Happy Birthday LA Times
Wow. 133 years. Went by fast, didn’t it?
Here’s a timeline from the Los Angeles Times that shows what a historic paper it is:
The Los Angeles Times was first published on December 4, 1881, under the name of the Los Angeles Daily Times. When the original founders ran into financial problems the following year, the fledgling paper was inherited by its printer, the Mirror Printing Office and Book Bindery. The company hired as editor former military officer Harrison Gray Otis, who quickly turned the paper into a financial success.
Otis and a partner purchased the entire Times and Mirror properties in 1884 and incorporated them as the Times-Mirror Company. Two years later, Otis purchased his partner’s interest in the company.
Consequently, when you read my new article from We Like LA, you’ll see some of these names pop up again.