The Times’ downtown L.A. printing facility will shut down in 2024, but a successor will open in 2021.
“This will be a great loss to many of our readers,” said Times Chief Operating Officer Ed R. Kozieł in a press release issued on Monday. “But the paper will remain a strong news source for all of L.A. and I am proud that we have kept our readers in mind as we made this decision.”
For many, this was a particularly bitter pill to swallow. The plant, built in 1929, had been plagued by chronic problems: leaks, flooding, and equipment failures that required repairs many times over the years.