Al Donner worked as a professional journalist for several decades, first in Sacramento, covering Jerry and Willie Brown in the Capitol and California state agencies. He then moved to Washington and covered federal California issues during the Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan administrations, including the shooting of Reagan. He returned to California to work in corporate PR for Bechtel, then the University of California, and finally Contra Costa Water District.
He occasionally writes stories for the San Francisco and Oakland diocese news outlets and for the California Bishops' Conference.
He and his wife are members of Santa Maria parish in Orinda, California.
Quiet time involves keeping happy some tiny trees, i.e., bonsai.
" Al Donner is a professional journalist, and a Catholic, with an interesting history of assignments... "
From St. Michael’s Abbey in Orange County, Fr. Norbert Wood, O.Praem, recently warned of some dangers we face in today’s avalanche of social media, and how to manage these risks in a worthwhile contemporary human life. Focus on what's important...