The Two Californias" -- the stark gap between the prosperous coast and the "Third World conditions" in his own family stomping grounds of the San Joaquin Valley....
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Voices of Faith: What are little acts of selflessness and love? How can we love selflessly?
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The attorney for Quentin Bealer, the man accused of strangling Red Bluff teen Marysa Nichols, will seek a change of venue for the upcoming murder trial.
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With state water officials turning off the tap because of the drought I e-mailed Public Works Director Brian Crane and asked him what it all could mean for us in Redding. His reply: Marc, Our fate does depend on what...
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A brother and sister were arrested Sunday night after allegedly ramming a police car near the Shasta Outlets in Anderson then leading authorities on about a 50-mile chase that ended in Tehama County.
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Regular readers of A News Café will recognize Alicia McCauley from her warm, funny blog, Pedals & Pencils, in which she shares both light and deeply poignant stories from her life journey. Alicia teaches first-grade at Boulder Creek School and is a teacher consultant for the Northern California Writing Project. During
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Look for consistently cloudy skies this week, with a chance of rain Wednesday and Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.
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The following is a list of Shasta County’s Most Wanted for the week of February 2, 2014. Each of the listed subjects has been convicted in court and has failed to appear at sentencing. Any person appearing on this list is urged to turn themselves into local law enforcement or the Shasta County Jail. Law [...]
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1914: With the Redding temperance workers out in force, with delegates present from Kennett, Ono and Happy Valley, the Shasta County Dry Federation, a branch of the California dry federation, was launched at the Methodist church.
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Redding man shot on Hilltop Drive
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A planned elephant preserve in Tehama County will bring majestic new neighbors and instantly create the North State's favorite field trip.
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What causes economic inequality to rise and fall? The answer is simple -- taxes.
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For those who think bicyclists are just in the way, consider a few points about the law -- and please accept an invitation to talk about our differences.
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When our beautiful Doberman Pinscher suffered a cardiac event on the River Trail, strangers were quick to offer life-saving help.
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The Patriot Guard Riders displayed impressive professionalism and respect at a World War II veteran's memorial.
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Local blood collections agencies report their stores of are being sucked dry as flu and cold symptoms prevent frequent donors from giving at normal levels.
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3-D printers are bringing a new dimension to education at Enterprise and Shasta high schools in Redding. They offer hands-on learning, giving students a chance to not only design something, but make it too.
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Defense wins championships, and the NFL has not seen a defense like Seattle's in a long time.
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So says the following paper, presented at Saturday's forum on medical marijuana held at the Redding Elks Club. Matthew Meyer's conclusion: "Shasta (County) is much better equipped than Humboldt to have a vital cannabis economy with legalization. It has access...
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Anderson police say they arrested a parolee this morning after he was found with methamphetamine.
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CNN reports this morning that Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead from an apparent drug overdose in his Manhattan apartment.
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I wrote this post below in response to some articles about John Troughton of Cushman & Wakefield at Redding.com under Marc Beauchamp’s blog. Stillwater Business Park has proven to be a tough sell for Cushman & Wakefield.
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Lassen Volcanic National Park will take advantage of low snow levels and begin work on the Northwest Gateway Forest Restoration Project. This fuel reduction project is located in the northwest corner of Lassen Volcanic National Park where forest conditions present a severe risk of high intensity fire.  In partnership w
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The Redding Colt 45s have added 3 players from Michigan State Univ of the Big 10 Conference. The Colt 45s formerly of the Far West League are now playing as an Independent Collegiate Summer team in 2014.   Nolan Dill - RHP- 6'6/235 Freshman- Nolan is a big strong RHP out of Bowling Green, OH [...]
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Groundhog Day coincides with the Super Bowl for the first time, but Punxsutawney Phil's peeps don't expect the big game to steal his early morning spotlight.
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Forecasters expect a 30 percent chance of showers mainly after 11 a.m. today, though the day should otherwise be partly sunny. The high temperature should be about 54 degrees with an overnight low of about 33. Monday will be partly sunny with a high near 56. Patchy frost is expected Tuesday morning. Expect highs in the 50s
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A roundup of North State sports in brief.
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Redding police are looking for a gunman who shot and injured a 34-year-old Redding man Saturday night in the 100 block of Hilltop Drive.
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A roundup of North State news in brief.
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Letter from John Troughton of Cushman & Wakefield: February 1, 2014 Dear Northern California Stakeholder, Along Redding's Airport Road is soon to be the new home of Redding Electric Utility (REU) and Moore's Flour Mill. Just outside of Stillwater Business...
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In 1939: The federal government received an appeal for additional funds to speed construction of the Central Valley Project. A speedup in construction would help solve an unemployment problem in California.
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Firefighters who went to a reported attic fire in the 11300 block of Menlo Way tonight say the smoke came from burned toast in an oven.
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Introducing Get Out!, a brand new way of helping readers enjoy this amazing place where we live. And saying farewell to Laura Christman, who's retiring after 33 years.
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A new compromise farm bill, likely to win passage, closes a critical window into how the program spends taxpayers dollars -- and stops a future embarrassment for farmer-lawmakers.
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When Gottschalks closed nearly five years ago, businesses in the Hilltop Center were left without an anchor tenant.
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Proponents say a new county ordinance will enable medical cannabis patients to still grow their own medicine, while routing out the real source of the problem, the major illegal grows that have pocked the North State. Only it isn't true.
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Why do the county supervisors push their closed-mindedness on those of us who accept the reality of cannabis's actual medicinal purposes?
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Teens can use cool animation software and a 3D printer while the preschool set can follow along with story times on special tablets.
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Brittany Chord and Paul Parmley, both of Sacramento, are engaged to be married on June 7, 2014, at Anselmo Vineyards in Shingletown. The bride-elect is the daughter of Traci and Mike Chord of Redding. She graduated from Enterprise High School in 2002, and earned her bachelor's degree in government-journalism at Sacramento S
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Kids 11-12 need to get boosters and other vaccines.
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Article on how child labor is used for many chocolate brands sends kids in different directions on Halloween.
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Panel says porn, easy hookups and lack of communication harms intimate relationships among 20-somethings.
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Welcome, 50, and welcome a new appreciation for purple, butterflies and light-heartedness.
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Developing nations following in America's footsteps of bad diet focused on processed foods.
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Hostels, hotels and backpacker's lodgings help traveler keep his head dry at night.
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Here's a quick rundown of what to remember before getting on a bike.
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Device measures brain waves to let you learn how to calm your mind or get it moving.
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Berries provide source of merriment for feathered friends and watchful humans.
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It's important to have a plan so you don't run out of money during what could be a decades- long retirement.
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When a client wants to change her plan, insurance agent enters a bureaucratic jungle where there are not clear or consistent answers.
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Dr. Nathaniel C. Peery opens a new chiropractic office in Redding.
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And new sturgeon regulations took effect starting this year.
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A veteran California Highway Patrol officer and his wife, a CHP dispatcher, were arrested Friday, accused of workers’ compensation insurance fraud.
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A woman fought back against a flasher today by hitting the man in his exposed genitals, Anderson police said.
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The Hartnell Avenue overpass is partially open, the California Department of Transportation reported today.
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Firefighters have called out a paramedic to a half acre vegetation fire for a burn victim this afternoon.
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Here’s a government owned Chalet Style home near Lake McCumber. Click on any image to slightly enlarge.
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Firefighters today contained a house fire in Bella Vista off Highway 299.
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Red Bluff police say they found more than 100 pounds of processed marijuana today during a traffic stop.
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An 18-year-old Mendocino County woman suffered major injuries early today after she drove her SUV into another vehicle twice on southbound Interstate 5 near the Highway 44 interchange in central Redding, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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Photo : A small Pacific chorus frog, waiting. How long has it been? I sat with my eyes closed this past Wednesday just listening - listening to the sound of the rain on the roof, on the trees, on passing car tires and I wondered - how long has it been? Within minutes of the [...]
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What do you get when the doyen of contemporary ballet meets the definitive playwright of our age? Neither a play nor a dance, but something new and marvelous -- a multimedia staging of two timeless Anton Chekhov short stories, which will run for just two more weeks at the Berkeley Rep. The show, "Man in [...]
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A restaurant will open Saturday in Redding and donate a portion of its proceeds to a local charity that helps ill children.
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Expect sunny skies but an otherwise cool day with an expected high of about 60 degrees. The night's low should be about 35 degrees. There's a 20 percent chance of showers Sunday, which will otherwise be partly sunny and about 57 degrees. Monday will warm to the 60s. Highs should remain in the 60s through Thursday.
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Guess this notorious incident made national news back in the day....
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In 1914: The Fitzgerald ranch at Clear Creek and the Sacramento River would be placed on the market for home tracts. The owners organized a company for the purpose of developing this great tract into homes.
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The Shasta County Bomb Squad was called to Redding City Hall on Friday to check a suspicious package that was addressed to Mayor Rick Bosetti.
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Enterprise High boys basketball entertains Red Bluff in a homecoming game and a Sac River League war.
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Local sports scores and briefs.
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Liberty Christian's boys basketball team hosts Chester in a battle for the top spot in the Five-Star League standings. A girls game recap to follow.
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A brief look at news from around the North State.
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Yes, they really are laughing at naked pictures of us, those scanners don't work and what "Fanny pack, Lane 2" means. Politico has it all here....
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Anderson police and the California Highway Patrol are investigating an apparent intentional crash at the Ace Hardware off Highway 273.
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Liberty Christian boys basketball faces Chester for first place in the Five-Star League Friday night.
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The Enterprise High boys basketball team hosts Red Bluff at 7:30 p.m. Friday in a Sac River League matchup.
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Redding Police today identified two men who led Shasta County sheriff’s deputies on a chase in a vehicle they’d allegedly carjacked.
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Three young men, including a juvenile, pleaded not guilty today in Shasta County Superior Court to murdering a 21-year-old man Sunday during what Redding Police have described as a phony drug deal.
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Conservatives skeptical of the "California comeback" point to major long-term burdens like pension shortfalls. At least one liberal leader in the Assembly, however, is at least talking a good game about fixing the teachers' retirement system.
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Why is our labor force shrinking? Well, how many locals have joined the burgeoning underground economy surrounding marijuana?
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If marijuana production came under similar restrictions as ordinary farmers, and the criminal element was eliminated, many of the current cited problems would also cease to exist.
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I'm trying to reduce my property's fire danger, but the air-quality regulators said no.
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A brief look at local business news from around the North State.
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The warm winter weather could be a growing problem for many North State farmers and backyard fruit tree owners.
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Thomas Lawrence's column delves into Northwestern football players attempting to unionize, a potential first for NCAA athletes. Enterprise alumnus and former University of Arizona lineman Shane Zink chimes in.
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Drought-tolerant plant is also deer resistant.
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Students learn the ins and outs of gardening while neighbors also benefit from the bounty.
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Horticultural oils can stop pests from becoming a problem while trees go dormant for the winter.
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Partial closure of Interstate 5 and the Hartnell Avenue overpass snarled traffic in central Redding today as engineers examined the damage an overcrossing sustained a car crusher carried by a big rig clawed into the overpass underside leaving behind $1 million in damages.
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A group that wants to open a preserve for African elephants in Tehama County has purchased the property it has set aside for the project. But it will be a few years before the first elephants are roaming the land.
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What effect the drought will have on this year's Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale won't be known until after Saturday's main event is over.
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Please remember that if men could have babies, abortion would be a birth right.
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This week it’s been on my mind to ask myself, "Who's my peer group?" Peer group. Now there’s a term that is used and overused in today’s lexicon. But to which peer group do you belong? How do you define your peer group? Is it widely accepted as a peer group, or is it just [...]
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Pre-hispanic cooking of the Americas includes many different fruits, vegetables, meats, chocolate, honey, insects, grains like amaranth and definitely CORN. Here's my tamale making class in Guanajuato, MX awhile back. The hardest part was the very slow mixing of...
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We don’t have very many condos in Redding, and this government owned REO looks exceptional.
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In a recent taxpayer-financed mailing, Rep. LaMalfa bragged about all the calls and requests his office has handled. In that vein, received this e-mail from a local businessperson: "Marc...enjoyed your weekend piece...especially the bit on LaMalfa. I am hoping daily...
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I'm an island girl. And I think I have the right to call myself that, because for a huge chunk of my adult life, I've lived on islands. The day after I graduated from college, I flew off to Greece and lived for several months on the island of Crete. At the end of the
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Lassen with at least SOME snow, seen today from a familiar perspective for anyone heading out on Hwy 44. Click to slightly enlarge. And then, looking back at lovely Redding California from the ridge. We live in a beautifu
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Interesting take from the Woodland Daily Democrat on the conviction this week of Sen. Rod Wright, a Los Angeles County Democrat, on charges related to his running for office claiming a false residence. The Rod Wright story can only go...
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Shasta Lake City offers downpayment assistance to qualified buyers for homes up to $165,000. The assistance takes the form of a so-called “Silent Second” loan up to $80,000. This can be a very attractive way for first time buyers to get into a home of their own. Looks like there are currently
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Sent Scott Mobley this Accuweather story that suggests the persistent high-pressure ridge out in the Pacific blocking our rain has "crumbled" in recent days. His response: Sorry to be a downer, but current ensemble forecasts do not suggest any pattern...
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Here’s a unique home on what may be a commercial parcel with a river view.
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Evening red and morning grey Sends a traveler on his way. Evening grey and morning red Rain upon the traveler’s head -Grandpa’s Weather Forecast I saw a red-sky at dawn yesterday, and Grandpa was right. It did bring a bit of rain. It’s about time. Day after day of cloudless, 70-degree weather was weird and
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"Grandma, Why do you put Honey in Everything?" "Because a Little Sweet always cuts the back off the Bitter!"
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I have always believed that it is what we do, not what we say, that truly defines who we are!
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For years, the federal government has done a bit to support western counties where the public is a major landowner by writing checks for the "payment in lieu of taxes" -- or PILT. It's a modest but, especially for the...
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Recent post on the Facebook page for a day-long forum this Saturday on medical marijuana at the Redding Elks Club (details here): Dear Friends - Today we received a call from the Elks Lodge - seems that the "public" (right-wing...
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Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to adopt a new ordinance governing the growing of marijuana in the unincorporated parts of the county. The motion was made by Supervisor Leonard Moty and seconded by Supervisor Pam Giacomini. It was taken after a lengthy meeting that included many passionate public comments and was g
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Skip Murphy of The Address Realty in Redding told me a couple of weeks ago that his phone wasn't ringing this January like a year ago. And the numbers are backing that up. Pending home sales in Sha
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“Hey hey, my my. Eff dot dee can never die.”
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Technology is a pretty amazing thing. Who could have imagined 25 years ago that many of us today would be walking around with powerful little computers in our hip pockets that could help us do so many things? One of the things that smartphones can do is save us cash and allow us to keep [...]
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I almost forgot that Sunday is Super Bowl. Don't ask me who's playing. And although I know nothing about football, I do know that food plays a big part in Super Bowl Sunday, especially at Super Bowl parties. I was invited to a Super Bowl Party once. Just once. It was a long time ago. [...]
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From a story in today's SacBee headlined "California police have no interest in setting pot rules:" "...instructional materials for a certified police officer training program offered by the California Narcotic Officers' Association declare that "this 'medical marijuana thing' " is...
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Assume this day-long forum on marijuana in Shasta County, scheduled for this Saturday at the Redding Elks Club, will go ahead, despite today's decision by the Shasta County Board of Supervisors to ban all outdoor pot gardens. Details of the...
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The public is invited to enjoy the young voices of the Redding Cooperative Preschool and the music of the Shasta High School Band during the preschool's 39th Annual Children's Concert, held at 1 p.m. Sunday Feb. 23 in the David Marr Auditorium, 2200 Eureka Way, Redding. The fundraising event includes a grand prize
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Friday, February 7 - 1st Friday Open Mic at Dunsmuir Brewery Works. 5701 Dunsmuir Avenue.  Signups at 7pm.  Starts at 7:30pm.  All are welcome!  Come and express your talents in a cozy and fun atmosphere.  235-1900. www.dunsmuirbreweryworks.com. Friday, February 14 - 2nd Friday Art Opening at Siskiy
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Here he sings Malvina Reynolds' 1962 song:...
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Details here. For a few, there may be a silver (or gold) lining to this drought....
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Nothing clears my mind like a bike ride on the Sacramento Rail Trail. My husband lifts the bikes off the rack, I slip on my helmet, secure my speedometer and away we go! Following the blue water of the Keswick Reservoir is soothing to my heart and soul. If the wind isn’t blowing, the mirror [...]
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In this long profile in Orange Coast magazine she talks about working at the Redding store, the loss of her dad to a drug overdose, religion, her conservative approach to the family business and much more. Excerpt: While her father...
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All I know about modern American folk music and politics, I learned from Pete Seeger.
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The son of the guy who owns the ranch next to me is in the Peace Corps (the son, not the guy) in Mongolia. I have been following his adventures on his Facebook page. +++++++++++++++++++++ While teaching the conversational ice breaker "two truths and a lie" my teachers are ready to believe that I
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I had the privilege this weekend of trying to keep things friendly in a forum, sponsored by Shasta County Citizens for Democracy and the local ACLU chapter, on "Guns and their Place in Society." Given the lineup on the panel...
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It comes from the newly revised final version of the state's Water Action Plan: Restore forest health through ecologically sound forest management. Overgrown forests not only pose a risk of catastrophic fire, but can significantly reduce water yield. Wow, is...
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Message from friend on Facebook: I have to go to a 1920s themed party next Saturday and I don't have a thing to wear. My character is a glamorous madam. You got any ideas or where I could go look? Message from me to her: Well, I'm flattered that you thought of me when it come
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Did you know it was the week of the Great Kindness Challenge? Well it is, and you might hear about it from your kids' school or your local hospital. Mercy Redding has posted a checklist with a few dozen ways...
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Egon Harrasser, avid explorer of the North State's beautiful country and an avid photographer, was up at our favorite mountain Friday and relays a few pictures of "an incredible scene which we never experienced before." Classic and beautiful lenticular cloud,...
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This unseasonable Spring started last December, apparently. The lovely Karry put some peas in the garden, and here they are coming into production, well before the end of January. So crisp in stir fry!
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Nothing new of interest posted today in the MLS, so we will feature 2 homes that are not listed for sale but are coming soon. We don’t yet have prices, but we can get you more information or put you on the list to inform when they arrive. 6443 El Camino Redding 96001 Westwood Manor  
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Details here. The reason? The AP reports: "...a law recently approved by Mexico City's legislators will require all restaurants to install filters, offering patrons free, apparently drinkable potable water that won't lead to stomach problems and other ailments. "We need...
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The Los Angeles Times asks here. Excerpt: Until now, "nobody cared," said Tony Quinn, an editor of the California Target Book, which handicaps political races. "In a drought, all of a sudden there is rationing, there is no boating, no...
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Although many things are being recycled these days, pianos rarely are. Beautiful to look at and listen to, they often end up discarded, trashed or dumped in landfills. But sometimes there are angels who step in and give these once lovely instruments a second chance. Redding Piano Angels, a 501(c)(3), strives to acquire pian
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North State Songwriters will Showcase original music at Redding's City Hall as part of the annual city-wide Cultural Cruise. The event will get underway at 4 PM and feature local music, art and complimentary refreshments. The performers for the North State Songwriters Showcase will be: 4:00
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E-mail from Deputy City Manager Greg Clark, formerly my boss at the Record Searchlight, responding to an item in Saturday's column on the malfunctioning Eaton clock on Yuba Street: Marc, Regarding your comment in today's (Saturday's) column, our staff checked...
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The businesses surrounding Raley's on Hartnell are about to find out. It can be tough, very tough when a grocery store leaves a center. Some examples here....
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So says Silverado Nursery guru Carly Smith here. Her ideas include planting grasses like grevillea (from Australia), trees for shade, cooling recirculating fountains and (gasp!) even artificial turf ("It's come a long way" since the Seventies). For more ideas, take...
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Walk for Life 2014 (San Francisco) from The Day's End on Vimeo.
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Last Wednesday my back started to hurt. I didn't think too much about it at the time; I figured I had just pulled something. We had lifted a rather large table the day before so that must have done it. Except that it got worse. Much worse. By nighttime it hurt like an SOB. That's when I turned to Google,
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Looks like the ‘Old Ranch’ got a serious makeover. It’s listed as a 2308 sqft 3/2. Representing the interests of the government in this sale is foreclosure listing broker Annmarie Lee Nelson of Realty World Tri Shasta. She writes: “This beautiful home on 20 acres is a must see.
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Commenter "4bbbbs" weighs in on the item in today's column about the faulty Judge Eaton memorial clock on Yuba Street: "During my extensive travels in Germany I don't think I've ever seen a town square clock that was broken. I...
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Wow, this is local theater tour de force. Take two of Redding’s most experienced actors and put them in a play that is little more than constant tightly written dialog. The play takes place on a BART train in the wee hours of a mo
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Every year my hellebores lift their buds and open in the midst of January and February; the multitude of blooms continue to lift my spirits on through April. With their show just in its early stages, I thought I would re-run this piece with David Walther, of Spring Fever Nursery in Yankee Hill, on his [...]
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This is one of the newer restaurants in town. It was built in a former Chevy’s location on Hilltop. And much like Chevy’s, it serves a sort of Cali-Mexi food fusion. There’s a big banner to remind everyone they won a popularity contest at the newspaper. Redding is an unusually tough town for goo
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Redding's "Left Hook" band will hit the big-floored Moose Lodge on Lake Boulevard Saturday.  This special, early-evening event is open to the public.  No antler-hats or pu-bah-attire required. Expect some of the most reasonably-priced drinks in town, lots of dancing room and a killer-priced Prime Rib Dinner from&n
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It's become the conventional wisdom among those who pay attention to the state of forests that California's, for various reasons but mainly because we stamp out fires, have far more trees per acre than they did in their "natural" state....
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We in the North State eternally look suspiciously at thirsty Southern California and its designs on our streams, but the Shasta County EDC's latest newsletter says our water is traveling much further: MCCLELLAN WATER is now fully up and running...
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And you should check it out. It looks good. Click below for more. We’ve been members since 2005. We support local businesses in the greater Redding area.  
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Here’s a 1995 built 3 level 3/2 home of about 1653 sqft with a good sized shop on acreage. The above image is a comp of a couple of shots of the shop. It looks pretty nice. You can link to all the images of this
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“2 Across” opens with an obviously distraught woman, alone, on a BART train at 4:30 in the morning. It closes with two former strangers leaving an East Bay station, united by an interest in crossword puzzles and, possibly, a budding romantic relationship. It’s the 80-minute ride between San Francisco International and
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We all seek control. Even my cat. Lately, she has been waking me up earlier than I want in the hopes that I will put our two German shepherds outside so she can have the whole house to herself. In response, I have been putting her in the garage, which she finds completely insulting. Each [...]
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Over and over and over again, folks working on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan repeat the mantra that their plan is not about delivering any more water from the North State to the rest of California. Rather, the party line...
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Saw this tree trimmer mirroring the Sundial Bridge in Redding today. One less tree to water in a drought year, I suppose. Actually this kind of pine tree, when they get that tall, are at random risk of falling over at inconvenient moments. Like when you’re under them. A safety issue too near Highway
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The Grass Valley Union caught up with Sen. Ted Gaines to get his response to Gov. Jerry Brown's "state of the state" address yesterday -- and also his thoughts on the drought. Gaines offered this plan of attack: "Our reservoirs...
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The driver of a logging truck that overturned this morning north of Weaverville in Trinity County was not hurt in the crash, the California Highway Patrol is reporting.
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Fire crews quickly contained a vegetation fire that broke out this morning in Shingletown.
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Riverside Drive is sort of like a bipolar street. Home values vary wildly, depending on which side of the street you’re on.
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Click here for the images. Excerpt from the accompanying story: "The Shasta snow cover reflects two dry winters (in 2012 and 2013), plus a December 2013 snowfall that puts the area less than 5 percent of the way toward the...
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Fifty or more locals gathered in our town’s pizza parlor after a recent burglary. Their mood was somber. I arrived late and stood near the rear of the crowd. I couldn’t see their faces. But from the tone of their voices I could tell they weren’t there to play bingo. The first question I heard [...]
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Expect a blustery today with a high in the 70s. Wind gusts should reach about 26 mph with a north wind of up to 21 mph. The day's high should be about 72. Friday will be about 71 with wind at about 9 mph. Highs should remain in the 70s through Wednesday.
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A Red Bluff police officer pursued a speeding pickup through residential streets Wednesday evening, but when police caught up with the vehicle, it had been abandoned with the engine running.
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Artist Reeba Barrows’ recent works explore death through society’s impact on fragile creatures and objects.
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“Never a dull meal,” promises the menu at Tapas Downtown — and that certainly applies to Sunday brunch at Christine Silver’s colorful restaurant on Oregon Street, which recently marked its fifth anniversary.
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Befitting an event that features the crowning of a king and queen, as well as delectables and libations galore, it only makes sense for the Soroptimist International of Redding to add a new element to their annual Mardi Gras fundraiser: cake.
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No matter how many air passengers flow through the Redding Municipal Airport, it appears Peter Chu’s Skyroom will continue to soar.
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The West Valley wrestling team beat Shasta 40-32 in a dual meet, thanks to three pins from John Tomasello at 128 pounds, Marc McMahon at 140 pounds and Chase Robbins at 147 pounds.
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A brief look at news from around the North State.
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At 5-foot-6, Jordan Daniels isn't a towering threat in the goal box.
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Redding fire crews contained a blaze an hour after it broke out Wednesday night, but flames destroyed the building that used to be Bargain Bin Surplus Hardware at 1350 Lake Blvd.
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR overhauled its qualifying process Wednesday, switching to a knockout format similar to Formula One and IndyCar.
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Firefighters say a blaze has broken out at a home in Cottonwood this evening.
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Firefighters say a blaze has broken out at an outbuilding in Cottonwood this evening.
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CHICO — Tri Counties Bank CEO Rick Smith was in Santa Rosa Wednesday, heading to Roseville, the day after the announcement that his bank was purchasing Redding-based North Valley Bank.
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The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office will honor 10 current and former employees, including two sheriff’s dogs, at its annual award ceremony Thursday.
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Renae Tolbert had a lot of errands Saturday.
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Redding Electric Utility’s staffing shortages could force construction and remodeling projects programmed for this summer to shut down, putting at risk the local building industry’s recovery.
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If political campaigns are worth anything, it's when they rise above the old-fashioned mud-slinging and offer the voters a contest of ideas. Michael Dacquisto tossed a few out for consideration in announcing his run for City Council.
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Again and again, a report on the state of women in America ignores the broader society. Women have a lower life expectancy than in other nations? Yes, but the men fare even worse.
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Why pay union wages when a minimum-wage worker will do the same job?
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I have never seen an unemployed person, who was motivated and willing to work hard, be turned away when they truly had something to offer an employer.
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A brief look at business news from around the North State.
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The lawsuit by a murderer's family is simply appalling.
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"Inequality for All" makes an eloquent and impassioned argument about how the devastating effects of America's widening income inequality threatens not only the middle class but democracy itself.
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If "the male contribution to human breeding" was a Bronze Age discovery, how'd we make babies before that?
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The Shasta and West Valley High boys soccer teams battle for first place in the Sac River League Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Redding Soccer Park.
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In 1914: Shasta County Superior Court Judge C. M. Head, 51, passed away after four years of being ill with Bright’s disease. He contracted pneumonia a few days ago, which proved too much for his weakened constitution.
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It’s been a busy past few days for the State of Jefferson movement as it spreads around the North State..
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If you're looking to stay away from tobacco, Shasta County's probably not the place for you, according to a newly released study from the American Lung Association.
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Redding Police say they caught another of Shasta's Most Wanted in downtown Redding.
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A group of Shasta County residents has started a petition asking the Board of Supervisors to protect patients’ access to medicine by allowing outdoor marijuana grows regardless of property size.
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Firefighters are heading to south Redding after receiving reports of a mobile home that caught fire as it was being towed.
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Like everybody in the ski business on the West Coast, it's been a painful winter for Kim Clark, general manager at Mt. Ashland Ski Area. As the title of Clark's latest email dispatch says, "50 Years Old & Still Waiting." Clark writes about the "ridiculously resilient ridge" that is bringing u
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I haven't been up to Shasta Lake yet, but plan to go soon. There are a few places I want to check out. Before the lake was created, there were many people who lived throughout the entire lake area....
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When Need 2 Speed closed in downtown Redding in fall 2012, owner Boris Podtetenieff talked of moving the business to a more populated area. I believe Portland was one of his dream destinations. Well after nearly landing in Salt Lake City, Podtetenieff has found a new home in Reno. The Sparks Trib
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Mayor Rick Bosetti, a former professional baseball player, used a sports analogy while adding his support to the City Council’s Tuesday night decision to go with a new realtor for the Stillwater Business Park. “Here’s a message you can take back to your manager,” Bosetti said to Cory Lawrence, an agent with the Cush
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Sterling Financial Corp., the Spokane, Wash., bank that came close to buying North Valley Bank last decade, itself was purchased last year. The Spokesman-Review in Spokane
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Officials with the University of Oklahoma say normal campus operations have resumed after a report of a shooting on the Norman campus.
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Author Carl Sagan described a “demon haunted world,” where fear drives people to make foolish and unscientific choices. As for me, I am old enough to have met an actual child stricken with Polio. Yesterday, when I took my mom to the doctor’s offi
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Here’s cute looking home near the high school in Shasta Lake City.
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A nice feature story on rising Shasta home values from business reporter David Benda in today’s Record Searchlight. Our own Broker Erin Rader is in the front page photo, above the fold mostly. She was showing a possib
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An Oregon couple is in jail following their arrest Tuesday in connection to a stolen car and the discovery of illegal drugs.
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Redding firefighters this morning quickly knocked out a car fire that threatened to spread to some vegetation behind the Dollar Tree store on Lake Boulevard.
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Jury selection is scheduled to begin today in the trial of a Mountain Gate man accused of hacking two people to death with a wood-splitting maul in 2012.
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Today's high will approach 80 degrees as Redding continues a prolonged dry spell. A north-northwest wind of about 7 to 13 mph, with 20 mph gusts, will blow through the area. The night will down to about 43. Thursday will be about 74 and highs will stay in the 70s for at least a week.
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One of the reasons history is so captivating is because it pops up every now and then to surprise us.
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My husband and I have waged a several years’ long battle over hair with our two boys. It began as soon as they had opinions and could articulate them with words. Their consistent position has been, “Do not touch my hair ever, ever, ever.”
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My original headline was, "My Fantasy: Chopped!" But, as the headline suggests, it would be a highly unrealistic dream for me to be a contestant on "Chopped", the Food Network program over which I'm pretty much obsessed. Even so, I'm sort of embarrassed to admit that I actually had some foodie friends over recently for [...
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A regional firm in the West Coast commercial real estate markets will begin to list the long-dormant parcels at Stillwater Business Park next month.
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Central Valley High boys basketball hosts local foe Anderson in a Northern Athletic League showdown in Shasta Lake.
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Local sports scores and briefs.
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A brief look at news from around the North State.
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Driest year in a century? UC Berkeley's B. Lynn Ingram will see your drought and raise you another four centuries. In an interview with Cal's News Center, Ingram offers some perspective on water: If you go back thousands of years,...
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Central Valley High boys basketball entertains Northern Athletic League rival Anderson at 7:30 p.m. in Shasta Lake Tuesday.
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After years of false starts, a state grant promises to lead Shasta County toward a much-needed expansion of jail space -- complete with a new, rehabilitation-oriented philosophy.
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President Obama seems completely unaware of how many of the policies he is trying to impose have been tried before, in many times and places around the world, and have failed time and again.
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A brief look at business news from around the North State.
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In 1914: A short circuit in power lines at the sampling mill at the Balaklala copper company’s plant resulted in the complete destruction of the building and the great part of the machinery.
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Appearing close to tears, an ex-Marine was sentenced today to 8 years to life in prison for attacking a pregnant Redding teenager on the Sacramento River Trail in 2012 to try to abort her unborn baby.
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Two separate lawsuits filed in Shasta County allege the civil rights of a medical marijuana patient and a former collective owner were violated by the county and the City of Redding at different times.
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An 18-year-old Redding man accused of stabbing his father to death last year with a kitchen knife was ordered today to stand trial.
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LAKE SHASTA — Skeletal remains found scattered Sunday near Shasta Caverns may be the remains of a 32-year-old Santa Clara man missing since July 2012.
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In America, 150 babies per hour are ripped from their mothers' wombs by the violence of abortion.
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What do cattle breeding and abortion rights have in common?
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State officials will be in Redding Thursday to provide information and take public comment on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan.
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Home sales in Shasta County in 2013 rose for the third straight year and values went up for the second consecutive year as the area continued to bounce back from the real estate crash.
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Kevin Askeland's biweekly "North State Notes" column dissects Northern Section high school sports from a historical and statistical standpoint.
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The merger between Tri Counties Bank and North Valley Bank would create the 26th largest bank in California.
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DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) — A Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer accidentally shot and killed a fellow officer Tuesday, authorities said.
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The Redding City Council decided to go with a new real estate agent to continue marketing Stillwater Business Park.
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Tri Counties Bank has agreed to buy Redding-based North Valley Bank, a deal that would create a franchise of some 80 branches with $3.5 billion in assets.
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — NOAA: Swirling storm dumps nearly a foot of snow just outside Philly; about 6 inches in NYC.
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Neel Kashkari, a former Bush administration official, is officially in the race for governor to replace Jerry Brown this November. From AP: Kashkari describes himself as a social moderate who supports gay marriage and abortion rights -- positions that could...
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Brian Grigsby, a Shasta High School science teacher, says he has always been fascinated by the world around him, and what makes it work. It’s this sense of curiosity and wonder that lead Grigsby to teach Earth Science, Physical Science and Biology from 1993 to 2000. In 2008, after several opportunities in his field outsid
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A State of Jefferson activist relays word that the Glenn County Board of Supervisors this morning unanimously signed on to the call to the Legislature to let the northern people go. Read the resolution here....
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The Shasta Association of REALTORS contributed cash to buy these wreaths you see honoring our veterans at the Northern California Veterans Cemetery in Igo. These wreaths are displayed during Christmas, and then stored for next year. I was happy t
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Two of Shasta County's most wanted suspects have been arrested, Redding police reported today.
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Included in Patt Morrison's LA Times column here. It really is the Seventies again....
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National Weather Service forecasters predict more sunny skies and warm highs for Redding in the near future. The high today is expected to reach 73 degrees, while tonight's low will be about 40 degrees. Wednesday will be similar.
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1914: Floods have wrecked the traffic bridge at Dunsmuir across the Sacramento river in the southern portion of the city. It collapsed at 10:30 this morning and is practically a total loss.
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Foothill High boys basketball remained at the top of the boys large-school rankings for the fourth time in five editions this year, after walloping West Valley in the Sac River League opener Friday, in the latest Northern Section Media Poll, released Tuesday.
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News in brief from around the North State
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Shasta County sheriff’s deputies arrested one of the county’s most wanted suspects Monday at a home in Anderson.
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A group of Shasta County residents say the link between crime and drugs is clear, and implementing a complete ban on outdoor marijuana grows in the county would be a step in the right direction.
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Everything about Stillwater Business Park takes too long. But one example -- how long it took the city to realize it had the wrong real estate broker. A blog (here) from two years ago.......
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Redding's been arguing about the merits of Stillwater Business Park for more than a decade now, but here's one point of universal agreement: What the city's been doing hasn't worked. Now it's shifting its strategy.
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If federal courts are forcing the state to release prisons, it's only sensible to parole the the old and ill, however much time is left on their sentences.
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A doctors wonders, as patients near the end of their natural lives, whether intense treatments help or hurt.
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A brief look at business news from around the North State.
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More than 100 people gathered in downtown Redding Monday morning to honor Martin Luther King Jr. with a prayer and praise circle, followed by a march to the city's multicultural center.
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Trinity County is ready to turn the corner in its efforts to bring more tourism recreation dollars into the region.
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Redding police dog Carr is back at work after making a speedy recovery from a potentially-fatal illness.
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The Red Bluff City Council will consider allocating $9,394 for this year’s payments to the Tehama County animal shelter, which houses animals caught in the city, above the already $95,500 set aside.
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Trinity County sheriff's deputies have arrested a 21-year-old Trinity Center man on suspicion of murder.
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Was just forwarded this e-mail from Veronica Sherriff: Hi Everyone, Just letting you know that the tickets for the Dave The Raw Food Trucker event at my home in Oak Run (30 minutes east of Redding) are on sale at...
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Some other notable quotations from the life of Martin Luther King here....
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Tehama County deputies say they arrested a man early Sunday morning after stopping the truck he was in and finding meth on him.
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Free admission to nearby awesome Whiskeytown Lake today, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. And the weather looks perfect for just about any activity. Whiskey
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Wait, what? Is that really what it looks like it is? “Computer, enhance image.”
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National Weather Service forecasters predict a warm and sunny Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in Redding. The high should be 73 degrees, with a low tonight of 38 degrees. The rest of the week should be similar, with highs of 73 to 74 predicted for Tuesday and Wednesday as well.
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This week it’s been on my mind to ask myself, “Just what are friends for, anyway?” Or, “Just what is a friend?” Or, “What does it take to be a friend?” We all, every one of us, can attest to the fact that we ‘believe’ friends are important. There have been volumes written and miles [...]
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A look back on what happened on this day in history in the North State.
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News briefs from around the North State.
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The Shasta College women’s basketball team won a Golden Valley Conference game Saturday with a 66-23 victory over Lassen in Susanville.
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SEATTLE — Russell Wilson threw a 35-yard touchdown pass on fourth down and Seattle's top-ranked defense forced two late turnovers, lifting the Seahawks into their second Super Bowl with a 23-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers for the NFC championship Sunday.
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It was a sea of mostly red - and a little blue - as fans of both the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks gathered at Bleachers Sports Bar and Grill in Redding to watch the NFC Championship game Sunday afternoon.
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. could not have imagined as he stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial delivering his "I Have A Dream" speech that if he glanced to his right, he would be looking at the future site of his own monument.
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Secretary of State John Kerry has surprised everyone by the vigor with which he has pursued this goal.We must wish him success since this is a region which can easily lead us into a new and unnecessary war.
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People were able to hear every word that Martin Luther King Jr. said. If he had not spoken clearly and loud enough, he would barely be a footnote in history.
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Watching the revelations from former Defense Secretary Robert Gates about the Clintons and Barack Obama, I was absolutely sickened that they and Vice President Joe Biden would disregard the safety of the military.
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On Jan. 14, for the second time since Joe Biden said people don't need an assault rifle because a shotgun is easier to shoot, a student has shown up at his school and tried to kill his fellow students using a shotgun.
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Without "victimhood," there exists no leftist party.
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The stock markets have become nothing more then a piggy bank for the wealthy including hedge fund managers.
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WASHINGTON — A chief element of President Barack Obama's attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance will not work, leaders of Congress' intelligence committees said Sunday, pushing back against the idea that the government should cede control of how Americans' phone records are stored.
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Redding's scenic course and balmy temperatures attracted some of this year's winners of the Redding Marathon from out of the area.
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Blake Zufall just wanted to beat the three-hour mark for his first marathon run.
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The Record Searchlight Presents - Eat Desserts First Get Tickets at One SAFE Place Business Office & Client Service Center, Cornerstone Bank, Five Star Bank, American West Bank, Boheme Spa, Mary's Pizza Shack, O2 Staffing, Cold Stone Creamery, Sweet Spot, Sandy's Specialties, Record Searchlight, Redding.com
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The Record Searchlight Presents - Eat Desserts First Get Tickets at One SAFE Place Business Office & Client Service Center, Cornerstone Bank, Five Star Bank, American West Bank, Boheme Spa, Mary's Pizza Shack, O2 Staffing, Cold Stone Creamery, Sweet Spot, Sandy's Specialties, Record Searchlight, Redding.com
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Red Bluff police arrested a 27-year-old man today on suspicion of felony evading an officer after he allegedly drove through a stop sign, stop lights and drove on the wrong side of the road to avoid the officers pursuing him.
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Last night we watched "Silver Linings Playbook." I hated it. I began to wonder if I had a choice between two hours of dental surgery and having to watch it again, which would I choose? I was leaning on the side of dental surgery because at least the two hours would not be spent in vain. I hated al
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At a time when the public's approval of many politicians is at an all-time low, the group Shasta County Citizens for Democracy (SCCD) wants us to remember there are some good ideas and programs that come out of Washington, DC and Sacramento. The organization is sponsoring an essay writing contest for local high school stude
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National Research Corporation and DecisionHealth have named Mercy Home Health and St. Elizabeth Home Care to their announced list of 2013 HomeCare Elite™ 500 winners.  Now in its eighth year, the HomeCare Elite program recognizes top-performing home health agencies across the United States. Mercy Home Healt
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You are invited to start your new year with a free visit to a national park!  Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and all of the other 401 national park sites across the country will offer free admission on Monday, January 20 to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  In 2011, the Martin Luther Ki
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Schedule of Events: 8:00 am: Bell Ringing Ceremony (Inside of Old City Hall located at 1313 Market St.) 9:00 am: The worldwide bell ringing 9:30 am: Shuttle leaving the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center to the Court House, 1500 Court St. (Shuttle transportation provided by Bethel Church) 9:45 am: For the Prayer/Praise Circle T
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From today's LA Times story on draconian water rationing in store for Willits: "Quite honestly, the elephant in the room in several different ways in this matter is the marijuana industry," (Willits City Manager Adrienne Moore) said. "They are heavy...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - JANUARY 18, 2014 Sheriff Bosenko to Continue Appearances Despite Withdrawal of Opponent in Race Redding, California, 1/18/2014 On Wednesday, Sheriff Bosenko's opponent in the upcoming election for Sheriff of Shasta County, Aaron Maready, announced that...
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Officials of the small town of Willits, Calif., looked at their two municipal reservoirs last week, did some calculating and realized they had enough water to last only 100 days. It was time to adopt the toughest rationing measures they could.
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Hundreds of runners today will converge on Shasta Dam for the 12th annual Redding Marathon.
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Redding is in the midst of an unseasonably warm and sunny stretch that shows only faint signs of stopping.
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Rachel Martin of the Enterprise High girls basketball team scored her 1,000th-point Saturday in a game in Modesto against Bradshaw Christian.
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ANDERSON — Those wanting to make the North State the 51st state laid out their case for secession tonight.
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A roundup of North State news in brief.
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The state's new school funding formula, which offers increased flexibility and local control, is launching with a wave of public outreach to glean what parents and others want from their schools. It's a rare opportunity to shape the future.
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The power of beliefs to distort reality can result in giant leaps to foolish and, even perilous, conclusions. Witness Bob Williams' recent column.
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Once known as The Vineyards, the once-beleaguered Anderson development has a new name and website.
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Would your community be better off if your city council met at the local Starbucks? The answer is almost certainly yes.
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Shorter days can lead to seasonal affective disorder.
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Melyssa Tollar and Kevin Wacker, both of Sacramento, are engaged to be married on Aug. 2, 2014, at the General's House Garden, Lion's Gate Hotel, Sacramento.The bride-elect is the daughter of Nick and Tina Tollar, of Buffalo, N.Y. She graduated from West Seneca High School in West Seneca, N.Y., and from Medaille College in
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Simmie Stayer and Brad Buehler, both of Lenox, Iowa, are engaged to be married on June 7, 2014, at the Ponderosa Ridge Ranch in Anderson. The bride-elect is the daughter of Pat and Bonnie Stayer of Palo Cedro. She graduated from West Valley High School in 2007 and earned her bachelor's degree in agriculture at Chico State U
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The Supreme Court this spring will consider challenges to the Affordable Care Acts requirement that employer-paid insurance plans cover contraception. Whose rights should prevail -- employers or employees?
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Should the entrances to abortion clinics be buffered from protesters? If so, how much space is enough space to protect patients while protecting First Amendment rights?
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What kind of precedent does it set to give a law license to a man who isn't even in the country legally?
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Emergency exits are set with a 15-second delay. In a real crisis, that could be deadly.
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If you dote on the negatives and ignore the positives, you may be too critical.
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And somebody needs to explain to tour operator what a "very nice roast beef sandwich" really is.
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Different feline personalities carry on even as two pals ease into older age.
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The days of stressing about a school dance are gone; long live rambunctuous games to keep kids social and happy.
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From glamourizing self-harm to casual sex, there's much that young people find a drag on their generation.
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Turning 50 will bring new adventures in life including some new wrinkles and happiness.
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Heading to Ashland? Here's how to get tickets and some tips on finding places to stay.
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A dying tree takes on new life as a scultpure thanks to an artist and a businessman.
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Firefighters say a blaze has burned a vehicle at the Trinity County Fairgrounds in Hayfork.
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Details here. A two-minute promo for our film commission....
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In 1914: Redding Mayor Harry W. Glover announced his intention of seeking a higher office in the service of Shasta County. He said he was going to run for District 1 county supervisor.
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Redding Firefighters are heading to a home near Ellis Street after receiving reports of a structure fire this morning.
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This home on Castlewood in Redding is still looking for a new owner. We did an online tour video for it, and as of this morning, it had
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Bud Lane was not likely named after a Budweiser product. And you have to travel down Starvation Flat Road to get to Bud Lane, so there’s that. What makes today’s FDotD interesting is neither bud nor starvation, but the fact that this parcel is zoned Heavy Industrial. That makes it possibl
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With the season of pruning, planting and gifts in mind, it seems a perfect moment to repeat the In a North State Garden interview with Robert Fanno of Fanno Saw Works in Chico. If you are like me, you love your tools. If you don't love your tools - you should. Every gardener needs tools [...]
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This week checked out the impressive new equestrian facility at the seemingly ever-growing Rolling Hills Casino -- so new that the folks at the hotel and in the casino didn't have brochures yet. Open since December it's already hosted several...
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Don't expect the sunny and warm conditions to change anytime soon. Today should be about 76 degrees under sunny skies with a calm wind that increases to about 6 mph in the afternoon. The night should drop to about 37 at its coldest point. Sunday will be about 73 degrees with a light north wind. Monday will again be about 74
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In 1914: The Farmers Association decided that the Mammoth Copper Co. operating at Kennett must adhere strictly to the terms of the stipulations between the company and the farmers or be made the defendant in another suit to close down the smelter.
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Foothill and West Valley High's girls and boys basketball teams square off for "Think Pink" night at Shasta College for the Eagles' homecoming.
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Enterprise High girls basketball hosts rival Shasta, looking for its 26th straight win in the series.
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Thomas Lawrence's weekly "College Notebook" column dissects Redding college sports.
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Local sports scores and briefs.
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A brief look at news from around the North State.
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Enterprise High girls basketball has dismantled Shasta time and time again.
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One person has been detained in Anderson after a chase ensued that saw a California Highway Patrol officer crash while chasing a rental vehicle near Jones Valley this evening.
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Shasta County and vintner Reverge Anselmo have reached an agreement to settle a dispute over a chapel built at his Shingletown-area that lacked required permits, among other matters.
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"Think Pink!" Night is back at Shasta College.
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Political advocates of every stripe are marshalling the drought declaration as an argument for schemes they were already promoting, but there's no way around cutting back and making do.
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If you haven't yet seen "Tough by Nature" at Turtle Bay, do it this weekend before it closes. The exhibit -- portraits of ranch women -- is an all-time favorite.
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Q. How does what you believe will happen after death affect the choices you make in your life? Hebrews 9:27 tells us that “after death comes judgment,” and the only way to escape judgment is to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. That is the most important consideration. For those God has graciously redeemed through the w
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Here’s what’s open and closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day:
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The Redding man who was charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence in the death of a Cottonwood fire captain will not face a second trial.
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The 12th Redding Marathon kicks off at 8 a.m. at Shasta Dam Sunday.
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Redding teen Hunter Wright broke the world record for being the youngest swimmer to complete in the Strait of Magellan race when he successfully finished the race early this morning in Chile.
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The accident was horrible. The way total strangers jumped into action to help was inspiring.
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Don't let plant get too woody or you won't be able to prune it aggressively.
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Make a creative pot and re-pot your indoor plants to promote their health.
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Students foster vegetables from seed to table in new elective at Redding school.
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Diseases, big agriculture needs and Colony Collapse Disorder stress nation's bee populations.
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President Obama is creating "Promise Zones"? Is anyone still buying his promises?
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Two years ago Nathan Marlette was on the fast track to prison or the grave, he said.
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A brief look at business news from around the North State.
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Siskiyou County voters will have at least one question before them about seceding from California in the June election.
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Redding Police say they caught a man under AB 109 supervision in a stolen truck today, marking his third arrest in less than three weeks.
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PHILADELPHIA _ Two 15-year-old students were shot inside a Philadelphia charter high school, police said Friday. Both are in stable condition, authorities said.
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Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Redding man in the Rite Aid parking lot of Westwood Village on Thursday night that they say was involved in a residential burglary in Cottonwood the prior day.
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From Joe Mathews: Ask yourself if the following sounds like how public meetings are conducted in your community: The big decisions are made in closed session, and when the council or board members face a difficult challenge, they spend most...
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Here’s a look at the most recent local Redding and Shasta County regional homes sales statistics. We like to look at this set of charts every month to see if there is any identifiable swing or trend of which to be aware. This is for December 2013.
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Here’s a home in lovely Shasta Lake City, not far from Shasta Lake School.
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Redding teen Hunter Wright breaks record for being youngest swimmer to complete in the Strait of Magellan race.
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Redding police say a call this morning about a shooting in west Redding turned out to be vandalism.
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I'm sure you've got some Go To songs in your back pocket, am I right? Songs that no matter where you are, no matter what you're doing, put you in a good mood. Get your feet moving. Whether you're in the kitchen making dinner, in the car driving for hours on end, you've got a [...]
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The Marijuana Bowl? A return of the Bud Bowl?
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Redding will see a slight drop in temperature today, though sunny and warm conditions aren't showing any signs of ending.
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Excerpts from this San Jose Merc story: "There will be a few precipitation events, but we're looking at drier-than-normal conditions in February, March and April," said Matthew Rosencrans, a meteorologist with the agency, which is based in College Park, Md....
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A commentary from the Enterprise-Shasta High boys basketball game.
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Shasta High boys basketball hosts crosstown rival Enterprise to open Sac River League play.
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Local sports scores and briefs.
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T.J. Holmes' weekly prep notebook column dissects the talent level of girls basketball in the North State.
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A brief look at news from around the North State.
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High school basketball gets serious Thursday in west Redding.
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OROVILLE — When economist Robert Eyler looks at the North State economy, he sees pluses, minuses and question marks.
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OROVILLE — California Controller John Chiang says California’s financial condition is better than in previous years, but the threat of disaster still lingers.
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A Shasta County jury deadlocked 10-2 for acquittal today in the trial of a Redding man charged with vehicular manslaughter in the 2012 death of a Cottonwood firefighter.
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It's taxes the memory to recall the times before the housing collapse and its drawn-out aftermath, but the rapid decline in foreclosures suggests the system has digested the mountain of bad debt.
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If he wasn't committed to the mission, if he didn't care about winning, why did Barack Obama throw these soldiers into battle in the first place? Politics.
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The list of Republican policy decisions that hurt children and will harm Republican candidates is clear and damning.
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Homes, courthouse and remains of a store can still be seen in state park.
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Also learn more about the Sin and the Sagebrush exhibit from the curator.
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See who was at what North State event.
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Tax aides receive training and must pass a test.
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A state board today approved Shasta County’s bid for $20 million to construct a second county jail aimed at better serving long-term offenders.
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The unseasonably hot and dry winter has the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection bulking up its forces, adding dozens of seasonal firefighters—an effort that normally doesn’t begin until April.
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In 1914: A short circuit in the power lines in the sampling mill at the Balaklala Copper Co.’s plant at that afternoon destroyed the building and the greater part of the machinery.
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Bryan and Shauna Trygstad paced around the boarded up house on Cirrus Way, the front yard displaying an array of soot-covered shoes, photos, pots and dishes they have been able to salvage after a fire tore through the home last week.
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"Unquenchable" is a must-read that explains our water needs. Without a united front, this entire state will eventually be another Death Valley.
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A brief look at business news from around the North State.
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The older I get the more I realize that one of the most prevalent diseases out there is incurable, and no amount of advice will help it
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Anyone who thinks Edward Snowden should come back to this country and submit himself to the federal judiciary for a fair trial should Google "Thomas Drake."
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The Happy Valley man accused of starting September’s fatal Clover Fire and six other blazes will have to wait a few more months before a hearing is held to determine whether he’ll stand trial for murder and arson.
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ANDERSON — A ferocious fire ripped through an Aspen Drive home early today, forcing a family of seven to flee and killing four beloved pets.
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The Red Bluff-Tehama County Chamber of Commerce aims to raise $20,000 over the next month so it can bring back the annual Red Bluff Crawdad Festival.
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For the second day in a row, Redding and Red Bluff's highs of 80 broke records.
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Jury deadlines 10-2 in favor of acquittal in vehicular manslaughter case today.
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In many states -- thanks to a sustained, mainly Republican push in the name of stopping purported voter fraud -- voters must show a valid ID when they go to the polls on Election Day. That's not the law in...
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A state board today approved Shasta County’s bid for $20 million in funds to construct a second county jail aimed at better serving long-term offenders.
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We like to attend the annual Soup Supper put on by the local League of Women Voters, where Erin is a member. We couldn’t stay for the food, which always great. And we missed the speaker too, darn it. Really wanted to hear from County Clerk/Registrar of Voters Cathy Darling Allen. But it was nice to stop in and say a
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Reader Alex Landi e-mailed this response to a recent column that featured the story of Pat (Lim) Lee, one of the owners of Lim's Cafe on North Market Street in Redding. I excerpted some of Landi's comments in my upcoming...
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A few months back, Missy McArthur floated at a council meeting the idea that it's worth exploring whether the Redding police should embrace a growing (if not common) practice among law-enforcement agencies -- wearing lapel cameras that essentially record what...
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On the same day former California Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado announced he was dropping his attempt to challenge Gov. Jerry Brown in this fall's election, the Chronicle had an intriguing story about another would-be governor offering a new flavor of...
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A Tehama County man who led law enforcement officers on a high-speed chase Wednesday night was arrested after he crashed his stolen car into a parked pickup and a chain-link fence, sheriff’s deputies said.
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It's not just in Trinity County that elected officials are trying to prevent a vote on a grass-roots measure. In fact, in Fresno, in response to a push to launch a referendum to repeal a substantial increase in water rates,...
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Here’s an interesting urban style home on a street near Mercy Medical Center and the Courthouse. We’ve shown this unique Redding home before. Back when it was listed for $229K. We were impressed
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The kicker to Jim Dyar's write-up in today's DATE, here, on Wildcard Brewing, out near Big League Dreams: On Jan. 23, Wildcard will feature a new release, a single experimental hop beer called "Pray for Rain."...
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Check out this brief video showing a conceptual 3D Home Printer. It looks very plausible. Imagine the possibilities. Concrete walls would be an exceptional building material in our area, where the insu
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Unlike some folks, commenter "Ready123", who sounds like an insider, always has our sheriff's back: Written on "Maready ends campaign for Shasta County sheriff": I'm soo glad, Maready dropped out. He didn't have a clue about the Sheriff Office, the...
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A house fire broke out early this morning in Anderson and forced seven people out their home and killed three pets, firefighters said.
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“Ignorance of the law is no excuse.” Joe Friday, Dragnet Road trips are a great way to see new sights, visit old friends… and break rules you’ve never heard of. Here are three true-crime stories describing how you, too, can enter the land of the lawless on your next interstate outing. The names have been [...]
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Redding is still in the grips of unseasonably warm weather, a trend that is expected to continue into next week.
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Musicians Chris Parreira and Anwyn Halliday met when Halliday was playing French horn in a symphonic rock band called The Small Axe Ensemble and Parreira was the sound engineer at the show. Halliday, a horn player in the Eureka Symphony and Humboldt Bay Brass Band, and Parreira, a solo artist and member of three other North
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Josh and Janet have little in common other than a shared interest in crossword puzzles and the fact they’re the only passengers on a subway car at 4 in the morning.
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When it installed its new 15-barrel brewhouse in October, Redding’s Wildcard Brewing Co. cleared its final hurdle to complete brewery independence. Well … it still needs to brew and sell a whole lot of beer to pay for the huge, stainless steel Italian-made system, but, thus far, that hasn’t been a problem for the brew
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Last month El Rinconcito Mexican Restaurant opened in the spot off Eureka Way in west Redding that was Senor Rosa’s longtime home.
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In 1914: The Rev. R.A. Browne, pastor of the Chico Presbyterian Church, was made organizer to the California “dry” federation for Lassen, Tehama, Butte, Shasta, Trinity and Siskiyou counties. He put Redding on the list of cities and towns in which campaigns were launched for a “dry California in 1915.”
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Anderson police conducted an undercover operation Wednesday in and around the Anderson Heights residential area and made five arrests within several hours.
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Shasta College women's and men's basketball host rival Butte at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
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Local sports score and briefs.
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The Board of Supervisors’ January 14 public meeting lasted barely over 20 minutes on this day. That was enough time to honor the County Employee of the Month for January (John Crowe, Associate Engineer, Department of Public Works), and to provide an opportunity for Public Comment. This time on the Board agenda in each mee
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A brief look at news from around the North State.
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Maybe you have heard of Marcel Proust's Remembrance of Things Past and the madeleines he ate that stirred up long-dormant memories. If you're interested, you can read it here (though I find Proust a little tedious and wordy myself). I met such a ma
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Foreclosure filings in Shasta County in 2013 declined for the third straight year, plunging to their lowest level in six years, RealtyTrac reported Wednesday night.
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As Redding engineers discuss improvements to Victor Avenue, Kenneth Schjoth and Crystal McPherson have filed suit against the city over their teen son’s death on that road.
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Weather Underground (here) says prospects for rain in California over next 10 days are "dismal." Excerpt: "According to the National Weather Service in Monterey, Calif., San Francisco has never seen a January with less than a quarter inch of rain....
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87 year old Gene Williamson discovered he has an amazing talent after he retired. Gene took up hand carving and painting figurines as a hobby. His ability to capture the details in his carvings is truly remarkable.
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Dr. Parvin Carter, DDS, MAGD, discusses Causes of grinding teeth in sleep, resulting damages to your health. Do-it-yourself natural remedies to stop teeth grinding is provided.
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KIDS UNLIMITED Talent Showcase kicks off the New Year with an over-abundance of talented kids. With a wide variety of skill levels and talent the KUIA Talent Showcase gives opportunity to local up and coming stars to shine and illuminates Redding with positive energy to ring in 2014.
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Presentation by Dane Wigington an expert on Geoengineering. Come learn how global climate modification through geoengineering is happening all over the world and radically affecting us all.
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Weaverville resident Stephanie Rebelo was motivated to earn her B.A. in Organizational Leadership from Simpson University’s School of Adult Studies so she could be an example to her son and the teens she works with at a local youth center called The Factory.
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REACH Air Medical Services donates $10 to Anderson Union High School Sober Grad 2014 through our REACH For Life Membership Program. REACH Air Medical Services wishes to keep our graduates safe this year, while they celebrate their high school milestone
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Red Bluff resident DeeDee LaChance has a heart for troubled youths and children in the foster care system. In order to help counsel them, she attended Simpson University’s School of Adult Studies, ASPIRE program, to earn her B.A. in psychology.
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The owner of a Redding tow truck business has been arrested after police say he tried to elude them when he saw them search his home today.
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With the prison realignment and Redding's much-discussed homelessness, we need more programs that teach job and life skills to those on the margins. Instead, financial problems are forcing Restoration Enterprises to shut down.
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Why is anyone worried that extending legal protection to vulnerable transgender minors spells the doom of civilization?
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Look at the state of our local politics around the region? Do you really have the impression we could run our own state?
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Forget the TV hosts and movie makers. Listen to what the economists have to say about inequality in America. It's stark.
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A brief look at news from around the North State.
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Rogue Fights is hosting "Fight Night" event at Win-River Casino on Saturday.
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Tehama County has identified two sites for a new library.
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Clair Hill founded a business that has grown into a company with a worldwide footprint and championed the water development of the North State -- yet he's missing from the otherwise great "Shasta County Through Our Eyes."
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Talks of Northern California breaking away to form its own state come to Shasta County on Saturday.
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Ann Corrin has been pastor at Pilgrim Congregational Church for the past five years, but it was only recently she and other members of the church discovered a creek flowing through the church property.
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A Shasta County jury began deliberations today in the trial of a Redding man charged with vehicular manslaughter in the 2012 death of a Cottonwood firefighter.
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Shasta College athletic director Gary Houser is set to retire at the end of the school year, after 15 years at his post.
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Everyone's talking about the California drought, but this old post from UC Davis' California Water Blog offers some perspective on what a real drought would mean. In the past 1,200 years, California had two droughts lasting 120-200 years....
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A Redding Police sergeant has bowed out of the Shasta County Sheriff's race, leaving the current incumbent the only candidate.
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A Shasta County jury began deliberations today in the trial of a Redding man charged with vehicular manslaughter in the 2012 death of a Cottonwood firefighter.
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Sent me this via e-mail today: "Over two years ago I began the journey of running for Shasta County Sheriff. I made this decision after much prayer and discussion with my family and trusted friends. It was not a light-hearted...
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Sheriff's deputies have been called to a Happy Valley area house after it was reported a 70-year-old man was trying to break into a house so he could stab his grandson.
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A barn in Cottonwood is engulfed in flames, firefighters on scene were reporting this afternoon.
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"If you're a pre-med student, you're an engineering student, and you take out $40,000 or $60,000 of loans, I have no problem with that. But if you're going to be a French major, you're going to study social welfare, and...
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The R-S' Jim Schultz wrote back in November about the quest of Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund volunteer Janna Hoehn to acquire a photograph of every U.S. service member who died in the Vietnam War --- all 58,286 on "The Wall"...
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Strip clubs have been striving to clean up their image. The uproar over a 13-year-old dancer won’t help with that.
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Mercy Medical Center in Redding is offering a free seminar on the Affordable Care Act Thursday evening.
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Comedian Jimmy Kimmel ran this faux commercial on his late-night show this week. It features an aging Baby Boomer couple sitting on a couch in a comfortable-looking living room: (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) ALEX: Hi. I'm Alex, and this is my...
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Outdoors Recreation Groups ARCHERY Ishi Archery Club, Red Bluff: Hosts shoots at its range. Youth instruction available. Membership $30 per person, $35 per family. Information: www.ishiarcheryclub.org Straight Arrow Bowhunters, Redding: Hosts events and shoots at its range. Annual membership is $60. Information: www.straigh
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A young friend of mine has been through two bouts of cancer. One day she revealed how discouraging it is that even smart, educated people are continually warning her off one food or drink or another, or telling her what she should be doing differently to stave off another bout with cancer. She revealed this [...]
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Expect another sunny day with a high near 80. A north-northeast wind will also rip through Redding at about 9 mph. A warmer night at about 49 degrees is expected. Thursday will be about 78, while Friday will dip to 75 and the weekend will hover at about 70.
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Foothill High's boys basketball team hosts Oroville in a nonleague game for its home opener.
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Central Valley High boys basketball hosts Red Bluff in a nonleague matchup in Shasta Lake.
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Local sports scores and briefs.
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Officials said a house in west Redding suffered major damage in a fire that broke out Tuesday night.
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New Year's advice about de-cluttering, such as given this week by designer Shelly Shivley, also applies to the kitchen. By the year's end, my freezers (one in the garage, one attached to my refrigerator) are packed with food items I just know I will need for cooking. I have copious bread products in particular, saved [...]
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On Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at approximately 0358 hours, deputies responded to Hill Street in Anderson for a reported home invasion robbery. The victims told the deputies that three suspects; two black males and a white male, had entered their residence and stole a television, a set of speakers, a set of house keys, and a
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Red Bluff Police say officers today caught a man suspected of trying to pass off a stolen check as his own at a bank.
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A brief look at business news from around the North State.
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In 1914: Storms during the previous three days blanketed Siskiyou County with 2 1/2 feet of snow.
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Four Redding residents believed to have committed a home invasion robbery in Anderson that may be linked to illegal drug sales helped to close down a Redding neighborhood for hours this morning.
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Charles Krauthammer repeats the same old rhetoric on Israeli exceptionalism with never a mention of the illegal settlement colonialism on Palestinian lands, and segregation in Occupied Palestine.
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Frustration with trains blocking traffic in Redding goes back more than a century. Hats off to the city for trying to find a constructive solution.
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"Time of use" rates for PG&E electric customers would strain the budgets of residents of hot inland areas in the name of efficiency.
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In our current world of cost-benefit analysis, the Sugar Pine Conservation Camp truly represents a win-win situation for all concerned.
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Gov. Christie's nearly two-hour-long news conference last week showed again that he is in a class by himself when it comes to Republicans who can express themselves in the heat of political battle.
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This winter's dry, unseasonably warm weather has North State cattle ranchers and feed suppliers concerned.
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Shasta County Public Health officials say a local man has died from the flu.
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"Dyslexia for a Day" on Jan. 25 in Redding aims to improve understanding of and provide strategies for dealing with the common reading disability.
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After 15 years of community service, Redding-based nonprofit Restoration Enterprises Inc. is closing.
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Sheri Silk will be trading her role as general manager of Redding Civic Auditorium to become event coordinator for a fast-growing Christian youth ministry that plans to settle east of Sacramento.
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Dunsmuir's city council will resume discussion of stripping the mayor of his duties and changing things with certain other city officials at a meeting Thursday.
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E-mail Redding City Manager Kurt Starman sent out today: Subject: Update on The McConnell Foundation / Turtle Bay Exploration Park / Sheraton Hotel Honorable Mayor and Council Members: This e-mail pertains to The McConnell Foundation and its desire to acquire...
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The San Jose Mercury's Paul Rogers explains here. Excerpt: "...meteorologists have fixed their attention on the scientific phenomenon they say is to blame for the emerging drought: a vast zone of high pressure in the atmosphere off the West Coast,...
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Did you know that the planet's second-largest country hasn't had a case of polio since 2011? Well, now you do. Despite a healthcare system beset by severe problems, India has ushered in the new year with an achievement to be...
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With many new items and lower prices for food and drinks. That's the word today from Pamela Fazio, VP of operations at Joe Wong's J&A Foodservice. Menu revamp took two months, the result of "a lot of surveys" of customers....
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The California Highway Patrol says no one was hurt after a car struck the back of a truck belonging to the California Department of Transportation this afternoon.
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After 15 years of community service, Redding-based nonprofit Restoration Enterprises Inc. is closing.
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I was a bit surprised to read how Sheriff Dave Hencratt of Tehama County had so little interest in even considering the idea of sending local inmates to fire camps under the new financial scheme the state is proposing, instead...
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A Shasta County resident has died from the flu, county Public Health officials confirmed today.
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Authorities today announced the arrest of four men and a woman featured in “Shasta’s Most Wanted” program.
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Not all who wander are lost, or so the saying goes. For those Redding folks who’d like to see more of fabulous Siskiyou County, there is a group of hikers. And they have a website: Our unseasonably dry Winter makes for some tough sledding as of now. But it’s grea
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Yesterday we wrote that it can be hard to find good camera angles to shoot foreclosed homes. We have discovered however, that it’s much easier to get a good shot if you remove your hand from the front of the lens. Well, here’s a government owned foreclosure up in the hills east of Redding. Represe
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Check here for live updates from today's Shasta County Board of Supervisors meeting, which starts at 9 a.m. at 1450 Court St., Suite 263 in downtown Redding.
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Authorities have identified four suspects in a home-invasion robbery tied to drug sales this morning and one suspect, who caused a standoff in Redding, is still sought.
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Come on down to the Cottonwood Community Center on Saturday, January 18th, for the 2nd Annual Cottonwood Art Wine and Music Festival.  We'll be serving up local tunes, along with several of our
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Growing  into my teen age years with cerebral palsy was hard. I was stuck in a damn wheelchair, and I couldn’t have conversations like everybody else because I was so hard for most people to understand. My family could understand me, and they always knew what I wanted. But I always wished that I could [...]
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A 34-year-old featured in Sunday's lineup of Shasta's Most Wanted surrendered Monday at the Shasta County Jail.
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A strong high pressure system is expected to continue the dry and unseasonably mild weather through the week.
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The Northern Section Basketball Media Poll unveils its latest rendition Tuesday at midnight.
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Local sports scores and briefs.
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Redding police are looking for leads in the weekend theft of three laptops from Walmart by a trio — including a woman in a wheelchair who carried bolt cutters under a blanket.
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A gas leak at a Redding mobile home park has forced the evacuation of 50 homes in north Redding.
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A preview of the high school and college games of the week to come in Redding and the surrounding areas.
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The governor is offering a windfall to schools, but a shortfall in the teachers' pension fund could absorb nearly every penny.
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The drought is a statewide disaster, and like previous disasters will force big changes in the law.
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Cal Fire saved our beautiful forest, but who will save our old trees from Sierra Pacific Industries?
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How can 92 million Americans be out of work and the unemployment rate be only 6.7 percent? Lies.
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RED BLUFF — It’s been almost a year since the body of 14-year-old Marysa Nichols was found in a creek bed near Red Bluff High School.
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A brief look at business news from around the North State.
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Nearly 200 computers to transfer to schools, other departments
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In 1914: A fire threatened the government fishery at Baird, but the facility was saved by the use of a shotgun to cut the wires. A short circuit of power wires started two fires at Baird. Residents fought the fire but the town was left in darkness except for oil lamps.
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There’s no shortage of victims and witnesses in the criminal case of a former firefighter accused of starting September’s deadly Clover Fire and six other blazes.
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Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget offers a deep discount in an effort to entice county jails to send inmates to fire camps, but north state sheriffs aren’t sold on the idea.
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After getting a late start due to the drought, more than half a million young Chinook salmon are finally on their way to the ocean this week after being released from Coleman National Fish Hatchery in Anderson.
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North State food stamp recipients saw their benefits cut in November when a temporary boost to the program sunset.
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Whatever happens in the quest for flight service to Los Angeles, Redding will have a revamped airport this spring.
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North State DISH Network subscribers won't be blacked out of Sunday's NFC Championship showdown between the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks.
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Apparently, the Mob is alive and well in New Jersey. Now maybe the people affected will vote the "correct" way in the future — or suffer the consequences.
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Nowhere does the Hippocratic Oath say, "If they have the correct insurance and pay now."
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A Mountain Gate man accused of hacking two people to death with a wood-splitting maul during a blood-soaked rampage in 2012 will begin standing trial next week.
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It won't provide any short-term relief from the ever-increasing pension costs that are squeezing local services, but here's a rare bit of good news from CalPERS: It posted returns of 16.2 percent -- more than double its long-term projection --...
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Crews quickly contained an escaped controlled burn this afternoon in Jones Valley northeast of Redding.
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Good question, about which there are many answers. Two Saturdays from now, a distinguished panel including our very pro-2nd Amendment sheriff, a California representative of the Brady Campaign, Redding's own gun-shop-owning City Councilman Patrick Jones and Donnell Ewert of Shasta...
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Red Bluff police are warning residents about phony parking violation notices left on cars as if they are coming from the police department.
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A 20-year-old Weaverville man died Friday from numerous injuries he sustained in a logging accident, the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office reported today.
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It’s been almost a year since the body of 14-year-old Marysa Nichols was found in a creek bed near Red Bluff High School.
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As North State San Francisco 49ers fans breathe a sigh of relief with the agreement between DISH Network and Bonten Media Group, weather fans who subscribe to DirecTV could also soon be blacked out. Over
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The feud between DISH Network and Bonten Media Group, which owns KRCR Channel 7, has been settled.
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In an editorial back in December about the North State's declining share of California's tourism market, we offered the passing thought that local resistance to creating new recreation areas or national monuments from our region's public lands might be partly...
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Here we are, January, 2014. While packing away all the Christmas decorations, and hauling the tree to the curb, I noticed the neighborhood trash bins stuffed beyond overflowing with crushed boxes and colorful - mostly red and green - wrapping paper and ribbons. Farewell, 2013. I’ve been on a mission, increasing each year,
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Interesting marketing photo. A tree, a garage door, a small truck. Some garbage cans. We can sympathize. Years ago, when we used to list properties for the government and banks, we also often found it a challenge to shoot really attractive images of some foreclosure properties. Sometimes there just is
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Any hint of winter weather Redding saw over the weekend will be long gone starting today. National Weather Service forecasters predict a high of 73 degrees for the city under sunny skies, and a low tonight of 39 degrees. That warm weather will continue for the rest of the week, with highs at a balmy 75 degrees Tuesday and W
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LIVINGSTON — A California chicken farm that reopened over the weekend after it was shut because of a cockroach infestation says it's "voluntarily and temporarily" suspending operations again.
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1914: Talking pictures are a hit at the Dreamland Theater. The Dreamland press agent says: “The Edison talking pictures were so successfully real and true to life last night that our friends R. O. McGougan and Paul Davis were waiting to ask the chorus girls out for supper after the show.”
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Redding police say a 37-year-old man was driving under the influence when he crashed his pickup into a city utility box Saturday night near Churn Creek and Old Alturas roads.
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After "spirited" conversations with farmers, especially those in the nursery business, according to former Searchlight colleague Tim Hearden in his dispatch to the Capital Press web site here. Excerpt: "Certainly we've had some very spirited conversations about how tough it...
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One of the most treacherous open-water swims on the planet? For Hunter Wright, it was an irresistable goal.
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A new book reveals the details of the burglars who broke into an FBI office and broke open the secret of COINTELPRO. Do we still have too many secrets?
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The Trinity County Board of Supervisors went to court to block an initiative the people should have had the right to vote on -- and now the critics are the litigious "fringe group"?
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Three Shasta High School wrestlers returned from a tournament on Saturday with three gold medals.
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Some schools are taking a fresh approach with pizza, parfaits, spaghetti, soups and more made from scratch rather than pulled from packages.
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The Habit Burger Grill
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Cicada Cantina
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From the Hearth Cafe
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Jersey Mike's
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Redding police say a 37-year-old man was driving under the influence when he crashed his pickup into a city utility box Saturday night near Churn Creek and Old Alturas roads.
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Example of the peaceful use of the technology, via YouTube. Details here....
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The Shasta Historical Society will screen a film about the steam-powered Phillips Bros. mill in Oak Run at Old City Hall in Redding on Saturday (Jan. 18) at 1:30 p.m. Here's a piece on the working mill from the Record...
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The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal from the nation’s television broadcasters and decide whether to shut down a new streaming service that sends shows to consumers via the Internet for a monthly fee.
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The Obama administration is nearing a decision on allowing seismic testing off the Atlantic Coast, a critical step in opening waters off Virginia, the Carolinas and elsewhere to oil drilling.
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Signing up for health insurance on the new state and federal exchanges was supposed to be the easy part of the Affordable Care Act. But the really dicey part, according to many health policy experts, is just beginning.
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Redding will quickly dry off from the very light rain Saturday as sun is expected for the oncoming week.
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In 1914: The officers and directors of the Latona Telephone Co. decided on a complete reconstruction of the system of the Latona telephone company, an independent line covering the farming district west of Anderson.
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Redding firefighters put out a truck fire tonight at Burton Court and Lancers Lane.
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A roundup of North State news in brief.
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In 1914: Hydraulic mining was in full swing in Siskiyou and Trinity counties. Three giant monitors were in operation and several more would be placed in action within the next few days. The property was illuminated with electricity at night, and the giants were in constant commission.
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The West Valley girls basketball team won its New Year’s Hoops Tournament on Saturday with a 59-50 victory over Red Bluff.
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A group of medical marijuana advocates contend proposed changes being considered to Shasta County’s marijuana grow laws would violate patients’ civil rights, and they’re hoping to raise enough money to challenge it in court.
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Tomorrow's jobs -- the good ones anyway -- will go to the children learning science and math today. That makes the launch of the North State STEM initiative an especially encouraging milestone.
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The California Air Resources Board responded to a city letter saying the city just had the law badly wrong -- the credibility-sapping result of a half-baked council strategy. Are the councilors serious or just pandering?
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LKQ is a giant in the auto dismantling world, and it does big business in Redding.
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Trapping myself on an 18-hour train ride to Los Angeles, I discovered a world akin to life, a journey that took me through valleys where I didn't really want to go yet ended up glad I went. It makes me less of a fan of high speed.
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Water policy in California has always been about making and r