Doug Manchester to North County Times staff: Don’t shiv business owners

North County Times reporter Bradley Fikes wrote the passage below to clarify a Voice of San Diego post about his coverage of new Times owner Doug Manchester’s newsroom talk. (“I know, I’m on a high wire without a net,” writes Fikes. “But I’m covering this story as much as humanly possible like any other I’ve covered.”)

* What Doug Manchester told the North County Times staff (

Meanwhile, some people who don’t care for Manchester’s right-leaning U-T San Diego are hoping the Los Angeles Times returns to San Diego. They’re approaching 200 “Likes” on Facebook.

* From 1992: Los Angeles Times pulls back from San Diego (