The Scoop

A blog about what's new and changing on

March 22, 2012
Calling all June 5 candidates: Be in The Bee's Voter Guide

The Sacramento Bee's elections team again is preparing to publish our Voter Guide to help voters track local candidates and make informed choices. At, users will be able to enter their home address and see a customized "ballot" of candidates and initiatives.

If you're running for office in the June 5 primary in Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado or Yolo counties, you're invited to create a profile on our Voter Guide. If you haven't already received an invitation from us through email, please contact Pete Basofin at Please provide the candidate's name and office sought, as well as a contact person's name and email address.

Deadline to complete the Voter Guide questionnaire and upload a photo is April 9.

Look for the Voter Guide at the week of April 23. The guide will publish in the newspaper on Sunday, May 13.

Check the 2012 elections calendar here
Special section: Elections 2012:
Special section: President 2012:
Special feature: Delegate tracker:
Interactive: Predict the 2012 presidential race

March 2, 2012
My Photo: Congratulations to our Leap Day contest winners

Thanks to all you readers who shared photos in our My Photo contest for Leap Day. We had more than 60 entries. It was fun to go through them all, and difficult to narrow our "favorites" list down to just eight.

We especially enjoyed the stories many of you shared with your photos: A man celebrating his 20@80 birthday with friends in Lincoln. A mom celebrating her 40th leap day birthday (or is that 10th?!) with her daughters in Carmichael. A couple who had their first date on Leap Day and decided if they were still together four years later, they'd marry. Twenty-eight years and three kids later, they're still celebrating.

We managed to choose eight favorites, and each receives a $15 iTunes gift card.

Thanks again to all of you who shared your photos.

You can see all the Leap Day photos at

See a gallery of our favorites 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

October 2013

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31