Register Either Close or Extremely Close to Being Bought by Union-Tribune Publisher
The Santa Ana daily has been on the block for years, even before its owner, Freedom Communications of Irvine, declared bankruptcy and recently emerged from same.
John Lynch, publisher of the Union-Tribune, said during a Lions Club speech Wednesday that his company is in "final talks" to buy the Register, reports the North County Times.
But Doug Manchester, the San Diego paper's owner, says such talk is "premature," KPBS reporter Joanne Faryon tweeted.
Freedom isn't squawking.
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