January 13, 1999 |
Susan Martin has been a publicist for 20 years and always nurtured a small fantasy that someday she'd get a client who would say, "Please keep my name out of the press." "You know, like the first family, or someone really famous," she said. "I wondered what that would be like." Now she knows. A month ago such a client walked through her door. Actually, it was a group of clients, although Martin will not be specific about the size.
April 30, 1998 |
Times Community News, a unit of Times Mirror Co., said it signed a letter of intent to acquire the Pasadena Weekly, a community newspaper with 35,000 free circulation that serves Pasadena and surrounding communities. Terms of the deal, which must be approved by both parties, were not disclosed. "The Pasadena Weekly is a highly respected community newspaper with a fiercely loyal local following," said Robert G.
April 2, 1998 |
A small band of street vendors will fan out across Los Angeles today hawking a new monthly with a smiling Jack Nicholson--photographed with a London street person--on its cover and this teaser line: "What the Hell Is the Big Issue?" Those who fork out $1 will find inside a message from founder / editor in chief John Bird, explaining the Big Issue's mission: Help the homeless help themselves. Sixty cents of every $1 goes to the vendors, most of whom are homeless.
December 10, 1997 |
James Thomas grew up in the 1970s, working at his uncle's record stores and meeting most of the black entertainers of the era. Currently, he publishes Black Entertainment Magazine (BEM), which distributes 10,000 copies a month through record stores and special events in Southern California. Thomas has never let scarce start-up funds prevent him from pursuing new enterprises and he now gives seminars on how to build a business on a shoestring. Thomas was interviewed by freelance writer Karen E.
January 3, 1997 |
Raymond Roker is an unusual magazine publisher. He's 28, and his head is shaved. He's an ex-graffiti artist who failed 12th-grade English. He admits to enjoying a night of drug-induced raving now and then. And he keeps two turntables and a mixer next to his desk for those evenings at the office when he needs to let off steam by deejaying breakneck techno for no one else to hear except maybe the night janitor, a familiar face. He is an unusual magazine publisher.
June 24, 1990 |
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.