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Karen Northrop-Babineau, 73

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, the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reported. She was 73.

“Karen Babineau worked in the automobile dealership advertising industry until she moved to Glendora and started producing a coupon booklet for local businesses,” the obituary said. “In 1994, she started the Glendora Community News, which featured stories on everyday people in the city.”

The newspaper operated until 2011.