We’re hearing from several readers of this blog that the Marin Independent Journal on Monday announced the layoffs of several newsroom staffers effective Oct. 3. Among those cut was the reporter who covers Novato. Ironically, Novato’s weekly, the Advance, just announced it’s going out of business. Sorry, Novato. As we noted previously, certain publishers have stopped reporting on the layoffs at their own papers, though they continue to report layoffs in other local businesses. Seems like a double standard. If you have specifics on the Marin IJ layoffs, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.