The Info List - Contra Costa Times

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The _CONTRA COSTA TIMES_ was a daily newspaper based in Walnut Creek, California
, U.S. . The paper served Contra Costa and eastern Alameda counties, in the eastern part of the San Francisco Bay Area
San Francisco Bay Area
. The _Times_ also published four other editions under different titles (_West County Times_, _East County Times_, _ San Ramon Valley Times_, and _Valley Times_) with essentially the same content, serving distinct communities within its circulation area. In 2007 the Contra Costa Times was merged with Alameda News Group to form a new entity called Bay Area News Group -East Bay (BANG-EB), which is in turn owned by MediaNews Group .

The final editions of the newspaper under the names The _Contra Costa Times, San Ramon Valley Times, East County Times, Tri-Valley Herald_ and _San Joaquin Herald_ were scheduled to be published on November 1, 2011, however BANG announced on October 27, 2011 that it would retain several of the mastheads and combine the _Tri-Valley Herald_ and _San Joaquin Herald,_ along with _The Valley Times_ under a new _Tri-Valley Times_ masthead. Other Bay Area News Group mastheads to be retained included the _Oakland Tribune, Hayward Daily Review, Fremont Argus_ and _West County Times_ which were to be combined under a new _East Bay Tribune _ title.

On April 5, 2016, the parent company Digital First Media folded the _Contra Costa Times_ into a new newspaper called _EAST BAY TIMES_ along with the company's other newspapers in the East Bay .


* 1 History

* 1.1 Corporate ownership

* 2 References * 3 External links


The original _Contra Costa Times_ was founded by Dean Lesher in 1947, and served central Contra Co