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(415) 263-7200
(415) 263-7211
Send Us An E-mail: General Contact

Local Advertising: (415) 263-7200 ext. 22
Advertising Email: Steve Gellman
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Staff List:

Steve Gellman

Sue Fishkoff

Editorial Staff

Managing Editor
Andy Altman-Ohr

Digital Editor
Josh Wilson

Arts & Supplement Editor
Liz Harris

Senior Copy Editor
Sue Barnett

Copy Editor
Janet Silver Ghent

Senior Writer
Dan Pine

Drew Himmelstein

Editorial Assistant
Audrey Soffa

Fiction editor
Ilana Debare

Poetry editor
Joan Gelfand

Contributing Writers: Suzan Berns, Rachel Biale, Nate Bloom, Barbara Rose Brooker, Rita Clancy, Ira Fateman, Michael Fox, Howard Freedman, Jonathan Harris, Dawn Kepler, Faith Kramer, Dan Schifrin, Josie Shapiro, and Alix Wall.

Advertising & Circulation

Advertising Account Executives
Rhea Adler
Nancy Beth Cohen

Meryl Sokoler

Office Manager / Circulation / Classifieds
Diane Spagnoli


Art Director
Cathleen Maclearie

Graphics / Production
Antonio R. Marquez

Michelle Palmer
Steve Romero


IT Support
Felipe Barrueto


Senior Accountant
Jackie Deng

Development Director
Stephanie Brown

Accounting Assistant
Ella Liang

Board of Directors

Jon Kaufman

Vice Presidents

Esther Lee Saidman
Noah Wintroub

Ilana DeBare 

Marc Berger

Board Members
Jonathan Bernstein, Mark W. Bernstein, Stephen Dobbs, Rachel Dorsey, Steven Ganz, Rabbi Marvin Goodman, Rick Lenat, Lory Pilchik, Harmon Shragge, Meg Stewart, Jerry Yanowitz, Judy Yudof. Lou Haas, Dan Leemon, Adam Noily, William I. Schwartz past presidents.

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