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Bruce Barton: Editor-in-Chief, Los Altos Town Crier
Andrea Gemmet: Editor, Mountain View Voice

Our February 2015 Lunch with The League, titled “Local Reporters, Local Cities”, will feature Bruce Barton (Editor-in-Chief of the Los Altos Town Crier) and Andrea Gemmet (Editor of the Mountain View Voice). Both are Bay Area natives and have been engaged in regional newspapers in their professional careers. Our program will feature the current events, new city councils, and the roles of the the papers and their publics in influencing the natures of their respective communities.

Bruce Barton has practiced community journalism since 1984, when he received his bachelor’s degree from San Jose State University with a concentration in reporting and editing. He has worked at eight different newspaper organizations, including the Los Altos Town Crier. He joined the Town Crier in 1993 after five years at daily publications, one of which was the ill-fated Peninsula Times Tribune. Bruce served first as copyeditor and then as assistant lifestyle editor at the Times Tribune until 1992. The paper closed down in March 1993.  After the Times Tribune, Bruce spent a year on the copy desk of Dean Singleton’s Alameda Newspaper Group.

Andrea Gemmet joined the Mountain View Voice in 2010 as the newspaper’s managing editor after a brief three-week stint as its heath and education reporter. She was named editor of the Voice in July 2014, following the retirement of editor and publisher Tom Gibboney. Born and raised in Redwood City, her journalism career started in high school, with an after-school job at the Redwood City Tribune and a job as the Woodside High School correspondent for the Redwood City Weekly News.

Location & Time

Ristorante Bella Vita
376 First Street, Los Altos
Feb 20th, 11:30am to 1pm


Reserve Offline

Cost is $27 per person. If you don’t wish to RSVP and pay online, you can RSVP by phone or email with Ellyn Corey at 650-559-1828 by February 18th with your choice of entree (Chicken with Vegetables or Vegetarian Ravioli). Bring your payment check with you on February 20. We look forward to seeing you there! Bring a friend.


MAP • Ristorante Bella Vita • 376 First Street, Los Altos

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