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End of run for 'LA Youth' newspaper for Los Angeles County students

L.A. Youth Newspaper

Courtesy L.A. Youth

The L.A. Youth logo.

The teen-produced L.A. Youth newspaper aimed at Los Angeles County students ends its 25-year run because of funding losses.

The newspaper, printed six times a year and distributed to county schools, had been struggling financially because of the loss of foundation grants and corporate donations.

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The Los Angeles Times reports the paper's board voted last week to cease operations and shut down next month. It had a circulation of about 70,000 and an estimated readership of 400,000.

L.A. Youth featured first-person accounts of young people writing about themselves, their culture and their community.

Illegal immigration, drug abuse, teen pregnancy and school funding were explored along with music reviews and school lunch options.

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