L.A. Times Closing Printing Facility
LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Times announced it is closing its printing operations in Costa Mesa, CA, as part of a cost-cutting move. Operations will be consolidated into one downtown facility here, providing what the company termed "substantial savings." The closure will result in the loss of 80 jobs.
The Times is also reducing in width from 48" to 44", a growing trend for newspapers looking to cut costs. The paper will launch a section called LATExtra which will feature late-breaking news that was previously published in individual sections.