• Stressing out? Good for you! - 07/02/2015 03:53 PM PDT
  •  
    The Argus: 37468 Fremont Blvd. - Fremont, CA 94536
    Main Switchboard: (925) 935-2525
    Subscriber Customer Service: Click here to access our online subscriber services web site, email us at subscriberservices@bayareanewsgroup.com, or call (510) 661-2626.

    Write to Us
    Letters to the Editor must be 200 words or less.
    My Word articles are limited to 550 words or less.

    Please include your name, home address and a daytime phone number.
    No letter will be considered for print without this information. Attachments not accepted.
    All Letters are subject to verification and editing for legal aspects, style, clarity and brevity.

    Newsroom editors

    News, ccnnewsrelease@bayareanewsgroup.com

    Sports, Mike Lefkow, 925-943-8149, mlefkow@bayareanewsgroup.com
    Business, Steve Trousdale, 408-920-5800, strousdale@bayareanewsgroup.com
    Local News, Andrew McGall, 925-945-4791, amcgall@bayareanewsgroup.com
    Opinion, Dan Hatfield, 925-977-8430, dhatfield@bayareanewsgroup.com
    TimeOut/A&E, Lisa Wrenn, 925-943-8251, lwrenn@bayareanewsgroup.com

    Circulation

    Dan Smith, Circulation Director: dsmith@bayareanewsgroup.com or (925) 302-1628.

    Contact List

    LAST

    FIRST

    TITLE

    EMAIL

    PHONE

    Akizuki

    Dennis

    Breaking news editor

    (408) 920-5916

    Almond

    Elliott

    Sports reporter, Olympics

    (408) 920-5865

    Arroyo

    Rafael

    Copy Editor

    (925) 943-8150

    Artz

    Matthew

    Oakland City Hall reporter

    (925) 360-4105

    Avalos

    George

    Economy

    (925) 977-8477

    Ball

    Tim

    Presentation Editor

    (925) 943-8060

    Barney

    Chuck

    TV Columnist

    (925) 952-2685

    Barnidge

    Tom

    Columnist

    (925) 977-8591

    Becker

    Jon

    Online AME, Bay Area News Group

    (925) 977-8588

    Belli

    Dave

    Asst. Sports Editor

    (925) 977-8592

    Bennett

    Kathy

    Editorial Assistant, Concord Transcript, Marinez/Pleasant Hill Record

    (925) 943-8188

    Borenstein

    Dan

    Editorial Writer/Columnist

    (925) 943-8248

    Brown

    Daniel

    Sports enterprise reporter

    (408) 920-5000

    Burrell

    Jackie

    Food Editor, Bay Area News Group

    (925) 977-8568

    Burt

    Cecily

    Metro City Editor, East Bay

    (925) 943-8227

    Butler

    David J.

    Editor and Vice President

    (408) 920-5456

    Cacho

    Gieson

    Video Game Columnist/News Desk

    (925) 943-8313

    Calefati

    Jessica

    Sacramento Bureau

    (916) 441-2101

    Cameron

    Ross

    Oakland Tribune Photographer

    (510) 208-6444

    Cant

    Patrick

    Editor/Production Desk

    (925) 945-4770

    Carey

    Pete

    Business reporter

    (408) 920-5419

    Casto

    Karen

    Assistant business editor

    (408) 920-5924

    Carvalho

    Deborah

    TV Times/Copy Editor

    (925) 943-8239

    Chavez

    Ray

    Oakland Tribune photographer

    (510) 208-6472

    Christie

    Cindi

    Valley Chief Photographer

    (925) 847-2131

    Chu

    Anda

    Fremont Photographer

    (510) 353-7020

    Chua

    Kimberly

    Director of web production

    Clendaniel

    Ed

    Commentary page editor and editorial writer

    (408) 920-5679

    Coetsee

    Rowena

    Oakley city and Elementary Schools, Liberty High School District, Knightsen city and Schools, Bethel Island, East Contra Costa Fire District

    (925) 779-7141

    Conley

    Mark

    Assistant sports editor

    (408) 920-5968

    Crabb

    Aric

    Photographer

    (510) 390-2354

    Crowe

    Kristen

    Editor/Paginator

    (925) 977-8441

    Cuff

    Dennis

    Transportation, Environment, San Ramon

    (925) 943-8267

    Deloach

    Joe

    Sports Copy Editor

    (925) 943-8122

    De Benedetti

    Chris

    Fremont, Newark, San Leandro, Hayward

    (510) 553-7011

    Dempsey

    Steven

    East Bay Asst. Editor

    (925) 943-8289

    de Sa

    Karen

    Social services reporter

    (408) 920-5781

    Donaldson

    Camille

    News Research Librarian

    (925) 943-8353

    Drummond

    Tammy

    Columnist

    (510) 208-6441

    D'Souza

    Karen

    Arts & Theater writer

    (408) 271-3772

    Dufrene

    Mark

    Chief Photographer

    (925) 952-5022

    Dunlap

    Paula

    Weeklies Editor/Paginator

    (925) 943-8173

    Duran

    Doug

    Photographer

    (925) 847-2131

    Durham

    Jeff

    News Artist

    (925) 943-8126

    Durkin

    Jimmy

    Sports reporter

    (510) 208-6457

    Early

    David E.

    News reporter

    (408) 920-5836

    Emmons

    Mark

    News reporter

    Fajardo

    Jose

    Photo Dept.

    (925) 943-8358

    Faraudo

    Rafael

    Cal Men's Basketball, Olympics

    (925) 943-8037

    Fields

    Al

    Associate Editor for News Production

    (925) 945-4707

    Fraley

    Malaika

    Alameda County Courts reporter

    (925) 234-1684

    Frankel

    Mike

    Metro editor

    (408) 920-5746

    Gafni

    Matthias

    Concord reporter

    (925) 952-5026

    Gardner

    Carol

    Weeklies Editor/Paginator

    (925) 943-8214

    Gatison

    Cathie

    Oakland Tribune Editorial Asst.

    (510) 208-6451

    Geracie

    Bud

    Executive Sports Editor

    (408) 920-5389

    Gensheimer

    Jim

    Photographer

    (408) 920-5434

    Gilmore

    Sue

    Classical Music/Books

    (925) 977-8482

    Gomez

    Mark

    Breaking news reporter

    (408) 920-5354

    Gonzales

    Sandra

    Night city editor

    (408) 920-5794

    Gotsill

    Chris

    News Design Chief

    (925) 977-852

    Grandstaff

    Tiffany

    ME Production/Presentation

    (925) 943-8040

    Griffey

    Virginia

    Online News Producer

    (510) 208-6415

    Hammon

    Stephanie

    East Bay High School Sports reporter

    (925) 943-8076

    Hannon

    Patricia

    Senior Editor/Breaking News

    (408) 271-3784

    Hargis

    Nan (Sherl)

    Editorial Asst

    (925) 779-7173

    Harrington

    Jim

    Music Writer/Pop/Rock/Jazz

    (925) 945-4717

    Harrington

    Theresa

    Mt. Diablo Unified Schools, Regional K-12 Education, curates education blog, On Assignment

    (925) 945-4764

    Harris

    Harry

    Oakland Tribune Police/Crime reporter

    (510) 208-6443

    Hartman

    Louise

    Valley Times Letters to the Editor/Valley Stars

    (925) 847-2111

    Hatfield

    Dan

    Opinion Page Editor, East Bay

    (925) 977-8430

    Hegarty

    Peter

    Alameda, Montclair, Piedmont

    (510) 748-1654

    Herendeen

    Lisa

    Lamorinda Sun/Walnut Creek Journal: On the Road/School Honors/Scouts/Military

    (925) 945-4785, Fridays (925) 847-2160

    Herhold

    Scott

    Columnist

    (408) 920-5877

    Hickey

    John

    Oakland A's

    (925) 943-8150

    Hicks

    Tony

    Features Columnist

    (925) 952-2678

    Hill

    Angela

    Features Writer/Columnist

    (510) 208-6493

    Hurd

    Rick

    East Bay Night Cops reporter

    (925) 945-4780

    Inman

    Cam

    49ers reporter

    (925) 977-8493

    Jacobson

    Catherine

    Concord Transcript, Martinez/Pleasant Hill Record Editor, Asst. City Editor

    (925) 943-8272

    Jensen

    Phil

    Sports reporter

    (925) 943-8243

    Jimenez

    Daniel

    Sports producer

    (925) 943-8013

    Johnson

    Dave

    News Artist

    (925) 977-8512

    Kaplan

    Tracey

    Courts reporter

    (408) 278-3482

    Kawakami

    Tim

    Sports columnist

    (408) 920-5354

    Kawamoto

    Jon

    Hills Weeklies Editor

    (510) 748-1658

    Keith

    Randall

    Managing editor - Digital

    (408) 271-3747

    Kelly

    George

    Online Coordinator

    (925) 952-5034

    Kirkwood

    Kathleen

    Breaking News Editor

    (510) 208-6423

    Krieger

    Lisa

    Science/medicine reporter

    (650) 492-4098

    Kurhi

    Eric

    News reporter

    (408) 920-5852

    Lazzeretti

    Craig

    Contra Costa Times Metro Editor

    (925) 943-8318

    Lefkow

    Mike

    Deputy Sports Editor, Bay Area News Group

    (925) 943-8149

    Lepe

    Josie

    Photo Lab Director/ Photographer

    (408) 920-5895

    Leung

    Diamond

    Warriors

    Lochner

    Tom

    Hercules, Pinole, San Pablo and North Communities

    (510) 262-2760

    Love

    Julia

    Business reporter

    (408) 920-5536

    Malone

    Michael

    Photo editor

    (408) 920-5088

    Manuel

    Bruce

    Assistant features editor

    (408) 920-5600

    Marshman

    Barbara

    Editor, Opinion Pages

    (408) 920-5542

    Martinez

    Theresa

    Executive Asst. VP News

    (925) 952-5097

    Martinez

    Veronica

    Oakland Tribune Librarian

    (510) 208-6420

    Matsuda

    Darryl

    Assistant sports editor

    (408) 920-5215

    May

    Patrick

    Business reporter

    (408) 920-5689

    McDonald

    Jerry

    Raiders reporte

    (925) 943-8043

    McGall

    Andrew

    Assistant Regional Editor

    (925) 945-4791

    McLaughlin

    Ken

    Politics editor

    (408) 920-5552

    McMullen

    Randy

    Arts and Entertainment Editor

    (925) 943-8262

    Meyer

    Nhat

    Photographer

    (408) 920-5434

    Mintz

    Howard

    Federal, civil courts reporter

    (408) 286-0236

    Modenessi

    Jennifer

    Lamorinda reporter

    (925) 943-8378

    Mondon

    Karl

    Photographer

    (408) 920-5434

    Morris

    Jennife

    Business Design Chief

    (925) 952-2649

    Morris

    Joan

    Pet Columnist

    (925) 977-8479

    Murphy

    Katy

    Education

    (510) 208-6424

    Nelson

    Katie

    Night reporter

    (408) 920-5006

    Newman

    Bruce

    News reporter

    (408) 920-5004

    Nishizaki

    Bob

    AME/News Operations

    (925) 943-8193

    Noguchi

    Sharon

    Education writer

    (408) 271-3775

    Oakley

    Doug

    Berkeley reporter/Photographer

    (510) 843-1408

    O'Brien

    Matt

    Business reporter

    (408) 920-5011

    Oda

    Laura

    Oakland Tribune Photo Chief

    (510) 208-6469

    Orlin

    Mary

    Wine/Food writer

    (925) 943-8255

    Pai

    Wei

    Multimedia graphics editor

    (408) 920-5496

    Parr

    Rebecca

    Hayward/San Leandro reporter

    (510) 293-2473

    Pashelka

    Curtis

    San Jose Sharks

    (925) 977-8590

    Peele

    Thomas

    Investigative reporter

    (510) 208-6458

    Perron

    Patrick

    Lead web producer

    Peterson

    Don

    Sports Copy Editor

    (925) 943-8194

    Peterson

    Gary

    News reporter

    (925) 952-5053

    Pfrommer

    Kathy

    Alameda Journal Editorial Asst.

    (501) 208-6409

    Pimentel

    Dennis

    Sports Copy Editor

    (925) 943-8121

    Pizarro

    Sal

    Columnist

    (408) 920-5473

    Poitinger

    Leigh

    News library director

    (408) 920-5972

    Pollak

    David

    Hockey writer

    (408) 920-5940

    Pollard

    Susan

    Photo

    (925) 943-8358

    Prieve

    Judy

    East Contra Costa Times Editor

    (925) 779-7178

    Prodis Sulek

    Julia

    General assignment reporter

    (408) 920-3409

    Purdy

    Mark

    Sports columnist

    (408) 920-5092

    Quinn

    Michelle

    Business columnist

    (510) 394-4196

    Reyes

    Gary

    Photographer

    (408) 920-5434

    Reynolds

    Martin

    Community Journalism Editor

    (510) 208-6433

    Richards

    Gary

    Transportation reporter/Road Show columnist

    (408) 920-5037

    Richards

    Sam

    Lamorinda Sun/Walnut Creek Journal Editor, Asst. City Editor

    (925) 943-8241

    Richman

    Josh

    Regional, State and National Politics, curates the Political Blotter blog

    (510) 208-6428

    Robinson

    Bert

    Managing editor

    (408) 920-5970

    Rodriguez

    Joe

    Reporter

    (408) 920-5767

    Rogers

    Paul

    Environmental reporter

    (408) 920-5045

    Rosenstrauch

    Dan

    Photo

    (925) 943-8358

    Ross

    Martha

    Lifestyle reporter

    (925) 943-8254

    Rowlands

    Kat

    Deputy Business Editor

    (408) 920-5008

    Saint Germain

    Ray

    Multimedia Editor

    (925) 943-8165

    Salonga

    Robert

    Crime and Public Safety, Breaking News

    (408) 920-5002

    Scardina

    Dora

    Letters/Editorial Asst

    (510) 262-2732

    Schaefer

    Jennifer

    Features Design Chief

    (925) 945-4769

    Scheinin

    Richard

    Real Estate

    (408) 920-5069

    Schuck

    Bob

    News Copy Desk

    (925) 977-8403

    Schwab

    Matt

    Valley Prep Sports reporter

    (925) 847-2167

    Seipel

    Tracy

    News reporter

    (408) 920-5343

    Skinner

    Kristopher

    Photo

    (925) 779-7172

    Smith

    Mark

    Sports agate editor

    (408) 920-5453

    Somerville

    Heather

    Business reporter (VC/startups)

    (510) 208-6413

    Stevens

    v

    Photo

    (925) 416-4774

    Steward

    Carl

    Sports Columnist

    (510) 293-2451

    Stickler

    Diana

    Research librarian

    (408) 920-5346

    Sugano

    Dai

    Videographer

    (408) 920-5434

    Sumagaysay

    Levi

    SiliconBeat editor and SiliconValley.com producer

    Swyres

    Scott

    Page Designer

    (925) 925-2623

    Taxier

    Dave

    Sports Copy Editor

    (925) 943-8243

    Taylor

    Tanya

    Administrative Asst

    (510) 293-2476

    Tehan

    Patrick

    Photographer

    (408) 920-5354

    Thompson

    Marcus

    Sports Columnist

    (925) 847-2196

    Treadway

    Chris

    El Cerrito Journal Editor, Community Columnist

    (510) 262-2784

    Turntine

    Pamela

    Managing Editor, Oakland Tribune

    (510) 208-6445

    Tyska

    Jane

    Oakland Tribune Videographer

    (510) 208-6438

    Vongs

    Pueng

    Web Producer

    Wagnon

    Chris

    Weeklies Copy Desk Chief

    (925) 943-8209

    Walker

    Chris

    Executive News Editor

    (925) 943-8134

    Ward

    Ted

    Sports Copy Editor

    (925) 943-8039

    White

    Lisa

    Martinez and Pleasant Hill reporter

    (925) 943-801

    Willis

    Danny

    Database Editor

    (925) 945-4796

    Wilner

    Jon

    Sports writer

    (408) 920-5716

    Wong

    Queenie

    Business reporter

    (408) 920-2706

    Wood

    Mike

    Asst. Sports Editor

    (925) 977-8493

    Woolfolk

    John

    City editor

    (408) 278-3410

    Wrenn

    Lisa

    Executive features editor

    (925) 943-8251

    Yim

    Teresa

    Features Copy Desk Chief

    (925) 977-8542

    Young

    Greg

    Support staff supervisor and data analyst

    (408) 920-5653

    Young

    Kerry

    System Editor

    (925) 943-8086

    Zavoral

    Linda

    Assistant features editor

    (408) 920-5960

    (Dan Rosenstrauch/Bay Area News Group)
    Five delicious noshes for that picnic basket

    Ready to dine al fresco? Picnic cocktails, addictive fried chicken and tasty salads add up to a quintet of delicious treats for your outdoor feast. 
    (Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images)
    Did Tiger Woods cheat with Amanda Dufner?

    Lindsey Vonn reportedly caught golfer with his competitor’s ex-wife, which is likely why they aren’t dating anymore.