Monthly Archives: September 2007

The difference between a schlemiel and a schlamazel

“A Schlamiel is a person who gets a job in a restaurant as a waiter and as he is carring a tray of soup bowls, he spills it on a customer. A schlamazel is the customer upon whom the soup … Continue reading

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Gremlins and an apology.

Lazy Sunday mornings. Wake up late. Pour the coffee. Fire up the computer. See a Sunday story about a Gold line train crash posted on the Star News website. What….? Another one? We had one last Tuesday. How come no … Continue reading

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Late on the Google crushes the little guy story.

Here’s the short version. Claremont Insider gets city pay information and posts it. Without personal information, SS numbers etc. The city complains to Google. The First Amendment forgetting company folds. And all sorts of blogosphere and newspaper fun ensues. It’s … Continue reading

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In a world without reporters and editors

“In a week when the mainstream press was focused on Iraq and the debate over immigration, the three leading user-news sitesReddit, Digg and Del.icio.uswere more focused on stories like the release of Apples new iphone and that Nintendo had surpassed … Continue reading

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File under: Huh?

Reporter Jennifer McLain filed a late story last night on the Rosemead City Council’s approval of Councilman Gary Taylor’s request for copies of two investigative reports into the sexual harassment claim a city employee made against Councilman John Nunez. But … Continue reading

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A macabre Woodstock

That’s the feeling I get around the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Being in Manhattan that day was a scary feeling, but the reality is I only knew two people, acquaintances really, who died that day, though I could … Continue reading

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With editors like these….

Here was the original opening sentence about a woman who apparently was shot by her cousin. “A 20-year-old woman remained in critical condition Friday with her cousin accused of shooting her with a high-powered pellet gun, authorities said.” Really? the … Continue reading

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Uhm..that’s not good

We had a Phil Spector story on our front page. Underneath? Results from our online poll saying that 92 percent of our readers believe that Spector killed Lana Clarkson. Our placement should have been better.

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A stabbing ‘victim’ or ‘suspect’?

We had a conversation in the newsroom about this headline “Stabbing victim mentally ill.” The story was about a Covina man who apparently started a knife fight and then was fatally stabbed. Is he a victim? Is he a suspect? … Continue reading

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Changes

Longtime editor Phil Drake, the king of San Gabriel Valley, will be leaving us to head to Iowa, where his family lives. We wish him the best. Starting Monday, Kate Kealey will be the night editor for all of SGVN, … Continue reading

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