Press Club members, directors and elected officials enjoyed refreshments and conversation at the Press Club’s holiday party in the press room of the San Mateo County Government Center on Wednesday night. Here are some pictures courtesy of Mike Venturino. The club event took on added significance because it was the last meeting for Micki Carter as a director of the club. She’s stepping down after several years, and club members wished her well. Chuck Johnson, who worked in the San Mateo Times composing room, presented the club with an historic gift — the Nov. 22 1963 edition of the Times carrying the story of John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
Back then the Times was an afternoon paper and
had the story the same day it happened.
Darryl Compton and Chuck Johnson
At right, Kristy Blackburn, a Press Club
director and Gunn High School newspaper adviser.
San Mateo County Manager John Maltbie.
Dave Price, a Press Club director
and editor of The Daily Post.
Center, Marshall Wilson, Press Club president
and San Mateo County communications director
Melissa McRobbie, a Press Club director
and managing editor of Bay City News.
Left, Paul Sakuma, Associated Press photographer.
Left, Peter Cleaveland, a Press Club director
and former KGO radio and TV newsman.
Right, Darryl Compton, the club’s executive
director and former KRON news executive.