Author: Tom O'Mara

After last year’s Carr Fire, I took a hard look at our vulnerability to fire out here in the urban-wildland interface. I have been working for many years on our defensible space, but November...

At the recent candidate forum in Anderson, I posed the following question: “Do you have any concern at all about the federal deficit, and if so, how would you address that concern?” While both...

Over Memorial Day weekend, my wife Alice and I went to the 45th Kinetic Grand Championship in Arcata-Eureka-Ferndale. There were about 25 entrants in human-powered vehicles of every description. The race covers 42 miles...

Guest speaker, Tom O’Mara <br>Love your parks

Tues., April 22, the Shasta County Board of Supervisors will consider a recommendation to implement impact fees on new development. They have contracted with and will be discussing a 78-page report prepared by the Oakland consulting firm MuniFinancial. If enacted, the proposed fees will fund nine essential functions of county government