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DA Benito: I’m Tough on Crime, Mindful of Money

I am proud to have served as your District Attorney for the past 7 years. With nearly 20 years of current prosecution experience in Shasta County, I am dedicated to ensuring our families are safe and protected.

I am tough on crime. My aggressive prosecution of drunk drivers helped us achieve California’s second highest DUI conviction rate (96.9%). (State of California DMV). More importantly, these efforts have saved lives … Continue Reading

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Iron Chef Redding: Delicious Contest Infused Fun into Fundraising

It’s true that just one chef won the first Iron Chef Redding competition Saturday, but I hesitate to put it that way, lest it lead to the unfortunate conclusion that the remaining chefs were losers. Losers? Au contraire, my fellow foodies,… Continue Reading

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Missy Has Open-Facebook Policy

It’s the wild west on Facebook, a place where even elected officials use the popular social communication outlet to share ideas, information and even political preferences. Consider this recent Facebook post by Missy McArthur, an elected member of the Redding City Council. fyi, McArthur… Continue Reading

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We Want (to hear from) You! Shasta County Primary Candidates

On 6-8-10, expect voting time again! And we want to hear from all Shasta County Primary Election candidates – both opposed and unopposed. Where are our manners? Allow us to extend a proper invitation. Dear Shasta County election hopefuls, You are cordially invited to submit a written statement for… Continue Reading

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Sunday Funny: A Tea Party? Without Johnny Depp?

You don’t need tea leaves to decipher this cartoon. Just check out A News Cafe’s story, Debate Between D.A. Candidates Benito and Carlton: No Contest? Phil Fountain is a cartoonist, writer and occasional bed-wetter based in the far reaches of… Continue Reading

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Debate Between DA Candidates Benito and Carlton: No Contest?

  It was a Monday night, but Bonnyview Baptist Church pews were filled with believers who leaned more political than theological. Hundreds of people gathered at the church to hear an exchange of opinions between Shasta County District Attorney candidates Stephen Carlton, a former Shasta… Continue Reading