An exec with LANG's San Gabriel Valley papers sent the following email:
As you know, the company suspended vacation accruals the past several months as part of an effort to control expenses in a tough economic environment. I appreciate the effort and sacrifice everyone has made in this regard, and am happy to report that we are on track toward meeting those financial objectives. I am even happier to report that as of Oct. 1, vacation accruals will be restored. Again, thank you for everything you are doing to fortify our business and, as evident in our superb coverage of the ongoing wildfires, for continuing to make the San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group a benchmark of excellence.In addition to the hold on vacation accrual, LANGers have faced two rounds of furloughs - one completely unpaid, the other designed to dry up remaining vacation time.