September 19, 2006
On Sept. 12, 20 Los Angeles civic leaders sent a letter to Tribune Co., owners of the Los Angeles Times. The letter, signed by former U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher and other prominent citizens, warned that continued cuts and staff reductions were threatening to erode the quality of journalism at The Times. The letter called on the company and its stockholders "to resist economic pressures to make additional cuts." On Monday, Tribune's chairman, Dennis J.