Supervisor Jones Hid Attorney General’s Bombshell Letter that Exonerated District Attorney

Friday morning, as District 1 Supervisor Kevin Crye pontificated and opined about Shasta County business from outside a Redding coffee shop in front of an audience of nearly 20 supporters and curious citizens, North State social media sites were simultaneously… Continue Reading


Supervisor Kelstrom Accused of ‘Threatening, Sexist, Disgusting, Demeaning’ Texts About County Commissioner, Employee

It’s been a week since Susanne Baremore and Benjamin Nowain learned that a whistleblower had come forward with disparagaing texts about them, alledgedly written by District 5 Supervisor Chris Kelstrom. Baremore shared the screengrabs of the texts on social media,… Continue Reading


Kevin Crye Recall and Shasta County District 2 Race Remain Too Close to Call, District 4 Supervisor Patrick Jones Loses to Matt Plummer

With an estimated total of 1,208 unprocessed ballots left to be counted, Shasta County District 1 Supervisor Kevin Crye is beating back the effort to recall him by the skin of his teeth, according to the Shasta County Registrar of… Continue Reading


Lawsuit Alleges Shasta County Board of Supervisors’ Casino Sweetheart Deal Cost County Taxpayers Millions

A lawsuit filed Feb. 13 on behalf of Shasta County taxpayers alleges the 30-year intergovernmental agreement between Shasta County and the Redding Rancheria to provide public services to the Tribe’s proposed casino relocation project in Strawberry Fields is illegal. The… Continue Reading


Q&A Review: 5 of 9 Shasta County Board of Supervisors Candidates

Shasta County’s mailed ballots for the March 5 Presidential Primary Election have reached their destinations. Some of the most hotly contested races are among nine Shasta County Board of Supervisors candidates. A News Cafe reached out to all the supervisor… Continue Reading


Citizens Group Slaps Impact-Fee-Dumping MAGA Supervisors With Cease-and-Desist Orders

As reported by A News Cafe, during Tuesday’s Shasta County Board of Supervisors meeting supervisors Patrick Jones, chair Kevin Crye and Chris Kelstrom disregarded pleas from fellow supervisors Mary Rickert and Tim Garman, as well as numerous public speakers, to… Continue Reading


MAGA Board Majority Shifts New Development Costs onto Shasta County Taxpayers

In a move newly appointed Shasta County Board of Supervisors chair Kevin Crye claimed would “spur growth” and help the “little guy,” the MAGA board majority voted 3-2 to suspend new development impact fees in the unincorporated county during Tuesday’s… Continue Reading


Supervisor Crye Cinches His Recall With More Lies, Retaliation, Cronyism

Does Shasta County District 1 Supervisor Kevin Crye want to be recalled in the March 2024 election, or what? It sure looks that way. Your average, rational, elected official who finds himself staring down the barrel of an impending explosive… Continue Reading


Q&A: Supervisor Crye’s Pointless ‘Special Meeting’ Inspires Supervisor Rickert to Run for Re-election

Please join me in welcoming District 3 Supervisor Mary Rickert to A News Cafe as we discuss what led her to make an important decision earlier this afternoon. CHAMBERLAIN: Good evening, Supervisor Rickert. Thank you for taking the time to… Continue Reading