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June 28, 2012
Kudos to commenters on the Obama health care story

What was's most commented story today? "High court upholds key part of Obama health law," with more than 1,200 comments showing as of this writing. No surprise there; we know well how passionate people are about this subject.

Our comment moderators read them all and selected these 16 as the best -- the most representative of the discussion, the most thoughtful and the most civil.

Kudos to the featured commenters:

June 25, 2012
Sacbee celebrates 4th anniversary of The Frame photo blog is celebrating today! It's the fourth anniversary of our popular photo blog, The Frame.

RB Tim Reese mug.JPGThe "big picture" blog showcases the best in visual storytelling from events around the world and has had more than 10 million page views. The most popular post? "Japan marks 6 months since earthquake, tsunami."

Tim Reese, The Bee's assistant director of multimedia, left, selects and builds each entry. "The Frame has been a great way to share images and picture essays, which, in the days before the Internet, would have been seen by far fewer people," Reese said.

So, how did we celebrate? With food, of course! Food writer Allen Pierleoni and managing editor Tom Negrete hosted a "scone throwdown" involving tasty entries from five Sacramento bakeries.

Bee newsroom staff tasted, compared notes and filled out ballot forms. Criteria were flavor, texture, moistness, appearance, heft, freshness and ingredients. Blueberries were dominant, though apricots and chocolate chips made appearances in the pastries as well. Our top picks: Broadway Bakery Cafe and Les Baux Bakery.

Check out The Frame blog
• Follow The Frame on Twitter: @sacbee_theframe


PHOTO CAPTION: Scone taste testing in The Sacramento Bee newswroom with Allen Pierleoni, Leigh Grogan, Ken Campbell and Jing Cao.

June 4, 2012
Sacramento's best election coverage on

Coming Tuesday, June 5, at, get up-to-the-minute results for races across the Sacramento region and the state, with reporting from the region's premier political team.


7 a.m. Tuesday: Live blogging with The Bee's election team begins when polls open.
8 - 11 a.m.: Updates from columnist Dan Morain at the top of every hour.
Noon - 1 p.m.: Bee editorial board member Foon Rhee hosts Q&A.
6 p.m.: Bee Capitol Bureau reporter Torey Van Oot takes your questions.
8-9:30 p.m.: Chat live with Bee political columnist Dan Walters.
8-10 a.m. Wednesday: Recap the results with Bee columnist Marcos Breton.


8 p.m.: Up-to-the-minute vote results as the poll close. See races from your city or across the state. Customize your results page.


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June 1, 2012
Bee, other news outlets to discuss community news Saturday

News executives from The Sacramento Bee, KCRA Channel 3, KXTV News 10, Sacramento Press and nonprofit community groups will gather Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. to talk about community news coverage and answer questions from the public about their news operations and practices.

Access Sacramento, the public access cable channel for Sacramento County, will the host the event at Coloma Community Center, 4623 T St. Free food and refreshments will be provided. Call (916) 456-8600 for more information.

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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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