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Ariel Carmona Jr. named editor at Lake County Record-Bee

Ariel Carmona Jr. is now managing editor of Digital First Media’s Lake County Record-Bee in Lakeport, the newspaper reports. He had been editor of the Willits News since Fall 2016. Carmona previously reported for the San Gabriel Valley Tribune in West Covina, the Orange County...

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Abbey Knupp is city editor at Willits News

Abbey Knupp became city editor of Digital First Media’s Willits News, the newspaper reports. She is a recent journalism graduate from Ohio University. Krupp succeeds Ariel Carmona Jr., who became editor of the Lake County Record-Bee.

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Publisher / Sales

Eagle Media Northwest / Eagle Newspapers, a family media company, seeks a self-starting, full-time publisher who can lead an inside and outside sales team to grow print and digital advertising revenue at our multi-weekly newspaper in Sunnyside, WA. The candidate will oversee a local sales...

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Historic progress but big hurdles for police misconduct bill

Legislation that would overturn 40 years of secrecy for police personnel records progressed through the Assembly Public Safety Committee Tuesday on a 5-2 vote. SB 1421 by Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) would mandate the disclosure of police personnel records related to cases of a serious...

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Body camera bill reignited, passed to appropriations

Nearly a year after its last hearing, legislation that would provide public access to video footage, AB 748 was up in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, and was voted out on a 6-1 bipartisan vote. The bill creates an exception to the investigatory records...

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Newspaper help still needed to fight tariffs

If you have editorialized against the tariffs on imported Canadian newsprint and galvanized your readers to let their representatives know how harmful these tariffs are, thank you. Please take time to complete the survey on the tariff’s impact on your newspaper There is still more...

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CNPA bill to tweak CPRA up before holiday

CNPA expects few fireworks in next week’s Assembly Judiciary Committee hearing on SB 1244 which would change a single term in the California Public Records Act. The spark behind the bill was a school district’s attempt to collect $500,000 against a public records requester because...

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