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.

Graphic video shows suspect plowing into Phoenix officers — Three Arizona police officers were injured - two seriously - after a suspect drove a car directly into them as they were standing in a convenience store parking lot Tuesday. The Phoenix Police Department released video of the incident, which shows the officers standing in front of a QuikTrip gas station convenience store early Tuesday morning as they are struck by a car.

Modesto man finds giant gold nugget, may have struck it rich — An amateur gold prospector from Modesto claims to have discovered an 18 oz. gold nugget last week in Tuolumne county. The man, going only by the first name Oscar, has handed the nugget over to Charlie Morgan, a friend and hotelier in Jamestown for safekeeping.

It's-It has a new ice cream flavor — So maybe August has been a little chilly in San Francisco, but when it comes to It's-Its, any news is big news - despite the temperature. The Burlingame-based company has been making the iconic ice cream sandwiches for nearly 100 years and today, they've announced a new flavor: green tea.

Crystal Pepsi will be available nationwide this summer because the 90s are popular again — First Pepsi announced the return of Aspartame, now the beverage maker says they're making Crystal Pepsi, the failed early 90s soda, available nationwide this summer. And because the 90s are popular again, Pepsi is relaunching the clear soda with an Oregon Trail tie-in - after all nothing says refreshment like the words "you have died of dysentery."

Iconic rock stars hanging out with their moms — In 1971, the Jackson Five was hot off their fourth Motown release and LIFE magazine wanted to run a pictorial celebration of rock stars and their parents. We dusted it off for you, just in time for Mother's Day.

Sad Kevin wins second trip to Puerto Rico, makes wife happy — Kevin Blandford, a 34-year-old quality-assurance supervisor from Louisville Kentucky, won a trip to Puerto Rico for "extraordinary service" at work. The thing was, his wife Bonnie just had a baby and they wouldn't be able to travel. Intrepid Kevin took one for the team and went anyway, bringing along a friend.

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.
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Sep 24, 2016

RT @CMPD: An employee, uncomfortable with decision to live tweet, deleted all of @cmpd’s tweets. That should not have happened. Retweeting…

Sep 24, 2016

RT @wspd7pio: Here is the shooter. We believe just one shooter. Notify authorities if you see him. Armed with rifle.

Aug 31, 2016

RT @connpost: The Bridgeport Bluefish have offered former NFL QB Tim Tebow a contract to play professional baseball. For real.... 

Aug 22, 2016

@HalfAcreBeer Well, I will continue to believe for some reason it is named after the city in California and ask my wife to bring me some.

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