City Manager Kurt Starman today announced the appointment of Robert Paoletti, a Captain with the Stockton (California) Police Department, as Redding Chief of Police. He replaces Peter Hansen, who will retire as chief on November 14. Paoletti, 41, is an 18-year veteran of the Stockton Police Department, serving in various roles from… Continue Reading
A new program to help domestic violence survivors use their voices of experience to assist others through advocacy, education, and empowerment will become a reality, thanks to a $20,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Verizon. The… Continue Reading
School is just about out for the year, which means it’s time to figure out ways to keep Junior and Missy busy for the summer. You know, idle hands … . Might I suggest the Shasta County Office of Education’s… Continue Reading
While attending a Delta Stewardship Council meeting in Chico last week, I was reminded how large, diverse and practically ungovernable California is. The council was seeking early comments on an overarching plan, due by the end of the year, for… Continue Reading
Maggie John, executive director of Shasta Women’s Refuge for the past five years, has retired, the refuge’s board of directors said Wednesday. “I have been honored to work at the refuge,” John said in a press release. “The staff and… Continue Reading
Even after surviving and leaving one abuser, Scarlett wouldn’t escape a second cycle of domestic violence.
She had known Jason (not his real name) and his family for many years – “there was something about that that was very nice to have,” she said. She was drawn to his kindness and attracted to his … Continue Reading
The continuing economic downturn and funding cuts are creating a financial gap and putting pressure on Shasta Women’s Refuge’s ability to provide services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. For the price of one latte, or one lunch… Continue Reading
She’s a twenty-something north state woman with beautiful eyes and a smile that blows away shadows. She’d hang the moon – and a few planets, too – for her child. A single mom, she takes care of them both with her office job.
Scarlett loves to sing and dance. As a teenager, she … Continue Reading
What: 4th Annual Dancing with the Stars – Shasta County Style When: July 10 Where: Cascade Theatre Cost: $20 (seniors and youth) and $25 (general admission) Shasta Women’s Refuge will hold the 4th Annual Dancing with the Stars – Shasta… Continue Reading
Nick “Whispers” Boosalas sighed with relief as a friend peeled the ruby slippers from his feet. Both giggled at the sight of the gaudy, sparkling high heels. Boosalas was one of about 150 men who slipped on women’s shoes —… Continue Reading