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California has a new daily newspaper - sort of.

The San Diego Union-Tribune, which was recently acquired by local hotelier Doug Manchester, became "U-T San Diego" Tuesday, a name change that also affected its website.

As the newspaper's employees adjust to a new name, they also must adjust to new management decrees that they must dress in "sharp business attire" - a major change for those who live and work in a city known for its casual lifestyle - and must work a regular schedule of 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with an hour for lunch. That translates into a 40-hour work week, rather than the 371/2 hours that had been standard.

Manchester purchased the newspaper from Platinum Equity, an investment firm, which had acquired it in 2009 from David Copley, the last in a long string of Copley family owners.

The Union-Tribune and its Copley News Service once had as many as five reporters covering the state Capitol but the new U-T San Diego has just one, Michael Gardner.


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