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In Memoriam

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...

Fred Weybret, 96

Fred Weybret, former publisher of the Lodi News-Sentinel and CNPA's president in 1973, died July 7, 2020, The News-Sentinel reports. He was 96. Fred Weybret Weybret's family owned the Lodi...

Bob Ziebell, 85

Bob ZIebell, a former editor at the old Fullerton News-Tribune and later with The Orange County Register's community weeklies, died July 7, 2020, The Register reports. He was...

David Perlman, 101

David Perlman, the former science editor at the San Francisco Chronicle, died June 19, 2020, in San Francisco, The Chronicle reported. He was 101.Perlman began at The...

George Hostetter, 70

George Hostetter, a former reporter at The Fresno Bee who covered his beats with a detective's precision and shoe-leather diligence, died May 7, 2020, at home in...

Beth Ashley, 93

Beth Ashley, the former Marin Independent Journal columnist, died May 4, 2020, in Corte Madera of natural causes, The I-J reports. She was 93. "Ms. Ashley's weekly column was...

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