Emmis adds Orange Coast to magazine stable

Indianapolis Monthly publisher Emmis Communications Inc. has bought Orange Coast Kommunications Inc., which publishes Orange Coast magazine in Orange County, Calif., for undisclosed terms.

Orange Coast has 26 full- and part-time employees and has a circulation of about 60,000, Emmis announced yesterday. Orange County is a wealthy enclave south of Los Angeles.

Former owner Ruth Ko, a high school dropout who wanted to be an actress, worked her way up through the magazine and in 1992 snatched the magazine away from the prior owner by outbidding him in court following his personal bankruptcy.

Emmis also owns Los Angeles magazine and Tu Ciudad Los Angeles, an English-language bimonthly catering to wealthy Latinos that was launched in 2005.

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