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Monday, September 16, 2013

Remembering the Sacramento Union - The Sacramento Living Library - October 20th

The Sacramento Living Library presents

Remembering the Sacramento Union 
Sunday, October 20th, at 7:00pm
with Gloria Glyer, Mike Curran and Pamela Martineau. 
Moderated by Steve Martarano

The Sacramento Union was the oldest daily newspaper 
west of the Mississippi River before it closed its doors 
after 143 years in January 1994.  



The March 19, 1851 front page of the very first edition of
The Sacramento Union


About the panelists:
After graduation from Sacramento State College in 1952  Gloria Glyer had her first time full time newspaper job with the Modesto Bee, doing women's news, weddings, planning photo layouts. I 1955,  The Sacramento Union offered a job to return to Sacramento...and that's where she stayed until the closing in 1994. Duties changed from wedding/engagement stories to writing and editing features, editing copy, overseeing staff, taking care of daily makeup, producing special editions from twice-a-year fashion to the annual Cookbook...and whatever else was needed. Near the end, Gloria even inherited the church page.  She has done a weekly column on fundraisers for The Sacramento Bee since 1994, and a column called Doing Good for the monthly Inside Sacramento.

 Mike Curran joined the Sacramento Union in March 1978 after previously working as a sports writer for the Cape Cod Times. Six weeks later, he was in the journalistic fight of his career when the Sacramento Bee switched from an evening paper to a morning one to go head-to-head with the Union. Curran was the executive sports editor for many years for a staff that included writers who went on to work for newspapers such as the Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle. In his final five years at the Union, he served as business news editor leaving in December 1990. Curran later worked for more than 21 years as media relations and publications manager for the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. A former president of the of the Cape Cod Baseball League, he served as an associate scout for the Boston Red Sox, Milwaukee Braves and Baltimore Orioles after moving to California. In 2005, he was elected to membership in the Cape League Hall of Fame.

Pamela Martineau was a feature writer and also covered Sacramento City Hall for the Sacramento Union for the last year of the paper's existence. She wrote the final news story on the paper's demise in the last edition, January 1994. Pamela went on to write for The Sacramento Bee for more than a decade. She is currently a communications specialist for the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA.)

This event is FREE and everyone is invited.

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