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Calif. newspaper’s new owner tries bucking trend

Mass. investor expands staff, print edition

SANTA ANA, Calif. — New and expanded sections to cover business, automobiles, and food. A nearly fivefold increase in community news pages and more investigative reporting. Even daily color comics.

It feels like a throwback to an earlier era at the Orange County Register, where a first-time newspaper owner is defying conventional wisdom by spending heavily to expand the printed edition and playing down digital formats.

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