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Alan Riquelmy

Alan Riquelmy

Alan Riquelmy is a writer with 20 years of experience in the newspaper and online publishing industry. Alan has worked in a variety of fields since he graduated the University of Montevallo with a bachelor's of English and a minor in history. Immediately after graduating, he worked for Southern Progress Corporation, which publishes magazines such as “Southern Living.” His name has appeared in the masthead for “Cooking Light,” another publication of SPC. An opportunity then opened with “Hecklers Entertainment,” an Internet start-up. Alan worked with a team on, a now defunct website that reviewed video games across several platforms, ran online games for its readers and built a community through online chats and message boards. Alan then worked in Japan for 18 months, teaching English in a suburb of Osaka. While overseas, Alan taught in classrooms and open discussion settings. Returning home after his stint overseas, Alan began working in the newspaper industry. Alan has covered local and state governments, cops, courts on local, state and the federal levels and general assignment. He's worked at newspapers in Selma, Alabama; Rome, Georgia; Columbus, Georgia; and most recently Grass Valley, California. Alan served as a Sunday editor in Columbus and became adept at drawing readers to the paper's website through headlines, content and search engine optimization. His stories routinely appeared in the top 10 of each month's page views. Alan chose to return to Rome, Georgia, after working in Columbus. Spending almost another three years in Rome, Alan then relocated to California. He's served as the county government reporter, city editor, managing editor and editor for The Union newspaper in Grass Valley. After 20 years in journalism, Alan transitioned to a trade association. However, the pull toward journalism proved strong and within months Alan had returned to the industry. He's currently serving as a reporter for Courthouse News Service.

Latest Articles by Alan Riquelmy

Three gun safety bills now law in California

The bills levy a new tax on the gun industry, will require semiautomatic weapons be capable of microstamping bullets and change who can have a concealed-carry permit and where firearms are prohibited.

California governor signs bills targeting school book bans, child sex trafficking

Assembly Bill 1078, dealing with school instructional materials, is effective immediately.

Conservationists sue to stop feds from razing trees, burning land in two California parks

Three conservation groups say the ongoing project "will disturb the peace and quiet and the solitude of the wilderness as well as permanently impair its natural, undisturbed quality."