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October 18, 1989 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thirty-one weekly newspapers in Orange County and the San Gabriel Valley were put up for sale Tuesday by Media General Inc., the Richmond, Va.-based media conglomerate that last year fended off a bitter hostile takeover attempt by Hollywood producer Burt Sugarman. Media General said it was selling the community newspapers because they were geographically too far from the company's base in the Southeast and strategically too far from the firm's focus on daily newspapers.
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October 18, 1989 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thirty-one weekly newspapers in Orange County and the San Gabriel Valley were put up for sale Tuesday by Media General Inc., the Richmond, Va.-based media conglomerate that last year fended off a bitter hostile takeover attempt by Hollywood producer Burt Sugarman. Media General said it was selling the community newspapers because they were geographically too far from the company's base in the Southeast and strategically too far from the firm's focus on daily newspapers.
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BUSINESS
May 15, 1998 | Associated Press
Ron Redfern has been named president and chief operating officer of the Orange County Register. Redfern, 51, succeeds John Schueler, who resigned last month to become publisher of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Redfern most recently was senior vice president of sales and marketing. He joined the Register in 1991 when the newspaper bought Golden West Publishing, a group of 23 weekly newspapers in Los Angeles and Orange counties, from Media General Inc.
BUSINESS
December 16, 1992 | ANNE MICHAUD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Howard Grothe, 74, is retiring from the senior advertising position at the Orange County Register, the newspaper said Tuesday. Grothe led the Register through three years--1988 to 1991--when the newspaper was No. 1 in North America in advertising linage, said Mike Lednovich, a spokesman for Freedom Newspapers Inc., parent of the Register. Linage is the number of printed lines on a page.
BUSINESS
May 10, 1990 | Jonathan Weber, Times staff writer
When Freedom Newspapers Inc. agreed to buy a group of weekly newspapers in Orange and Los Angeles counties for an estimated $20 million late last year, the deal was expected to close by the end of February. But soon March had past, and still Freedom had not reached a definitive agreement with the seller, Media General Inc. The contracts were finally signed April 8. Such a delay would hardly be worth noting, except for the reason behind it: concerns over environmental liability.
BUSINESS
August 10, 2000
* Dan Sawall has been appointed vice president, general merchandise manager of d.e.m.o. Stores, part of Anaheim-based Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. Previously, Sawall was vice president, general merchandise manager for Guess Stores and prior to that, was men's merchandise manager for Dillard's Department Stores. * Karlene Wells has been named account executive at BKD Design in Fountain Valley. She previously worked for two Minneapolis-based agencies.
BUSINESS
November 29, 1989 | JIM CARLTON and JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Freedom Newspapers Inc., owner of the Orange County Register, has agreed to purchase 30 suburban weekly newspapers in Los Angeles and Orange counties from Media General Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed, but the price is believed to be about $20 million. The chain, Golden West Publishing Inc.
BUSINESS
December 20, 1994 | DON LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A grocery workers union in Buena Park has filed a lawsuit against the owner of the Orange County Register, accusing the newspaper of breaching a contract by pulling an ad critical of Super Kmart. The United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 324 alleges in its suit, filed late Friday in Orange County Superior Court, that the Register canceled an agreement to run the union's ad this month in two of the newspaper's community weeklies, La Habra Star and Anaheim Hills News.
BUSINESS
November 25, 1989 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Freedom Newspapers Inc., owner of the Orange County Register, is among the bidders for a group of suburban weekly newspapers in Orange and Los Angeles counties that were put up for sale last month by Media General Inc. The chain, Golden West Publishing Inc., includes nine papers that are part of South Orange County News in Mission Viejo, as well as 22 weeklies in northern Orange County and the San Gabriel Valley that are part of City of Industry-based Highlander Publications.
BUSINESS
October 18, 1989 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thirty-one weekly newspapers in Orange County and the San Gabriel Valley were put up for sale Tuesday by Media General Inc., the Richmond, Va.-based media conglomerate that last year fended off a bitter hostile takeover attempt by Hollywood producer Burt Sugarman. Media General said it was selling the community newspapers because they were geographically too far from the company's base in the Southeast and strategically too far from the firm's focus on daily newspapers.
NEWS
May 5, 1988 | CRAIG QUINTANA, Times Staff Writer
As a candidate in the April election, Harry Stemrich wouldn't talk to the Azusa Herald. Now that he's on the City Council, he wants the city to stop doing business with the local paper. At Monday's council meeting, the first following his election, Stemrich blasted the weekly newspaper, claiming that it was biased against him and his allies, Mayor Eugene Moses and Councilman Tony Naranjo. All three were elected despite the newspaper's endorsement of their opponents.
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