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Not the Onion: Shasta County Supervisor Patrick Jones Passes Polygraph Test

There’s no question District 4 Supervisor Patrick Henry Jones is Shasta County’s prevaricator par excellence. In recent months, as documented by ANC, Jones has blatantly and maliciously lied about political opponents past and present. Continue Reading

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Zapata & Friends Trial, Day 5: Mrs. Zapata Takes the Stand; The Defense Rests

Day 5 of the People v Carlos Zapata, Christopher Meagher and Elizabeth Bailey trial resumed Thursday with the prosecution’s witness Kenneth Cornelius. Cornelius was a cook at the Market Street Blade & Barrel restaurant in Redding on May 4. That’s… Continue Reading

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Nathan Pinkney Grilled by Zapata Attorney Who Excludes Journalist Doni Chamberlain from Trial

Last Wednesday evening, my good friend and colleague A News Cafe publisher Doni Chamberlain sent me an urgent email. Chamberlain is covering the triple joined trial of Emiliano Carlos Zapata, Christopher Meagher and Elizabeth Bailey on charges that the trio… Continue Reading

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Reverge Anselmo and Former Sheriff Tom Bosenko Use Recall for Personal Revenge

Reverge Anselmo is out for revenge. The Connecticut-based son-of-a-billionaire believes he was jilted by Shasta County a decade ago, after his efforts to establish a restaurant, ranch and winery near Shingletown ran afoul of local zoning ordinance provisions enforced by… Continue Reading

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The Shasta County Recall is a Death Cult

  According to the Wikitionary, there are essentially two kinds of death cults. The first type consists of a religious movement that worships death or the dead; think the ancient Egyptians with their mummified pharaohs resting for eternity in enormous… Continue Reading

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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