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Meetings: 2nd Thursday even numbered months


2018: 8 Feb, 12 Apr, 14 Jun, 9Aug, 11 Oct, 13 Dec

11:30 AM at The Club Pheasant in West Sacramento

14 June: Crime and News Coverage

Two of the most talked-about crime cases and the media coverage of them will be put under the microscope at the June 14th luncheon of Valley Broadcast Legends.

The cases to be discussed are the fatal shooting of Stephon Clark and the arrest of a suspect in the East Area Rapist/Golden State Killer case. Both stories brought national attention to Sacramento. The Stephon Clark case touched off a wave of protests and a renewed examination of police treatment of African-American suspects; the East Area Rapist arrest brought apparent closure to one of the oldest cold cases in recent California history.

Our speakers will include retired Sacramento sheriff ’s detective Carol Daly, one of the main investigators in the case of the man who is alleged to have committed 12 murders and 50 rapes in Northern and Southern California in the seventies and eighties; former Sheriff John McGinness, now a commentator and talk show host for KFBK/1530, and Dr. Barbara O’Connor, emeritus professor of communications at Sac State and emeritus director of the Institute for the Study of Politics and Media.

Detective Daly was informed of the arrest of rape/murder suspect Joseph DeAngelo on April 24 on her way home after a day with her granddaughter; after 40 years of comforting victims and thinking about the case, she said she was “thrilled beyond measure” to find that it finally may be closed.

All three speakers are lively communicators, and will have many insights to share and will be open to questions from the membership.









copy by Jim Drennan

last edited 9 June 2018