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January 16, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
20 Southland Community Newspapers Close: Southern California Community Newspapers ceased publishing more than 20 of its papers, including the South Gate Press, the Alhambra Post-Advocate and the Buena Park News, and laid off dozens of staffers. Remaining open is the chain's Northeast Newspapers subsidiary, which publishes under eight mastheads and includes the South Pasadena Journal and the Eastside Journal.
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March 25, 1993 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For 101 years it chronicled the comings and goings in its town. Births, deaths, Lion's Club meetings, Little League scores. The Alhambra Post-Advocate was witness to just about everything that went on. But there were few witnesses on hand Wednesday to mark the end as the Post-Advocate and 19 other community newspapers from San Gabriel to Cerritos unceremoniously disappeared beneath an auctioneer's hammer.
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July 11, 1991 | AMY LOUISE KAZMIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a young boy growing up in the city of Orange, Oran Asa dreamed of becoming "the greatest sportswriter in the world." But when he graduated from Occidental College in 1935--at the height of the Great Depression--there were few openings for aspiring sportswriters. With no other prospects, Asa accepted a $100-a-month job cleaning the offices of the Highland Park News-Herald. He didn't intend to stay long; just until the economy improved and he could find another job.
BUSINESS
January 16, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
20 Southland Community Newspapers Close: Southern California Community Newspapers ceased publishing more than 20 of its papers, including the South Gate Press, the Alhambra Post-Advocate and the Buena Park News, and laid off dozens of staffers. Remaining open is the chain's Northeast Newspapers subsidiary, which publishes under eight mastheads and includes the South Pasadena Journal and the Eastside Journal.
BUSINESS
March 2, 1990 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert L. Cashman, owner of the weekly Orange Independent newspaper, has agreed to purchase the Buena Park News and the Cypress-La Palma News from Southern California Community Newspapers for an undisclosed sum. Cashman said the deal involves a partnership agreement under which SCCN will continue to print and distribute the two free weeklies and Cashman will be responsible for the editorial and advertising operations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1993 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For 101 years it chronicled the comings and goings in its town. Births, deaths, Lion's Club meetings, Little League scores. The Alhambra Post-Advocate was witness to just about everything that went on. But there were few witnesses on hand Wednesday to mark the end as the Post-Advocate and 19 other community newspapers from San Gabriel to Cerritos unceremoniously disappeared beneath an auctioneer's hammer.
BUSINESS
July 1, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Los Angeles Newspaper Chain Sold: Northeast Newspapers, which has eight community publications, has been sold to Community Media Enterprises. Northeast Newspapers include the Highland Park News Herald & Journal, Eagle Rock Sentinel, Mount Washington Star-News, Lincoln Heights Star-Review, Lincoln Heights Bulletin News, South Pasadena Journal, El Sereno Star, Eastide Journal and Belvedere Citizen. CME also owns Southern California Community Newspapers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
BUSINESS
August 1, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Freedom Newspapers Buys Fullerton Weekly: Freedom Newspapers Inc., publisher of the Orange County Register, said Friday that it has purchased the Fullerton News Tribune. The sale price was not disclosed. Freedom said the Fullerton weekly will be published through its Golden West Publishing division and will join its network of seven community weeklies in northern Orange County.
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January 24, 1993 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
The takeover last week of Southern California Community Newspapers by its creditors will not immediately affect the operations of nine Eastside community newspapers in the chain. The remaining 40 employees will continue to publish papers in the Northeast Newspapers subsidiary, including the Belvedere Citizen/Eastside Journal, Lincoln Heights Bulletin-News and the El Sereno Star.
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July 10, 1994 | MARY HELEN BERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Through an unusual combination of government support, community pressure and business maneuvers, the presses are ready to roll again on four weekly Southeast papers that folded 18 months ago. The papers, scheduled to hit the streets Thursday, will be published by the Los Angeles-based Wave Newspaper Group, which entered into a joint operating agreement between California's two largest community newspapers in March, said Publisher Ric Trent.
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July 11, 1991 | AMY LOUISE KAZMIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a young boy growing up in the city of Orange, Oran Asa dreamed of becoming "the greatest sportswriter in the world." But when he graduated from Occidental College in 1935--at the height of the Great Depression--there were few openings for aspiring sportswriters. With no other prospects, Asa accepted a $100-a-month job cleaning the offices of the Highland Park News-Herald. He didn't intend to stay long; just until the economy improved and he could find another job.
BUSINESS
March 2, 1990 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert L. Cashman, owner of the weekly Orange Independent newspaper, has agreed to purchase the Buena Park News and the Cypress-La Palma News from Southern California Community Newspapers for an undisclosed sum. Cashman said the deal involves a partnership agreement under which SCCN will continue to print and distribute the two free weeklies and Cashman will be responsible for the editorial and advertising operations.
BUSINESS
September 21, 1996 | PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Toronto-based Thomson Corp. said Friday that it is selling the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the Pasadena Star-News and a sister daily paper in Whittier to Denver media mogul William Dean Singleton--six years after Singleton sold the Star-News to Thomson. The 57,500-circulation Tribune, based in West Covina, the 42,500-circulation Star-News and the 19,000-circulation Whittier Daily News are to be sold to Singleton's Denver-based MediaNews Group, which also owns the Denver Post.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1991 | JANET RAE-DUPREE and staff reports
BOTTLE BATTLE: To drink or not to drink. That is the question at the California National Guard Armory in Manhattan Beach. A city ban on alcohol at large private parties at the armory--enacted two years ago because of neighborhood complaints about rowdy behavior--is being challenged by the National Guard, which argues that city law doesn't apply to the state agency. But City Atty.
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