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Killer quake

Killer quake

I walked out the door of the Oakland Tribune office on Oakport Street earlier today after looking at this front page. Without a doubt, it stands as a Bay Area newspaper’s finest hour — so says the Pulitzer Prize committee.

I know I should be saying something practical and serious, something in keeping with the very real bloodshed on the way, the undesired separation many talented reporters and editors and photographers and online folks face from their livelihoods and community standings.

But I left to go over to the Contra Costa Times building in Walnut Creek and attend the all-hands meeting explaining what management could explain, and as I went, all I could think about was the ground trembling underneath my feet and the ceaselessly blue Tuesday sky overhead.

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