Thursday, February 25, 2010
There's never a dull moment at the Los Angeles Times Production Facility called the Olympic Plant, as noted on the blog LA Now. On Wednesday morning at about 12:30 a.m. a group of six armed robbery suspects crashed into the rear gate of the building with several suspects fleeing onto the property and into the building.
The building was placed on lock down as officers from the Los Angeles Police Department, backed up with SWAT and Sheriffs combed the entire building for the suspects. One suspect was apprehended inside the men's 1st floor locker room with unconfirmed reports of two women being held at bay by our dogs that call our parking lot home.
My colleagues that completed their shifts at 12:30 a.m. were held on site until the suspects were arrested, and the trucks were not allowed to leave the property, causing two trucks to be delayed and not meeting their on time delivery.
On another note, we're now into the new printing time slot's fourth week, and shipped another 45,000 newspapers to the Orange County Los Angeles Times Facility last night, marking four out of four Wednesday's we have required help from our Costa Mesa Plant. The web breaks have eased, but mechanical problems caused the delay last night, as a clutch would not engage properly.
Today should be a much better production day at the newspaper.