Tour goers flank a mannequin of Dorothea Puente at the house on F Street. (Photo: Steve Martarano)
by STEVE MARTARANO posted 09.21.2015
Reporter’s Notebook: “If you’re interested in bodies,” the watch commander said cryptically, “go out to 14th and F streets.” I pulled up to the curb just a heartbeat ahead of a Channel 40 van. Unbeknownst to me, Sacramento’s most sensational serial murder case had started to unfold. I walked up to the excavated mound of dirt on the side of the yard and the homicide lieutenant there met me, and quickly said police had just found what they had been digging for all day: human remains. The officer pointed to a slab of concrete covering the side yard and said they would start digging it up the next day looking for more bodies.
Once a newsie, always a newsie, and the latest example is former Sacramento Union reporter Steve Martarano, who left the daily grind years ago to work for the state. He was at the Board of Equalization and Fish and Game, and then left to join the feds, where he now toils at the Fish and
It was the largest multi-day Bay area music gathering ever last weekend in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, and a decidedly green one at that. By all accounts, the three-day Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival was a major success, with an estimated crowd of 130,000 attending the three-day historic extravaganza that featured some of
NAME: Steve MartaranoJOB TITLE: Supervising Information Officer 2 at the CA Dept of Fish & Game
Capitol Weekly: How did you end up in this job?Steve Martarano: I was a newspaper guy for 10 years–the old SacramentoUnion. I worked on school newspapers since junior high school, and at theUniversity of Nevada-Reno I was the editor