Author: VC Reporter


TEMPE, AZ – Times Media Group, the fast-growing publisher of more than 15 Arizona publications and websites, today announced the acquisition of Southland Publishing, the Southern California-based publisher of several newsweeklies, magazine and digital media properties with a combined monthly circulation of more than one million readers and Web visitors.   Steve Strickbine, President of Times Media Group, which owns the Pulitzer-Prize-winning East Valley Tribune, the award-winning Scottsdale Progress and 13 other Valley media platforms, called the Southland purchase a strategic expansion step into Southern California, further increasing the reach of TMG’s successful community news operation.   “Our primary...

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LIFE, LIVED | Carla “Desiree” Diana Lautman 1964-2019

Carla “Desiree” Diana Lautman, age 55, was born on March 13, 1964, in Glendale, California, the daughter of Joseph Lautman, originally from Hungary, and Wilhelmina Van Halm Lautman from Holland (both deceased). She grew up in Simi Valley, then moved to Ventura and lived there for the last 30 years of her life. Carla is survived by four siblings: three brothers, Joseph William Lautman, Brian Mark Lautman and Dean Edward Lautman; and her sister, Evelyn Johanna Harvey, with her husband, Nathan Harvey, and their two children Bo Warren Harvey and “Addie” Addison Katelina Harvey.  When Carla was in her...

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State audit of CSU misguided and mistaken

The California State University is the nation’s largest four-year public university system, and it produces more than half the state’s bachelor’s degrees, sending 126,000 job-ready graduates into the workforce annually. CSU has the most ethnically, economically and academically diverse student body in the nation, and more than half its graduates are the first in their families to earn a degree. By creating opportunity and social mobility, the 23 CSU campuses are the largest source of California’s diverse workforce. It’s hard to overstate the importance of having a world-class higher education system to spark the industries that make California’s economy...

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“Out” LGBTQ leaders ease struggle for others

The 2019 LGBTQ pride celebration taking place worldwide during the month of June is a time to reflect on just far we have come as a community. Ten years ago, I left the United Way network to work for Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization. For me it was personal. The passing of Proposition 8 just a year prior to that prohibited marriage equality inspired me to bring my experience full circle and fight for my own civil rights. This annual celebration has grown beyond gay pride parades in its importance as an opportunity to...

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Thinking about resilience

We feel angry at the injustice. The anger may energize us, and it can feel a whole lot better than depression. We’re all faced with challenges that test us — a critical boss or co-worker, a disappointing job outcome, a failed relationship. Is it true that what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger? Maybe.  But not always. I’ve spent the past two decades researching predictors of resilience — the factors that can maximize our chances of bouncing back from stressful circumstances, and maybe even becoming stronger from them — and I have found that how we think about what...

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