Roberts, Trounstine launch political blog

A couple of veteran political reporters, Jerry Roberts (left) and Phil Trounstine, have teamed up to launch a political blog called Calbuzz. Roberts is the former managing editor of the Chronicle who went on to edit the Santa Barbara News-Press. He resigned in 2006 saying owner Wendy McCaw was meddling in the newsroom. Trounstine is the former political editor for the Mercury News who quit to become Gov. Gray Davis’ communications director. They appear to have started Calbuzz on March

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Peter Scheer: Allow cameras in the courts

Peter Scheer, executive director of the California First Amendment Coalition, says the California Supreme Court’s hearing yesterday in the Prop 8 case — broadcast live over the internet via streaming video — erased any doubt about the wisdom of allowing cameras into the nation’s courts. “Legitimacy, the most valuable asset of any court, is diminished by judicial secrecy and enhanced by openness,” writes Scheer.

KGO-AM bumps Paul Harvey to KSFO

“Hello Americans, I’m Paul Harvey. You know what the news is. In a minute, you’re going to hear … the rest of the story.” Paul Harvey, age 90, is apparently moving to KSFO 560, according to promos airing on the conservative talk station. For years, Harvey’s folksy (and right-wing) news and commentary has been heard on KGO-AM 810 where it has seemed out of place given that station’s more urbane news-talk format. Harvey has been a mainstay of the ABC

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Reporter recalls Moscone, Milk assassinations

Former Chron reporter Duffy Jennings (pictured) has written a riveting, minute-by-minute account of the moments after the assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk 30 years ago at San Francisco City Hall. Unlike other retrospective pieces on the killings, Jennings tells how reporters reacted to the horrifying news. HIs piece appears on page 1 of the Chron today and here are a few paragraphs: This is so unreal, so confusing, I think. Why won’t they tell us anything?

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Pappas station goes dark

In the Bay Area, Pappas Telecasting Companies’ KTNC Channel 42 remains on the air but one of its sister stations has gone dark as the company works its way through Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. Pappas’ CW affiliate in Yakima, Wash., KCWK-TV, abruptly signed off the evening of May 25, according to the Yakima Herald-Republic. While the station’s transmitter has been turned off, the CW Network is providing a feed to the local cable company.

’60 Minutes’ probes local editor’s murder

If you missed it, here’s a link to the script and video of the “60 Minutes” segment Sunday on the murder of Oakland journalist Chauncey Bailey. While Anderson Cooper’s report didn’t shed new light on the murder, it acquainted the nation with a case that has made headlines in the Bay Area for the past six months. The report included an interview with reporter Chris Thompson (right), who received death threats after writing the first stories about the criminal activities

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’60 Minutes’ to report on Bailey’s death

“60 Minutes” will air a story tonight (Sunday) on the killing of Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey (right). It includes an interview Anderson Cooper did with Devaughndre Broussard, 20, (left) who is charged with gunning down the veteran journalist on Aug. 2. As he has in the past, Broussard denied killing Bailey, 57, and tells Cooper that someone else was the triggerman, according to a the “60 Minutes” Web site.

February 2008 Press Club board minutes

Feb. 13, 2008 — Meeting was brought to order at 7:55 p.m. by President Jamie Casini at the Starbucks on 17th Avenue. Board members present: Jon Mays, Michelle Carter and Jamie Casini. Executive Director Darryl Compton was also in attendance. Absent: Peter Cleaveland, Dave Price, Ed Remitz, Jay Thorwaldson, Aimee Strain, Jennifer Aquino and Jack Russell were not in attendance.   Treasurer’s report:Compton provided the board with an updated treasurer’s report. Old business New logo: There is a new logo

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September 2006 Press Club board minutes

Call to order at 6:19 p.m. Meeting was brought to order by Board President Micki Carter at 6:19 p.m. Board members present: Jamie Casini, Peter Cleaveland, Darryl Compton and Dave Price. Absent: John Kane, Jon Mays, Ed Remitz, Jack Russell and Aimee Lewis Strain. Minutes of August meeting approved unanimously. Treasurer’s Report: Balance sheet showed total assets of $34,142.41. Price asked whether that high of a balance should be of concern, since it was his understanding that assets exceeding $25,000

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Press Club board minutes available online

The Peninsula Press Club’s board of directors meets once a month, and the minutes from the latest meeting on Wednesday (Feb. 22) have just been posted on our Web site. In addition, the PPC web site has minutes dating back to 2002. Board meetings are open to all members, and they usually take place at the San Mateo Daily News, 2600 El Camino Real, San Mateo, second floor conference room. Meetings are typically held on the second Wednesday of each

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