Ex-mayor Richard Riordan has shelved his Los Angeles Examiner project, semi-officially, while he prepares to assume the advisory post of state education secretary. Riordan himself doesn't comment, nor does Tim DeRoche -- listed as president on the Examiner website -- but art director Eric Almendral tells the L.A. Business Journal the paper is on indefinite hold. (Previous post.)
The Business Journal also has a cover piece on the coming battle for Spanish language readers between the venerable La Opinión and the Tribune Company's Hoy. La Opinión is the largest Spanish-language daily in the U.S., with a circulation of 124,692. Another story says daily circulation at the L.A. Times was down 1% to 955,211 and up a tick on Sundays to about 1.4 million. The Daily News was flat at 178,360 daily and 201,020 on Sundays.
There's also a Q-and-A interview with documentary filmmaker Sarah Pillsbury, co-founder of the Liberty Hill Foundation in Santa Monica, and a piece on the future of Elie Samaha and Franchise Pictures.