Last month I had a nice chat on local history with author/journalist Kevin Roderick at the LitFest Pasadena where he was promoting his excellent Los Angeles history books on Wilshire Boulevard, and the San Fernando Valley. He’s the founder/publisher/editor of the equally excellent LA Observed, and his past includes 25 years at the Los Angeles Times (Times).
Days after LitFest, I was at the The Times landmark HQ building downtown. I happen to know a editor/writer at the Times, and now I’m acquainted with a few more of their staff writers. This is the first of a series of stories I’ll write from my time there, sooner or later! Come to think of it, I’ve been in newspaper buildings relatively often this year. It wasn’t a New Years Resolution, LoL.
As I was unwinding my way through the Times tunnels to leave, in need of a nap, I happened to walk past the dark tunnel leading to this quiet, lifeless office:
It appeared closed in the midst of a busy weekday, which I thought odd for a magazine editorial department.
A day after this, I was reading LA Observed and something down below caught my eye. A story by Roderick: LA Times Kills the Sunday Magazine – again. A little surprised. Sad to see it go, especially since I enjoy similar magazines from the NY Times & Wall St Journal. Nice Sunday reading material.
Did you ever read the Los Angles Times Sunday Magazine, and if so, what did you think of it?
So this past Sunday, June 3rd, was the last Times Sunday Magazine. It just so happens the last issue included a story on an acquaintance! I mentioned to this person I would write about it on the old blog. I hope to do that, sooner or later!
Gotta Get Writing! Stay Thirsty My Friends