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As I may have mentioned before on this site, at KCRA we invest a lot of time and effort into weather coverage and its impacts and effects. Snow, rain, heat, drought–these elements effect us all,...

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This is the third story in three years dealing with wintertime conditions and Donner Ski Ranch>. California has abruptly gone from five years of drought, where one year I never once went “up the hill”–our...

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On Christmas Day, I posted the news story that I reported, photographed & edited that aired in the KCRA Sunday evening newscasts. In my blog I told of the time that was spent in editing...

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Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25, 2016 This is the second of my holiday reporter-photographer stories. On this morning my shift started at 5:30 AM. Normally I’d be going out with a reporter and doing live...

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KCRA Thanksgiving on North B Street

November 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Working the Holidays: Working in TV news is like very few other regular jobs. TV news goes on the air 365 days a year. There are no holidays. Over the course of a career you’re...

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016—I went into the afternoon meeting—where the producers, reporters, web desk writers meet to discuss the stories to do for the 10 & 11 o’clock news. “Hey, Mike—you have an idea for...

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This is probably the biggest story that I’ve ever tackled as a one-person reporter-photographer. I like doing stories that have weight and serious meat to them, but this is the first time I’ve ever done...

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KCRA — Rise of the Reel — All-GoPro

August 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

For some time now I’ve said I wanted to try a story that was shot entirely with the GoPro Hero 3+ that my marvelous sister Margo sent me a year-and-a-half ago. KCRA anchor Edie Lambert (@KCRAEdieLambert)...

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KCRA — Saving Feral Kittens

August 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

(NOTE: All of the frame-grab photos on this page are from shots in the news story that were filmed using the GoPro Hero 3+.) Several months back I posted a KCRA news story that I...

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When photographers put stories together, it’s always presumed that they’re going to be strong on visuals, filled with lots of cool, exciting images and fast-editing. And many times this is the case. But there are...

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A number of times over the years I’ve on here about stories I’ve done on the Land Park Volunteer Corps, area residents who pitch in one Saturday a month to help keep William S. Land...

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This is the first of something special here. A series called, “Week of Good Stories.” This is not meant to imply “feel good” stories. Although they all are very positive. In TV news, journalists/photojournalists can go...

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KCRA–Rescuing South Korean Dogs

May 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

It should be no secret to anyone that I am a big time dog lover. (Don’t get me wrong, I love cats as well, but you can’t easily walk cats.) I love walking a dog...

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Two weeks ago I ran a story that I reported, photographed and edited for KCRA-3 TV News about “Left”–an original musical show written by Thom Green and David Blanchard, inspired by the classic novel Lord...

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David Blanchard and Thom Green, two close personal friends, who I met when making my film Nightbeats. They helped to coordinate the nightclub music, which David arranged and performed, and Thom played a small by pivotal...

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KCRA – Rocklin Kids Raise Cash for Cats

February 20, 2016 | 1 Comments

I love cats! I’ve written several times on this site about my love of dogs, and involvement with greyhounds and greyhound rescue. But I am also a big cat person. I’ve had cats for much...

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KCRA’s Common Ground–The Mike Carroll Show

January 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Almost every month of the year KCRA airs a magazine program called Common Ground, which I have written about a number of times here over the years. I do the post-production on the show and...

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KCRA—The Last Bookstore in Truckee

January 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

I love books! And I love bookstores!! Just yesterday I was up in Yuba City chasing rain for KCRA. (I have written before about our extensive weather coverage.) It was time for lunch and since...

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