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By   /   Friday, June 20th, 2008  /   Comments Off on Region

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For any person driving around downtown Ventura in the late 1990s, it was obvious who held the power of the press.

The Los Angeles Times’ Ventura County bureau dominated the Poinsettia City’s low-rise landscape, leaving no doubt about the daily newspaper’s desire to claim regional fealty over one of its outer domains.
Just a mile or so away, the Ventura County Star, under Publisher John Wilcox, was in the process of gobbling up every one of the dailies in the county, consolidating local news in a profitable package.

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