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August 30, 1990
Times Mirror, the media company that publishes the Los Angeles Times, has agreed to buy a 50% stake in La Opinion, the Los Angeles newspaper that ranks as the nation's largest Spanish-language daily. La Opinion and The Times will maintain completely separate staffs and operations, according to executives of both papers. "Our ties will have been strengthened, but the Times and La Opinion will remain completely independent," said David Laventhol, president of Los Angeles-based Times Mirror.
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June 12, 2011 | By Megan Kimble
The gig: Martha de la Torre is the chief executive and co-founder of El Clasificado, a Spanish-language publication distributed weekly throughout Southern California. The 60-page directory of classified ads is targeted to Latino immigrants and functions as a "Spanish-language PennySaver," said De la Torre, 53. The privately held company posted $16 million in sales last year, up 8% from 2009, she said. It has 130 employees. Reluctant entrepreneur: Born to Ecuadorean immigrants who settled in the South Bay, De la Torre enrolled in Loyola Marymount University's accounting program.
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NEWS
April 12, 1993
Bolstering his campaign to portray himself as a consensus builder, Los Angeles mayoral candidate Michael Woo has picked up the endorsement of La Opinion. In an editorial in today's edition, the Spanish-language newspaper calls Woo, a city councilman, the candidate "most able to unify" the city, said Rafael Buitrago, editorial page editor. "We remember that Woo was the only one who confronted (former Police Chief) Daryl Gates in the council," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 2010 | By Maeve Reston and Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times
With a narrowing window to appeal to a critical swath of independent voters, Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer and her Republican challenger, Carly Fiorina, sparred in a radio debate Wednesday over abortion, the environment and immigration policy ? thorny issues that each tried to use to paint their opponent as out of the mainstream. From the opening moments of the debate, in which Fiorina blamed Boxer for economic distress in the Central Valley, the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive accused the three-term senator of choosing ideological crusades over practical solutions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1985 | DOROTHY TOWNSEND, Times Staff Writer
A federal court judge found Monday that two immigration officials "very seriously" and intentionally interfered with a Spanish-language newspaper photographer in the course of covering news and awarded him and his paper nearly $300,000 in damages. Referring to actions of the agents during incidents involving photographer Octavio Gomez, U.S. District Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer said "the conduct was outrageous and it was intentional."
NEWS
July 22, 1999 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Times and La Opinion on Wednesday announced a pilot program to market and distribute the newspapers jointly in an effort to increase The Times' reach into the Latino community while helping La Opinion expand its distribution. Times Mirror Co. owns 50% of La Opinion, the nation's leading Spanish-language newspaper, with a daily circulation of 107,000. Under the nine-week program to begin Aug.
BUSINESS
August 19, 1990
The news that "Times Mirror to Buy a 50% Stake in La Opinion" (Aug. 3) brought back memories. Like so many other Los Angeles Chicanos, La Opinion was a fixture in my household during my childhood. For many whose parents and grandparents could not read English, La Opinion served not only as an important source of information, but as a positive literary influence in the home as well. My parents still religiously read the paper every day. Now, as an adult and Latino advocate, I have come to appreciate La Opinion as the only faithful, timely print source of information and coverage on the Latino population; a successful Latino-owned enterprise and an exemplary model of corporate responsibility.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1994 | La Opinion is a Spanish-language daily published in Los Angeles. Translated by Kevin Baxter.
According to a study by the Department of Justice, one of every eight students in the nation's most dangerous urban areas comes to class every day with a pistol. The study also revealed that students have easy access to "firearms of good quality and easy use," revolvers of high caliber and automatic and semiautomatic pistols. They weren't acquired, of course, in stores. They were bought in the street or stolen. There are also many arms in the hands of the public acquired legally.
BUSINESS
January 16, 2004 | Abigail Goldman and Jose Cardenas, Times Staff Writers
The two largest Spanish-language newspapers in the United States said Thursday that they had joined forces to create a publishing empire that would compete with major media companies for Latino readers. Executives said the merger of the parent companies of La Opinion, the dominant Spanish-language daily in Los Angeles, and El Diario/La Prensa, its New York counterpart, was the first step toward building a network of newspapers serving the nation's fastest-growing minority group.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1989 | HECTOR TOBAR, Times Staff Writer
For Latino readers, there is a little bit of everything at Laurel Newsstand in Pacoima, where the affable owner, Lewis (Lucky Lew) Gross, greets his customers with broken Spanish and a heavy New York accent. Teen-age girls browse through his Spanish-language collection of romantic comic-strip novels while immigrant workers ask him for Mexico City "scandal sheets" filled with graphic stories of murder and corruption.
BUSINESS
January 20, 2004 | Roger Vincent, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles edition of the Spanish-language daily Hoy will be launched in March, Tribune Co. said Monday. The announcement came on the heels of a report last week that the parent companies of La Opinion, the dominant Spanish-language daily in Los Angeles, and El Diario/La Prensa, a New York newspaper published in Spanish, would join forces and expand their empire through acquisitions. Tribune already publishes editions of Hoy in Chicago and New York.
BUSINESS
January 16, 2004 | Abigail Goldman and Jose Cardenas, Times Staff Writers
The two largest Spanish-language newspapers in the United States said Thursday that they had joined forces to create a publishing empire that would compete with major media companies for Latino readers. Executives said the merger of the parent companies of La Opinion, the dominant Spanish-language daily in Los Angeles, and El Diario/La Prensa, its New York counterpart, was the first step toward building a network of newspapers serving the nation's fastest-growing minority group.
BUSINESS
October 10, 2003 | Karen Robinson-Jacobs, Times Staff Writer
The founding family of the nation's largest Spanish-language daily newspaper, La Opinion, has hired UBS Investment Bank to find an investor to buy back the 50% stake in the paper owned by Tribune Co. The buyout would end a partnership between Tribune, which also owns the Los Angeles Times, and the Lozano family, which founded La Opinion in 1926. La Opinion is published in Los Angeles and has a circulation of 125,862.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 2001 | REBECCA TROUNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Increasing his influence over the governing body of the University of California, Gov. Gray Davis on Friday announced two more appointments to its Board of Regents: Westwood One radio network founder Norman J. Pattiz and La Opinion newspaper executive Monica C. Lozano. Pattiz of Beverly Hills is the founder and board chairman of Westwood One, the nation's largest radio network. An active Democrat, Pattiz is a close friend of the governor and a major contributor to his political campaigns.
BUSINESS
September 15, 1999
There is no place in the world like Southern California. The region is the nation's leading small-business incubator and home to some of the country's fastest-growing small enterprises. More than 4 million people work for companies with fewer than 500 employees. And our 370,000 home-based businesses are continuing the region's long history of innovation and entrepreneurship. In this marketplace of the new millennium, the key to success lies in working smarter, faster and better.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 1999
Re "Foes Find Common Cause Against Gay Rights," Aug. 17: The Rev. Martin Garcia, executive director of the anti-gay La Amistad, is just more of the same: hate-based religious leaders couching their agenda behind mistranslated and confusing Bible passages. Weren't gay rights activists in the forefront in opposing Prop. 187? This is how certain Latino leaders issue payback? As far as La Opinion printing ads that homosexuals would somehow corrupt children, I think the corruption is perpetuated by holier-than-thou religious agitators.
NEWS
July 26, 1999 | JOSE CARDENAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It doesn't take long after meeting Dr. Aliza Lifshitz--and seeing her smile warmly--to realize that she was born to be a physician. Indeed, Lifshitz has spent the better part of two decades working to improve the health of Latinos in Los Angeles and across the country. Many know her as "Doctora Aliza," the name she uses for her medical commentary heard throughout the U.S. and portions of Latin America on the Univision television and Radio Unica networks.
NEWS
July 22, 1999 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Times and La Opinion on Wednesday announced a pilot program to market and distribute the newspapers jointly in an effort to increase The Times' reach into the Latino community while helping La Opinion expand its distribution. Times Mirror Co. owns 50% of La Opinion, the nation's leading Spanish-language newspaper, with a daily circulation of 107,000. Under the nine-week program to begin Aug.
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