Reporter’s Notebook: Board of Supervisors, July 16 – Return of the Drones

Returning after a two-week break, the Board Meeting on this day included an especially interesting Public Comment period.  Anyone can request to speak during this segment of a Board meeting agenda.  Speakers are held to three minutes, and are asked… Continue Reading

Reporter’s Notebook: Board of Supervisors, June 25

It was a busy morning at the Board of Supervisors this week.  The Board heard a presentation from Jim Branham, Executive Officer of the Sierra Nevada Conservancy.  This state agency serves all or part of 22 counties (including counties more… Continue Reading

June 18 Board of Supervisors: More Corrections Conversations

The Board returned to the issues of carrots and sticks for probationers today, with a report by the County Probation Department and the Sheriff’s Office on AB 109/Corrections Realignment.  Corrections Realignment involves the transfer of responsibility for some offenders from… Continue Reading


Recent Board of Supes: Thumbs Up for Whiskeytown Park; Carrots & Sticks for Probationers

It’s a pleasure to be back at the Board of Supervisors after some travelling. Lucky for me, it was a quiet day at the Board on Tuesday. Jim Milestone, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area Park Superintendent, reported on Park activities. The summer schedule… Continue Reading

Water Mains Flushing in Enterprise, Cascade Areas

This week’s flushings will be done between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to remove sediment, which builds up in the water mains. The flushing process helps reduce problems we may experience with taste, odor, and discoloration of the water. Customers in the areas to be flushed are advised they should curtail water usage during our flushing operations, as the water may be discolored for a short period … Continue Reading


Investigators Hope Finding Car Will Lead To Finding Teen

Law enforcement officials have their first significant piece of evidence in the case of missing Redding teenager Jean Marie Berlinghoff. The 1987 four-door Oldsmobile that Jean and her uncle Charles Berlinghoff were believed to be driving was found along Sims Road south of Dunsmuir on Friday afternoon.

The 15-year-old Enterprise High School sophomore disappeared … Continue Reading


What About That Marijuana Smell?

"Ooh, that smell. Can’t you smell that smell?" ~ Lynyrd Skynyrd For the Southern rock group’s famous tune, it was the "smell of death." But in more and more north state neighborhoods, "that smell" is marijuana plants in the fall.… Continue Reading