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Submitted by on 1, June 2, 2009 – 5:50 am5 Comments

d_silhouetteBig news on the local blogfront, if you haven’t heard it yet: Local bloggers Lauren Do and John Knox White are now working for the San Francisco Chronicle. They’ve got a new site called In Alameda up on the Chron’s SFGate site, and they’ll be putting their own unique spin on local events over there.

The site is the first of what I’m sure the SFGate folks hope will be a long list of local blog sites (I understand there are some others in the works, though I’m not sure when those will be up). Meanwhile, you can catch John and Lauren over there or in their current, respective homes (that’d be Stop, Drop and Roll and of course, Blogging Bayport Alameda).

Good luck, guys!


  • dave says:

    “We’ve got both kinds of music — country AND western.”

  • AD says:

    “Their own unique spin” is right. How many people will be confused thinking these two represent Alameda in general?

    Did somebody select them or did they self-select?

  • Susan Davis says:

    A big congratulations to John and Lauren. You’re on the cutting edge! Can’t wait to follow you on your new sites.

  • Jon Spangler says:

    Susan Davis is right. And I think Lauren and John do “represent Alameda in general” pretty well, as a matter of fact. But even if they did not represent all Alamedans from a sociological/demographic standpoint (and I believe they do), they accurately present the truth far better than most nay-saying writers in this community, which is what really counts.

    If “spin” is what you want, read Don Roberts. If you want accuracy and sound thinking, stick with Michelle Ellson, John Knox White, and Lauren Do, in addition to the Alameda Sun and Alameda Journal. (I still like reading a “real” newspaper. Can’t help it, being the son of two reporters…)

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