Monthly Archives: August 2007

Light show for a light sleeper

Show of hands from all those who heard/saw that pretty insane thunder storm last night? Maybe I was just a little groggy from waking up in the middle of the night, but I was startled from all the commotion. In … Continue reading

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Training Days

I know it’s been a while since my last post. I’ve been busy at work trying to figure things out and since we’re still waiting on the Internet to be connected at home I really haven’t had a lot of … Continue reading

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Another day, another recall

Two actually*. And neither one connected to China – at least not yet. One for consumers warning about the possible contamination of shigella in packaged baby carrots. The other is political. *updated by Kate at 4:46 p.m.

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Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

Just a quick post before I take off for the night. I spotted this interesting piece about the ethics of changing quotes on Poynter Online. The piece, on whether or not it is ethical to clean up quotes in stories, … Continue reading

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We interrupt this editing process ….

Advances in technology are good, right? They can make life easier and work more efficient and productive. I’ve been on the city desk for almost a month now. I’m still adjusting to the move from the copy desk, but one … Continue reading

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Trapped on the Internet

Oh, wow. I couldn’t continue with the rest of my day without taking a quick minute to post this. I was really surprised this morning to scroll down on NY Times’ Web site after reading up on the Leona Helmsley … Continue reading

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This wasn’t in the manual

Who knew so much trouble came from just a few little letters? There are dozens, dare I say hundreds, of guides on how to plan a wedding, hundreds more on how to manage the home. But if there is a … Continue reading

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Old Acquaintances Not Forgotten

Working at a newspaper that covers the area I grew up in means that familiar faces pop up every now and then. On Monday, a Temple City woman was arrested for driving a truck that fatally injured a man in … Continue reading

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THE DAILY DEATH?

Perhaps we should change our paper’s name from the Tribune to something a little more fitting for the kinds of stories we’ve been covering in recent weeks. OK, so maybe the above title is a little dramatic, but it seems … Continue reading

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Out of line?

Eddie and I were talking about this headline in the L.A. Times earlier today. Not quite sure if this is appropriate given the circumstances of the double tragedy the mother is experiencing. Even worse – the teaser headline on Times’ … Continue reading

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