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Los Angeles Times Introduces New California Section

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The Los Angeles Times is enriching its print edition and digital report with the launch of a daily California section. The new section is dedicated to the news and analysis essential to navigating life in the Southland and across the Golden State. California will cover California as only The Times can, with a focus on local and statewide news, analysis and feature stories, as well as commentary from its award-winning columnists.

“California, the nation’s most vital melting pot, is where America comes to see its future. Here in Los Angeles, almost 200 languages and dialects are spoken every day. We stand on the edge of a continent, a window to Asia and Latin America, constantly pushing boundaries in art, science, politics and culture,” said Times publisher Austin Beutner. “No matter where the news is breaking – in Sacramento or just down the street – California will help frame readers’ perspective on the latest trends and discoveries in our community and the state. It will present the news with the timeliness, insight, intelligence and balance that it deserves.

“We’ve been reporting on and about one of the world’s most influential regions for more than 132 years,” said editor Davan Maharaj. “With the launch of California, we are sharpening and deepening our coverage – with exclusive enterprise reporting, watchdog journalism, vital data, and distinctive local reporting from across the state.”

Highlights of the section include:

  • Los Angeles city and county news with in-depth coverage of key government institutions
  • New analytical takes on goings-on at City Hall, the state’s political landscape, higher learning and education, science and California’s impact beyond its borders
  • Signature columnists: Sandy Banks, Steve Lopez, George Skelton and Robin Abcarian
  • Distinct local City Beat stories, images from The Times’ extensive photo archives and dispatches from the Homicide Report
  • Coverage from Times reporters across the state, including Sacramento, San Francisco, Fresno, Ventura, Orange County and San Diego
  • Q&As, graphics, document markups and by-the-numbers features that help put news in context
  • Obituaries and a new online database
  • The weather

About the Los Angeles Times

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles Times is the largest metropolitan daily newspaper in the country and has been covering Southern California for more than 132 years.

The Los Angeles Times Media Group (LATMG) businesses and affiliates also include The Envelope, Times Community News, and Hoy Los Angeles which, combined with the flagship Los Angeles Times, reach approximately 5 million or 36% of all adults in the Southern California marketplace. LATMG is part of Tribune Publishing Company (NYSE:TPUB) , a diversified media and marketing solutions company that delivers innovative experiences for audiences and advertisers across all platforms. Additional information is available at http://latimes.com/aboutus.

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