Thursday, October 3, 2002
Metropolitan News-Enterprise Marks 25 Years Under Ownership of Grace Communications
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Twenty-five years ago today, Grace Communications, Inc. (GCI) published its first issue of the Metropolitan News, forerunner of the Metropolitan News-Enterprise.
The newspaper, which had been founded in 1945, was comprised then of news on Page One and little on the inside other than legal ads and court calendars.
The MetNews is now one of seven newspapers published by the Metropolitan News Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of GCI.
Other newspapers are the Los Angeles Bulletin, a p.m. daily covering business, government, and general news; the San Bernardino Bulletin, focusing primarily on law and the courts; Senior Spectrum, headquartered in Sacramento, and the Escondido News-Reporter, published in San Diego County, both of which are aimed at seniors; the Sacramento Bulletin which contains health news; and the Jurupa Valley Times, reporting on local events in Riverside County.
On Sept. 8, 1987, the Los Angeles Enterprise was acquired by GCI. Saturday marks 15 years since the hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court at which then-Judge Philip Saeta granted an order reflecting the merger of GCI’s two newspapers under the name, “Metropolitan News-Enterprise.”
Saturday also marks 57 years since the founding of the Metropolitan News. The Enterprise began in 1901.
On Sunday, Capitol News Service in Sacramento began its 10th year under the ownership of GCI. It was founded in 1947.
Grace Communications, Inc. is owned by MetNews co-publishers Jo-Ann and Roger Grace and their daughter, MNC general counsel Lisa Grace-Kellogg.
Copyright 2002, Metropolitan News Company