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March 20, 2001 | KAREN KAPLAN and DAVE WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Silicon Valley's economic slowdown claimed a high-profile figure Monday as San Jose Mercury News Publisher Jay Harris resigned in protest over plans to lay off employees to meet Wall Street profit targets. In an e-mail to newsroom employees, Harris, 52, said he hoped his departure would cause the paper's parent company, Knight Ridder Inc., to " 'closely examine the wisdom' of the profit targets we've been struggling to find a way to meet."
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April 7, 2001 | From Associated Press
Two days before resigning as chairman and publisher of the San Jose Mercury News, Jay Harris woke in the middle of the night with a knot in his stomach and a lot on his mind. Only hours before, Harris and executives from the Mercury News had met with representatives from the newspaper's parent company, Knight-Ridder, to discuss a response to a sharp drop in the paper's advertising revenues.
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NEWS
April 7, 2001 | From Associated Press
Two days before resigning as chairman and publisher of the San Jose Mercury News, Jay Harris woke in the middle of the night with a knot in his stomach and a lot on his mind. Only hours before, Harris and executives from the Mercury News had met with representatives from the newspaper's parent company, Knight-Ridder, to discuss a response to a sharp drop in the paper's advertising revenues.
BUSINESS
March 20, 2001 | KAREN KAPLAN and DAVE WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Silicon Valley's economic slowdown claimed a high-profile figure Monday as San Jose Mercury News Publisher Jay Harris resigned in protest over plans to lay off employees to meet Wall Street profit targets. In an e-mail to newsroom employees, Harris, 52, said he hoped his departure would cause the paper's parent company, Knight Ridder Inc., to " 'closely examine the wisdom' of the profit targets we've been struggling to find a way to meet."
BOOKS
December 20, 1987 | Margarita Nieto, Nieto, associate professor at Cal State Northridge, writes frequently on Latino literature and art.
The name Maya is usually associated with peoples who lived in the southern Mexican states of Chiapas and Yucatan and in Guatemala approximately 2,000 years ago, and who left behind magnificent archeological sites as testimony to their intellectual and artistic view of the world and its relation to the cosmos.
BUSINESS
March 7, 2001
* Knight Ridder Inc.'s San Jose Mercury News said it will fire an undetermined number of workers because the slowdown in the Silicon Valley economy is cutting into its revenue from classified advertising. Publisher Jay Harris said the newspaper, which employs about 1,700 people, is reviewing all departments to see where cuts could be made through restructuring, and then the number of layoffs and departments will be determined. The company also is considering an early retirement program, he
BUSINESS
March 25, 2001
Ethical behavior is not a dominant force in the corporate world. Chief executives are not paid for it and shareholders don't reward it. Jay Harris ["Publisher of San Jose Paper Quits to Protest Staff Layoffs," March 20] is to be congratulated and admired for that rarest of executive decisions: to put principle ahead of profit. BOB VOGEL Solana Beach, Calif. Business welcomes your letters. Write to Letters to the Business Editor, Los Angeles Times, 202 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.
BUSINESS
October 11, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Investor and pro soccer team owner Gabriel Brener has put his estate in Holmby Hills up for sale at $90 million. The 35,000-square-foot manse, built in 2001, sits on a 3.6-acre site that once contained motion picture giant Walt Disney's personal residence. The three-level mansion features a two-story oval foyer, statuary, a wine cellar, a movie room, three bars, a library, a gym, eight bedrooms, 17 bathrooms and two safe rooms. Staff quarters are accessible from a service entrance at the garage.
BUSINESS
May 16, 2001 | Dave Wilson
Two major newspapers are making staff reductions, the latest to hit the industry as a sudden decline in advertising revenues and higher newsprint prices squeeze profits. The San Jose Mercury News plans to cut 120 positions--about 8% of its work force--through buyouts and early retirement. About 25 posts probably will come from the newsroom, which employs more than 400 reporters, editors and clerks. The company laid off more than a dozen non-newsroom employees last month.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 1997
The revolving door of "Roseanne" head writers-executive producers, and where they are now: 1988-89: Matt Williams (currently one of the executive producers of "Home Improvement" and "Soul Man"). 1989-90: Jeff Harris and Jay Daniel (Harris is writing screenplays and other projects). 1990-92: Jay Daniel and Bob Myer (Myer is an executive producer of "Cybill"). 1992-93: Jay Daniel and Bruce Helford (Helford is an executive producer of "The Drew Carey Show").
BOOKS
December 20, 1987 | Margarita Nieto, Nieto, associate professor at Cal State Northridge, writes frequently on Latino literature and art.
The name Maya is usually associated with peoples who lived in the southern Mexican states of Chiapas and Yucatan and in Guatemala approximately 2,000 years ago, and who left behind magnificent archeological sites as testimony to their intellectual and artistic view of the world and its relation to the cosmos.
NEWS
October 14, 2000 | From Associated Press
Delivery service for the San Jose Mercury News was slowly being restored Friday after a work stoppage by several hundred carriers reduced home deliveries in previous days. Publisher Jay T. Harris met with a few carriers at the West Valley delivery branch in Campbell early Friday morning and assured them he would reinstate the contracts of four carriers terminated earlier this week.
BUSINESS
March 28, 2001 | From Associated Press
The president of the Miami Herald was named publisher of the San Jose Mercury News on Tuesday, replacing Jay T. Harris, who quit last week in a dispute over parent Knight Ridder's cost-cutting plans. Joseph T. Natoli, 45, has spent his entire career with Knight Ridder, first as an accountant in the company's suburban division and then in various management positions at the Herald.
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