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Posts Tagged ‘Trish Barr’

UT San Diego CEO: Talks with OC Register in Final Stages

It’s been mentioned in recent months as a logical possibility. Now, according to a dispatch in the San Diego Reader (and several other reports), the notion of UT San Diego taking over the Orange County Register has moved to the reality stage.

Per Don Bauder’s blog post:

John Lynch, chief executive of the UT, told the Downtown Lions in a Power Point presentation May 8 that the UT is in final talks to purchase the Orange County Register, Coast Magazine, and 24 local newspapers in Orange County.

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San Diego Society Columnist Bequeaths Journalistic Thanks

Burl Stiff, the retired San Diego Union-Tribune society columnist who passed away May 20th at age 83, was one of the last remaining vestiges of the pre-Internet version of the profession. He began covering the city’s high society circles in 1976.

The celebs written up by Stiff generally behaved with more class than many of today’s reality TV soaked attention seekers. So it’s delightful to hear, via an item in the San Diego Reader, that the departed boldface chronicler shared some final in-kind sentiments in his will:

Stiff left $10,000 to Trish Barr, who had been his editor at Union-Tribune. “I adored him. He was my confidante. I was surprised and thrilled to be one of his heirs,” says Barr…

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