Lorraine Gabbert

Lorraine Gabbert is a freelance reporter for San José Spotlight. She brings years of writing experience to the job, including articles for 90210, Almaden Times, b.a.b.y, Bay Area Parent, LG Magazine, San Jose Magazine, the Mercury News and South Bay Accent.

She previously worked in film and video production in Los Angeles and for the American Broadcasting Company in New York. She studied journalism at Pennsylvania State University and film at the New School in New York.

‘A concentration camp’: San Jose advocates protest inhumane detention centers

Tears fell from the eyes of a mother of a detained immigrant who has been on a hunger strike for 14 days. Eighty-four detained immigrants, including four from Santa Clara County, continue their hunger strike in protest of abhorrent treatment at the Mesa Verde Immigration and Customs Enforcement Processing Center in Bakersfield and the Golden...

Former San Jose pub owners put community first

For John McKay, owning a pub is in his Scottish blood. For Englishman Michael North, it’s his calling. Together, the two former owners of Britannia Arms of Almaden Valley built a business that focused on giving back and treating every customer like family. For North, 60, who grew up poor in England, doing things for...