Long Beach

District Weekly debuts

The DistrictA couple of LAO readers emailed to say they couldn't find today's premiere issue of The District Weekly anywhere around Long Beach. But apparently it came out, with strip club owner Jerry Westlund on the cover. The website was being refreshed into the evening — it had updated with the news of Kurt Vonnegut's death.

The staff page includes many OC Weekly alums, of course, as well as media consultant Michael Sigman:

Michael Sigman is also president of Major Songs, a music publishing company which owns the copyrights to many standards written by his late father Carl Sigman as well as new material by contemporary writers. He was a music critic to Record World magazine, a leading music industry weekly, from 1972 to 1982. A year later, he joined LA Weekly, the nationís largest alternative weekly, and was quickly made publisher, a job he held until 2002. During that time, he helped launch the monthly LA Style magazine and OC Weekly. Sigman graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude, with a BA in Philosophy, from Bucknell University in 1971, serves on several boards of directors, and works with the Wright Institute (a non-profit psychoanalytic institute which provides inexpensive long-term psychotherapy to the poor), Business for Social Responsibility, Campaign for a Landmine Free World and Peacetrees Vietnam. He lives in Los Angeles.

Previously:
Profiling the new pubs
New paper for Long Beach


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