Shasta County Supervisors Terminate Dominion Contract in Narrow, Contested Vote

Five years into an eight-year agreement with Dominion Voting Systems Inc. of Denver, Colo., to provide Shasta County with precinct-by-precinct ballot printing, counting and reporting hardware and associated computer software, the county’s Board of Supervisors Tuesday voted 3-2 to direct… Continue Reading


NOV. 11 ELECTION UPDATE: 21,000+ Still-uncounted Ballots; County Clerk Speaks Frankly About Election

Journalist R.V. Scheide and I spoke with Cathy Darling Allen, Shasta County’s Registar of Voters, late this afternoon, as the North State awaited the updated election counts. Darling Allen said she and her staff continue to count the remaining tens… Continue Reading


Preliminary Shasta County Election Results: Nail-biters, Shockers; Tight Races May Take Weeks to Call

After more than two years of extreme political division and rancor, Shasta County’s election-night results were a wild roller-coaster ride packed with preliminary findings that ranged from presumptive winners to nail-biter races that may not reveal obvious winners for weeks… Continue Reading


Who Are Those Guys? A Closer Look at the Shasta Freedom Coalition

In the classic Hollywood Western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, the titular characters played by Paul Newman and Robert Redford are followed by a six-rider posse after their second train robbery. For the rest of the film, the lawmen… Continue Reading


Pillow-Guy’s Election-Denying, Redding-Welcomed BFF Refuted by Stanford Professor: ‘So much chaos’

Some may call it a coincidence that in the middle of the Sept. 13 Shasta County Board of Supervisors public comment period — precisely as the meeting was being blatantly hijacked by election-denier Dr. Douglas Frank, abetted by Supervisor Patrick… Continue Reading


Beleaguered County Clerk Speaks Freely About 2020 Election Documents, Candidates’ Real Addresses, and Bully ‘Patriots’

Today A News Cafe features a frank conversation with Cathy Darling Allen, Shasta County Clerk/Registrar of Voters. She agreed to answer some controversial questions related to her elections department. We discussed many things, such as her response to a fringe… Continue Reading