Bocce enthusiast. Motorcyclist. Home cook with delusions of grandeur. Reasonably nice guy. Nat'l photo editor for Hearst Newspapers online. KC1DYF.

Chris Preovolos likes eating and he likes bocce. He is also the national photo editor for Hearst Newspapers online.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Photojournalist at the Advocate in Stamford, Conn.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Heck yeah, we had them in typing class at school a Vallejo Middle School. Never in actual, real life though.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Paparazzo from La Docle Vita.

When LIFE magazine came to Texas and found a family with a pet lion — In 1955, LIFE photographer Joseph Scherschel, who had made a career photographing everyone from JFK to Che Guevara, travelled to central Texas to find a family with an unusual pet. Blondie, an African lioness who was purchased by oilman Charles Hipp from the Dallas Zoo, was enough of a usual sight around Graham, Texas, that word got around to one the most popular weekly magazines in the country.

Wealth on the Peninsula: A 1947 LIFE photo essay — Long before billionaire Larry Ellison made his first dollar, tony enclaves on the Peninsula were already home to some of the richest and most powerful residents of the Bay Area. In 1947, legendary LIFE magazine photographer Peter Stackpole, a San Francisco native, was granted access to many of the sprawling estates in places like Woodside and Hillsborough.

Guy gets a Trump tattoo: here are some other political inkings — A guy showed up to a Trump rally in Ohio Monday with a fresh tattoo of The Donald's face and apparently, he's not the first person to get the billionaire's likeness permanently inked into his flesh. Earlier this year a tattoo artist in Seabrook, New Hampshire was giving them out for free, saying he had 30 bookings lined up.

Jerry Seinfeld sold over $22 million worth of cars this weekend — Jerry Seinfeld may have been the master of his domain, but his garage was getting a little out of control. If you've ever watched Crackle's "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" you'd know the comedian is one of the foremost Porsche collectors in the country and he needed to off load some of his collection.

'The Searchers,' America's most famous western, released 60 years ago — Sixty years ago the John Ford epic, "The Searchers," was released in theaters. The 1964 western, set in 1868 during the Texas-Indian Wars, starred John Wayne as a Civil War veteran searching for his abducted niece, played by Natalie Wood.

Video shows black woman being pushed out of Trump Rally in Louisville — Video of a black woman being pushed out of a Donald Trump rally in Louisville, Ky. Tuesday, has gone viral sparking outrage on social media.

New Indian Springfield switches from urban to touring — Indian Motorcycle saw a hole in its lineup and decided it needed to do something about it. Already selling baggers, classic street cruisers and the solo-seat Scout models, the company just debuted the Springfield, which splits the difference between the Chieftain tourer and the ultra-retro Chief Classic.

Ghostbusters update: Chris Hemsworth's two-wheeled ride — Some people saw photos from the new "Ghostbusters" set last year started daydreaming about Chris Hemsworth. Others thought, "there's some guy on a beat up scrambler with a LASER ON THE HANDLEBARS." In photos newly released by Columbia Pictures, the mystery is solved: Hemsworth rides a mid-70s Aermacchi SX250 scrambler, an Italian model imported by Harley Davidson.

Kelley Blue Book lists 2016 cars expected to hold value — If resale value down the road is a major factor in your 2016 car buying decision, you'll want to look at trucks, according to Kelley Blue Book. Trucks and SUVs hold seven of the top 10 spots in the publication's Best Resale Value Awards this year. But Subaru remains strong in the overall rankings.

Guy trolls crowd at Ted Cruz second amendment rally — A protester ever briefly trolled everyone at a Ted Cruz rally in New Hampshire Tuesday, as seen in a video from WMUR in New Hampshire. The Republican presidential candidate and U.S. senator from Texas was speaking at a gun range, rousing firearms owners at a second amendment rally when a man in a suit walked onto the stage to greet all in attendance...
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Apr 29, 2016

RT @NPR: In 2006, raccoons conducted a "coordinated" attack on a particle accelerator in Illinois.

Apr 07, 2016

RT @CHP_HQ: Today a "zero tolerance" distracted driving enforcement effort is being conducted throughout California. #DistractedDrivingAwarenessMonthnessMonth

Apr 05, 2016

RT @CHP_HQ: A single poor decision behind the wheel can, and often does, have lethal consequences. Do your part to end distracted driving.##ItsNotWorthIttsNotWorthIt

Apr 03, 2016

RT @McMurtrieSF: Herb Caen was born on this day 100 years ago. Here he is in 1936, when he was the S.F. Chronicle Radio Editor.

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