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In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Norma Kostecka, 58

Norma Kostecka, publisher of Sonoma Media Investments' North Bay Business Journal, died March 31, 2021, the Business Journal reports. She was 58 and had breast cancer. Kostecka had been...

In Memoriam: Bob Ingle, 81

Bob Ingle, a former executive editor at the San Jose Mercury News who is credited with launching the online delivery of news, died March 16, 2021, at his Saratoga...

Jonathan Newhall, 79

Jon Newhall, a member of a California newspaper family, died Feb. 19, 2021, in Oakland following a pulmonary embolism, brother Tony Newhall reported. He was...

Karen Northrop-Babineau, 73

Karen Northrop-Babineau, former publisher and editor of the old Glendora Community News, died Feb. 21, 2021, at San Dimas Community Hospital due to COVID-19 complications,...

John Futch, 75

John Futch, a former managing editor and executive news editor at Southern California News Group's Press-Telegram in Long Beach, died Feb. 26, 2021, in Cambodia after suffering...

John Burks, 83

John Burks, former Journalism Department chair at San Francisco State University, and the first managing editor for Rolling Stone magazine, died Feb. 17, 2021, in...

Peg Johnson, 84

Peg Johnson, former editor and publisher of the weekly Santa Ynez Valley News, died Dec. 30, 2021, in Nevada, The Valley News reports. She was 84. Johnson owned...

Chuck Doud, 79

Charles P. "Chuck" Doud, editor, publisher and president of The Madera Tribune, a former CNPA Member, died Jan. 6, 2021, after a heart attack. He...

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