|| The Times is published
at two strategically located production facilities in
Southern California: the Olympic plant in Los Angeles, the
Orange County plant in Costa Mesa, and Irwindale.
||With 11 presses in the downtown Los
Angeles and Costa Mesa plants coupled with the production
facilities in Irwindale, The Times has one of the largest
investments in newspaper production facilities in the country.
||In 1999, the presses at the downtown Los
Angeles and Costa Mesa facilities were retrofitted to accommodate
narrower, 50-inch-wide newsprint. This change reduced the amount of
newsprint The Times uses without sacrificing publication quality or
||The Times' state-of-the-art integrated
news-editing and pagination system, which became operational
in 2002, revolutionized the paper's daily operations.
The system receives, processes and integrates text, art
and photographs from Times editorial staff around the
world as well as from freelancers and wire services. It
also transmits full pages to Times' printing plants, files
stories to The Times' archives and latimes.com website,
and handles advertisements and other data from advertising
||The Times has used front-page color
in its Main News section regularly since 1989. It launched
its first serious attempt at using color in its editorial
pages in late 1980.