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Deborah Pfeiffer

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Deborah Pfeiffer bio

After growing up in beautiful, rainy North Vancouver, I moved south to study broadcast journalism and English literature at the University of Oregon in Eugene, where it rains even more.

Needing sunshine, I moved to Southern California and worked for a time in Hollywood as a production assistant.

Eager to pursue a career in writing, I ended up working as a print journalist at several newspapers east of the big city of Los Angeles. There I covered beats including crime, city council, education and sports.

For 25 years I wrote countless stories, some happy, many sad. My love of journalism eventually led to a stint teaching my craft at different Southern California universities.

But exciting as Southern California is, I still liked BC best. So when the opportunity came to move back, my husband and I packed our belongings and reluctant cat in our car and drove north to Naramata.

I am now thrilled and happy to be on the Castanet staff, bringing stories of the Okanagan to readers.
Latest Articles from Deborah Pfeiffer

Bobbitt hearing continues

Oct 21, 2014 / 6:37 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer David Bobbitt at a prior court appearance The dangerous offender/sentencing hearing for David Bobbitt continued in a Penticton courtroom on Monday. Witnesses regarding two separate incidents in 2007 and 2011

Child pornography sentence

Oct 21, 2014 / 6:37 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer An American man facing charges including possession of child pornography was sentenced Monday in a Penticton courtroom to 90 days behind bars. Sidney Van Valkenburgh, 49, was hauling shingles across the border into

Candidates' forum

Oct 21, 2014 / 6:37 am

Photo: Contributed - Google Street View Summerland’s All Candidates Forum is expected to draw a large number of local residents eager to hear the views of a full slate of candidates. The Summerland Chamber of Commerce and the Summerland

Date fixed for Borba decision

Oct 21, 2014 / 6:37 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer The judge's decision in the Tyrone Borba case is expected to be made on Nov. 28 in a Penticton courtroom. Borba, 23, has pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual interference of a person under 16, invitation to

Tourism up almost 20%

Oct 21, 2014 / 6:37 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Visitors flocked to Penticton in 2014 Penticton's lakes, mountains and many wineries have drawn in record visitors this year. Tourism Penticton Executive director Chris Bower said going from January

Voting machines a worry

Oct 21, 2014 / 6:37 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer A concerned Penticton resident has sent a letter of complaint to the Ministry of Community, Sport, and Cultural Development over the use of electronic/mechanical counting machines in the city's civic elections. Kevin

PIB medical marijuana cultivation

Oct 21, 2014 / 6:37 am

Photo: Contributed Penticton Indian Band Chief Jonathan Kruger The Penticton Indian Band is looking into cultivating medical marijuana on their land, after being contacted by a company interested in doing so. Chief Jonathan Kruger said

Panhandlers discharged

Oct 21, 2014 / 6:37 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Two panhandlers facing charges were given absolute discharges at their sentencing in a Penticton court room on Thursday morning. Jordan Ricketts and Erwin Sedlmeier were both looking at a charge each of soliciting

Documentary weekend

Oct 21, 2014 / 6:37 am

Photo: Contributed Connectivity is the theme uniting a stellar program of films for the third edition of the We Love Documentary weekend at the Shatford Centre of the Okanagan School of the Arts. Running from October 17 to

Sentencing date for sex offender

Oct 21, 2014 / 6:37 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer A sentencing date of Dec. 1 has tentatively been set for a Keremeos man who missed his sentencing last week. The date was set Wednesday in Penticton court, after Roy O'Donaghey didn't make his recent



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