Staff blogs

  • LeslieWilber

    Two posts in one!

    By LeslieWilber in For your information

    It's fitting that I delayed writing the first half of this blog for a few days. My biggest public-record concern this week is holiday backlog. "Emergency responders, their schedules never change," city spokesman O.C. Garza told me today. That means ...

  • AprillBrandon

    Anarchy...Not just for weirdos anymore

    By AprillBrandon in Pop Goes the Culture

    From the time I was little (I mean, we're talking kindergarten here, folks), I always knew that I wanted to go to college, get a fabulous job and live the good life. And although that dream of becoming a supermodel ...

  • ChrisCobler

    Why a death might not be front-page news

    By ChrisCobler in Your Advocate: an editor's blog

    Some online readers questioned our decision to put the death of Dale Pigott on B1 instead of A1 Monday. Any news judgment is open to second-guessing, but we opted against front-page coverage during our daily news meeting Monday afternoon. Almost immediately, ...

  • LeslieWilber

    On the records

    By LeslieWilber in For your information

    Often, I start my mornings with a call to police to get an update of some incident or another. Here's the challenge: Information sometimes seems lost in the ether. Even if an investigation is ongoing, police have to release the ...

  • LeslieWilber

    On the records

    By LeslieWilber in For your information

    Often, I start my mornings with a call to police to get an update of some incident or another. Here's the challenge: Information sometimes seems lost in the ether. Even if an investigation is ongoing, police have to release the ...

  • ChrisCobler

    Ron Paul supporter criticizes Advocate

    By ChrisCobler in Your Advocate: an editor's blog

    A Ron Paul supporter criticized the Advocate's coverage in a recent e-mail to reporter Rebecca Holm. I figure others may share the concern, so I've posted the note below. My response follows. ------------------------------------------- Your closing comment was "Representative Ron Paul ...

  • AllisonMiles

    A time and a place

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    There is a time and a place for everything. Never has this phrase hit me so square between the eyes than it did a couple of weeks ago. A friend of mine - one that I dearly wish I'd gotten ...

  • LAHightower

    Fantastic Fish

    By LAHightower in Community Conversation

    I went grocery shopping today, and there were two cuts of fish that I really love. First, some salmon, which I plan to put some BBQ sauce on and cook on my little George Foreman grill (I wanted a real ...

  • ALongLook

    Reading about writing

    By ALongLook in The Write Stuff

    I never have been a big fan about reading about writing, but do recommend at least one book if you need some inspiration. I thoroughly enjoyed "Writing Down the Bones" by Natalie Goldberg. It actually caused me to reflect on ...

  • AprillBrandon

    Can ink get you the pink (slip)?

    By AprillBrandon in Pop Goes the Culture

    It was an accident how I came by my first piercing when I was 18. Having went to the tattoo parlor with a friend to lend her moral support, somehow I managed to get duped into getting one as well. ...

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