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Southland Publishing sold

Arizona-based Times Media Group has acquired Southland Publishing, publisher of former CNPA Members L.A. Downtown News, Pasadena Weekly, The Argonaut, VC Reporter and San Diego City Beat, according to VC Reporter. “The Southland publications have always been special in their connection with the communities they...

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Want more classified insights?

You might have missed Janet DeGeorge’s “Classified Rescue” webinar hosted by Online Media Campus and offered FREE June 6 thanks to the California Press Foundation. To view the archive for free, email and ask for the CNPA-Member archive code. Want even more classified insights?...

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Peggy Pietrowicz is Sonora publisher

Peggy Pietrowicz is now publisher of The Union Democrat in Sonora, the just-sold newspaper reports. Pietrowicz, advertising director since early 2018, first joined the newspaper in 2004 as a classified sales rep. “I’m looking forward to getting to know the community on a different level,”...

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Newspapers must comply with new emergency wildfire smoke regulation

The Office of Administrative Law on Monday approved CalOSHA’s emergency wildfire smoke protection regulation, which requires employers to take steps to protect employees from wildfire smoke, including providing respirators in some circumstances. Because regulations were adopted on an emergency basis they took effect immediately upon...

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Judge orders Bryan Carmody warrant unsealed

Superior Court Judge Rochelle East on July 18 quashed a warrant issued March 1 that targeted freelance videographer Bryan Carmody’s cellphone data. The judge said the San Francisco Police Department failed to disclose that Carmody was a credentialed Bay Area journalist and protected by the...

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Melissa Diaz Hernandez to editor in Idyllwild

Melissa Diaz Hernandez is the new editor of the Idyllwild Town Crier, Co-Publisher Becky Clark reports. The new editor is a former editor at the Valley Chronicle in Hemet. Becky and Jack Clark plan to continue as co-publishers but have stepped back from day-to-day operations.

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Larry Wakefield, 82

Larry Wakefield, former general manager of The Record Searchlight in Redding, died July 11, 2019, in Rancho Mirage, the newspaper reported. He was 82. Wakefield joined the newspaper in 1980 as business manager and later was promoted to general manager, a position he held until...

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‘Stop the Drop: Five Ways to Grow Your Obituary Category’

Obituaries and newspapers: Once, these two always went together, and this relationship provided publishers with a powerful traffic driver and an unbeatable revenue stream. But today’s readers face unique economic pressures, and they have new ideas about how to best announce and remember a death...

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