Press: Looking Good in California

The stylish comeback of the Orange County Register

No doubt about it, David Threshie once deserved your pity. When Threshie became publisher of the Orange County Register in 1979, he inherited a crotchety, shabbily written newspaper content to doze in the shadow of its bigcity neighbor, the Los Angeles Times. Its news columns were infected with the libertarian philosophy of its editorials (public schools were called "tax-supported schools"), and the biggest headlines were saved for crime and sex stories. A sympathetic nod should also have gone to Chris Anderson, whom Threshie picked as the paper's editor in 1980. A onetime disk jockey and former associate managing editor of the...

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