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Editor-In-Chief Laurie Ochoa Leaving LA Weekly

BREAKING: Just got the lousy news that editor-in-chief Laurie Ochoa is leaving the LA Weekly. No idea if she was fired or finally just lost patience with the tomfoolery of the paper’s owners. Release is below:

For Immediate Release: LA Weekly, Editor to Part Ways

The LA Weekly is announcing that Editor in Chief Laurie Ochoa and the paper are parting ways after eight years.

A former intern, contributor, and special sections editor at the LA Weekly from 1984-1988, Ochoa returned to take over the editor in chief role in 2001.

LA Weekly wishes her luck in all future endeavors.

LA Weekly is actively searching for Editor in Chief candidates who will continue LA Weekly’s legacy of journalistic excellence while expanding its online presence.

Since 1978, LA Weekly has been decoding Los Angeles for its readers, infiltrating its subcultures, observing and analyzing its shifting rhythms, digging up its unreported stories and confronting the city’s political leaders. LA Weekly has won more awards from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies than any other paper in the country, and in 2007 was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for criticism by food writer Jonathan Gold.

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