Victim’s Mother Wonders: Is Law Enforcement Covering for Carlos Zapata’s Law-Enforcement Business Partner in Dog-Mauling Case?

At 11 p.m. on Sept. 3, 2021, 20-year-old Taylor Merrick called 911 to report he’d found Ryder Klenk, his friend and roommate, severely injured and lying in a field on the Crossroads Baptist Church property in Bella Vista. Bella Vista… Continue Reading


Shasta County Sheriff Candidates Forum: One of these guys is a lot like the other

Initially, there was no American flag visible in the Redding Library’s community room Monday evening. Even so, the Pledge of Allegiance and Old Glory were on the minds of many people who attended the League of Women Voters‘ latest candidate… Continue Reading


Tehama County Sheriff’s Deputy Is Among Law Enforcement with Questionable Histories, Far-Right Ties

More and more details are emerging about the shady histories of law enforcement officials in the north state. Here is a short list of some recent cases: Shasta County Sheriff Michael Johnson Michael Johnson is the former Anderson Police Chief and… Continue Reading