The Los Angeles Times has lost at least two talented reporters in recent days, according to the media site Gorkana. Michael Rothfeld*, who covered Sacramento issues, including the state's prison reforms, is out. No word on where he's gone, only a note that "all inquiries" should be directed to Sacramento bureau chief Evan Halper.
Also leaving is Jim Tankersley, who had covered energy and the environment for the Times out of the Tribune Co.'s Washington Bureau. He was snapped up by the National Journal, which has gone on a hiring spree of sorts in recent weeks to beef up its economic coverage. Tankersley will be an economic correspondent for the Journal.
*Update: Rothfeld has headed back to New York to work on the Wall Street Journal's Law Blog.