August 16, 1988
A rock climber killed in a 150-foot fall in the back country of Kings Canyon National Park was identified as a Merced resident. Park officials said Mark Hoffman, 28, and a companion were climbing near Devil's Crag near the middle fork of the Kings River when Hoffman fell. His companion hiked for eight hours to reach a ranger station to report the accident. Hoffman was dead by the time rangers reached him by helicopter.
August 9, 1993 |
Los Angeles has changed from "a lifestyle town to a news town." And local TV newsrooms that don't change with the city are doomed to lose in the only game that really matters: "recruiting and holding viewers." So believes Mark Hoffman, KNBC-TV Channel 4 news director since March, who has been charged with rejuvenating the station's news fortunes following a long run at the top and then a precipitous fall in early 1992.
April 5, 1987 |
In Part I, the Mormon Church had been unsettled by the purported discovery of a series of 19th-Century documents. Produced by a young collector named Mark Hofmann, they appeared to question official church history. In 1984, Hofmann had revealed the Salamander Letter, which gave a new, startling account of Prophet Joseph Smith's discovery of the gold plates.
February 3, 1994 |
KNBC-TV Channel 4 is under fire from Latino journalists who charge that discrimination by management played a key role in the exit of five Latino reporters and anchors in less than five months. Current and former newsroom staffers said that Latino journalists have been consistently treated with disrespect and pushed into the background since Mark Hoffman took over as news director last March, while white male reporters received preferential treatment.
January 6, 1993 |
KNBC News: KNBC-TV Channel 4 is bringing in Mark Hoffman, news director at the CBS-owned station in Chicago, to jack up the station's sliding news ratings. Hoffman, who will become vice president, news, on March 1, replaces Nancy Valenta, who resigned as news director following the station's poor showing in last November's sweeps ratings. KNBC once dominated local news ratings but has fallen farther behind KABC-TV Channel 7 in the last year.
July 22, 2005 |
Charlotte Russe Inc. said fiscal third-quarter profit dropped 39% despite a 10.4% gain in sales. Mark Hoffman, chief executive of the San Diego-based retailer of young women's apparel, attributed the downturn to an early Easter holiday, which advanced sales into the second quarter, and strong year-earlier results. The company operates 388 stores under the Charlotte Russe and Rampage flags. Net income totaled $3.3 million, or 14 cents a share, compared with $5.