Chronicle Shopnotes – tasty pie, weak coffee and strong union

Thank goodness it’s in the contract! “Reporters shall not be transferred to the position of copy editor for punitive reasons.” Check it out! Article 1, section F. Doesn’t say anything about copy editors being forced to be reporters. Maybe that’s why a perfectly good Webster’s dictionary has gone unclaimed on the free table for a month. It seems reporters already have flawless spelling. Remember, there is actually a Chronicle reporter who is married to a Chronicle copy editor. And not for punitive reasons, according to at least one of them.

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Chronicle Shopnotes – farewells and such

It was Joe Garofoli who, while the applause for the departing C.W. Nevius was still resounding in the office and before Chuck had even reached the elevator, called out, “OK, who’s got his desk?”

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Chronicle Shopnotes for the holidays

After four decades, C.W. Nevius has departed to, as he says, sit on the sofa and empty the dishwasher.

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Chronicle Shopnotes – fall opener

Congrats to Steven Boyle, the big winner in the Videolicious contest, for the unique “Cooking with Steve”; and to Reid Sams for his poignant entry lamenting that everyone thinks he’s Shay Quillen. Well done, Shay!…

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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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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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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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