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In Memoriam

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...

Gregg McConnell, 64

Gregg McConnell, former publisher of several California newspapers from the 1980s through the 2000s, died Jan. 12, 2021, in Arizona, the Tri-City Herald in Washington reported....

James Fulton, 90

James Fulton, a former editor at the Pomona Progress Bulletin and later the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, died Sept. 19, 2020, in Pasadena, The Daily Bulletin reports....

Laura Sellers Earl

Laura Sellers Earl, a former editor in Astoria, Ore., and known nationwide for her work with the Associated Press Media Editors (APME), died Sept. 22,...

James Fang, 59

James Fang, former Bay Area news executive, died Aug. 14, 2020, of a heart attack, the San Francisco Examinerreported. He was 59. Between 1995 and 2010, Fang...

Gene Harbrecht, 67

Eugene "Gene" Harbrecht, a mainstay editor for decades at The Orange County Register and Southern California News Group, died following a traffic collision near his...

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