Category Archives: Multimedia

Taking it on the road

For the second year, the staff is hosting live scoreboards of Friday night football games throughout the area. We started Sept. 3. Last week, we upped the ante a little bit, taking the show out to Stagg High School where the school was dedicating – and playing the first game – in a brand […]

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Countdown to kickoff, and a Marcus McDade update

The high school football season begins tonight, and at we’re counting down to kickoff. Head to the page right now and you can check out the results of our preseason survey, which features coaches from 15 local schools talking about their teams. Then come back for kickoff at 7 p.m., when our countdown clock […]

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Puppies and kittens!

I received a few calls today from readers asking how they can get free veterinary services from students and instructors in Western Career College’s veterinary technology program. The students and instructors treated a total of 63 cats and dogs during a free clinic for pet owners who were homeless or in need Thursday in the […]

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More from Fresh Edibles Community Farm

My job is the epitome of awesome. In my nearly three years shooting video for The Record, I’ve shot video of John McCain speaking at the airport and Bill Clinton at University of the Pacific. I’ve followed a foster mother to nearly 150 children and her beautiful newly adopted daughter around for six months with […]

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Pre-election citizen journalism from Tracy

Tracy residents Joleen Ruffin and Mike Pihlman – both of whom I’ve interviewed in the past about the former Tracy Virtual Office, now Altamont Cowork – did some citizen reporting for yesterday. Tracy Island is a social networking site and general news site that Ruffin runs partially from home, partially from Altamont Cowork. With […]

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Google shows ‘every search is a quest’

“You like this sort of thing,” my friend wrote in an email. Under it was a link to Google Search Stories, a fun and interactive way to make a short video based on a string of searches. “Every search is a quest. Every quest is a story. These videos show anyone can do anything when […]

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Not everything works out: the Interactive Asparagus Festival Planner

Sometimes, you have to go to the effort of creating something before you realize it’s not going to work. Such was the case with the Interactive Asparagus Festival Planner, which I built last week to be part of’s Asparagus Festival page. The idea was to create a festival planner that was a mashup of […]

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Training day(s)

Record Copy Editor Kevin W. Hecteman spent some time training in the Online Department over the past couple months working to learn how to shoot and edit video. The assignment was one of his own choosing, but it didn’t start that way. In February, Kevin and me ventured out to capture Dwight Richards, the savvy […]

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Tracking the 2010 Census

Today is the deadline to return your 2010 Census survey form, according to the United States Census Bureau. It’s not a strict deadline, but if you still haven’t returned your filled-in questionnaire, Census employees hired locally will begin to communicate with you in order to get the information back. This information is taken very seriously. […]

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Spring Break, with a little snow

Stockton education reporter Roger Phillips sent me this image a couple minutes ago, captioning it “driving home from Reno on I-80.” Roger is on vacation this week, as are all the students in Stockton Unified School District. My brother, a San Joaquin Delta College student, is also on spring break. From the looks of this […]

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