It is an honor and privilege to deliver The Press newspapers to you each week in both a printed and digital format. The stories are about the people, families, businesses and organizations that shape East County. 

Our staff of award-winning reporters and photographers recently took home top honors from the National Newspaper Association and are sterling examples of the quality of journalism displayed at The Press. Tony Kukulich won first place for his photograph of a pair of bald eagles here in Brentwood. He also won gold for his story and accompanying photographs of a homeless encampment in Antioch. Staff writer Aly Brown won an award for her Humann’s Beans story at Adams Middle School highlighting the  camaraderie of a group of special education students who deliver coffee to campus teachers as part of their life skills program. 

Other stories that The Press has brought to you this year via our professional journalists include:

• Intensive, one-of-a-kind coverage of the critical WaterFix project and its potential effects on East County residents and the Delta.

• Breaking-news stories that captured the immediate happenings in East County and alerted residents to the important traffic alerts and news as it happened.

• Extensive coverage of local stories including the record-setting win of the Liberty High School football team’s capture of the state title.

As most of you now know, we have launched our new subscription model and have been grateful for the positive and abundant responses and we look forward to your continued support.

There are a number of options to subscribe – print-only, digital-only or both print and digital subscription. Look for our ‘faithful subscriber’ ad campaign in the newspaper for subscription information or visit our website, www.thepress.net, and click on the Subscribe button located at the top of the homepage. You will find all the subscription options available to choose from there, but if you would rather talk to someone, please call our office at 925-634-1441.

Thank you again for reading your local newspaper, frequenting our local advertisers and supporting community journalism. 

Ruth Roberts

Managing Editor

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