The Blotter is going on holiday hiatus

And so another year draws to a close, dear readers – I hope it’s been as happy for all of you as has been for me.

I’ll be on vacation until Monday, Jan. 6, and so the blog will go mostly dormant until then – although it’s possible something will come up between now and then that I just can’t resist posting.

I will leave you with my favorite holiday-season song, and my best wishes for a merry Christmas and very happy new year. See you in 2014.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • RRSenileColumnist

    I like an obscure ditty called “Don’t They Know It’s Kawaanza At All?”
    by Bob Mugabe

  • RRSenileColumnist

    While you were gone: The CCT continues to run daily touching stories, poorly written though they may be, about struggling poor folks that would have made The Daily Worker staff proud, to say nothing of Street Sheet.

  • RRSenileColumnist

    Let’s sign up Tom Barnidge fer this blog. His lack of focus would fit nicely. On Sunday he addressed Jahi, better known as the brain-dead teen (CCT’s designation). He then went on to eulogize his father, who was brain-dead at 78. It was moving but wholly irrelevant to the matter of the teen.