Former senator, champion of vet assistance programs, Maurice Johannessen honored at Veterans Day tribute

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif., — Former state Senator and California Secretary of Veterans Affairs Kaare Maurice Johannessen was recently honored for his service to our country and the North State region, as well as his long-time and ongoing commitment to veterans and the community at a Veteran’s Day event in Redding. Johannessen was instrumental in the funding and creation of the California […]

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OP/ED: Congressman Doug LaMalfa discusses spending, supply shortages, soaring prices

Submitted by the Office of Congressman Doug LaMalfa As we head into the holiday season, Americans are beginning to see the real-time impacts of President Biden’s attempt to navigate America out of a recession while simultaneously proposing trillions of dollars worth of tax-and-spend legislation. The economy is already flush with cash due to all the stimulus checks, unemployment benefits, and […]

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OP/ED: Sen. Dahle – Water shortage created by lack of leadership, not mother nature

Submitted by: the Office of Senator Brian Dahle Our state’s system of reservoirs and canals was at one time designed to provide a reliable water supply for California homes, businesses, and farms for three or more dry years. Just two years ago, following a slightly above average wet winter, that system was at full capacity. Now, almost every single reservoir […]

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New ShasCo Sheriff has busy weekend with stops in Burney, Redding and Bella Vista

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif., — Shasta County Sheriff-Coroner Michael L. Johnson enjoyed a busy few days with community oriented stops at meetings and events throughout Shasta County including Burney, Redding, and Bella Vista this past weekend. Johnson became the County’s top law enforcement official as Sheriff-Coroner last month, when he was tapped to fill the position left vacant by then-Sheriff Eric […]

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Op/Ed: Senator Dahle voices strong opposition to California’s ban on lawn mowers and generators

Submitted by the Office of Senator Brian Dahle There was a collective sigh and eye rolls this week when it was announced that the Governor signed a law to ban gas powered mowers, generators and other equipment. Many Californians will say it’s just California being California, but not realizing the real impact it will have on our everyday lives, and […]

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Dahle’s help negotiate more than $30 million in Wildfire Prevention Grants for their Districts

The Governor’s Office recently announced the allocation of $138 million for wildfire prevention grants statewide to help mitigate the risk of catastrophic wildfire. In budget negotiations for this year’s wildfire prevention funding, Senator and Assemblywoman Dahle identified a list of unfunded, shovel-ready projects throughout the First Assembly and Senate District prepared for immediate funding to fire safe communities. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: […]

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Anderson City Council unanimously votes Jon Poletski to position of Police Chief

ANDERSON, Calif., — The Anderson Police Department yesterday proudly announced that Anderson City Councilmembers had unanimously voted to transition Interim Chief Jon Poletski to the full position of Anderson Police Chief. Poletski was tapped to serve as the interim Chief of Police last month, when then-Chief Michael Johnson was appointed to the position of Sheriff of Shasta County. Poletski came […]

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OP/ED: Congressman Doug LaMalfa on Afghanistan “tragedy”

Submitted by: Office of Congressman Doug LaMalfa Throughout the last few weeks, I have watched Afghanistan descend into disarray with sadness, embarrassment, and anger. It truly did not have to turn out like this. As the last of our troops were flown out of Afghanistan this week, I felt the need to share my thoughts with you all on this […]

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Senator Brian Dahle on the State budget, North State water shortages, ongoing wildfires and wildfire insurance, and more

Submitted by the Office of Senator Brian Dahle – From the Dahle Beacon Dear Neighbors, I hope this finds you well. It’s a difficult time of year, with so much loss throughout our beautiful district. My heart breaks for the residents of Greenville and so many in the surrounding counties who have lost homes, been evacuated, and experienced devastation. Our […]

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Out of jail on bail on other charges, embattled San Jacinto councilmember arrested again – Bail now set at $5 million

SAN JACINTO, Calif., — Out of jail on bail and awaiting trial on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges stemming from his alleged involvement in the operation of an illegal cannabis dispensary in San Jacinto, embattled City of San Jacinto City Councilmember Joel De Anda Lopez was arrested again Thursday after deputies investigated a “series” of domestic violence related allegations against […]

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