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Bill introduced to reorganize CPRA

Legislation has been introduced by Assemblyman Ed Chau (D-Alhambra) to reorganize the California Public Records Act in an effort to make it more “user friendly” without making any substantive changes. The bill, AB 2138, would recodify and reorganize the act, striking it from California Government...

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New bills introduced

While it is still early in the legislative process there are several bills that have been introduced of interest to newspapers and more to come by the bill introduction deadline next Friday. AB 2028 by Assemblywoman Cecelia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) This bill would require that the...

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Attended CapCon 2020? Please take brief survey

A gallery of photos from the recent CNPA Capital Conference is now on view at the CNPA website. Were you there? Please check your email for a brief survey from the CNPA events department. Save the date: California Journalism Awards Gala, Saturday, May 16, Long...

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Jim Webb, 79

Jim Webb, former publisher of McNaughton Newspapers’ Mountain Democrat in Placerville, died Feb. 3, 2020, at home in El Dorado Hills, the newspaper reported. He was 79. Webb was publisher there from 1985 to 2009. “Jim brought professionalism and that winning personality to the Mountain...

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Paul Manolis, 92

Paul G. Manolis, former executive editor of The Oakland Tribune, died Feb. 8, 2020, at his Piedmont home,the East Bay Times reports. He was 92. Manolis was an executive aide to Senate Majority Leader William F. Knowland of California, who later was The Tribune’s publisher,...

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Larry Press, 93

Larry Press, The Bakersfield Californian’s former sports editor and “In the Press Box” columnist, died Feb. 6, 2020, at home in Ventura, The Californian reports. He was 93. Press joined the newspaper in 1953 and stayed for 42 years, during which he covered local and...

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