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Eric Wittmershaus - Deputy Managing Editor

Deputy Managing Editor for the Press Democrat

Email: eric.wittmershaus@pressdemocrat.com
Phone: 707-521-5433
Twitter: @https://www.twitter.com/wittmershaus

Wittmershaus: When we had to lie about mom’s ‘roommate’

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.

Alternatives to Pliny the Younger, no hourslong wait required

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.

DISSA & DATA: A PEEK INTSIDE EMPIRE PREPS

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.

GAMEWIT: 'RIPTIDE' ISN'T A 'DEAD ISLAND' UPGRADE: TECHLAND'S FOLLOW-UP TO OPEN-WORLD GAME IS A FRUSTRATING MESS

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.

Family enterprise at RVC

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.

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