The Argus (Fremont)

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The Argus (Fremont)
Owner(s)MediaNews Group
Ceased publicationApril 4, 2016
HeadquartersFremont, California
WebsiteThe Argus

The Argus was a newspaper in the town of Fremont, California. Floyd L. Sparks was the longtime owner of The Argus, along with the Daily Review and the Tri-Valley Herald.[1][2] It was last owned by Bay Area News Group-East Bay (BANG-EB), a subsidiary of MediaNews Group, who purchased the papers from Sparks in 1985.[3]

The newspaper was scheduled to be closed down, with the last issue of the paper published on November 1, 2011. The Oakland Tribune, Alameda Times-Star, Hayward Daily Review, Fremont Argus and West County Times all published their last editions the same day. On November 2, subscribers will get copies of the new East Bay Tribune, a localized edition of The Mercury News.[4] The plans were later reversed.[5] In 2016, the paper was one of four that was merged into the East Bay Times.[6]


  1. ^ San Jose Mercury News (CA) - June 21, 1985 - 2B Local SPARKS STOCKHOLDERS OK SALE OF NEWSPAPER GROUP
  2. ^ A region's press: anatomy of newspapers in the San Francisco Bay Area (1971)
  3. ^ The State of The American Newspaper: The Battle Of the Bay, American Journalism Review, January/February 1999
  4. ^ George Avalos. "Bay Area News Group makes changes to East Bay papers". Oakland Tribune. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  5. ^ Bay Area News Group announces it will retain East Bay mastheads

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