A while back my cousin and I toured the Los Angeles Times buildings (there are two: the printing press on Olympic and the staff offices on 1st). I had “won” the tour at a silent auction and was excited to explore this city landmark (first paper was printed in 1881). After missing the parking garage entrance and circling the block a couple of times (signage people!), I cruised into a parking space and sauntered over to the Times’ lobby.
I was anticipating a buzz of energy, reporters racing against the clock, editors shouting commands, wondering “is this the day they miss their deadline?” Yeah, not so much — but it was really interesting.
The tour led my cousin and me through the inner workings of the Times. She is a perfect partner for adventures — game for almost anything (except crossing against a signal — won’t happen), knows a lot of odd facts (I always love that), and is a naturally passionate person (happy, and ready, to share her opinion of things).
Here are some fun facts we learned: