For the past few years, regular readers of the Daily Breeze (who are mostly residents of the South Bay and Harbor areas) have had the pleasure of reading Los Angeles City Hall coverage provided by David Zahniser, an aggressive and intelligent young reporter who was also blessed with a highly readable writing style. According to LA Observed, Zahniser has just been hired by the LA Weekly.
That’s a good hire for the Weekly, at a time when ownership changes will have readers looking carefully at whether the paper keeps its edge. David set a high standard for whoever replaces him. The Breeze is Los Angeles’ “third” newspaper, but once Zahniser came into his own, he provided the most interesting and stylish coverage of City Hall to be found in any daily.