Monthly Archives: October 2007

Institutional memory

Sounds like a disease. And for some in the newspaper business, it is; but it’s a good one to have. I’m talking about the people who have seen it all and can remind you of it, especially when you’re headed … Continue reading

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Newspaper endorsements

I probably shouldn’t say this, but I’m not a fan of political endorsements. And it’s that time of year. I know why we do it. Our business is to cover the community. As a member of that community, we should … Continue reading

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California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says marijuana is not a drug

But his spokesman said the governor was joking. Maybe next time.

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Just because you’re brilliant doesn’t mean you’re smart

James Watson of DNA helix fame apparently retires.

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The donut

That’s the way it feels in the San Gabriel Valley with the fires practically surrounding us. But it’s only been about fires for us.

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Too aggressive?

Rebecca Aguilar, a Dallas tv reporter who was awarded the Broadcast Journalist of the Year honors from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists* this past month, was suspended for the above interview. According to the Dallas Morning News, a 70-year-old … Continue reading

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“Mistakes were made, that the case had been grossly mishandled and that he was uncomfortable with where the case had gone”

Demanding web user information and arresting newspaper executives. Do you really think Mr. Pink Underwear and friends went overboard? According to LAO:The controversy began when New Times, after years of reporting aggressively on local Sheriff Joe Arpaio, published his home … Continue reading

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Azusa pot bust set to music.

Frank Girardot spotted this online last night. Don’t ask me what he was looking for.

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Newspaper founders arrested and released

I posted this this morning. The new news apparently bypassed me quickly. “VVM Executive Editor Michael Lacey talking to reporters earlier this a.m. after being released from MCSO custody. Village Voice Media Executive Editor Michael Lacey was released from PHX’s … Continue reading

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Arizona will compel you*

Continuing a theme by Foothill Cities, I point to some weird shit going on in Arizona. The recent attempts by our local cities to either threaten or actually shut down bloggers caused quite a stir. Some called it an overreaction … Continue reading

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