Repeat Offenders: What is Shasta County’s Recidivism Rate?

When California’s state legislators passed AB 109, the Public Safety Realignment Act of 2011, their backs were against the wall. The U.S. Supreme Court had declared overcrowding in the state prison system constituted cruel and unusual punishment, and voters were… Continue Reading


Digital Divide Shrinks, Political Divide Doesn’t

If you are reading this, you have access to the Internet. That places you among the large majority of Californians who go online regularly through a home, work or school computer, their cell phone or with a library computer. Most… Continue Reading

Arm Yourself With Info For Campaign Season

I don’t intend to get all pointy-headed on you, but if you want to be an educated voter, you might want to study the Public Policy Institute of California’s newly updated “Planning for a Better Future, California 2025” report. The… Continue Reading