Jail Space, Public Safety and Confidence are Key Issues at District 1 Supes’ Candidate Forum

Shasta County’s rejection of a $20 million grant to build a 64-bed jail became a focal point during Tuesday’s District 1 supervisorial candidates’ forum at the Sheraton Hotel in Redding. Sponsored by the Redding Chamber of Commerce, the forum featured… Continue Reading


Tempers Flare and Charges Fly at a City Council Brown Act Brouhaha

  By the time the final jab was thrown in what can be described as a split-decision bout between the feisty Gary Cadd and the Redding City Council majority, one thing was clear: all five council members take California’s open-meeting law quite… Continue Reading


Wednesday’s ‘Wine Before Your Dinner’ Benefits POP, Features Appetizers by Community Leaders

‘Wine Before Your Dinner’ is an upcoming fundraiser to benefit the People of Progress, its essential community service and programs. The fundraiser will be held on Wed., Nov. 12 at the Old City Hall in downtown Redding. The evening’s hosts… Continue Reading


Watered-down Sales Tax Measure OK’d for Redding Ballot; Money Would Support Law Enforcement

Redding voters will get to vote on a proposed sales tax hike for citywide anti-crime measures, but it’s exactly half of what Mayor Rick Bosetti had in mind. Even though the final vote at Monday’s special meeting was 5-0, the… Continue Reading


Council Discussion on Decorum Leads to a Lack Thereof

In introducing the topic of improved decorum on the Redding City Council, Missy McArthur admitted she set the bar pretty high when she challenged fellow council members to be more like President Ronald Reagan. “I wish we could become great… Continue Reading


Redding Council Prepares to Tackle Pension Time Bomb

  Redding’s largesse in the 1980s and 1990s, when the city offered its employees high-end pension benefits, has returned to take a monstrous bite out of recession-depleted coffers. How big a bite? In a best-case scenario, the city will need… Continue Reading


‘Good, Works’ or ‘Good Works’ – A Good Dream Either Way

Frank Treadway’s recent letter to the editor stirred up a fire-storm of conversation about Redding City Council member Missy McArthur’s idea to ticket transients for sitting or standing in public space. Continue Reading


McArthur Proposal: Ticket the Homeless

Recently we learned that Redding City Council member Missy McArthur will be bringing a proposal before her council colleagues to discuss an eventual ordinance that would ticket and fine those who ‘Sit and Lie’ on sidewalks in the City of… Continue Reading

Mayor’s State of the City Speech to Air on Channel 11

City of Redding Mayor Missy McArthur’s State of the City speech will be broadcast on Redding Community Access Channel 11 at 8 p.m. Monday, October 10. The address, entitled “Building Bridges to Prosperity,” was the highlight of the 24th Annual… Continue Reading