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September 28, 1993 | LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the second arson attack in six days in a predominantly Vietnamese commercial area, the office of a Little Saigon newspaper erupted in gasoline-fueled flames early Monday. The blaze at Little Saigon News was quickly noticed by Westminster Firefighter Ken Kungle, who was arriving almost two hours early for work at the fire station at 15058 Moran St., directly across the street at from the newspaper. Firefighters had everything under control 10 minutes after Kungle saw the flames at 5:20 a.m.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1993 | MIMI KO
Cypress police and the Anti-Defamation League are investigating the distribution of racist literature found stuffed in the city's newsletter, officials said Thursday. Two Orange County residents reported receiving copies of the Cypress City News that contained a neo-Nazi tabloid called the New Order, police said.
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July 20, 1993 | ANNE MICHAUD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
L.A. Weekly, an acerbic, artsy tabloid, confirmed Monday that it is postponing plans to start an Orange County edition. That news comes just days after L.A. Weekly fired its editor-in-chief, Kit Rachlis. Five writers quit in protest. Weekly President Gary Horowitz said Monday that the staff shake-up is unrelated to the delay of the Orange County edition.
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June 12, 1993 | JAMES M. GOMEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Times Orange County and the Daily Pilot will be delivered together beginning Monday under a one-price deal to subscribers in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, the newspapers announced Friday. The marketing agreement comes less than a month after The Times' owner, Times Mirror Co., announced the purchase of the 10,000-circulation Costa Mesa-based publication from Coast Community News Inc.
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April 28, 1993 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Times Orange County Edition and the Orange County Register increased their circulation figures over the last year in the highly competitive Orange County market, according to figures released by the independent Audit Bureau of Circulations. The Times Orange County's daily and Sunday circulation rose for the fourth consecutive year, according to the auditing firm in Schaumburg, Ill. Daily circulation grew 3,758, or 1.9%, to 198,126 at the end of March.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1993 | DE TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The editor of the Nguoi Viet Daily News stood in front of his office on Moran Street and pointed to a nearby business where newspapers in Vietnamese, Spanish, Cambodian, Laotian and Farsi are printed. Down the street are the headquarters of the Vietnam Economic News, the Little Saigon News, and a software firm specializing in Vietnamese. "This is like Fleet Street," Yen Do said, referring to the former newspaper row in London.
BUSINESS
April 15, 1993 | TED JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The LA Weekly, one of the most successful of Los Angeles' alternative journalistic voices, plans to launch an edition for Orange County sometime this year, the publication's president said this week. The tabloid, known for an adversarial style that Forbes magazine once called "dishing up liberal politics to L.A. yuppies," will formally announce its plans sometime after June 1, said the paper's president, Gary Horowitz.
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March 25, 1993 | ANNE MICHAUD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Orange County Register said Wednesday that it will close its afternoon edition April 1 and lay off 50 circulation employees. The newspaper, owned by Freedom Newspapers Inc. in Irvine, said it will turn its energy to the more popular morning edition. Afternoon circulation has dropped from about 108,000 in 1980 to about 52,000 in February, while morning circulation has grown from about 113,000 to 300,000, the Register said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1992 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A spokeswoman for the Orange County Register said Wednesday that an additional 26 employees at the newspaper have been fired or disciplined as the result of an internal investigation of alleged drug abuse in the workplace. The newspaper had originally stated in a press release Tuesday that only about 50 employees had been fired or disciplined.
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