Dale Fetherling

PASSAGES: L.A. TIMES SAN DIEGO EDITOR, AUTHOR & TEACHER DALE FETHERLING DIES AFTER HEART SURGERY

January 25, 2011 (San Diego) – Dale Fetherling, one of San Diego’s most prominent journalists and authors, died January 18 at Kaiser Foundation Hospital from complications following heart surgery.

 

Fetherling helped establish the Los Angeles Times’ San Diego County edition in 1978, serving as editor until the publication closed in 1992. He covered some of our region’s biggest stories including the 1978 PSA plane crash, the 1984 McDonald’s massacre, and the trial of Mayor Roger Hedgecock.