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October 28, 1992 | STEPHANIE STASSEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Scott Newhall, the colorful editor whose flamboyant brand of journalism helped shape a growing Santa Clarita Valley and resurrected a slumbering San Francisco Chronicle, died Monday at a Valencia hospital. The irreverent Newhall, who died at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital--a hospital founded by and named after his great-grandfather--was 78. He had been suffering from acute pancreatitis. Scion of the pioneer Newhalls, whose holdings included the Newhall Land & Farming Co.
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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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August 10, 1988 | MAYERENE BARKER, Times Staff Writer
Three members of the Newhall family resigned Tuesday from the Newhall Signal, at least temporarily silencing patriarch Scott Newhall, an editor legendary for his fulminating editorials and roistering life style. Newhall, chief editorial writer; his wife, Ruth, the editor; and son Tony, the publisher, all quit the Santa Clarita Valley newspaper, which serves an area once named for a pioneer ancestor, in a business dispute with the paper's owner.
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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 4, 1989
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 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 9, 1988 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, Times Staff Writer
A Superior Court judge Thursday prohibited the former publisher of the Newhall Signal from helping publish a new paper, the Santa Clarita Valley Citizen, until a hearing is held to determine if he violated an agreement not to compete with the Signal. The restraining order bars Tony Newhall, 47, from working on the Citizen, which is owned by his parents, Scott and Ruth Newhall. The twice-weekly paper is still scheduled to make its debut Sunday, Scott Newhall said.
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August 10, 1988
Citing philosophical differences with their publication's current owner, three members of the Newhall family--including crusty Scott Newhall, a journalistic legend in California--resigned Tuesday from Newhall Signal newspaper in the Santa Clarita Valley.
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September 12, 1988 | CLAUDIA PUIG, Times Staff Writer
For about six hours in the pre-dawn light Sunday an unlikely army of about two dozen newspaper-types drove the streets and highways of Santa Clarita Valley with one thing in mind. Their purpose was not to find a story, but to distribute 40,000 copies of a new community newspaper.
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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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August 11, 1988 | MAYERENE BARKER and STEVE PADILLA, Times Staff Writers
The abrupt resignation of the prominent Newhall family from the top three posts at the Newhall Signal this week was prompted by a dispute over stock ownership, the family and paper's parent company said Wednesday. Charles H. Morris, president of Morris Newspaper Corp., which owns the Signal, said the dispute stemmed from publisher Tony Newhall's desire to buy back 19.2% of the paper's stock, which he had sold to Morris five years ago.
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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 2, 1992 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It may sound cliched, but Scotty would have wanted it like this. So as a jazz band softly played "As Time Goes By," some 650 people gathered Sunday at Scott Newhall's Victorian mansion in Piru to remember the colorful newspaperman who died last Monday at age 78. They came to remember a man whose hands helped shape the Santa Clarita Valley from backwater to boom town, as owner and editor of the Newhall Signal and board member of the Newhall Land & Farming Co.
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October 28, 1992 | STEPHANIE STASSEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Scott Newhall, the colorful editor whose flamboyant brand of journalism helped shape a growing Santa Clarita Valley and resurrected a slumbering San Francisco Chronicle, died Monday at a Valencia hospital. The irreverent Newhall, who died at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital--a hospital founded by and named after his great-grandfather--was 78. He had been suffering from acute pancreatitis. Scion of the pioneer Newhalls, whose holdings included 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
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 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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October 29, 1988
Scheer's article on Quayle must give many readers the incentive to have a second look at the sordid manner by which Bush and Quayle hope to win this coming election, with the help of Spencer. The same Spencer, who was quoted by Newsweek, Aug. 29, as saying, "I think to get to Dukakis: You put a knife to his throat and keep it there for 60 days. He breaks, gets disoriented and reacts. If he does not break, he'll win."
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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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September 2, 1988 | MAYERENE BARKER, Times Staff Writer
The owner of the Newhall Signal has threatened to sue three members of the Newhall family who quit top posts at the newspaper last month, accusing them of raiding the Signal of key employees and advertisers in their effort to start a competing publication. In a letter dated Tuesday, an attorney for the Signal accused all three Newhalls of breaching contracts not to compete with the newspaper.
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September 12, 1988 | CLAUDIA PUIG, Times Staff Writer
For about six hours in the pre-dawn light Sunday an unlikely army of about two dozen newspaper-types drove the streets and highways of Santa Clarita Valley with one thing in mind. Their purpose was not to find a story, but to distribute 40,000 copies of a new community newspaper.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1988 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, Times Staff Writer
A Superior Court judge Thursday prohibited the former publisher of the Newhall Signal from helping publish a new paper, the Santa Clarita Valley Citizen, until a hearing is held to determine if he violated an agreement not to compete with the Signal. The restraining order bars Tony Newhall, 47, from working on the Citizen, which is owned by his parents, Scott and Ruth Newhall. The twice-weekly paper is still scheduled to make its debut Sunday, Scott Newhall said.
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