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John Jackson

Department: Petaluma argus-courier/petaluma360.com
Phone: 707-776-8466
Email: johnie.jackson@arguscourier.com
Beat/Position: Covers youth, prep and other local sports, as well as schools and education. He writes the police and sheriff’s logs. Handles sports content for www.petaluma360.com.

John (JJ) was born and raised in Santa Rosa, attended Santa Rosa High School, Santa Rosa Junior College and graduated from San Jose State University. He has been a community journalist for more than 40 years, starting at the Petaluma Argus-Courier in 1971. He has worked as sports editor of the Coos Bay World in Oregon and as editor of the Novato Advance and Marinscope newspapers. “Covering sports is a whole lot more fun than covering city councils,” he says. When he isn’t at a ball game, he loves reading, fishing and traveling, especially to the desert.


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