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BackPage.com CEO arrested for Pimping; former Village Voice owners also charged


The Los Angeles Times has this blockbuster story Friday about the arrest of the CEO of BackPage.com on charges of pimping based on a 3-year investigation by California AG Kamala Harris.  Harris has criticized the website for profiting from the sex trafficking of adults and children. From the story: Carl Ferrer was taken into custody in Houston after arriving…

OC Weekly Bought by Gabacho Publisher from Newport Beach


I’m late getting to this, but a hearty congratulations to our friends at OC Weekly who were acquired last week by Duncan McIntosh, a publisher of Yachting and boating publications in Newport Beach.  Yes, the editors and writers from the Weekly can thank a wealthy gabacho to sign the front of their paychecks. Newspaper buy…

Register’s Chapter 11 should be no cause for Joy at OC Weekly

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Most everyone enjoyed that extra hour of sleep on Sunday morning but OC Weekly editor-in-chief Gustavo Arellano put out this story at 5:17 AM with much glee under the standing column of OC Register Death Watch.  From the piece: “Yesterday, multiple, trustworthy sources who requested anonymity told me the Register’s parent company planned to file…