Shasta County Board of Supervisors Greenlights Board Chair’s Shooting Sports Center

In a grinding five-hour evening session, the Shasta County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 on board chair Patrick Jones’ request to change the zoning on his 150-acre Millville Plains parcel from 40-acre residential to commercial/recreational, greenlighting Jones’ dream to build… Continue Reading


Canceled KCNR Radio Host Loses Defamation Lawsuit, Ordered to Pay A News Café Publisher for Inflicting Emotional Distress

A former KCNR radio host whose program was canceled in January after he called for the public execution of A News Café publisher Doni Chamberlain lost a defamation lawsuit he filed against Chamberlain and this writer in Shasta County Superior… Continue Reading


Shasta Dam Raise Blues

Until recently, the floodgates appeared wide-open on the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s effort to raise the height of Shasta Dam by 18 ½ feet. Since Congress allocated $20 million in pre-construction funding for the project last spring, planning efforts have… Continue Reading


Would-be Redding Rat Patrol Is Yet Another Cautionary Tale

If you’re going to go poking your nose around in a homeless camp in the dead of the night, it’s probably a good idea to bring a gun. That doesn’t negate the fact that poking your nose around in a… Continue Reading


Two Bikers Down in Redding: A Cautionary Tale on the Use and Abuse of Social Media

There’s no question Redding is a city on the edge. Deteriorating public safety has created a powder keg of citizen resentment toward the city’s leadership that’s just waiting for the slightest spark to touch it off. This resentment plays out… Continue Reading