Garth Stapley began this week as editorial-page editor at The Modesto Bee, the newspaper reports.
He had been a reporter in Modesto since 1993. Stapley has a journalism degree from Sacramento State and a Master’s degree from Stanislaus State, where he studied international relations.
He succeeds Mike Dunbar, who retired after 31 years at The Bee.
Elsewhere: “We’ll never run out of stories, just out of time to tell them” (Mike Dunbar’s farewell)