History

1968

The year it all began. The first half of the printing press opens with a production run of 160,000 newspapers, growing to 200,000 copies a day by 1978.

1980

Meeting the information demands of a growing community, the printing press undergoes its first expansion.

1985

The OC Edition premieres, bringing with it a separate staff of 125 reporters. At its peak, the facility prints approximately 250,000 copies of the paper a day and employees 1,000 staff.

1989

The facility undergoes its second, and final, expansion.

2010

Printing operations in Costa Mesa end as LA Times consolidates its printing facilities.

2014

The last of the staff leaves the facility.

2016

A new day dawns for The Press, the community, and the culture of work itself, as the former LA Times facility is transformed into a next-next-generation creative campus.

Images: Costa Mesa Historical Society