3 Shasta Supes Forego Decorum, Reject Code-of-Conduct Item; 2 of Those Supes Attended Event Where A News Café Publisher Was Assaulted

Rancor, snide comments and sarcasm filled the air Tuesday during the Shasta County Board of Supervisors meeting as the five-member board split 3-2 to defeat adoption of a Code of Conduct used by 39 other counties, all members of the… Continue Reading


Canceled KCNR Radio Host Loses Defamation Lawsuit, Ordered to Pay A News Café Publisher for Inflicting Emotional Distress

A former KCNR radio host whose program was canceled in January after he called for the public execution of A News Café publisher Doni Chamberlain lost a defamation lawsuit he filed against Chamberlain and this writer in Shasta County Superior… Continue Reading


Homeless Sleep on Snow-Covered Sidewalks as Wrecking-Ball Board Majority Destroys the County

It’s 8:15 a.m. Monday outside the Shasta County Library. It’s snowing. Three men with large backpacks and an assortment of bulging plastic bags stand in front of the library’s tall spiked locked gate. They’re waiting for the library to open,… Continue Reading


County Employee Union-Negotiation Comments Buried at Agenda’s End to Nearly Empty Chambers

It’s true that last week’s Shasta County Board of Supervisors meeting was standing-room only, largely because of a controversial agenda item, R4, regarding a Second Amendment resolution sponsored by gun-seller and Dist. 4 board chair Patrick Jones. But another large… Continue Reading


Noni Doni’s 12 Bakes of Christmas – Appetizers (7, 8, 9 & 10): Cheeseball, Polenta, Brie in Pastry, Smoked Salmon Spread

If you’re in need of appetizers in a hurry, today I present four fast, easy and delicious recipes. Let’s go! First, let’s begin with the Party Cheeseball, perhaps one of the easiest appetizers of all, aside from a cheese platter… Continue Reading


Noni Doni’s 12 Bakes of Christmas (4, 5 & 6): Yeast Breads: Fennel Sticks, Challah & Rustic Rosemary Bread

I am a person of my word, and by golly, if I promised 12 Bakes of Christmas (before Christmas) then I will come through with those recipes, even if there are (gulp) 9 recipes left to publish. It just means… Continue Reading