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Supervisors’ Acts of Defiance May Have Consequences After All

A few strange things happened Tuesday at the Shasta County Board of Supervisors meeting. But before we examine the meeting’s most bizarre parts, I’d be guilty of burying the lead if I didn’t share one of the most stunning developments.… Continue Reading

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3 Supervisors Defy Common Sense, Public Safety, in Vote to Re-open Chambers

The same day that a mob of American insurgents invaded the nation’s Capitol, here in Redding newly elected Supervisor Patrick Jones overtook county chambers as his unauthorized personal gathering space for himself and his followers to drink beverages, shoot the… Continue Reading

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Back to Red for Shasta County! With Just Hours to Spare, State Pulls County From Purple Precipice

No putrid purple tier for Shasta County. Color us rosy red. Shasta County CEO Matt Pontes received a welcome phone call that broke the good news Friday night from Dr. Mark Ghaly, Secretary of the California Department of Public Health.… Continue Reading

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Act 1: Supervisor Baugh Directs the Scene – Act 2: Sheriff, Protesters, Play Their Parts

By now you’ve heard of Tuesday’s tumultuous dust-up at the Shasta County Board of Supervisors meeting in Redding. There, in the hallway outside the chambers, a few dozen protesters raised a wild ruckus, complete with horns, bells, a full-on regulation-sounding… Continue Reading

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Don’t Blame Winter; Chief Johnson Had the Idea First

Redding City Councilwoman Julie Winter has been getting plenty of negative press, but I think it’s time we even out the blame a little. After all, she wasn’t the first in Shasta County to come up with the idea of… Continue Reading

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Shasta County Board of Supervisors Approve Upcoming Draft of Specific Transactions & Use Tax Proposal

If sheer enthusiasm and willpower could grease the skids of the political process, supervisors Joe Chimenti, Les Baugh and Steve Morgan will ensure that the proposal for a specific transactions and use tax is signed, sealed and delivered to Shasta… Continue Reading