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Five More Journalists Join the Orange County Register

The hits just keep on coming down in Santa Ana, with the Orange County Register adding a features writer, a breaking news reporter, a baseball writer and a pair of copy editors.

Pedro Moura (pictured) comes to the Angels-Dodgers beat from ESPN LA, where he had been covering USC sporting matters since 2009. His duties at the paper will include pinch hitting as needed for staffers Jeff Fletcher and Bill Plunkett.

One of feature writer Samantha Dunn‘s first tasks meanwhile will be to contribute to the paper’s January 26 edition of “Celebrations,” a recently launched monthly section devoted to newly married couples and other happy unions. The one-time editor of Shape magazine and long-time freelancer can lay claim to not one but two published memoirs, including the hard-to-beat title Faith in Carlos Gomez: A Memoir of Salsa, Sex and Salvation.

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Two Reporters Get Canned as They Were Covering a Baseball Game

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We know this happened Thursday – don’t be so cranky – we took a long weekend so it’s still Friday to us.

Anyway, Baltimore Sun? Tribune/Zell owned – Baltimore Sun. Nice timing. According to Bill Plunkett at the OC Register it was during the 8th Inning. Nice. Right after the stretch and a little ‘I don’t care if you ever get back’ and poof.

We predict that this will be the anecdote that we all tell in 10 years about the newspaper meltdown of the late 2000′s. “It was so brutal – journalists got laid off while during a ball game they were covering. Calling to check in – by the way – YOU’RE OUT!”

Just wait. We’ll say it.

More on this story here and our sister blog FishbowlDC has some here.