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September 28, 2011
You're invited: Read 'Tom Sawyer' with Sacramento's leaders

When was the last time you read "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"? Most of us have a fond memory of the book. My fifth-grade teacher, Mrs. Walls, read a few pages in class every day.

Now, is making it easy to rediscover "Tom Sawyer" -- or introduce it to your children or grandchildren.

The Sacramento Bee partnered with the Sacramento Library's The Big Read / One Book Sacramento, Access Sacramento and a host of community leaders for a very special project to promote reading and literacy.

At beginning Thursday, Sept. 29, we'll be rolling out a new chapter daily during the monthlong "Big Read." Access Sacramento recorded video of each reader, so you'll see their video and the text of a new chapter each day so you can read along.

September 21, 2011
It's good to share! It's easy to share photo galleries with friends

It's easy now to share Bee photo galleries with your friends, family and colleagues.

New icons below each gallery make it quick and easy to share the galleries via Facebook, Twitter, Google Buzz and email.

Know someone who was photographed in the Holy Bowl Snapshots! gallery? Want to show friends a cute couple in the Taylor Swift concert gallery? Can't resist sharing the fabulous gowns in the Emmy Awards fashion gallery? Share is just a click away.

As always, we invite you to use the Comments field below to let us know what you think of this new feature.

September 10, 2011
Free fall leaves photo workshop at The Bee

The Bee will host a free workshop on photographic techniques to capture the brilliant colors of fall foliage at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17.

The 90-minute workshop will be led by free-lance photographer Dave Henry, who has shot fall foliage and taught photography classes for The Bee for more than 30 years.

Dave will share his favorite spots in the Sierra foothills for the most picturesque fall landscapes. For more details on the workshop and to reserve a seat, click here.  



About The Scoop

The Scoop is a blog where the managers of talk about new initiatives and our plans for You can reach us by at the e-mail addresses below or you can comment on our postings.

Tom Negrete is managing editor of The Bee and oversees the daily work of journalists who produce news content for the newspaper and Negrete, who has been at The Bee since 1994, has served as assistant managing editor for business and sports, sports editor and assistant city editor. E-mail him at or reach him at (916) 321-1171.

Seán McMahon is The Bee's Director of Digital Media, overseeing the interactive efforts of the company. His e-mail is

Linda Gonzales is digital team leader for and has been an editor at The Bee since 1995. You can email her at

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