VC Star outsources printing, puts HQ and printing plant up for sale

The Ventura County Star announced that it has outsourced the printing of its publication to the LA Times and also put its printing plant in Camarillo up for sale. Dozens more people have been laid off. It put its headquarters on the market late last year. They plan to relocate in the area. The Star has undergone shifts in its operations and publication over the years, as the industry and the Star itself have undergone changes in demand, revenue and ownership. The Star, which started publication as the Ventura Free Press in 1875, has merged or been acquired multiple times over the years. It’s currently a part of Gannett, which publishes USA Today and many others.

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5 Responses to VC Star outsources printing, puts HQ and printing plant up for sale

  1. Lou L May 14, 2017 at 6:41 am

    I echo the other readers. When we first moved to the area, the Camarillo Daily News was our primary source of local news and it was great! Then it became the Camarillo Star and, so far so good. Then when all the area “Star” newspapers became the Ventura County Star, things started going down-hill. Our “hometown” newpaper started to lean left and departed from its roots under Julius Gius. He meant well, and sure, it’s business, but local newspapers need to be more. I terminated my subscription in 2010 and started getting my news from the internet. When it was acquired by out-of-state mega-media Gannett, and went even further left, that’s when it was being referred to as the “Ventura County Red Star”. That was when I stopped reading the Star altogether (and my neighbors and friends were of the same viewpoint).

    I cheered when I opened my first copy of the Camarillo Acorn. It was what the early versions of the Star-Free Press was – our true “hometown” newspaper.

    This news is simply another death-rattle as the Star dies a slow death.

  2. RobinW May 8, 2017 at 9:01 am

    PJ – You read the story on Citizen’s Journal and thanked G-D for the ACORN?

    I would say thank you George Miller for producing the only publication that covers detailed news about Oxnard and surrounding cities thanks to his efforts and their team of excellent reporters!

  3. Ronald L. Lyons May 6, 2017 at 7:24 am

    When you don’t print what people want to read people won’t read or buy your publication. So bye-bye chronicle it was nice knowing you. They changed their name from the Thousand Oaks Chronicle to the Ventura County star but nothing seems to help. Basically they were mimicking the mainline left-thinking media and people are not interested in that sort of tripe anymore.

  4. PJ Burns May 5, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Cancelled my subscription 2 1/2 years ago, too liberal. Thank God for the Acorn.

  5. William Hicks May 5, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Over the years many people have been laid-off from The Ventura Star. Recently, many more have also been laid-off. My guess is that it’s a dying publication.


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