The LB Weekly?

It looks like Will Swaim, the former editor of the only Orange County alt. weekly, will be opening up shop in Long Beach. According to the Orange County Business Journal:

“Long Beach is the largest North American city without an independent newsweekly,” Swaim said. “And it’s a city with everything—pioneering musicians, visionary artists, world-class restaurants and the kind of political climate only an investigative reporter could truly appreciate.”

Several others from OC Weekly are joining Swaim at [the new paper], The District. They include Steve Lowery, Swaim’s interim replacement as OC Weekly editor, as well as the Santa Ana weekly’s former art director, sales director and sales manager.

Swaim, who lives in Irvine, left OC Weekly in January, citing “philosophical differences” with owner Village Voice Media of Phoenix.

The company, formerly New Times Media, bought the Santa Ana paper in early 2006.

[Orange County Business Journal]

  1 comment for “The LB Weekly?

  1. Dan Chmielewski
    March 12, 2007 at 9:41 pm

    What, no Commie Girl?

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