The Orange County Register has confirmed to the Long Beach Business Journal this week what we reported last month: that they're launching a daily newspaper in Long Beach, to be bundled five days a week for subscribers and be offered elsewhere in the city.
Here's what the Biz Journal didn't get: the name. We got it, of course: The Long Beach Letter. LAME
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And lest the city's residents expect the hard-hitting rag they deserve given the shadiness of the Port, the pollution, the corrupt pols, and so much more--think again. Already, the new publisher (the former publisher of the Long Beach Press-Telegram) is preaching the same feel-good pablum espoused by Reg owner Aaron Kushner. "Each day we will have in-depth stories about local people and the community issues that inspire, entertain and create anticipation for readers," publisher Ian Lamont told the Biz Journal.