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December 28, 1992 | JOHN HURST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A peacock tattooed on James' forearm covers up the Spanish words Mi Vida Loca --My Crazy Life. A butterfly tattooed on the back of the 16-year-old's neck covers the insignia of his former gang, the Dead End Locals of the Central Valley town of Merced. These new tattoos covering old tattoos are a sign of James' rehabilitation, say the operators of the Remi Vista group homes for troubled teen-agers here in this Northern California city of 70,000.
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July 9, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
More than 35,000 pot plants have been seized on federal land north of Redding, authorities said. The marijuana grove, in a remote and rugged area, was spotted last week during a reconnaissance flight, Shasta County Sheriff's Lt. Tim McDonald said. The seizure was nearly equal to half the number of plants confiscated during the eradication season last year, when authorities seized 73,655 marijuana plants. No one has been arrested.
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February 10, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Veterans' groups met to discuss plans for a veterans' cemetery in Shasta County, after reports that the state could not afford to help pay for the site. The state appears unable to pay for the cemetery's annual grounds maintenance, estimated to cost from $750,000 to $900,000 a year, said Willie Preston, district director for Assemblyman Doug LaMalfa (R-Biggs). Construction for the cemetery was tentatively set to begin April 1, but state officials said it could be delayed for about a year.
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August 16, 2004 | Jia-Rui Chong, Times Staff Writer
A fierce wildfire was still raging Sunday in an old gold mining town in mountainous Shasta County after destroying 20 homes Saturday, fire officials said. No one has been injured in the fire in French Gulch. Flames consumed a century-old lodge hall owned by the Oddfellows fraternal group and another commercial building. But firefighters were able to save the town's church, elementary school, post office, fire hall, hotel and the local bar.
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December 18, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Shasta County investigators searched for more evidence Tuesday, in the hope of finding clues to help them identify human remains discovered near an unearthed grave five miles from Interstate 5. Detectives and search and rescue volunteers combed the area where the bones were found two weeks ago, said Shasta County Sheriff's Sgt. Jim Mize.
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August 26, 1992 | From Associated Press
Exhausted firefighters spent a sixth day Tuesday tackling a 64,000-acre fire in Shasta County that was 50% contained. The fire, which has destroyed 307 homes in several hamlets along California 299, has caused an estimated $5.5 million in damage. Fire officials warned that flames could overrun containment lines again if forecasts of milder winds prove false. " 'Cautiously optimistic' is the term we are using," said U. S. Forest Service official Pam Bowman.
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June 29, 1989
A light earthquake shook the Shasta County area, jarring residents, cracking concrete and rattling houses, but there were no reports of injuries or serious damage. The magnitude 2.8 quake was centered about 18 miles east of Redding in the Whitmore area, according to the state Office of Emergency Services.
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September 17, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Two suspects were fatally shot by drug agents raiding a marijuana field early Tuesday, the Shasta County Sheriff's Department said. Agents said they were greeted by gunfire when they arrived at the garden in the eastern part of the county just before 7 a.m. Two people were killed during a gun battle with the 40 to 50 police officers conducting the raid, said Lt. Denis Carroll. None of the officers was injured.
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August 25, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Early morning winds gusted new life into a 64,000-acre wildfire in Shasta County on Monday, rousting hundreds out of their beds and into their cars as the flames leaped control lines. But authorities said the 5-day-old Fountain fire did not burn any new structures and that most residents evacuated in recent days were returning home. The fire was 40% contained by Monday afternoon.
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April 9, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Shasta County's death rate from preventable diseases, such as smoking-related cancers, is higher than any other Northern California county, a state report shows. Health officials say tobacco use and diet are to blame for many of the county's preventable diseases. About 19.2% of Shasta County residents smoke, compared to the statewide average of about 17%.
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February 10, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Veterans' groups met to discuss plans for a veterans' cemetery in Shasta County, after reports that the state could not afford to help pay for the site. The state appears unable to pay for the cemetery's annual grounds maintenance, estimated to cost from $750,000 to $900,000 a year, said Willie Preston, district director for Assemblyman Doug LaMalfa (R-Biggs). Construction for the cemetery was tentatively set to begin April 1, but state officials said it could be delayed for about a year.
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January 13, 2004 | From Associated Press
Police have arrested a teenager and are seeking a federal indictment against a 22-year-old parolee in connection with a cross-burning incident that police are calling a hate crime. After an anti-racism march protesting an 8-foot-tall cross set ablaze on a black woman's front lawn, police announced they had found in the suspects' homes wood, combustible materials and writings that suggested racial hatred, Police Chief Neil Purcell said.
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December 18, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Shasta County investigators searched for more evidence Tuesday, in the hope of finding clues to help them identify human remains discovered near an unearthed grave five miles from Interstate 5. Detectives and search and rescue volunteers combed the area where the bones were found two weeks ago, said Shasta County Sheriff's Sgt. Jim Mize.
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September 17, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Two suspects were fatally shot by drug agents raiding a marijuana field early Tuesday, the Shasta County Sheriff's Department said. Agents said they were greeted by gunfire when they arrived at the garden in the eastern part of the county just before 7 a.m. Two people were killed during a gun battle with the 40 to 50 police officers conducting the raid, said Lt. Denis Carroll. None of the officers was injured.
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April 25, 2003 | Maura Dolan, Times Staff Writer
Robert Maury called in a tip to a secret witness hotline in hopes of getting a reward for helping lead police to the body of a murder victim. He called the Shasta County hotline again with a tip on a burglary, and yet again with tips on the location of two more murder victims. Hotline operators got suspicious. When Maury went to collect his reward for locating the third body, police photographed him. He eventually was arrested and sentenced to death as a serial killer.
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April 9, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Shasta County's death rate from preventable diseases, such as smoking-related cancers, is higher than any other Northern California county, a state report shows. Health officials say tobacco use and diet are to blame for many of the county's preventable diseases. About 19.2% of Shasta County residents smoke, compared to the statewide average of about 17%.
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January 13, 2004 | From Associated Press
Police have arrested a teenager and are seeking a federal indictment against a 22-year-old parolee in connection with a cross-burning incident that police are calling a hate crime. After an anti-racism march protesting an 8-foot-tall cross set ablaze on a black woman's front lawn, police announced they had found in the suspects' homes wood, combustible materials and writings that suggested racial hatred, Police Chief Neil Purcell said.
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August 24, 1992 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK and PENELOPE McMILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Residents of several small rural communities in Shasta County returned to their fire-ravaged towns Sunday, while fire officials sounded more optimistic about gaining the upper hand over the plague of fires that has consumed more than 97,700 acres in six counties over the past week. "Overall, we're in better shape," said State Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Frank Mosbacher. "We have more fires in 100% containment and we have fewer communities threatened."
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December 28, 1992 | JOHN HURST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A peacock tattooed on James' forearm covers up the Spanish words Mi Vida Loca --My Crazy Life. A butterfly tattooed on the back of the 16-year-old's neck covers the insignia of his former gang, the Dead End Locals of the Central Valley town of Merced. These new tattoos covering old tattoos are a sign of James' rehabilitation, say the operators of the Remi Vista group homes for troubled teen-agers here in this Northern California city of 70,000.
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August 26, 1992 | From Associated Press
Exhausted firefighters spent a sixth day Tuesday tackling a 64,000-acre fire in Shasta County that was 50% contained. The fire, which has destroyed 307 homes in several hamlets along California 299, has caused an estimated $5.5 million in damage. Fire officials warned that flames could overrun containment lines again if forecasts of milder winds prove false. " 'Cautiously optimistic' is the term we are using," said U. S. Forest Service official Pam Bowman.
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