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U-T San Diego: $85M deal to combine U-T, LA Times


Purchase agreement signed today by Tribune Publishing; papers to remain separate brands

By Dan McSwain
May 7, 2015 – 4:01 p.m.

The owner of the Los Angeles Times has agreed to buy U-T San Diego, combining two of Southern California’s oldest and most recognizable media companies, executives announced Thursday.

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InlandPolitics: Newspaper decline continues


Saturday, December 6, 2014 – 11:00 a.m.

The sad steady decline in newspaper circulation continues to pressure publications nationwide, and in the Inland Empire.

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LATimes: Los Angeles Times sues O.C. Register alleging breach of contract

Aaron Kushner

The Los Angeles Times filed a lawsuit against the Orange County Register, owned by Aaron Kushner’s Freedom Communications, alleging breach of contract. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)

By Shan Li
October 14, 2014

The Los Angeles Times filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the Orange County Register, accusing the embattled newspaper of breach of contract and failure to pay more than $2 million in delivery fees.

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InlandPolitics: This and That!


Monday, July 21, 2014 – 09:30 a.m.

Here’s some news flowing across the transom Monday morning. In case you missed it!

Jerry Brown for President?

We’ll start off with this morning’s humor.

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LATimes: Deputies union ordered to pay L.A. Times in failed censorship suit


Corina Knoll
April 30, 2014, 7:50 p.m.

Months after it unsuccessfully sought to stop the Los Angeles Times from publishing information gleaned from officers’ personnel files, a union representing Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies has been ordered to pay the newspaper more than $41,000 in legal fees.

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LAObserved: Register arrives as Tribune undercuts the Times


By Kevin Roderick | April 14, 2014 1:10 AM

The Orange County Register on Sunday published a staff photo from this week’s new addition to the Los Angeles County newspaper scene — the LA Register, due Wednesday — and a story detailing some of the plans: 50-60 pages weekdays, 80-90 pages on Sundays, with Register sports coverage and a staff of 40 covering news in the Los Angeles area. The paper will be sold in 5,500 retail locations, the OCR story says, “including grocery and convenience stores and on news racks. The paper will cost $1.50 weekdays and $2 on weekends. Home delivery is expected to begin in May.” The story is outside the pay wall — as I have to assume LA coverage will be, at least at first.

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LATimes: Tribune newspaper unit to pay up to $275 million in spinoff


Tribune Publishing, which will own the L.A. Times and seven other newspapers, will pay a dividend of up to $275 million to parent Tribune Co. when it is spun off this year.

By Walter Hamilton and Jim Puzzanghera
April 11, 2014, 10:42 p.m.

Tribune Co.’s newspaper unit will pay a dividend of up to $275 million to its parent when it is spun off later this year, according to a government filing.

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LATimes: Unions protest any sale of Tribune papers to Koch brothers

By Chris Megerian
May 13, 2013, 7:11 p.m.

California unions are increasing their opposition to any sale of the Los Angeles Times and other Tribune Co. newspapers to the Koch brothers, urging the City Council to oppose such a deal and planning a protest for Tuesday.

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LATimes: Unions, lawmakers line up against Koch brothers

By Patrick McGreevy and Chris Megerian
May 8, 2013, 8:21 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — California legislative leaders and 10 public employee unions announced opposition Wednesday to any sale of the Los Angeles Times and other Tribune Co. newspapers to a pair of wealthy brothers who fund conservative causes throughout the country.

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NYTimes: An Effort to Thwart Sale of Papers to the Kochs

Published: May 8, 2013 104 Comments

LOS ANGELES — An effort by two conservative billionaires to take over The Los Angeles Times and seven other newspapers is setting off a firestorm of opposition here. Public employee unions, the leaders of the State Legislature and liberal advocacy groups are moving to block the sale, denouncing it as a threat to public workers and Democratic Party issues.

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HuffPost: If Koch Brothers Buy LA Times, Half of Staff May Quit (VIDEO)

By Kathleen Miles
Posted: 04/30/2013 7:03 am

At a Los Angeles Times in-house awards ceremony a week ago, columnist Steve Lopez addressed the elephant in the room.

Speaking to the entire staff, he said, “Raise your hand if you would quit if the paper was bought by Austin Beutner’s group.” No one raised their hands.

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NYTimes: Conservative Koch Brothers Turning Focus to Newspapers

Published: April 20, 2013 325 Comments

Three years ago, Charles and David Koch, the billionaire industrialists and supporters of libertarian causes, held a seminar of like-minded, wealthy political donors at the St. Regis Resort in Aspen, Colo. They laid out a three-pronged, 10-year strategy to shift the country toward a smaller government with less regulation and taxes.

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InlandPolitics Commentary: LATimes/USC polling becomes more laughable

Sunday, October 24, 2010 – 11:30 a.m.
Last Updated: October 24, 2010 – 03:30 p.m.

This weekend we were all treated to another LA Times/USC poll.

However, instead of being disgusted, I rolled on the floor laughing.

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LATimes: Union leader calls on L.A. teachers to boycott Times

A.J. Duffy objects to the paper’s analysis of the effectiveness of more than 6,000 elementary school teachers.

By Jason Song and Jason Felch, Los Angeles Times
August 15, 2010

The Los Angeles teachers union president said Sunday he was organizing a “massive boycott” of The Times after the newspaper began publishing a series of articles that uses student test scores to estimate the effectiveness of district teachers.

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Andrew Vanacore, AP Business Writer,
On Monday April 26, 2010, 1:19 pm EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Circulation continues to drop severely at U.S. newspapers, though the rate of decline slowed from the previous six-month reporting period.

Figures released Monday by the Audit Bureau of Circulations show average weekday circulation fell 8.7 percent in the six months that ended March 31, compared with the same period a year earlier. Sunday circulation fell 6.5 percent.

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