Can Shasta County’s New Hand-Count System Comply With Secretary of State’s Ballot Hand-Count Rules?

In a move likely to impact Shasta County voters and election procedures directly, California’s Secretary of State Shirley Weber is seeking to clarify and adopt regulations governing manual tallies of election ballots. Such regulations, Weber explains, will “provide clear and… Continue Reading


Shasta County Meeting Highlights: Proposed Shooting Range Misses Its Mark, Supes Hire New CEO, Union Workers Await Final Word

A circus atmosphere, complete with sideshow barkers collecting recall petitions, angry Millville Plains residents airing grievances, and honking motorists on Court Street showing support for striking county workers greeted attendees gathering Tuesday for the third evening meeting of the Shasta… Continue Reading


Millville Elementary School District Board of Trustees Renews Superintendent Mindy DeSantis’s Contract, Plus Gateway and Anderson Updates

  The Millville Elementary School District board of trustees unanimously agreed to renew superintendent Mindy DeSantis’s contract Wednesday night, much to the delight of 25 cheering supporters who crowded the smallish K-8 school’s library for the district’s regular meeting. A… Continue Reading


Kevin Crye Potential-Recall Q&A: ‘Crye Betrayed District 1 Voters’

Please join me in welcoming retired lawyer/public defender Jeff Gorder, one of many community members who’s led the charge to recall District 1 Supervisor Kevin Crye. For several months, Gorder has been a  frequent speaker during public comment periods. Gorder… Continue Reading