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August 18, 2007 |
John F. Reginato, an early and enduring promoter of Northern California tourism who helped introduce house boating to the West by suggesting more than half a century ago that "campers with pontoons" would make Shasta Lake prosper, has died. He was 89. Reginato died July 28 at a hospice in Tacoma, Wash., after a series of strokes and heart attacks, said his son, John. Reginato had lived in Redding from 1949 until moving to Gig Harbor, Wash., last year to be near his son.
March 10, 1985
Robert W. Schwenke of San Jose has been installed as president of the California Society, American Institute of Building Design, with Ann Ritberger of Sacramento, first vice president; Stanley E. Steele of Sunnymead, second vice president; Richard Roos of Long Beach, secretary-treasurer; William Holmes of Redding, northern director, and Richard Wilken of Los Angeles, southern director.
April 25, 1998 |
A landlord was convicted Friday of murdering five men in a feud that started with a bounced rent check. Geoffrey Ferguson, 47, was found guilty of fatally shooting three of his tenants and two of their guests in 1995 and then setting the Redding apartment house on fire to cover up the crime. Each of the men was shot in the head; four of the bodies were burned beyond recognition. Ferguson faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole.
December 3, 1986
Ailing country singer Johnny Paycheck left a hospital in Redding, where he had been reported in critical condition with bronchitis, emphysema and intestinal bleeding, despite protests from doctors and friends. "He's not been released from the hospital, he just walked out," Charlie Ammerman, Paycheck's manager, said in Nashville, Tenn.
October 22, 1992 |
Gregory Rains, the husband of former Glendora librarian Marilyn Rains, had $14,000 in gambling debts and a $50,000 life insurance policy on his wife at the time of her murder, police investigators testified last week in court in Northern California. The testimony against Rains, 44, was given during a preliminary hearing Friday in Shasta County Municipal Court in Redding as evidence pointing to a possible motive in the mysterious slaying of the 42-year-old librarian.
June 26, 2011
ROAD TRIP Based on Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards (27.5 mpg) and using AAA's survey-based average price of $3.90 a gallon for gas last week in California, this trip will cost you about $78 to drive the 545 miles from Los Angeles to Redding. From Redding, drive east on California 44 and then California 59 south to Lassen Volcanic National Park. To continue on the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway, travel north on California 89 to Mount Shasta, 166 miles. WHERE TO STAY Bridgehouse Bed & Breakfast, 1455 Riverside Drive, Redding; (530)