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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 Wildlife Service. He’s doing the same thing he’s always done –  dispensing information – but he can’t quite get the news bug out of his system. He takes photos and posts them for the public, he handles a news roundup on water and environmental issues and he tracks state and national coverage targeting his bailiwick. You’d think that would keep him busy, but no. Now he’s launched a website about his 30 years in Sacramento journalism and government affairs, which includes his coverage of the F Street murders and that evil landlady, Dorothea Puente. It’s all interesting stuff – go to www.stevemartarano.com if you don’t believe us. The nuggets on the website even include images of the old Union as a tabloid – something that a small tab like Capitol Weekly can appreciate. Okay, so working for the government pays better than journalism – except the cheesy type – but you can’t cover a hot murder case at FWS. At least, we hope not…


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