Brian Bothun, former editor of the Palo Alto Daily News, has been arrested again on drug charges. This time Bothun was arrested at 4:50 a.m. on April 5 in a Palo Alto parking lot and booked for possessing and being under the influence of dangerous drugs, according to a report in The Almanac. He was cited for being under the influence of drugs by Menlo Park police in July 2008 and he was later charged with possession of child pornography after a search of his house by Atherton police. Bothun’s lawyer said another person in the home put that material on Bothun’s computer network. Bothun, 47, began his career at the Palo Alto Weekly as an intern in the early 1990s. In 1996 he joined the Daily News as a reporter and was promoted to editor in 2004. He quit when the paper was sold to Knight Ridder in 2005. Last year, he worked for about a month at the Daily Post in Palo Alto. (Full disclosure: The editor of the Press Club Web site, Dave Price, was Bothun’s boss for several years.)

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