Tagged: Jerry Benito

With a career that has spanned 30-plus years, Wes Forman could retire. In fact, he had. But the 58-year-old still loves his profession, and that devotion has brought him to Redding as Shasta County’s new chief probation officer.

“I am working completely on passion right now,” Forman said during an interview in his Court Street office last week.

Forman said he was drawn to the Shasta County position …

The warmest, most cheerful space in the new Shasta Family Justice Center in downtown Redding is the Stagecoach Room at the east end of the main hall. So-called because Wells Fargo Bank sponsored it, the room is designed to be a safe and welcoming place for children caught in a family violence crisis. A window in one wall looks into a small adjacent room where parents can meet with a facilitator and still keep an eye on their children.

Carlton Wins Intense DA Contest

In a contentious Shasta County District Attorney’s race that featured plenty of verbal haymakers thrown by the candidates and their supporters, area voters have spoken for change as Steve Carlton defeated incumbent Jerry Benito....