Posts Tagged: Redding
Pro-recall forces gather in Redding during the campaign. (Photo: Jefferson Public Radio)
For two years now, Shasta County has been the center of a fight between moderate Republicans serving on the board of supervisors and local far-right activists and militia groups who have taken issue with the state’s public health restrictions. But what began as an intensely local political fight captured attention across the state, in part because others wonder whether a similar battle could come their way.
Bryndon Madison in an airplane restroom on the flight from London to San Fracnisco.
Getting back to California from Europe during a global pandemic was certainly not the way I thought my trip would end. In January I arrived in Cordoba, Spain, for a two-and-a-half-month university study-abroad program and that’s where I had been living up until Saturday, March 14.
Assembly candidates Elizabeth Betancourt, left, and Megan Dahle. (Photo illustration by Tim Foster, Capitol Weekly)
A husband and wife team in the Legislature — again? On Nov. 5, voters in California’s sprawling 1st Assembly District will choose between Republican Megan Dahle and Democrat Elizabeth Betancourt in a special election.
The House of Representatives, which may wind up with new members following the 2020 redistricting. (Photo: House of Representatives)
ANALYSIS: California’s independent Citizens Redistricting Commission was established by two ballot measures in 2008 and 2010, following several unsuccessful pushes by Republicans who saw themselves as perpetually sidelined when it came to drawing the state’s political boundaries. Success came when they were joined by a coalition of non-partisan groups and deep-pocket Silicon Valley funders, who saw the commission as a part of overall reforms, like the creation of an open primary.