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Tribune Tower

Old Oakland, Oakland, CA 94607, USA
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When Newspapers Reigned Over Downtown Oakland California United States

When Newspapers Reigned Over Downtown

The Oakland Tribune--a once-influential newspaper controlled for decades by the Knowland family and later purchased by editor/publisher Bob Maynard, becoming the first African-American-owned major metropolitan daily--no longer occupies its landmark tower. The paper moved to a faceless industrial park near the Oakland airport in 2007. But the Tribune Tower, despite the advent of sleek and bulky high-rises nearby, still illuminates, and imparts a certain historic grandeur to, the downtown Oakland skyline.