October 10, 2003 |
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 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 2000
Detectives said Friday that the husband and wife found fatally shot inside their West Covina area home Wednesday night were victims of a murder-suicide. Carlos Alejandro Balotta, 45, a La Opinion newspaper editor, shot his wife of 18 years, Maria Hildebrandt Balotta, 35, after a quarrel shortly after 10:30 p.m., deputies confirmed. The couple's 14-year-old son Tito apparently struggled with his father over the gun. The father shot himself during the struggle, and the boy was injured.
July 22, 1999 |
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., parent of The Times, 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.
May 5, 1999 |
La Opinion, the nation's largest Spanish-language daily newspaper, announced plans to launch business service centers for the Latino community in Southern California in partnership with Gigante USA, a major Mexican supermarket chain opening its first stores in the state. The centers, to be called SERVICentro La Opinion, will offer notary public and translation services, classified ad placements and business resource information, La Opinion officials said.
May 24, 1998 |
In a landmark demonstration of the growing Latino influence in California politics, the four major candidates for governor addressed the hopes and tensions of a changing population Saturday in a forum hosted by the state's two largest Spanish-language media companies.