Thursday, April 7
Fun day. Had a morning meeting with Ray Ridder and Jo-Marie Garber of the Golden State Warriors. We're discussing the idea of the newspaper and the Warriors teaming up on some community outreach in the market. Had lunch with Pete Babiak, President of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Contra Costa County. Pete is an avid reader of the paper, and he and I engage in many email exchanges on the journalism he sees in the newspaper. I had a conversation with a very nice reader who was taking issue with a segment we did in one of our features sections a week ago on a book authored by a Martha Beck. He was correct in the points he was making. Our front page for Friday will be special on the burial of Pope John Paul II. The front page also will contain the news that the state is halting work on the Bay Bridge project as the FBI investigates allegations of shoddy work. I'm going to head home a bit early to get some rest because I want to watch the funeral mass on TV at 1 a.m. Pacific.