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John Arthur

Vice President and Executive Editor

John Arthur came to The Californian in 2010 after more more than 35 years of newspaper work in Northern and Southern California.

John worked in the Bay Area -- in the East Bay community of Pittsburg and in San Francisco, at the San Francisco Examiner, from 1973 until 1985. He joined the Los Angeles Times in 1986. During his 23 years at The Times, John held a variety of management and editing positions. He was Managing Editor of the newspaper's Orange County edition, an assistant editor on the National Desk, Editor of the San Fernando Valley Edition, Managing Editor of the newspaper (twice), page one editor and Executive Editor.

At The Times, John was involved in coverage of several stories that won Pulitzer Prizes, including the riots following the Rodney King verdict, the North Hollywood shootout and the 1994 Northridge earthquake.

John's wife, Anne Eggebroten, lived for several years in Bakersfield and is a 1966 graduate of East Bakersfield High School. John and his wife are 1970 graduates of Stanford University. They have three adult daughters.

John supervises The Californian's news staff.

Recent Articles from John Arthur
  1. SOUND OFF: This cat got out of the bag and the howls began

    Nothing gets readers worked up like a change in the comics, and we heard from a few of you this week: READER: Once again The Bakersfield Californian has decided to remove the long time comic...

  2. SOUND OFF: We're back, and we have some catching up to do

    This column has not appeared for several weeks, so we have some catching up to do: *** READER: (In regard to our Dec. 31 list of state, national and global quotes of the year:) I am sorry this is...

  3. SOUND OFF: We approach the holiday with plenty of good cheer

    READER: Dear Mr. Ewing, I want to compliment you on your article in The Bakersfield Californian on Nov. 14, page 49, covering the Division 1 Girls Tennis Section Finals. It is a masterpiece of...

  4. SOUND OFF: If he were a teacher our grade would be C-

    READER: It's good that The Californian challenged the accuracy of the United Farm Worker's spokesperson regarding (the recent) protest at Rep. Kevin McCarthy's office. But as a former journalism...

  5. SOUND OFF: Headline makes the situation worse, reader argues

    READER: Shame on the Californian for today's headline ["He sides with Democrats." Oct. 31, about Rep. David Valadao]. While you can make any argument that this is just "news," that's exactly the...

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