Nearly Half of All Shasta County Students Participated in COVID Mandate Walkouts
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Bethel Church’s Bill Johnson Compares COVID Vaccines to “Mark of the Beast”
Bethel Church, a Redding megachurch that claims to perform miraculous healings, has been the center of controversy over statements and actions related to COVID. Neither Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry nor Bethel Christian School require masks for students.
Redding Riverfront Land Could be Utilized for Affordable Housing
In the first of four public workshops on a proposed riverfront land development, the Council will hear a presentation on the process for declaring city land surplus in preparation for sale. A report from the City Attorney indicates that the City could declare the properties as “exempted surplus land” and sell to a developer ready to build at least three hundred housing units, with 25 percent of them meeting affordable housing requirements.
“Unite the Fight”: Groups Opposing Vaccine Mandates in Schools Unite to Organize School Walk-Outs
Recall Shasta has found new focus after Newsom’s recent announcement of vaccine mandates for school children. A gathering held Wednesday, October 6, by those opposed to COVID mandates in schools, drew hundreds of supporters. A second meeting is scheduled for Monday night, October 11. COVID vaccine mandates for California school children are not yet in effect.
American Indian Advisory in Shasta County Leads the Way in Statewide Education Reform for Native Students
Shasta County Office of Education’s American Indian Advisory played a pivotal role in new legislation that provides excused absences for California students attending Native cultural ceremonies and events. The bill, sponsored by Assembly member Megan Dahle, addresses one of the primary causes of Native student’s chronically high rates of absenteeism.