Destructive Board Majority Wins Again: Shasta County Loses Distinguished, Embattled CEO

District 4 Supervisor Patrick Jones got his wish. Tragically, Jones’ granted wish puts Shasta County in even greater peril. Matt Pontes, Shasta County’s CEO for just 26 months, disclosed to staff Wednesday that he will leave his position as the… Continue Reading


Letter to the Editor from Recalled Supervisor Leonard Moty: ‘Wake up, Shasta County!’

Shasta County government is being destroyed from within by District 4 Supervisor Patrick Jones, District 5 Supervisor Les Baugh, and their sidekick. And if the non-voting moderate majority doesn’t wake up soon, it will be too late, and they’ll deserve… Continue Reading


Reverge Anselmo Has Given Nearly $1 Million to Local Right-Wing Politicos. Why isn’t He Registered as a Major Donor?

Last week, Reverge Anselmo donated $200,000 to the Shasta General Purpose Committee, the political action committee that supported the successful recall of Shasta County District 2 Supervisor Leonard Moty in early February. In late February, Anselmo, the Connecticut-based son-of-a-billionaire, donated… Continue Reading