OUR POSITION: It often takes a crisis or tragedy to bring people together and that’s what we are starting to see, hoping to see, here as the COVID-19 virus takes its toll.
Like most folks, I’m making daily runs to the grocery store looking for ground beef for my family (I don’t touch the stuff) and toilet paper. Those are the two most requested items.
We know that many of you — if not most of you — are tired of so many stories about the national elections and the COVID-19 coronavirus. We call it reader fatigue.
OK, here is an interesting factoid about me — I have never said the “f” word in anger out loud. Not once in my entire life. And my co-workers know that I will yell “language” if I hear somebody cursing.
I was sitting in the newsroom when we started hearing the first reports of police responding to a possible armed person near L.A. Ainger Middle School.
I apologize ahead of time for the photos of dead bobcats that are being published with this week’s column. But there is a reason we made the decision to do this.
The story at #1 is so good and so well-written that I’m going to struggle with not giving away too much. I don’t want to ruin it for you if you haven’t read the article.
In an interview with GQ called the Trumpiest Congressman in Trump’s Washington, Matt Gaetz said, “The organizing principle of today’s politics is ‘stay interesting.’”
We’ve already known for years that our readers love seeing stories about Venice. There is something about that city’s Disney-like downtown, its iconic beaches and its high school sports teams that people seem to love.
Apparently, thousands of you were just as perplexed by the word “seepage” as I was when it came to Mosaic’s leak at its Bartow property. You made the story of the “seepage” #1 two weeks in a row.
If water is flowing out of a hole at 80 gallons a minute, can you call that a leak? Or is it something worse? And who came up with the name “seepage” to describe something like this?
Many of you decided to become newspaper headline writers last week when we posted a story and photos of the Taco Bell in Englewood catching fire.
In many ways, I did not want to write this week’s Top Five column because it meant I had to re-read the story at #1. I really didn’t want to visit that story again because of the new, horrifying details.