Google Local Gets New Head

Via Technorati,
Google Local to Be Lead by Classified
Ventures Exec
from The Local Online notes that Sam Sebastian is now
apparently head of Google Local. His exact title is not stated. Sebastian
oversaw the Homescape site for
Classified Ventures, a joint
venture backed by major newspaper publishing companies such as Gannett and
Knight Ridder.

Postscript: Google Recruits Local Ad
Exec
from ClickZ has confirmation from Google and a few more details.