I'm not sure where Ron Kaye's grand plan to topple the L.A. City Council with a slate of candidates stands — his political organizations, if not his angry rhetoric, have gone kind of quiet on the web. But for now he's going to start writing a front-page column for a new Sunday combined edition of the Glendale News-Press and Burbank Leader, a press release says. Those small local papers, owned by the community papers division of the L.A. Times, had not previously published on Sunday. One presumes the Times suits know that Ron is a political activist these days, and that his playing field is Los Angeles, not Burbank or Glendale. He was editor of the Daily News from 2005 until being fired in 2008, and before that had been the managing editor best known for state-managing the paper's flogging of Valley secession. He now appears regularly on talk radio and on "The Filter" on KNBC.
Release after the jump.
LOS ANGELES – January 12, 2011 – Los Angeles Times Community Newspapers (TCN; www.latimes.com/tcn
“Recent events, including our investigation of fraud in the affordable housing industry, reaffirm the importance of local, community-based reporting,” said Dan Evans, Editor of the Glendale News-Press and Burbank Leader. “We’ve already ramped-up our coverage online and adding a Sunday print edition—particularly with the voice of a community advocate like Ron Kaye—means we’ll be able to deepen our coverage and maintain our role as a watchdog, while also extending lifestyle and leisure features.”
The Sunday News-Press & Leader will initially be delivered to more than 31,000 Los Angeles Times Sunday subscribers throughout Glendale, La Crescenta, Montrose and Burbank and will be available at area news racks. The Glendale News-Press will be published Tuesday through Saturday, retiring its Monday edition, and the Burbank Leader will continue its Wednesday and Saturday editions. Both publications provide daily coverage online at GlendaleNewsPress.com
“Sunday is the most popular day to catch up on current events and read the newspaper,” said Scott Pompe, Senior Vice President of Advertising & Targeted Media for the Los Angeles Times Media Group. “By adding the Sunday News-Press & Leader we’re giving local advertisers a distinct environment and more targeted approach to directly reach their Glendale and Burbank customer base.”
Los Angeles Times Community Newspapers (TCN) include the Glendale News-Press, Burbank Leader, La Cañada Valley Sun, Huntington Beach Independent, Daily Pilot (Costa Mesa, Newport and Irvine) and Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot. TCN newspapers maintain separate editorial and business staffs from that of The Times, and focus exclusively on in-depth local coverage of their respective communities. For more, visit www.latimes.com/tcn