The “Palisadian-Post” website has announced that “Effective April, the Palisadian-Post will be publishing on the second and fourth Thursday of the month instead of its weekly print schedule. For example, our subscribers can look for print editions on April 13 and April 27 next month.”
Staff photographer Rich Schmitt, whose photos had enriched the “Post” since 2001, was given just two-weeks’ notice. Two employees, writer Lily Tinoco and graphics director Michael Dijamco, were cut to part-time employment. Editor Sarah Shmerling and Sports Editor Steve Galluzzo will now serve as the only full-time employees.
The “Palisadian-Post” was founded as a weekly newspaper, “The Palisadian,” in May 1928 by editor/publisher Telford Work and sold for five cents a copy. He sold the paper to Clifford and Zola Clearwater in 1934, and Zola sold the enterprise in 1960 to Charles and William Brown, who were publishers of the crosstown newspaper, the “Pacific Palisades Post.”
The Brown brothers renamed the local paper the “Palisadian-Post,” and news and printing operations were consolidated in the building at 839 Via de la Paz.
The Browns sold the business to the Small Newspaper Group of Kankakee, Illinois in 1981.
Resident and real estate entrepreneur Alan Smolinsky purchased the paper from the Smalls in late 2012. He immediately ceased the onsite printing, and over the next year, replaced virtually every employee. The building on Via was sold to Rodeo Realty and operations were moved to a small, second-story office in the 881 Alma Real Building.