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March 24, 1990 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The editor of one of the largest Vietnamese-language newspapers in the United States has received a death threat from a right-wing extremist group. The typewritten communique accuses editor Yen Ngoc Do and several other prominent Vietnamese-Americans of unspecified pro-Communist activities. It threatens to execute them on April 30, the 15th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, unless they stop their activities.
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July 9, 2001 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When a small ethnic newspaper in San Leandro reported this spring that McDonald's was using beef extract to flavor its French fries, vegetarians were outraged and one of the fast-food giant's restaurants in India was vandalized. The scoop by the 25,000-circulation India-West weekly demonstrated the vitality of California's ethnic newspaper industry, a rainbow of publications that mirrors the state's increasingly diverse population. No one knows how many ethnic newspapers are based in California.
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July 11, 1990 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A proposed sales tax on newspapers and magazines began moving through the Legislature on Tuesday as part of the effort to close the state's $3.6-billion budget gap--despite vigorous lobbying by newspapers. The Senate approved the tax in a package of budget bills on which final action was expected late Tuesday. Citing press freedom, competitiveness and common sense, the California Newspaper Publishers Assn.'
BUSINESS
July 11, 2000 | EDMUND SANDERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wendy P. McCaw, a billionaire environmentalist and ex-wife of cell-phone king Craig McCaw, has agreed to buy the Santa Barbara News-Press, bucking a national trend toward newspaper consolidations and corporate ownership. The sale would transfer the 155-year-old newspaper from the corporate family of New York Times Co. into the hands of one of Santa Barbara's wealthiest but lowest-profile citizens, who has no background in newspapers or journalism.
NEWS
October 24, 1988 | ROBERT W. STEWART, Times Staff Writer
Piloting his weather-worn motor home through the autumn-hued aspen high in the Sierra Nevada, Chuck Woodbury, editor, publisher and reporter for Out West, the nation's only "on the road" newspaper, indulges in a bit of folksy hyperbole. "The rural West is still very much that America that was there 20, 30, 40 years ago," Woodbury, 41, tells his slightly cynical reporter companion. "People still leave their doors unlocked at night, they don't roll up the windows in their cars . . .
BUSINESS
July 8, 1989 | THOMAS B. ROSENSTIEL, Times Staff Writer
Times Mirror Co. announced Friday that it had acquired a small interest in McClatchy Newspapers, the closely held Sacramento company best known for its ownership of the Bee newspapers of California. Because of a stock arrangement that virtually assures family control of McClatchy, analysts saw the acquisition by Times Mirror, which publishes the Los Angeles Times, as simply a long-term investment without any intention toward a merger or takeover.
NEWS
June 20, 1996 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Call it the Under Siege by the Tabloids Bill, or perhaps the Mad-About-You Paparazzi Act. An Assembly committee Wednesday approved legislation that would make it a crime to knowingly publish or broadcast lies and profit from it, after Hollywood stars Steven Seagal and Paul Reiser told lawmakers about how they and others in their profession are ravaged by the tabloids.
NEWS
May 16, 1991 | WILLIAM TROMBLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Marybeth Bizjak moved from the San Francisco Chronicle to the Sacramento Union as feature editor a year ago, she thought she was supposed to "liven up the features--to put a little punch into that part of the paper." But 10 weeks later she was out of a job after running a story on the AIDS Memorial Quilt--a series of panels dedicated to those who have died of AIDS that has been traveling around the country. "My editor told me, 'You don't understand.
BUSINESS
February 2, 1990 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A handful of California's mainstream newspapers are chasing after one of today's hottest marketing prospects--the Latino population. Earlier this week, the Daily News began to publish a free, weekly Spanish language newspaper, Vecinos del Valle (Valley Neighbors), that will reach 48,000 homes in the San Fernando Valley. By May, the Fresno Bee plans to publish Vida en el Valle (Life in the Valley), a separate, bilingual newspaper that will reach 30,000 homes in the Fresno area.
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March 24, 1990 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The editor of one of the largest Vietnamese-language newspapers in the United States has received a death threat from a right-wing group. The typewritten communique accuses editor Yen Ngoc Do and several other prominent Vietnamese-Americans of unspecified pro-Communist activities. It threatens to execute them on April 30, the 15th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, unless they stop their activities.
BUSINESS
March 29, 2000 | Stephen Gregory
San Jose-based newspaper chain Knight Ridder Inc. and a union representing local reporters and editors have reached a $1.2-million settlement that will give some current and former workers at the Long Beach Press-Telegram severance pay stemming from Knight Ridder's sale of the newspaper in 1997, union officials said. Gary North, president of the Southern California Media Guild, said that the settlement was reached in September, but that implementation was delayed until last week.
NEWS
July 19, 1998 | From a Times Staff Writer
The Times on Saturday received the California Newspaper Publishers Assn.'s top award for general excellence in 1997 among the state's largest daily newspapers. It was the fourth consecutive year that The Times finished first in general excellence. The association's general excellence awards for daily newspapers in smaller circulation categories were presented to the Glendale News-Press, owned by Times Community News, a unit of Times Mirror Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1998
The Newspaper Assn. of America's highest award--first place in the General Program Excellence competition for newspapers with a circulation of more than 100,000 that promote their use as an educational resource--has been won by The Times for the second year in a row.
NEWS
December 14, 1997 | Associated Press
Reporter Gary Webb, whose series in the San Jose Mercury News linked crack cocaine sales in Los Angeles with the CIA, has resigned from the newspaper. The newspaper announced his departure Friday. The "Dark Alliance" series, published in August 1996, suggested that a San Francisco Bay Area drug ring sold crack cocaine in South-Central Los Angeles in the 1980s, then funneled profits to the CIA-backed Contras in Nicaragua. Webb implied that high-level CIA officials knew of the connection.
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July 20, 1997 | From Associated Press
The Los Angeles Times on Saturday received the California Newspaper Publishers Assn.'s top award for general excellence in 1996 among the state's largest daily newspapers. It was the third consecutive year that The Times finished first in general excellence. The San Diego Union-Tribune took second place for general excellence among California newspapers with more than 200,000 daily circulation.
NEWS
June 20, 1996 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Call it the Under Siege by the Tabloids Bill, or perhaps the Mad-About-You Paparazzi Act. An Assembly committee Wednesday approved legislation that would make it a crime to knowingly publish or broadcast lies and profit from it, after Hollywood stars Steven Seagal and Paul Reiser told lawmakers about how they and others in their profession are ravaged by the tabloids.
NEWS
June 5, 1987 | THOMAS B. ROSENSTIEL and PAUL HOUSTON, Times Staff Writers
Former Nevada Sen. Paul Laxalt announced Thursday that he had settled his $250-million libel suit against McClatchy Newspapers out of court less than three weeks before trial, removing a potentially threatening shadow from his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. The agreement, disclosed in twin press conferences by Laxalt here and Publisher C.K.
BUSINESS
July 9, 2001 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When a small ethnic newspaper in San Leandro reported this spring that McDonald's was using beef extract to flavor its French fries, vegetarians were outraged and one of the fast-food giant's restaurants in India was vandalized. The scoop by the 25,000-circulation India-West weekly demonstrated the vitality of California's ethnic newspaper industry, a rainbow of publications that mirrors the state's increasingly diverse population. No one knows how many ethnic newspapers are based in California.
BUSINESS
April 29, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
San Francisco's Two Major Dailies May Soon Merge: A plan to combine the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Francisco Examiner, long a subject of speculation, is "essentially done" and could be completed within a week, the San Jose Mercury News reported Saturday. The plan calls for Hearst Corp. to close its evening Examiner in exchange for a minority interest and editorial control of the morning Chronicle, an anonymous source told the San Jose paper.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1995
The Los Angeles Times on Saturday received the California Newspaper Publishers Assn.'s top award for general excellence in 1994 among the state's largest daily newspapers. The Times also won first place in public service and editorial comment and second place in spot news photos, design and illustration or informational graphics. The San Jose Mercury News took second place in general excellence among California newspapers with more than 200,000 daily circulation. The newspaper association, meeting in San Francisco, presented awards in 26 categories and five circulation ranges to 75 daily and 87 weekly newspapers among CNPA's 460 member newspapers.
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