June 27, 2006
We Tour the Los Angeles Times
L.A. Times Group  
We are about to begin our Los Angeles Times tour. We had a nice turnout for our day of Downtown field trips.
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. 

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.


  History Wall

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.
Spring Street 1916
Among other things, students are able to immerse themselves into this  scene on L.A.'s Spring Street, circa 1916.
L.A. Times Presses

We learned that the printing presses (which are many decades newer than this model) are no longer at the Downtown location.
Newsroom Tour
On to the newsroom...

Darrell Kunitomi, our guide, told us about how the paper is produced.
Clip Files
We saw the extensive archive of the Times' pre-digitized clippings that go back to 1935.
We meandered through the Times newsroom. Some of the stuff we saw there is quite whimsical.

On to tour walking tour of Downtown.