Monthly Archives: April 2008

Craiglist scams

The site is useful for legitimate purposes as well as not so legitimate. We’ll have a story on one possible scam in Wednesday’s paper.

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Can the media use or create more silly phrases?

“Swift boating”? Dirty tricks by outsiders? Ugh.

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Finding captive residents* in Industry

Reading up on Industry, with dreams of the NFL floating through my head, I came across a Wall Street Journal article from June 9, 1960 about small communities, especially dairy farmers, who were incorporating to protect themselves. “…And two years … Continue reading

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Lawmakers taking a pay cut?

I don’t think so. “A state commission on Tuesday asked its staff for a written legal opinion on whether it had the authority to cut the salaries of the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, legislators and other state elected officials.”

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A modest proposal: Nudes for hits

Former SGVN political editor and Pasadena Star News reporter Gary Scott has long derided newspapers’ online strategy, saying if they only care about hits they should just post porn. But what if they just called it art? (h/t LAO)

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Crowd sourcing crime stopping.

Members of an Internet forum helped recover a stolen car.

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“He could outthink, out-hustle, out-report, outeat, outdrink and outwork any other journalist in the country.”

Longtime investigative reporter Bob Greene, who started the IRE, died. This snippet is a sign of a truly gifted reporter. “Along the way, Greene made deep impressions on people he covered and helped send to prison. The newspaper’s stories on … Continue reading

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Pulitzer Prize Finalist

I’m not a hater. Swear. A friend of mine, Luis Perez, from Tribune-owned Newsday was one of the reporters on this Pulitzer Prize-finalist story about the dangerous gaps between Long Island railroads trains and its boarding platforms, spotlighting individual injuries … Continue reading

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Stealing newspapers in Sierra Madre

Apparently, a bunch of Mt. Views Observer newspapers were stolen Sunday on the eve of the election. Why someone would chance getting arrested for something so juvenile is amazing. (H/t FCB) Also Centinel has an interview with Carol Liu, Candidate … Continue reading

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FC bloggers embarrasses local media, scores interview with Hillary Clinton

even if it is just a wink and a nod.

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