"So Long L.A.!" was the final headline for the last issue of the venerable Los Angeles Herald Examiner on November 2, 1989. Gone but not forgotten, the Herald Examiner left an extraordinary record of city history in its photo archives now housed at USC Libraries and the Los Angeles Public Library. The Herald Examiner represented the merger in 1962 of the Los Angeles Examiner founded by William Randolph Hearst in 1903 and the Herald Express which dated back to about 1871. The Herald Examiner’s landmark building designed by architect Julia Morgan now hosts film crews rather than journalists on deadline. See Big Orange Landmarks for more on the history of the newspaper and the building.
For $9.99, you can buy that last edition of the Herald Examiner on eBay (which is where we found this photo).