Red Bluff Daily News

April 18, 2015

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REDBLUFF There's nothing like a little fan-power to reach a goal, and for the last nine years Red Bluff Round-Up fans have been helping to beat cancer one per- son at a time. Since 2006, the annual Tough Enough to Wear Pink perfor- mance, which will be on Sunday, has helped raise money to fight breast cancer. In the nine years it has been in existence, it has raised more than $282,000 in donations to support the St. Elizabeth Com- munity Hospital Imaging Center. Last year's support helped es- tablish the Nurse Navigator Pro- gram at the hospital. This pro- gram creates a partnership be- tween a certified registered nurse and the breast cancer patient and the patient's physician. The goal of the Navigator Program is to ex- pedite treatment and educate the patient about treatment options. One of the reasons Round-Up Director Jolene Kemen believes so strongly in the Pink program is because monies raised stay in the area. ROUND-UP Goingpink for a cause By Andre Byik @andrebyik on Twitter RED BLUFF The Tehama District Fair Board of Directors on Tues- day is scheduled to take action on a proposal to move the annual September fair to July. The move, which has been dis- cussed in recent months at fair board meetings, wouldn't go into effect until 2017 at the earliest, ac- cording to the board's agenda. At the last fair board meeting in March, when an ad hoc com- mittee composed of fair board di- rectors recommended the move, director Andrew Meredith said the change would better accom- modate those who exhibit live- stock at the Tehama Junior Live- stock Auction, which facilitates TEHAMA DISTRICT FAIR Fa ir d at e change on board's agenda Proposalwouldmove annual fair to July in 2017 By Andre Byik @andrebyik on Twitter RED BLUFF The unemployment rate in Tehama County dropped for the second straight month in March, falling to 8.5 percent, ac- cording to the state Employment Development Department. Data released Friday by the state agency show that while there was a slight dip in overall employment in March compared to February — 22,890 to 22,850 — fewer people were unemployed. Civilian unem- ployment dropped from 2,250 in February to 2,110 in March. The jobless rate fell to 9 per- cent in February, marking an end to three straight months of rising unemployment figures. The county's labor force dipped slightly from 25,150 in February to 24,960 in March. The unemployment rate in March 2014 was 11.6 percent. Industries that added jobs in March included manufacturing, government, leisure and hospital- ity, construction and trade, and transportation and utilities. Industries that lost jobs in- cluded agriculture, professional and business services, education and health services, and other services. The employers with the most job ads in March, according to the state, included The Dollar General, Wal-Mart, Tehama County Health Services Agency and Tractor Sup- ply Company. Occupations with the most job ads included first-line supervisors of retail sales workers, nurse prac- titioners, cashiers, and heavy and tractor-trailer drivers. Tehama County's unemploy- ment rate ranked 35th out of the state's 58 counties. Surrounding Shasta and Butte counties had unemployment rates of 8.5 percent and 7.5 percent, re- spectively. San Mateo County had the low- est unemployment rate in the state at 3.4 percent. Colusa County notched the highest rate at 20.6 percent. California's unemployment rate dropped to 6.5 percent, down from February's 6.8 percent. The U.S. unemployment rate was 5.6 per- cent, down from 5.8 percent in February. TEHAMA COUNTY Joblessratedipsfor2ndstraightmonth March unemployment rate was 8.5 percent, down from 9 percent By Andre Byik @andrebyik on Twitter RED BLUFF With boots in hand, Red Bluff firefighters maneuvered between motor- ists at the intersection of Main Street and Antelope Boulevard here, accepting donations to benefit the Firefighters Burn Institute. The Red Bluff Volunteer Fire Department on Friday held its 13th annual boot drive, which has raised about $100,000 to date to benefit the American Cancer Society. This year, the money raised will benefit the Firefighters Burn Institute, a non-profit or- ganization founded in 1973 by Sacramento-area firefighters whose purpose has been to es- tablish a burn treatment facil- ity, provide recovery programs for burn survivors and support burn treatment and rehabili- tation research, among other goals. RED BLUFF FIREFIGHTERS RAISE THE BOOT DAILYNEWSPHOTOSBYANDREBYIK Red Bluff firefighters Brian Quigley, le , and Uriah Harris accepted donations from passing motorists Friday during the 13th annual Red Bluff Volunteer Fire Department boot drive. The money raised from the boot drive will benefit the Firefighters Burn Institute, a nonprofit whose purpose includes providing programs and treatment for burn survivors. Community.....A3 Lifestyles........A4 Opinion............A6 Farm ................ A7 Sports.............. B1 Faith ................B3 INDEX Information about the white card many veterans recently received in the mail from Veterans Affairs. PAGEA4 VETERANS CORNER Informationabout VA choice card This month is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals month, a time to look at stopping pet abuse. PAGE A3 PETS Column on prevention of cruelty to animals The review prompted a broad overhaul of policy and proce- dures, a move toward en- hanced transparency. PAGE A10 STATE Harris seeks to reduce built-in police biases Numerous scientific stud- ies show lingering problems including splotches of oil on the seafloor. PAGE B6 DEEPWATER HORIZON Gulf5yearsa erBP spill:Resilientyetscarred PINK PAGE 11 BOOT PAGE 11 FAIR PAGE 11 » Saturday, April 18, 2015 $1.00 AN EDITION OF THE CHICO ENTERPRISE-RECORD 7 98304 20753 8 Volume130,issue106 Good morning, thanks for subscribing Laney Weiber JEAN BARTON Cooking with Bob Tallman Farm A7 4-H Youth take to judging Lifestyles A4 FORECAST High: 90 Low: 58 A12 Grow?Ranchorride? Readaboutlocalandnational Ag, rural, ranch and rodeo news and commentary. VISIT REDBLUFFDAILYNEWS.COM/ RODEO DOYOU RODEO?

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