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Transparency and the Shasta County Supervisor: A Comparison of Disclosures

Editor’s note: New information has been added re Baron Browning, below. Transparency. The word has been on almost every candidate’s lips this midterm campaign season; a valorous but vague pledge to get to the bottom of things and root out… Continue Reading

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Departing Shasta County CEO Matthew Pontes Gets the Last Word

Judas came to mind Tuesday during the Shasta County Board of Supervisors meeting. With stunningly duplicitous performances from the dais, supervisors Les Baugh, Tim Garman and Patrick Jones delivered phony-baloney farewells to CEO Matt Pontes, the very man whose life… Continue Reading

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Not the Onion: Shasta County Supervisor Patrick Jones Passes Polygraph Test

There’s no question District 4 Supervisor Patrick Henry Jones is Shasta County’s prevaricator par excellence. In recent months, as documented by ANC, Jones has blatantly and maliciously lied about political opponents past and present. Continue Reading

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Red, White & Blueprint Episode 5: Attack on Public Workers Built on Foundation of Lies

District 4 Shasta County Supervisor Patrick Henry Jones is an inveterate liar. As more than one victim of Jones’s prevarications has commented to me, he just makes stuff up. Case in point: About halfway through Episode 5 of Red, White… Continue Reading

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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