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Fundraiser for Tokay football player

On Saturday, our story mentioned that the Tokay Tigers played Friday’s game in honor of senior Andrae Sanchez, who had gone to the UC Davis medical center the previous night to begin chemotherapy due to a malignant tumor. Here’s the flyer – sent to us on Twitter – for a fundraiser for Sanchez:  

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Tweeting bin Laden’s demise

My colleague Kevin W. Hecteman passed on a link to me on Facebook this morning about the man who “unknowingly” tweeted the United States-led operation that lead to the death of Osama bin Laden. Sohaib Athar is now getting a lot of attention now. He continues to share photos, video and insight into the operation. […]

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Twitter, Facebook and doughnuts

Most avid doughnut lovers living in a 30-mile radius of March Lane know by now that Krispy Kreme, the national doughnut chain, is reopening its Stockton store on Nov. 16. We reported on both the closing of the location in 2007 and the announced reopening. And I’ll be out on Nov. 16 braving the cold […]

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Scholarship established in memory of Tracy teen

I’ve interviewed Mike Pihlman, owner and founder of Altamont Cowork (formally Tracy Virtual Office), as a source in a couple stories in the past year or so. I knew him first on Twitter and then I met him – and several others from south county – during a TweetUp held at his 11th Street office […]

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Countdown to kickoff, and a Marcus McDade update

The high school football season begins tonight, and at Recordnet.com/football 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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How not to advertise your apartment

The second Tweet below caught my eye this morning; it references a standoff on Pershing Avenue. ApartmentsRent4 seems to imply that the Twitter account hypes apartments available for rent. If that’s the case, the user needs to update the settings on their Twitter bot.

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Stockton part of nationwide Amber Alert hoax on Twitter

The California Highway Patrol said this morning that there is no Amber Alert in Stockton, despite several Tweets to the contrary. Tweets began appearing Thursday or Friday alleging that a 3-year-old boy was taken by a man in a BMW. Thy give a license plate number and close with “Keep it going. U would if […]

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Alyssa Milano hypes the Stockton Stingrays

The “Who’s the Boss?” and “Charmed” actress and baseball fan posted the Tweet below for her 907,000 followers this morning. For video of the Stingrays in action at the 2009 National Beep Baseball Association World Series, click here.

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Avoiding social media awkwardness

My five year college reunion is this weekend, which means I’m gearing up to see quite a few of my friends I haven’t seen in a long time. We’ve been communicating on Twitter, Facebook and – in rare cases – on MySpace. I blame my BlackBerry, but I’ve become more comfortable text messaging and emailing […]

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More reason to appreciate Evil Chef Mom

I’m a pretty avid blog reader, often visiting my favorites throughout the day. And, despite the fact that I am not a mom, I often read blogs written by mothers. They write about their children, their lives, dinner, etc. Most, including my favorite Dooce.com, are excellent at offering a slice of life, without being pretentious […]

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