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Jim Gallagher, journalist, transit official, dies at 83

Jim Gallagher, a longtime Peninsula journalist and transit official, died at his Redwood City home Thursday. Mr. Gallagher, who retired as deputy general manager of the San Mateo County Transit District in 2004, was 83 and died of leukemia.

He grew up on the Monterey Peninsula and spent 20 years working for daily newspapers, including as a sports writer and city editor of the Redwood City Tribune.

For many years, he wrote stories for the Almanac about the Menlo-Atherton Vikings Pop Warner football games.

● SamTrans' posting on Jim Gallagher.

● See the story in the Daily Journal.

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Posted by Julie
a resident of another community
on Jun 3, 2014 at 6:22 am

I remember seeing Jim Gallagher's name in The Redwood City Tribune. I always thought, a great name for a newspaperman. That was when The Redwood City Tribune was one of the three papers that was a part of Peninsula Newspapers Incorporated (PNI), together with The Palo Alto Times and (The Burlingame Advance Star?). That was when newspapers were independently owned and not part of larger corporations.

I worked at The San Mateo Times in 1967 which was also an independently owned newspaper. Owner and editor was J. Hart Clinton at the time.

Even then, it was foreseen by people in the newspaper business that the era of independently owned newspapers, and the individual and independent points-of-view, the singular editorial voices they provided to their readers, was soon to be a thing of the past.


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