A family tragedy, a public forum

Internet provides support for loved ones during illness, sympathy when worst happens (This story ran on Sunday’s A1.) By Raquel Maria Dillon | THE PRESS DEMOCRAT In the early-morning hours, as his son was waging what would be a fatal fight with meningitis, Greg Fogg would leave his son’s San Francisco hospital room and sit […]

Swaying to soundtrack of life

SONOMA COUNTY FAIR: Trio Zaragoza takes audience down memory lane with greatest hits of 1940s Mexico This story ran on Sunday‚Äôs A1 and with an audio slideshow online. The editors were desperate for a piece about the growing popularity of the county fair among Latino families. I couldn’t think of anything interesting to say about […]

Bishop defends diocese response

Walsh says molestation allegations reported with ‘reasonable speed’ This was the lead story in Sunday’s paper, one of several I wrote while following a clergy sexual abuse case, which might have been one of the biggest stories in Santa Rosa that summer. By Raquel Maria Dillon | THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Bishop Daniel Walsh, breaking his […]