The Sacramento Bee announced today it is closing its bureaus in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Two reporters work in San Francisco, Claire Cooper and Herbert Sample. The paper has one reporter in Los Angeles, Laura Mecoy. “We’re not laying them off; we’re recalling them,” said Executive Editor Rick Rodriguez. “If we need to go down there and do stories, we will.” In addition, the Bee is offering buyout packages to 9 of its 300 editorial employees as it struggles with declining revenue and circulation.