October 24, 1988 |
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 . . .
July 8, 1989 |
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.
June 20, 1996 |
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.
May 16, 1991 |
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.
February 2, 1990 |
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.
March 24, 1990 |
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.