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Sonoma County Gazette sold

Sonoma Media Investments has acquired the monthly Sonoma County Gazette from Vesta Copestakes, its publisher and owner, The Press Democrat in Santa Rosa reports. The Forestville-based Gazette publishes 72 pages monthly with content iwritten by readers who have knowledge and/or expertise in the subject matter...

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CNPA debuts

From the Winter 2020 edition of California Publisher CNPA’s governmental affairs staff recently viewed a tweet from non-CNPA member Willits Weekly in which it announced the newspaper had suspended its Jan. 9 edition “due to AB 5.” Assembly Bill 5 (Gonzalez) became effective Jan. 1,...

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EdSource is digital applicant

EdSource has applied to be a CNPA Digital News member. Louis Freedberg is executive director of the Oakland-based site, which it says “works to engage Californians on key education challenges with the goal of enhancing learning success.” EdSource was founded in 1977. Until confirmation by...

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Capital & Main is digital applicant

Capital & Main has applied to be a CNPA Digital News member. Danny Feingold is publisher of the Los Angeles-based founded in 2013. Its website bills it as “an award-winning nonprofit publication that reports from California on the most pressing economic, environmental and social issues...

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Last call for next week’s CapCon 2020

If you have not booked your spot for CapCon, Jan. 27-29 at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel in Sacramento, do not delay. You may view the program, which is a pullout in the new issue of California Publisher. Participation by your key people is crucial to...

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The Epoch Times is weekly applicant

The Epoch Times has applied to be a CNPA Active Weekly member. Stephen Gregory is publisher of the El Monte-based newspaper, founded in 2004. Its website bills it as “the fastest-growing independent news media in America. We are nonpartisan and dedicated to truthful reporting. …...

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Comstock’s Magazine is monthly applicant

Comstock’s Magazine has applied to be a CNPA Active Monthly member. Winnie Comstock-Carlson is publisher of the Sacramento-based magazine, founded in 1989. Comstock’s website calls it “the premier monthly business publication in California’s Capital Region. Serving Sacramento and the nine surrounding counties for 30 years,...

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‘Time Management Tips of Media Sales Superstars’

Online Media Campus webinars are free of charge to all CNPA Members, thanks to a grant from the California Press Foundation. Here’s what’s coming up: Where did the day go? This is a question we all ask. Ad sales expert Ryan Dohrn will share his...

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