Monthly Archives: January 2007

Local blogs covering San Gabriel Valley

I keep searching for local bloggers, and I’m wondering if I should start start a blogroll when I find them. Here are a few: Foothill Cities, written by a local resident, and another one by Amanda Wray, a Web designer … Continue reading

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Letters to the editor and public records

As I have said before, sometimes our letters section is a great source for potential stories. One last week caught my eye. Brooks A. Pangburn, of Duarte wrote about our public records audit and his own wranglings with the Los … Continue reading

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Intrepid reporter or loose canon

Interesting story about an investigation into a jail house interview with Michael Devlin. He is accused of kidnapping 13-year-old Ben Ownby just after the boy got off a school bus Jan. 8 in Missouri. Police found Ben and Shawn Hornbeck … Continue reading

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Censor bloggers to stop corruption…almost*

My cousin Marshall Tracy sent me a note about this the other day, but this was the first time I had a chance to look at it. It’s intended to stop corruption and *had a section that would have made … Continue reading

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Audit regret?

Nope. But we could have done some cooler stuff online for our public record audit of law enforcement agencies. The Sacramento Bee had an interactive map. My only complaint: they should have allowed users to just rollover the dots for … Continue reading

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Garcia moves to San Bernardino County

Apparently Jorge Garcia, the suspect in the killing of LA County’s sheriff’s Deputy David March has been transferred to West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino County. He was in Orange County. It may be one among many … Continue reading

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Photo of Jorge Garcia denied again

We tried once again to get a photographer into the arraignment of Jorge Garcia who is accused of killing sheriff’s Deputy David March scheduled for Jan. 25. We had previously been denied, but with a new judge we thought we … Continue reading

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Obit by video

Art Buchwald, celebrated humorist, died Wednesday. He was 81 and sick for a the past few months. In a video interview, he starts of saying “hi, I’m Art Buchwald and I just died.” That’s an interesting way to go in … Continue reading

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Public access

Californians Aware hopes to revive a bill that makes it tougher for state and local agencies to stop people from gaining access to clearly public records. We’ll be working on a story about in the next several days. I’ve heard … Continue reading

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Editors’ Corner column

You have a right to know what your government is doing. That right includes having access to public records, so you can verify how, and how wisely, your tax dollars are being spent. And a part of our mission as … Continue reading

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