A Day in the Life of a Short-Order Cook

EUGENE, Ore. — Frankie Gibson is general manager and chief cook at Brails Restaurant. “I started when I was like 17 at IHOP, and I worked there for 17 years. That’s where I learned how to cook,” Gibson said. He knows his way around a kitchen, especially a tight one like Brails in Eugene where … Continue reading »

A Day in the Life: Vet Files Part 2

EUGENE, Ore. — Last time on “Day in the Life” we introduced you to Dr. Sean Barrett of the Santa Clara Animal Hospital. In part two, Dr. Sean takes on a new batch of cases, proving the work of a vet is just never done. If you have an idea for “Day in the Life,” … Continue reading »

A Day in the Life: Garbage Man

EUGENE, Ore. — “Sanitation engineer drives me nuts. I’m a garbage man. On my tax returns I put garbage man,” said Doug Detels, Sanipac garbage man. Detels winds his way through the neighborhoods of Santa Clara, dodging cars parked along the narrow streets. It’s around 8 o’clock on a typical weekday morning, and he’s already … Continue reading »

A Day in the Life: Police Sergeant

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Paperwork, tickets and tense moments; it all comes with being a police sergeant. Sgt. Brian Gay of the Springfield Police Department shares what it’s like to live a day in his life.