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May 22, 1999 | From Associated Press
It was a great twist on Haight-Ashbury hippie history--the house where drug-plagued rocker Janis Joplin once lived was being turned into a drug rehab center. Just one problem--she really lived in the house next door. The San Francisco Chronicle told the dramatic story Thursday, complete with corroboration from such '60s musical luminaries as Country Joe McDonald, who was Joplin's beau back then and briefly lived with her in the Lyon Street house--whichever one it was.
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February 15, 2007 | Joe Mozingo and Stuart Silverstein, Times Staff Writers
A defense attorney in the BALCO steroid scandal has admitted that he revealed secret grand jury testimony from Major League Baseball players to two San Francisco Chronicle reporters, ending a constitutional standoff between federal prosecutors and the press, and eliminating the threat of prison for the journalists.
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BUSINESS
December 22, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Chronicle Publishing Co. Selling Cable TV Unit: The privately held owner of the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper is putting its Western Communications division up for sale for about $750 million, the paper reported. Western claims more than 300,000 subscribers in South San Francisco, Concord, Monterey, Hemet and Ventura in California, Las Cruces in New Mexico and in Hawaii. Tele-Communications Inc., the largest U.S.
BUSINESS
February 2, 2007
The Hearst Corp. has recorded $330 million in losses in its investment in the San Francisco Chronicle and attempted to sell the newspaper to MediaNews Group Inc., according to court documents made public in a media antitrust case. Terms of the 2005 proposal were not revealed. MediaNews did not offer enough, so no deal was made.
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October 2, 1986
Chronicle Publishing of San Francisco said Wednesday it has agreed to buy Storer Communications' cable television operations in Agoura and Ventura County. Chronicle, the parent of the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper, said it will purchase Miami-based Storer's cable operations in Agoura, Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, Santa Paula, Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village, affecting 56,000 subscribers.
NEWS
March 28, 1990 | KEITH LOVE, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
The TV ad opens with California gubernatorial candidate Dianne Feinstein in a bold red suit, looking directly into the camera and challenging her Democratic opponent, John K. Van de Kamp, to run a positive campaign. But just in case he doesn't get the point, Feinstein's image is suddenly replaced by a 1950 photograph of Richard M. Nixon, who Feinstein says "smeared" his U.S. Senate opponent, Helen Gahagan Douglas.
NEWS
March 25, 2000 |
The Hearst Corp.'s sale of the San Francisco Examiner has not persuaded political consultant Clint Reilly to drop his antitrust suit against Hearst's purchase of the San Francisco Chronicle, Reilly's lawyer said. Reilly intends to seek a restraining order against the sale of the morning Chronicle on Monday unless he is persuaded that the Examiner's new owner has a fighting chance to restore newspaper competition to the city, attorney Joseph M. Alioto said.
NEWS
April 14, 1999 | From Associated Press
Someone, apparently a covert team of activists, got into news racks all over the Bay Area and wrapped thousands of San Francisco Chronicles with a four-page mock newspaper demanding freedom for a convicted killer. Printed in a style and typeface nearly identical to the Chronicle's, the "San Francisco Chomical" featured anti-death penalty articles, photographs of Mumia Abu-Jamal, graphics about racial bias in capital cases and an announcement of a Saturday march and rally to stop the execution.
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November 14, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A state judge issued a temporary restraining order against two AIDS activists who allegedly made threatening calls to San Francisco Chronicle staff members, including a bomb scare that forced employees to evacuate the newspaper building. Michael Petrelis and David Pasquarelli were forbidden from contacting Chronicle employees or coming within 300 yards of the paper's office or staff.
BUSINESS
July 26, 2005 | From Associated Press
The San Francisco Chronicle and a union representing about 900 of its employees have reached a tentative agreement on a new labor contract. The agreement avoids any immediate layoffs at the newspaper, but union leaders described it as a major setback because it called for so many concessions from workers.
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October 20, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The San Francisco Chronicle agreed to be held in contempt of court and pay perhaps hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines for refusing to assist a federal grand jury probing who leaked to its reporters the secret testimony of Barry Bonds and other athletes, according to a court filing. The government agreed to stay any fines pending the outcome of an appeal to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
BUSINESS
July 26, 2005 | From Associated Press
The San Francisco Chronicle and a union representing about 900 of its employees have reached a tentative agreement on a new labor contract. The agreement avoids any immediate layoffs at the newspaper, but union leaders described it as a major setback because it called for so many concessions from workers.
BUSINESS
December 18, 2004 | From Associated Press
The San Francisco Chronicle is switching publishers for the second time in 20 months, bringing in a hard-nosed executive who presided over a contentious newspaper labor strike in Detroit. Steven Falk left as the San Francisco paper's publisher Friday. He will be replaced Jan. 1 by Frank Vega, who runs the company that oversees the shared business operations of the Detroit Free Press and the Detroit News. Falk, 50, took over as Chronicle publisher in March 2003. Hearst Corp.
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November 14, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A state judge issued a temporary restraining order against two AIDS activists who allegedly made threatening calls to San Francisco Chronicle staff members, including a bomb scare that forced employees to evacuate the newspaper building. Michael Petrelis and David Pasquarelli were forbidden from contacting Chronicle employees or coming within 300 yards of the paper's office or staff.
NEWS
October 4, 2001 | MARIA ELENA FERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Franciscans are serious about their books. So serious that when the San Francisco Chronicle redesigned its Sunday paper in April and reconfigured its book review section, the Bay Area literati took to their pens, keyboards and phones. "How could you?" readers demanded. For years, they had found their book reviews inserted in tabloid form inside Datebook, the paper's popular arts and entertainment section.
NEWS
July 29, 2000 | From Associated Press
The Hearst Corp. completed its $660 million purchase of the rival San Francisco Chronicle on Friday and kept its promise to sell its venerable San Francisco Examiner to a local publisher of free papers. Hearst announced the changes in ownership a day after U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker ruled out antitrust questions in Hearst's purchase of the Chronicle.
BUSINESS
February 2, 2007
The Hearst Corp. has recorded $330 million in losses in its investment in the San Francisco Chronicle and attempted to sell the newspaper to MediaNews Group Inc., according to court documents made public in a media antitrust case. Terms of the 2005 proposal were not revealed. MediaNews did not offer enough, so no deal was made.
NEWS
April 4, 2000 | From Associated Press
Hearst Corp., blocked by a federal judge last week from completing its purchase of the San Francisco Chronicle, said Monday it would go to trial May 1 to fight an antitrust suit opposing the sale. U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker issued a temporary restraining order Friday against the $660-million sale and said he was concerned that it would lead to the collapse of Hearst's 120-year-old Examiner and the end of daily newspaper competition in San Francisco.
NEWS
May 20, 2000 | Associated Press
The San Francisco Examiner is a financial failure and its profit-sharing deal has harmed newspaper readers by holding back its larger partner, the Chronicle Publishing Co. said in legal filings Friday. The owners of the Chronicle, whose $660-million purchase by the Hearst Corp. has been challenged in a federal antitrust trial, urged U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker not to block the deal.
NEWS
May 13, 2000 | From Associated Press
Hearst Corp. CEO Frank Bennack Jr. testified Friday that he had no knowledge of an offer to give Mayor Willie Brown favorable editorials in the San Francisco Examiner in exchange for his support of Hearst's purchase of the rival Chronicle. "I was horrified," Bennack said. "If true, it is clearly outside and contrary to our policies . . . and Journalism 101."
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