A fond farewell to the Tribune Tower

“If these walls could talk” is the headline on a retrospective of the Oakland Tribune Tower that staff writer Angela Hill has written. The Tribune is moving on May 20 from its historic downtown location to an office building MediaNews has leased on Oakport Street across the freeway from the Oracle Arena. A couple of paragraphs from her piece: During the years, three hard-bitten newsmen died at their desks — one as recently as 2002 when we lost our dear

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Paper accuses rival reporter of conflict

The Berkeley Daily Planet says in today’s edition (Feb. 3) that the rival Oakland Tribune printed two stories by reporter Alex Katz about the Oakland Unified School District after he notified the paper that he would be resigning to take a job as spokesman for the district. The Planet quoted Oakland Tribune editor Mario Dianda as saying that once Katz informed him of the hiring, he initally held the two stories, but decided to publish them after a review. One

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