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Since 2009, when I first wrote about a wrestling organization announcement for try-outs, I’ve had the privilege to work in journalism until I decided to work toward my MA in International Studies at the University of Oregon. Below are some highlights of my reporting.

With the Eugene Weekly

Auditing City Hall: Charter amendment would establish independent auditor’s office to save city money

Springfield Issues Proclamation for Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Mayor’s last-minute change from a resolution surprises community members

Springfield purchases police armored Suburban: Police compare it to a mom’s soccer van

WWE body slams its way into Eugene: World Wresting Entertainment at Matt Knight

 

With the Springfield Times

Eugene-Springfield welcomes Syrian refugee family

Business Spotlight: Young Mountain Tea

Ministry Meals break the fast

A push for Indigenous Peoples Day

With the Otter Realm

Dream On: CSUMB Awakes to Dream Act Debate

A Presidential Exit: Dianne Harrison to Take the Helm at CSUN

In California… We Trust? Gov. Brown Vetoes Trust Act

With the New Times Media Company

News
Santa Barbara County officials discuss a state water contract extension

Laz-E Daze Comes Out of Retirement: Project plans to renovate Broadway retirement center

Cafeteria boot camp shapes up workers and menus: The Santa Maria-Bonita School district aims to fight junk food with healthy alternatives

AB 60 allows undocumented immigrants to carry driver’s licenses

D.A.R.E. to be Lazarus? Despite bad economic weather, the anti-drug program can be resurrected

Sports
Local Teen Medals in the Junior Olympics

Mortal Combat: A host of mixed martial arts fighters compete in Santa Maria to be the best on the Central Coast

Have Hart, Will Travel: A professional wrestling group turns the Radisson into a concrete cage

Big Excitement in Little Nipomo: Local Judo practitioners lock horns and take notes during a visit from the American Judo president

Arts
Living in an 8-bit World

The Pirates of Pioneer Valley: A High School Marching Band Competes for the First Time

Roll Over Shakespeare: PCPA brings West Side Story—that American classic—to life

MoTown Comes to Santa Maria: Spend a night with the Booker Tease

Feature Stories

For Whom the Bell Tolled: Orcutt Union School District allows Orcutt Academy to move into May Grisham to gain a financial upper hand, despite parental outcry

A Time to Remember: A memorial plaque for Eric Okerblom will be placed at the Orcutt Creek bike path