Mayra Flores De Marcotte

Multimedia Journalist

San Jose, CA

Mayra Flores De Marcotte

A geeky mom, social media nerd, PR Pro and multimedia journalist in the Silicon Valley. Chronic documentarian, occasional gardener and enthusiastic listener of stories, I split my time between learning new things and [re]discovering life through my 10-year-old's eyes.


Armed Robbery Victim: 'I Could Not Let Him Go With My Money, So I Tackled Him'

A group of community members were recognized for their actions during an armed robbery at Tuesday night's Campbell City Council meeting. “Far too often you hear of citizens witnessing a crime and deciding to turn away and offer no assistance,” said Campbell Mayor Evan Low. “Frequently they won’t cooperate with investigating officers for fear of retaliation but in the city of Campbell we are fortunate to have a community that values public safety and citizens that are willing to put themselves in harms way to prevent harm to others.”.
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One Month Later, Campbell Homicide Still Under Investigation

It's been one month since Campbell experienced its first homicide since 2007. On March 3, 18-year-old Richard Vega was shot in his neighborhood, just behind the Campbell Community Center fields. According to Campbell Police Sgt. Gary Berg, the Campbell resident was found near the intersection of Latimer Avenue and Dunster Drive and gave a brief statement to police.
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Campbell Business Owners Charged with Running a House of Prostitution

The owners of Valley Massage Therapy, located at 281 E Hamilton Ave., #9 in Campbell removed their petition for a business license renewal from the Sept. 4 Campbell City Council agenda. The business had received its business license to operate in Campbell in August 2011 and it expired in August 2012.
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Willow Glen neighborhood hit hard with graffiti on cars and houses

Residents in a neighborhood along Willow Street awoke earlier this week to find their cars and homes vandalized. "These kind of things, nobody was hurt and it's not at the top of the list as far as a start of some crime wave," says resident William Bender. But the damage left overnight on June 28 hit hard, with six private residences targeted and seven cars left with spray-painted tags that varied from "WS" to obscenities directed at the police.
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More possible victims come foward in probe of Willow Glen diamond jeweler

One dozen possible victims have come forward claiming that a San Jose jeweler sold them poor-quality diamonds that he allegedly said were of higher quality since San Jose police launched a criminal investigation of Gerald Dan Mokma last month, according to a police spokesman. "There are probably more to come," said Enrique Garcia of the police department.
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Thief Hits Campbell Home, Steals Holiday Decorations

Nothing says its the holiday season like yard displays and lights. For the Cohen family who live on the corner of Budd Avenue, the lights along the roof were accompanied by two polar bears, one 5-foot Santa, a blow up snowman, a sleigh with two reindeer, a couple of penguins and two lit trees. The whole display took the family about four to five hours to set up, with the help of two neighbors.
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Campbell Landlord Tips Off DA on String of Rental Fraud

A couple met with Patrick Mallory on a Sunday afternoon in August to look at his property near the intersection of Bascom and Hamilton avenues. "They presented themselves as being upstanding citizens and talked to me for about an hour and a half," Mallory said. The homeowner had lived in the Campbell house nearly a decade ago.
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Campbell Foreclosure Consulting Firm Defrauds 400 Homeowners, Plead No Contest

A case that began is closer to resolution, with the two defendants entering a plea. Owners of a Campbell foreclosure consulting firm, M & R Contemporary Solutions Inc., Rene Alvarez and Mariano Ortega pled guilty and no contest this week. The two appeared in Santa Clara Superior Court March 19 on charges related to a scheme that, over the course of a year left about 400 mainly Hispanic homeowners out of nearly $2 million.
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Accused Child Molesting Nanny Faces Up to 195 Years in Prison

Accused child molester John "Mr. Johnny" Walker is next scheduled to appear in court on April 10 at 9:30 a.m. in Santa Clara County Superior Court. The 41-year-old nanny from Campbell was arrested March 8 and . He also appeared in court Tuesday but did not enter a plea. Walker will be represented by a public defender, but does not have one assigned to him yet, said Santa Clara Deputy District Attorney Clarissa Hamilton.
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Front Yard Veggie Thefts in Livermore

You see them around town sometimes: a front yard garden filled with ripe treats, a fruit tree heavy with fruit. Is it OK for passerbys to stop and take a few natural snacks with them from someone else's home without asking? A Livermore resident posted on the Livermore Patch boards this week that someone had stolen her harvest from her front yard garden.
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Livermore Neighbors Work Together to Catch a Burglar

A woman on the 600 Block of J Street was upstairs when she heard noise on the first floor of her home. When she went to investigate, she saw a man stealing her computer. The man ran out the door, leaving the computer behind and the woman got to work alerting her nearby neighbors. The suspect during the noon-time burglary on Thursday, Sept. 26 was David Alan Witprachtiger, a 26-year-old Livermore resident.
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Pleasanton Man Makes a Mess in Livermore

A Livermore resident on the Livermore Patch Facebook page contacted Livermore Patch to share an image of a hit-and-run that occurred near her home and wanted to know what had happened. According to Livermore Police, officers received a call at 2:44 a.m. on Oct. 14 that a green SUV had collided with a fire hydrant and a street sign in the area of Chateau Place and Angelica Way.
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Mayra Flores De Marcotte

I enjoy communication and find it a vital part of building community. This has been at the core of my career. A more informed community is a more effective and cohesive one. And these communities become quality audiences and advocates.

I have fine-tuned my skills in most forms of communication and storytelling through traditional and online media, digital, social media and public relations.

My specialties include team and community management; social media strategy and management; digital content strategy, creation and curation; and digital analytics and measurement.



  • Storytelling
  • Editing
  • Social Media