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Stockton Captain Appointed as Redding Police Chief

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

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Shasta Family Justice Center Receives $20,000 Grant from Verizon

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’s Nearly Out, Summer Camp Nearly Open

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

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Maggie John Retires as Women’s Refuge Director

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

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Scarlett’s Story, Part 2: From Horror to Wholeness

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