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 — The City Council will vote this week on a three-year union contract for firefighters that will include 2 percent salary increases each year and a return of the 3 percent deferred compensation match that firefighters gave up in 2011 and 2012.
Free: water tank, 22 feet in diameter, 28 feet tall, cone shaped roof, constructed of steel plates of varying thickness, capacity of 100,000 gallons, includes steel stand of approximately 85 feet.
Keep the frogs, replace the concrete, spruce of the landscaping, add matching streetlights, establish pedestrian hubs and, most of all, find ways to make it so the current businesses along Main Street succeed.
MILTON-FREEWATER — State officials are moving forward with proceedings that could one day force city officials to annex a mile-long section north of town to provide safe water to residents with wells contaminated with harmful bacteria.
WALLA WALLA — Engineer and busker Nick Moyer had a homecoming of sorts over the weekend, both for his music and alma mater.
MILTON-FREEWATER — A switch to an out-of-state transit manager will cost the city as much as an extra $19,395 per year.
A new tent provided added protection and space for the event.
WALLA WALLA — A two-day community fair at Pioneer Park will fill a void created when new organizers took over this year’s Walla Walla Balloon Stampede running May 8-11.
WALLA WALLA — What looked like a case of road rage that sent a bicyclist to the hospital and left 14 vehicles damaged Friday is now being attributed to a motorist who suffered a medical condition.
WALLA WALLA — A multivehicle collision that ended near Park Street and Boyer Avenue left one bicyclist injured and a dozen vehicles damaged by a driver who police say was suffering a medical condition.