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Brian Calle wants to turn LA Weekly into 'the cultural center' of the city

Brian Calle wants to turn LA Weekly into 'the cultural center' of the city

The financial backers of Semanal Media — the fledgling company buying LA Weekly from Voice Media Group — are still largely a mystery. But they have selected someone to manage the paper’s operations: Brian Calle, who on Thursday laid out an ambitious vision for the alternative newsweekly as the hub of the city’s culture.

Calle comes to the role from Southern California News Group, where he has served as opinion editor for the Orange County Register and 10 other daily newspapers. While running the Register’s historically libertarian editorial page, he described himself as a...

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