For her first communique to the people of Los Angeles, Judith Regan chose an interesting organ: The Sunday Opinions section of the Los Angeles Times. Interesting because, as noted by Kausfiles, except for a tiny AP wire note, this constitutes the Times‘s first acknowledgement of ReganBooks’ tectonics-shifting move to LA, which made the front page of the New York Times the day it was announced.
Regan writes that she decided to move ReganBooks here because California is full of creative people.
… L.A. is filled with creative people who’ve come there to make their dreams reality – including performers, directors, designers, chefs, stylists and, of course, writers.
Oh, and also, it’s cheap:
With the technology we have today, we can work anywhere. So why not make our home in a place that’s brimming with accomplished people who have the luxury of living in beautiful surroundings. I want my staff to be happy, to live in more affordable homes, to be able to raise their kids without permanently mortgaging their quality of life.
Coincidentally, in yesterday’s NYT Styles section, Bob Morris writes that Brooklyn- once also known for creative people and cheap cost-of-living- is now becoming indistinguishable from Manhattan.
All of which leads to a scary thought: Is Los Angeles the new Brooklyn?