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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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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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Red, White & Blueprint Episode 4: Forget About It!

My, oh, my, how the mighty have fallen! Chances are the Red, White and Blueprint project wouldn’t exist if Palo Cedro restaurateur and RW&B co-producer Carlos Zapata’s seditious rant before the Shasta County Board of Supervisors hadn’t gone viral last… Continue Reading

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Shasta County Supes Say No to State Divorce; Table 2nd Amendment Vote After Colorado Shootings

Congratulations, Shasta County. You’re still married to California. For better or worse, in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad. Until, well, whenever. But just for the sake of discussion, should Shasta County have divorced itself from… Continue Reading

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Supervisors Censure 2 Colleagues (*Scroll for the best news)

Congratulations are in order for District 5 Supervisor Les Baugh. Tuesday he received his “badge of honor”  (commonly known as censure)  by his colleagues in a 3-2 vote. District 4 Supervisor Patrick Jones, Baugh’s shenanigans buddy, also received the censure… Continue Reading

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Act 1: Supervisor Baugh Directs the Scene – Act 2: Sheriff, Protesters, Play Their Parts

By now you’ve heard of Tuesday’s tumultuous dust-up at the Shasta County Board of Supervisors meeting in Redding. There, in the hallway outside the chambers, a few dozen protesters raised a wild ruckus, complete with horns, bells, a full-on regulation-sounding… Continue Reading

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Shasta County Board of Supervisors Approve Upcoming Draft of Specific Transactions & Use Tax Proposal

If sheer enthusiasm and willpower could grease the skids of the political process, supervisors Joe Chimenti, Les Baugh and Steve Morgan will ensure that the proposal for a specific transactions and use tax is signed, sealed and delivered to Shasta… Continue Reading

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Jail Space, Public Safety and Confidence are Key Issues at District 1 Supes’ Candidate Forum

Shasta County’s rejection of a $20 million grant to build a 64-bed jail became a focal point during Tuesday’s District 1 supervisorial candidates’ forum at the Sheraton Hotel in Redding. Sponsored by the Redding Chamber of Commerce, the forum featured… Continue Reading