Sunday's Las Vegas Sun announced a bunch of senior hires with connections to the L.A. Times. I told you last week about Drex Heikes, who comes in as deputy managing editor. Bill Gaspard, the LAT's former news design director, gets the same title as Heikes and will work with design, graphics and photography. Also now in Vegas are former Times reporter Barry M. Horstman and page designer Bryan Volk.
Add LAT: Today is the last day for retiring auto racing writer Shav Glick (who has a farewell piece in today's Sports section) and longtime horse racing writer Bill Christine, who took the buyout.