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Shasta Dam Raise Blues

Until recently, the floodgates appeared wide-open on the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s effort to raise the height of Shasta Dam by 18 ½ feet. Since Congress allocated $20 million in pre-construction funding for the project last spring, planning efforts have… Continue Reading

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Would-be Redding Rat Patrol Is Yet Another Cautionary Tale

If you’re going to go poking your nose around in a homeless camp in the dead of the night, it’s probably a good idea to bring a gun. That doesn’t negate the fact that poking your nose around in a… Continue Reading

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Two Bikers Down in Redding: A Cautionary Tale on the Use and Abuse of Social Media

There’s no question Redding is a city on the edge. Deteriorating public safety has created a powder keg of citizen resentment toward the city’s leadership that’s just waiting for the slightest spark to touch it off. This resentment plays out… Continue Reading