Tuesday, October 30, 2007
- Guardian's suit against Weekly clears hurdle - San Francisco Peninsula PC
- The Dean Singleton strategy - Mark Lacter
- Washington Times Seeks "Visionary" to Replace Pruden - Washingtonian
- Get to know the new Breeze - Daily Breeze via LAObserved
- AMPTP Suddenly Feeling Teamsters' Heat - Nikki Finke
- Firefighters Halloween Bash in Hollywood - Brian Humphrey
- Paste Magazine Says, 'Pay What You Want' - Minonline
The reason for the outage are still a mystery, one source claimed it was caused by a burst water main under the sidewalk at the facility, and yet another claimed it was caused by the Plate Making Department.
After speaking with Warren Tice, Electronic Department Supervisor at Olympic, he stated the four main breakers overheated and tripped into the off position. The water main had nothing to do with the outage, and if the generators could be started, the power would still not flow into the building as the breakers were tripped off, not allowing any power into the plant. The electric shop employees made many attempts at resetting the breakers without success. Russell Electric was called in Sunday morning, and found nothing wrong with the system?
If this was a test of the output from the Olympic Facility, it appears we can produce the Los Angeles Times at one facility if need be.
Monday, October 29, 2007
Former first color at the shuttered Chatsworth Facility, Martha Hernandez, passed away from a stroke in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 11.
Klaus Belda, retired pressman from the former downtown printing facility, passed away October 14th from a heart attack.
Former Olympic Pressroom supervisor, Jose Delmendo, lost his father as well. I do not have his father’s name at this time, but he worked at Times Mirror Square in the Facilities Department before retirement.
Last week my computer started giving me a warning notice with a popup that said my server was busy, and could not continue what I was doing. The message gave me two options, retry the program or cancel the task at hand, but I could not close the warning popup box. Clicking on any of the options, or trying to close the box resulted in the activation of the Internet Speed Monitor. This program would open a new window in my browser, which would display a different advertisement every time it was activated.
It did not matter if I was running Internet Explorer or not, the program would take control of my computer for five minutes at a time, that’s how long I had to wait before I was able to close all the open windows. It was a pain in the rear, and a waste of my time.
After upgrading Spybot and Ad-Aware, I ran each program separately, and removed all the adware, malware, and cookies that were suspect. Yet, Internet Speed Monitor continued running, displaying all types of advertisements I had not ask to be bothered with.
My next step was to run the spyware removal programs in safe mode, which you can do as well by tapping on the F8 key as your computer boots up. This method also failed to achieve the results I was seeking, removal of the Internet Speed Monitor.
Just by accident, as I prepared to remove a video program I was testing, from the add/remove area of control panel, I discovered Internet Speed Monitor had been installed as a program onto my hard drive. After un-installing this adware generator, I have not been troubled with any further false alarms or unwanted advertising. I am back in control of my computer, for the time being.
- FCC Proposes Rules for Greater Media Consolidation - Portland Independant
- Tribune earnings support LBO, but price is high - Reuters
- At FEMA Your IQ Must Be Below This Line - CBS News
- New look at Daily News - Kevin Roderick
- Flag-folding recitations now banned at national cemeteries - Michelle Malkin
- STRIKE COUNTDOWN - Nikki Finke
- Chicago's Free RedEye Grows to 200,000 Copies - PR News
- Gannett, Tribune Form Joint Venture - Associated Press
- Daily News Editorial, "Mayor V. tell the truth" - Red Spot
- Tony Snow: "Newspapers Are a Niche Market" - Portfolio
- Murdoch's Choice: Paid or Free for WSJ.com? - WSJ
- Will newspapers survive? - The Boston Globe
- Supervisor Michael Antonovich Now a Blogger - Claremont Insider
- Brijit Cuts Magazine Pile Down to Bite-Size Pieces - Washington Post
Saturday, October 27, 2007
My daughter Lauren raised $520.00 for the fundraiser.
Local 404 President Doug Brown asked me to invite our members to attend their Annual General Meeting on Sunday November 4th at 10:00 AM.
There are quite a few of us who are card carrying members of Local 404, so President Brown would especially like for you to make every effort possible to attend.
GCC/IBT President Tedeschi and GCC/IBT Organizer Marty Keegan will also be in attendance at this meeting so if you may not be planning on attending our meeting on Monday November 5th in Fountain Valley, you might consider joining us a day earlier in Monrovia.
Local 404 is located at 518 west Duarte Rd. Monrovia, Ca.91016 Just south of the 210 fwy at the Myrtle exit, west of Myrtle on the left immediately after Mayflower Ave.
Everyone is welcome to come and witness the processes that take place in these type of meetings and get a look at our future, because we will also have meetings like this one.
See you there!
Save Our Trade: Local 404 Meeting November 4th
GCC/IBT President Tedeschi urges all Los Angeles Times departments to attend either the Nov. 4th or 5th meetings, since so many have shown an interest in becoming part of the union movement at the newspaper. Union Organizer Marty Keegan will also be in attendance to answer your questions and supply authorization cards for your colleagues.
Friday, October 26, 2007
Photo by Karen Tapia-Anderson / Los Angeles Times
Saul Daniels pointed out this fascinating report about an LA Times photo from tonight's NBC Nightly News: Firefighters photographed escaping danger Oct. 26: A group of firefighters was photographed using their silver-coated emergency suits in a moment some feared was the end of their lives. Don Teague reports.
Before the fires die down, I want to mark an extraordinary moment in the long, proud history of the Los Angeles Times: Its transformation from a great newspaper to a great interactive newspaper and website.
Readers expect outstanding newspaper journalism from us, and we delivered it this week. More than ever before, we simultaneously demonstrated the power and reach of our website, a reflection of outstanding work by many people over the past several months.
We are building the technical and journalistic capabilities to provide readers with exciting storytelling in print and online. Those efforts coalesced in our fire coverage and readers reaped the rewards. Millions of additional readers sought our journalism with record-shattering visits to latimes.com.
I hope everyone noticed the creative additions to the site: slide shows embedded in the home page, tools to connect displaced residents with family and friends, real-time interactive maps, live updates to mobile devices, cell phone photos from reporters on the ground, and user-generated video. We also sharpened our breaking news blog with more than 100 updates a day.
We gave readers the opportunity to share stories with us and with others. And, boy, did they respond. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday were the three highest traffic days ever. On Tuesday, the site had 8 million page views, double the previous record and three times the daily average. The number of unique online visitors surpassed by 30 percent the number of people who bought our newspaper. Talk about a news organization with reach!
None of this would have happened a few short months ago. But this newsroom, starting with the Spring Street Report and continuing with the Reinvent project, responded to a challenge. We started the year with the Internet 101 training in the newsroom. Many editors and reporters have received additional training. Every daily section -- and many of the weekly sections -- now have web deputies to shape the online report. The website has beefed up its editorial and technical staff, giving us the flexibility to compete in this rapidly changing media landscape.
What draws people to our site are the same things that have drawn them to our newspaper for more than 125 years: Great storytelling, community and context. People want to understand the world around them. In times of crisis, they turn to us. The staff of The Times earned and held the trust of Southern California this week with crack coverage, sweeping stories of the struggle between nature and mankind, and vital lists of useful information on closures, evacuations and emergency procedures.
The web is vital to our future. Readers and advertisers are moving there and we have to move there, too. But the fire coverage showed that we don't have to leave great journalism behind. It also showed that we can move forward together and forge a prosperous future.
Over the next few weeks, we will accelerate our video training to give reporters another form of storytelling. We are also integrating the newsgathering process more tightly to eliminate the gaps and disconnects between what we do "for the web" and "for the paper." When we treat the paper and the web as one, we all benefit.
Thanks so much for all your hard work this week. I hope you are as proud of the results as I am.
Sent: Friday, October 26, 2007 11:22 AM
Subject: Southern California wildfires
Dear Fellow Employee,
The devastating wildfires out West seem to be coming under control—good news as we close out the week. As the incredible work and collaboration by KSWB-TV, KTLA-TV and the Los Angeles Times continues, we’re reminded of how important the work we do is to the people and communities we serve. Tribune employees are once again going “above and beyond” to fulfill our journalistic mission.
KSWB (“ San Diego ’s CW5”) has been providing live shots and other video to KTLA, which in turn has supplied latimes.com with a steady feed of streaming video. That’s great teamwork, and our customers have responded enthusiastically to the expanded coverage. Web traffic on latimes.com has tripled thanks to around-the-clock reporting and features such as eyewitness blog accounts, stunning photography from Times staff members and readers, and information on evacuations, road conditions and air quality. Print coverage also has been comprehensive, and the Times delivered free papers to evacuation centers and went “off road” to serve subscribers in the fire zone.
While it appears the worst may be over, thousands of people have been impacted by the wildfires. Our Southern California business units are responding with Fire Relief Campaigns in partnership with the McCormick Tribune Foundation. Two fundraising campaigns are under way. In the San Diego area, KSWB is working with the North County Times, based in Escondido . In Los Angeles , KTLA and the Times are conducting a joint campaign. More information is available at mccormicktribune.org.
Finally, I’m including a link to a remarkable photograph taken on Tuesday by John Weigand, KSWB’s chief engineer (CW5 photo). It shows the station’s tower and transmitter at the summit of Mt. Miguel completely surrounded by wildfire. CW5’s dedicated staff, through hard work, preparedness and good fortune, kept the station on-air without disruption.
Thanks once again to all of our employees in Southern California for their outstanding efforts on this important story.
In a unique collaboration during the Southern California wildfires, the Los Angeles Times launched a "people finder" site with several other newspapers that allows residents to register information so that others will know where they are. The site, http://firesearch.latimes.com, is also being linked to Web sites of KTLA-TV, San Diego Union-Tribune, The Voice of San Diego, North County Times of Escondido and the Daily Transcript of San Diego. Meredith Artley, executive editor of latimes.com, estimated at least 1,500 people have registered since the site launched on Oct. 24.
The Times also announced the creation of a relief fund, along with KTLA-TV, which will match donations at 50 cents per dollar. The Los Angeles Times Family Fund/KTLA-5 Charities Fire Relief Campaign is a joint effort of the McCormick Tribune Foundation, The Times and KTLA.
The Times editorial staff is preparing a special section on the wildfires for Sunday, Oct. 28.
- Los Angeles Times Union Meeting in Fountain Valley - Ronnie Pineta
- Lauren Padgett only $80 from Walk for Life Goal - City of Hope
- Los Angeles Times - KTLA Fire Relief Campaign - McCormick Foundation
- Tribune Continues To Slide In Los Angeles - Ken Reich
- Murdoch’s recent WSJ acquisition set him apart from competitors - Future of News
- LA Times/ KTLA Launch Fire Relief Fund - Kate Coe
- A Cautionary Tale for Old Media - Business Week
- AP Changing Packaging and Pricing Structure - Associated Press
- DOJ allows Hearst to buy 30% of MediaNews - San Francisco Peninsula PC
- Singleton tells Conn. Journalists to reapply for their jobs - The Advocate
- Blogs Open Floodgates for Political Coverage - Washington Post
- US agency apologizes for news conference on fires - Reuters
- Belo Reports Results for Third Quarter 2007 - Belo Corp.
- The Dog That Did Not Bark - Claremont Insider
- News Leader reporter fired over fabrications, plagiarism - News Leader
- Donations For Southern California Fire Victims - CBS 2
- L.A. County Opens Wildfire Victim Assistance Centers - Brian Humphrey
- LA Times: Forest thinning spared homes - Michelle Malkin
- Dodgers to Host Red Cross Fundraiser at The Stadium - Militant Angeleno
- KTLA Fans Applaud Lack of News - Fishbowl L.A.
- Newspapers Will Rebound -- But Not 'Till 2012 - Editor & Publisher
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Thanks to all who prayed for his safe return. Please remember to keep praying for our troops and their families. They need our love and support.
God bless you!
LA Times Family Fund and KTLA Charities Fire Relief Campaign
The Los Angeles Times, KTLA-TV and the McCormick Tribune Foundation have teamed up to create a fire relief campaign to raise funds for agencies that help those affected by these devastating fires.
The Foundation will match at least the first $500,000 raised at fifty cents on the dollar, with additional matching funds available based on fundraising response.
The Los Angeles Times, KTLA, and the Foundation will cover all administrative costs, so 100% of your donation plus the match will be granted to organizations supporting disaster response and recovery in Southern California.
You may make a donation online, by phone or by check.
- Click here to make a secure donation online.
- Call toll-free: 1-877-713-0278.
- Make checks payable to: LA Times Family Fund and KTLA Charities Fire Relief Campaign 202 W. First Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
For information, please contact the Los Angeles Times Public Affairs Department at 213-237-5390.
I first want to thank everyone involved in our extraordinary efforts to cover the fire story, and to get the news out to our friends and neighbors in a time of great need. It has been a truly heroic effort all across the company. I recounted some of these efforts on my blog this morning (http://blogger.latimes.com/David-Hiller/ for our MAC users), including the nice things Sam Zell had to say about the paper and our website. Please feel free to post your own comments or experiences about the fire and our coverage.
We are also launching a Fire Relief Fund, in partnership with KTLA and the McCormick Tribune Foundation. All the funds raised will go to help people left homeless or needing other help after these devastating fires. McCormick Tribune will match at least the first $500,000 we raise, 50 cents on the dollar, and we will cover any administrative expenses so all the contributions get put to work. We and KTLA will start promoting the Relief Fund tomorrow. For more information on the fund, be sure to visit www.latimes.com/firerelief.
Thanks again for all your efforts. It’s times like these that really remind us why we do what we do, and how much it means to our communities.
- Sun-Sentinel parent sees Q3 revenue drop - Bizjournals
- Lauren Padgett Nears Goal in Walk for Hope - City of Hope
- Strike Happy - Nikki Finke
- Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - Militant Angeleno
- The blogosphere heats up - Opinion L.A.
- Arson suspect killed, another arrested - Los Angeles Times
- And this is why there are traffic laws - Blogging L.A.
- Tribune Says Deal Is on Track - New York Times
- LA Times really throwing their muscle into fire coverage - Darleeneisms
- Los Angeles police make arson arrest - Los Angeles Times Blog
- Lost Angeles: Carthay Circle Theatre - JozJozJoz
- Covering the Fire Coverage: A Return to Normalcy? - Franklin Avenue
- Are Burning Homes Good For the Economy? - Brady Westwater
- Antonovich mourns 'loss' of KTLA News - Kevin Roderick
- Profit slide at Tribune persists - Chicago Tribune
- Main Street's take: Trouble ahead - Los Angeles Times
- Illegal aliens caught stealing wildfire relief supplies - Michelle Malkin
Hearst considers offers for Chron building
Tribune to Sell Southern Connecticut Newspapers CHICAGO, Oct. 25, 2007
Tribune Publishing, a division of Tribune Company (NYSE:TRB), today announced the sale of its Southern Connecticut Newspapers, The Advocate (Stamford) and Greenwich Time, to Hearst Corporation for $62.4 million. The newspapers will be managed by MediaNews Group, Inc., under an existing joint venture agreement with Hearst.
The transaction is expected to close within the next few weeks. It does not include real estate in Stamford and Greenwich, which Tribune plans to sell separately.
We've had fires here in Southern California, and all week I've been worried about my house going up in flames. Tonight, I took the dog out. It smells of something beyond just wood burning. It's sickly sweet. It's the smell of metal, and all sorts of materials being incinerated. It isn't good. The winds roared from the desert, picking up speed as they came down the mountains and the force could be heard all Sunday night.
It was with a familiar feeling of dread that I thought about the fires already raging in Malibu. I'd had been nervous before. At one point, we lived in a gorgeous canyon area. But we knew it had a wicked side. There was one flat road in, and one hilly road back down the ridgeline if ever the flat road got closed. When fire season came, I'd put records and belongings in empty laundry baskets, line up the pet carriers, talk to a neighbor about a plan of evacuation --essential for her because she not only had horses, but an adult son with CP, confined to a wheelchair. Then, I'd listen to the volunteer fire department patrol all day & night.
On Sunday night, it was apparent that the fires had the upperhand. I spent the day rewatering potted plants, fretting over a tree that I hadn't had money to trim this summer. And then if felt like I just waited, sniffling, sneezing, and worrying about my youngest with asthma. One of my staff called in sick on Monday --like the rest of us, she hadn't slept and sounded extraordinarily stressed and congested. On Tuesday, we found out that her elderly grandparents had been evacuated into Qualcomm center in San Diego.
The winds have stopped. Some of the fires are only 10% contained, a few burning out of control. All the fires are in steep terrain, and people live there because they love it. 25 years ago, even 8, many of these new communities didn't exist. But then 25 years ago, we didn't have as massive a population (42 million, I think) that we do today.
At some point, we need to talk about the numbers we have in California. It's expected to reach 50 million in the next decade. This isn't the state I grew up in. It's already at numbers that aren't environmentally sustainable. The more we push into these rugged terrains, the more terrible loss of homes and lives we'll see. I take the very conservative view that a bit of planning and can act as prevention. Unfortunately, politicians would rather talk about feeling gypped that they didn't "get" the funding for fire fighting equipment. While this might be true, they have to realize they were part of the process that let it slip through. Simply put, we've got to quit building entire developments where they don't belong.
The kids haven't been allowed outside all week at school due to "unhealthful air" conditions. They're going nuts. On Friday I pick up my daughter and her new friend from school. I'm also picking up the sister. I'm taking them for ice cream, then they'll come play here. She's just moved here. Her mother works a lot as a nurse. Her father is a Marine in Iraq. They're divorced, but they both love their kids. All in all, it's not an easy situation. I hope that for awhile, my house can be a place where they can relax, have fun. I'll ask her mother if their dad has a camera and microphone. If not, I'll tell her they can connect at my house if it's possible.
That's all for now.
I really do like reading your blogs.
I'll write more on Monday.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Save Our Trade: Message From Mike Laspina, Newsday Local 406 Business Agent to all other L.A. Times departments
To all my brothers and sisters in the non-union departments,
When I was kid many years ago, my mother would tell my brothers and sisters and me to do chores, such as clean our rooms or pick-up after ourselves. The first words out of our mouths were “WAIT! We’ll do it later! Her response to us was always the same--Wait broke the wagon!
I would think to myself, what the hell does that mean? Well, after hearing this many times I finally asked her. She told me you put enough weights on a wagon, and it will break down and go nowhere.
I used this saying with my children, and I am saying it again to you. The latest win at the L.A.Times with the N.L.R.B. should show you that once you elect to unionize, you have a lot more rights with this company. (Our union, GCC, organized the pressman at LA Times this summer). We at Newsday are Local 406. We have 41 pages of rights called a collective bargaining agreement contract.
Mike's complete post can be read by clicking on the link below.
Message From Mike Laspina, Newsday Local 406 Business Agent to all other L.A. Times departments
Tribune Reports 2007 Third Quarter Results
CHICAGO, Oct. 24, 2007 Tribune Company (NYSE: TRB) today reported third quarter 2007 diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $.69 compared with $.65 in the third quarter of 2006.
Third quarter 2007 results from continuing operations included the following:
- A severance charge of $.02 per diluted share, primarily at publishing.
- A net non-operating gain of $.33 per diluted share, which included a favorable income tax expense adjustment of $.72 per diluted share related to the settlement of the Companys Matthew Bender tax appeal, partially offset by a net loss of $.39 per diluted share primarily related to marking-to-market the derivative component of the Companys PHONES and the related Time Warner investment.
Third quarter 2006 results from continuing operations included the following:
- A net non-operating gain of $.22 per diluted share, which included a gain of $.19 per diluted share related to the restructuring in September 2006 of TMCT, LLC and TMCT II, LLC, two limited liability companies that Tribune inherited in its acquisition of Times Mirror.
Tribune presents earnings per share amounts on a generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") basis only. This differs from the pro forma earnings per share amounts supplied by broker analysts to databases such as First Call.
"Our third quarter results reflect a combination of better revenue trends, strong expense controls and an increase in equity income," said Dennis FitzSimons, Tribune chairman, president and chief executive officer. "Publishing revenue trends improved slightly in the third quarter despite the impact of the housing slump on our Florida and California newspapers. We are also encouraged by positive national advertising trends, led by improved Tribune Media Net sales."
"In television, ad revenue improved as the quarter progressed. New York finished the quarter strong on higher ratings from new syndicated programming and the CW networks fall launch. Chicago also had a good September, thanks in part to Chicago Cubs telecasts."
"The closing of our going-private transaction is still expected in the fourth quarter, following FCC approval of our waiver requests and receipt of a solvency opinion," FitzSimons added.
FULL REPORT HERE
SOURCE : Tribune Company
- Jacob Soboroff
- Barrington upgraded shares of Tribune Stock - Blogging Stocks
- Lauren Padgett Raises $495 for Walk for Hope - City of Hope
- Tribune's 3Q Profit Slides 7 Percent - Associated Press
- Press problems delay Ventura County Star delivery - Ventura Star
- Police To Press: Shave Head, Get Scoop - The Daily Pulp
- A Historic Day For Broadway And All Of Los Angeles! - Brady Westwater
- Socal Fires Point Up Need For Local Ownership - Ken Reich
- Media myths about the Jena 6 - Christian Science Monitor
- Zell on Tribune Deal - Free Press
- Sam Zell Speaks at Inland Conference - Editor & Publisher
- Zell: newspapers 'too slow to change' - Greenslade
- Claremont: "Security through Obscurity" - Claremont Insider
- Houston Chronicle to Trim its Work Force - Houston Chronicle
Thank's Albaro for making these documents accessible to the members who utilize the resources you make available on Save Our Trade's Homepage. Keep up the good work.
Incident Reports and L.A. Times/N.L.R.B. Settlement available on Save Our Trade
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
AT&T California Offering Free Emergency Phone Services to Customers Displaced by Southern California Fires
customers displaced by fires. I thought this information may be of
value to friends, neighbors, relatives, etc.
For more information contact:
Brian Brokowski, 619-246-3810 or
Courtney Bylund, 714-926-8106
San Francisco, October 22, 2007 - In response to the fires in Southern California, AT&T California is making available a number of free services to support AT&T customers displaced by the fires to ensure they have the ability to send and receive calls to family members and others.
AT&T California is providing certain voice mail and call forwarding features, free of charge, for 30 days to displaced consumers and small businesses. For customers who need a local service line installed at a temporary or new location the Line Connection Fee will be waived. AT&T residential customers displaced by the fires can call 1-877-722-6787 and small business customers can call 1-800-750-2355 to set up the following services:
• Call Forwarding - Automatically forwards calls to any phone number.
• Remote Access to Call Forwarding – Allows displaced customers to dial in and direct normal home phone calls to another number from any phone.
• Remote Call Forwarding – Allows displaced customers to permanently forward their number to another number.
• Message Center/Voice Mail Series 50/50+ - Allows displaced customers to retrieve messages left at their home or business phone line from any location, as well leave a greeting telling callers their status.
• Phone Line – For displaced AT&T customers who set up phone service at a new location, AT&T will waive installation charges.
"The necessity to communicate with family, friends and loved ones, as well as critical community support services, becomes even more vital during a crisis," said Mark Leslie, San Diego area vice president for external affairs. "We are doing all we can to ensure those impacted by the fires will be able to keep in touch with family and have access to other important contacts during this difficult time.”
The voice mail box being made available is located inside AT&T’s central office, so it will be a central and secure place to leave and receive messages. With call forwarding and remote access to call forwarding, impacted AT&T customers can direct incoming calls to their home numbers to the telephone number of their choice to ensure they are receiving their phone calls.
Again, AT&T residential fire victims can call 1-877-722-6787, and small business customers can call 1-800-750-2355 for information regarding the free AT&T phone services.
Despite the severity of the fire emergency and the mass evacuations, calls to 911 are being routed appropriately and the AT&T network is performing well.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates, AT&T operating companies, are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. Voice Mail services provided by AT&T Messaging. Among their offerings are the world's most advanced IP-based business communications services and the nation's leading wireless, high speed Internet access and voice services. In domestic markets, AT&T is known for the directory publishing and advertising sales leadership of its Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations, and the AT&T brand is licensed to innovators in such fields as communications equipment. As part of its three-screen integration strategy, AT&T is expanding its TV entertainment offerings. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com.
© 2007 AT&T Knowledge Ventures. All rights reserved. AT&T and the AT&T logo are trademarks of AT&T Knowledge Ventures. For more information, please review this announcement in the AT&T newsroom at http://www.att.com/newsroom.
Our prayers are with you.
Bill Delgado, on his way home to Apple Valley last night, was caught in the closure of the 15 Freeway. Both directions of the freeway were closed, and Bill was awaken by the California Highway Patrol around 2:30 a.m., as he slept waiting for the passageway to open. He was unable to drive home, but returned to his parents home in Los Angeles. Let's hope he has better luck getting home to his family tonight.
- Cal Fire
- Cal Fire News
- City of San Diego Emergency Fire Information
- Daily Bulletin
- Los Angeles County Fire Dept.
- National Interagency Fire Center
- Orange County Fire Authority
- Riverside County Fire Dept.
- San Bernardino County Fire Dept.
- Ventura County Fire Dept.
SOURCE : Claremont Insider
Thanks so much,
Los Angeles Times
Marina Baktis, (rhymes with Bat Kiss) the owner of "Mutts and Moms", explained that her policy is "A new house must fill out an application online." Well, long story short, authorities came to recover "Iggy the Dog", from Ms. Hairdresser. Here is a picture of Bat Kiss holding the dog in question, and demanding a can of Chuckwagon for the ride back to doggy jail.
While I did not personally sign any contracts to get our dog "Wrinkleskins" from the seller, I am sure there may be some unspoken guidelines. For instance, this week Mrs. Speedcat and I went to the Halloween Pet Show at the community center back in Hollydale MN. Wrinkleskins` costume was probably NOT very comfortable, and as you can see, she is in the front seat behind the steering wheel without a seat belt. I'll have to be careful not to let anyone see this! They might send PETA or the Humane society to take her away from our home.
. . . . . . . Basketball Neck Wrinkleskins
I wrote all of this to convey the way in which news is blown out of proportion. We have issues with children in homes where neglect is common, a major health care problem in the US, and issues of free speech being squelched. Let the dog be....
Monday, October 22, 2007
- David Hiller to Kevin Roderick: Show Me the Money - Kate Coe
- Lauren Padgett $130 from Walk for Hope Goal - City of Hope
- Daily News not Delivered to Most Readers - Kevin Roderick
- NLRB Settlement Notice - Ronnie Pineta
- Yes, some blogs are profitable - very profitable - SF Chronicle
- Dishonorable Discharge - Claremont Insider
- Just sack all the editors - Baltimore Sun
- Interactive Map of Los Angeles Wildfires - Brian Humphrey
- Venice Beach Ordinance 42.15 - Zuma Dogg
- Improve the Newspaper - Stop the Buyouts - Romenesko
- Presidential Cabinet members start blogs - Associated Press
- 'Wash Post' Edges Up Monthly List of Top 30 Web Sites - E&P
- A Windy, Firey, Devastating Sunday - Franklin Avenue
- How Many Site Hits? Depends Who’s Counting - New York Times
- Newspapers down but definitely not out - Fortune
- Malibu Fire - Day Two - Veronique de Turenne
- Blogging the SoCal wildfires - Michelle Malkin
- Out-of-Control Malibu Fire Keeps Burning - Nikki Finke
- Chronicle finds another way to display ads - San Francisco Peninsula P.C.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Ronnie Pineta has the full story at Save Our Trade.
Photo by Victor Banuelos
Saturday, October 20, 2007
I suppose us gullible readers are to believe there is actually a debate occurring regarding cross ownership of media in the same city. The Tribune Company deal will go through as planned, end of debate.
Friday, October 19, 2007
Sent: Friday, October 19, 2007 1:46 PM
Subject: FCC review process
Dear Fellow Employee,
During the last two days, you may have seen some of the stories about the Federal Communications Commission’s ongoing review of local media ownership rules. There has been a great deal of speculation about the FCC’s process and its impact on our going-private transaction. Two months ago, however, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin told a congressional oversight committee he expected that during the fourth quarter the commission would vote on our request to transfer our TV licenses and extend our waivers in markets where we own both a television station and a newspaper. We continue to believe that the commission will act within the chairman’s stated timeframe, enabling the company to close the going-private transaction before the end of the year.
In the meantime, let’s continue to focus on serving our readers, listeners, viewers and advertisers in the best way possible.
Click on pictures to enlarge.
- City Admits Error in Paystubgate - Claremont Insider
- Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, and Clint Eastwood Rule in San Dimas - Foothill Cities
- Lauren Padgett Raises $470.00 in Walk for Hope - City of Hope
- New Photographers at Los Angeles Times - Kevin Roderick
- Sheriff's deputies arrest New Times owners - AZ Central
- FCC plan clouds deal for Tribune - Chicago Tribune
- Futurists Envision the Newspaper in 2020 - World Association of Newspapers
- Tribune depending on FCC media consolidation rules - Beachwood Reporter
- Inspiring Team Spirit at the Los Angeles Times - LAObserved
- Dennis Zine Speaks On Illegal Phone Tax - Zuma Dogg
- Won’t you take me to Chinatown? - Michelle Malkin
- California Poet, Robinson Jeffers - Kanani Fong
- McClatchy debt at risk of share buybacks - Reuters
- Sacramento Bee editor resigns after dispute - San Francisco Peninsula P.C.
- Rift Over Media Ownship Rules Threatens Tribune Deal - New York Times
- Singleton memo on business, Putin meeting - San Francisco Peninsula P.C.
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As I snapped several photo's of the ship, I caught the attention of the homeowners, and they told me channel 7 had also came out for some footage, with no date of when the story would be aired.
The pirate ship is located at 623 Pershire Ave., San Dimas, CA.
Here's the map from Mapquest in case you would like to pay the ship a visit.
The owners requested that visitors bring a bag of candy for all the children that come to see the house nightly.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
I just wanted to inform everyone that I'm not only doing this Walk for Hope to Cure Breast Cancer, to aid cancer victims; I have volunteered to do this special walk in honor of my Nana, she passed away on May 14, 2007 from breast cancer.
Her case was a little bit different from others. The doctors gave her a few months to live about 3 years ago. Well she proved those doctors wrong! She kept on fighting the entire time and ended up living much longer than predicted.
I remember when I first found out my Nana had breast cancer, I was devastated as was my family. I remember saying to myself why her? She is such a loving and good person and to top it off my grandma. I always knew she was a fighter and she knew it wasn't her time to go.
I cherish the last few years I have had with my Nana. She was always there for me any time I needed her. She always had answers to any questions I had about life or just anything. I always would go to her for any advice I needed, as it was always good advice! I just hope one day we will be able to find a cure for this horrible cancer so others won't have to lose loved ones in such a horrible way.
Thank you to everyone for your support and donations. I never thought I would be over my original goal of $300 by now as I just signed up for the walk on Monday, October 15. I have raised the bar a little bit and I hope you will all support me!
In Loving Memory
Mary Bridget Martinez
January 19, 1941 - May 14, 2007
Lauren G. Padgett
Editors Message: Yesterday I visited our human resources office at the Olympic Facility seeking the matching gift form from the Tribune Company. When I was unable to locate the form I asked our representative, Sam Parks, if he could supply the needed form to match my one-hundred dollar donation, and Sam told me "The Tribune has reached it's limit this year for matching employee contributions". WOW, I said to myself. I challenge all Tribune Employees to make a donation, even if our company will not do so, by clicking on the link below the picture or clicking on the title of this post. If you would rather donate by check or money order feel free to contact me for the file I will send via email. Thank you, Edward
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