Starting Monday, Yamamura will begin working as an editor on the Bee's Local News Desk, where he will oversee education and local government reporters. Ken Chavez, The Bee's senior editor for local news, said his team looks forward to Yamamura's expertise in government, politics and public finance.
Melody Gutierrez, who has been covering local education for The Bee, will move to the Capitol Bureau to cover the state Assembly. Jim Sanders will move from the Assembly to writing in-depth public policy pieces on a range of topics. David Siders, who covers Gov. Jerry Brown, will lead a team effort covering the state budget.
PHOTO CREDITS: Top -- Kevin Yamamura, waits outside a closed door meeting at the Capitol. The Sacramento Bee/Brian Baer
Bottom -- Melody Gutierrez. The Sacramento Bee/Autumn Cruz