Coverage starts with behind-the-scenes tour

Students got a behind-the-scenes tour at Chez Panisse on Thursday, with Alice Waters’ assistant, Varun Mehra, leading them through the restaurant and cafe kitchens, dining areas, butcher shop and even the composting and recycling center in the back. The restaurant, which celebrates its 41st year on Aug. 28th, will be the focus of several upcoming stores.

Both newswriting and sportswriting classes saw the Giants lose to the Mets, 2-1, at AT&T Park on Wednesday night. The sportswriters wrote 30-second stand-up scripts, which graduate student Angela Pinaglia filmed, and then they reviewed them the next day. Both groups will do stories on the University of California campus this weekend, publishing in the Teen Observer over the next week.