The Editor's Back Fence

New: Piedmont Publisher Eyes Berkeley Market

Friday April 02, 2010 - 11:51:00 PM

The Planet has always needed a gossip column, and here's the perfect item to kick it off: 

Is there big money in small newspapers? One R.Todd Kerr seems to think so. A rumor which flew over the editor's back fence says that he's hoping to launch a "Berkeley Times." Tagline: "A community rallies around its new hometown paper." A web search reveals that he is a Stanford grad, lives in Piedmont and is the associate publisher of the Piedmont Post (a goodnews weekly). In other words, a regular Berkeley kinda guy. He might give the Voice some stiff competition.  

A quick check of his Facebook page revealed not a single Mutual Friend among the hundreds he boasts. Does anyone out there know him?