Former Watsonville editor O’Brien dies

James Edward “Bud” O’Brien, former editor of the Watsonville Register-Pajaronian who trained many reporters including Chronicle editor Ward Bushee, has died after a long illness. He was 80. He was at the Watsonville paper from 1962 until he retired in 1995. This is from the Chron obit: As he took his pen to the copy of young reporters, Mr. O’Brien was not an intimidator, said longtime colleague and friend Mike Wallace, also a former editor of the Watsonville newspaper. “He

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