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Tribune to retain Oakland in its name — number of BANG newsroom layoffs reduced

The Bay Area News Group is reversing course and will retain the names Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times and other newspaper titles it uses in the East Bay. BANG also reduced the number of newsroom employees it will fire from 48 to 25.

Also, the San Mateo County Times will retain its name. The earlier plan was to distribute newspapers with the San Jose Mercury News flag to Times subscribers and single-copy buyers.

BANG President Mac Tully held a news conference yesterday to announce the changes to the company’s original plan. According to Bay City News:

The changes are set to go into effect on Tuesday, Nov. 1.

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