SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Developer Doug Manchester and radio executive John Lynch took ownership of The San Diego Union-Tribune Tuesday.
In a memo to employees, Manchester and Lynch said Mike Hodges, whose background is in digital media, will be the newspaper's president and chief operating officer.
Manchester is known for building the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel on San Diego's waterfront and his financial backing of a proposition that banned gay marriage. He and Lynch said one of their motivations for buying the newspaper was "to create a far reaching integrated media company, as well as a daily newspaper, second to none in this great country."
They said the newspaper should be owned by San Diegans.
"With this stewardship, comes a responsibility to provide a quality product and to be the moral compass of this community," the memo said.
Tuesday's newspaper masthead included the line "The World's Greatest Country & America's Finest City."
Lynch has started and owned several area radio stations and is the father of retired NFL All-Pro safety John Lynch Jr.
In the memo, the owners invited employees to a catered breakfast on Friday to share their goals and strategies.
A San Diego family is continuing their fight for justice for their son after his accused killer, a twice deported undocumented immigrant, fled to Mexico.
Amid an uptick of shootings across San Diego, on Thursday, community came together to discuss ways to stop gun violence in San Diego neighborhoods.
Crews dousing the smoldering remnants of a roughly 60-acre wildfire near Pala Casino had the burn area 100 percent contained Thursday night.
A terrifying scene played out in La Mesa earlier this week when an eighth grader was chased by a man with machetes on her way to school. The man accused – who allegedly had two machetes as he chased the 13-year-old girl – was shot by police and on Thursday was charged under unusual circumstances.
Imagine being at work, when suddenly your boss demands you stop what you're doing and take a break. In Thursday's Zevely Zone, Jeff's in the East Village with the San Diego Humane Society's first "kitten crash."
Beginning Thursday through July 4, 2018, U.S. veterans and up to three guests may enjoy free admission to SeaWorld San Diego as well as other SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment properties across the country. This new offer joins the ongoing Waves of Honor program that offers complimentary admission to any U.S. active duty military, activated or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman once per year, for the military personnel and as many as three direct dependents.
For four hours on Tuesday, a domestic violence suspect held police off with SWAT snipers positioned on rooftops in a Bay Terraces neighborhood. On Thursday, the man arrested answered to charges in court.
A furnace mishap at a South Bay funeral home briefly sent smoke from a crematorium into the air near the interchange of Interstate 5 and state Route 54 interchange Thursday, authorities reported.
Authorities say a couple from California and a man from southern Nevada man were among five people killed in a fiery three-vehicle crash on a remote highway northwest of Las Vegas.