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September 20, 1991 | DENNIS McLELLAN
If you're looking for something with a personal touch but with a little more pizazz than a straight biography, Legacy Publishing of Newport Beach also offers a series of pre-written original novels that "star" members of the family or other loved ones. Unlike other publishers who simply insert the book buyer's name into a fictional story, Legacy weaves family members' life experiences into the 100- to 200-page texts, says owner Penny Pence Smith.
December 30, 1997 | E. Scott Reckard and Daryl Strickland
The longtime publisher of the Laguna Hills Leisure World phone book won't pursue punitive damages against two former advertising sales employees it had sued successfully for fraud and unfair business practices. Anchor Publications of Orange won a $1.1-million jury award on Dec. 19 against Clare Twedt and Eric Tencamp, contending that while under contract to Anchor they secretly set up a competing company that stole away the Leisure World business.
March 3, 1995 | Don Lee, Times staff writer
After a brief hiatus, the Black Orange is back in publication--and it has a fresh look, a new commitment and a bigger dream. Publishers Randall and Joyce Jordan of Mission Viejo founded the monthly magazine three years ago, and it has served as the only regular collection of events and essays aimed at Orange County's nearly 50,000 African Americans. The Jordans, who have invested their time and money in every issue, are now seeking to expand circulation beyond Orange County.
February 11, 1998
The Center for Healthcare Information has been acquired by Dorland Data Networks LP, the Philadelphia-based health care directory publisher. The purchase price was not disclosed. Center for Healthcare Information publishes the annual Case Management Resource Guide, a four-volume directory containing more than 100,000 listings used in the managed-care industry.
January 26, 2000 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Feeling the biggest effect yet from changes in the way retailers order products, Day Runner Inc. on Tuesday posted a quarterly loss of $2.7 million and said losses for the current three-month period will be "substantial." The Irvine maker of paper organizers, planners and software said it has eliminated 30 jobs, including 14 management positions, since late last month as it continues to adjust to more inventory tightening by its major U.S. customers.
July 7, 1993 | MIMI KO
A local book publishing company has delivered nearly $23,000 worth of textbooks free to the La Habra City School District in an effort to form an "alliance for learning" that will promote the books and help the schools, officials said. The district had ordered $16,469 worth of English-as-a-second-language textbooks, but the owners of Ballard & Tighe Publishers, who live in La Habra, gave the district $39,000 worth of books.
September 9, 1991 | ANNE MICHAUD
When Jerry Jinnett and Linda Pinson were writing their first book, "Anatomy of a Business Plan," in 1985, they made a conscious decision to leave Jinnett's middle name off the cover. "I normally go by Jerry Ann," Jinnett said. They were afraid that a business book written by two women would not be taken seriously." In fact, people who read the name Jerry often assumed Jinnett is a man.
April 6, 1995 | MIMI KO
A new Spanish-language magazine being distributed across Orange County offers pages of how-to tips, health and legal columns, and features that highlight cultural diversity. Publisher Olga Lumsden said the goal of the monthly publication, titled CondorciTo, is to help Spanish-speaking families, especially recent immigrants from Latin American countries, gain knowledge and prosper here.
Robert L. Cashman, owner of the weekly Orange Independent newspaper, has agreed to purchase the Buena Park News and the Cypress-La Palma News from Southern California Community Newspapers for an undisclosed sum. Cashman said the deal involves a partnership agreement under which SCCN will continue to print and distribute the two free weeklies and Cashman will be responsible for the editorial and advertising operations.
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