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Papa Doug Manchester Sells U-T San Diego to Tribune Publishing

May 12, 2015  |  By Staff Writer  |  💬No comments

Purchase agreement signed today by U-T San Diego and Tribune Publishing combines the U-T with the Los Angeles Times with both papers to remain separate brands San Diego, Calif. — Papa Doug Manchester, owner and publisher of U-T San Diego, has agreed to sell the multimedia enterprise to Tribune Publishing, owner of the Los Angeles… Read more »

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Manchester Financial Group Names Tom Voss as President of Manchester Hospitality Group

May 6, 2015  |  By Papa Doug  |  💬No comments

San Diego, Calif. — Tom Voss has been named as president of Manchester Hospitality Group, a subsidiary of Manchester Financial Group, reporting to MFG president and CEO, Richard Gibbons and “Papa” Doug Manchester, chairman of MFG, the parent company. Voss will work closely with the Manchester Financial Group’s executive team to identify investment opportunities and coordinate… Read more »

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The Grand Del Mar Sold to Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and a Northern California Investor

March 30, 2015  |  By Staff Writer  |  💬No comments

Papa Doug Manchester to retain a minority stake SAN DIEGO, CA – March 30, 2015 – Manchester Financial Group, headed by ‘Papa Doug’ Manchester, has announced a joint venture with luxury hotel operator Fairmont Hotels & Resorts to have Fairmont take over management of the Grand Del Mar. The deal will see Blum capital taking… Read more »

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Developer ‘Papa’ Doug Manchester Discusses Giving Back

February 28, 2015  |  By Staff Writer  |  💬No comments

Most San Diegans know “Papa” Doug Manchester as a successful real estate developer and now owner of U-T San Diego, but may not know that he is a major donor to nonprofits and charities. Manchester and his family have given more than $40 million over several decades to charities and institutions including University of San Diego, the Child Abuse Protection Foundation, the… Read more »

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2015 Patrons of the Prado’s Masterpiece Gala, in celebration of Balboa Park’s 100-year anniversary of the Panama-California International Exposition, to take place July 18, 2015

February 25, 2015  |  By Papa Doug  |  💬No comments

Papa Doug and Geniya Manchester to Serve as Presenting Sponsor and U-T San Diego as Media Sponsor  San Diego, CA – Patrons of the Prado’s Masterpiece Gala, in celebration of Balboa Park’s 100-year anniversary of the Panama-California International Exposition will take place on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion. This will be… Read more »

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