Otis Booth Jr. ’40 (1923-2008) was the great-grandson of General Harrison Gray Otis, founder of the Los Angeles Times. During the 1950s, Booth was responsible for overseeing the printing of the newspaper, and in 1968 he was named corporate vice president of Times Mirror Corporation in charge of forest products and commercial printing. Booth was also an early investor in Berkshire Hathaway, the company run by Warren Buffet. In 1972, Booth retired from The Times and operated several businesses before trying his hand at citrus farming and raising livestock. His ranches in the San Joaquin Valley consisted of 9,000 acres of orange groves, two citrus packinghouses and a cattle ranch.
Join the conversation. The Spring/Summer issue of WEBB Magazine is in the mail and on its way to you. In it we explore Webb’s new innovative curriculum—an educational experience being talked about across the country. From the newly invigorated core curriculum that includes The American Idea and Evolutionary Biology, to the ONLY AT WEBB series of Honors and Advanced Studies courses featuring Advanced Studies in Biotechnology and Honors Ethics & Modern Global Affairs—the Webb program is engaging students in field study and independent research work like never before.
The Webb Schools is pleased to offer a live stream for both the Vivian Webb School and Webb School of California Commencement Ceremonies on June 2, 2018. The events are available below, and will be concurrently streaming on Webb's Facebook page as well as the schools' Livestream.com page.