Beaumont Police Officer Mitch White,left and Charla Sparks, far right traveled from Beaumont Calif., to thank Amber Deahn, center, for helping to rescue 8-year-old Shasta Groene and to capture Joseph Edward Duncan III, who has been linked to the murder of Anthony Martinez (pictured right). White was the lead investigator for the Martinez murder case and Sparks was Anthony's 3rd grade teacher. Also shown is Amber's 16-month-old daughter Maria Deahn/Spokesman-Review photo by Kathy Plonka.
D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.