I'm told April 20 is the day copy editors for the Los Angeles Daily News, Torrance Daily Breeze, and Long Beach Press-Telegram will begin making the commute to West Covina to work on LANG's new universal copy desk. Not everyone is going, of course. Some editors decided to take buyouts rather than make the move.
The six papers that make up LANG's Inland Division merged desks in January.
*Update: In regards to consolidated copy desks, remember when Dean Singleton said this?: "One thing we're exploring is having one news desk for all of our newspapers in MediaNews ... maybe even offshore."