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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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Shasta County’s Marijuana Problem, Part 2

James Benno wants his stuff back. All of it, everything that was confiscated for evidence or destroyed after the Shasta Interagency Narcotics Task Force raided his Happy Valley medical marijuana collective in 2014, including but not limited to his dignity.… Continue Reading

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Shasta County’s Marijuana Problem, Part 1

Next Monday, unless the Shasta County District Attorney’s office pulls a rabbit out of its hat, local medical marijuana cultivator and activist James Benno and his two sons will walk out of the courthouse free men, completely exonerated of all… Continue Reading