Link: A time for tradition
I wrote the November cover story for OC Family magazine on the subject of creating lasting, memorable family traditions.
The article opened my eyes (and informed by life as a mother) to ways of spending no money to build lasting memories important for kids and their parents.
Link: Inspired moms
I was invited to write the OC Family magazine annual cover story about the top interesting picks of inspired moms in Orange County.
I really loved getting to meet and learn about each woman. I was awarded an awesome opportunity to tell each mother’s story in a way that would then inspire other moms in the county.
Link: Chapman law professor dies suddenly
Link: Katherine Darmer remembered fondly
Link: Law professor’s death probed as suicide
Link: Vigil honors Chapman Law’s Katherine Darmer
I was working a weekend reporting shift when I was forwarded an email announcing the death of a beloved Chapman law school professor. I wrote an obituary about her, her work and the impact she had on others’ lives. Then, I started and continued updating a collection of memory’s about Darmer that streamed in after people read my story. Due to high reader interest in the story, I continued reporting on Darmer during the week and posted that it was probed, and later confirmed, a suicide and I posted that a vigil was planned and then followed up with photos from the vigil.
Link: Rescuers rush to save girl trapped in swirling seawater
An almost-drowning off the shore of Laguna Beach turned into a narrative on the rescue. While working a cops weekend shift I was able to interview people and write a full story about how the girl was saved.
Link: Disney teams with Flik, Woody and Buzz
Covering tourism in Orange County meant a chance for me to cover the worldwide tourism giant – Disney. That included covering ride openings such as Toy Story Mania. At a time when hundreds of media outlets regurgitated the same Disney press release news I was able to offer a different perspective. My story on the opening included other coverage (links below), but the main story (link above) looks at what the new ride means for the Disney-Pixar relationship and the company’s future.
Video: reporter loses to Pixar’s John Lasseter
Disney rolling out two new summer attractions
Toy Story ride opens to cast members at Disney’s California Adventure
Win tickets to ride on Toy Story Midway Mania at Disneyland
Did you know? Toy Story Mania facts
Toy Story Midway Mania opens to annual passholders at Walt Disney World
Disney gives a sneak peek to Toy Story Mania games