THIS IS A DAY WE ALL KNEW WHAT WAS COMING...
Yeah, newspapers are dying left and right, still, the fate of the Oakland Tribune is sad news.
Especially when you consider Oakland is on an economic bonanza with a vibrant new downtown and eclectic restaurant scene; in fact, the hottest restaurant destination in the Bay Area.
The Trib had a lengthy list of great writers and columnists; back in the day, Ralph Wiley, Ron Bergman, and Bill Fiset graced its masthead --it was a dynamic newspaper with terrific features and offbeat columns --it was the birth place of "East Bay Today", which morphed nationally into the national daily, "USA Today."
"Eastbay Times" is no substitute for Oakland Tribune; the Bay Area News Group is but a sad sack. Don't they realize Oakland's rebirth? They have no business acumen; then again, the newspaper business is falling apart left and right.
So it goes.