Pol: City 'Loses Something Important' with District Weekly Closing

march 18, 2010  01:46 pm
Long Beach Councilman Robert Garcia tells the Press-Telegram that the community will suffer with the three-year-old weekly newspaper closing. "I may not have agreed with them on a lot of things, but the whole crew did a great job investigating and providing a check and balance against government and powerful interests," he says. "The city loses something important when they lose an independent voice like the District, even if it's a point of view you strongly disagree with." His thoughts are echoed by Press-Telegram columnist Tim Grobaty, who says the paper "made for jolly competition in local journalism."