Today is my last day at The Record. It has been almost 10 years since I started as an intern, then later became a full-time reporter covering the education beat. After more than two years, I switched beats, covering San Joaquin County government, mostly, since the tail end of 2007.
I’ve enjoyed getting to know Stockton and San Joaquin County while telling all sorts of stories over the past decade. I want to give a heartfelt thanks to all the readers, sources, friends and colleagues I’ve met in the process. And I am proud to have been a part of The Record and the role it plays keeping people informed, both about what is interesting and what matters most to the community.
I may be leaving The Record, but I’m not leaving this community. In a way I’m going back to where I started, covering education. I start a new job next week as the Public Information Officer for the San Joaquin County Office of Education.
If you need to contact somebody about some news, call Deputy Metro Editor Barbara Zumwalt at (209) 546-8258 or send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks everybody. See you around.