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March 2, 2010 makes site search improvements

We're pleased to announce some improvements to the site search for (click here to see the new & improved version.)

The most notable change is that "news results" are now displayed more prominently. Other search categories are now listed vertically down the left-hand side of the page. A section-specific search result is located at the top of the right column.

The vast majority of users employ the site search function to locate news stories, so our goal is to make those results even easier to access, while still providing for searches for other areas of our site (such as advertorial sections, archives, Guide to The Bee, etc.)

It's worth noting is the job is not complete, but just one step in our on-going efforts to improve the online experience for readers. As we launch this site search enhancement, we are already working with our corporate technology arm and vendors to find other ways to extend, improve and elevate the site search experience on our site. So stay tuned for more enhancements to come.

About The Scoop

The Scoop is a blog where the managers of talk about new initiatives and our plans for You can reach us by at the e-mail addresses below or you can comment on our postings.

Tom Negrete is managing editor of The Bee and oversees the daily work of journalists who produce news content for the newspaper and Negrete, who has been at The Bee since 1994, has served as assistant managing editor for business and sports, sports editor and assistant city editor. E-mail him at or reach him at (916) 321-1171.

Seán McMahon is The Bee's Director of Digital Media, overseeing the interactive efforts of the company. His e-mail is

Linda Gonzales is digital team leader for and has been an editor at The Bee since 1995. You can email her at

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