‘L.A. Times’ Orange County Presses Restarted for One Day

By: Jim Rosenberg

Following unspecified production problems at its downtown Olympic plant the night of June 17, the Los Angeles Times restarted presses at the Orange County plant it mothballed four days earlier.

“We had to utilize the presses for a 24-hour period last Friday due to problems at our Olympic facility,” said Times Communications Vice President Nancy Sullivan. “We have no plans to print at the OC plant on an ongoing basis,” she added in an e-mail, “but it does remain available should we need it.”

As earlier reported, the remainder of the Costa Mesa facility is still open, housing Los Angeles Times Media Group editorial, sales and administration staff.

Last weekend, Times Publisher Eddy Hartenstein apologized online and in print for late Friday deliveries to many subscribers in Los Angeles and Orange counties. The Los Angeles Lakers had just won the NBA championship, and some copies that were delivered reportedly had no sports coverage.

Missing papers eventually were delivered Friday afternoon.

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