Police Arrest Man Who Beat Victim into Unconsciousness; Charges Include Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Elder Abuse

Christopher Joseph Meagher, whose violent acts were captured on The Tropics bar surveillance footage,  is in custody at the Shasta County Jail for his attack upon a hearing-impaired man who’s known thus far as only “Bob”. Meagher, 45, who also… Continue Reading


Norm Ryan Trial: Update – Prosecution & Defense Rest

The People rested late this afternoon in Norm Ryan’s trial. No more evidence. No more witnesses. I was sorry to see this part of the trial end. So many questions remained unanswered. For example, what did board members Yvonne Preston and Nadine… Continue Reading


Haven Humane Society Board Update: Ding, Dong, Yvonne is Gone

Yvonne Preston, described by some as one of Haven Humane Society’s most controversial board members, who also served briefly as Haven Humane Society’s interim CEO, resigned from the animal shelter board in December. Her departure was followed in January by the resignation of Nadine Bailey,… Continue Reading


Haven Humane Society: Hell in a handbasket – Part 2

How could such unbelievable events happen at Haven Humane Society of Redding? • This flier advertised an organizational meeting at Haven Humane Society for dog weight-pulling enthusiasts. To watch an example of dog weight-pulling, click on this YouTube video that shows the event… Continue Reading