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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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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

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City, County Leaders Stress the Positive at Redding Merchants Crime Watch Meeting; Loss of 64-bed Jail is Lone Negative

There was a lot of talk about the glass being half full on Tuesday when the Redding Merchants Crime Watch met for the first time since Redding voters in November defeated Measure D, a proposed half-cent sales tax hike that… Continue Reading

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Isaac Lowe, Civil Rights Matriarch, Remembered and Honored

Tuesday morning, a white, resplendent open casket was displayed before the altar of the First Baptist Church in Redding. It held the body of 94-year-old Isaac Jefferson Lowe, so beautifully serene; elegantly dressed in a delicately beaded ivory gown. During… Continue Reading