Part 1 – Midterm Elections 2022: The Politics of Fear; or What a Long, Strange Violent Trip It’s Been

Photo montage by Shawn Schwaller.

If you’re a regular reader of A News Café, chances are you’ve already mailed in your ballot for the 2022 midterm elections. Perhaps your early voting was prompted by Proposition 1, the Right to Reproductive Freedom Act, which, if passed,… Continue Reading


Can Democrat Max Steiner Ride Abortion-Rights Anger to Win GOP Rep. Doug LaMalfa’s Seat?

Max Steiner has a problem. The 36-year-old Iraq War Army veteran and northern California native is running as a centrist Democrat in northern California’s solidly Republican 1st Congressional District, where voters have repeatedly elected rightwing rice farmer Rep. Doug LaMalfa… Continue Reading


5 Candidates Face Off in Dist. 5 Supervisor Race as Reverge Anselmo Pours Fuel on Shasta County Dumpster Fire

Shasta County residents who wonder what life might be like under the new majority rule of District 4 Supervisor Patrick Jones, District 5 Supervisor Les Baugh and recently elected District 2 Supervisor Tim Garman got their answer last week. In… Continue Reading