Here at Riptide we are always thinking about how to be more useful and relevant to our readers. So we are refocusing our news stories and op-eds on the environment, wildlife, nature conservation, land use, weather, education, transportation, art and music, photography, physical and mental health, food and drink, and generally all things that make the San Mateo County Coastside a good place to live. This means not trying to compete with local media in covering crimes and traffic accidents. So let's hear from you about these editorial changes. Send us your stories and pictures of life on the coast. To submit items, click the "Email Me" link on the sidebar. To submit comments, click the "Comments" link below each post.
"Or take a stroll over to Ink Dwell, the new studio of painter Jane Kim, who specializes in ornate audoban-style murals of still wildlife...” (One Day One Place: Half Moon Bay, July 11, by Greg Thomas, S.F. Chronicle travel editor)
From The (San Mateo) Daily Journal, Letters to the editor, July 2, 2018:
San Mateo County Chief Elections Officer Mark Church opined recently that the June election had been "extremely successful" because 44 percent of residents voted […]. How sad that in a democracy where all citizens have an equal right to vote, fewer than half take advantage of the privilege. Do 66 percent of citizens subscribe to the bromide "I don’t really care, do u?”
(Reader Pierre Messerli caught this mathematically challenged letter.)
New York Times standards editor challenges you to a copyediting duel.
Read 'em and weep.
Riptide reporters Dan Stegink, Alan Wald, Big Banker, and Better Business Burro regularly share coastside news with you, our readers. If you care to join our glorious, unpaid profession, just ask.
JOHN MAYBURY, EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
Not to miss: interviews with Peter Coyote and Scoop Nisker.
Peter Loeb proposes a $1,000 fine for every "apostrophe catastrophe" (as Herb Caen used to call them) such as this whopper from Pacifica Patch: "A state report shows how much city officials are paid, and while some cities don't pay their mayor's anything, others pay big time..."
He seeks out and corrects misplaced apostrophes and other crimes against the English language.
San Francisco Chronicle photo caption (September 27) defies logic and/or laws of physics: “Jennifer Molleda looks at the blood-specked face of her husband, Alan Wakim, who had two bullets whiz by his head after going through his windshield on the way to work."