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.
Coming together to celebrate diversity was the message of a block party Friday night in North Park – which took on new meaning after the violence in Virginia.
Laguna Beach in Orange County is gearing up for a large anti-immigration rally this weekend and police are preparing for any trouble that may come out of the “America First” protest set for Sunday.
The brother of a Sinaloa cartel leader has been arrested at an Arizona border crossing, less than a month after his nephew surrendered to U.S. authorities.
A former high school football hero, who joined the marines and died serving our country, was laid to rest at Miramar National Cemetery.
For the first time, Medicare officials have posted online quality scores for some 3,800 hospice providers - including about two dozen in San Diego County.
Escondido police officials said Friday they won't recommend criminal charges against a male physical education teacher at San Pasqual High School being investigated after claims of an inappropriate incident with a female student.
The former assistant chief of staff of the U.S. Navy's Seventh Fleet admitted in federal court in San Diego Friday that he accepted bribes in the form of parties and prostitutes while sneaking proprietary information to foreign defense contractor Glenn "Fat Leonard" Francis and his Singapore-based firm, Glenn Defense Marine Asia.
One-hundred-fifty baskets of pink petunias hang from the light posts all over Aberdeen, Washington, watered regularly by residents trying to make their community feel alive again.