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Tara Cuslidge

Tara Cuslidge is online editor for She covered youth, features and entertainment for The Record from 2002-2005, and was a general assignment multimedia reporter from Sept. 2007- Nov. 2008. Cuslidge holds a bachelor degree in communication from University of the Pacific and a masters degree in journalism from University of California, Berkeley. She lives in Tracy with her husband, an electrical engineer, and their pure-bred Chow Chows, Sky and Beau.

Best nerdy gift ever

I got some really nice gift for Christmas, but one of my favorites is one I couldn’t resist buying for myself.

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Edison coach a ‘Soul Vike’

Here’s an extra from our week one high school football coverage. Edison High School football coach Andre Horace knows a thing or two about being a Viking — or a Soul Vike, as he put it. Horace played football himself at Edison, graduating in 1993 and went on to play at Boise State. In the […]

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Getting up close and personal

It’s no secret that I’m kind of a geek. It’s kind of what my job is all about really. I get to seek out and test new technology. Web Content Producer Katie Combs and myself are always looking for new ways to tell stories on We’re always looking for something else to give us […]

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You may have noticed a drastic change in The Record’s mobile site over the past 24 hours. Gone is the basic white background and article-only format. We replaced our original mobile site, built in 2009, with a new version on Tuesday. From a user standpoint, the new site is more appealing, easier to use and […]

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Going live

We work to update the website constantly with new stories, videos, photos and interactive projects. It’s not uncommon for us to be working on more than one project at a time. The website demands it. But we are usually tied to our desk computers. We don’t have a fancy news microwave truck to transmit […]

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Dell’Osso Family Farms open registration for September mud run

Things are going to get muddy again at Dell’Osso Family Farms in September. The farm will host another 5K Mud Run, this time sponsored and organized by the Dell’Ossos. The run happens Saturday, Sept. 22. Registration begins tomorrow at Prices for registration range from $45 for early bird to $75 for the latest registration, […]

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Where Stockton ends

I have a soft spot in my heart for Stockton. I grew up here. I spent my elementary school days playing at Victory Park and getting followed by security guards (because we were a group of noisy children) at the Haggin Museum. I work here. But I don’t live here anymore. In 2008, my husband […]

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Today, the stories and obituaries at moved to a new commenting system, Real Tidbits. The Record’s 16-staff written blogs at will begin to move to the new system today as well, with completion scheduled for Thursday. Much remains the same from our previous Echo setup, but there are some notable changes that make […]

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Lessons on love

On my wedding day in May 2008, I wore a simple string of pearls. The necklace had descending pattern to it, small beads at the top, larger beads where it draped over my neck. My sleeveless wedding dress brought attention the pearls. Few people knew that day those beautiful pearls belonged to my mother’s mother. […]

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Stopping Internet censorship

Today is one of those days when, no matter, what I have to use the Internet. It’s necessary to do my job. But today is also the day where several Internet-based companies and services are taking a stand against Congress, which is scheduled to vote on a bill that protestors say will threaten free speech. […]

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