Tehama County

Tehama County, California

633 Washington St Rm 11
Red Bluff, CA 96080
Phone: (530) 527-3350
Fax: (530) 527-1745
www.co.tehama.ca.us

In N central CA, north of Chico; organized Apr 9, 1856 from Butte, Colusa, and Shasta counties. Name Origin: For the city, origin and meaning uncertain. It is almost certainly Indian, though an Arabian generic tihama 'hot lowlands' is frequently found in Arabic placenames. The Indian parallel term may also mean 'lowlands' or shallow,' as in a ford of a river.

Area (sq mi):: 2962.27 (land 2950.99; water 11.28) Population per square mile: 20.70
Population 2005: 61,197 State rank: 41 Population change: 2000-20005 9.20%; 1990-2000 12.90% Population 2000: 56,039 (White 78.50%; Black or African American 0.60%; Hispanic or Latino 15.80%; Asian 0.80%; Other 13.90%). Foreign born: 7.90%. Median age: 37.80
Income 2000: per capita $15,793; median household $31,206; Population below poverty level: 17.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,029-$20,711
Unemployment (2004): 7.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.90% Median travel time to work: 22.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 23.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Red Bluff County seat (13,911)

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    Schohr advised ranchers that the fire would not have killed weed seeds, based on the research of Josh Davy, Tehama County livestock, range and pasture advisor and UCCE county director.
    Cal/OSHA has cited an agricultural employer and a farm labor contractor more than $100,000 combined in proposed penalties after a worker was fatally crushed by a bin dumper at a walnut processing and packing facility in Tehama County. On October 6, 2018, forklift operators at Crain Walnut Shelling in Los Molinos were filling bins with walnuts, which were then dumped into a hopper for processing.
    Additionally, in a November 15, 2017, story in The 74, an online education news site, the Tehama County, California assistant sheriff credited the staff of Rancho Tehama Elementary for their "monumental" action of locking down when a gunman with a semiautomatic weapon entered the building and tried to get into classrooms, but could not do so because he was locked out.
    In November of 2017, Kevin Janson Neal went on a shooting rampage in unincorporated Rancho Tehama County in California.
    Authorities also ordered residents to evacuate in Tehama County, about 200 miles (322 kilometers) north of San Francisco, where two wildfires were burning.
    Phil Johnston, Tehama County Assistant Sheriff spoke to the(https://nypost.com/2017/11/15/california-shooters-wife-found-dead-in-her-home/) New York Post and said: "[We believe he] cut a hole in the floor and literally put her body in the hole." 
    "We believe that's probably what started this whole event," Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston said
    Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston said at a press conference that the shooter, who was not identified by law enforcement, had been armed with a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns
    Tehama County police confirmed the number of those killed, including the shooter, in what is being described as a random shooting spree that took place in seven different locations.
    Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston said at a news conference that the shooter, who he did not name, had been armed with a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns.
    By: MENA WASHINGTON - 15 November 2017: At least five people are dead following shootings at multiple locations in Tehama County, including an elementary school where at least two children were wounded, Los Angeles Times reported on Tuesday.
    Phil Johnston, Assistant Sheriff said to local media that the attacker was killed by police after the shooting, which began around 8:00 am at a home in Tehama County and continued at the Rancho Tehama Elementary School.