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June 24, 1990 | JOHN MEDEARIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Frank Dobrucki says he got into the business of publishing magazines for parents because he thought it was "safe"--non-controversial and, as he puts it, "wholesome." But now Dobrucki, editor and publisher of Valley Family Magazine and L.A. Family Magazine, says that his biggest rival, L.A. Parent Magazine, has made the business anything but safe for him and his C.D. Publications Inc. in Encino.
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November 26, 1998 | MARLA MATZER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Tyco's remote-controlled Psycho car performs many stunts, but its most impressive is making three influential toy lists this year: Family Fun magazine, Sesame Street Parents magazine and the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio. The feat almost guarantees a holiday sales spike for the $55 toy from the Mattel Inc., which is aimed at 7- to 10-year-olds. Writing a wish list or whispering in Santa's ear just won't do anymore.
NEWS
February 16, 1997
Parenting magazine has delivered its first CD-ROM, "Your Pregnancy and Your Newborn." It features a calendar and journal, video demonstrations and interactive forums. Suggested price: $39.95.
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February 9, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
The March issue of Parenting magazine ranks Boise as one of the 10 best cities in the nation to raise children because of its education, environment and "laid back" atmosphere. Parenting, a national magazine based in San Francisco, called Boise "a town that time forgot," and staff said that despite crowded schools, Boise's low crime rate, healthy economy and abundant parks make it an oasis for young families.
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October 13, 1995 | PHYLLIS W. JORDAN
"A Little Princess," the tale of a young girl's struggle after she is suddenly orphaned, won top honors Thursday at the Thousand Oaks Children's Film Festival, beating out movies about a talking pig and a cartoon Indian princess. The two-day festival--which featured films for, about and by children--brought 500 grade-school students to the Civic Arts Plaza to see movies they might not find at a local theater. "It has been a huge success," said chairwoman Nancy Frawley. "The kids loved it."
NEWS
March 18, 1993 | CORINNE FLOCKEN, Corinne Flocken is a free-lance writer who regularly covers Kid Stuff for The Times Orange County Edition.
Want a good laugh? Pick up a parenting magazine and read one of those perky articles on stress reduction. They're easy to find; just look for the photo of the woman soaking in a tub, nibbling imported chocolates while lilac-scented bubbles and the strains of Pachelbel's Canon rise gently around her. Children are absent. Meanwhile, back on Earth, the rest of us feel blessed to get five minutes locked in the laundry room with a Snickers bar. There is a middle ground. On Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.
BUSINESS
November 7, 2001 | RICHARD VERRIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Walt Disney Co. has acquired Baby Einstein Co., a maker of award-winning toys, books and videos for babies and toddlers, in a bid to cash in on the expanding developmental learning market. Terms of the transaction were not released, nor were financial figures on closely held Baby Einstein. The Lone Tree, Colo.-based business, founded in 1996 by former English and art teacher Julie Aigner-Clark, sells books, compact discs and videos that expose babies to poetry, language, music and art.
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