J. Stephen McLaughlin • Publisher Emeritus

J. Stephen McLaughlin has been on the ICO staff almost since it was first published. Over the years, he has been a photographer, reporter, feature writer, display ad manager, and computer programmer. In 1988, he succeeded Joanna R. McLaughlin as Editor, and, after Joanna’s death in 1995, he became Editor and Publisher. On June 1,2023 he retired and sold the paper to Independent Coast Observer Community News, Inc.



Our Staff

Chris McManus
Editor & Publisher 
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(707) 884-3501 ext. 116

David Torres
Sports Editor,
chief photographer
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(707) 884-3501 ext. 115

Noah Leffler
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(707) 884-3501 ext. 117

Susan Wolbarst
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(707) 884-3501

Pat O'Neill
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Brendan Mobert
classified ads, legal ads, circulation, composition
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(707) 884-3501 ext. 111

Ayla Nicholas
display advertising coordinator
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(707) 884-3501 ext. 112

Claire McCarthy
Splash Entertainment News
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(707) 884-3501

Shayla Workman
Mark Your Calendar
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(707) 884-3501 ext.118

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