Jack Klunder, a former president of the Los Angeles Times, has been named publisher of the Los Angeles Daily News.

The appointment, which takes effect Aug. 10, marks Klunder's return to the MediaNews Group's nine-paper Los Angeles Newspaper Group, where he served as vice president of circulation from 1999 to 2005.

Klunder was the Times' executive vice president of circulation and distribution from 2005 until earlier this year, and was responsible for all circulation, advertising and newspaper operations while serving as Times president in 2008.

In the South Bay, newspaper industry executive Linda Lindus has been named publisher of the Daily Breeze and Long Beach Press-Telegram, which are owned by MediaNews Group's Los Angeles Newspaper Group.

Lindus most recently was publisher of the Daily News in Longview, Wash., and has been an award-winning publisher and editor for newspapers across the country. She will be based at the Daily Breeze in Torrance but also will have an office at the Press-Telegram in Long Beach.

Lindus' appointment is effective Aug. 17. She replaces Phillip Sanfield, Daily Breeze editor and interim publisher, who is leaving to become director of media relations for the Port of Los Angeles.

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