Category Archives: Journalism

Death of police officers: Getting honest about Santa Cruz’s story

As the shock of Tuesday’s tragic violence settles into grief, many people are writing to the Sentinel, or posting online, messages that go something like this:: Our town has been overrun by criminals, because we’ve tolerated aberrant behaviors. This so-called … Continue reading

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Dark day afternoon

It’s about 10:20 p.m. in the Sentinel newsroom, in a tragic day where events spun into a horror still difficult to fathom. Two police officers were gunned down in the line of duty. It is the first time any Santa … Continue reading

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The gift of thanksgiving

What? Thanksgiving already? Even if it feels as if summer just slid into the sunset, no matter. We’re here, and what’s not to like? Of all the holidays, Thanksgiving goes down the easiest, like mashed potatoes or pumpkin pie. Although the … Continue reading

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Election 2012: Day before tomorrow

Time for some day after, day before the rest of it starts, review of Tuesday’s election. To start, here’s Thursday’s Sentinel Editorial: Santa Cruz County voters, and California voters, demonstrated in Tuesday’s election they are willing to raise taxes, even … Continue reading

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Obama gets another shot

The Santa Cruz Sentinel Editorial for Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 Maybe not a mandate, but an impressive win nonetheless. President Barack Obama and his team did what they had to do to win a second term, winning in most of … Continue reading

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The running man: Election night — Obama’s big win, state and local races

This blog will be updated throughout the night, especially as results on state ballot measures and local races come in. 6 p.m. Hmmm. Just as close as expected. What trends can be seen in presidential race? Romney seems to be … Continue reading

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Election Day and the Sentinel

If you  wake up Wednesday morning expecting to read a print newspaper delivering election results,  you’ll probably be disappointed, at least in terms of local and state races. While it’s been true  for at least one presidential cycle that the … Continue reading

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World Series Game 2 and counting — Madbum it!

SAN FRANCISCO — Scratch, claw, Madbum it … You just knew the thrills of Game 1 wouldn’t be repeated, didn’t you?, but did Game 2 of the 2012 World Series have to turn out to be another-side-of-the-moon torture test from … Continue reading

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Ballad of Hunter Pence: Divine intervention for Giants?

As the San Francisco Giants unlikely postseason moved Monday night to the almost surreal — surviving six do-or-die elimination games and moving on to their second World Series in three years — the moment became an occasion once again for … Continue reading

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Election season off and running

Once upon a time — oh, maybe four years ago — the general election season began in earnest after Labor Day. The national political conventions were over, families were back from vacation with the kids in school, and state and … Continue reading

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