Behind The Times
Behind-The-Scenes at the L.A. Times
& L.A. City Hall Observatory

Departing: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Limited Space

1 Day Package

Price: $49 Per Person

On this fascinating tour, we’ll go behind-the-scenes to see the fascinating operation of the Pulitzer Prize winning Los Angeles Times. While the Times is the 4th largest circulating newspaper in the country, it is the only large newspaper that still permits guided tours! We begin at the Times’ historic headquarters, which was the largest newspaper building in the western U.S. when it opened in 1935. See the gorgeous Art Deco Globe Lobby, an architectural and artistic gem that features 10-foot-high murals and exhibits showcasing the first 100 years of the Times! We'll then take a guided tour of the editorial newsroom to see the writing and editing departments, page design, photography and the Test Kitchen, which tests recipes for the newspaper’s food section. Enjoy lunch on your own at the Times cafeteria, the downstairs lunch room that once held the large printing presses for the newspaper. The rows of windows along the far wall were loading docks until 1990 when the printing facility moved to its own building – our next stop! This afternoon we’ll take a guided, behind-the-scenes tour of the $230 million, state-of-the-art Times printing plant to see the presses, robotics, packaging, delivery and massive paper warehouse housing mountainous rolls of newsprint each weighing 1,500 pounds and stacked to the ceiling! Each of the plant's six presses is capable of printing a 96-page newspaper at speeds of up to 70,000 newspapers per hour. The 56,000-square-foot pressroom is three stories high and 530 feet long – nearly twice the length of a football field! Later, enjoy a visit to L.A.’s iconic City Hall to take in the breathtaking views from the observation deck on the 27th floor. Suggested: walking shoes as there is considerable walking and standing on this tour.

Depart: LHS 8:45 a.m., FV 9:15, VS 9:45. Return: 6:00 p.m.

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