An Alternative Reason Why Newspaper Endorsements Mean Nothing

ELECTION '12//ANALYSISMay 4, 2012 | The day when reporters become bloggers and bloggers become reporters is here. It was bound to happen sooner or later. I use the term blogger as a pejorative here, since some people use the term interchangeably with reporter. It truly depends on the spirit or point the speaker is attempting to convey. In reality, anybody that independently … Continue reading An Alternative Reason Why Newspaper Endorsements Mean Nothing

Bay Area News Group Papers Vow More Local News; Discontinues Home-Delivery

ANALYSISOct. 27, 2011 | The editor of the Bay Area News Group chain of local papers said today, "The world is changing rapidly and we are going to have to change with it. It's a whole new electronic world."If you want to know why the disastrous collapse of local journalism has been greatly hastened by … Continue reading Bay Area News Group Papers Vow More Local News; Discontinues Home-Delivery

Daily Review Shoots Back At Quirk’s Dig Over Lack Of Coverage

COUNCILMAN: DON’T WAIT FOR THE DAILY REVIEW TO INFORM YOUBy Steven Tavares Quirk is a likely candidate for assembly in 2012As reported last week in The Citizen, Hayward Councilman Bill Quirk took a sharp jab at the lack of local coverage in The Daily Review. It took a week, but the Hayward beat reporter for the … Continue reading Daily Review Shoots Back At Quirk’s Dig Over Lack Of Coverage

Armas’ Connections Becoming a Political Football

Opponents of Hayward School Trustee Jesus Armas appear to be circling in the distance over the belief the former city manager and recently-appointed board member is reaping the benefits of nepotism.As Eric Kurhi reported in the Daily Review last week, the fractured Hayward Board of Trustees broke out in some parliamentary fisticuffs more reminiscent of … Continue reading Armas’ Connections Becoming a Political Football

MediaNews Hastening Fall from Newspaper to Fish Wrap

OWNER OF BAY AREA NEWS GROUP TAKES STAND AGAINST THOSE HELPING THEIR BUSINESSDean Singleton dictates what most of the East Bay reads everyday. At least, those few who still subscribe to the rapidly shrinking Daily Review, Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune and once-mighty San Jose Mercury News. Singleton is the most reviled newspaperman in the Bay Area. Just … Continue reading MediaNews Hastening Fall from Newspaper to Fish Wrap

Bay Area Newspaper Apocalypse is Upon Us

THOSE 'TOO BIG TO SUCCEED' WILL NOT BE MISSEDThe Daily Review, the newspaper once published by Floyd Sparks to do battle with the titans of East Bay journalism, is dead.The cause of death was not only a poor economy, but a shocking decline in relevance in the East Bay as well as an inability to … Continue reading Bay Area Newspaper Apocalypse is Upon Us

’09 Rewind: the Economy, the Hospital and the Economy

JANUARYA second Walmart opens in San Leandro with the creation of 300 new jobs. Streams of San Leandrans flock to buy really cheap packages of Oreos at the new location on Hesperian Boulevard.The city tabs Ian Willis to replace outgoing Chief Dale Attarian. Problems at the police department are exacerbated by a shrinking police force … Continue reading ’09 Rewind: the Economy, the Hospital and the Economy

The Power of the Well-Written Press Release…

....OR THE TRAGEDY OF A BARREN MEDIA LANDSCAPEWhen the Alameda County Medical Center sent a press release late Wednesday afternoon, it attained the status of gospel most students of public relations dream about. Its talking points dominated the few articles written about San Leandro Hopsital last week.The release was well-written, stringing together, in modest tones, … Continue reading The Power of the Well-Written Press Release…

Only one daily news outlet covering San Leandro

REVIEW'S BEAT WRITER RETIRES; NO REPLACEMENT NAMEDStarting today, only one local news outlet is covering the city of San Leandro on a daily basis. The Daily Review's long time scribe Karen Holzmeister ended 36 years of journalism last Friday and according to its editor Kim Santos the paper will divvy up the city among its … Continue reading Only one daily news outlet covering San Leandro

Daily Review has Printed Just 63 words against Possible Hospital Bidder

DEATH OF NEWSPAPERS AND THE RISE OF MISINFORMATIONIt is likely the Alameda County Board of Supervisors will force Sutter Health to faithfully negotiate with Prime Healthcare, the owner of 13 hospitals in the state and known for a few shady business operations, itself to purchase San Leandro Hospital. The problem is, nobody except for a … Continue reading Daily Review has Printed Just 63 words against Possible Hospital Bidder

Powerful Lobbyist Enters Hospital Fray

POLITICALLY CONNECTED PRIME BRINGS IN REPUBLICAN BRULTEMany things have changed since Dr. Prem Reddy set foot in San Leandro this week. Not only did he capture the imagination of the city with a bevy of solutions the cities problems, but now the make up of the Eden Township District directors has suddenly become very muddled.A … Continue reading Powerful Lobbyist Enters Hospital Fray

Despite Article, Meeting goes on without Casualties

SIX-SHOOTERS, SPURS AND 10-GALLON HATS LEFT AT THE DOORThere were a few raised voices, a lot of finger pointing and and a couple attempts to induce tears, but NO ONE WAS KILLED. Repeat, there were no casualties at Monday night's Eden Township District hearing. Thank God! You might ask, why would there be any death? … Continue reading Despite Article, Meeting goes on without Casualties