MediaNews Group founder Dean Singleton talks to the staff of the Contra Costa Times inside the newsroom in Walnut Creek on April 26, 2006.  MediaNews,
MediaNews Group founder Dean Singleton talks to the staff of the Contra Costa Times inside the newsroom in Walnut Creek on April 26, 2006. MediaNews, which owns the San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times and Oakland Tribune, said Monday that Singleton will retire ahead of the company's annual meeting in December. (Karl Mondon/Contra Costa Times f)