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September 23, 1999 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The owner of Stern Publishing, which includes L.A. Weekly, O.C. Weekly and other alternative publications, announced Wednesday that his empire of weekly newspapers is for sale. The chain, begun with the purchase of the Village Voice in New York City from Rupert Murdoch 14 years ago, now has more than 500 employees and annual revenues of more than $80 million. "I am extremely proud of this company, and confident of its future potential," owner Leonard Stern said.
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September 23, 1999 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The owner of Stern Publishing, which includes L.A. Weekly, O.C. Weekly and other alternative publications, announced Wednesday that his empire of weekly newspapers is for sale. The chain, begun with the purchase of the Village Voice in New York City from Rupert Murdoch 14 years ago, now has more than 500 employees and annual revenues of more than $80 million. "I am extremely proud of this company, and confident of its future potential," owner Leonard Stern said.
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January 6, 2000 | Bloomberg News
Stern Publishing, which owns the Village Voice in New York City along with other alternative newspapers that include the OC Weekly, said Wednesday that the company is being bought by a management group led by its president. Financial terms were not disclosed. The new company will be called Village Voice Media.
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May 23, 1995 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
OC Weekly, a new weekly tabloid, will make its debut in September, promising extensive coverage of Orange County's culture, politics and lifestyles. The weekly newspaper will be a sister publication to LA Weekly and the Village Voice in New York. The Los Angeles and New York papers are owned by New York-based Stern Publishing, a subsidiary of Harrison, N.J.-based Hartz Mountain Corp. The new tabloid is expected to compete against OC Metro, a weekly publication, as well as daily newspapers.
BUSINESS
September 23, 1999 | JOHN L. MITCHELL and MARC BALLON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The owner of OC Weekly, Orange County's prickly alternative paper, said Wednesday that the 4-year-old publication is for sale. New York-based Stern Publishing, which also owns LA Weekly, the Village Voice and four other alternative publications in major U.S. cities, is putting all of its weekly newspapers on the block because none of the owner's children wants to go into the media business.
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June 11, 1998 | PAUL COLFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
David Schneiderman was editor in chief and publisher of the Village Voice in 1986 when the iconoclastic weekly ran a front-page story introducing performance artist Karen Finley and her shockingly personal use of yams and sauerkraut. Even some of the paper's free-spirited staffers were uncomfortable with the piece. That was then. In late March, as publisher of the Voice and president of its parent company, Stern Publishing Inc.
NEWS
December 16, 1999 | PAUL COLFORD, NEWSDAY
Old money rarely wants to see its name in a newspaper. Memberships in exclusive clubs or seasonal addresses in such places as the tony Hamptons on Long Island and Seal Harbor, Maine, give the well-heeled all the pride of birth and portfolio that they need. Which is why a first novel snapped up during the Thanksgiving weekend by Warner Books in a deal worth nearly $1 million should be fascinating to read.
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August 2, 2000 | ROY RIVENBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a staff memo signed "Yours with terror, exhilaration and sorrow," LA Weekly editor Sue Horton announced she will resign in November to take a journalism fellowship and research a possible book about teenagers. No successor has been named. "I love this paper, and it's really wrenching to leave," Horton said Tuesday. "But 6 1/2 years is a long time to do this job." She said the resignation was announced this week to allow plenty of time to find a good replacement.
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August 29, 1996 | PAUL D. COLFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
College-bound students (and their parents) can amass a mini-library of new publications to aid them in the search. Money's September issue ($3.50) contains the magazine's 1997 college guide, including what it considers the 50 best values in New England and the mid-Atlantic region. Time has joined with the Princeton Review to bring out "The Best College for You," a $6 magazine-sized guide that went on sale this week.
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February 9, 1996 | PAUL D. COLFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Village Voice tried to throw a body blow this week in the battle among New York City's weekly publications by announcing that it will be available free of charge in Manhattan starting April 10. Leonard Stern, chairman of the Hartz Group, owns the Voice and also LA Weekly and OC Weekly--which are distributed free--through the Hartz subsidiary, Stern Publishing.
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April 25, 1996 | PAUL D. COLFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Village Voice, which now calls itself "The Newspaper That Can't Be Bought," is also a newspaper that can't be found. Since the weekly switched to free distribution in Manhattan two weeks ago--and more than doubled circulation in the borough, to 150,000--spot checks throughout Midtown have found many of the paper's new curbside boxes empty from Day One.
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