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Where Did The Ladera Times Go Online?

We know that the Ladera Times is still being delivered to local homes and businesses in Ladera Ranch every month, but the paper seems to have allowed (intentionally or unintentionally) it’s internet domain to lapse.

Where has the Ladera Times gone online?

Granted, months would go by between Ladera Times’ internet page refreshes.  As recently as last month, the poll on the online front page was still asking viewers who they intended to vote for in the November 2012 Presidential election.  It’s Facebook page hasn’t been updated since early 2012.  Clearly, this is an organization that does not see the internet as an important communications medium.  But to allow the website to lapse?  That would be unusual.  The Ladera Times has long been promising a much-needed overhaul of its web site.  Perhaps they are changing internet providers or moving to another online distribution site?  Let’s hope so, as it would be a shame if Ladera Ranch’s only truly local newspaper no longer had an online presence at all.

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