Shasta County GOP Forum: By Republicans, For Republicans, About Republican Candidates – Minus Jones

About 80 people scattered among the sea of available seats inside the McLaughlin Auditorium in Redding Wednesday. Everyone was there for a Shasta County GOP candidates forum. Judging by many familiar faces, the majority of the audience was comprised of… Continue Reading


No Chairman Patrick Jones, You’re Not Over the Target, You ARE the Target!

With his nearly shaved skull sitting atop a blue button-down shirt like a scratched cue ball sinking in a corner pocket, Shasta County Board of Supervisors Chairman and Lex Luther lookalike Patrick Jones appeared on One America News last week… Continue Reading


Elderly Veteran/Former Senator Fought State Over Veterans Memorial Chapel Battle – And Won

Of all the Veterans Days 89-year-old Korean War veteran and former Senator Maurice Johannessen has commemorated, today’s may be among his most bittersweet. On this Veterans Day, the Veterans Cemetery Memorial Chapel in Igo — the one made possible by… Continue Reading


Election Night Winners: School District Stalemate Breaker, Shasta Fire District, Peaceful Elections Office

Shasta County can exhale a sigh of relief today following preliminary results from two sides of the same coin in the county’s Nov. 7 special election. One side of the coin was the election itself. According to the latest election… Continue Reading


Mosquito Board Appointment Another Example of Shasta County’s Far-Right Preference for Subpar Selections

News of the appointment of Jon Knight — right-wing extremist, QAnon conspiracy theorist, and Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol attack attendee — to the Shasta County Mosquito and Vector Control board by the Shasta County Board of Supervisors went viral in… Continue Reading


Shasta County’s Board of Supervisors Meeting More Akin to Political Theater Than Civilized Government

Like a mongrel cross of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” and Gioachino Rossini’s opera buffa “The Barber of Seville,” Patrick Henry Jones led his merry troupe of political players — better known as the Shasta County Board of Supervisors… Continue Reading