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The Supervisor Talks Back: District 3’s Mary Rickert on the Recall Movement and Rural Life

The following Q&A is a transcript from the Saturday, July 17 episode of Common Ground Radio, co-hosted by Christian Gardenier and R.V. Scheide. (Tune in 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays to KCNR 96.5 FM/1460AM.) This transcript has been edited… Continue Reading

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Red, White & Blueprint Episode 4: Forget About It!

My, oh, my, how the mighty have fallen! Chances are the Red, White and Blueprint project wouldn’t exist if Palo Cedro restaurateur and RW&B co-producer Carlos Zapata’s seditious rant before the Shasta County Board of Supervisors hadn’t gone viral last… Continue Reading

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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