“There’s a Day Coming When The Media Will Have to Pay”: Tensions Continue to Mount in Shasta County
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Bethel Senior Leader Sees Similarities Between Women Who’ve Had Abortions And School Shooters
Kris Vallotton helps run Bethel Church, a Redding megachurch that has national and international influence. He also sits on the board of Advance Redding, the non-profit that runs Redding’s Civic Auditorium.
Advance Redding Contract Halves Rent But Still Better Than Alternatives, City Staff Says
New lease terms will be discussed by the Redding City Council on Tuesday. Terms call for a significant reduction in rent and a ten-year lease. Bethel Church, Redding’s controversial megachurch, started Advance Redding and serves as its anchor tenant for the Civic.
Local Native Educator Interrupts Grave Robbing of Wintu Burials at Turtle Bay
The incident occurred a little over a week ago, just a few days before Wintu people and leaders expressed opposition to a riverfront development proposal, in part due to fears it would disturb the graves of their ancestors. Turtle Bay Exploration Park staff say they already have measures in place to protect Native burial sites but they’re discussing how to improve their processes.
“You Cannot Sell What Is Not Yours”: Indigenous Peoples Say Their Voices Should Be Central in Riverfront Discussions
Native people presented a united front against selling riverfront land to private developers at Thursday’s Redding City Council riverfront development workshop. They invoked their responsibility to protect their homelands and the remains of their ancestors and pledged to prevent further erasure.
Engaging the Community in Proposed Riverfront Development: How It Started, How It’s Going
A series of public workshops, surveys and social media posts by the city haven’t reassured many community members that they’re being included in the riverfront planning process. Shasta Scout looked at how the city’s process compares with best practices in community engagement.
Home Health Care Providers Push for Wage Increase
The union that represents Shasta County’s long-term care workers will continue negotiations with county supervisors on Tuesday. Union representatives say investing in IHSS workers financially will have a positive effect on Shasta County’s economy.
A Glimpse Into History: How Redding Acquired Riverfront Land
As Redding considers selling riverfront land for redevelopment, news archives from the 60’s and 70’s provide insight into how the city became owners of the land. Another public workshop on the possible sale and redevelopment of the land will be held tonight.
Democrat Max Steiner Says He’ll Do More for Republicans than LaMalfa Has
Steiner says a moderate Democrat can accomplish more for the North State’s Republican base than incumbent Congressman Doug LaMalfa. Newly released census data that will change the boundaries of California’s District 1 may play a role in his campaign. Steiner is running on a platform centered on water, forests and wildfire.
Redding Film Company Will Release Docuseries About Election Integrity, COVID-19 and “The Great Reset”
Speropictures’ new docuseries, ReAwakening, includes interviews with Trump allies who’ve pushed election fraud narratives, high-profile COVID vaccine opponents, and evangelical leaders. Critics say the series is designed to build momentum in the far right leading up to the 2024 election.