The six papers that make up the "Inland Division" of LANG are consolidating their copy desk functions in January to create a single uber-desk that will be based in West Covina. That means shipping the copy editors that serve the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, San Bernardino Sun and Redlands Daily Facts about 40 miles to the west and combining them with the copy editors that serve the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News and Whittier Daily News.
No telling if they'll all survive the journey.
If this sounds familiar, it's because LANG has tried this before - just over a year ago, in fact. Only the movement was eastward. In August 2007 LANG shipped the San Gabriel Valley copy editors to San Bernardino. Five months later, the San Gabriel Valley copy desk was reestablished and the copy editors moved back.