PUBLISHER’S NOTE — JUNE 25, 2012 —
BY STEVE MARSCHKE
Well, the News-Ledger office on West Capitol Avenue had some bad luck Sunday night.
Some thieves evidently broke in and made off with a little bit of “this and that,” including some business checks and two office computers. The computers were more valuable for their data than for the hardware itself, and due to theirloss, we expect to print a little bit late this Wednesday, and we don’t expect local subscribers to get their Wednesday newspapers until Thursday.
On the plus side, just a few hours after we discovered the break-in, some of West Sacramento’s police had put at least two people into handcuffs in connection with the burglary. This happened due to some good work by the nice folks at US Bank in West Sacramento, more good work by local police, and with the help of some sheer, dumb luck.
We’ll tell you that story sometime in the future, after the police investigation winds up.
But in the meantime, we’re using a new computer and re-installing the specialized publishing and mailing software we need to get the News-Ledger out, and we regret to say the paper will be late this week.
Incidentally, Independence Day this year will be that rare day when there is no mail service on a Wednesday. So our July 4 edition will also be delivered by mail on a Thursday.
After that? Back to normal, we hope!