Avalon City Manager David Jinkens’ latest newsletter reports that some people like to speed on Pebbly Beach Road. This week, city staff put up traffic signs to inform visitors that the speed limit is 20 mph.


I am approaching my 13th year writing and reporting for this particular newspaper company. It’s been mostly fun. I’ve interviewed a man who drives a Mars rover, among other things. But I’ve also had to cover tragedies—murders, child abuse cases, etc.


I’d rather write birth notices than obits. But if my job requires, I’ll write death notices—or news accounts of traffic fatalities. I’d rather not write about a visitor being hurt or killed on Pebbly Beach Road.  There are better, easier ways to get your name in the media—if you want to be in the media at all.

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