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List of CCTimes, ANG layoffs released

Kevin G. Keane, vp of news for Bay Area News Group – East Bay, has released the following list of employees who were laid off as a result of budget cuts at his MediaNews Group papers. In that e-mail he wrote:

Others laid off:
Francine Brevetti – Tribune reporter
Todd Brown – Fremont reporter
Lynn Carey – Features writer
Scott Campbell – Prep sports
Dave DelGrande – Sports columnist
Anthony Flores – Clerk
Gilbert Garlitos – Graphics
Steve Geissinger – Sacramento bureau
Eric Gilmore – sports columnist
Barbara Grady – Tribune reporter
Barbara Hernandez – business reporter
Gary Hoiby – copy desk
John Horgan –San Mateo columnist
Joanna Jhanda – Hayward photographer
Johnna Laird – Copy desk
Geoff Lepper – Sports writer
Mike McGreehan – Prep sports
John Pereira – Copy desk
Dino Ramos – Features writer
Rebecca Rosen Lum – Regional reporter
Tim Simmers – San Mateo business
Martin Snapp – Berkeley reporter
Bill Soliday – Sports writer
Sara Steffens* – Regional reporter
Robert Taylor – Features writer
Charlie Tonelli – Copy desk
Gregory Urquiaga – Richmond photograher
Sue Young – Features writer

Nick Boer – Food editor
Aaron Crowe – Assistant city editor, Walnut Creek
Michelle Fitzhugh-Craig – Assistant city editor, Tribune
Rob Gagnon – Assistant features editor
Alan Greth – MediaNews wire
Rob Lindquist – Technology coordinator
Lucinda Ryan – Breaking news editor
Tom Tuttle – Assistant editorial page editor

Among those laid off was nine-year reporter Sara Steffens who is chair of the Guild unit at the CC Times and one of the employees who led the unionization movement. E&P quotes Steffens as saying she may take formal action against the paper, but would not elaborate: “The guild is definitely interested in continuing to pursue this.”

While Keane has released names for the East Bay papers, the company has not disclosed who has been laid off at the Mercury News. The following have been let go at these MediaNews papers which are not part of the East Bay group.

Palo Alto Daily News
Youming Cate – production
Louise Herndon – proofreader
Tad Cronn – copy editor
Tim Willis – copy desk chief
Janet Duca Norton – society writer

Santa Cruz Sentinel
Chris Watson – librarian and book reviewer
Martin Weisberg – copy editor

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