The Fair Oaks Voice
Copyright (c) 1995 by The Fair Oaks Voice
A COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
May 1, 1995
- Some interesting peple dropped by to tell the publisher what they want in their local newspaper.
Also we were found electronically on Internet.
- Your publisher has a passion for the newspaper business.
- The Voice appeared on Internet April 19th. People are noticing and using Internet to get
information to the Voice.
- There are events planned each month to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the founding of Fair
- Save $10 by subscribing by June 12, 1995. The yearly subscription rate of $25 is being reduced to
- This issue is 50% bigger than planned and there could have been more.
- News Summary
- Letters to Editor
- Voice Response
- Fair Oaks YT& T
- Kids News
- Bella Vista Views
- General Interest
- Public Business
Tell our advertisers you saw them in the Voice
Meet the Publisher a
On Monday April 24th we held our meet the publisher in the park meeting. While the number of people who
stopped by was not great, I did get a chance to discuss the Voice with a number of interesting people. Some
people took advantage of my invitation to tell me what should be in your local newspaper. I learned that San
Juan School District is installing equipment to give each school access to the Internet, the Information Super
The Fair Oaks Voice became available on Internet on Wednesday April 19th about noon. Monday a Fair
Oaks resident who was searching for information about Sacramento noticed a reference to the Fair Oaks
Voice, became a subscriber and stopped by the park to say hello. The 21st century is coming fast.
Why would anyone want to become a newspaper publisher? Well it had better be a passion, because it seems
to be an increasing challenge in modern America. I have to admit that I have enjoyed the last month more
than any work I can remember. I want this paper to be the Voice of Fair Oaks, to contribute to a sense of
community and to promote local business. Most of all, I want it to be fun for Fair Oaks and me.
Fair Oaks on the
Information Super Highway
The Fair Oaks Voice is going to be available on Internet, also known as the Information Supper Highway. It
will be an expanded version of the printed copy and available to subscribers free. A summary will be
available to all Internet users, with complete access costing $2 per issue.
Preliminary information about the Voice was available on Internet Wednesday April 19th about noon. I
wrote letters to a number of our elected representatives and mailed them about 4:00 PM. By noon the
following day Leroy Green's office had emailed a response, including an article that is on page ___.
On Thursday April 20th I dropped by Fair Oaks School to ask students what a 21st century newspaper will
look like. Principle, Henry Morita allowed me to visit with Carolyn Perry's class where we were able to view
The Fair Oaks Voice on the classroom computer. During the disscussion one of the students took down
some of the ideas. jThe next day inspite of a field trip the class compossed a letter and Carolyn type it into
Internet and I received the article Friday evening.
Fair Oaks is 100
This is 100 year anniversary of the founding of Fair Oaks, see the Fair Oaks: Yesterday, Today, and
Tomorrow on page _ for a brief history. To celebrate, the Centennial Committee has schedule events each
month all year long. There are 4 events scheduled in May. The annual Fair Oaks Fiesta runs Friday May 5th
through Sunday May 7th. See page 10 for a description of events and page 12 (back page) for date, time and
place. On May 9th the Del Campo Concert Band will be performing at Del Campo High School and on May
26 the Bella Vista Concert Band will perform at Bella Vista High School. The Fair Oaks "100" years Jazz
Party comes to the Plaza Park Amphitheater on May 19th. The 7:00 PM performance of The Good Time
Jazz from Great Briton with benefit the Del Campo and Bella Vista Senior class Graduation. Also, be sure to
get a copy of the centennial Walking Tour of Fair Oaks. It has a map of 47 points of interest and a list of all
of this years centennial events.
Special 1st Year
Save $10 by subscribing during the introductory period through June 12, 1995. The yearly subscription rate
of $25 is being reduced to $15. This guarantees you at least 15 issues of the Voice not including the free
May 1st issue. Those subscribing by April 24th will be mailed the May 1st issue as well. While it is our
intentions to make the Voice a weekly paper, the current production schedule calls for 3 issues in May; 1
issue in June, July and August; and 2 issues in September, October and November. If the number of
subscriptions exceeds our expectations, we will move toward a weekly publication quicker. When the
number of paid subscription reaches 1,000 we can publish every other week. Weekly production is planned
when we reach 2,000 paid subscriptions.
5o% Bigger Than
This issue is 50% bigger than planned, because I found so many things I thought Fair Oaks residents might
find interesting. In the next issue I will try to condense and summarise the information some. But the real
story is that there was much more that I didn't have time to write down or track down.