I checked the Mountain Democrat website this morning and I can still get into the articles without being a "paid subscriber" to their newspaper. No news about Mario Lozano yet, though. I wouldn't have expected anything yet anyway, since the trial itself is due to start today. I did get an email from the editor of the paper this morning in reply to one I sent a week or so ago asking about my copying their articles into my blog for all to read. The answer is "no copying" unless I pay a $35 copyright fee. He says I'm welcome to post a link to their paper though. Well, I'm not going to pay that $35 fee to copy their articles, so I'll just post my observations about the articles and provide a link to the article if we can get to it without paying to see it. I'm not going to pay that $10 a month for a subscription to their paper either, and from the comments that folks have written about their announcement of making people pay to see their newspaper online, I'm not the only one. A few of the folks who wrote comments to that article mentioned a couple other newspapers who print news about the Placerville area and I'll be keeping an eye on them to see if they say anything about the Lozano trial. Hopefully there will be more than one reporter sitting there in the courtroom. So, we shall see how it unfolds in the days to come whether or not I'm going to be able to read anything in the Mountain Democrat or if any other news organizations will be saying anything about the trial.
My brother will be there in the courtroom, along with Kacie's family, watching and listening to the attorneys present their cases. And he'll be posting here in the evenings. I just wish I was able to be there in the courtroom as well.