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Transparency and the Shasta County Supervisor: A Comparison of Disclosures

Editor’s note: New information has been added re Baron Browning, below. Transparency. The word has been on almost every candidate’s lips this midterm campaign season; a valorous but vague pledge to get to the bottom of things and root out… Continue Reading

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Departing Shasta County CEO Matthew Pontes Gets the Last Word

Judas came to mind Tuesday during the Shasta County Board of Supervisors meeting. With stunningly duplicitous performances from the dais, supervisors Les Baugh, Tim Garman and Patrick Jones delivered phony-baloney farewells to CEO Matt Pontes, the very man whose life… Continue Reading

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Destructive Board Majority Wins Again: Shasta County Loses Distinguished, Embattled CEO

District 4 Supervisor Patrick Jones got his wish. Tragically, Jones’ granted wish puts Shasta County in even greater peril. Matt Pontes, Shasta County’s CEO for just 26 months, disclosed to staff Wednesday that he will leave his position as the… Continue Reading

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Meet Happy Valley School Board President Tim Garman; Frontrunner Hopeful to Replace Shasta County Supervisor Leonard Moty in February Recall

Happy Valley Union School District board president Tim Garman has bolted to an early lead in the race to recall and replace Shasta County District 2 Supervisor Leonard Moty, earning key endorsements from the State of Jefferson movement and the… Continue Reading