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TheAssociatedPress SANFRANCISCO TwomajorCali- fornia newspapers say they've re- ceived emails from a person claim- ing responsibility for a woman's ab- duction, including one demanding that police apologize to the woman for calling it a hoax. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Tuesday the anonymous person wrote Denise Huskins' or- deal last week was real, and her name should be cleared. One lengthy email said the kid- nappers used plastic squirt guns with strobe flashlights and laser pointers duct-taped to them to mimic firearms when they broke into Huskins' Vallejo home in the early hours of March 23. Huskins' boyfriend, Aaron Quinn, reported the abduction that afternoon, saying the kidnap- pers demanded an $8,500 ransom. VALLEJO Purported kidnappers want apology from police By Andre Byik email@example.com @andrebyik on Twitter RED BLUFF The Tehama County Board of Supervisors on Tues- day approved an amendment to an agreement with a firm tasked with preparing an en- vironmental study for the pro- posed elephant preserve within the county. The amended agreement with HDR Inc., which is preparing an environmental impact re- port for the proposed Tembo Preserve, will add to its tasks the preparation of a "Specific Plan." The specific plan, according to a county staff report, is "em- ployed to systematically imple- ment the County's General Plan Land Use goals and objectives in specific geographical areas." TEHAMA COUNTY Supes approve added elephant preserve study 'S pe ci fi c P la n' to a ss is t wi th l on g- te rm p la nni ng o f proposed Tembo Preserve By Andre Byik firstname.lastname@example.org @andrebyik on Twitter RED BLUFF It may only be about an extra cent on every $4 spent here, but it could add up to hun- dreds of thousands of dollars an- nually for the city. The quarter-percent sales tax increase approved by voters went into effect today, raising the city of Red Bluff's sales tax rate from 7.5 percent to 7.75 percent. City officials have estimated the increase will bring the city an additional $600,000 to $700,000 to the general fund per year. The additional funds are in- tended to largely go toward po- lice and fire services, including the restoration of staff lost be- cause of the Great Recession, maintaining firefighting equip- ment and improving public safety. When voters went to the polls in November and approved the sales tax rate increase, they also approved a non-binding advisory measure that asked whether the City Council should allocate 85 percent of the proceeds from the new tax to police and fire services. The remaining 15 percent would support parks, recreation and other city services. The rate increase amounts to an additional 25 cents for every $100 spent within the city. The new rate is temporary and would expire in April 2021 with- out a voter-approved extension. The increase follows a trend in the North State of cities seeking an increase in their sales tax rates to bolster public safety services. In Butte County, the sales tax rate in Paradise jumped from 7.5 percent to 8 percent today after voters there narrowly approved a half-percent increase in Novem- ber. The measure there asked vot- ers whether a six-year increase should be adopted to preserve public safety services, street maintenance and other services within the town. The Oroville City Council last month also moved forward with developing a plan to possibly in- crease the city's sales tax by 1 per- cent to increase police and fire staffing, according to the Chico Enterprise-Record. In Shasta County, Anderson voters approved a half-percent sales tax increase in June 2014 as well as an advisory measure asking if at least half of the addi- tional funds should be spent on police services. In Redding, a measure that ap- peared on the ballot last Novem- ber would have raised the city's sales tax a quarter-percent, but it ultimately failed because it didn't reach a two-thirds supermajority vote. CITY OF RED BLUFF Salestaxincreasegoesintoeffect City's sales tax rises from 7.5 percent to 7.75 percent By Jean Barton Special to the Daily News More than 25 boys, accom- panied by their families, at- tended the PRCA Rodeo Camp Saturday hosted by the Red Bluff Round-Up Association at Growney Ranch in Red Bluff. In 2015 rodeo camps will be held in Texas, Georgia, Arkan- sas, Idaho, Colorado, Kansas, New York, Indiana, Illinois, New Mexico, Montana and Cal- ifornia. Participants had an in- troduction to rodeo, free of charge, geared at providing an opportunity to learn. There was an emphasis on safety, with the fundamen- tals of saddle bronc riding by PRCA contestant Nick LaDuke and bull riding by PRCA con- testant Justin Andrade. Red Bluff was chosen for a trial run of steer wrestling, which was taught by Jim Ban- ister of Cottonwood, a PRCA competitor. Bill Cresta had made a "steer saver," a device with two springs that is pulled by a tractor. The boys practiced grabbing the horns and planting their feet before turning the head to throw the steer down, as Ban- ister ran alongside giving en- couragement and instruction. Sports Medicine Dr. Rico Dotson stressed having an understanding of good tech- niques and using proper equip- ment, including the right pro- tective gear. If injured, ice is your friend. Dotson emphasized a healthy diet, eaten in moder- ation, and being hydrated by drinking water before compet- ing, not sugar drinks. Rodeo is a strenuous sport and contestants need strength and conditioning. Types of physical activity are aerobic activities such as brisk walking, jogging and swimming to speed heart rate, breathing and improve heart- lung fitness. Strength building, weight bearing, resistance activities such as lifting weights and walking help build and main- tain muscles and bones by working against gravity. Bal- ance and stretching activities enhance physical stability and flexibility. Red Bluff Round-Up Direc- tors Jolene Kemen, John Read, Dave Ramelli and General Manager James Miller hosted the rodeo camp attendees for a pizza luncheon. PRCA MORE THAN 25 GET INTRO TO RODEO SKILLS COURTESYPHOTO PRCA instructor Jim Banister gave instruction and encouragement Saturday to a PRCA Rodeo Camp attendee as he learned the fundamental art of steer wrestling. This was the first time steer wrestling has been included in any camp. Community.....A3 Business .........A4 Lifestyles........A5 Opinion............A6 Sports.............. B1 Food.................B5 INDEX The purpose of this $500 scholarship is to offer financial assistance to a deserving student. PAGEA3 COMMUNITY TehamaShooters Association scholarship Alternatives to Violence will offer a Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention Volunteer training in May. PAGE A3 COMMUNITY Domestic abuse prevention training No one wants the economy to get any worse, but we don't want to overspend. So our defense is education. 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