I just had coffee with David Mark, a former Pasadena Star-News reporter and now an editor at Politico.com. As we talked about our old paper (we worked at the PSN at different times), we got to wondering what Singleton's end-game is for his Southern California papers. After all, you can only cut so much before you either have to reinvest or start closing stuff down.
That got me to thinking, hasn't Singleton already closed papers in Southern California? The banners may remain, but the majority of the papers have become mere bureaus to a central office.
In a sense, Singleton shuttered the Pasadena Star-News and Whittier Daily news by folding them into the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. He closed the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin by folding it into the San Bernardino Sun. He closed the Long Beach Press-Telegram by folding it into the Daily Breeze.
How many papers are there in a LANG?