A graduate of San Diego State University with a degree in journalism, Alfred Diaz has worked for a variety of news media in a career that, so far, spans more than two decades. He got his start as a reporter for the Back Country News, a weekly publication that served the rural areas of San Diego County. Over the next decade, his career saw him writing for real estate publications, business journals and working as a managing editor and eventually publisher for the San Diego Commerce, published by the Daily Journal Corporation. His career entered the broadcast arena when he took a position as on-air reporter, videographer and editor for KNDU in the Tri-Cities and KBCI in Boise. He got back into newspaper journalism when he was hired by the Union-Bulletin in January 2008 as a general assignment reporter. Along with writing, he also serves as a photographer and videographer on occasion. His currents beats include covering the city — which include the politics and management of the City of Walla Walla — compiling Emergency Services reports, writing for Marquee and weekend reporting.
WALLA WALLA — City officials are recommending a rejection of a permit that, if approved, would the first commercial marijuana processing center to open.
Friends of the Pioneer Park Aviary want a larger area to house the current population of birds.
WALLA WALLA — The Friends of the Pioneer Park Aviary and city officials are at odds over which of two aviary enclosures to rebuild.
WALLA WALLA — Whitman College students created a hit this week, as their audience laughed, wowed and even sang along a few times for the original production of “Ukulele! A Variety Show.”
WALLA WALLA – A quickly passing rain system that froze on impact caused two-hour delays for schools and hazardous conditions for motorists this morning.
WALLA WALLA — At a Council work session this week, downtown merchants made it clear they want an Alder Street angled parking plan to go for the max.
WALLA WALLA — City officials have launched a new citizens’ review and comment website called Open City Hall.
COLLEGE PLACE — A Sabbath school tradition brought in a multicultural assembly of three-dozen people from as far away as Richland, who took part in the annual German Christmas Carol Sing-A-Long at Walla Walla University.
The funds raised will be used Dec. 14 to buy gifts for roughly two dozen families.
WALLA WALLA — The City Council passed a 2014 budget that includes a 1.8 percent increase in general fund expenses over 2013, or roughly $455,050 more in spending.
WALLA WALLA — City officials want to add angled parking on six blocks of Alder Street to gain an additional 60 spaces.