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November 27, 2015

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ByHeatherHoelscher @DN_Heather on Twitter RED BLUFF The annual Down- town Christmas Parade is set to take place at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in downtown Red Bluff. The parade will begin on Mad- ison and Walnut streets and pro- ceed east on Walnut to Main Street, where it will turn south. The grand marshals of the eve- ning are the Tehama County Li- brary staff members, who will be celebrating the parade's theme of "A Storybook Christmas." The parade categories this year are marching units, floats, bands, individual equestrians, group equestrians, animal drawn vehi- cles and novelty. Vintage cars will be coming down the parade route with car models from the year 1990 or DOWNTOWN Ch ri st ma s Parade set fo r Sa tu rd ay By Karen Matthews The Associated Press NEW YORK Americans paused Thursday to celebrate their bless- ings despite terrorism fears and racial tensions over fatal police shootings across the country. A re- cord number of police officers pa- trolled the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, while St. Louis resumed its annual parade, canceled last year amid protests over Michael Brown's death. At the White House, President Barack Obama spent a quiet hol- iday with a traditional meal. Here's a look at how other Amer- icans celebrated: Tightsecurityfor Snoopy and Spongebob Spectators at the annual Ma- cy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York noted a stepped-up po- licepresence,withofficersperched on buildings like Radio City Music Hall and watching from helicop- ters hovering overhead. HOLIDAY Heavy security for Thanksgiving parade in NYC By Heather Hoelscher @DN_Heather on Twitter RED BLUFF The City Council au- thorized, during a Nov. 17 meet- ing, the purchase of two solar crosswalk systems to be placed on Walnut Street. The plan is to upgrade the crosswalks so they can be more visible to drivers. The benefit of the new flashing light cross- walks is it should help protect pedestrians while crossing the street, said Bruce Henz, Public Works director. The new solar, rectangular, rapid-flash beacon systems will be located at Franklin and Wal- nut streets and Dumosa Drive and Scottsdale Way off of Wal- nut Street. The new systems are provided by Traffic and Parking Control Co. Inc. and funding is by a supplemental appropriation of $16,000 from the Fund 43 Trans- portation Fund. "These funds will provide a budget of $12,530 for the pur- chase of the flashing-cross- ing hardware for two loca- tion, $3,000 for the purchase of thermo-plastic striping materi- als for an upgrade to the cross- walk striping at both locations and an additional allowance for $470 for the costs of possi- ble freight and miscellaneous in- stallation hardware," Henz said. The focus is on Walnut Street for this project in response to resident concerns due to the in- creased traffic related expected when the new courthouse facility is completed, said Richard Crab- tree, city manager. The Public Works Department is going to try these two inter- sections first to see how they work and whether it is a suc- cessful venture to pursue, Henz said. The city may look into pur- chasing more systems if that is the case. The solar systems with have the flashing light and a cross- walk sign and will be activated by a pedestrian pushing a but- ton. The signal will then be elec- trically transmitted to the light across the street, Crabtree said. According to the agenda re- port packet and the Traffic and Parking Control Co. informa- tion sheet, the systems will in- crease driver yielding rates, have zero operating costs because of the solar aspect, have no main- tenance requirements and will have LED indicators for pedes- trians. City staff believes that this equipment will provide a sig- nificant increase in yielding for pedestrians at the uncon- trolled crossings, according to the agenda report. RED BLUFF CityOKssolarsystemsforstreet By Chip Thompson @editorchip on Twitter RED BLUFF For more than 25 years members of the Red Bluff Moose Lodge have gathered the night before and the morning of Thanksgiving to prepare a tradi- tional holiday feast for anyone who wants it. Administrator Rick Wilson said the meal attracts a vari- ety of folks, mostly those with- out family close by who want to share in the holiday tradition. In 2014 the lodge hosted nearly 200 diners and ran out of meat at the very end. All food is donated by lodge members, about 300 total, and a crew of about 10 was hard at work Thursday morning prepar- ing four hams and seven turkeys — one more than last year, said Joann Monson one of the cooks. Lodge member Frances Un- terbrink said the tradition of serving free meals has been has been going on longer than most members can recall, but that it has been at least 25 years. The meal caters to those with nowhere else to spend the holi- day, older members of the lodge who don't have family in the area and the occasional indigent fam- ily, including one family last year that walked all the way to the lodge, which is a few miles south of town at 11745 State Route 99W. Unterbrink said the lodge collects donated socks to dis- tribute to seniors in care facil- ities and she was happy to pro- vide the family with new socks after they ate. The Thanksgiving meal — re- plete with turkey, ham, dressing, mashed potatoes, yams, rolls and a dozen pies — is just one of many projects the lodge takes on throughout the years. Others include Christmas and Easter events for children, Christmas baskets for clients of Alternatives to Violence and, Dec. 5 the lodge will distribute eight dozen stuffed moose dolls to local law enforcement and fire fighters to be given to children who have experienced trauma. Governor Brian Fronimos said the lodge is always seeking new members. For more information, call 529-6666. MOOSE LODGE VOLUNTEERS PREPARE FEAST FOR COMMUNITY CHIPTHOMPSON-DAILYNEWS Moose Lodge member Joann Monson pulls a pan of stuffing out of the oven Thursday morning in preparation for the annual Thanksgiving dinner the lodge serves to the community. Community.....A4 Opinion............A5 Lifestyles........A8 Weather ........ A10 Sports.............. B1 Education........B2 Index............... ## INDEX Tough words of retaliation follow in wake of Turkish jet shooting down Russian war- plane at Syrian border. PAGEB5 DOWNED PLANE Spat between Turkey and Russia escalates Man draped in American flag apprehended a er hopping White House fence, prompting holiday lockdown. PAGE A9 INTRUDER White House locked down a er fence jump North Carolina's troopers in a tough financial spot; about half suing the state over al- leged broken promises. PAGE A9 NORTH CAROLINA Some troopers on food stamps amid pay fight French president visits Mos- cow in wake of Paris attacks; 2nations agree action needed against militants. PAGE B5 WAR ON TERRORISM Russia, France plan anti-IS coalition The Thanksgiving meal — replete with turkey, ham, dressing, mashed potatoes, yams, rolls and a dozen pies — is just one of many projects the lodge takes on throughout the years. 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