Chronicle Shopnotes

We dedicate this edition of Shopnotes to the memory of our friend and colleague Jillian Sullivan, who brightened the newsroom every day.

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Chronicle Shopnotes

Legendary former Chronicle news editor Jack Breibart paid a surprise visit to the newsroom, where he had not set foot since the day he retired in 1994.

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S.F. initiative would expand Guild’s sunshine role

Your Guild would expand its role in working for local government transparency under a package of reforms to San Francisco’s Sunshine Ordinance that the citizens’ group San Franciscans for Sunshine hopes to place on this November’s citywide ballot.

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Chronicle Shopnotes

For some reason, the Secret Service decided that the northeast men’s room on the third floor was a security risk during Bernie Sanders’ visit with the editorial board and declared it off limits for 2 1/2 hours.

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Guild, SPJ protest deputies’ assaults on S.F. journalists

Following brutal assaults by San Francisco sheriff’s deputies on four journalists covering a protest rally in City Hall on May 6, your Guild and the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California chapter, have told Mayor Edwin Lee and Sheriff Vicki Hennessy that such atrocious conduct must stop.

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Guild office wreckage all part of the plan

A work crew began demolishing our offices at 433 Natoma St. this week in San Francisco, first tangible step in a renovation we have been discussing for the past two years.

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The Guild has moved (temporarily)

We have temporary digs in Berkeley:

Pacific Media Workers Guild
c/o UPTE, CWA local 9119
2855 Telegraph Suite 310
Berkeley CA 94705

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International workers day

Join the May Day International Workers Day March & Rally this Sunday May 1, 2016. Meet at ILWU Local 10 at 11:00 am.

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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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Nixon then, unity now

Investigative reporter Thomas Peele once believed that supporting union efforts posed a conflict of interest to reporters. In this moving essay comparing his hardworking father’s life to his own, Peele reexamines that view.

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