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June 18, 1995 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's Tuesday night in a quiet shopping center, and a college class in Macintosh desktop publishing has just gathered for its weekly meeting. Nothing unusual, except, perhaps, for the 84-year-old woman sitting at the end desk. After a lifetime of doing the unexpected, Ruth Newhall--matriarch of the Santa Clarita Valley town that bears her late husband's family name, and former editor of its hometown newspaper--is keeping to form by learning to produce newsletters on the computer.
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November 26, 2003 | Claudia Luther, Times Staff Writer
Ruth W. Newhall, the widow of legendary journalist Scott Newhall and a notable journalist in her own right, died Monday at a hospital in Berkeley. She was 93. Newhall died of apparent heart failure after a brief illness, according to her son Skip. She was the author of several nonfiction books, including works on Newhall Land & Farming Co. and the Folgers Coffee and Spreckels sugar companies.
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November 26, 2003 | Claudia Luther, Times Staff Writer
Ruth W. Newhall, the widow of legendary journalist Scott Newhall and a notable journalist in her own right, died Monday at a hospital in Berkeley. She was 93. Newhall died of apparent heart failure after a brief illness, according to her son Skip. She was the author of several nonfiction books, including works on Newhall Land & Farming Co. and the Folgers Coffee and Spreckels sugar companies.
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May 9, 1996 | JANE HULSE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If you or your mom are on the lookout for something a little different this Mother's Day, head for Piru and visit the elegant Victorian mansion that sits on a hillside overlooking this little town. It's a rare opportunity to see the lavishly ornate interior of the home of Ruth Newhall, widow of crusading newspaperman Scott Newhall, whose great-grandfather founded the communities of Newhall and Saugus. The three-story home will be open Sunday for tours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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May 9, 1996 | JANE HULSE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If you or your mom are on the lookout for something a little different this Mother's Day, head for Piru and visit the elegant Victorian mansion that sits on a hillside overlooking this little town. It's a rare opportunity to see the lavishly ornate interior of the home of Ruth Newhall, widow of crusading newspaperman Scott Newhall, whose great-grandfather founded the communities of Newhall and Saugus. The three-story home will be open Sunday for tours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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January 10, 1993 | JEFF PRUGH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In her 82 years, Ruth Waldo Newhall has lived a roller-coaster life--swerving with the changing times and often soaring ahead of them. She has worn a variety of hats--anti-Vietnam War activist, feminist before the term came into vogue, college instructor, community mover and shaker, journalist and author of several books. Her latest book is "A California Legend," a history of the Newhall Land & Farming Co.
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August 16, 1988 | MAYERENE BARKER and STEVE PADILLA, Times Staff Writers
The Newhall family will start a second newspaper in the Santa Clarita Valley to compete with the Newhall Signal, once again giving a voice to outspoken editors Scott and Ruth Newhall. Ruth Newhall, 78, who with her husband Scott, 74, and son Tony, 47, quit the Signal last week, said Monday that the new newspaper will begin publication in three or four weeks. She said the paper at first will be either weekly or semi-weekly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1995
In John Chandler's June 18 story "Plugging In," he focuses on 84-year-old Ruth Newhall and her attendance at college-level computer classes. While Ms. Newhall is certainly to be congratulated for her efforts, I am concerned that the article may prove misleading regarding the capabilities and computer involvement of other seniors. I have been teaching computer classes for three years. More than 75% of my students are over the age of 55, and it is not at all unusual for students over age 80 to take my courses.
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August 16, 1988 | STEVE PADILLA and MAYERENE BARKER, Times Staff Writers
A newspaper war is brewing in the Santa Clarita Valley and a legendary California editor and his wife, both in their 70s, are preparing to fire the first shot. Scott and Ruth Newhall, descendants of pioneer valley settlers, confirmed Monday that they plan to launch a weekly newspaper to compete with the Newhall Signal, the paper they edited for 25 years until their surprise resignations last week.
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September 7, 1988
The owner of the Newhall Signal sued Tony and Scott Newhall on Tuesday, charging them with breach of contract by starting a new paper, the Santa Clarita Valley Citizen, to compete with the Signal. The suit was filed on behalf of Newhall Newspapers and Morris Newspaper Corp. of Savannah, Ga., in Los Angeles Superior Court. The suit does not name Ruth Newhall, the Signal's former editor, who will edit the new paper scheduled to debut Sunday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1995
In John Chandler's June 18 story "Plugging In," he focuses on 84-year-old Ruth Newhall and her attendance at college-level computer classes. While Ms. Newhall is certainly to be congratulated for her efforts, I am concerned that the article may prove misleading regarding the capabilities and computer involvement of other seniors. I have been teaching computer classes for three years. More than 75% of my students are over the age of 55, and it is not at all unusual for students over age 80 to take my courses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1995 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a quiet shopping center in Thousand Oaks, a college class in Macintosh desktop publishing has just gathered for its weekly meeting. Nothing unusual except, perhaps, for the 84-year-old woman sitting at the end desk. After a lifetime of doing the unexpected, Ruth Newhall--matriarch of the Santa Clarita Valley town that bears her late husband's family name and former editor of the hometown newspaper--is keeping to form by learning to produce newsletters on the computer. Although older Americans remain the least likely adults to own or use a home computer, the ever-inquisitive Newhall has been jockeying with twenty- and thirty-something classmates looking to enhance their careers.
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June 18, 1995 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's Tuesday night in a quiet shopping center, and a college class in Macintosh desktop publishing has just gathered for its weekly meeting. Nothing unusual, except, perhaps, for the 84-year-old woman sitting at the end desk. After a lifetime of doing the unexpected, Ruth Newhall--matriarch of the Santa Clarita Valley town that bears her late husband's family name, and former editor of its hometown newspaper--is keeping to form by learning to produce newsletters on the computer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1993 | JEFF PRUGH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In her 82 years, Ruth Waldo Newhall has lived a roller-coaster life--swerving with the changing times and often soaring ahead of them. She has worn a variety of hats--anti-Vietnam War activist, feminist before the term came into vogue, college instructor, community mover and shaker, journalist and author of several books. Her latest book is "A California Legend," a history of the Newhall Land & Farming Co.
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April 10, 1991 | JANET BERGAMO
The Cook Mansion, also known as the Piru Mansion, is a historical landmark, but only the floor tiles, bricks and brownstone are more than 10 years old. After a fire destroyed the house in 1981, owners Ruth and Scott Newhall devoted themselves to a faithful reconstruction of the building. The project took almost three years to complete--as long as it took David C. Cook to build the original house more than 100 years ago.
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May 4, 1989 | STEVE PADILLA, Times Staff Writer
The Santa Clarita Valley Citizen, the maverick newspaper launched last September by a family of top editors who resigned from the Newhall Signal, ceased publication Wednesday, apparently ending the career of newspaper legend Scott Newhall. A front-page editorial announced that Wednesday's edition would be the paper's last. "This is a difficult, most painful decision," wrote Publisher Scott Newhall and his wife, Ruth, the Citizen's editor. The paper, launched Sept. 11, could not attract sufficient advertising or subscribers to remain solvent, they said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1991 | JANET BERGAMO
The Cook Mansion, also known as the Piru Mansion, is a historical landmark, but only the floor tiles, bricks and brownstone are more than 10 years old. After a fire destroyed the house in 1981, owners Ruth and Scott Newhall devoted themselves to a faithful reconstruction of the building. The project took almost three years to complete--as long as it took David C. Cook to build the original house more than 100 years ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1989 | STEVE PADILLA, Times Staff Writer
The Santa Clarita Valley Citizen, the maverick newspaper launched last September by a family of top editors who resigned from the Newhall Signal, ceased publication Wednesday, apparently ending the career of newspaper legend Scott Newhall. A front-page editorial announced that Wednesday's edition would be the paper's last. "This is a difficult, most painful decision," wrote Publisher Scott Newhall and his wife, Ruth, the Citizen's editor. The paper, launched Sept. 11, could not attract sufficient advertising or subscribers to remain solvent, they said.
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September 7, 1988
The owner of the Newhall Signal sued Tony and Scott Newhall on Tuesday, charging them with breach of contract by starting a new paper, the Santa Clarita Valley Citizen, to compete with the Signal. The suit was filed on behalf of Newhall Newspapers and Morris Newspaper Corp. of Savannah, Ga., in Los Angeles Superior Court. The suit does not name Ruth Newhall, the Signal's former editor, who will edit the new paper scheduled to debut Sunday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1988 | MAYERENE BARKER and STEVE PADILLA, Times Staff Writers
The Newhall family will start a second newspaper in the Santa Clarita Valley to compete with the Newhall Signal, once again giving a voice to outspoken editors Scott and Ruth Newhall. Ruth Newhall, 78, who with her husband Scott, 74, and son Tony, 47, quit the Signal last week, said Monday that the new newspaper will begin publication in three or four weeks. She said the paper at first will be either weekly or semi-weekly.
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