Larry Wakefield, former general manager of The Record Searchlight in Redding, died July 11, 2019, in Rancho Mirage, the newspaper reported. He was 82.

Wakefield joined the newspaper in 1980 as business manager and later was promoted to general manager, a position he held until his retirement in 1997. Previously, he had worked at the Watsonville Register-Pajaronian and for the Ventura County Star.