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An Unhinged Carlos Zapata Reveals Pandora’s Box of Rage, Instability

I won the reporter jackpot when I videotaped Carlos Zapata, Shasta County’s alt-right recall kingpin/militia member/bull-semen purveyor/restaurant owner/former Florida strip-club owner as he unleashed a raging verbal attack against me in public Tuesday. Yes, it was uncomfortable being on the… Continue Reading

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Red, White & Blueprint Episode 5: Attack on Public Workers Built on Foundation of Lies

District 4 Shasta County Supervisor Patrick Henry Jones is an inveterate liar. As more than one victim of Jones’s prevarications has commented to me, he just makes stuff up. Case in point: About halfway through Episode 5 of Red, White… Continue Reading

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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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Questionable Conduct Abounds Among Shasta County Law Enforcement Officials

Imagine a place where a lieutenant employed by the county sheriff’s department owns a gun shop, promoted by a Facebook page filled with extreme right-wing content, that sells, not only guns, but also gear representing the State of Jefferson secessionist… Continue Reading