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About us. The Independent is delivered weekly to Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin and Sunol in the San Francisco Bay Area’s East Bay. In addition to the newspaper and its web page, eight magazines are published throughout the year. To learn more, go to Primary responsibilities....

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Please help us to honor a top executive

A message from Tim Gallagher, chair of the California Press Foundation’s Justus F. Craemer Newspaper Executive of the Year Award Committee. Dear publishers and friends of CNPA: I know you care. I know you care about celebrating great publishers who somehow manage to not just...

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CWCMA, NICE members OK merger as Great Western Audience Alliance

Cal Western Circulation Managers Association (CWCMA) and Northwest International Circulation Executives (NICE), two longstanding trade organizations with members in media companies in 11 western states and four Canadian provinces, are excited to announce that they are merging. The motion was brought to the floor at...

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The Last Word? Rattled in Ridgecrest

“We’re not putting anything back on the walls” yet. — Jessica Weston, city editor, The Daily Independent in Ridgecrest, talking to CNN Business after two large earthquakes last week.

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‘10 Tips to Rock Your Next Video Story’

Video is a part of our digital storytelling toolbox that will continue to grow over the next five years. Mobile phones make it easy to shoot and share our video stories. In this session, Val Hoeppner will share 10 tips that will make your video...

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Bill to create CPRA appeals process on hold for rest of year

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday halted the progress of Assemblymember Vince Fong’s (R-Bakersfield) AB 289, which would have created a CPRA Ombudsperson in the State Auditor’s Office to review denials of CPRA requests by state agencies. Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), who chairs the...

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Two deepfake bills to be heard in committee this week

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hear two bills regulating the use of deepfake technology on Tuesday, both authored by Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto). The first bill, AB 602, provides a civil cause of action for individuals whose likenesses are used without their consent in...

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CNPA Board sees proposed bylaw revisions

At its June 27 Quarterly Meeting, the CNPA Board of Directors gave a first look at proposed revisions to the organization’s bylaws that would permit Digital News Members to have full participation as CNPA members, including voting and serving on the Board of Directors. View...

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