The Bee Newspaper Guild web site has a more comprehensive list.
The layoffs include veteran reporters that you have been reading for years. Many more of the downsized worked behind the scenes as editors, assistants and in important positions producing and distributing the paper every day.
Here are some of the names you might recognize.
Metro reporters Ramon Coronado, Jennifer Morita, Melissa Nix and Robert Faturechi were all among the layoffs. Walt Yost, a Bee union rep and longtime columnist for the Neighbors section (before they folded up a couple years back), was dismissed. Yost had been there since 1986.
Sportswriters Martin McNeil and Scott Howard-Cooper also were let go. And particularly tough for us to hear, the Bee cut music and pop-culture writer and SN&R alumna Rachel Leibrock, who joined the Bee in 2000. All of the reporters were given notice, so you can expect to see many of those bylines for the next several days. “I plan to do my job well for the remaining three weeks and will then focus on moving forward,” Leibrock told SN&R.