East Bay Express
|Editor||Kathleen Richards and Robert Gammon|
|Headquarters||620 3rd St
Oakland, CA 94607
The East Bay Express (founded 1978) is an Oakland-based weekly newspaper serving the Berkeley, Oakland, and East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. It is distributed throughout Alameda County and parts of Contra Costa County every Wednesday.
A typical issue of the East Bay Express contains one or two news stories; "Eco Watch", a column about environmental issues; a 2,000-6,000-word cover feature, events and music listings; a number of CD, live music, dining, and movie reviews; a culture column; and the syndicated column "Savage Love".
On 17 May 2007, Village Voice Media announced the paper was being bought by then-editor Stephen Buel and a group of investors. Jay Youngdahl acquired majority control of the paper in August 2010. It is currently the only independently owned large-circulation newspaper in the Bay Area.
In 2002, the paper's coverage played a crucial role in uncovering the Your Black Muslim Bakery scandal.
A 2005 profile of the environmentalist Van Jones noted that he had, in his youth, identified as a "communist" and been a member of the activist group Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement (STORM).
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