Category Archives: Journalism

The future of newspapers — and the latest from DFM leadership

If you’re a Sentinel reader, of our online products or print, you’ll probably be interested in the latest State of the Industry talk by Digital First Media CEO John Paton. The Sentinel is part of DFM, so when Paton describes … Continue reading

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The story about the “Dr. V’s Magical Putter” story

So here’s the story. A new putter, said to be “scientifically superior” to all other such golf clubs, is being touted by a well known television pro golf analyst. A young journalist, also a golfer, sees an online video featuring … Continue reading

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You howled, we … listened

We asked for your thoughts about changes in the comics and features we have been publishing in our print edition — and, brother and sister, you gave them to us. In nearly 400 emails and dozens of phone calls (we … Continue reading

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The Croix de Candlestick getting extinguished

Monday night, for all intents and purposes, is light’s out for a candle that definitely has blown in the wind. The ’Stick. Yes, we prepare to say goodbye to Candlestick Park. Home of The Catch. Of Joe Montana, Steve Young … Continue reading

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How “citizens” plan to make Santa Cruz safer

The Nov. 27 Editorial in the Santa Cruz Sentinel By its very name, makeup and purpose, the Santa Cruz Public Safety Citizen Task Force was never going to overturn the long-established underpinnings of the city’s cherished identity. By including a … Continue reading

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Sentinel will adopt new digital subscription model

A new subscription model that charges for frequent access to digital content was announced Monday by Digital First Media, including the newspaper group that publishes the Sentinel, as the company joins other news organizations in the quest to generate more … Continue reading

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Obamacare vs. the Affordable Care Act: Which is better?

Grrrr. Down with Obamacare! What we need in this country is … affordable health care. You say what? There’s another new health care law, the Affordable Care Act? We’ll take that one rather than the socialistic, anti-business, high-cost … Obamacare. Earlier … Continue reading

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Len La Barth

At the Sentinel, we called him, “Ballgame.” I think because Len La Barth was a die-hard Philadelphia Phillies’ fan — and reminded us in his take-no-prisoners style of newspapering and competing of Lenny Dykstra, a hard charging Phillies outfielder who … Continue reading

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My niece and the Dove “Beauty Sketches” commercial

How do you feel about your body image? My 18-year-old niece has become part of a global phenomenon. Unless you’re an aging male (hmmm, who could that be), or so consumed by news out of Boston you can’t concentrate on … Continue reading

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End of watch: Death is not the end for officers Butler and Baker

  Within all the love and support, all the tributes and eulogies for fallen officers Elizabeth Butler and Butch Baker at their memorial service Thursday at HP Pavilion in San Jose, it was the human story that struck more deeply … Continue reading

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