Roderick also says the Times is trying to woo back Richard Serrano to cover L.A. County for the paper. Serrano used to work in the paper's Washington bureau. He landed at the Las Vegas Sun in August, but was laid off as part of cost-cutting plan.
*Update: A few names are trickling out over at LA Observed. They include: science writer John Johnson, outdoors reporter Pete Thomas, and sports staffer Mark Medina. Roderick continues:
Three photographers and a photo editor got tapped, and at least one books staffer is leaving. I posted yesterday about Elina Shatkin, and earlier about the departures of arts writer Suzanne Muchnic and Jerusalem bureau correspondent Richard Boudreaux. I'm told that, in Orange County, columnist-turned-staff writer Dana Parsons has decided to leave at the end of the year.**Update II, 12/18: Kevin Roderick at LA Observed adds a few more names to the list of laid off and bought out. LAO