LA Times is back in local hands. What do locals have to say about it?
After 18 years, the Los Angeles Times is back in local ownership.
Chicago-based Tronc Inc. announced it was selling the Times to Patrick Soon-Shiong, an LA billionaire and biotech entrepreneur, for more than $500 million. The deal also includes the Times's Spanish-language paper, Hoy, and the San Diego Union-Tribune. We asked nine prominent Southern Californians what they make of the deal, which comes after months of tumult at the newspaper.