How to stop Examiner delivery

For those trying to stop delivery of the Examiner, here’s an e-mail to the Poynter journalism site that might be helpful. The Examiner, owned by conservative billionaire Phil Anschutz, publishes editions in San Francisco, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. They’re all delivered the same way — drivers throw them on to the lawns and doorsteps of potential readers. The e-mail is in response to a story in the Baltimore alt-weekly City Paper about how residents are going to extremes to try

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Stopping Examiner delivery isn’t easy

The San Francisco Examiner has opened new editions in Washington and Balitimore, and residents in Balitmore are upset that they can’t stop the free tabloid from being thrown on their lawns, according to an alternative weekly in Baltimore, City Paper. Some residents have threatened lawsuits or pretended to cry when they called the newspaper in an attempt to stop delivery. Some have even put up signs (see photos). “One of the most difficult things we encountered — and this has

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Anschutz cashed in on Examiner archives

A lengthy LA Times profile of billionaire Phil Anschutz includes some previously undisclosed facts about his purchase of the San Francisco Examiner and the bitter San Mateo County Superior Court lawsuit he settled with the paper’s previous owner, Florence Fang. • Anschutz bought the paper in 2004 for $10.7 million, not the $20 million reported at the time by the Chronicle and others. • Anschutz has settled a lawsuit brought by Fang over the sale of the paper. In the suit,

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UC Berkeley gets Hearst Examiner archives

The vast archives of the San Francisco Examiner, a rich 130-year history of the Bay Area that the Hearst Corp. inexplicably gave away when it handed the newspaper to the Florence Fang family in 2000, are headed to the University of California, Berkeley’s Bancroft Library, University Librarian Thomas Leonard announced today (April 4). The Examiner has been published continuously since 1865. In 1887, William Randolph Hearst (pictured) became the “proprietor” of the Examiner, which his father accepted as payment for

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Examiner owner paid 20K ‘fee’ to lawmaker

Billionaire oilman Phil Anschutz (photo at right), owner of the Examiner, was the subject of a story Thursday in the Chronicle by Tom Chorneau about how he paid a $20,000 consulting fee to Sen. Kevin Murray, D-Los Angeles, one of the state’s most powerful lawmakers. The Chronicle says Anschutz gave Murray the money at a time when Murray was pushing legislation aimed at providing more taxpayer assistance in the construction of sports and entertainment venues. Anschutz, whose fortune stems from

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Examiner owner joins conservative conclave

The National Journal, which calls itself a nonpartisan source of Washington political news, reports on its blog today (Feb. 1) that SF Examiner owner Phil Anschutz was one of 140 conservatives who participated in a week-long, closed-door conference put on by a group called The Legacy, which raises money for candidates. “Members must profess their belief in God … champion small government, a strong national defense and the free-market system,” wrote Marc Ambinder of the National Journal. Legacy members agree

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