Author Archives: Kevin Hecteman

Kevin Hecteman

Kevin has been with The Record since August 2004. He splits his time between the paper, as a copy editor and page designer, and the website, for which he shoots and edits video and helps keep the site updated. Kevin, a Burlingame native, graduated from San Jose State University in 1998. He worked at the Sun Herald in Biloxi, Miss., and the Palo Alto Daily News before coming to The Record. He lives in Stockton.

Hitchhiking to an inauguration

As part of our coverage of the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, Record reporter Joe Goldeen and I went to the University of the Pacific to interview professor emeritus Robert Benedetti. His memories of that awful day and its effect on the nation and his generation can be seen here. Benedetti also […]

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Around town on Election Night

While ballots were being rounded up and counted, I swung by the gathering for Measure A and B supporters at Valley Brew and the Registrar of Voters Office in downtown Stockton. Here’s what some of the supporters had to say, as well as Austin Erdman, the county registrar of voters:

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Franklin making a comeback

The current Yellowjackets football team is all too aware of what transpired in 2007, when a recruiting scandal cost head coach Tom Verner his job and led to sanctions. Under head coach Scott Behnam, now in his first full season, Franklin’s players and coaches are looking to chart a brighter future for themselves and those […]

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At the Pacific basketball game, a joyful noise

I shot video to go with Record Sports Editor Bob Highfill’s story about the children’s choir from His Little Feet and their Jan. 11 halftime performance. (See the story and watch the video here.) Mike and Christa Hahn, the co-founders of His Little Feet, run the organization out of Colorado, but their Stockton ties […]

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“Bowler Bob” talks about the Giants

I talked to a lot of Giants fans outside Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium on Wednesday afternoon. They were lined up around the building, some of them waiting for hours, for an opportunity to see the trophy symbolizing the Giants’ first World Series victory as the San Francisco Giants. (Last time they’d done this, in 1954, […]

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Welcome to the big leagues, rookie

So this guy who’s spent most of his 11 years in journalism laying out pages, editing copy and writing headlines — with the occasional foray into writing stories — is now trying his hand at shooting and editing video. With lots of help from Recordnet’s indefatigable online editor. Might as well say it up front: […]

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