Industry Achiever: Charles Lutz

By: Nu Yang

Industry Achiever: Charles Lutz

Even though the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner published its final edition in 1989, employee Charles Lutz kept coming to work. After 39 years, he finally retired last month.

Lutz told the Los Angeles Downtown News he started working at the paper in the 1970s, driving trucks and delivering newspapers. He moved through several departments throughout his time there until he became manager of the 100,000-square-foot building. As manager, Lutz said he mostly resolved maintenance issues and took care of the building for film shoots.

The 68-year-old Lutz plans to move to Nevada with his brother and train horses. He will be replaced by another employee from parent company Hearst Corp. who has no ties to the Herald-Examiner.

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