Press: Invasion from the North

The Los Angeles Times storms San Diego, 110 miles away

The Los Angeles Times, say those who try to read it, is a little like Los Angeles: you can't find anything in it. The paper is a jungle of ads, serious national stories that jump from page to page to page, ads, eclectic local reports, ads, entertainment listings, ads, ads and ads (more than any other U.S. daily). Despite periodic attempts to impose order on that marvelous mess, the Times remains the newsprint equivalent of suburban sprawl.

Lately the paper has begun to sprawl topographically...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!