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March 6, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Freedom Newspapers Buys San Clemente Daily: Irvine-based Freedom Newspapers Inc. announced Friday that it has purchased the Daily Sun-Post in San Clemente from South Coast Newspapers. No price was disclosed. The Daily Sun-Post, an 8,500-circulation afternoon newspaper, will continue to publish in its current form and retain its existing staff for the time being, Freedom officials said. The Sun-Post also serves San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, Capistrano Beach and Laguna Niguel.
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August 14, 2002 | MARC BALLON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The board of Freedom Communications Inc., parent of the Orange County Register, said Tuesday it supported a decision reached last weekend by the Hoiles family owners to transfer ownership of the company to the fourth generation of family members, now in their 20s and 30s. But the board took no immediate action on approving any specific plan for this ownership transfer to take place.
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January 22, 1992 | GREGORY CROUCH
Stanford University's provost will become president and chief executive of the Orange County Register's parent corporation in mid-April. Freedom Newspapers Inc. said its board of directors has approved the appointment of James N. Rosse to replace President and Chief Executive D.R. (Bob) Segal, who plans to retire April 15. Rosse, 60, a former economics professor, is an expert on media economics.
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March 24, 1994 | Anne Michaud / Times staff writer
Multimedia Partnership Formed: Irvine-based Freedom Communications Inc., which publishes the Orange County Register, has formed a partnership with five other newspaper owners. The purpose is to share experiences in multimedia development and to invest in research on new technology, the partnership said. In particular, the group said it is looking into compact discs, facsimile and audio products, on-line computer services, interactive TV and wireless communication. James N.
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April 18, 1990 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The bitter family feud that has racked Freedom Newspapers Inc. for nearly a decade was aired again Tuesday as a three-judge appellate panel heard arguments in dissident heir Harry H. Hoiles' lawsuit to break up the company. Hoiles, 74, one of three descendants of Freedom Newspapers founder R.C. Hoiles, contends that two other branches of the family have illegally prevented him from selling his stock in the family-owned media firm at fair value. Freedom attorney Robert E.
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July 12, 1990 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state Supreme Court rejected an appeal Wednesday from dissident Freedom Newspapers Inc. shareholder Harry H. Hoiles, ending years of litigation against his siblings' families in an effort to break up the Irvine-based media concern that owns the Orange County Register. The high court's unanimous decision keeps intact lower court rulings against Hoiles, whose family owns one-third of Freedom's stock.
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September 9, 1990 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Over the past several months, a cramped suite of rooms in the Orange County Register building here has been transformed into a gleaming warren of sophisticated computer and video equipment. Walls are lined with new television monitors, videotape editing machines, computer graphics generators and picture storage units. Specially equipped Macintosh computers sit atop every desk. Robotic television cameras survey the studio set.
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August 1, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Freedom Newspapers Buys Fullerton Weekly: Freedom Newspapers Inc., publisher of the Orange County Register, said Friday that it has purchased the Fullerton News Tribune. The sale price was not disclosed. Freedom said the Fullerton weekly will be published through its Golden West Publishing division and will join its network of seven community weeklies in northern Orange County.
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March 6, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Freedom Newspapers Buys San Clemente Daily: Irvine-based Freedom Newspapers Inc. announced Friday that it has purchased the Daily Sun-Post in San Clemente from South Coast Newspapers. No price was disclosed. The Daily Sun-Post, an 8,500-circulation afternoon newspaper, will continue to publish in its current form and retain its existing staff for the time being, Freedom officials said. The Sun-Post also serves San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, Capistrano Beach and Laguna Niguel.
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February 6, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Freedom Buys 2 North County Weeklies: Irvine-based Freedom Newspapers Inc., continuing its expansion in North County, said Friday that it had purchased weekly newspapers serving the Buena Park and Cypress-La Palma areas. The Buena Park News and the Cypress/La Palma News were bought for an undisclosed price from City Communication Corp. in Orange. Freedom plans to merge the two into a single publication called the Buena Park News, which will cover all three cities.
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January 5, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Publication Purchased: Freedom Newspapers Inc., publisher of the Orange County Register, announced Monday that it has bought the Orange and Los Angeles counties edition of Preview, a weekly entertainment guide, from South Coast Newspapers in Oceanside. The 2-year-old tabloid has a circulation of about 87,000 in south Orange County and 20,000 around Manhattan Beach and Torrance, Freedom Newspapers spokesman Michael Lednovich said.
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December 31, 1992 | TOM McQUEENEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Freedom Newspapers Inc., which owns the Orange County Register, is negotiating with South Coast Newspapers in Oceanside to buy the Daily Sun-Post, an 8,000-circulation newspaper in San Clemente. Though no deal has been completed, talks between the two media companies are underway, Freedom spokesman Michael Lednovich said Wednesday. Richard D. Newell, vice president of South Coast Newspapers, confirmed that the companies are discussing the Daily Sun-Post.
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July 23, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Freedom Newspapers Starts Hispanic Paper: Freedom Newspapers Inc., owner of the Orange County Register, launched a Spanish-language newspaper aimed at Orange County's Hispanic population. The debut edition of Excelsior consists of a 28-page tabloid news section and a six-page broadsheet classified section. About 35,000 copies of the paper will be distributed free on Wednesdays at retail and grocery stores in five cities--Santa Ana, Anaheim, Buena Park, Fullerton and Stanton.
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March 5, 1991
Freedom Newspapers Inc. in Irvine has sold 10 of its Highlander weekly papers in the San Gabriel Valley to Thomson Newspapers Inc. for an undisclosed sum. Thomson publishes the San Gabriel Valley Tribune and 121 other U.S. daily newspapers and 41 Canadian newspapers. The Highlander papers were part of the Golden West Publishing firm that Freedom bought last April for nearly $20 million from Media General Inc.
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June 5, 1986
Karl Wray, the 73-year-old publisher of the Anaheim Bulletin, has resigned to resume a career as newspaper broker. Succeeding him will be Robert J. Novak, who was named general manager of the Bulletin by R. David Threshie Jr., publisher of the Orange County Register and vice president of Freedom Newspapers Inc., which owns the Bulletin. Wray, who resigned Monday, was a broker when he joined Freedom Newspapers in 1969. "It's a business that I enjoyed and was pretty successful at," he said.
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June 5, 1992 | ANNE MICHAUD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Freedom Newspapers, parent company of the Orange County Register, Thursday said it will turn two of its daily newspapers--the Anaheim Bulletin and the La Habra Daily Star-Progress--into weekly publications. At the same time, the company said, it plans to eliminate its weekly community sections that run in the Register in Anaheim, Orange and Fullerton. It will replace them with stand-alone weekly newspapers beginning Aug. 5.
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