The executive editor of a northern California newspaper has been named as the new editor of the Daily News. Carolina Garcia replaces Ron Kaye who resigned from the position on April 4. “This is a new era for us,” Publisher Doug Hanes was quoted in the Daily News. “She has been one of the top editors in the country and we were very fortunate to bring her here.” Garcia joins the Daily News after five years as executive editor of The Monterey County Herald. Before that she was managing editor of the San Antonio Express-News from 1998 to 2003, the Daily News reported. Kaye’s departure followed by five weeks a trimming of the newsroom staff by 20 positions to cut overall costs at the paper.