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Pioneer Staff

Tamara Steiner
Editor, Publisher and Display Advertising



Jay Bedecarré
Sports and Schools editor, Features and News



Pete Cruz
Graphic Designer



Bev Britton
Copy Editor, Calendar Editor, Features and News




Kara Navolio
Kara Navolio is a freelance writer, telling stories of real life heroes and interesting people for several local newspapers since 2015, including The Pioneer and Lamorinda Weekly.  She is also the editor of a local magazine Northgate Living and has her debut children’s picture book being released by Brandylane Publishers, Inc. in May 2019, titled Everybody Can Dance!  She has lived in Walnut Creek with her husband for 27 years and is the mom of two now grown children.

Peggy Spear
Peggy Spear is a longtime contributor to The Pioneer. She is seasoned Bay Area journalist with experience at the East Bay Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Walnut Creek magazine, Diablo, Bay Area Parent and more. However, if you bribe her with chocolate, she will tell you her first love is community journalism.


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