My rumor mill turned out to be dead on. Carolina Garcia is the new executive editor at the Los Angeles Daily News, taking over from Ron Kaye who, er, resigned the position Friday.
Garcia spent the last five years at the Monterey County Herald, which has a circulation of 35,000. She takes over a paper with a circulation of about 150,000.
The Daily News brief includes this nugget: Under her leadership, The Herald won a general excellence award in 2006 in the Better Newspaper Contest sponsored by the California Newspaper Publishers Association.