20 Years of Salt (In a 10-Pound Bag)
by Harry Saltzgaver
For more than 20 years, Harry Saltzgaver has chronicled the successes and failures, triumphs and tragedies, of Long Beach as the Executive Editor of Gazette Newspapers, the city’s favorite community newspapers. Throughout that time, he has provided a look at the human side of the paper through his column, “A Pinch of Salt.” Humor, pathos, insight and simple slices of life let readers see inside the paper, as well as Saltzgaver’s mind and heart.
In “20 Years Of Salt,” the best of those columns provide the reader with the same insight into the city, the paper and the writer. It offers a unique perspective to the last two decades in the life of the city, and the editor.
A journalist for 35 years, Harry Saltzgaver became executive editor of Gazette Newspapers in 1992. He published “Passionately Positive: The Beverly O’Neill Story” in 2010. He lives in Long Beach with his wife, Maria, and two big dogs.