That’s right, the Tri-City Beat blog is back. This is the first blog posting since its founder, Matthew Artz, bid us all goodbye in December. Matt moved to The Oakland Tribune (our sister paper) to cover the Oakland City Hall beat. In the meantime, our excellent colleagues, Rob Dennis and Darren Sabedra, held down the fort for eight months while I was covering courts and crime in southern Alameda County.
But now, I am officially covering the cities and school districts of Fremont, Newark and Union City. One of my first unofficial acts is to bring back this blog. Contact me anytime with story ideas, suggestions, concerns, questions, complaints, corrections and, on that oh-so-rare occasion, embarrassingly gushing praise. I can be reached at 510-353-7011 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the future, I’ll be posting photos and videos and fun 21st-Century stuff. Until then, I’m going to start slow and simply say:
It’s great to be back covering you, Tri-City area.