Cardinal sin

There are some things most credible journalists just know: 1. It's called deadline for a reason. 2. More than, not over. 3. The press pass around your neck means you're here working, not to be a fan. Apparently, some credentialed media members at Sunday's Bengals/Broncos preseason game forgot that last one. A photographer and a … Continue reading Cardinal sin

On the fringe

San Joaquin County Superior Court Judge Linda Lofthus, in a hearing this afternoon regarding the unsealing of documents in the Sandra Cantu case, mainly grisly autopsy photos: “Once published, it goes viral,” she said. Lofthus had a very difficult, emotional decision to make today. One of the major undercurrents recently in the case, since Melissa … Continue reading On the fringe

Parasite, meet host

I have a love-hate relationship with craigslist. I love reading through the "best of" posts. I usually look for my housing through the site. I've been known to buy tickets to concert and games through craigslist. On the flip side, I hate the free advertising, for my own selfish reasons. I hate the way people … Continue reading Parasite, meet host

California dreamin’

Dreams, as they say, open a window into your soul. Working in a newsroom, as I've discovered, opens a window into your id. The recent rash of gang violence in Tracy over the past couple months has had commenters on our Web site freaking out, citizens concerned, police on the lookout and, in all honesty, … Continue reading California dreamin’