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U-T San Diego notified the California Employment Development Department Monday it plans to lay off 80 people at the North County Times. “One-third of the total North County Times’ staff, including 24 from the newsroom, were told Monday that they will be laid off,” the Times’ Elizabeth Aguilera reports.
Times Editor Kent Davy will leave the paper, KPBS’ Alison St John reports.
Davy said he was informed he would not be moving forward with the new management that takes over the paper today, though he was asked to be on a transition team for an indeterminate period.
U-T owner Doug Manchester announced he would purchase the Times from Lee Enterprises on Sept. 11, and the sale closed Monday. “The fact is our obvious areas of duplication will yield some cutbacks,” U-T CEO John Lynch told Aguilera. “We are going to try to keep as many as possible but it’s inevitable there will be some consolidation. We have been able to keep the total amount of layoffs to under 100 employees.” Read more