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November 7, 1997 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Long Beach Press-Telegram, one of Southern California's oldest newspapers, is being sold to media magnate William Dean Singleton for an undisclosed price, it was announced Thursday. The deal will give Singleton his fourth daily newspaper in Los Angeles County, making him the county's second-largest publisher in terms of circulation and a more formidable rival to the county's largest newspaper, the Los Angeles Times.
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July 25, 2013 | By Kate Mather
Long Beach police are searching for a motive in Thursday morning's fatal shooting of a mother who stepped out of an apartment to grab her toddler's diaper bag. Police spokeswoman Nancy Pratt said it remained unclear whether Jazzmine Wash, 23, was "an intended target or just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. " "You have a young woman who is blatantly shot and killed in a neighborhood that is farily quiet," Pratt said. "It is very concerning to us. " Homicide Report: Track every killing in L.A. County Wash dropped off her 3-year-old at a relative's apartment in the 500 block of Walnut Avenue and walked out to get the bag when gunfire broke out about 6:20 a.m., Long Beach police said.
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OPINION
March 30, 2008
Newspaper: An article in the March 23 Opinion section about the demise of the Long Beach Press-Telegram stated that the editor was among those who recently lost their jobs at the newspaper. It was the managing editor. Also, the article stated that the Long Beach Independent was an afternoon paper. It was published in the morning.
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July 16, 2013 | By Emily Alpert
Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster announced Tuesday that he would not seek a third term, leaving the race to new candidates vying to lead the city. “While I love the office I hold and feel no small sense of obligation to continue, I also need time to pursue private opportunities,” Foster wrote in a statement emailed to the Los Angeles Times. “I would like to have real time to write, study and, most importantly, spend time with my family.” In his statement, Foster touted “tremendous progress” in Long Beach over the past seven years, citing “the lowest crime rates in a generation” and a budget surplus beginning in October.
SPORTS
October 7, 1987
Don Merry, a sports writer for the Long Beach Press-Telegram, died of complications from cancer at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital in Whittier. He was 48. Merry worked for The Times from 1977-1979 and reported on baseball and hockey. At the Press-Telegram, he covered the Angels, Rams and Kings and for a time was the sports columnist. Merry was born in Winnipeg, Canada. Funeral arrangements are pending.
NEWS
May 26, 1987
Health authorities said an outbreak of a rare venereal disease known as chancroid is sweeping Long Beach and contributing to a soaring venereal disease rate that has doubled in the past year. Dr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 2011 | By Shelby Grad, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
The family of rapper Nate Dogg has told the Long Beach Press-Telegram that the performer died Tuesday at age 41. No details were immediately available, but the paper said Nate Dogg, whose real name is Nathaniel D. Hale, had suffered two strokes in recent years. His musical collaborator, rapper Snoop Dogg, posted a note on his Twitter account saying: "RIP NATE DOGG. " Rapper Ludacris said on Twitter: "There is a certain void in hip hop's heart that can never be filled.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1999
A 45-year-old newspaper carrier was found shot to death in his car Monday morning, police said. Officers found Huong Ngoc Tran about 7:30 a.m. in the back seat of his gray 1985 Nissan Maxima in an alley just west of the 1200 block of Walnut Avenue, Officer Jana Blair said. Tran, who authorities said had been shot once in the upper body, was pronounced dead at the scene. Tran was last seen leaving the offices of the Long Beach Press-Telegram about 4 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1991
The Long Beach City Council has voted to try to cut down on prostitution by humiliating the men who patronize hookers. The council voted 6 to 3 to publish a list of men convicted of soliciting sex from prostitutes. The Police Department is to compile the list and buy advertising space in the Long Beach Press-Telegram. Police must present the council with a plan for compiling the list and a fee system to comply with the vote.
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July 16, 2013 | By Emily Alpert
Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster announced Tuesday that he would not seek a third term, leaving the race to new candidates vying to lead the city. “While I love the office I hold and feel no small sense of obligation to continue, I also need time to pursue private opportunities,” Foster wrote in a statement emailed to the Los Angeles Times. “I would like to have real time to write, study and, most importantly, spend time with my family.” In his statement, Foster touted “tremendous progress” in Long Beach over the past seven years, citing “the lowest crime rates in a generation” and a budget surplus beginning in October.
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March 16, 2011 | By Shelby Grad, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
The family of rapper Nate Dogg has told the Long Beach Press-Telegram that the performer died Tuesday at age 41. No details were immediately available, but the paper said Nate Dogg, whose real name is Nathaniel D. Hale, had suffered two strokes in recent years. His musical collaborator, rapper Snoop Dogg, posted a note on his Twitter account saying: "RIP NATE DOGG. " Rapper Ludacris said on Twitter: "There is a certain void in hip hop's heart that can never be filled.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 2008 | STEVE HARVEY
Ed Colefield of Cypress and several other readers pointed out that the mischievous folks at 99 Cents Only are marketing an alternative for hands-free phone headsets (see accompanying). OK, maybe a thick rubber band looks sort of silly. But do you think the Bluetooth makes your ear look attractive? -- 21st century concept As for the problem of cellphoners who annoy everyone in public places with their loud conversations, Ken Buck of Long Beach has a possible solution (see photo).
OPINION
March 30, 2008
Newspaper: An article in the March 23 Opinion section about the demise of the Long Beach Press-Telegram stated that the editor was among those who recently lost their jobs at the newspaper. It was the managing editor. Also, the article stated that the Long Beach Independent was an afternoon paper. It was published in the morning.
OPINION
March 23, 2008 | Dennis McDougal, Dennis McDougal is the author of "Privileged Son: Otis Chandler and the Rise and Fall of the L.A. Times Dynasty."
Thirty years ago, Stan Leppard, a rewrite man on the city desk with phlegm in his larynx and a terminal addiction to unfiltered cigarettes, gave me the best professional advice I ever received. He delivered it shortly before I was about to file a not-very-credible story about a homeless man who lived on the streets of downtown Long Beach and planned to adopt a son. "Hard to believe, but it does read terrific," Stan said to me, smiling slyly. "Of course, you should never over-verify a good story."
BUSINESS
March 4, 2008 | From the Associated Press
The Press-Telegram and Daily Breeze, two newspapers owned by MediaNews Group Inc., will cut staff and merge their Internet, copy editing and pagination operations in response to sagging ad revenue, an editor said Monday. The move involves the loss of nine jobs at the Daily Breeze, located in Torrance, and about 10 jobs at the Press-Telegram in Long Beach, Daily Breeze Editor Phillip Sanfield said.
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March 23, 2000 | From a Times Staff Writer
Demanding better pay and benefits, unionized editorial and circulation employees voted Wednesday to authorize a strike against MediaNews, owner of the Long Beach Press-Telegram, union officials said. Gary North, president of the Southern California Media Guild, Local 39069, said more than 80% of the 200 employees affected voted in favor of the strike authorization. North said the vote was taken after more than two years of negotiations broke down. No strike date has been set by the guild.
BUSINESS
December 4, 1997 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Newspaper Guild has filed a lawsuit in federal court accusing the owners of the Long Beach Press-Telegram of failing to honor the newspaper's union contract. The union also accuses Knight-Ridder Inc., which is selling the newspaper to Denver media magnate William Dean Singleton, and Press-Telegram Publications of trying to raid the employees' pension plan. The lawsuit, filed late Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, doesn't name Singleton or Garden State Newspapers Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1999
A 45-year-old newspaper carrier was found shot to death in his car Monday morning, police said. Officers found Huong Ngoc Tran about 7:30 a.m. in the back seat of his gray 1985 Nissan Maxima in an alley just west of the 1200 block of Walnut Avenue, Officer Jana Blair said. Tran, who authorities said had been shot once in the upper body, was pronounced dead at the scene. Tran was last seen leaving the offices of the Long Beach Press-Telegram about 4 a.m.
BUSINESS
December 4, 1997 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Newspaper Guild has filed a lawsuit in federal court accusing the owners of the Long Beach Press-Telegram of failing to honor the newspaper's union contract. The union also accuses Knight-Ridder Inc., which is selling the newspaper to Denver media magnate William Dean Singleton, and Press-Telegram Publications of trying to raid the employees' pension plan. The lawsuit, filed late Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, doesn't name Singleton or Garden State Newspapers Inc.
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