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Eric Wittmershaus - Deputy Managing Editor

Deputy Managing Editor for the Press Democrat

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The Latest Stories By Eric Wittmershaus

Eric Wittmershaus, a Press Democrat editor, describes the stigma his family faced and the lie he had to tell as a child to hide his mother’s love for her female partner.
Russian River Brewing's once-a-year cult favorite Pliny the Younger comes out Friday. Hate lines? Check out these local beers you can get your hands on between now and Feb. 15, without the wait.
Now it's for real. After a month of non-league games, test cases in some cases against powerful programs from across the North Coast Section, the football schedule returns tonight to the familiar grounds of league play.
Back in 2011, reviewers including me gave Techland's "Dead Island" something of a pass. Despite a slew of faults, it was an ambitious game with a massive world for players to roam and was unlike much else on the market.
You might say volleyball is the Andrews family business. With dad Jim in his first year as head coach and daughters Hannah and Kierstin on the front line, the Rincon Valley Christian Eagles piled up a 27-6 record and narrowly lost a nail-biter North Coast Section Division 6 championship game to Anderson Valley for the second year in a row.
You might say volleyball is the Andrews family business. With dad Jim in his first year as head coach and daughters Hannah and Kierstin on the front line, the Rincon Valley Christian Eagles piled up a 27-6 record and narrowly lost a nail-biter North Coast Section Division 6 championship game to Anderson Valley for the second year in a row.
At 6-foot-7, Casa Grande's Ashley Harris is the first player you'd notice if you walked into a gym where the Gauchos were playing last fall.
At 6-foot-7, Casa Grande's Ashley Harris is the first player you'd notice if you walked into a gym where the Gauchos were playing last fall.
For players well-versed in modern video games, Irrational Games' "BioShock Infinite" is a tour de force, offering a one-of-a-kind game world and a rich, compelling story that culminates in an unforgettable, mind-bending finale.
For players well-versed in modern video games, Irrational Games' "BioShock Infinite" is a tour de force, offering a one-of-a-kind game world and a rich, compelling story that culminates in an unforgettable, mind-bending finale.
What do you do when scary stops being scary? After two excellent, legitimately unnerving video games in "Dead Space" and "Dead Space 2," Visceral Games smartly realized that a large part of what made those games successful was that they featured an enemy that was ruthless and lethal, but also unfamiliar.
Windsor's Perez Perez and El Molino's Taryn Christiansen lead a strong contingent of Empire wrestlers headed to this weekend's North Coast Section wrestling meet.
Windsor's Perez Perez and El Molino's Taryn Christiansen lead a strong contingent of Empire wrestlers headed to this weekend's North Coast Section wrestling meet.
Shooting games being the dominant video game genre, it can be easy to feel stuck in a gaming rut. There are only so many ways you can shoot stuff, so many iterations of death match and capture the flag you can play before tedium sets in.
Thanks to strong rebounding from its big men and pesky defense from Tony Tovaraz, Archbishop Hanna's boys basketball team kept Summerfield Waldorf star Ilan Zur in check Thurday night.
Thanks to strong rebounding from its big men and pesky defense from Tony Tovaraz, Archbishop Hanna's boys basketball team kept Summerfield Waldorf star Ilan Zur in check Thurday night.
PETALUMA -- After splitting a pair of games with St. Vincent and finishing tied for the North Central League II boys basketball title last season, Rincon Valley Christian players vowed to do better this year.
After splitting a pair of games with St. Vincent and finishing tied for the North Central League II boys basketball title last season, Rincon Valley Christian players vowed to do better this year.
SHOWDOWN MOVED Monday Varsity boys Cardinal Newman vs. Montgomery at Santa Rosa JC, 7:30 p.m..After years of overflow crowds that led to some boys basketball fans being turned away from packed gyms, perennial North Bay League powers Cardinal Newman and Montgomery will play this season's head-to-head matchups at Santa Rosa Junior College.
After years of overflow crowds that led to some boys basketball fans being turned away from packed gyms, perennial North Bay League powers Cardinal Newman and Montgomery will play this season's head-to-head matchups at Santa Rosa Junior College.
A year ago, I realized I was tired of shooting things in video games. For as long as I could pull it off while writing a monthly column, I avoided games that revolved around firing a gun, only occasionally starting up a co-op game of "Left 4 Dead 2" with my regular group.
Whether it was Petaluma National's 10-run comeback in the Little League World Series, Levi Leipheimer's testimony against Lance Armstrong or Kim Conley's surge to capture a spot on the U.S
Following are the Top 10 local stories of 2012, as picked by The Press Democrat's sports staff. You can vote for your favorite in a poll at pdpreps.com.
Thanks to a last-second escape, Santa Rosa JC 125-pounder Andres Torres won a gold medal Saturday at the CCCAA state wrestling championships in Lemoore.
Thanks to a last-second escape, Santa Rosa JC 125-pounder Andres Torres won a gold medal Saturday at the CCCAA state wrestling championships in Lemoore.