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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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Halloween fun for the weekend

Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love it because it also signals the beginning of fall. I used to love getting dressed up for it as a child. Now I love handing out candy and seeing all the cool Halloween costumes the neighborhood children wear. My love for Halloween was one of the reasons we […]

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From the creator of Cherpumple

Remember Cherpumple? I hope so. It’s one of those things you can’t really forget. The massively delicious dessert found it’s way into our minds and arteries last November when me and Record Copy Editor Genette Brookshire baked and built two for the story. We also shot some video. It kind of made our year to […]

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What’s your favorite Girl Scout cookie?

It was my pleasure a couple weeks ago to speak with the very articulate young women of Stockton Girl Scout Troop 1204. Five of the eight in the troop spoke with me recently at Troop Leader Julie Pimentel’s home. The girls provided a great deal of insight into cookie sales and cookie eating (which is […]

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By way of an introduction

I’m a newbie to The Record, having returned to California about a month ago after a few years in New York City. As a Calaveras native and Bret Harte grad, it’s great to be back in the area. One of my first few projects for was this interactive exploring 80 years of the McKee […]

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Merry Cherpumple!

In November, Record copy editor Genette Brookshire and me embarked on a never-before-done fete for the newspaper. We baked and built a Cherpumple. The monster pie-cake, invented by Los Angeles humorist Charles Phoenix, was a crazy venture that took us nearly 10 hours when all was said and done. (To be fair, Genette did most […]

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Are you ready for some (local high school) football?

We at are certainly excited for rivalry week, and we’re working to bring you the best coverage from the local high school gridiron. Check out for The Record’s sports department’s previews of tomorrow night’s Lincoln vs. St. Mary’s, Lodi vs. Tokay and Tracy vs. West games. You also can head to our football […]

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Ultimate comic showdown at

Through Sept. 27, we’re asking you to vote between two sets of comics in what we’re calling our Ultimate Comic Showdown. Awhile back we asked you (our subscribers) which of The Record’s comics were over-the-top funny and which were just OK. The response was overwhelming. We have several people write to us with their feelings […]

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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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Last-minute Valentine

Today is Valentine’s Day. It’s a day to pick up a stuffed Teddy bear, flowers, chocolates or some other must-have goodies for the one you love. (I know there are people out there who don’t celebrate, for various reasons, you can find an anti-Valentine selection here. I also know that there are women out there, […]

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