Staff from the Lamorinda Weekly and Transcontinental Printing pull off the Feb. 22 issue from the presses. Photos David Bruckman
It takes a start-up about five years to be considered a success. This week, the Lamorinda Weekly is celebrating its 10th anniversary, an ambitious and laudable achievement given the history of jouralism in today's world.
Over the last 10 years, the Lamorinda Weekly, led by publishers Wendy and Andy Scheck, has produced 262 issues and 8,928 pages of copy, all dedicated to life in Lamorinda. We cover the news in your towns, your schools, on your sports teams and down your blocks. You will find stories of national and even international news, but filtered through the eyes and words of Lamorindans.
In this issue we feature several stories devoted to our 10th anniversary: On page A8 Nick Marnell looks at our unprecedented fire and safety coverage, and on A10 talks to original advertisers. On page B1, Sophie Braccini looks at her 10 years of reporting in Lamorinda. We also offer a 10-year "time capsule," compiled by Cathy Dausman, on B3, as well as the paper's top stories viewed online. Even Susie Iventosch, our food writer, covers her top recipes of the last decade on page B3.
Creating the Lamorinda Weekly is, and always has been, a team effort, and without its staff of talented writers, columnists and photographers, we would not survive. So here's to another 10 years of great community news coverage!