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Warrior or Wuss, Patriot or Strip-Club Owner? Who’s the Real Carlos Zapata?

It’s laughable, in retrospect, to recall that back in January, some folks speculated whether tough-guy/Red White and Blueprint leader Carlos Zapata’s reason for being in Tampa, Florida, was to meet up with Sean Feucht, the infamous, ultra-evangelical, Bethel-mega-church, jet-setting musician/plague-rat.… Continue Reading

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Supervisor Recall Reality Check: Fact or Fiction?

While there’s a mounting, messy statewide movement afoot to recall California Governor Gavin Newsom, here in Shasta County there are abundant threats to also recall some Shasta County Supervisors. And when I say some, I mean that of the five… Continue Reading

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Supervisors Censure 2 Colleagues (*Scroll for the best news)

Congratulations are in order for District 5 Supervisor Les Baugh. Tuesday he received his “badge of honor”  (commonly known as censure)  by his colleagues in a 3-2 vote. District 4 Supervisor Patrick Jones, Baugh’s shenanigans buddy, also received the censure… 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