No one loves a magazine or a newspaper more than we do; and being a bustling, creative metropolis, the Bay Area has its share of top-notch periodicals.
But as everyone knows, publishing is tough and favorite rags come and go, whether due to lack of funding, changing readership, the advent of digital or, you know, writers quitting their pen gigs to instead go mine for gold.
This week, take a look back at some local gazettes that have come and gone.
Oakland Tribune (1874 - 2016)
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The Oakland Tribune flexed its editorial muscles for over 140 years, a stunning feat for any business or publication. Sadly, the daily newspaper closed its doors on April 4th, 2016, folding into the existing East Bay Times. The Tribune Tower in Oakland served as the paper's headquarters from 1927 to 2007.