CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1992 |
The family of Otis Chandler, former publisher of the Los Angeles Times and current chairman of the executive committee of Times Mirror Co., has pledged $250,000 to Casa Pacifica, a shelter under construction in Camarillo for abused and neglected children. The gift is from Chandler, his wife, Bettina, and his mother, Mrs. Norman Chandler. When the shelter opens during the summer of 1993, the main reception area will be named for the Chandler family, according to Casa Pacifica officials.
November 4, 1999 |
Breaking the self-imposed silence he has maintained since retiring last year from Times Mirror Co.'s board of directors, Otis Chandler, former publisher of the Los Angeles Times, criticized the paper's senior managers for "ill-advised" policies, which he believes have undermined its quality and credibility. Chandler's five-page-long reproof was conveyed late Wednesday afternoon by telephone to Bill Boyarsky, The Times' city editor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2006 |
If anyone had walked into the memorial service for Otis Chandler on Monday with the idea that the former Times publisher was somehow one-dimensional, Big Willie Robinson was there to set them straight. A 6-foot, 6-inch, 305-pound drag racer in camouflage clothing and a biker-style leather vest, Robinson leaped to his feet midway through the service at All Saints Church in Pasadena, strode up the center aisle and announced, quite unscripted: "Excuse me, everybody.
October 19, 2003 |
About 45 years ago, Dorothy Buffum Chandler told her son Otis that she was lobbying the L.A. County Board of Supervisors to provide not just the Bunker Hill plot on which she wanted to build the city's new Music Center but also for a section of land south of the site. We should keep that for the Music Center too, she said, because we might need it some day; until then, we can use it for parking. Mother, Otis replied, can't you just for once be happy with what you've got?
March 22, 1997 |
At least eight months before the Watergate scandal began to unfold 25 years ago, President Richard Nixon attempted to put the Internal Revenue Service and the Immigration and Naturalization Service on the trail of the Los Angeles Times and its publisher, Otis Chandler, according to recently released White House tapes of Nixon's conversations. "I want this whole goddamn bunch gone after," a furious Nixon ordered his chief of staff, H.R. Haldeman. "I also want Otis Chandler's income tax."
August 14, 2010 |
"Book reviews in newspapers, well, those are gone," the young Web entrepreneur told me in the most matter-of-fact way. "Independent bookstores are almost gone. Chains will probably be gone soon. It's all happening online now. " That might have been ho-hum stuff coming from just any techie. But the pronouncements were being made by a descendent of a print-and-ink empire. Otis Chandler made no apologies. His great-great-great-grandfather may have founded the Los Angeles Times.