Redmond acknowledged his departure via this terse post on his new blog. He claims "a major disagreement over personnel and editorial direction" with Todd Vogt, the president of the San Francisco Newspaper Company, led to Redmond's abrupt departure. The former editor says Vogt informed him his resignation had been accepted, but claims to have never submitted a resignation.
Vogt is also the president of the San Francisco Examiner and SF Weekly.
Also announcing a departure today from the Guardian "effective immediately" was Caitlin Donohue, the paper's culture editor. Guardian staffers were told that earlier plans to eliminate three editorial positions have since been stayed, for now, with the departures of Redmond and Donohue.
Vogt has not yet returned SF Weekly's messages. A written statement from Stephen Buel, the S.F. Newspaper Company's editorial vice president, is printed below: