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June 5, 2004 | Kenneth R. Weiss, Times Staff Writer
California officials and Hearst Corp. have reached a tentative agreement on a $95-million deal to preserve most of the rolling hills and grassy tablelands of the Hearst Ranch around San Simeon, which have long served as a picturesque gateway to Big Sur. Under the proposed accord, which California Resources Secretary Mike Chrisman announced after months of negotiations, the state would buy about 1,400 acres west of Highway 1.
April 18, 2004 | Joel R. Reynolds and Susan Smartt
It's no secret that there is strong support for preserving the 82,000-acre Hearst Ranch on California's Central Coast. And it's no secret that the Hearst Corp., on behalf of descendants of the legendary publisher William Randolph Hearst, is pressuring the state to approve a deal for the land -- $95 million, to be paid primarily out of state bond funds -- by the end of May, or else. Unfortunately, what remains a closely guarded secret is the exact nature of the deal.
February 4, 2004 | Kenneth R. Weiss, Times Staff Writer
Negotiations to preserve the Hearst Ranch at San Simeon are moving again as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's administration is pursuing the project and focusing on turning the most visible part of the ranch -- 18 miles of coastline -- into state parkland. Although the Hearst Corp. has long floated the idea of preserving its historic family ranch for a price, only this week have details begun to emerge.
August 6, 2003 | From Times Wire Services
Martha, move over. Here comes Oprah. She has advised millions of loyal fans on what to read, how to manage relationships and how to lose weight. Next, Oprah Winfrey will be serving up advice on furniture and bedspreads. Hearst Corp., which publishes O, the Oprah Magazine, will distribute a 44-page home design supplement called O at Home, bundling it with the October issue.
May 26, 2003 | John Johnson, Times Staff Writer
When Hearst Corp. released a road map for preserving its magnificent coastal ranch from development last year, the plan was greeted with headlines and widespread praise from environmentalists and politicians. Six months later, negotiators are finding out that it takes more than a road map to get where you're going, especially with the kids in the back seat clamoring, "Are we there yet?"
April 15, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
Hearst Corp., publisher of Cosmopolitan and Esquire, and Walt Disney Co. next week are expected to introduce a new women's magazine called Lifetime, seeking to capitalize on their popular cable network of the same name. Lifetime magazine is a joint venture of closely held Hearst and its network partnership with Disney. The magazine will debut with a circulation of 500,000, including about 100,000 subscriptions, and compete with larger and older women's publications such as Meredith Corp.'
March 19, 2003 | From Associated Press
The newly appointed publisher of the San Francisco Chronicle told labor leaders Tuesday that the newspaper may need to prune as many as 500 jobs, or about 20% of the paper's workforce. Steven B. Falk raised the prospect of cutbacks just two weeks after the Chronicle's owner, Hearst Corp., promoted him to replace publisher John Oppedahl. "We have too many employees for a paper our size. That has to change," Falk said.
March 4, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
Hearst Corp. announced Monday the sudden departure of San Francisco Chronicle Publisher John Oppedahl, who is leaving the company after less than three years on the job. Oppedahl will be succeeded by Associate Publisher Steven Falk. Spokespeople for Hearst and the Chronicle said they had no information on whether Oppedahl resigned or was fired.
February 20, 2003 | John Johnson, Times Staff Writer
Capping years of often rancorous debate over the future of the sprawling Hearst Ranch along California's Central Coast, a land preservation group announced Wednesday that it has signed an option to purchase development rights on the 82,000-acre ranch. The option gives the American Land Conservancy a year to come up with the $100 million or more that it will cost to permanently restrict development on the 128-square-mile ranch and open 18 miles of beach to the public.
January 8, 2003 | John Johnson, Times Staff Writer
This county's highest elected body took the unusual step Tuesday of endorsing a deal to preserve the Hearst Ranch, even though the deal isn't done yet. The Board of Supervisors voted 5 to 0 to support the framework of an agreement between the Hearst Corp. and the American Land Conservancy that would save the 82,000-acre ranch from development and keep much of it in agriculture.
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