Monthly Archives: May 2008

Mike Spence talking about the June 3 ballot.

LAT: Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chairman Eric Bauman and Spence, California Republican Assembly president, debate the issues on the ballot. Spence is a West Covina Unified board member.

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Op-eds, columns and news

There are obviously differences between these categories. Opinions are just that. They don’t have to be fair or give the other side or even add context. News is just the facts. Columns can be hybrids of news and analysis. Frank … Continue reading

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Board of Supervisors has a correspondence database

Here. I don’t know how useful it is, but it’s at least an attempt at open government.

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I will now not so confidently give you my ID

Gazzette: “Richard Todd Davis, CEO of LifeLock Inc., was so confident in his company’s ability to protect his identity that he publicly revealed his Social Security number: 457-55-5462. But according to a new class-action lawsuit filed last week in Jackson … Continue reading

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Stay-at-home mom blogging for a journalist’s life

NYT: “(Jane) Novak has become so well known in Yemen that newspaper editors say they sell more copies if her photograph — blond and smiling — is on the cover. Her blog, an outspoken news bulletin on Yemeni affairs, is … Continue reading

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Pebble Beach Golf, Bacara Resort and $1,000 bottles of wine

Pols can still spend campaign funds on them, but now have to disclose who was along and what purpose it served to help them do their job. State Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, is one of the examples used by critics … Continue reading

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Google health protects the privacy of health information…

“except in certain limited circumstances..” -uhm. no thanks.

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Cal State LA students get funds to foster citizen journalism

in the Asian and Latino San Gabriel Valley communities. I’m assuming it will be mostly online. The school got $12,000 for the first year and $5,000 for the next.

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‘The public’s right to know’ balanced with ‘Do no harm’

that is the question at FCBlog.

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What to do when you run into a mountain lion. (h/t Bethania Palma) Or you can do this. We’ll have a story on the La Verne lion in tomorrow’s paper.

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