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DECEMBER 7-8 2013 WEEKEND Breaking news at: www.redbluffdailynews.com Tehama County Athletes of the Year Page 1B DAILY NEWS RED BLUFF Mostly sunny 44/20 Weather forecast 10A TEHAMA COUNTY $1.00 T H E V O I C E O F T E H A M A C O U NTY S I N C E 1 8 8 5 The big chill TIDE arrests 2 in Los Molinos The Tehama Interagency Drug Enforcement agency arrested a pair of 49-year-old Los Molinos men Wednesday after stemming from a search warrant at a residence on the 25000 block of Josephine Street. Around 8:30 a.m. agents serviced the search warrant and contacted Robert William Schulz, an occupant of a motor home parked on the property, according to an agency press release. Schulz was found to be in possession of a small amount of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. He was booked at Tehama County Jail for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia and released on a promise to appear. During a search of the residence agents located 8.7 pounds of marijuana, two television sets that previously had been reported stolen, a firearm and ammunition, a small amount of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Agents later arrested Jack Edward Walker, who was driving in Los Molinos, near Nu-Way Market and found him to be in possession of a billy club. Walker was booked at Tehama County Jail for felony possession of stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana for sale, being a prior felon in possession of a firearm, being a prohibited person in possession of ammunition, possession of a prohibited weapon and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. His bail was $130,000. — Rich Greene Market seeks vendors for holiday event Photos courtesy Jeff Dotson An orchard on Antelope Boulevard bears the weight of winter Friday morning. DN Staff Report The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for much of northern California, including Red Bluff, as the recent cold snap enters the weekend. The warning, which is in effect until 7 a.m. Saturday, came as a storm from Canada moved into the region Friday afternoon, according to the weather service. Coupled with cold air already in the area, the weather service said snow accumulation was possible at low elevations. The weather service said that snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches was possible Saturday. Temperatures are projected to reach a high of 43 Saturday, with a low of about 23. Sunday should be clear with a high of about 46 and a low of 28. Monday's forecast is mostly sunny with a high of 51 and a low of 29. Warmer weather should come Tuesday, which will see a high of 54 and a low of about 38. The Salvation Army located at 940 Walnut St. in Red Bluff said it is in need of coats and blankets, which can be dropped off at the location. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. advises that people prepare for potential power failures by having battery-operated flashlights ready, keep- Frontier Village Farmers Market will be hosting a Holiday Gift Event & Craft Boutique at the market on Dec. 14th. This event will feature locally produced craft and food items appropriate for gift giving. Holiday music and refreshments will be offered, as well as complimentary gift packaging on a first-come, first-served basis. Crafters and certified food producers are invited to join the market for this one day event. Any vendor interested in participating should call Mindy Nickler at 5269943, or drop by the market for more information. Pre-registration is required. Frontier Village Farmer's Market is open every Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 645 Antelope Blvd. Feds decline comment on DA's Rim Fire assertion ing drapes, blinds and shades closed at night to retain heat, and having phone handsets that don't use electricity available. Crops in the county remain largely unthreatened, said Tehama County's Assistant Agriculture Commissioner Doug Compton. "Things are generally going dormant this time of year anyway," Compton said. He did say that orchard trees, especially young ones, could be affected by the abrupt change in weather if their tissue hasn't hardened yet, and that backyard citrus trees are certainly at risk. Low temperatures could bring infrastructure damage, such as cracked pipes, if irrigation systems aren't drained, Compton said. He added that most people have been taking proper precautions. As far as production agriculture, he said, the cold weather just delays crops. Elsewhere across the state four people died of hypothermia in the San Francisco Bay Area from the freezing temperatures. Rosie Dominguez, a spokeswoman for the Santa Clara County coroner's office, confirmed the deaths and their cause but provided no further information. Dominguez referred questions to a county spokeswoman, who did not immediately return a phone call Friday afternoon. The San Jose Mercury News reports (http://bit.ly/1d6G0kk ) that three of the victims died in homeless encampments while a fourth person died in a garage in the county on the south end of San Francisco Bay. Temperatures dropped as low as 30 degrees at San Jose International Airport early Friday. The cold weather wasn't confined to California. The National Weather Service issued winter storm and ice warnings through much of Friday for parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Tennessee. Some parts of the Midwest expected to see several inches of snow. The storm stretched from South Texas up into northern New England and the Canadian Maritimes. Cold weather has already dumped 1 to 2 feet of snow in parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin and draped many communities in skin-stinging cold. The temperature in parts of North Dakota on Thursday was a few degrees below zero, but wind chill pushed it to nearly 40 below. SONORA (AP) — Federal prosecutors have declined to address a district attorney's claim that they intend to prosecute the hunter who allegedly started the Rim Fire that raged through Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Foothills. Tuolumne County District Attorney Michael Knowles said in a statement on Thursday that federal prosecutors have privately declared their intention to prosecute the hunter. The hunter has not been identified. The statement went on to say that the people of Tuolumne County and county prosecutors were awaiting ''just conclusion'' in the federal system. Mary Wenger, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Sacramento, said on Friday she could neither confirm nor deny Knowles's assertion. The Rim Fire began on Aug. 17 and burned 400 square miles. State officials have estimated damages exceeded $54 million. Small plane lands in Northern California park FAIR OAKS (AP) — Officials say the pilot of a small plane escaped with only minor injuries after he was forced to land at a Northern California park. The single-engine Piper PA24 landed at a park in the Sacramento County city of Fair Oaks a little after 2:30 p.m. Thursday. KCRA-TV reports (http://bit.ly/IHT0mx ) the park was mostly empty at the time, and no one else was hurt. Federal Aviation Admin- istration spokesman Ian Gregor says the plane was heading from Salinas to Auburn when it experienced engine trouble. The pilot tried to get to a nearby airport but didn't make it. The aircraft lost power and glided into a hard landing, hitting the top of some trees and clipping a parked car before coming to a rest. Some debris from the damaged plane was scattered in the park. The FAA plans to investigate.