Old-timers at the Weekly speak of a time long past–say, ten years ago–when the Los Angeles Times and the Orange County Register battled to see who could be the true newspaper of record in Orange County, each actively seeking to out-scoop the other.
The Times-owned Daily Pilot, which covers Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, will now also venture into Irvine. Caveats: They'll only run Irvine news on Sundays, and it'll only be one page's worth. And their new task of regularly covering Irvine seems pretty doable given that, you know, it's Irvine. Nothing ever seems to happen there besides episodes in which Larry Agran showers Great Park money on his friends.