June 23, 2005
We Tour the Los Angeles Times
Times Group

We are about to begin our Los Angeles Times tour. We had a nice turnout for our day of Downtown field trips. That is Los Angeles City Hall in the background.
Times Morgue  

As always, Darrell Kunitomi is our very able tour guide. But there is more to tell about our full day (more about that later) of Downtown field trips. We will start at the beginning.

Breakfast with MC101s
As grand as the Times is, there is only one way to start a day of Downtown field trips: with breakfast at Phillippe's.

Phillippe's has been Downtown for more than 90 years. 

Among other things, they serve a good breakfast.

I rode Downtown on the Metro Red Line, the city's subway. It is an excellent way to travel. And, according to this ad, it's a great place to meet celebrities.


 We are in the Globe Lobby

Meantime, back at the Times, we arrive at an ornate marble lobby where there is an exhibit on the history of newspapers, the Times and Los Angeles.
L.A. Times Presses

We were told that the printing presses (which are many decades newer than this model) are no longer at the Downtown location.
We're on the edge of the newsroom  
Darrell led us all around the Times. In this photo, we're at the edge of the newsroom.
The Times newsroom is cool. Some of the stuff we see there is whimsical.
Other things we see (such as a selection of major newspaper front pages right after the tragic tsunami in Sri Lanka) are deadly serious.

On to tour walking tour of Downtown.