Monthly Archives: February 2008

Local, local, local not the answer for the newspaper business

According to the LA Times, “If Zell’s point is that the real money is in local news, the recent experience of the Daily News, the Orange County Register and the regional dailies ringing the Bay Area — all more locally … Continue reading

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What’s a few billion among friends

From sister-paper San Jose Mercury, an explanation of how a previously reported $14.5 billion was the state’s projected budget deficit through the end of the next fiscal year, June ’09, became an $8 billion deficit. “A couple of weeks back, … Continue reading

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“YouFace, these things, everybody seems to be looking at them.

But newspapers are so boring. How can you read a newspaper that starts with a 51-word lead sentence? Theyre trying to prove they went to college,” according to Jimmy Breslin, a bullrushing reporter (he hates the word journalist). YouFace is … Continue reading

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Pomona, LA Times, Foothill Cities and Nell Soto

The Times wrote an editorial about the woman found in the van story. While understandable, publius wonders: “Of all the things for the Los Angeles Times to start talking about regarding Pomona (What about the fact that the city and … Continue reading

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City on brink of bankruptcy

Vallejo “currently has a $135 million liability for the present value of retiree benefits already earned by active and retired employees and an additional $6 million a year as employees continue to vest and earn this future benefit, Tanner said.” … Continue reading

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Norma Torres and Pomona police

Torres and Police Chief Joe Romero have had battles in the past, but it seemed quiet until this. A Covina woman was found died in a van at a Pomona courthouse Friday. Cops found the van, and called the family. … Continue reading

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Local reporter to be on Which Way LA, talking about beef recall

Rod Leveque, who broke this story and is a court reporter for the Daily Bulletin, will be on Warren Olney’s show at 7 p.m tonight, talking about the beef recall connected to a Chino slaughterhouse. UPDATE:Here’s the podcast. One thing … Continue reading

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Assemblyman Eng to announce this morning legislation somehow connected to Oxnard killing

According to a press release: Assemblymember Mike Eng, D-Monterey Park, Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Hate Crimes, and civil rights organizations such as Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Lambda Legal, Project 10, and Transgender Law Center will be … Continue reading

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Unrest over republication of Prophet Muhammad cartoons in Denmark

NYTimes: “At least 17 Danish newspapers published a cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad wearing a bomb as a turban, a day after the arrest of three men accused of plotting to kill the man who drew the cartoon.” The republished … Continue reading

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Primrose demands; Monrovia stalls

I imagine it’s not as clear cut as that. According to the Primrose blog, the city promised signs to slow down traffic, but some residents apparently were cool on the idea. Most though want it.

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