Paul Silva announced today that he is leaving his post as executive editor at The Beach Reporter. Silva started his career at the newspaper when he was 21. He was editor at the paper for seven years and then left to start his own newspaper in the West San Fernando Valley. Five and a half years ago he returned to The Beach Reporter after its founder, Richard Frank left. Now, at 51, Silva is moving on to a position in business communications.
As a member of the Chamber’s board of directors for the past 3 years, Paul Silva was an asset and we thank him for his contribution. He understood and championed the Chamber’s mission, business growth, and he helped support that by publishing our newsletter every month for over 10 years.
In his column today, Silva said the community is lucky to have The Beach Reporter and that he was lucky to have worked there. The fact is, we were lucky to have had Paul Silva at The Beach Reporter. Beach cities news was always objectively reported and Paul was always eager to address the communities concerns. Over the years, even as we got some of our news on the internet the arrival of The Beach Reporter in the lobby outside the Chamber office early on Thursday morning was highly anticipated. All copies were gone by noon. And during the following week dozens of people came into our office looking for copies.
The good news is that his “Signs of Life” column will continue in the newspaper. Who hasn’t related to his tales of family, mishaps and dogs. Thank goodness we will continue to hear them.
We wish you well, Paul.