Who am I?I cover crime, courts and the Live Oak School District for the Santa Cruz Sentinel. I'm originally from New York state's capital, Albany, but was most recently living in Chicago. I'm excited to be in Santa Cruz, adjusting to life on the left coast. It's a whole lot different than what I'm used to.
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Monthly Archives: August 2012
I hate roller coasters. I don’t just dislike them. I mean, I actually hate them. I detest them with a deep-seeded passion and generally refuse to go on them. I’ve gone on about three in my life and it’s never … Continue reading
Earlier this week I marked one year at the Sentinel, which also means it’s been a year and two weeks since I made the big move to California. Holy smokes. Where is the time going? I’ve got my California license, … Continue reading
While doing some research, I came across a rather strange set of stories about a murder trial held here 20 years ago. Apparently a 20-year-old former roller coaster operator was charged with first-degree murder for the death of a young … Continue reading
My colleagues at the Mercury-News put together an awesome piece about Kenny, the clown who ended up with Steve Jobs’ iPad. Amazing.
Boston magazine has an interesting article this month about Stephen Myers and Sage Christensen. Christensen, formerly Myers’ adopted son, was charged last year with killing a man in the Boston area. He was 18 at the time. Myers lost custody … Continue reading
This story reads like an Onion headline: “Local tortoise attempts to escape San Jose” I spotted this via SFist yesterday and got a bit of a giggle. A 95-pound African tortoise named Bud apparently tried to run away from his … Continue reading
A friend back home just sent me the following video featuring dolphins swimming off the coast of Santa Cruz, shot by fisherman Mark Peters. It’s beautiful. http://kottke.org/12/08/torpedo-outfitted-with-hd-camera-swims-with-dolphins I really enjoyed my friend’s comment with the link: “Albany doesn’t have enough … Continue reading
The New York Times magazine ran a piece this past weekend that explores the Occupy Oakland movement and radicalism in the city as a whole. The piece, “Oakland, the last refuge of Radical America,” is worth a read. I don’t … Continue reading
If it weren’t for the SFist, I’d have no idea today was the 25th anniversary of the cult classic that is “The Lost Boys.” I watched it for the first time soon after moving here, figuring it was sort of … Continue reading
Spotted this over by the Municipal Wharf Saturday: