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Bill introduced to restrict commercial email advertising advertising

This morning, Assembly member Ed Chau (D-Arcadia) introduced AB 2546 which would prohibit certain email advertising. The bill’s purpose is to “regulate the advertisers who use spam because they may obtain an unfair advantage over their competitors who engage in legitimate and lawful advertising practices.”...

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Program details finalized for Feb. 21 Governmental Affairs Day

Assemblyman Mark Stone, chair of the Assembly Judiciary Committee; and Senate Republican Leader Pat Bates (R-Laguna Niguel ) will be part of CNPA’s 21st Annual Governmental Affairs Day on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Don’t miss your opportunity to meet and interact...

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Gary Wortel joins CNPA Board

CNPA President Bill Johnson has appointed Gary Wortel to the CNPA Board of Directors. Wortel, president and publisher of The Sacramento Bee and regional publisher of McClatchy’s West region since April 2017, takes the board seat vacated by Tom Cullinan, The Fresno Bee, who retired...

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Committee selects board nominees

In accordance with Article VI, Section 4. of the CNPA Bylaws, the following report of the Nominating Committee, headed by 2017-18 Immediate Past-President Michelle Chantry, is submitted to all Active Members of the Association. Nominees for the 2018-19 officers and directors of the California News...

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Oceanside news building repurposed

The old Blade-Tribune newspaper building in Oceanside, built in 1936, is being refurbished to house a newspaper-themed restaurant, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. “A restoration of the building’s front facade uncovered the original sign that reads ‘Blade Tribune and News’ along with other details that...

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Tahoe Tribune covers Incline Village

Sierra Nevada Media Group’s Tahoe Daily Tribune distribution area now covers Incline Village, Nev., formerly served by its North Lake Tahoe Bonanza. “Ideally, this change will better position us as a lakewide resource,” Tribune Publisher Rob Galloway, pictured, told readers. “While we fully understand that...

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Santa Paula paper sold

Peggy Kelly will acquire the twice-weekly Santa Paula Times from Citrus Valley Publishing, owned by Publisher Debbie Johnson, the Ventura County Star reports. The purchase price was not disclosed. Kelly has been a reporter at the paper since its founding in 1993 and previously wrote...

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Jeffrey Johnson to head Hearst Newspapers

Jeffrey Johnson, CEO and publisher of Hearst’s San Francisco Chronicle since 2013, is now president of Hearst Newspapers, The Chronicle reports. He succeeds Mark E. Aldam, who becomes Hearst’s chief operating officer. Johnson’s replacement at The Chronicle is to be determined. Hearst Newspapers includes 24...

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