AUBURN JOURNAL -- “Richard Hanner is known for his high-quality community journalism and concern for the quality of life in the communities he and his team have served in the Lodi area. I met Richard several years ago and believe he is a wonderful fit for our Auburn Journal and Gold Country Media content team. He already has strong local ties and knowledge of the area,” said William J. Brehm Jr., president of Brehm Communications Inc. Hanner will report directly to Tom Kirk, regional publisher and the chief operations officer of BCI. Hanner grew up in Loomis and is a graduate of Del Oro High School and Sierra Community College. He later graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Journalism and from Stanford University with a master’s degree in communications.