A letter from the editor

Dear Reader,

We’d like to tell you about some newsroom changes at Capitol Weekly.

Anthony York, the founding editor of Capitol Weekly, has moved to the Sacramento Bureau of the Los Angeles Times. For the past year, Anthony has been a key contributor to PolitiCal, the popular blog operated jointly by Capitol Weekly and the Los Angeles Times.

But Anthony’s presence will be felt in our newsroom: He will be our Editor Emeritus and his parents, Arnold and Karen York, will continue to publish the state’s only newspaper dedicated to state politics and government.

The new editor of Capitol Weekly is John Howard, who has been managing editor for the past five years. Howard has covered Sacramento politics for three decades — as political writer and news editor for the Associated Press, bureau chief for the Orange County Register and associate editor of the California Journal.

Greg Lucas, former Sacramento Bureau Chief for the San Francisco Chronicle and the editor of California’s Capitol, will join Capitol Weekly as a contributing editor.

Reporter-photographer Malcolm Maclachlan, who has been with Capitol Weekly since it was redesigned and purchased in July 2005, is our new associate editor.

A number of other changes are pending as well, and they will be announced in the coming weeks.

What isn’t changing is Capitol Weekly’s mission of covering Capitol politics and government. And Big Daddy won’t change either – we promise.

–John Howard

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