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Lean Fire Department Leaves Thin Margin for Error

In the firefighting profession, time is everything.

The loss of a minute on a call could mean the difference between a home being damaged or completely destroyed. Time can translate to a person being rescued or mortally trapped.

So when Redding Fire Chief Kevin Kreitman points to a map … Continue Reading

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Sunday Funny: A Rose By Any Other Name Is Still Da Bomb

Phil Fountain is a cartoonist, writer and occasional bed-wetter based in the far reaches of Northern Californey. A News Cafe, founded in Shasta County by Redding, CA journalist Doni Greenberg, is the place for people craving local Northern California news,… Continue Reading

Council Approves Electric Rate Hike

Redding City Council members voted 4-1 to pass an average $9-per-month electric rate increase, with more hikes expected, during a lengthy, agenda-packed meeting Tuesday night. Paul Hauser, Redding Electric Utility director, explained that the electric rates would first climb by about $9 a… Continue Reading

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City Investigation Inconclusive Amid Heated Political Climate

A private investigator’s report proved inconclusive as to whether city of Redding employees attempted to threaten a local business with boycotts based on how its owners vote in Tuesday’s election. The report, made public today, does not name the city employee alleged to have made threatening comments on… Continue Reading