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The news continues to slowly improve regarding the Carr Fire (located northwest of Redding, and which started in the Whiskeytown area). The expansion of the fire has slowed considerably since this morning, and firefighters are gaining ground in the efforts to contain the blaze. The sadder news is that another person has lost their life, …

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So, it’s a mix of good news, with some in the not-so-good category. The acreage numbers have continued to grow, but the containment percentage seems to remain about the same. The number of displaced residents is huge, especially considering the population of Redding. The last report I heard said that of a 91,000-ish population, 38,000+ …

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SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. —  “Governor Jerry Brown announced Saturday that President Trump and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) granted California’s request for a Presidential Emergency Declaration for Direct Federal Assistance to provide extra support for communities impacted by the Carr Fire. This federal assistance includes air assets to mitigate the fire’s impacts, along with shelter …

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Please join with David and pray: The Carr fire in northern California continues to expand, with the latest statistic reported being 80,906 acres involved and still growing (as of 11:00 AM local time), with only 5% containment. High temperatures are still expected to be over 100 degrees, with low relative humidity. Winds have been nearly …

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“The Global SuperTanker, the world’s largest firefighting airplane, is heading to Redding to help battle the Carr Fire. Once able to hold 600 passengers, the retired Boeing 747 aircraft has been converted into one of California’s most essential firefighting tools.” ~Sfgate Continued from sfgate.com “The plane now carries up to 19,000 gallons of water or …

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This is urgent, folks! For David and myself, this is literally in our back yards. Fires in and around Redding are once again raging, in some cases the result of arsonists doing their sick thing. I’m a little further south than he, but the smoke is definitely causing air quality issues. People are losing their …

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There must be practically no racism in America. If there were, blacks and other groups wouldn’t have to continually fake racist incidents. The latest case involves a Texas waiter, Khalil Cavil, who posted a picture of himself with a receipt that included no tip…and a racist rant. The customers whose ticket he displayed were barred from …

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CNN is solidly on track to maintain its leadership in the Fake News lineup. From IsraelNationalNews.com we have this story: CNN reversed order of deaths in Hamas attack, ‘manipulating’ news item to make it appear that Israel struck first, says Foreign Ministry. The Israeli Foreign Ministry chastised the Cable News Network (CNN) over the weekend, …

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The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is warning consumers not to eat any of Kellogg’s Honey Smacks after 100 people became ill after eating the product. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a short and concise message concerning the cereal:  “Do not eat this cereal.” Previously, Kellogg’s recalled packages with best-if-used-by dates …

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It’s time for something a little lighter. The birth of a child is an exciting and welcome event for the average family. Most often (at least in the routine course of a middle-class American’s life) the event happens at a hospital, where it’s now quite common to have a birthing center. This little one came …

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