Category Archives: Record Searchlight

Crime in Redding makes the headlines today

Crime is down again. Worth sharing. Too often it seems only negative stories about Redding go viral. Lower crime rates. It’s ReallyRedding.

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Turning off the comments at

I discovered this by accident. Recently, switched using Facebook to host their reader comments. For a while, I saw no comments on any article. It was a revelation. I really don’t care that much what a random group of … Continue reading

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Bear sighting creates a buzz

The bear photo I captured the other day from out my front door generated some local media attention. I was interviewed by KHSL TV Action News Now reporter Charlene Cheng. I enjoyed chatting with Charlene as she worked. The life … Continue reading

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Our Italian travel photos in the Record Searchlight

Big fun! Jessica Skropanic featured a couple photos of me and the lovely Karry in Naples in their Sunday Edition. Here’s the link: Below is the actual image I sent her. I thought it funny because we were unwittingly photobombed … Continue reading

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Record Searchlight goes retro to celebrate anniversary

If you haven’t seen it, today’s local newspaper looks pleasingly retro. The Redding Record Searchlight is formatted to look like an older version of itself in celebration of their 75th year of publication.Click to enlarge slightly. What they really needed … Continue reading

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Beer Boats Bullets and Booze Inc.

David Benda’s article today about local foreclosures declining in number was in stark contrast to the numerous Notices of Default in legal notices section of the paper. The back pages also featured a long list of property tax delinquencies. Glancing … Continue reading

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Nor Cal Beat – another news source for the northstate

A hundred years ago, even a small town like Redding had several newspapers competing for attention. Over time, consolidation blended those choices into one local paper. Now, ubiquitous internet has opened up new possibilities, and lowered barriers of entry for … Continue reading

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Feeding trolls as a business model

I’ll just leave this here. Really, I don’t care what they do over there, or how they want to run the thing. But I do get calls from out of town people interested in real estate, or relocating here, and … Continue reading

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The Cognitive Bias Song

This song reminds me of the anonymous comment writers over at Which thus reveals my personal bias, and my tendency to generalize.

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I'm shopping for a Volvo now. Thanks RS!

Couldn’t let this one slide. Of all the weekends in Redding to pay attention to the Auto section, Kool April Nights is when the RS allowed this fairly major and seemingly obvious misprint slip. That’s one mighty purty Volvo. I … Continue reading

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