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Parent of OC Register to launch LA daily paper: The LA Register

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Copies of the Orange County Register slide through the presses.

The parent company of the Orange County Register plans to launch a new Los Angeles daily newspaper next year.

Freedom Communications spokesman Eric Morgan said the newspaper will be called the Los Angeles Register.

“No specifics on launch date, but distribution will include the entire Los Angeles area,” Morgan wrote in an e-mail. He did not immediately respond to follow-up questions of the paper’s employees or which areas it would cover.

The launch of the Los Angeles Register is part of an aggressive campaign led by Freedom Communications to expand its empire.

Freedom was purchased last year by the holding company 2100 Trust, and since then, has increased the staff at the Orange County Register, expanded its coverage in Long Beach and bought a Riverside newspaper.

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