Phone: (909) 263-8610 Update Sept 23 2013: I edit Banning-Beaumont Patch and Palm Desert Patch and I contribute to Redlands-Loma Linda Patch when time allows. Please don't hesitate to email or call me with news tips, story ideas and questions. Thanks for reading and sharing info here. Your Patch is your resource. Last update May 2012: I come to Redlands-Loma Linda Patch from the San Gorgonio Pass, where I edited Banning-Beaumont Patch for 15 months. Prior to Patch, I worked for City News Service, the regional news wire based in Los Angeles. My most recent assignment there was covering crime and public safety, 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. five nights a week from the ground-floor media room in the new LAPD Administration Building, across the street from Los Angeles City Hall. Before my assignment downtown, I covered the Pass area as part of my duties for City News Service in Riverside on weekends, and I started a mountain-oriented web site called Watershed News. My newspaper experience includes time with The Sun in San Bernardino and the Press-Enterprise in Riverside. My work helped earn honors for both papers, including Best of the West for Spot News coverage of the Old Fire in 2003, then National Headliner and Scripps Howard National Journalism awards for the fire-flood series "Unnatural Disasters." Editing Redlands-Loma Linda Patch is a homecoming of sorts. I lived in Redlands and Mentone about 10 years beginning in 1999. Before I came to inland Southern California, I worked in Florida for The Ledger in Lakeland and the Star-Banner in Ocala, both owned by the New York Times Regional Newspaper Group. To land my first full-time newspaper jobs, I completed my journalism degree at Florida A&M University and worked as an intern and paid correspondent for the Tallahassee Democrat. I started in Florida as a river-based instructor with Hurricane Island Outward Bound's short-term elective program for troubled and court-ordered youth. Outward Bound hired me in Florida because I had experience as a wilderness instructor for VisionQuest in Arizona and New Mexico. Clients of the program for troubled and felony-offender teens included the California Youth Authority. Before VisionQuest, I graduated from a three-month Colorado Outward Bound leadership development program accredited by Oklahoma State University. Prior to my time in Colorado, I studied journalism at Boston University. I was raised on Capitol Hill in northeast and southeast Washington, D.C. I was born in New York City. Politics I believe in freedom of speech. I'm a registered independent. Religion I was raised by non-practicing Catholic parents and attended a Jesuit high school. In my early 20s I worked with Native American elders and lodge builders in New Mexico and Arizona. I respect all religions but practice none myself. Local Hot-Button Issues I believe pressing issues in the Redlands-Loma Linda area include land use and development, crime and public safety, politics, water rights and the economy. Thank you for visiting Banning-Beaumont Patch, Palm Desert Patch and Redlands-Loma Linda Patch.
Guy McCarthy commented on article "More Cold Winds Expected in the Pass, Coachella Valley" in Weather December 9, 2013 at 07:09 pm
Guy McCarthy commented on article "More Cold Winds Expected in the Pass, Coachella Valley" in Weather December 9, 2013 at 07:08 pm