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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.
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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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December 31, 1992 | TOM McQUEENEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Freedom Newspapers Inc., which owns the Orange County Register, is negotiating with South Coast Newspapers in Oceanside to buy the Daily Sun-Post, an 8,000-circulation newspaper in San Clemente. Though no deal has been completed, talks between the two media companies are underway, Freedom spokesman Michael Lednovich said Wednesday. Richard D. Newell, vice president of South Coast Newspapers, confirmed that the companies are discussing the Daily Sun-Post.
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November 3, 1992 | ANNE MICHAUD and JAMES S. GRANELLI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Orange County Edition of the Los Angeles Times continued to gain readers despite the newspaper reporting a slight decrease in overall daily and Sunday circulation, according to a report released Monday. The edition's weekday circulation grew 4.5%, or 8,451, to 193,923 from September to September. Its Sunday circulation grew 5.5%, or 15,189, to 291,467. At the same time, the Orange County Register said its circulation in the county declined by 4.4% for its daily edition and 2.8% on Sunday.
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