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Recordnet launches new commenting system

Yesterday,  launched a new commenting platform. Our goal is to enhance the experience by giving readers new ways to interact with each other, share opinions and engage with the news. Comments submitted through the old system will continue to appear under past articles (with the temporary exception of comments posted within the past two-to-three [...]

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An introduction

Hi, I’m Genette. I’ve been a copy editor at The Record since July 2004 and today I take over as Online Editor at This is an exciting time for recordnet. We’ve introduced four new community bloggers and have several more to come. If you’re interested in writing about a particular topic, email me at [...]

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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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Veterans rally

A group of more than 75 veterans and their supporters made the trek out from San Joaquin County and the Mother Lode to Oakland to rally in support of veterans. Record reporter Zach Johnson shot this video:

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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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Spot the pugs!

Zachary Johnson’s story today discusses the tiny pugs that have been Photoshopped into the covers of county budget books for years. See if you can spot them: Here’s the covers of three budget books (click on the images for a larger version).   I’ve got a pug of my own, so what a fun discovery! [...]

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Pros of Cons

On Sunday, I was one of thousands of people who turned out for Stockton-Con at University of the Pacific’s Spanos Center. I was there shooting video for our website. But, in truth, as a die-hard geek, I would’ve been there regardless. Just a few weeks earlier, I made the trek down to San Diego for [...]

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Read the small print

On Saturday, I went down to the Waterfront Warehouse for a miniatures show. You can view the video on One of the vendors, Don Hawke of Janadon Miniatures, approached me and asked about my media affiliation. When I told him I was with The Record, he presented me with this: Cool! Don and his [...]

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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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Conversion conundrum

We recently completed a project featuring extended excerpts of interrogation sessions with killers Loren Herzog and Wesley Shermantine. You can view the videos here. The eight videos run about an hour in total – trimmed from over 12 hours of footage (some of which was repetitive, and some of which was too graphic to run). [...]

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    Genette Brookshire, a graduate of California State University, Fresno, started working at The Record in 2004 as a copy editor and is now online editor. Genette lives in Stockton where she is baking cookies and crocheting an army of animals. Read Full

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