Yes, George Sanchez, steward and bargaining team member, has been laid off from the Daily News. The cited reason was economic need, George was the least senior of two LAUSD reporters. Friday was George's last day of work.Daily News Editor Carolina Garcia hired Sanchez last fall to replace education reporter Naush Boghossian, who left the paper for a PR job last May.
Reporter Connie Llanos will continue to cover education for Daily News.
*Updated: I've heard from a couple people that management was looking to eliminate someone from the Metro desk and that Sanchez volunteered to take the bullet. With his departure, the desk is down to 9 reporters, plus columnist Dennis McCarthy.