Showing posts from September, 2014

Herald Boo-Boo Watch parts 20-22

Part 20 of the Herald Boo-Boo Watch occurred last weekend. They say history repeats itself and in the Herald three historical events repeated themselves the following day! _____________________________ Part 21 from the September 27th issue indicates an over reliance on spell check and not enough checking by the human eye, adding to my suspicions that the production staff is spread way too thin. I'm pretty sure the title of this letter should say "pursue" and not "purse." _____________________________ And part 22 is another in the continuing series of improperly formatting the "Sounding Off" feature. Looks like they left off a word at the end. This one was from today's paper of September 28th.

An Hour With Angelo

Angelo DiGirolamo passed away last weekend, one month shy of 93. Angelo was the proprietor of Monterey's Bruce Ariss Wharf Theater on Fisherman's Wharf. But that doesn't begin to describe the sweetest man ever to inhabit our little corner of the world. Angelo was pure light and joy. The beacon of Fisherman's Wharf for much of his long life. I don't know a lot about his history, only that he owned a restaurant on the wharf called Angelo's for several decades before he opened the Wharf Theater in the 1970s. I had the privilege to know him only because my wife Heidi was the musical director at the theater from 1991 to 2002. I remember when I met Angelo, the first time I attended one of Heidi's shows. I approached the box office and introduced myself to him as "Mr. Heidi Toy" and I can hear his resulting giggle in my head to this day. He provided me with the first of many complimentary tickets and I made my way inside. After the show he took gr

Herald Boo-Boo Watch part 19

I'm almost a week late posting this boo-boo from last Thursday's Herald. On the front page of the September 11th sports section they wrapped text around a blank space. I think the space was meant to hold the writer's name and photo. The good news is I haven't seen any Herald boo-boos in the last six days.

Herald Boo-Boo Watch part 18

I thought I was going to make it all the way through Sunday's Herald without finding any boo-boos. But page D1 let me down. Under the Your Town news briefs was a notice about impending road work at two locations near Salinas. The notice in and of itself was fine, except that Harold put it under the "Monterey Peninsula" subheading. Harold, perhaps it's time to invest in a map.

Herald Boo-Boo Watch parts 16&17

Two new Boo-Boos came off the presses this week. Number 16 was a line in a September 3rd editorial praising the recently concluded Monterey County Fair. "The theme of 'Party With The Animals' evoked memories of the Central Coast's rural past,...." Whoever wrote that needs to get out of town more often. The vast majority of the Central Coast is still farms and ranches to this very day! And for Boo-Boo number 17, another formatting error was found on the September 5th editorial page. Once again the "Sounding Off" feature was missing the credit line identifying the writer. (I posted an example of a correctly formatted Sounding Off comment in Boo-Boo Watch part 4. )

Herald Boo-Boo Watch part 15

We begin September with a pop quiz for Harold. What is the name of the organization that hosted the sailboat races in Monterey this weekend? A) The Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club (as stated in the Herald's page 1 photo caption). B) The Monterey Bay Yacht Club (as stated in the subheading introducing the page 1 article). C) The Monterey Yacht Club (as stated in the article, when it finally gets mentioned near the end). The correct answer is A. There is no such thing as the Monterey Bay Yacht Club or the Monterey Yacht Club. Oh Harold, it's sad to see a once great local newspaper become so incompetent so quickly.