Autocratic Chair, 2 Supes’ Concealed Campaign Conflicts: New Details Cast Doubt Upon Least-Qualified Health Officer Appointment

  Dr. James Mu, Shasta County’s new health officer, has been on the job for four weeks. It might have taken much longer to learn how the less-qualified Mu landed that position, if not for people who shared with A… Continue Reading


Shasta County’s Board of Supervisors Meeting More Akin to Political Theater Than Civilized Government

Like a mongrel cross of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” and Gioachino Rossini’s opera buffa “The Barber of Seville,” Patrick Henry Jones led his merry troupe of political players — better known as the Shasta County Board of Supervisors… Continue Reading


Governor Signs AB 969 Legislation Wednesday; Under Urgency Clause, Ballot Hand-Counting Ban Takes Effect Immediately

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed 16 pieces of legislation in Sacramento Wednesday, including one — Assembly Bill 969 — that will have a direct impact on Shasta County Elections, much to the chagrin of three county supervisors determined to hand-count… Continue Reading


Supervisors Set New Ejection Record Tuesday; Hear 3 Hours of Public Comments Then End Meeting With Plenty of Verbal Fireworks

Shasta County’s Board of Supervisors set a new record Tuesday by ejecting an audience member and clearing the board chambers within the first 10 minutes of reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at 9 a.m. This was the fourth such ejection… Continue Reading


Senate Passes AB 969 Tuesday, Even as Costs of Shasta County’s Manual Tally of Election Ballots Continue to Rise

By a vote of 30 – 6 late Tuesday, California’s State Senate passed Assembly Bill (AB) 969 prohibiting Shasta County and other similarly minded voting jurisdictions from cancelling voting system contracts and counting votes by hand except under very limited… Continue Reading


Lack of Decorum, Discriminatory Enforcement of Speaker Guidelines Causes Chaos at Shasta County Board of Supervisors Meeting

Never in my 45 years of covering public meetings at every level — from tiny school boards in Shasta County up to the California State Legislature — have I ever witnessed democracy devolve into such total anarchy and chaos as… Continue Reading


MyPillow CEO’s Election-Crime-Bureau Summit Reveals Shasta Supervisor Kevin Crye Among Featured Speakers

It’s official. District 1 Supervisor Kevin Crye of Redding is one of 18 featured speakers attending Michael Lindell’s “Election Crime Bureau Summit” Aug. 16-17 at University Plaza in Springfield, Missouri. Apparently, Crye’s self-described “nothing burger” face-to-face meeting in late March… Continue Reading


Zogg Fire Settlement Issues Reignite Shasta County Board Discussion Yet Again, Reopens Victims’ Trauma Wounds

For the third time in three weeks, Shasta County Supervisors met Friday in special session to discuss the $50 million Zogg Fire civil settlement reached between District Attorney Stephanie Bridgett and officers of Pacific Gas & Electric, as well as… Continue Reading


Supervisor Crye Seeks Independent Attorney to Investigate Shasta County’s District Attorney

Without citing specific evidence, District 1 Supervisor Kevin Crye called for an outside criminal attorney to look into why Shasta County District Attorney Stephanie Bridgett did not follow through on a criminal prosecution of Pacific Gas & Electric following the… Continue Reading