Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Colleagues Departing This Week
Robert Rios and Al Eslava
This week many of our colleagues in the Los Angeles Times Pressrooms will be ending their careers through buyouts, one such colleague is Al Eslava. We gathered after work at another former Times Pressman, Robert Rios’ restaurant, to bid Al farewell tonight.
Al Eslava has been employed at the Times for almost twenty-three years, but felt it was time to throw in the towel and retire. Al will be missed by his colleagues, but will be attending our Pressmen’s Dinners we have twice per year.
We all did our best at keeping the mood festive, but nonetheless, deep inside everyone was feeling a sense of sadness by his departure this Saturday.
I will attempt to compile a list of everyone leaving the Times Olympic and Orange County Facilities by the end of the week.