July 11, 1991 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1993 |
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.
July 1, 1991 |
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.
August 1, 1992 |
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.
January 24, 1993 |
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.
July 10, 1994 |
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.