The _CONTRA COSTA TIMES_ was a daily newspaper based in Walnut Creek,
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