Ventura County

News desk massacre in Ventura

Current and former staffers of the Ventura County Star are chattering on Facebook that the paper's entire news and sports copy desk was informed yesterday that their jobs are moving this spring to Corpus Christi. They will be allowed to apply, but well, that's in Texas. Scripps is apparently centralizing its desk operations in Corpus, so at least 15 local editors and designers (some say 20) are expected to lose their jobs come May. This also means, of course, that the local flavor of Ventura will be applied in the Lone Star state, where one Facebook poster says "they don't know El Rio from the Rio Grande."

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