The paper will shut down the OC printing facility, a cost-cutting effort that had been rumored for months. Times Publisher Eddy Hartenstein said the move will generate "substantial savings" by consolidating printing operations in downtown L.A. Closing the plant will result in about 80 pressroom layoffs. In addition, the paper announced a new section called LATExtra that will be devoted to late-breaking news previously published in individual sections. Also:
--No more stand-alone Business section on Monday. Business-stories will appear inside the main news section that day.
--Food section moves to Thursdays, a way to boost revenue from restaurant advertising.
--The width of the physical paper will be reduced to 44 inches from 48 inches.
Here's the LAT story on the changes.