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Otis Booth Jr. '40 (1923-2008)

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.
 
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  • The Hefner Initiative 2018: US/China Summer Program

    Sponsored by the Robert ’53 and MeiLi Hefner Foundation and offered here at Webb to two current students, The Hefner Initiative aims to foster a close and positive relationship between the people of China and the US. This extraordinary 12-day summer program includes travel this year to Beijing and Suzhou—allowing for living/learning opportunities with host students and families.
     
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  • Two Webb Students to Present at National American Chemical Society

    Shyam Arya '18 and Ellie Canty '18 have been accepted to present a poster at the National American Chemical Society conference in New Orleans in March 2019--an extremely rare honor for high school students.
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  • Webb Holiday Receptions in SF & LA

    Alumni and parents are invited to celebrate the holidays and Webb in San Francisco (Tues. Dec. 5) and Los Angeles (Wed. Dec. 6). 
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  • You're Awesome, Be Happy!!

    Hector Martinez
    It’s November 2nd and the College Guidance office is quiet this morning—nothing like the last few days when countless numbers of panicked seniors were popping in to get their essays looked at one last time before pressing “submit.”
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