April Chronicle Shop Notes

Send gossip, titillating trivia and scandal to: srubenstein@sfchronicle.com Who says an ergonomics workshop is ho-hum?  Not us.  In fact, it’s practically X-rated.  Consider these words of advice from the Chronicle’s amazing ergonomist, Anna Brock: “Some employees really want to be on top (of the desk)” and “You really have to …

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Memorial for rough and tumble newsman Paul Grabowicz

Paul Grabowicz, reporter, digital media pioneer and journalism educator, died December 24. Berkeley J School will celebrate his life on January 23.

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‘Tis the season – buy union

As the holidays approach, you may be wondering how to change your purchasing decisions for the better. We suggest patronizing union-friendly businesses and/or buying union-made wherever possible. Here’s the “411” on a website that has many answers for you: Labor411.org

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Accolades for Guild journalists

Hats off to several Guild brothers and sisters who on Tuesday evening, Nov. 10, will receive Excellence in Journalism Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California Chapter. The accolades are going to Karen de Sá, Dai Sugano, Daniel Brown, Karl Mondon, LiPo Ching, Jim Gensheimer and Patrick Tehan …

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SF sunshine panel journalist’s seat open

A journalist’s seat on San Francisco’s Sunshine Ordinance Task Force is vacant. The task force is an 11-member policy body that monitors how well or poorly city personnel, boards, commissions, departments etc. comply with local and state open-meeting and public-records laws.

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