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Zapata & Friends Trial, Day 4: Distracting Shiny Objects

Day Four of the trial known as The People v. Carlos Zapata, Christopher Meagher and Elizabeth Bailey resumed Wednesday in Dept. 4 of the Shasta County Courthouse. Judge Jody Burgess presided over the Sept. 15 proceeding that seemed to lurch… Continue Reading

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Nathan Pinkney Grilled by Zapata Attorney Who Excludes Journalist Doni Chamberlain from Trial

Last Wednesday evening, my good friend and colleague A News Cafe publisher Doni Chamberlain sent me an urgent email. Chamberlain is covering the triple joined trial of Emiliano Carlos Zapata, Christopher Meagher and Elizabeth Bailey on charges that the trio… Continue Reading

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Courthouse Day for Carlos; From a Lonely Hearing to Paltry ‘Protest’

Considering the quagmire of legal entanglements that Carlos Zapata currently faces, it’s no wonder he’s been MIA from his pet Red White and Blueprint docuseries. Not to mention he was also a no-show at the Gover Ranch RW&B fundraiser, which… Continue Reading

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The Neverending Trial of James Benno and Sons

On a sunny Saturday afternoon in an undisclosed Redding location, James Benno was choosing his words very carefully. Who can blame him? I’m asking him questions about concentrated cannabis, and just two days earlier, the Shasta County District Attorney’s office… Continue Reading