VIA Contributors

Behind every VIA article there's an intrepid reporter risking sunburn on an exotic Tahitian cruise, indigestion on San Francisco's best food tours, and over-exfoliation in the West Coast's most relaxing spas. These are the men and women who lived to tell the tale.

Fred Dickey

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Fred Dickey lives in Cardiff by the Sea, and has served as an editorial executive of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the San Jose Mercury News, and the Oakland Tribune. He is a ceaseless California explorer and ventured to Livermore to see the famous 100-year-old lightbulb still burning bright in their main fire station.