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January 17, 1994 | AMY HARMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 2012
The Los Angeles Times won Newspaper of the Year for 2011 among the state's largest daily newspapers and a total of 20 journalism awards as part of the annual Better Newspaper Contest, officials announced Saturday. The Times won first-place awards among newspapers with a circulation of 150,000 or more in the following categories: local government coverage, investigative reporting, sports, and arts and entertainment. The paper also received second prize for design and general excellence in the contest sponsored by the California Newspaper Publishers Assn., a nonprofit trade group.
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BUSINESS
March 14, 2006 | David Streitfeld, Times Staff Writer
The San Jose Mercury News, founded a year after California became a state, awoke Monday to an uncertain future, a victim of the very trends it had meticulously chronicled. The announcement by McClatchy Co. that it would sell the Mercury News and 11 other newspapers after the Sacramento-based company takes over Knight Ridder Inc. showed how the newspaper's prospects had plummeted.
BUSINESS
June 20, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
The San Jose Mercury News plans to cut its newsroom staff by about 17% next month as readers and advertising dollars migrate to the Internet. The newspaper plans to eliminate about 40 of the editorial department's 240 full-time positions beginning July 2, the paper's executive editor said. Management has not yet decided who will be laid off. No buyouts are being offered. The new round of cutbacks will be the third for the Mercury News newsroom since 2005.
NEWS
April 7, 2001 | From Associated Press
Two days before resigning as chairman and publisher of the San Jose Mercury News, Jay Harris woke in the middle of the night with a knot in his stomach and a lot on his mind. Only hours before, Harris and executives from the Mercury News had met with representatives from the newspaper's parent company, Knight-Ridder, to discuss a response to a sharp drop in the paper's advertising revenues.
SPORTS
February 20, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jose Canseco of the Oakland Athletics told the San Jose Mercury News that he will not report to training camp voluntarily next week as requested by management. He cannot be penalized for his decision no to report until the March 4 mandatory deadline.
MAGAZINE
April 2, 2006
From the San Jose Mercury News: A woman who defaced a traffic citation and refused to sign a second one written in its place changed her mind and finally complied when a supervising officer, who arrived on the scene and listened to her complaints, offered her a ride to jail.
BUSINESS
March 7, 2001
* Knight Ridder Inc.'s San Jose Mercury News said it will fire an undetermined number of workers because the slowdown in the Silicon Valley economy is cutting into its revenue from classified advertising. Publisher Jay Harris said the newspaper, which employs about 1,700 people, is reviewing all departments to see where cuts could be made through restructuring, and then the number of layoffs and departments will be determined. The company also is considering an early retirement program, he
BUSINESS
September 27, 2003
* Knight Ridder Inc. appointed Joseph Visci president and publisher of the San Jose Mercury News, replacing Joe Natoli, who is leaving to become publisher of the company's Philadelphia Inquirer. * Nissan Motor Co., Japan's third-largest automaker by sales, led a drop in the country's auto shares on investors' concern that a stronger yen against the dollar and rising oil prices would hurt profits.
NEWS
January 13, 1986
Assembly Speaker Willie Brown (D-San Francisco) has reversed a directive ordering his 45 Democratic colleagues to avoid professional dealings with a newspaper reporter who has been critical of Brown. Brown had issued the order against David Willman, a Sacramento correspondent for the San Jose Mercury News, at a private caucus meeting.
BUSINESS
December 5, 2006
* ValueClick Inc., a Westlake Village-based Internet advertising company, said it had acquired London-based Shopping.net for about $13.3 million. * The San Jose Mercury News and its union agreed tentatively on a two-year contract that reduces the number of job cuts to be made. The daily newspaper agreed to eliminate 27.5 full-time positions instead of the 69 positions originally slated to be cut.
BUSINESS
October 21, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The San Jose Mercury News plans to lay off as many as 101 employees over the next two months to cut costs and make up for declining advertising revenue, the paper said. The company will eliminate 41 newsroom positions -- about 15% of its editorial staff -- by Dec. 19, with the rest of the cuts coming from other departments. The job cuts in San Jose come after MediaNews Group Inc. acquired the Mercury News from McClatchy Co. in August.
BUSINESS
August 1, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Federal regulators cleared the way Monday for McClatchy Co. to sell four newspapers in a $1-billion deal that would establish MediaNews Group Inc. as the San Francisco Bay Area's largest newspaper publisher. The Justice Department removed a potential stumbling block by closing its antitrust investigation into the 3-month-old deal involving the San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times and Monterey Herald in Northern California and the St. Paul Pioneer Press in Minnesota.
BUSINESS
April 27, 2006 | Joseph Menn and James Rainey, Times Staff Writers
William Dean Singleton will acquire three California papers and one in Minnesota being sold by McClatchy Co. in a $1-billion deal that will dramatically expand his company's presence in the Bay Area and cement his position as the Golden State's biggest daily newspaper publisher. McClatchy said Wednesday that it would sell the San Jose Mercury News and Contra Costa Times to Singleton's privately held MediaNews Group Inc., and the Monterey County Herald and St. Paul, Minn.
MAGAZINE
April 2, 2006
From the San Jose Mercury News: A woman who defaced a traffic citation and refused to sign a second one written in its place changed her mind and finally complied when a supervising officer, who arrived on the scene and listened to her complaints, offered her a ride to jail.
BUSINESS
March 14, 2006 | David Streitfeld, Times Staff Writer
The San Jose Mercury News, founded a year after California became a state, awoke Monday to an uncertain future, a victim of the very trends it had meticulously chronicled. The announcement by McClatchy Co. that it would sell the Mercury News and 11 other newspapers after the Sacramento-based company takes over Knight Ridder Inc. showed how the newspaper's prospects had plummeted.
SPORTS
January 21, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Ron Turner, former offensive coordinator at Stanford, will be named coach at San Jose State, the San Jose Mercury News is reporting in today's editions. Turner, 38, spent three seasons (1985-87) as an assistant at USC and also spent time at Arizona, Northwestern, Pittsburgh and Texas A&M. Turner and Cal State Fullerton Coach Gene Murphy were the only two candidates interviewed.
SPORTS
October 30, 2005 | Pete Thomas, Times Staff Writer
Mike Downey of the Chicago Tribune is a sorry columnist. He's sorry, he writes, that "I didn't realize sooner that the 'WS05' patch on each World Series player's sleeve actually must have stood for 'White Sox '05.' " He's sorry that "up to now, Michael Jackson was the person most associated with white socks" and that "the National League never gets to win a World Series game or All-Star game anymore."
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