Teditorial: Looking forward to getting to know Seal Beach

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Ted Apodaca

For those of you who are regular readers of the Sun News, you have likely already read the news brief on page 2, which announces the change in editor.

Some of the people in Seal Beach have already met me, as I am simply making a lateral shift from editor of the Event News Enterprise, in Los Alamitos. In total, I have worked for Orange County Neighborhood News for about seven years. I have now held the editor position for every newspaper in the Orange County group, that is part of Community Media Corporation.

In reality, I’m simply an old sports guy, who came over from the Orange County Register many years ago when the newspaper industry began to slow down. While it continues to change, local community papers have held on, usually because they have a connection to the areas they serve.

This is extremely accurate when it comes to the Sun News, which has been a staple in the Seal Beach area for many years. My task is to maintain and build upon that connection. This move is simply a move to try and improve our ability to better bring the community news that matters specifically to it.

Over the years I have become a sort of jack-of-all-trades. So you will see me at community events with my camera and notebook, or find me in the Sun office, laying out articles in the paper. It also frees up Associate Editor, Charles Kelly, to do more of what he loves to do and does best, report the news.

For myself, working in Los Alamitos has allowed me to be a casual observer of the happenings in Seal Beach. Now, I get to delve into what makes this community unique. And, hopefully I will continue to get to do what I most enjoy about this job, cover sports. By the way, since the Event-News Enterprise went to press yesterday, the Los Alamitos High boys water polo playoff game was rescheduled from Oct. 31, to today, Nov. 1 at 3 p.m. at Golden West College. And the Los Al High girls volleyball team is playing for a CIF-SS championship on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at Cerritos College. You can read more about that team on page 17.

For those who would like to give us your thoughts on the paper and what you would like to see it cover, we are having a Coffee with the Editor, on Friday at 3 p.m. at Javatini on Main Street. Our publisher, Steven Remery will be there as well and we would enjoy chatting with you about the community.

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