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August 31, 1993
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said that "the ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." Regardless of the odds, the strength of the foe or how entrenched and imposing the barrier, Bob Maynard always stood unflinchingly tall for a free and objective press, journalistic and personal integrity, diversity in the workplace and above all protecting the interest of the "little guy." His place in history as a pioneer is secure, but the ultimate measure of his legacy will be defined by the willingness of his students, journalists, executives and others he touched through personal deeds to practice what he preached and by transmitting his ideals and principles to future generations.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1993
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said that "the ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." Regardless of the odds, the strength of the foe or how entrenched and imposing the barrier, Bob Maynard always stood unflinchingly tall for a free and objective press, journalistic and personal integrity, diversity in the workplace and above all protecting the interest of the "little guy." His place in history as a pioneer is secure, but the ultimate measure of his legacy will be defined by the willingness of his students, journalists, executives and others he touched through personal deeds to practice what he preached and by transmitting his ideals and principles to future generations.
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NEWS
October 24, 1985
Robert C. Maynard, editor and publisher of the Oakland Tribune, will be honored as "Man of the Year" by alumni of Boys High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. The ceremony is scheduled Nov. 10 at Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City. Cocktails start at 5:30 p.m. Dinner is at 7. Information is available at (213) 461-3921.
BUSINESS
October 16, 1992 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After struggling for years to survive in a depressed local economy, Oakland Tribune Publisher Robert Maynard announced Thursday that he has agreed to sell key assets of the 118-year-old daily to a suburban newspaper chain controlled by William Dean Singleton. Although the Tribune will continue to publish, all 630 of its employees will be laid off and forced to apply for 250 new positions with Singleton's Alameda Newspaper Group.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
June 23, 1990 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a sign of profound disagreement over how to rescue the financially strapped Tribune of Oakland, a Los Angeles lawyer who owns 20% of the company abruptly resigned from its board on Friday. Attorney Paul R. Greenberg said in a brief statement that his resignation was prompted by disagreement with co-owner and Editor Robert C. Maynard over Maynard's management of the paper and his plans to revamp it.
BUSINESS
August 14, 1991 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a sign of hope for the financially beleaguered Oakland Tribune, Publisher Robert C. Maynard on Tuesday extended the deadline for closing the newspaper by 24 hours and said negotiations would continue "into the night" in the hope of resolving the paper's fiscal crisis. One Alameda County official said he believed that Maynard was close to striking a deal with Gannett Co., the Tribune's major creditor, to save the paper from bankruptcy.
BUSINESS
June 29, 1990 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One sultry evening last week at UC Berkeley's rustic Faculty Club, Robert C. Maynard held captive an audience of East Bay business and civic leaders with an impassioned plea for grass-roots help to save his newspaper. Earlier that day, the Tribune had announced drastic measures, including a staff reduction of more than 25%, designed to pare the Oakland paper's out-of-line costs and stave off bankruptcy.
BUSINESS
October 16, 1992 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After struggling for years to survive in a depressed local economy, Oakland Tribune Publisher Robert Maynard announced Thursday that he has agreed to sell key assets of the 118-year-old daily to a suburban newspaper chain controlled by William Dean Singleton. Although the Tribune will continue to publish, all 630 of its employees will be laid off and forced to apply for 250 new positions with Singleton's Alameda Newspaper Group.
BUSINESS
August 14, 1991 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a sign of hope for the financially beleaguered Oakland Tribune, Publisher Robert C. Maynard on Tuesday extended the deadline for closing the newspaper by 24 hours and said negotiations would continue "into the night" in the hope of resolving the paper's fiscal crisis. One Alameda County official said he believed that Maynard was close to striking a deal with Gannett Co., the Tribune's major creditor, to save the paper from bankruptcy.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
June 29, 1990 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One sultry evening last week at UC Berkeley's rustic Faculty Club, Robert C. Maynard held captive an audience of East Bay business and civic leaders with an impassioned plea for grass-roots help to save his newspaper. Earlier that day, the Tribune had announced drastic measures, including a staff reduction of more than 25%, designed to pare the Oakland paper's out-of-line costs and stave off bankruptcy.
BUSINESS
June 23, 1990 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a sign of profound disagreement over how to rescue the financially strapped Tribune of Oakland, a Los Angeles lawyer who owns 20% of the company abruptly resigned from its board on Friday. Attorney Paul R. Greenberg said in a brief statement that his resignation was prompted by disagreement with co-owner and Editor Robert C. Maynard over Maynard's management of the paper and his plans to revamp it.
NEWS
October 24, 1985
Robert C. Maynard, editor and publisher of the Oakland Tribune, will be honored as "Man of the Year" by alumni of Boys High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. The ceremony is scheduled Nov. 10 at Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City. Cocktails start at 5:30 p.m. Dinner is at 7. Information is available at (213) 461-3921.
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