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August 9, 1991 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Oakland Tribune publisher Robert C. Maynard, bitterly accusing media giant Gannett Co. of "killing" his troubled newspaper, said Thursday that the daily would be forced to close next Wednesday if Gannett does not change its position on a debt repayment. Maynard said an unidentified investor had agreed to pump desperately needed capital into the paper. But the deal required Gannett, which sold the paper to Maynard in 1983, to accept $2.5 million as full repayment for the $31.
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August 9, 1991 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Oakland Tribune publisher Robert C. Maynard, bitterly accusing media giant Gannett Co. of "killing" his troubled newspaper, said Thursday that the daily would be forced to close next Wednesday if Gannett does not change its position on a debt repayment. Maynard said an unidentified investor had agreed to pump desperately needed capital into the paper. But the deal required Gannett, which sold the paper to Maynard in 1983, to accept $2.5 million as full repayment for the $31.
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November 4, 1992 | From Reuters
The new owners of the Oakland Tribune newspaper said Tuesday they have appointed the first African-American woman editor of a metropolitan daily in a major U.S. city. The Alameda Newspaper Group said Pearl Stewart, a veteran San Francisco area journalist well known for her dogged reporting, will be the new editor of the Oakland Tribune beginning Dec. 1. "Stewart, 41, thus becomes the first African-American woman to edit a metropolitan daily newspaper in a major U.S.
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July 23, 2004 | From the Associated Press
Contra Costa Newspapers Inc. sued the city of Oakland on Thursday for refusing to disclose the salaries of high-paid officials. The Walnut Creek-based newspaper group, which operates the Contra Costa Times, three other daily papers and 12 weeklies, filed the lawsuit after the city denied requests by two reporters for the names and salaries of city employees who earn more than $100,000 a year.
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March 6, 1992 | From Reuters
The Michelangelo computer virus attacked a day early at more than a dozen U.S. companies Thursday, turning personal computer data into gibberish. The disease had been expected to strike today, the 517th anniversary of the birth of the Renaissance master for whom it is named. John McAfee, chairman of the Computer Virus Industry Assn., said it struck some companies early because their computers were set to the wrong date.
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March 9, 1986 | KEITH LOVE, Times Political Writer
The leadership of the California Republican Party pleaded with its 10 U. S. Senate candidates Saturday to refrain from attacking one another, but some of them were having none of it and lashed out at each other during the semiannual state party convention here. Meanwhile, the man they would like to beat in November, Democratic Sen. Alan Cranston, was in a restaurant not too far away and took great delight in reports of the Republican infighting.
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