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Transparency and the Shasta County Supervisor: A Comparison of Disclosures

Editor’s note: New information has been added re Baron Browning, below. Transparency. The word has been on almost every candidate’s lips this midterm campaign season; a valorous but vague pledge to get to the bottom of things and root out… Continue Reading

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Reverge Anselmo Has Given Nearly $1 Million to Local Right-Wing Politicos. Why isn’t He Registered as a Major Donor?

Last week, Reverge Anselmo donated $200,000 to the Shasta General Purpose Committee, the political action committee that supported the successful recall of Shasta County District 2 Supervisor Leonard Moty in early February. In late February, Anselmo, the Connecticut-based son-of-a-billionaire, donated… Continue Reading

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Could Tehama County’s Recall Past be Prologue to Shasta County’s Future?

  Picture a bucolic far-northern California county held hostage by a band of militia-backed right-wing populists who’ve taken control of the county board of supervisors. With their three-vote majority on the five-member board, their hidden agenda, according to some observers,… Continue Reading

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Locked Chambers Reveal Tale of Two Meetings: 1 Serious, 1 Circus, and Threats Continue

Tuesday morning Recall Shasta members got the circus they desired for their extra-special Shasta County Board of Supervisors meeting. It just wasn’t held exactly where they expected it. Because of a series of events following the supervisors’ Jan. 4 meeting,… Continue Reading