Millville Elementary School District Board of Trustees Renews Superintendent Mindy DeSantis’s Contract, Plus Gateway and Anderson Updates

  The Millville Elementary School District board of trustees unanimously agreed to renew superintendent Mindy DeSantis’s contract Wednesday night, much to the delight of 25 cheering supporters who crowded the smallish K-8 school’s library for the district’s regular meeting. A… Continue Reading


Gateway School Board Heads For Special Election … In a County Where 3 Supes Dumped the Voting System

It’s official. Shasta County has retained the title of meanest county in California. Don’t believe it? Not only will we terminate your ability to vote, we’ll come after your pet goat! Consider VICE News’s latest glimpse into our local affairs,… Continue Reading


Just in: County Counsel Chosen. Plus, Vexed Stalemated School District Could Land in Special Election, Despite Shunned Dominion Machines

The Gateway Unified School District board of trustees failed to select a replacement for former board president Cherrill Clifford last Wednesday night, increasing the likelihood that a special election will have to be held if the diminished four-person board can’t… Continue Reading


Gateway School District Update: Clifford Out as Recall Rumors Swirl

Gateway Unified School District Update – Tues., Feb. 7, 2023 It’s official. Gateway Unified School District acting superintendent Steve Henson has confirmed that Cherrill Clifford resigned from the Gateway Board of Trustees effective 4 p.m. Mon., Feb. 6. Meanwhile, this… Continue Reading


Gateway Unified School District Board of Trustees Caves to Teacher’s Union Brown Act Complaint

On Thursday, in an emergency meeting called after the California Teachers Association alleged the Gateway Unified School District Board of Trustees had violated the Brown Act numerous times at its last meeting on Jan. 4, the Gateway Unified School District… Continue Reading


New Public School Board Chair’s Social Media Reveals Homophobic, Christian Nationalist, Anti-Public Education Beliefs

By now, everybody who follows the news in Shasta County knows the newly elected MAGA school board majority at Gateway Unified School District summarily fired its superintendent last Tuesday. After being sworn in the week before, new board members Cherrill… Continue Reading


Tuesday Night Massacre: Gateway Trustees Aim to Fire Superintendent, Hire Bryan Caples

At a hastily called special meeting Tuesday night, the newly elected anti-establishment majority on the Gateway Unified School District Board of Trustees plans to fire superintendent Jim Harrell. Harrell, a prominent member of Bethel, is in the ninth year of… Continue Reading