Register acquires OC freebies

The Orange County Register has purchased Churm Media, the publisher of OC Metro and OC Family. The move is perplexing, says Gustavo Arellano at OC Weekly.

I'm not trying to be mean--Churm Media namesake and publisher Steve Churm has always been nice to me--but I think the last relevant story OC Metro published was in 2003 (although they're not dumb over there--their monthly CEO centerfold idea is brilliant, and they were smart enough to put USC professor and one of our Best Of profiles, Jody Agius Vallejo, on their cover this spring).

The OC Weekly, by the way, will have a cover story tomorrow on what's going on at the Register under new owner Aaron Kushner.

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