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March 7th, 2014

No. 1 Liberty Christian boys basketball faces No. 2 Mount Shasta at 4:15 p.m. Friday in the Northern Section Division V finals.
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The No. 4 Shasta High boys basketball team and No. 3 Enterprise, archrivals, meet in the Northern Section Division III championship game for the second straight year Friday.
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If you know anything about its history, the Shasta Historical Society wants to hear from you, according to the society's latest monthly newsletter. Send any info you have to: Shasta Historical Society, 1449 Market St., Redding CA 96001, or call...
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Was it only four months ago — Nov. 3, to be precise — that we convened in this space to mark the end of Daylight Saving Time, remind people to set their clocks back an hour and participate in the mass delusion that we were thereby gaining an extra hour of sleep?
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It would seem Rep. Doug LaMalfa is quickly learning how to feed the press corps in Washington, D.C.
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Genetic drift makes it impossible to ensure certain seeds don't contain genetically engineered DNA.
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Also, rainy days good time to start working in garden.
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Letter to the editor.
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Letter to the editor.
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Letter to the editor.
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Parents, community turn out to show support for effort to build amphitheater for outdoor lessons.
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Attorney says his injuries are punishment enough and he has given up his amateur chemistry hobby.
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Sculpture placed at memorial. Next up will be creation of a healing garden.
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Organizers have tight deadline to gather thousands of valid signatures.
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Panel weighs on what they think it means to fear God.
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Local champ from 2012 to compete against 36 other spellers for trip to national bee in Washington, D.C.
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Job gains in retail not enough to offset losses in other sectors.
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In 1914: A merchant hawking a railroad car of bananas on the sidetrack in the Redding yards refused to pay City Clerk Henry Woodrum $3.85 for personal taxes. After much parlaying, the banana man left with his railroad car, damning the town.
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The No. 1 Enterprise High girls basketball team looks for its second straight Northern Section Division III championship, facing No. 3 Red Bluff Friday at 6 p.m. at Shasta College in the title game.
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Firefighters say a hay truck has been reported on fire on Highway 299 near Hatchet Summit this afternoon.
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The No. 1 Liberty Christian boys basketball team is battling for its third straight Northern Section Division V championship.
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By Jenny Brewer photo from http://www.dailytech.com/Typing+Secret+Word+Will+Kill+Almost+Any+App+in+Apples+OS+X+Mountain+Lion/article29819.htm The buzz around campus is all about the recent mountain lion sightings. Imagine being in class and receiving a text message, and not just any text. One tha
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California Highway Patrol officers say they have cornered a suspect they had been searching for near Bella Vista Elementary School.
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The Redding man who blew off his hand last month while reportedly making rocket fuel at his Chaparral Drive mobile home was sentenced today under a negotiated plea bargain to three years’ unsupervised probation.
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Authorities says they've arrested two more people Thursday who were featured in the Shasta's Most Wanted campaign targeting those convicted of a crime who skip out on sentencing.
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The oppourtunities to particpate in organized team sports for homeschooled students are increasing. Austin Avery is a swimmer for American Christian Academy, a homeschool program, who has seen the opportunities continue to improve.
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Was forwarded this invitation: Personal Invitation from Tapas Downtown: Tapas Final Farewell When: March 7th -Friday 6:00 Where: Tapas Downtown Details: • Live DJ by RJ • Bounty of sweet and savory Tapas • Chef Roast • Recipe Sharing •...
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RED BLUFF - Fire investigators in Red Bluff suspect humans are to blame for an early morning building near the downtown area.
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With the remake of astronomer Carl Sagan's "Cosmos" TV series at hand, the opening minutes of "Contact," the Jodie Foster movie based on his book......
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DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — University of California students who drink coffee to get through the day will soon be able to study the science behind the beverage.
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A man who was sitting and dancing on a power pole Thursday in Oxnard was lifted to safety, officials said.
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Failure. I wrote the word “Failure” in large block letters just beneath the cheery cursive greeting: “Hello my name is”, peeled off the label backing and slapped it on the left side of my chest as I stood up to begin walking silently among a hundred strangers. We were all walking silently as if we [...]
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Thom Bieniek remembers when he had to go by the name “Marissa” just to communicate with his partner, Tyler Bieniek, during Tyler’s combat deployment in Afghanistan in 2009.
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Redding will see mostly sunny skies today and a high near 73.
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In 1914: Shasta County would have the greatest mineral exhibition at the 1915 state fair. M.E. Dittmar, Shasta County exhibitions commissioner, was collecting minerals from Shasta County for the commission. Dittmar said the asbestos fields of northwestern Shasta, as yet undeveloped, would be given much attention at the expo
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A roundup of North State news in brief.
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A car severed a power pole's base, causing wires to dangle close to the ground tonight.
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Previewing the CIF state wrestling championships.
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Previewing the D-III, D-IV and D-VI girls and D-V boys Northern Section basketball championships, Friday and Saturday.
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For the second straight year, No. 4 Shasta High boys basketball and archrival and No. 3 Enterprise meet in the Northern Section Division III championship game.
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Local sports scores and briefs.
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Video promo for the March 16 screening of a documentary on the building of the Pilgrim Congregational Church, the last church designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. An extraordinary story of an extraordinary congregation, that basically built the church by...
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Charles Loftus got good deal on land that he turned into a fruit-producing ranch.
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Business news from around the North State.
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Jury hears murder defendant's interviews with detectives.
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Grand jury seeks volunteers.
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The Shasta Builders Exchange is leading an effort to build a courtyard on the campus of Pioneer High School in Redding.
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Fall River Mills district gets smaller area than it first sought, but officials say they're pleased with long-awaited outcome.
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Jefferson would be short in cash, high in expenses, "Six Californias" report finds, while Silicon Valley would be sitting pretty.
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Families can save up to $22,000 through program.
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Also learn dog-friendly gardening tips at Turtle Bay.
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See who was at what recent North State event.
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Shasta Historical Society to premier film on March 16 at the Cascade Theatre.
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Horse back riders find remains of woman along trail, and question why Shasta County Sheriff's Office has so far been silent about discovery.
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Authorities say they’ve made the 100th arrest under the Shasta’s Most Wanted, the program targeting people who are no-shows for sentencing after being convicted of a crime.
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Emergency crews responded to a four-vehicle non-injury collision near Shasta College this morning.
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by Jenny Brewer On February 25, a speaker by the name of Dr. Mukesh Kapila spoke at Shasta College.  I heard about the event through my History of Mexican Americans professor, Chris Rodriguez. It was said to be about the genocide in Darfur. I literally had no idea where Darfur was, but I did k
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The scheduled March 25 federal trial of a former Anderson police officer charged with raping a Millville woman he was taking to Shasta County jail in May 2010 has been postponed until June 10 in U.S. District Court.
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Sheriff’s deputies are seeking a 28-year-old Redding man wanted for slashing another man late Wednesday after a fight at a home just north of Anderson, they said.
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Shasta County Sheriff's deputies arrested a wanted felon after finding him carrying a loaded handgun during a traffic stop in the Happy Valley area.
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I guess there's an ultra-hip, high-priced music/art festival going on in Austin, Texas, next week -- South-by-something-or-other. What if you're a starving artist, paying mortgage and tuition, and you can't drop everything to head to Austin and spend the week rubbing elbows with movers and shakers, posting part
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He was sitting on a bench by the glass door, his face buried in his hands, and he let out a sigh. I recognized him as one of my students. “Hello!” I said, and he jerked upright. “Oh. Hello, Mr. Lightfoot.” I slowed my pace, stopped, and studied him. His face was blank, hard to [...]
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Rain will start to taper off today, giving Redding at least one sunny and warm day. Forecasters say there's a 50 percent chance of showers today with a quarter of an inch of rain possible. Sun returns Friday and brings a high temperature of about 72 degrees. Saturday will also be warm, though a 30 percent chance of rain is
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Artist Michelle Sparks is 66 years old, but it’s been in the last five years that she has begun to pursue her dreams. Sparks has always been interested in art. She took some classes in high school, but didn’t seriously consider pursuing a career in art until her husband died in 2004. In 2008, she enrolled at Shasta Coll
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This Saturday's Sundial Film Festival will be a celebration of the world through the eyes of North State film makers and photographers. They have scanned horizons from their own backyards to byways of the African continent and have conjured incredible visual tales to be told in film and print at the Cascade Theatre.
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Situated in an 1800s-era building across from the Tehama County Courthouse, the Round Up Saloon in downtown Red Bluff feels like just that — a place you'd call a saloon rather than a bar. Once you make it through the tall, wooden doors with antique knobs, however, you'll find a young manager putting a modern spin on being
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Can’t decide whether to have Japanese or Chinese for lunch, dinner or take-out? Choose Chu’s Too in downtown Redding. Fans say it’s got some of the best sushi and Chinese food in town.
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In 1914: Jefferson Spaulding of Redding died at age 70. He made fortunes in the mines but lost them. He built the first ice works in Redding, but was swindled out of the plant by a dishonest partner.
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No. 5 West Valley High boys basketball goes to No. 1 Corning for a Northern Section Division IV semifinal at 8 p.m.
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No. 11 Central Valley High girls basketball heads to second-seeded Corning for a Northern Section Division IV semifinal at 6:30 p.m.
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Local sports scores and briefs.
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No. 1 Foothill High boys basketbal entertains district foe and fourth-seeded Shasta in a Northern Section Division III semifinal at 7 p.m.
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A roundup of North State news briefs.
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After completing a rough count of some 1,495 petition pages, Shasta County Elections officials Wednesday said 12,287 signatures had been collected in support of a medical marijuana referendum that would place a cultivation ordinance passed by supervisors in January on the ballot this November.
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The No. 5 West Valley High boys basketball team travels to top-seeded Corning Wednesday at 8 p.m. in a Northern Section Division IV semifinal.
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Follow live updates on the Northern Section Division III semifinal between No. 1 Foothill and No. 4 Shasta.
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The No. 11 Central Valley High girls basketball team hopes to shock the North State Wednesday night, traveling to No. 2 Corning for a Northern Section Division IV semifinal at 6:30 p.m.
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New location drawing more residents to check out facility -- and books.
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A roundup of North State business news in brief.
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Letter to the editor.
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Letter to the editor.
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Letter to the editor.
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Jason Dunn faces at least seven years in state mental facility.
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Cody Nash is believed to have used two knives in fatal attack on aunt, near-deadly attack on his uncle.
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Holding on to outdated weapons and troop levels is not the way to keep America safer, and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's proposals deserve careful consideration.
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Startup companies hatched from the vision of an entrepreneur can play a significant role in growing a community's economic base.
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Whiskeytown, Lassen both bring jobs and money to region, report also finds.
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Shasta County had a mix bag of results in a survey published Wednesday that gauged counties' availabilty of tobacco, alcohol and produce.
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WASHINGTON — Kerry Kennedy was just acquitted, and rightly so, of “drugged driving” -- she mistook a sleeping pill for her thyroid medication and conked out at the wheel.
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RENO, Nev. -- Police said today they caught a man wanted out of Shasta County for alleged sex crimes with a child.
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The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office said it arrested two men early today following a stabbing at a parking lot near a bar in Dunsmuir.
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Redding Police said today that officers have made their 99th arrest of one of Shasta's Most Wanted.
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Today we talk with Scott Leak of Redding. Many of you will recognize his name as a talented north state photographer. But this conversation has to do with his physical transformation; what he's doing and why.
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Our intrepid Redding City Council reporter was unable to attend Tuesday's council meeting. Click here to read the story reported by KRCR.   This is an overview drawing of the proposed hotel site.
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It was another brief meeting on March 4, 2014. In case you worry about the wisdom of convening a meeting at all, a review of the Consent Calendar is in order. The Consent Calendar was considered after acknowledgement of the March Employee of the Month (Al Cathey, Supervising Engineer, Department of Public Works) and adoptio
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From USA Today's obit on Sherwin Nuland, author of award-winning "How We Die," dead of prostate cancer Monday at 83: Too many people, he wrote, die in hospitals surrounded by "the beeping and squealing monitors, the hissing of respirators and...
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Anderson police say they arrested a 40-year-old woman late Tuesday on suspicion of DUI after she crashed into Vittles restaurant just off Interstate 5 at North Street.
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ANDERSON – Shasta Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation (SWRR) organization announces it will host its annual Baby Shower and Open House from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the wildlife center in Anderson River Park. The event includes special tours of the facility only conducted at this time of y
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Only one boat on Big Bear Lake has a liquor license, and it's underwater. The pirate ship tour boat sank under the weekend's barrage of rain, snow and high wind in Southern California.
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Expect up to a half inch of rain in Redding today. The high temperature should be about 61 with a south wind of about 7 mph in the morning. Another half inch of rain is expected overnight. The low should be about 51 and winds will pick up, with gusts of about 30 mph possible. Showers are expected Thursday before 4 p.m. Redd
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The Redding City Council on Tuesday approved a licensing agreement with Bramson Drag Strip to operate the quarter-mile track east of Redding Municipal Airport.
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I'm honored to be hosting a friend's upcoming, significant birthday party. It's a good thing I love a culinary challenge, because the party girl requests we work the menu around some guests' dietary restrictions. Our goal:  Prepare delicious appetizers and desserts that are both gluten- and dairy-free, oh, and we need
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No. 1 Anderson girls host No. 5 West Valley in a Northern Section Division IV semifinal.
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The Redding City Council tonight accepted the McConnell Foundation’s $600,000 offer for 14.17 acres of land the city leases to Turtle Bay Exploration Park, a move that now sets the stage for a repeal effort by labor leaders.
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The Redding City Council tonight accepted the McConnell Foundation’s $600,000 offer for 14.17 acres of land the city leases to Turtle Bay Exploration Park, a move that now sets the stage for a repeal effort by labor leaders.
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SHASTA LAKE — During a marathon Shasta Lake City Council meeting Tuesday night, councilors approved an excess-use penalty fee for water customers and established a plan on how to replace resigning council member Ron Dixon.
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No. 2 Shasta High girls basketball entertains Sac River League foe and third-seeded Red Bluff in a Northern Section Division III semifinal at 7 p.m.
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Simpson Univesrity is sending several wrestlers back to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Nationals: Friday and Saturday in Topeka, Kan.
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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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In 1914: Shasta County planned to purchase $200,000 in state highway bonds. The bond purchase would result in the early construction of part of a highway in the county. Work on a strip of the road between Lamoine and Sims would probably begin within six weeks.
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SHASTA COUNTY – The Redding Library has launched its "Digital Starting Place." Early literacy stations and LeapPad digital tablets are now available to the public. This technology helps young children improve their proficiency in reading and learning and promotes the early development of computer literacy that is so neces
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The No. 2 Shasta High girls basketball team entertains No. 3 Red Bluff Tuesday at 7 p.m. in a Northern Section Division III semifinal at Harlan Carter Gymnasium.
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Jenny Espino must be having fun covering the Redding City Council. A tweet from tonight's meeting: Look out Hillary and Jeb. This man says he's running for president in 2016. Man's name is Kip Lee. pic.twitter.com/wLOCZLUfTZ— Jenny Espino (@jennyespino_RS) March...
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The No. 1 Anderson High girls basketball team hosts No. 5 West Valley in a Northern Section Division IV semifinal Tuesday at 7 p.m.
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Spinach brings flavor, fiber and vitamins to soups, dips and even a breakfast smoothie.
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50-word dash.
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Throughout American history, we've been strongest when our leader was strongest. Why can't today's ideologues understand this and allow Obama to act?
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50-word dash.
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A brief look at business news from around the North State.
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Redding firefighters quickly put out a fire today that started in a wall before spreading to the attic at a home in the 1100 block of Olive Avenue in downtown Redding.
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Looking frail and gaunt, the Redding man who was nearly killed in a vicious June 2012 attack at his home today pointed out the man accused of slitting his throat with a 10-inch kitchen knife and murdering his wife.
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Two California lawmakers are fighting serious allegations of criminal wrongdoing, and yet continue to receive their paychecks from the taxpayers. What's wrong with this picture?
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Commercial construction has gotten off to a slow start in Redding in 2014. While the number of permits pulled for commercial buildings is up from a year ago, the dollar valuation for the projects is down 78 percent to $3.5 million through February.
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The trio accused of murdering three North State men in two separate incidents late last year appeared in court for a preliminary hearing Tuesday as new details emerged in the case.
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The Shasta Lake City Council will open applications for the position left by resigning member Ron Dixon during tonight’s regular council meeting.
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There may be something to the claim that all people want to be free. But it is a demonstrable fact that freedom has been under attack, usually successfully, for thousands of years.
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Kevin Askeland's "North State Notes" column breaks down high school sports from a historical and statistical perspective.
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From Reddit and elsewhere, these are creepy things said by small children. “I’m watching you make my sandwich so that when you die I will know how to do it.”
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Redding firefighters put out an attic fire at Olive Avenue and North Street in Redding.
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Three homes in the Anderson Heights area were burglarized Monday, Anderson police said today.
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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.
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We all played that game as kids, I’m sure. But here in this day and  age it portends a plethora of possible disasters. More possibilities  than just who is holding the button. At this point in history, all it takes one click of the WRONG button and, oooops!! There it goes . . . you [...]
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The holidays are a popular time to get engaged and you may be one of the brides who have started looking for the perfect gown. Fortunately for us here in Northern California, the weather is mild and that makes it a bit easier to shop for a Spring/Summer gown. I hate to think about trying [...]
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The following hikes can take from just a few hours to half a day, so bring water and pack some healthy snacks.
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Opening statements are scheduled to be delivered today in the trial of an Oregon man charged with murdering his Redding aunt and nearly killing his uncle in 2012.
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The three defendants charged with murder in last year’s deaths of three Shasta County men are slated to have their preliminary hearing today in Shasta County Superior Court.
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Forecasters are calling for a 40 percent of scattered showers today, mainly before 10 a.m. The day should otherwise be partly sunny with a high near 62. The night will dip to about 49 degrees and a chance of rain returns after 4 a.m. Wednesday. Rain should last through Thursday, while sun will return Friday and Saturday.
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In 1914: Shasta County planned to buy $200,000 of state highway bonds. The purchase would bring construction to a strip of the road between Lamoine and Sims in the next six weeks.
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Stolen from verucas_chaos. These were originally posted on Reddit. Two-Sentence Horror Stories 1. I woke up to hear knocking on glass. At first, I thought it was the wi
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A brief look at news from around the North State.
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Join Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Shasta Historical Society, and the Redding Library in celebrating Women’s History Month through an engaging lecture series featuring women of historical Shasta County. Each evening, be inspired by the tales of women who influenced local history.
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A review of the most recent Thief game in the series for the Xbox 360 and PS3.
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RIVERCITY JAZZ GOES COUNTRY.
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This column discusses simple steps which help to prevent the following fatal diseases: Heart disease Diabetes Dementia and Alzheimer’s Rheumatoid arthritis Pancreatic cancer Premature birth Pneumonia Respiratory Tract Infection low birth weight (PLBW) babies.
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My brief thoughts on how to fix the low sales for the Xbox One console.
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Root canal, is a sequence of treatment for the pulp of a tooth. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form.The purpose of root canal is elimination of infectio
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Cardinal Health Employees are proud of John and Christelle Bellingan, new U.S. citizens!
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“It’s important to us to donate back to the community we live in and a community that has given us sooooo much,” says Dianne Rabalais, co-owner with husband Danny of Studio 530, the Red Bluff photography studio that has donated an $800 Senior Portrait package to benefit the Red Bluff Community Sober Grad Organization.
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Letter to the editor.
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Letter to the editor.
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Letter to the editor.
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Jerry Brown has been called a lot of things in his 45-year political career, from “Gov. Moonbeam” to “the old man,” but no one ever accused him of being a do-nothing dud of a politician. Until now.
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A brief look at business news from around the North State.
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It only takes the thought of a good lift to put a wide grin on Hailee Lollar’s face.
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Brian and Coleen Garcia have closed Grilla Bites, the downtown Redding restaurant that opened four years ago this month.
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North State timber mogul Archie Aldis "Red" Emmerson made a return to Forbes' list of the world's richest people, the magazine reported today.
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What a difference a month makes, when it comes to the weather.
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Former Shasta County Chief Probation Officer Afton Taylor Blurton - known for her passion for juvenile rehabilitation and women's issues - has died. She was 87.
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A newly formed group says it will immediately pursue a referendum to defy the city's vote if councilmembers approve a controversial land deal with the McConnell Foundation Tuesday.
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RED BLUFF — An April 22 hearing was set today in Tehama County Superior Court to determine whether the yet-to-be-set trial of a Red Bluff man accused of murdering a 14-year-old girl should be held here.
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She’s barely into her teens, but 13-year-old Emily Bellomo isn’t new to charity work.
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By Shannon Koga If you’ve ever had a smartphone, there’s a good chance you’ve been addicted to some app, game, or website. Don’t panic. Everyone can get addicted to something, and in today’s age, that something is a mindless (possibly endless) game involving a flying cartoon bird.
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by Ryan Loughrey Imagine growing up nearly deaf, unable to understand your parents or your friends. For artist Pilar Celene Low, this was a reality. Her art is currently on display in the Art Building, (the 300 building), and will be for only one more week. Recently, she ca
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by Jenny Brewer The 2013 leak of National Security Administration data by 29 year old Edward Snowden sparked a revolutionary debate to end mass surveillance by the US government. The documents leaked to certain media outlets revealed bulk collection of data gathered by the NSA from Americans wit
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The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for western Shasta County that is expected to last until 6:30 p.m. today.
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With the City Council’s vote only a day away, a group opposed to the Turtle Bay land negotiations between Redding and McConnell Foundation is mobilizing to overturn possible approval of a land sale.
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Still waiting to open, the Mt. Shasta Ski Park will allow 2013-14 pass holders to roll their passes over to next season, the park announced on its website today.
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LaMalfa is quoted extensively in this item on same-sex marriage on National Journal.com, a must-read for D.C. insiders: "If you open the floodgates to other ideas [about marriage], other concepts, you don't know where it ends. Multiple marriages, same-sex marriage,...
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Brian and Coleen Garcia have closed Grilla Bites, the downtown Redding restaurant that opened four years ago this month.
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North State timber mogul Archie Aldis “Red” Emmerson made a return to Forbes’ list of the world’s richest people, the magazine reported today.
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Long ago - long ago being relative, of course - there was a Mexican restaurant in Hamilton City which was apparently the bee's knees to Hamilton City diners. The exact name of it escapes Femme de Joie just now, and after doing a brief search on the internet, apparently no one else remembers it either. [...]
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California’s community college students could soon stay put — and pay a lot less — to earn what they thought they would have to go elsewhere to get: a four-year bachelor’s degree.
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Keep those umbrellas out. Redding's temperatures today will top out near 55 degrees and this morning the chance of rain will be 100%. At night, expect a drop to about 50 degrees and more rain. By Tuesday, things should be partly sunny.
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An Igo man was arrested Sunday after Anderson Police said they found him driving a stolen pickup with more than 50 pounds of marijuana in it.
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Stolen truck had 50 lbs. of marijuana
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A Los Osos runner won the 10-mile road championship at the 44th NorCal John Frank Memorial Run on Saturday at the Sacramento River Trail.
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State of Jefferson propoents should spend their time on something that has an actual chance of happening.
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50-word dash.
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To improve the American economy, we need to strengthen consumers' purchasing power. The best thing to do now is raise the minimum wage.
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50-word dash.
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50-word dash.
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It can be hard fitting in when you’re in high school. Finding your niche is no easy task in such a fickle environment.
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Rather than a precipitous pullout from an unprepared Afghanistan, the U.S.-led NATO coalition is considering waiting until the nation's erratic president, Hamid Karzai, leaves office in April in hopes that a more reasonable successor is elected.
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Something is rotten in the Redding bald eagles nest.
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According to this article in The Hill. At the same time he commends Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper but thinks his six state idea for California is impractical. Excerpt: LaMalfa explained that his constituents, primarily farmers and ranchers, have...
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Four teens from Pakistan, Yemen and Lebanon are spending a year in North State high schools as part of a State Department program started after the 9/11 attacks to foster global understanding.
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The 86th annual Oscar ceremony kicks off Sunday night from the Dolby Theatre. Unlike the stormy hosting of Seth MacFarlane last year, this Oscar show with host Ellen DeGeneres has a deliberately safe vibe of cheery song-and-dance.
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Redding police have arrested a man on suspicion of burglarizing several businesses in town over the last few weeks, but they're still looking for his unknown partner in crime.
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Remember Jennifer Lawrence at last year's Oscars? "You guys are just standing up because you feel bad that I fell, but thank you."
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Find out the latest before, during and after the Oscars broadcast with this Social Media Wall by the Scripps National Content Desk.
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A complete list of 86th Annual Academy Award nominations:
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Nineteen-year-old Hailee Lollar of Redding has already proven she’s got what it takes to be a champion. Just a month ago at the 2014 National Junior Weightlifting Championships in Colorado, Hailee took the gold in her weight class beating out 20 other young women between the ages of 15 and 20. Now she has a [...]
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One of the three eggs laid by famed Redding eagle Liberty last month may have been destroyed, a local eagle fan said.
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A Burney woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday night after she allegedly sped through a stop sign and then slammed her car into a tree. The woman and her passenger also sustained major injuries in the crash.
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Emergency crews this morning are heading to Highway 299 near Crystal Creek Road, where a pickup has reportedly overturned.
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The following is a list of Shasta County’s Most Wanted for the week of March 2nd, 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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On NBC's "Meet the Press" today he said: "Well, we have medical marijuana, which gets very close to what they have in Colorado and Washington," the Democratic governor said in a taped interview. "I'd really like those two states to...
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All primitive campgrounds at Whiskeytown National Recreation will open on March 1, 2014.  The park’s group campground at Dry Creek will open on May 1.  “We are excited to open all backcountry sites as well as the group campground at Dry Creek for the season,” stated acting park superintendent Tom Garcia
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From Damon Arthur's story today on north state farmers scrambling to find sources of water for crops and animals: "If I see one green lawn in the Bella Vista Water District, I'm going to farm it," (Palo Cedro beekeeper, alfalfa...
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Wisconsin is facing problems familiar to most states when it comes to paying for its roads and bridges. The gas tax is not bringing in enough money to meet its needs, the steady stream of federal transportation money may be in jeopardy, and voters do not want to pay more taxes.
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Nicole Gross was so desperate to find relief for her son’s near-constant, debilitating seizures that she moved him from Naperville, Ill., to Colorado so he could receive medical marijuana.
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Rain is in today's National Weather Service forecast for the Redding area.
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DecodeDC interviews actress Kathleen Turner for her take on what makes a good political performance.
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Local sports scores and briefs highlight the area roundup.
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The Northern Section Masters wrestling championships finish up at the Redding Civic Auditorium.
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WASHINGTON — Somewhat overshadowed by the food stamp funding fight and subsidies to row crop farmers, the forestry provisions of the new farm bill have encouraged the owners of forested land in the west while rankling some environmentalists.
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In 1914: With approximately 100 cattlemen present from Shasta, Trinity and Siskiyou counties and with delegates on hand from the railway company and federal and state forest bureaus, the Northern California Livestock Association launched its meeting at Redding City Hall. The purpose of the gathering was to discuss the forma
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A roundup of North State news in brief.
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Acting on a tip, Shasta County sheriff’s deputies said they arrested Joseph Leon McCoshum, 29, of Redding, on Saturday after he was found hiding under his house in Jones Valley.
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This is not, as they say, my first rodeo. I know the drill. But it never gets easier saying “goodbye.”
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Permit issues are stalling a new downtown Redding pizza restaurant.
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I should never look at theater reviews in London newspapers. It just leads to frustration.
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Note to readers: This week’s column is written by Andrea Eldridge.
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The first time I was in a public place and a stranger approached me asking, “Are you Claudia Mosby?” I was more than a little surprised. The moment felt downright surreal.
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My sister, Sara, lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with her family, and it’s been 11 months since I saw them last. We all met up at my parents’ house last week in Santa Cruz for a visit. My young nephew, Jesper, is now 20 months old, and I was ready to kiss those chubby cheeks I had been admiring over Skype this last year.
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In this year of drought and possible slim pickings from home gardens and farmers markets, consider frozen and canned alternatives.
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A funny thing happened the other morning on the way to our garbage can.
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Ben Bernanke's successor brings similarities but key differences in economic philosophy to Fed chair.
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Q: In regards to catching California spiny lobster, the regulations say the following: Both rigid and collapsible hoop nets may be used from piers and boats. When fishing from a boat, five nets per person are allowed with no more than ten traps on a boat. When fishing from a pier, two hoop nets per person are allowed. Diver
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Kristen Bosworth and Joshua Anderson
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Rolland Robinson of Cottonwood celebrated his 100th birthday with a cake and ice cream party on Feb. 27 at Ace Adult Home Care in Redding.
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Popcorn and a movie at the library?
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Dear Straight Talk: I have recently separated from my husband. Our 15-year-old son keeps pushing me for why I want the divorce, but when I try to explain, he accuses me of bashing his dad and shuts me off. This keeps happening and is causing frustration between us. His father was emotionally abusive to me and had multiple a
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I was raised on persecution stories.
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The author rebuts columnist Thomas Sowell's military history.
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Letter to the editor.
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Letter to the editor.
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Sure, you don't want to depend on government forever. Problems need to be solved for the longterm. But compassion dictates that in the short-term, sometimes we do need to help "push the bus."
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Letter to the editor.
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If you've read the comments on this blog or on Redding.com, you've met them. Now new research confirms that they can be Narcissistic, Machiavellian, psychopathic, and sadistic personality types. (And I'd add cowards to that sad list.) Excerpt from an...
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The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a 27-year-old Portland, Ore., who is believed to be injured or in danger after deputies discovered he r vehicle abandoned on Highway 96.
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The Northern Section Masters wrestling championships finishes up Saturday at the Redding Civic Auditorium.
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The No. 1 U-Prep girls soccer team looks for its second straight Northern Section Division III championship, hosting No. 2 Esparto in the final at noon.
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Red Bluff Police responded to a stabbing reported in an unknown residence near the 1700 block of Walbridge Street on Friday night.
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In response to today's column, received this e-mail from the head of Shasta Head Start: Hi Marc, I just wanted to let you know about the wonderful partnership that Shasta Head Start has with local Lion's Clubs to provide vision...
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PHOTO: Native Salvia dorrii, in bloom at Gateway Science Museum's Native Plant Pollinator Garden. The garden has received no supplemental water since November of 2013. It never seems to fail that despite plenty to do in the garden in January and February, there is a sense of waiting, and yet by March we are running [...]
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So Glen Murphy, director of hospitality, tells me. It'll be the grand opening of the new hotel (already filling up on weekends), the new 24/7 CreekSide Pub & Grill with "flair" bartenders from 9 p.m. to midnight (remember Tom Cruise...
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Christopher Aiello broke into tears — again — when he got a call last month about Madison Holleran, a promising scholar-athlete at the University of Pennsylvania who jumped to her death from a Philadelphia parking garage, stunning her family, friends and campus community.
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On April 24, 1995, Marcus Trunk, a 23-year-old construction worker from Upper Dublin, Pa., died from treating a sprained wrist with Tylenol, a drug he thought was completely safe.
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Forecasters say Redding will get less than a tenth of an inch of rain Saturday, if it rains at all. They've pegged the chance of more precipitation at 40 percent. The day's high should reach about 59 degrees with a light east wind. A 20 percent chance of rain is expected at night and there's a 50 percent chance of showers S
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It is going to be a mish-mash of advocacy groups congregating in front of Shasta County Courthouse today.
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No. 3 Enterprise hosts No. 6 Las Plumas in a Northern Section Division III boys basketball quarterfinal.
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Onward and upward we trek toward the last day of open enrollment: March 1.
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Recap of the first day of the Northern Section Masters wrestling championships.
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No. 4 Shasta host No. 5 Red Bluff in a Northern Section Division III boys basketball quarterfinal.
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Local sports scores and briefs.
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In 1914: Redding’s society, which had tried nearly all of the new dances and found them of pleasure and profit as brain restorers and health builders, was going to plunge into the moves with academic instruction by Professor C. Raymond.
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A brief look at news from around the North State.
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To go with this week's column: My friends who run the visitors center at Shasta Dam should post it on the wall. Talking about the color-coded table of monthly and yearly rainfall totals at the dam going back over the...
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The No. 4 Shasta High boys basketball team entertains Sac River League-foe and fifth-seeded Red Bluff at 7 p.m. Friday in a Northern Section Division III quarterfinal at Harlan Carter Gymnasium.
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Follow live updates from the Northern Section Division III boys quarterfinal game between No. 3 Enterprise and No. 6 Las Plumas.
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Plants offer food and haven for insects and animals.
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Don't use plastic sheets to kill off lawn; instead use items that will enrich soil.
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The North State is long overdue for a UC Campus, or at the very least a strong voice at the Board of Regents.
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Congressional Republicans have earned the pejorative nickname “the party of no” for opposing any initiative that originates in the White House and voting unsuccessfully more than 40 times to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
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A brief look at business news from around the North State.
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Thomas Lawrence's weekly college notebook.
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In June, a new plant will be introduced to the world and it's only one of four discovered in the North State.
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A Redding man sentenced in 2012 to life in prison will be resentenced in April following an appellate court’s January ruling striking down one of his “strikes” and overturning a gang enhancement.
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Some kids don’t even have a chance to take the outdoors for granted, and that’s something the Lassen Park Foundation has been working to change.
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Deborah Bentrim has taught people to communicate with each other for much of her life and in her new business she hopes to teach a lot more.
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Wildlife Woods is coming together at Turtle Bay Exploration Park.
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Beauchamp visits the Breakfast Lions' gun show and learns how it generates money to support community causes. Plus, the realities of being neighbor to a vacant house, and a trip to the center of California's drought.
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The California Highway Patrol is responding to a rollover accident between a vehicle and a FedEx truck on southbound Interstate 5 near the Hartnell Avenue overcrossing.
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Redding Police picked up one more of Shasta County’s Most Wanted on Thursday.
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Tim McDonald couldn’t be happier with the nearly one acre lot in Happy Valley he bought from a Shasta County property tax auction today.
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Border Patrol agents have deliberately stepped in the path of cars to justify shooting at the drivers and have fired in frustration at people throwing rocks from the Mexican side of the border, according to an independent review of 67 cases that resulted in 19 deaths.
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It could've been so easy. So easy that I almost did it. I was that close. That close. Then I thought of you, and decided not to shirk my responsibility to you. Yes, you. It's all because of you, dear reader, that I decided not to call in sick this week. Besides, I'm not sick, [...]
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At that location on Market Street in Redding? Photo from 1937, in the archives of the University of California, Davis. Click to enlarge and see other businesses on Market (not "Main") Street during the Depression....
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A package delivery person related this recent incident. A guy steals a car from a Redding car lot, the theft's reported, the guy and car found, the guy's arrested, booked and released from our county jail. The very next day...
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Redding native (SHS '93)Chris Navarro and sought-after dialogue mixer ("Gravity") quoted in today's profile (sure producer Kathleen Kennedy would agree): "Just because you're from Redding, doesn't mean you can't make it in Hollywood, If anybody's thinking about getting into the...
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My daughter Amanda looked out the windshield, across a scarred, tumbleweed-studded landscape. Our car was traveling along the bluffs of Panorama Avenue, an ironic name for a street that offers a commanding view of industrial desolation—wastewater sumps, steam generators, and storage tanks. “Bakersfield?” she shook her
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A train is stopped near Sims, Calif., while maintenance crews are working to remove a rock from the tracks, according to Union Pacific.
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In 1914: Stockmen from Shasta County and adjoining counties were going to hold a meeting at Redding City Hall. The stockmen were going to discuss the formation of an association to further the interests of the stock industry in Northern California.
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The No. 5 West Valley boys basketball team hosts No. 12 Yreka in a first round game in the Northern Section Division IV playoffs.
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No. 6 Redding Christian girls basketball entertains 11th-seeded Burney at 7 p.m. Wednesday in a Northern Section Division VI first-round playoff game at Fitzpatrick Gymnasium in Palo Cedro.
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A decline in local Key Club groups has North State Kiwanis members pushing to reestablish a link between the century-old international service organization and its high school counterpart.
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The climate-change community is awfully smug about its grip on the final facts. But if there's really no argument, why are they so desperate to shut up the skeptics?
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Don't let some thug define Redding for our Chinese visitors -- tell the IASCO flight students we're glad they're here.
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Pollock takes issue with a recent editorial supporting Crystal Geyser's proposed bottling operation. The project deserves a full new EIR, he argues.
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A brief look at business news from around the North State.
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A Redding couple is turning to Kickstarter to fund their upcoming film, but so far, most local entrepreneurs have had little luck with the online crowdfunding model.
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Redding native Chris Navarro and his team won a Cinema Audio Society award for their work on the hit 2013 film "Gravity" on Saturday.
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Some well-known Shasta County properties are among those slated for auction Friday.
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The stakes could be high for Redding Electric Utility, as it wades through new sets of regulations that push energy efficiency while figuring out how to pay for the clean technology and keep itself viable.
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A foot-chase near Redwood Boulevard led Redding Police officers to two brothers initially reported to be pointing a gun out of a parked car.
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Arizona has established a regrettable track record of legislating discrimination. Gov. Brewer was right, eventually, in deciding to veto the latest hateful bill.
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It was old-fashioned police work — and a little luck — that led to Tuesday’s arrest of a 20-year-old Redding man suspected of attacking a Chinese flight student and breaking into his Redding apartment three separate times in the past month.
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The skeletal remains of a Corning woman who might have been buried in the late 1970s and were unearthed in June have been identified.
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The Board of Supervisors on this day received a Mid-Year Budget Report from Bebe Palin, Fiscal Chief, and began the first steps to prepare the 2014-15 Budget. In general, the news was good, with most Departments reporting little variance from budgeted amounts at this mid-point. Revenues declined significantly at the start o
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One SAFE Place announced that it recently received a $5,000 grant to its Peterson House Children’s Too! program from the TJX Foundation with help from the local TJ Maxx Store. We are tremendously grateful for the support that TJ Maxx and the TJX Foundation have given One SAFE Place,” said Jean King, the Executive Direct
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At the March 8 meeting of Writers Forum, adventure travel writer Joel Stratte-McClure will present the second travel narrative in his Mediterranean trilogy, "The Idiot and the Odyssey II: Myth, Madness and Magic on the Mediterranean." He will discuss the genesis of his Idiot-ic project, and the evolution of his pe
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A woman was whale watching recently off Mexico's Baja peninsula when her boat got a little too close to nature.
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Tweet by Katie Gillespie from last night's south county crime town hall meeting featuring sheriffs of Shasta and Tehama Counties: .@supervisorbaugh asks who has had something stolen from their home or business in last two years. About half the room...
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Seems like there are many studies that try to tell us that it's impossible to eat healthy if you're really poor and I'd agree. It's darn near impossible. But if you're only a little bit poor to average income---you may...
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Re: Redding resident Nancy Randall's letter to the editor today....here's an explanation of the economics of scalping and what some smart artists and promoters are doing about it. Here's what Randall wrote: SCALPED: I am appalled that some of the...
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Authorities on Tuesday arrested seven people, including one of Shasta's Most Wanted, during checks on those on post-release community supervision, known or suspected gang members and those with outstanding warrants, sheriff's deputies said.
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A protracted political battle over California’s medical malpractice law may be coming to a new front: the voting booth.
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National Weather Service forecasters expect as much as a quarter inch of rain today in Redding. The day's high temperature should be about 60 degrees. As much as a half inch of rain could fall overnight with another quarter inch possible Thursday. Rain is expected Friday and a chance of showers is in the forecast through Tu
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When I was a kid, my exposure to vegetables mainly consisted of stuff from a can. Now, the I consider the concept of mushy asparagus in a can a first-degree culinary crime. I was about 15 before I tasted fresh asparagus. It was prepared perfectly: crisp-tender, and bright green, drizzled with hollandaise. To this day, [...]
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The No. 2 Shasta Wolves host No. 3 West Valley in a Northern Section Division I boys soccer semifinal.
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The No. 6 U-Prep Panthers host No. 11 Central Valley Falcons in a Northern Section Division IV first-round playoff matchup.
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No. 5 Foothill Cougars play at No. 1 Pleasant Valley Vikings in a Northern Section Division I boys soccer semifinal.
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No. 4 West Valley Eagles played at the No. 1 Chico Panthers in a Northern Section Division I girls soccer semifinal.
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Local sports scores and briefs.
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COTTONWOOD — A town hall meeting to discuss public safety in the Cottonwood area Tuesday night became largely dominated by the subject of militias and independent community watch groups.
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A brief look at news from around the North State.
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A Redding man was arrested today on suspicion of attacking a Chinese flight student and breaking into his Redding apartment on three separate occasions in the past month.
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A Redding man was arrested today on suspicion of attacking a Chinese flight student and breaking into his Redding apartment on three separate occasions in the past month.
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A 54-year-old man was injured this evening when he was hit by a pickup on Highway 273 at Thomas Road.
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Sixty years after the original. Bigger and madder than ever. The 2014 Godzilla. Recognize the music in this trailer?...
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The No. 6 University Prep girls basketball team hosts No. 11 Central Valley in a first-round game in the Northern Section Division IV playoffs at 7 p.m.
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In 1914: For two hours the rain and hail came down in Cottonwood at a terrific rate and creeks overflowed in a very short time. The rainfall to date was 43 inches. The wagon bridge withstood the flood but repairs would be necessary.
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No. 2 Shasta High boys soccer hosts No. 3 West Valley at 6 p.m. Tuesday in a Northern Section Division I semifinal at Thompson Field.
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Berg sees a dim future for the state of Jefferson.
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Cressy wonders why anyone would be able to block Jefferson proponents from leaving California -- and where such a conflict might lead.
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The U.S. and Mexico have taken an important step in cooperating in the war on cross-border cartels. Working out the extradition of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is a logical next step.
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Archer is tired of being surrounded by Bethel students who want to pray over him at Turtle Bay and the Sundial Bridge.
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50-word dash
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A brief look at business news from around the North State.
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A cancer-stricken dog who was adopted in late 2012 has beaten the odds and is relatively healthy with his new owner in Happy Valley.
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A trial date was postponed today for a Shasta Lake man accused of shooting his roommate in the back and then setting their house on fire as his defense attorney weighs a possible insanity defense in his case.
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Shasta County is on the hook for more than $170,000 in costs for the weeks-long operation to make safe a property at 9021 Chaparral Drive west of Redding where explosives were found earlier this month and those figures are expected to rise.
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Cottonwood Community Center Dirctor Mary O'Keeffe and Shasta County Supervisor Les Baugh will co-host a community Public Safety Town Hall meeting at the Community Center from 6 to 8 p.m
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The California Department of Transportation began repairs on the Interstate 5 overpass at Hartnell Avenue on Monday.
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Matt Webb has been scouting potential sites in Redding for an oil change/car wash business for five years.
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Or maybe he was simply pandering to the voters of his day. According to an item at the Courthouse Museum in Shasta, "in 1850 A.Z. McCandless was elected on a platform of 'Whiskey for Everyone.' In front of a saloon...
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California's resurgent housing market dominates the latest Federal Housing Finance Agency index: Eight of the 10 highest appreciating metropolitan statistical areas in the fourth quarter of 2013 were in California, including several former foreclosure hotbeds. Values in greater Redding rose 11.35
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The California Highway Patrol reports that a 53-foot big rig has caught fire on Interstate 5 near Red Bluff.
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It seems as if, everywhere you turn these days, there are studies claiming to show that America has lost its upward mobility for people born in the lower socioeconomic levels. But there is a sharp difference between upward “mobility,” defined as an opportunity to rise, and mobility defined as actually having risen.
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Anderson police conducted today a sweep of transient camps that saw the arrest of one man and the issuance of citations to four others.
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When water's short you start asking questions. For example, I asked Brian Crane, Redding's Director of Public Works, how much water Redding takes out of the Sacramento River and how much water we put back in after treatment. Answer: If...
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hree of Shasta County’s "Most Wanted" suspects have been arrested, Redding police announced today.
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The following Shasta County’s Most Wanted subjects have been arrested: Christopher Aaron Apperson, 28 years of Redding, was arrested by the Redding Police Department in the 1200 block of Twin View, Redding. Richard Roy Sainz, 63 years of Redding, was arrested by the Redding Police Department in the 500 block of E. Cypress
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Northbound lanes of Interstate 5 are clear this morning after a SUV slammed into a big rig north of Redding.
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I opened the paper Monday to the headline, "Signs of relief appear on the way." The story noted as much as 3 inches of rain was possible in the North State. A garden variety of storm in any other winter. But this year, that's a monsoon. Alas, by yesterday afternoon, the forecast had been dramatically downsi
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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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Tehama County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help tracking down two vehicles after reports of gunfire near Red Bluff yesterday evening.
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We’re taking a much needed from break from finding good REO homes to post. Check back in a couple of weeks. Meanwhile, if you need to see inside ANY home for sale in our area you can always call or text. Operators are standing by, as they say. Call or Text (530) 356 4500 Thanks for being an FDotD reader! O
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Expect a warm day today with a high temperature of 72 degrees and light wind. A 30 percent chance of showers moves in tonight and forecasters expect as much as a half inch of rain on Wednesday. Showers are expected through Saturday while forecasters expect a chance of rain to linger through at least Monday. Highs should dro
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Single women's conversations have changed since I was unmarried in my 30s. Back then, my single friends and I asked lots of questions as we discussed available guys. Is he cute? Is he romantic? Is he smart? Does he have good hygiene? What's his story? ... And other questions. Now, although my single women friends and [
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1914: The movement to place Shasta County among the foremost in the state is sweeping over the county like wildfire, gaining strength on all sides and the army of boosters is growing in size and wealth.
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A brief look at news from around the North State.
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A simply appalling story. About eight years ago a neighbor of mine in west Redding called local animal control to report the woman mentioned in this recent Santa Rosa Press-Democrat article because she had numerous dogs confined in filthy cages...
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Tom Elias on why you should beware of politicians offering to refund your taxes. Remember Gray Davis?
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The writer questions his image of Mount Shasta, in light of a recent letter to the editor from one of its residents.
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The writer argues that paying for public education benefits everyone, and indeed fulfills the higher purpose of our Constitution.
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Putin’s iron grip
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Ann Casella, Redding
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Snider still has questions about the Chaparral Drive incident and the decision to burn down a home.
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Two 4-acre fires in two days in Shasta County were the result of controlled burns that got out of hand, officials said.
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A brief look at business news from around the North State.
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Shasta College had three mountain lion sightings in a day late last week. Find out what to do if you encounter a mountain lion, too.
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“The emergency no longer exists,” will be Sheriff Tom Bosenko’s message to the Shasta County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. He will ask to end the local emergency declared after 60 pounds of explosives and precursor material were discovered at a home on Chaparral Drive west of Redding on Feb. 6.
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Closed for all but four days this season, the Mt. Shasta Ski Park anxiously awaits a wet storm forecast to roll into the area later this week.
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The Mountain Gate man who hacked two men to death with a wood-splitting maul during a 2012 killing spree was committed Monday to a state mental hospital for possibly the rest of his life.
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One of the biggest names in Northern Section football is calling it a career after 26 seasons.
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Big Foot Scare Prank. Yet another classic gem from Vitalyzed. What must I do to get a job pulling off pranks with these guys? The post Bigfoot Scare Prank appeared first on Daily Dump.
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On February 24, 2014 at about 4:09 a.m. hours, an RPD officer noticed a stolen vehicle traveling northbound on Market Street near Trinity. The officer attempted a traffic stop but the driver, later identified as Benjamin Green, age 34 of Redding, failed to yield and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The pursuit route included areas
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Fire crews this afternoon put out a 4-acre blaze in Mountain Gate, where an escaped controlled burn got out of hand.
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A plume of smoke rising to the west of Redding this morning if from a 55-acre prescribed burn being conducted by the Bureau of Land Management, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said.
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Shasta College had three mountain lion sightings reported late last week, prompting campus public safety officials to send out warnings to students.
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A 34-year-old Red Bluff man remained today in Tehama County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail after he was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of attempted robbery, burglary and petty theft.
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Q. Do people in your faith tradition believe God speaks directly to them or others? How would you differentiate between faith and delusion? Faith is internal. Delusion is external. Do not mix them up. Dennis Kessinger, Zen Buddhist While I personally have not had an outwardly audible conversation from God who’s to say it
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The U.S. Forest Service is expected to conduct a prescribed burn starting today on Shasta-Trinity National Forest land northeast of the Jones Valley Resort near Lake Shasta.
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Excerpt from Warren Buffett's annual shareholders letter, via Bloomberg: "Because there is so much chatter about markets, the economy, interest rates, price behavior of stocks, etc., some investors believe it is important to listen to pundits -- and, worse yet,...
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In a mutual show of celebration, the Kelly Ankers and the Merry Standishes are hosting a "20 Year Hootenanny" at the State Theatre (330 Oak St.) on Saturday, March 8. The show will feature a comedy set by Merry Standish and a music set by blues duo Bobby Bottacello and the band French Reform. Merry Standish [...]
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A burglar got away this weekend with a video surveillance system and other items valued at more than $28,000 from a Corning home, Tehama County sheriff’s deputies reported today.
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Here’s a government owned home in a centrally located neighborhood.
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A Redding man was arrested early this morning after leading police on a 13-mile chase in a stolen vehicle, police said.
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As someone committed to living a green lifestyle, it’s natural for me to want my dog to be on the green journey with me. I’ve ditched containers with BPA and chemical-filled pet products and I use top quality “green” laundry detergent. But when it comes to finding pet food or dog treats that are GMO-free, [...]
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A judge today committed a Mountain Gate man who hacked two men to death with a wood-splitting maul during a killing frenzy in 2012 to a state mental hospital for possibly the rest of his life.
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National Weather Service forecasters predict a sunny, unseasonably warm day today in Redding. The high will be about 73 degrees, while tonight's low will fall to 45 degrees. Tuesday will be similarly pleasant, though rain is almost certain to fall on Wednesday.
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Mercy Hospice has a 35 year history of offering comprehensive care for area patients and families facing terminal illness and loss, enabling them to live each day comfortably and with quality and dignity. Mercy Hospice is now taking applications for its spring volunteer training class. Our volunteers have opportunities to p
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The following is a list of Shasta County’s Most Wanted for the week of February 23, 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: An iron clad ruling will be broken for Shasta County because the county need not supply all the bridges and rights of way for the new state highway. Previously all counties through which the state highway was routed provided free of charge to the state all necessary bridges and rights of way.
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Valentine’s Day, come and gone, until next February. I appreciate Valentine’s Day as a time to celebrate all those we adore, but we all know that it’s widely accepted as a ‘holiday of love’ for couples. As an artist and designer specializing in redesign, about 80 percent of my work is with couples. Redesign is [..
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Police say woman was at drug blast
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Firefighters are working on a fire on the west side of North Market Street north of Benton Drive.
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The Simpson University softball team is on a four-game winning streak after going 4-0 Friday and Saturday in the Simpson Softball Classic at home in Redding.
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Police and fire officials are working on a four vehicle crash on Victor Avenue in east Redding.
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KKRN Benefit Concert with Rita Hosking When: March 22, 2014 Time: Doors open at 7pm - Concert starts at 7:30pm Where: Hill Country Health and Wellness Center - 29632 Highway 299E, Round Mountain, CA Ticket price: $15 at the door...
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The cost propertly maintaining our city utilities is high. But so are the costs when we don't and disasters sporadically break out.
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Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's overdose grabbed national headlines, but his story is repeated thousands of time every year with less fanfare in America's quiet heroin epidemic.
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Without state money to underwrite costs of pensions, highway maintenance and other services, taxes in Jefferson must inevitably rise.
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Reynolds v. Sims, which stripped rural counties of their representatives in Sacramento, explains why our economy falters despite what Sacramento futilely attempts to do to fix it.
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Meteorologists forecast a pair of storms could dump several inches of rain on parched cities and croplands throughout California in the coming week, bringing welcome news to a state that has just endured its driest year in recorded history.
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There’s life in The Behrens-Eaton House again.
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Firefighters this afternoon battled a 4-acre blaze west of Cottonwood after they say a control burn got out of hand.
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Fire crews put out a blaze at the Sav-Mor supermarket in south Redding early this morning.
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Had a great time at the Craig Padilla concert in Red Bluff last night. Here are a few quick images I captured.
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Some pictures taken late yesterday, toward the end of an afternoon open house for donors and supporters of the Behrens-Eaton House Museum. Still not sure when the place will open for the public. Beautiful restoration. Roger Longnecker told me the...
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Curious, I asked a Redding Realtor. No need, he said, pointing me to this product, available at a local home improvement outlet. Looks like kind of a green paint. Reviewers say it works well but it's kind of spendy...
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In drought or drizzle, a group of abortion foes gathers on a sidewalk each Thursday morning outside a Planned Parenthood clinic tucked in a nondescript strip mall next to a dry cleaner’s and a nail salon.
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Since 1946, the San Diego Museum of Art has owned an appealing vision of happy prosperity: Frans Hals’ 1630s painting of a plump, rosy-cheeked Dutch merchant whose expression and body language exude confidence, security and bonhomie.
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With its manicured lawn and stucco facade, the two-story home on Tampico Drive blended in with the rest of the new housing development on the west side of town. Neighbors say adults and even a young child came and went.
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Redding-area residents can expect a sunny day today with a high near 71, the National Weather Service says.
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In 1914: Bars raised the price of a drink of whiskey from 15 cents to 20 cents. Twenty-six of the thirty-one saloon owners of Redding held a caucus and agreed to advance prices all around in view of the additional revenue tax that will soon go into effect.
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On Friday, February 21, 2014 at approximately 9:50 p.m. officers from the Redding Police Department responded to the Howard Johnson Inn on a report of an explosion. Upon arrival officers learned the explosion was due to a honey oil extraction lab. Further investigation revealed two females fled the location in a red Ford Mu
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A roundup of North State news in brief.
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North State sports scores and briefs.
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Anderson High School hosts the Northern Section Division II wrestling championships.
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As rural populations fade relative to cities and suburbs, so does our political clout. But that's not a California problem, it's nationwide.
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The pay’s not impressive, as anyone who’s seen my car would guess, but I’ve never cared. As a job, journalism is hard to beat.
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Anderson's popular summer music festival has lost its sting.
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When encountering life's petty miseries, I resort to a mental framework in which I right the wrongs I suffer. I use the phrase "When I'm King ..." and proceed to solve the problem. Time is short, so I am declaring my Regency.
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This is not the 1800s. People now live, work, farm, and raise the meat we eat in lands once wild.
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Special bags to put batteries in available around Redding.
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When LaMalfa campaigned, didn't his ads say "he is one of us"? Well, apparently I am not part of the "us" group. How do I know? If LaMalfa and I were like-minded, I would not be ashamed that he is my representative in Washington.
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in my opinion Sheriff Tom Bosenko did his best by bringing in experts to make decisions about how to clean up this dangerous mess safely.
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It is the opinion of some people that the congressman is not doing anything for his constituents. In the case of us veterans, I can assure you he and his staff are working diligently on our behalf.
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When you hear that 97 percent of scientists agree, take a closer look at the numbers.
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It's obvious to me that the bus of our economy needs both short-term and long-term fixing — and at the same time.
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Teen wants to know what to do about dad's guilt trip.
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When traditional cake recipe falters slightly, daughter improvises a more tasty alternative.
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Book inspires mom to take more risks, have more fun.
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Danielle Christensen and Bradley David Rullman, both of Redding, are engaged to be married on Oct. 11, 2014, at Gover Ranch in Anderson. The bride-elect is the daughter of Linda and Curt Christensen of Redding. She graduated from Central Valley High School in Redding, and from Chico State University. She is an esthetician a
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Syndicated columnist gives insight into significant events both on the world stage and in his private life.
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While some devices sport a cool factor, users may find themselves targets of impatient eye rolls if used too much in public.
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Gazebo offers place for community events and weddings.
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Term will help pay a mortgage and permanent policies can help pay estate taxes for wealthy families.
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On February 21, 2014 at 9:50 p.m. officers from the Redding Police Department responded to the Howard Johnson Inn at 2731 Bechelli Ln. on a report of an explosion. When officers arrived they located a white male adult who had severe burns all over his body. This subject was identified as Daniel James Ogram, 28 [...]
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by Ryan Loughrey Although sometimes it can be a nuisance, whatwith getting our hair wet or making us wear umbrellas, the rain is much needed. These photos were taken less than two weeks ago, showing Shasta lake with water levels the lowest they have been in over a decade. The most visible is Tunn
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As seen in a newsstand in McCloud California. News of a rare public performance. Thanks to Jon Lewis for the journalistic heads-up in After Five. Craig Padilla will be playing in Red Bluff tonight.
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To watch a video of the Wow! That’s Engineering event, visit redding.com.
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Over at Reason.com, evidence that the founders drank "humanly impossible" amounts of alcohol. Excerpt: "...we still have available the list of beverages served at a 1787 farewell party in Philadelphia for George Washington just days before the framers signed off...
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Very little was up for debate Saturday morning at the Northern Section playoff basketball seeding meeting at Pleasant Valley High in Chico.
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This one is interesting. We have some images of it taken a bit prior to listing. Click on any to slightly enlarge.
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Local farmer, author and wild food advocate Wolfgang Rougle will join up with Slow Food Shasta Cascade to offer two upcoming walks open to the public in Chico's Lower Bidwell Park in the coming weeks. PHOTO: Delicious and nutrient-rich miner's lettuce (above) and winter chickweed (below) - "weeds" coming up in parks and gar
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The Chronicle reports here. Excerpt: California's devastating drought is taking a toll on the state's grass-fed beef industry, forcing at least one large-scale producer to switch to grain feed. Marin Sun Farms, a popular brand with Bay Area consumers who...
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Three decades after it was stolen, a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air has been returned to a Northern California man — in better shape than when he originally owned it.
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Washington, an anonymous but obviously brilliant wag said once upon a time, is Hollywood for ugly people.
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Expect a high near 72 degrees today with a north wind of about 8 mph.
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Hundreds of people gathered at Win-River Resort and Casino Friday evening for the annual Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce Chamberee to honor its 2013 award-winners. The winners were Doreeta Domke, Citizen of the Year; Black Bear Diner, Business of the Year; Randy Denham of SJ Denham Chrysler, Businessperson of the Y
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Enterprise High's boys basketball team hosts Foothill in a Sac River League finale. A Cougars win gives them an outright SRL title.
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A sidebar look at the pivotal boys basketball game between Foothill and Enterprise.
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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 Redding man who was severely burned in a hash-oil lab explosion at a Bechelli Lane motel Friday night has been flown to a burn center, police said.
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Love this clip from back in the day....
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For now, if you need to communicate with the Redding Dragstrip there is a new number: (530) 215 3003   First race April 12!! Chassis Certs are scheduled for 11:00 AM Test ‘n Tune at 1:00 PM. Street Legal 6:00 PM Pay for Test ‘n Tune and Street Legal is free
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Manatowa Gymnasium has every reason to be deafening Friday night.
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ALTURAS — Police have named four people, including a 19-year-old mother of a 5-week-old son, killed in Alturas by the former head of a north state rancheria and target of a federal embezzlement investigation.
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McConnell Foundation is offering $600,000 for a portion of land leased by Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding officials confirmed today.
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The water allocations from Lake Shasta are calamitously low, promting talk of pushback. But the government's not the problem. The weather is. We need to work together.
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Bethel Church's upscale, global flock brings a cosmopolitan touch to Redding. Their religious views aren't for everyone, but they've plainly improved Redding.
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Why is the governor pushing for a bullet train instead of prisons to hold violent felons?
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I have been a fan of Turtle Bay Museum, the grounds, walking trails and our wonderful Sundial Bridge from the beginning. I'm glad to hear I'm not alone.
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Voices of Faith: Martin Luther King said, “A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” What is your opinion about this?
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Gov. Brown and President Obama both enjoy spending taxpayers' money and have their own agenda.
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President Obama is a great example of the old saying, "Talk's cheap. It takes money to buy whiskey."
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In Medford, Ore., the teachers are on strike. Good. Fire them all and abolish this outdated system.
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With so much doom and gloom in the news these days, it is refreshing and dare I say uplifting to read about nature, saving lives, random acts of kindness, and in general compassion and concern for our fellow man.
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A brief look at business news from around the North State.
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Thomas Lawrence's weekly College Notebook column.
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A 30-year-old Big Bend man set to go to trial in April for murder in the 2012 shooting death of his brother may be taking a plea bargain.
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An Oregon man charged with murdering his aunt and nearly killing his uncle during a vicious attack at their Redding home is set to begin standing trial next week.
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A NASCAR official and a medical marijuana advocate say they will run for a seat held by Les Baugh on the Shasta County Board of Supervisors in elections this June.
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From the outside, it's hard to detect the transformation that has taken place at Vintner's Cellar Custom Winery.
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Lawns soak up lots of water, and this year there won't be much of it. So here's what else you can plant in your yard instead of grass.
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Flowers are pretty but do they ever stink -- it's a scent only flies can love.
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U.S. Bureau of Reclamation officials announced on Friday California farmers may not receive federal water supplies if rain or snow doesn’t break the dry spell.
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In 1914: The misty rain turned into a genuine snowstorm in Redding. It was the first touch of a New England winter Redding had that season. Snow fell on grassy plots deep enough for children to roll snowballs.
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Dear readers, that rumor you might have read in my boss's column two Sundays back is true. After just over a decade editing the Opinion page of the Searchlight and nearly two at the newspaper, I'll be moving on. You're...
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So the Bureau of Reclamation announced today. Details here. Excerpt: "...federal officials announced Friday that the Central Valley Project -- the largest water delivery system in California -- will provide no water this year to farmers in the Central Valley...
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After reading all this I still don't really know what it is she sells. Except she will not make soap. And she is one big crankypants. MidnightsHealingGard's Shop Policies Welcome to the new and revamped and more loving Midnight's Healing Garden. Feel free to looks around and ask questions. I
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Move to Vermont. Don't live in Washington, D.C. California? Bloomberg has a state-by-state breakdown here....
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Could be one. The New York Times (click here) visits Quixote Village in Olympia, Washington. Excerpt: OLYMPIA -- On Christmas Eve, Kevin Johnson received these gifts: a bed and mattress, a blanket and sheets, a desk and chair, a toilet...
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Snapped at today's farewell luncheon for outgoing Record Searchlight Editorial Page Editor Bruce Ross. From left to right: Ross, business reporter David Benda, Editor Silas Lyons, City Editor Maline Hazel. Bruce begins his new job as district director for...
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Here is a powerful talk about how our church can and will be united as One Church! The talk isn't short, but it is well worth watching. This Bishop's message is Prophetic and just listen to what Pope Francis has to say!
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I credit my current evolution as a therapist to a moment in February of 2006 when I found the latest issue of Time in my mail drawer at work and read these words, “Before he was an accomplished psychologist, Steven Hayes was a mental patient.” What a great first line. How could you not want [...]
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Here’s a HUD home in the Valley of Jones. A hidden valley perhaps. Hmm. “That’s an unusual flue pipe configuration there, Smokey” “Nice home in the Jones Valley area with an attached garage. Large front yard and modest back yard. Nice woodstove in the living r
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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 what fans may have missed:
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Washington found itself facing a problem it hadn’t anticipated: way too many wannabe legal pot growers.
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Redding will see a high of about 70 degrees today under mostly sunny skies.
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In 1914: The Rev. P.M. Bell of Winters left Millville in disgust because not a single soul came to him to be saved. The evangelist left after eight days of exhortation for other and perhaps fairer fields for his endeavors.
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Prep girls soccer playoffs, No. 4 West Valley hosts No. 5 Shasta in a Northern Section Division I quarterfinal.
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Shasta College's hosts Redwoods in the final homestand of the season.
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Local sports scores and briefs.
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"I am a pilgrim in Beachwood CanyonHarmonies still echo from that mansion."                                                      -- from the song Family
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Game recap from a Northern Section prep soccer quarterfinal.
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From susandennis I just found out there is a captcha option to screen out spam! Oh frabjous day! *Whew* You may now return to your regularly scheduled reading.
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A brief look at news from around the North State.
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Is it Nestle all over again?
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President Obama's so-called "settled science" is anything but when you dive into the details about climate change and weather phenomena like California's painful drought.
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The "Hunger Games" books and movies are fictional -- but why do the sound like a warning about our real-world future?
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Forests need loggers? The forests did just fine before we started meddling with them.
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Thanks to the departing editorial page editor for being a consumate professional and a mentor to many.
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Good driving record and reliable car necessary.
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Also, help raise funds for a preschool and animal rescue.
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Restoration Enterprises has closed, but many of the services it provided are still in business at new locations.
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See who was at what recent community event.
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The U.S. government will pay 9-year-old Tommy Botell's family $350 settlement for his 2009 death on a trail in Lassen Volcanic National Park.
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Repairs are set to begin on the Hartnell Avenue overpass Monday night.
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Has Canteca Foods Inc. abandoned plans to rebuild its warehouse on Oregon Street in downtown Redding?
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Repair costs are mounting as crews work to fix damages in a Redding neighborhood caused by water flooding from a broken pipe last week.
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The Redding Co-Op Preschool is turning to Redding residents to help fund its next big project--about $62,000 in repairs to their building.
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A $7.4 million contract for Redding Police Department’s new facilities at the Civic Center campus won’t be awarded for another two months, pushing a tentative move-in date into next spring.
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A brief look at business news from around the North State.
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A local group dedicated to finding missing people will hold a vigil in their honor Saturday at Redding City Hall's sculpture park.
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Shasta College basketball's season ends tonight.
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The Shasta County District Attorney’s Office announced today that internet retailer Overstock.com was found liable under California’s Unlawful Business Practices and False Advertising Laws, following a trial before the Honorable Wynne S. Carvill of the Alameda County Superior Court. The prosecution of the case was joint
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ALTURAS -- A former chairwoman of the Cedarville Rancheria gunned down four people and shot two others at a hearing on her eviction from the tribe's lands today, police said.
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Redding Police say a man robbed a victim Wednesday night and then returned Thursday morning for more.
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So Police Chief Robert Paoletti said last night at his quarterly public forum. Here's Jenny Espino's tweet: Here it is again: At town hall, Police Chief Robert Paoletti says squatting in vacant homes has become huge issue in Redding.— Jenny...
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Somber to learn that guitarist Bob Casales of Devo has made the transition to his next performance. Condolences to family, fans, and band mates evolved and de-evolved. In memorial, I’m re-running this post that I also re-ran last year when drummer Alan Meyers passed. It puts focus on people of my general age. More b
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Read the third from the last paragraph in the letter the city received from the Bureau of Reclamation, posted here on Redding.com. Key language is in the last two sentences: "Based on the uncertainty of these actions (by the state),...
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The Tehama County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary at a Red Bluff home, where the suspects made off with most of a woman’s large appliances.
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Here’s a rare condo in The Bluffs community overlooking central Redding California. The Bluffs is very centrally located, and has stellar views of Redding. The grounds are lovely, and the residents have regular social and food gatherings in the clubhouse.There is a pool and tennis courts an
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The federal government has agreed to pay $3.5 million to the family of a 9-year-old boy crushed to death by a retaining wall at Lassen Volcanic National Park.
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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 what fans may have missed:
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Calling someone a dreamer is seldom a compliment. But it should be. Recently, I encountered a flock of folks who day-dream for a living. I joined hundreds of novelists, humorists, poets and playwrights who converged on Nob Hill to attend the San Francisco Writer’s Conference. We were drawn by a common passion to pitch ide
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From the National Weather Service's forecast discussion: "Extended models remain in good agreement in bringing major change to the weather pattern beginning next Wednesday as Pacific westerlies finally undercut the west coast ridge. Current timing of first frontal band to...
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A mother upset about "indecent" T-shirts on display at a Utah mall found a quick if not especially convenient way to remove them: She bought every last one.
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Redding is in for a good dose of sun and warmer temperatures for the next few days. It starts today with a high of 70 degrees under partly sunny skies. A north-northeast wind of about 6 to 8 mph will blow. The night will dip to about 42 degrees. Friday will again be about 70, while temperatures should be in the low 70s thro
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Artist Kathleen Evans has been painting in watercolor, acrylic, mixed media and silk since 1995, after she retired from a 40-year career in organizational development. Retirement has allowed her the freedom to paint — and travel. Evans and a group of talented North State artists recently combined these two passions during
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When Alissa Aune took over the controls for Enterprise Starship in the fall, she did not need to be reminded just how big were the shoes she was asked to fill. As an Enterprise High alum, a former Starship musician and the leader of a Grass Valley show choir of her own, she knew all about Dan Neece’s legacy.
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Little hungry? Wanna a pint? Don’t want to miss the game? Like blues music? You better check out the happy hour at Famous Dave’s off Hilltop and Browning Street (Frisbee throw from Trader Joe’s) in Redding.
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It pays to be an “early bird” at Nello’s Place, on Bechelli Lane in east Redding.
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I recently read a Facebook exchange between two young gentlemen—members of a Sacramento-area band on the rise—regarding a satiric song by one of one of my favorite poet-jesters of the Americana/Texas Outlaw music genre, Hayes Carll. The song is delivered in the first-person voice of a redneck whose worldview is obviousl
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Preview of the 2014 Prep boys and girls soccer playoffs.
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A brief look at news from around the North State.
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In 1914: An advertisement for Delta Road read: When going to Trinity Center or Carrville travel over the Delta Road and save four hours and avoid dust. Beautiful scenery. Views of Mt. Shasta and Lassen Buttes. 25 miles shorter than any other road. Good auto road through pine forest. Rest and lunch at the summit.
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Redding police Wednesday night arrested an estranged husband in downtown Redding who they say was stalking.
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North State hospitals all saw positive bottom lines in the fourth quarter of 2013, state financial data shows.
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Joseph Lynch, a senior star on the Liberty Christian boys basketball team, hasn't had an easy road.
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Redding and other senior water rights holders say they will challenge a federal agency’s decision to slash water deliveries by as much as 60 percent for the year.
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A change in the state pension system's rules designed to keep the fund whole for the long haul puts yet another burden on local cities still trying to recover from the recession.
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Could yakkers in the middle seat make a flight unpleasant? Sure. Do we really need Congress involved?
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At first glance, a proposal to slap warning labels on soda sounds like yet another law certain to make California a laughingstock. Yet a look at the medical data motivating it -- especially soaring diabetes rates -- is sobering.
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We need a law to bar proven liars from office.
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Thankfully, smoke above the Chaparral incineration produced no tragic image unforgettable to spectators.
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Ever since Nazi Germany's demise, its people have been held responsible for the turmoil and destruction in Europe and beyond. How will the future judge U.S. actions?
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A brief look at business news from around the North State.
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A barbecue fundraiser for a Redding girl, 12, in need of a lifesaving kidney transplant is on Friday at The Tire Depot from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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Two men and one woman charged with murder in last year’s violent deaths of three Shasta County man were back in Superior Court today, one day after being arraigned on multiple felony counts.
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As county environmental health personnel tested soil at 9021 Chaparral Drive today to see if it’s safe to clean up the area, the Shasta County district attorney’s office filed a misdemeanor case against the man they say is responsible for evacuation of the neighborhood.
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Aamir Malik -- we used to meet at the Damburger -- e-mailed me this link to a seven-minute film he made (and starred in) last year in Chico, presumably in time for Christmas. Worth watching. Most definitely....
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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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List of support groups in the North State.
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By Shannon Koga and Maytal Espino Mention the words “Valentine’s Day” to anyone, and you’re bound to hear the same responses. It’s either the most romantic day of the year or the most depressing. Couples drift about with roses and chocolates, holding hands and taking in the nig
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In 1886, a group of white men decided the Chinese in Redding had to go.
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With Redding facing the prospect of steep cuts in its federal water supply I remembered musing in a column back in July 2012 (headlined "Newly dead at the Redding Cemetery -- the grass):" "...the more I thought about it the...
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According to the Houzz Kitchen Trends Study, 49% of Homeowners say that using eco-friendly appliances and materials in their kitchen is important. If you want to make your kitchen renovation project more eco-friendly, follow these tips: For greener cabinets: Choos
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According to the Houzz Kitchen Trends Study, 49% of Homeowners say that using eco-friendly appliances and materials in their kitchen is important. If you want to make your kitchen renovation project more eco-friendly, follow these tips: For greener cabinets: Choos
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Thinking of renovating your kitchen? You're not alone. The kitchen is one of the most popular rooms of the house to remodel. Whether you're updating your kitchen with a fresh coat of paint and more storage or you're in for a complete overhaul, here are three questions to ask before you get out the sledgehammer.
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Thinking of renovating your kitchen? You're not alone. The kitchen is one of the most popular rooms of the house to remodel. Whether you're updating your kitchen with a fresh coat of paint and more storage or you're in for a complete overhaul, here are three questions to ask before you get out the sledgehammer.
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While lunching at Market St. Steakhouse yesterday, Kenny Breedlove shared some good news: they're working to bottle Market St.'s sinfully good Smoked Jalapeño Ranch dressing. Goes great w/ salads, fries, sandwiches, etc. Wish 'em well....
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It’s egg number three for Liberty and Spirit, the Redding eagles.
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Rep. Doug LaMalfa, quoted in the Corning paper, pushing HR 3964, a bill he said would strengthen water rights and ease environmental restrictions (passed by the House and awaiting action in the Senate): "As Moses parted the Red Sea, we...
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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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Redding police are seeking information on the late night robbery Tuesday of the Safeway gas station on E. Cypress Avenue at Churn Creek Road.
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Redding Police Chief Robert Paoletti will present crime trends and take questions tonight at a town hall meeting for city residents.
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Forecasters expect a mostly sunny day with a high near 63 degrees. Wednesday will also see a north-northeast wind up to 9 mph. The night will drop to about 41 degrees. Thursday will warm to about 71 degrees and remain at about that point through Sunday.
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The city of Redding on Tuesday took the first of what may prove to be several painful steps to deal with the worsening drought in California when the City Council voted 5-0 to implement the first stage of a drought management plan. Stage 1 of the plan calls for voluntary measures aimed at reducing water [...]
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A 22-year-old Anderson man was arrested on suspicion of DUI on Tuesday night after police said he sheared off a 30-foot flagpole near McDonald's restaurant in Anderson before driving into a tree.
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I am not one of those people who'll name-drop countries I've traveled, any more than I feel it's good manners to speak openly about a party I attended, lest others weren't there. Likewise, with travel, I'm keenly aware of what an incredible luxury it is to travel almost anywhere, let alone a European country. And [...]
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In 1914: The Mountain Copper Co. posted notices at Keswick and at the Iron Mountain and Hornet mines announcing that wages would be reduced on Feb. 20. About 475 men would be affected.
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California’s persistent drought may force a sharp water cutback in Sacramento River water deliveries from the south bank just north of the Diestelhorst Bridge, which provides nearly half of Redding’s water.
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Anderson High boys basketball looks to tie first-place Corning in the Northern Athletic League standings.
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Local sports scores and briefs.
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Redding police are looking for a man who committed an armed robbery tonight at the Safeway gas station at East Cypress Avenue and Churn Creek Road.
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A brief look at news from around the North State.
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North state ranchers and farmers turned out Tuesday night in Palo Cedro to a meeting that provided them with information on drought assistance.
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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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