We are looking for opinion pieces on issues that affect public policy, business, education and quality of life in our community. Articles should be 400 to 500 typewritten words. We’re also looking for letters-to-the-editor of 250 words or less. Each submission must include the writer’s name, address, affiliation and daytime phone number. Opinion pieces should also be accompanied by a color or black and white photo of the writer. All submissions become the property of the Business Times and will not be returned. We reserve the right to edit articles for grammar, length and style and to publish them in any medium. And, please, no endorsement articles for political candidates. Fax submissions to 925-598-1840, e-mail to dhemimla@amcity.com or mail to

Contra Costa Tri-Valley Business Times
6160 Stoneridge Mall Road, Suite 300, 
Pleasanton, CA 94588. 

Please send to the attention of Managing Editor Donna Hemmila. She can be reached at 925-598-1425.