Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong begins new era for L.A. Times
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Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong begins new era for Los Angeles Times

Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, foreground, in the Los Angeles Times newsroom Monday. He has taken the title of executive chairman of The Times and California Times, the new corporate moniker for the group of publications that he acquired. Behind him are Chris Argentieri, left, currently the general manager of The Times who will become chief operating officer of California Times, and Norman Pearlstine, who has been named executive editor of The Times. 

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Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, the L.A. Times’ new owner; Chris Argentieri, who will become COO of publication group California Times, and Norman Pearlstine, executive editor of The Times, conduct a town hall meeting Monday.

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Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, right, addresses the staff of The Times during a town hall meeting in the newsroom. 

 (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

Norman Pearlstine, named executive editor of the Los Angeles Times, addresses the staff during a town hall meeting Monday in the newsroom. 

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Kimi Yoshino, left, business editor for the Los Angeles Times, greets Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong in the newsroom Monday after Soon-Shiong talked to the staff. With them is Scott Kraft, a Times deputy managing editor. 

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