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The War On Journalists, At Home And Abroad

Last Thursday at about 8 a.m., I called the Shasta County Coroner’s office, seeking to fill in some of the blanks on “A Short History Of Fatal Encounters With Shasta County Law Enforcement,” my story published by A News Cafe… Continue Reading

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Animal Sanctuary Hosts Annual Fire Safety/Planning Meeting

Chic Miller is a 65-year-old, 100-pound animal-rescuing dynamo with cropped blond hair, a broad smile, and clear blue eyes that squint shut as she throws her head back and laughs. Miller was in her glory Friday afternoon at the fire safety meeting she and her 75-year-old… Continue Reading

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Paoletti to be Sworn in Wednesday as Redding’s New Police Chief

Chief Robert F. Paoletti will be sworn in as the new Chief of Police for the City of Redding on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, at 11:00 am. The ceremony will be held at the City of Redding Council Chambers, 777… Continue Reading

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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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Sheriff Concludes Wilson Shooting Investigation, Officers Cleared

… In protection of their own lives and safety, and that of the public, officers had no choice but to return fire at Wilson and neutralize the situation. This was a tragic day for all those involved. Clearly, Kenneth Ray Wilson caused the use of lethal force … Continue Reading

NAACP Hosts Town Hall Meeting, Barbecue Fundraiser Tuesday

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, local branch 1056, sponsors a fundraiser barbecue dinner, membership drive and community forum with guest speakers Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko and California Highway Patrol, Captain J. Flavin on Tues. Aug. 9, 2011, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Law enforcement and community issues will be discussed at 6:30 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Multicultural Center located at 1815 Sheridan Street in Redding. Continue Reading