Archive for Narratives

Clip: A time for tradition

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.

Clip: Inspired moms

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.

Clip: Death of an Orange County law profesor

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.

Clip: Rescuers rush to save girl trapped in swirling seawater

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.

Clip: Disney teams with Flik, Woody and Buzz

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