August 19, 1993 |
Robert C. Maynard, a high school dropout who rose to become editor of the Oakland Tribune and the only African-American ever to own a major metropolitan newspaper, has died after a long fight with cancer, friends said Wednesday. He was 56. Maynard, who was found to have prostate cancer in 1988 and who underwent several rounds of radiation treatment, died Tuesday night at his home in the Oakland hills, a family spokesman said.
June 6, 1993 |
America's schools do not work. So many political and social goals have been loaded on their shoulders that their ability to instill and inspire practical skills, moral values and intellectual substance seems to be in steady decline. There has been one important exception, however: higher education. Yet in recent years crises over budget and curricula such as those in the UC and Cal State systems put even the continued excellence of these institutions at risk.
October 16, 1992 |
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.
June 29, 1990 |
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.
December 24, 1989 |
Robert Maynard Hutchins was one of those larger-than-life men of vision about whom Americans like to boast in retrospect, but who in life receive more than their share of misunderstanding, criticism and indeed vituperation from their fellow-citizens. Hutchins, to be sure, gave at least as good as he got. His long and extraordinarily distinguished career as one of America's great educators began at age 24 as secretary of the Yale Corp.
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.