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November 16, 1997
It's no coincidence that Ruth Ko's new $1.5-million headquarters is visible from the Corona del Mar Freeway where her readers--the wealthy and those who wish they were--can spot the Orange Coast Magazine sign as they hum along in their luxury cars. Inside the block-long building, Ko's second-story office is clean and spare, still awaiting new furniture and tasteful touches expected from the publisher of Orange County's thickest and slickest magazine.
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November 16, 1997
It's no coincidence that Ruth Ko's new $1.5-million headquarters is visible from the Corona del Mar Freeway where her readers--the wealthy and those who wish they were--can spot the Orange Coast Magazine sign as they hum along in their luxury cars. Inside the block-long building, Ko's second-story office is clean and spare, still awaiting new furniture and tasteful touches expected from the publisher of Orange County's thickest and slickest magazine.
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BUSINESS
March 5, 1992 | JAMES M. GOMEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The publisher of Orange Coast Magazine has purchased the publication from the previous owner, a former real estate developer whose financial problems had forced him to file for personal Chapter 11 reorganization. Ruth Ko, who has managed the trendy magazine for the past seven years, won approval to buy out partner Wayne Stewart's stake in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The sale was approved Tuesday by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge John Ryan. "It's very exciting," Ko said Wednesday.
BUSINESS
March 5, 1992 | JAMES M. GOMEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The publisher of Orange Coast Magazine has purchased the publication from the previous owner, a former real estate developer whose financial problems had forced him to file for personal Chapter 11 reorganization. Ruth Ko, who has managed the trendy magazine for the past seven years, won approval to buy out partner Wayne Stewart's stake in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The sale was approved Tuesday by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge John Ryan. "It's very exciting," Ko said Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS
The National Assn. of Women Business Owners on Friday honored women from more than 30 Orange County businesses, schools and nonprofit organizations for setting outstanding examples. Special awards went to Vicki Heston, vice chairwoman of Vicki Heston PDQ Staffing; Cynthia French, chief executive officer at Reprogran Inc.
BUSINESS
April 9, 1997 | Melinda Fulmer
Orange Coast magazine is getting some swankier digs. The chi-chi lifestyle magazine, headed by Ruth Ko, recently moved from its rented offices in a business park in Costa Mesa to a three-story office building in Newport Beach. Ko purchased the 14,705-square-foot office building on Birch Street for $1.5 million. It will house employees of both Orange Coast magazine and Orange County Woman, a magazine scheduled to debut next month. Melinda Fulmer covers real estate for The Times.
BUSINESS
October 29, 1997
Martin J. Smith said he's stepping down as editor of Orange Coast magazine by the end of the year to focus on his fiction writing. Smith, 41, editor of the 23-year-old lifestyle publication since April 1994, will continue as the magazine's editor-at-large. He is working on his third book, to follow the release last March of the suspense novel "Time Release" and another book due in June. Publisher Ruth Ko said she hopes to name Smith's successor within a few weeks.
BUSINESS
January 14, 1994 | Anne Michaud, Times staff writer
Orange Coast magazine promised that its January issue would depict a local personality with clothes off. But those who considered that a promise of nudity were too hasty, said the magazine's publisher, Ruth Ko. The new issue shows Carol Humphreys, society editor for the Orange County Register, with clothes off--but bathing suit on. In an accompanying article, Humphreys discusses such weighty topics as her favorite time of day. (It's sunset.
BUSINESS
December 18, 1999 | MARC BALLON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Less than three years after its first press run, Orange County Woman magazine is being discontinued. The publication, which had its debut in May 1997 as the first magazine geared toward local female entrepreneurs, apparently fell victim to Orange County's fiercely competitive free-media market, which includes OC Metro, OC Weekly, OC Golf, Coast Magazine and upstart OC Family, among others.
NEWS
June 2, 1993
Emma Jane Riley of Newport Beach says honest self-appraisal is the key to her 55-year marriage to Orange County Supervisor Thomas Riley. "There have been times when I wanted to walk out, slam the door and not look back," she says. "Tom wasn't the problem. It was my own reaction to what was happening around me and within me that needed to be addressed." The Rileys are two of 20 guest speakers slated to address a four-session Orange Coast College class next month.
BUSINESS
November 17, 1985 | CARLA LAZZARESCHI, Times Staff Writer
The Christmas edition of Orange Coast magazine, like many of its counterparts throughout the nation, is a special one: bigger than ever and crammed with a record amount of advertising. But this year, the 436-page holiday edition of Orange County's largest local monthly, is celebrating Christmas in an unusual way.
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